News Shorts: April 30th 2009

New photos from Avatar, Megan Fox in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and H2.

The first set photos from the “Clash of the Titans” remake set in Tenerife are up at Loque Pasa En Tenerife.

Posters for Ninja Assassin, Paper Heart, Humpday, The Hurt Locker, Surrogates, Case 39, Give ‘Em Hell Malone, Coco Avant Chanel, Anti-Christ and Hangover.

A very underwhelming official synopsis is out for the sixth “Saw” film.

“Of the challenge of doing a third ‘Batman’ film, Christian Bale says “Its got to be the right story. You can’t make something like The Dark Knight and then come out with something disappointing. I would like it if people say, ‘You’ll never make a good third movie.’ I say, ‘OK, let’s make a third movie in that case, let’s prove them wrong”…” (full details)

“McG has jokingly challenged “Transformers” helmer Michael Bay to a dick measuring contest. Yes if your sense of humor is third grade level, you can have $150 million to make a movie too…” (full details)

“Despite great buzz, the Sam Rockwell-led indie sci-fi thriller “Moon” will only be screened in New York and Los Angeles when it opens in limited release on June 12th and even then on a VERY limited number of screens…” (full details)

“Producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that the teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’, the big screen live action adaptation of his toon ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, will be attached to ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’… (full details)

“First Independent has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Robert Siegel’s “Big Fan”. Patton Oswalt stars in this film as a crazy New York Giants fan who gets in a fight with his favorite football hero…” (full details)

“It’s now official that Frank Welker will voice Soundwave in the upcoming “Transformers’ sequel…” (full details)

“Disney has picked up Tony Lord and David Cohen’s comedy spec script “Boss”. The script is a wish-fulfillment comedy about a 21-year-old becoming his dad’s boss when the young man gets promoted over his father. Scott Rudin will produce…” (full details)

“Regent Releasing and Here Media have acquired North American distrib rights to director-producer Jesse Rosen’s “The Art of Being Straight.” The story follows a coed group of twentysomethings in L.A. who fall for each other. A June 5th release is planned… (full details)

“A script review of Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer’s draft for the “Conan the Barbarian” franchise reboot…” (full details)