News Shorts: November 23rd 2011

A new photo from John Carter; single photos from In the Land of Blood and Honey and Underworld Awakening; and heaps of new photos from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Arthur Christmas and Hugo.

Posters for This Means War, A Thousand Words, Young Adult, Hugo and Detachment.

“Gary Oldman has passed on the role so the offer is now out to Oldman’s “Batman Begins” co-star Ken Watanabe to play The Colonel in the live-action remake of “Akira” at Warner Bros. Pictures…” (full details)

“Sylvester Stallone has revealed his classic boxing movie ‘Rocky’ is to be made into musical. The show would focus on the love story between Rocky Balboa and his future wife Adrian…” (full details)

“‘Rampart’ director Oren Moverman says that he’s off the Kurt Cobain biopic project ‘This Is Gonna Suck’, despite delivering a script he and Courtney Love were happy with. Working Title and Universal however were not happy with his “wildly independent and unconventional approach”…” (full details)

“Terrence Malick’s longtime editor Billy Weber reveals that plans are afoot for a brand new disc release of Malick’s first film “Badlands” which will be out through either Warner Bros. or Criterion…” (full details)

“Marti Noxon (“Fright Night,” “I Am Number Four”) has been hired to re-write Disney’s Elizabeth Banks-starrer “Tink” which is described as a live action, romantic comedy take on the J.M. Barrie character. Elizabeth Wright Shapiro did the first draft…” (full details)

“New Regency has picked up Aron Eli Coleite’s thriller pitch “Hellbent”. The story is described as a prison escape movie with supernatural elements. Erwin Stoff and Michael Green will produce…” (full details)

“The New York Film Critics Circle will be the first critics group to announce their ‘Best of 2011’ list at the ridiculously early time of next Tuesday. They were planning to announce next Monday but are delaying a day so its members can see David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” on Monday night. Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” will not be screened until late next week anywhere and so won’t be included in the list…” (full details)

“Colin Firth confirms he’s been approached about doing the “Oldboy” remake but is still considering it…” (full details)

“Asked about the Steve Jobs biopic he’s been linked to, ‘Social Network’ scribe Aaron Sorkin says “Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering… right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” he said. “it’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it”…” (full details)

“Open Road Films has pick up domestic rights to Dax Shepard’s action comedy “Outrun”. The story centers on a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip hits a snag when they are chased by the feds and a gang of criminals…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Evan Kelly’s sci-fi thriller “The Corridor”. The story follows a man still reeling a year after his mother’s death when his friends arrange for a weekend getaway to scatter her ashes at her old country house. When they discover something otherworldly in the woods, things get very bizarre and increasingly violent…” (full details)