The above photo shows George Lucas “then and now”. So funny, so sad. [uberpix]
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
Most everyone knows the first two rules of Fight Club, rules 3 through 8… not so much. [graphjam]
Paste Magazine takes a look at the 25 Most Essential Foreign Films.
Michael Cera thinks the Arrested Development movie will happen, but he tells Collider that he doesn’t “think it will happen for awhile.”
The Washington Times has a photo from the Michael Moore teaser trailer stunt we wrote about on Friday.
Final Destination is real? An Italian woman who arrived late for the Air France plane flight that crashed in the Atlantic last week has been killed in a car accident. [timesonline]
Jay Baruchel says that Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse will begin shooting by next year. [MTV]
The other German Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie clip we posted last week is now available in English. [moviechronicles]
How tight is the security on Iron Man 2? Sam Rockwell claims he got the script a week before shooting. [IESB]
Jason Reitman has been providing updates on the post production of Up in the Air on Twitter: “Everyone in my office is annoyed because we’re cutting a crying scene, so it’s just constant wailing coming from the editing room.” … “Watched the film last night. 2nd act is really working. Lots of little trims to make. Cutting a couple scenes. Will be under 2 hrs by Mon.” … “Today’s experiment: Open the movie with scene 2. Follow it with scene 3. Go to opening titles. Then show scene 1.” … “Reorder of scenes worked like a charm. Thank you all for your confidence, except @RockRollGhost @TryTheWine @PaperHeartMovie who doubted me.” … “Moved the monorail scene later and it’s working like a charm. Yes, I’m editing on Saturdays.” … “About to take part in one of the hallmarks of good editing… At the Grove seeing a trashy movie to boost my confidence.”
Director Lee Unkrich edits Toy Story 3 at 36,000 feet. [twitpic]
Unkrich also reveals that he has “finally cast the last new character” for Toy Story 3. [twitter]
Wes Craven talks to Rotten Tomatoes about his five favorite films.
Montygog created this awesome board game inspired poster for Gallery1988′s Crazy4Cult 3-D.
Universal has picked up the children’s graphic novel series Lunch Lady, with Amy Poehler attached to star. [THR]
The theatrical-to-DVD window for the first half of 2009 is on average more than two weeks longer than they were last year, a phenomenon industry execs are attributing to this year’s late Easter and the unusually strong box office business. [variety]
This new poster for The Hurt Locker is pretty bad ass. The movie is just as awesome. Highly recommended.
Moon director Duncan Jones talks to SciFi Squad about his five favorite sci-fi films.
The Hero Complex has compiled a Comic Con survival Guide.
Over 2,500 people gathered in the British town of Swansea dressed as Smurfs to achieve the Guinness Book of World Records for “Largest Smurf Gathering.” [toplessrobot]
An MGM spokesman says Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop is now aiming for a 2011 release. [io9]
Alexander Skarsgard says he was so close to being cast as Thor that he even tried on the costume for a screen test. [splash]
Linkin Park has released an official music video for their song New Divide which is on the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack.
Enchanted director Kevin Lima will direct The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a story about a man who turns into a talking fish, for Warner Bros.
Edgar Wright has posted a new photo of two of the lovely ladies from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Notice the gaping hole in the ceiling. Mary Elizabeth Winstead play’s Scott’s girlfriend Ramona V. Flowers, and Anna Kendrick plays Scott’s sister Stacey Pilgrim.
Sony has launched the official website for District 9 at District9movie.com.
21% of all its online tickets sold right now on Fandango are for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
A new advertisement for Orbit is a big homage to Wes Anderson‘s The Life Aquatic.
Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights to the upcoming children’s fantasy book series The Familiars for a low- to mid-seven-figure deal. The first book tells the story of “three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away to an evil kingdom by a nefarious queen, must rely on their animal companions — an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog — to escape.” [THR]
OverThinkingIt argues that a business plan for a real life Ghostbusters is “risky.”
Tobias Richter created this Star Trek animation which shows a fictional meeting of the USS Kelvin and USS Enterprise for Fedcon 2009.
Screenwriter John Hamburg tells IGN about Little Fockers: “We’re catching up with these characters five years later and Pam and Greg have twins so they are dealing with that,” he told the site. “And people are dealing with where [they're] at in their lives, and themes of death and divorce and all these real things that as we get older, we start to think about, but in a really comic way.”
Eric Roberts has joined the cast of the Starz television drama Crash. Wait, is that still on? [variety]