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News Shorts: June 14th 2010

By Garth Franklin Monday June 14th 2010 03:28PM
News Shorts: June 14th 2010

The first official photo from The Tourist, set photos of Sif in Thor, and stills from Tangled, Jonah Hex and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

David Koepp has come onboard to write the script for "Men in Black III", while a bootleg copy of a clip showing Will Smith announcing the film at Sony’s recent 3D TV Launch Event is online.

There's also five character-themed one-sheets for The Sorcerer's Apprentice, seven 'evil exes'-themed UK banners for Scott Pilgrim, nine character-themed one-sheets for the third season of True Blood, the first poster for Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and a new one-sheet for Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D.

"Though he's talked about it quite a bit, director Vincenzo Natali ("Cube," "Splice") is only now officially confirmed to direct the upcoming film adaptation of William Gibson's seminal science fiction novel "Neuromancer" for Seven Arts Pictures. Shooting kicks off early next year in Toronto..." (full details)

"Robert De Niro says he still plans to direct two film sequels to the CIA historical "The Good Shepherd". The first sequel would cover from the end of the first film in 1961 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the next from '89 to the present day..." (full details)

"John Woo and Su Chao-Pin’s martial arts epic “Reign of Assasins” (“Jianyu”) will get a theatrical release in North America and South Africa through The Weinstein Company. A release date is as yet undecided..." (full details)

"Warner Bros. has hired Dan Mazeau ("Jonny Quest") and David Johnson ("Red Riding Hood") to pen the "Clash of the Titans" sequel. The new writing team will work with Greg Berlanti (TV's "Brothers And Sisters") on the treatment for the film before tackling the script..." (full details)

"Rising hunk Nico Tortorella has revealed on his Twitter that he's joined the cast of the fourth "Scream" film. No word on which character he will play..." (full details)

"Producer Wyck Godfrey is pursuing "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart to star in a remake of 2009 French-Canadian horror film "Martyrs"..." (full details)

"Peter Berg's "Battleship" has been pushed up a week to May 18th 2012, moving out of the way of "Men in Black III" on May 25th..." (full details)

"Steven Soderbergh’s Gina Carano-led martial arts thriller "Knockout" has been renamed "Haywire" and is set for a January 2011 release through Lionsgate..." (full details)

"According to a recent study by Good Housekeeping, 3D glasses in cinemas carry high counts of bacteria that can cause conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, or even sepsis or pneumonia..." (full details)

"The last day of shooting on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" took place over the weekend with some reshoots of action sequences in the first part..." (full details)

""Dark Knight" and "Inception" director Chris Nolan is "not a huge fan" of 3D filmmaking and gives a pretty good explanation as to why..." (full details)

"Amber Heard is rumoured to be stepping into the role of Mystique in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class"..." (full details)

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