News Shorts: October 23rd 2012

Photos from Safe Haven, Magic Magic, Promised Land, Flight, and the beastly Orc Bolg in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Posters for The Master, Warm Bodies, Life of Pi, and the cover art for the “Star Trek Into Darkness” prequel comic.

Universal’s awards season website is currently hosting a PDF of the full screenplay for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy “This is 40”.

“Warner Bros. Pictures has moved up the release of its 3D Lego movie from February 28th 2014 to February 7th 2014…” (full details)

“Actor Kit Harington says the budget for the third season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is visibly larger even to those working on the set, and it’s an ‘impact season’ like the first…” (full details)

“Australia’s biggest cable provider Foxtel has negotiated a new output deal with HBO that will deliver their shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ to screens within hours of U.S. broadcast. The deal also prevents free-to-air networks from broadcasting older episodes – so no more “Boardwalk Empire” on SBS…” (full details)

“AMC and US cable provider Dish Network reached a $700 million settlement of their lawsuit. The settlement includes a return of AMC’s networks and shows like ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ to Dish’s viewers which started up again on the system on Monday…” (full details)

“Louis C. K., the pioneering standup comedian and writer, director and star of FX’s ‘Louie’, will be the host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC on November 3rd…” (full details)

“Strange Weather Films is developing Chris McCoy’s travel comedy-drama ‘Year Abroad’ about a man in his mid-30s who responds to being dumped by taking the trip to Europe he should have taken when he was 18…” (full details)

“Continental Media has picked up international rights to Jessica Goldberg’s ‘Refuge’ starring Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty and Logan Huffman. The story revolves around a young woman who has been raising her siblings since their parents’ skipped town. A handsome drifter comes into their lives and changes the family dynamic…” (full details)

“Jacques Audiard’s ‘Rust and Bone’ won the best film prize at the 56th BFI London Film Festival over the weekend in the UK. ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ won for the most imaginative feature debut, Sally El Hosaini won Best British Newcomer for ‘My Brother the Devil’, and Alex Gibney’s ‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ won best documentary…” (full details)

“Acclaimed scribe Marti Noxon (“Buffy,” “Mad Men,” the “Fright Night” remake) has joined Pixar to work on an unspecified project…” (full details)

“‘The Cooler’ filmmaker Wayne Kramer is on board to write and direct ‘The Circuit’ at Paramount Pictures. Plot details are being kept under wraps while Mary Parent will produce…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has closed a deal to adapt Amor Towles’ 1938 New York-set novel ‘Rules Of Civility’ into a feature. The story follows a 25-year-old woman’s attempt to rise above the Wall Street secretarial pool into the upper echelons of New York society at the end of the Depression…” (full details)