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Hugh Laurie is to go where Michelle, Richard and Robin (Cameron, not so much) have gone before, in the film of Lloyd Jones' Man Booker contender Mr Pip.
Studio Ghibli are not known for their scary monsters, more their whimsical and beloved creatures like Totoro, but the acclaimed animation studio has branched out into live-action film-making with a giant monster movie.
The great superhero movie that everyone is anticipating this summer is Man of Steel. For Warner Bros this is an exceptionally important movie. The impending box office figures determine the direction they will be taking with their foray into a live action DC universe. Not only are they looking to create a new franchise of Superman movies, but they are also looking to create a Justice league that is strong enough to go head to head with Marvel's Avengers. So no pressure for Zack Snyder then! There is a lot riding on this reboot and if the trailer is anything to go by, we will not be disappointed. It promises an immensely epic journey and a great cast, especially with the scarily perfect bit of casting that is Henry Cavill as Superman.
Not only are Warner Bros looking forward to a hopefully successful Man of Steel as a sort of reassurance that they are on the right path, they are also looking to Snyder to helm the Justice League and, of course, any other Superman movies to come.
Mike Nichols is in talks to adapt Jonathan Troppers novel, One Last Thing Before I Go, his first film since 2007's biographical Tom Hanks starrer Charlie Wilson's War.
The Pacific Rim marketing has slowed down some after the Jaeger-themed poster series grabbed audiences attention, but it never disappeared. Two recent viral posters promote the tireless efforts of the Pan Pacific Defence Corps, one asking for volunteers to pilot the mighty Jaegers and the other advertising labourers to help construct the giant robots.
Pixar have released another trailer for Monsters University, the upcoming prequel to 2001 animated hit Monsters, Inc. Focusing on Mike and Sulley’s college days, the prequel is to show how the two monsters went from being wildly different roommates to the best friends of the first movie.
21 Jump Street - based on a TV show of the same name from the late 1980's - took Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill back to high school as two under-achieving, undercover cops in order to bust a drug ring, in what was one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable films of 2012.
Producer Neal H. Moritz has confirmed that directors Chris Miller & Phil Lord – who also helmed the fantastic Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - will be jumping behind the camera once more for the sequel.