News Shorts: June 24th 2012

Poster for Anna Karenina, Frankenweenie, Red Lights, Robot and Frank, The Words, Taken 2, Step Up Revolution and a promo poster for Paddington Bear.

Photos of James Franco’s look in Oz: The Great and Powerful, a couple of new shots from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and set photos of Angelina Jolie shooting Maleficent.

Some recent release date shifts – “The Babymakers” will now open August 3rd, “Alex Cross” opens a week earlier on October 19th, “The Big Wedding” will open October 26th, “21 and Over” will now open March 15th 2013, “Dead Man Down” will hit April 5th 2013, and “Scary Movie 5″ is targeting April 19th 2013… .” (full details)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the 15-film strong “Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection” on Blu-ray on September 25th. The box-set includes such Hitchcock greats as “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Rope,” “Rear Window,” “The Trouble with Harry,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” “Psycho,” and “The Birds”…” (full details)

“Warners will release an HD widescreen remastering of “Friends: The Complete Series” on Blu-ray in November. The retail price? A whopping $279.98 for all 236 original broadcast episodes…” (full details)

“MTV’s American adaptation of the British comedy “The Inbetweeners” is set to premiere on August 20th…” (full details)

“Millennium Entertainment has picked up Ben Shiffrin and Dan Antoniazzi’s rom-com “Match” for Scott Sanders Productions. The story centers on an executive at a dating web site who declares war on a rival service that embellishes profiles to help its clients hook up…” (full details)

“‘Fringe’ co-showrunner Jeff Pinkner will step down from the series he helped to oversee since season two, leaving J.H. Wyman as the drama’s sole showrunner in its fifth and final season. Pinkner’s decision to leave was amicable and will give him a chance to pursue other projects…” (full details)

“New Line Cinema has picked up “Gone” scribe Allison Burnett’s untitled noir thriller. There’s no story details but comparisons are being made to the classic ‘Body Heat’…” (full details)