News Shorts: June 6th 2011

Daniel Craig looking buff and sexy on the the latest issue of Premiere to promote Cowboys and Aliens, set photos of Robert Pattinson shooting Cosmopolis and a masked man on the Croydon set of The Dark Knight Rises.

Posters for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, Conan the Barbarian, Larry Crowne, The Ward, and a high-res version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,

Six character posters for Horrible Bosses, “Harry Potter” character posters for Bellatrix and Snape, and a licensing expo poster for The Avengers.

“Steven Spielberg has confirmed that a Blu-ray edition of “Jaws” is currently being worked on. He also confirms he won’t be doing any further Lucas-style tinkering like he did with the “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”…” (full details)

“Remember that Idris Elba tweet that many have speculated was for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”? Now there’s talk he was actually referring to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”…” (full details)

“Don Winslow has signed a deal to write a prequel novel to “Savages”, his bestseller that forms the basis of the Oliver Stone film which will begin shooting for Universal Pictures July 6th…” (full details)

“Walden Media has just signed on to co-finance with Universal Pictures the screen adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller “Unbroken: A World War II Story”…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled sci-fi crime thriller project from Bobby Glickert, a former assistant turned burgeoning filmmaker. Scott Stuber and Justin Lin are producing…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has acquired Kate Angelo’s spec script with the working title “Sex Tape”. The story follows a married couple who get a night off from their kids, get adventurous and decide to spice up their lives by making a sex tape. When the tape goes missing, they must find out who took it and how to get it back…” (full details)

“Anthony Hemingway, the director of The Tuskegee Airmen film Red Tails, produced by George Lucas, just tweeted that the film will be released in January 2012…” (full details)

“In the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, the central ape Caesar will apparently only have on spoken word throughout the film – in a nod to Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’, Caesar will quietly and stoically utter the word “Bananas”…” (full details)

“Summit Home Entertainment will release sci-fi thriller ‘Source Code’ for video-on-demand – 19 days ahead of its packaged media release July 26th…” (full details)

“‘Thor’ screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have confirmed they’re working on a movie with ‘Down with Love’ director Peyton Reed…” (full details)

“Storyboarding has officially begun for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ sequel…” (full details)