News Shorts: January 5th 2011

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Paparazzi photos have emerged of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in character making out on the set of the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot.

Want to know what the aliens under the human skin suits in the new “V” truly look like? USA Today has posted a complete sketch of the creature’s true appearance.

“Ravi Mehta, senior vice president of production at Warner Bros. Pictures, says that shooting will take place on “The Dark Knight Rises” starting in May in the U.K., Los Angeles and “a third city”. Said third city is thought to be New Orleans…” (full details)

“Rising scribe Noah Oppenheim (“Easy Money,” “Jackie”) is set to pen the adaptation of James Dashner’s bestselling 2009 novel “The Maze Runner” for Fox. Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) signed on to direct the project last month…” (full details)

“January Jones says her Emma Frost costume in “X-Men: First Class” will hem close to the comic which has made her “very body-conscious”. Her transformations into diamond form will be entirely done by computer graphics…” (full details)

“Producer Chuck Roven says the goal is for Kathryn Bigelow’s drug epic “Triple Frontier” to begin shooting around mid-March or April…” (full details)

“Natalie Portman says she expects to have a small role in the Wachowski’s upcoming “Cloud Atlas” adaptation, but no dates for the project have been locked and financing is likely still being worked out…” (full details)

“A Brazilian trailer for J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” hints that the film may have undergone a title change to “Darlings”…” (full details)

“Producer Scott Rudin says they’re “pretty close” to signing a major director for Sony Pictures’ 3D movie “Cleopatra” starring Angelina Jolie…” (full details)

“127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, The Town, Toy Story 3 and True Grit have all been nominated for the Best Film award at the upcoming Producers Guild Awards…” (full details)

“Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right and Please Give will all compete for ‘Original Screenplay’ while 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Social Network, The Town and True Grit are competing for ‘Adapted Screenplay’ at the upcoming Writers Guild Awards…” (full details)