Alice In Wonderland continues its box office assault, taking $62 million in the US in its second weekend, for a North America tally of $206 million and an international take approaching $400 million.
The annual SXSW Festival is currently underway in Austin, Texas, where Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass premiered to ecstatic reviews, while Robert Rodriguez offered the first glimpse of Predators, directed by Nimrod Antal which he's produced.
The brief footage looks promising, but I have to say I've always had a soft spot for Stephen Hopkins' often-maligned Predator 2 which, despite being a total Aliens rip-off, is OTT fun and features another gloriously entertaining Bill Paxton performance.
Is David Fincher turning into Steven Soderbergh? By that I mean, is Fincher gearing up to Soderbergh levels of productivity? I certainly hope so. With The Social Network due late this year, Saturday brought news that Fincher is circling Sony's English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which, to my mind is a marriage made in cinematic heaven, especially with Carey Mulligan top of the studio's wish list to play Lisbeth Salander.
Variety is also reporting that Fincher is also interested in directing Sony's chess drama Pawn Sacrifice, detailing Bobby Fischer 1972 victory over Russian chess champion Boris Spassky, which Tobey Maguire will produce and possibly star in.
The more Fincher the better...