News Shorts: October 8th 2012

A solid comparison photo of Scarlett Johansson playing Janet Leigh in “Hitchcock” and the real Janet Leigh in “Psycho”.

Posters for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Silent Hill Revelation 3D

Oprah Winfrey has posted a photo from Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” with her and Terrence Howard filming “a love scene.”

Filming on “The Wolverine” has been underway in Sydney’s Chinese gardens for nearly a fortnight and wraps on that location this Thursday. Someone’s posted a photo of a notice about the filming. There’s also recent shots of Hugh Jackman filming.

“Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm have combined to present the game ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ which will launch worldwide on November 8th…” (full details)

“Martin Scorsese will produce and develop Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi’s new New York-set feature ’60 Seconds Of Us’. The story centers on the conflict between Iranians and Kurds…” (full details)

“Laika has announced a September 26th 2014 release date for a currrently untitled movie which is likely their adaptation of either Philip Reeves’ ‘Goblins’ or Colin Meloy’s ‘Wildwood’…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has shot down reports that an extended edition disc release for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ was on the way next year – ‘This product has not been confirmed yet and we apologize for any confusion’…” (full details)

“Johnny Rosenthal has been tapped to pen Summit’s ‘Area 52’. The story follows a group of misfit soldiers stationed at a remote Antarctic military base which stores top-secret, other-worldly technologies…” (full details)

“Universal has picked up Leah Rachel’s untitled comedy project being produced by Will Ferrell. The story centers around the high jinks that ensue before and after a threesome make a connection…” (full details)

“Cheyenne Enterprises has scored the film rights to Alyson Noel’s young adult novel series ‘Soul Seekers’. The story follows a girl who navigates between the worlds of the living and the dead…” (full details)