Movie News in 60 Seconds: Incredible Hulk Will Play Elvis, 'Paranormal Activity 3' Mysteriously Empties Wallets, 'Sherlock Holmes 3' Readies to Do the Same

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Incredible Hulk Will Play Elvis, 'Paranormal Activity 3' Mysteriously Empties Wallets, 'Sherlock Holmes 3' Readies to Do the Same

Oct 24, 2011

 

Eric Bana in 'Hulk'

He'll Always Be Incredible Hulk to Me: One-time Hulk Eric Bana will resurrect Elvis Presley, perhaps opposite Danny Huston as Richard M. Nixon, in the upcoming Elvis & Nixon, which will be the directorial debut of actor Carey Elwes. The film revolves around a real-life 1970 meeting between the singer and the politician at the White House. (The Hollywood Reporter)

U.S. Box Office: One week after The Thing bombed, another prequel, Paranormal Activity 3, set a record as the biggest "pure horror" opening ever, earned an estimated $54 million. Holdovers Real Steel ($11.3 million) and Footloose ($10.9 million) topped newcomer The Three Musketeers ($8.8 million), with the debuting Johnny English Reborn lagging far behind ($3.8 million) and indie flick The Mighty Macs ($1.06 million) also underperforming. (Box Office Mojo

Baker Street Forever: In advance of the December 16 opening of the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Warner Bros. has decided on a writer for the next installment of the series. Drew Pearce, who is also working on the three-quel Iron Man 3, is the lucky scribe selected. (Deadline)

Swashbuckling Japanese Festivities: The 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival opened on Saturday night with Paul W.S. Anderson's steam-punk version of The Three Musketeers and Jackie Chan's historical epic 1911. The festival continues through October 11. (The Daily at Mubi)

Incentives + Secrets = Confusion: With the economic slump, many states have been forced to cut back on incentives offered to film producers. Some in Michigan, however, claim that the state's approval process "is so vague that it has left many …  wondering why some projects were approved for incentives while others were not." (Detroit Free Press)

You Can't Please Everybody: Madonna appeared at the London Film Festival for the UK premiere of her new film W.E., but was booed -- not because folks didn't like the movie, but because she only talked "to a handful of waiting fans." Maybe they should have bought tickets? (The Telegraph)

 

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