News Shorts: January 11th 2013

First photo of Michael Fassbender with a fake head on himself in Frank, and new stills from Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, The Wolverine, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Side Effects, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Posters for Dead Man Down, Crystal Fairy, Jack the Giant Slayer, Spring Breakers, Epic, Lore, and the return of the second half of the third season of The Walking Dead.

“A Fandango poll in the wake of the Oscar nominations revealed the five biggest snubs were Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino for Best Director; ‘Skyfall’ for Best Picture and John Hawkes for Best Actor…” (full details)

“Though his brother Jonah Nolan penned the previous draft, filmmaker Chris Nolan says he will re-write the sci-fi saga ‘Interstellar’ to merge it with some ideas of his own…” (full details)

“Filming on Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will take place at Shepperton Studios in the United Kingdom starting this Summer…” (full details)

“Skydance Productions has purchased an untitled global disaster film spec script penned by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot. ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Stargate’ scribe Devlin will make his feature directing debut on the film which David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce…” (full details)

“American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in film, TV and documentaries. Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty are competing for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic); while The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook and Ted compete for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical)…” (full details)

“The American Society Of Cinematographers have unveiled their feature film nominees for 2012 with Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall up for the Award for Outstanding Achievement in feature film…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures have acquired North American rights to ‘Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me’, the definitive documentary about the beloved ’70s rock band Big Star…” (full details)

“IMAX and Universal have confirmed that the IMAX 3D re-release of “Jurassic Park” will hit screens for a one-week run beginning April 5th…” (full details)