News Shorts: September 29th 2011

Poster for The Thing, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Lorax, New Year’s Eve, I Melt with You and Justice.

“Despite the disappointing box-office for the recent fourth entry, Wes Craven believes there will still be a fifth “Scream” film – “It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be (another sequel). Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know”…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has set a September 14th 2012 release date for the Ben Affleck-directed hostage drama “Argo”…” (full details)

“Jon Hamm says the “Bridesmaids” sequel isn’t as sure a thing as you’d expect – “I don’t think Kristen is going to do it. They need to lock [Wiig] up before me”…” (full details)

“Fox has ordered an additional eleven episodes of the Zooey Deschanel-led new hit comedy “New Girl”, bringing the series to a full 24-episode first season order. “New Girl” premiered as Fox’s highest-rated fall sitcom debut in ten years and is Tuesday’s No. 1 series among Adults 18-49…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Films has set a November 4th 2011 release date for Dito Montiel’s crime thriller “Son of No One”, but the film will be a new cut that has undergone edits to “tighten some sequences”. The movie, starring Channing Tatum and Al Pacino, will open in ten markets… ” full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Nadine Labaki’s Toronto Film Festival award winning “Where Do We Go Now?”. No release date has yet been set…” (full details)

“Hasbro is revealing something big at the New York Comic-Con that has to do with 80’s cartoon and toy line “Jem and the Holograms”, likely an announcement about the long rumoured live action big screen treatment… ” full details)

“Disney Pictures has acquired an untitled project from screenwriting newcomer Ashley Bradley. The story revolves around a young woman who finds out she is the descendant of a legendary detective and is forced to take up the sleuthing mantle. Marc Guggenheim and Alisa Tager will produce… ” full details)

“Rapper Lil’ Eazy E has revealed that there’s a “high probability” of him playing his late father in “Straight Outta’ Compton”, the biopic on the influential gangsta hip hop group N.W.A…. ” full details)

“Chernin Entertainment is acquiring an untitled pitch by scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless that’s described as a “futuristic Jungle Book”. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Gore Verbinski and John Krauss will produce… ” full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has set an October 19th 2012 release for Ruben Fleischer’s “The Gangster Squad” starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling… ” full details)

“The Orlando Bloom-led “The Good Doctor” has won a PG-13 rating from the MPAA on appeal. It originally received an R for “some crude sexual references”… ” full details)

“Netflix has picked up rights for the North American premiere of Tom Fontana’s 12-part $30 million TV series “Borgia” starring John Doman. This is not to be confused with Showtime’s “The Borgias” with Jeremy Irons… ” full details)

“Young actress Erin Moriarty (not to be confused with the journalist of the same name) has joined the ensemble comedy “Neighborhood Watch” at Fox. No word on her specific role… ” full details)

“39-year-old Dane Cook is set to develop and star in his own NBC comedy to air next Fall. …” (full details)