Iron Man 3 Nabs a Writer
Scoop This: Iron Man 3, Dark Shadows and Steve Carell Teams with Keira Knightley
Those following Iron Man 3 are aware that Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is directing, and since he’s a very prolific writer it was assumed that he’d be writing the script too. Not the case, it seems, as Deadline tells us Drew Pearce (who wrote the script for Marvel’s Runaway) will write Iron Man 3 instead of Black, though the latter will definitely have input. Seems like a smart move to make since Pearce has a background in writing about Marvel properties, and also because it takes some pressure off Black, allowing him to focus on being a better director. Thoughts?
Chloe Moretz Joins Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows
While some thought she was going to The Hunger Games, Chloe Moretz has instead signed onto another high-profile project: Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. In the film, which is inspired by the 60s sci-fi soap opera, Moretz will play the daughter of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer). Moretz is diggin’ the genre fare after making a name for herself as a superhero assassin in Kick-Ass and a blood-thirsty vampire in Let Me In. No word on what sort of crazy stuff they’ll have her doing this time around, but we dig this up-and-comer and look forward to seeing her team up with Tim Burton’s wildly creative imagination.
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley to Team on Apocalyptic Rom-Com
What would you do if you knew a meteor was going to end the world as you know it? Would you travel across the country to be with your high school sweetheart? That’s what Steve Carell may do, having signed on to A Friend For The End of the World, which marks the directorial debut of Lorene Scafaria (who also wrote). Carell plays a man whose wife bails in a panic after learning the world is about to end. After his high school sweetheart writes to say that she’d like to spend the end with him, he teams up with his next-door neighbor (Keira Knightley) on a road trip to find love before the end of the world.
Sounds pretty sweet, and it’ll be nice to see Knightley in something that isn’t some stuffy period piece. What do you think?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.