News Shorts: August 11th 2011

New photos of Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins in 360; Tom Hanks in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close; Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games; Matt Damon and Anna Paquin in Margaret; Jennifer Garner in Butter; Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton in The Odd Life of Timothy Green; and Taylor Lautner going shirtless and sporting a bit of chest hair in Abduction.

Concept art from The Darkest Hour, and posters for Moneyball, We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Son of No One, Drive, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Contagion.

Set photos of Henry Cavill in Illinois shooting the Smallville scenes for Man of Steel, and video of both the Tumbler and Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the snow-covered set of “The Dark Knight Rises”.

One minor bit of housekeeping to attend to – the site’s search engine (accessible in the top right corner of each page) had been acting up for a while now, it has now been repaired.

“Anchor Bay has locked down an October 7th release date for Ami Canaan Mann’s new thriller “Texas Killing Fields” starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloe Moretz. The film will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival…” (full details)

“Fred Schepisi’s “The Eye Of The Storm” has been named the inaugural recipient of The Age Critics Award for the best Australian feature at the Melbourne International Film Festival…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ has become the top-grossing release in all box-office categories of this year including domestic box office, international box office and worldwide box office…” (full details)

“Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to the Dane Cook-starring drama “Answers to Nothing” and will release it nationally on December 2nd. The film follows interweaving stories set in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. has acquired feature film rights to Nate Simpson’s sci-fi/fantasy comicbook “Nonplayer” for Roy Lee and David Heyman to produce. The story follows a brilliant young woman who retreats from the dismal workaday world of the future into the digital fantasy realm…” (full details)

“Disney’s “John Carter” will be released in IMAX 3D on March 9, 2012, along with its worldwide release…” (full details)

“The star of the new “Conan the Barbarian”, actor Jason Momoa, says not only is he committed to a sequel but he’s already written it as well…” (full details)