News Shorts: September 24th 2010

Set photos of Chris Evans in a tight t-shirt with seriously bulging biceps and Hayley Atwell in period get-up aiming a gun for “Captain America”. There’s also the first photos from Gnomeo and Juliet and Scream 4.

Posters for Extraterrestre, The Smurfs, Jackboots on Whitehall, Hereafter, Company Men, Megamind, and “Unstoppable” #1 & #2.

A casting call for The Hobbit has appeared looking for very short or very tall actors for “scale doubles”.

“Talking about the planned reboot of the “Godzilla” franchise at Legendary Pictures, producer Brian Rodgers confirmed at a lecture this week that we’ll see Godzilla fighting other monsters in the film which hopes to avoid “the same decisions” made by the previous Hollywood adaptation in 1998…” (full details)

“”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star Rooney Mara wasn’t injured on the film’s Swedish set says her reps after reports surfaced on Wednesday that production was shut down after the 25-year-old “severely injured” her shoulder…” (full details)

“Steve Carell is circling the comedy “Burt Wonderstone” at New Line. The story follows a Vegas magician who accidentally kills his partner and must regain his mojo while simultaneously competing with a rival. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penned the latest draft…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. has picked up Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer’s action spec script “Family Getaway” about a man’s Thanksgiving at his parents’ house becoming a lot more dysfunctional when rival assassins crash the dinner, forcing him to take his family on a cross-country adventure in their station wagon…” (full details)

“After months of rumors, a third “Bill & Ted” film is in the early planning stages. Alex Winter, who co-starred in the first two films with Keanu Reeves, says “[W]e have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great” and original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are currently working on the screenplay…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up “V” producer Gregg Hurwitz’s sci-fi action spec script “Expulsion”. The storyline involves a terrorist attack that wipes out the entire planet with a group of survivors heading out into space to find a new world to settle on…” (full details)

“Lionsgate have announced a December 17th release date for John Cameron Mitchell’s play adaptation “Rabbit Hole” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart…” (full details)

“Jon Favreau says the scene set in “S.H.I.E.L.D.” at the end of “Iron Man 2” has monitors pointing out locations around the globe. According to him, two relate to “Captain America”, one to “Thor” and the one in Africa to “Black Panther”…” (full details)

“”Moon” composer Clint Mansell and director Duncan Jones are re-teaming for Jones’ next project “Source Code”…” (full details)

“Singer and actress AJ Michalka (“Secretariat,” “The Lovely Bones”) has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8″…” (full details)

“A stage musical based on Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” film is set to officially open April 10th on Broadway. Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have penned the songs for the musical, and playwright Terrence McNally has written the book…” (full details)

“A US judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case that claimed Dreamworks’ 2007 thriller “Disturbia” stole the plot of short story “Rear Window”…” (full details)

“Billy Zane will produce and direct the $2 million indie drama “Photismos”. The story will follow the relationship between a young man and his uncle in Greece. Shooting kicks off in Paros early next year…” (full details)

“Stallone has shot down any chance of John Travolta or Mike Tyson appearing in “The Expendables” sequel…” (full details)