News Shorts: March 7th 2013

The first shot from Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, plus new stills from Almost Christmas and Mud.

Photos of Harrison Ford on the set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Owen Wilson on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Andrew Garfield on the Chinatown set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Cerebro being rebuilt for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Posters for Iron Man 3, After Earth, Turbo, 42, To the Wonder, The Unbelievers, This Is Where We Live, Machete Kills, and logo art for 300: Rise of an Empire.

A “Man of Steel” tie-in children’s merchandise book showcases Henry Cavill’s superman using heat vision, and a better look at General Zod’s armor. Check scans at Comic

“Carrie Fisher’s rep claims she ‘was joking’ about being confirmed for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and ‘nothing has been announced’…” (full details)

“Telltale Games says the ‘second season’ of their highly acclaimed ‘The Walking Dead’ video game looks to have been pushed until Fall 2014…” (full details)

“None of Disney’s animation companies (Disney Animation, Pixar and Disney Toons) are currently developing, or have plans to develop, any 2D hand-drawn animated theatrical releases in the near future (certainly not for at least 3-4 years)…” (full details)

“Michael Giacchino will re-team with his ‘Speed Racer’ filmmakers the Wachowski’s on their sci-fi epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’. ‘Argo’ composer Alexandre Desplat has come onboard to do the score for George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’…” (full details)

“The reboot of the ‘Vacation’ comedy franchise, starring Ed Helms, begins filming in June in Atlanta and in New Mexico…” (full details)

“The team behind the Comedy Central sitcom ‘Workaholics’ are working on a feature film, but it will NOT be a ‘Workaholics’ movie…” (full details)

“On the flip side, the UK release of J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ has officially been moved up by a week to May 9th when it will go out in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D cinemas – one week ahead of the United States…” (full details)

“Universal has scrapped plans to open “Oblivion” one week early on IMAX only screens. The film is now slated to open on both IMAX and regular screens in the United States on April 19th…” (full details)

“William Friedkin tweeted this week that ‘the long and twisted legal path of Sorcerer is slowly being unwound. Thanks for your patience. More as I get news.’ Will we finally see a fully restored version of his 80’s cult classic?…” (full details)

“Sundance Selects has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Alexandre Moors’ debut feature ‘Blue Caprice,’ two months after its world premiere at Sundance…” (full details)

“IFC Releasing have set an August 16th limited release date for David Lowery’s Sundance entry ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’…” (full details)

“Adam Hamdy’s low-budget British comedy debut ‘Pulp’ will make its U.S. debut through Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Live subscriber platform. Microsoft said it will be distributing more films this way in the future…” (full details)