News Shorts: August 9th 2010

Photos galore today including new stills from 127 Hours, Little White Lies, The Debt, The Tempest, Vanishing on 7th Street, Fair Game, The Winning Season, Never Let Me Go, Miral and Somewhere.

There’s also promo photos of Lindsay Lohan for Inferno, and shots from the sets of Moneyball and Dark Tide.

“”X-Men: First Class” and “Kick Ass” director says one reason why he took the ‘X-Men’ gig is that superhero films have “been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it’s supposed to be. People are just going to get bored of it”…” (full details)

“Ving Rhames confirmed on the late-night TBS talk show Lopez Tonight on Wednesday last week that he will return for “Mission: Impossible 4″…” (full details)

“Warner Bros is reportedly keen to take advantage of the New Orleans’ tax incentives, which they’re currently using for Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern”, on Christopher Nolan’s third “Batman” film with “almost half of principal photography” to take place there…” (full details)

“The BFI London Film Festival will open October 13th with the European premiere of Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go”…” (full details)

“Rose Byrne, Rebecca Hall, Deborah Ann Woll and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are all tipped to be testing for the female lead in Alex Holdridge’s rom-com “The F-Word” starring Casey Affleck…” (full details)

“Jerry Garcia’s estate as refused to grant music rights to Amir Bar-Lev’s upcoming film adaptation of “Dark Star”, the biography of the Grateful Dead frontman’s early life by Robert Greenfield…” (full details)

“The Wachowski’s are currently meeting with actors for their gay Iraqi war romance drama which has scored the title “Cobalt Neural 9″. Due to the project’s secrecy, actors are not being shown anything from the script…” (full details)

“Edgar Wright says there are no current plans for a sequel to “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”. He also recently revealed he was offered but turned down projects like “Drag Me to Hell,” “Failure to Launch,” “The Crazies” and “The Green Hornet”…” (full details)

“Jason Bateman says he’s keen on getting Jennifer Aniston involved in the “Arrested Development” movie, and “there’s a real good part for her… Hopefully the guy who’s in charge will like her for that part because I’m going to suggest her”…” (full details)

“”The Cove” director Louie Psihoyos says his next project is the 3D feature “The Singing Planet” which is “about the mass extinction of wildlife caused by humanity”. Location scouting is now underway…” (full details)

“Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Shot Don Quixote” has run into financial problems yet again, this time bad enough the project is stalled and might not recover…” (full details)