New Shorts: March 15th 2010

New posters for Toy Story 3, Kick Ass, Predators, Skateland and Just Wright.

Director Antoine Fuqua and Ethan Hawke discuss how the ending to “Brooklyn’s Finest” changed between the Sundance premiere last year and the theatrical release version the other week over on MTV News.

“Peter Graves, the original Jim Phelps in both incarnations of the TV series “Mission: Impossible”, died of natural causes in Pacific Palisades on Sunday. He was 83. Graves also had memorable roles as a German spy in “Stalag 17” and the rather strangely wired pilot in comedy classic “Airplane”….” ( full details)

“A representative for Joaquin Phoenix has denied a recent claim by “Slumdog Millionaire” sound designer Resul Pookutty that Phoenix will come out of cinematic retirement to star in a film adaptation of Daniel Stashower ‘s Poe-inspired novel “The Beautiful Cigar Girl”…” ( full details)

“Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” looks to be getting a release around the beginning of November but will screen some sort of version at the Cannes Film Festival in May. …” (full details)

“Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have finalized their deal to pick up the Kristen Stewart-James Gandolfini Sundance entry “Welcome to the Rileys”. A Fall release is planned…” ( full details)

“C2 Entertainment is planning a film adaptation of Daniel Cooney’s comic book series “Dana Valentine: Brains, Beauty and Bullets”. The twelve-issue series follows a female contract killer…” (full details)

“Lizzy Caplan (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Cloverfield”) has confirmed she’s joined the cast of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” as the sister of the lead character – mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco). She begins filming on the project next month…” (full details)

“Barry Pepper has signed to play “Lucky” Ned Pepper in the Coen brothers’ “True Grit” remake. Robert Duvall played the role in the 1969 original…” (full details)

“Filming on Universal’s spy comedy “Central Intelligence” has been pushed back to sort out several issues and allow Ed Helms to participate in filming on “The Hangover” sequel which will shoot in Thailand this Summer…” (full details)

“”Cloverfield” scribe Drew Goddard has been hired to adapt Daniel H. Wilson’s upcoming novel “Robopocalypse” about the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising. The project is apparently a serious contender to be Steven Spielberg’s next directorial effort…” (full details)

“Suzanne Collins will adapt her own novel, the sci-fi action film “The Hunger Games”, which is aiming for a Fall 2011 or 2012 release through Lionsgate. No director or cast is onboard yet…” (full details)

“Nina Jacobson is developing the sci-fi thriller “The Dominion”, which centers on a human who is chosen to command the army’s first-ever platoon of robotic soldiers. She’s also working on an adaptation of P.B. Kerr’s children’s fantasy novel “Children of the Lamp” about a family of djinns who disguise themselves as humans…” (full details)

“Michael Giacchino (“Star Trek,” “Up”) will do the score for Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of “John Carter of Mars”…” (full details)