Hollywood Ink: Emile Hirsch Getting Paid by the Hour
· Logan Lerman may or may not be your next Spider-Man, but another hero altogether has definitely been conceived inside Mother Russia: Emile Hirsch has committed to The Darkest Hour, the Timur Bekmambetov-produced, Chris Gorak-directed supernatural thriller about a group of young American travelers attempting to outlast an alien invasion. Olivia Thirlby was announced last week for the project. Hot tip for the producers: Take refuge in one of those classic Soviet-era "science cities" as reported in Sunday's NYT; it could save you a bundle on production design. [Variety]
The He-Man revival inches closer to reality, Summit options yet another book series for the screen, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· The Masters of the Universe franchise that fell through at Warners has wound up at Sony, which has hired Predators writers Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to crank out a script. Hypersensitive toy giant Mattel has final story approval, so don't get your hopes up for the campy, vaguely homoerotic action-fantasy romp that has come to dominate your most beloved memories of the property over the years. Also: No truth to the rumor that Logan Lerman is in preliminary talks to play He-Man. [THR]
· Novelist Andrew Klavan has sold movie rights to his book series Homelanders to Summit Entertainment. As the millionth writer to offload a young-adult franchise prospect to the House That Twilight Built, Klavan wins a New Moon DVD signed by the principal cast and honorary enshrinement in the "Who Will Direct Breaking Dawn?" talent pool. [THR]
· Speaking of Summit: Make sure you submit The Ghost Writer for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards by the recently announced Nov. 5 deadline. The same goes for the rest of you as well. [THR]