News Shorts: April 6th 2011

Some new shots of Chris Hemsworth, the Aussie actor who got so muscular he wouldn’t fit his costumes for the upcoming Thor.

Set photos of Chloe Moretz shooting the drama Hick and George Clooney shooting the political drama/satire The Ides of March.

Images and concept art from Disney’s short film The Ballad of Nessie which will play in front of copies of “Winne the Pooh”.

“Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired U.S. rights to “Attack the Block” written and directed by Joe Cornish. Screen Gems will distribute the highly regarded film, which won the Midnight Feature Audience Award at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival, later this year…” (full details)

“Representatives for actor Adam Harris have confirmed the actor “has gone through two levels of auditions” of the “Superman” reboot. It was recently reported that Harris auditioned for the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming feature…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has picked up debut writer Matthew J. O’Neill’s action-comedy spec script “Bait and Switch” and will develop it as a potential Mark Wahlberg-led feature. Story details are being kept under wraps, but Wahlberg will produce along with Scott Stuber, John Jacobs and Stephen Levinson…” (full details)

“Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, is not only reprising the character in “The Hobbit” but will serve as second unit director on the two films currently in production in New Zealand…” (full details)

“Netflix has paid nearly $1 million per episode for the rights to stream all seven seasons of AMC drama “Mad Men”. The four seasons that have already aired will begin debut on the service July 27th. The final three seasons will be made available after each full season has aired on AMC…” (full details)

“Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Evil Dead is getting a new life in the form of an iPhone and iPad action-heavy 3D shooter game that allows players to take control of Bruce Campbell’s character Ash to lead his group of friends to safety while fighting off evil zombies…” (full details)

“Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture”, Cristian Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days” and Wim Wenders’ 3D dance film “Pina” will all be coming to the Criterion Collection. The label however turned down Abbas Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy”…” (full details)

“Documentarian RJ Cutler (“The September Issue,” “The War Room”) has signed on to direct “Fabulous Nobodies”, an adaptation of the social satire book by Lee Tulloch about a group of people who lived and breathed fashion in the 1980s downtown club scene of New York before it took over the world…” (full details)