• Entertrainment Weekly has a bunch of new images from Star Trek: Into Darkness. These are the most interesting but click on the link for more.
• Following the success of last year’s The Lorax, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are making plans to adapt another classic Dr Seuss tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas. According to The Hollywood Reporter newcomer Peter Candeland will be directing. If you’re thinking, “Hang on, they only just released that live live-action Jim Carrey version,” that was actually 13 years ago! So that’s a bigger gap than between Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man.
• Deadline has news of the first casting in the Zombieland TV show: Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus and relative newcomer Izabela Vidovic will play Little Rock.
Nicholas Hoult – he’s in everything
• Elle Fanning (Super 8), Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies), Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman) and Michael Shannon (Man Of Steel) are set to star in Young Ones, which isn’t a big screen version of the anarchic BBC comedy, sadly (though that was so surreal at times it was pretty nearly SFX territory – talking hamster, anyone?). It’s the new film from writer/director Jake Paltrow (The Good Night) and it’s a sci-fi thriller set in a future where water has become scarce and a violent world treats it as the single most precious resource (hang on – it’s a remake of Tank Girl then? Oh goody… ed). Paltrow is currently shooting in the deserts of South Africa. [via Variety]
• Here’s director Marc Webb’s latest tweetpic from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Spoiling us, isn’t he? Click on it for a larger version.
• Shawn Levy is set to direct Night at the Museum 3 (he helmed the first two as well) which is scheduled for release on 25 December, 2014 in the States. Ben Stiller will also eprise his role as museum security guard Larry Daley. And if you’re thinking, “Dear Lord, nooooooooo…” you’ve only got yourselves to blame for not going to see Real Steel, and scuppering any chances of a sequel to that (which we’d much rather have seen, though more robots and less irritating kid would have been good). [via Coming Soon]
• ComicBookMovie has a trio of behind-the-scenes pics from The Walking Dead’s mid-season premiere, “The Suicide King”.