News Shorts: May 18th 2009

Posters for Public Enemies, The Expendables, A Christmas Carol, Sorority Row, True Blood: Season Two, Precious, Humpty Dumpty and G-Force.

The first photo of Chow Yun-Fat in Confucius is up.

The official site for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” is online, as are some new photos. Five new photos from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and a new shot from A Christmas Carol.

“Despite its animated nature, Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” adaptation will be released through Fox Searchlight in the US…” (full details)

“Beloved Pictures has acquired Cinco Paul and Jonathan Hale’s original screenplay “Nora”. The New Haven, Connecticut-set drama explores one family’s efforts to move on after a tragedy…” (full details)

“Vivendi Entertainment has finally set an October 16th 2009 release date for the anthology film project New York, I Love You…” (full details)

“Actor John Ratzenberger says the first trailer for “Toy Story 3” will be attached to copies of “Up” when it hits theaters in two weeks…” (full details)

“Magnolia has landed American rights to John Woo’s epic “Red Cliff”, the two-part, $80 million, most expensive movie ever shot in China. The movie, a single 2.5 hour truncated cut, will open in Fall 2009…” (full details)

“Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will all voice their characters in the video game adaptation of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”…” (full details)

“J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani have been hired to write the adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s graphic novel “Youngblood”…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has set a July 18th 2010 release date for its new remake of “Footloose” despite the departure of its leading star Zac Efron. Kenny Ortega remains set to helm…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has set a December 9th release date for Jim Sheridan’s long-awaited “Brothers”. Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman star in the drama…” (full details)

“Blond porn actress Riley Steele (“Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge”) has joined the cast of the Alexandre Aja’s “Piranha 3-D” remake with Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss and Jerry O’Connell…” (full details)

“Singer Alanis Morrissette will guest-star on the fifth season of Showtime’s highly successful series “Weeds” which premieres on June 8th…” (full details)

“Regent Releasing has acquired North American rights from MK2 to the Argentinean drama “El Nino Pez” (The Fish Child), the second film from director Lucia Puenzo, and “Zion and His Brother,” from debut filmmaker Eran Merav. An early 2010 release in select cities are planned for both films…” (full details)

“Todd Lincoln (“The Nye Incidents”) will write and direct “The Apparition” for Dark Castle. The story is being kept under wraps, but the plot is said to be based on true events…” (full details)