Today’s Unconfirmed Rumor: ComingSoon says SuperHeroHype says director Guy Ritchie hopes to convince Daniel Day-Lewis to play Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2, due December 16, 2011. “The site adds that if that doesn’t work out, other names that have been bandied about as being in consideration include Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman.”
Today’s Debunked Rumor: Dark Horizons reports that Neill Blomkamp has not been asked to direct The Hobbit. He’s busy in another galaxy altogether.
Instead, Blomkamp is focused on his original sci-fi/horror project “Elysium” which is rumored to be shooting in the fall. Story details on it are scarce other than comments from him that it’s set on another planet in the distant future.