News Shorts: August 20th 2011

Photos of Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Glenn Close and Aaron Johnson in Albert Noobs, Tahar Rahim in Free Men, and Nic Cage and Idris Elba Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

There’s also Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in We Bought a Zoo, several new stills from Happy Feet Two, and the first shot of Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin in The Big Year.

Promo images from The Amazing Spider-Man, and posters for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Contagion, Melancholia, Abduction, Red Tails, Colombiana and Coriolanus.

Finally set photos from World War Z show off Brad Pitt, while distant photos from Man of Steel show the crater of Superman’s crazed spacecraft and a distant shot of Henry Cavill in his Superman outfit from behind.

“The new animated short “Toy Story: Small Fry” is set to debut this Thanksgiving with prints of Disney’s “The Muppets”. Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang all feature but there’s no story details at present…” (full details)

“Filming on “The Wolverine” has now locked in dates from November 11th to March 1st 2012 at Canadian Motion Picture Park at Burnaby in Vancouver, Canada. Many wonder if this means the Japan story from the comics has been scrapped…” (full details)

“Tom Hardy says that despite a new location having not been locked yet, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is still a go with production to begin in April…” (full details)

“The low-budget UK film based on local hit comedy series “The Inbetweeners” took in $4.25M from 409 sites in its first day of previews, more than last year’s biggest UK production “StreetDance 3D” took in on its entire first weekend…” (full details)

“Bruce Willis is now confirmed to have joined the cast of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” in the role of General Joe Colton…” (full details)

“Scott Derrickson’s new found footage film at Summit Entertainment will be called “Sinister”. Ethan Hawke stars as a journalist who moves into a house where a family was murdered. He finds footage there that reveals what happened before the murders took place…” (full details)

“Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia” will hit theaters on November 11th in a limited release, but it will be available on VOD come October 7th…” (full details)

“”Humpday” helmer Lynn Shelton is attached to direct indie “Laggies” at Anonymous Content. Andrea Seigel’s script follows a -year-old woman who, unsure of how to respond to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, pretends to go on a retreat but actually ends up spending a week with new friends who’re high school kids…” (full details)

“Danny Trejo and M.C. Gainey have joined the Syfy original movie “Haunted High”. The story is set a New England private school that is visted by a demonic dead headmaster (Gainey). Trejo is the school’s janitor…” (full details)