News Shorts: December 9th 2010

The first official stills from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Son of No One.

The first photos of Emma Stone shooting Spider-Man 3D and the Blackbird Jet in X-Men: First Class.

“Universal Pictures confirmed that their upcoming samurai epic “47 Ronin” with Keanu Reeves will be shot in 3D. A November 21st 2012 release date was locked back in October…” (full details)

“Disney Pictures has today announced it has moved up the release date for “The Muppets” movie by a month, from next Christmas (Dec 25th) to just before next Thanksgiving (November 23rd)…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has successfully won its appeal against the NC-17 rating given to “Blue Valentine” with the Classification and Rating Appeals Board today overturning the previous rating and recategorising the film with an R-rating for “strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating”…” (full details)

“Despite reports that shooting on a fifth “Die Hard” will kick off next year, representatives for Fox claim there’s no script in place for the film and any potential sequel is “way off”…” (full details)

“Ryan Gosling said he’d very much be up for doing a sequel to the upcoming chase thriller “Drive” which he describes as a “crazy cross between ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Purple Rain'”…” (full details)

“”Bad Santa” scribes John Requa and Glenn Ficarra says they’ll get to work next year on a buddy cop movie script that’ll have the same black comedy tone as ‘Santa’ mixed with “Lethal Weapon” stylings…” (full details)

“A rumor going around that Charlie Sheen is set to guest star as a zombie in the upcoming second season of AMC’s new hit series “The Walking Dead” has been has been called “completely untrue” by network executives…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing (“Monsters,” “Centurion”) is set to distribute the Grindhouse-inspired “Hobo with a Shotgun”…” (full details)