News Shorts: October 29th 2008

A new poster for the Clive Owen and Naomi Watts thriller “The International” is out and as lackluster as the trailer.

-An e-mail is going around pointing to this seeming Wonder Woman teaser site with a slowly revealing poster.

“Megaplex Theaters will not screen the comedy “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” when it opens nationwide Friday – once again opening the Utah theater chain to charges of hypocrisy for barring movies with strong sexuality but allowing films with graphic violence…” (full details)

“Kate Beckinsale says they could well continue the “Underworld” franchise beyond the upcoming prequel “Rise of the Lycans”, but she has no real interest in returning as Selene…” (full details)

“Rob Cohen has confirmed he will direct and Joe Roth will produce “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”. Production aims to begin in the late spring for release Summer 2010…” (full details)

“With the success of “90210”, The CW and CBS Paramount Network TV are exploring the possibility of reviving classic 90’s primetime soap “Melrose Place” as well. Talk is still in the early stages with no writers or producers yet attached…” (full details)

“Universal has decided to ditch its “American Pie” direct-to-DVD spin-offs in favour of a fourth entry to the original theatrical franchise…” (full details)

“Character designer Aaron Sims is hard at work designing the beasties for Louis Leterrier’s remake of “Clash of the Titans” and says his initial ‘Medusa’ designs drew too much comparison to Voldemort…” (full details)