News Shorts: January 23rd 2012

A photo of Vin Diesel on the set of Riddick, a photo of Ryan Kwanten in the airline supernatural thriller 7500, an international poster for Prometheus which is just a less darkened version of the domestic, and some magazine scans of The Avengers.

“The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards have been announced with ‘The Artist’ taking Best Picture, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ winning Best Animated Picture, ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’ Best Documentary, ‘Downton Abbey’ winning best long-form TV, ‘Modern Family’ best comedy series and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ best drama series…” (full details)

“Len Wiseman says the trailer for the upcoming remake of “Total Recall” will hit in March while his director’s cut, which he’s only days away from finishing, runs a flat two hours…” (full details)

“Julie Dash (“The Rosa Parks Story”) is in final negotiations to direct “Tupelo 77″ this Summer for Angel Entertainment. Written by Rich Mancuso, the feature is the story of a group of people from various backgrounds in a small town in Mississippi who struggle to overcome obstacles…” (full details)

“Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ has grossed an estimated $701.3 million in global box office receipts since the film’s release on November 18th 2011…” (full details)

“The Razzies, which celebrates the worst films of the year, are moving their awards ceremony back – to April Fool’s Day in order to emphasize the comedic nature of the kudofest…” (full details)

“Robert Pattinson starrer “Bel Ami” and Steven Soderbergh’s spy actioner “Haywire” are heading to the Berlin Film Festival…” (full details)

“”Apollo 18” scribe Brian Miller and Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of “American Horror Story” and “Glee,” are set to pen an untitled sci-fi/horror movie for Sony Pictures. Murphy will produce with John Palermo (“Drive”)…” (full details)

“Universal has preemptively bought “Pan” scribe Benjamin Magid’s spec script “Thirteen” and set it up at Strike Entertainment and Energy Entertainment. The found-footage P.O.V. story centers on possession and is said to be akin to “Flatliners”…” (full details)

“John Wagner, the creator of Judge Dredd, says that the new “Dredd” film “homes in on the essential job of judging – instant justice in a violent future city”…” (full details)

“WWE Studios has acquired Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes’ found-footage horror spec script “Bermuda”. Set in the Bermuda Triangle, the story focuses on a documentary film crew that goes missing. The only trace is the discovery of footage chronicling their final desperate days…” (full details)