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Terrence Malick Documentary 'Voyage Of Time' Still In The Works; He's Also A Big 'Zoolander' Fan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 2:17 AM
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With the Cannes premiere and Palme d'Or win now come and gone and the roll out for "The Tree Of Life" beginning this Friday, the long wait for Terrence Malick's latest is finally over. But that doesn't mean the project isn't without its mysteries. As Malick fans know, at some point in the film's gestation, plans were floated for a companion documentary entitled "Voyage Of Time" that would screen in IMAX.

Watch: Trailer For French Documentary 'Tarantino: The Disciple Of Hong Kong'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 2:01 AM
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Update: Trailer removed by request.

Oliver Stone Reveals Sidney Lumet & Al Pacino Nearly Made 'Platoon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 1:57 AM
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For director Oliver Stone, "Platoon" would mark the beginning of the meatiest part of the director's career. The Vietnam film, the first in a loose trilogy (followed by "Born On The Fourth Of July" and "Heaven & Earth"), made a star out of its young lead Charlie Sheen, and it went to the Oscars that with year with eight nominations, walking away with four wins including Best Picture and Best Director (not to mention that Stone's other film that year, "Salvador," also earned two nods). It would be Stone's second Oscar (he won for writing "Midnight Express" in 1979) and it established the writer/director as a major voice. But as he tells it now, he nearly didn't make the film.

'Out Of Sight' and 'Minority Report' Scribe Scott Frank To Write 'Houdini' For Francis Lawrence

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 25, 2011 1:40 AM
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Considering that, in real life, the profession seems to fall somewhere between "repellent" and "unbelievably douchey" (see: David Blaine, Criss Angel), it's somewhat surprising how many magic-based movies we have going around these days. The 2006 double bill of "The Prestige" and "The Illusionist" was the peak of the genre, but recent years have also brought the animated "Illusionist," Guy Pearce in the little-seen "Death Defying Acts" and, later in the summer, David Tennant as a vampire-fighting trickster in "Fright Night," while an adaptation of the seminal novel "Carter Beats The Devil" recently got a new lease on life. Even Pixar got in on the act, with the short "Presto."

Stephen Dorff, Ray Winstone & Michelle Monaghan To Star In David Jacobson's 'Boot Tracks'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 25, 2011 1:21 AM
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Matt Dillon No Longer AttachedBeing cast as the lead in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" didn't immediately seem to give Stephen Dorff the big career boost that he might have hoped, mainly due to the film being a hollow, tedious experience. But the actor, who for some time had languished in DTV hell, is certainly on the up, with roles in Tarsem's "Immortals" and the Emile Hirsch indie "The Motel Life" on the way, and it seems to have legitimized the actor as a leading man in the independent world again.

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' Teaser Poster Has Nobody On It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 11:43 AM
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Twihards around the world are eagerly awaiting the first instalment of the two-part finale to the "Twilight" saga and thus far they have been treated to plenty of advance stills but this first official teaser poster? Kind of a let down.

Will The Waiting Game For J.J. Abrams Cause 'Star Trek 2' To Move From Summer To Winter 2012?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 11:22 AM
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Films rushing to meet a release date has almost become a common practice in Hollywood. "X-Men: First Class" will open next week ten months after it started shooting, while "Hunger Games" and ,Tarsem's recently moved Snow White film will operate under the same time constraints to meet their March release dates next year. But it's always a risk to hurry a production, particularly when there are a lot of dollars at stake and with just over a year before "Star Trek 2" is scheduled to land next June, and with no director attached, Paramount may end up pushing back the movie rather than try and crank it out.

Cary Fukunaga To Direct Black List Civil War Heist Film 'No Blood, No Guts, No Glory'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 10:47 AM
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Was In Contention To Direct 'The Wolverine'You had us at "civil war heist film."

Great Poster For Tribe Called Quest Doc ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’ & New 'Harry Potter' One Sheet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 10:11 AM
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Yep, it's summer, so it means the posters will keep on coming.

Matt Reeves Signs On To Direct Frankenstein Film 'This Dark Endeavor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 9:10 AM
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While Matt Reeves hasn't quite decided how he's going to followup the excellent "Let Me In," he's certainly giving himself lots of options. Last month the director signed on to direct two films -- the sci-fi "8 O’Clock In The Morning" and the vampire pic "Passage" -- and he's staying with the supernatural for yet another film he's putting his name to.

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