LFL Expands

Lucasfilm opens an animation facility in Singapore:

“I’ve been a fan of Asian animation and illustration all my life,” George Lucas said. “Asian cinema has had a particularly big impact on a lot of my work. When we began thinking about developing new ways to explore the craft of animation, it seemed a natural step to combine the two. By having a base in Singapore, we can create a new style of animation that will blend East and West and offer something not seen before.”

Keira Knightley, Bounty Hunter!

Keira Knightley is set to star in Domino, scripted by Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko.

The summary, from Hollywood Reporter:

The real-life story centers on Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, who starred in the original version of “The Manchurian Candidate.” Domino Harvey ditched a career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. The project has long been gestating at Scott Free, but it heated up when Scott took to Kelly’s script, which incorporates flashbacks, flash-forwards, and characters from “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Ew, Jedi Nookie!

Only on TFN, folks…

This is creeping me out. Imagine Mark Hamill, and that McRandle chick naked and floating arund the room, like if in space. Perish the thought!

I am discretely avoiding linking to our archive of archaic Luke/Mara fanfic. I’m sure there’s floaty sex in there somewhere, but I value my sanity too much to actually look.

Movie News

Mixed reviews are rolling in for The Village.

Kerry Conran, who helms Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, will be directing A Princess of Mars.

Zach Braff is blogging for Garden State; the movie, costarring Natalie Portman, is doing very well with critics.

Fametracker snarks on franchise film stars in the latest Galaxy of Fame.

A Cinescape poll has Joss Whedon as the leading choice to helm the next X-Men movie. Whedonesque discusses the possibility.

And of course, the big movie news of the week… Pierce Brosnan steps down as James Bond.