News Shorts: January 17th 2013

Eighteen new photos from A Good Day to Die Hard, the first photo from Bong Joon-ho’s much anticipated sci-fi feature Snowpiercer, new photos of Ashton Kutcher in jOBS, and stills from A Single Shot and The Spectacular Now.

Posters for To the Wonder, The Brass Teapot, Still, The Host, In Fear, Afternoon Delight and The Internship.

“A24 has acquired Sofia Coppola’s latest feature ‘The Bling Ring’ which follows a group of kids from an affluent neighborhood in the valley that continually robbed the Hollywood homes of wealthy celebrities for almost a year. The film is currently targeting a June release…” (full details)

“Benh Zeitlin’s Oscar-nominated ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ will be back up on the big screen in select cities for a special return engagement on Friday January 18th…” (full details)

“Amazon’s French site has posted up a page for the April 17th Blu-ray release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. The discs will include the ten online video blogs about the film’s making, along with a featurette. The 2D Blu-ray is on one disc, while the 3D Blu-ray spreads that version across two…” (full details)

“Comedian Chris Hardwick has been tapped to host the Third Annual Streamy Awards. The awards honor excellence in original online video programming and the creators behind them…” (full details)

“Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday February 9th at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present nine awards to 25 individual recipients during the evening…” (full details)

“Lionsgate is launching a micro budget film division. The new arm will make horror films and comedies budgeted under $2.5 million with John Sacchi overseeing it…” (full details)

“Syfy has cancelled its superhero series ‘Alphas’ after two seasons. Only a little over one million viewers tuned into the season two finale in October…” (full details)

“Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore is finalising a deal with Syfy for a new series – “Helix”. The story follows a team of scientists who must save the human race from annihilation following a disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility…” (full details)