A 'G.I. Joe' Sequel And A Foul-Mouthed 'MacGruber' In Today's Dailies -- 8/11/09

Bill Hader-- Take this as a rumor I guess. Even though it really isn't. In an interview, "Saturday Night Live" castie Bill Hader revealed that he's read the script for the upcoming "MacGruber" movie. The verdict? It's a "hard-R" rating sort of affair. Sweet. (Vulture)

-- The lineup for the 2009 edition of the New York Film Festival has been revealed. Highlights include Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embrace," Sundance winner "Precious" from director Lee Daniels, Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or winner "The White Ribbon" and Lars Von Trier's controversial art-horror flick "Antichrist." (Indiewire)

-- Short but sweet here: Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore has confirmed that a "G.I. Joe" sequel will go into development soon. (Los Angeles Times)

-- "I, Frankenstein" is a pretty crazy project, so check it: it's a film-noir sort of outing in which ol' Frankie plays a hard-boiled detective and Dracula, his criminal nemesis. New artwork popped up all over the web today, so follow the link to check out one image and links to the rest. (Ain't It Cool News)

-- Colin Farrell is doing a mermaid movie -- "Ondine" -- and the first images have... uhhh... surfaced. No pun intended? It's a modern-day fairy tale directed by Neil Jordan, the man behind "Interview with the Vampire" and "The Crying Game." "Ondine" is set to debut this September at Toronto Film Festival. (JoBlo)

-- "Sideways" director Alexander Payne is finally moving forward with his next project: "The Descendants," adapted from the novel by Kuai Hart Hemmings. From wine country to sunny Hawaii. I'll say this about Payne-- dude knows how to pick his locations. (Variety)

-- "Harold & Kumar" masterminds Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have apparently come to terms with Kal Penn's career change. Their next directing gig will be for Josh Friedlander's "One Night Stan" script, about an about-to-be-married man who gets the okay from his bride-to-be to sleep with as many women as he can in a single night. Sounds like a hoot. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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