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So, Brett Ratner Wants To Make 'Hunting Eichmann' Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:54 AM
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For a guy who is pals with Roman Polanski, is housemates with James Toback, has produced documentaries on John Cazale and Woody Allen and is a great lover of cinema, Brett Ratner's oeuvre has been ridiculously milquetoast. But then again, making movies that are About Things and have even a whiff of artistry, don't allow you to hang with Paris Hilton and publish books of tasteful nude photography. But since he's producing the Oscars this year, we suppose he's feeling it's about time to direct a movie that has a possibility of getting nominated for one.

‘Toy Story 3′ Writer Michael Arndt To Tackle Disney’s ‘Phineas And Ferb’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:22 AM
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If he doesn’t have a key already, they might as well give him one because Michael Arndt—the Oscar winning writer of “Little Miss Sunshine” and one of the co-writers of “Toy Story 3” (that also earned him a nomination)—is going to be a fixture on the Disney lot for the next few years. This year the mouse house has been busy lining up projects for the man, tasking him with “Snow And The Seven” as well the ambitious, under wraps and currently untitled Pete Docter movie over at Pixar about the formation of ideas inside the human mind. Well, he’s lined up yet another gig.

James Cameron Says ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Has Been Retooled Into A Love Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:16 AM
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While it still seems a bit of a way off just yet, the gestating remake of "Fantastic Voyage" is still very much in the works. The film has seen a number of helmers eyeing the director’s chair, but its Shawn Levy of "Real Steel" and "Night At The Museum" fame who is now set to take it on. The original 1966 film follows a group of scientists who are miniaturized and sent into a human body in a submarine to remove a blood clot from a colleague’s brain—a scientist who is invaluable to the CIA. Certainly, there is a lot of room to tell the story again particularly aided with all the special effects tools that are available today, but that's not the only change that's in store for the movie.

Liam Hemsworth, Kit Harington, Jai Courtney, Max Irons & More Vie For 'The Host' With Saoirse Ronan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:02 AM
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Dane DeHaan, Thomas McDonnell, Augustus Prew & Jake Abel Also In The MixTake note, young directors. This is why you attach yourself to projects before your next movie comes out. While the middle performance and dreadful reviews for the pretty idiotic "In Time" would have sidelined any director, Andrew Niccol was savvy enough to sign on to "The Host," an adaptation of a novel by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer and with a release date already pegged, this one is beginning to cast up.

Watch: Happy Halloween, It's Another Grim Trailer For 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 9:23 AM
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The biggest movie showdown of the winter won't belong to Lisbeth Salander and the evil she faces, nor Sherlock Holmes versus Moriaty or even Ethan Hunt and the enemies pursuing. Nope, it will belong to Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, who match wits to tragic results in Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin."

Martin Campbell Might Be 'The Fall Guy' For TV Show Adaptation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 9:09 AM
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With full credit taken for delivering the best Bond film in years with "Casino Royale," a gritty reboot (of sorts) of the franchise, director Martin Campbell flopped hard with his next two films. There was the misguided Mel Gibson thriller "Edge Of Darkness" (which this writer turned off halfway through) and then this summer's comic movie disaster, "Green Lantern." So what kind of movies do you get direct when you get locked up in director's jail? TV reboots.

First Looks At Bradley Cooper In 'The Words' & 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 8:00 AM
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You're gonna have a whole lotta Bradley Cooper coming at you in the near future. The actor, who had two big hits this year with "Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II," has spent the rest of 2011 cashing in on the goodwill those projects created, with no less than three movies going in front of cameras. Well, gird your loins, ladies, pics of him in two of the films have surfaced.

Oliva Wilde & Steve Buscemi Will Create Magic In 'Burt Wonderstone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 7:40 AM
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Well, she's funny, beautiful and a name that seems to be everywhere these days. So it's not exactly a big shock that Olivia Wilde beat out Michelle Monaghan, Judy Greer (our pick), Sarah Silverman (who was the final contender) and Jessica Biel for the female lead in upcoming magician comedy "Burt Wonderstone." But there's another great and unforgettable face joining as well.

Naomi Watts Is Pregnant & Unemployed & Matt Dillon Is A Paraplegic In 'Sunlight Jr.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 7:15 AM
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We think we'd rather be watching "Sherlock Jr." instead.

Eddie Murphy Is Writing ‘Jamal And Tyrell And Omar And Brick And Michael’s Wack-Ass Weekend'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 6:26 AM
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With Eddie Murphy now threatening a comeback (well, a return to halfway decent material) with this weekend's "Tower Heist," he made the most of his interview with Rolling Stone to drop some nuggets of info about what he plans next. "Beverly Hills Cop 4" may be dead, but he wants to bring Axel Foley to the small screen, and in the print edition of the mag transcribed by Moviehole he's got an all black alien invasion flick he's writing. But let's hold up a second.

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