News Shorts: June 14th 2013

Photos for Elysium, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Wolverine, Jennifer Lawrence in Mystique make-up on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans kissing on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Posters for Elysium, Only God Forgives, Insidious: Chapter Two, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Paranoia, Stranded, Passion, We’re the Millers, Pawn Shop Chronicles, Grabbers, Riddick, Blood, and character posters for The World’s End.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms that he is a part of the third ‘Expendables’ movie and he’s going to start filming it in August in Los Angeles…” (full details)

“Lakeshore Entertainment has scored a untitled action thriller script pitch from Spenser Cohen. The story deals with the United States’ controversial drone program…” (full details)

“FilmDistrict has closed a $10 million deal for U.S. distribution rights to the musical event film ‘Rocketman,’ which chronicles the journey of musician Elton John from childhood to stardom. Tom Hardy is circling to play the musician…” (full details)

“1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment have pre-emptively acquired Matt Lieberman’s spec script ’12/24′. The story revolves around brothers set out to prove that Santa Claus is real with their home video camera. The boys get more than they bargained for when they end up joining his epic Christmas Eve ride…” (full details)

“Idris Elba is set to produce Michael Caton-Jones’s ‘One Square Mile’. Filming begins in London at the end of the year…” (full details

“Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s next film, ‘Chappie,’ is said to be ‘basically based’ on his 2003 short film ‘Tetra Vaal’. This is similar to the way Blomkamp’s 2006 short ‘Alive In Joberg’ was the basis for his 2009 feature ‘District 9’…” (full details)

“J.J. Abrams says his approach to ‘Star Wars’ will be the same as with ‘Star Trek’ – ‘honoring but not revering what came before’…” (full details)

“Carey Mulligan has passed on an official offer for the Hillary Rodham Clinton biopic ‘Rodham’ at Temple Hill and The Arlook Group…” (full details)

“Jerry Bruckheimer says as long as Tom Cruise’s enthusiasm for the project is still there, there’s still hope for a ‘Top Gun’ sequel…” (full details)

“Samuel L. Jackson says he’d be up for a cameo in Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV series, especially if it’s a voice only thing like Charlie in ‘Charlie’s Angels’…” (full details)