Jason Statham Speeds To ‘Fast And Furious’?

“The Transporter” is about to show off his driving skills in a brand new franchise.

Twitch reports the rumor that Universal Pictures is in preliminary talks with Jason Statham to have him come on board the next “Fast and the Furious” film. There’s also a possibility that the movies will return to Europe to begin shooting back-to-back in 2012. All conjecture for now, but if true, what do you think of Statham joining Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the “Furious” gang?

Check out the rest of today’s film news after the jump!

“Ghost Protocol” Gets An IMAX Poster
It seems fitting that the new “Mission: Impossible — Ghost ProtocolIMAX poster is as high-def as the movie is going to look on that extra-big screen. Even better than the gravity-defying poster is the news that “Ghost Protocol” is going to open in IMAX a full five days before its Dec. 21 wide release date. That means you’ll get to see Tom Cruise return to his Ethan Hunt roots on Dec. 16, as long as you’re up for paying the extra chunk of change for an IMAX ticket.

Disney Reopens The Vault For Four New Classics In 3D
If you’ve been keeping up with box office numbers over the past few weeks, then you’ll know that “The Lion King 3D” has been a sweeping success for Disney. The classic has racked up over $80 million domestically so far. That measure of profit has convinced Disney to pull four more of their classics out of the vault and rereleasing them in 3D, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Keep an eye out for “Beauty and the Beast” on January 13, 2012, “Finding Nemo” on September 14, 2012, “Monsters, Inc.” on January 18, 2013 and “The Little Mermaid” on September 13, 2013.

Kiefer Sutherland Says “24” Script On Its Way
Good news comes to those who wait. That must be the reason that both the “Arrested Development” and “24” movies have been confirmed this week. In an interview with The Telgraph, Kiefer Sutherland says the “24” films is definitely being made. “We are coming very close to having a finished script,” he explained. “We were originally trying to make it too big and put too much into it – but once we relaxed, we found out how to tell that story. So yes we definitely do plan on making the film.”

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” To Float On
There’s plenty of good news hitting the web about Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah.” Deadline has learned that Paramount and New Regency are partnering up on the project to give it the major financial backing that it needs. According to Collider, Christian Bale is interested in playing the titular character, best known for his arc-building skills.

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