If you’re looking forward to “Super 8,” you’re going to want to follow along with us on this next bit of info.
J.J. Abrams’ latest directorial effort has remained shrouded in secrecy, releasing only one teaser and a Super Bowl video spot that offer maddeningly awesome hints at the extraterrestrial monstrosity at the heart of the Steven Spielberg throwback. But as the pile of clues continues to grow, “Super 8″ enthusiasts can learn more about the upcoming sci-fi tale by following Paramount’s official Twitter account, @super8movie. There are no tweets from the account as of this writing, but we’re very confident that big things are coming soon.
“Super 8″ isn’t the only high-profile project dominating today’s headlines. After the jump, read about Disney’s new sci-fi flick, Bill Hader’s new comedy and more!
Running with Disney
“Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster is attached to potentially direct “The Runner” for Walt Disney Pictures, with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer producing. The film would focus on a post-apocalyptic Earth where the surface has become uninhabitable because of a terrible attack. A group of survivors sends a man back in time to stop the assault, but his ulterior motive is to save the love of his life.
SNL comedian Bill Hader has some very good stuff in the pipeline. In addition to the upcoming “Henchman,” an action-comedy in the vein of “The Bourne Identity,” Hader plans to film a Vaughn Meader biopic about the comedian and impersonator who saw his career crumble after the assassination of JFK. Hader also revealed to The Playlist that his wife Maggie Carey is writing and directing “The Handjob,” a starring vehicle for Aubrey Plaza with a huge supporting cast including Donald Glover, Andy Samberg, Mae Whitman and more.
Train Your Dragon In 2014
The sequel to “How to Train Your Dragon” is coming, but it’s a bit far off. DreamWorks Animation has announced in a press release that the sequel is slated for June 20, 2014. But “Madagascar” fans won’t have to wait quite as long, as the third installment in the animal-studded comedy lands on June 8, 2012.
The 2005 video game adaptation “Doom” won’t be the last time you’ll see the BFG in theaters. What’s Playing reports that Universal is contemplating a “Doom” reboot, thanks largely to Paramount’s success with “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” The studio is reportedly seeking screenwriters as we speak.
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