News Shorts: October 6th 2008

The first photo of Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in “The Reader”

– The first photo of Jensen Ackles in the “My Bloody Valentine” 3D remake.

– Some early billboards for Universal’s remake of the horror classic “The Wolfman”.

– An apparent teaser poster for the ‘Da Vinci Code’ prequel “Angels and Demons”.

– A casting breakdown for Denzel Washington’s new flick “The Book of Eli”.

“Among the next motion pictures to be digitally imaged in 4K by Sony Pictures, and available for 4K distribution, are expected to be 2012, Salt, and The Green Hornet…” (full details)

“Talking about their upcoming ‘Star Trek’ film, scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci say the story is ‘about how the original crew came together, which was never covered in its entirety by either the show or any of the movies’. They also say that they will not ‘break one rule of anything’s that’s gone before’…” (full details)

“Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”), writer Matthew Carnahan (“Dirt”) and Michael De Luca will executive produce NBC and Universal’s “ICE” set in the world of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division of Homeland Security. The department deals with trafficking of everything that crosses the U.S. borders, from arms, drugs and counterfeit money to weapons of mass destruction, stolen antiquities and even human slaves…” (full details)

“Iron Man director Jon Favreau announced on Thursday’s Howard Stern Show that the Blu-ray edition of Iron Man has already outsold every other blu-ray disc release to date…” (full details)

“Favreau also admits that a ‘Swingers’ sequel might happen – “Maybe a Swingers sequel in another 10 years. Like the Sunshine Boys”…” (full details)

“Christopher Nolan has signed up for a third “Batman” feature according to Production Weekly and a pre-production start date of February 2009 has been set. Despite the reliable source, the report seems VERY premature…” (full details)

“Bryan Fuller, creator and writer of “Pushing Daisies” says he plans to bring back characters from “Wonderfalls” to be part of ‘Daisies’ this season in episode eight…” (full details).

“Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in the next Superman film according to a recent interview with the actor…” (full details).

“Empire Magazine has published their 500 Greatest Movies list gauged in a poll of critics, filmmakers and the public. The order leaves a lot to be desired – “Sin City” better than “Scarface”, “Juno” better than “The Deer Hunter”, “Star Wars: Episode III” better than “Grease”, “Dumb and Dumber” better than “The Bourne Supremacy”, “Lords of Dogtown” better than “Dog Day Afternoon”…” (full details).

“Jeff Bridges talks about motion capture effects and his hopes for the anticipated Tron sequel…” (full details).

“Famed critic Roger Ebert watched a special screening of “The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration” the other day alongside the Wachowskis and he’s blogged about his experience…” (full details)