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Jim Carrey will star for director Mark Waters (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in an adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penquins, a popular children's novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. The project is being housed at 20th Century Fox.

Carrey is certainly no stranger to starring alongside animals, so family audiences should have no problem lining up for Popper's Penquins. The actor is coming off the success of A Christmas Carol, which was able to rake in a solid $138 million domestically.

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The sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine will reportedly either be directed by David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) or Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife). Star Hugh Jackman will make the final decision, but word is that Slade is the favorite.

The original Wolverine flick raked in more than $375 million worldwide, so it's no surprise that 20th Century Fox is eager to send out a second installment.

The X-Men property is a very lucrative one for Hollywood. Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is currently prepping X-Men: First Class with an impressive ensemble cast.

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 Source: THR

Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy) and Lilly Collins (The Blind Side) have reportedly emerged as the leading candidates to star alongside Andrew Garfield in director Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot.

Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), Emma Roberts (Valentine's Day) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) are also in the running.

Sony will release the new Spider-Man in 3D on May 6, 2011.

 

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predictions820.pngVamprires Suck: 3,472 (new)
Piranha 3D: 2,470 (new)
Nanny McPhee Returns: 2,783 (new)
Lottery Ticket: 1,973 (new)
The Switch: 2,012 (new)
The Expendables: 3,270 (+0)
Eat Pray Love: (+0)
The Other Guys: 3,472 (-179)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: 2,820 (+2)
Despicable Me: 2,710 (-213)
Salt: 1,794 (-1,040)
Charlie St. Cloud: 1,685 (-398)
Step Up 3D: 1,592 (-847)

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Source: Deadline.com

Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page will receive the cinematic treatment. Groundswell Productions and producer John Morris will use Ken Auletta's book Googled: The End of the World as We Know It as a jumping off point for a film about the creation of an Internet giant.

The world of Internet companies is turning out to be ripe with opportunities for Hollywood. On October 1, Sony/Columbia will release The Social Network, which dramatizes the creation of Facebook.

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