News Shorts: October 31st 2008

New photos for The Spirit, two batches of set photos from “Sherlock Holmes” here and here, and George A. Romero’s Untitled 2009 Zombie Film.

– Posters for The Boat That Rocked, Star Trek, Seven Pounds, and Fanboys.

“Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the spec script “Bobbie Sue” by Russell Leigh Sharman, Owen Egerton, and Chris Mass (“The Henchmen,” “21 Laps”). The story centers on a hard-charging female ambulance chaser whose mindset makes her the ideal candidate to be the face of a prestigious law firm when an important and powerful client is sued in a sexual discrimination case. Donald De Line will produce…” (full details)

“With talks of the “Superman Returns” sequel featuring a darker take on the character, star Brandon Routh isn’t keen on the idea – “I don’t think Superman should ever be dark and brooding, that’s not is nature…I don’t know how much darker you want to make it necessarily. You make the stakes higher, you make the villain darker, I think that’s a way to do it. But I don’t think Superman himself needs to be darker”…” (full details)

“Emmett/Furla Films has acquired Jonathan W. C. Mills’ action/thriller spec script “Brutal”. A morality tale set in the world of outlaw bikers in suburban America, shooting begins early next year in Louisiana with Mills directing…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight has signed on for the dystopian tale “Age of Rage”. Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”) is in negotiations to direct and potentially write a story which combines “Children of Men” and “Lord of the Flies”…” (full details)

“Regent Releasing has acquired worldwide distrib rights to Russell Brown’s “The Blue Tooth Virgin” for limited release next year. The story deals with two writers who’s friendship comes to a head after one reveals his dislike for the other’s work…” (full details)

“As previously reported, director Marc Foster shot but cut out a one-minute coda for “Quantum of Solace” that would setup a sequel to that film. Details about that alternate ending and a photo from the cut scene will appear in the latest issue of MI6 Declassified…” (full details)

“Michael Engler (“30 Rock”) will make his feature directorial debut on the matrimonial comedy “The Big Question” for M.E.G.A Films. Andrew Lenchewski penned the script which explores the mind games that take place when a man quietly plans to propose marriage on New Year’s Eve as his girlfriend secretly makes Christmas her unspoken deadline…” (full details)

“Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Catherine Hardwicke presented two long scenes from “Twilight” at the Rome International Film Festival this week and full breakdown of the scenes is out. Catherine Hardwicke added that there still has been no sequel discussion, and that Summit will wait for box-office figures and decide only after that…” (full details)

“Bleiberg Entertainment will release Paul Schrader’s Adam Resurrected in New York and Los Angeles in December for an Oscar-qualifying run. Jeff Goldblum plays a gifted, haunted Holocaust survivor at an Israeli rehab center…” (full details)

“The remake of “My Bloody Valentine” with Jensen Ackles and Kerr Smith will be shown in both 2D and 3D versions in the US, though the 3D versions probably won’t hit the screen outside the US with a 90-minute or so runtime.”