‘Pottermore': What Is J.K. Rowling’s New ‘Harry Potter’ Project?

You’ve heard about our Harry Potter World Cup tournament by now, right? (If not, go acquaint yourself with the bracket immediately!) As if announcing the competition wasn’t exciting enough on its own, turns out there’s some other big “Potter” news lurking about the blogosphere today.

“Potter” author J.K. Rowling has created Pottermore, a secret new website teasing a special announcement from the writer hitting in just a little less than a week. The title certainly implies that we’re on the cusp of seeing “more ’Potter,'” but Entertainment Weekly reveals that the announcement is “not a new book.” But a new movie, perhaps? Stay with us and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more!

Get the rest of today’s biggest movie news past the jump!

“Expendables” Fly “Con Air”
Looks like Sylvester Stallone has found his “Expendables” director replacement: none other than “Con Air” helmer Simon West, according to Deadline. How long until John Malkovich, Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi join the cast?

“Snow White” Rewritten
Just as Relativity begins production on their “Snow White,” Universal’s version takes something of a pause: Deadline reports that “Snow White and the Huntsman” is undergoing a rewrite courtesy of Hossein Amini.

Affleck’s Next Next
Even as he prepares to start directing “Argo,” Ben Affleck is already lining up a future film. Deadline reports that the “Gone Baby Gone” filmmaker is attached to direct “Tell No One,” a thriller based on Harlan Coben’s novel. Also, if you’re interested in hearing about how Affleck plans to prepare for his hostage thriller “Argo,” well… brace yourselves for something very interesting.

“Uncharted” Courses
Two interesting bits revolving around David O. Russell today. For one, it appears that he might replace Tim Burton as the director of Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent.” For another, he’s explained why he recently left the adaptation of the video game “Uncharted,” something he describes as a creative parting of the ways. Read into that what you like.

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