It’s an action/thriller casting break this evening, featuring the return of some classic actors to familiar old stomping grounds. So after the break you’ll find:

  • Peter Stormare is a bad guy in Arniold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand,
  • Anthony Hopkins will hunt a serial killer in Solace,
  • and Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and John Travolta may be confirmed for The Expendables 2.

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Sean Bailey

While at Comic-Con, I had a chance to interview producer turned Disney President of Production Sean Bailey about the highly anticipated 3D sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy. I talked with Sean about his recent rise to power at Disney, returning to Comic-Con for three years with one film, del Toro’s Haunted Mansion, the possibility of a Tron ride at Disneyland, screening a rough cut of Tron Legacy for David Fincher, Pixar creatives and Ben Affleck, how a Lightjet flys and David Fincher’s vision for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. After the jump I’ve included a full transcript and the original flip video recording.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

While at Comic-Con, I had a chance to ask producer turned Disney President of Production Sean Bailey about the recently announced David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) helmed 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Find out what Bailey said after the jump.

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Comic-Con 2010: Cast and Crew Talk Tron Legacy

Everyone wants to know more and more about Tron Legacy. For those of you not at Comic-Con, we have transcribed the entire Tron Legacy panel which took place on Thursday. Here is the panel’s official description:

Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and convention that started it all, Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a special insider look at the upcoming TRON: Legacy. Panelists include filmmakers and talent from the film: director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, and cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner. The discussion, moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q&A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.

Read the full transcription now after the jump.
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The Black Hole

Disney is developing a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole, with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey on board, along with Clash of the Titans scribe Travis Beacham working on the screenplay. Kosinski might direct if he can find time in his schedule, with his planned sci-fi epic Oblivion and further possible Tron sequels.

The details of the update are being kept tightly under wraps, though HeatVision reports that the new take grounds the story in “the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original,” and will see the return of the red robot Maximilian. Knowing Disney’s history, I’m sure this project is being developed for a 3D release.

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