News Shorts: December 25th 2010

Tom Hardy on the set of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, a look at most of the CG blue characters from The Smurfs, and the first shots of Joel Edgerton in Say Nothing.

There’s also a shot of D’Artagnian and the titular The Three Musketeers, photos of the Ironhide toys from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Jonah Hill on the set of The Sitter, and new stills from Vanishing on 7th Street, Jane Eyre and One Day.

Posters for Cedar Rapids, Drive Angry 3D, Hall Pass, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Unknown, Your Highness, A Heartbeat Away.

“Len Wiseman’s remake of “Total Recall” starring Colin Farrell is set to shoot at the Pinewood Toronto Studios in Canada. The film is said to be the largest production that the city has ever hosted…” (full details)

“Andrew Garfield says they got two weeks of filming on the “Spider-Man” reboot in the can before breaking for Christmas. He’ll then come back for it in early January for around four to five months of filming…” (full details)

“A large portion of filming on “The Avengers” will take place at the studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the shoot scheduled to take place between April and September…” (full details)

“Matt Damon says that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is looking to retire once he’s completed the “Liberace” biopic next Summer and another film with George Clooney after that…” (full details)

“James Nesbitt says he and the other actors playing dwarves in “The Hobbit” have a month of training to conduct before the shoot including rigorous sword fight training and horseback riding courses whilst in costume…” (full details)

“Some recent release date changes: “Rio” from 4/8 to 4/15, “Water for Elephants” from 4/15 to 4/22 and “Something Borrowed” from 6/10 to 5/6…” (full details)

“Australian actor Damon Herriman is set to play Bruno Hauptmann, the man convicted of kidnapping and killing the Lindbergh baby, in Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic “J. Edgar”…” (full details)