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Noomi Rapace Casts Doubt Over Role In David Slade's 'The Last Voyage Of Demeter'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 28, 2011 1:49 AM
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Despite director David Slade recently taking to Twitter to express his optimism about the prospects for the previously announced vampire-road-film "The Last Voyage Of Demeter," it seems one of his potential stars isn't quite on the same level. 'Dragon Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace has revealed that her burgeoning slate and increasing popularity in Hollywood may be a hurdle too great to overcome for the potential collaboration with Slade.

Uma Thurman Confirms Quentin Tarantino's Next Picture Is His "Southern" Film

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 28, 2011 1:42 AM
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Next 'Kill Bill' Film Is "Down The Road"For a director known for his lengthy dialogue, Quentin Tarantino sure has been keeping quiet recently. Though he's currently writing the screenplay for what will become the directors 8th film (or 7th, if you count the "Kill Bill" series as one, as originally intended), details have so far been hard to come by. The first murmur of news came about a month ago when Italian actor Franco Nero said Tarantino was involved with a spaghetti western called "The Angel, The Bad And The Wise" but was revealed shortly thereafter this was probably not a directorial project for him. AICN's sources confirmed that Tarantino's next film would be a spaghetti western, Christoph Waltz would be starring and the title Nero mentioned was not even close. Speculation then turned to the slavery-era Texas Western he had talked up during the "Inglourious Basterds" press rounds.

Antoine Fuqua To Helm Chinese-Language Historical Love Story Epic

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 28, 2011 1:33 AM
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We've written about Antoine Fuqua a fair amount in recent times, only for it to amount to very little in the way of a follow-up to 2007's "Shooter." Among other things, the "Training Day" director has been plotting a biopic of rapper Tupac (which recently began an open casting call), an adaptation of comic book "Afterburn" starring Gerard Butler, a pilot at FOX starring Ethan Hawke from a script by David Guggenheim and superteam Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and he previously flirted with a reunion with Bruce Willis on prison-escape drama "The Tomb," as well as having the buzzed-about actioner "Prisoners" with Hugh Jackman and a spy-thriller "Consent To Kill" potentially on his slate at one point.

Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 28, 2011 1:19 AM
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Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearance at the Croisette this May is unlikely, with one of the film's supporting cast members, Alice Braga, telling Pilula Pop the production is working towards a 2012 release after recently wrapping principal photography.

Duncan Jones Explains Why His Sci-Fi Film 'Mute' Is Such A Difficult Movie To Make

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 27, 2011 8:05 AM
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Lead Character Won't Speak At All In Film -- Hence The TitleWith his sophomore effort "Source Code" set to open Friday, director Duncan Jones is in the midst of some serious press promotion rounds. The filmmaker is currently traveling around the country to introduce advanced screenings of the sci-fi actioneer everywhere from SXSW (where we first caught the film) to last Friday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. After the screening, Jones was asked about the status of his long gestating film "Mute," which was recently announced to be made into a graphic novel. Jones gave a variation on the same answer he's been giving recently, but explained exactly why his future noir is a very difficult film to find financing for, even getting into a few minor spoilers, but as our subhead suggests, the title of the film -- and the semi-known logline -- does tend to give things away a bit.

Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane In 'Superman'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2011 7:15 AM
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After shacking up with Batman's brother in "The Fighter," Amy Adams is set to become Superman's dame. According to the L.A. Times, Zack Snyder has found his Lois Lane for the upcoming "Superman" project slated for a late 2012 release, and it's Oscar nominee Adams, who will step into the iconic workaholic high heels. If the rumors are to be believed (and not all of them are), Adams beat out less-pedigreed competition in Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Rachel McAdams, Malin Ackerman, Dianna Agron, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Lindsay Lohan, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Abe Vigoda, Bristol Palin, Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Bathory, Ms. Pac-Man... rumors are rumors, we suppose.

Weekend Box Office: Zack Snyder & Warners Get 'Sucker Punch' From 'Wimpy Kid'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2011 5:09 AM
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Demographics matter. You want to say, well, screw the numbers, let’s just make a movie for everyone! But considering the multiple sources of entertainment in our multimedia worlds, whatever doesn’t automatically turn us on will turn us off. Because of this, Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” turned people off. It was an action fantasia, a genre normally attractive to teenage boys, but it featured only girls, an immediate turnoff for that demographic. And it didn’t appeal to women, who noticed the marketing campaign centered around cacophonous violence and mayhem, not usually a drawing point for females. It wasn’t made for kids, but the heavily-CGI’d special effects made it look like a candy-coated kids’ entertainment to adults. Four quadrants, all disinterested.

Armie Hammer Signs On To 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,' Saoirse Ronan In Talks For Title Role

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 26, 2011 6:30 AM
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As we're sure you're aware by now, there are three duelling projects retelling the tale of Snow White in development. One, Disney's "Snow and the Seven," is the furthest away -- while "Toy Story 3" writer Michael Arndt recently signed on to do a script polish, and director Francis Lawrence is still nominally attached, it has no star, and no start date. Another, Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman," was once leading the pack, and does have Kristen Stewart signed on in the title role, but seems to have hit problems in recent days -- Charlize Theron still hasn't signed on as the villain, and Viggo Mortensen's talks have apparently collapsed.

Warren Beatty Wins Lawsuit Against Tribune Company For Rights To 'Dick Tracy,' "Major" Project Next

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 26, 2011 6:13 AM
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Warren Beatty's original "Dick Tracy" (released in a Tommy-gun bullet hail of hype in the summer of 1990) is a tantalizing what-if scenario. Looking back on the film, it seems almost dreamily ahead of its time, with its primary color scheme and two-dimensional comic strip backdrops foreshadowing everything from Ang Lee's "Hulk" to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City." At the time, though, it was largely derided and flopped at the box office (most people remember it for including the Roger Rabbit short "Roller Coaster Rabbit," which was only stapled on to the film after initial box office returns proved dire.)
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Robert De Niro Is Going To Make Another Movie With 50 Cent For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2011 3:15 AM
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Forest Whitaker Also Circling RoleFor the love of god Robert De Niro, fire your agent. The once-esteemed actor, who has spent the most part of the last decade or two slogging it out in one mediocre picture after another, apparently doesn't know a good movie anymore even if it walks up and bites him in the ass. The actor hemmed and hawed over the drama "Honeymoon With Harry" to the point where director Jonathan Demme gave up on the project. So what to do next? How about another shitty movie with 50 Cent!

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