News briefs: Eagle Eye director's next; Zombie romance

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reports that D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) has signed on to direct the adaptation of James Frey and Jobie Hughes' sci-fi book I Am Number Four, about a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species.
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It looks like Momma Kent will return to The CW's Smallville for an episode later this season: TVGuide.com confirmed that Annette O'Toole will be reprising her role as Martha Kent—Clark's mom—who went off to Washington to become a U.S. Senator.
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Jonathan Levine will write and direct the zombie romance movie Warm Bodies, based on a book by Isaac Marion, Variety reported; the story centers on a zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.
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Next month, the Strause brothers (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) will begin shooting Skyline, a supernatural thriller starring Kate Mara and Eric Balfour, Production Weekly reported.
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Wes Anderson's stop-motion-animated Fantastic Mr. Fox arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 23.