News Shorts: April 16th 2013

A couple of key new photos starting with the first photo of Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. There’s also a shot of “Castle” star Nathan Fillion in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and some more photos from Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.

Posters for R.I.P.D., Aftershock, The Wolverine, The Heat, Filth, Tarzan 3D, Much Ado About Nothing, The Way Way Back, The Bling Ring, Hummingbird, The Hangover Part III, and The Lone Ranger.

“William Friedkin, the director behind the original ‘The Exorcist’, says that ‘there isn’t one sequel to ‘The Exorcist’ that’s worth a bucket of warm spit… I had nothing to do with them. If I had, I would be ashamed’…” (full details)

“Anthony Mackie says his character of Sam ‘The Falcon’ Wilson will be more than a cameo in the upcoming sequel ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. In fact, he is ‘in a good deal of the movie’ and will ‘play an integral part with Captain America taking down the winter soldier’…” (full details)

“David O. Russell’s untitled ABSCAM project at Sony Pictures has finally settled on a title – “American Hustle”…” (full details)

“SEGA have confirmed that an HD remake of the classic 1990 SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive video game ‘Castle of Illusion’ will come to Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and the PC this summer…” (full details)

“The Criterion Collection has announced its July Blu-ray slate with Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ the obvious highlight. Also coming are Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi’s ‘The Life of Oharu’, and high quality restored versions of Peter Brook’s 1963 take on ‘Lord of the Flies’, and Gabriel Axel’s Oscar winner ‘Babette’s Feast’…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company is close to signing a US distribution deal for Saul Dibb’s Second World War love-story ‘Suite Francaise’ starring Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas. The period adaptation is based on Irene Nemirovsky’s acclaimed novel…” (full details)

“FilmDistrict have launched High Top Releasing, a boutique label which will provide theatrical booking services to independent producers…” (full details)

“Relativity has made two updates to their release schedule – Robert Luketic’s thriller ‘Paranoia’ has been moved up slightly to August 16th, while Scott Cooper’s crime drama ‘Out of the Furnace’ has taken over Paranoia’s old October 4th slot…” (full details)

“2000AD, the comic book company behind the Judge Dredd character, has released a teaser for a special comic book release this September that will essentially serve as a sequel to last year’s ‘Dredd’ film…” (full details)

“Jerome Salle’s ‘Zulu’, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker as cops investigating the murder of the daughter of one of the Springboks rugby team in apartheid-era Cape Town, will close out this year’s Cannes Film Festival…” (full details)

“ABBA musician Benny Andersson has launched a new production company with his son to adapt award-winning young adult Swedish fantasy novel ‘The Circle,’ the first of the Engelsfors trilogy…” (full details)