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Thursday Link-A-Mania

Wrath Of The Titans , Poe , Old Man’s War , American Horror Story , Hello Ghost

Wolfgang Petersen For Old Man’s War
According to Deadline , Paramount has bought the rights to the 2005 John Scalzi SF novel Old Man’s War , with Wolfgang ( Das Boot , Troy , Poseidon ) Petersen attached to direct – it would be his first sf/fantasy film since 1984’s The Neverending Story . David ( Road to Perdition , The Wolfman ) Self is writing the script. The book is about a an army – The Colonial Defense Forces – which recruits the aged and gives them back their youth in return for military service.

Hello Again Ghost
Christopher ( Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets , Home Alone ) Columbus is set to tackle a remake of the Korean film Hello Ghost , reports Deadline . The original film, which was only released last December, was about a man whose failed suicide attempt gives him the power to see ghosts. It's more of a comedy drama than a horror. “After watching Hello Ghost I was immediately struck by the film’s ability to mix comedy, drama and complex emotional themes," Columbus says in a statement. “Its strong universal storyline translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.”

Poe Faced
Leslie Odom Jr has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Poe , a crime procedural in which Edgar Allan Poe is reimagined as the world's very first private detective using unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston. According to Deadline , Odom Jr will play Julian “Jupiter” Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe.

American Horror Characters
TVLine has discover some of the characters who’ll be populating Glee and Nip/Tuck creators Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy’s new show American Horror Story . They include:

  • Ben Harmon – Though as sensitive as a woman, this 40ish therapist is also a man’s man.
  • Vivien Harmon – Ben’s gorgeous wife, she is a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor. (The breakdown suggests a young Susan Sarandon)
  • Violet – The Harmons’ 16-year-old daughter is a goth with more issues than a Borders magazine rack.
  • Tate Langdon – This 17-year-old is as dangerous as he is seductive. And not “ Glee ’s Puck dangerous,” either; we’re talking “Charles Manson dangerous.”