News Shorts: July 30th 2010

Set photos from Rise of the Apes, Ghostface on the Scream 4 set, and behind-the-scenes of Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood.

Posters for Legend of the Guardians, Saw 3D, Sucker Punch, Tangled, The Chronices of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Red.

“Both Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) and Tom Welling (“Smallville”) have stated they’re definitely open to reprising the role of the Man of Steel for the Chris Nolan-produced “Superman” reboot…” ( full details )

“Tom Clancy’s John Clark character, previously played by Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber in “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Sum of All Fears”, will NOT be appearing in the upcoming “Moscow” reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise according to the film producer…” (full details)

“Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” will score a Blu-ray release through Lionsgate on October 19th. There will be two and three-disc editions, the latter containing the acclaimed making-of documentary “Hearts of Darkness”…” ( full details )

“Actress Emily Browning has dropped out of the race to play Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” remake…” ( full details )

“Steve Coogan is set to play a self-righteous documentary filmmaker in the Paul Rudd-led comedy “My Idiot Brother”…” ( full details )

“Leonardo DiCaprio has apparently withdrawn from the Mel Gibson-directed Viking film in the wake of all the recent tabloid headlines regarding Gibson…” ( full details )

“Ant-Man won’t be seen in “The Avengers” movie according to the standalone film’s director Edgar Wright because his script is “very much an introduction to that character… the chronology of it or the way it works wouldn’t really fit in”…” (full details)

“”You know, the idea of doing a gigantic steampunk science fiction movie from 1873… Kinda cool” says Dvid Fincher about his upcoming “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” adaptation for Disney Pictures…” ( full details )

“The Thing will be 100% CG in the upcoming “Fantastic Four Reborn” reboot which won’t begin production until work on “X-Men: First Class” is wrapped…” ( full details )

“Zack Snyder says he’s using Frank Miller’s storyboards and panels to map out the “300” follow-up “Xerxes”. In fact “we’re a little ahead of him right now. We have an outline, we have dialogue, it’s pretty detailed”…” ( full details )