News Shorts: May 22nd 2011

Photos from Blackbird, The Wettest County, Take This Waltz, Rampart and set photos from Gambit.

Poster for Real Steel, On the Road, Horrible Bosses, The Muppets, Larry Crowne, The Skin I Live In, Salvation Boulevard, Friends with Benefits, Super 8, Life in a Day, Zookeeper, X-Men: First Class, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled next ,

A well put together list of the eight special features sorely missing from the “Star Wars” Saga Blu-ray box set. Number One? “The Star Wars Holiday Spectacular” of course.

Confirmed title changes this week – Disney’s “John Carter of Mars” has now been shortened to just “John Carter”, while Fox’s sci-fi flick “Now” with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried has been retitled “In Time”.

Also confirmed, “Prom” is skipping its theatrical release in Australia and going direct-to-DVD later this year.

“What’s the single most DVR’d/time-shifted/recorded programme of all time? The recent UK season premiere of “Doctor Who” with 4.11 million viewers, beating previous record holder “Hawaii Five-0″ whose series premiere last year drew 3.37 million DVR viewers…” (full details)

“The Daniel Radcliffe-led new film adaptation of Gothic horror play “The Woman in Black” has set a January 12th 2012 release date in the United States…” (full details)

“”Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig says a sequel to that comedy is possible but it will depend on the box-office in coming weeks…” (full details)

“The “G.I. Joe” sequel will be shot in New Orleans and will shot in 2D – no native 3D and no poster conversion according to director Jon Chu…” (full details)

“Matthew Graham, the show runner of the original UK “Life on Mars”, says he’s heard from the producers of the U.S. remake who’ve admitted their attempt to make the ending ‘cooler’ failed miserably…” (full details)

“Mayor Bloomberg wants to shut down the building that served as the Ghostbusters headquarters in the classic 80’s film…” (full details)

“Stellan Skarsgard has revealed that the post-credits “The Avengers” tie-in segment in “Thor” was not directed by Kenneth Branagh but rather Joss Whedon…” (full details)

“Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that his involvement with the “Deadpool” project never progressed beyond reading the script and that he certainly did not enter into any sort of negotiation to direct the film…” (full details)

“The Sylvester Stallone and Thomas Jane action flick “Headshot” is described as a throwback to a long-forgotten ’80s movie trend – the buddy action flick. Director Walter Hill apparently signed on because it’s script reminded him so much of those types of flicks including two he made himself – “48 Hrs.” and “Red Heat”…” (full details)