Zombieland, Jackass Sequels Join the 3-D Ranks
· A new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers asserts that growth in the 3-D sector will be limited over the next five years to genres such as science fiction, horror and concert films. Fittingly, word has emerged that forthcoming sequels to Zombieland and Jackass will be produced and distributed in 3-D, affirming Hollywood's prudence in both rolling out the expensive technology on profitable films and guaranteeing that stunt-driven projectile vomiting/scrotum stapling is depicted with all the cutting-edge veracity it deserves. [Variety]
The Bourne trilogy makes a technological leap of its own, Summit Entertainment sprinkles around some hard-earned Twilight cash, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Enjoying its current run as perhaps the most profitable studio in town, Summit Entertainment has dropped a few bucks acquiring the enviro-sci-fi spec Invasion and the comic-book adaptation Alibi, about a socialite whose busy public calendar establishes an alibi while his secret twin brother goes tear-assing around as a government assassin. A Summit-structured love triangle will likely follow, and we'll be folding this film's EW spread into some kind of incestuous, homoerotic tableau by the end of 2012. [Variety, Variety]
· Even though director Keith Arem's video game Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare has made $3 billion -- probably more than enough to parachute into Bourne flipper-disc territory with his feature debut -- he'll take on the viral-pandemic action-drama Frost Road instead. [THR]
· Congratulations to Norman Jewison, the Oscar-winning director of In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, and Moonstruck who'll finally be recognized with the DGA's lifetime achievement prize on Jan. 30. [THR]