News briefs: Flu nixes Trek in Mexico, Flanimals develops

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Paramount is calling off the May 8 launch of Star Trek in Mexico because of the swine flu epidemic, while Sony is debating whether to do the same with its sequel movie Angels and Demons, Variety reported. Meanwhile, Paramount and the IMAX Corp. announced that the movie will open for a special two-week run in 137 IMAX theaters, starting May 7.

Universal-based Illumination Entertainment will create a 3-D animated feature based on Flanimals, a children's book series by Ricky Gervais, who will voice the lead character, and the script will be written by Matt Selman, Variety reported.

Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has been cast as Poseidon in Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures' Clash of the Titans remake, joining a cast that includes Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng, Alexa Davalos and Izabella Miko, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the Louis Leterrier-directed action-adventure began shooting Monday outside London.

John Wells and Don Murphy are developing The Forgotten, a movie based on the independent comic about a man who, no matter what he does or whom he meets, is forgotten five minutes later, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sasha Roiz has been bumped up to a series regular on SCI FI's upcoming prequel series Caprica after guest-starring in the pilot as Sam Adama, brother of lead Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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