News Shorts: May 11th 2010

A Cannes poster for Kane and Lynch and a UK poster for The Killer Inside Me.

“Zack Hemsey’s music track ‘Mind Heist’, which is used in the new trailer for “Inception”, can be found online. Cheers to Devin ‘The Spandex Fog’ Faraci at CHUD for the digging…” (full details)

“Michael Bay has denied reports that the somewhat racist Autobot twins – Skids and Mudflap – will be back for the third “Transformers” installment…” (full details)

“Harold Ramis apparently revealed in an ABC 7 interview that a Christmas 2012 release date is being targeted for a third “Ghostbusters”…” (full details)

“Colin Farrell will play one of the title characters in the Seth Gordon-directed New Line comedy “Horrible Bosses”…” (full details)

“IFC films has launched a new genre label called IFC Midnight. Included in their early slate are Jake West’s “Doghouse” and Marina de Van’s “Don’t Look Back” in June, Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Valhalla Rising” and Stuart Hazeldine’s “Exam” in July, and Johnnie To’s “Vengeance” and Gaspar Noe’s “Enter the Void” in August…” (full details)

“”I Know Who Killed Me” director Chris Sivertson partially blames star Lindsay Lohan for the dismal film’s failure – in fact he shot the ending with a body double and then grafted on Lohan’s face in post-production. She never looked better…” (full details)

“Martin Scorsese’s “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” will shoot in France thanks to a tax break that the Centre National du Cinema has just announced…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has picked up domestic distribution for Nala Films’ horror pic “Shelter,” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Julianne Moore. A late 2010 release is planned…” (full details)

“Mandate Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch based on an idea by Aziz Ansari and “30 Rock” writer Matt Hubbard which Harris Wittels (“Parks and Recreation”) will write. Ansari and Danny McBride are attached to star…” (full details)

“Victor Nunez (“Ulee’s Gold,” “Ruby in Paradise”) is attached to helm the film adaptation of the 2007 William Durbin novel “El Lector.” Flaminia Ocampo and Nunez co-adapted the script about a Florida girl who hopes to entertain workers at a cigar factory in Florida…” (full details)

“During the end credits of a “Silence of the Lambs” screening at a homeless charity Midnight Mission in 2002, Anthony Hopkins snuck behind a few members of the audience and said ‘Hello’ in his trademark Lecter voice. You can guess the reaction…” (full details)