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4 Pics Of Dakota Fanning In The Period Drama 'Effie'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:37 AM
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For a while there last year, it looked like Emma Thompson's script for the film "Effie" was never going to reach production. The film is based on the true love affair between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray, and the mysterious circumstances over why their marriage was never consummated, leaving Effie a virgin until she remarried Ruskin's protege, painter John Everett Millais. While Thompson assuredly has her own take as to why Ruskin suddenly became disgusted with his wife, playwright Gregory Murphy felt Thompson's script was too close to his 1999 play "The Countess," and sued for copyright infringement in February of last year. The end result was a delay in production, with Saoirse Ronan ultimately departing the project and being replaced by Dakota Fanning prior to a fall start.

Is Paramount Getting Ready To Make 'Jackass 4'?

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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Even after "Jackass 3D" took in $170 million, it seemed like the extra footage jambalaya that was the straight-to-DVD "Jackass 3.5" might the final entry in the "Jackass" franchise, especially after the tragic death of cast member Ryan Dunn. Maybe not. In fact, it looks like the "Jackass" gang could preparing another installment of pranks, stunts, and general testicle-abuse.

First Official & Wonderfully Strange Images From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' Starring Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2012 8:58 AM
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It has been a while since Michel Gondry fans got a film from the director that was, well, Michel Gondry-esque. His last three features have been a documentary ("The Thorn In The Heart"), a mainstream superhero flick ("Green Hornet") and a lo-fi indie ("The We And The I"), the latter two of which found his whimsical flourishes mostly pushed to the sidelines. But as the plethora of set pics from his latest endeavor "Mood Indigo" have revealed, this will be full on Gondry with strange props galore, and now the first official images from the movie give an even closer look at the oddball world he's creating.

'Sin Nombre' Helmer Cary Fukunaga To Tackle 2 Film Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'It'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 11:24 PM
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Well, Ron Howard tried and failed (and is still trying) to get a monumental three film, two TV series adaptation of "The Dark Tower" off the ground, but Warner Bros. is hoping they can get their own epic Stephen King story onto the big screen. And unlike the plethora of King related projects on both the small and big screen, the talent attached to this has us at full attention.

Universal Looks In The Mirror And Decides To Go Ahead With A 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 10:57 PM
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Say it with us now: Franchise! That Universal has keeping crossing their fingers they would get multiple movies out "Snow White & The Huntsman" is absolutely no surprise, and it looks like they're getting their wish. 

Rumor: Angelina Jolie To Direct The Erotic Novel 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' For Universal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 7, 2012 10:42 PM
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"Fifty Shades Of Grey." Even if you haven't read the erotic fiction novel by British author E. L. James, it's inescapable in pop culture references these days and you've likely at least heard jokes about it you probably don't understand yet. Described as a "Twilight"-inspired erotic novel about a about a steamy bondage and S&M relationship between a wealthy Seattle businessman and a virginal young college student, the novel has sold ten million copies worldwide and book rights sold in over 37 countries.

Emma Watson Gets Biblical With Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 10:37 PM
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Darren Aronofksy's ark that is his next movie "Noah" continues to bring people aboard, and the latest is an actress who has no problem of late finding roles.

Warner Bros. Still Trying To Figure Out Their DC Comics Plan; Considering Rebooting 'Green Lantern' Without Ryan Reynolds

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 7, 2012 10:22 PM
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As we were just mentioning this afternoon, "Green Lantern" is a huge blemish and disappointment for Warner Bros. Launched just as WB were putting the finishing touches on their super lucrative "Harry Potter" series ($7.7 billion worldwide), the studio was hoping "Green Lantern" would be the beginning of a chapter in leveraging DC Comics super hero properties in the manner their competition (Marvel Studios) had already been successfullly doing and beyond the likes of flagship characters like Batman and Superman. In fact, "Green Lantern" was very much akin to "Iron Man." A B-level character far from a household name, Marvel did the unthinkable, remade the character into their A-list star property. Utilizing a similar, humor-filled approach not so dark and brooding as Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," "Green Lantern" seemed to take some of its basic cues from "Iron Man," only missing all marks by miles.

Looks Like Some Of Those Very Early 'The Dark Knight Rises' Rumors Might Be True After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 5:34 PM
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Let's just get this out the way: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. If you don't want "The Dark Knight Rises" ruined for you, stop reading and click somewhere else. Seriously, we're not responsible for anything that happens beyond this point.

Will Warner Bros. 'Justice League' Be "Dark & Mature"? Pathological Exaggerator Mark Millar Says Yes

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 7, 2012 4:50 PM
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If J.J Abrams, Christopher Nolan, Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott are viewed as being on the secretive side about revealing plot details and information regarding their unreleased, often still-in-development movies, one then must consider comic book writer Mark Millar to be on the exact opposite end of the spectrum. While not exactly in the movie business like the four aforementioned artists, several of Millar's comics  (such as "Supercrooks" and "Nemesis") are in development at various studios and production companies. Seemingly very enthusiastic to be a part of the Hollywood process, Millar is very amenable to telling you pretty much whatever you want to know about any of his projects in development, going as far as to make wild casting announcements (like when we said Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt were being approached for "Nemesis") and generally claiming unrealistic start dates to any project under the sun (all of them).

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