News Shorts: December 9th 2009

New posters for Tron Legacy, Avatar, Creation, The Last Song.

Set photos galore from Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” are up at Accidental Sexiness.

“Josh Brolin is being considered for a role in “Men in Black 3″ but the role itself hasn’t been determined yet…” (full details)

“James Cameron is rumoured to be developing the Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action vehicle “Doomsday Protocol” for Fox. The ‘event’ film set in the future deals with a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth…” (full details)

“Kevin Smith’s buddy cop comedy “A Couple of Dicks” has a new title that will be announced soon. The first trailer for the film will be attached to every copy of “Sherlock Holmes” when it hits theatres Christmas Day. Unlike his other work, Smith days the film is “not MY movie, [its] a movie I was hired to direct”…” (full details)

“MGM Chariman Mary Parent claims the upcoming “Red Dawn” remake will play like “a live-action ‘Call of Duty'”…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox has scored “Parks & Recreation” writer Alan Yang’s pitch “Jackpot” which revolves around a group of friends in high school who win the lotto. Michael Aguilar is producing…” (full details)

“While Gandalf (Ian McKellan) is set, both Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) could both be back in “The Hobbit” films depending upon certain factors says Peter Jackson…” (full details)

“The 3D sequel “Resident Evil: Afterlife” has been pushed back several months from August 2010 to a January 14th 2011 release…” (full details)

“Scott Stewart’s “Priest” starring Paul Bettany has been moved up two months from October to August 27th…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company is out seeking a new angle to take the “Halloween” franchise with the project open to pitches. Patrick Lussier had been previously attached to helm “Halloween 3D”, no word as yet on what he wants to do…” (full details)

“Lance Henriksen has signed up to appear in the upcoming “Aliens vs. Predator” game. Henriksen will appear as Karl Bishop Weyland, a descendent of Charles Bishop Weyland, the founder of the infamous Weyland-Yutani corporation. The game is scheduled for a February 2010 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC…” (full details)

“Producer Wyck Godfrey (“The Twilight Saga”) talks about adapting hit XBox 360 game “Gears of War” to the big screen and says the film will be “Cloverfield”-esque where we start with the planet pre-Emergence Day and follow the action as the peace is shattered by the Locusts…” (full details)