News Shorts: January 3rd 2013

Some stunning concept art from Bong Joon-ho’s English language debut Snowpiercer.

Photos from Star Trek Into Darkness, Dead Man Down, Freeloaders, 7E, Warm Bodies, and The Grandmaster.

Posters for John Dies at the End, The Last Exorcism Part II, Running from Crazy, The Last Stand, and what could be the first character poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

“Gareth Evans’s ‘The Raid’ sequel will be entitled ‘Berandal,’ the first scene of the follow-up reportedly takes place a mere two hours after the first film ends. Iko Uwais will be returning, and is joined by the likes of Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Marsha Timothy, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo and Arif Rahman in the major roles…” (full details)

“It looks as if ‘The Host 2,’ the sequel to the 2006 Korean monster movie, is targeting an early Summer 2014 release. Commercial director Park Myeong-chan will helm in his feature film debut…” (full details)

“Open Road Films is close to a deal to distribute Joshua Michael Stern’s “Jobs,” the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the late high-tech visionary leader of Apple. The film will close the upcoming Sundance Film Festival…” (full details)

“Henry-Alex Rubin’s ‘Disconnect’ has been selected to open the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival which kicks off January 24th at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara…” (full details)

“Pathe and Twentieth Century Fox have set a March 27th UK release date for Danny Boyle’s psychological thriller ‘Trance’ starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures have set Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Flight’ for a February 5th release on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand…” (full details)

“Walt Disney Pictures will make ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ available on HD VOD on February 12th, followed by a disc and SD VOD release on March 5th…” (full details)