News Shorts: November 8th 2010

The first photo of Gary Oldman as the new George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Seann William Scott in hockey comedy Goon, Jason Segal in the new film about The Muppets, and heaps of stills from The Next Three Days.

Set photos of Shia LaBeouf stripping off for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Halle Berry with prosthetic giant lips shooting Truth or Dare, and new stills from Kutcher/Portman rom-com No Strings Attached.

A triptych poster for Tron Legacy along with one-sheets for The Zookeeper, Hall Pass, Rare Exports, London Boulevard, Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son, 127 Hours, The Tourist, Somewhere, Rio and an apparent bit of promo art for Star Trek 2.

“Ben Affleck has apparently been offered the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s “Consent to Kill”, an adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel at CBS Films….” (full details)

“Ryan Gosling has apparently been offered the role of ‘Private Billy Cage’ in Doug Liman’s “Groundhog Day”-esque sci-fi project “All You Need Is Kill”… .” (full details)

“Zac Efron is apparently in talks to star in the live-action Hollywood remake of the anime classic “Akira” which Albert Torres (“Henry Poole Is Here”) is writing a new screenplay for….” (full details)

“Breck Eisner (“Sahara,” “The Crazies”) is still attached to direct and is in talks with Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker”) to star as Snake Plissken in the upcoming remake of John Carpenter cult classic “Escape from New York”… .” (full details)

“Betty White has dismissed claims she’ll appear in the upcoming comedy sequel, saying “Where did that come from? All these rumors come up but there is absolutely no truth to any of it”…” (full details)

“”Zombieland” writer Rhett Reese says we’ll see all three incarnations of the character in the upcoming “Deadpool” movie – Wade Wilson pre-Deadpool, his scarred face post-becoming Deadpool and having the mask on…” (full details)

“David Duchovny says a third “The X-Files” movie is currently being scripted and they’re essentially waiting on a go-ahead from Fox …” (full details)

“Ben Stiller says the script is finished for “Zoolander 2″ and shooting would take place sometime next year…” (full details)

“Microsoft’s Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor says the company is still developing scripts by Alex Garland, Stuart Beattie, D.B. Weiss and Josh Olson as potential blueprints for a film based on the “Halo” video games…” (full details)

“Alex Litvak & Mike Finch (“Medieval,” “Predators”) will pen an untitled secret action thriller script set in deep space for 20th Century Fox. “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov is said to be circling the project…” (full details)

“Mel Gibson’s seemingly in limbo dark comedy “The Beaver” will be released in U.K. theaters February 11th 2011, the first date anywhere in the world the film has been locked into. ‘Beaver’ will open against “Black Swan,” “Just Go With It,” “No Strings Attached” and “Yogi Bear”…” (full details)