News Shorts: February 9th 2011

New images from Fast Five, Captain America, Source Code, Shelter, there’s also a Spanish one-sheet for I Am Number Four and an impressive poster for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Time Out has posted a rather spectacular list of the 100 Best British Films as chosen by a panel of 150 film industry experts including the likes of Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Wes Anderson, David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton. The top choice is a surprise, but a welcome one. Check out the list here.

“The Coen brothers say they’re “working on a couple of scripts now, one of which it would be fair to call a full-on horror movie”…” (full details)

“Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark producer Michael Cohl has defended the Broadway musical following a slew of bad reviews – “Any of the people who review the show and say it has no redeeming value are just not legitimate reviewers, period.”…” (full details)

“Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has tweeted that there are no plans to erect a giant statue of Robocop in the city…” (full details)

“Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the antagonist from “Thor”, is confirmed to be returning for “The Avengers”. Could he brainwash the Hulk which leads to the various characters coming together?…” (full details)

“Optimus Prime is set to have wings for added protection during battle scenes in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”…” (full details)

“”(It’s) not a major role, but it is a poignant, important role” says actor C. Thomas Howell about his cameo in the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot…” (full details)

“Michael Moore is reportedly looking into directing a fictional feature film and was discussing it with the Weinsteins right up until the lawsuit was filed…” (full details)

“Christmas Entertainment (“The Host”) is producing “Dawn on the Gulf of Aden” about a group of South Korean commandos killed 8 Somali pirates and saved the lives of 21 hostages on board last month…” (full details)

“Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Fright Night”) is the latest name said to be in talks to direct the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 parody novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”…” (full details)

“”Blades of Glory” directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon along with scribe Dan Lagana have sold the pitch “The Pool” to 20th Century Fox. The comedy centers around a recent college grad who can only get a job teaching swim lessons…” (full details)