News Shorts: March 15th 2012

Stills for Wrath of the Titans and more photos from Riddick. Also set photos of Steve Coogan and Anna Friel shooting The King of Soho.

Posters for Ted, Safe, The Raven, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Darling Companion, Children of Paradise, Sleepless Night, a banner for Dark Shadows, Ares in Wrath of the Titans, character wallpapers from Brave.

“The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced January 15th 2013 ahead of the ceremony itself on February 24th 2013…” (full details)

“William Friedkin’s appeal to have the NC-17 rating for his upcoming thriller “Killer Joe” reduced has failed. The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the NC-17 rating for “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality…” (full details)

“Showtime has announced a July 1st premiere date for the eighth season of “Weeds” and second season of “Episodes”…” (full details)

“Ed Helms has denied rumors that he’s been linked to the reboot of the “Vacation” franchise – “Well it could be, I suppose. I understand that project is afloat, but I don’t know where I fit into that right now”…” (full details)

“Woody Allen is set to shoot his next film this Summer in the Danish capital of Copenhagen…” (full details)

“Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Carrie Preston’s comedy “That’s What She Said”, starring Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat. The Sundance premiere follows three friends through a series of misadventures in New York City…” (full details)

“New Blu-ray release dates include “Joyful Noise” and “New Year’s Eve” on May 1st, “Chronicle” on May 15th, “This Means War” on May 22nd, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” on May 29th, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” on June 12th, “The FP” on June 19th, and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” on June 24th…” (full details)

“Think “Armageddon” was far-fetched? Turns out the central premise is scientifically sound…” (full details)

“”we’re hoping to make ‘Super Troopers 2’ eventually. We’ve written the script and as soon as we figure out a little sort of legal thing with Fox, I think we’ll hopefully get a chance to make that” says actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar about the chances of a sequel to the comedy…” (full details)