News Shorts: March 7th 2012

Photos from Prometheus, Dark Shadows, Men in Black 3, Wrath of the Titans and Jack and Diane.

A poster featuring “Hellboy” and “Sons of Anarchy” star Ron Perlman as a transgender computer hacker in Frankie Goes Boom.

“Producer Megan Ellison has hinted that we might see an October release for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much anticipated “The Master”…” (full details)

“Both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have confirmed a script for a third “Bill and Ted” movie is done and they’re both happy with it, now comes the time to sort out making it…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has jumped onboard MGM’s “Robocop” remake as a distributor, akin to their arrangement for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and the upcoming Bond film “Skyfall”…” (full details)

“Warner Bros has scheduled a one-night showing of classic “Casablanca” on March 21st in nearly 500 cinemas across the country, preceding the March 27th release of the latest (the third) restoration of the film to hit Blu-ray and DVD…” (full details)

“Classic 80’s comedy “Animal House” is being turned into a stage musical with Canadian rockers The Barenaked Ladies hired to pen the music…” (full details)

“IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Tim Burton’s stop-motion, animated film Frankenweenie will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX┬« 3D format and released in IMAX┬« digital theatres worldwide day-and-date on October 5th 2012…” (full details)

“Security technician Joshua Thompson has filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in Michigan in the hopes of forcing cinemas statewide to dial down snack prices…” (full details)

“Mass Hysteria Entertainment has acquired rights to the upcoming action thriller “The Boiling Point” with Warren P. Sonoda attached to direct. The story follows a gangster assigned to take out a mob informer who’s his ex-girlfriend and disappeared years ago into the witness protection program…” (full details)