News Shorts: July 28th 2010

First photos of Penelope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the first photos of Rainn Wilson in Super, and new stills from Saw 3D.

There’s also posters for Resident Evil: Afterlife, Yogi Bear, Never Let Me Go.

Can’t get enough of “Inception”? There’s a graphical timeline trying to explain the various kicks/dreams/character paths of the film at DeviantArt. Meanwhile The LA Times has revealed that Edith Piaf’s signature tune is used with more frequency than you might expect in Hans Zimmer’s musical score for the film.

In the upcoming film “Country Strong,” Gwyneth Paltrow plays a country singer out of rehab and attempting a comeback and her signature song has gone online at The Boot. Paltrow has sung on screen several times before, most notably for “Duets” and as a Peggy Lee-inspired character in the opening sequence of “Infamous”.

Josh Hutcherson’s audition video for the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot has gone up at Latino Review.

“This October Marvel will release “Tron: Betrayal”, a two-issue prequel comic book to “Tron: Legacy” which bridges the gap between the original 1982 film and the upcoming one…” (full details)

“New Line Cinema is going for the “District 9” approach with its “Gears of War” film adaptation as the budget is apparently being significantly cut. The move however will allow the film to keep its hard edge and R-rating…” (full details)

“DreamWorks Pictures has picked up Les Firestein’s original comedy pitch “Raised by Wolfs” which Steve Carell is attached to star in and produce. The reason for the misspelling of ‘Wolfs’ refers to the lead character’s surname, though story details are being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“Erich and Jon Hoeber (“Red,” “Battleship”) will perform re-writes on the Sam Worthington heist thriller “Man on a Ledge” for Summit Entertainment. The story follows a ex-cop-turned-con using an apparent suicide attempt as a cover for a massive diamond heist…” ( full details )

“Aaron Eckhart says that due to Johnny Depp’s commitments to currently shoot “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, Depp is unable to do press for his starring role in the already shot adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary”. So, “I think they’re going to wait to put it out next year” says Eckhart…” ( full details)

“Both stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Duvall, and more recently director Terry Gilliam himself, have all indicated that the long-gestating “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is further off than planned, meaning it won’t begin filming in September…” ( full details)

“Vincent D’Onofrio, Elizabeth Hurley, William Baldwin, Thomas Kretschmann, Ted Raimi, Taylor Nichols, Emilio Rivera and Kevin Weisman will all star in the vampire western “High Midnight” for director Mary Lambert (“Pet Sematary,” “Urban Legends 3″)…” ( full details )

“Scribe Michael Bacall (“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”) says the Len Grossman movie, starring Tom Cruise as the obscene movie executive, is still in ultra-early stages – “we’re talking about the story right now, so we definitely have a direction we are going with it which I’m really, really excited about”…” ( full details )