News briefs: Transformers, Caprica, Iron Man 2

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Finishing third after two weekends in the number one spot, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took in an estimated $24.2 million domestically for the July 10 weekend, raising its domestic haul to $339.2 million, the Associated Press reported; the sequel passed the $319 million total of 2007's original Transformers.

Caprica writer Jane Espenson tweeted that her former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-writer Drew Z. Greenberg has joined the writing staff of the Syfy Battlestar Galactica prequel series.

Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau tweeted that co-star Scarlett Johansson wrapped her part in the sequel movie: "She was awesome. Green Lantern visited the set. One week left until picture wrap. Looking forward to down time." ["Green Lantern" refers to Johansson's husband, Ryan Reynolds.]

Producer Brad Fuller tweeted that the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has wrapped principal photography.
... has posted more spoilers and images from "Epitaph One," the so-called "lost episode" of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, which will debut at Comic-Con in San Diego this month and be included in the show's first-season DVD and Blu-ray sets, which drop on July 28.

Alcon Entertainment has geared up its live-action/animated version of Hong Kong Phooey with Alex Zamm on board to direct from David Goodman's script, an adaptation of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, about a police station janitor who becomes a dog with mystical powers, including the ability to do kung fu, Variety reported.

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