'Planet Of The Apes' Prequel Gets A Release Date, Dwayne Johnson Circles 'Fast & Furious' Sequel In Today's Dailies -- 5/7/10

Dwayne Johnson-- The prequel to "Planet of the Apes" has a release date: June 24, 2011. The Rupert Wyatt-directed prequel takes place in San Francisco where "man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy." [THR]

-- Dwayne Johnson is getting fast and furious, as reports peg The Rock as a potential co-star in the next installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise. But that doesn't mean that Vin Diesel is out — apparently, Diesel and Johnson will find their need for speed on the same screen. [Deadline]

-- "Lost" and "Legion" villain Kevin Durand is sticking with the bad guys in two upcoming projects: "Real Steel," the robot boxing movie starring the previously cast Hugh Jackman, and "I am Number Four," the alien-centric science fiction film starring Sharlto Copley. [Heat Vision]

-- Previously rumored for the project, it's now confirmed that Chris Pine is in early negotiations for "This Means War," a romantic comedy about two friends and spies warring over the same potential love interest played by Reese Witherspoon. [Hollywood Insider]

-- Kristen Wiig is clowning around for "Clown Girl," her adaptation of the Monica Drake novel about a clown struggling to make ends meet during tough financial times. [Deadline]

-- Why can't all "Street Fighter" films be like this one? "Street Fighter Legacy" is a short three minute movie created by Joey Ansah, a particularly dedicated fan. The entire short is available online for your viewing pleasure. [Collider]

-- Terrence Howard is taking a cue from Morgan Freeman by playing Nelson Mandela in "Winnie," a biopic about Mandela's wife. Jennifer Hudson stars as Winnie Mandela. [Variety]

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