News briefs: Trek's Pine honored, French love Potter's Rowling

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012
Star Trek stars Zachary Quinto (left) and Chris Pine at the Golden Globes.

Star Trek star Chris Pine (James T. Kirk) will be honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at ShoWest 2009 on April 2 in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling brought a second French Legion of Honor award into her family last week in Paris, decades after her great-grandfather received the honor for battlefield courage during World War I, the Associated Press reported; French president Nicolas Sarkozy bestowed the title of knight in the Legion of Honor on Rowling.
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A new Web site for the Will Farrell Land of the Lost movie has gone live, with links to the new trailer.
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Lumenas Animation Studios has set Tab Murphy to write and Colin Brady to helm The Legend of Santa Claus, the first installment in a planned three-film series exploring the early days and mythology of the Christmas hero, Variety reported.
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C.H.U.D. has reported details of a Twitter conversation between Marvel Comics editor in chief Joe Quesada and Avengers comics writer Brian Michael Bendis about Kenneth Branagh's upcoming Thor movie.
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A Blu-ray collection of all three X-Men movies—X-Men, X2 and X3: The Last Stand—drops on April 21.