News Shorts: October 19th 2011

Posters for The Grey, Contraband, The Secret World of Arrietty, Arthur Christmas, The Descendants, Texas Killing Fields, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and a motion poster for Woman In Black.

“New DVD and Blu-ray release announcements – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” on December 13th, “Midnight in Paris” and “Colombiana” on December 20th, “Final Destination 5” and “The Debt” on December 27th, “The Guard” and “The Whistleblower” on January 2nd, and “Red State” on January 23rd…” (full details)

“Russell Crowe has tweeted that he’s spent “umpteen hours fighting Michael Shannon” on the set of “Man of Steel”. So who wins in the onscreen battle – his Jor-El or Shannon’s Zod? “Hard to tell who wins, we are still fighting tomorrow”…” (full details)

In a strange bit of promotion Sony has a six minute clip showing the original Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, playing the highly anticipated PS3 video game “Uncharted 3″ Drake’s Deception”. More exciting though is the game’s epic new launch trailer.

“”Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are developing the series “China Doll” for HBO. The story follows an interracial family and their humanoid robot…” (full details)

“A&E has renewed its flagship drama series The Glades for a third season, which will launch next summer. The show’s just finished second season averaged 3.9 million viewers per episode…” (full details)

“Acclaimed commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig has set up “Brass Monkey” at Paramount Pictures in which a real-time kinetic thriller that takes place during a killing spree in Los Angeles…” (full details)

“An actress has filed a $US1 million lawsuit against IMDb because it revealed her real age and fears that the public outing of her date of birth will result in fewer roles…” (full details)

“With shooting on “The Dark Knight Rises” now headed to New York City, cast members are apparently being advised that scenes at the Occupy Wall Street protests may be included in the film. It likely means brief second unit filming for montages…” (full details)

“”Bad Teacher” writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg along with the film’s director Jake Kasdan are re-teaming for a new untitled comedy at Sony Pictures. The story follows a Supercuts manager advises his best friend to break off his engagement, he unexpectedly falls in love with the jilted fiancee, testing both his new romance and his friendship…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to the Michael Cuesta-directed drama “Roadie” which stars Ron Eldard. It will be released on VOD Dec. 2 and in theaters January 6th…” (full details)

“Nielsen Co. has released DVR ratings for the first two weeks of the fall TV season and “Modern Family” enjoyed the strongest additional audience with 4.5 million per episode. CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”, “Two and a Half Men”, “The Mentalist” and “NCIS” all score an additional 3+ million. The only new show in the Top Ten was “Terra Nova” with an additional three million viewers…” (full details)

“Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are doing a script pass on the recently submitted William Monahan draft of the “Sin City” sequel with an end of year start being targeted…” (full details)

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ looks to be clocking in at a runtime of 117 minutes.” (full details)