News Shorts: February 13th 2012

The first photos from Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths; the first photo of Sharlto Copley in the sci-fi saga The Europa Report; and set photos of Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville and Robin Wright filming The Grandmothers in Sydney.

La Cinematheque Francaise has created a promo poster with a Dark Shadows theme for the international tour of the Tim Burton Exhibit. There’s also a spectacular retro ‘Deep Throat’ poster with Amanda Seyfried being used in the production of Lovelace.

Sales art for Machete Kills, viral motion posters for The Hunger Games, along with posters for Osombie and Dark Tide.

Photos of a tie-in strategy board game for The Avengers includes The Skrulls as characters. Halloween costume designs from at The Amazing Spider-Man gives us a good look at the Goomba-like The Lizard villain.

“”The Artist” swept the BAFTA awards over the weekend garnering seven nods including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay. Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer also took acting awards, while “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” scored Best British Film, “Rango” best animated film and “The Skin I Live In” best foreign language film… (full details)

“Sylvester Stallone apparently hasn’t decided whether “Rambo 5” will be “an ‘Unforgiven’ or a ‘passing of the torch'” according to writer Sean Hood…” (full details)

“Producer Emma Biggins has snared movie rights from writer-director Jeff Norton to a sci-fi teen thriller entitled “The Calling”. The film tells the story of five teenage strangers who wake up in a high-tech prison only to discover they are on a manmade spaceship hurtling toward a trial for humanity’s future…” (full details)

“Sean Combs has signed on as an executive producer of Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s new documentary ‘Undefeated” at The Weinstein Company…” (full details)

“Michael Showalter says the talked about sequel to “Wet Hot American Summer” is “absolutely” going to happen and “the whole gang” will be coming back…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired the rights to “Room 237” and is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release date. The documentary explores all the insane and crazy theories and subtext that are woven into Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”…” (full details)

“Isabelle Huppert will play three leading characters all named Anne in Hong Sang-soo’s “In Another Country”…” (full details)