Also of note: Fox's prequel Rise of the Apes, which will feature CGI primates, has been set for release in June 2011; Quentin Tarantino will head the jury at the 67th Venice Film Festival in September; and Universal Pictures has made Jimmy Horowitz president of production.
A new survey on internet piracy conducted by a leading Australian news website concludes that most of the 7000 respondents would pay for TV shows and movies they're now downloading and streaming via sites like BitTorrent if only a convenient and low-priced legal option were available. Just as interesting, though, are these Torrentfreak commenters reacting to the survey, who insist they would also require immediate access to content at the time of its U.S. release in order to stop stealing it.
Gossip Girl heartthrob Chace Crawford had to become "pale and thin like smoke" to suit the role of White Mike in the screen adaptation of Twelve, director Joel Schumacher tells Vulture. He also recounts how he came to regret extending kindness to an unruly upper Eastside girl who forgot her manners when invited to watch the shooting.