News Shorts: September 27th 2011

Two new stills from Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows including a bloody Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp).

Poster for War Horse, Flowers of War, Being Elmo, Margin Call, Oranges and Sunshine, The Reunion and character posters for Melancholia.

“New DVD and Blu-ray release dates – “The Smurfs 3D” and “Friends with Benefits” on December 2nd, “The Hangover Part II” on December 6th…” (full details)

“FilmDistrict is in the final stages of working out a deal to score the distribution rights to the “Red Dawn” remake for release sometime next year…” (full details)

“Toy Story 3″ director Lee Unkrich announced he has begun a new project which he’ll be working on for the next four years…” (full details)

“Those Michael Fassbender as Robocop rumours? Director Jose Padilha says they’re just the product of a pushy interviewer…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures will screen the upcoming “Footloose” remake for free in 26 markets nationwide this Friday. Fans can reserve their spots in the screenings in their markets at FootlooseFriday.com…” (full details)

“Stephen King has officially announced he’s penning a sequel to his early classic “The Shining”. The book, entitled “Dr. Sleep”, follows a grown-up Danny Torrance and a traveling group of vampires called ‘The Tribe’…” (full details)

“Netflix will add films and programming from DreamWorks Animation SKG in 2013. Amazon worked out a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to add 2,000 TV episodes and movies to their roster…” (full details)

“Showtime has announced production of a feature-length documentary on Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight Jr. which will be directed by “Training Day” helmer Antoine Fuqua…” (full details)

“Seth Rogen says don’t expect a sequel to “The Green Hornet” any time soon… or ever. “Not any time in the foreseeable future. It’s just not something we’re interested in right now”…” (full details)

“”Conan The Barbarian,” “Warrior” and “Abduction” were such box-office failures for Lionsgate they’ve lost between $40-50 million in cash flow for the current quarter…” (full details)

“”Firefly” actor Alan Tudyk says he’s voicing a character in an upcoming Pixar film, but won’t say which other than it’s 1.5-2 years out which makes it likely to be “Monsters University”…” (full details)

“In a lengthy interview with Parade Magazine, George Clooney has revealed his top 100 films from the years 1964 to 1976, the era he believes to be “the greatest era in filmmaking by far.” Clooney adds that his top five favorites are “All the President’s Men,” Network,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Carnal Knowledge” and “Harold and Maude”…” (full details)