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Industry Roundup: Yelchin to Star in Fright, Gods Gets Renamed

Yelchin's Night: Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation) is in negotiations to star in Fright Night, DreamWorks’ remake of the 1985 vampire movie. Yelchin will play a teenager convinced his new neighbor is a vampire, though sadly no one believes him. While we assume accusing someone of being a vampire in 1985 was considered rude, nowadays it's basically the equivalent of telling someone they look really sexy. [Heat Vision/HR]

Gods Becomes Immortals: Relativity Media has changed the title of the upcoming Greek mythology epic War of the Gods to Immortals. Additionally, Isabel Lucas and John Hurt have been added to a cast that already includes Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. Hurt will play the “earthly manifestation” of Zeus, and Lucas will play Athena. Surely the name change had nothing to do with the fact that War of the Gods is basically a post–thesaurus.com version of Clash of the Titans. [Variety]

Show Her Love: Robyn has announced that the first of her three planned “mini-albums” this year will be released June 7. The eight-track album will be titled Body Talk 1, and first single "Dancing On My Own" will also drop on the 7th. The two songs already leaked from the disc make us very excited about all this Talk. [Idolator]

Show Her Love: Robyn has announced that the first of her three planned “mini-albums” this year will be released June 7. The eight-track album will be titled Body Talk 1, and first single "Dancing On My Own" will also drop on the 7th. The two songs already leaked from the disc make us very excited about all this Talk. [Idolator]

Return of the Avenger: The Toxic Avenger, a 1984 cult comedy horror film that has spawned three film sequels, a stage production, and a children’s cartoon, is being brought back to the big screen. The remake will be produced by Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein, and Charlie Corwin, and will reinvent the hero as a “green superhero for these environmentally conscious times.” Sounds like Greenzo’s about to get some competition. [Deadline]

Party of One: Kele Okereke, lead singer of Bloc Party, will be venturing out on his own for his debut solo album, called The Boxer, which will be released on June 22. The first single, “Tenderoni," will be out the week before. Okereke wrote about the project, “I've been keeping this secret close to my heart for a while now but I am excited to finally share this with you all.” Hopefully it wasn't a secret from his bandmates, or that would be a major party foul. [Stereogum]

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