News Shorts: December 26th 2009

Posters for Robin Hood, Repo Men, and Agora.

Set photos from “Battle: Los Angeles” include explosions and Aaron Eckhart on set.

“”Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” opened on Wednesday to a superb $18.8 million opening day, just ahead of “Avatar” which pulled in $16.4 million on its sixth day. By Thursday “Avatar” returned to the top with $11.3M vs. Alvin’s $8.1M…” (full details)

“Disney have apparently ditched their long in the works adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, King of the Elves…” (full details)

“Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim” feature film is scheduled for an August 27th UK release indicating a late Summer US release…” (full details)

“Director Ridley Scott is reportedly pushing for Universal to turn his upcoming “Robin Hood” epic into a 3D feature. The process is expected to cost an additional $7-8 million…” (full details)

“Quentin Tarantino says he’s got forty pages written of his prequel to ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and probably won’t do any further work on it for a while as the director plans to do a smaller film in a different genre…” (full details)

“Kevin Smith explains that “A Couple of Dicks” changed to “Cop Out” in order to get pre-9pm TV advertising, specifically for the sports audience on the weekends …” (full details)