He-Man might be happening, But do we want it? – Blastr.com passed on the news item that the director of G.I Joe Retaliation - Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct a new He-Man: Masters of the Universe film. The script is written by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch. I’m wondering if the 1987 live action film with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man has turned people off from anybody making a new one?
Del Toro and the little Animation Company ShadowMachine does Pinocchio – (deadline.com) Guillermo Del Toro is set to produce a Stop Motion animation of Pinocchio. He’s working out of LA with the animation company ShadowMachine, a small production house that’s currently working on their first feature film Hell and Back. The Pinocchio Project will be directed by Del Toro and Mark Gustafson, in conjunction with the Jim Henson Company. Personally, I would love to see a Stop Motion animation done by Toro. I think the medium fits his storytelling style perfectly.
Peter Jackson is squeezing a trilogy out of one book – Yes, it’s seems THE HOBBIT will now be a trilogy, with the third film coming out somewhere in 2014. Hopefully, Jackson can pull off the same magic he did with Lord Of The Rings, but my concern is a series of films that might move too slow.
The kingdom of the Aztec is rising on Showtime – deadline.com reports that the network’s president David Nevins is working with his former company Imagine TV to produce an historical drama piece called CONQUEST. The story revolves around Spanish Conquistador Cortes as he comes face to face with the ruler of the Aztec – Moctezuma II. Ron Howard will direct with scripting done by Jose Rivera. They plan to take a lavish look that the struggle between the two powerful men.
Aronofsky adds two more to NOAH’s family tree – Director Darren Aronofsky has casted Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Arnar Dan to play Cain and Abel, the brothers and sons of Adam and Eve, in his new movie NOAH. They join Russell Crow, who will be playing Noah, and Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins among others.