• How long might we have to wait for a new James Bond film? In a conference call with investors, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber said that they “are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon. We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next three years it will be released.” [via ComingSoon]
* File under “Unexpected Remakes”: Disney is developing a new version 1977’s Pete’s Dragon. The studio has hired Ain’t Them Bodies Saints writer/director David Lowery and his writing partner, Toby Halbrooks, to provide the screenplay. The original live action film followed Pete, a young orphan boy with an imaginary friend, Elliot who just happens to be an enormous animated dragon. There were some pretty unmemorable songs in the original, but the remake is not going to be a musical. [via Deadline]
• Sony Pictures is negotiating with Rob Letterman (Monsters Vs Aliens, Shark Tale, Gulliver’s Travels) to helm Goosebumps, the feature film based on the RL Stine’s mega-selling young-adult series of horror novels. [via Deadline]
• Still sceptical about Harrison Ford appearing in the new Star Wars trilogy? Well, here’s the skinny from the horse’s mouth (that sounds like something a vet needs to look at) as Ford tells WGN in an interview, “I’m looking forward to it… I think it’s going to happen.”
• Here’ today’s Tweetpic from Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, with the accompanying message: “There are chainz in there.” Kinky. (Perhaps…)
• HBO is developing Silk Road, a thriller show in the style of The Prisoner, with British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List,Sightseers). [via The Hollywood Reporter]
• Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has posted this little video from the Vancouver set:
• Because there just haven’t been enough Iron Man 3 posters, here’s the one for the IMAX released, featuring the whole gang together… (Ctrl-click or right click and open in a new window for a larger version).