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Daily Scan for 08.26.09 – Fresnadillo Helms BioShock, McFarlane Eyes Oz

Picture 12.jpg• Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars is coming along, and now has three more stars attached: Samantha Morton, Dominic West and Polly Walker.

• Sam Worthington claims that if Avatar looks mediocre to you, you should see it in 3D. Also, he’s sorry Terminator Salvation made no sense.

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is threatening a new Wizard of Oz movie, with Dakota Fanning playing the granddaughter of Dorothy. If that alone doesn’t worry you, he’s comparing it to Alien.

BioShock is back on track, but it’s no longer a Gore Verbinski joint. Instead, it’ll be helmed by 28 Weeks Later’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. That bodes ill: 28 Weeks Later was not a particularly strong movie.

• The sequel no scifi fan asked for, Hancock 2, has two new writers attached.If that weren’t bad enough, the Will Smith vehicle has also been fast-tracked.

• Christopher Nolan’s new scifi thriller, Inception, has gotten a new website and a trailer.

Moviefill provides us with an excellent diagram explaining the history of time travel in cinema.

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