Sony has announced that director Marc Webb's take on the Spider-Man franchise will be called The Amazing Spider-Man. The film is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.

A new pic has also been released:

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- MGM has appointed Ken Schapiro to the post of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.

Schapiro is the co-founder and a managing principal of Qualia Capital LLC, a private investment management company focused on the media and entertainment industries with an emphasis on intellectual property asset portfolios. His MGM appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Barber and Birnbaum.

"Ken's background, experience and proven track record make him an undeniable asset to MGM. We believe his skills and energy will be integral in helping us build the new MGM," said Barber and Birnbaum.

"While it is difficult to leave the business I co-founded with my partner Amir Malin, returning to an operating role to work with Gary and Roger at the new MGM from this early stage is too exciting a challenge to pass up," said Schapiro.

Prior to co-founding Qualia Capital LLC in 2003, Ken Schapiro served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Artisan Entertainment. During his tenure at Artisan, from 1998 to 2003, the company more than tripled the size of its film library to become one of the largest content libraries in the world with over 6000 titles. Schapiro and his co-founding partner in Qualia, Amir Malin, oversaw Artisan's transformation from a struggling publicly held home video distributor into a leading privately held independent film company, home to such projects as "The Blair Witch Project," "The Punisher" and the "Barbie®" series of direct-to-video features.

Schapiro also served as executive vice president for Morgan Creek Productions and was involved in the development, production, financing and distribution of over 30 feature films including "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and the highly successful "Ace Ventura®" series of films.

 

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Burbank, CA -- Get ready for an adventure with everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear when, Yogi Bear heads onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on March 22nd from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Follow Yogi and Boo Boo in this new journey, filmed in 3D, which combines live action with computer animation.

When Yogi finds out that Jellystone Park is being sold, tossing him, Boo Boo, and all their friends out of the only home they've ever known, he and Boo Boo join forces with his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. They must find a way to save the park from closing forever! Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes.

Directed by Eric Brevig, Yogi Bear features the voices of Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters), Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), and stars Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Tom Cavanagh (TV's Ed) in the film's live-action cast.

Yogi Bear will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, featuring a 3D hi-definition, a 2D hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.


On March 22, Yogi Bear will be available for rent ON DEMAND in 3D and HD through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, and select game consoles. It is also available to buy through DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from digital movie retailers and select game consoles.


It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on April 19th.

 

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Source: THR.com

Marion Cotillard is in discussions to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. The film is set for release in July 2012.

Cotillard is currently pregnant and she'll need work out a schedule around her due date in the spring. It's widely speculated that Cotillard would play Thalia Al Ghul, the daughter of the villain played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.

Cotillard won raves for her supporting turn in Nolan's Inception, so the two obviously have a great working relationship.

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Hollywood, CA -- At the mobile industry's premiere event, MasterImage 3D, LLC is giving attendees a look at what's possible with mobile 3D today, via demonstrations of a 3D user interface and ultra-high quality 3D displays for smartphones and tablets. The company will demonstrate its new 7" 3D display and 3D user interfaces from content partner Scaleform at Mobile World Congress (MWC), February 14-17 in Barcelona.

At its exhibit stand, 2B13 in Hall 2, the company is showing its MasterImage Stereo Kit (MISK) to hardware, OS, carrier and content partners across the mobile ecosystem. The hardware/software system features an auto-stereoscopic 3D display based on MasterImage's cell-matrix parallax barrier, which delivers a wider viewing angle, brighter image and portrait/landscape modes than 3D displays that employ a 'striped' approach.

On this device MWC attendees will see a groundbreaking 3D user interface from Scaleform that shows the beginnings of the holographic mobile experience. MasterImage 3D demonstrations also feature a number of 3D movie trailers from the latest blockbuster films, 3D commercials, updated gameplay from Crytek's Crysis 2, and an assortment of AAA video game footage samples supplied by the S-3D Gaming Alliance (www.s3dga.com) and its member companies.

"These demonstrations give you a feel for where 3D is going," said Roy Taylor, GM of 3D Mobile Display at MasterImage 3D. "As 3D content starts to pop off the screen, the possibilities for gaming, mobile entertainment - even merchandising, get really exciting. 3D UIs are in their early days but stand to be highly disruptive on many fronts. The holographic chess game from "Star Wars" is truly on the horizon."

 

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