News Shorts: April 20th 2010

New photos for Iron Man 2, Jonah Hex, The American, Prince of Persia, Mercy, Father of My Children, and Tom Hanks in costume on the set of Larry Crowne,

New posters for Robin Hood, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Nowhere Boy, Solitary Man, The Good Heart, Looking for Eric and Shrek Forever After.

“With final numbers tallied, “Kick Ass” managed to win this past weekend’s box-office after all with $19.8m, just ahead of “How to Train Your Dragon” with $19.6m…” (full details)

Fox is set to release Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” based on the faux “Grindhouse” trailer, on September 3rd to kick some ass over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Rising comedian Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is set to host the 19th annual MTV Movie Awards, premiering LIVE on MTV, Sunday June 6th…” (full details)

“Zoe Saldana says that within the next month she’ll know of specific filming dates for the “Star Trek” sequel…” (full details)

“On the set of “Red”, John Malkovich finally confirmed that he was supposed to play the Vulture in thaw now defunct Sam Raimi-directed “Spider-Man 4″…” (full details)

“Robert De Niro has revealed that he, writer Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese tried to come up with ideas for a sequel to “Taxi Driver” however “it just didn’t seem to work”. He adds that a sequel is “still possible” though…” (full details)

“Producer Lorenzo id Bonaventura says that John Malkovich’s role in the upcoming third “Transformers” film “is going to have a lot of interaction with Shia in that movie. And he’s got a really fun character”…” (full details)

“The first “Green Lantern” trailer is rumoured to be premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. No surprises there…” (full details)

“Stan Lee will cameo as an army truck driver having difficulty moving a certain object in the upcoming “Thor” film adaptation…” (full details)

“RKO has picked up Craig Stiles’ Hitchcock-style Dubai-set thriller “The Architect”…” (full details)

“David Fincher’s “The Social Network” will be the first feature film to be shot in 4K resolution and projected in 4K resolution…” (full details)

“Brightlight Pictures and Rhombus Media are re-teaming to develop the film adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s “Under the Bridge” which Reese Witherspoon will produce…” (full details)

“Jason Bateman is optimistic about the “Arrested Development” movie getting made, however he says the script still isn’t done and Fox still has to make a decision whether to go forward with it…” (full details)

“Michigan is becoming a busy state for film production with “Salvation Boulevard” shooting in May, followed by “Scream 4,” “Real Steel” and “Vamps” in June…” (full details)

“In Australia to promote “Accidents Happen”, Geena Davis revealed she’s be up for a sequel to “Beetlejuice” if it were in the works…” (full details)

“Chris Rankin and Matthew Lewis appeared at the Leeds Film Festival the other week and talked briefly about “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”…” (full details)