News Shorts: February 7th 2013

A bunch of first look photos have hit in the past day or two including the first shot from Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, the first artwork from Henry Selick’s The Shadow King, and a first glimpse at Nicolas Cage in David Gordon Green’s Joe.

There’s also several new photos each from J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, the much anticipated sixth Fast and Furious, the White House hostage thriller Olympus Has Fallen, and Best Man Down.

Posters for Snowpiercer, Hercules 3D, Maniac, 42, Emperor, The Croods, Spring Breakers, Olympus Has Fallen, The Monk, Mental, Family Weekend, Love and Honor, and Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons.

Edgar Wright talks with IGN regarding what has taken so long with the “Ant-Man” adaptation.

“Asked if a sixth ‘Die Hard’ film was on the way on British radio this week, actor Bruce Willis gave a surprisingly verbose answer: ‘Yes’…” (full details)

“Activision announced a multi-year deal with kids television network Nickelodeon on a series of video games based on the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. The first of three video games based on the Nickelodeon animated series will launch this summer…” (full details)

“Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ has been picked up for U.S. distribution by The Weinstein Company on the eve of its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival…” (full details)

“Image Entertainment has bought U.S. rights to Jeff Renfroe’s $16 million sci-fi thriller “The Colony.” Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton star in a story set in the aftermath of an Ice Age. Survivors live underground as food supplies dwindle and temperatures continue to drop. One set of colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with the only other known settlement…” (full details)

“Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution for Cherien Dabis’ comedy-drama ‘May in the Summer’. Dabis plays a sophisticated New Yorker who returns to her childhood home in Jordan for her wedding, where familial and cultural conflicts lead her to question the big step she is about to take…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to ‘Best Man Down’. Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine star in the story of a married couple who cancel their honeymoon plans after their best man dies at their destination wedding…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing has acquired the North American rights to Sebastian Cordero’s ‘Europa Report’ starring Sharlto Copley. The story follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. A late 2013 release is planned…” (full details)

Lionsgate/Summit and producer Alli Shearmur have picked up Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber’s action adventure spec script ‘Endangered’. The story follow a group of scientists on a quest to locate the fountain of youth…” (full details)

“Kino Lorber has acquired US theatrical rights to Joan Carr-Wiggin’s comedy ‘If I Were You’ starring Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling and Aidan Quinn. Kino Lorber plans a limited release on March 15th…” (full details)