Quick Hits: Will Ferrell's New Film; Hemsworth to 'Shadow Runner'; 'Inside Man 2' Dead

Quick Hits: Will Ferrell's New Film; Hemsworth to 'Shadow Runner'; 'Inside Man 2' Dead

Jul 01, 2011

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Fox’s The Wolverine looks to be getting back on track. Star Hugh Jackman tells a Toronto radio jock that the film should begin shooting in October and still hit theaters by late 2012. That’s good news for comic movie fans. 

Will Ferrell is set to star in Swear to God, a new property at Warner Bros. that finds the comic playing a narcissisic hedge fund manager who insists he’s seen God. Deadline reports that Due Date screenwriters Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland will write the script. 

Chris Hemsworth, better known to summer moviegoers as Thor, has lined up his next project. Hemsworth is attached to star in Shadow Runner – a top-secret project being developed at Columbia Pictures. No plot details have been revealed so far, but stay tuned for more. 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cateret has a new title. The film will now be known simply as Hugo ­– presumably to save ticket buyers the embarrassment of trying to pronounce “Cateret.” Production company GK studios reportedly chose the shorter title. Paramount hasn’t confirmed the new name yet. 

Christopher Nolan’s production company, Syncopy, has set up a new project with Warner Bros. The untitled feature is said to be a supernatural thriller based on a novel (no word on what the novel’s title is yet, either). Keith Gordon, star of Christine and acclaimed director of Mother Night and Waking the Dead, is set to handle the directing duties. 

Fans hoping for the long-awaited sequel to Spike Lee's Inside Man will be disappointed to hear the filmmaker thinks the project is dead. "The film’s not getting made. We tried many times. It’s not going to happen.” 

 

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