The Deal Report: May 12, 2006
+ In How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Mike Myers will play a guy who wakes up to find robots ruling the world. Reno 911!‘s Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon co-wrote the script, which Lennon says is rife with tips for surviving an automaton insurgence. Like? ”Most robots have thermal vision, so if you put ice down your pants, they won’t know you’re human.”
+ Forest Whitaker makes our heart sing: ”I play a Wild Thing named Ira,” he says of his role in Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are. Jonze and acclaimed author Dave Eggers penned the live-action/CGI adaptation of Maurice Sendak‘s children’s book.
+ Mark Wahlberg will star in the sequel to The Italian Job, tentatively titled…The Brazilian Job.
+ Geeks of the world, rejoice: Come September, Lucasfilm will release the Star Wars trilogy on DVD in its original non-CGI-enhanced form for the first time.
(Additional reporting by Dade Hayes and Carrie Kavetz)