News Shorts: January 13th 2012

Photos from Dark Shadows, Magic Mike, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Silent House, The Woman in Black.

Posters for The Words, John Carter, Detachment, Underworld Awakening, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Seeking Justice, The Woman in Black, The Grey and Star Wars: Episode I in 3D.

Set photos from Mirror Mirror, Burt Wunderstone, and vehicle shots from Mad Max: Fury Road and Man of Steel.

“Brad Parker (“The Diary of Lawson Oxford”) is set to direct an untitled action movie for Bad Robot and Paramount. Michael Gilio (“Carter Beats the Devil”) wrote the script but plot details are unknown. Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce…” (full details)

“The teaser trailer for “Resident Evil: Retribution” (aka. “Re5ident Evil”) premieres online on Thursday January 19th at 10am PST and will play in front of copies of “Underworld: Awakening” starting January 20th in cinemas…” (full details)

“DreamWorks has hired scribe Tim Dowling to write its untitled office comedy which “Blades of Glory” helmers Will Speck and Josh Gordon are attached to direct. The story deals with an office Christmas party that gets out of hand…” (full details)

“Joss Whedon’s “The Cabin in the Woods” will open the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on March 9th…” (full details)

“Steven Soderbergh’s “The Side Effects”, a thriller starring Channing Tatum, Blake Lively and Jude Law, is currently targeting a March 2013 release…” (full details)

“Sony has set a July 12th 2013 release date for the sequel to “Grown Ups”. The original film’s writer, Fred Wolf, is in negotiations to write the script…” (full details)

“Tim Burton says he’s waiting to see how David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s ideas for a “Beetlejuice” sequel turns out – “I just said to Seth, ‘If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I’ll look at it freshly.’ In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when”…” (full details)

“Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” will pay tribute to the original “The Wizard of Oz” by doing the pre-Oz scenes in black and white…” (full details)

“‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘The Artist,’ ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,’ and ‘Hugo’ are the films receiving best feature film nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers…” (full details)

“Jamie Alexander, who played the Asgardian warrior Sif in “Thor”, has confirmed her return in the sequel during an interview…” (full details)