Here's a brief roundup of the major stories in film news for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014:
2014 Razzie Award nominees announced -- Some of the worst films of last year are up for this year's Razzies. 'Grown Ups 2,' 'The Lone Ranger' and 'After Earth' are among the films that received the most nominations. The Golden Raspberry Awards will be dealt out the night before the Oscars in March. Here is a complete summary of the Razzie nominations and some thoughts about which nominees deserve to 'win.'
'Conjuring' spinoff to begin filming -- Anyone who has seen the great horror flick 'The Conjuring' is familiar with the super creepy doll Annabelle - a doll that supposedly houses an apparently evil demon. Now Annabelle is getting her very own movie, which will be based on the real life Annabelle, who supposedly tormented a pair of nursing students. 'Annabelle' will cover the doll's evil past and how it eventually crossed paths with famed ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. IGN reports this spinoff will begin filming this month in Los Angeles.
Marvel releases first clips of upcoming short 'All Hail the King' -- Ben Kingsley reprises the role of Trevor Slattery -- the fake 'Mandarin' villain in 'Iron Man 3' -- in an upcoming short film. Variety reports Marvel has released the first clips from the forthcoming short titled 'All Hail the King.' The 14-minute long short film will be released with the DVD and Blu-ray editions of 'Thor: The Dark World' on Feb. 4.