No More Nic Cage – The Green Hornet is currently in production (we showed you images yesterday), but they'll have to get on for a little while without their lead villain since Nicolas Cage will not be playing the role. No word on who they'll cast, though I'm personally happy to not see Cage over-acting the crap out of a role in what I hope will turn out to be a very cool and quirky comic adaptation. [Hollywood Reporter]
Quick Hits: 'Green Hornet', 'Ant-Man', Viggo Quits Acting and More!
Ant-Man to Pixar a No Go – The other day we told you how there was an outside chance Pixar would pick up Ant-Man as their first Marvel-related project following the mega merger between Disney and Marvel. Not so fast says writer-director Edgar Wright, who's been attached to Ant-Man for years now. He told CHUD that the Pixar news is premature, that he's still very much involved in Ant-Man and he intends to make a live-action version of it sometime soon. [CHUD]
Viggo Quits – Another day and another great actor threatens to quit acting. I'd hate to lose Viggo Mortensen, who's great in pretty much everything he does, but his latest quote in Mens Journal isn't all too inspiring. He says, "I have no plans to do another movie. I don't know what's going to happen. I'm open to seeing how I feel in a while, but right now I'm not saying yes to anything. My agent is like, 'Well, if you don't do anything, people will forget about you...' I just feel like I've taken on too much for a while."
'Up in the Air' Trailer – The first trailer for the much buzzed-about Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) flick Up in the Air has arrived online over at Slashfilm, and it features one of those "What Does It All Mean" monologues from George Clooney intertwined with random shots of airports and business meetings. Oscar season here we come! [Slashfilm]
Bourne Out of Ideas – Though the studio desperately wants to continue the Jason Bourne franchise with Matt Damon in the leading role, it appears as if they just can't figure out an original way to bring the character back. According to Damon, they're still waiting on the right script because, as he puts it, "you can't see the guy saying "I don't remember" any more, because he's lost and regained his memory three times already!" The fourth installment was originally slated to hit theaters in 2010 or 2011, but unless anyone has any fresh ideas, that may not be happening. [Empire]
Princess and the Trailer – There's a new trailer for The Princess and the Frog, which boasts Disney's return to 2D animation, over on Yahoo. Definitely a nostalgic feel to this preview, which looks fun, lively and within the realm of other Disney classics. Watch it over at Yahoo.
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