Quick Hits: Thomas the Tank Engine Live-Action, Somali Pirates, Damon Lindelof's 1952

Quick Hits: Thomas the Tank Engine Live-Action, Somali Pirates, Damon Lindelof's 1952

Jun 09, 2011

Shane Acker (9) will direct the first ever live-action Thomas the Tank Engine film for HIT Entertainment.

Disney has just signed a seven-figure deal for Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof to write an original sci-fi family adventure film titled simply 1952.

The Duplass Brothers (Cyrus) are busy shopping around their new script, Pitchfork, a thriller about the mother of a recently deceased indie rocker who seeks to punish a blogger who trashed her son.

If all goes to plan, Jesse Eisenberg and Jake Gyllenhaal will star together in Louis Leterrier's heist film Now You See Me.

Remember the Hangover II tattoo lawsuit?  It's not over.  There's a chance Warner Bros. will digitally alter the home video release of the film to change the copyrighted tatoo on Ed Helms' face.

MPI has made a deal for the North American rights to the Argentenian horror flick Cold Sweat, which earned a nice bit of buzz at this year's SXSW.

Sony has made an official offer to Paul Greengrass (United 93) to direct a film based on Captain Richard Phillips memoir A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and the Dangerous Days at Sea.

Matthew Goode is in talks to play the male lead opposite Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman in Chan-wook Park's (Oldboy) first English-language film, Stoker.

Tim League has made a video responding to the explosion of attention the Alamo Drafthouse's new No-Texting PSA has gotten:

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