News Shorts: March 29th 2011

Three photos from Captain America: The First Avenger and a few new photos from Scream 4.

Shots of Andy Serkis on the set of The Hobbit along with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on the set of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

FilmDistrict have announced that James Wan’s “Insidious” will have special sneak preview screenings tonight in 25 cities across the country. You can find the full list of screenings on Facebook.

“An October 28th release date has been confirmed for the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary” starring Johnny Depp which FilmDistrict will distribute…” (full details)

“It was looking highly likely, and now it’s confirmed – FX has greenlit third seasons of “Justified” and “Archer”…” (full details)

“Treat Williams says he’s up for a role in “The Dark Knight Rises”, however his commitment to the new TV series “Against the Wall” means it’s unlikely he will be available to shoot his role in the Nolan film. He’s also up for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s new Spaghetti Western…” (full details)

“Though it looked like it died last week at Paramount due to its R-rating and budget issues, talks are now going on with David Ellison’s Skydance and possibly two other financiers to share the load on the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel “World War Z”…” (full details)

“Jeremy Renner’s cameo appearance as ‘Hawkeye’ in next month’s “Thor” was screened this week at CinemaCon. The character was shown using his famous bow and arrow and has multiple lines…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has closed a deal to distribute Oliver Stone’s latest project “Savages” which is now targeting a June start of shooting….” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it has picked up the worldwide rights to Whit Stillman’s new film”Violet Wister’s Damsels In Distress” starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Analeigh Tipton. A Fall release is planned…” (full details)

“Aussie actress Teresa Palmer (“Take Me Home Tonight,” “I Am Number Four”) has signed up to appear opposite Nicholas Hoult in Jonathan Levine’s romantic zombie movie “Warm Bodies”. Palmer will play the daughter of a military leader who tires of constantly fighting off the zombie horde in a world overrun by the undead and begins a relationship with the zombie (Hoult) that ate her boyfriend…” (full details)

“Oscar winning classic “Ben-Hur” is set to get a two-disc Blu-ray release in the Fall with a restoration job done at 6K resolution from the original 65mm camera elements. A new documentary and a personal diary reproduction will also be included…” (full details)

“Helen Mirren says she’s very much up for a “RED” sequel – “Just get me the script. You don’t have to do anything. I’m there. Absolutely”…” (full details)