News Shorts: February 18th 2010

Two new stills from Little Fockers, three from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and twenty from Tekken.

There’s also five behind-the scenes photos from Predators, maquettes of the ‘Version 6’ armor seen in the upcoming Iron Man 2, and some impressive early but ultimately discarded artwork from last year’s Inglourious Basterds.

A sample from Paul Haslinger’s rejected rock-themed score for “The Wolfman” is up at CHUD.

Paramount Pictures has announced a September 2nd 2010 Australian release date for the film adaptation of John Marsden’s best-selling “Tomorrow: When the War Began”. A teaser trailer and first poster is due out at Easter, followed by a regular trailer around mid-year.

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all US and Latin American rights to David Michod’s Sundance prize winner “Animal Kingdom…” (full details)

“Remember the “Harry Potter” broomsticks that vibrated and had to be recalled because young girls enjoyed playing with them a little too much? How long before a recall is issued for the latest “Twilight” merchandise – life-sized body pillows featuring Edward and Jacob…” (full details)

“The wildest rumor out of this year’s Berlinale is that “Antichrist” and “Dogville” director Lars von Trier and the legendary Martin Scorsese were teaming for a “Taxi Driver” remake. von Trier’s business partner Peter Aalbaek Jensen has denied the talk, calling the original report both “not true” and “rubbish”…” (full details)

“Ray Winstone, Ben Whishaw and Andrew Garfield are in talks to join the cast of “Sexy Beast” and “44 Inch Chest” screenwriter David Scinto’s directorial debut “Night Flower” for AV Pictures. Filming on the romantic thriller kicks off in the Fall…” (full details)

“Mark Dacascos, Michael Rooker, Keith David and Ray J have boarded the indie thriller “Song of the Knife” around a government assassin with a terminal illness. Shooting kicks off this month under the direction of Philip Cruz…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Films has grabbed the distribution rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and New Zealand to CineTel Films’ remake of the 1978 cult film “I Spit On Your Grave” Steven R. Monroe helms the film which will get a limited theatrical release in the Fall…” (full details)

“”Buffy” and “Dollhouse” creator Joss Whedon is teaming with “Supersize Me” director Morgan Spurlock on a documentary feature about the San Diego Comic-Con. The feature will follow people for about three months leading up to this year’s convention in July…” (full details)

“Jeff Bridges has admitted he’s up for reprising his role as The Dude in a sequel to the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” should it get made…” (full details)

“Director Sylvain White says that now that he’s finishing up work on “The Losers”, he’ll go back to work shortly on development of the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic “Ronin”. White admits though he’s taking his time with it – “I just want it to be done right. I don’t want to rush it or anything like that, I want the right writer on it and it to be done carefully”…” (full details)

“Despite the critical drubbing, “GI Joe 2″ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick claim the sequel will be just that – a straight up sequel rather than a reboot which has been briefly rumored…” (full details)

“Due to the poor box-office in its native UK, the sequel to “The Descent” is going direct-to-DVD in the US with an April 27th release set…” (full details)

“Danny Boyle may be keen on one, but Ewan McGregor thinks a “Trainspotting” sequel is not a good idea…” (full details)

“”Twilight” and “Fracture” star Billy Burke has joined the cast of director Patrick Lussier’s ”Drive Angry” starring Nicolas Cage. Shooting kicks off in Louisiana next month…” (full details)