News Shorts: November 5th 2008

Some set photos of Daniel Bruehl on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Jessica Alba shooting An Invisible Sign of My Own in New York City.

“Michael Bay’s official site reports that principal photography for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” has wrapped…” (full details)

“Ian Jeffers (“Death Sentence,” “Castlevania”) has sold an original werewolf-themed script to director-producer Ridley Scott…” (full details)

“Arthouse films has nabbed worldwide rights to Hamptons International Film Festival documentary winner “Herb and Dorothy” Megumi Sasaki’s feature follows a post office clerk and his librarian wife who’ve amassed one of the most important minimalist and conceptual art collections of the 20th century. An early 2009 release is planned…” (full details)

“Rowan Atkinson says he’s only been in one movie that he’s entirely proud of – “Four Weddings and a Funeral”…” (full details)

“”Family Guy” and “American Dad” creator Seth MacFarlane talks about the new $100 million deal he just signed with FOX…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has started adding biographies for the characters in “Watchmen” to the official website. First up is The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) …” (full details)

“ABC has expressed interest in picking up “King of the Hill,” which Fox last week decided not to renew beyond its current thirteenth season. The idea is that the show would make a strong companion to the ABC’s upcoming animated comedy “The Goode Family” from the creators of ‘King’…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American and Latin American rights to Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s “Soul Power.” Documentary profiles a 1974 concert of R&B headliners who converged in southern Africa during the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman fight known as the “rumble in the jungle…” (full details)

“”Smokin’ Aces” writer/director Joe Carnahan confirms that a prequel to the 2007 release “Smokin’ Aces” has been greenlit…” (full details)

“Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to Cheng Hsiao Tse’s Taiwanese multisexual drama “Miao Miao” from Jet Tone Films and J.A. Movies. Warner Bros. Pictures will release it mid-November in Taiwan, with Golden Scene distributing in Hong Kong at the end of the month…” (full details)

“Hong Kong director Jingle Ma has confirmed that the $6.5 million live-action project about legendary warrior princess Hua Mulan is due to begin lensing in February…” (full details)

“Voltage Pictures has picked up foreign sales rights to Bubble Factory’s supernatural thriller “The Devil’s Tomb” from director Jason Connery (“Pandemic”). Cuba Gooding, Ron Perlman and Ray Winstone star in the sub-$10 million feature in which a team of mercenaries on a rescue mission in a Middle Eastern desert uncover a mystery that has been hidden for thousands of years…” (full details)