Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'Arrested Development' (Again), Kurt Russell May Replace Kevin Costner, 'Dolphin Tale' Swims on Top

Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'Arrested Development' (Again), Kurt Russell May Replace Kevin Costner, 'Dolphin Tale' Swims on Top

Oct 03, 2011


Arrested Development
The long-awaited Arrested Development movie is a go -- er, maybe, kinda, sorta. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz now says the plan is to air a limited number of new episodes that will lead to a movie; producers are talking to Showtime and Netflix about the series. Don't hold your breath. (Entertainment Weekly)
Kurt Russell is in talks to replace Kevin Costner as a ruthless plantation overseer in Quentin Tarantion's Django Unchained, joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz. Filming begins in November. (Heat Vision)
U.S. Box Office: Gentle family film Dolphin Tale ruled on a soft weekend, followed by Moneyball, The Lion King in 3D, followed by new releases 50/50, Courageous, and Dream House. Rounding out the top 10: Abduction, What's Your Number?, Contagion, and Killer Elite. (Box Office Mojo
World Box Office: The Smurfs continued its reign overseas, boosted by business in Australia, Italy, and South Africa. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Scripts: Dante Harper has been hired to adapt Foundation, the first in a series of classic science-fiction novels by Isaac Asimov. Roland Emmerich is developing the project to direct. (Deadline)
Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, a new exhibition that examines horror, "its link to humanity, and how that connection is expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture," opened yesterday at EMP Museum in Seattle. Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth curated a selection of their favorite horror films. (Shock Room)
Latest submissions for Academy's Best Foreign Language Film category: Slovenia has chosen Silent Sonata; Croatia's homegrown pick is small-town comedy 72 Days; Thailand selects Kon Khon. (Variety)

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