News Shorts: May 12th 2010

New photos from Sex and the City 2, Fair Game, Shrek Forever After, Tamara Drewe, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and a proper one-sheet version of that Kane & Lynch poster.

“The official budget of the new “Robin Hood” comes in at $155 million, but a leaked copy of the early budget to green light the project came in at $237 million which went down to $200 million after tax rebates. Universal has since called the leaked budget “outdated and inaccurate”…” (full details)

“Jake Gyllenhaal says he’s up for a sequel to “Prince of Persia” and expects tough criticism from fans of the video game on which the movie is based…” (full details)

“Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the kidnap thriller “Open House” starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Rachel Blanchard and Tricia Helfer…” (full details)

“Producers of “The Hurt Locker” are preparing a massive lawsuit against thousands of individuals who pirated the film online with the case potentially being filed as soon as tomorrow. It’s expected those targeted will be offered settlement deals which, if they don’t accept, could eventually be taken to court…” (full details)

“IMAX Corporation, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that director Zack Snyder’s next big action thriller Sucker Punch 3D will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s domestic release on March 25th 2011…” (full details)

“Newmarket Films has selected Lionsgate as its exclusive US home video distributor including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, TV and Video On Demand…” (full details)

“The upcoming Blu-ray 50th Anniversary Edition release of Hitchcock’s “Psycho” will feature a newly created 5.1 surround sound mix gathered from the original sound effects from the Studios’ extensive effects library. The original mono audio track will also be available on the disc which hits stores on October 19th…” (full details)

“Paraguay and Argentina have said they will not co-operate with filmmaker Katherine Bigelow’s latest project “Triple Frontier”. The film is set around the triple border region between the two countries and Brazil which is both a popular tourist town and an area famous for smuggling and terrorist funding…” (full details)

“Freestyle Releasing has picked up U.S. theatrical distribution to Geoffrey Sax’s “Frankie and Alice” and Stephen Kay’s “Cell 213″. Both will premiere this Fall…” (full details)

“Kurt Russell is set to star in the neo-noir supernatural thriller “Undying” about a private investigator who gets pulled into a surreal underworld. Gary Whitta (“The Book of Eli”) penned the script and shooting kicks off this Fall…” (full details)

“Tickets go on pre-sale on Fandango.com for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” this coming Friday…” (full details)

“In under three weeks, 20th Century Fox’s “Avatar” has become the bestselling title ever in a comparable period with 19.7 million copies sold worldwide. 6.2 million units of that are Blu-ray discs. It’s expected to later break the 40 million copies sold record of the biggest DVD ever – “Finding Nemo”…” (full details)