News Bits: Snowden, HBO, Run, Batkid, Gotham

Snowden
A new first look photo has been released of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley filming scenes on Location in Washington D.C. for Oliver Stone and Open Road Films’ upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. Gordon-Levitt plays the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower and Woodley is his girlfriend Lindsay Mills. [Source: E! Online]

HBO Now
HBO Now, the much publicised cable subscription-free on-demand service from the premium broadcaster, has officially launched on Apple TVs and iOS products. Subscriptions can be purchased directly through iTunes, with the first month free.

Logan’s Run
The long-gestating remake of the sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run” has scored a new rumor today that suggests the script for the film has been refitted so that Logan is now a woman rather than a man.

Previous reports have suggested the new version will use low-tech science fiction in a futuristic setting and hew closer to the book than the 1976 movie. [Source: Tracking Board]

Batkid Begins
Dana Nachman’s documentary about young cancer survivor Miles Scott has scored a shortened title of “Batkid Begins” and is slated to score a release in cinemas on June 26th through New Line.

The documentary premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and deal with how young Scott’s Make-a-Wish event took San Francisco and the world by storm, becoming a social media phenomenon. [Source: THR]

Gotham
FOX has unleashed a new featurette dealing with The Ogre, the key villain of the remaining episodes of the first season of “Gotham”. Milo Ventimiglia plays the character, a serial killer who targets not just women but the loved ones of the cops that investigate him.