"Ghost Rider" Revs Up Sequel! 

Columbia Pictures revs up for a second installment of "Ghost Rider."

The studio is in early negotiations with David Goyer to create the story and supervise writers. Nicolas Cage is expected to return as Johnny Blaze and his hero alter-ego Ghost Rider.

The original 2007 film was just okay, but it's finding new blood in cable and DVD. The first film was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the same guy who gave us "Daredevil" and Elektra (he only wrote that Jennifer Garner flick).

Goyer hasn't signed on to the sequel yet, but apparently, the "Batman Begins" writer penned a "Ghost Rider" script years ago and Columbia's interested.

Avi Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul are producing, with Gary Foster as executive producer. Arad is also working with "Twilight" director, Catherine Hardwicke, to adapt James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" book series. He is also securing film rights to make an animated adventure centered around the spinach-eating strongman "Popeye!"

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First Look: Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" 

Our friends at Daily Mail UK released new pictures from "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps." Michael Douglas is returning to the role of Gordon Gekko for director Oliver Stone who is helming the project from a script by Allan Loeb. (Visit Daily Mail UK right here)

The picture above shows Gekko walking out of Sing Sing maximum security prison.

"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf also joins the cast. He plays Jacob, a young broker and in this picture, LaBeouf is shown with his mentor in the film, Lewis Zabel, played by Frank Langella.

And here's Douglas in full Gekko get-up emerging back into the financial world!

For more "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" readings, click on the following stories:

Susan Sarandon to Join "Wall Street" Sequel

Frank Langella Believes Greed is Good! Actor to Join "Wall Street 2"
"Wall Street" Sequel Blues! Goodbye Javier Bardem, Hello Josh Brolin?
Javier Bardem Bids Adios to Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" Sequel!

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Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore Joining "Thor" 

"Thor" conjures up new cast members!

Jaimie Alexander ("Kyle XY") and Colm Feore ("24" and "The Listener" but I remember him more as the creepy villain in "Stephen King's Storm of the Century") are joining the cast of "Thor," the Marvel Studios adaptation of its comic book about the Norse god of thunder.

Kenneth Branagh is attached to direct.

Alexander will play the role of Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior. she is one of Thor's many loves. That Thor is such a playboy :happy

Meanwhile, Feore's role is being kept hush hush. But one thing we know, he's going to be a villain.

Chris Hemsworth is set to play Thor, Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, Thor's nemesis, and Natalie Portman is going to play Thor's love interest, Jane Foster.

The plot is about how Thor, banished to Earth and forced to live among humans, learns how to be a true hero.

For more fun "Thor" readings, click on the following stories:

Natalie Portman to Nurse "Thor"

Who's Going to Star as "Thor" Villain Loki?
Captain Kirk's Father to Star as "Thor?"
Who Should Play "Thor?" Meet the Wannabes!

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Facebook the Movie Makes Connections with Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake 

As we told you last year, Aaron Sorkin wrote a drama about the formation of Facebook. (See "Facebook the Movie?")

Now, Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher are making important connections to complete its main cast for the film, which is being called, "The Social Network."

Here's the cast:

*** Jesse Eisenberg ("Adventureland") will play founder Mark Zuckerbeg

*** Justin Timberlake ("The Open Road") will bring sexy back as Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president

*** Andrew Garfield (“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus") will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who became Zuckerberg's nemesis

Production is set to begin in October and will be shot in Boston and Los Angeles.

"The Social Network" is shaping up to be an interesting film. The formation of Facebook and all the drama it entailed is full of catfighting, backstabbing, and drama queens!

For background on the story, read the great Rolling Stone article by clicking here.

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Diablo Cody Fails with "Jennifer's Body," Re-enters High School with "Sweet Valley High" 

Diablo Cody enrolls in "Sweet Valley High." She'll be writing and producing an adaptation of the book series for Universal Pictures.

The book series created by Francine Pascal and published by Random House followed the lives of identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica. Elizabeth is sweet and practical while Jessica is flighty and boy-crazy. Their fictional town is called, what else, Sweet Valley.

More than 150 books were created for the series between 1983 and 2003, and there's also a TV series with 88 episodes between 1994 and 1997 starring the Doublemint Twin models Brittany (Jessica) and Cynthia (Elizabeth) Daniel.

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