News Shorts: September 13th 2011

A new poster for the second season of The Walking Dead, and photos of Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon on the set of R.I.P.D..

Check out this surprising interview with Mel Gibson in his own words describing why he wants to adapt the Judah Maccabee story for the big screen.

“IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the action comedy “Men in Black III” will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release on May 25th 2012…” (full details)

“Liddell Entertainment has closed a U.S. rights deal from Voltage Pictures for William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” which stars Matthew McConaughey as a contract killer. The deal includes a $4 million minimum guarantee and an even larger P&A commitment…” (full details)

“Michael Ovitz is working on developing a Tom Clancy project for TNT. “Tom Clancy’s Homeland Security” focuses on a team of domestic intelligence operatives who fight enemies both in the U.S. and abroad…” (full details)

“Neil Marshall, Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter will all serve as directors for the upcoming second season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”…” (full details)

“Forbes has released their list of the highest-paid men in Hollywood and Tyler Perry topped the list with an estimated $130 million from May 2010-2011. Perry beat out runners-up Jerry Bruckheimer with $113 million and Steven Spielberg with $107 million…” (full details)

“Stephen Fry is returning to his former role as host of the Orange British Academy Film Awards next year. Fry first hosted the ceremony in 2001 and continued until 2006 when he handed the BAFTA baton to his successor Jonathan Ross…” (full details)

“”The Inbetweeners” creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have started work on their next feature comedy “Mortal” which follows two brothers and their friends who travel off the coast of Scotland to spread the ashes of their father…” (full details)

“John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment, has died. He was 81…” (full details)

“The series finale of HBO’s “Entourage” drew 2.6 million viewers for its first viewing, while the fourth season finale of “True Blood” scored 5.1 million viewers “…” (full details)