News Shorts: April 25th 2012

The first photo from Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, along with posters for The Muppets 2, House at the End of the Street, Chernobyl Diaries, Area 407, Les Miserables, Seven Psychopaths, The Words, 47 Ronin, Girl in Progress, Neighborhood Watch, and Jack and Diane.

“Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s feature film take on their viral comedy short ‘Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse ‘is now going by the title of ‘The End of the World’…” (full details)

“Syfy is looking into a TV movie or mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s 1987 fantasy tale ‘The Eyes of the Dragon’. The story follows an evil magician who plots to destroy a kingdom by imprisoning the heir to the throne as a murderer…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has set dates for four animated films in 2013 – ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ on February 14, ‘Leo the Lion’ on August 30, ‘The Trick of Treaters’ for October 25, and ‘Santapprentice’ for December 6…” (full details)

“Hugh Grant has revealed one of the six roles he plays in the Wachowski’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a Korean slave driver in the future…” (full details)

“The Chris Pine-led Jack Ryan reboot looks to be shooting in September according to the producer who says ‘I think we’re going to go this September. It looks pretty good right now. Not guaranteed but hopefully’…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to director Rodney Ascher’s documentary ‘Room 237’ which concerns the theories surrounding and within Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘The Shining’…” (full details)

‘Michael Jai White says a sequel to the 2009 blaxploitation spoof ‘Black Dynamite’ is aiming to shoot at the end of the year…” (full details)

“The White Stripes and Raconteurs musician Jack White is set to do his first film score – Gore Verbinski’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ movie starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. His last film-related musical work was collaborating with Alicia Keys on the opening credits song for the last Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’…” (full details)

“Warners have set an April 12th 2013 release date for its Jackie Robinson biopic ’42’ and a February 28th 2014 release for its 3D Lego movie…” (full details)

“Woody Allen’s new film ‘To Rome with Love’ pulled in a great $3.7 million in its opening weekend in Italy – more than the total weekend gross of the five titles that followed it in the box office chart…” (full details)

“Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has acquired the $20 million family adventure feature ‘The Penguin King 3D’ narrated by David Attenborough…” (full details)