News Shorts: August 3rd 2012

Stills from The Man with the Iron Fists, Lawless, Killing Them Softly, Michael Fassbender on the set of The Counselor and Matt Damon on the set of Behind the Candelabra.

A Last Supper-inspired banner for The Expendables 2, an international poster for Looper, and concept art from Disney’s Frozen.

“Dolph Lundgren, who played He-Man in 1987’s “Masters of the Universe” movie, says that he’d love to play He-Man’s father King Random in the upcoming reboot…” (full details)

“Nearly two decades after his death, River Phoenix’s final movie, ‘Dark Blood’, will finally be screened. Director George Sluizer is set to show the film on September 27 at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Ramin Bahrani’s ‘At Any Price’; starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, in advance of the movie’s debut at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing have picked up Kern Saxton’s revenge thriller ‘Sushi Girl’ starring Mark Hamill. A simultaneous limited theatrical and cable VOD release is planned in late 2012…” (full details)

“HBO have confirmed that both the second seasons of their comedy shows ‘Girls’ and ‘Enlightened’ are set to debut in January 2013. The shows are essentially filling the hole left by the scrapping of the horse racing series ‘Luck’…” (full details)

“Film and theater financier Norton Herrick has come onboard the Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg starrer ‘Two Guns’ based on the graphic novels written by Steven Grant…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics bought all North American rights to Dror Moreh’s documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ about Israel’s Shin Bet domestic secret service agency. SPC have also acquired Ramin Bahrani’s Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid-led “At Any Price”…” (full details)

“Hulu Plus has been added to the Apple TV service. The new Hulu Plus app lets users sign up for the service using Apple’s own in-app purchasing and subscription renewal…” (full details)

“ShadowMachine has come aboard to produce and steer the animation for ‘Pinocchio’, the stop-motion animated movie that is being co-directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson…” (full details)