Quick News: Beach, Wildlife, Larry, Tesla, Incredibles

The Beach Bum
The first set photos are online of actor Zac Efron’s wild new look in “Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine’s already shot new film “The Beach Bum” which has yet to set a release date. Matthew McConaughey plays a rebellious stoner named Moondog who lives life by his own rules. Efron will play a character called ‘Flicker’. [Source: Twitter]

IFC Films has nabbed North American rights to Paul Dano’s directorial debut “Wildlife” which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Dano and Zoe Kazan adapted the script.

Based on a Richard Ford short story of the same name, the story follows the collapse of a marriage in 1960s Montana – as seen through the eyes of the couple’s 14-year-old son (Ed Oxenbould). Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal play the couple. [Source: Variety]

Amblin Partners has acquired the rights to adapt filmmaker Jacob Chase’s horror short “Larry” into a feature-length movie. Chase will write and direct the new version, while Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce.

The story follows Larry, a terrifying monster who manifests through high-tech devices like smartphones and other screen devices. The film adds in the story line of a troubled young boy who creates the monster from his own nightmares. [Source: Deadline]

Ethan Hawke is set to star as Nikolai Tesla, the famed inventor, in the biopic “Tesla” for Millennium Media. Michael Almereyda (“Hamlet,” “Cymbelie”) will direct the project and production is scheduled to commence in spring in upstate New York.

“Tesla” will chart inventor and electrical engineering pioneer Nikola Tesla’s life and career, spanning his invention of the AC motor, famed rivalry with Thomas Edison, and his relationship with J.P. Morgan’s daughter, Anne. Uri Singer and Isen Robbins are producing. [Source: Screen]

The Incredibles 2
Disney•Pixar has released a new poster for this Summer’s “The Incredibles” sequel, this one-sheet arriving two days before a promised special look at the movie during the Winter Olympics coverage on Wednesday February 14th. Brad Bird is back in the director seat for the sequel to the hit 2004 animated superhero movie, the new one opening in cinemas on June 15th.