News Shorts: November 12th 2009

Stills for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Cotton, The Fighter, All Good Things, Pirahna 3D, Shanghai, The American, The Eagle of the Ninth, Somewhere, Greenberg, True Legend.

Posters for Alice in Wonderland, From Paris With Love, The Wolfman, Extraordinary Measures, Everybody’s Fine, Kick-Ass, The Slammin’ Salmon.

“Could the events in the film “2012” actually happen? NASA calls bullshit – “There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades”…” (full details)

“”Up” director Pete Docter says he just began work a few weeks ago on his next film for Pixar, but it’s not a “Monster’s Inc.” sequel as some have suggested – “I’m working on something else, but I cannot announce what it is”. A 2013/2014 release is expected…” (full details)

“Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have already scheduled an October 22nd 2010 release for “Saw VII 3D” which David Hackl (“Saw V”) is directing…” (full details)

A script review of “Mute”, the Berlin-set sci-fi film that “Moon” director Duncan Jones recently put on hold.

“A recent script draft of “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli’s new film “Area 51″ has emerged and revealed the first plot details for the film. The story, using the same discovered footage gimmick as ‘Paranormal’, follows three teenagers whose curiosity leads them to the legendary and mysterious Area 51 Air Force base deep in the Nevada desert. Click the link for further details…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight is in final negotiations to co-finance and distribute Darren Aronofsky’s ballet-set supernatural thriller “Black Swan”…” (full details)

“Combining production costs, global marketing and a little bit of leeway, the combined cost of James Cameron’s “Avatar” to make and sell is said to come in at around $500 million. Thanks to arrangements however, should the film not sell as well as expected the damage will be limited thanks to the costs being spread about among various companies…” (full details)

“Latest tabloid rumor is John Travolta and Tom Cruise teaming for a “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” remake. Guess who plays the ‘Butch’ half of that couple…” (full details)

“While critics weren’t kind to Richard Kelly’s “The Box”, audiences have proven even harsher as the film received the worst CinemaScore grades (exit polls of audience members) ever from moviegoers – scoring an ‘F’ in 29 out of 33 demographic categories…” (full details)

“”American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis is penning “Bait”, a revenge tale about an unassuming waiter at a posh beach club who gets revenge on the spoiled rich kids who humiliate him by taking them out to see and feeding them to sharks. Brad Furman (“The Take,” “Valet”) is directing…” (full details)

“MySpace will host the exclusive live stream of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” premiere red carpet on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 pm PT. Viewers worldwide will be able to interact through posing questions to the cast by submitting them on The Twilight Saga: New Moon MySpace premiere page…” (full details)