New Shorts: December 6th 2011

Set photos of Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris shooting the new James Bond film Skyfall on a London rooftop, new photos of Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde in The Words, and stills of Christian Bale in The Flowers of War.

“Nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were announced on Monday. “Kung Fu Panda 2” leads the pack with 12 noms, “Puss in Boots” and “Rango” with 9 noms, and “Winnie the Pooh” with 8…” (full details)

“Daniel Casey has been tapped to write an untitled sci-fi crime thriller project being directed by Bobby Glickert. Justin Lin and Scott Stuber are producing…” (full details)

“Fox Business Channel anchor Eric Bolling says the new “The Muppets” movie is “liberal Hollywood using class warfare to brainwash our kids”, pushing an anti-capitalism agenda due to the villain being an evil oil tycoon…” (full details)

“Benderspink has optioned Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards’ comic “Turf”. Set in the 1920s Prohibition Era New York, the comic blends gangsters with vampires and aliens fighting for turf…” (full details)

“Colin Firth says that the original cut of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” ran 3.5 hours and the filmmakers struggled to get it down to the final 127 minutes runtime…” (full details)

“So why is “John Carter” being called that? Director Andrew Stanton says young boys would reject the book title (“A Princess of Mars”), while young girls would reject having ‘of Mars’ in the title…” (full details)

“Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who worked on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood”, will re-team on the director’s new film “The Master”. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard is replacing Danny Elfman as the composer of “The Hunger Games”…” (full details)

“The film version of the hit musical “Les Miserables” will NOT be shot in 3D its director Tom Hooper has confirmed. He skipped the shooting because he was worried that some people might “physically struggle” with the format…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures have purchased domain names relating to a possible sequel to this year’s acclaimed supernatural thriller “Insidious”. The super low-budget film ($1.5 million) has scored over $54 million in domestic box-office…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Bruce Beresford’s “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding”. Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in the film about a divorced woman who impulsively takes her two children to Woodstock, NY, to reconnect with their estranged, eccentric grandmother…” (full details)

“Matthew Fogel has been hired to write a new draft of ‘Bob: The Musical” at Disney which Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. The comedy revolves around Bob, a mild-mannered man thirtysomething who, after being struck on the head, suddenly hears the “inner song” in people’s hearts and finds his life instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay…” (full details)

“”Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” director Pete Docter’s next film at Pixar will take place “inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen”. The film is due out on May 14th 2014…” (full details)