News Roundup – May 27, 2009
Seth Rogen will voice the title character ‘Paul’, an escaped alien, in Simon Pegg’s new movie. The road trip comedy stars Pegg and frequent co-star Nick Frost. Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch have also been added to the cast. Greg Mottola (Adventureland, Superbad) will direct.
Walt Disney is ready to relaunch ‘Flight of the Navigator.’ The studio has hired screenwriter Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) to pen the remake. The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened.
Al Pacino is in negotiations to star in ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ an HBO Films biopic about Dr. Jack Kevorkian that Barry Levinson (What Just Happened) will direct. Kevorkian, also known as Dr. Death, assisted in more than 150 cases of suicide.
Dr. Who’s police box might be hitting the big screen. According to Empire online the BBC confirms a script is in development for a ‘Dr. Who’ movie.
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ claimed “Into every generation a Slayer is born,” but I don’t think fans really want a “Slayer” if she isn’t Sarah Michelle Gellar. Two executive producers of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ want to return the character to the big screen without the involvement of the shows original cast and character creator Joss Whedon. The proposed film has not been setup with any studios as of yet.