Sacha Baron Cohen has excised a clip from his latest movie Bruno out of respect for the late Michael Jackson. The offending scene saw his character, gay Austrian fashion reporter Bruno, trick Jackson's sister La Toya into an interview before stealing her mobile in order to get the star’s phone number. The scene was removed from the final cut of the film just hours before its Hollywood premier, on the same day the singer died from a reported cardiac arrest. The Bruno premier had already caused some controversy when preparations caused Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to be temporarily covered up, blocking fans from paying their respects when news broke of his death. John Landis has confirmed that he is in negotiations with Dimension films over the remake rights to An American Werewolf in London. The Blues Brothers director said: "Perhaps someone will make a brilliant movie out of it." I think someone already did John. Landis is in London at the moment working on his latest project, a movie about infamous grave robbers Burke and Hare. The director also paid his respects to the late Michael Jackson, who he directed in the ground-breaking promo for Thriller in 1983. Landis described the singer as “an extraordinary talent and a truly great international star.” On a lighter note, some casting news from theatreland. Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood are to star in the Broadway musical adaptation of Spider-Man. Now there’s a sentence I never imagined myself writing. Cumming, no stranger to jazz hands thanks to his Tony award-winning turn in the revival of Cabaret in 1998, has been cast as Norman Osborn a.k.a. the Green Goblin, with Wood in the frame to play Peter Parker's main squeeze Mary Jane Watson. Thankfully your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will tread the boards without any musical input from Chad Kroeger. U2 cohorts Bono and The Edge will provide the music for the origin story, set to preview in February 2010. Still no word on who'll play the web-slinger himself but judging from Tobey Maguire's dance routine in Spider-Man 3, I doubt director Julie Taymor will be looking his way. JJ Abrams has not ruled out returning to the director's chair for the planned sequel to this summer's smash Star Trek movie. Speaking on the red carpet of the Saturn Awards, the director would not be pinned down to a yes or no answer as to whether or not he would helm the next installment but did say he "felt too lucky to be a part of the thing to say goodbye to it." The director said he had fallen in love with the Trek universe but conceded that discussions surrounding the sequel were still in the early stages. Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman also hinted there could be potential story arcs between movies if the reboot turns into a franchise of its own. The scriptwriters said they had particularly admired the arcs between fan favourite, Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock. No word as yet on future villains but many fans have one name on their lips. Say it with me: KHAAAAAAN!!! Finally, some positive remake news. Frank Darabont has spoken out about his long-mooted Fahrenheit 451 adaptation. The writer and director has been trying to bring the Ray Bradbury novel to the big screen for the last decade, in between writing drafts of Indy 4 and directing his remake of The Mist. The novel is set in a dystopian vision of the future where books are outlawed and burned by firemen such as Guy Montag, whose contact with a free-spirited young woman forces him question the system he upholds. Tom Hanks was originally to play Montag, but had to pull out of the film citing prior commitments. The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption director said that he had another actor in mind for the part and his attachment could make or break the project. Darabont also said he was keen to get the project off the ground while writer Ray Bradbury was still alive. Darabont said: "I promised myself that it would at least go into production while Ray was still with us. I have an emotional commitment in wanting to get the wheels well and truly in motion while he's still here to enjoy that." French director Francois Truffaut directed a version of the movie back in 1966 starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. Anyone glued to Glastonbury coverage over the weekend might have had a movie flashback or two. Rock legends Spinal Tap took to the Pyramid Stage, treating the crowd to classics such as Big Bottom, Sex Farm and the unforgettable Stonehenge, complete with an inflatable miniature of the landmark and dancing Druid dwarves, a tip of the hat to their now-legendary appearance in Marty DeBergi’s rockumentary, This is Spinal Tap. The band has in the past tried to distance itself DiBergi’s film, describing it as a “hatchetmentary.”