Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Movie News Tidbits

- David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) has signed on to direct The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the blockbuster franchise. Eclipse is slated for a June 30, 2010 release date. [Variety]

- Vanessa Hudgens will star in Beastly, one of the first projects from CBS Films. The flick is an updated Beauty and the Beast story set in Manhattan and shooting is expected to begin in summer 2009. British actor-model Alex Pettyfer is rumored to be under consideration for the role of Hudgens' beastly costar. [ET Online]

- James Marsden will topline a reimagined version of the thriller Straw Dogs. Marsden will play screenwriter David Sumner, a role played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1971 original. Both Staw Dogs films are based on the book The Siege at Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams. [Hollywood Reporter]

- The winning city for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere contest is Tempe, Arizona. On April 27th, Hugh Jackman and various "friends and enemies" from the highly anticipated movie will arrive in Tempe for the world premiere. []

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