Oh, yes, dear reader. It has begun. Right now, as you read this, Legendary Pictures' new take on the Toho-created creature Godzilla has officially started production in Vancouver, Canada. Can you hear that? Yeah, those are angels singing.
More could-be casting news coming in for Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of Akira... apparently Gary Oldman is now out of the picture, and an offer is out for another gristly tough guy to take on what would have been his role.
Our man Andrew Kasch was just at an Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem DVD event that was also attended by, among others, effects man Tom Woodruff (Tremors, Alien 3, Wolf, Starship Troopers, etc.). Tom gave the crowd in attendance the good news that one of his next gigs would be Paul Weitz’s Cirque du Freak!
Another big name has joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the YA book series Cirque du Freak, adding to a list that includes Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly. This time out it’s Batman Begins/Last Samurai star Ken Watanabe according to Variety.