Michael Cera's star is definitely rising. After making his name as in awkward teen roles in the critical favorite Arrested Development as well as this weekend's Superbad, Cera has signed to star in Youth in Revolt. The teen comedy was adapted and will be directed by Gustin Nash (Charlie Bartlett) from C.D. Payne's self-published 1993 novel about a teenager who goes to great lengths to win a girl he meets on a family vacation, reports Variety.
Variety is also reporting that director Len Wiseman has picked his next project. The man behind Live Free or Die Hard will be remaking Escape From New York, with a script by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). 300's Gerard Butler will play the Snake Plissken role, which was originated by Kurt Russell.
And Tarsem Singh (The Cell) plans to direct The Unforgettable, a sci-fi movie about a homicide cop who realizes not only that he isn't human, but that there is an alien war on. Originally entitled Species X, Singh will direct from a script by Kurt Sutter says The Hollywood Reporter. Sutter also wrote The Punisher sequel (official title: Punisher: Welcome Back Frank).