Bill Condon Directing ‘Breaking Dawn,’ Anton Yelchin Starring In ‘Fright Night’ In Today’s Dailies — 4/7/10

Bill Condon is the frontrunner to direct “Breaking Dawn,” the final installment of the “Twilight” series, though no deal has been officially made just yet. Further, reports indicate that “Breaking Dawn” will be split into two movies as many have already predicted. []

Anton Yelchin is about to have one heck of a scary evening in the leading role of the “Fright Night” remake. He’ll star in the vampire movie for “Lars and the Real Girl” director Craig Gillespie. [The Hollywood Reporter]

— “The Toxic Avenger” is back to mop crime straight off the streets as Akiva Goldsman and other producers are backing a remake of the 1984 film. Additionally, Charlie Corwin’s Original Media has purchased the rights for four sequels, an animated television series and comic books. That’s one toxic wasteland I can get behind. [Deadline]

— Director Shawn Levy is talking about “Real Steel,” the futuristic robot-boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. He describes the film as “dystopian, definitely post-industrial and bleak. But in this landscape, you have this father/son story that is very, very affirmative and uplifting.” [io9]

— As surprising as a drug raid, “Cartel” has been busted. Reports are swirling that Universal Pictures has pulled the plug on “Cartel,” the Josh Brolin-starring drug-related drama that was set to begin filming in Mexico in just five weeks. [Deadline]

— Production Weekly has three new updates for you today. Bryan Singer’sJack The Giant Killer” is set to begin shooting in London this summer. Additionally, the “Planet of the Apes” prequel will shoot in Canada in July. Finally, “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer has “30 Minutes or Less” this July, with Danny McBride in talks to star. [Production Weekly]

— Not content to let “Veronica Mars” fans move on from the loss of their dearly departed television series, creator Rob Thomas insists that a feature film version of the show is still very much in the cards. [Entertainment Weekly]

— Praise be to Prime, the Witwicky parents are back! Kevin Dunn and Julie White are reprising their roles as Ron and Judy Witwicky for “Transformers 3.” How many awkward sex jokes are they good for this time around? Somebody ask Mr. Owl! [Variety]

Javier Bardem, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke are circling Tony Scott’s next movie, “Potzdamer Platz,” about two soldiers in a New Jersey crime family looking to expand their organization internationally. It’s currently unclear whether or not these actors are vying for the same role or would star alongside each other. [Deadline]