News Shorts: February 24th 2013

New shots from The Hangover Part III, Jack the Giant Slayer, Olympus Has Fallen, Dead Man Down, Emperor, I’m So Excited, and a set photo of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone filming Grudge Match.

There’s also Hugh Jackman on the set of The Wolverine, Vin Diesel in Riddick, Hailee Steinfeld in Ender’s Game, and Ashley Greene in Random.

Posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mud, Black Rock, No Place on Earth, In the House, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, Manhunt, The Last Exorcism Part II, To the Wonder, The Silence, Spring Breakers, Two Mothers, Dead Man Down, Evil Dead.

“Riddick” filmmaker David Twohy has penned an excellent posting about his friend, the great sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison. He also touches upon a project the pair briefly worked on together.

“New Blu-ray release dates include ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Dexter: Season 7’ on May 14th, and ‘Chasing Ice’ on September 10th…” (full details)

“Bryan Singer’s recent ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ comments include confirmations that Peter Dinklage won’t be playing a computer-animated character, and enjoyment of the speculation that both Famke Janssen and James Marsden could return…” (full details)

“The Steve Carell-starrer ‘The Way Way Back’ is set to open in limited release on July 5th, the animated comedy ‘Turkeys’ is scheduled for November 2014…” (full details)

“Sebastian Stan will not be reprising his role of The Mad Hatter in ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’. The network has begun looking for a replacement who could star in a spinoff series…” (full details)

“‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp confirms his third film, ‘Chappie,’ will be a sci-fi comedy to be shot in Johannesburg. Media Rights Capital will back it…” (full details)

“Two hunks – Aussie Chris Egan and Brit Tom Ellis – will play Dorian Gray and Victor Frankenstein respectively in ABC’s gothic soap ‘Gothica’. The story is set in the present day and weaves together a mythology that incorporates horror legends…” (full details)

“Darclight Films has acquired international rights to the horror thriller ‘Entity’. Charlotte Riley, Dervia Kirwan and Branko Tomovic stars in the story which centers on a reality TV crew that uncovers the explanation of a grisly mass murder years earlier…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up the Norwegian action-adventure film ‘Ragnarok’. The story follows an archeologist obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship which contains the answer to the mystery to the end of days in Norse mythology. He mounts an expedition to ‘No Man’s Land’ between Norway and Russia, which holds a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine…” (full details)

“Orlando Jones and Katia Winter have joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming ‘Sleepy Hollow’ series. Ichabod Crane travels from the past to present day Sleepy Hollow where he finds himself accused of murder. Jones will play a present-day police officer, Winter will play Crane’s 18th century wife…” (full details)

“Charlie Cox has been cast as the lead in CBS’ drama pilot ‘The Ordained’ which Frank Marshall will executive produce. Cox plays Tom Reilly, the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer…” (full details)

“Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Lake Bell’s debut comedy “In a World”. Roadside plans a summer release for the film, which premiered in dramatic competition at Sundance…” (full details)