News Shorts: April 7th 2010

Quite a few new stills are out from Iron Man 2, there’s also a purported set photo of Abin Sir’s spaceship in Green Lantern,

“The first production photos from “Thor” are set to hit May 5th, though concept art from the film will be hitting the Net sooner…” (full details)

“Harrison Ford is being tipped to star in Jon Favreau’s comic adaptation “Cowboys and Aliens”…” (full details)

“”Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling says that she hasn’t ruled out writing another “Harry Potter” book “maybe 10 years from now”…” (full details)

“After months of negotiations, Will Smith has turned down the lead role in Cameron Crowe’s Marvin Gaye biopic…” (full details)

“E1 Entertainment has finally set a U.S. release for sometime in June for Taylor Hackford’s “Love Ranch” starring Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren. A limited release in 7-10 North American cities will initially take place, expanding should it perform well. Foreign sales of the film will take place in Cannes in May…” (full details)

“Actor Danny Trejo has picked up the film option on “Ambition”, a biopic about Utah Jazz NBA player Paul Millsap. The story will focus on Millsap’s relationship with DeAngelo Simmons, his uncle, mentor and current agent…” (full details)

“”The Losers” director Sylvain White says that he’s been sent a draft of the “Robotech” film and he’s “interested in doing it”, but the “project is not fast tracked. There is no official thing”…” (full details)

“There’s a planned $753 million expansion of the San Diego convention center in progress to provide an additional 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a third ballroom, 100,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and a new 500 room hotel directly behind the convention center to open as early as 2015 to cope with large conventions like Comic-Con in July…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to “Freakonomics”, the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Magnolia is planning a fall theatrical release for the film…” (full details)

“Amy Acker says that Joss Whedon’s upcoming horror flick “Cabin in the Woods” is a creature feature – “There’s a lot of scary monsters… It does take from the sort of formula of the horror movie of this group of young kids who go away to a cabin in the woods for the weekend, and everything that happens and what you think is supposed to happen”…” (full details)