News briefs: Rourke is Conan's dad; Cage to be a caveman

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Patrick Lee
Jun 26, 2015

Mickey Rourke is in negotiations to play the father of Jason Momoa's Conan in Lionsgate's upcoming Conan movie (the barbarian, not the talk-show host); Latino Review was the first to report the news.
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Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will play CG cavemen in DreamWorks Animation's The Croods, a comedy that pits a prehistoric patriarch (Cage) against a forward-thinking outsider (Reynolds), Variety reported.
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Universal Pictures, in conjunction with Wired magazine and Lone Shark Games, announced an alternate-reality game to promote its upcoming Repo Men movie; fans are invited to locate four "runners," each with a $7,500 bounty on each of his or her heads, who have gone on the lam somewhere in the country.
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Looney Toons Tunes and Song of the South animator Rudy Larriva died Feb. 19 in Irvine, Calif., at the age of 94, Variety reported.
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Derek VanLint, the cinematographer on Ridley Scott's 1979 original Alien movie, died Tuesday in Toronto after a short illness at the age of 78, according to The Hollywood Reporter; he also worked on the 1981 fantasy adventure Dragonslayer.
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The Hollywood Reporter said that Donald Faison will play a scheming but happy-go-lucky entrepreneur with Eric Balfour in the sci-fi thriller film Skyline, in which Faison's character ends up dragging his pal to the West Coast where a strange, supernatural force is out to swallow humanity and eliminate everyone in the planet.

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