News Shorts: May 2nd 2011

The first photos from the remake of Straw Dogs, along with new stills from The Three Musketeers and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Set photos galore today including Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on the New York set of The Amazing Spider-Man, and a bunch of constructions in Tenerife for “Wrath of the Titans” here and here.

There’s also some shots of Daniel Craig and David Fincher shooting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Will Smith and Josh Brolin on the set of Men in Black III, and Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on the set of 21 Jump Street.

Posters for Melancholia, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Sleeping Beauty, The Hangover Part II, and both a big banner and one-sheet for “Green Lantern”.

Full details on the Blu-ray sets for the “Star Wars” films are scheduled to be released at maythe4th.starwars.com on May 4th.

“It has now been confirmed that Guy Pearce is indeed starring in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, though still no word on which role he is playing…” (full details)

“Chris Evans confirms that his Captain America character scores a new costume for the upcoming “The Avengers” team-up project…” (full details)

“New Line has closed a deal for Carey and Shane Van Dyke’s horror script “The Watching Hour”. The story is described as a home invasion film but with aliens, while Mary Parent and Michael Connolly will produce…” (full details)

“Final figures on the premiere of “Doctor Who” at Easter showed an additional 2.5 million people in the UK watched/recorded the show on top of the overnights, bringing the final rating to 8.86 million viewers (not including iPlayer stats)…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Blackthorn”, director Mateo Gil’s study of the last days of legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard), and will release the film theatrically later this year…” (full details)

“Variance Films has acquired US theatrical rights to three highly-acclaimed independent films. The Slamdance and River Run award-winning experimental documentary “General Orders No. 9”, the Gotham and Independent Spirit Award-winning drama “Littlerock”, and the SXSW favorite music documentary “The Weird World of Blowfly”…” (full details)

“Thor Freudenthal (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) has signed on to direct the family adventure pic “Geek Dad”, based on the book by Ken Denmead, which Gotham Group and Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films will produce…” (full details)

“Actor William Campbell, best remembered for his work as the Klingon Koloth and the Q-like omnipotent being Trelane in the original 60’s “Star Trek” series, passed away late last week in California. He was 84…” (full details)

“Producers are after Romanian speaking actors to do a voice over for “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengenace”…” (full details)

“Jason Momoa calls the upcoming “Conan the Barbarian” reboot an origin revenge story – “it’s rebuilding and rebooting the franchise… It starts with his birth, what happened to his family, what happened to his father obviously his father is killed and him going into the pirating and the thieving and wandering and being the degenerate that he is and then usurping a throne and finding out who killed his father. it’s a revenge story, with a little bit a love in there”…” (full details)