News Shorts: November 16th 2008

Set photos of Mel Gibson shooting Edge of Darkness along with John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the set of From Paris With Love.

“The next ‘Futurama’ direct-to-DVD film, “Into the Wild Green Yonder”, will feature none other than ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth McFarlane…” (full details)

“Colin Trevorrow will adapt Scott Christian Sava’s graphic novel “Pet Robots” for Walt Disney Pictures. The high-tech comedy follows four students who get lost on a field trip at a toy company and bond with four military robots. Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce…” (full details)

“28 Days Later” director Danny Boyle has expressed interest in directing the third installment of the franchise: “I’d certainly like to. I feel the idea is quite a strong idea, and it could well involve directing it. Yeah, absolutely”…” (full details)

“Ennio Morricone has apparently agreed to score Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, a surprising change from previous Tarantino films which have generally used pre-existing songs for their scores…” (full details)

“Hilary Duff has signed a deal with NBC to star in a new series. Under the terms of the one-year talent and development deal, the network will develop a show starring Duff; the actress will also be tapped to guest star in various current NBC shows…” (full details)

“Pamela Anderson will make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of NBC’s freshman comedy series “Kath & Kim,” playing herself in a scene with celebrity-gossip obsessed characters Kath (Molly Shannon) and Kim (Selma Blair)…” (full details)

“Musician John Mayer will host a weekly variety show for CBS that could start as early as February. The format will be a music, variety and sketch show in the ’60s mold…” (full details)

“Dexter star Julie Benz has officially joined the cast of Troy Duffy’s “Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day”. Julie plays Unis Bloom, Paul Smecker’s (played by Willem Dafoe in the original film) protege…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company (TWC) have partnered with Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, and their managers Ben Feigin and Josh Klein to produce a concert movie to memorialize the comic duo’s reunion and first tour together in 25 years. The feature-length program, which will portray a live concert experience of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour, is expected to make a major TV premiere, followed by the DVD release…” (full details)

“‘It doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to do it ever, but as of right now, he doesn’t.’ says a slightly too optimistic Joel Silver about Mel Gibson returning to do a fifth ‘Lethal Weapon’…” (full details)