Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.
Eric Khoo starts shooting In The Room, billed as the first erotic film for Singapore (THR).
BFI London Film Festival announces its slate of programming (BFI).
German character actor Gottfried John, known for playing the villainous General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov in GoldenEye, has died of cancer (THR).
Chinese director Lu Chuan enlists the help of visual effects house Prime Focus for his big budget sci-fi action movie (THR).
Veteran western director Andrew V. McLaglen dies at the age of 94 (THR).
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will start shooting in January 2015 on 65 mm film (Empire).
eOne and Lionsgate extend and expand their feature film agreements in Canada, Australia, and Spain through 2018, including the next two Hunger Games and the next three Divergent (Variety).
International sales rights to Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Postman’s White Nights acquired by Antipode ahead of the film’s world premiere at Venice Film Festival (Variety).
Croatia selects Cowboys, a musical comedy from Tomislav Mrsic, as its contender for the Foreign-Language Oscar (Variety).
Dwayne Johnson set to become Black Adam for DC (Twitter).
First image from Operation Avalanche, from the creators of The Dirties (Twitch).
Miramax buys US distribution rights to Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon (Variety).
Germany’s Julie Engelbrecht joins the cast of The Last Witch Hunter (Deadline).
Grimmfest, an international horror and cult film festival, releases their 2014 line up (Grimmfest).
Tomorrowland, Brad Bird’s mysterious Disney film, will have a presentation at D23 Destination D in Orlando (Slashfilm).
George Clooney’s next directorial endeavor will be Hack Attack, based on the Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal (THR).
Jessica Chastain in talks to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (Variety).
Annie Awards officially open for 2014 submissions (Variety).
Screen Media acquires worldwide rights to Chris Messina’s directorial debut Alex of Venice (Indiewire).
Johnny Knoxville is set to star opposite Jackie Chan in Renny Harlin’s Skiptrace, and yes that is as ridiculous as it sounds (Deadline).
Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a casino-themed short film directed by Martin Scorsese, cinephiles everywhere climax (Movies.com).
Douglas Booth joins the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, because apparently that is still happening (Deadline).
Missi Pyle joins Penn Jillette in Adam Rifkin’s Director’s Cut (Deadline).
Dracula Untold’s release date bumped ahead one week to October 10th (The Wrap).
Margot Robbie is in early talks to join a live-action version of Manga Ghost in The Shell (Empire).
Venezuela selects Edgar Ramirez starring The Liberator as its candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar (THR).
Live action Hansel and Gretel based on the Neil Gaiman graphic novel in development (Variety).
After the success of its first installment, MTV International set to continue The Ride with Demi Lovato and Snoop Dogg (THR).
First image of Allison Williams as Peter Pan for NBC’s upcoming telecast of Peter Pan Live! (Today).
ION Television set to bring Canadian medical drama Saving Hope to US TV sets (Deadline).
CBS schedules Hollywood Film Awards for November 14th, people continue to wonder what the hell that is (THR).
Syfy greenlights six-hour miniseries Childhood’s End, based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel (THR).
Jennifer Carpenter nabs the lead role in USA’s upcoming Middle East drama Stanistan (THR).
Brain Dead, a comedy-horror series from the creators of The Good Wife, gets put-pilot commitment from CBS (THR).
The Flash lines up mini Prison Break reunion by casting Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller (THR).
HBO lines up Patricia Clarkson for its developing drama series Elisabeth (THR).
Amazon announces casting additions for two of its series; Chris O’Shea and James Harvey join Point of Honor, and Cary Tagawa joins Man in The High Castle (Deadline).
MTV gets exclusive rights to air The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in Africa (THR).
Lifetime gives a go to third Flowers in the Attic movie with Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani set to star, everyone except for your mom has trouble remembering the second Flowers in the Attic movie (THR).
Remember how last season of Game of Thrones left you wondering what was next for Bran and Hodor, well keep wondering. Kristian Nairn says that Bran and Hodor will not be in the fifth season (Yahoo).
NBC gives a series order to Weight for Love, a couples weight loss show (THR).
Tiny House Nation renewed by FYI and new spinoff series Tiny House Hunting gets order (THR).
Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace will be the new co-hosts on The View (Deadline).
Steven Van Zandt’s Netflix series Lilyhammer will get appearances from his friends Bruce Springsteen and Tony Sirico, I continue to wait to meet someone who has actually watched this show (Deadline).
International trailer for Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson (Next Projection).
International trailer for A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, a Farsi vampire film (Twitch).
First trailer for The Humbling, starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig (The Film Stage).
US trailer for Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, starring Timothy Spall (The Film Stage).