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Tony Scott No Longer Involved In '24' Movie, Production Aiming To Begin In First Half Of 2012

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 6:16 PM
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It's been a fairly wild ride for 20th Century Fox and Brian Grazer's big screen version of the popular television series "24," which starred Kiefer Sutherland as a tough-as-nails counter-terrorist secret agent with a penchant for torturing people. After shooting down "Breach" screenwriter Billy Ray's script almost a year ago (something we still can't figure out), all parties remained optimistic, with both Sutherland and Grazer pegging 2012 as the year when the eventual film would shoot. Somehow, the perceived development hell that the film was mired in didn't get to any of the principles. And, as it turns out, they were right. Deadline is reporting that Sutherland, Fox, and Grazer are all pulling the "24" movie together, to shoot as early as this spring.

First Look At Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' & 'Man On Wire' Director James Marsh's 'Shadow Dancers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 6:09 PM
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If Spike Lee's first feature film in four years (alliteration! and not counting the many documentaries he's done in that time) isn't enough to get you excited for Sundance, then we just don't know what to tell you.

First Look At Brit Marling & Richard Gere In The Financial World Drama 'Arbitrage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 5:44 PM
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After a bit of casting drama that saw folks like Al Pacino and Eva Green come and go, and Toronto hip hopper Drake get rumored for a part, things finally settled down and got rolling with Richard Gere and Brit Marling subbing in for the aforementioned thesps and we'll soon see how it paid off.
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First Look At Elizabeth Olsen In 'Liberal Arts' & David Duchovny In 'Goats'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 5:29 PM
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Elizabeth Olsen, this year's Sundance darling (or one of them anyway) is returning to Park City to prove she wasn't just a one hit wonder, with another indie aiming to turn heads.

First Look At Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Rebecca Hall & Catherine Zeta-Jones In 'Lay The Favorite'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 5:09 PM
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There are few directors that jump from genre to genre like Stephen Frears (the guy has done everything from "The Queen" to "High Fidelity" to "The Grifters") and he's once again shifted directions, the results of which he'll be bringing to Sundance next month.

First Look At Andy Samberg & Rashida Jones In 'Celeste And Jesse Forever'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 4:58 PM
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First Look At Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher & Lizzy Caplan In 'Bachelorette'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 4:42 PM
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Here come the Sundance sneak peek pics, so hold on to your hats (or whatever you hold onto). First up is Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan in "Bachelorette" and this promises to be fun.

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer,' Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite,' 'Red Lights,' 'Bachelorette' & More Head To Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 4:31 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their next batch of titles this afternoon centered around their out-of-competition and docmentary premieres and if you weren't previously excited for the fest in January, this should seal the deal. With an impressive array of titles from seasoned vets to the newcomers that Sundance was made for, 2012 in Park City should be a blast.

Steven Spielberg Clarifies 'Indiana Jones 5' Comments; Says Genre Of Film Won't Change, But MacGuffin Will

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 5, 2011 4:00 PM
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A lot of people have been reading a lot of meaning into something Steven Spielberg said recently. Addressing the return of "Indiana Jones" in a fifth movie, the director told Entertainment Weekly recently that he'd clashed with George Lucas and Harrison Ford about "genre and concept" in the fourth film, "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but that for the fifth, he said Lucas and he "already have agreed on the genre." Genre? What?

Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson Frontrunners For Michael Bay's Low Budget Dark Comedy 'Pain And Gain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 3:40 PM
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So, what does a Michael Bay movie look like without $100 million dollars worth of explosions and Victoria's Secret models? We'll soon find out. The director is pushing ahead with plans to do a smaller film after his trilogy of "Transformers" movies and despite the low budget -- somewhere around $20 million bucks -- he may be getting two pretty big starts to help him out.

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