News Shorts: August 30th 2010

Set photos from 30 Minutes or Less, Sean Penn in make-up for This Must Be The Place, Daniel Craig on the set of Cowboys vs. Aliens, Mads Mikkelsen in costume on The Three Musketeers, and Martin Scorsese himself and set decoration for “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”.

First look photos from Arthur, Beginners, Black Swan, Bridesmaids, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Ceremony, The Conspirator, Daydream Nation, The Dilemma.

Further first look photos from Everything Must Go, Good Neighbours, Henry’s Crime, Hereafter, The High Cost of Living, The King’s Speech, Passion Play, True Grit, What’s Wrong with Virginia, Yogi Bear.

Next, more stills from Devil, Due Date, Faster, Making Plans for Lena, Miral, Monsters, My Soul to Take, The Social Network, Somewhere, The Tempest, The Town.

Finally, several character one-sheets for Never Let Me Go and posters for Alpha and Omega, Buried, Fair Game, The Freebie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Life as We Know It, My Soul to Take, Sanctum, Skyline, Tangled, The Thing, The Town, Tron Legacy, Unstoppable.

“YouTube is in talks with Hollywood studios to launch a streaming pay-per-view movie service by year’s end in the U.S. and soon after globally. Newer film titles would cost about $5 on the planned on-demand streaming service…” (full details)

“James Cameron has called “Piranha 3D” an example of “what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s”…” (full details)

“Ed Asner, Natasha Henstridge and Renee Taylor will star in the indie drama “Should’ve Been Romeo,” directed by Marc Bennett and penned by Paul Ben-Victor…” (full details)

“24 Frames has picked up the North American rights to Angel Mario Huerta’s “Seres: Genesis,” a Mexican alien invasion movie. A limited and staggered release begins late October in the United States…” (full details)

“Ari Graynor has landed the female lead opposite Jonah Hill in the David Gordon Green-directed comedy “The Sitter” for Fox…” (full details)

“Nike has filed a patent for self-lacing sneakers that will work pretty much like those seen in “Back to the Future Part Two”…” (full details)

“Ben Stiller has confirmed he and Justin Theroux are back at work on the “Zoolander” sequel script which will be set ten years later when nobody knows who Derek and Hansel are…” (full details)

“Natalie Portman confirms she is signed for further entries in the “Thor” film franchise should they make them, but “could have one line in the next one, or nothing”…” (full details)

“”Conan the Barbarian” director John Milius has revealed that he and Basil Poledouris, before he died, always wanted to do Conan as either a ballet or an opera….” (full details)

“Comedian Carlo Verdone has confirmed rumors that Robert De Niro has been cast in the Italian-language “Manuale d’Amore 3”, 34 years after his previous effort in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Novecento”…” (full details)

“T.J. Miller, who plays Ranger Jones in the upcoming “Yogi Bear” movie, has commented upon the famous early poster art that has drawn a lot of unintentional laughter…” (full details)

“David Fincher says the “Heavy Metal” anthology film is still a long way off from production as they’re having difficulty getting financing for the project. “It’s an ongoing process” says Fincher who is confident the film will eventually get made…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s action thriller “Trump Heist” starring Ben Stiller and directed by Brett Ratner has announced a November start of production date in New York City…” (full details)

“French actress Lea Seydoux has joined the large cast of Woody Allen’s currently filming “Midnight In Paris”. Her role is only expected to be a minor one…” (full details)

“J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8″ is scheduled to start production late September on location in Weirton, West Virginia and revolves around a 14-year-old boy growing up in a steel town in 1979 where a train crash forces the town to come together. There’s also aliens…” (full details)

“Groundswell Productions and producer John Morris have scored the film rights to the Ken Auletta book “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It”. The film will tell the story of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and the fast rise of the juggernaut web business that made them billionaires…” (full details)

“Sylvester Stallone tweeted this week the following: “Had dinner with Bruce Willis last night. I want him in EXPENDABLES II as a super villain. What do you think?”…” (full details)

“Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass”, starring Edward Norton as twins, will get a limited theatrical release after all. New York City and Tulsa will get to see the film in theatres on September 17th, a month before its DVD release on October 12th…” (full details)