End of Week Recap: New 'Scarface' Movie, 'Thor 2' Close To Getting Director, 'BTTF' Replica Hoverboards and More!

Happy First Day of Autumn! While Fantastic Fest continues through the weekend and you can follow all the movie madness going down in Austin our Fanboy Fix section and over in the Movies.com Archive. OK, let’s take a look back.

News
 
 
Universal has decided to move forward in bringing us a new Scarface movie. Keeping the backbone of the first two films (the 1932 Howard Hawks version and the 1983 Brian de Palma film), the new Scarface will tell the same rags to riches story of a little man who rises to the top of the crime world. Movie fans have certainly had a lot to say about this proposed third movie along with who they’d like to see play the lead role.
 
Monster director Patty Jenkins is currently in talks with Marvel Films to direct Thor 2. We’ve also learned some of the major plot points for the second movie.
 
Despite global outcry about George Lucas tinkering with the Star Wars franchise, sales for the Blu-Ray version were record-breaking. Find out how much more coin ended up in Lucas’ wallet.
 
Liam Hemsworth, who stars as Gale Hawthorne in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games, is the latest addition to The Expendables 2. No word on if he’s a good guy or villain, though we do know he’s playing a sniper. Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner passed on a chance to be in the sequel.
 
Turns out the Book of Mormon movie isn’t happening after all. Trey Parker says the duo was misquoted in a story where they said they were adapting their Broadway musical for the screen.
 
Abduction director John Singleton is currently working on bringing a biopic of 80’s gangsta rap group N.W.A. to the big screen. He’s been in talks with his Boyz N the Hood star Ice Cube on making it happen.
 
Peter Tolan, creator and writer for the FX television series Rescue Me has turned in a script for a new Baywatch movie, though he admits he’s never watched the show and the script has nothing to do with the original TV series.
 
Blake Lively has been offered the lead role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
 
Evangeline Lilly is concerned that Hobbit purists will hate her role in the upcoming movie.
 
Sheryl Crowe will be writing new songs for the Broadway adaptation of Barry Levinson’s 1982 dramedy Diner.
 
Speaking of musicians, Elton John is teaming up with writer Lee Hall to produce a biopic movie about… Elton John! Titled Rocketman, the movie will piece together key moments in John’s life on his rise to becoming the legendary musician we know today.
 
So you’re a huge Back to the Future fan but you’re bummed you couldn’t get your hands on one of those limited edition Nike Air MAGs? Maybe you didn’t feel like shelling out four grand for a pair of sneakers that don’t even have automatic lacing. What’s the next best thing? How about a replica of the hoverboard from Back to the Future II for $425! While the board doesn’t actually hover, it'd still look pretty cool in that Back to the Future memorabilia room your girlfriend wants to turn into a nursery some day.
 
Disney announced that Avatar Land is coming to Disney World.
 
 
Michelle Rodriguez is set to return to the Resident Evil franchise in Resident Evil: Retribution.
 
You win casting Gods. John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and 50 Cent have all been cast in a serial killer movie called The Frozen Ground.
 
Read Steve Martin’s open letter to Eddie Murphy on hosting the Oscars.
 
Lionsgate launched a Dirty Dancing Facebook game. A Movieline writer plays it so you don’t waste 29 minutes of your life.
 
Bobcat Goldthwaite hates Kim Kardashian and the movie Juno. Find out why.
 
 
Pics
 
We kicked off the week with the exclusive poster premiere for Jackie Chan’s new thriller 1911. Check it out below as well as the English trailer. 1911 arrives in theaters October 7th.
 
 

 
We also revealed a new batch of stills from the fantasy action flick Bunraku starring Josh Hartnett, Gackt, Woody Harrleson and Ron Perlman. Check out the full set here.
 
 
The new poster for Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence was unveiled at Fantastic Fest last night. Check it out below.
 
 
Cool, freaky, weird superhero fetuses. Check out the whole collection and the story behind them.
 
 
New images from the set of Gangster Squad find Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone with an adorable bulldog. View the full set of images here.
 
 
Here’s the poster debut for the much-buzzed about Margaret Thatcher biopic that will probably earn Meryl Streep her 17th Oscar nomination, The Iron Lady.
 
 
Artist Nathan Hallinan  created a super-realistic (and creepy) model of what a Smurf would look like.
 
 
This doesn't really exist.... yet.
 
Check out this massive 43,000 piece LEGO Star Destroyer, measuring 8 feet in length and tipping the scales at 180 pounds. View more images and a video via Geekologie.
 
 
R2D2 Cake! Check out more pics here.
 
 
Since you’ve made it this far down the recap post, take a moment to try and find Waldo and Darth Vader in this back tat.
 
 
 
Videos
 
Yahoo Movies offers up a clip from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Blu-Ray collection featuring Rupert Grint and Emma Watson and their kissing scene. Director David Yates comments, "Emma's very smart. She decided if she was going to avoid 27 takes, she was going to get it right the first tme."
 

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College Humor shows what would have happened in The Dark Knight if the cops sent Batman into the wrong room to interrogate the wrong clown.
 

 
Check out the full story behind the Back to the Future II Nike Air Mags, with a message from Michael J. Fox at the end.
 

 
Tom Selleck’s Mustache + Iconic Movie characters =
 

 
Check out Darth Vader throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Oakland A’s Star Wars Night. Clearly, he wasn’t using The Force.
 

 

Dolphin Tale Cast Interview

Morgan Freeman talks about what drew him to this family movie while Harry Connick Jr. talks about Winter the dolphin and the local aquarium.

 
Trailers
 
 
We got our first look of Clint Eastwood’s biopic of infamous lawman J. Edgar Hoover, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the title role. Looking every bit the Oscar-contender it has been hyped up to be, J. Edgar arrives in theaters December 16th.
 

 
The Grey
 
Liam Neeson leads a bunch of oil men who are stranded in the Alaskan wilderness following a plane crash. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces) pits Nesson and crew against a pack of hungry wolves and frankly, Neeson ain’t about to become dinner. Showcasing those particular set of skills in the frigid wilderness, Neeson looks to lead the men to safety. The Grey lands in theaters January 27th.
 

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A nearly four-minute extended trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo arrived Wednesday. It’s our first chance to hear stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara bring Steig Larsson’s best-selling words to life. And if you're concerned about a four-minute long trailer being too filled with all the best bits of the movie, don't be.  This is an expertly cut together trailer that breezes by without being too heavy on exposition and spoilers.
 

 
 
Sam Worthington stars in the title role as a man who stands on a ledge while his co-horts look to get their money back from swindler Ed Harris. Elizabeth Banks tries to talk him down, er, that is back into the room.
 

 

 

 

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