— Taka Ichise – who is Japan’s Jerry Bruckheimer – has signed a three-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, his first with a Hollywood studio, per the Hollywood Reporter.
We ask: How long before Roy Lee has him killed?
— Barry Sonnenfeld – who is America’s, um, Barry Sonnenfeld – is in “final negotiations to direct ‘Andrew Henry’s Meadow’ based on a script by Zach and Adam Braff, for 20th Century Fox. (Forget Taka’s “Ju-on” – this is what we call getting your Jew on.) John Davis produces, on Doris Burn‘s 1965 children’s book. The THR notes that “Burn’s son, Mark, inspired the story, which was written during the period the family lived on Waldron Island in the San Juan Archipelago in Washington. The Pacific Coast island had no electricity, running water, telephones or stores.”
No electricity, running water, telephones or stores? Why not shoot this sucker in New Orleans? Perfect match, and it’ll do some good for the locals.
— Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker and Michelle Williams are among those who’ve signed on to provide the voices of Spike Jonze‘s adaptation of Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”
— Is Marvel‘s “Silver Surfer” is coming to Fox as a feature, via a cameo in “Fantastic Four 2?” Maybe, says Variety.