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Scott Frank To Write & Direct Big Screen Version Of U.K. Miniseries 'Unforgiven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 3:13 PM
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With Christopher McQuarrie now busy directing the Tom Crusie thriller "One Shot," it looks like he's had to clear some developing projects off his desk. You might remember that last year he was hired on to adapt the U.K. miniseries "Unforgiven" into a feature film as a potential starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie. Well, McQuarrie has turned in a draft, Jolie was never formally signed, and the project has now landed in the lap of another strong screenwriter.

Review: 'I Melt With You' Is Disillusionment At Its Dullest

  • By William Goss
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  • November 8, 2011 2:58 PM
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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Soundtrack To Be Released Internationally By Mute Records

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 2:27 PM
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Okay, so there's no tracklist yet and details are still being firmed up, but dammit, it's something. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack will hit everywhere outside North America via Mute Records, as the film's composer Trent Reznor tweeted last night. And well, that's about it. No release date has been revealed.

Clive Owen To Star In Paul Schrader Penned Action Flick 'Recall'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 8, 2011 1:51 PM
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It is difficult to know where Clive Owen’s loyalties lie in the war of art versus commerce. He’s acted in garbage like “King Arthur,” “Derailed,” and “Shoot ‘Em Up,” but on the other hand, he earned an Oscar nominated for 2004’s “Closer.” When Owen does collect a Jason Statham-sized paycheck, it is often while working for great directors, who would never consider hiring a guy like Statham: Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”), Spike Lee (“Inside Man”) or Tom Twyker (“The International”—actually, Twyker would probably work with Statham), and when Owen actually does act in a Jason Statham movie (this year’s “Killer Elite”), he makes sure that Robert De Niro is there to help take the hit.

'The Artist' & 'Kid With A Bike' Stars Jean Dujardin & Cecile De France Team For 'Mobius'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 8, 2011 1:25 PM
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A lot of foreign actors take their Hollywood success and run straight to the set of a blockbuster studio pic. It’s nice to see that Cannes/Weinstein Company darling Jean Dujardin - the star of the crowdpleasing, awards season player “The Artist” - isn’t waiting around to see if Sony needs an additional villain for the “Green Hornet” sequel, but has instead signed onto French auteur Eric Rochant’s thriller-romance “Mobius.” Joining him will be

Samantha Morton Joins Thriller 'The Mulo'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 8, 2011 12:58 PM
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If Samantha Morton has anything, she has street cred. You’re not going to find any Farrelly Brothers comedies or Jerry Bruckheimer spectacles on her resume. Sure, she was in “Minorty Report,” but that was a matter of Spielberg coming up to her level, not the other way around. So, when Morton signs up for “The Mulo,” playing estranged twin sisters named Brady and Bess, who join forces to find Brady’s small child who has been taken away by an evil gypsy curse, we trust that this film might be more than the generic “supernatural thriller” label the production company, Ipso Facto Films, is going with.

Exclusive: Jason Segel Hopes To Make A Kids Adventure Film In The Vein of ‘Goonies’ & ‘Labyrinth’ Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2011 12:40 PM
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MGM Give Up Search For Originality; Find 'Where’s Waldo?'

  • By Sam Price
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  • November 8, 2011 12:20 PM
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Following on the heels of the news that a fresh version of “Popeye” will obliterate any lasting memory of the comparatively dignified Robert Altman film, not to mention the brain-searing whorl of “The Smurfs,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and the fact that the pillaging of similar cartoon properties continues undimmed, it’s perhaps unsurprising that MGM are seeking out everyone’s favorite bobble-hatted crowd-dweller Waldo (he of "Where's Waldo?") to get in on the action. Variety are reporting that this series of narrative-free picture books are set to be adapted into a live-action feature film, following on from several failed attempts to bring the defiantly non-agoraphobic ‘hero’ to the big screen since the 1990s.

Brett Ratner Working On New Project With Eddie Murphy, Admits He Lied About "Banging" Olivia Munn

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2011 11:57 AM
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Hey guys! Brett Ratner here. You know, the Ratmeister? Sir Rats-A-Lot? Ratling Gun? Raturday Night Live?

Hayley Atwell Circles 3D 'The Return Of Captain Nemo' With David Morrissey & Hugh Bonneville

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 11:21 AM
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Look out Disney and David Fincher, you might be beat to the punch. While the long brewing adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Of The Sea" has been developing as a mega 3D blockbuster with James Cameron lending his technical advice and wizadry behind the scenes, and Fincher in the driver's seat, a much smaller Brit production may get there first.

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