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The Morning Roundup: Jake Gyllenhaal is Spidey, New Bill and Ted, Dubya Script Review, Zelda Trailer

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageLoads of news this morning: There may be a new Spider-Man. ABC may have scored a script review of Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic. Battlestar Galactica is coming. And more!

Here's the big news: JoBlo is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal will take over the role of Peter Parker in the fourth installment of the Spider-Man franchise. They offer no speculation on whether Raimi will return as director, but they do report that the fourth movie will include more Venom, as well as additional villains that may include Lizard and Electro.

Ben Stiller has climbed on board of The Return of King Doug.

You wanna see a trailer for a Legend of Zelda movie? Then check it out at IGN Videos! Though I don't think this project is happening – I think an ambitious group of filmmakers just made the trailer.

Universal has acquired the rights to a biography of Neil Armstrong: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. 

A Men's Vogue article about cargo pilots will become the movie Anything, Anywhere, Anytime.

Dustin Milligan has joined the cast of the new Beverly Hills 90210.

ABC scored a look at the script for Oliver Stone's new Dubya biopic – or did they?

Heh – there's a third Bill and Ted movie on the way.

Fox just got the rights to a new thriller called Man and Wife. Here's the pitch: "Story of international espionage centers on a professional killer, who has to pretend to be an ordinary husband, and the wife who learns to love him in a totally unexpected way." Sounds like True Lies.

An adaptation of the graphic novel Last Blood is on the way.

Pitchfork Media offers their guide to the releases for spring 2008.

The brains behind Battlestar Galactica are planning to black out entire websites for this weekend's premiere. Frak yes!

IGN scored an interview with Anton Yelchin, the new Checkhov for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. A highlight: "Well, I think there's going to be a lot of the old stuff for everyone to be thrilled by," Yelchin says equitably, "but there is going to be more action– it's updated obviously, it's 40 years since the original show – and J.J Abrams is making it. It's going to be a pretty badass movie. But we're remaining very respectful still, bringing things back from the original that will excite fans who've been fans forever."

USA Today has a report on Kevin Smith's new movie Zack & Miri Make a Porno. The official website is also live.

Hey, David Lynch's daughter Jennifer has a new movie on the way: Surveillance. Here's the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGwqZnxeSbI

Check out the new trailer for Bangkok Dangerous!

Bjork has a new music video. Check it out!

Wicked's run in L.A. is coming to an end.

Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth is coming to TV.

Universal unleashed a slew of promotional stuff for the new Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Baby Mama, including the official trailer and official website. Also, here's the movie's one-sheet. Hee. They're such babes.

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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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