News Shorts: August 24th 2011

Posters for The Raven, The Lady, A Dangerous Method, My Week with Marilyn, The Three Musketeers 3D, Straw Dogs, Footloose, The Woman in Black, Underworld: Awakening, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Blackthorn and a motion poster for Puss in Boots.

A photo of Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd and Jason Segel on the set of This Is 40.

“Spike Lee’s remake of “Oldboy”, Michael Mann’s contemporary prospector drama “Gold”, Clint Eastwood’s “A Star Is Born” remake, Scott Cooper’s 80’s revenge tale “Out Of The Furnace”, and Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah” are all said to be under consideration by Christian Bale as his next project…” ( full details )

“The first trailer for “The Hunger Games” will premiere with the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. Jennifer Lawrence will introduce the clip which will air at 9 pm US-ET/PT…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed the $12 million raunchy R-rated comedy “Project X” by five months from November 23rd to March 2nd 2012. The studio has also set an April 13th 2012 date for the Walter Hill-directed Sylvester Stallone flick “Bullet to the Head”…” (full details)

“John Howard Davies, who was just eight years old when he starred in the David Lean version of “Oliver Twist,” died Monday after a battle with cancer….” (full details)

“He was already rumoured, but now Jonah Hill is formally set to star alongside Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the Akiva Schaffer-directed Fox comedy “Neighborhood Watch”…” (full details)

“Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s mega-monster pic “Pacific Rim” for Legendary Pictures. Travis Beacham is writing the alien invasion story set in Japan…” (full details)

“After a decade of trying to make a narrative feature, Alex Winter is now shooting his film about the formation of controversial music file-sharing service Napster as a VH1-backed documentary…” (full details)

Artist Alexander Stojanov has come up with an impressive Drew Struzan-inspired piece fan art for “The Dark Knight Rises” to match similar works he did for the other two Chris Nolan Batman films. Click the posters below to check out his album.

“Fiore Films has signed Chazz Palminteri to play the role of Mafia boss Paul Castellano in its feature film “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father”. Barry Levinson is directing the biopic from a script he co-wrote with James Toback, with lensing to begin January 3rd in New York…” (full details)

“Fernando Meirelles’ “360”, starring Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins, is to open the 55th BFI London Film Festival on October 12th…” (full details)

“‘Modern Family’ star Eric Stonestreet is attached to star in the telefilm “The Day the Laughter Stopped” which is in development at HBO Films. The story revolves around silent film star Fatty Arbuckle. John Adams writer Kirk Ellis is on board to pen the project, with Barry Levinson on board to direct…” (full details)

“Stan Lee Media, Inc. wants a judge to rule that it is still the rightful owner of the character Conan the Barbarian and is demanding 100% of the recent reboot’s proceeds…” (full details)

“Rufus Sewell has scored an unspecified role in Alex Proyas’ upcoming film adaptation of Milton’s classic poem “Paradise Lost”…” (full details)