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Briefs: ICE AGE 4, FAST 6, AVENGERS

April 27th, 2011 in Movies by 0 Comments

American Reunion will be released on April 6th, 2012. This is Universal Pictures’ sequel to the American Pie franchise that reunites the original cast. [Deadline.com]

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Danny Trejo will star in director Terry Miles’ indie action movie Recoil for Nasser Group North. John Sullivan wrote the script about an ex-cop out to avenge the murder of his family and the killer out for revenge on the ex-cop. [Variety (Paywall)]

Rpin Suwannath will make his directing debut on Zorro Reborn for 20th Century Fox. Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy wrote the screenplay which sees the Mexican legend resuscitated in a post-apocalyptic future. [24 Frames]

Jeremy Renner, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake and Jennifer Lopez are all set to join the cast of the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift for Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios. Returning cast includes Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck. [Deadline.com]

Johnny Pemberton has a role in Paul Lord and Chris Miller’s update of 21 Jump Street. He joins a cast that includes Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle, Brie Larson and Johnny Depp. Neal Moritz producing. [Variety (Paywall)]

The Dark Knight Rises will film portions on location in Jodhpur, India. [Daily Bhaskar]

Anthony Mandler will direct Die In A Gunfight for Media Rights Capital. Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer wrote the script. Zac Efron is attached to star. Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd are producing. [Deadline.com]

Paul Bettany will reprise his role as Tony Stark’s computerized butler J.A.R.V.I.S. in Marvel Entertainment’s The Avengers. He’s previously played the role in the Iron Man movies. [MTV Splash Page]

Christopher Weekes will write the script for the biopic adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend. Milos Forman is in talks to direct. Story focuses on real-life figure Charles Ponzi who originated the investment scam that bears his name.  [Variety (Paywall)]

Justin Rhodes has been tapped to write the screenplay for the adaptation of Rick Veitch‘s comic Brat Pack. [Bleeding Cool]

Chris Morgan is writing the script for Fast Six, the next installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Plans are to use this weekend’s Fast Five as a pivot point away from street racing and towards Ocean’s 11 style heist capers. If you check out Five be sure to stay through the credits for the sequel setup. [Deadline.com]

Paul Walker will star in director Mukunda Michael Dewil’s thriller Vehicle 19. Dewil wrote the script about an American abroad who gets caught up in a dangerous situation in a South African city involving the corrupt local police.  Walker is also an executive producer on the project. Pete Safran and Ryan Haidarian are producers. [Heat Vision]

Tim Story will direct the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man for Screen Gems. Production starts in July. Kevin Hart stars. Keith Merryman and David A. Newman wrote the script. [Deadline.com]

Author: Rob Worley

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