News Shorts: January 24th 2011 *Updated*

Dark Horizons now has an official Facebook page at facebook.com/darkhorizonscom. I hope you can click the ‘Like’ button below.

New stills for Jane Eyre, The Adjustment Bureau, Unknown and a poster for Submarine.

On the opening night of his retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, director David O. Russell was interviewed by his friend, director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), following a special screening of “The Fighter”. The unpredictable conversation has gone online and you can listen here or download here.

“An event invite sent out to gaming press says they’re making a game based on “a just-launched property from the TV and comic book world whose popularity is changing life as some know it.” This has lead to speculation that it’s referring to “The Walking Dead”…” (full details)

“Fans of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli will be happy to hear that “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” and “My Neighbours the Yamadas” are scheduled for Blu-ray releases in Australia in late April. If it follows the same pattern as the “Nausicaa” Blu-ray, expect the U.S. version around four months later (so late Summer/early Fall)…” (full details)

“Lucy Hale let slip that she’s in the opening sequence of “Scream 4” – “It’s a small role, which I was very happy to play. I’m at the beginning of the movie… To be a part that has a cult following, to look back at Drew Barrymore’s opening scene and be like I’m a part of this. This is unreal. It’s really cool”…” (full details)

“IFC Films has picked up Matthew Chapman’s drama “The Ledge” for just over $1 million and will give it theatrical and VOD releases later this year. Reviews from Sundance are decidedly mixed….” (full details)

“Jon Favreau has tweeted that he shot a cameo role in Alex Kurtzman’s “Welcome To People” on Friday…” (full details)

“A year after its Sundance premiere, Australian filmmaker Spencer Susser’s “Hesher” has been acquired by Wrekin Hill Entertainment who will release the film this April…” (full details)

“Tyler Labine says the upcoming “Rise of the Apes” will be far more ‘humane’ than you might expect – “there’s a lot of humanity to juxtapose what’s about to happen”…” (full details)

“New York/Tokyo based production company TK Digital will launch Japan Flix, a new digital distribution venture that makes never-before-released Japanese films available for the first time in the United States. Each of their releases will be available to download through the iTunes Store…” (full details)