Poltergeist: No doubt about it, JoBeth Williams was great as the mother in the original Poltergeist back in 1982, but with a remake on its way, it's time to say hello to a new mom to do battle with ghostly spirits in behalf of her family. The very talented Rosemarie DeWitt (Promised Land) has been selected to play the role; the male lead (i.e. her husband) is still to be cast. Gil Kenan (Monster House) will direct; the movie could be in theaters next year. [Deadline]
Gran Turismo: Given the monstrous worldwide success of Universal's Fast and Furious franchise, it's no surprise that other studios would feel the need for speed, too. Sony is now developing a movie version of the Gran Turismo video game series, which has inspired multiple sequels and spin-offs (the latest is Gran Turismo 6; see the trailer below). Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti will be in charge; they are also producing Fifty Shades of Grey, which makes a weird kind of sense. [The Wrap]
The Trial of The Chicago 7: As far back as 2007, Steven Spielberg wanted to direct The Trial of the Chicago 7, based on a script by superstar scribe Aaron Sorkin, but eventually Spielberg moved on and now, years later, Paul Greengrass (the upcoming Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks) is in talks to direct. The titular trial had to do with conspiracy charges leveled against activists after protests at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Gravity Trailer: The first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts dealing with a disaster in space, was a spellbinding teaser, and now a new trailer has arrived that is somehow even more breathtaking. The movie is due to open in theaters on October 4. [YouTube]
An additional trailer has arrived online as well that seems to pick up where the first one (seen above) ends. Watch that below.