News Shorts: November 1st 2011

Photos of Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in The Words, and Stephen Dorff in Brake.

New posters including No-One Lives, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Cleanskin, My Week with Marilyn, The Innkeepers, Contraband, The Vow and concept art for Adam Sandler’s Dracula character in Hotel Transylvania

“John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”) has been hired to rewrite John Heffernan’s untitled sci-fi action script set up at Paramount Pictures and Disruption Entertainment. The story is described as “Die Hard” on an alien spaceship. Parent and Cale Boyter are producing…” (full details)

“Michael Shannon has confirmed that he’ll wear two costumes as General Zod in the upcoming “Man of Steel”. One is a motion-capture suit, the other a more conventional costume…” (full details)

“The American Film Institute announced today that “The Adventures of Tintin” will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI Fest 2011 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on November 10th…” (full details)

“Twilight” film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are rumored to be re-teaming together onscreen for a project that will “closely mirror what has gone on in their own personal lives together”…” (full details)

“Though he’s a big fan of Daniel Craig’s take on the character, former James Bond star Roger Moore is not a fan of the most recent film ‘Quantum of Solace’ – “I didn’t like the last Bond film, it was like a long, disjointed commercial”…” (full details)

“Video game ‘Battlefield 3′ has sold five million units in the first week worldwide, making it the fastest-selling game in Electronic Arts’ history. Reviews wise the game averaged 87/100 on Metacritic across three platforms which is a very strong score but behind other recent juggernaut titles like “Batman: Arkham City” (97), “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” (93), “Gears of War 3” (91), “ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection” (91), “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” (89), “Dark Souls” (89) and three sports-related titles…” (full details)

“Steve McQueen’s controversial sex addict drama “Shame,” Tomas Alfredson’s period espionage thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Paddy Considine’s “Tyrannosaur” have each scored seven nominations at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. Racing documentary “Senna” and Lynne Ramsay’s massacre fallout drama “We Need To Talk About Kevin” are also in contention for the best British film award which will be handed out December 4th…” (full details)

“The Killing star Joel Kinnaman is now officinally in negotiations to lay Lancelot for David Dobkin’s King Arthur movie “Arthur & Lancelot” at Warner Bros. Pictures…” (full details)

“The cop drama “Rampart” has been set for November 23rd this year to qualify for awards consideration. Meanwhile Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper flick “Magic Mike” is set for June 29th 2012, …” (full details)

“New Regency has acquired the property rights to Jim Henson’s popular HBO 80’s muppet family show “Fraggle Rock”…” (full details)

“RZA says that Eddie Griffin and Tracy Morgan are up for playing Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a biopic about the rapper”…” (full details)

“Cameron Crowe has revealed that he had just finished writing a comedy script that he hopes to start shooting in March, and he has another film after that nearly ready to go…” (full details)

“‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Tower Heist’ director Brett Ratner says that a film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” is his “dream project”…” (full details)

“Til Schweiger is writing, directing and producing the hitman action thriller “The Guardian” for Barefoot Films. Paul Maurice is co-writing the script…” (full details)

“Waterstone Entertainment has optioned screen rights to Og Mandino’s bestselling self-help book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” which has sold over 25 million copies…” (full details)