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Unfilmable has been thrown around a lot lately to things like “Watchmen”, “Life of Pi” and “Cloud Atlas”. That didn’t stop Zack Snyder, Ang Lee and the Wachowskis from making adaptations, however. Add James Franco to that list, who will be directing an adaptation of William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury”. He wants Jon Hamm to star as Mr. Compson, Dave Franco to play Quentin Compson and wants Danny McBride in the film as well. Considering Franco’s recent films, which include everything from playing himself in “This is the End” to Oz in “Oz the Great and Powerful” to a thug in “Spring Breakers” why not tackle a classic novel?

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In promoting his latest film “This is the End”, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg revealed they have been asked multiple times by Naughty Dog. Why? To write the “Uncharted” movie script of course! Both declined, saying they couldn’t figure out a way to make it different than Indiana Jones. At one point, an Uncharted film was close with Mark Wahlberg set to star, but that fell through.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Warner Brothers is probably celebrating today. Director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan teamed up for a new Superman film “Man of Steel”. And audiences turned out in droves, earning $113.1 million and $125.1 million if you include the Thursday night shows. Both numbers top the previous June record of $110 million set by “Toy Story 3”. The film now has earned more than double of “Superman Returns” total domestic take of $200.1 million already.

“This is the End”, the comedy starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and a host of others earned $32.8 million since opening on Wednesday.

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“This is the End” hits theaters but we all know the big fish this weekend will be “Man of Steel”. No movie has made more than $35 million for two weeks. How big will Superman’s reboot open?

“Superman Returns” disappointed in 2006 when Bryan Singer’s film earned just more than $200 million. Expect Zack Syder’s adaptation to do way better. In fact “Toy Story 3”, which holds the June record with a $110 million opening, could see that record fall. In fact, it’d be shocking if it didn’t. Warner Brothers got Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises”) to help shape the story and an aggressive and great marketing campaign has audiences wanting to see this film bad. The reviews haven’t been amazing, in fact it’s at a 57 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But that won’t affect its opening weekend, though it may affect its long term legs. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and a host of others, the film promises action Superman fans have been waiting for. And Superman is a strong brand so expect this one to set a new June record.

Opening weekend: $120-125 million

Unfortunately that means “This is the End” is left in the dust. But the all-star comedy should do decently.

Opening weekend: $15-20 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.