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Bill Murray may star as Roosevelt as spirit of The King’s Speech lives on

The legacy of The King’s Speech lives on: King George VI and his wife are to make a return to the big screen in Hyde Park on the Hudson, an adaptation of a BBC radio play, directed by Roger Michell. The main focus of the story is the love affair between US president Franklin D Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, which comes to a head in June 1939, when the American leader was visited at his upstate New York cottage by Bertie and Elizabeth. Michell is reportedly courting Bill Murray to star as FDR.

Read more at: www.guardian.co.uk


Lucas: 3D is the new colour

Star Wars creator George Lucas says 3D film-making will eventually take over at the cinema in the way colour replaced black and white. Lucas and fellow technology pioneers James Cameron, the maker of ‘Avatar’, and DreamWorks Animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg pointed out that digital film-making was only in its infancy but would bring vast improvements to how movies were made and seen.

Read more at www.irishexaminer.com

BFC to run under Film London

As Film London, the U.K. capital’s film and media agency, gears up to take on the shuttered U.K. Film Council’s role of encouraging investment in the British film biz, it has unveiled a new strategy to manage the duty. The British Film Commission, which worked under the UKFC to bring foreign industryites and studios to shoot in the U.K., will now operate under Film London.

Read more at www.variety.com

‘The Governator’ is back

With his years as California governor behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger could return to his acting career with a new animated TV series. The planned action-comedy cartoon is called The Governator, according to A Squared Entertainment, a partner in the venture. It will focus on a superhero living a double life as an ordinary family man and Terminator star Schwarzenegger will provide the voice of the title character.

Read more at www.irishexaminer.com

Parallel Supermen In The Works?

Hot on the heels of the Batman Rebooted story, and the news that DC honcho Jeff Robinov plans to have a Justice League movie up and running for a 2013 release, comes this intriguing nugget from new Superman director Zack Snyder. Heyuguys scooped the scoop from the red carpet at the UK Sucker Punch premier. Asking Snyder how his and Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent would fit in the JLA, the simple response was ‘He doesn’t. What I’m doing with Superman is like what Chris Nolan did with Batman,’ quoth Snyder, ‘and what they’ll do with Justice League will be its own thing, with its own Batman and its own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie, and they’ll kinda get to do it twice, which is kinda cool…’

Read more at www.empireonline.com

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