News Shorts: April 27th 2012

Images from Lawless, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Brave.

There’s also set photos of Gavin Hood at work on Ender’s Game and Dwayne Johnson cooking a severed hand for Pain and Gain along with blue prints for The Amazing Spider-Man web shooters and twelve character posters from The Expendables 2

“Scarlett Johnasson has confirmed her Black Widow character will not be appearing in the upcoming third “Iron Man” movie…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has pushed back the release of the Keanu Reeves-led ’47 Ronin’ from November 21st 2012 to February 8th 2013, while the Ryan Gosling-led drama ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ has scored a September 7th release in Spain (no word yet on a US date)…” (full details)

“James Franco says that he hopes Rihanna will play a small part in Seth Rogen’s ‘Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse’… ” full details)

“Dimension Films have announced that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to ‘Priest’ and ‘Legion’ director Scott Stewart’s new supernatural thriller ‘Dark Skies’. The storyline is being kept under wraps, but shooting kicks off this Summer…” (full details)

“Radio Silence, the group behind this year’s found-footage Sundance horror tale ‘V/H/S’, is in negotiations to direct ‘The Reawakening’ for Lionsgate. Luke Dawson (‘Shutter’) penned the script which is described as a found-footage modern day take on ‘Frankenstein’…” (full details)

“Lightning Entertainment has picked up international rights to the high school comedy ‘Struck by Lightning’, starring ‘Glee’ actor Chris Colfer, and will offer it at next month’s Cannes Film Market…” (full details)

“Peter Berg’s $48 million Navy SEALs action pic ‘Lone Survivor’ will be shopped to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market by Foresight Unlimited. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster star in the film which begins shooting September 15th in New Mexico…” (full details)

“Actor Garret Dillahunt says he’s not entirely sure how much of his role in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Killing them Softly’ will make the final cut. The rough version ran 150 minutes, but the final version premiering at Cannes runs 100 minutes…” (full details)

“40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks will distribute Spike Lee’s coming-of-age story “Red Hook Summer” starting August 10th 2012 in New York City then expanding to the top 30 markets throughout August…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all US and UK rights to director Alex De La Iglesia’s media satire ‘As Luck Would Have It’ starring Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanco Portillo and Fernando Tejero…” (full details)