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News Shorts: December 23rd 2009

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 23rd 2009 07:48AM

Two new photos from Prince of Persia, the first shot of Marmaduke, the first photos from Peter Weir's The Way Back,

Posters including a Hit-Girl one-sheet from Kick Ass, Shrek Forever After, Knight and Day, Valentine's Day, Solomon Kane, Edge of Darkness, Inception, The Crazies.

""Avatar" pulled in a very impressive $16.4 million gross on Monday, bringing its total to $94 million in four days. Around $40 million of the film's $77 million opening weekend total came from 3D screenings..." (full details)

"Paramount Pictures is seeking a 12-16 year old girl to play the lead in the Coen Brother's upcoming Western remake "True Grit". Details can be found at www.truegritcasting.com..." (full details)

"Disney has confirmed that the 17-minute 3D short film "Captain EO" starring Michael Jackson will return to Disneyland for a limited engagement starting in February 2010..." (full details)

"IFC Films has acquired North American rights to John Bryant's road movie "The Overbrook Brothers" and will release it on February 17th. The story follows two brothers searching for their biological parents..." (full details)

"Warner Brothers and DC Comics are teaming up for a film treatment of comic character Hawkman..." (full details)

"A casting breakdown and short plot synopsis is out for Robert Zemeckis' upcoming motion capture remake of The Beatles' seminial animated musical The Yellow Submarine..." (full details)

""We are hoping that New Line decides get us started early next year" says Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller about the status of the next "Friday the 13th" film..." (full details)

"IMAX Corporation and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures have announced that Toy Story 3 will be released to IMAX 3D theatres simultaneously with its wide release on June 18th 2010..." (full details)

"Despite all the talk, Sigourney Weaver admits she hasn't seen a script for "Ghostbusters 3" but will in a few weeks by which point she probably won't be able to talk about it. She added that depending upon the script, she’d be willing to reprise her role in the third film......" (full details)

"Summit's all-star espionage thriller "Red" with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren has set an October 22nd 2010 release date..." (full details)

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