News Shorts: July 21st 2010

Stills galore from several films showing at Comic Con including Let Me In, Battle: Los Angeles, Green Lantern, Sucker Punch, Saw 3D, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Red and The Last Exorcism.

Posters for Faster, Howl, the Comic Con poster for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and concept art from Drive Angry 3D.

“The Riddler being the villain of the next “Batman” film has been upgraded from wild rumor to regular rumor…” (full details)

“Despite rumors, Adrien Brody is not being sought to play “Ant-Man” in Edgar Wright’s upcoming Marvel Film adaptation…” (full details)

“French actress Eva Green (“Casino Royale,” “The Golden Compass”) is in negotiations to star as legendary operatic star Maria Callas in an upcoming English-language biopic from DeAngelis Group and Future Films. Filming begins next year…” (full details)

“Mickey Rourke is expected to be involved in some capacity in a film about British rugby player Gareth Thomas, the only current athlete in a team sport who is openly gay…” (full details)

“Bruce Greenwood has suggested that shooting on the “Star Trek” sequel will kick off in January, contradicting comments from Bryan Burk a few weeks ago indicating an early Summer shoot with pre-production beginning in January. The latter seems to be the correct one…” (full details)

“Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of Graham Green’s “Brighton Rock” will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival…” (full details)

“Author Andre Young would love “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm to play John Edwards in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-directed “The Politician”…” (full details)

“Fernando Meirelles (“Blindness,” “City of God”) says he is working on an Jean-Luc Godard-inspired adaptation of Joao Guimaraes’ 1956 novel “Devil To Pay In The Backlands”…” (full details)

“Hayden Panettiere has denied rumours of her unhappiness with her character changes on the set of “Scream 4”, saying “it was very untrue and I love my character”…” (full details)

“Eva Mendes has confirmed she won’t be returning to play Roxanne in the upcoming superhero sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”…” (full details)

“Despite director Todd Phillips’ denial earlier this year, “The Hangover” sequel looks to be headed to Thailand after all…” (full details)