Newsreel (W/e 12 May 2013)

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Tom Cruise to reprise the role of Ethan Hunt for Mission: Impossible 5.

 

Christopher McQuarrie is to write & direct a remake of the Cold War thriller Ice Station Zebra.

 

Shane Black to co-write & direct Doc Savage.

 

Director Bryan Singer confirms that X-Men: Days of Future Past is being shot in 3D.

 

MGM is moving forward with Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but with Parks and Recreation Adam Scott to star as John Cusack will not be returning.

 

Warner Bros. is planning a Dungeons & Dragons movie.

 

Jurassic Park 3’s Joe Johnston is to direct John Travolta in Gotti.

 

Andrew Garfield & Ken Watanabe are to star in Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

 

Universal postpones release of Jurassic Park 4.

 

Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s live-action Cinderella.

 

Robert Redford is to direct & star in A Walk in the Woods, with Nick Nolte in the adaptation of Bill Bryson’s 1998 novel.

 

First CG-animated Marvel film from Disney will be Big Hero 6 is to be released in 2014.

 

Owen Wilson, Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s big screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.

 

William Fichtner has joined the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Could he be playing Shredder?

 

Disney has a shortlist of directors for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Rupert Sanders & Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman’s Fredrik Bond.

 

WB moves 300 sequel from August to March 7, 2014, and All You Need is Kill from that date to June 6, 2014.

 

Star Wars: Episode VII is to shoot in the UK.

 

Timur Bekmambetov is to produce Squirrels, a new horror-thriller.

 

Robert Downey Jr. is set to team with his Iron Man & Iron Man 2 directorJon Favreau for the indie comedy Chef.

 

Chloë Moretz is set to appear opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer.

 

Iron Man 3 continues the battle at the top of the U.S. box-office, while The Great Gatsby surprises everyone at a second place spot.

 

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

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