News briefs: Discipline coming; Hobbiton rebuilding

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Adam-Troy Castro
Nov 17, 2014

David Permut and Steve Lee Jones will produce a feature version of Paco Ahlgren's sci-fi adventure novel Discipline, Variety reported; the story, published last year as Ahlgren's first novel, centers on a man's psychological battle with an enemy he cannot see, the outcome of which determines the past, present and future of human existence.
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Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play) has been set to rewrite the movie version of World War Z, Fangoria reported.
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Jon_Favreau tweeted that "We just wrapped principal photography" on Iron Man 2 in Los Angeles on Friday.
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In anticipation of production on The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net reported that the re-building of Hobbiton has begun, with the planting of hedgerows and fruit trees on the New Zealand set (above; click to enlarge) that was previously used in The Lord of the Rings; you can see more images here.
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VIZ Media will publish a series of new comics and picture books based on Ponyo, the new animated film from Studio Ghibli and dirctor Hayao Miyazaki.