News Shorts: April 6th 2009

New photos from Star Trek, the first photos from Thomas Jane’s directorial debut – the 3D noir film Dark Country, and some superb Vanity Fair cast photos from Inglourious Basterds.

Posters for Where the Wild Things Are, The Box, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fame, Food, Inc., The Girlfriend Experience, Land of Canaan.

The first photo of Helena Bonham Carter’s character Serena Korgen in “Terminator Salvation” is up at Fast Company and gives away a potentially HUGE SPOILER surrounding her character.

“”I think that’s still happening. I think they’re still going to do a limited run of it, or they’re still talking about it anyway” says Director Zack Snyder about the limited theatrical release in July of the 190-minute cut of “Watchmen”…” (full details)

“I think it might be a gimmick. I don’t know, we’ll see. I’m looking forward to [James] Cameron’s picture. The way I shoot is too aggressive for 3D cameras. it’s a time consuming thing” said Michael Bay this week in ShoWest about why he isn’t shooting his films in 3D…” (full details)

“Michelle Rodriguez has given away a spoiler for James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” project. BEGIN SPOILER: She plays an ex-marine who dies near the end of the film. “I die in every film that I’m in this year” says Rodriguez. END SPOILER…” (full details)

“Michael Caine thinks that the next “Batman” film will likely not be til 2012…” (full details)

“Despite internet rumors, Chris Pine tells MTV that he has ‘not been offered’ a role in Green Lantern, nor has he even read the script…” (full details)

“Andrew Stanton’s John Carter Of Mars is apparently hoping to begin production next year. Adelaide is one of the locations Disney scouted for the shoot…” (full details)

“‘Battlestar Galactica’ composer Bear McCreary is working on Capcom’s upcoming sci-fi action game “Dark Void” and he’s given a video interview about it…” (full details)

“Table 19”, the third feature from Mark and Jay Duplass (“The Puffy Chair,” “Baghead”), has been set up at Fox Searchlight…” (full details)

“The Criterion Collection has cancelled its Blu-ray release of Akira Kurosawa’s Ran due to a rights issue…” (full details)

“Laura Leighton, who played irresponsible and scheming Sydney Andrews in the classic Fox soap “Melrose Place”, will reprise her role in the upcoming CW series remake as the landlord of the new crop of tenants. The character was run over by a car on her wedding day in a near-fatal accident during the fifth season finale. Leighton was presumed dead for the rest of the show, no word as yet as to how she’ll be reintroduced…” (full details)

“Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) will produce “Dorothy Gale”, a modern-day take on “The Wizard of Oz” for NBC. The script follows the story of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who tries to tackle modern-day Manhattan (her version of the Emerald City). Dorothy finds a job in the art world — and must deal with a wicked boss…” (full details)

“AMC has renewed the Emmy-winning drama “Breaking Bad” for a third season. The series follows a high-school chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) turned amateur drug runner…” (full details)