Movie News in 60 Seconds: Jake Gyllenhaal, Felon; Alexandre Aja to Direct Hong Kong Vampire Movie; David Fincher’s Not Cheap

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Jake Gyllenhaal, Felon; Alexandre Aja to Direct Hong Kong Vampire Movie; David Fincher’s Not Cheap

Mar 08, 2012

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He’s Jake: Can you imagine Jake Gyllenhaal, pictured above in Source Code, as a felon bent on revenge? It could happen; the actor is in negotiations to replace Dominic Cooper as the star of Motor City. He would play an innocent man who is released from prison and sets out to get the men who framed him. Amber Heard and Gary Oldman are already cast; Albert Hughes will direct. [Showblitz]

Oh, Boy, More Vampires!: Alexandre Aja, who directed the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha, is in negotiations to make a big-screen adaptation of comic book series Undying Love. The mini-series is described as “a horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong.” [Deadline / Image Comics]

Quality Ain’t Cheap: Reportedly, director David Fincher wants a bigger budget for the first two episodes of House of Cards, a series that will be available via Netflix. About $100 million has been committed for 26 episodes, which will star Kevin Spacey. Fincher also serves as executive producer; his dispute is said to be with independent studio Media Rights Capital, which is responsible for financing the series. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Funny Ensemble: A host of actors, led by Bryan Cranston, have joined the cast of Get a Job, an ensemble comedy about four recent college graduates and their quest for adulthood and, presumably, gainful employment. Cranston will play the father of one of the job seekers; Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller, Alison Brie, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are among the other additions to the cast. [Via press release]

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