Here's some movie news to devour while out on your lunch break today ...
-- The trailer for Final Destination 5 is out, and among the various creative ways in which they plan to off people in the sequel we have acupuncture and laser eye surgery. But will the audience require laser eye surgery after watching this fifth installment? Check out the trailer right here.
-- The first images of Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man have arrived online, and while it's weird to see an image of Curt Connors that doesn't involve Dylan Baker in the role (he played the character in the original trilogy, sans Lizard), it's nice to see a version of Connors that we know will finally turn into The Lizard.
-- Matt Damon has worked with some of Hollywood's finest directors, and now it looks like he wants to become one himself (just like his buddy/producing partner, Ben Affleck). Deadline reports that Damon is interested in starring and possibly directing the original script, Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, about a father and daughter who go on a three-state crime spree.
-- Johnny Depp says he wants to redefine the relationship between The Lone Ranger and Tonto in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, telling EW that he didn't like the way Lone Ranger ordered Tonto around in the original TV show, and he plans to change that. "I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head."
-- Warner Bros. is working on not one, but two Tarzan projects right now. Deadline claims they're so eager to bring Tarzan back to the big screen that they may commission two scripts to be written simultaneously. They won't produce both, but they'll order two and see which one they like best when they both arrive.
-- Director Danny Boyle is moving from 127 Hours to a film called Trance, with is being described as an "edgy thriller" about an "art heist gone wrong." According to Variety, Michael Fassbender (who you'll see playing Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class) is in talks to star.
-- Pixar is debuting a new short film this summer, though it won't be screening before any of their feature films. Instead, La Luna -- which features the directorial debut of story artist Enrico Casarosa (Cars, Ratatouille, Up) will hit the festival circuit. Check out the first image below, and here's a plot description: "La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?"
-- Tribeca Film has grabbed all US and Canadian rights to the charming real-time comedy Turkey Bowl, which premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival. It revolves around a group of old friends who get together each year to play a game of touch football. Definitely recommend watching this one when it hits theaters and/or VOD later this year. [The Hollywood Reporter]
-- And finally, check out the first image of Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, courtesy of The New York Times. Can you see this version of Lincoln kicking vampire ass?