The Hollywood Reporter had this story about a new film company called Elevate Entertainment which a deal with Howard Chaykin to option this and another project.
Variety has the story here that Illumination Entertainment will make a 2011 CGI feature based on the children's novel by Ricky Gervias. Gervias will play the lead in the Matt Slemon script. The story tells of a world populated by species so ugly that they become almost cute. Gervais said: "It will be great to play a short, fat, sweaty loser for a change. A real stretch." FilmJunk says here that the film will be in 3-D.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2
MTV reports here that Robert Zemekis is developing the idea of a follow-up to the 1988 hit. Zemekis said: "I'll tell you what is buzzing around in my head now that we have the ability - the digital tools, performance capture - I'm starting to think about 'Roger Rabbit'" Here is a link to a video of that interview.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "SpongeBob SquarePants" (First 100 Episodes) here, "Smallville" (Season 8) here, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (Season 1) here, "Wolverine & the X-Men" (Vol. 2) here, "X-Men" (Vol. 3) here, "Third Watch" (Season 2) here.
Disney Goes Hulu
ComingSoon.net tells us here that a nice slice of the Disney TV series catalogue will be available from the free site. Check it out.
Entertainment Weekly says here that Robert Downey Jr. is campaigning to play the title character in the Sylvester Stallone written and directed biography. Downey said: "Stallone wrote a great script that he wants to direct about Edgar Allan Poe."
Free Comic Book Day
Marvel.com has a notice here about the May 2nd event. Get your free Avengers and Wolverines.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Wolverine: Weapon X #2,
Captain America #50,
Planet Skaar Prologue,
Atomic Robo Vol. 3 #1,
& Archie Double Digest #198