News Shorts: October 17th 2011

Vin Diesel has shown off concept art of Riddick wearing a version of Necro-armor for the upcoming third film in the series – “Riddick”. Shooting kicks off in a few weeks.

Posters for The Adventures of Tintin, The Rum Diary, Three Stooges, Red Tails, The Devil Inside and Hugo Cabret 3D.

What if the John Carpenter’s “The Thing” was turned into a musical from the creature’s perspective? One online fan has executed this idea. Someone else has the idea of the original film’s cast watching new scenes from the remake.

Sony Pictures says that plans to release the “Straw Dogs” remake theatrically in Australia have been scrapped, it will go direct-to-disc next year.

“Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” has scored a Christmas Day 2012 release date in the United States…” (full details)

“The Hulk we’ve seen in “The Avengers” trailer is the version that will appear in the upcoming ‘Hulk’ TV show Marvel is developing that focuses on the relationship between Bruce and Betty Ross at the very beginning of the Hulk’s existence…” (full details)

“FX has ordered a 13 episode fifth season of its critically acclaimed hit drama “Sons of Anarchy”. The show is currently the #1 scripted drama series in all of basic cable and the highest-rated series ever on FX with the current season averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers and 3.9 million Adults 18-49…” (full details)

“Legendary Pictures has moved up Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” from July 12th 2013 to May 10th 2013. The project is currently shooting at Pinewood Studios Toronto…” (full details)

“Woody Allen has re-titled his 2012 film “The Bop Decameron” to “Nero Fiddled” because the ‘Decameron’ title was confusing too many people. Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page all star…” (full details)

“It’s finally official – “Monster” helmer Patty Jenkins is set to direct the “Thor” sequel for Marvel Studios which is currently scheduled for a November 15th 2013 release…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz” starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman. An early summer 2012 theatrical release is planned…” (full details)