News Shorts: October 13th 2009

Photos today of Tom Cruise performing a stunt on the set of James Mangold’s Knight and Day along with a gun-toting Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf on the set of Wall Street 2, Zoe Saldana shooting scenes for The Losers, and pics of the first stills from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Posters for The Lovely Bones, The Princess and the Frog, Ong Bak 3, Toy Story 3, Women in Trouble.

Hugh Jackman has given a video interview with Katie Couric in which he talks slightly more about the “Wolverine” sequel’s Japanese storyline.

“Paramount Pictures has acquired an untitled feature pitch from scribes Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “27 Dresses”) and Simon Kinberg (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”) for a cool $2 million. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce while plot details are being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“Eric Saiet and Andrea Maywhort-Scully’s family fantasy pitch “Reel to Real” has been picked up by Disney Pictures. The story involves a magical film projector…” (full details)

“Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer are set to star in the “Beginners”, the next feature of Mike Mills (“Thumbsucker”). Shooting kicks off next month in Los Angeles…” (full details)

“UTA has picked up the superhero property Voltron and its U.S. rights-holder World Events Productions as clients. The hope is that UTA can bring the anime-based lion-robot property into several platforms. UTA wants to put together a deal on an animated cable series, as well as video game and toy deals…” (full details)

“Acclaimed “Monty Python” and “12 Monkeys” director Terry Gilliam picked his list of the fifty greatest animated feature films of all time with Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro” in the top spot. Also fairing high were the likes of “Snow White” (#2), “Fantasia” (#4), “Toy Story” (#5), “Spirited Away” (#6), “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (#9), “Bambi” (#11), “The Iron Giant” (#15), “Akira” (#16) and “Pinocchio” (#20)…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has picked up U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s “Chloe,” starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. Scripted by Erin Cressida Wilson (“Secretary”), the sexually charged suspenser involves a woman who doubts her husband’s fidelity and enlists a seductive girl to test him, leading to dangerous consequences…” (full details)

“Kevin Smith says he’s got the financing in place for ‘Dead State’, his first foray into the horror genre – “I got a call at 2am last night. I think we’ve got the money”…” (full details)

“Ellen Pompeo is expected to return to the set of Grey’s Anatomy “very soon” after giving birth to baby girl Stella Luna on Sept. 15. Thanks to her early return, as well as her willingness to pre-shoot scenes before the birth (most of which took place in bed after Meredith’s liver surgery in last night), it appears to be working out that not a single episode will go Meredith Grey-less…” (full details)

“Korean star Won Bin (“Mother”) has joined Lee Jeong-beom’s action drama “This Man” for United Pictures. The story follows a man with a dark past struggling to save a young girl. Filming kicks off in December…” (full details)