End of Week Recap: J.Lo's 'Carmen San Diego,' Scorsese's 3D Movie List and Peter Jackson's 4th 'Hobbit' Production Diary

A little bit of everything this week, with more threequels getting greenlit, Steve Carell attaching himself to almost every comedy under the sun, Sony planning to bring us a live-action 3D Popeye movie and J.Lo teaming with Walden Media to produce a big screen Where in the World in Carmen San Diego? Also, new trailers for American Reunion, Mission: Impossible, 21 Jump Street and Underworld. All this and more as we "fall back" on the weekend in movies (and yes, that was a not-so-subtle reminder to wind your clocks back Sunday night).

 
News
 
 
Donde esta Carmen San Diego? Walden Media and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up to bring us a big screen version of Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego. At this point, Lopez is only attached as producer, though Walden Media would like her to star in the movie that's being described as National Treasure meets The Thomas Crowne Affair.
 
Not only has the official title for the new James Bond movie been revealed, but director Sam Mendes offered up some plot details and cleared up some early rumors about Bond Girls and who is playing Moneypenny.
 
Casa de mi Padre, the comedy starring a Spanish-speaking Will Ferrell has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Pantelion. No specific release date has been set yet, but you can watch the trailer here.
 
Steve Carell adds two more movies to his slate of upcoming features. First, the action comedy Conviction said to contain a plot similar to 48 Hrs. and Dogs of Babel, helmed by Once director John Carney.
 
The Titans shall clash a third time. Even though Wrath of the Titans (aka Clash of the Titans 2) won't be in theaters until March 30, 2012, Warner Bros. is moving forward with plans for a third movie, bringing on a pair of writers to draft a treatment.
 
Amanda Seyfried is in talks to portray adult film star Linda Lovelace. Not to be confused with Inferno, the biopic that once had Lindsay Lohan attached before Malin Akerman stepped in for the troubled star. Seyfried's portrayal would be for a film adaptation of Eric Danville's book, The Complete Linda Lovelace.
 
 
An unlikely trio of actresses are in talks to join James Franco in Spring Breakers, a new movie from indie film director Harmony Korine. The trio – Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez – would star as three of the four college girls who rob a restaurant to pay for their spring break vacation.
 
Taylor Lautner has optioned a nonfiction New Yorker article with plans to star and produce the film. Gus Van Sant is said to be in talks for the directing gig.
 
Bill Paxton is set to direct a big screen adaptation of the 1970's TV classic, Kung Fu.
 
Ricky Gervais is rumored to be possibly hosting The Golden Globes in January. It would be his third time hosting. After the fall out from this year's Globes, do you want him to host again? Right now, 81% of you have voted, "Yes."
 
Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi and James Gandolfini have joined the cast of magician comedy Burt Wonderstone. The movie, headlined by Jim Carrey and, yep, Steve Carell, tells the story of a Las Vegas magician whose partner (Buscemi) is injured during a dangerous trick. Wonderstone (Carell) then competes with Carrey's street magician to try and deliver a happy ending.
 
The American Film Institute announced that The Adventures of Tintin will serve as their closing night presentation on November 10. Tintin has already opened in 19 international markets and has amassed $56 million.
 
Justin Timberlake has been offered the lead role in the Coen Bros. upcoming period movie Inside Llewelyn Davis, set in the early ‘60s folk music scene. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman have already joined the cast.
Academy Award-nominated actress Doris Day will receive Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. Day is best known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk co-starring Rock Hudson and Calamity Jane.
 
Hilary Swank has fired her manager and her PR company, 42West, after receiving heavy criticism for making a paid appearance at the birthday party for Chechan President Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov is accused of brutal human rights violations including torture, kidnapping and murder.
 
During an appearance at Long Beach Comic Con, Iron Man 3 director Shane Black shared his thoughts on the upcoming threequel, the long-gestating Death Note adaptation and turning The Long Kiss Good Night into a cable TV series.
 
Universal has begun filming a movie currently known as Untitled Werewolf Thriller, though speculation abounds that this could be a sequel to The Wolfman.
 
Bill Murray continues to ignore The Ghostbusters 3 script, instead opting to star in Roman Coppola's movie that features Charlie Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patricia Arquette and Jason Schwartzman.
 
Speaking of which, for those who are eager to see what Charlie Sheen is up to on a Friday night, tune in to his Twitter account where he'll be tweeting a "new pic every hour!" from the set of Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. I hope they shorten that title.
 
James Mangold shed some light on The Wolverine, the sequel to the 2009 X-Men origins film about the hot-tempered adamantium mutant. Mangold summed the movie up as a Japanese Yakuza foreign character study in the vein of Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales and Roman Polanski's Chinatown.
 
A bizarre story has surfaced about a man who murdered his wife because she broke his Star Wars toys. He then ran to his mom's house and complained that his wife was, "going to make his life a living hell."
 
Porky's star Wyatt Knight committed suicide to avoid the pain he would face from intense cancer treatments.
 
Sony has hired the writers of that breakout summer hit Smurfs (it's grossed a mind-boggling $551 million worldwide) to pen a live-action 3D Popeye movie. To quote the spinach-loving sailor with freakishly deformed forearms, "That's all I can stand, I can't stands no more!"
 
Martin Scorsese unveiled a list of 3D movies that he made his cast and crew from Hugo watch. Note, only Scorsese's 3D movie list would look like this.
 
Andy Serkis and FOX have come to an agreement, with the actor signing a, "healthy seven-figure deal," for more Apes movies. FOX will also launch an Oscar campaign on behalf of Serkis for The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
 
Veteran Oscar telecast producer Gil Cates has died.
 
 
Pics & Posters
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows character posters were premiered by Yahoo this week. Click the images for larger versions.
 
 
 
Like it or not, the third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie is mere months away and as such, character posters featuring Alvin, Simon and Theodore have been unveiled.
 
 
 
The Twilight trio dipped their hands and shoes in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater on Thursday.
 
 
The first look at Bill Murray as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was unveiled today.
 
 
Here are a couple of first-look pics of Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations.
 
 
 
Keeping the theme of first looks rolling, here's a glimpse at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises.
 
 
Batman really let himself go.
 
 
Fantasy vs. Reality
 
 
The Joker strikes again
 
 
A special edition Clerks poster
 
 
Mortal Pizza
 
 
The resemblance is uncanny
 
 
E.T. reminds you to buckle up
 
 
Ten ways your life would be different if it were a Disney movie via Pleated-Jeans. The first pic is below.
 
 
Party Animal 
 
 
Rainn Wilson just paid this guy's rent
 
 
The Evil Dead Reboot logo was unveiled this week.
 
 
The Flintstones hit the drive-thru
 
 
X-Men Bathroom
 
 
Oh Tumblr, the things that end up on your site. Gary Oldman and 12-year-old Natalie Portman on the set of Leon: The Professional.
 
 
 
Videos & Trailers
 
Wanderlust
 

 
Safe House
 

 
21 Jump Street Green-Band
 

 
Underworld: Awakening
 

 
We Bought A Zoo
 

 
Project X
 

 
American Reunion
 

 
Innkeepers
 

 
Paranorman
 

 
Roadie
 

 
The Lorax
 

 
Louis CK Punches His Dog Back to Life
 

 

Failing American History with Kirk Cameron  

 
The viral video that can only be described as… Napoleon Dynamite 2?
 

 
Peter Jackson's Hobbit Production Diary #4
 

 
Shia LaBeouf's short film Maniac starring Kid Cudi. Warning: Viewer discretion advised due to graphic, disturbing violence.
 

 
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