News Shorts: September 25th 2008

The posters for Quantum of Solace, Two Lovers and full details)

The Hasbro Licensing Summit 2008 in Kuala Lumpur has revealed that Sideswipe and Ravage are confirmed to be starring in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. The former is a Chevy Corvette, the lateris described as “having a very raw beast mode”. The Devastator is also confirmed to be appearing as the toys will merge to become a Supreme sized figure…” (full details)

“Dreamgirls” producer Laurence Mark and writer-director Bill Condon have been tapped to produce the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast. Mark will serve as producer with Condon on board as exec producer – marking the first time either has produced the Oscar show…” (full details)

“In other Oscar news, having delivered the only skit of the Emmy Awards that yielded any giggles, British funnyman Ricky Gervais is being touted as a potential host of next year’s Oscars ceremony…” (full details)

“HSM fans who can’t wait till opening day Oct. 24 to get their tickets to this fall’s most anticipated movie “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” will have a chance to buy their tickets early. Beginning at 12 p.m. PT on Sept. 26, 2008, tickets will be available for advance purchase on the movie’s official site.

“”Quantum Of Solace,” “Valkyrie” and “W.” have all been rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Bond for “intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content”, Valkyrie for “violence and brief strong language”, and the Oliver Stone comedy/drama for “language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images”…” (full details)

“Director D.J. Caruso says that “Eagle Eye” is the first film being released in the new digital IMAX format on 15 screens as a ‘beta test’ for the new format. Caruso is keen to use IMAX cameras for filming much of “Y: The Last Man”…” (full details)

“Scared of what would happen if Brett Ratner ever got his hands on the “Batman” franchise? Well he has revealed what he would do with it if he got the gig. One word – ‘spin-offs’…” (full details)

“The Lucky Ones” actor Michael Pena says he has been offered a role in “The Green Hornet” film, though won’t say which role specifically. The film is still in the process of being written though…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has picked up Alan Yang’s comedy pitch “White Dad” for Robert Simonds to produce. The plot is being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“Regent Releasing has acquired North American rights to Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s domestic drama “Tokyo Sonata.” The film will have a theatrical rollout in select U.S. cities early next year…” (full details)