News Shorts: September 11th 2011

Another new shot from Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I and a poster for The Deep Blue Sea

“Aleksandr Sokurov’s “Faust,” a retelling of Goethe’s tragedy, won the Golden Lion at Venice. Michael Fassbender won Best Actor for his role in “Shame”, Coppa Volpi won Best Actress for “A Simple Life…” (full details)

“Hard Candy” and “30 Days of Night” director David Slade says that the “Daredevil” reboot hasn’t moved forward much as “we are taking the time to get the script right. No casting, or other decisions will be made until then.” Slade is working with “Fringe” scribe Brad Caleb Kane on the script…” (full details)

“CBS Films is in advanced negotiations to reel in U.S. distribution rights to “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”, the Lasse Hallstrom-directed film that premiered over the weekend in Toronto. The film drew a rousing response after the screening…” (full details)

“Zhang Yimou’s latest World War II drama, which operated under the working title of “Heroes of Nanking”, has now been re-titled “The Flowers of War”. Christian Bale stars as an American caught in the former Chinese capital amidst the infamous ‘rape of Nanking’ by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1937…” (full details)

“”The Sopranos” creator David Chase’s anticipated and now untitled debut feature has been scheduled for a October 19th 2012 release. The suburban-set 1960s-set story follows a group of friends in New Jersey who form a garage band in order to pursue their rock dreams…” (full details)

“Gael Garcia Bernal will play an advertising executive who changes the course of history in “No,” a political satire from Chilean helmer Pablo Larrain…” (full details)

“Canadian helmer Bruce McDonald is attached to direct the $25 million supernatural thriller “Dark Highway” for Palomar Pictures and Foundation Features….” (full details)

“Jeffrey Wright has said that he has not been asked as yet about reprising the role of Felix Leiter in the upcoming 23rd James Bond film….” (full details)

“FX is re-releasing the first season of “Archer”, but this time on Blu-ray tomorrow. Sadly no extras but it’s a good indicator that Season 2 will also get a Blu release when it becomes available…” (full details)

“Adam Scott says “if everyone’s schedules work out and the guys get time to write a script” then a “Party Down” film could be shot next Summer…” (full details)

“They’ve got the fairytale series “Once Upon a Time” hitting this Fall, now ABC is sticking to the genre and has put a pilot based on the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast” in development for next Fall. “Jericho” co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg penned and will executive produce this epic fantasy re-imagining…” (full details)