News Shorts: February 23rd 2009

Posters for Inglourious Basterds, The Crazies, Fast and Furious, Observe and Report, The Taking of Pelham 123, Cherrybomb, American Violet, 12 Rounds.

Some kind of new promo photo from Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” includes photos of Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law in character in this final film of the late Heath Ledger.

The upcoming reboot of “Star Trek” has gotten new logo art that adds in the lens flare/halo effect prevalent throughout the film.

The first batch of photos from the upcoming remake of “Fame” have become available.

“There are some fangirls (and a few fanboys) out there who picture “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” film director Edgar Wright dressed to the hilt in Lara Croft’s green tank top and brown short shorts outfit on a regular basis, well today Mr. Wright has indulged that fantasy to a small degree…” (full details)

“Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009” says Dan Aykroyd about production on a third “Ghostbusters” film to The Boston Globe.

“A password protected page from the official Legendary Pictures website that lists ‘Superman Unleashed’ as the working title of one of their upcoming films in development and calls it “a sequel to ‘Superman Returns'” rather than a reboot…” (full details)

“Scott Siegel, who played a steroids and painkillers dealer in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler”, has been arrested and charged with attempting to distribute steroids and assaulting a federal agent after leading police on a high-speed chase…” (full details)

“Iron Man 2” production designer J. Michael Riva says that the first scene he had to design for is “Tony, in the Iron Man armor, pukes in a toilet.” Sounds like the ‘Demon in a Bottle’ storyline may be involved…” (full details)

“Megatron returns! Keep it quiet!” said scribe Roberto Orci this week about the involvement of the classic villain, in other words Michael Bay’s quote last month that “He’s not in this movie. That’s not misinformation” looks like a bald-faced lie. Surprise, surprise…” (full details)

“David Hayter admits that the other week he had a conversation indicating that he may be involved in the “Metal Gear Solid” video game adaptation. He is currently adapting the Capcom vidgame “Lost Planet” for Warner Bros. Pictures…” (full details)

“‘Brick’ and ‘The Brothers Bloom’ filmmaker Rian Johnson has donated a rare painted BRICK poster from Sundance to the AIDS Project Los Angeles and is auctioning it off on eBay…” (full details)

“Check out the first part of a two-part review for the aborted “Return of The Thing” mini-series that Frank Darabont was working on a few years back…” (full details)

“Little Ashes”, the Robert Pattinson-led Salvador Dali gay romance drama, has been pushed back from March 27th to May 8th.