Tuesday Link-A-Mania

RUMOUR Ain’t It Cool News is claiming that Disney is planning a stand-alone Yoda movie, above and beyond the new Star Wars trilogy. While this may get shot down in the same way as the Zack Snyder Star Wars stand-alone movie “news” was last month, all these rumours about Star Wars spin-off movies do suggest that Disney is actively planning something other than just the next trilogy.

• Director Marc Webb has tweeted an image of the first day of production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s not particularly thrilling but, as Coming Soon points out, the accompanying message – “Day 1. #anamorphic #film #philthecameraoperator” – is intriguing. The first film was shot entirely digitally on the RED Epic, but the message suggests that old fashioned celluloid is being used this time. Well, for the first day of shooting at least…

• Although Disney passed on sop motion animation director Henry (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) Selick’s latest project last year, Munich-based K5 International (The Reluctant FundamentalistNight Train To Lisbon) has stepped in to save The Shadow King, which was already well into production. The film, written and directed by Selick, is about a boy with abnormally long fingers who finds he can create hand shadows that come to life.

• Time4sleep has produced a great little animated storybook of Jack And The Beanstalk, to get you in the mood for Jack The Giant Slayer.

• Paramount has hired Black Swan screenwriter Mark Heyman to adapt Franck Thilliez’s novel Syndrome E, which is about an old film packed with subliminal messages that have the power to induce spontaneous blindness in viewers. [via Deadline]

• New trailer for Rob Zombie’s Lords Of Salem.

Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore reveals that a planned Tron cameo that never materialised in the first film, may turn up in the sequel. [via Coming Soon]

• Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been speaking to MTV about how Transformers 4 will reboot the franchise: “There’s a lot of new elements… I wouldn’t say that we completely changed this world and yet it’s completely different. There are new characters. There are new situations. I don’t think we revisit a single location.” He also sounds keen on trying to get Michael Bay to stick around for Transformers 5: “I would hope he would [stick around]. It would be great. There’s certainly something, in our design of this, that’s going to be an ongoing story… As long as the audience shows up for us, there’s a lot of stories still to be told.”

• New trailer for the first episode of Black Mirror:

• Laika Entertainment has published a really funky interactive making-of book for ParaNorman online, well worth checking out…