News Shorts: December 6th 2010

Photos from Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut Higher Ground, a piece of purported alien concept art from J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, prop and vehicle photos from Dredd and set photos from Breaking Dawn.

There’s also new photos and character posters for Red State, along with posters for The Beaver, Arthur Christmas, Vanishing on 7th Street and The Mechanic.

“Several upcoming films have had their titles changed – “Dark Fields” has become “Limitless”, “Kids in America” is now “Take Me Home Tonight”, and the R-rated comedy anthology movie at Relativity has scored a working title of “Movie 43″…” (full details)

“”District 9” director Neill Blomkamp and star Sharlto Copley are re-teaming for the sci-fi action thriller “Elysium” at Media Rights Capital. The story is set on a distant planet in the future and will deal with social and political themes. A distributor is currently being sought…” (full details)

“Chris Tucker’s first post-“Rush Hour 3” film will be the action comedy “The Rabbit” for Warner Bros. Pictures. Dan Lin is producing from a script by Micah Barnett, story details are presently unavailable…” (full details)

“”Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Tangled,” “The Illusionist” and “Toy Story 3″ are all nominated in the Best Animated Feature category at the 38th annual International Animated Film Society Awards to be held February 5th…” (full details)

“”Precious” director Lee Daniels is in early conversations to develop a film adaptation of hit Broadway production “The Scottsboro Boys” about the 1930s case where nine African American men were wrongly accused of a crime…” (full details)

“Paul Rudd says all the talk of him playing a role in “The Muppets” movie is just that – talk. “I wish that I was [in it]. it’s all rumor. I wanted to be in it, and I talked to Jason [Segel], but I think there was some things that happened and I don’t know if I’m gonna get to do it”…” (full details)