News Shorts: September 19th 2012

Photos from Beautiful Creatures, The Man with the Iron Fists, set photos of various members of the Justice Forever team in Kick Ass 2, Abbie Cornish on the set of Robocop, and the first photos of cast members in A Long Way Down.

Posters for The Master, Looper, Argo, and some awesome Wreck-It Ralph posters featuring video game characters like M. Bison and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sony will release a Superslim Playstation 3 next week in stores. Pics and details can be found here.

Marvel storyboard artist Federico D’Alessandro has released his video pitch from a few years ago for a proposed “Halloween” remake. Said pitch was declined in favour of Rob Zombie’s interpretation.

“AMPAS has confirmed that the nominations for this year’s Academy awards will be announced on January 10th with the actual ceremony to take place on February 24th…” (full details)

“Though we already all knew it, James Gunn has officially confirmed he’ll be directing Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and performing a rewrite of the script…” (full details)

“Similarly rights holder Jim Starlin has confirmed that Marvel villain Thanos will appear in both the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers 2’ films…” (full details)

“Asked about potentially appearing in a third ‘The Expendables’, Clint Eastwood laughed it off saying he hasn’t seen either of the previous two films yet – ‘I haven’t read any material. Probably not… I’m probably more apt to direct something’…” (full details)

“Scribe Alex Garland has confirmed there’s no plans for a third ’28 Days Later’ film…” (full details)

“French box-office smash ‘The Intouchables’ has been selected to represent France in the foreign-language race at the Academy Awards…” (full details)

“Stephen King has announced that “Doctor Sleep” the literary sequel to his novel “The Shining” will be released on Sept. 24th 2013. The story follows a now adult Danny Torrance who uses his power to help euthanise suffering patients at a hospice. His efforts thwart those of a group of psychic vampires that feed on people’s energy….” (full details)