News Shorts: September 5th 2011

A ton of photos from the Steve McQueen-directed sex addict drama “Shame” starring Michael Fassbender, also some very nice concept art from The Adventures of Tintin.

Posters for Killer Joe and Wilde Salome along with an impressive fan made poster for Man of Steel.

Some HD behind-the-scenes footage of Chris Evans shooting “The Avengers” in New York City over the weekend. Also more photos of Henry Cavill in the Superman outfit shooting Man of Steel which recently wrapped its Piano, Illinois leg of shooting.

A Facebook page has opened for the indie British thriller “Island” about a group of students trapped in their school during a nuclear apocalypse. Lauren Kellegher, Thomas James Longley and Gabriella Montrose star.

The official site is open for Luke Poling’s documentary feature “Plimpton!” about writer/editor and amateur sportsman George Plimpton. The dock features audio and video from Plimpton’s many interviews along with new interviews with the likes of Ken Burns, Hugh Hefner and Graydon Carter.

“Despite the strong festival reviews, The Weinstein Company has pushed back Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” from December 2nd to January 13th 2012. Lionsgate has delayed the Jason Statham thriller “Safe” by several months from October 28th to March 2nd 2012…” (full details)

“Shawn Levy has now been confirmed as director on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein”…” (full details)

“Eddie Murphy has emerged as the top choice of producers Don Mischer and Brett Ratner to host the upcoming Oscars ceremony…” (full details)

“Giorgio Serafini’s supernatural thriller “The Healer”, starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney and James Le Gros, is set to begin filming September 14th in North Carolina. Furhman plays teenage twins who go on a camping trip with their father only to become lost in a haunted forest…” (full details)

“On Sunday September 25th, Kevin Smith’s “Red State” will screen at select theatres nationwide through a unique partnership with the Emerging Pictures. For this screening event, Smith’s trademark post show Q&A will be digitally streamed live from Tarantino’s New Beverly into all of the participating theatres, allowing audience members to interact directly with Smith utilizing Twitter…” (full details)

“Scribe Mark Bomback (“Unstoppable,” “Live Free or Die Hard”) has been hired to rewrite Christopher McQuarrie’s script for “The Wolverine”…” ()

“Starz Entertainment has ended contract renewal negotiations with Netflix. When the agreement expires on February 28th 2012, Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says it’s “very unlikely” the pair will resume discussions…” (full details)

“With San Francisco’s Moscone Center undergoing renovations, WonderCon 2012 will now take place in Anaheim, California from March 16th-18th…” (full details)

“”Freaks and Geeks” actor Martin Starr says that though he did discuss Judd Apatow’s “This is Forty” with the director, but from the way the story was mapped out “I didn’t fit into it”…” (full details)

“Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and Bailee Madison will star in the family comedy “Us and Them” about a baseball broadcaster (Crystal) who is tasked with caring for his three grandchildren alongside his estranged wife (Midler)…” (full details)

“Jada Pinkett Smith medical drama “Hawthorne” has been officially cancelled by TNT after three seasons…” (full details)

“AMC is considering a launch of an as-yet untitled talk show spin-off of “The Walking Dead” and have already shot a pilot with MTV’s Chris Hardwick…” (full details)

“A start-of-production press release for the Ben Affleck-directed Iranian hostage thriller “Argo” at Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films has revealed that Chris Messina, Michael Parks and Richard Kin are set to join the cast…” (full details)

“The Adam Sandler/Andy Sandberg comedy “I Hate You, Dad” has been retitled “Donny’s Boy” and was recently shooting around Cape Cod…” (full details)

“Even though production on “R.I.P.D.” doesn’t get fully underway until mid-September, a minor scene involving Marisa Miller and James Hong was filmed at Fenway Park recently…” (full details)