News Shorts: May 9th 2012

Photos of Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace getting ready to kiss in Passion, a shirtless Vin Diesel in Riddick, the two young stars of Beautiful Creatures, Isla Fisher in a water tank in Now You See Me.

More stills from Dredd, Cosmopolis and Lawless.

The first set photos from A Good Day to Die Hard and Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Also new set location photos from Tom Hopper’s Les Miserables.

Former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire has interviewed new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield for VMan. Meanwhile a four-minute preview for “The Amazing Spider-Man” will screen on Monday with “America’s Got Talent”.

“IFC Films and Sundance Selects have jointly acquired Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’. A theatrical release is planned in the late Fall…” (full details)

“Arguably the year’s most anticipated video game, “BioShock Infinite”, has been pushed back has been pushed back four months – it will now hit shelves February 26th 2013…” (full details)

“Filming has wrapped on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming ‘Star Trek’ sequel according to tweets from actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto…” (full details)

“Kenneth Branagh says that he’d like to tackle another Shakespeare film adaptation and the first on his list is ‘Macbeth’…” (full details)

“Taped recordings of Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein” Royal National Theater stage production starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will screen in movie theaters in the United States during the first week of June…” (full details)

“‘The Hunger Games’ has passed both ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ to become the domestic highest-grossing book adaptation of all time with just over $381 million…” (full details)

“‘The Hunger Games’ has also been approved to be released nationwide in China in the first half of June, in dubbed and subtitled prints…” (full details)