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The Morning Roundup: BioShock Gets A Director, Tron Is A Hero, Wall*E Pics, Dubya Release Date

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThe helmer of Pirates of the Caribbean has signed on to bring the eminent video game BioShock to the screen, and on TV, Bruce Boxleitner has joined the cast of NBC's popular superhero drama.

In more Heroes casting news, TRON has joined the cast. That's right – Bruce Boxleitner will be on Heroes next season with Friday Night Light's Brea Grant, who gave an interview to the AP today.

In great news for videogame fans – I think – Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame will direct the film version of BioShock.

Hooray! Lost's final two seasons will each have 17 episodes instead of 16.

Natalie Portman has left the cast of Wuthering Heights.

Good lord – is Frank Miller going to direct a Buck Rogers movie?

Hey, it's the trailer for Kung-Fu Panda.

Alexander Payne – Sideways, Election – has signed on to direct HBO's new comedy series Hung.

Boom: Lionsgate will distribute Oliver Stone's movie Dubya, and it'll hit theaters on Oct. 17 – just in time for election day.

IGN reports that Aussie Isabel Lucas will appear in Transformers 2.

Samuel L. Jackson will star in the thriller Unthinkable.

Disney unveiled a bunch of new images from Wall*E.

Well, it looks like someone's doing a sequel to Donnie Darko, though it doesn't look like Richard Kelly is involved.

Sopranos creator David Chase will direct his first feature film for Paramount.

Whoopi Goldberg will host the Tonys.

Stephen Colbert was named the Person of the Year by the Webby Awards.

Slashfilm has the trailer for the HBO movie Recount, which chronicles the 2000 presidential election.



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,, Offscreen, and 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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