News Shorts: February 3rd 2011

The first official photos of Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.

There’s also photos from the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham City, and a new behind-the-scenes photo from Rian Johnson’s Looper.

Trailers are up at Nike.com for Robert Rodriguez’s grindhouse-esque Nike commercial “The Black Mamba” starring Kobe Bryant.

An extended interview with David Fincher at The Hollywood Reporter talks about a mock concept poster for his upcoming “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” adaptation that won’t likely see the light of day – “It shows actor Daniel Craig half-hidden behind co-star Rooney Mara, who’s looking directly into the camera. Her hair is spiky, her face pierced with rings, her body covered in tattoos. it’s black and white and beautiful, but there’s no way in hell any studio will ever let Fincher use it, as he knows. Because Mara is naked from the waist up.”

“MTV is reviving the 90’s animated series “Beavis and Butt-Head” which centred on two heavy-metal music fans riffing on videos. Creator Mike Judge is planning to bring back the show later this year…” (full details)

“The reports of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” shooting in Morocco seem to have gained a bit of ground with an official saying he’s expected the shoot to arrive there shortly…” (full details)

“Vanity Fair magazine has put together a list of the top 40 earners in Hollywood for last year. James Cameron took first place with $257 million, Johnny Depp was second with $100 million…” (full details)

“British filmmaker Chris Smith (“Triangle,” “Black Death,” “Severance”) calls his upcoming project “Detour”, a “modern re-spin on the film-noir genre with a structural shake up.” The film deals with a roadtrip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and how “one decision can carve two entirely separate destinies.” Smith recently completed the second draft of the script and plans to shoot in Canada…” (full details)

“Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment announced that they have officially acquired North American distribution rights to “The Devil’s Double” starring Dominic Cooper following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival…” (full details)

“Asked about the pressure of doing the “Godzilla” reboot, “Monsters” director Gareth Edwards says “I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right”…” (full details)

“Alyssa Milano has joined Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve” for New Line. Milano will play a nurse caring for an elderly patient who has nobody to spend New Year’s Eve with. Shooting kicks off this week…” (full details)