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Harrison Ford Allegedly In Talks To Play Deckard Again In Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' Follow-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2012 1:00 PM
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One of the bigger news stories of last year was the report that, on the back of his sort-of-return to the "Alien" franchise for "Prometheus," which is set in the same universe, Ridley Scott was planning to go back to his other sci-fi classic, attaching himself to a new "Blade Runner" film, after Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to the series. But it was unclear for some time what form the film would take; a direct sequel? A prequel? Or, like "Prometheus," a mostly original project riffing on the same world and concepts?

Dane DeHaan Says His Role In 'Place Beyond The Pines' Takes Place 19 Years After Ryan Gosling's Part Of The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 6:12 PM
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If you aren't familiar with the name Dane DeHaan, by the end of 2012, you will be. The rising actor has three buzzy worthy projects on his slate this year: this weekend's found footage teen superhero pic "Chronicle" (go see it); John Hillcoat's highly anticipated "The Wettest County" and the Derek Cianfrance/Ryan Gosling bro-tacular reteam "The Place Beyond The Pines." Not a bad lineup at all. While there is still no word on a release date for the latter film, some kind of festival appearance seems likely (perhaps Cannes) and talking with Vulture, DeHaan revealed a few more details about the film.

Sony Believes In 'The Raid,' Picks Up Rights For The Sequel 'Berandal'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 3, 2012 5:31 PM
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The buzz for Gareth Evans' movie "The Raid" has become deafening following its screening at Sundance, where we called it, "A triumph of kicks, punches & unrelenting thrills.” Well not only is more ass-kicking on the way in a planned sequel entitled “Berandal,” but it looks as if Sony is getting back in the 'Raid' game.

In Theaters: 'The Woman in Black' Will Hope To 'Chronicle' A 'Big Miracle'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 3, 2012 5:16 PM
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Happy Friday all, and welcome to February. It finally feels like a normal release weekend, now that we are out of the January no-mans-land. Funny how that self-fulfilling prophecy works out. Or, how studios strictly adhere to the "January movie" policy. Anyway, onwards and upwards my pets. We've got to get to the teen found footage movies, and the heartwarming whale tales, and the haunted house flicks, and the lone awards-contender dregs. Go go gadget In Theaters! 

Chris Rock Hopes To Woo Melissa McCarthy For Upcoming Dysfunctional Marital Comedy

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 3, 2012 4:52 PM
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The news on potential projects coalescing for the stars of this past summer’s breakout hit comedy “Bridesmaids” has been a steady stream as of late, though breakout star Melissa McCarthy seems to be the one amassing the most since her post-“Bridesmaids” fame. There’s the Seth Gordon-helmed comedy with Jason Bateman called “Identity Theft,” the R-Rated road movie “Tammy” she’s been trying to get off the ground, and the always looming potential of a “Bridesmaids Part Deux” to name just a few.

As Mel Gibson's Latest Film Goes Straight To VOD, Is This A Glimpse Of The Future Of Distribution?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 3, 2012 4:46 PM
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Something curious happened this week. It was announced that an action film from someone who has historically been one of Hollywood's biggest stars would be skipping movie theaters. That's not unprecedented, or necessarily surprising, considering that the star in question is disgraced A-lister Mel Gibson , who's been in the doghouse since his well publicized racist, abusive rants leaked two years ago. And doubly unsurprising considering that Gibson's last film, the Jodie Foster-directed drama "The Beaver" never made it over the million dollar mark at the domestic box office.

Why 'Chronicle' Is A Step In The Right Direction (Again) For Hollywood Genre Pics & Tentpoles-In-The-Making

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2012 4:26 PM
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Let's not get it twisted, Josh Trank's "Chronicle," is neither superhero film, tentpole nor masterpiece. However, it is a model that will soon be adapted by studio tentpole minded projects across the board, even if it's not completely successful at the box-office (read our review here). For those that haven't seen the film yet, don't worry, no major spoilers ahead. We'll discuss the film in broad terms, but much of this is evident from the trailers.

Katherine Heigl To Star In Brian Henson's Dark Puppet Comedy-Thriller 'Happytime Murders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 3:37 PM
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Okay, so we all got a good laugh yesterday when Katherine Heigl signed on to that ridiculous "Face Blind" thriller, but we have to give her kudos for this movie. It seems she's using her power for good instead of evil.

'Suburgatory' Star Jane Levy Replaces Lily Collins In 'Evil Dead' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 3:18 PM
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"Suburgatory" is apparently a show on ABC. We weren't sure because we've never watched it, but apparently quite a few of you have, as the young Jane Levy (who is not Emma Stone) has taken over for Lily Collins (who bailed last month) in the upcoming "Evil Dead" remake.

First Look At Werner Herzog's New 'Death Row' Documentary Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 3:00 PM
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"I respect you but I don't have to like you...," director Werner Herzog says to one of the death row inmates in "Into The Abyss." That powerful documentary, an insightful, moving look at the repercussions of a crime and the harrowing burden of a death sentence, was easily one of the most straighforward, un-Herzogian movies of his career. It's also one of his best in quite some time. Good news arrived in December when it was announced that Herzog was headed to Berlin with even more on the subject with "Death Row: A Documentary Series In Four Parts" and now some images have arrived from the project.

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