Harrison Ford Revisits ‘Star Wars,’ Lily Collins Joins Taylor Lautner’s ‘Abduction’ In Today’s Dailies — 4/16/10

Harrison Ford returns to the “Star Wars” universe with a special appearance at a Los Angeles event honoring the 30th anniversary of “The Empire Strikes Back.” The event is intended to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. [Los Angeles Times]

— “The Blind Side” actress Lily Collins will appear opposite “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner in “Abduction,” the erstwhile Jacob Black’s upcoming action thriller about a teenager who suddenly learns that his parents aren’t really his parents at all. [Variety]

— Director Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Clark Gregg are teaming up for a new film that tells the true story of a small Missouri town plagued by drugs and crime. A mystery law man appears out of the blue and cleans the streets of criminal activity, but this is no ordinary law man — this is a bank security guard with a phony badge. [Deadline]

— Keep your ear out for “The Silent Flute,” an upcoming martial arts movie based on a treatment written by Bruce Lee prior to his death in 1973. Paul Maslansky of the “Police Academy” franchise is developing the picture with his son Sasha writing the new screenplay. [Variety]

— Another one joins “The Dark Fields,” the thriller starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Elizabeth Banks. “Sucker Punch” star Abbie Cornish is the latest cast member. [Bloody Disgusting]

Kirsten Dunst will star in “Melancholia,” a science fiction disaster flick with an impressive cast list including “24” star Kiefer Sutherland, “True Blood” actor Alexander Skarsgård and his very own dad, Stellan Skarsgård of “Pirates of the Caribbean” fame. [Deadline]

— Writer-director Robert Saitzyk intends to tell the end, my friends, of “The Doors” front man Jim Morrison’s final days in an upcoming biopic, “The Last Beat.” Shawn Andrews is attached to star. [The Hollywood Reporter]

— A “Dances With Wolves” musical is in the works, offering a glimmer of hope to the millions out there still wishing for a “Waterworld” adaptation on Broadway. [Variety]