News Shorts: April 18th 2012

Stills of Chuck Norris in The Expendables 2, Edward Norton in The Bourne Legacy, and twenty new photos from Snow White and The Huntsman.

Set photos galore including Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer on The Lone Ranger, Zachary Quinto filming Star Trek 2, Aaron Eckhart in his I Frankenstein costume, Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti filming Lucky Dog, and Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg shooting Now You See Me.

A poster for Snow White and the Huntsman, seven interactive character one-sheets for Moonrise Kingdom, an international banner for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and a gorgeous sales poster for Byzantium.

“The Avengers” tie-in song ‘Live to Rise,’ Soundgarden’s first all-new song in fifteen years, is available as a free download on iTunes.

“William Friedkin’s ‘Killer Joe’ will open and Pixar’s ‘Brave’ will close the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival which runs from June 20th to July 1st…” (full details)

“The Cannes Film Festival will screen the redux cut of Sergio Leone’s 1984 New York gangster epic ‘Once Upon a Time in America,’ restored by Italy’s Bologna Cinematheque in collaboration with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation. This original director’s cut adds 40 minutes more, bringing the film’s total runtime to a whopping 269 minutes…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Michael Haneke’s latest film ‘Amour’ from Films Du Losange. The story follows an elderly couple’s bond of love being severely tested…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Films has acquired all North American rights to Amy Heckerling’s vampire comedy ‘Vamps’. Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver star in the film which will get a release around Halloween…” (full details)

“Focus World has has acquired all North American rights to cult filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo’s alien invasion tale ‘Extraterrestrial’ and will give it a limited theatrical and VOD run from June 15th…” (full details)

“Microsoft and 343 Industries have officially announced that ‘Halo 4’ will be available for the Xbox 360 on November 6th. This game will ‘begin a new saga’ that will ‘encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games’…” (full details)