A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … George Lucas released The Phantom Menace in retrofitted 3D. And it was good. Well, good enough that LucasFilm wants to follow through and deliver 3D versions of the other two films in the prequel trilogy.
The company revealed on Sunday that Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith will be released in 3D back-to-back on Sept. 20, 2013 and Oct. 11, 2013, respectively. It’s believed that we’re also going to get 3D versions of the original Star Wars trilogy, though release dates have not been confirmed. It will be worth it to see A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back on the big screen once again. Are you excited, Jedi warriors? [LucasFilm]
DC Comics – and the company’s future on the silver screen – remain in a state of flux. Over the weekend, Ben Affleck admitted to the Canadian outlet 24 Hours that directing a Justice League movie “sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.”
Affleck’s only confirming what we already knew. His name had been attached to a superhero ensemble at one point, though his reps quickly shot the notion down.
But the following day, reports began to surface that Andy and Lana Wachowski could be the next directing team interested in bringing Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the JLA to life on screen. The siblings helmed the Matrix trilogy, obviously, and circled a Plastic Man movie for years. They are in the Warner fold currently, having co-directed this fall’s Cloud Atlas. Moviehole says the Wachowskis are on a studio wish list for the project. What would you think about handing them the potential blockbuster franchise?
Meanwhile, in Marvel land, spies are snapping photos of the sets that will be used for Thor: The Dark World. [SuperheroHype]
And while we’re sharing set photos, Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed while working on Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Click ComingSoon for more images.
Say Anthing … and Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe will helm an adaptation of David Sheff’s heartbreaking Beautiful Boy, a memoir written by a father coping with his teenage son’s meth addiction. The movie also will pull from the son’s own book, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. Crowe reportedly will direct once he wraps an untitled romantic comedy he’s directing at Sony with Emma Stone. [The Wrap]
IFC reports that Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me posted a staggering $65,000 weekend screening on one screen at the IFC Center in New York City. That gives Birbiglia’s autobiographical comedy the third-best per-screen average of 2012, behind Moonrise Kingdom and Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love. Impressive company to occupy, Mr. Birbiglia.
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin says she shot a cameo for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s new comedy, The Internship. [EW.com]
Finally, Tai Chi 0 is supposedly going to launch an action franchise that mixes martial arts and fantasy. (A sequel, Tai Chi Hero, reportedly is on its way, as well.) The film will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to that, we have a full (and fun) trailer for you: