Jane Doe: Well, in case you were wondering, I've been out and about drumming up some juicy info for all you movie fanatics out there. Actually drove up to San Fran for a couple of days to get a scoop on Hulk (see below) as well as digging up some dirt from the L.A. based set of T3: The Rise of the Machines! Anyway, lots 'o stuff to get to so here ya go:

Kingsley: Spotted Sir Ben at the infamous Chateau Marmont on Sunset not long ago (he was in town for the George Lucas tribute) and he was wheeling and dealing his way into several high profile projects. Kingsley has already signed onto The House of Sand and Fog, costarring with Jennifer Connelly, and is nearing a deal to star for director Peter Hyams in an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury short story A Sound of Thunder. The pic will be directed by Peter Hyams and will costar Ed Burns and Catherine McCormack. Burns has the flop Life or Something Like It in theaters now, and is finishing up shooting Confidence in L.A. for director James Foley. McCormack was last seen in Spy Game.

XXX: Seems Diesel won't be making a stand against Gibson after all. Revolution Studios has announced that they're pushing the new spy flick back a week to give Gibson and Shyamalan's Signs some room to breathe.

Related: Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Arrives: Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster!

T3: Well, Sofia Bush (niece of our Commander in Chief) is out and Claire "where the hell have you been?" Danes is stepping into a pivotal role in the Jonathan Mostow production. Bush had already begun filming on the project when the decision was made to fire her. The reason? Anonymous sources tell me that there was a bit of an attitude on the young model... attitude the director just didn't have time for. We're waiting to hear what he'll think of Danes who was also known for being a little, um, difficult. More when we get it.

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The Hulk: And now a bit of good old fashioned Hollywood dirt to go with those pictures Lights Out recently brought you...

The scene that was being shot around that San Francisco trolley car is a pivotal scene in the film. In the sequence which shot for a week on Sansome Street and Vallejo, Hulk is underground in a sewer system. He is being pursued by a SWAT team as well as the Army led by Sam Elliott. As Hulk lumbers underground, he causes a huge fissure to open up in the street. The fissure causes the trolley car to nearly fall over spilling out kids and unsuspecting tourists. Hulk continues up the hill as the Army descends upon the unsuspecting neighborhood. The SWAT teams screech into position and take up a place among the Army, police and fire personnel. At the end of the scene, Hulk breaks out onto the street knocking over several cars, and is surrounded. Then a helicopter comes in carrying Betty - Hulk, seeing his lady love, is reduced to Banner and captured. Dun, dun dun!

There seemed to be an overwhelming sense of confusion on the set. Headset toting production assistants would no sooner yell something out to extras, when it would all be either changed or scrapped completely! A friend of mine (driving partner for the 5 hour drive to Frisco) and I watched as Ang Lee and his crew set up a shot for nearly two hours with what looked like 500 extras. They rehearsed the scene, rehearsed again, then cancelled the scene! Dennis Muren, an ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) Supervisor looked frustrated, and so did the crew.

My friend and I checked in several times over a three day period, and each time, we saw the same thing. Is the production in trouble? Don't know. But suffice it to say that at the rate everything was moving, it wouldn't surprise me if the film ended up grossly over budget and over schedule.

From the front lines (and somewhere near the beach)...~Jane Doe

Brian B.