News Shorts: July 2nd 2009

A photo of a banner ad shows off the Na’vi aliens in James Cameron’s “Avatar” which is getting a special presentation at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. With the screens in the 6,000-seat capacity Hall H being made 3D compatible this year, there’s talk the footage from the film that screened in Amsterdam will be shown.

Posters for GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Carriers, Precious, Surrogates.

A script review is up for the upcoming “Tron” sequel.

Further plot details on “I Am Number Four” that Michael Bay and Dreamworks are developing are up at Film Drunk.

“Richard Wenk (“16 Blocks,” “Just the Ticket”) has sold a twist-laden untitled heist pitch to Overture Films. George Tillman Jr., Richard Arlook and Robert Teitel are producing…” (full details)

“Rooney Mara, who is currently playing Nancy Thompson in the A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, will be that character in two more films if they are made…” (full details)

“Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) has confirmed that he’s trying to tone down his upcoming female insane asylum-set thriller “Sucker Punch” from an R to a PG-13…” (full details)

“‘Flying Conchords’ star Jemaine Clement will to star in the comedy heist film “Predicament” based on the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson…” (full details)

“Jonathan Abrams has sold his romantic comedy script “The Wedding Doctor” to Relativity Media. The story follows a nervous bride with cold free who seeks the help of a relationship analyst to make sure she’s marrying the right person. Trouble is he decides that he is the one she should be marrying…” (full details)

“Ramon Rodriguez, the comic college roommate of Shia LaBeouf and one of the few brights spots of the awful ‘Transformers’ sequel, will likely have a bigger part in the sequel according to director Michael Bay…” (full details)

“A road comedy with “Knocked Up” star Seth Rogen and legendary songstress Barbra Streisand in the leading roles? That unexpected pairing may just happen in a film called “Mother’s Curse”…” (full details)

“Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that Nimrod Antal (“Vacancy,” “Armored”) is set to direct the reboot of the “Predators” franchise which will involve “a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet”…” (full details)

“The world premiere of footage from director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass” will be presented at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 23rd…” (full details)