Movie News: Dwayne Johnson's 'Teddy Bear,' David Fincher's 'Gone Girl,' Tough-Talking 'Sweeney' Trailer

Movie News: Dwayne Johnson's 'Teddy Bear,' David Fincher's 'Gone Girl,' Tough-Talking 'Sweeney' Trailer

Jan 23, 2013

Sweet Halloween Dreams by Alex Panagopoulos

Teddy Bear: Dwayne Johnson is producing and may star in a motion picture based on an illustration. “Sweet Halloween Dreams” was drawn by Alex Panagopoulos; Johnson’s former assistant came across it and brought it to the companies behind Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which starred Johnson and made more than $300 million worldwide. No writer has been hired yet for the project, which is provisionally titled Teddy Bear. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gone Girl: An instant best seller since it was published last June, Gillian Flynn’s mystery thriller Gone Girl sold its movie rights very quickly, with Reese Witherspoon set as one of the producers. Flynn has completed a script, which finds a husband under suspicion after his wife goes missing, and now director David Fincher is considering the project. He’s been developing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney and could still direct the next installment of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, but Gone Girl could be his next film. [Deadline]

Oscar Poster: Seth MacFarlane was named as host of the upcoming Academy Awards before it was revealed that he had been nominated for Best Original Song (for the comedy smash Ted), so a lot is riding on the broadcast. He is the sole selling point of the first poster for the show, which features a smiling MacFarlane and an oddly digital-looking Oscar. The world will be watching on Sunday, February 24. [Total Film]

2013 Oscars Poster

The Sweeney Trailer: Based on a '70s British TV show, The Sweeney follows a particularly tough-talking, ass-kicking unit of the police that’s known for not following the rules. As you might imagine, that gets them in trouble with their superiors. Ray Winstone, Hayley Atwell and Damian Lewis star; the movie is due out on March 1. [The Playlist]

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