News Shorts: March 26th 2009

The first photos from Lars Von Trier’s Anti-Christ, Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, the Cobra Commander action figure from GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, and a new shot of Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body.

Posters from Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Angels and Demons, Away We Go.

Latino Review have posted a video script review of Wesley Strick’s script (with revisions by Eric Heisserer) for the remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.

“Despite rumors, Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is NOT penning a script for a sequel to the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”…” (full details)

“Emily Blunt will co-star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Get Him to the Greek”. Russell Brand reprises his role as British rock star Aidous Snow, who has fallen off the wagon, while Blunt will play a pop musician…” (full details)

“Embrem Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to “The Big Gay Musical,” a musical comedy film directed by Casper Andreas and Fred M. Caruso starring an ensemble of Broadway actors. It plans to premiere the film at film festivals this summer…” (full details)

“Anita Briem (Journey to the Center of the Earth) is set to play Dylan Dog’s love interest in Dead of Night. Dog, a private investigator drawn into the realm of the supernatural, is embodied by Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) who will be joined by Sam Huntington and Taye Diggs. Kevin Munroe is directing the film in New Orleans…” (full details)

“Fred Durst is set to direct the horror feature “Psycho Killer” penned by Andrew Kevin Walker (“Se7en”). Pre-production kicks off in August…” (full details)

“Nicolas Cage hopes to turn his upcoming remake of “Bad Lieutenant” could become a franchise – “it’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. You could have Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call London next. It could happen and that’s what makes it interesting. I’m not the same cop that Harvey [Keitel] was. I’m a different cop. I’m a New Orleans cop”…” (full details)

“McG’s new live-action adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” is rumored to be shooting in Australia around the end of the year…” (full details)

“Sam Raimi says unlike the last ‘Spider-Man’ film on which he compromised control with Marvel, the new one he will “be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film”…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have tapped Eric Heisserer to rewrite The Thing prequel that was originally scripted by Ronald D. Moore. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is attached to direct the prequel to John Carpenter’s classic film that fallowed scientists in the Antarctic that are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills…” (full details)

“Fans of ‘The Foot Fist Way’ will be glad to hear that director Jody Hill wants to do a prequel spin-off that would look into the Chuck “The Truck” Wallace (Ben Best) character. Spanning the 70s and 80s, it would look back at the time when Chuck was big…” (full details)