News Shorts: November 24th 2008

Posters for Whiteout, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Adventureland, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Yonkers Joe, Yes Man.

– Paramount Pictures has released two new posters for JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” with Eric Bana as the Romulan villain Nero and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.

– A first look at concept art from Peter Briggs’ “Mortis Rex”. Set in 122 AD, the story follows a disgraced Roman war hero who comes face to face with a supernatural beast causing horrendous deaths. Filming kicks off early next Summer.

“In a German interview, Director McG hints that “Terminator Salvation” will clock in at a 130 minute runtime…” (full details)

“There’s talk that Will Smith’s “I Am Legend” prequel, with a story that Smith developed and had been unkeenly settled on for several months, has been scrapped in favor of a direct sequel – which may be difficult considering his character’s fate in the final scenes…” (full details)

“Word has come in that Universal’s “The Wolf Man” remake looks likely to be pushed back from April 3rd 2009 to a Fall release…” (full details)

“Jeff Bridges has posted a photo diary from his time on the set of “Iron Man” which you can find at his official website…” (full details)

“JJ Abrams’ Star Trek will be converted for IMAX theaters when it is released on May 8th 2009. However the film will be a conversion only, no 3D elements or specific IMAX-filmed sequences ala “The Dark Knight” or both next Summer’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”…” (full details).

“Tim Blake Nelson says he’s on board with producer Gale Anne Hurd’s plan to have him play the villainous Leader in the next ‘Incredible Hulk’ film…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures and Happy Madison have acquired “Accepted” writer Mark Perez’s untitled comedy pitch about a man in a troubled marriage who figures out a way to create the perfect wife…” (full details)

“John Carpenter is planning a possible gangster movie and a some new details recently landed in Devin Faraci’s so very comfortable lap…” (full details)