News Shorts: June 15th 2011

A licensing poster for The Dark Knight Rises uses an image indicating he’s using the same batsuit from the last film while the film’s logo has an indigo coloring.

A new photo of Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea, set photos from American Reunion, and set photos of Sacha Baron Cohen in his Saddam Hussein-based The Dictator character turning up with a gun at a track and field meet.

The second season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has set a premiere date of October 21st.

The new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is scheduled to hit at 4pm US-PST tomorrow.

“Looks like Martin Scorsese is out and Sean Penn is in as the potential director of “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro as an aging, bitterly funny stand-up comic which shoots in New York next year…” (full details)

“Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” has been scheduled for a Christmas Day 2012 release…” (full details)

“Criterion have announced their September titles with Olivier Assayas’ “Carlos” out in two-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD editions; Claude Chabrol’s “Le Beau Serge” and “Les Cousins” along with Victor Sjostrom’s “The Phantom Carriage” coming to DVD and Blu-ray; finally Lasse Hallstrom’s “My Life As A Dog” and Robert Altman’s “3 Women” will get Blu-ray upgrades…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired the worldwide rights to “Detention”. Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook and Shanley Caswell star in the teen comedy about students in their final year of high school who must stop a killer and save the world…” (full details)

“Relativity Media have confirmed that their comedy action-adventure “Untitled Snow White Project” will begin shooting on June 20th. Julia Roberts and Lily Collins star in this project which Tarsem Singh (“Immortals”) is directing…” (full details)

“Relativity Media prevailed over The Weinstein Company in court today in the battle over “The Crow” franchise…” (full details)

“Tony nominee Elizabeth Rodriguez has joined the cast of NBC’s new drama series Prime Suspect…” (full details)

“Peter Landesman has sold a pitch for thriller “Letter of Last Resort” to Paramount Pictures which Erwin Stoff will produce…” (full details)

“Asked if there would be a third “Sex and the City”, actress Kim Cattrall says “I don’t know if it will happen. I really, really have no idea”…” (full details)

“Relativity Media will be taking over from Lionsgate the North American distribution of the Marc Forster-directed Machine Gun Preacher starring Gerard Butler. A platform fall release is expected…” (full details)

Finally today the first promo for the upcoming fourth season of “Damages” which will premiere on DirecTV from July 13th.