Pirates 4 Update: Director
Concerns that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may not be happening - because of the departure of the Disney chairman who originally brought Johnny Depp on board the franchise - seem to be unfounded. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) has been signed as director and says that he and Depp are excited to be working on it together.
20,ooo Leagues Movie Update: Sunk
McG's Captain Nemo origin movie, on the other hand, appears to have been pulled to the bottom of the sea by a giant squid. And based on McG's thinking that Will Smith would make an awesome Captain Nemo, I think I'm on the squid's side this time.
Lest anyone get too excited by the art above, it's not concept art from the McG movie. It's by Meinert Hansen as part of an unrelated project.
Fear not, True Believers! Stan Lee will be back for Iron Man 2.
Underworld 4 Update: Writer
No one knows nuthin beyond that a writer's been hired and he's written a couple of episodes of The Shield, but at least it's in the works.