– Sony will stop paying for 3D glasses in 2012 – a move that will most likely save the studio between $5 and $10 million per blockbuster – and move towards a model where the moviegovers will incur the cost. This is currently common practice in Australia, Spain, Italy and the UK.
– 2008’s Wanted may see a sequel in the not too soon futute as Universal has just hired the original writers to work on the script. The movie has been in development hell and recent news from the project are not all too promising either.
– Actress Susan Sarandon is in talks to star alongside Dwayne “The Rock” johnson in the Snitch, a movie based on true events. Meanwhile, the oscar winner is following current true events by joining the ranks of the Occupy Wallstreet protesters after last week’s 80+ arrests which led to the police using pepper spray on the protesters.
– Hulu, the online streaming service, is for sale and Dish Network have turned out to be the highest bidder with $1.9 billion even though Google bid $4 billion.
– As distribution of content moves from the physical to the intangible Paramount studios restructures and creates a new Home Media Distribution division.
– Kevin Costner pulls out of Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
– Disney is in development of a new female detective movie. This will be the second one after Disney’s acquisition of the rights to Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.
– Roman Polanski apologises to Samantha Greimer, the woman he sexually assualted 33 years ago, in Laurent Bouzereau’s documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir which premiered Tuesday at the Zurich Film Festival.
– Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence premiered last week at the Fantastic Fest in Austin to mixed reivews from the audience. the plot follows a fan of the original movie seeking to create a human centiped of his own with 12 bodies instead of the original’s 3. Filmed in black and white the movie is sure to be gruesome.
– Orlando Bloom’s upcoming drama The Good Doctor, previously rated R, has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA upon appeal by the movie’s producers.
– Joe Jonas, 22, has been accused of plagerising his new music video which appears to be quite similar to the low-budget indie drama For Lovers Only starring Stana Katic.
– Netflix acquires the rights to Tom Fontana’s Borgia, a 15th century crime drama.