News Shorts: April 27th 2009

Posters for Bruno and The Hangover.

The first two reviews of Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” are up at AICN and offer differing reactions.

“When asked about what he wants to do next, Robert Downey Jr. says that he’s very impressed with Sylvester Stallone’s script for the Edgar Allen Poe biopic – could he be playing the poet?…” (full details)

“Hans Zimmer (“The Dark Knight,” “Gladiator”) has signed on to score Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes while French composer Alexandre Desplat (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Queen”) will be scoring “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and actor Jason Schwartzman will score Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”…” (full details)

“Peter Sohn talks about directing his first Pixar short, “Partly Cloudy”, which premieres next month with “Up”…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures will be premiering the new trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 20 select markets on April 29th, attached to a one-time screening of Michael Bay’s 2007 film Transformers. The film will be presented in IMAX in the five top markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto…” (full details)

“Bill Murray has apparently filmed a cameo, dressed in full zombie make-up, for Ruben Fleischer’s horror comedy “Zombieland”…” (full details)

“Working Title is revving up a feature-length documentary on legendary Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna. Asif Kapadia (“Far North”) will direct the doc, which goes into production next month…” (full details)

“The trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9” will play before screenings of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” this Friday…” (full details)