News Shorts: March 1st 2012

New poster art and photos have emerged from Walter Salles’ long awaited film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”.

New stills for The Hunter, Casa de mi Padre, Mirror Mirror, 21 Jump Street, The Raid: Redemption, Goon, Seeking Justice, Moonrise Kingdom, and Lockout.

HBO has unleashed two new posters for the second season launch of “Game of Thrones” – the first is The North Remembers, the second featuring a golden crown motif. Also out today is an animated poster for Silent House.

“Cottonwood Pictures and Icon Film Distribution have told a California federal judge that a settlement agreement had been reached over British distribution rights to Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”. The parties have now agreed to drop their dueling claims…” (full details)

“Guillermo Del Toro has selected “Game of Thrones” and “Iron Man” composer Ramin Djawadi to work on the score for his next directorial effort “Pacific Rim”…” (full details)

“Dan Aloni, a CAA motion picture agent who represents Christopher Nolan, Michel Gondry and David Dobkin, among others, was fired from the agency Wednesday morning. Nolan is leaving with him and following Aloni wherever he goes…” (full details)

“”We knew starting the movie that we didn’t have a finished second or third act. Was it responsible? The answer is, if the movie does as well as I think it will, it was genius. If it’s a total failure, then it was a really stupid idea” says filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld about the problematic production on “Men in Black 3″…” (full details)

“A print ad has revealed that “Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers” will the title of the upcoming sequel to 2009’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” at Sony Pictures Animation…” (full details)

“Simon & Schuster has moved the publication date of Don Winslow’s novel “The Kings Of Cool” up by several months to June 26th to take advantage of the release of Oliver Stone’s film adaptation of Winslow’s “Savages” on July 6th. ‘Cool’ is a prequel to “Savages”…” (full details)

“Amy Berg’s “West of Memphis” documentary produced by Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics…” (full details)

“Peter Craig (“The Town”) has been hired to pen the sequel to “Top Gun” for Paramount Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Productions… (full details)

“Universal Pictures is unveiling a new animated on-screen logo, created by Weta Digital, that will be seen for the first time in theaters in front of “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” tomorrow. The new logo will then appear on all Universal’s movies going forward….” (full details)

“2K & Irrational Games have announced an October 16th US and an October 19th international release for the PC & console editions of “Bioshock Infinite”…” (full details)

“Spider-man co-creator Stan Lee has revealed that he will be a playable character in the upcoming video game version of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’…” (full details)

“Acorn Media Group has acquired a controlling stake in the estate of Agatha Christie, the single most successful author in history. The announcement comes as they churn out remastered Blu-ray season of “Poirot”…” (full details)

“Nicholas Stoller’s “The Five-Year Engagement” has been chosen as the opening night film of the Tribeca Film Festival….” (full details)