New Shorts: October 18th 2009

Set photos of James McAvoy and Evan Rachel Wood shooting scenes for Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, Miley Cyrus shooting a red carpet scene for the Sex and the City sequel, and some merchandising figurines from Iron Man 2.

Posters for Edge of Darkness, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Daybreakers, Toy Story 3, The Princess and the Frog, Saw VI, Me and Orson Welles, Legion, Did You Hear About the Morgans, Uncertainty, Percy Jackson, The Spy Next Door.

“Lee Daniels, director of Sundance winner “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire”, says that one project he hopes to direct next is a film adaptation of the hit musical “Miss Saigon”…” (full details)

“Despite the excitement, Anna Paquin’s reps have confirmed that the roles of her and partner Stephen Moyer in the horror thriller “Open House” are only small cameos. In fact they don’t share a scene on-screen in the project…” (full details)

“Despite rumors of his departure, actor Vin Diesel’s publicist confirms that the actor is still very much attached to “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage”…” (full details)

“Early estimates peg James Cameron’s sci-fi epic “Avatar” scoring an opening weekend above $75 million. A second trailer for the film is due out at the end of the month…” (full details)

“Summit Entertainment has announced it is offering a free music download of “Satellite Heart (Air Mail remix)” by Anya Marina from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” official soundtrack with every online movie ticket purchases…” (full details)

“”The Lovely Bones”, directed by Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson, has been selected for the Royal Film Performance 2009. The World Charity Premiere will take place in late November in Leicester Square.”

“Director Sam Raimi says the budget limitations he had on “Drag Me to Hell” demanded a more simplistic approach to filmmaking, a ‘back to basics’ approach he plans on bringing to the fourth “Spider-Man”…” (full details)

“Fox has ordered an additional nine episodes of “Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show”, making the second season of the series a full 22-episode order to air from September 2010 to May 2011. The show was Fox’s highest-rated Sunday comedy series debut in over six years.”

“Producer Mark Burg reiterates that the upcoming reboot of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise over at Lionsgate will definitely make the action set in the present day, and will use a new story that takes some of the basic plot points of the original…” (full details)

“Jordan Mechner, the creator of the original “Prince of Persia” game, has posted a trailer he cut six years ago that pitched a “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” movie to Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney executives. The pitch of course was successful with the film itself coming out next Summer…” (full details)