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News Shorts: October 15th 2010

By Garth Franklin Friday October 15th 2010 10:41AM

New set photos of Rose McGowan in Conan, Josh Holloway shooting Mission: Impossible IV, explosions on the set of Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon, and a new still from Scream 4.

Several stunning Black Swan international art posters along with more regular one-sheets for I Love You Phillip Morris, Drive Angry 3D and Country Strong.

"The first trailer for "Cowboys and Aliens" is being cut now and could hit cinemas by Christmas..." (full details)

"Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed their working to get the first "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" teaser trailer ready in time to be attached to prints of Disney's "Tron: Legacy" on December 17th..." (full details)

"The first trailer for the big-budget alien invasion tale "Battle Los Angeles" will be attached to copies of "Unstoppable"..." (full details)

"Jean-Jacques Annaud’s latest project has been retitled from "Black Thirst" to "Black Gold". The story of the discovery and battle for control of oil deposits which had just been uncovered in the Middle East kicks off shooting next week in Tunisia for a late 2011 release..." (full details)

"'The Fifth Element' director Luc Besson says his next film will be a massive sci-fi project that would be 'Element' "to the power of ten". Filming would take place in 2012 or 2013 for release the following year..." (full details)

"Auditions are currently underway for the roles of a young Peter Parker and Billy Connors, son of the film's antagonist Dr. Curt Conners (aka. The Lizard), in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot..." (full details)

"Betty White continues her campaign to become Queen of All Media as the veteran actress has reportedly been offered a role in the upcoming "Men in Black 3" as the mother of one of the characters..." (full details)

"A script is apparently out for a sequel to early 80's Tom Cruise classic "Risky Business"..." (full details)

"Zac Snyder claims that all talk of General Zod being the villain in the upcoming "Superman" reboot that he is directing is "just a rumor"..." (full details)

"Warner Brothers are running financial models about the costs of shooting "The Hobbit" in a variety of countries with a decision "still a week or two away". The news comes despite word that a meeting yesterday between unions and management reps which was "useful and productive" in regards to the labor dispute over the film..." (full details)

"Despite talk of the date being moved forward, the Academy's Board of Governors has decided that both the 2011 and 2012 Oscar ceremonies will remain in their regular date of around the last weekend of February..." (full details)

"J.J. Abrams will produce the family drama "Infinitely Polar Bear" about a bipolar man tries to take care of his two daughters while their mother does her best to start a career. "The Rocker" scribe Maya Forbes makes her directorial debut on the project..." (full details)

"Despite their rejection this week by Bosnian film authorities, GK Films is reapplying for a permit to shoot Angelina Jolie's romantic drama about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who fall in love in the middle of the 1992-1995 civil war ..." (full details)

"Bill Birch is set to pen the action-comedy "Collared" for Mandeville Films and Warner Bros. Pictures. The story follows a mysterious group of prisoners held captive in secret military base Area 51 in Southern Nevada. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce..." (full details)

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