News Shorts: March 4th 2011

A motion poster for the Conan the Barbarian remake, and the first poster from the Sam Worthington thriller The Fields.

Set photos from the upcoming Mortal Kombat online series.

What would’ve made last weekend’s utterly tedious Oscars more interesting? How about the Josh Brolin & Javier Bardem kiss that censors cut from the broadcast – photos here.

“Futurama” has topped 10 million ‘likes’ on Facebook and in celebration, so Comedy Central has posted two new photos from the upcoming season which kicks off in June.

An online Hangman game asking you to identify symbols from classic movies.

George Clooney’s political drama “The Ides of March” has announced an October 14th release date. It’s expected to follow the same kind of platform release that Clooney’s “Michael Clayton” and “Good Night, and Good Luck” did.

“Stellan Skarsgard has indicated that he’ll be reprising his “Thor” character of Dr. Selvig, a scientist in New Mexico, in “The Avengers”…” (full details)

“Rachel Nichols says Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and Duke (Channing Tatum) are apparently the only returning characters in the upcoming “G.I. Joe” sequel…” (full details)

“Former “Dancing With the Stars” pro Julianne Hough is in final negotiations to star alongside Tom Cruise in New Line’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages”…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has acquired the film rights to Daniel James Brown’s upcoming novel “The Boys in the Boat” about the University of Washington men’s rowing team which took the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Munich…” (full details)

“Ahead of the film’s Blu-ray release, AMC Theaters will be screening a 4K digital print of Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” at 8 pm on March 19th and 22nd…” (full details)

“British actor Ben Aldridge has landed the male lead in the CW supernatural drama pilot “Heavenly”. Aldridge will play a former angel who tackles cases at a young female attorney’s legal aid clinic – she saves clients’ butts while he saves their souls…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has picked up distribution rights for the Miley Cyrus FBI comedy “So Undercover” and is planning an October release…” (full details)