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'The Vault' & 'Nonplayer' Comics Start Their Journey To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 3:58 AM
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Franchises rule the roost in Hollywood these days, so here's a couple updates on some comics that are now winding their way to the big screen and may become a new tentpole in a theater near you.

Watch: Miles Fisher Puts Together Amusing 'New Romance' Viral For 'Final Destination 5'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 3:10 AM
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Plus 5 Clips From The Upcoming SequelMiles Fisher is no stranger to parody/viral videos. In fact, that's how he's made his name so far in Hollywood. The actor's uncanny physical resemblance to Tom Cruise served him well when he played the actor in "Superhero Movie" in a clip that hit the YouTube and made the rounds, and he earned further attention for his role in the Hollywood skewering "Pinkberry: The Movie" (you can watch both of those right here) Well, the actor will appear later his year in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" but before that, he'll try and cheat death in "Final Destination 5" and no matter what you think about the latest flick in the horror franchise, you gotta admit, this is pretty funny.

Jason Momoa Says He's Writing A Sequel To 'Conan The Barbarian'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 2:46 AM
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The trailers have looked terrible thus far, but audiences seem to be digging swords-and-sandals pics these days both on the big and small screen. As we already know "300" was a massive hit, "Spartacus" on Starz! is one of the network's biggest shows and "Immortals" and "Wrath Of The Titans" (yes, that title is now official) are on the way with "300: Battle Of Artemisia" in development. All this to say that if next week's "Conan The Barbarian" is a hit, actor Jason Momoa might add screenwriter to his job title.

New Shooting Locations Being Eyed As Start Date For George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Looms

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 8, 2011 2:21 AM
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Months out from its already massively-delayed planned start date, George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" still faces the same issues that plagued the production last year with the planned shooting location of Broken Hill in Australia now set to be canned as the typically dry and barren town "remains too green for filming" Miller's post-apocalyptic world and is unlikely to be ready for pre-production in October.

A Couple Of New Pictures Of Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson In 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 2:01 AM
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Fans of "The Hunger Games" have been wary thus far about the upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins' beloved book, scrutinizing nearly every bit of casting and every picture that has come along. Well, it's the first week of August and two more pictures have arrived for the faithful to pore over.

James Franco's Hart Crane Biopic 'The Broken Tower' Picked Up By Focus Features, Heading To TIFF

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 8, 2011 1:37 AM
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With his latest starring vehicle "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" earning unexpected critical acclaim and box office gold, James Franco doesn't look like stopping any time soon. With his in-the-can directorial effort "Sal" confirmed for the Venice Film Festival, the actor-director's biopic on poet Hart Crane is now set to appear soon after at the Toronto Film Festival with Focus Features already reportedly acquiring rights to the pic as well.

Watch: $5 For The First To Watch 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green' Trailer Without Being Sick

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 8, 2011 1:26 AM
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Update: Official trailer and poster have arrived. The film is now also officially slotted for a August 15, 2012 release date. Also, note: the trailer will be playing in front of "The Help" this week if you want to understand the demo they're going for.

Watch: International Trailer Provides First Look At Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 8, 2011 1:04 AM
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You know how we know that 2011 is a good year for cinema, despite the shocking dearth of decent movies in its first seven months? Because we got Lynne Ramsay back. The British director made a storming debut with "Ratcatcher" in 1999, and went on to make one of the best films of the aughts with "Morvern Callar," but almost a decade has passed since, with Ramsay spending much of the time developing her take on "The Lovely Bones," only to be chucked off when Peter Jackson decided he wanted to make it -- and we all know how that turned out.

Weekend Box Office: 'Apes' Rise With Massive $54 Million, Audiences Rise Against Ryan Reynolds

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 7, 2011 4:33 AM
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“The Planet Of The Apes” saga is one of the healthier franchises in movie history. All the sequels occurred within a reasonable time frame, and while they were of varied quality, each one had their own separate reason to exist, and none were truly embarrassing. By comparison, the remake in 2001 was so far removed from the series’ original ethos that most won’t even acknowledge it as part of any continuity. Nevertheless, that atrocity opened to $68 million, which nears $100 million when adjusted for inflation. So while some may have been burned by the series thanks to Tim Burton, ten years might have been the appropriate time to reboot and still retain a base that remains aware of “The Planet of The Apes” as a sketchy form of “cinema history.”

Bryan Cranston Drafted For 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2011 3:44 AM
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Update: despite a Vulture report that said Matthew Fox had dropped out of "World War Z", recent snaps of the actor on set suggest otherwise.

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