News Shorts: November 28th 2011

More photos from John Carter and Underworld Awakening, along with posters for Men in Black 3, Black Gold and In the Land of Blood and Honey.

Photos of Keanu Reeves and other actors on the set of 47 Ronin, Matt Damon filming Elysium, and some awe-inspiring location photos for the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Empire has just launched a Steven Spielberg special app only for the iPad with exclusive video interviews and photos, in-depth reviews, trailers, clips and tonnes of other goodies covering everything from 1971’s Duel to the upcoming “War Horse”. You can pick it up at the iTunes store.

Paramount has just released a new official “Mission: Impossible” game in preparation for ‘Ghost Protocol’. You can check it out at

“Gary Busey on his role in “Piranha 3DD” – “I play a farmer. A cow explodes because of its farting ability and out of it come hundreds of piranha, raining down on me. You’ll see how I treat one of them”…” (full details)

“Asked about his rumoured casting in the “Ender’s Game” film, “Hugo” star Asa Butterfield says -“There is a script I am very excited about but nothing is confirmed. It is something I would love to do and I love the book. There are lots and lots of scripts I’m excited about but nothing that I can confirm”…” (full details)

“”Happiness” and “Welcome to the Dollhouse” filmmaker Todd Solondz has surprisingly revealed that he was once called to talk to Drew Barrymore about making the “Charlie’s Angels” movie…” (full details)

“”Flightplan” and “Time Traveler’s Wife” director Robert Schwentke will helm the HBO drama pilot “The Lobotomist” which follows the meteoric rise and fall of Dr. Walter Freeman who specialized in lobotomy and opened the idea of neurosurgery as a possible treatment for severe mental illness…” (full details)

“G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” crew member Mike Huber died during a bizarre accident last week on the New Orleans set of Paramount PIctures’ sequel. Huber was tearing down a set using a scissor-lift when it somehow tipped over, Huber sustaining fatal injuries…” (full details)

“New storms moving in over Norway turned tragic for three members of the crew on “Skumringslandet” (The Vail of Twilight) on Sunday afternoon who were out photographing spectacular waves when the rough waters suddenly swept them out to sea. Two remained missing on Monday…” (full details)

“56-year-old Brazillian Director Oscar Maron Filho (“Bye Bye Romario,” “Pele,” “O Papa Da Bola”) suffered cardiac arrest while addressing a forum at the International Film Festival of India in Goa over the weekend…” (full details)

“Lana Wood, best known for her cameo as Plenty O’toole in Bond classic “Diamonds Are Forever”, will star in Robert H. Gwinn’s teen slasher film “Virtue”. DJ Perry, Anthony Homus and Dean Mauro also star…” (full details)

“Doug Hutchison (“The Green Mile,” “Lost”) has dropped out of Richard O’Sullivan’s loose adaptation of the James Harrison Cathey historical book “The Genesis of Lincoln”. Hutchinson’s departure is due to concerns over the film’s subject matter (particularly some of the sexual content)…” (full details)

“Mass Hysteria Entertainment has acquired the rights to the action thriller “Bad Monday”. Richard Taylor penned the script about a Michigan man with an estranged wife and kid who finds himself wrapped up in a situation spiraling out of control with stolen cars, bags of money and has him on the run for his life…” (full details)