News Shorts: May 19th 2010

Posters for Salt, Splice, Predators, Love Ranch, Buried and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

The first close-up shot of Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) in costume as Jane Eyre in Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming film adaptation due for release 2011.

A promo image of Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe is on offer at Cannes and Allocine has snapped a photo.

Jon Favreau has snapped a cowboy silhouette from the set of his next film, the comic book adaptation “Cowboys vs. Aliens”.

The David Lynch-directed, Marion Cotillard-led 16-minute short film ‘Lady Blue Shanghai’ which promotes a Dior handbag can be watched online at Vulture.

A fascinating in-depth article on the scripting debacle that turned the once original and imaginative take on “Robin Hood” into the critical misfire currently in theaters.

For “Lost” fans, an amusing article with a collection of clips showing the actors who play Locke, Jin, Charles Widmore, The Man In Black, Locke’s Father and Daniel’s Mother in their appearances on the various “Star Trek” spin-off series can be found at

“Disney Studios has just finalized the decision to shoot “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” in Disney Digital 3D. The May 20th 2011 release date remains the same…” (full details)

“Japanese studio Toei is planning to convert the original live-action film adaptation of Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale” novel from 2D to 3D for a re-release in theaters on November 20th…” (full details)

“David Ellis (“Final Destination 2”) is attached to direct “War Monkeys”, a comedy about a pair of janitors who are trapped in an underground research facility over Christmas weekend and must struggle to survive an escaped horde of military-trained monkeys…” (full details)

“Terrence Howard says that despite the “Iron Man” casting issues, he and Marvel “are now talking about doing some other things”. This has lead to speculation that he’s up for a “Luke Cage” film…” (full details)

“Liam Gallagher has confirmed that none of The Beatles members will appear in character nor will any of their music be utilised for the film adaptation of Richard DiLello’s memoir “The Longest Cocktail Party” about the author’s time working for Apple Records…” (full details)

“While Kaya Scoledario (“Clash of the Titans”) has been cast as Cathy, the search is still on for Heathcliff in Andrea Arnold’s upcoming adaptation of ‘Wuthering Heights’…” (full details)

“Mark Hamill is confirmed to be directing his comic adaptation “The Black Pearl” from a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. Hamill hopes the film will receive an R rating…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired world rights to “Smash His Camera,” Leon Guest’s documentary about paparazzo Ron Galella…” (full details)

“Warners will bring David Fincher’s “Seven” to Blu-ray on September 14th, bringing with it all the special features from the Platinum Series DVD release and a Fincher supervised remastering…” (full details)