News Shorts: May 23rd 2010

Posters for Scream 4, Megamind, Sex and the City 2, Eat Pray Love.

“Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a Victoria’s Secret model and Jason Statham’s girlfriend, is the hot tip to replace Megan Fox in a third “Transformers”…” (full details)

“Jon Favreau has confirmed that the “Cowboys and Aliens” photo he released the other day, which had the silhouette of an actor, was in fact Daniel Craig…” (full details)

“Tobey Maguire lost out to James Franco in the lead role in Fox’s “Rise of the Apes” because he wanted to have too much input into the script apparently…” (full details)

“Though they came very close to doing a “Swamp Thing” movie recently, the project fell apart as Warners doesn’t have all the film rights…” (full details)

“Despite reports of it falling through, The Weinsteins and their backers have claimed they are still “working towards a deal to purchase and operate Miramax”…” (full details)

“Despite the word shit being rendered as a bleep, watchdog group the Parents Television Council are threatening CBS’s affiliates over the use of the title in its new sitcom “$#*! My Dad Says”…” (full details)

“AMC Entertainment theater chain will hold a special marathon session with all three “Twilight” films in one night. The event will take place on Tuesday June 29th starting at 6:30 PM at select theatres…” (full details)

“Elizabethan codpieces worn by Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson in the second and arguably best season of classic sitcom “Blackadder” are being auctioned in Berkshire this weekend. Atkinson’s is expected to sell for £1,000…” (full details)

“I have no idea [what the plot] of it is, I just hope they answer the question of ‘What’s on Page 47?'” says Jon Voight when asked about a potential plot for the upcoming third “National Treasure”…” (full details)

“Several New York theaters ran tests this weekend with “Shrek Forever After” to see if movie-goers will pay $20 per ticket to see a movie…” (full details)

“IFC Films and Wild Bunch have picked up the U.S. rights to two Cannes offerings, Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom” and Jorge Michel Grau’s “We Are What We Are”…” (full details)