News Shorts: June 24th 2010

Stills from Inception, Piranha 3D, Easy A, The Last Airbender, The Green Hornet.

There’s also the first photo of Jason Momoa as Conan and Shia LaBeouf on the set of Transformers 3.

Though we’ve seen the MTV Awards clip and the DVD preview, the first proper trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” is set to be released online Monday June 28th at around 4:00pm US-PST.

“Wolfgang Peterson (“Troy,” “Air Force One”) and Mattel are teaming to develop a film adaptation of the board game “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” for Mandeville Films. Kurt Wimmer (“Equilibrium,” “Law Abiding Citizen”) is being lined up to pen the screenplay…” (full details)

“Buried” screenwriter Chris Sparling will pen the supernatural thriller “Twelve Strangers”, the second feature to be produced under M. Night Shyamalan’s genre banner The Night Chronicles. The story follows a jury deliberating a case that involves some paranormal activity. Media Rights Capital will produce…” (full details)

“Don Mischer, who is producing next year’s Oscars, says when it comes to potential hosting candidates, he’s “sure we’ll get a big push for Betty White. I can feel it coming.”…” (full details)

“‘The Expendables’ has earned an R rating from the MPAA for “strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language”…” (full details)

A short official synopsis for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” can be found at, sadly nothing we didn’t already know.

“Erratic behaviour on the set of the Farrelly Brothers comedy “Hall Pass” is being suggested as one of the reasons behind Amanda Bynes’ recently announced retirement from acting…” (full details)

“1980s pop-star rivals Debbie Gibson and Tiffany will square off with each other in the Syfy original movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” which begins shooting this month for airing next year…” (full details)

“Walt Disney Pictures have announced that “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Cars 2” and “Mars Needs Moms” will all get IMAX 3D releases next year…” (full details)

“Walter Goggins (TV’s “The Shield,” “Predators”) has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens”…” (full details)

“Freestyle Releasing will distribute the Australian musical “Bran Nue Dae,” starring Geoffrey Rush, in the U.S. It will begin with a platform release in September, followed by a nationwide rollout…” (full details)

“Jon Shestack Productions is looking into a film adaptation of the 90’s high school-set series “Saved by the Bell”. Jeremy Stein and Ginny Brewer will produce…” (full details)

“With the estate tax potentially wiping out half his inheritance, the film rights to J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” could finally be sold as a ‘kind of last resort cash flow for his wife and daughter’ should they run out of funds…” (full details)

“Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn, Michigan will be used for “Scream 4″ in a flashback scene set at Woodsboro High School (the setting of much of the first film). Most of the film is being shot in Ann Arbor…” (full details)