News briefs: Ghouly adapted, AvP game due, Chuck meets Alvin

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Adam-Troy Castro
Jun 25, 2015

Screenwriter Sam Esmail has been hired to adapt the children's comic The Ghouly Boys for Mandate Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Sega will publish a new Aliens vs. Predator (working title) video game in early 2010; the game is currently in development with independent developer Rebellion, creators of the original 1999 Aliens vs. Predator.
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Entertainment Tonight reported that Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, has completed a third book in the series featuring professor Robert Langdon; the rumor is that the new book will be titled The Solomon Key and will take Langdon to Washington and will focus on the Freemasons.
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Zachary Levi (NBC's Chuck) has been cast opposite the computer-generated singing rodents of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Betty Thomas is directing the follow-up to Fox 2000 and Regency's 2007 hit.
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EA announced that it will publish a game to coincide with the upcoming movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, IGN.com reported; made in collaboration with Hasbro, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra will make its first public appearance at this weekend's Toy Fair in New York.
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The Day the Earth Stood Still arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment; for a limited time, both the BD and DVD versions of the film will be packaged with a copy of the 1951 classic on which the remake is based.
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Alex Graves has been tapped to direct NBC's post-apocalyptic drama pilot Day One.
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Kelly Reilly and Julian Rhind-Tutt will star and Paul Breuls will direct Meant to Be, a romantic comedy shot and set in Puerto Rico, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the whimsical tale concerns a guardian angel who falls in love with the woman he's protecting and then tries to woo her on a trip to Puerto Rico.