Catherine Hardwicke goes from vampires to wolves to direct 'Red Riding Hood,' 'Bourne 4' hires a writer, Bryan Singer preps an 'Excalibur' remake and more of today's top movie headlines. img hspace="8" border="0" align="left" vspace="8" alt="" src="" />Screw vampires -- Catherine Hardwicke is set to make a movie about a big bad wolf. The 'Twilight' director has signed on to helm 'The Girl With the Red Riding Hood,' a Gothic take on the Brothers Grimm's famous 'Little Red Riding Hood' tale about a girl who's stalked by a wolf en route to her grandma's house. [Risky Biz Blog] | [Variety]

A fourth installment in the Matt Damon-starring 'Bourne' franchise could be a hell of a lot closer to fruition than anyone realized. Josh Zetumer has been hired to write the script, with Universal reportedly eying a production start date this September. Bring it on. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bryan Singer is set to wield 'Excalibur.' The 'X-Men' director has signed on to produce and potentially direct a remake of the epic 1981 film (based on Thomas Mallory's 15th century work) that explores the myth of Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin and the quest for the Holy Grail. [Variety]

Billy Bob Thorton: boxer? That's right -- the gangly actor will play a retired pugilist who finds an unlikely antidote to depression in his friendship with an up-and-coming teenage Latino fighter in 'Pound for Pound.' Based on the novel by F.X. Toole, the same author whose work was turned into 'Million Dollar Baby,' the film will be directed by 'Bull Durham' helmer Ron Shelton.[The Hollywood Reporter]

'Michael Jackson: This Is It,' the concert doc culled from hundreds of hours of footage shot while the late great pop legend was rehearsing for his sadly canceled London tour, will hit theaters earlier than expected. Sony, who acquired the Kenny Ortega-directed footage for $60M, will release the pic in theaters on Oct. 28, two days earlier than initially planned. [Variety]

Karl Urban has signed on to play the villain in 'Priest,' a post-apocalyptic thriller in which the world has been ravaged by a war between men and vampires. The film centers on a warrior priest (Paul Bettany) who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to save his kidnapped niece from an evil band of bloodsuckers led by Black Hat (Urban). [The Hollywood Reporter]

Judy Greer has joined the cast of director Ed Zwick's'Love and Other Drugs,' which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a traveling Viagra salesman who falls in love with a woman who has cancer (Anne Hathaway). [Variety]
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