News Shorts: December 22nd 2012

Stills from The World’s End, After Earth, Jack the Giant Slayer, Iron Man 3, Paranoia, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Posters for This Is The End, G.I. Joe Retaliation, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Dark Skies, A Haunted House, Snitch, Phantom, Stoker, Side Effects, Shadow Dancer, and a motion poster for The Croods.

An official site is up for M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith’s “After Earth”.

“New Blu-ray release dates include ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ on January 29th; ‘Alex Cross’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’ on February 5th; ‘Silent Hill: Revelation,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘The Sessions’ on February 12th; ‘Argo’ and ‘Sinister’ on February 19th; ‘Chasing Mavericks,’ ‘Holy Motors,’ ‘Lincoln,’ ‘The Loneliest Planet,’ and ‘The Master’ on February 26th; ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ on March 5th; ‘Hitchcock,’ ‘Smashed’ and ‘Storage 24’ on March 12th; ‘Killing Them Softly’ and ‘A Royal Affair’ on March 26th…” (full details)

“Disney has completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC. Based on the closing price of shares, the transaction comes down to a total of approximately $4.06 billion…” (full details)

“Disney’s “Cars” spin-off “Planes,” which was originally set for the direct to video treatment, will now hit theaters on August 9th 2013…” (full details)

“Jackie Chan’s final action film ‘Chinese Zodiac’ will score a theatrical release on a few hundred screens in the United States in either spring or summer next year…” (full details)

“Roadside Attractions has retitled the Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss-led dramedy ‘Imogene’ to ‘Girl Most Likely’. ‘Girl’ will score a release on July 19th 2013…” (full details)

“‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards which are scheduled to air on April 14th 2013…” (full details)

“Producer Dan Lin says they are deep in pre-production on the ‘Godzilla’ reboot that Gareth Edwards is directing. Filming is expected to begin in March…” (full details)

“The upcoming video game based on J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ reboot has scored an April 23rd 2013 release date for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC…” (full details)