New Shorts: March 17th 2010

The first photos of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in Faster, several behind-the-scenes photos from Tron: Legacy, a ShoWest promo poster for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and two character posters for Killers.

Liam Hemsworth talks to Access Hollywood about being beaten by his older brother Chris for the titular role in Marvel Studios’ “Thor”.

“Fox have released details and cover-art for the first DVD and Blu-ray release of James Cameron’s “Avatar” which will be a bare-bones release (no extras) and only in 2D. The release hits the US on April 22nd and around much of the rest of the world throughout that last week of April. The 3D version hit late 2010/early 2011…” ( full details)

“Sir Ian McKellen says that “The Hobbit” will begin its more than year-long shoot in New Zealand in June. Casting is underway in London, Los Angeles and New York City…” (full details)

“”Rapunzel” to “Tangled” may not be the only Disney animated film getting a name change, there’s talk that Pixar’s “The Bear and the Bow” could be retitled “Brave”…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures will want a role in the James Bond movies once the sale or restructuring of MGM is complete says Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, however no formal discussions have been set with potential buyers…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing has scored U.S. distribution rights to Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi feature “Monsters” mere hours after its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The story deals with alien life forms who have infected a quarantined zone in Mexico…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment have picked up Mike Bender and Doug Chernack’s high-concept action-comedy script “Sterling”…” ( full details)

“Christian Bale and Josh Hartnett were apparently the only two actors Director Wolfgang Petersen met with for the role of Superman in the defunct “Batman vs. Superman” project that was in development nearly a decade ago now…” ( full details)