News briefs: Lucas honored; new Daybreakers trailer

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Star Wars creator George Lucas was among 13 individuals inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Tuesday, chosen for being "remarkable individuals who embody the innovative spirit of the Golden State and who have changed the world by pursuing their dreams." (Lucas with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, above)
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Theo Alexander and Grant Bowler have landed recurring roles on Alan Ball's vampire drama True Blood, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Alexander will play Talbot, an "intensely beautiful" vampire and the boyfriend of Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare), the vampire king of Mississippi, while Bowler will play Coot, a werewolf, the menacing ringleader of a biker gang.
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Summit Entertainment and Participant Media are teaming on Invasion, Ben Magid's sci-fi spec script described as a sci-fi action movie with an environmental theme, Variety reported.
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Lionsgate has released a new TV commercial for Daybreakers, its upcoming sci-fi vampire movie, which opens Jan. 8, 2010.


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Jesse Corti, Joe Pilato, Alona Tal and Cornell Womack are the latest additions to Zebediah de Soto's Night of the Living Dead: Origins, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Pilato, star of George Romero's Day of the Dead, will voice the role of Harry Cooper, while Tal is his wife Helen. Corti plays a reporter, and Womack is a cop.
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Star Wars Celebration V will take place Aug. 12-15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.; tickets will be available for purchase online starting Dec. 10.