News Shorts: January 5th 2009

More pics from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the first shots from the remake of Last House on the Left, and Clive Owen on the set of The Boys are Back.

A new one-sheet for the upcoming “Street Fighter” movie with Kristin Kreuk.

Some new “Terminator Salvation” action figure photos are online and reveal some minor spoilers about Sam Worthington’s character.

Some very impressive artwork and storyboards from the upcoming “Astro Boy” movie.

A first look at Denise Richards in the Bollywood movie “Kambakkth Ishq” which also stars Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh.

A first look at the M.A.R.S. troopers in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra”.

A script review of the upcoming action epic “The Expendables” starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and more.

“Pat Hingle, whom many will remember as Commissioner Gordon in the four 90’s Batman movies, has died at the age of 84. Hingle died at his home in Carolina Beach shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday…” (full details)

“After more than two months of negotiations, Relativity Media has closed a deal to buy Rogue Pictures from Universal Pictures for roughly $150 million. Relativity’s new assets also include more than 30 Rogue projects in various stages of development, such as a “Strangers” sequel and producing deals with Wes Craven and Intrepid…” (full details)

“Waltz With Bashir” edged “Happy-Go-Lucky” and “Wall-E” to win the 43rd annual best picture prize from the National Society of Film Critics. “Happy-Go-Lucky” was the other big winner, prevailing in four categories…” (full details)

“”The Asphalt Jungle,” “Sergeant York,” “In Cold Blood,” “Deliverance” and “The Terminator” are among the twenty-five film titles selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry…” (full details)

“French actress Isabelle Huppert will serve as jury president of the 62nd Festival du Cannes. Over the years, Huppert has come to the festival more than twenty five times — as an awards presenter, jury member, symposium head, and with films in or out of competition…” (full details)

“The next ‘Battlestar Galactica’ TV movie will re-tell the initial story of the mini-series and show, but from the perspective of the Cylons and take advantage of revelations that will come in the upcoming new episodes of the fourth and final season. The movie, entitled ‘The Plan’, airs in June…” (full details)