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News Shorts: January 16th 2013

By Garth Franklin Wednesday January 16th 2013 06:22AM

Photos for Fast Six, The Wolverine, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and the cast of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2.

Posters for The Sweeney, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mood Indigo, Jack the Giant Slayer, Gambit, The Host, The End of Love, Epic, and the final episode of Fringe.

DC Comics has revealed a new 1:6 scale "Man of Steel" statue which offers a closer look at Henry Cavill's Superman costume. Click here to check out the statue.

"Criterion's April slate includes Alex Cox's 'Repo Man,' Laurence Olivier's 'Richard III,' Teinosuke Kinugasa's 'Gate of Hell,' a box-set featuring five films by French comedy filmmaker Pierre Etaix, and a Blu-ray version of David Cronenberg's 'Naked Lunch'…" (full details)

"'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons' author Dan Brown has announced 'Inferno,' his fourth novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Set in Europe and inspired by Dante, the book will hit shelves on May 14th…" (full details)

"Iconoclastic filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, best known internationally for his wildly controversial movie 'In the Realms of the Senses' and the well-regarded 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,' died at the age of 80 in a hospital outside of Tokyo this week…" (full details)

"Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies', Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead', Don Scardino's 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' and Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' are all set to premiere at the 2013 SWXSW Film Festival…" (full details)

"The unfinished final work of River Phoenix, 'Dark Blood,' will have its North American premiere at the Miami International Film Festival this March…" (full details)

"'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt is set to direct AMC‘s period drama pilot 'Turn'. Based on Alexander Rose’s book 'Washington’s Spies' and set in 1778, the story follows an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence…" (full details)

"With 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone establishing their Important Studios label, a film version of their major Broadway success 'Book of Mormon' seems is likely to be the first project they put into development…" (full details)

"Lifetime has decided to forgo a fifth season of 'Drop Dead Diva'. The drama followed a dead model trapped in the body of a smart and fluffy lawyer…" (full details)

"New Blu-ray release dates include 'John Dies at the End' on March 2nd, 'Schindler's List' and 'Life of Pi' on March 5th, 'Hitchcock' & 'Smashed' on March 12th, 'Lincoln' and 'Star Trek: Enterprise Season One' on March 26th, 'Hemingway & Gelhorn' on April 2nd, and 'The ABCs of Death' of May 7th…" (full details)

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