News Shorts: November 6th 2009

Russell Crowe on the set of Robin Hood, stills from Despicable Me, Michelle Rodriguez in Avatar, fish attack in Pirahna 3D, and both Colin Farrell and Ed Harris in The Way Back.

Four Kick-Ass character posters and eight superb Clash of the Titans beast/character posters. There’s also one-sheets for A Single Man, Green Zone, It’s Complicated and Creation.

There’s also American Film Market teaser artwork for Scream 4, Tekken, Machete and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

“Kathy Morgan International has picked up Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Richard LaGravenese is currently writing the script and producer Jerry Weintraub said he was forecasting a June 2010 start once Soderbergh had completed duties on spy thriller “Knockout” for Relativity and Lionsgate…” (full details)

“Method Man (“The Wackness”) and Angelic Zambrana (“Precious”) have joined the cast of gritty, urban drama “The Mortician 3D”. Filming kicks off this month in Louisiana…” (full details)

“Image Entertainment, Inc. has snapped up all North American rights to the Australian-shot bittersweet drama “Accidents Happen” starring Geena Davis. An early 2010 release is planned…” (full details)

“Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg and Ben Rovne have joined the cast of “Area 51”, Oren Peli’s first film after the success of “Paranormal Activity”…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up the U.S. rights to Dagur Kari’s “The Good Heart” for a VOD platform release next year. The story focuses on the grouchy owner of a New York bar that serves host to “a motley assortment of professional drinkers.” Brian Cox, Paul Dano and Isild Le Besco star…” (full details)

“”It’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider'” says scribe David Goyer about the upcoming “Ghost Rider” sequel set eight years after the first film. The film will begin shooting in 2010…” (full details)

“Nicole Kidman’s representatives have denied yesterday’s report that she’s involved in the Robert Pattinson-led period piece “Bel Ami”. The rep says the film is “categorically not happening for her”…” (full details)

“Just one week out from completion, production has halted on Gheko Films’ Spanish Civil War comedy “The Mule” (La mula). Michael Radford’s $10.5 million project has been suspended due to “lack of availability of co-production coin” from UK co-producers Workhorse Entertainment and Subotica Entertainment…” (full details)

“J.J. Abrams is being more open about the idea of redoing Khan in the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel…” (full details)