Fact: Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has signed on to direct a TV remake of hit U.S. western series The Rifleman. The moviemaker will direct the first episode of the reboot if the show, which was created in the 1950s by Sam Peckipah, is picked up. The original series starred Chuck Connors.
Quote: "I watch the films and it is very bittersweet. I spent four years with Dan (Daniel Radcliffe), Rupert (Grint) and Emma (Watson) and the films are just wonderful. It's bittersweet and very surreal seeing them from far away." Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, on seeing the franchise near its conclusion.
Fact: Comic book WELCOME TO HOXFORD is coming to the big screen - the film rights have been purchased by director Chris Columbus' 1492 Entertainment. The script for werewolf story will be penned by 30 DAYS OF NIGHT screenwriter BEN TEMPLESMITH.