News Reel (W/e 21st Aug 2011)

A weekly round up of movie news:

Ridley Scott has signed on to produce  and direct a new Blade Runner movie.

Disney stops production on The Lone Ranger in order to review budget costs.

Watchmen’s Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

Disney•Pixar announces two new films involving dinosaurs & the human mind.

Bruce Willis confirmed for G. I. Joe 2.

Mike Myers in talks to return for Austin Powers 4.

Kevin Smith to release his ice hockey comedy, Hit Somebody in two parts.

RED’s Mary-Louise Parker joins the cast of R.I.P.D.

Tony Scott may direct a remake of The Wild Bunch.

Bradley Cooper has dropped out of the reboot of The Crow due to a conflict in his schedule. Channing Tatum & Mark Wahlberg are both listed as possible replacements.

Gérard Depardieu is accused of urinating on a plane.

Driver’s Nicolas Winding Refn may get to direct his Wonder Woman movie, if Logan’s Run does well.

Rosamund Pike joins Tom Cruise for One Shot.

Warner Bros. & Robert Downey Jnr. are developing a U.S.S. Indianapolis movie.

A new Toy Story short will debut with The Muppets.

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