News Shorts: June 19th 2011

The first photo of Jason Statham and Robert De Niro in The Killer Elite, Tom Cruise still rocking the abs in full costume as Stacee Jaxx in the Rock of Ages movie adaptational Steve Carell and Keira Knightley on the set of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and several new stills of Captain America: The First Avenger including Sebastian Stan’s Bucky and Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull.

Posters for Cowboys and Aliens, Crazy Stupid Love, The Devil’s Double and concept art from John Carter and Tarsem’s Snow White.

Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton talks to Hero Complex about why “John Carter” won’t be showing up at San Diego and reveals some snazzy concept art.

AcidCow has a list detailing the actual physical ages of cartoon characters – Bart is 34, Ariel is 38, Penny from Inspector Gadget is 38.

“The first trailer for the upcoming “Footloose” remake is set to debut online on Tuesday…” (full details)

“Barry Levinson’s upcoming mob film “Gotti: Three Generations” has undergone a title change. A representative for the film says it will now be titled “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father”…” (full details)

“Peter O’Brien has been hired to rewrite F. Scott Frazier’s script for “Line of Sight” at Warner Bros. Pictures. The story centers on a highly-trained military commando unit which is assigned to transport precious cargo during a worldwide threat…” (full details)

“A representative for Penn Badgley has denied a recent rumor that the “Gossip Girl” and “The Stepfather” star had beaten out Robert Pattinson to play Jeff Buckley in a biopic. “Penn is not involved in the film at all. it’s crazy how these stories get out”…” (full details)

“”My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos has signed on to star in a new “American Girl” movie. Jade Pettyjohn (“United States of Tara”) will play the lead character in the movie which begins shooting July 11th in Winnipeg…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox TV will premiere the pilot episode of “Terra Nova” at the upcoming Comic-Con convention in San Diego next month…” (full details)

“The second season of “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to kick off filming in July…” (full details)

“”Paul” and “Your Highness” will hit DVD and Blu-ray on August 9th; “Something Borrowed” and “Jane Eyre” on August 16th; “Sympathy for Delicious,” “The Beaver” and “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” on August 23rd, “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and “Skateland” on August 30th, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” on September 20th and “Thor” on September 27th…” (full details)

Finally comes the latest trailer for the sixth season of “Dexter”. After the darker and more somber tone last year, the show looks to be taking Dexter back to his roots and will probably be something more akin to the earlier seasons.