Director Tom Hooper Was Offered Iron Man 3, and 7 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

tom_hooper_getty_225.jpgAlso in this Thursday edition of The Broadsheet: Tom Hanks will kick-off Oscar night... two early '90s neo-classics will get the remake treatment... Kristin Davis isn't interested in seeing a Sex and the City prequel... and more ahead.

· It's the question that will remain unanswered for the rest of time: Just what would Tony Stark have looked like shot through a fish-eye lens? According to the Los Angeles Times, Oscar front-runner Tom Hooper was offered the director's chair for Iron Man 3, but turned it down to the delight of then-hired Shane Black. The in-demand Hooper was also apparently offered a remake of Les Miserables, but hasn't yet made a decision about that film. [LAT/24 Frames]

· Cross Tom Hanks off the list of possible Best Picture presenters at the Oscars. Deadline's Pete Hammond reports that Hanks will present Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction when the ceremonies kick off on Sunday night. Aaron Rodgers and the cast of Glee, there's still hope for you yet! [Deadline]

· Warner Bros. is really testing that "I will always love you" thing. The studio is planning a remake of The Bodyguard. Why don't they just combine this with the Clint Eastwood remake of A Star is Born, and kill two birds with one stone? [Variety]

· In somewhat happier remake news: Movieline hero Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation) is writing the script for Paramount's Soapdish remake. Can we just all agree that the original cast -- which includes Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue and Cathy Moriarty -- should reprise their roles? [THR]

· It looks like Kristin Davis isn't interested in seeing that imaginary Sex and the City prequel anymore than you are. "Not so into the prequel movie," Davis told E! Online. "[W]e've discussed our history in the show already so for all of our fervent fans who listen to what we say, why would we rewrite that? And then have like different people with our names? It's kind of freaky." [E!]

· Firefly fans don't die; they take to the Internet to raise money to buy the rights to their beloved-but-canceled series. Veronica Mars fans, take note. [Cinema Blend]

· Kiss Paul Rudd, he's Irish! He'll be named an Honorary Irishman at the Oscar Wilde Awards. [Variety]

· She's not a witch, but she might go dancing: Christine O'Donnell says she's been asked to be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. [Daily Mail]



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