Superman joins ‘Chuck’, Avatar tickets, Heathers remake, XXX 3, Bioshock get directors


Zachary Levi as ChuckThis may sound like the plot to ‘Superman 3’ but ‘Superman Returns’ star Brandon Routh is joining NBC’s ‘Chuck’ for a multi-episode arc. (EW)

Steven Spielberg may direct David Koepp adaptation of Michael Crichton’s adventure novel ‘Pirate Latitudes’. (Hollywood Reporter)

‘Avatar’ Imax tickets on sale for December release. (Variety)

‘Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively joins Ben Affleck’s crime thriller ‘The Town’. (Hollywood Reporter)

VH1 killer strikes again: ‘I Love Money 3’ DOA. (USA Today)

Vin Diesel will be reprising role in ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’ with new director. (Yahoo News)

Oprah Winfrey will announce upcoming Book Club pick September 18th. (Twitter)

Rosario Dawson joins ‘Unstoppable’ alongside Denzel Washington. (Variety)

Kim Kardashian launching new “public relations” reality series. (Yahoo TV)

Hayden Christensen set to star in indie thriller ‘Vanishing on Seventh Street’. (Hollywood Reporter)

Chris Brown has to stay away from Rihanna for five years. (TMZ)

Michael Bay might direct James Frey’s novel ‘I Am Number 4’. (Variety)

‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ Summer Glau to reunite with Joss Whedon in Dollhouse. (Yahoo TV)

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in talks to direct ‘Bioshock’ game adaptation. (Variety)

A&E picks up series about the Jackson brothers. (LA Times)

Winona Ryder’s 1989 dark comedy ‘Heathers’ is being adapted for TV. (Variety)

MTV is developing a stateside version of the U.K. series ‘Skins’ (THR Feed)

Billy Bob Thornton to star in boxing drama ‘Pound for Pound’. (Hollywood Reporter)

‘Star Trek’s Karl Urban has signed on to play the villain in ‘Priest’. (Hollywood Reporter)

‘Milk’ helmer Gus van Sant in negotiations to direct love story ‘Restless’. (Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Milla Jovovich marries ‘Resident Evil’ director Paul W.S. Anderson. (People)

Megan Fox to host SNL season premiere. (TV Guide)

Joan Jett’s former bandmate haults ‘The Runaways’ biopic. (NY Post)

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