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Producer Brian Grazer Says HBO Will Get The TV Series Portion Of The Mega 'The Dark Tower' Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 10:37 AM
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Producer Brian Grazer and his awesome hair, has been very chatty talking to press during rounds for next week's "Tower Heist." Over the weekend he shared with us that the three-film, two-television series mega-adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series -- which was dropped by Universal over the summer -- was still moving ahead thanks to a significant budget reduction between $40-50 million. And while there's still no word if another studio will pick up the reins on the project, one of the best homes for adventurous programming on the small screen is apparently throwing their hat in the ring to be a part of super sized franchise.

Eva Mendes Joins Kylie Minogue In Leos Carax's 'Holly Motors'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 9:33 AM
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Update: We've been informed that despite some earlier reports, Juliette Binoche is not part of the cast.

'Entourage' Rebooted In New Poster For 'Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 9:01 AM
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Update: A pretty impressive behind-the-scenes clip has arrived of Tom Cruise swinging around outside the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai a mile up in the air and giving an insurance agent a heart attack in the process. Check it out below.

'Attack the Block' Director Joe Cornish Says Basement Jaxx "Nailed" The Mood He Was Going For

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2011 8:29 AM
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And More From The Director On The Alien Invasion Film From the moment the lights dimmed in the Alamo Drafthouse where we first saw Joe Cornish's comedic sci-fi thriller "Attack the Block" at this year's SXSW film festival, we were hooked. Since then, we've watched as the film has gone through wild ups-and-downs: first the rapturous response in Austin (where it ended up taking home an Audience Award), to its acquisition by Sony's Screen Gems division, to the somewhat limited theatrical release it got this summer. It felt very much like those that saw "Attack the Block" absolutely adored it… it's just that not many people saw it.

David Slade To Direct Adaptation Of Crime Noir Graphic Novel 'Coward' That Sounds A Lot Like 'Drive'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 8:11 AM
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David Slade's last move was "Twilight: Eclipse" but he seems to have run into a few stumbling blocks getting his next film mounted. He had lined up the vampire horror flick "The Last Voyage Of Demeter" but potential star Noomi Rapace cast doubt on the project in the spring over her involvement and not much has been heard about it since. The most high profile gig Slade landed was taking on the reboot of "Daredevil" but that too seems to be in a weird limbo, with no other updates at all since it was first announced. He was also in the mix for "The Wolverine" but we all know how that turned out. Now it looks like he's got an interesting new project coming his way, but too bad it sounds almost exactly like "Drive."

Summit Grabs Release Dates For 'Red 2,' 'Warm Bodies,' 'Ender's Game,' 'Now You See Me,' Others

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 25, 2011 7:26 AM
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Even though they've had a quiet year, with "Source Code" and "50/50" being their biggest hits, Summit is merely laying low, with two larger efforts slotted for Christmas time releases: "The Darkest Hour," and some obscure vampire film about marriages and babies. It makes sense that the next step is for the studio to go from mini-major to major, and they're doing that in a big way today, announcing release dates for a few pretty large upcoming films.

Andrew Eaton Says U.S. Version Of 'The Trip' Without Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Could Be On The Way

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 25, 2011 7:14 AM
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Plus Updates On Michael Winterbottom Projects 'The Promised Land,' 'Bailout,' 'Seven Days' And 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica' Relationships are key in the filmmaking world, particularly in terms of actually getting the damn things made, and it's no surprise that many of the most successful filmmakers are ones with long-running close partnerships with producers. One of the closest today is that between eclectic filmmaker Michael Winterbottom and his long-term producing partner Andrew Eaton. The pair first worked together on the 1994 TV series "Family," founding Revolution Films together around the same time, and have made a film almost every year.

Get To Know The Circus In New Character Profiles For 'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 7:08 AM
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So, not up on your John Le Carré and looking to bone up on who is who in the upcoming, highly anticipated adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy"? Well, today is your lucky day.

Brad Pitt Heads To Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' With Michael Fassbender & Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 6:15 AM
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There is no greater arthouse bromance right now than the one between director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender. The duo first paired up on "Hunger," which brought them both some considerable attention, and this year they are dominating the fall movie chatter with the NC-17 sex-addiction drama "Shame." They've already lined up their next collaboration, "Twelve Years A Slave," which also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, and now one of the biggest actors in the world is lining up to join them.

Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D' A Reminder Of How Disappointed You Were

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 5:38 AM
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You know those light sabres that are like double light sabres? That's probably the only cool thing we remember from the otherwise pretty bad "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace," George Lucas' long-awaited space political drama prequel to his "Star Wars" trilogy. It made approximately five bajillion Saturn dollars, or whatever monetary system Scrooge McLucas uses to count his riches, and now it's coming back. IN 3D. So if you thought Jar Jar Binks was offensively annoying the first time around, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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