Friday Link-A-Mania

Toy Story , Jack The Giant Killer , Rise Of The Apes , Delirium , True Blood , 17th Precinct , Fringe , Star Trek

First Look At The Toy Story Short With Cars 2

Entertainment Weekly has the first two images from the six-minute Toy Story short that will accompany Cars 2 . Titled Hawaiian Vacation , it features the Toy Story characters creating a romantic getaway for Barbie and Ken. “Woody becomes kind of like what’s-his-name on Love Boat ... Captain Stubing!” says director Gary Rydstrom. “As toys who get played with all the time, they have a pretty good imagination. When it’s time for a little playacting, they’re good at it.”

Could Ewan McGregor Be In Jack The Giant Killer ?
Coming Soon is reporting that Ewan (Obi-Wan) McGregor is in negotiations for an as-yet undetermined role in director Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer . He would join Nicholas ( X-Men: First Class ) Hoult (who’s playing Jack), Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and John Kassir. When a princess is kidnapped, a long-standing peace between men and giants becomes threatened, and a young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giant kingdom to rescue her.

Rise Of The Apes

20th Century Fox has revealed the first official image of James Franco in the Planet Of The Apes reboot/sequel/prequel/reimagining/whatever, Rise Of The Apes . Exciting, isn’t it?

Are You Ready For Delirium ?
Fox 2000 is planning to develop Lauren Oliver’s recently-released novel Delirium into a feature film, according to Variety . Interestingly, Delirium is a sequel to Oliver’s Before I Fall , which Fox 2000 had already optioned at an earlier date. Do we sense a franchise potential? The book is about a girl who lives in a world where scientists “cure” people of love when they reach 18. And yes, you guessed it, she falls in love with just days to go. What is this? The Mills & Boon version of Logan’s Run ?

Somebody Exciting Is Returning To True Blood
…But to reveal it could be deemed as potentially spoilery so if you want to know who it is, pop over to TVLine .

More Casting News For Ron Moore’s 17th Precinct
Eamonn Walker, who appeared as Solomon alongside 11th Doctor Matt Smith in the BBC’s Moses Jones , has been cast in the pilot for Ron Moore’s new fantasy series for NBC, 17th Precinct , reports Deadline . He joins Jamie ( Battlestar ) Bamber and Nick Burckhardt.

Simon Pegg’s Excited About Trek 2
The habitual Tweeter was at it again yesterday, dropping tantalising morsels about the upcoming Trek sequel. “Word on the bridge is the new script is AMAZEBALLS and I cannot wait!!!!!” wrote Pegg. Count those exclamation marks.