Lunch Bites: Fantastic Voyage, Wizard of Oz Prequel, Fast Six and More

Lunch Bites: Fantastic Voyage, Wizard of Oz Prequel, Fast Six and More

May 04, 2011

Here's a bunch of small news bites to devour during your lunch break ...

-- Director Shawn Levy has found a muse in Hugh Jackman. The two teamed for the upcoming Real Steel (as well as its eventual sequel), and are already working on a mystery project for Lost producer Carlton Cuse. Now they may be re-teaming for the James Cameron-produced Fantastic Voyage, with Jackman being eyed to star. No word on how this would impact the next Wolverine movie, though Fox will be handling both films which means it's up to them to figure out what's more important. [Deadline]

-- Rachel Weisz is said to be in talks to play the Evanora, an evil witch in the upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. James Franco is already set to play the "fast-talking snake oil salesman and illusionist" who eventually becomes the wizard of Oz, while Mila Kunis will tackle the role of Theodora, Evanora's little sister who starts out good, but then goes bad. [THR]

-- After its $83 million haul this past weekend, it's no surprise to see Universal already working on Fast Six. As such, Justin Lin told USA Today that he's all but set to continue the franchise from behind the camera, saying, "After this big weekend, we’re going forward. It’s pretty much 100 percent. It’s going to happen… At five, we’re just hitting our stride,” he says “We’re growing. People want to continue this journey." [USA Today]

-- Episode 4 in the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series is now online for you to devour. It's the first to take place outside of earth in the land of Edenia, focusing on the origin story of the Edenian sisters Kitana and Mileena. Watch it right here.

-- Not only has filmmaker Cameron Crowe joined Twitter, but you can also watch a clip of his new Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, right over here.

-- The Weinstein Co. is planning a remake of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa classic Seven Samurai. Ugh. Yeah, that about sums it up. [Variety]

-- Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be returning for G.I. Joe 2. You can go about the rest of your day now - that is all. [Movieline]

-- The Kids are All Right director Lisa Cholodeko is said to be in talks to direct an adaptation of my favorite kids book growing up, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In case it's difficult to figure out, the book tracks one kid while he suffers through ... well, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. [Variety]

-- And finally, Will Ferrell (as President Bush) reacts to the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. Watch it here.

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