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Zack Snyder Says 'Superman' Was Not Part Of His Plan And "Came Out Of Nowhere"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2011 3:45 AM
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Filmmaker Says He Can't Believe There Are 'Thor' & 'Iron Man' Films, But No 'Superman' Movie Among This Current CrazeFrom remakes of classic zombie films to CGI-led, testosterone-y swords and sandal pictures, to dark superhero deconstructions and animated adventure movies starring talking owls, filmmaker Zack Snyder's career has seemingly been all over the map, but the connective tissue has been a fantasy element that has consistently run throughout the work including his upcoming ladies-led steampunk fantasy actioner, "Sucker Punch."

Review: Todd Haynes' 'Mildred Pierce' A Mouth-Watering Melodrama On An Operatic Scale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 3:31 AM
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Yes, we already know that Hollywood studios are continuing to pull away from adult oriented dramas, while continuing to pour money into franchises, sequels and spinoffs. And we've certainly already sung the praises of HBO for setting the standard for their colleagues by being a welcoming home for auteurs to toil away on the kinds of projects that wouldn't get them through the front door anywhere else. However, it's one thing to logically pair Todd Haynes with the period melodrama "Mildred Pierce" but when you surround him with the talent he has here, giving him an almost absurdly generous amount of running time to tell the story his way, it's practically like the cable network is sticking a thumb in the eye of Hollywood.

'National Treasure' Director Jon Turteltaub Has Some 'Unreasonable Doubt'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 3:10 AM
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Oof, talk about a car crash of mediocrity. What happens when you pair the director of "National Treasure," "While You Were Sleeping" and "Instinct" with the writer of "Serendipity" and "A Good Year"? You're about to find out.

Matt Reeves Says 'Cloverfield 2' Will Happen Eventually; Kiefer Sutherland Still Says '24' In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:48 AM
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Director Matt Reeves has made leaps and bounds in his film career, transitioning from television to the monster movie "Cloverfied" and then helming the absolutely fantastic "Let Me In" last year. Why anyone would want Reeves to return to the "Cloverfield" world instead of using his talents for something much more worth his time (*ahem*"The Wolverine"*ahem*) is a bit beyond us, but the project is still on the table. Earlier this year, Reeves told us that he hasn't "really decided what that would be yet” when asked about "Cloverfield 2" and well, it's remains pretty much the status quo.

First Look At Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:34 AM
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To be certain, Roman Polanski's last effort, "The Ghost Writer," polarized The Playlist staff. While some found it be a pretty harmless, if not particularly memorable, political potboiler, others completely hated it (though we all agreed Kim Cattrall's accent was egregious). Even on the score, some of us loved Alexandre Desplat's whirring strings, while others found it be a weaker work from the accomplished and prolific composer (the Christmas party eventually turned ugly). But regardless of all that, Polanski's latest has us all pretty excited, bringing together a top notch cast for the film version of an acclaimed play.

The Small Screen: Jeff Daniels Set To Lead Aaron Sorkin's Post-'Social Network' Return To Television

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 22, 2011 2:14 AM
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Jeff Daniels is set to join Aaron Sorkin's first post-'Social Network' project with his return to television in a signature behind-the-scenes look into the world of cable news programs tentatively titled "More As The Story Develops."

Fox Searchlight Sets December 16th Release For Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 22, 2011 1:59 AM
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Alexander Payne's highly anticipated "The Descendants" starring George Clooney is now primed for an award season tilt later this year with Fox Searchlight handing the film a December 16th release date.

Viggo Mortensen Won't Play General Zod In 'Superman: Man of Steel'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Zack Snyder Says That Film Is His 'Most Realistic' Movie, Temporarily Forgetting Gritty Documentary-Style Realism Of 'Legends of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole' While the world and their wife are currently debating the role that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing in "The Dark Knight Rises" (we don't want to add to the fuss, but we met someone down at the pub last night who swore up and down that he'll be King Tut), Zack Snyder is quietly assembling his cast for the other big DC Comics movie of 2012, "Superman: Man of Steel." British actor Henry Cavill landed the title role at the start of the year, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have been cast (perfectly, it should be said) as his adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent.

Paramount Looking For Co-Financiers To Save Marc Forster's 'World War Z' With Brad Pitt?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 22, 2011 1:21 AM
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Last we heard, the Hollywood adaptation of Max Brooks' acclaimed zombie-horror novel "World War Z" had Marc Forster at the helm with Brad Pitt set to star and produce. but little on that front has been heard for quite some time.

Watch: Swashbuckling New Trailer For 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2011 12:59 PM
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We're just two months away now from "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and can't say we're really all that excited. The fourth entry in the water-logged series will now find Captain Jack Sparrow chasing down the fountain of youth and getting into oh-so-many misadventures along the way.

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