Firstly, couple of deaths I thought worth mentioning, as both people have had significant impact on my pop cultural world growing up. Gary Coleman died recently, and I just saw that Dennis Hopper has died as well. You might remember them as guests on The Simpsons.
Secondly, and this isn't really a project I've been tracking here, though it is of interest, but Guillermo Del Toro has quit his role of director for The Hobbit. The reasons being that the studio MGM, who have some kind of stake in the production, are in finacial trouble, and the movie production can't go ahead until the fate of MGM is resolved. So Del Toro has just run out of time, he can't keep waiting while he has other projects to develop, so he had to quit. Personally, I'm glad. The only film of his I've really, really liked is Blade II. Read More at Twitch.
Thirdly, Tony Jaa has joined a Buddhist monastery, so won't be making films for the foreseeable future. Now this doesn't mean forever, it could just be for a while, but after the weirdness surrounding Ong Bak 2, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. Read more at Twitch.