Friday, June 15, 2012

Random Movie Stuff - 6/15/12

- Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) has signed on the play the villainous CEO of Omnicorp in Jose Padhila's remake of RoboCop, starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.
- A sequel is in the works for The Woman in Black. During WWII, the old house has been converted into a military mental hospital, and a young nurse new to the place discovers that the patients dying one by one is no accident.
- I'd be surprised if he said yes, but Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaster in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth.
- Filming has begun on Labor Day. No, it's not an ensemble comedy about a bunch of C-listers celebrating a holiday no one cares about. It's from director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and it's about an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) who holds a single mother (Kate Winslet) and her 13-year-son hostage in her home over the four-day weekend.
- Production delays have forced the zombie apocalypse movie World War Z to move from its intended December release to June 2013.  It stars Brad Pitt.

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