Variety reports here that Guillermo del Toro and the Jim Henson Co. are co-developing a stop-action version of Pinocchio. Del Toro is writing the screenplay with Gris Grimly, who illustrated a 2002 version of Pinocchio. Grimly and Adam Parrish King are to co-direct the film. The dark vision of the children's tale is something Del Toro disclosed in an interview with the Web site Bloody-disgusting.com where he said that it would take about three years to complete.
Mania.com reports here that Casey Affleck has been offered the role of Hal Jordan in the 2010 film, but that deal fell through.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Stargate SG-1" (Blu-ray Ark of Truth) here, "Cagney & Lacey" (Post Series Movies) here, "The Love Boat" (Season 2, Vol 1) here, "Bewitched" (Season 7) here, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" (Vol. 1) here, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" (Collection 7) here.
The Hollywood Reporter reports here that Warner Brothers has hired Alfred Gough and Miles Millar to adapt the anime classic "Robotech." No release date has been announced.
The Hollywood Reporter says here that next three Stephenie Meyer books in the series "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn" are already picked up by Summit Entertainment, even before the November 21st opening of the first story in the series. Melissa Rosenberg has been hired to do the screenplays, just as she did for "Twilight."
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dynamo 5 #18,
The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta, Vol. 1,
Dead Space Hardcover,
Lucha Libre, Vol. 1:
Heroing's A Full-Time Job (Tips Appreciated),
& Archie Digest #249