Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'War Horse' Early Word, Steve Carell Going to the Dog(s), More Clashing 'Titans'

Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'War Horse' Early Word, Steve Carell Going to the Dog(s), More Clashing 'Titans'

Nov 03, 2011


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Heartland Hearts 'Horse': In all the hoopla about Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, it’s easy to forget the director has another film coming out this year. To build buzz for War Horse, a period drama, Disney/DreamWorks began screening the film in smaller cities across the country on Tuesday night, and early audience reaction has been positive. (Thompson on Hollywood)
Going to the Dog(s): Actor Steve Carell is on a roll with news on yet another starring project. Director John Carney (Once) has been hired to helm Dogs of Babel, which tells the tale of a linguistics professor and his evolving relationship with his dog, the only witness to his wife’s death. (Deadline)
Let’s Clash Again: Ahead of next year’s release of Wrath of the Titans (AKA Clash of the Titans 2), Warner Bros. is making plans for a third installment of the series, hiring Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, two of the writers involved on Wrath, to develop and write a treatment for another adventure. May we suggest Titans Vow Revenge? (The Hollywood Reporter)
How Do You Say “Will Ferrell” in Spanish? It still sounds a bit crazy, but Casa de Mi Padre, the comedy starring a Spanish-speaking Will Ferrell, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Pantelion. No specific release plans have been announced. (Variety)
Heating Up: The career of indie darling Greta Gerwig continues to ascend, if slowly. The Dish and the Spoon, a drama in which she stars with Olly Alexander, has been acquired by Screen Media Films, which plans an early 2012 release on VOD and DVD -- but without a theatrical component. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Recyling Movies: What happens to all the props used to decorate sets in movies, TV shows, and commercials? Many of them are donated to Film Biz Recyling in Brooklyn, New York, where they are passed along to other non-profit groups, while the rest is offered for sale in a unique thrift shop. (New York Daily News)

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