News Shorts: May 16th 2011

Posters for Conan the Barbarian, The Debt, Horrible Bosses, Final Destination 5, The Muppets, Fright Night and Submarine.

Also posters for The Future, The Ledge, Colombiana, 30 Minutes or Less, Sympathy for Delicious, Buck and Green Lantern.

Lots of strange, esoteric new artwork for Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.

The first details are out for the 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of “Citizen Kane” at

“Milla Jovovich says she thinks the upcoming fifth film in the “Resident Evil” series will be called “Resident Evil: Retribution” and it will shoot in Japan…” (full details)

“”When they say ‘We don’t have a script,’ they don’t have a completed script that they’re about to go shoot. There’s a great desire to see Jack Bauer on the big screen” said Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice when asked about the potential “24” movie during a conference call yesterday to discuss the network’s fall primetime programming…” (full details)

“”Enter the Void” and “Irreversible” director Gaspar Noe might be helming the film based on the original Brett Easton Ellis script “Golden Suicides” for Muse and PalmStar Entertainment. A director for the film is set to be officially signing on shortly…” (full details)

“Angelina Jolie confirmed in Cannes this week that David Fincher is being sought for the “Cleopatra” biopic she’s been linked to, saying “It’s all very early. David Fincher’s been an old friend, so we’ve always been looking for something to do”…” (full details)

“Production company Independent confirms that Michael Mann will direct “Agincourt”. “RKO 281″ director Benjamin Ross is currently re-writing the script and the eventual shoot will likely take place in France and the United Kingdom…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has announced release dates for three of its 2012 titles – the Dwayne Johnson-led “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” on January 27th 2012, Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” will hit May 11th 2012, and the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy “Rivals” opens August 10th…” (full details)

“Criterion have announced their August Blu-ray releases – Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing”, Roman Polanski’s “Cul-De-Sac”, Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers”, Lindsay Anderson’s “IF… “, Lee Chang-dong’s “Secret Sunshine”, Jean Cocteau’s “Orpheus” and a complete Jean Vigo box-set…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has set the Cameron Diaz comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” for a May 11th 2012 release…” (full details)

“Stan Lee has confirmed that he won’t be making a cameo in the upcoming “X-Men: First Class”…” (full details)

“Michael Bay is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can find “the Twins” characters (Skids and Mudflap) from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” performing in the upcoming “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”…” (full details)

“”Red Riding Hood” will hit disc on June 14th complete with an alternate cut; “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Rango” will score a DVD and Blu-ray release on July 12th and 15th respectively; “Source Code” will hit disc on July 26th; and both the original “Conan the Barbarian” and “Conan the Destroyer” will get Blu-ray releases on August 2nd…” (full details)