News Shorts: January 2nd 2011

Jack Sparrow on the cover of Empire, a photo of the Hal Jordan action figure from Green Lantern, three stills from Sucker Punch, a great new poster for Paul, and four character posters for The Green Hornet.

“Rumor of a sequel to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” being in development, stemming from a quote by Paul Reubens, have been squashed by reps for Tim Burton…” (full details)

“TorrentFreak’s stats indicate that “Lost” was the most pirated show of 2010, just ahead of “Heroes,” “Dexter,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “House,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “24,” “True Blood,” “Glee” and “Family Guy”…” (full details)

“Terry Gilliam will be shooting a 15-minute short film in Naples, Italy next week based on Eve Merriam’s poem “The Wholly Family”. American actors will fill out the three male roles, the rest will be local Italian talent…” (full details)

“NASA has named Roland Emmerich’s “2012” the most absurd sci-fi film of modern times in terms of getting the facts right. Other films singled out for inaccuracy – “The Core,” “Armageddon,” “Volcano,” “The 6th Day” and “Chain Reaction”…” (full details)

“Method Man has scored a role in David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter”. The role isn’t specified…” (full details)

“Remember that “The Hurt Locker” producer who made a faux pas with Academy Awards members? Looks like “Buried” screenwriter Chris Sparling has made a similar mistake…” (full details)

“Criterion have released their annual cryptic ‘Postcard’ hinting at upcoming titles for 2011. Best guesses so far include: Cul-de-sac, Insignificance, Kuroneko, Carlos, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Kiss Me Deadly, The Great Dictator, Zero for Conduct, and re-releases/Blu-ray releases of Wild Strawberries, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Les Diaboliques, and the original Solaris…” (full details)

“2002 British soccer film “Bend It Like Beckham” has become the first ever western-made film to air on North Korean television, though it was heavily edited with almost half the film’s content cut out…” (full details)