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We Feel Half-Baked Already: To the surprise of no one, Kal Penn and John Cho will return as Harold and Kumar, as writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will create a third movie in the humble but profitable stoner comedy series. “Storyline is being kept under wraps,” says Variety, but we’re willing to bet that Harold and Kumar Go to Rehab will explore the pair’s struggles with addiction before following them on the long, rewarding road to recovery. Also, there will be boobs. [Variety]
She’s So Excited … About Your Personal Development: Elizabeth Berkley and MTV are developing a show based on Berkley’s “Ask Elizabeth” self-esteem workshops for girls. Easy for her to say, of course: If you had taught the world about the dangers of speed on Saved by the Bell and then been in Showgirls, you’d feel pretty good about yourself, too. [HR]
Do You Want to See Something Really Scary?: Last seen discussing Nazis with Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio is working with Warner Bros. to solicit material for a possible Twilight Zone movie. Howard Hughes … flying the Spruce Goose … but something’s on the wing! [HR]
He’s Back: You’ve waited patiently, and now you will be rewarded, because Darren Aronofsky is confirmed to direct a new RoboCop movie for MGM. David Self (Road to Perdition) will write the screenplay, and Comic-Con 2010 will provide the angry fan-site operators who will document every difference between the original and the remake and determine what is “canon.” [HR]
Thompson Feeling Fair: Emma Thompson will write the screenplay for Columbia’s remake of My Fair Lady, making the whole idea seem about 20 percent less misbegotten than it did before. [Playbill]Harold and Kumar Are Hungry Again