News Shorts: November 18th 2011

Posters for The Expendables 2, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Project X and Young Adult.

Photos for A Dangerous Method, War Horse, This Means War, The Descendants and the first photo of Matthew McConaughey in Mud

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DiCaprio, Mulligan and Maguire all together in costume shooting The Great Gatsby in Sydney’s Centennial Park.

“20th Century Fox will hold nationwide sneak previews of Cameron Crowe’s new feature “We Bought a Zoo” on Saturday, November 26th – four weeks ahead of its December 23rd general release.

“David Fincher has brought his “Se7en” scribe Andrew Kevin Walker onboard his film adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” at Disney Pictures…” (full details)

“Joel Edgerton has passed on the sequel “300: Battle of Artemisia”. The Aussie actor was up for Themosticles, the famed archon and general who led the Greeks to victory against the invading Persians in 480 BCE…” (full details)

“Comic book publisher Bluewater Productions, who owns the trademark to the name “Wrath of the Titans”, has come to an agreement with the studio whereby the movie will be able to use the title for their upcoming “Clash of the Titans” sequel…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has parted ways with James L. Brooks and Gracie Films, declining to renew the writer-director’s overall deal with the studio that has been in place since 1990…” (full details)

“John Singleton has decided against directing a Tupac Shakur biopic and will instead focus on an untitled drama that reunites him with “Baby Boy” stars Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson…” (full details)

“Michael Kenneth Williams is in talks for a supporting role in “Snitch”. Williams will play a narcotics kingpin with a short temper who becomes involved with Dwayne Johnson’s character…” (full details)

“Activision has just announced that in five days, the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ has earned the company a staggering $775 million, easily topping the $650 million figure that COD: Black Ops managed in its first five days on sale and also the $500 that COD: MW2 achieved in five days…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay has acquired North American distribution rights to Touchback, the Don Handfield-directed gridiron drama that stars Kurt Russell and Brian Presley. A 2012 release is planned…” (full details)

“Bryan Singer is rumoured to be keen on a feature-film adaptation of “The Six Million Dollar Man” and are after Leonardo DiCaprio to star in it…” (full details)

“CBS announced today that they have ordered two more cycles of Survivor, taking the show into its 25th and 26th seasons. The 24th season kicks off on February 15th…” (full details)

“Jim Sheridan’s “Dream House” starring Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts is going straight-to-disc in Australia according to distributor Roadshow.”

“”Veronica Mars” and “Ringer” hunk Jason Dohring will be playing Chronos, the God of Time, in the twelfth episode of “Supernatural” this season which will air mid-January…” (full details)

“Acorn Media has announced that on January 31st they will be putting out newly remastered DVD and first time Blu-ray versions of the first two seasons of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” with David Suchet. The set does NOT include the feature-length “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”…” (full details)