New briefs: Ratner out of Conan, Linkin sings Transformers 2

Empire magazine, quoting producer Joe Gatta, reported that director Brett Ratner is not attached to helm a new Conan movie anymore because of scheduling conflicts; Gatta added that he hopes to start production on Aug. 24 in Bulgaria. C.H.U.D. reports that V for Vendetta helmer James McTeigue may have the job.
... has posted the new trailer for the upcoming Land of the Lost, which opens June 5.

Kiefer Sutherland, star of Fox's 24, turned himself into police on Thursday and was arrested and charged with assault for headbutting another man at a swank party in New York City, the Reuters news service reported; the actor, who is on probation for a previous drunk driving conviction, was questioned by police at a station in the Manhattan neighborhood of Soho and faces a minor assault charge for allegedly assaulting fashion designer Jack McCollough.
... reports that Linkin Park wrote the theme song, "New Divide," for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and that it will debut May 18 on iTunes and on June 23, the day before the movie premieres, on the film's official soundtrack; the band's "What I've Done" was featured in the first Transformers.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li debuts in an "Unleashed & Unrated" three-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD set on June 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving diminutive "Munchkins" in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, died of natural causes on Thursday in Missouri at age 89, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported; Carroll was the violin-playing Munchkin Town Crier in the movie, dressed in purple with a yellow flower in his vest.

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