Quick Cuts: Stephen King's son gets movie deal, and other stories

Mandalay Pictures has acquired the rights to the in-progress novel Horns, written by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. The story revolves around a guy who wakes up after an epic hangover to find that he’s got horns growing out of his head, which also seem to be connected to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend. I’m betting that he made some sort of deal with the devil, but we’ll know for certain when the book comes out in February 9, 2010. (Source: Variety)

Dog Soldiers and The Descent director Neil Marshall and Lionsgate Films and Ghost House Pictures are teaming up to make Burst, the next film in the Lionsgate stable to turn 3D. The film will be produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert (co-partners in Ghost House) from a script by Gary Dauberman about “a group of stranded travelers who meet during a blizzard and get stalked by a malevolent force that makes people spontaneously combust.” What, are we running out of perfectly valid things to be afraid of now? (Source: Variety)

Charlize Theron will no longer be starring in The Tourist and as a result, the project is looking for a new director. THR‘s Stephen Zeitchik has sources that say Angelina Jolie will step into the role, but as the very first commenter said, she previously decided to stop making movies for about a year. Also, Tom Cruise is no longer attached, but Sam Worthington (the cyborg in Terminator: Salvation) is, and that’s going to make a huge difference in the final product as well. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Business)

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