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Noel Clarke Prepping MMA Feature & "High Profile" Sci-Fi Project - Will Write & Star In Both

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 2:13 AM
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Maybe one of the hardest working showmen in the UK right now, love him or hate him... he has at least 2 new films I can immediately recall that are currently in circulation - the dramedy Huge, and the prison drama Screwed; he's also shooting (or may have already wrapped production on) the marriage romcom, The Knot, and is in pre-production for an upcoming drama titled Bliss!.

2nd AFFRM Release (Film Title And Date) Announced! A 2011 Sundance Award Winner.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 1:46 AM
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UPDATE 7/5/2011: Officially confirming yesterday's video announcement, I added the press release which I received yesterday. Watch the clip, and then read the press release.
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"21 Jump Street" Production Wrapped; Hill Announces Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 1:20 AM
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Jonah Hill announced via Tweeter over the weekend that his big-screen adaptation of the popular late 1980s/early '90s TV cop drama 21 Jump Street, has officially wrapped principal photography, and will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

Spike Lee: "Inside Man" Sequel isn't Happening + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2011 3:33 AM
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“I haven’t made a feature film in three years... Inside Man was my most successful film... But we can’t get the sequel made. And one thing Hollywood does well is sequels. The film’s not getting made. We tried many times. It’s not going to happen... But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.”

Will Hollywood Do Right With "A Walk Among The Tombstones"? (Maybe... Maybe not)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 30, 2011 12:48 PM
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It was announced today that Cross Creek Productions (financiers and producers of Black Swan), Danny DeVito (yeah that Danny DeVito), and his longtime producer partner Michael Shamberg, are getting together to finance and produce the long-in-gestation film version of Lawrence Block's novel A Walk Among The Tombstones, to be directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) .
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Dreamworks/Disney Move Up Release Date For "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 9:20 AM
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As if you were all dying to see it sooner, DreamWorks and Disney have moved up the theatrical release date of The Help - a film I doubt needs an intro anymore, given how much we've discussed it.

Naomie Harris Working On Jane Austen-esque Film But With Black People

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 5:59 AM
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Lifted from an interview with Naomie Harris on the Little White Lies blog:

"Attack The Block" Star John Boyega Becomes Member Of Club Richard Ayoade Belongs To

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 4:32 AM
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Congrats to Attack The Block star John Boyega for his listing on Screen International's annual list of the UK stars of tomorrow, highlighting the year's hottest new acting and filmmaking talent. I believe he's the only talent of African descent mentioned on the entire list (both actors and filmmakers) of 31. You UK folks can correct me if I'm wrong about that (you can see the full list HERE).
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Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness" As A Spacebound Sci-Fi Flick?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 1:08 AM
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A sci-fi version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness? One of the most controversial tales over the last century+, telling the story of Marlow, the cargo boat captain in Africa at the end of the 19th century, on assignment to return Kurtz, an ivory trader with a reputation, who encounters the "darkness" of the Congo wilderness, and the "darkness" that resides within human beings, after witnessing the brutalization of Africans by white European traders. Read on from Variety:

BET Lens On Talent Season 3: Enter Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 7:07 AM
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Three is the magic number this season on Lens On Talent. For the past two years BET's critically acclaimed talent show has been spotlighting upcoming filmmakers. But this year LOT is switching focus and showcasing talent in the fields of fashion, dance and music.
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