News Shorts: December 8th 2010

The first photos of Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Moretz and Ben Kingsley shooting Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret, various stills from Atlas Shrugged: Part One and The Dilemma, and the first photos of Megan Fox on the set of Friends with Kids.

Also posters for Cowboys and Aliens, Sanctum, Black Swan, Red State and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

“Hugh Jackman says he’s going on a six month, 6000 calorie a day training regime to add 25 pounds of muscle for Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wolverine”. This is reportedly more weight Jackman has ever put on before for this role and he’s been in touch with Dwayne Johnson who did the same amount of muscle buildup for the recent action thriller “Faster”…” (full details)

“Dreamworks and Disney’s “I Am Number Four” and “Real Steel” are both set to get day-and-date international IMAX releases alongside their regular theatrical runs on February 18th and October 7th respectively…” (full details)

“If “Tron Legacy” does well enough to make a sequel, it’s likely Irish actor Cillian Murphy will be involved as an antagonist if not the major villain of the piece…” (full details)

“Johnny Depp says he’d be up for a cameo in the upcoming “21 Jump Street” movie but no-one has yet been in contact about said possibility. Depp says tell Jonah Hill to “Call him. I’m in. I’m. I think it’d be pretty easy.” …” (full details)

“A March 29th DVD and Blu-ray release has been locked for Hilary Swank thriller “The Resident” which means it’s looking likely to go direct-to-disc. A theatrical release is still possible but if so it would be only a limited, short lived one for contractual obligations…” (full details)

“”Conan”, the upcoming remake of “Conan the Barbarian”, has changed it’s official title. It’s now also being called “Conan the Barbarian”…” (full details)

“Disney Pictures is apparently looking into a 3D sequel to the Robin Williams-led FX-heavy comedy “Flubber” (itself a remake of “The Absent Minded Professor”), however they wouldn’t go ahead without Williams onboard…” (full details)

“”Glee” star Chris Colfer has penned the script and will star in the John Hughes-esque coming-of-age comedy “Struck By Lightning”. David Permut is producing and shooting will kick off late next year…” (full details)

“”The Virginity Hit” writers/directors Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko are re-teaming on their original high school road movie pitch “Wheels”. Gary Sanchez Productions will produce and Sony Pictures will distribute…” (full details)

“”NCIS” star Pauley Perrette will toppling the science-fiction/romance “The Girl From Mars” for The Work Room Productions. James Felix McKenney penned and will direct the story of a lonely geek whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams (Perrette) who claims to be a visitor from another planet. Shooting kicks off in May in Los Angeles…” (full details)

“Mark Wahlberg says that Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” will feature motion capture technology to pull off the titular teddy bear …” (full details)

“Lucasfilm has officially denied the report that George Lucas is putting together a film featuring old stars digitally recreated…” (full details)