News Shorts: July 1st 2010

The first photos of Cher and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque; banners are already up in San Diego for Tron Legacy; new stills of Boris Kodjoe in Resident Evil Afterlife; and posters for Going the Distance, Megamind, Easy A.

“Film theatres in Plano and Harker Heights, Texas have pulled the teaser trailer for “Paranormal Activity 2” from prints of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” due to complaints the trailer was too scary…” (full details)

The comic version of “Wonder Woman” has gotten a makeover with a new look that will probably be used for any film adaptation of the property.

“Rogue Pictures has moved up the release date of the M. Night Shyamalan-produced “The Night Chronicles: Devil” from February 11th next year to September 17th this year…” (full details)

“”Timecrimes” director Nacho Vigalondo is currently working on the quirky sci-fi thriller “Extraterrestre”. Shooting kicks off next month on the story of a group of people who experience an alien invasion entirely through second-hand means…” (full details)

“It comes as no surprise but the “The Three Stooges” biopic, the Robert Ludlum adaptation “The Matarese Circle”, and the “Robocop” remake have all become stalled in development due to MGM’s financial woes…” (full details)

“The fifth film in the “Final Destination” franchise will be titled “5nal Destination”. As previously reported, the opening will involve a suspension bridge collapse…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures is planning “Tales from the Gangster Squad”, an ensemble action film adaptation of a series of 2008 articles from The Los Angeles Times. Paul Lieberman’s articles details the exploits of an LAPD unit in the 40’s dealing with incoming East Coast Mafia figures…” (full details)

“Mark Ruffalo will star in an adaptation of the Larry Kramer play “The Normal Heart as Ned Weeks” which is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Kramer is adapting the script himself while “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy is involved in some capacity…” (full details)

“The “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake star Rooney Mara has emerged as another contender to play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” remake…” (full details)

“With distributor Apparition undergoing some major restructuring, there’s a big question as to whether Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” will see a 2010 theatrical release…” (full details)

“Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”) has joined the comedies “Bridesmaids” and “Let Go”. The former follows a maid of honor (Kristen Wiig) trying to please the snobby, rich bridesmaids of her friend. ‘Let’ is an indie ensemble comedy about a parole officer and several ex-cons under his supervision…” (full details)