News Shorts: December 15th 2010, Volume Two

The first photo of Glenn Close dressed as a man on the set of Albert Noobs, two new photos of Justin Bieber in his concert movie Never Say Never.

“A purported copy of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” script landed on-line claiming to reveal the villains of the piece – Dr. Hugo Strange (the main villain), Talia al Ghul (female lead/secondary villain), Black Mask (the mob boss), and Killer Croc (mob’s muscle). Warner Bros. Pictures have since denied such a leak while the source is purported to be a poster on the Superhero Hype forums…” (full details)

“Summit has now locked in a March 23rd release date for the Mel Gibson-led dark comedy “The Beaver”. A limited run will begin on the date before expanding two weeks later on April 8th, that expansion’s size will likely be determined by the reaction and box-office opening weekend results…” (full details)

“Clint Mansell has been replaced by Chris Bacon as composer of the score to Duncan Jones’ upcoming thriller “Source Code”. The reason is said to be due to “scheduling conflicts”…” (full details)

:”Tron: Legacy” screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say their upcoming film adaptation of the board game “Ouija” won’t be a horror film, but rather “It’s Indiana Jones – that kind of tone. It’s a big adventure movie”…” (full details)

“”Buffy” series cast member Nicholas Brendon says of the planned film reboot without any of the show’s stars – “I hope their vampires don’t glitter. You know, listen…I think it’s a mistake, I think that it’s trying to kind of-they have to reach a whole completely new fanbase. And we already have that fanbase”…” (full details)

“Making $177 million from a $110 million budget, director Joe Carnahan says a sequel to “The A-Team” is unlikely short of massive DVD & Blu-ray sales…” (full details)

“Criterion has announced its Blu-ray titles for March – Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy” (1999), Edward Yang’s “Yi Yi” (2000), Louis Malle’s classic “Au Revoirs Les Enfants” (1987), Robert Epstein’s acclaimed doco “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984), and Victor Schertzinger’s adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (1939)…” (full details)

“Oscar Isaac has joined the ensemble drama “Ten Year” about a high school reunion. Jamie Linden directs and other cast members include Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kate Mara, Brian Geraghty, Justin Long, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Anthony Mackie and Scott Porter…” (full details)

“David Reynolds (“Finding Nemo”) will write the script for a new project for Sony Pictures Animation based on an original story from Stephan Franck (“Despicable Me”) who will direct…” (full details)

“”The Social Network” has is coming to DVD and Blu-ray quickly with a January 11th release date announced – just over three months (15 weeks) after its theatrical run…” (full details)

“”Certified Copy” is looking to be getting a March 11th 2011 release in the U.S. and a possible Criterion release…” (full details)