News Shorts: June 17th 2009

Posters for Inglourious Basterds, , A Perfect Getaway, Death in Love, Cold Souls, The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Other Man.

There’s also various “GI Joe” character posters showing Ripcord, Snake Eyes, The Baroness, Storm Shadow and Duke.

Photos are up at Just Jared of Kristen Stewart and classic rocker Joan Jett during breaks in production of “The Runaways” in which the former plays the later.

The official sites have opened for Michael Mann’s Dillinger film Public Enemies and District 9, while the UK site for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has seen a major update.

With a week to go, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is already pulling in 45% of ticket sales through online ticketing service Fandango. At this point in their sales cycles, the film is outpacing both the first film and this Summer’s biggest hit so far – “Star Trek”.

“Doctor Who” star David Tennant and showrunner Russell T Davies will appear at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego on Sunday July 26th. The pair will take part in a panel which will include exclusive sneak peeks from the upcoming specials.

“”Star Trek” writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman said they’re set to pen the sequel and are about to consider storylines. As for what it might be? “now that we have … an open canvas, … anything can happen.”…” (full details)

“Though Chris Hemsworth ultimately won out, ‘True Blood’ star Alexander Skarsgard says he was so close to being cast as Thor that he even tried on the costume for a screen test…” (full details)

“‘Knocked Up’ actor Jay Baruchel says that the planned feature adaptation of the online short film “Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse” will begin shooting by next year” (full details)

“Marc Haimes will pen the adventure script “Family History” for 20th Century Fox, described as “an adventure about a family on a treasure hunt through time”. Cormac & Marianne Wibberley are attached to produce…” (full details)

“Actor Danny Trejo has revealed that he’ll start shooting Robert Rodriguez’s Machete in five weeks” (full details)