News Shorts: January 27th 2010

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“Director Kevin Greutert has commented on the “Saw 7 3D” and “Paranormal Activity 2” debacle, saying “Hopefully we will all arrive at an amicable solution. Thank you to everyone who is working with me on this”…” (full details)

“The British tabloids are reporting that Dame Helen Mirren has reportedly been approached by Quentin Tarantino to appear in his next film project. She would play a foul-mouthed monarch in the project to be set in England’s Middle Ages…” (full details)

“The Sundance/YouTube rental promotion has proven a disaster with the five films scoring just 1,422 total views. Blame has gone on poor promotion and a poor selection of titles…” (full details)

“‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and Cartoon Network have teamed on a production deal with the first project being a live-action comedy which centres on a teenage protagonist. A Fall shoot is the earliest date of production…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. has been in talks with Black List writer Oren Uziel (“Shimmer Lake”) to write a reboot of “Mortal Kombat”…” (full details)

“David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, originally scheduled for release October 15th, has been moved up two weeks to October 1st. Brendan Fraser comedy “Furry Vengeance” has been delayed a month to April 30th. Unsurprisingly the “Footloose” remake has been pulled from the 2010 schedule…” (full details)

“AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 2”. Columbia Records will release the album “AC/DC: Iron Man 2″ on Monday, April 19th featuring 15 classic AC/DC songs…” (full details)

“”Transformers 3” director Michael Bay says he’s busy scouting Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. for the third “Transformers” last week. He adds that “The script is feeling very different from the other two”…” (full details)

“Tim Burton has been chosen to head the jury at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 12-23 this year…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has set Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead visual effects studio for its upcoming comic adaptation “Green Lantern”…” (full details)

“DreamWorks will begin filming the Shawn Levy-directed robot fighting movie “Real Steel” in Michigan this June. The movie will be filmed primarily in Michigan at locations in metro Detroit and across the state…” (full details)

“Walt Disney Studios confirms that the 3D re-release of its animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” is still expected to happen but not until some point in 2011…” (full details)