News Shorts: October 27th 2011

Poster for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Innkeepers, Magic Trip, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Into the Abyss, Paranorman, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, New Year’s Eve, and teaser art for Lords of Salem.

“CBS has given full season orders to the network’s top two freshman dramas – “Unforgettable” and “Person of Interest”…” (full details)

“Marcus Webb has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court claiming that “The Expendables” is “in some places identical” to his 2006 short story and screenplay “The Cordoba Caper”. Webb claims there were also several more unusual similarities between his script and Stallone’s film…” (full details)

“Bargain retailer H&M will launch a new line inspired by the upcoming film “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. The 30-piece collection is designed by Trish Summerville, the film’s costume designer…” (full details)

“Showtime has officially picked up the thriller “Homeland” for a second, twelve-episode season. The series debuted to 4.4 million viewers across various platforms and has gone up in ratings in subsequent episodes…” (full details)

“J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” sequel will NOT be called “Star Trek 2” but rather continue the un-numbered subtitle process that started with “Star Trek: Generations” back in 1994…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Nathan Morlando’s Canadian bank robber action/drama “Edwin Boyd” starring Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly and Brian Cox…” (full details)

“While Christopher Nolan will begin filming portions of “The Dark Knight Rises” in New York City over the span of the next two weeks, a Warner Bros., rep tells EW that there are no plans to shoot in Zuccotti Park, the home base for the Occupy Wall Street movement…” (full details)

“”Captain America” co-writer Stephen McFeely says that Michael Bay’s next project, the black comedy “Pain and Gain,” will be the filmmaker’s equivalent of “Fargo”…” (full details)

“Disney has apparently banned ABC affiliates from speaking with and videotaping Johnny Depp when it concerns his new film “The Rum Diary”. Depp reportedly has a clause in his contract with Disney in regards to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise…” (full details)

“Andrew Stanton has confirmed on Twitter that he’s locked the theatrical cut on Disney’s upcoming epic “John Carter”…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Fernando Meirelles’ “360,” a drama starring Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins and Jude Law. Magnolia plans a theatrical release in 2012…” (full details)

“Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment have set a March 9th 2012 release date for horror thriller remake “Silent House” starring Elizabeth Olsen…” (full details)