News Shorts: September 7th 2010

Photos of Rooney Mara’s new look for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Taylor Kitsch with a new haircut for Battleship, and Justin Timberlake stripping to his undies for Friends with Benefits.

There’s also concept art for Paramount’s defunct Dune remake and Pixar’s cancelled project Newt. Added to that are posters for Monsters, Faster, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Inside Job.

Next come the first photos for Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Source Code, Tyler Perry’s shot at awards glory For Colored Girls, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist, Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days, Chris Pine in Unstoppable and Jack Black in Gulliver’s Travels.

There’s also new looks at the cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Stephen Dorff in Somewhere, and heaps of new stills from The Social Network, The Town, How Do You Know, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Beastly.

The complete soundtrack for “Never Let Me Go” is now available on iTunes.

“Sylvester Stallone has revealed via his Twitter account that a director’s cut of “The Expendables” (with commentary) will be released in about six months. There’s also a documentary, “Inferno”, coming out the same time about the film’s making and includes footage of the brutal fight scene between Stallone and Steve Austin that forced Stallone to get surgery for a spinal cord injury…” (full details)

“NBC and DreamWorks Animation are teaming for half-hour holiday television specials based on the “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda” films. Halloween-themed “Scared Shrekless” airs October 28th, while “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” is scheduled to air November 24th…” (full details)

“She missed out on playing Black Widow in “Iron Man 2”, now Emily Blunt is being sought to play a villain in a potential third “Iron Man” film according to the British tabloids…” (full details)

“Terry Gilliam is apparently in discussions to make a 3D version of his cult 80’s hit “Time Bandits”…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Baltasar Kormakur’s thriller “Inhale” starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger and Sam Shepard. The story follows a man’s desperate search to get a lung transplant for his daughter. An VOD and NYC theatrical showing will kick off on October 22nd…” (full details)