Lars Von Trier Will Obstruct Martin Scorsese, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

scorsese-300.jpgAlso in this Friday (woo!) edition of The Broadsheet: The Terminator franchise gets purchased... Legend finds a director... The Three Stooges adds a villain... and more ahead.

· This should be bananas -- provided it actually happens. Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier will team up to direct the long-rumored-and-previously-debunked The Five Obstructions, a follow-up to the 2003 documentary of the same name from Von Trier and director Jorgen Leth. That film focused on Leth's attempts to remake his 1967 short The Perfect Human five times with von Trier providing various "obstructions." What this new incarnation will focus on remains unclear, though you can probably write off Taxi Driver. (Fingers crossed, however, for Von Trier-forced It's Not Just You, Murray!) Expect this to potentially happen after Scorsese shoots the long-gestating film Silence with Daniel Day-Lewis next year. [THR]

· It's official: indie financing queen Megan Ellison has won the rights for the next two films in the Terminator series. [Deadline]

· CBS Films is getting into the YA business. They've tapped Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) to direct Legend, about a futuristic Robin Hood and the teen girl tasked to bringing him down. Marie Lu wrote the source series. [THR]

· The Farrelly Brothers continue to build their cast for The Three Stooges. Craig Bierko is the latest addition, playing -- what else? -- one of the "heavies." [Deadline]

· Let's get some release dates on the calendar! Warner Bros. will release Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth) with Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens on Jan. 27, 2012; the Tim Burton-directed Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp will hit on May 11, 2012; and Rivals (previously Southern Rivals) with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will arrive in theaters on Aug. 10, 2012. [Deadline]

· Congratulations to Movieline hero Kyle Killen. The Beaver screenwriter and Lone Star creator had his new pilot, Awake, picked up by NBC. In other news: Wonder Woman is still dead. [Deadline]



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