News Shorts: October 8th 2010

Posters for 127 Hours, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Monsters, Welcome to the Rileys, All Good Things, Ong Bak 3, Wasteland and seven Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows character posters.

“In a surprise move, the romance drama “Blue Valentine” with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling has been awarded the dreaded NC-17 rating by the MPAA. Critics who’ve seen the film and the scene responsible for the NC-17 are saying the harsh rating is unfair and unwarranted…” (full details)

“The 30-acre Grumman Studios complex in the Bethpage area of Long Island is being readied for several months of shooting on “The Avengers” which is set to use all seven stages of the facility…” (full details)

“Both “Transformers: The Dark of the Moon” and “Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon” have emerged as apparent official titles of Michael Bay’s upcoming third film in the action series – depending upon which source you listen to…” (full details)

“Darren Aronofsky, Francis Lawrence, Paul Greengrass, Scott Cooper, Greg Berlanti and Martin Campbell are all on the contenders list to direct “Gangster Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures…” (full details)

“Dan Aykroyd says he and Harold Ramis are going to be doing some further work on the script for “Ghostbusters 3″, writing new drafts based on Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg’s previous one…” (full details)

“Ray Liotta has joined the cast of the comedy “Wanderlust” at Universal Pictures. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd play a a city couple that ditches their life to try a more hippie existence in a commune. Malin Akerman, Alan Alda and Justin Theroux also star…” (full details)

“Emma Stone’s recent confirmation to be playing Gwen Stacey in the “Spider-Man” reboot means she may no longer be available to star in Jonah Hill’s “21 Jump Street” adaptation to which she has been linked…” (full details)

“Nic Cage period drama “Season of the Witch” has been dumped into the January 7th release slot. The Ewan McGregor drama “Beginners” will open June 3rd next year…” (full details)

“Despite reports this week, Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson will NOT be reuniting in the chase thriller/comedy “El Presidente”…” (full details)

“”Sex Drive” filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris will helm the pot comedy “We’re the Millers” about an ambitious pot dealer who comes up with a scheme to create a fake family to move a large marijuana shipment across the US/Mexican border…” (full details)

“Model and “Mutant X” star Victor Webster is set to star in the titular role in “Scorpion King: Rise of the Dead”, a straight-to-DVD sequel in which “Mathayus (Webster) takes on impenetrable bad dudes in the wilds of the Northern Tribes in 3000 BC”. Roel Reine directs…” (full details)

“FX has renewed its acclaimed bike drama “Sons of Anarchy” for a fourth season, while Syfy have confirmed its freshmen drama “Haven” will get a second season…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has picked an untitled “character-based, intimate thriller” pitch from scribe Robert Mark Kamen (“Taken”). Story details are unknown…” (full details)

“Takers” will not be theatrically release in Australia and instead will go directly to DVD and Blu-ray.