• Following a strong opening weekend for Texas Chainsaw 3D in the States, Millennium Films is planning to develop another sequel, Texas Chainsaw 4. Deadline says the project will shoot later this year in Louisiana.
• Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock’s Tina Fey is in talks to star in The Muppets sequel opposite Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell. She would play a guard from a Russian Gulag. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
• Here’s the trailer for The Last Exorcism 2.
• Christopher Meloni (True Blood, Man Of Steel) and Josh Brolin (True Grit, Men In Black 3) have joined the cast of Sin City: A Dame To Die For. Brolin will play Dwight (Clive Owen’s character in the 2005 original) while Meloni will play an as yet unnamed police officer. [via Coming Soon]
• Director James Mangold has told EW.com that The Wolverine is not a sequel… as such. “It’s set after X-Men 3, but I wouldn’t call it a sequel to X-Men 3… Because of some of the themes in the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller saga (the original comic story on which it is based). I felt it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose. I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a Ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose. Kind of a soldier who is cut loose. War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore? I think those questions are especially interesting when you’re dealing with a character who is essentially immortal…
“Without being religious about it, I think it’s a very admiring adaptation. Obviously when you’re adapting anything you make some changes. But all the characters are there – Yukio, Viper, Mariko, Shingen, and Logan obviously. The whole cast of characters that exist in that world exists in our film.”
• M Night Shyamalan is developing a new TV show called Wayward Pines for Fox, which is being touted as the new Twin Peaks, which means it may or may not be SFX territory (how often are we saying that at the moment?). Based on the best-selling novel, Pines, by Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines is an “intense, mind-bending thriller. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.” Oddly, we felt a bit like that watching Shyamalan’s The Happening at the cinema…
• Here’s a new TV trailer for Oz, The Great And Powerful, so you can play a game of “spot the fleeting bits of new footage”.