News Shorts: October 19th 2010

Stills from David Cronenberg’s psychiatrist love triangle tale A Dangerous Method, magazine photo scans from the anticipated sequel Scream 4, and the first shot of the power battery in The Green Lantern.

The first photos of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law on the set of Sherlock Holmes 2, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper in priest smocks shooting Terrence Malick’s next untitled project, and Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner on the set of the fourth Mission: Impossible.

Posters for The Green Hornet, The Fighter, Mars Needs Moms, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

“Australian director Baz Luhrmann and his writing partner Craig Pearce are in New York “work shopping” the script for a possible new adaptation of “The Great Gatsby”. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Rebecca Hall have read for Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and Daisy, respectively…” (full details)

“Darren Aronofsky and 20th Century Fox are planning to shoot the sound stage portions of the “Wolverine” sequel in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don’t have to inconvenience their families. When filming there is complete, shooting moves to Japan for the rest of the film…” (full details)

“Adrien Brody has launched a $3 million lawsuit against the filmmakers of and is attempting to stop the U.S. release of Italian horror flick “Giallo” which comes out on DVD tomorrow. Brody alleges producers lied to him in order to stop him from walking off the set…” (full details)

“Hilary Swank has denied reports that she’s linked to “Fangland”, John Carpenter’s modern reworking of Bram Stoker’s Dracula…” (full details)

“Terry George has signed on to rewrite David Guggenheim’s script for the Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington-led thriller “Safe House” at Universal Pictures…” (full details)

“Colin Firth is being sought for the lead role in Robin Wright’s indie drama directorial debut “The Archivist”. The story follows the United States’ premier archivist, who loses a precious account to his ex-wife in the UK and ends up desperately trying to win back both the account and his wife. Ann Cherkis (“The Secret”) wrote the script while Michael Stipe is producing…” (full details)

“Steven Spielberg is rumoured to be considering a biopic about famed band Bee Gees…” (full details)

“Kevin Smith says he hopes to have “Red State” ready in time for next year’s Sundance Film Festival…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired World rights excluding Europe to writer/director Andre Ovredal’s “The Troll Hunter” for release next year. The story follows a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy….” (full details)

“Neil Gaiman says than an adaptation of his graphic novel “Death: The High Cost of Living” is currently dead as “in June, July, the new powers that be at DC and Warner basically closed everything down”…” (full details)

“Michaela Watkins has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ comedy “Wanderlust”. Watkins will play the neurotic, high-strung sister-in-law of Paul Rudd’s character…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. has acquired “The Fourth Kind” writer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi’s spec project “Dark Moon” which uses the ‘found footage’ pseudo-doco approach to explore the idea that manned moon missions continued after Apollo 17 with scientists secretly looking into previously classified discoveries…” (full details)