News briefs: Zombieland writers to tackle Deadpool?

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Dec 14, 2012

C.H.U.D. reports a rumor that the writers behind the hit Zombieland—Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick—may be asked to take a shot at adapting Deadpool, based on the Marvel Comics character; played by Ryan Reynolds, a version of the character appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine this year.
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The upcoming remake The Wolfman has been rated R for "bloody horror, violence and gore." The movie, starring Benicio del Toro, opens Feb. 12, 2010.
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Original Aliens star Lance Henriksen has signed up to appear in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game, developed by Rebellion in the U.K., playing Karl Bishop Weyland, a descendant of Charles Bishop Weyland, the founder of the infamous Weyland-Yutani corporation from the Aliens universe. He will lend his likeness and voice to the production.
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Demons, a contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker's Dracula, premieres on Jan. 2, 2010, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America; the series stars Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) as straight-talking American Rupert Galvin, who is called to recruit the last descendant of Van Helsing to fight the forces of evil before he is assassinated.
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The classic British sci-fi series Red Dwarf is now in the iTunes Store in the U.S.; all eight seasons are available for sale and download.