News Shorts: February 11th 2011

Heaps of new stills from Jane Eyre, Winnie the Pooh, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and posters for Soul Surfer, The Violent Kind, The Adjustment Bureau and Holy Rollers.

“Magnus Rex” and “Fox Hills Green” are said to be the working titles for “The Dark Knight Rises” production.

Some never before seen footage has emerged of the alien puppets in James Cameron’s “The Abyss” and can be viewed at

An artist’s graphic shows old school “Star Trek” meeting current generation “Doctor Who”.

“Clint Mansell has confirmed he’s doing the score for the upcoming third “Mass Effect” game…” (full details)

“Michael Cera and “The Maid” director Sebastian Silva are teaming for a new project to be shot in Chile. Cera is spending five hours a day learning Spanish for the role…” (full details)

“He’s been linked for ages, now Tom Cruise is closing his deal to play Jaxx in New Line’s adaptation of the 1980’s-themed rock musical “Rock of Ages”…” (full details)

“Matthew Michael Carnahan (“Lions for Lambs,” “State of Play”) is reportedly in talks to pen the script for the film adaptation of Mark Millar’s new comic “Nemesis”…” (full details)

“Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced he is ready to get back into the acting game and has told his reps at CAA to begin taking offers seriously…” (full details)

“CBS has given the greenlight to Abrams’ new drama pilot “Person of Interest” written by “The Dark Knight” co-writer Jonah Nolan…” (full details)

“Michael Bay says the third “Transformers” has “a better story. It’s epic and it happens in a city. It’s more accessible because you recognize stuff – it’s not in a desert. It’s kind of like ‘Black Hawk Down’ with our small group of heroes in a city”…” (full details)

“Jeffrey Reiner is finalizing a deal to direct the NBC drama pilot Wonder Woman, David E. Kelley’s remaining of the iconic D.C. comic…” (full details)

“Joe Dante (“Gremlins,” “The Howling”) is headed into pre-production on the horror/comedy “Monster Love” for Darclight Films. The story follows a young roguish male werewolf and a young female vampire from a powerful clan who fall in love. Greg Pak (“Planet Hulk”) penned the script…” (full details)

“Mayor Bing’s rejection of a Robocop statue being erected in Detroit using city funds has lead to an online campaign to get the statue funded and built with online support. The campaign needs at least $50,000 by Saturday, March 26, for the statue to be built and has amassed around 15% of that already….” (full details)

“FX’s “Justified” second season premiere drew in 3.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, up 43% on the season one finale…” (full details)

“”The Office” creator and executive producer Ricky Gervais has revealed that he would like Will Arnett to join the NBC comedy following Steve Carell’s departure…” (full details)