News Shorts: April 15th 2011

New photos from X-Men First Class, Drive, This Must Be The Place.

Set photos of Ewan McGregor and Eddie Marsan shooting Jack the Giant Killer.

Some impressive concept art from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, six character posters for The Hangover Part II, and a triptych poster for Cars 2

Also single one-sheets One Day, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Love Wedding Marriage, The Silent House.

Location is everything in advertising. That’s why someone thought it a good idea to post a billboard advertising “The Walking Dead” on the wall of a funeral parlour in the UK – check out the photo.

A fan poster contest at Cracked.com of fifteen awful rom-coms they’ll probably make next. The winner is actually quite disturbing, but so’s #10 because one gets the feeling Tyler Perry might actually make it.

Linkin Park has remixed their 2010 song ‘Iridescent’ for use in Michael Bay’s upcoming “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” soundtrack, the new version tipped to be serving as the theme for the upcoming sequel. You can listen to that new version by clicking here.

“In very sad news for daytime soap fans, ABC has officially cancelled sudsers “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” which will both be replaced with two new lifestyle programs. ‘Children’ will wrap in September, while ‘Live’ will end in January. Both shows have been running for over four decades…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics will release Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” in North America, the studio announced on Thursday. The film version of the Tony Award winning play “God of Carnage” stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. A late 2011 release is planned…” (full details)

“Along with the long leggings we’ve seen thus far, NBC’s “Wonder Woman” reboot will have her sporting the iconic blue shorts and will be used in the final confrontation when she beats the pilot episode villain Veronica Cale (Elizabeth Hurley)…” (full details)

“Paul Soter, founding member of the Broken Lizard Comedy troop, has agreed to write the film adaption of comic book “Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy” to be produced by Framelight Productions…” (full details)

“Full props to Mickey Rourke for his honesty. The actor has slammed two upcoming films in which he stars – “13” and “Passion Play”. He calls the first a “really bad movie”, the second “another terrible movie”…” (full details)

“Matthew Vaughn confirms that he almost cast Colin Firth in the role of Sebastian Shaw in the upcoming “X-Men: First Class”, a role that went to Kevin Bacon…” (full details)

“Russell Brand is locked to play Lonny, but Amy Adams has dropped out of playing a journalist who beds Tom Cruise’s decadent rock star character in Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the musical “Rock of Ages” for New Line…” (full details)