News Shorts: September 12th 2008

“Capcom today confirmed that Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, the forthcoming feature film adaptation based on its acclaimed fighting series, will see a release in February 2009…” (full details)

“Shooting on Alexandre Aja’s “Piranha 3-D” has been pushed back from this Fall to March/April of 2009, the reason being the size of the project and the prep work needed to execute Aja’s 3-D visuals. It’s July 24th release date is now highly unlikely…” (full details)

“Kevin Smith has called his new sci-fi project a “space comedy” rather than a “sci-fi superhero movie” as previously reported, and that it is NOT the “Ranger Danger” project he has previously mentioned…” (full details)

“Esteemed Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has been attacked by fellow critic New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick at a screening…” (full details)

“Jason Isaacs confirms that despite his character of Lucius Malfoy not appearing in the ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ novel, he was on the film’s set for one day of shooting to portray one of the moving paintings…” (full details)

“FOX will premiere an extended scene from “The Day The Earth Stood Still” followed by a preview of the two-hour TV movie “24: Redemption” just before the encore screening of the series premiere of “Fringe” this Sunday at 8pm EST.

“Industrial Light & Magic, George Lucas’ legendary visual effects shop, is jumping into the feature animation business for the first time with Paramount’s “Rango”…” (full details)