News Shorts: December 28th 2010

The first stills from My Idiot Brother, The Other Woman, Take Shelter, Upside Down and some blurry behind-the-scenes photos from Captain America: The First Avenger.

The first trailer is out for the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion series “Falling Skies” which kicks off this Summer on TNT.

“Australian stunt man Scott McLean has been hospitalized following an accident on the set of “The Hangover” sequel in Thailand. McLean is now in a coma due to injuries sustained during a stunt involving two cars crashing into each other at high speed in Bangkok…” (full details)

“The Len Wiseman-directed, Colin Farrell-led remake of “Total Recall” reportedly has a price tag sitting at around $200 million…” (full details)

“Turns out Ving Rhames wants $7.7 million for his cameo in the fourth “Mission: Impossible”, more than double his fee for the last film…” (full details)

“Bryan Singer will shoot his 3D “Jack the Giant Killer” using the EPIC Red cameras and natural light as the film is set in a time before electricity. The most famous example of a film doing that is Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon”…” (full details)

“Two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree, are rumoured to be the main antagonists of the super hero team-up film “The Avengers”…” (full details)

“Greta Gerwig has left Noah Baumbach’s upcoming drama “While We’re Young” while Cate Blanchett has joined the cast. James Franco and Ben Stiller also star…” (full details)

“Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in a new Kazakhstani historical drama about the founding of the Asian state. Akan Satayev (“Strayed”) is directing…” (full details)

“Topher Grace says the rampant cocaine use seen on screen in the 80’s teen comedy “Take Me Home Tonight” was big factor in the multi-year delayed release of the project…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures and producer Laura Ziskin are planning to produce an English language remake of Benjamin Heisenberg’s Austrian-German thriller “The Robber” about a marathon runner who moonlights as a bank robber…” (full details)

“Apple was recently granted the patent for a new type of display screen that produces three dimensional images without the need for glasses…” (full details)

“Mickey Rourke has confirmed that he’s still pursuing his planned biopic of gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas…” (full details)