News Shorts: February 18th 2013

The first behind-the-scenes photo of Josh Brolin filming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and stills from Jack the Giant Slayer, Dead Man Down, and concept art from Pacific Rim.

Posters for Mud, Fast and Furious 6, Dark Skies, Toy’s House, Passion, 6 Souls, Breathe In, Night Train to Lisbon, The Company You Keep, If I Were You, The Frankenstein Theory, Jigsaw Puzzle, The Last Road, The Numbers Station.

“New release dates include: “Spring Breakers” and “The Kill Hole” on March 15th, “Antiviral” on April 12th, “Sightseers” on May 10th, “The East” on May 31st, and in 2014 we’ll see “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” on February 14th…” (full details)

“Walt Disney Home Entertainment has confirmed a May 21st release for new Blu-ray editions of Studio Ghibli classics ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’…” (full details)

“With Brad Pitt agreeing and then turning it down, Channing Tatum has apparently emerged as a front runner to star in David Fincher’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ adaptation at Disney Pictures…” (full details)

“Original ‘Star Wars’ composer John Williams would like to work on the new trilogy. Williams reportedly said recently: ‘ I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George’…” (full details)

“IFC Films have picked up the North American rights to distribute Paul Schrader’s modern day neo-noir thriller ‘The Canyons’. The film will score a day-and-date release in theaters and on digital platforms in the early summer…” (full details)

“Tribeca Film has picked up North American rights to Irish helmer Lenny Abrahamson’s drama ‘What Richard Did’, which swept this past weekend’s Irish Film & Television Awards. Jack Reynor stars…” (full details)

“Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that they have picked up the documentary ‘After Tiller’ for distribution in North America. Directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, the film is an intimate, close look at the four doctors in the United States who perform third-trimester abortions…” (full details)

“Well Go USA has scored the North American rights to Hoon-jung Park’s action thriller ‘New World’. The plan is to open the film in theaters in March in 15 North American markets. Jung-jae Lee plays a detective who goes undercover to infiltrate a massive Korean gang but becomes close with a member of the organization…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up the Norwegian thriller ‘Pioneer’ starring Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang. The story is set in in early 1980s, the story follows a professional diver obsessed with being the first to reach the bottom of the Norwegian Sea before a tragic accident changes everything…” (full details)

A heavily remastered movie-length edit of the Borg-themed “The Best of Both Worlds”, the two-parter that is widely considered the finest hours of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (if not the entire franchise) ever produced, will screen in select cinemas on Thursday, April 25th. The episodes will then go on sale as a ‘standalone’ Blu-ray release, along with the entire remastered third season, on April 30th. Details can be found here.