News Shorts: October 19th 2012

A boatload of photos beginning with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly filming Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, photos of creepy monsters in Silent Hill Revelation 3D, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in Paranoia, and Rachel McAdams in About Time.

There’s also Richard E. Grant and Jude Law in Dom Hemingway, Marlon Wayans in A Haunted House, Elijah Wood in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and eighty photos from Cloud Atlas.

Then there’s posters for Life of Pi, Save the Date, So Undercover, and an IMAX poster for Skyfall.

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Robert Rodriguez’ sequel “Machete Kills” and the first official photo of Danny Trejo and Amber Heard in the film has gone online.

“FilmDistrict has announced an October 11th 2013 release date for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake. As of now, the movie has the weekend to itself…” (full details)

“‘Paranormal Activity 4’ has scored around $4.5 million in midnight previews on Thursday night with a $35-40 million opening weekend looking likely…” (full details)

“Judd Apatow continues his signature trait of overextending his comedies with ‘This is 40’ scoring a confirmed final runtime of 134 minutes. That makes it his second longest film behind only ‘Funny People’…” (full details)

“Shailene Woodley’s role as Mary Jane Watson is only expected to be a small part of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel but will reportedly be present to help set up the infamous ‘Death of Gwen Stacy’ storyline from the comics to be adapted in this new trilogy…” (full details)

“Mark Millar says ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director Matthew Vaughn is going all out sci-fi with this ‘First Class’ sequel – ‘It’s X-Men meets The Terminator, You’ve got robots, you’ve got time travel, you’ve got superheroes – it’s got everything in one film’…” (full details)

“Michael Jai White says the upcoming sequel to cult comedy hit ‘Black Dynamite’ will be ‘a Western comedy in the spirit of Blazing Saddles, mixed with Buck And The Preacher’…” (full details)

“Director Jon M. Chu says the script for the upcoming ‘Masters of the Universe’ reboot has a ‘fresh, UNEXPECTED approach I was immediately intrigued. I never expected to connect on a human level to a MOTU movie but I really plugged in emotionally’…” (full details)