News Shorts: October 13th 2008

Posters for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Che, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

-An early video blog of the first day of filming on the new Judd Apatow dramedy “Funny People”.

“So who will be the villain in Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ movie? It looks like it might just be The Incredible Hulk…” (full details)

“Film versions of Broadway’s last two Tony Award-winning Best Musicals — Spring Awakening and In The Heights — are likely. Film director Adam Shankman says that Jennifer Lopez had expressed interest in bringing In the Heights to the big screen…” (full details)

“Paramount execs want all the talk over last week’s “South Park” episode to go away. In the episode, Stan has nightmares in which George Lucas and Steven Spielberg rape the Indiana Jones character three times – each time recreating a rape scene from a famous film – ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘The Accused’ and ‘Deliverance’…” (full details)

“For budding filmmakers here’s a fascinating case study in tone – the same 2-3 minute scene (where the two leads meet for the first time) in all three versions of TV’s “Life on Mars” – last week’s US aired pilot at the top, the original 2006 UK pilot in the middle, and the previous US pilot that never made it to air at the bottom…” (full details)

“Milla Jovovich is apparently going to play Alyssa Barron in Senator Entertainment and The Weinstein Company’s “Clock Tower”, the adaptation of the best-selling survival horror videogame franchise from Capcom…” (full details)

“Actor Kerr Smith says that Patrick Lussier’s upcoming remake of “My Bloody Valentine” is going to be a hard R-rated feature – “There’s a lot of blood, man. A lot of killing”…” (full details)

“Steven C. Miller (“Automaton Transfusion”) is in final talks to direct MGM’s remake of “Motel Hell”. The classic 1980 horror comedy followed Farmer Vincent’s famous sausage business run out of a hotel that snags unsuspecting tourists and harvests them to become tomorrow’s smoky breakfast links…” (full details)

“An iffy screen capture has emerged of Captain America’s cameo as a frozen buried corpse in a deleted scene from “The Incredible Hulk”…” (full details)

“NBC has ordered more scripts of the freshman series ‘Knight Rider’ despite scathing critical reviews and disappointing ratings…” (full details)

“Wesley Strick is only penning, NOT directing, the upcoming “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake as earlier reported…” (full details)