News Shorts: October 9th 2012

Set photos of the new Robocop shooting in Toronto, an emaciated Matthew McConaughey shooting The Dallas Buyers Club, and new stills from Beautiful Creatures and Fun Size.

A Psycho-inspired poster for Hitchcock has premiered ahead of a new trailer which will go online in a few hours.

Eight love-themed posters for Joe Wright’s ambitious new take on “Anna Karenina”, sixteen posters for RZA’s kung-fu film The Man with the Iron Fists, and an impressive character banner for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Pixar has launched a highly impressive viral marketing site for “Monsters University”. The site is an official collegiate-style homepage of an actual Monsters University.

“‘Crowded House’ frontman Neil Finn will provide the end credits song for the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’…” (full details)

“Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Kim Ki-Duk’s Golden Lion winner ‘Pieta’. The film is South Korea’s official entry for the Academy Awards’ best foreign language category. A limited theatrical and multi-platform VOD release is planned next year…” (full details)

“Fox Home Entertainment has announced that the critically-acclaimed Sundance winner ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ will debut on Blu-ray and DVD December 4…” (full details)

“Music Box Films has picked up all rights to Jan Troell’s Swedish-language biopic “The Last Sentence” from TrustNordisk. The film centers on journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 30’s…” (full details)

“Filmmakers from 71 countries and regions are vying for the statuette of best foreign language at the 85th Academy Awards. The nominations will be made public on January 10th 2013…” (full details)

“The Downtown Community Television Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to documentary film education, will begin construction in March on a $3.2 million documentary-only movie theater. The theater will show first-run nonfiction films throughout the year…” (full details)

“A new deal between Hulu and Viacom will bring Nickelodeon programming to the Hulu Plus service for the first time beginning immediately with access to five recent episodes of the kids network’s live-action and animated series. Hulu and Viacom are also continuing to make current and full episodes of ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ available for free on Hulu as well as Hulu Plus….” (full details)