What is Page 2? 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 29 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Michel Gondry To Direct ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Academy Award winning director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep) will direct the January 13th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in an attempt to promote his upcoming film The Green Hornet. Star of the film, Seth Rogen, will appear as Kimmel’s big guest during the episode, alongside young actress Elle Fanning (Somewhere) and a musical performance by The Damned Things. I’d love to see what kind of unquie angle Gondry will take with a late night talk show, because if you ask me, that tv genre is in need of reinvention. Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams have directed previous episodes of the late night talk show. Read the full press release after the jump.

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Some of the best movie lore has to do with why projects didn’t happen, rather than the stories behind ones that did. This is halfway to one of those stories. The Green Hornet opens this week as directed by Michel Gondry, but the film might have been very different. Stephen Chow was set to direct, and Nicolas Cage was originally going to play the villain role that was taken instead by Christoph Waltz. Now, there is a bit more detail about the departure of Cage. It might not shock you that one of the key factors was a funny accent. Read More »

‘Paul’ Featurette Offers New Footage

Just in time to combine forces with the trailer released yesterday, there is a minor new featurette on Paul, the Greg Mottola film that was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a couple of road-trippin’ geeks who encounter a real-live alien, voiced by Seth Rogen. Read More »

‘Paul’ Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the an extended movie trailer for Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). The teaser trailer, released on October (watch it here), was met with mixed response.  That said, I’m a huge fan of Mottola’s previous films, the cast is pretty stacked, and the geek-focused plot seems up my alley. I’ve heard nothing but good buzz coming out of test screenings of the film.

Watch the trailer for yourself after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Italian Poster For Greg Mottola’s ‘Paul’

Here’s a new poster for Greg Mottola‘s new film Paul, which was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The two play geeks on a post Comic Con road trip who encounter an actual alien, voiced by Seth Rogen, and then have to deal with a variety of oddball characters including a couple of Feds played by Jason Bateman and Bill Hader. Read More »

New ‘Paul’ Teaser Poster

With a cast to die for including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Tambor, and Sigourney Weaver, it’s hard not to be excited for director Greg Mottola’s Paul. From a script by Pegg and Frost, the film follows two friends who pick up a real life alien on their road trip visiting famous alien landmarks across America.

The full trailer will premiere Friday and now, thanks to Collider, we’ve got the first official teaser poster which prominently features the title character, voiced by Seth Rogen. Check out the full image after the jump. Read More »

‘The Green Hornet’ Carl’s Jr. Commercials

If you live anywhere near a Carl’s Jr. fast food location, chances are you’ve been bombarded with their latest ad campaign featuring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou from The Green Hornet. It’s on almost every second and it’s convincing enough that, for a moment, you think you’re watching a scene from the Michel Gondry movie. Right up until The Green Hornet asks Kato to split some chicken tenders, of course.

So, for any one who might have missed these commercials (which is probably a lot of you since there aren’t any Carl’s Jr. locations East of Texas), you really should check them out. The early word on The Green Hornet is that it’s a fun action comedy and, judging from these spots, it seems like the stars are enjoying themselves. Check out the 30 second spot and extended 60 second spot after the jump and also see why Carl’s Jr. has the best ads ever. Read More »

How much would you pay to see Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black all in one movie? If you said anything under the cost of a trip to Utah, you’re out of luck. They make up the cast of one of the most highly anticipated shorts playing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It’s called Fight For Your Right Revisited and it’s written and directed by Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the legendary Beastie Boys. He’s assembled quite the cast to tell the story of what happens after the epic party in their classic 1987 music video for ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)’.

We told you about it on Monday and now we’ve got your first look at three of the stars – Rogen, Wood and McBride – as The Beastie Boys: Mike D, Ad-Rock, and MCA. Read more about the short after the jump. Read More »

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The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is shaping up quite nicely. The films in competition, and out of competition, have already been announced and each has some incredibly exciting entries. Monday brought the announcement of the 81 short films, chosen out of 6,467 entries, that will play in Park City, Utah this January. And while the majority of them are by currently unknown filmmakers, there are a few that jump out featuring names like Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. Actually, those guys are all in the same short. Other notables include Neil LaBute, Tim & Eric and Isabella Rossellini. After the jump, we’ll highlight those films and show you the full list. Read More »