News Shorts: October 8th 2008

20th Century Fox has launched the full official site for the upcoming film based on the “Max Payne” video game series.

-A copy of the official synopsis for the upcoming “Captain America” movie.

“”Little Britain” star Matt Lucas has joined the cast of Imagi Studios’ CG-animated motion picture “Astro Boy”…” (full details)

“Jodie Foster hasn’t heard anything about the upcoming ‘Inside Man’ sequel that Spike Lee is set on doing but would be keen on reprising her role of no-nonsense “fixer” Madeleine White – “Sure. From your mouth to his ears, of course I would love to”…” (full details)

“Steven E. de Souza, the director of the original “Street Fighter”, says the new film has to be better than his version – “That has to make for a better picture. When we were making the original one, they insisted that all of the characters be in the movie… And if you do the math, that gives you about 7 minutes per character if you split it up equally”…” (full details)

“M. Night Shyamalan is once again talking an ‘Unbreakable’ sequel, this time saying – “I want to write it right now, but I want to write it for the right reasons. I want a story to pop into my head that is organic and expressive of who I am. You know, these are all kind of journals of where I am emotionally, so it’s kind of hard. I’m kind of trying to go back to the journal that existed in 1999 for me”…” (full details)

“Producer Lauren Shuler Donner talks about ‘Wolverine’ and says that the upcoming spin-off film is “darker and sadder and it’s kick-ass”. She hopes for a ‘Deadpool’ spin-off film with Ryan Reynolds, and they’re doing some additional shooting on the film in January…” (full details)

“HBO’s hit series Entourage has been renewed for a sixth season, which will begin production in early 2009 for a Summer debut…” (full details)

“Guillermo Navarro, the cinematographer for many of Guillermo del Toro’s movies, talks about what the chances are for him working on ‘The Hobbit’…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay is expanding into the theatrical world, forming a label that will release movies in a limited number of theatrical venues. The movies will primarily be a niche theatrical play on fewer than 100 screens, with the possibility of breaking out the occasional film to a wider audience. About 8-10 titles per year are planned…” (full details)