- A bevy of new images from "Quantum of Solace" appear online. "Quantum of Solace" still the worst name for a movie ever. (IGN)
- Run, don't walk, to new "Iron Man" clip. (Apple)
- Despite reports to the contrary, Orlando Bloom will not star in "Prince of Perisa." Apparently, he was deemed "too Persian." (Coming Soon)
- "Everybody's Fine" with this cast, which includes Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell. Story is a sort of coming of old age drama about a widower who seeks to reconnect with his adult children. (Variety)
- Leslie Mann joins Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in black comedy, "I Love You Phillip Morris." (Hollywood Reporter)
- Tickets go on sale this week for the Tribeca Film Festival, exclusively to American Express costumers. (Tribeca)
Who can forget the classic story of "A Christmas Carol," with characters so iconic they've become veritable archetypes: Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim...Santa Claus.
Wait, what? "You don't remember Santa Claus?" 12-year-old actress Sammi Hanratty squealed when we caught up with her at a recent red carpet. "It was in the movie; you have to watch it again!"
The world at my fingertips and, for the life of me, I can't find a single adaptation of Dickens' classic novel that includes any mention of ole St. Nick. But that's all gonna change when Robert Zemeckis brings his interpretation to the big-screen next year, Hanratty insisted. Read More...
In "Yes Man," Jim Carrey returns to his comedic roots and plays a man who forces himself to say "yes" to everything. When we visited the film's set this past weekend, the actor was in the process of dangling from a bridge, so I guess he's going the method route. Click here to read our full report from the set visit, and see the wrap-up below.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a hot, steaming cup of our links of the day, back again with news on "Star Trek," "Wall-E," Judd Apatow and more.
- "Star Trek" writer Roberto Orci leaves the door open on a William Shatner cameo...but says it's really not very likely. (SCI FI Wire)
- The last man on Earth is a robot. Second trailer for Pixar's "Wall-E" surfaces online. (IGN)
- Basically, it'll be three hours of Jon Stewart looking awkwardly into the camera. WGA denies waiver for Golden Globes, Oscars. Telecast can have no written segments and show no montages or clips. (AP)
- No escape: Ewan McGregor to play romantic lead opposite Jim Carrey in "I Love You Phillip Morris," dark comedy about a homosexual recidivist escape artist. (Variety)
- The Judd Apatow backlash has begun, and it's coming from...Judd Apatow? (Funny Or Die)
Bryan Singer needs help, Jim Carrey finds a match, mythological creatures rule and more, in today's link-filled round-up.
- "Superman" sequel is looking for a few good writers. (Variety)
- Mark Wahlberg replaces Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones." (Variety)
- Forget Hilary versus Obama. Who wins in a battle between a centaur armed with a crossbow, and a minotaur armed with a trident? George Clooney, Ridley Scott, Neil Gaiman and many others weigh in. (UGO)
- Jim and Zooey, sittin' in a tree. Carrey snags Deschanel for his "Yes Man." (Hollywood Reporter)
- MTV Films and Paramount take a "Bong Hit 4 Jesus." (Variety).
- George Clooney drops out of Joe Carnahan's "White Jazz." (EW)
- "Grudge" franchise turns helm over to "Grudge" webisodes director Toby Wilkins. (Shock Til You Drop)
In "Horton Hears a Who," Jim Carrey returns to Dr. Seuss land, although this time it's animated and with a co-starring lineup that includes such comedic talent as Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Dane Cook, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett and Dan Fogler.
For Fogler -- who can be seen shortly in the ping pong epic "Balls of Fury" -- it's a two-fer, as he tackles the voice of both a monkey king and a microscopic villain. In our exclusive interview below, he discusses his roles and even dishes out some lines.
It's just another Manic Monday in Hollywood, where news on "X-Files," "Ace Ventura," and "The Dark Knight" highlight our links of the day.
- Seth Green tapped to bring some "new tricks" to John Travolta/Robin Williams comedy "Old Dogs." (Hollywood Reporter)
- Alright-y then. "Ace Ventura 3” to go ahead without Jim Carrey. Promises to be as good as "Son of the Mask" and "Dumb and Dumberer." (Moviehole)
- I want to believe. "X-Files 2” to start filming in November? (Toronto Sun)
- You Minx! Nayo Wallace signed on to play Racer X's girlfriend in "Speed Racer." (Variety)
- "Dark Knight" teaser to premier at Comic-Con? (ComingSoon)
- Robert DeNiro to film "Chasing the Dragon," about the rise of Chinese Communism. (Variety)
One of the more interesting projects out there is a whimsical adaptation of "Ripley's Believe It or Not," the classic anthology of amazing discoveries and questionable facts. Long-attached to the film was director Tim Burton, with Jim Carrey set to play the intrepid explorer in the title role. Recently, however, Burton ditched the production, leaving its future in serious doubt.
Enter the rumor mill. According to one story sweeping the Internet, famed auteur Michel Gondry has been in talks to take over from Burton, reuniting the helmer with his "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" actor. On its face, the pairing would make sense, given the propensity for Gondry to tackle quirky films like "Ripley's." Seems like a lock, right? Well, not quite. Reached for comment, Gondry's publicist assured MTV News that the rumors are, to put it bluntly, "untrue." So is this the final word? Sadly, that'd appear to be the case.
Who would you like to see tackle "Ripley's Believe It or Not?" Chime in below!
As the holiday ends and the week wraps up, more tidbits from Hollywood's A-listers, including Michael Bay, Brad Pitt, Peter Jackson and more.
- Michael Bay is up for "Transformers" sequel. (EW)
- After "Beowulf," Robert Zemeckis will tackle "Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey. (Empire Online)
- We reported it a month ago, but "Sex and the City" movie is officially a go. (Variety)
- Keith David will voice the villain in Disney's first black-led princess cartoon. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Brad Pitt to remake Steve McQueen's "Bullitt"? (M&C)
- Jason Lee-fronted "Alvin and The Chipmunks" gets a (fill in the blank here) poster. (Slash Film)
- Peter Jackson and Edgar Wright say goodbye to the famed Alamo Drafthouse in a very amusing video. (Matt Dentler)
It's been a fun week, but everything comes to an end. Today, a bunch of casting news and some fun "Watchmen" sleuthing.
- "Transformers" fanboy flame Megan Fox teams with Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst and others for RomCom "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People." (Hollywood Reporter)
- CHUD investigates those who virally market the "Watchmen" film. (CHUD)
- Cameron Diaz joins "Donnie Darko" director Richard Kelly's horror thriller, "The Box." (Variety)
- Jim Carrey to play hard-partying software exec forced to tone down in "Sober Buddies." (Variety)
- Paramount's "Beowulf" to get IMAX 3D release. (ComingSoon.net)
- Disney hopes to recreate "Meatballs" magic with "Pool Rats," about local swim league. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Psychological sci-fi thriller "Near Death" picked up by Fox Searchlight. (Hollywood Reporter