News Shorts: November 26th 2008

The first photos from Woody Allen’s new comedy “Whatever Works” starring Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood.

– Posters for Bride Wars, John Carpenter’s Riot, Notorious, Taken, Hotel for Dogs, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Reader.

Concept art for horror-thriller Wake the Dead, an adaptation of Steve Niles’ (“30 Days of Night”) modern-day Frankenstein graphic novel.

– Check out this Complete and Official Map of the Verse, the first comprehensive guide to the worlds of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity.

“Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone will make his feature directorial debut on the teen thriller “Twist” for Usonian Entertainment. Jay Milner and Karyn Milner penned the script though plot details are unknown. Nathan Folks and Andrew Nagel will produce…” (full details)

“The prestige DVD label ‘The Criterion Collection’ has opened a revamped website which includes streaming video of films in the Collection. For a $5 rental fee you can watch a movie as many times as you want for one week, and the rental fee counts toward the purchase price of the film if you buy the DVD or Blu-ray…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox has officially confirmed that the first trailer for “Wolverine” will hit theaters with the studio’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” on December 12. It will not debut online or on TV until some time later…” (full details)

“Jeff Bridges has unveiled a photo-journal he created while working on “Iron Man”. The gallery includes photos from production meetings, wardrobe fittings, and the set…” (full details)

“Lionsgate Films has pre-emptively picked up Corinne Kingsbury’s irreverent romantic-comedy spec “31 Days of Larry,” written by newbie scribe Corinne Kingsbury…” (full details)

“David Fincher is attached to direct Keanu Reeves in a film about a kitchen chef for Sony Pictures…” (full details)