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Exclusive: First Clip & New Pics From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 8:25 AM
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While it has been five long years since legendary filmmaker William Friedkin's last film, the underrated psychological thriller "Bug" starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, it seems the director has found a fresh voice and communal spirit in Tracy Letts. The playwright's work served as the source material for "Bug" and Friedkin has once again found inspiration, turning Letts' first play, the black comedy "Killer Joe," into a feature length film.

David Dobkin's 'Arthur & Lancelot' Gets March 15, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 8:24 AM
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Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and now, Arthur and Lancelot. Fables and fairy-tales continue to get Hollywood studio types excited and when Warner Bros. dropped $2 million last month for David Dobkin's "Arthur & Lancelot" they weren't messing around. As is usual, without a cast or firm start date nailed down, the film already has a release date so Dobkin will have to get his motor running.

'Stargate SG-1' Star Christopher Judge Joins 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 7:28 AM
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Yes, Comic-Con is over and regular life begins again, and while geeks were hoping that Christopher Nolan might pop his San Diego cherry this year and bring something -- anything -- from "The Dark Knight Rises," alas it was not to be but perhaps this will tide fans over.

Comic-Con '11: 'Knights of Badassdom' Gets Trailer & First Look Image

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 25, 2011 7:25 AM
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LARP Movie Ruled Hall H With A Foam SwordBeing the geekiest panel at Comic-Con's Hall H takes some work, but for our money, the honor goes to the LARP horror-comedy "Knights of Badassdom" and their Saturday nerdfest. For the uninitiated, LARP stands for "Live Action Role-Play," so picture Dungeons & Dragons with costumes and foam swords on a battlefield off a highway somewhere (you'll recall some of this from the subplot and ending of "Role Models"). Before the panel began, actual LARPers in costume led the audience in a shout of "huzzah!" and director Joe Lynch clearly was in awe of his film's Hall H presence, walking on stage and saying, "Holy shit! Hall H rules!" Clearly ecstatic over being at Comic-Con as a presenter rather than an attendee, he said, "I'm LARPing right now, I'm role-playing, I'm a director. That's what we're trying to get across right now: that you can be someone else."

'Wolf Creek 2' Starts Shooting In February 2012, Greg Mclean & John Jarratt Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 7:05 AM
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It has been nearly six years since the Aussie horror flick "Wolf Creek" turned the heads of genre film fans around the world. If you think the film about a group of backpackers held captive be a crazed serial killer was just for horror enthusiasts guess again. The film notched seven Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Director for Greg Mclean who followed up his debut shocker with "Rogue," a less impressive man-eating-alligator thriller that starred Sam Worthington. But Mclean is ready to head back to the film that put him on the map, as Mick Taylor is back to carve up more unfortunately travellers in "Wolf Creek 2."

Comic-Con '11: Justin Bieber To Appear In Pee-Wee Herman-Judd Apatow Collaboration?

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 25, 2011 6:24 AM
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If Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) has his way, that is. Though Herman appeared at Comic-Con International's massive Hall H on Thursday to share info about his new film with Judd Apatow (and generally charm the crowd), he kept this choice detail for an interview with MTV. There's no commitment from Bieber -- yet -- likely because Thursday's interview was the first time Herman mentioned this, but Bieber reads mtv.com, right?

First Look At Olivia Thirlby & Lena Heady In 'Dredd'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 5:36 AM
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Update: A couple more scanned pics from /Film.

New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Still Shows The Same Fighting Scene

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 4:11 AM
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A couple of new images have arrived from Wong Kar-wai's latest, "The Grandmasters," but somewhat disappointingly, they continue to simply show the same fighting scene which has dominated all of the film's limited marketing so far.

Shailene Woodley Eyes 'Easy A' Writer Bert Royal's Directorial Debut 'A Thousand Words Or Less'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 3:42 AM
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The sleeper success of "Easy A" seems to have brought good fortune on the major players involved. It certainly launched the career of already rising star Emma Stone into the stratosphere, with Will Gluck quickly moving up the ladder with "Friends With Benefits" opening this past weekend, with a few more projects in the works including another team-up with Stone and an adaptation of "Sex On The Moon." Moreover, he also inked a two-year deal with Sony. Not bad. And if we're feeling generous, we'll even say that Penn Badgley's recent casting in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" where he'll play Jeff Buckley certainly wasn't hurt by his turn as the harmless love interest in the comedy. Now, another name from the film is ready to capitalize on its success.

'Somersault' Director Cate Shortland Begins Production On Adaptation Of Rachel Seiffert's 'Lore'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 3:31 AM
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First Look Still On The Production Arrives As WellAfter boldly making her mark with 2004's expressive and poignant coming-of-age tale "Somersault," which catapulted the careers of both Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington long before they became relative house-hold names in Hollywood, Australian director Cate Shortland has begun production on her long-awaited follow up, an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert's novella "Lore."

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