Movie News in 60 Seconds: Bryan Singer’s TV ‘Munsters,’ Steven Soderbergh’s Drug Thriller, Harrison Ford in Space

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Bryan Singer’s TV ‘Munsters,’ Steven Soderbergh’s Drug Thriller, Harrison Ford in Space

Nov 30, 2011

The Munsters

'X-Men' Director Heads to 1313 Mockingbird Lane: While director Bryan Singer been rumored to be working on TV-to-film adaptations of Battlestar Galactica and The Six Million Dollar Man, it’s now reported that he will serve as an executive producer on the TV-to-TV reboot of The Munsters. Singer will also direct the pilot episode; is Gilligan’s Island next? (Deadline)

New Drug Thriller: Having recently dropped out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., director Steven Soderbergh has moved on to The Bitter Pill, described as “a thriller set in the world of psychopharmacology.” As all of us who know how to use Wikipedia know, psychopharmacology is the study of of the actions of drugs and their effects on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Is the Man Who Played Han Solo Returning to Space? With young Asa Butterfield (Hugo) confirmed as the lead, the producers of Ender’s Game are now looking for an older actor with greater name recognition, and Harrison Ford has surfaced as a contender. In the novel by Orson Scott Card, Colonel Hyrum Graff is a supporting character, but the role is now described as the “adult lead,” so take from that what you will. (Variety)

‘Scarface’ Scripter Selected: Writer David Ayer has been hired to script a new version of Scarface. His credits include Training Day, as well as writing and directing Harsh Times and Street Kings, so his resume fits the material; feel free to supply your own “Say hello to my little friend” variations. (Deadline)

How (Not) to Sell a Movie: Based on online reports, the director of Life's a Beach, a new movie starring Christopher Walken and Robert Wagner has concluded neither was responsible for the death of Natalie Wood in 1981. Tony Vitale believes the boat captain involved, whose recent claim that he lied during the original investigation led to the re-opening of the case, is “stirring up a lot of crap… Just looking for an angle." Angle, meet angler? (The Hollywood Reporter)

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