Movie File: Wayans Brothers, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Heder, John Cusack & More

Keenan, Marlon, Shawn bringing 'The Munsters' to the big screen.

Brothers Keenen Ivory, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, who recently collaborated on “White Chicks,” are bringing the 1960s TV comedy “The Munsters” to the big screen. The Wayans will stay true to the original friendly monsters in their script but will place them in modern day. … A sequel to Martin Lawrence‘s 2000 comedy “Big Momma’s House” is officially under way with John Whitesell signed on to direct. Whitesell’s credits include “Malibu’s Most Wanted” and “See Spot Run.” …

When “Spider-Man 2″ is released on DVD November 30, fans will have access to more than six hours of special features on two discs. A deluxe gift set will include a 25-page portfolio of well-known comic book artists’ works inspired by the film, as well as a reproduction of “The Amazing Spider-Man” #50 comic book, in which Peter Parker reveals his alter ego. … In other DVD news, “The Ultimate Matrix Collection,” a 10-disc DVD set featuring “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” plus companion pieces “The Animatrix” and “The Matrix Revisited,” is due December 7. A limited-edition collector’s set, including a Neo figurine and an 80-page book, will be released the same day. …

McG, who recently dropped out of directing the upcoming “Superman” movie, is instead filling his plate with several projects, including a “Hot Wheels” movie. “I’m trying to grow as a filmmaker and a storyteller in a film capacity and keep it going in a television capacity,” said McG, who is an executive producer of “The O.C.” “I’m thinking of doing this picture on Evel Knievel that’s kind of like a ‘Raging Bull’ take. I’m working with this writer Andrew Kevin Walker, who wrote ‘Se7en’ for David Fincher, and looking at a couple other things, a Cleopatra picture.” As for “Superman,” McG wishes Bryan Singer the best. “I was really passionate about telling the genesis story of that character, and ultimately we decided we were going to part company [with Warner Bros.],” he said. “Bryan, look what he did with ‘X-Men.’ He’s a fantastic talent, and I’m sure it will be fantastic. And when the time is right, that picture is going to get made.” …

Ellen DeGeneres will star in a remake of the 1977 comedy “Oh, God!,” taking on the title role famously played by George Burns. Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original, will oversee the remake, which will shoot next summer. … While shooting the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” remake with Tim Burton, Johnny Depp is also voicing the director’s upcoming animated film, “The Corpse Bride.” Due next October, the movie follows a man who accidentally marries the corpse of a murdered bride (Helena Bonham Carter) and is expected to love her when she comes back to life. …

Jon Heder, who plays the memorable title character in “Napoleon Dynamite,” has been flooded with scripts since the movie opened. “It’s not necessarily offers, but I’m reading a lot of stuff and seeing what I want to do next,” Heder said. “Comedy’s fun, but I want to try everything. I want to try something a little more dramatic at some point, but not too dramatic. Nothing Oscar-winning.” … Dakota Fanning will join Kurt Russell in “Dreamer,” inspired by a true story about a Kentucky horse trainer and his young child who rescue a horse with a broken leg, nurse it back to health and race it in the Breeders’ Cup. The 10-year-old actress will train with horses in Louisiana before shooting. …

Piper Perabo has signed on for “10th and Wolf,” playing a single mother who is part of an underground crime scene in Philadelphia run by James Marsden. Later in the fall, the “Coyote Ugly” star will shoot the British romantic comedy “Click.” … Jared Leto has signed on for “Awake,” an indie thriller about an heir to a huge family fortune who, during a heart transplant, realizes the surgical team has conspired to get his money. Leto will next appear in “Alexander” with Colin Farrell and “Lord of War” with Nicolas Cage. …

John Cusack will reunite with “Max” director Menno Meyjes for “The Martian Child,” about a sci-fi writer who adopts a 7-year-old boy who may be an alien. Filming is scheduled for late fall. … “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Zhang Ziyi is in final negotiations to play the title character in the long-in-the-works film adaptation of “Memoirs of a Geisha.” Ken Watanabe of “The Last Samurai” will co-star, and Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) will direct. …

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