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New Photos Of Michelle Yeoh As Aung San Suu Kyi In Luc Besson's 'The Lady'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 11:06 AM
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Believe or not, Luc Besson, the hugely successful producer behind action fare like "The Transporter" franchise, "Taken," and the "District 13" films, and the director of "The Fifth Element" and "The Professional" is now directing a film about Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Seriously. Shot last fall and due to hit theaters overseas later this year, we're now getting our first major look at "The Lady."

Orson Welles' 'Chimes At Midnight' Is Restored & Will Screen Next Month At The Screen Arts Festival

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 14, 2011 10:37 AM
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The body of work that enigmatic genius Orson Welles produced in his time on Earth is probably more than most of today’s best filmmakers will ever produce in their lives. While that may be a bit of an overstatement, there is no denying that there’s a reason Welles’ work is still preached in film schools around the world. For a man who did so much, it’s also a shame that some of his best work hasn’t been seen in a such a long time. Back in January we reported that his unfinished film “The Other Side of the Wind,” which features an insane ensemble that includes names like John Huston and Dennis Hopper, would finally see the light of day, but little has come of that. Now, another of Welles’ films is being unearthed, and this release seems a whole lot more promising (and not to mention definite).

Martin Scorsese's Trailer For 'Hugo' Looks Like The 3D Adventure We've All Been Waiting For

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 14, 2011 10:33 AM
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In recent years, we've seen 3D films done by the likes of James Cameron, Michael Bay and botched by others we won't bother naming, but none of us have seen a 3D movie, a family adventure film no less, by Martin Scorsese. And so the trailer for his upcoming film, "Hugo" (formerly known as "Hugo Cabret") has hit and we must say it looks pretty damn wonderful, thrilling and charming (vibrant use of music too, though that doesn't sound like composer Howard Shore's work; he wrote the score).

Ethan Hawke To Star In New Mystery Horror Pic From 'Exorcism Of Emily Rose' Helmer Scott Derrickson

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 14, 2011 10:04 AM
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Whether or not you were a fan of the supernatural thriller “Insidious” or the “Paranormal Activity” series, there’s no doubt that the films have been turning a pretty hefty profit, and there's been a pretty positive response from audiences. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down soon for those films’ producer, Jason Blum. As he preps his next untitled horror film, he also has Rob Zombie’s “Lords of Salem” starting production soon, along with Barry Levinson’s intriguing eco-thriller “The Bay” waiting to scare our pants off or disappoint us horrifically.

A.R. Rahman To Score Alex Kurtzman's 'Welcome To People' Starring Chris Pine & Olivia Wilde

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 9:28 AM
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For screenwriter Alex Kurtzman—best known for penning blockbusters like “Star Trek,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Mission: Impossible III”--he couldn't ask for a better batch of talent as he readies his directorial debut, "Welcome to People." The film stars Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mark Duplass, and it will also feature a little cameo by Jon Favreau. But it appears the quality list of collaborators doesn't end there as Kurtzman has enlisted one of the best known and celebrated film composers in the world to tune up his movie.

'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra Eyes 'Akira'; Budget Scaled Back To $90 Million

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 7:54 AM
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Well, that's funny. Just last night we reported that indie filmmakers The Polish Brothers were offered, and turned down, the chance to direct Warner Bros.' potential franchise "Akira," marking the first real word on the project ever since Albert Hughes bailed on the film at the end of May. Well, if anything, the Polish Brothers tidbit of info revealed that movement was still happening even if it wasn't out in the open, and now a new name is considering stepping into the high profile pic.

First Look At Colin Farrell In 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 7:18 AM
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Yep, so the guy who directed two "Underworld" movies and "Live Free or Die Hard" is being given the keys to the "Total Recall" reboot/remake, and if Len Wiseman screws the pooch, it won't be for a lack of having a decent cast.

Watch: New Clip From 'Cowboys & Aliens' Shows Off Harry Gregson-Williams' Old School Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:49 AM
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So far, so good. Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" will premiere for the crowds at Comic-Con in just a few weeks and it's a big show of confidence (and thanks) from the filmmaker. As M. Night Shyamalan well knows, the geeks in San Diego aren't shy are about sharing their feelings but Favreau must feel like he's got a big winner on his hands and if the trailers and clips live up to their promise, he'll be right.

Watch: Ramona Flowers Sees 'The Thing' In First Trailer For The Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:20 AM
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It looks like Ramona Flowers has headed somewhere even colder than Toronto and is facing something far more dangerous than falling back into a relationship with Gideon Graves.

'Lights Out' Star Holt McCallany Will Protect Sean Penn In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:03 AM
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Even though the acclaimed FX boxing drama "Lights Out" has been canceled after one season, it looks like Holt McCallany is springing from the series into movies in a major way. He's already landed a role in the upcoming Sylvester Stallone/Walter Hill pic and now he's boarding one of the biggest studio dramas in the works right now.

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