News Shorts: May 13th 2010

A new photo and the one-sheet for The Last Exorcism and new photos from The Expendables.

“The $45 million new adaptation of “Judge Dredd” has just announced a filming will kick off in the fourth quarter of 2010 in Johannesburg…” (full details)

“Sharlto Copley left Dreamworks’ “I Am Number Four” due to scheduling conflicts, though one story has cropped up claiming Copley “wanted [to] wear a prosthetic nose and fake ears”…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights to Wayne Wang’s upcoming adaptation of Lisa See’s “Snow Flower And The Secret Fan.” The cross-generational drama explores the female friendships between two girls in 19th Century China and the modern day…” (full details)

“James Cameron says it’ll take around three years to make an “Avatar” sequel and a release date will be announced in a few months…” (full details)

“Michael Bay will shot some “Transformers 3” scenes at the Kennedy Space Center in September. Bay previously filmed scenes from “Armageddon” at the facility…” (full details)

“Jamie Foxx has joined the cast of New Line’s comedy “Horrible Bosses” alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell…” (full details)

“IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Releasing today announced that “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, the fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video game which will be released to digital IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release on September 10th…” (full details)

“Director Brett Ratner says he has no plans to return to the ‘X-Men’ or ‘Rush Hour’ franchises and is more interested in starting his own. To that effect, he’s still at work on the script for the comic adaptation “Youngblood”…” (full details)

“Josh Brolin has confirmed he’s been offered a role in the upcoming third “Men in Black” and of his character, he says “This is a character where I feel like I can do some actual acting work within this franchise that everybody knows”…” (full details)

“Despite Stallone saying a fifth “Rambo” is unlikely, posters are up at Cannes, Nu Image’s site has artwork, and “Expendables” producer Boaz Davidson talked about it in a recent interview…” (full details)

“Talk show host Chelsea Handler has scored the role of Mrs. Beck in the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy “I Hop” also starring James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins and the voice of Russell Brand…” (full details)

“Heather Graham and Chinese pianist Lang Lang have joined the 3D family adventure “The Flying Machine” which celebrates the 200-year anniversary of the birth of Chopin…” (full details)