According to a rumor printed in the British tabloid The Sun, director Terry Gilliam is looking to Johnny Depp to take over the role played by late actor Heath Ledger in the currently shooting fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Ledger was six weeks away from finishing his work on the film when he was found dead in a New York apartment on Jan. 22.

Paramount Studios and Hasbro are in talks to bring Autobots and Decepticons to a lucky amusement park.

We have confirmed with a studio source that our tip is indeed accurate. Our original tipster tells us that while it is still very early in the planning stages, Paramount is eyeing the opening of the attraction between Transformers 2 and 3.

What kind of attraction/ride would it be? First lets be very clear that it’s still in the very early stages of planning and Paramount has just started talking with various Los Angeles based engineering firms that specialize with these types of attractions.

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and the Vancouver International Film Centre are proud to present the SPARK VFX ‘08 Film Festival from January 30 – February 4, 2008. The festival is set to take place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour St. in Vancouver, BC. Featuring a selection of 9 of the most influential visual effects (VFX) films in the history of cinema, and a series of speaker events given by film industry veterans, SPARK celebrates the history of innovation in VFX, and the films which have inspired the work of the next generation of effects artists.

J.J. Abramsconfirms the the first movie trailer with footage will “hopefully be in theaters early to mid-Summer”, meaning Paramount will likely be keen to attach it to “Iron Man”.

Abrams main goal is to “make Trek REAL — that is to say, not have it be camp — not have it be phony — not have it look like a scrap of green screen was used anywhere… WHEREVER WE CAN, we are shooting on sets — either built on sound stages or expanding upon found locations.”

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