News Shorts: January 22nd 2013

Stills from Riddick, Before Midnight, All Things To All Men, Kick-Ass 2, Oblivion, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, and Bullet to the Head.

Posters for The Croods, The East, Warm Bodies.

“While it may have disappointed at the box-office despite solid reviews, Lionsgate’s “Dredd” reboot has been a big winner in the home market with 650,000 disc units sold in its first week, half of which were Blu-rays. It was also the top film download for the week, outpacing all other titles in digital sales…” (full details)

“James Franco has revealed that he’s working on a film adaptation of James Ellroy’s ‘American Tabloid’. However, he says ‘It’s not all put together yet. It’s still early’…” (full details)

“A few days ago it came to light that the TV series version of the 2009 feature horror comedy ‘Zombieland’ was back in active development. Today comes word that Amazon Studios is the company that is developing this original series…” (full details)

“Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic ‘Queen of the Desert’ is ‘still a way’s off … Hopefully, it will happen’ says actress Naomi Watts…” (full details)

“Flamboyant British film director Michael Winner, best known for the Death Wish series of the 1970s and ’80s, died at his London home on Monday. He was 77…” (full details)

“Leonardo DiCaprio has said he’ll be taking a ‘long, long break’ from acting after making three films in two years. He’ll spend his time off working on environmental campaigning…” (full details)

“New Blu-ray release dates include ‘The Master’ on February 26th, ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Lay the Favorite’ on March 5th, ‘Playing for Keeps’ on March 12th, ‘Les Miserables’ on March 19th, ‘The Collection’ and ‘Parental Guidance’ on March 26th, ‘The ABC’s of Death’ on May 7th…” (full details)

“Mark Wahlberg has reportedly confirmed plans to team up with Justin Bieber on a movie that could start filming next year. Wahlberg has pitched it as a ‘Color Of Money’-type of basketball, street hustler movie…” (full details)