News Shorts: March 22nd 2012

New photos from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Prometheus, the Marvel superhero team-up The Avengers, Joseph Gordon Levitt in make-up to resemble a young Bruce Willis in Looper, and the real Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

There’s also photos of the lovely young ladies in Whitney Houston’s last film Sparkle, Laika’s stop-motion animated feature Para-Norman, the John Cusack-led Poe-themed horror taleThe Raven, and Aaron Eckhart with Olga Kurylenko in the action-thriller The Expatriate.

The first set photos of a bedraggled and almost unrecognisable Hugh Jackman shooting Les Miserables, and Emma Watson shooting scenes for Sofia Coppola’s true crime drama The Bling Ring.

Posters for Here, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Lovely Molly and Jesus Henry Christ. There’s also some Lizard-themed artwork from The Amazing Spider-Man, and some abandoned concept art from the Akira remake.

“Tom Hardy says that if there’s another film he’d love to do with his “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” director Christopher Nolan it would be a James Bond film with himself as 007…” (full details)

“Musician Pitbull will provide the song ‘Back in Time’, the official theme song to “Men in Black 3″. The song will be available as a digital single and released to radio on March 26th, two months ahead of the film’s release…” (full details)

“Music producer Dr. Dre is developing the horror-thriller “Thaw” with his Crucial Films production banner. Daniel Schnider created the idea about an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon. Vik Weet is writing the script…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” has raked in $529 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor’s global gross of $524.4 million…” (full details)

“Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has revealed that the band will be contributing the song ‘Legendary Child’ to the “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” film soundtrack. The song is a previously unreleased outtake from their 1993 record ‘Get A Grip’ and is currently being mixed in preparation…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up all North American rights to “The First Time”, the teen romance written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. The movie is a high school romance centering on a senior and junior from different schools that meet at a party. Over the course of one weekend, a fledgling romance develops…” (full details)

“New Blu-ray dates include “Underworld: Awakening” on May 8th, “One for the Money” on May 15th, “Red Tails” and “The Grey” on May 22nd, “Gone” and “Man on a Ledge” on May 29th, “The Sting: Collector’s Edition” on June 5th, “Empire of the Sun: 25th Anniversary Edition on June 19th…” (full details)

“Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired North American rights to writer-director Mark Webber’s drama The End of Love”. A day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in the late Summer or early Fall is planned…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has set Lauren Greenfield’s Sundance doco “The Queen of Versailles” for July 6th and Fernando Meirelles’ globe-trotting drama “360” for August 3rd…” (full details)

“After much outcry from fans online, developers BioWare have agreed to rewrite the ending of the recently released acclaimed video game “Mass Effect 3″. Gamers found only three (not 16 as previously rumoured) possible endings exist and all of them were bleak…” (full details)