News Shorts: July 14th 2011

A magazine scan of the first photo of Colin Farrell in the upcoming Total Recall remake, Catherine Zera Jones on the set of Rock of Ages, and new photos from Roman Polanski’s Carnage.

Posters for Arthur Christmas, 50/50, The Guard, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and a character banner featuring the stunningly handsome Luke Evans as Aramis in The Three Musketeers.

“Steven Spielberg is set to put in an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con during the panel for his upcoming CG animated feature “The Adventures of Tintin”…” (full details)

“Photos from the set confirm that ‘The Tumbler’, the Batmobile that was seen blown up in “The Dark Knight”, is back in action in “The Dark Knight Rises” – squashing talk of a redesigned Batmobile…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures will release Legendary Pictures’ “The Seventh Son”, starring Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges, on February 15th 2013…” (full details)

“An offer is reportedly out to Vincent Cassel to join the cast of Danny Boyle’s upcoming art heist movie “Trance”…” (full details)

“Matthew McConaughey and Will Ferrell will reprise their roles as an openly gay Texas scout and a blond BMW salesman in the third season of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” …” (full details)

“Bette Midler has been forced to drop out of HBO’s upcoming Phil Spector biopic for medical reasons. Midler had been cast to play Linda Kenney Baden, one of the record producer’s defense attorneys during his trial. Her role will be recast…” (full details)

“MGM is seeking Chris Pine to star in its proposed remake of 80’s sci-fi classic “Robocop”…” (full details)

“Johnny Depp reportedly wants Russell Brand to star in the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie…” (full details)

“Ethan Hawke has signed aboard Scott Derrickson’s untitled new horror film which begins shooting in September. Plot details are unknown…” (full details)

“Dimension Films has snapped up the North America distribution rights to French language horror film “Livid” which follows three youths who decide to burglarize an old lady’s desolate house, only to find what awaits them is no ordinary house…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Chris Peckover’s thriller “Undocumented” about a small group of documentary filmmakers whose truck is detained while they are recording a group of families illegally crossing the border. Scott Mechlowicz stars…” (full details)