-- Two more images from 'X-Men: First Class' have arrived online courtesy of Slashfilm, who have quotes from director Matthew Vaughn regarding that leaked first image and how he had no idea where it came from. The images show Michael Fassbender in full Magneto gear, as well as James McAvoy channeling the powers of Professor Charles Xavier.

-- Guess who's returning to 'Star Wars?" Yup, Liam Neeson will reprise his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in two episodes of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' on Cartoon Network. The episodes will air on January 28th and February 11th, and if you're a 'Star Wars' fan and don't watch this show, then what are you waiting for -- it's fantastic.

-- 'Battle: Los Angeles' has launched a new website for the film that's packed with concept art, language sound-bites and intel about the film's alien invaders. Above is a sketch of what the aliens partially look like. [via MovieViral]

-- Sony won the distribution rights to 'Elysium,' the next film from 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp. Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster and Matt Damon are all set to star in the sci-fi film.

-- Disney have
shifted the release date of 'John Carter of Mars' to March 9th, 2012, which puts it up against Ridley Scott's recently announced 'Promotheus.' It replaces Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie,' which the studio will now release closer to Halloween of 2012.

-- 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is in need of yet another director as Mike White has left the project due to a prior scheduling commitment.

-- Josh Schwartz, producer of "Chuck" and "The O.C." will produce 'Fun Size,' a Halloween-set comedy written by "Colbert Report" staff writer Max Werner.

-- The second trailer has hit for Catherine Hardwicke's new supernatural romance movie, 'Red Riding':

Vulture have posted the first fifteen pages (of 250) to 'The Texans,' an unproduced script written by Sam Peckinpah in 1980.

Bryan Singer is planning to direct a biopic about dance choreographer Bob Fosse for HBO Films. Though the production is currently untitled, it will be adapted from the book 'Bye, Bye Life: The Loves and Deaths of Bob Fosse.'

'Let the Bullets Fly,' a period piece Chinese Western starring Chow Yun-fat, is now China's highest grossing (domestic) film of all time.

Paramount has locked down a May 11, 2012 release for 'The Dictator,' a new comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen directed by Larry Charles that was inspired by Sadam Hussein's book 'Zabibah and the King.'
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