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News Shorts: June 26th 2013

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 26th 2013 10:45AM
News Shorts: June 26th 2013

Photos from Pacific Rim, Divergent, Blue Jasmine, RED 2, Diana, the older looking young human characters in How To Train You Dragon 2.

Posters for Don Jon, The Heat, Pacific Rim, Riddick, Prince Avalanche, Kick-Ass 2, The Turning, RED 2, The Wolverine, Austenland, The Lifeguard, Man of Tai Chi, Runner Runner, Frozen, The Colony, Adore, LEGO: The Movie, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Pain and Gain and Fruitvale Station.

"Lionsgate have confirmed that they will have a panel for both 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'I, Frankenstein' at this year's San Diego Comic Con…" (full details)

"The likes of 'Paranormal Activity 4,' 'Sinister,' 'The Possession,' 'Insidious,' and 'The Conjuring' are all set to be spoofed in the upcoming 'A Haunted House 2'…" (full details)

"Disney has scheduled the Kenneth Branagh-directed live-action 'Cinderella' adaptation for a March 13th 2015 release…" (full details)

"Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun have been selected to compose the original soundtrack for the Farrelly Brothers' 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel…" (full details)

"Over the past few months, Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment have tested premium VOD releases in South Korea, with titles available online or on cable VOD three to five weeks after theatrical debut…" (full details)

"IFC Films has pre-bought U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' sequel 'The Trip To Italy'. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for the project which begins production shortly…" (full details)

"Radius-TWC has set a September 6 VOD followed by an October 11 theatrical release for Jonathan Levine's long-delayed horror thriller 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane'…" (full details)

"It is not your imagination, the editing cuts in trailers is becoming faster with each passing year, and have more than tripled since the 1950s…" (full details)

"An earlier (and now discarded) draft of the fourth 'Jurassic Park' includes a return to Isla Nublar which is now a functioning tamed dinosaur park with even a SeaWorld-esque section…" (full details)

"RealD are introducing 'LUXE,' a new premium large format initiative. Cinema screens in the format are said to rival IMAX screens…" (full details)

"FX Network has acquired commercial television premiere rights to seven recent releases including 'Man of Steel', 'The Purge,' 'Fast and Furious 6,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'This Is the End,' 'The Internship' and 'Epic'…" (full details)

"Drafthouse Films are planning an HD restoration and re-release of the cult 1979 sci-fi feature 'The Visitor'. Lance Henriksen, Mel Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Franco Nero, John Huston and Sam Peckinpah starred in the story of an alien Christ figure battling a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk for the fate of the universe…" (full details)

"Half Crown Media has hired UK scribe Bart Gavigan (2003's 'Luther') to pen an untitled biopic about 19th century British Protestant missionary Hudson Taylor. Taylor was renowned for his treatment of thousands of opium victims and establishing the organisation China Inland Mission…" (full details)

"Jeremy Lott has been hired to pen the Zac Efron-led supernatural thriller "The Falling" at Warner Bros. Pictures…" (full details)

"20th Century Fox has acquired Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan's supernatural action thriller script pitch 'Outliers'. Plot details are being kept under wraps…" (full details)

"Millennium Films has acquired 'The Rock' scribes Douglas Cook and David Weisberg's spec script 'Criminal'. The story deals with a dead CIA operative's memories and skills being implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous prison inmate…" (full details)

"Andy Fickman is set to direct the film adaptation of the musical 'Lysistrata Jones'. The story centers on a group of high school cheerleaders who refuse to give it up until their basketball-player boyfriends score on the court…" (full details)

Publisher Simon & Schuster have released a teaser trailer for Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep," this years upcoming novel sequel to the horror author's 1977 classic "The Shining". The new story follows a now middle-aged Danny Torrance. The book hits shelves September 24th.

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