News Shorts: July 21st 2011

What’s said to be the first photo from Ridley Scott’s much anticipated return to the “Alien” universe in “Prometheus” has been revealed below.

Some new concept art from the upcoming Riddick, photos of robots in action on the set of Total Recall, and a teaser poster for Contagion.

“Bruce Campbell is set to make a cameo in the upcoming “Evil Dead” reboot according to the film’s director in a recent interview. Campbell confirmed at Comic Con today that the film is a remake, not a sequel…” (full details)

“CBS Films and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment has picked up William Penick and Chris Sey’s script “Hellfest”. Set in America’s premier theme park on Halloween, a costumed killer begins slaying unsuspecting patrons who believe it’s all part of the show…” (full details)

“Fox has announced a special Friday September 9th release date for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of this Summer’s best blockbuster thus far – “X-Men: First Class”…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. has picked up Justin Rhodes’ sci-fi spec script “Second Son”. The story is described as an adventure set on another planet with twists. Scott Aversano is attached to produce…” (full details)

“Universal has set a September 20th release date for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of this Summer’s sleeper comedy hit “Bridesmaids”…” (full details)

“David Elliot and Paul Lovett (“G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”) have penned the script for Disney’s proposed film about gargoyles that come to life, but one NOT based on the animated TV series featuring the same concept…” (full details)

“Open Road Films is partnering with Liddell Entertainment for the U.S. release of Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s horror thriller “Silent House”, a remake of the Uruguayan film “La Casa Muda”. No date was mentioned…” (full details)

“Warner Bros has acquired screen rights to Deborah Harkness’ best-selling debut novel “A Discovery of Witches”. The story follows a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch and a mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Denise DiNovi and Allison Greenspan will produce…” (full details)

“Cable channel FX will air three new episodes of its brilliantly subversive animated spy comedy “Archer” on September 15th, 22nd and 29th with the 13-episode third season then slated to kick off early next year…” (full details)