News briefs: Stan's Ratchet, Dawson's Zoo, Mickey loses a voice

Douglas Cook and David Weisberg have been tapped to pen Nick Ratchet, one of Stan Lee's POW Entertainment projects set up at Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the lighthearted mystery thriller centers on a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle between a meek, ineffectual police officer and his online alter ego, a tough avatar cop named Nick Ratchet who emerges from inside a video game to usurp the life of his creator.

Sound-effects specialist Wayne Allwine, who followed in the footsteps of Walt Disney to provide the falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse for the past 32 years, has died, Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday, according to Reuters; Allwine succumbed to complications from diabetes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday at the age of 62.
... is disputing a report, which first appeared on, that Hayden Christensen is starring in a Mandrake movie; quoting the actor's representative, MTV says that Christensen is NOT attached.

Rosario Dawson will star opposite Kevin James in the fantasy romantic comedy The Zookeeper, about zoo animals trying to teach the keeper their methods of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams, Variety reported.

Summit Entertainment announced that the studio will present The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 23.

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