News Shorts: July 2nd 2013

The first photo of Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost, stills from Curse of Chucky, and six promo photos for The Wolverine.

Posters for Rush, The Time Being, The Best Man Holiday, Diana, Lovelace, Afternoon Delight, You’re Next, Prisoners, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, this year’s Emmy Awards, AMC’s new series Low Winter Sun.

“New Blu-ray dates include ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ on August 6th, ‘Disconnect’ on September 17th, ‘Iron Man 3’ on September 24th, and ‘Byzantium’ on October 29th…” (full details)

“The title of the fourth season premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ will be ’30 Days Without an Accident’…” (full details)

“William Fichtner says that while he is playing Shredder in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie, his character starts out with the name Eric Sachs…” (full details)

“Appearing at CineEurope last week, filmmaker Bryan Singer said that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has scenes set in Russia, China and Japan. Filmmaker Joe Russo also appeared, saying that ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will be ‘much grittier’ than any other Marvel movie to date…” (full details)

“Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will work with a top nutritionist and fitness trainer before filming starts on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ at the end of the year…” (full details)

“Oliver Stone claims that his new cut of 2004’s ‘Alexander’, which judiciously edits twenty minutes out of his 2007 ‘Revisited’ version, is what he calls his ‘ultimate version’ and there won’t be any further versions…” (full details)

“Alexandre Desplat is attached to do the musical score for the upcoming film adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s novel ‘Suite Francaise’ starring Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Riley…” (full details)

“Paul W.S. Anderson has confirmed that he’ll begin directing the sixth ‘Resident Evil’ this Fall as soon as he wraps his disaster epic ‘Pompeii’. At present, the film is still targeting an early Fall 2014 release…” (full details)

“Simon Pegg is attached to star in the Tess Morris-penned rom-com ‘Man Up’ at Big Talk. The script made the 2011 Brit List…” (full details)