News Shorts: April 13th 2009

Posters for Terminator Salvation, Taking Woodstock, Altitude, How to Be, Julie and Julia, Armored, Moon, Old Dogs, Extract, Taking Woodstock, Altitude and Powder Blue.

“Producer Frank Marshall says scribe George Nolfi should have a draft of an upcoming fourth ‘Bourne’ film ready by this June with the film in the works for a Summer 2011 release. Marshall has previously stated that he would like to see Bourne go to South America in his next adventure…” (full details)

“Actor Laz Alonso says that some of the technology in James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” includes being filmed by 197 cameras, simultaneously, in real time…” (full details)

“Speaking of “Avatar” a bunch of books for the project have just been announced, the best being ‘The Art of Avatar’ with Peter Jackson writing the foreword and over 100 photos and artwork pieces showing off “the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures”…” (full details)

“The Harold Ramis-directed comedy “Year One” had initially been given an R rating and also lost an appeal to get the rating lowered. Ramis and producer Judd Apatow were forced to make some cuts to the film and this new cut was granted a PG-13 rating for “crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence”…” (full details)

“A source says that “filmmakers are trying to get [Angelina] Jolie to officially commit to playing the female lead” in regards to the role of Ava in the upcoming “Sin City” sequel. Jolie had talked to Rodriguez about the role as early as 2006, but now it seems that the film is finally gaining momentum…” (full details)

“Robert Downey Jr. says he feels pretty certain that there will be a “Sherlock Holmes” sequel…” (full details)

“For some reason a Japanese Warner Brothers press book for 2009-2010 releases indicates a winter 2010 release in Japan for the long in development “Dark Shadows” feature with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp…” (full details)

“Though long rumored and pretty certain, actor Terry Crews has confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger will be cameoing in both “Terminator Salvation” and “The Expendables”…” (full details)

“Showtime has just picked up The Tudors for a fourth season to end the Henry VIII saga…” (full details)

“Firefly’s Alan Tudyk, and Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort have joined the cast of the “V” mini-series remake. Morena Baccarin (Firefly), Scott Wolf (Party of Five), Morris Chestnut (Ladder 49), Elizabeth Mitchel (Lost) and Joel Gretsch (4400) also star in the pilot currently shooting in Vancouver…” (full details)

“ABC will burn off the remaining episodes of “Pushing Daisies,” “Eli Stone” and “Dirty Sexy Money” on Saturdays this Summer…” (full details)

“Eric Roberts is apparently in talks to star in the Alan Ginsberg trial flick “Howl” currently in production with James Franco and Paul Rudd…” (full details)