News Shorts: December 12th 2011

Heaps of brand new photos from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Carnage and Contraband.

A new photo of Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess in Upside Down, David Walliams in Great Expectations

Posters for Perfect Sense, Casa De Mi Padre, Safe House, The Vow, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, W.E..

Set photos of Gemma Arterton in Hastings shooting Neil Jordan’s vampire movie Byzantium, and some beautiful backstage photos showing off the period recreation on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master

“One of the year’s best films, “Drive”, was based on a 2005 novel by James Sallis. Now Sallis has penned a sequel novel “Driven” which is set six years on and could be out as early as April…” (full details)

“Nick Frost says that at least a first draft of the script for “The World’s End”, the third Pegg/Frost/Wright collaboration after “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, is done and they’re pushing hard to shoot it sometime next year…” (full details)

“Sony has set the Tom Hanks/Paul Greengrass-directed team-up project “Captain Phillips” for a March 22nd 2013 release. Hanks would play Captain Richard Phillips, the man who made worldwide headlines back in 2009 when he gave himself up to Somali pirates in exchange for the safety of his crew…” (full details)

“ABC has given Castle an order for one additional episode, bringing its fourth season to 23 episodes…” (full details)

“Eight time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken will compose the score for Relativity’s forthcoming Snow White-themed film “Mirror Mirror”…” (full details)

“Rookie scribes Benji Cosgrove and Cory Palmer have been hired to write an untitled R-rated comedy for Escape Artists. Plot details are being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox is in final negotiations to pick up Rosa, a sci-fi project based on an animated short from Jesus Orellana, a comic book artist who not only created the short but will direct the live-action feature movie…” (full details)

“TNT has ordered a pilot for “Chelsea General”, a new medical series from producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD.” (full details)

“Kino Lorber has landed North American rights to “Putin’s Kiss”, a feature-length documentary that follows the coming of age of a young woman set against the backdrop of contemporary Russian politics…” (full details)

“Activision have announced that “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” has pulled in sales revenue of $1 billion in just 16 days, breaking the previous record set by the movie “Avatar” from Fox which reached the same total in 17 days…” (full details)

“Red Flag Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to the Phillip Montgomery-directed documentary “ReGeneration”. Ryan Gosling narrates and produced the film, which Red Flag will release in April. The doco explores the roots of apathy and cynicism in today’s youth…” (full details)