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Robbie Pickering Takes Over Director's Chair From Jonah Hill On Zombie/Monster/Alien Mashup 'Kitchen Sink'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 8, 2012 10:39 AM
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Who would’ve thought that Jonah Hill, who started his career off with bit parts in David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” would someday be an Academy Award-nominated actor? Fresh off some Oscar clout for his superb dramatic turn in “Moneyball,” he’s continuing with his ambitious ventures in writing and producing, along with earning roles in highly touted upcoming comedies like “21 Jump Street” and “Neighborhood Watch.” Though it was back in September we showed you Hill’s directing debut, with the charming Sara Bareilles-crooned video for “Gonna Get Over You,” there was another project that caught Hill’s eye for his feature debut: "The Kitchen Sink."

Zak Penn To Write 'The Karate Kid' Sequel & 'The Jetsons' Getting A Rewrite (Not By Kanye West, Unfortunately)

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 8, 2012 10:18 AM
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It's time for some script news, and there's a lot of new word on scripts about established properties being lined up. Let's dive right into it.

Michael Shannon Compares Zack Snyder To Martin Scorsese; Says 'Mud' Will Be Like A "Fairy-Tale"

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 8, 2012 9:58 AM
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It's a statement that's thrown around a lot, but there aren't many better working actors today than Michael Shannon. He's consistently proven to be a mesmerizing fixture in any film he's a part of, whether in a lead role ("Take Shelter") or just playing support to bigger names ("Revolutionary Road").

Anne Rice's 'Tale Of The Body Thief' Getting The Big Screen Treatment By Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 8, 2012 9:38 AM
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Audiences can’t seem to get enough of their tawdry vampire love sagas nowadays, and while more than enough has been said about “The Twilight Saga,” there’s also “True Blood,” "Vampire Diaries," the “Underworld” movies, and about a dozen upcoming projects chronicling these creatures of the night. Though long before Stephenie Meyers or Alan Ball sunk their teeth into vampire lore, author Anne Rice pretty much had the monopoly on all things fanged in popular culture throughout the late-‘80s and ‘90s.

Dance Act Orbital Scoring British Remake Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Pusher,' First Poster For Film Arrives

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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The cult success of "Drive" appears to have landed Nicolas Winding Refn the rare status of being a brand name director. Previously beloved by only a few arthouse types, the film's neon cool looks to make him a reference point for all kinds of filmmakers in the near future. And ironically, one of the first movies hoping to cash in on "Drive" is a remake of Winding Refn's debut, executive produced by the director himself.
More: Pusher, Orbital

Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Are 'Interns' For Shawn Levy

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 8, 2012 9:02 AM
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"Wedding Crashers" fans, listen up. This may be the closest you'll ever get to a sequel to the 2005 movie: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are reuniting to star in "Interns" over at Twentieth Century Fox. The script was written by Vaughn himself (he also penned "Couples Retreat") and Shawn Levy looks set to direct and make this his follow-up to "Real Steel."

Denzel Washington Will Play With '2 Guns' Alongside Mark Wahlberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 10:57 PM
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While Liam Neeson is earning all kinds of attention for his recent turn towards a certain strain of B-movie, many forget that Denzel Washington has been using that playbook for years. The two-time Oscar winner has played the multilplex card hard over the past few years with movies like "Unstoppable," "The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3," "The Book Of Eli," "Deja Vu," and, of course, this weekend's "Safe House." It seems Universal wants to keep Washington in their backyard and pair him up with their "Contraband" star Mark Wahlberg, the easiest no-brainer decision of the year.

'Breaking Dawn' & 'Dark Knight Rises' Kids Mackenzie Foy & Joey King Join James Wan's 'Warren Files'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 5:42 PM
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As a young actress you can't get it better than than Mackenzie Foy and Joey King. The former is best known (to Twihards anyway) as Renesmee. the spawn of Edward and Bella finally fucking in "Breaking Dawn." Meanwhile, the latter has already made headlines spilling her spoilery role in "The Dark Knight Rises," while next summer, she's got another tentpole in the form of Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And Powerful." But it looks like both actresses will have to pay their dues with a cheapie horror movie.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Write, Direct & Star In Rom-Com With Scarlett Johansson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 5:23 PM
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“I wrote myself a helluva role, one that people wouldn’t necessarily thought of me for,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt told Deadline. And we gotta say, he's kinda right on this one.

Brett Ratner & Adam Shankman Line Up TV Pilots; Paz De La Huerta Exits 'Boardwalk Empire' & Louis CK Returns To 'Parks & Recreation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 4:34 PM
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Listen, going to the movies rules, but sometimes, you just want to sit on the couch with giant bag of [insert favorite snack food here] and watch TV. And considering the insane of great stuff these days on the small screen, it doesn't take much convincing to stay home. So here's a brief round up of some TV bits and bobs.

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