News Shorts: June 12th 2009

Photos from Brothers, The Princess and the Frog, Zombieland, Thirst, The Runaways, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, and Michael Moore’s new film.

Posters for 9, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Shorts, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, The Hurt Locker, Ice Age 3, Winged Creatures.

“I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke. I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck” says “Buffy” series runner and creator Joss Whedon about the planned upcoming film reboot…” (full details

“British director Neil Marshall (“The Descent,” “Doomsday”) is close to signing on to direct Fox’s “Predators” remake. Robert Rodriguez is producing the feature and penned an old treatment which was used by scribe Alex Litvak as the basis of the script…” (full details)

“Matthew Fox talked to E! Online about the final season of “Lost” – “I think it is going to be very satisfying and cathartic and redemptive and beautiful. I’ve talked to Damon pretty extensively and every time I talk to him it’s sort of surprising how moving it is just to talk about it”…” (full details)

“Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life”) has signed on to write and direct contemporary fable “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for Disney Pictures. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the studio has put it on a fast track. Ahmet Zappa and Scott Sanders will produce…” (full details)

“Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life”) has signed on to write and direct contemporary fable “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for Disney Pictures. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the studio has put it on a fast track. Ahmet Zappa and Scott Sanders will produce…” (full details)

“Producer Frank Marshall has signed on to develop and direct the documentary “Right to Play” for ESPN Films. The film will examine Norwegian speed-skating great Johann Olav Koss and his Right to Play organization, which aims to bring sports to children in poverty-stricken and war-torn areas…” (full details)

“Turns out the story of “The Hangover” was inspired by producer Tripp Vinson who went mysteriously missing from his bachelor party in Las Vegas…” (full details)

“The long-gestating Lance Armstrong biopic has brought on a writer well-versed in sports comeback stories and could shoot as early as next year…” (full details)

“Eric Roberts has joined the cast of Starz drama “Crash”. Roberts will play an entrepreneur hoping to bring a professional football team to L.A…” (full details)

“Oscilloscope has acquired the North American rights to the documentary No Imapct Man, which premiered at the 2009 Sudance Film Festival…” (full details)

“Eli Roth is set to cameo as the host of a wet t-shirt contest in “Piranah 3D”. The filmmakers are currently shooting the Lake massacre scene involving “100 boats, 500 extras, 400 gallons of blood, lots of screaming, lots of bikins, lots of torn flesh”…” (full details)