News briefs: Watchmen Blu-ray, Up wows Cannes

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Warner Brothers will release Zack Snyder's three-hour-plus director's cut of Watchmen on Blu-ray and DVD July 21, just days before Comic Con International, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the cut will include 25 minutes of additional footage, including scenes with the vigilante Rorschach, as well as the death sequence of a supporting character, Hollis Mason.

The opening-night audience at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival gave the 3-D animated Up a standing ovation, Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood reported; the movie was the first 3-D animated feature ever to open the festival.

Lindsay Lohan will star in the independent fantasy comedy movie The Other Side alongside Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, Dave Matthews and Alanis Morissette, Variety reported; the story centers on a grad student who must spend the summer working at a scientific institute on a remote island where she discovers an eccentric community of characters who are hiding a secret about a tragedy that took place many years before.

The Hollywood Reporter says that DreamWorks Pictures is in the process of picking up a remake of Fright Night, a horror comedy about a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires.

The Gotham Group has attached Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson to its adaptation of The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Steven Sherrill's 2000 novel deals with the mythological creature who survived Theseus' attack in the labyrinth and walks among us today.

Cody Longo has joined the cast of Dimension's horror revamp Piranha 3D, to be directed by Alexandre Aja, according to The Hollywood Reporter; he joins Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames and Richard Dreyfuss and will play Todd Dupree, a high-school jock and self-absorbed creep.

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