News Shorts: April 16th 2012

Photos from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Prometheus, The Chernobyl Diaries, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Expendables 2, Rust and Bone and Lawless.

Posters for The Amazing Spider-Man, Wreck-it Ralph, Take This Waltz, Moonrise Kingdom and The Raven.

“Open Road is setting a February 8th 2013 release date for Steven Soderbergh’s “Bitter Pill” which is currently shooting in New York. Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vinessa Shaw star…” ( full details)

“William Friedkin is suing Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios over rights to exploit his 1977 thriller ‘Sorcerer’. Friedkin filed his complaint last week and seeks a declaration on his rights…” (full details)

“Joe Gazzam has been tapped to write an untitled family adventure set in Hawaii for Disney. Details of the project are being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has acquired Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes’s script pitch “Status Update”, a high school comedy that utilizes social media. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce…” (full details)

“Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) have been hired to pen an original science fiction adventure script based on an idea hatched at David Ellison’s Skydance Productions…” (full details)

“She was previously rumoured, but now Julianne Moore is reportedly in talks to play the mother role in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s “Carrie” starring Chloe Moretz…” (full details)

“‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane has had to put the small screen reboot of ‘The Flintstones’ on hold due to his hectic schedule…” (full details)

“HBO and Playtone are in early talks to acquire the ‘Berlin Noir’ novel series by Philip Kerr. The series focuses on the police detective character Bernie Gunther in 1930s Germany, with the political climate and run-up to WWII and then the Cold War as the backdrop…” (full details)

“Stephen Fry is to take the lead role in a ‘warm and witty’ ITV adaptation of Ian Rankin’s novel ‘Doors Open’. The story follows a self-made millionaire, an art professor and a banker coming together to undertake an audacious art heist…” (full details)