News Shorts: September 2nd 2010

First look photos of David Tennant in costume as Vegas magician Peter Vincent in the remake of Fright Night, Ian McShane in costume as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Rihanna on the set of Battleship, Anne Hathaway with a short bob in One Day, filming on Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and some extremely minor nudity for a scene in Conan.

Posters for The Next Three Days, Let Me In, Tron Legacy, Legend of the Guardians, Secretariat, Gasland, Burlesque.

“Bob Hoskins, Jason Flemyng and Talulah Riley are set to star and Willem Dafoe is in talks to star in “Transmission”, a sci-fi film about an alien invasion during an solar eclipse. Roger Christian (“Battlefield Earth”) is in talks to direct the 3D project…” (full details)

“Monica Bellucci has joined the cast of ensemble comedy “Manual Of Love 3″ as the love interest of Robert De Niro’s American professor character. Bellucci had a role in the previous film in the series. Aurelio De Laurentiis is producing and shooting kicks off later this month in Rome…” (full details)

“New Line is ditching “5nal Destination” as a title for the fifth “Final Destination” feature. P.J. Byrne (“Horrible Bosses”) has also joined the cast and shooting kicks off in September…” (full details)

“Asked about rumours he’s in contention to play Doctor Doom in the “Fantastic Four” reboot, “True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer said “isn’t that great? Isn’t that fantastic? I know nothing about it”…” (full details)

“”It is is something we are actively talking about and actively working on” says game designer Ken Levine about the “Bioshock” movie adaptation…” (full details)

“Mark Millar claims the “Kick-Ass” sequel is greenlit, this despite no script being in place as yet. He’s also suggested Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp to star as the lead in “Nemesis”…” (full details)

“Stanley Tucci confirms he’s playing “an elderly German scientist with an accent” for his role as Dr. Abraham Erskine in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. He just shot scenes in London with Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones and Hayley Atwell and will be returning in a month-and-a-half to shoot further sequences…” (full details)

“Originally planning to kick off in April, Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” is now scheduled to begin shooting this Fall despite a male lead not being found as yet to play Heathcliff opposite “Skins” actress Kaya Scodelario as Catherine…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has set a November 5th release date for Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls”, moving the film up two months from its planned Martin Luther King weekend release and positioning it for year-end awards consideration. Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg star…” (full details)

“Braven Films has set up a biopic about Mexican rock singer, songwriter and composer Gloria Trevi. Christian Keller will make his directorial debut on the film while Barrie Osborne and Frida Torresblanco will produce…” (full details)

“Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Michael Matzdorff’s ensemble comedy “Feed the Fish,” starring Ross Patridge and Tony Shalhoub. The story follows a burned-out children’s book writer who goes on a road trip to northern Wisconsin…” (full details)

“Victor Garcia (“Return to House on Haunted Hill”) is being tapped to direct “Hellraiser: Revelations”, Dimension’s new straight-to-DVD movie based on the franchise. The project is being fast-tracked to begin next month as the project is being essentially greenlit so the company can hold onto the rights to the franchise…” (full details)

“Danny Trejo and his “Machete” costar Michelle Rodriguez will re-team for the indie revenge feature “Skinny Dip”. The story follows a young woman who kills a policeman. Trejo’s son Gilbert will produce and potentially co-direct with rising young filmmaker Frankie Latina…” (full details)

“The “Preacher” film adaptation will be R-rated, has a very faithful script by John August, and another ‘unnamed director’ has signed onboard…” (full details)

“Marvel’s big-screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s “The Runaways” comic has apparently pushed back its production start date to March and the title has been changed to “Small Faces”…” (full details)