News Shorts: April 18th 2011

The first photo from Shark Night 3D, new shots from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Silent HIll Revelation 3D and On the Road.

The first photo of Baraka in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a new shot of Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and a poster for Abduction.

“Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna’s company 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired Dutch Southern’s spec script “Hoof Harrington’s Greatest Hits”. The story of a semi-retired hitman is described as “‘Die Hard’ by way of Wes Anderson”…” (full details)

“Robert Pattinson has confirmed he’s met with Jeff Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert, adding fuel to the fire he’ll take on the role of the late singer in the upcoming biopic…” (full details)

“A direct-to-disc animated feature adaptation of Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” is rumoured to be in the works through the DC Universe Animated banner…” (full details)

“In Hong Kong, the 3D porn film “Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” raked in 2.78 million HK dollars on its opening day, that’s more than the 2.5m HKD that “Avatar” took on its opening day…” (full details)

“Judd Apatow’s fourth feature as writer/director is now tipped to be titled “This is Forty”…” (full details)

“Criterion’s July releases will include three new titles on DVD and Blu-ray: Satyajit Ray’s “The Music Room”, Todd Solondz’s “Life During Wartime”, and Jean-Pierre Melville’s “Leon Morin, Priest”. Blu-ray upgrades are also set for Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low” and Mike Leigh’s “Naked”…” (full details)

“Paramount Vantage has officially scheduled a release date for Sundance winner “Like Crazy” – a limited release on Friday, October 28th…” (full details)

“Renewals of “House” and “Bones” for next season aren’t certain right now due to drawn out negotiations…” (full details)

“Paramount has picked up an untitled comedy pitch from actress Anna Faris. Faris would star in the film as a woman whose new roommate turns out to be a stalker from hell. Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce while Deanna Kizis (“Camp Rules”) will pen the script…” (full details)