News Shorts: October 4th 2010

The first photo of Nic Cage and Nicole Kidman in Joel Schumacher’s currently shooting action/drama Trespass, along with Danny Trejo, Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel shooting Violet and Daisy, and Tom Cruise on the Prague set of Mission Impossible IV.

Posters for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, True Grit, For Colored Girls, Rio, The Tourist, Gulliver’s Travels.

“Christian Bale is apparently already at work with a trainer and dietician to get in his best shape yet for the third “Batman” feature…” (full details)

“The upcoming “The Hangover” sequel will involve around the guys going to Thailand and Ed Helms’ Stu character waking up after having had sex with a local transsexual prostitute and trying to figure out what happened. Along with the main trio, Mr. Chow is back as well…” (full details)

“Though he was spotted visiting the set of the fourth “Scream” movie back in August, Matthew Lillard will NOT be appearing in the upcoming fourth “Scream” film according to director Wes Craven…” (full details)

“Despite his apparent death in the first film, Stone Cold Steve Austin will apparently return for “The Expendables” sequel. Bruce Willis will serve as the main villain…” (full details)

“Roland Emmerich has suggested that Will Smith’s character will become the U.S. President in the proposed “Independence Day” sequel…” (full details)

“Robert Schwentke has confirmed that he’s officially signed on to direct the new adaptation of Robert Ludlum novel “The Osterman Weekend” along with the “R.I.P.D.” comic adaptation though neither movie has a ready to shoot script…” (full details)

“Talking with Oprah Winfrey, author J.K. Rowling says she should writer further “Harry Potter” books, however she quickly added “I feel I’m done, but you never know”…” (full details)

“Emmy award-winning TV producer Stephen J. Cannell, who ran practically every famous series of the 80’s from “The A-Team” to “21 Jump Street”, passed away late last week from complications associated with melanoma. He was 69 years old…” (full details)

“Comic-Con has officially re-upped its commitment to stay in San Diego for at least another five years…” (full details)

“A full breakdown of the Batmobile scene in the upcoming “Arthur” remake is now online and involves a big pair of brass bull testicles…” (full details)

“Media Rights Capital has picked up Tony Mosher’s action script “The Civilian”. The story follows a washed-out, former soldier who must stop a hostage crisis during a weapons convention in San Diego. Basil Iwanyk will produce…” (full details)

“”Jackie” scribe Noah Oppenheim will pen the script for the Hollywood remake of Swedish crime-thriller “Snabba Cash” for Warner Bros. Pictures. Zac Efron has signed on for the lead role…” (full details)

“17-year-old Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) has been asked to join Marvel’s planned film adaptation of the comic “The Runaways” which Peter Sollett is directing…” (full details)

“Wes Anderson has begun pre-production on his next live-action project, “Moonrise Kingdom”, which is scheduled to begin filming in the Spring. He is seeking a boy and a girl, aged 12 years old for the lead roles…” (full details)