News Shorts: June 8th 2011

The first official still from the second season of The Walking Dead and set photos of Ed Norton and Bill Murray shooting Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom along with Sacha Baron Cohen shooting The Dictator.

Eleven action posters from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, a hi-res and full nipple visibility version of the poster for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a Drew Struzan-inspired poster for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, and a new one-sheet for The Three Musketeers.

“We now have confirmation that the Jurassic Park Trilogy will be hitting Blu-ray later in the year…” (full details)

“According to producer John Davis, the film adaptation of classic spy series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be Steven Soderbergh’s last movie and “it will hopefully start shooting sometime early next year”…” (full details)

“Zach Galifianakis says he’s already getting calls about doing “The Hangover III” and says his character of Alan will be in a mental hospital with Phil and Stu tasked with helping him break out…” (full details)

“Shia LaBeouf gives a brief update on the fifth “Indiana Jones” film – “I talked to [Harrison Ford]. He said he’s staying in the gym, he said he’s heard no word, but he does know that [George Lucas] is out there looking for a MacGuffin. He said he’s staying in the gym, so it means [the movie is] not so far off. I mean, [George]’s got to let it sit. He’s going through his ruminations, which is extensive”…” (full details)

“Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary has scored permission to use all Beatles songs in “The Fifth Beatle”, the $25 million film about tragic manager Brian Epstein. Tiwary plans to use 6-10 songs in the film…” (full details)

“Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s big-screen adaptation of “The Lone Ranger” has been given a December 21st 2012 release date, the same week as “Life of Pi” and the week after “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”…” (full details)

“”Super 8″ will come out in 300 theaters one day ahead of schedule on Thursday as part of a promotional campaign targeted at Twitter users. It will then expand to more than 3,000 theaters on Friday….” (full details)

“Angelina Jolie is scheduled to meet with director David O’Russell for a comedy film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel “The Silver Linings Playbook”…” (full details)

“Veteran actor/writer Bob Balaban has joined the cast of “Moonrise Kingdom”, Wes Anderson’s first live-action film in five years…” (full details)

“Matt Damon says that John Krasinski has joined Damon’s planned directorial debut effort. Details on the project are unclear, but it’s expected to be “Father Daughter Time”…” (full details)

“Magnet Releasing has announced they have acquired US rights to the horror comedy “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine. Magnet will release it on VOD platforms nationwide on August 26th prior to a limited theatrical release on September 30th…” (full details)

“Open Road Films will release the Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen-led action thriller remake ‘The Killer Elite’ in the U.S. on September 23rd…” (full details)

“‘Elizabeth’ director Shekhar Kapur is readying ‘Paani’, a $35 million dystopian thriller from Swarovski Entertainment and Walkwater Media on a global water crisis set in the “dangerously near future”. Shooting begins in November for a mid-2012 release…” (full details)

“Martin Snyder is set to direct the indie comedy “Missed Connections”. Snyder co-wrote the script with Marnie Hanel. The story deals with the lengths New Yorkers will go to find true love…” (full details)