'Paul' Poster Leaves Simon Pegg in Awe Over Light Source, Muppets Cameos, and Other Things

November 16, 2010

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- If you want to be surprised by all the celebrity cameos in the new Muppets movie, stop reading this, because I'm about to tell you that Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme will join Zach Galianakis and others in the film. Pray Van Damme's part doesn't require him to dance with Miss Piggy.

- Gerard Butler is in talks to join Afterburn, Antoine Fuqua's adaptation of the post-apocalyptic comic published by Red 5. Gerard would reportedly play one of many rival treasure hunters scavenging the ravaged Earth for famous artwork and similar valuables. Then, in the sequel, they'll gather all the found artifacts into a museum, only to have the items magically come to life to the frustration of now-security guard Gerard Butler.

- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been hired to do a re-write on Neighborhood Watch, Fox's film concerning a group of dads who form a fake, fraternal neighborhood watch organization as an excuse to spend more time with "the guys"; things get wacky when the group somehow "uncovers a plot bent on destroying the world." I'm assuming it's rights issues keeping this from being called Wild Hogs 2: Neighborhood Watch.

- Finally: remember how I mentioned affable screenwriter Mike White might direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the film that will finally consider what happens if we add wacky things to classic literature? Well, he is.

(Poster from Empire.)

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