News Shorts: February 21st 2012

Photos of Jeremy Renner sliding down a wall in The Bourne Legacy, several shots from Snow White and the Huntsman, three shots of Josh Brolin and Will Smith in the 1960’s scenes of Men in Black 3, a trio of heroes walk a hall in The Avengers, the first shot of Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Won’t Back Down, and Judi Dench on the set of Skyfall.

Posters for Piranha 3DD, A Thousand Words, The Cold Light of Day, Mirror Mirror, The Hunger Games, Now is Good.

“New Blu-ray release dates are up – “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” on March 27th, “We Bought a Zoo” on April 3rd, “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” on April 17th, “Contraband” and “The Artist” on April 24th, “New Year’s Eve” on May 1st, “Underworld Awakening” on May 8th, “Rampart” on May 15th, “Perfect Sense” on May 22nd, “The Woman in the Fifth” on June 11th, “Bullhead” on June 26th…” (full details)

“Netflix and The Weinstein Company struck a new multi-year deal Tuesday, giving Netflix the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to several of TWC’s recent titles including “The Artist,” “Undefeated,” “Coriolanus,” and “W.E.” which will all hit Netflix before either premium TV or cable channels…” (full details)

“‘Fast Five’ actor Paul Walker will narrate “Air Racers 3D”, the first-ever IMAX 3D theatre film devoted to the fastest race in the world: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races…” (full details)

“Entertainment One has snapped up the North American rights to Sophie Lellouche’s rom-com “Paris Manhattan” about a single, Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist and her would-be lovers. Allen reportedly makes a cameo…” (full details)

“It has been revealed that the McG-directed and J.J. Abrams-penned “Superman” reboot, which failed to get off the ground back in 2004, had “Robert Downey Jr. locked up to be Lex Luthor”. As previously reported Matt Bomer & Henry Cavill were looked at for Supes, Scarlett Johansson & Selma Blair for Lois Lane, and Shia LaBeouf for Jimmy Olsen…” (full details)

“Roadshow have announced a September 6th Australian release date for “Kath and Kimderella”, the film version of Aussie smash hit sitcom “Kath & Kim”. The film was shot in Melbourne and Italy with all the regular cast in tow…” (full details)

“John Leguizamo has landed the role of Del Boy in the pilot for a US remake of classic British sitcom “Only Fools and Horses”. David Jason played the part in the original about a family of lovable rogues dealing dodgy goods and coming up with get-rich-quick schemes…” (full details)

“”Kick-Ass” comic creator Mark Millar says that a sequel to the film adaptation will shoot this summer, despite no word of anyone involved in the project or any script having even begun let alone being ready for production…” (full details)

“Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to “Beyond the Hills”, written and directed by “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” filmmaker Cristian Mungiu. The story follows two childhood friends reunite in the isolated Romanian convent where one of them now lives. A new conflict arises between them that results in an exorcism…” (full details)

“”Spartacus” babe Lucy Lawless, “Mad Men” stunner Elisabeth Moss, and “The Piano” star Holly Hunter have joined the cast of BBC Worldwide’s upcoming seven-part miniseries “Top of the Lake” to air on the Sundance Channel…” (full details)

HBO has been running numerous behind-the-scenes pieces in preparation for their second season launch of “Game of Thrones” and today comes another one which you can see below. We should hopefully be getting another trailer with new footage sometime in the next few weeks – the ‘Shadow’ tease released just over three weeks ago has scored 5.4 million hits on Youtube thus far.