News Shorts: March 11th 2012

New photos from The Raven, The Cold Light of Day, Riddick and Cabin in the Woods, and posters for Darling Companion and Moonrise Kingdom.

“Dimension Films have pulled their 3D release of “Halloween” from the schedule, Universal have pushed back the film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables” by a week to December 14th…” (full details)

“Sony have set a August 9th 2013 release for their “Robocop” reboot, along with a December 20th 2013 release for their CG-animated sequel “Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers”…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox Entertainment have issued a new Blu-ray release of director William Friedkin’s “The French Connection”. The title, which went on sale exclusively at Best Buy stores the other day, features a brand new high-definition transfer struck from a new master and does NOT contain any of the heavily criticised color timing and brightness issues of the previous 2009 release…” (full details)

“European comic artist Jean ‘Mobius’ Girard has died at 73 after a battle with cancer. His most famous creation was the series “Les Aventures de Blueberry”…” (full details)

“Former “Lost” show runner Carlton Cuse has come onboard A&E’s upcoming series “The Bates Motel”, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” which will tell the story of a young Bates and how his life with his deranged mother and her lover unhinged his mind…” (full details)

“Disney has set Max Borenstein (“The Seventh Son”) to write a space-set sci-fi adventure called “Paladin”…” (full details)

“Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” will open the 65th Cannes festival on May 16 at the Grand Theâtre Lumiere of the Palais des Festivals…” (full details)

“Australian actor and former “Legend Of The Seeker” star Craig Horner is set to play the title character in the romantic-time-travel-musical CW pilot “”Joey Dakota” about a documentary filmmaker who travels back in time to the 1990’s where she falls for her subject…” (full details)

“Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman emphatically responded “oh yes” when asked if another “Mission: Impossible” was in the works…” (full details)

“Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon are currently working on the script for a second “John Carter” film…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Sleepwalk With Me”, the Sundance Film Festival movie from comedian Mike Birbiglia…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox and IMAX Corporation have confirmed that Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital and film theatres domestically and in a select number of IMAX theatres internationally…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the thriller “Hummingbird”. Jason Statham stars in the thriller set to begin shooting in London on Monday…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight Pictures and Red Flag Releasing have acquired Jay and Mark Duplass’ “Do-Deca-Pentathlon” for a June theatrical release ahead of its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival today. The story follows two highly competitive grown brothers who use a weekend family reunion to finally determine the ultimate winner…” (full details)

“Entertainment One has secured North American distribution rights to the Nazis in space comedy “Iron Sky”. No specific date is yet set, the film will premiere shortly at SXSW in Austin, Texas…” (full details)