Quick Hits: Howard Updates Dark Tower Status, Seven Dwarfs Cast in Tarsem Singh's Snow White

Quick Hits: Howard Updates Dark Tower Status, Seven Dwarfs Cast in Tarsem Singh's Snow White

May 25, 2011

Ron Howard tells EW.com that The Dark Tower currently has a "flashing green light" that they're hoping will go solid by the end of the summer so that they can start production in the spring.  Interestingly, Howard says that Javier Bardem isn't as locked into the role as previously reported, though he has shown "a great deal of interest."

According to a press release sent out today, Relativity cast the following people to play the Seven Dwarfs in Tarsem Singh's Untitled Snow White movie, which just switched release dates yet again and is due out on March 16th, 2012. The seven are: Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Hancock) and Joey Gnoffo (Pirates of the Caribbean series). Also cast were Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret and Michael Lerner (Elf) as Baron.

In a perfectly welcome turn of events, Disney has withdrawn its application to trademark the name SEAL Team 6.

Speaking of the team that killed Osama Bin Laden, Columbia Pictures has purchased the US rights to Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's currently untitled SEAL Team 6 movie.

The second theatrical trailer for The Smurfs premiered earlier today at Yahoo.  Click here to check it out.

Speaking of trailers, Snakes on a Plane director David Ellis is back in the animal kingdom with Shark Night 3D (though conveniently the trailer doesn't mention SOAP).

Terrence Malick is still planning to make Voyage of Time, an IMAX-bound film about the birth and death of the universe that will use some unused segments of Tree of Life in addition to new material.

Director Cary Fukunaga will follow up Jane Eyre with No Blood, No Guts, No Glory, which is being described as a Civil War-set Dirty Dozen.

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