A ‘Highlander’ Remake For The ‘Fast & Furious’ Director And ‘The Wrestler’ Director Finds His Next Project In Today’s Dailies

— Darren Aronofsky may be busy with “Black Swan” — which sounds a lot like “Fight Club” with ballerinas to me — but he’s going to need something more grounded as a follow-up to 2008’s Oscar-winning “The Wrestler.” And here it is. The filmmaker has partnered with Time Inc. Studios and XYZ Films to direct/produce an “indie heist thriller” based on the 2006 robbery of the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in which thieves made off with roughly $85 million. (Variety)

— Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Lucy Prebble’s stage play “Enron,” which chronicles the high-profile fall of the Texas energy concern. Prebble will adapt her script for film and Laura Ziskin will produce, though no additional cast or crew players have yet been revealed. (Variety)

— Racehorse Secretariat wasn’t the last to win the illustrious Triple Crown — awarded for finishing first at the Belmont Stakes, the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby — but he’s probably the most well-known. Randall Wallace’s Diane Lane-starring horse biopic, appropriately titled “Secretariat,” today added three more actors to the cast: John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh and Scott Glenn. (The Hollywood Reporter)

— “Mrs. Doubtfire” co-screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer has been tapped to produce a script for “Gene,” which is described as “a modern take on the classic genie story.” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Smurfs” producer Jordan Kerner will perform similar duties for this project, which Singer pitched and will develop a script for. Singer’s been busy lately; she wrote the Dwayne Johnson-starring “Tooth Fairy” and is currently working on “Big Momma’s House 3.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

— “Traffic” and “Syriana” director Stephen Gaghan will partner with Lionsgate for a still-untitled action/thriller, the studio announced today. The story follows a deep cover operative who loses everything and washes out to Brooklyn, where he makes a new beginning as a uniformed cop. It’s a reasonable enough fresh start until the former agent comes across his former nemeses operating right in his new home territory of New York City. (via ComingSoon)

— Summit Entertainment will team with the “Fast & Furious” director-producer team of Justin Lin and Neal Moritz for a… wait for it… remake of the sci-fi classic “Highlander.” Apparently there doesn’t necessarily have to be only one. “Iron Man” screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are developing a script. Sounds more like a reboot than a straight remake to me, which may be for the best. (via ComingSoon)