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The Morning Roundup: Peter Berg To Direct Dune, Bale Talks Batman, New Boondock Saints

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageWe've got some exciting news this morning, including word that Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg will direct a new version of Frank Herbert's Dune, as well as a surprising announcement from The Boondock Saints' Troy Duffy.

It's official: Peter Berg will direct Dune for Paramount. Awesome!

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have joined the cast of How to Train Your Dragon for DreamWorks Animation.

Disney is working on a new music project that might wind up onstage, though details are sketchy right now. Steven Antin is set to write and direct.

Christian Bale talks about a third new Batman movie.

Steve Zahn will star in David Twohy's action thriller A Perfect Getaway.

Natasha Henstridge has joined the cast of Dave Rodrioguez's Anytown.

Is a sequel to The Boondock Saints on the way?

George Lucas talks even more about Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

The new Star Trek movie will hit theaters on May 8, 2009 and will feature a time-travel element.

Is a Beatles version of Guitar Hero on the way?

Are these photos of Starfleet Academy?

Hey, some clips from Drillbit Taylor are online.

Horton Foote will return to Broadway in the fall. Plus, Broadway's box office is looking up!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is setting records.

Also, be sure to check out the new trailer for the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder.

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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