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Albert Finney & Joan Allen Return For 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 10:33 AM
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Well, well. While reports have been saying that the newest installment in the Bourne franchise would be shying away, it looks like the key figures of Operation Treadstone won't all be relegated to the rearview.

Comic-Con '11: Chris Gorak Reveals Aliens Will Have "Lethal Wave Energy" In 'The Darkest Hour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 9:59 AM
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While Hall H and the convention floor bristled with activity on Saturday as studios and filmmakers peddled their upcoming projects, Summit Entertainment herded a group of reporters into a guest room at the nearby Hard Rock Hotel that was made up with images from their forthcoming alien invasion movie "The Darkest Hour." Directed by Chris Gorak, and starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachel Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Greg Kinnear the film follows a group of Americans who find themselves stranded in Moscow after an extraterrestrial force descends on the planet and causes destruction and terror on a global scale. Check out a few of the first details that the filmmakers released about "The Darkest Hour," whose theatrical trailer premiered at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.

Robert Zemeckis In Talks To Direct 'Here There Be Monsters' With Script By Brian Helgeland

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • July 26, 2011 9:29 AM
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Ah Hollywood -- a magical place where a project can change hands a half dozen times before being locked down. In this case, Warner Bros. "Here There Be Monsters" is the culprit, and the studio is now in talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct, The Wrap reports. Paul Greengrass most recently took an interest in the project, but he appears to have moved on (hopefully to better things?). Brian Helgeland, whose two most recently produced credits were the underperforming "Green Zone" and the coldly received "Robin Hood", is set to write the film, which would follow a disgraced British Naval officer who is hired by a rich shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of his merchant ships in the North Atlantic, only to discover a giant sea serpent is the culprit. We've got faith in Helgeland though, especially since the former Oscar winner ("L.A. Confidental") has turned in a "Cleopatra" script for Steven Soderbergh a while back, and more recently, found a home for his Robinson biopic with Legendary Pictures.

Watch: Michel Gondry & Bjork To Go Outer Space For 'Crystalline' Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 9:10 AM
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While their developing 3D project has unfortunately gone the way of the dodo bird, longtime collaborators director Michel Gondry and Icelandic songbird Bjork have still found something to work on together, the video for the debut single of her forthcoming album, "Crystalline."

Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Starring Tilda Swinton Will Hit Theaters December 2nd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 8:29 AM
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So, hot on the heels of Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" being announced in the first wave of TIFF films, Oscilloscope Laboratories has unsurprisingly dropped a fresh release date for the film, one that will allow it to build on its momentum from Cannes and what will surely be fresh buzz out of Toronto.

New Look At Oren Moverman's 'Rampart' & 'Moneyball' Rounds Third With More Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 8:00 AM
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Yeah, we know. Your eyeballs are likely hurting, and so are ours, but this is the last batch -- for now -- of peeks of films that are headed to TIFF. But c'mon, this beats new looks at Optimus Prime or whatever right?

First Look At Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi's 'Persepolis' Followup 'Chicken With Plums'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 7:22 AM
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It has been four years since Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" -- an adaptation of the latter's acclaimed graphic novel -- charmed and moved audiences everywhere and edged it's way into the Oscar race, sharing a Best Animated Feature nomination alongside "Ratatouille" and "Surf's Up" (a rare feat for a non-studio film, rarer still for a foreign language film). Well, the duo is back, once again adapting a graphic novel by Satrapi and for their sophomore effort they've dropped their pens and are helming their first live action feature.

Watch: NSFW & Twisted Full Length Spanish Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar’s 'The Skin I Live In'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 6:55 AM
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Pedro Almodóvar returns to arthouses this year with "The Skin I Live In" and for those who think they know what to expect from the director whose oeuvre includes films like "Bad Education," "Volver" and "All About My Mother" his latest may be a bit of a shock.

First Look At Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor Going 'Salmon Fishing In Yemen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 6:36 AM
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'Ten Year' With Channing Tatum & Rosario Dawson Gets A New Photo As WellDid you forget about this? Yeah, we kinda did too, but last year Lasse Hallström took over from Bill Condon -- who instead decided to make "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" -- and shot the rom-com "Salmon Fishing In Yemen," and in case you didn't notice a trend this afternoon, it's heading to TIFF and we now have our first look.

First Look: Christopher Walken, Selma Blair & Mia Farrow In Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 6:31 AM
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While it was first vaguely described as an "edgy character drama," some details have arrived on Todd Solondz's new feature, "Dark Horse," which will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ok, those details are slim, but the TIFF website says the film is an intimate dark comedy about a manchild whose desire for a romantic relationship runs smack into reality.

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