News Shorts: February 2nd 2011

Posters for Battle Los Angeles, Something Borrowed and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.

New photos of LEGO toy tie-ins for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” show off a loose approximation of the appearance of Fountain of Youth in the film.

A preview of the eight issue comic tie-in for “Captain America: The First Avenger” is up at

“Though he’s previously said there’s no chance of it being resurrected, actor Ian McShane has now said that there’ll hopefully be some kind of closure for “Deadwood”…” (full details)

“Asked if he gets to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming “Hoover” biopic, Armie Hammer says “it’s not a kissing scene it’s a ton of kissing scenes”…” (full details)

“Relativity Media has acquired rights to “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”, one of the titles in the children’s book series, and will put it in theaters this summer. The team behind “Precious” will produce…” (full details)

“Dito Montiel’s cop drama “Son of No One,” which became infamous after walkouts at its Sundance screening, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Anchor Bay for around $2 million. Montiel reportedly may recut portions of the film’s third act…” (full details)

“Olivia Wilde (“Tron: Legacy”) is the latest name to join the ranks of potential candidates to play Lois Lane in the “SUperman” reboot…” (full details)

“The Super Bowl commercial for animated feature “Rio” will incorporate an embed code that leads to a secret level on “Angry Birds”…” (full details)

“Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” has been selected as the opening night film of the Cannes Film Festival on May 11th…” (full details)

“”Inception” scored four awards while “How To Train Your Dragon” and “The Pacific” nabbed three awards each at the Visual Effects Society’s Annual VES Awards on Tuesday…” (full details)

“So how profitable is the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise for Disney outside the box-office? The studio reports that it has earned around $1.6 billion in merchandise sales so far from the series…” (full details)