Quick News – January 6, 2012


“Paranormal Activity 4” will be directed by….

Bloody Disgusting reports Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who directed “Paranormal Activity 3”, will be back to squeak doors, throw hard things against walls, and scratch windows in the third sequel to the Oren Peli megahit. As announced a couple of days back, “Paranormal Activity 4” has been slotted in for an October 2012 release.

First look at “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

“Parenthood” star Mae Whitman just tweeted a new pic from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, her new movie with Emma Stone and Paul Rudd that tells of an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Kanye West and The Jetsons!?

That long-gestating “Jetsons” movie – which Robert Rodriguez has long been attached to direct – apparently wants muso Kanye West to be it’s creative director… or so says West.

Seinfeld star premiering short film

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ short, “Picture Paris” will premiere at the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film follows an ordinary suburban mom (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) whose son is leaving for college and compensates for her empty nest syndrome by carefully planning a life-changing trip to Paris.  When her plans go hilariously awry, she finds herself wondering if the things we most desire — passion, revenge, love and Paris itself – are possible in our day to day lives.  Picture Paris features Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Cesar Award winner Eric Elmosnino.  The film is written and directed by Brad Hall.

Sony wants Seth Rogen movie “The Apocalypse”

Studio wants to be bank in business with the “Green Hornet” star, with word they’re looking to pick up “The Apocalypse”, the end-of-world comedy (inspired by a short) that will serve as Rogen’s directorial debut.  The movie would reunite “Pineapple Express” duo Rogen and James Franco.

Where and When can you see Kevin Smith’s hockey comedy?

The 150-minute “Hit Somebody”, written and directed by Smith, will premiere at Sundance 2013, the filmmaker tweets.

“Emanuel” gets Doc Ock, Simpson, O’Connor

Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor and Jimmi Simpson as well as rising thesp Aneurin Barnard are joining Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel in Francesca Gregorini’s “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.”, says Variety. Scodelario (“Skins”) stars as the title character, a troubled 17-year-old girl who babysits her new neighbor Linda’s “baby,” which is actually a very life-like doll. She goes along with the delusion while befriending Linda (Biel), who happens to be the spitting image of Emanuel’s late mother. Molina will play Emanuel’s father, while O’Connor will play her stepmother. Simpson will play one of the protag’s co-workers at a medical supply store and Barnard will play her love interest.

“Lalaloopsy” may be coming to a cinema near you!

The popular toy line may be headed to cinemas, if news that Lionsgate has snagged the rights is any indication.

Wahlberg says “The Fighter 2” won’t necessarily be a sequel

Mark Wahlberg tells Collider that the movie, being that it’ll center on Mickey Ward’s famous fights with opponent Arturo Gatti as opposed to following the events of the Ward brothers again, will be more of a spin-off. The actor says Scott Silver (“The Fighter”) is writing the script. “It’s definitely a priority but I don’t think it’s necessarily gonna be a sequel, it’s really kind of it’s own thing about the Ward/Gatti wars and this crazy relationship that came out of these fights. After the first fight they became very close friends, yet two more times they went in there and tried to kill each other and caused a lot of physical and mental damage that really took a toll on them, and certainly still takes a toll on Micky to this day. Scott Silver is gonna be writing it and hopefully he’s writing as we speak.” Wahlberg also says that “Entourage” movie is still happening, with creator Doug Ellin working on a script.

“Haunter” is next for “Splice” director

Bloody Disgusting reports that “Splice” director Vincenzo Natali will shoot a supernatural thriller shooting in March in Toronto.Penned by Brian King, we’re told that Haunter will be a kind of “reverse” ghost story. Instead of following the “haunted”, the ghost flick will be told through the eyes of a spirit named Lisa, who, along with her family, died in 1986 under “sinister circumstances” but remain trapped in their house. Lisa haunts (and possesses) a young “living” girl by the name of “Olivia in an attempt to save her from the same fate.”

“Chronicle” Poster

Cinepop has the Brazilian poster for “Chronicle”, starring Michael B.Jordan (“Friday Night Lights”), a science fictio ner set in the found footage format, which is scheduled for release on February 3, 2012.

“Phantom Menace 3D” promo from Brisk Tea

The Iced Tea manufacturer Brisk is getting into bed with uncle George to help promote next month’s 3D re-issue of “Star Wars Episode One : The Phantom Menace”. SKNR.net has the promo.

Many New Pics!

“The Hobbit”  – USA Today premiered this one of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

“Brave”-  USA TODAY also have this pic from the Disney release

“The Avengers” – USA Today, again, have this pic from the Whedonverse comic saga.

“Prometheus” – USA..you know, have this pic from the “Alien” prequel too.

USA Today has also posted a new photo of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in “Men in Black III”:

In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

MIB3 will be out May 25 in 3D and also star Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Johnny Knoxville, and Jemaine Clement.