'They Lives' Will Live Again Through Matt Reeves, and More

April 11, 2011

- Let Me In director Matt Reeves is adapting a new take on the Ray Nelson short story 8 O'Clock in the Morning that he says will be less of a satire than John Carpenter's 1988 adaptation, They Live. I fear that means less of a Rowdy Roddy Piper vehicle, also.

- Blur Studio visual effects head Tim Miller will be making his feature debut directing Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, hopefully taking the X-Men Origins: Wolverine-debuted character in a new direction where he's less idiotic. And a direction wherein there's a lot of CGI, probably.

- Also in Ryan Reynolds news: Remember how Zach Galifianakis was going to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.? Well, now he's departed the project, leaving behind only a few wiry auburn hairs and the fading spirit of overweight naïveté.

- That computer-animated bird movie hasn't yet opened in the U.S., but already Rio made $55 million this weekend abroad, so expect some sequels/Angry Birds promotional levels.

- Willem Dafoe is in talks to play Sheriff Wyatt Porter in Stephen Sommers' adaptation of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas, thus making Odd Thomas himself seem that much less odd.

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