Kristen Stewart As A Prostitute And A 'Dirty Dancing' Remake In Today's Dailies -- 8/19/09

Kristen Stewart-- "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" director Chris Nolan was all set to direct an adaptation of the weird UK TV series, "The Prisoner." That is no longer the case, according to producer Barry Mendel. The project is still in the works, and there's even a script from David and Janet Peoples -- the "Twelve Monkeys" writers -- but the man who revived Batman for the modern era is no longer a part of it. (CineFOOLS)

-- Disney has announced the lineup for their D23 Expo, where fans will be able to lay their hungry eyes on all manner of upcoming properties from the Mouse House, including Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" and Jerry Bruckheimer's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." I'm most interested in the "Muppets update" presentation, whatever that may be. (/Film)

-- Jaime King has joined the cast of Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of the 1980 Troma "classic," "Mother's Day." I'm not entirely sure that anything from Troma deserves such praise -- sorry Toxie -- but I'm sure the "Saw II"-and-higher director will happily spatter the screen with blood for all of you gorehounds out there. Expect more confirmations soon, as Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega and Matt O'Leary are all "in talks" to join the cast as well. (The Hollywood Reporter)

-- In a new interview, "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart talks about her upcoming role in Jake Scott's (Ridley's son) "Welcome to the Rileys," in which she plays a 16 year old prostitute living in New Orleans. I think I'll let that speak for itself. (Dazed Digital, via The Playlist)

-- A tweet from Production Weekly tells all the news there is to know at this point: "Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1987 classic "Dirty Dancing," from a new script by Julia Dahl." There you have it. Discuss. (Production Weekly, via /Film)

-- In other remake news, Warner Bros. is dipping into the vaults -- in association with Hollywood Gang Productions -- for a remake of the 1982 sci-fi flick "Outland," which starred Sean Connery. Director Duncan Jones has referenced "Outland" as one of his inspirations for "Moon," and I've been meaning to see it since I heard that. Now it appears I'll have to. (Variety)