News Shorts: March 29th 2012

The first official publicity still of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, and new stills from Cosmopolis, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and The Cabin in the Woods.

One-sheets for To Rome with Love, The Avengers, Battleship, Hick, Safety Not Guaranteed, Rise of the Guardians and The Samaritan.

There’s also an amusing poster for TNT’s reboot of Dallas, and a poster for Step Up Revolution which is the new title for the fourth “Step Up” film.

There’s also the first concept art from Seventh Son, and concept art from the defunct Willow animated TV series conceived back in the 80’s.

James Franco and various babes on the set of Spring Breakers, and a beaten up Ryan Gosling on the set of Only God Forgives.

“Paul Thomas Anderson’s much anticipated ‘The Master’ is set for an October 12th release this year, while Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s ‘The Apocalypse’ has been given a June 14th 2013 release date…” (full details)

“Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ is set to close out this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 28th, one week before the blockbuster roars into U.S. theaters and two days after it hits cinemas worldwide…” (full details)

“Darren Aronofsky will NOT be directing the Judy Garland biopic ‘Get Happy’ with Anne Hathaway, the filmmaker confirmed via Twitter yesterday…” (full details)

“New Regency has made a deal to fully finance Rupert Goold’s ‘True Story’, the film adaptation of disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s memoir who discovered that an accused murderer had stolen his identity. Jonah Hill and James Franco star with filming to begin in July…” (full details)

“Gary Oldman has a cute story about the moment he thought he had lost the script for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’…” (full details)

“Theaters are looking into charging premium on 2D movies in order to lower the cost of 3D movie tickets…” (full details)

“Film bosses have pulled early trailers for Ben Stiller comedy ‘Neighborhood Watch’ from cinemas in Florida following the shooting death of 17-year-old African-American student Trayvon Martin at the hand of a neighbourhood watch volunteer last month…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. rights to Regis Roinsard’s 1950’s set romantic comedy ”Populaire” from Wild Bunch, a movie said to be reminiscent of old classic comedies the way ‘The Artist’ was of silent films…” (full details)