Scoop This: 'Smurfs' Go 3D, Ricky Gervais Invents Lying and 'Transformers' Writers Obtain a 'License to Steal'

Yes, in case you're not already aware (and you so totally should be!), The Smurfs will be the next piece of your childhood to get the big-screen treatment in a film set to hit theaters on December 17, 2010.

While plot and casting details are currently under wraps (John Lithgow is rumored to have a role), Coming Soon has learned that the part-live-action, part-CG film will arrive in 3D. The Smurfs in 3D? My 10-year-old self is jumping for absolute joy!

Ricky Gervais Invents Lying in New Trailer

 

What if the act of lying was never invented? What if everyone in the world just naturally told the truth? With me on this? Now what if some guy (played by Ricky Gervais) accidentally lied one day, and then began to use this newfound art form to his advantage? That's the premise behind Gervais' new film The Invention of Lying, which boasts a fairly incredible cast of funny people, including Gervais, Jonah Hill, Patrick Stewart, Louis C.K., John Hodgman, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jason Bateman.

Trust me on this one: I'm not lying when I say this looks pretty fantastic. The film (which was written and directed by Gervais) arrives in theaters on September 25th. Watch the trailer here and let us know what you think.

'Transformers' and 'Star Trek' Writers Obtain a 'License to Steal'

Some claim Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (aka the writers behind Transformers and Star Trek) are Gods, while others say they're just two screenwriters who got lucky with a few scripts that weren't really that good. Nevertheless, their movies are making tons and tons of money, and so folks are attaching them to just about everything these days – as writers, as producers, as guys who are friends with the cousin of the director … if they're anywhere near a project, you bet their names will be attached.

Their latest, according to Variety, Paramount has paid seven figures for a script that hasn't been written yet, but is based in part on a Salon.com article about the high-end repo business where agents "travel all the world to reclaim play toys including private jets and speedboats." Kurtzman and Orci have come on as producers, while Shane Salerno will write the script. The movie is being described as a "lighthearted action movie that's fun and topical." No word on director, casting or a release date.

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