Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) has been tapped to direct Wolverine, the X-Men prequel chronicling the origins of Hugh Jackman's character. David Benioff penned the screenplay.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter, Knocked Up's Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are in final talks to cowrite and coproduce a big-screen take on The Green Hornet, with Rogen playing the lead. Yeah, you read that last part right.... Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Alan Rickman and Chris Pine are in for some Bottle Shock, an indie drama about the birth of the Napa Valley wine biz.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Alan Rickman (Smallville Die Hard) has been cast as Judge Turpin opposite Johnny Depp's titular barber in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd adaptation.... Per Variety, now that Steven Spielberg has prioritized Indiana Jones 4 over his Abe Lincoln biopic, Liam Neeson will while away the delay by playing a Civil War soldier whose daughter is kidnapped by slave masters in Taken.
OK, I know it's Dana Delany, but I think that given her obsessive collecting of files and other tin-foil-hat doings, we're not dealing with the compassionate Colleen McMurphy here. But before I'm proved right (with the hostage taking) and wrong (about the conspiracy-nut angle — she was actually correct about Adama having a Cylon onboard), we get to see poor Billy proposing to Dee, only to have his heart ripped out. It obviously tears her up inside, though, since she immediately dolls up and tells Apollo all about it over a romantic dinner on Cloud Nine.
Then everything goes Die Hard, with Delany's bitter widow, Sesha