FROM SPLASH PAGE: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So, while you’d be hard-pressed to find many people who thought the black-suited baddie of “Spider-Man 3” lived up to his hype, the mastermind behind the character is encouraged by what he’s been hearing: Venom could make a return appearance in the next Spidey film.
“I co-created Venom,” artist/writer/entrepreneur Todd McFarlane told MTV News. “He was in the last ‘Spider-Man’ movie. And I think he might make an appearance here in the next one, too.”
For more of Todd McFarlane's thoughts on a potential Venom return and Sam Raimi's Spidey movies, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
Jim Carrey has definitely suffered some setbacks in recent years, but it's a strange thing to see him having to complete with another comedic actor, or possibly be a second choice when it comes to casting. But that's what's going on with "The Beaver," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kyle Killen's script for "The Beaver" has been one of the most buzzed about scripts this year. Centered around a man whose constant companion is a beaver puppet, it's drawing a lot of comparisons to "Lars and the Real Girl" and "Being John Malkovich." Killen's script even topped "The Black List," a collection of the best unproduced work kicking around Hollywood. Late last year, it attracted interest from Steve Carell and Jay Roach. Roach was loosely attached to direct Carell in the lead. Read More...
FROM BUZZWORTHY BLOG: What Better way to relieve the numbing sensation brought on by another boring meeting than to return to my desk to find a mysterious black envelope on my chair with a most unexpected Twilighty surprise inside! As an unofficial sugar expert and "Twilight" fan, you could imagine my excitement to find not one, not two, but all three boxes of "Twilight" Forbidden Fruits Conversation Hearts inside! My entire desk now smells like a fruity candy store, and I'm torn between opening box one, which features the entire "Twilight" cast, box two, which features scary, ghosty Robert Pattinson, or box three, which features pretty Kristen Stewart.
Continue reading about the new "Twilight" candy hearts at Buzzworthy.MTV.com...
George Lucas is finally realizing his decades-long dream of producing a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, and the wildly unique cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. and Method Man. The Anthony Hemingway-directed flick "Red Tails" has popped up from time to time for Lucas in interviews, but an announcement today indicates that he has his actors and they're ready to suit up and start production.
“I’ve been wanting to do 'Red Tails' for 20 years, and we’ve finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots,” Lucas said in the press release. “We’re working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dogfighting of the era. And our top-notch cast will really make this story special.” Read More...
Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas aren't the only Cyrus and Jonas family members working together on new projects these days. Noah Cyrus, Miley's 9-year-old little sister, and Frankie Jonas, 8, better known as the Bonus Jonas, are voice actors in the animated flick, "Ponyo," by "Spirited Away" director Hayao Miyazaki.
"I actually have a movie coming out call 'Ponyo,' " Noah told the Press Association about the movie. "I play a goldfish in it, and I wanna be a human in it, and my best friend is a human, and I think that's where I get it from, and then I turn into a human. The guy who plays my best friend in it is Frankie Jonas, the Jonas Brothers' little brother."
"Ponyo," which was released as "Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea" in Japan last July, will be released stateside on August 14, according to Slashfilm.com.
Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin and Betty White have also been cast to do voices in the film. According to Slashfilm, Disney hopes to make the American release of "Ponyo" Miyazaki's "biggest hit ever Stateside." "Spirited Away" earned more than $10 million dollars stateside.
"Quantum of Solace" director Marc Forster lifted Khaled Hosseini's first novel "The Kite Runner" to a new plateau of prominence when the film came out in 2007. The hot-button political and cultural issues that the story touched on, however, resulted in a delayed release of what was already a daunting project to put together.
Forster is currently looking ahead to his next film "World War Z," but said that he looked at Hosseini's second book "A Thousand Splendid Suns," currently being developed at Columbia Pictures, opting to pass because he wasn't ready to go through the gauntlet of demands posed by "Kite Runner" without some time on other movies.
"I met early on," Forster told MTV News. "They gave me an early copy and said, ‘Look, would you want to do it?’" Read More...
Orlando Bloom may have kept a lower profile after "Pirates of the Caribbean" than his costars, but he's making up for it this year. He's in the middle of filming Mark Ruffalo's "Sympathy for Delicious" which has him playing a hard rock singer, and he's playing a border guard in the sci-fi thriller "The Cross." Now he's looking to join the ensemble cast of "Main Street," adapted from one of Horton Foote's final screenplays.
Andrew McCarthy, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson and Colin Firth are already signed to star in the indie drama, which will be directed by John Doyle. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, already has its script and an impressive lead actor (namely, A-list leading man Depp) tagged for the live-action adaptation of Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson's comic book series "Rex Mundi." In their search for a "Rex Mundi" director, the bar is remaining as high for the talent behind the camera as it is in front of it.
According to Infinitum Director of Development Sam Sarkar, the studio wants a talent on the level of "Watchmen" mastermind Zack Snyder to bring the Dark Horse series to the big screen.
"We really need to find a guy who has that kind of visual style -- not unlike Zack Snyder," Sarkar told MTV News. "You need a guy that’s that kind of visionary to do 'Rex,' because it’s a really visually complex world."
For more on the search for a "Rex Mundi" director, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
He’s married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, and has established the type of successful Hollywood career that usually has actors excited to work with him. Yet, Ryan Reynolds’ new film “Adventureland” was a thrill to the 32-year-old star for a reason you might not expect: It brought him one step closer to Robert Pattinson.
“I love ‘Twilight’,” insisted the star, who shares some steamy moments in April 3rd’s “Adventureland” with Kristen Stewart. “Oh my God are you kidding me? Robert Pattinson in a word: dreamy.”
If you follow Stephenie Meyer's official website, you might have already heard this news, but we're bringing it to you anyway. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Weitz has cast the Wolf Pack for "New Moon", all of whom will make their big screen debut in the "Twilight" sequel.
Joining the humans of Forks, Washington (and fellow werewolf Taylor Lautner) in their fight against the vampires will be: Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman. All the actors are of Native American descent, with Sioux, Purepecha and Hualapai being the tribes represented among the new cast members. That's a good thing for fans of the series and the Native American community, and it's been one of the major perks of the "Twilight" name. The series is a big enough draw that Summit can focus on casting the characters appropriately rather than landing big star power. Read More...