News Bits: Superman, Holmes, Escape, Kurtzman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Better quality photos have emerged of Henry Cavill in Clark Kent mode on the set of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. The pics sees him sporting his signature glasses as the character. [Source: Twitter]

Mr. Holmes
Miramax has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution.

Currently in post-production following a seven-week shoot in England, the project stars Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes who revisits an unsolved case which forced him into retirement. [Source: Variety]

Escape from New York
Over the weekend came a report that Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens were on the short list of names for the long in-gestation “Escape From New York” remake.

Stevens himself has been asked about the report, the actor dismissing them with a laugh saying: “I just heard [the rumours] this morning. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. It’s hilarious if it’s true! I don’t know anything about it. But it’s lovely to have it bandied about.” [Source: Flickering Myth]

Alex Kurtzman
“Star Trek” and “Transformers” co-scribe Alex Kurtzman has formed the company Secret Hideout which has just signed a three-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.

Kurtzman is developing reboots of “The Mummy,” Universal’s various classic monsters, and Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” along with films like “Dragonology” and “Locke & Key” for the studio. [Source: Variety]