News Shorts: February 19th 2009

Photos of Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body, Salma Hayek in Cirque du Freak, and Daniel Day-Lewis and Sophia Loren on the set of Nine.

Posters for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, American Violet, Watchmen and Outlander.

“Actor Breckin Meyer is working on a screenplay entitled “Superguys” which is described as “‘Ocean’s 11’ with idiots set at Comic-Con”…” (full details)

“Confused by last week’s Galactica episode which basically explained the entire history of the Cylon’s and about three-quarters of the show’s mythology?Don’t worry as a handy recap/flowchart explains it all…” (full details)

“Natalie Portman’s name is being linked to the “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” project…” (full details)

“Mel Gibson once again re-iterates that he couldn’t imagine coming back for the role of Martin Riggs in a further ‘Lethal Weapon’ sequel…” (full details)

“‘I have just gotten confirmation from two independent sources that the report was completely false and the interview with James McTeigue may not have actually aired on RTL1 at all’ says Slashfilm about the recent Wachowski involvement in a new ‘Superman’ trilogy rumor…” (full details)

“Rumors are spreading that Cary Elwes would be returning as Dr. Gordon in both the “Saw” videogame and in Lionsgate’s forthcoming Saw VI…” (full details)

“‘Right now, we’re not doing Iron Man 2’ says Mickey Rourke about playing the villain in the upcoming sequel…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has inked an extension with the Montecito Picture Co. and Cold Spr ing Pictures to run through February 2012. This gives the studio an exclusive first look at Montecito’s development slate as well as a nonexclusive opportunity to co-finance films through Montecito’s financing facility, Cold Spring Pictures. Together the pair have produced “Old School,” “Road Trip,” “Disturbia” and “Hotel for Dogs”….” (full details)

“DJ Ravi Drums, music director on NBC’s “Howie Do It,” will perform as part of the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. He will perform in the musical segment of the show featuring the best original song nominees. Drums combines performance as a percussionist with live remixing….” (full details)

“At the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday night, “Slumdog Millionaire” took home the top prize for contemporary film. The two other big nods whent to “The Duchess” for period film and “The Dark Knight” for fantasy film…” (full details)

“A very impressive fan film gives us a look at what a ‘Half-Life 2’ movie might look like if it ever came to life. The clip has scored a massive number of hits in the short time its been online…” (full details)

“Madonna will NOT appear in the upcoming “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” despite Net chatter. Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary is a producer on the film and while there is some talk of her providing songs for the sequel – there is NOTHING signed as of yet…” (full details)

“Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” and TV show “The Tudors” took home six awards, including the Best Film/Best Series prizes in their categories at the Irish Film and Television Awards gala in Dublin. “In Bruges” took home best script and international film…” (full details)

“Starz Entertainment has acquired four first-run titles from Summit Entertainment including the modern romantic tale Penelope starring Christina Ricci, comedy Sex Drive, action packed drama Never Back Down, and the 3D animated children’s adventure Fly Me to the Moon, which will be shown on Starz channels and on-demand services in 3D…” (full details)

“British conman caper series ‘Hustle’ has just been picked up for a sixth season. Which of the cast will be back? ‘Providing all that works out and everyone is available to do it, which looks likely, then they will all be back’ says exec producer Simon Crawford Collins…” (full details)