News Shorts: February 23rd 2011

New photos of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in Thor.

New stills of Ryan Kwanten and Peter Dinklage in The Knights of Badassdom, promo photos of the Stuart Townsend-led TV series XIII: The Series, and stills of Kim Cattrall doing a stripper routine for Meet Monica Velour.

After her unexplained absence from the first poster, the new Arthur one-sheet at last contains Greta Gerwig who plays the main female lead.

The opening sequence of “Enter the Void” seems to have been a big influence on Hype Williams and Kanye West’s new music video.

Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and internationally acclaimed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are teaming to produce original music for the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”.

“Kiefer Sutherland says the “24” movie will hopefully start shooting next January…” (full details)

“D.J. Caruso (“I Am Number Four,” “Red Eye”) has now signed a deal to direct the “Preacher” film for Sony Pictures. Caruso confirmed the news on his Twitter account saying “My deal just closed on ‘Preacher.’ Going back to the dark side and pretty f*cking pumped”…” (full details)

“Kevin Spacey’s commitments to a stage production of “Richard III” apparently have kept him from playing the villain in “Bond 23″…” (full details)

“Lynda Carter says she’s spoken with David E. Kelley about the upcoming “Wonder Woman” reboot, saying “he’s really, really excited about it” and not closing off the possibility of a cameo…” (full details)

“Remember Lionel Logue’s distinctive office in “The King’s Speech” with the dilapidated wallpaper? Turns out its rented out for fashion shoots, masquerade sex parties, and filming of gay porn. NSFW pictorial evidence via the link…” (full details)

“Karen McCullah and Kirsten Kiwi Smith (“The House Bunny,” “Legally Blonde”) will pen the script “Love It or Leave It” for Chockstone Pictures. The story is a comedy about a charming man who refuses to change for anyone, until fate intervenes…” (full details)

“”Stargate Universe” will air its final ten episodes on Syfy kicking off on March 7th, while the second half of the third season of “Sanctuary” begins April 15th. They’ve also snapped up the rights to repeats of both seasons of the late “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”…” (full details)

“Viral clues hidden in the “Super 8″ TV Spot have lead to guesses that the first trailer for the film is set to hit March 11th…” (full details)