• Sarah Newlin, played by Anna Camp, is set to make a return to True Blood in season six. Wonder what the vehement anti-bloodsucking Bible-basher thinks of her hubbie, Reverend Steve Newland, having become a vampire last season? Not to mention having come out as gay as well? We sure we’ll find out. [via TVLine]
• TVLine also has a story about another actor returning to The Vampire Diaries, but it’s quite spoilery so only click on the link if you don’t mind learning about such things.
• Joss Whedon has cast another of his former regular actors in one of his current projects. Even after saying that he wasn’t going to populate SHIELD with familiar faces, he’s given a guest role to J August Richards (Gunn in Angel) in the pilot for the show, though there’s no word on what that role is yet. We kinda hope, though, that it has recurring potential. Gunn was great. (He’d make a great Luke Cage – aka Power Man – but we’re not sure that guest superheroes is the kind of direction Whedon is going in with this show… even ones with cheap-for-TV powers like Power Man.) [via TVline]
• Fox has moved forward the release date for Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters by a week and a half, from 16 August to 7 August. [via Coming Soon]
• Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Great Expectations) has joined the cast of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. She joins the already-cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. [via Deadline]
• The Evil Dead remake opened in the States yesterday, and was number one for the day, with box office of $11.5 million, beating Jurassic Park 3D into second place with $7 million. Industry pundits are predicting a none-too-shoddy $27 million opening weekend for the horror film. [via Deadline]
• Fox 2000 has acquired film rights to Sally Green’s debut novel Half Bad, the first in a supernatural thriller trilogy about a world full of covert warring witches. The film will be produced by Karen Rosenfelt, whose recent films include Twilight Saga, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters and The Book Thief. [via Deadline]
• Bryan Singer has been tweeting pics from X-Men: Days Of Future Past again. This time Nicholas Hoult clearly was ready was his close-up, in full (new) Beast make-up. The quote is lifted from Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast.