News Shorts: December 27th 2011

Posters for Cosmopolis, The Woman in Black, Wanderlust, and merchandising promo art for The Amazing Spider-Man.

The official site has launched for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

“Some had issues downloading the new HD trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” last week from and iTunes. Now a press release from Warners has revealed why? – the trailer was viewed more than 12.5 million times in its first 24 hours – breaking the previous record by well over two million…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has renewed the domain last week, a domain they’ve owned since 2009…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American and U.K. rights to his upcoming movie “Nero Fiddled” and has set a Summer 2012 release. Fox acquires Michael Showalter’s “I Hate Your Friends”…” (full details)

“Approximately 97 original scores are up for the Best Musical Score Oscar, however both “Drive” and “Attack the Block” have been ruled ineligible…” (full details)

“‘Hell on Wheels,’ AMC’s western series starring Anson Mount and Common, will return for a second season…” (full details)

“The season finale of “American Horror Story” earned a season-high 3.22 million viewers. Creator Ryan Murphy plans a largely new cast and completely new setting for the second season…” (full details)

“Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie series “The Walking Dead” has taken over The New York Times graphic novel bestseller list, holding an unprecedented three of the top four paperback slots and three of the top nine hardcover spots…” (full details)