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News Shorts: April 12th 2012

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 12th 2012 10:26AM
News Shorts: April 12th 2012

A bunch of new shots from Moonrise Kingdom, Piranha 3DD, Men in Black 3, and The Hulk gracing the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine.

There's also set photos of Rooney Mara filming Bitter Pill, Woody Harrelson shooting Now You See Me, Paul Rudd at work on Lucky Dog, and more shots of Dwayne Johnson shooting Pain and Gain.

Posters for The Host, Take this Waltz, The Magic of Belle Isle, Safety Not Guaranteed, and a Spanish teaser poster for Django Unchained.

Concept art from NBC's Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane.

"Fox Searchlight Pictures and Montecito Pictures have changed the title of their upcoming Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren-led film about the making of "Psycho" from the original long form title "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" to simply "Hitchcock". Shooting kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles…" (full details)

"Interest in Marvel's "The Avengers" is high, now the first figures are coming in as to how high. Early tracking figures this morning have revealed "incredibly strong" numbers with 23% ‘First Choice’ and 62% ‘Definite Interest'…" (full details)

"J.K. Rowling’s next book will be titled "The Casual Vacancy" and will take place in an English Town called Pagford that is not as idyllic as it seems on the surface…" (full details)

"GoDigital has acquired U.S. digital rights to the indie thriller "Zyzzyx Road" with Katherine Heigl, Tom Sizemore and Leo Grillo. The film was notorious for grossing just $30 when it spent a single week in one Dallas theater in 2006…" (full details)

"Anchor Bay Films has acquired North American distribution rights to "Bait 3D" starring Xavier Samuel and Julian McMahon which follows shoppers trapped in an underground supermarket when a freak tsunami washes a pack of hungry great white sharks into the complex…" (full details)

"Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the Jay Chandrasekhar-directed comedy "The Babymakers". The film will receive a July 3 release on Ultra VOD followed by a platform theatrical release July 27…" (full details)

"Film Movement have acquired the documentary "Hitler's Children" which deals with the descendants of the top Nazi officials and their daily struggle to move forward and away from the horror in their past. A limited national roll-out will begin in the third quarter of this year along with a day-and-date Cable Video on Demand premiere…" (full details)

"Comedy Central has put in development "Bad Advice From My Brother", a half-hour comedy based on Jordan Pope Roush’s blog of the same name. The story follows two brothers - the older who spent his post-college time chasing money and women, and the younger who wants to follow in his footsteps…" (full details)

"Lionsgate is slated to release Tyler Perry's new comedy "Madea's Witness Protection" for release on June 29th this year. Perry's other upcoming comedy, "The Marriage Counselor", has been pushed to March 29th 2013…" (full details)

"Fox has moved its Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy "Parental Guidance" from Thanksgiving weekend to Christmas Day. Andy Fickman helms the story of a couple who learn the real meaning of the generation gap after they agree to babysit their three grandkids..." (full details)

"New Regency has acquired "The Pursuit of Happyness" scribe Steve Conrad's comedy pitch "Business Trip". The storyline is being kept under wraps..." (full details)

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