Videodrome Rewound


In today's Hollywood Ink ... Universal brings Videodrome into the Blu-ray era ... Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt make it official ... Timothy Olyphant to don a 10-gallon-hat and a badge once again ...

· David Cronenberg's technohorror masterpiece Videodrome will get a remake from Universal. The director is prepping The Matarese Circle for MGM, which is supposed to star Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington, but both actors have committed to other projects first. Would that open up his schedule to direct the update? Or is Universal wanting to go in a less "thinky" direction, hoping instead for a McG retelling that involves a brain-eating-iPhone army. [Variety]

· Maria Bello and Craig T. Nelson have joined Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones in the cast of indie-financed The Company Men, written and directed by ER/West Wing/Southland creator John Wells. [Variety]


· Jon Hamm and much-coveted longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt (writer/director of Kissing Jessica Stein) have collaborated on a production company to develop their own projects, called Points West Pictures. On their slate: an adaptation of Dusty and the Big Bad World, a play that premiered this season at the Denver Center Theatre Company. [THR]

· Tyson earned $85,982 over the weekend, or an impressive $7,817-per-screen average. [Variety]


· Timothy Olyphant will star in FX's Fire in the Hole, a drama pilot based on an Elmore Leonard short story about a U.S. Marshall who returns to his hometown of Kentucky dressed more like a Deadwood sheriff than a modern law enforcer. [THR]

· Warners has bought Odysseus, a spec script by Narnia writer Ann Peacock, about "Greek lit hero and king of Ithaca who returns to his island after 20 years of fighting the Trojan Wars only to find his kingdom under the brutal occupation of an invading force." [Variety]