News Shorts: December 16th 2011

Fox has debuted two lenticular posters for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, while there’s also new one-sheets for The Expendables 2, The Hunger Games and Jack and the Giant Killer.

Concept art of the Jackal character in Riddick, a new shot of Daniel Day Lewis (this time in costume) on the set of Lincoln, and new photos from The Woman in Black and Bullet to the Head.

“The Thursday midnight IMAX-only preview screenings of “Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol” raked in an impressive $1.1 million from just 425 screens – it’s the exact same $1.1 million MI3 earned in midnight previews a few years ago, but that film was on over 2000 screens…” (full details)

“We knew it was coming, but now Warner Bros. Pictures has officially confirmed that the teaser trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be attached to copies of “The Adventures of Tintin” in the United States when it opens on December 21st…” (full details)

Concept art has leaked of toy tie-ins for Tim Burton’s scrapped mid-90’s “Superman Lives” project.

“Connie Britten says everyone on the now finished “Friday Night Lights” TV series wants to make a film but show runner Peter Berg is so busy schedule wise it’ll be at least a year (if at all) before it could get underway…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to the Untitled Angelina Jolie-Luc Besson Drama, which will be the next project for both of them. No story details have been revealed at this time…” (full details)

“George Lucas says he’s got a story idea for Indiana Jones 5 and what he wants to tell, he just has to find a MacGuffin [ie. a treasure] that fits into the arena we’re working in…” (full details)

“Sony is releasing “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” a day earlier than originally planned — Tuesday December 20th instead of Wednesday December 21st…” (full details)

“Film Independent has tapped Seth Rogen to host the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards which will be telecast on Saturday February 25th…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to Laini Taylor’s young adult fantasy novel “Daughter of Smoke & Bone”…” (full details)