News Shorts: April 4th 2010

New photos from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Resident Evil Afterlife, Tomorrow When the War Began, Peacock, Solitary Man.

Posters for The A-Team, MacGruber, Beastly, The Losers, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Animal Kingdom, Step Up 3D, True Blood: Season Three, Lottery Ticket, Marmaduke, Life During Wartime.

At last, a clear shot of the new Freddy Krueger’s face from the upcoming “A Nightmare on Elm Street” can be found at Horror Bid.

A very thorough script review of Steven Soderbergh’s viral outbreak thriller “Contagion” is up at The Playlist.

“Emily Blunt was courted by Marvel Studios to play Peggy Carter, the girlfriend of Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers in the upcoming “Captain America” movie. However Blunt is close to signing on to other projects and has officially turned down Marvel’s offer…” (full details)

“A representative for Will Smith’s has denied that the star has signed for two “Independence Day” sequels, saying the report is “not true at this time”…” (full details)

“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer is publishing the short story “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” to be released June 5th. The novella is told from the perspective of the character Bree whom Jodelle Ferland plays in the upcoming “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”…” (full details)

“Twitter is more accurate than HSX at determining box-office revenue, even for pre-release movies, by 1-2 percent according to new research from HP…” (full details)

“Dreamworks has announced a February 18th 2011 release date for the D.J. Caruso-directed teen sci-fi thriller “I Am Number 4″….” (full details)

“The next trailer for “The Last Airbender” will be attached to copies of “Iron Man 2″ when it hits cinemas in a few weeks says Producer Frank Marshall…” (full details)

“WETA’s Richard Taylor says he is in the midst of creating new armor for the upcoming Guillermo del Toro prequel “The Hobbit” which he says will explore the rich culture of Middle Earth’s dwarves…” (full details)

“South African super model Tanit Phoenix has landed the lead female role, an MI6 officer investigating the theft of human organs, in the action spy thriller “Vauxhall Crossed”. Tom Sizemore and Dannii Minogue also star…” (full details)

“DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns was asked at WonderCon over the weekend that a lot more details about the upcoming film adaptations of DC Comics properties will be announced at San Diego Comic Con in July…” (full details)

“Universal has set an August 5th 2011 release date for Ryan Reynolds comedy “The Change-Up”, and as expected a May 13th 2011 release date for Judd Apatow’s “Untitled Kristen Wiig Project”…” (full details)