News Shorts: May 5th 2011

New stills for Super 8 and the first look at Salma Hayek’s Kitty Softpaws character in Puss in Boots.

Set photos from Men in Black III, We Bought a Zoo, and Andrew Garfield doing his own stunt work for some New York shooting of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Posters for Attack the Block, X-Men: First Class, Anonymous, and early promo artwork for the currently in development Cobra: The Space Pirate and Rian Johnson’s just shot Looper.

“‘Cry Macho’ is now confirmed as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first post-Governor feature film effort. Shooting on the kidnap thriller kicks off in September…” (full details)

“Italian director/actor Roberto Benigni (“Life is Beautiful”) has joined the ensemble cast of Woody Allen’s upcoming Italy-set next project…” (full details)

“Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms that he won’t reprise his role as Cobra Commander in the “G.I. Joe” sequel…” (full details)

“Sadly, Michael Sheen has confirmed that he’s no longer set to play Roger Collins in the upcoming Tim Burton-directed “Dark Shadows”…” (full details)

“Director Steven Spielberg has announced he will start production on his Abraham Lincoln biopic this fall in Virginia, with the historic towns of Petersburg and Richmond to be used for locations…” (full details)

“Ed Falco’s new book, “The Family Corleone”, is a prequel to Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather” novel based on an unproduced Puzo screenplay…” (full details)

“Kelly Preston will join her real-life husband John Travolta in “Gotti: Three Generations”. Preston will play Victoria Gotti, the wife of John Gotti Sr. (Travolta) while their real-life daughter, Ella Bleu, 11, will play their on-screen daughter, Angel Gotti…” (full details)

“”Bad Teacher” director Jake Kasdan is coming onboard to direct “Family Getaway” at Warner Bros. Pictures. The story follows a dysfunctional-family tale about a clan that has to go on the run after its Thanksgiving dinner is crashed by assassins. Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer penned the original script…” (full details)

“Chris Kraus (“Four Minutes”) has signed on to adapt Helen FitzGerald’s darkly-comic thriller novel “Dead Lovely”. The story centres on best friends Krissie and Sarah who go on a trip to the Scottish Highlands to mend their friendship. But a dose of magic mushrooms and some suppressed hostility send things spiraling out of control…” (full details)

“Relativity Media has locked down its early 2012 release slate with the Jennifer Lawrence thriller “House at the End of the Street” on February 3rd, the John Cusack and Luke Evans-led Edgar Allan Poe project previously titled “The Raven” opening March 9th, and the ensemble sketch comedy previously titled “Movie 43″ on April 13th.”

“French video game publisher Ubisoft (“Assassin’s Creed,” “Prince of Persia,” “Splinter Cell”) announced it is launching Ubisoft Motion Pictures to adapt its game franchises for film and TV…” (full details)

“Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is buying Flixster, the movie-discovery application installed on 35 million smartphones and mobile devices, as part of its plan for a digital movie locker service…” (full details)