News Shorts: January 13th 2014

New photos of Kevin Costner in 3 Days to Kill, Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up, and the young leads of Fault in our Stars.

Posters for Wolf Creek 2, Robocop, Enemy, Knights of Badassdom, The Better Angels, and Breathe In.

“20th Century Fox is in talks to preemptively pick up the screen rights to ‘A Million Little Pieces’ author James Frey’s young-adult novel ‘Endgame’. The book’s plot is described as ‘Hunger Games-like’…” (full details)

“Miami Heat player Ray Allen recently told ESPN that he’s been talking with Spike Lee about a potential sequel to Lee’s 1998 film ‘He Got Game’. Denzel Washington and Rosario Dawson starred in the story of a convict father (Washington) trying to convince his son (Allen) to enroll in college…” (full details)

“BoulderLight Pictures have hired T.J. Cimfel and David White (‘Blood List’) to pen ‘Weep,’ a Hispanic audience-targeted modern horror film based on the classic ghost tale of the La Llorona (The Weeping Woman). Filming aims to begin this Spring…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company have acquired the film rights to a New York Times Magazine article by Paul Tough. The story follows the multi-state rescue operation of lobster fisherman John Aldridge who fell into the ocean 40 miles off Montauk with no life vest or way to signal his location. Rachael Horovitz, Jason Blum and Harvey Weinstein will produce…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Woody Allen’s ‘Magic In The Moonlight’. Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden star in the 1920s Southern France-set rom-com about an Englishman is brought in to unmask a possible swindle…” (full details)

“Warner Bros will release R.J. Cutler’s ‘If I Stay’ on August 22nd. Chloe Moretz and Mireille Enos star in the story of a teenager who is in a coma after a car accident that devastates her family…” (full details)

“Fedor Bondarchuk’s Russian hit ‘Stalingrad,’ about the WWII battle that turned the tide in the European theater, will get an one-week IMAX 3D release in the United States starting February 28th…” (full details)

“ABC’s new drama series ‘Killer Women’ launched on Tuesday night to a hideous 0.9 rating, matching last year’s ‘Do No Harm’ as the lowest rated in-season drama series debut on the big four networks…” (full details)

“Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Batman: Arkham Origins,” “God of War: Ascension,” “The Last of Us” and “Lost Planet 3” have all scored nominats for the outstanding achievement in writing for video games award by the Writers Guild of America. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards. (full details)

“Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Tsai Ming Liang’s ‘Stray Dogs’ which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival last year. The story follows a poor father and his two children as they wander modern-day Taipai. A theatrical release is planned sometime in 2014…” (full details)