Mardi Gras is around the corner, and the parade of showbiz news keeps on rolling in. It's time for another round-up!'The Sandman' Casting"). Deadline. In the comic books, Chameleon (a.k.a. Dmitri Smerdyakov) is the diabolical illegitimate son of the Kraninoff family and the half-brother of Kraven. Hechinger joins a cast featuring Russell Crowe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is signed on to play the title character (see "Kraven"). 'Transformers'"), and the in 2024, they will release a CG animated Transformers theatrical film. 'Halo' Series "). The Hollywood Reporter. The new information about the series was imparted to reporters by FX chief John Landgraf during the Television Critics Association press tour. The series is a prequel to the first Alien movie, and will take place on Earth near the end of the 21st Century. Additionally, this series will not feature any characters from the original Alien movie, which includes Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley. Hawley first mentioned that he was developing this series back in January (see "Developing 'Alien' Series").
Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's G-Unit Film & Television optioned Christopher Priest's Xero for development into a live-action film, according to Deadline. Xero was originally published by DC comics and ran from 1997 to 1998, and in 2008, the rights reverted back to Priest. The comic told the story or Coltrane Walker (Trane Walker), a government assassin who could phase step through solid walls. Also attached to this project as producers are Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon from Color Farm Media, and Joseph Illidge, Executive Editor of Heavy Metal and new CEO of Illuminous (see "Joseph Illidge").