News Bits: Holmes, 52, Space, Orient

Mr. Holmes
Roadside Attractions & Miramax have confirmed that Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” has secured a North American theatrical release of July 17th. [Source: Deadline]

Adrian Grenier’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale” has found a donation of $50,000 from Leonardo DiCaprio. The film plans to seek out the 52-hertz whale, which is known as the world’s loneliest whale because it communicates in a frequency that no other whale can understand. [Source: Variety]

Dead Space
Visceral Games’ general manager Steve Papoutsis says there is hope for a fourth chapter in the “Dead Space” saga: “Many, many people here at Visceral have a warm spot in their heart for Dead Space, and right now we’re busy with Hardline and… other things… but it’s definitely something we’d love to look at again. There’s definitely a lot of interest internally for us to pick that up again at a future date.”. [Source: Cinema Blend]

Murder on the Orient Express
Michael Green has come on board to write the remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” at 20th Century Fox.

The story sees Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of an American tycoon aboard the famous Paris to Istanbul train. No director is attached but Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg will produce. [Source: Variety]

For Australian readers – nine pieces of some fun super heroine art are up for sale at Cafe 2042 in Sydney’s Newtown suburb over the next few weeks. The art includes a great Elektra and Huntress, along with Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Storm, Catwoman, Batgirl and more.