News Shorts: April 4th 2013

Photos from Fast and Furious 6, The Raid 2, Motel, Maniac, Scary Movie 5, 2 Guns, Trance, The Purge, Blue Jasmine.

Posters for CBGB, Iron Man 3, The Purge, The Kings of Summer, This Is The End, The Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Before Midnight, Vehicle 19, The Conjuring, Bridegroom, 2 Guns, Mud, The English Teacher, See Girl Run, Safety Last!, A Green Story, Errors of the Human Body, Wish You Were Here.

A new viral site has launched for Neil Blompkamp’s much-anticipated sci-fi saga Elysium.

M83’s complete soundtrack for “Oblivion” can be heard online over at Mashable.

New Blu-ray dates include ‘K-11’ and ‘A Haunted House’ on April 23rd; ‘Side Effects’ on May 21st; ‘A Good Day to Die Hard,’ ‘Mental’ and ‘Warm Bodies’ on June 4th; ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ and ‘Phantom’ on June 11th, ‘Upside Down’ on June 25th, ‘Pieta’ on July 23rd, and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ on July 30th…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company have confirmed that they have moved up the release date of Sundance winner ‘Fruitvale’ from October to a July 26th release…” (Twitter)

“Two weeks of filming on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is confirmed to be taking place in Rochester, New York in early May. The time is being spent filming a chase sequence along the city’s Main Street…” (full details)

“The live-action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot will begin filming at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York this week with the filming title ‘Foursquare’…” (full details)

“Dark Horse Comics has announced a special eight-issue comic book series entitled ‘The Star Wars’ which is based on George Lucas’ 1974 original screenplay draft. Said script was eventually retooled and turned into the original 1977 ‘Star Wars’. The comic will hit in September…” (full details)

“Soderbergh is working on a 12-hour miniseries adaptation of John Barth’s 1960 novel ‘The Sot-Weed Factor’. Set in the 17th century, the story follows a man who has traveled to the New World to take over his father’s tobacco farm, but later turns to composing a poem…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Dan Mazer’s British romantic comedy ‘I Give It a Year’ which they will give a theatrical and VOD release later this year. Meanwhile, Cinedigm has acquired Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2013 SXSW Film Festival winner ‘Short Term 12’ with a late summer release planned…” (full details)

“Relativity and Reel FX have confirmed their CG animated ‘Turkeys’ feature opening November 1st has been renamed ‘Free Birds’…” (full details)

“The third film teaming Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has finally scored a title – “Blended”. The story deals with an awkward couple that ends up on a family vacation together in Africa…” (full details)