News Shorts: October 27th 2010

The first set photos from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and new stills from Saw 3D, The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Detention and Made in Dagenham and AMC’s new series The Walking Dead.

“David Michod’s family crime drama “Animal Kingdom,” Jeremy Sims’ WWI drama “Beneath Hill 60”, Jane Campion’s poet biopic “Bright Star”, the teen action film “Tomorrow When The War Began”, Aboriginal musical “Bran Nue Dae” and French-Australian co-production The Tree” dominated the Australian Film Institute Award nominations announced today. All six films will compete for the best film prize”…” (full details)

“Swedish commercial and video director Adam Berg is in the running to direct the Marvel comic adaptation “Deadpool” starring Ryan Reynolds. Berg directed the Philips Electronics ‘Carousel’ short film which won advertising prizes in Cannes…” (full details)

“Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After,” “Surviving Christmas”) is now in in active negotiations to direct the third feature in the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” franchise which revolves around the Chipmunks getting shipwrecked. The studio is also apparently leaning toward a 2D release…” (full details)

“Veteran stage actor Richard Griffiths has been cast as King George II in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”…” (full details)

“Zach Galifianakis will shoot several days on “The Muppets” movie, a fact that Robert Downey Jr. deliberately let slip during the “Due Date” junket…” (full details)

“Robert Zemeckis says his planned 3D mo-cap feature adaptation of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” is still steaming ahead with filming to take place around April next year…” (full details)

“Scribe Shauna Cross (“Whip It”) will adapt “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, the best-selling help/guide book by Heidi Murkoff, into an ensemble “Love Actually”-esque feature…” (full details)

“”Tiny Furniture” writer/director Lena Dunham has been set to pen the adaptation of David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s upcoming novel “Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares” for producer Scott Rudin…” (full details)

“”Goodfellas” scribe Nicholas Pileggi has confirmed that Martin Scorsese is on board to produce the planned TV series based on the film which Pileggi says will be “sort of a prequel”…” (full details)