News Shorts: May 26th 2010

Photos from the 3D sequel Resident Evil Afterlife, the Helen Mirren-led Love Ranch, Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and the genetic horror tale Splice.

A trailer for John Hillcoat’s “Red Dead Redemption” short film tie-in premiering this weekend can be watched online at IGN.

“Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland 3D” is about to pass the $1 billion theatrical worldwide gross, making it the sixth-highest grossing film ever…” (full details)

“Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko on TV’s “Lost”) has joined the cast of Universal’s prequel to “The Thing” in the role of Derek Jameson. The actor is currently in Toronto filming…” (full details)

“”The Colbert Report” writer Max Werner has sold his comedy spec “Fun Size” to Paramount Pictures. The story is described as a cross between “Superbad” and “Adventures in Babysitting” set on Halloween. Josh Schwartz will produce…” (full details)

“Octavia Spencer (“Halloween II”) has joined the cast of period drama “The Help” based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel…” (full details)

“Focus Features has announced release dates for Cary Fukunaga’s “Jane Eyre” on March 11th 2011 and Joe Wright’s “Hanna” on April 8th 2011…” (full details)

“Allison Pill is the final name to join the cast of Woody Allen’s upcoming romantic comedy project “Midnight in Paris”…” (full details)

“Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell have been talking about teaming up for a sequel to 1989 action cult classic “Tango & Cash”…” (full details)

“Though first linked three years ago, actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he’s still fully committed to bringing a Joe Namath biopic to the big screen. Why’s it taking so long? Because he’s “trying to make [it] really, really right because you have to make it pretty badass if you’re going to do it right”…” (full details)

“‘American Beauty’ director Sam Mendes has signed on to direct a series of TV ads for the upcoming fourth generation of Apple’s iPhone…” (full details)