2011
05.20

Isabel Lucas Is Fresh Meat for the Boys in the ‘Loft’

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Australian actress Isabel Lucas, best known as the Decepticon with the dangerously long tongue and deliciously short skirt in Transformers 2, is set to join director Erik Van Looy’s men-behaving-badly psych-thriller Loft.

Loft, a remake of Looy’s 2008 Belgian thriller of the same name, is the story of five married men who together rent an apartment where they can each take their mistresses to bone. The plan is sheer genius and works wonderfully up until the point where one of the guys’ conquests is found dead.

Lucas will play a naive little plaything named Sarah. She joins a cast that includes Patrick Wilson (Insidious), James Marsden (Straw Dogs), Wentworth Miller (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Matthias Schoenaerts (Pulsar) and Eric Stonestreet (”Modern Family”).

Up next for Lucas are Relativity Media’s sword-and-sandal fantasy The Immortals and MGM’s long-delayed remake of the classic 1984 actioner Red Dawn. The 26-year-old shelia can also be seen in the 2009 Lionsgate vampire thriller Daybreakers.

Loft will roll cameras on June 6th in Louisiana.

2011
05.20

Tom Cruise Set to Star In ‘Wall-E’ Live-Action Remake ‘Oblivion’

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Tom Cruise is now officially set to star in Universal Pictures’ live-action Wall-E remake Oblivion. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), the film centers a lonely soldier (Cruise) left behind on an uninhabitable earth to do shit work. One day, a woman crash lands on the planet and they fall in love.

Oh, and there’s a roach.

What? Oblivion isn’t a live-action remake of Pixar’s Wall-E? Are you sure? OK, OK. Oblivion is a post apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that finds people living on clouds high above a destroyed earth. Cruise is a soldier left on our planet to fix drones that kill dangerous alien life forms. He meets a girl and rethinks his life.

Oblivion is budgeted at a cool $100 million. Cameras will begin to roll in October.

2011
05.20

Aurra-Sing

Disney’s Hollywood Studios held the grand opening today for its newly revamped Star Wars attraction Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. The festivities included appearances by George Lucas, Darth Vader, Jango and his son Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, Chewbacca, R2D2, C3PO, and some Disney character named Bob Iger.

The new Star Tours attraction is presented in 3-D and features 54 different simulations, among them trips to Tatooine, Coruscant, Hoth, Naboo, and an unfinished Death Star! Along the way, travelers may also encounter familiar faces such as Vader, Yoda, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Admiral Ackbar, and Chewie.

Also cool: James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, and Carrie Fisher all recorded new dialogue for Vader, Yoda, and Leia respectively.

If you’re from Cali and can’t dig up enough druggats to buy a plane ticket to Orlando, FL, Star Tours: The Adventure Continues opens at Disneyland in Anaheim on June 3.

Peep the ride: