News Shorts: March 3rd 2009

A new poster and eight stills from the Johnny Depp-led John Dillinger biopic “Public Enemies” are up at MSN Movies.

Filming kicked off this week on Phil Noyce’s spy thriller “Salt” starring Angelina Jolie and the USA Today.

“Filming kicks off in May on “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In”, the English-language remake of last year’s acclaimed Swedish vampire drama “Let the Right One In”…” (full details)

“McG is attached to direct “Medieval”, a spec script by Mike Finch & Alex Litvak, described as The Dirty Dozen set in medieval times…” (full details)

“Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works”, the May-December relationship dramedy with Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood, will open the Tribeca Film festival on Wednesday April 22nd. The film opens theatrically on June 19th…” (full details)

“A third “Ghostbusters” is now officially being produced by Judd Apatow Productions. “The Office” scribes Lee Eisenberg and Greg Stupnitsky penned the script and production aims to kick off this Fall…” (full details)

“Sam Raimi will debut a work-in-progress version of DRAG ME TO HELL, his long-awaited return to his horror genre roots, and Jonathan Demme will premiere his new Neil Young performance film, Neil Young Trunk Show at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival…” (full details)

“HighRoad Entertainment has acquired rights for the film Silent Thunder, based on the story of Leonard “Len” W. Miller, the first black owner of an auto-racing team. Miller’s son Leonard T. Miller penned the script which follows Miller’s rise in the racing world to his eventual founding of Black American Racers and Vanguard Racing…” (full details)

“You know, I’m curious” says “Little Children and “Watchmen” star Jackie Earle Haley about portraying Freddy Krueger in the Platinum Dunes remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. He later added that he would be willing to meet with Platinum Dunes to discuss the role which he’s been rumored for but officially denied last month…” (full details)

“Film Movement has acquired rights to American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung’s “Munyurangabo,” a study of two Rwandan teenagers. The film, which premiered last year as part of the Festival de Cannes’s Un Certain Regard sidebar, will be released domestically in late May…” (full details)

“Scott Wolf is set to co-star on ABC’s drama pilot “V” based on the classic 80’s mini-series. Set in the future, the human race is ruled by aliens known as the Visitors. Wolf will play a career-obsessed TV newscaster who becomes the aliens’ propaganda outlet…” (full details)