News Shorts: July 25th 2013

New photos Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in The Counselor, Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski in I, Frankenstein, Russell Brand in Diablo Cody’s Paradise, Jude Law in Dom Hemingway, Liam Hemsworth in Cut Bank, and another shot of Dwayne Johnson on the set of Hercules.

Posters for Romeo and Juliet, Saving Mr. Banks, Tom at the Farm, The Canyons, Oldboy, Getaway, Edge of Tomorrow, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Gravity, Elysium, Rush and The To Do List.

“Fox Searchlight has set a May 2nd 2014 U.S. release date for Amma Asante’s British period drama ‘Belle’, and an April 4th 2014 release date for the Jude Law-led British black comedy crime caper ‘Dom Hemingway’ Both films premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has announced that Alex Gibney’s documentary on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will now be called ‘The Armstrong Lie’. SPC will release the film worldwide, but not date is yet set…” (full details)

“Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ will have its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas in late September. Reeves will attend the event to present his film, which chronicles the life of a young martial artist who becomes a part of an underground fight club…” (full details)

“Relativity has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Dave Green’s adventure film ‘Echo’ with a January 10th 2014 release planned. The story follows a group of friends who begin receiving strange encoded messages on their cell phones after a construction project begins digging up their neighborhood…” (full details)

“Entertainment One has acquired North American distribution rights to the indie fantasy comedy ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ starring Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn and Summer Glau. EOne plans a day-and-date U.S. release in theaters and on VOD…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up the U.S. rights to the Saoirse Ronan-led sci-fi teen love drama ‘How I Live Now’ for a Fall 2013 release. Kevin Macdonald helmed the project about an American teen stuck on an English farm with her cousins when a hostile force invades and occupies the country…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures have hired Dan Mazeau (‘Wrath of the Titans’) to pen the script for the Tom Cruise sci-fi action feature ‘Yukikaze’ based on the Japanese novel by Chohei Kambayashi. The story follows humanity fighting off alien invaders who came through a hyper-dimensional passageway over Antarctica…” (full details)

“Strand Releasing has taken U.S. rights to Rithy Panh’s Cambodian documentary ‘The Missing Picture’ which won the top jury prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. A Spring release is planned…” (full details)

“Nickelodeon Original Films has picked up writer John Sullivan’s supernatural family script pitch ‘Boogeymen’. Howard Deutch is attached to direct the story of a fearful kid who partners up with the Boogeyman to investigate paranormal activity…” (full details)

“Relativity has acquired Greg Russo’s film pitch based on the comic ‘Continuum’. The story follows a historian and team of soldiers sent back in time to present-day New York City in the hope of figuring out who launched a catastrophic nano-terrorist attack that nearly wiped out humanity…” (full details)

“Bold Films has acquired Will Dunn’s spec script ‘Children Of The Gun’ for Fabrice Du Welz tl direct. The story is set in a desolate near future where two survivors must unite to escape their crumbling world, ruthless pursuers and their own violent history…” (full details)

“Kino Lorber’s Horizon Movies picked up the North American rights to Henry Barrial’s sci-fi film ‘Pig’. The story follows a man who wakes up in the desert with amnesia. A lone clue sends him on a dangerous journey of discovery…” (full details)

“‘Like Crazy’ and ‘Breathe In’ writer/director Drake Doremus says that his next movie is going to be a sci-fi romance film penned by ‘Moon’ scribe Nathan Parker. The pair have reportedly been working together for almost a year now…” (full details)