New Shorts: October 28th 2008

Posters for The Unborn, Slumdog millionaire, The Burrowers, Twilight.

-Aussie actress Teresa Palmer has been added to the cast of John Eyre’s “The Last Warrior”.

“Indie company Werc Werk Works will finance and co-produce “The Turin Horse,” a new movie from Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr that will use the story of a farmer and his horse as an existential metaphor…” (full details)

“Danny Boyle admits that he shot “Slumdog Millionaire” with a PG-13 rating in mind, despite the film landing an R from the MPAA. He also admits that he tried to appeal the rating but doesn’t seem to have had any success…” (full details)

“‘W.’ screenwriter Stanley Weiser talks about his “Wall Street” sequel treatment that he penned a while ago and is being ignored by “21” scribe Allan Loeb who’s penning the upcoming project entitled “Money Never Sleeps”…” (full details)

“Despite a press release indicating Michael Bay had approved the upcoming Transformers theme park ride, Bay himself has just announced he isn’t happy with what they have presented him…” (full details)

“Legendary Pictures (“Batman Begins,” “Superman Returns”) is in negotiations to acquire Epic Games (“Gears of War,” “Unreal Tournament”) – the first film financing company to start investing money in video games…” (full details)

“Real life couple Christopher Lee and Fann Wong are in advanced talks to star in Singaporean romantic comedy “The Wedding of the Year.” The dark story deals with a marriage between two celebrities whose fans have been tracking their romance and rooting for nuptials. Pic will be released in Singapore by Golden Village in time for Chinese New Year in late January…” (full details)

“Mirovision is developing a third remake of Korean helmer Kim Ki-young’s 1960 masterpiece thriller “The Housemaid”…The story follows a maid who ruins a family. Gina Kim (“Never Forever”) penned and is attached to direct the $2.5 million Korean-language remake…” (full details)

“Danny and Oxide Pang (“Bangkok Dangerous,” “The Eye”) will next direct the horror feature “Child’s Eye” for Universe Intl. Holdings. Shooting is scheduedl to start in April or May…” (full details)

“Joss Whedon has revealed that his original pilot for the new Fox series “Dollhouse” was thrown out completely and several characters were removed from the show…” (full details)