News Shorts: May 10th 2010

A swank new IMAX poster for Inception, the first poster from the Christophe Gans-directed Fantomas, the first poster for Oliver Assayas’ Carlos the Jackal biopic Carlos, and the first poster from Gulliver’s Travels.

There’s also the first photos of Chloe Moretz and both kids together in the ‘Let the Right One In’ remake entitled “Let Me In”, and hi-res shots of the assorted vehicles in “Tron Legacy”.

Finally some set photos from Marcus Nispel’s Conan, the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airman drama Red Tails, and what’s purported to be Peter Sarsgaard in rather frightening make-up on the set of Green Lantern.

The official site for Robert Rodriguez’s “Predators” has gone online.

“Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is proving more cautious than Martin Lawrence when speaking about a third “Bad Boys”, saying only “It’s a wish and a hope and a dream. We’ve been working on a screenplay, which is excellent. It’s an idea Will gave us, so hopefully, it will come to fruition, we would love it to” when asked about the project this past weekend in London…” (full details)

“”Luke Cage” is rumored to be among the first characters that Marvel Studios intends to adapt onto film as part of its sub-$40M post-“Avengers” plans, no confirmation as yet though…” (full details)

“The new Casey Affleck-directed documentary about the past year in Joaquin Phoenix’s life contains “more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films and a stomach-turning sequence in which someone feuding with Phoenix defecates on the actor while he’s asleep”…” (full details)

“Marvel Studios head Avi Arad will “make an announcement about the worldwide premiere of his newest Pac-Man project” at Namco’s 30th birthday party for Pac-Man during E3 this Summer. There’s a lot of speculation that it could well be a film adaptation…” (full details)

“Judd Apatow says he’s producing a new comedy starring Paul Rudd and from a script by “Role Models” scribes Ken Marino and David Wain. An announcement of the official details of the project is due shortly…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has scored U.S. rights to Sundance entry “Night Catches Us,” Tanya Hamilton’s pic about a former Black Panther that stars Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington. A Fall release is planned…” (full details)

“Ian McKellen, who is currently playing a homeless man in a Melbourne stage production of “Waiting for Godot”, got mistaken for being one as he was taking a break outside…” (full details)

“The Weinstein brothers’ first Asian production, “Shanghai” starring John Cusack, will hit Chinese theaters in mid-June – the first and only place so far the film will score a release. The news is ironic considering the production was blocked from shooting in China and had to use sets in London and Bangkok instead…” (full details)

“Doug Liman has now been confirmed as director on “The Three Musketeers” currently in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will likely shoot in 3-D and kick off production this Fall…” (full details)