Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Seth Rogen to preview The Other Guys and 3D scenes from The Green Hornet for fans at SDCC

Sony Pictures is previewing its action comedies The Other Guys and The Green Hornet in Hall H, in a separate presentation this year at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. First on the massive Hall H stage will be The Other Guys – NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are ….

Sony Pictures to present first look at sci-fi thriller Battle: Los Angeles at Comic-Con 2010

Sony Pictures will preview the sci-fi action thriller Battle: Los Angeles at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, featuring Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Neal Moritz and director Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). Battle: Los Angeles – which hits theaters on March 11, 2011 – begins when unknown forces suddenly and mercilessly attack the City ….

Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet to be released in IMAX 3D

IMAX and Sony Pictures announced today that The Green Hornet, the adaptation of the radio and television masked superhero character will be released to IMAX theatres, simultaneously with the film’s wide domestic 2D and 3D release on January 14, 2011. The film will be digitally re-mastered into the The IMAX Experience and presented in IMAX ….

Invincible director set to helm XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Ericson Core (Invincible) is set to direct XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Columbia Picture’s third installment in the action franchise, with Neal Moritz and Joe Roth attached to produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vin Diesel will return to the titular role of the rogue extreme sports athlete-turned-government agent, which he originated in the ….

Criminal Macabre comic headed to big screen

Universal Pictures has nabbed feature film rights to the Dark Horse comic miniseries Criminal Macabre, created by 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles, according to Variety. Kyle Ward (3 Rounds, Fiasco Heights) is currently writing the screenplay. Criminal Macabre follows a supernatural detective who doubles as a hitman, taking out all the vampires, ghosts ….

Total Recall ‘will be back’ – for a remake

Speaking of Philip K. Dick adaptations, the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie Total Recall, is getting a remake. Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films co. are in final negotiations to develop a contemporary version of the Paul Verhoeven cult classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original film was based on the Philip ….

Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry to direct Green Hornet?

Yup, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Michel Gondry – who directed indie faves Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind – is apparently in deep discussions to direct The Green Hornet for Columbia, with Seth Rogen starring as the crime-fighting vigilante hero. Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) was ….

Afterburn film adaptation heats up

Matt Johnson, who wrote the action films Torque and Into the Blue, has been attached to adapt the comic Afterburn for Relativity Media. The film is being produced by uber-producer Neal Moritz and actor Toby Maguire. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter. Afterburn, a sci-fi adventure based on books published by Red 5 Comics, ….

August to pen Preacher adaptation and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

Writer John August has scored two high profile projects, that will see him working with directors Tim Burton and Sam Mendes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s been contracted to write the comic book adaptation of Preacher for Mendes, and then the comedic horror Frankenweenie for Burton. Frankenweenie is based on a short film Burton ….

Chainsaw Massacre director to helm big-budget sci-fi invasion flick

Jonathan Liebesman, director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Darkness Falls, is in negotiations to direct Battle: Los Angeles, a sci-fi action film that Neal Moritz is producing for Columbia Pictures. According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Battle: Los Angeles revolves around a Marine platoon’s encounter with an alien invasion on the ….