News Shorts: January 15th 2014

Tom Cruise has posted up a new photo from his upcoming sci-fi war epic Edge of Tomorrow, there’s also a shot of Shailene Woodley in Divergent, while twenty photos are out from Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

New posters for Cooties, Walk of Shame, Need for Speed, Tracks, and Unknown Caller.

“Screenvision and BroadwayHD have teamed up to record the recently closed Orlando Bloom-led ‘Romeo and Juliet’ stage production which will be broadcast in 2,000 U.S. movie theaters across the country from February 13th-19th…” (full details)

“The Visual Effects Society has announced this year’s nominees for the 12th annual VES awards with ‘Gravity’ topping the list with eight nominations followed by ‘Pacific Rim’ with six, and both ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘Iron Man 3’ with five…” (full details)

“Syfy’s ‘Helix’ series pulled robust numbers for its special 90-minute premiere on Friday January 10th. The series delivered 1.82 million total viewers and 734K Adults 18-49. That’s the network’s best performance in the time period in more than four years…” (full details)

“IFC’s high-profile, six-part miniseries spoof ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ opened to 911,000 total viewers and 477,000 adults 18-49 for the premiere episode on Thursday. That is one highest-rated debuts ever on IFC…” (full details)

“Drafthouse Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Michel Gondry’s fantasy romance ‘Mood Indigo’ with a multi-city theatrical release later this year. Audrey Tautou and Omar Sy star…” (full details)

“It was talked about a few weeks back, now its confirmed that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have been talking about working on a new project together. What’s the project? Not a film or series, rather a stage play…” (full details)

“Producer Roberto Orci says that if an ‘Ender’s Game’ sequel were to go ahead, it could be an original work set between the end of the first novel but before the sequel novel ‘Speaker for the Dead’…” (full details)

“‘Chronicle’ scribe Max Landis has been hired to pen a new draft of a Houdini biopic in the works at Sony Pictures. Scott Frank penned the original draft. Jimmy Miller will produce…” (full details)

“Drug distributors in New Mexico are selling methamphetamine tinted blue in the Four Corners region. The blue meth mirrors that sold on hit drama ‘Breaking Bad’…” (full details)

“Jack Black will executive produce ‘Wizard’s Way’ which premieres this weekend at Slamdance. The story follows two ambitious young filmmakers who routinely play an ageing online fantasy video game during which they discover something that will change their lives forever…” (full details)