News Shorts: July 29th 2013

Photo of Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Shia LaBeouf in Nymphomaniac, and the Thracian army in the Dwayne Johnson-led Hercules.

“Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ will be the opening-night selection at this year’s New York Film Festival…” (full details)

“Regal Cinemas has just revealed a list of theaters nationwide that will screen all three films in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy on August 22nd, capping off with a 10pm screening of ‘The World’s End’…” (full details)

“Despite being out for nearly two months, Paramount is giving Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ a one-week only North America IMAX release from August 2nd. The film previously screened on select IMAX screens internationally…” (full details)

“The upcoming ‘Star Wars Celebration VII’ expo will be timed to the theatrical release of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and will be held in Anaheim, California from April 16th-18th 2015…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight has set Nicole Holofcener’s next project ‘Enough Said’ for a platform release starting September 20th. James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener star…” (full details)

“‘Parkland’ has been given a September 20th 2013 U.S. theatrical release date through Exclusive Media’s distribution label, Exclusive Releasing. Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and Jacki Weaver star…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has scored worldwide rights to the documentary ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ for a 2014 release. Famed magician Teller directed the film about a Texan inventor’s mission to discover how the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (“Girl With A Pearl Earring”) mastered photorealism over a century before photography…” (Screen Daily)

“‘Spider-Man’ creator Stan Lee’s response to the talk of Spider-Man potentially becoming bisexual? ‘I don’t know anything about that. And if it’s true, I’m going to make a couple of phone calls. I figure one sex was enough for everybody’…” (full details)

“Music Box Films’ genre arm has acquired US rights to Havana Marking’s documentary ‘Smash and Grab’. The film uses animation and surveillance camera footage to tell the story of the Balkan gang known as The Pink Panthers who have stolen approximately $1 billion in jewels from around the world…” (full details)

“Alcon Entertainment has given the green light for the previously announced sequel to 2011’s family drama ‘Dolphin Tale’. Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman will return in their respective roles…” (full details)

“Focus Features has optioned ‘Deprivation,’ an action thriller script from Jason Doty. The story follows a desperate man who, three days after his family dies mysteriously in a fire, discovers he can travel back in time if he never falls asleep…” (full details)