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The Newsdesk 01.30.09 – Masters of the Universe Gets Director; Ledger Insurance Settlement

• Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are joining Jack Black in the cast of Gulliver’s Travels.

• One of the director’s behind Kung Fu Panda will be helming the Masters of the Universe movie for Warner Bros.

• Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet project may be getting a little help from Adam Sandler.

• Heath Ledger’s insurance agency and the lawyers representing his daughter, Matilda Rose, have reached a $10 million out-of-court settlement on the young girl’s behalf.

• Sylvester Stallone is debating whether to set the next Rambo movie overseas or in our own backyard.

• Anna Faris, of Scary Movie and House Bunny fame, is engaged.

• Thomson SA, the parent company behind the Technicolor brand and manufacturer of DVDs, is experiencing financial difficulties. No one better keep me from my Paul Blart: Mall Cop DVD.

• Robert Rodriguez is rumored to be making a Predator reboot.

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle responded to recent criticism concerning whether he failed to properly compensate the movie’s young performers.

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