News Shorts: September 9 2011

New photos from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, set photos of Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin in 70’s outfits shooting Argo, and props for Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem.

Posters for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, One for the Money, The Rum Diary, Goon, Finding Joe, Margin Call, The Sitter, Machine Gun Preacher, In Time, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Duncan Jones explains his methodology behind all the time jumping in “Source Code” via a doodle sketch he has tweeted.

“Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is introducing the new flavour “Schweddy Balls”, named after the famed Alec Baldwin NPR-spoofing “Saturday Night Live” skit. The flavour is “vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls”…” (full details)

“A June 7th 2013 release has been scheduled for M. Night Shyamalan’s “One Thousand A.E.” starring Will and Jaden Smith. The story will follow a young boy and his estranged father who crash land on a planet and have to explore to it…” (full details)

“Fantastic Fest has announced its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of “The Human Centipede Part II: Full Sequence” on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight…” (full details)

“Searchlight has moved up “The Descendants” by five days to a November 18th release, Universal has pushed back the Rudd/Aniston nudist comedy “Wanderlust” by four months to February 24th 2012, Fox has scheduled its “The Three Stooges” project for an April 4th 2012 release…” (full details)

“Reese Witherspoon has no plans to press charges against the 84-year-old who struck the actress with her car while she was jogging in Santa Monica. The driver failed to yield to a pedestrian sign…” (full details)

“The full nine-hour, six-part mini-series versions of the three Swedish language “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” film series are scheduled to hit DVD & Blu-ray in the U.S. on November 22nd…” (full details)

“”The Simpsons” writer-producer Matt Warburton has set up the comedy script “Number One Fan” at Fox TV. The story concerns a recent Los Angeles transplant who is bummed when his conservative Midwestern parents move in down the street. Warburton will write and exec produce along with Peter Chernin…” (full details)

“Focus Features has picked up distribution rights to Joe Wright’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen and Emily Watson. Filming begins in the U.K. and Russia this month with a release planned next Fall…” (full details)

“Lifetime will not be ordering a second season of freshman drama “The Protector” starring Ally Walker…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Films just acquired U.S. distribution rights to “13”, Gela Babluani’s remake of his 2005 thriller “13 Tzameti”. The remake stars Sam Riley, 50 Cent, Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham…” (full details)

“Mads Mikkelsen and Bruno Ganz are teaming for “Michael Kohlhaas”, a new feature from director Arnaud des Pallieres which follows a horse merchant turned resistance fighter in 16th century Germany. The story is adapted from the 1811 novella by Heinrich von Kleist…” (full details)