Thanks to the dual successes of last year’s Easy A and this year’s Friends with Benefits, director Will Gluck is on a hot streak right now. He’s been attached to helm the reality-based moon rock heist movie (really) Sex on the Moon since the spring, has plans to produce a remake of Ed Zwick’s About Last Night…, and could be reuniting with Easy A star Emma Stone for another Screen Gems pic. And that’s just on the silver screen — he’s also executive producing the upcoming TV series Mrs. Miller, with Ugly Betty developer Silvio Horta.

Now Gluck’s newest gig is Secretaries Day, which thankfully is not a sequel to Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, but an action comedy from Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce. More details after the jump.

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We here at /Film aim to please. So, instead of making you click on four different articles for your sequel themed updates, all you have to do is read this one. After the jump we’ve got news on the following:

  • Producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari update us on the latest regarding the sequel to 300, 300 Battle of Artemisia
  • Shane Black had a lot to say about the actors, villains, themes and more in regards to Iron Man 3
  • James Mangold got in-depth about why he took The Wolverine and his plans for it
  • Two new Cabin Fever films, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak, will be shot back to back next year

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Can we assume that Robert Downey Jr. has become a fan of Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce? Months before Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens, Pearce has been hired to write the provisional  Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros. (Just as the studio hired A Game of Shadows screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney to get to work on the script before Sherlock Holmes opened.) And since Pearce is writing the third Iron Man film, something Downey is likely quite involved in given his admitted disappointment with the second movie, it isn’t difficult to assume that Downey had a hand in suggesting him to pen Sherlock 3. No plot has been revealed for the potential third film at this time. [Deadline]

After the break, one Paramount exec says Paranormal Activity 4 is almost a certainty, and Frank Miller talks Sin City 2. Read More »

As Disney has penciled in dates for new Marvel Studios films in 2014, one of the films that has been on the shortlist of suspected possible occupying projects has been Runaways. That’s a project that Marvel has had at the script stage for some time, based on a comic about five LA teens who forms their own fringe super-team when they discover their parents are actually members of a big-time supervillain cadre called The Pride.

Runaways seemed last year like a project that was starting to take off at Marvel, but it has been relatively quiet in the past few months. That’s been the case, says screenwriter Drew Pearce, because The Avengers became the all-consuming ‘team movie’ priority at Marvel. But Runaways might not be dead yet. Read More »

Drew Pearce Writing ‘Iron Man 3’

While we’d hoped that Shane Black would write Iron Man 3 in addition to directing it, over the past few weeks we haven’t had any solid confirmation that he would definitely pen the script. He’s famous for screenwriting more than directing, after all, having only directed one film: the great Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. So it seemed reasonable to expect (certainly to hope) that he would write.

But now Drew Pearce will script the sequel, based on the strength of his recent draft of Runaways. Read More »

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Runaways To Begin Filming in March 2011 in Los Angeles

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Production Weekly is now reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in March 2011, with production scheduled until the end of Summer 2011. The film will be shot in Los Angeles and is being produced under the fake production title “Small Faces”, a reference to the 1960’s-1970’s English rock n roll band which had a song titled Runaways. Randi Hiller Casting and Sarah Finn Casting are currently searching for the boys and girls who will be cast in the big screen movie.

A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.

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Production Weekly is reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in January 2011, with production scheduled until July 2011. A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.

I had heard that Marvel is getting antsy (pun intended) to get Ant-Man in production with Edgar Wright in the director’s chair, but the studio has to wait for Wright to become available as he’s currently finishing up work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and has a few months of promotion to endure. While we can’t confirm this start date, it seems likely that Runaways was the next ready project in the production chain, and an announcement could be made at Comic-Con later this month.

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Drew Pearce To Adapt Marvel’s Runaways

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Marvel Studios has hired British screenwriter Drew Pearce to write the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett is signed to helm the adaptation.

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