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That Explains The Trailer Music: Clint Mansell Scoring 'The Iron Lady'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 3:37 AM
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Just a couple of weeks ago, the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated, and likely Meryl Streep Oscar vehicle, "The Iron Lady" hit the interwebs and it was a little...odd. In addition to being much more lightweight than we expected a film about Margaret Thatcher to be, the most curious aspect was that it was scored to Clint Mansell's “Welcome To Lunar Industries” from his excellent score for "Moon." Well, turns it out it wasn't just a lazy decision on behalf of whoever cut the trailer.

Oscar Isaac Joins 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 3:26 AM
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Let's get away from the heat wave for a moment and rewind the clock back to the cooler temperatures of February. Back then, writer/director Tony Gilroy was beginning to look at actors for the lead role of "The Bourne Legacy" and basically every young, eligible male was in contention with Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer, Benjamin Walker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Kellan Lutz all in the mix. Well, as you know, the part eventually landed with Jeremy Renner but in a rare stroke of Hollywood good fortune, one of those contenders has been asked back.

Morgan Spurlock Secretly Screens Trailer For His Comic-Con Doc, Says It'll Be In Theaters This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 3:08 AM
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Here's the thing about Comic-Con. You can't be everywhere at once and no matter how much planning you put into it, there is always something you're going to miss or in this case, a surprise you didn't see coming. So for those who were at Animation Showcase in Hall H early yesterday afternoon, they got a treat as director Morgan Spurlock showed up and showed a teaser trailer for his forthcoming documentary "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope." Say what?

Hilary Swank Goes Sci-Fi With 'Shrapnel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 3:02 AM
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Hilary Swank usually tends to play biographical characters such as transsexual Brandon Teena in “Boys Don't Cry,” aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in “Amelia” and lawyer Betty Anne Waters in “Conviction.” She also dabbled a bit in the romantic drama genre in “P.S: I Love You” and did ill-advised stints in horror with "The Resident" and "The Reaping" but according to Variety, the actress has been looking for some time for a new genre, so how about sci-fi?. Radical Pictures have announced that Swank will produce and star in the big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel “Shrapnel,” written by Nick Sagan (yes, the son of Carl Sagan) and M. Zachary Sherman, and originally created by Sagan and Mark Long. (And not to be confused with the John McTiernan project of the same name).

Watch: Jason Sudeikis Plays A Horndog, Again, In 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy' Trailer

  • By Sam Price
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  • July 22, 2011 2:41 AM
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Orgies, generally speaking, tend not to be most riveting stuff on film, as anyone who suffered through Tom Cruise’s winding, nonsensical journey to see wife Nicole Kidman Julienne Davis get violated by strangers in a country house whilst wearing a mask in “Eyes Wide Shut” will no doubt agree. You'd think the "raunchy" trailer for the Apatowian “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” – which sounds like it was a good title before it was a good screenplay - would aim to explode this notion quicker than you can say “Fidelio” with an onslaught of middle-class thirty-somethings disrobing and engaging all kinds of bad behavior. As it is, there's little of that on display here: Tyler Labine takes his shirt off a couple of times and the principal cast have a round of tequilas. Wild.

Comic-Con '11: Ridley Scott Is Shooting For Both An R-Rated & PG-13 Cut Of 'Prometheus'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 22, 2011 2:31 AM
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And Five More Things We Learned At Comic-Con Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” has been shrouded in secrecy and confusing rhetoric almost since we first heard of the project. First it was an “Alien” prequel and then it wasn’t. Now it is again. But not really. Whatever. At least they are now discussing the project and promising some footage and/or trailers surfacing by fall. And they’re at least sure enough about it to start shedding at least a little light (which will most likely give us even more questions).

'Dredd' Gets Locked & Loaded On September 21, 2012

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 22, 2011 2:19 AM
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Did we not just ask what the deal was with "Dredd"? As we previously mentioned, this comic book adaptation has been practically off everybody's radar for months, despite the occasional news blurb or a fuzzy photo. On Monday we got to see Karl Urban decked out in the Judge Dredd uniform, which looked pretty cool, and now the film has been slapped with a release date.

Comic-Con '11: Robert Rodriguez Talks Acquiring 'Heavy Metal' Rights, 'Sin City 2' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 1:57 AM
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10 Things Learned About Both Projects Including Plans For 'Fire & Ice' Adaptation & More 'Machete' FilmsWe're a month or so away from prolific, renegade Texan genre filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's latest picture, "Spy Kids 4D: All The Time In The World," but it's safe to say that only the parents, Rodriguez obsessives and hardcore Jessica Alba stalkers among us will be checking that one out: it's not for us, and that's just fine. But in Hall H of Comic-Con yesterday, Rodriguez announced a number of projects that should appeal much more to his usual target audience.

Terrence Malick's Next Film Inches Forward As Optimum Pick Up U.K. Rights For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 1:56 AM
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It has been a while since we've heard anything concrete about Terrence Malick's next film, the untitled romantic drama (also known as "The Burial") starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Charles Baker and in a small role, Jessica Chastain. Aside from the (curiously way early) first look photo that you see above, not much has been heard about the project other than the fact that it has been described (rather vaguely) as being even more experimental than "The Tree Of Life." Details on the plot have been scarce, and while some bits and pieces leaked last fall, who knows what shape it will take after Malick has finished with it in the editing room. But if this next bit of news sticks, it will mark the first time in the director's career he's had films arrive back-to-back in two years.

Monkey Vs. Horse: Spoilerific Comic-Con Clip For 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Picks Up The Pace

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 1:42 AM
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We're still on something of a knife-edge about "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," two weeks away from the film's release: talented director Rupert Wyatt and performance capture star Andy Serkis have talked a good talk so far, and elements of it have been intriguing, but the trailers for the most part have been a mixed bag. Unsurprisingly, Fox were out in force with the film on Day 1 of Comic-Con yesterday, with both Wyatt and Serkis on hand to talk up the film, and debuting a new clip, focusing on the third-act ape revolution that looks to hold most of the big action. That clip has now made its way online.

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