• Fox 2000 is making an adaptation of Amy Tintera’s forthcoming young adult novel, Reboot. Sadly it has nothing to do with the classic animated children’s show. Set to be published next year, the book is about reanimated, once-dead humans, known as Reboots, training to be soldiers. The longer the human was dead before being rebooted the less human they are as a Reboot. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
• DreamWorks is developing a “found footage” time travel adventure titled Glimmer with which advert director Ringan Ledwidge is set to make his feature film debut. Written by Carter Blanchard, the film is about a group of teenage friends who, after travelling through a portal to the past, begin to find history careening out of control. [via Variety]
• Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights to the 2012 Chase Novak novel Breed, about a couple who undergo an experimental fertility treatment that turns them into bloodthirsty savages, leading them on a desperate quest to find a cure. Summit has hired Burr Steers (17 Again) to write and direct the horror thriller which David Heyman (Harry Potter) and Jeffrey Clifford of Heyday Films will produce. [via Coming Soon]
• Warners has launched a viral campaign for Man Of Steel with The DSRW Project, an ARG that purports to research deep space radio waves. It requires fans to decode incoming signals from space that reveal a secret site which is counting down to… something.
• The Saint is to return to television, with one-time Simon Templar himself, Roger Moore listed as one of the producers on the pilot of a new American version of the character created by Leslie Charteris. It’s not really SFX territory, but the female lead is Eliza Dushku (Faith in Buffy) so we knew you’d be interested. The Saint will be played by Adam Rayner (Hunted). [via Deadline]
• Terminator 2 and The X-Files star Robert Patrick is set to return as Alcide’s dad in the sixth season of True Blood. And we’ll probably be seeing more of him, as he’s being listed as a regular character. Oh brilliant. More dull werewolf shenanigans. [via Deadline]
• Coming Soon has discovered a Japanese poster for Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great And Powerful.
• Martin Sheen has told RTÉ’s The Late Late Show that despite being killed in the first film, Uncle Ben will be back in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “Well they called me back. I don’t know what the part’s going to be but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in Spider-Man next year. We shoot in February.”