News Shorts: April 12th 2011

The first photo of Will Smith and Josh Brolin on the set of “Men In Black III”, and creepy abandoned amusement park set photos from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

The first photos from Batman Live, the upcoming stage musical about the caped crusader. Yep, these outfits make “Batman and Robin” look good.

Posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Something Borrowed, Stake Land.

“Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”) has joined the cast of Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”. What character he will play is unknown but is said to be an important one to the story…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures will premiere the full-length trailer for “Cowboys & Aliens” during the April 14th telecast of “American Idol” and will post it online following the broadcast…” (full details)

“”it’s about where this new species of mutants is going to go. It can go two ways: they can regard themselves as the next step of human evolution or they can regard themselves as an entirely new species in conflict with humanity” says James McAvoy about the conflict that drives “X-Men: First Class”…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox has set release dates for “Chronicle” and “This Means War,” opening Feb. 3, 2012 and Feb. 17, 2012, respectively…” (full details)

“James Cameron has joined forces with Vince Pace to form the Cameron-Pace Group with the aim of developing, selling and leasing 3D technology…” (full details)

“A script by Michael Bacall (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) is apparently completed for the proposed spin-off film based on Tom Cruise’s Len Grossman character from “Tropic Thunder”…” (full details)

“Joe Cornish says he and Edgar Wright We delivered the second draft of the script for “Ant-Man” two days ago and are really happy with it. Could this be Wright’s next film?…” (full details)

“The four stars of ABC’s Desperate Housewives – Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria – are finalizing deals to return to the dramedy series “Desperate Housewives” next Fall. The deals are for one year, with an option for a second. With them locked, ABC will renew the show for an eighth season before the upfront in May…” (full details)

“Hugo Weaving is rumoured to be re-teaming with his “The Matrix” helmers The Wachowskis on the film adaption of David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas” with the makers of The Matrix!”…” (full details)