News Shorts: August 6th 2010

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“Tom Cruise’s upfront payment for the upcoming “Mission:Impossible 4” has been “substantially reduced” compared to the salaries he received for starring in the previous three ‘Mission’ films. He will “get a nice back-end after cash break-even” says one insider…” (full details)

“The Ridley Scott produced, Kevin Macdonald directed Youtube submissions project “Life in a Day” received 80,000 submissions from 197 countries. Macdonald and his team plan to cull the footage to about 100 hours and then edit it down to feature length…” (full details)

“”Anchorman” helmer Adam McKay tells AICN he’s working on a biopic of the late, underhanded Republican strategist Lee Atwater. “In the Loop” co-writer Jesse Armstrong is penning the script and the budget isn’t expected to be more than $6-8 million…” (full details)

“There’s rumor that J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”) will produce and Bong Joon-ho (“The Host”) will direct a top secret film that will serve as Bong’s next project after he wraps “Snow Piercer”. The project would be Bong’s first U.S. feature…” (full details)

“”It’s very unique in tone. I think of it more as a psychological thriller, like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ in [terms of] genre, if I had to pick a genre” says Natalie Portman about the upcoming Darren Aronofsky movie “Black Swan” in which she stars…” (full details)

“Its been confirmed that Aaron Johnson will NOT be involved in the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” according to producer Tarquin Pack…” (full details)

“Olivia Wilde will go nude for a scene in “Cowboys and Aliens”. Co-star Adam Beach says the scene involves Wilde naked in front of a bonfire in front of 500 Apache warriors…” (full details)

“Blake Lively is allegedly meeting with Alfonso Cuaron about taking over the female lead role in his upcoming sci-fi drama “Gravity”. Scarlett Johansson is currently attached to the role, an interesting quandry as she’s the wife of actor Ryan Reynolds whom is currently shooting “Green Lantern” with Lively playing his love interest…” (full details)

“Director Matthew Vaughn has admitted he has cut around a dozen pages of the “X-Men: First Class” script because the “dream-space” combat scenes in the script felt too much like the key action sequences in Chris Nolan’s “Inception”…” (full details)