News Shorts: December 30th 2012

Posters for The Place Beyond the Pines, After Earth, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Movie 43, Snitch and To the Wonder.

A photo from Pacific Rim, and a photo of Sharlto Copley as the villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.

A former producer on the ill-fated film adaptation of Nintendo’s “Metroid” game series has talked in-depth with IGN as to why that project imploded.

“Netflix have announced a May 4th premiere date for the 14 episode new season of ‘Arrested Development’…” (full details)

“An Amazon e-mail suggests a March 26th release date for the much anticipated ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, though many game journalists are sceptical and believe a late April release is far more likely…” (full details)

“‘Uncharted’ game developers Naughty Dog have announced a May 7th release date for their much anticipated post-apocalyptic survival game ‘The Last of Us’ for the PS3…” (full details)

“Film critic Roger Ebert has revealed his Top Ten films of 2012 – Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, End of Watch, Arbitrage, Flight, The Sessions, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Oslo August 31, A Simple Life…” (full details)

“Chris Nolan says Zack Snyder has a much harder job with ‘Man of Steel’ than he had with Batman – ‘Taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight… I’m just amazed by what he is doing’…” (full details)

“Despite reports, Jessica Chastain will NOT be joining the cast of ‘Good People’. The actress passed as she wasn’t available when the film’s production wanted to shoot…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Top Cow Productions’ one-shot comic ‘Theory of Everything’. The story centres around a scientist who attempts to rescue his presumed-dead wife from a parallel dimension…” (full details)

“Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to join Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Frank’. Domhnall Gleeson plays a wannabe musician who joins a band led by the quirky, mysterious front man named Frank (Michael Fassbender)…” (full details)

Producer Guillermo del Toro has posted the original short film “Mama” that led to the upcoming full-length feature starring Jessica Chastain.