Casting News: Yelchin On Fright Night, Wheaton On Eureka, And Juno's Olivia Thirlby On Darkest Hour!S

OMG, Iron Man pics! Anton Yelchin joins the Fright Night remake, a Juno star joins Bekmambetov's alien-invasion film, and Wil Wheaton joins Eureka. Major hints for Joss Whedon's horror film! And Lost, Doctor Who, Elm Street, Caesar and Resident Evil.


Iron Man 2:

Here are some more promo pics, some of which are definitely new. [SpoilerTV-Movies]

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Fright Night:

Anton Yelchin, aka Kyle Reese and Chekov, is in talks to star in this remake of the 1985 movie about a guy who's convinced his neighbor is a vampire. Craig Gillespie (Lars And The Real Girl) is directing and Marti Noxon (Buffy) wrote the script. [Heat Vision Blog]

Caesar/Planet Of The Apes:

This Planet Of The Apes prequel is just starting work, says special effects/creature design wiz Aaron Sims. There may be another director in place, but it's not Tim Burton — not surprisingly. And Sims says he's looking at a lot of "chimpanzees and apes." [MTV]

The Darkest Hour:

This alien invasion film, which we just reported Timur Bekmambetov may direct, will star Juno's Olivia Thirlby as a trust fund girl who teams up with others to defeat the aliens. She's part of a group of Americans who are touring Russia when the aliens attack. [Hollywood Reporter]

Nightmare On Elm Street:

Here's a new trailer.

And an early review includes a description of how this movie begins:

It's a dark and stormy night outside of the Springwood Diner, where Dean (Kellan Lutz) sits alone in a booth. (Twilighters will be delighted at Lutz's solo scene... until they remember how everyone not named Nancy Thompson ended up in the original.) The strapping Dean looks fairly miserable; he's been chugging coffee nonstop in an effort not to fall asleep. A waitress walks by, ignoring him, and Dean gets up to investigate only to find the entire diner empty. He walks through the darkened kitchen, a dark and dreamlike scene where the flaming stove indicates Dean's reality has turned into a nightmare. Behind him, Freddy's claw hand appears. Dean turns as Freddy lunges — and suddenly he wakes up, still sitting in the diner. He looks down to find his hand bleeding where Freddy just cut him; as his friend Kris (Katie Cassidy) enters, Dean hides his hand.

He tells her he hasn't slept in three days and insists his dreams are real; Dean seems to be one of the first teens to realize what's going on, but he sounds crazy trying to explain it all to Kris. He accidentally spills coffee on her and she excuses herself to clean it up, leaving Dean idly playing with a steak knife on the table. He falls asleep, and Freddy attacks. Kris returns to see Dean struggling with himself, holding the knife to his own throat, and then... bad news, Twilighters.

[Cinematical]

Cowboys & Aliens:

Director Jon Favreau is already hard at work on this feature, and he promises some cool casting news "soon." [MTV]

Cabin In The Woods:

Co-star Amy Acker let slip that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's movie is a creature feature, with "lots of scary monsters." [Sci Fi Wire]

Resident Evil: Afterlife:

Paul W.S. Anderson is hoping there'll be more films after this one. And he promises the character of Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller) will be true to the video games: military fatigues, sword and all. Kim Coates plays a former Hollywood producer and friend of Alice's who has a "conflict of interest" with Alice's war against Umbrella. The two fight, and Alice kicks the gun out of Coates' hand. Also, Alice's clones clash through a plate-glass window and do a "needle dive" 50 storeys through the Umbrella headquarters. And Ali Larter fights the Axe Man. Also, Anderson says this movie makes a "conceptual jump" similar to the jump from Terminator to Terminator 2. [IGN]

Doctor Who:

Here are a ton more pics from episode two, "The Beast Below." [Den Of Geek]

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Fringe:

Here are a couple of new pics of a cool propaganda poster from the alternate universe. [SpoilerTV]

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Here's another promo for Thursday night's episode. [Fringe Television]

And here's what happens in the April 22 episode, when the shapeshifters make a comeback:

When two teenagers on a date turn up "dead" at an abandoned warehouse with the three puncture wounds to the soft palate – a trademark of the shape-shifters – the Fringe team investigates the evidence as well as the motives of mastermind Newton. Upon discovering a shape-shifting embryo, Walter returns to the lab to conduct further analysis, and Olivia and Peter head to Massive Dynamic for answers. Meanwhile, Peter reveals a family secret to Olivia as Walter struggles to recall what Newton knows about "building a door."

[The Futon Critic]

Eureka:

Wil Wheaton will guest star in episode 4x03, "All The Rage," as "the brilliant Dr. Isaac Parrish, head of the Non-Lethal Weapons Lab at Global Dynamics," according to a press release. "Parrish's dry wit and superior attitude make him a thorn in Fargo's side — with potentially disastrous consequences." [UPI]

FlashForward:

James Callis' new character, who's had a lot of his own flashforwards, knows a great deal about Olivia's future, so he's very important to her as well as to the investigation. Bad news is, though, that he's a really bad guy who makes D. Gibbons look like a cream puff. [TV Guide]

And here's what happens in the pivotal April 22 episode, when I guess it's finally March 15:

"The Garden of Forking Paths" - The clock is ticking on Demetri's life as Mark and his team go in search of his whereabouts; terror suspect Alda Herzog promises to give Zoey intel on where Demetri is - but at a price; and Olivia learns the identity of the person who sent her the text message informing her that Mark was drinking in his flashforward.

[ABC Media Net]

V:

Laura Vandervoort says Lisa's part gets a lot more "meaty" in the next few weeks, and she steps out of Anna's shadow. She's next in line to be queen, so she has a lot on her shoulders. And her relationship with Tyler gets a lot more interesting coming up. [Fancast]

Some stuff coming up will rock Father Jack's foundation, says actor Joel Gretz. He will have to step up and be less passive. And he talks about the big upcoming death:

It was very sad to read it because it's always a shock to an actor, particularly when you're on a show with such energy, you don't want to leave. But it was done so beautifully, the day that person had the last scene, how it was done, makeup, hair, everybody was sobbing. I was there — I wasn't in that scene — I was watching. Everybody was crying, it was so beautifully touching.

[DVR Playground]

Chuck:

Now that Chuck's a killer, it brings him to his next step of his evolution, both good and bad. But Chuck still won't be comfortable with guns and will go out of his way to avoid using them. [TV Guide]

Stargate Universe:

Here are some promo pics for episode 12, "Divided." [SpoilerTV]

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Smallville:

Speaking of SGU, Alaina Huffman will be back for the season finale, "Salvation," as the Black Canary aka Dinah Lance. [KryptonSite]

Lost:

In episode 6x12, "Everybody Loves Hugo," here's what happens: ""Everybody Loves Hugo" - Hurley agonizes over what the group should do next, and Locke is curious about the new arrival to his camp." And here are some pics. [TV Overmind]

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So why isn't Zoe intimidated by Widmore? Actor Sheila Kelley explains:

I think she's a different breed than what he's used to, and I think that's why she's so interesting to him. She doesn't cow to anybody. She's pretty driven, and she's driven toward a goal, and she believes that she'll find what she's looking for. Come hell or high water, the island be damned, she'll find what she's looking for. I don't think that anyone's gonna scare her.

And it sounds like Zoe survives until almost the end, since she just finished shooting. [NY Mag]

Jack, Kate and Sawyer were among the characters involved in a sequence being filmed, where the Losties climb down bamboo ladders to the cave. (With the names in it, I guess.) [SpoilersLost]

Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.