News Shorts: January 7th 2011

Stills from Winnie the Pooh and The Ward.

“Ice Age” short film “Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up” has gone online at

The Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott-produced “Life in a Day” project will not only screen at Sundance but will be streamed live on January 27th from here.

The official site is open for “Green Lantern” with the trailer, images, a synopsis, and wallpaper.

New photos of Megatron’s tanker truck form and a NASCAR wrecker from the upcoming “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”.

“Confused by all the “Uncharted” film rumours being brought up and then dismissed? Mark Wahlberg himself has cleared up what are the facts at present, saying this week that “David O’Russell is writing right now and hopes to direct. it’s myself, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro”…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has bought Michael Lerner’s pitch “Wheeler Dealers”, based on the scandal of Efraim Diveroli’s AEY company who were contracted in 2007 to supply ordnance to Afghan security forces and were implicated this week in plotting to ship prohibited Chinese ammunition to the war. Overbrook Entertainment and Rat Entertainment will produce…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has pushed back the release date for the found footage sci-fi thriller “Apollo 18″ from March 4th to April 22nd…” (full details)

“Gavin O’Connor’s mixed martial arts drama “Warrior”, starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, has finally secured a release date of September 9th…” (full details

“Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg and Australian comedian Shane Jacobson are on the shortlist to play Moe, Larry and Curly respectively in the Farrelly Brothers long-gestating “The Three Stooges” project…” (full details)

“Nicolas Cage says the origin elements of his Johnny Blaze character in the upcoming sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” will be completely new…” (full details)

“After the overly convoluted sequels, Johnny Depp says “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” will be a lot less confusing – “more character driven… more subject driven. It has a freshness… less mathematics”…” (full details)

“Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming “Twixt Now And Sunrise” will feature a brief dramatic segment that uses 3D to “serve the story” rather than as a gimmick. It will be the only sequence in the film in 3D…” (full details)

“Sienna Miller has joined the ensemble cast of Garry Marshall’s rom-com “New Year’s Eve”. No word on her specific role…” (full details)

“Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to do a rap album as their characters from 2008’s “Step Brothers”…” (full details)

“Quotes from a year old interview about “James Bond 23″ have led to numerous reports today that the franchise is once again on hold due to MGM. The story is a farce and not true…” (full details)

“Producer Chuck Roven once again confirms there is no chance of a Superman/Batman crossover film in the near future, and the rumours of a CG “Superman” suit is just rumor…” (full details)

“Danny Strong (“Recount”) has been hired to rewrite Andrew Marlowe’s script for the Sam Raimi-produced “Earth Defense Force” (aka “EDF”)…” (full details)

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 83rd Academy Awards® – Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TRON: Legacy”…” (full details)