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The Newsdesk 11.3.09 – Clooney In for The Descendants; Wilson Is Marmaduke

District 9 crossed the $200 million mark, with talk of a sequel brewing. Unfortunately, it won’t be for a while. Those alien costumes are tough to make.

• George Clooney is in talks to star in The Descendants, the next movie from writer/director Alexander Payne (Sideways). Has it really been five years since Sideways?

Owen Wilson has signed on for the title role in Marmaduke, a live action/animated version of the long-running comic strip about a giant dog. Sadly Wilson will just voice the animated dog, not actually dress up in a dog suit.

The first trailer for Prince of Persia, the adaptation of the hit video game starring Jake Gyllenhaal, has been released. It basically looks like The Mummy, but with more jumping.

The Berenstain Bears are coming to the big screen courtesy of the director of Night of the Museum. Hopefully it will finally solve the mystery of why bears are allowed to wear human clothes. Seriously, has the mom ever not gone out in public in her nightgown?

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