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James Cameron Says He's Still Going To Direct 'Battle Angel' & 'Avatar' Sequels Will Be 3D-ier

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 7:07 AM
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In 2005, at the same time James Cameron announced "Avatar," he also proclaimed his intentions to make "Battle Angel" — a futuristic love story thriller about a 26th-century cyborg" that he also envisioned as a trilogy in 3D, based on Yukito Kishiro's 12 popular Japanese graphic novels (titled "Battle Angel Alita") about a nymphette who morphs into an action heroine.

Charlotte Rampling & Gabriel Byrne Starring In Noir Thriller 'I, Anna'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 6:36 AM
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Filming started last week on "I, Anna" a film noir suspense pic that has us intrigued with its lineup of talent.

David O. Russell Likes Scarlett Johansson For The Role Of Elena In 'Uncharted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 5:34 AM
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Says That Buddy Action Pic 'Two Guns' Won't Happen Until After 'Uncharted'Despite the film still without a script (back in December writer/director David O. Russell said it was half done and he's still working on it) casting ideas and story details continue to come fast and furious for "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for what promises to be one of the most high profile video game adaptations of all time.

Watch: Trailer For Medieval Action Pic 'Ironclad' Starring Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy & Kate Mara

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 5:09 AM
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When "Ironclad" was first announced, it featured an intriguing cast attached with Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Bob Hoskins, Robert Carlyle, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, William Moseley, Colm Meaney and Angus McFayden. But as these things go, as development got underway casting shifted for a variety of reasons and it now arrives with Giamatti and Purefoy still aboard with Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Jamie Foreman and new guy Aneurin Barnard. And now the first trailer debuted by HeyUGuys has laned and....we're not so impressed.

Jesse Peretz Lines Up Catherine Keener & John Malkovich For 'What's This S%^@ Called Love?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 4:08 AM
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Director Jesse Peretz is moving quickly to capitalize on the Sundance success of "My Idiot Brother." The film, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery, played to strong reviews in Park City (including one from us) and was snapped up by The Weinstein Company for a figure said to be between $6-7 million. Clearly, the helmer is on a big upswing and he's already eyeing his next picture.

Joaquin Phoenix The Frontrunner To Play Henry Sturgess In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 3:46 AM
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The Gig Is His... If He Wants It ApparentlyWith Benjamin Walker now cast as Abraham Lincoln in the Timur Bekmambetov directed and Tim Burton produced "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" the next big part to be filled is that of the president's mentor and teacher in the story. And it's certainly a juicy role. The film is based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith which is based on the faux diaries of the president given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturgess. Sturgess saved Lincoln’s life when he battles a vampire as a teenager, and the two become fast friends. Sturgess teaches Lincoln about the history of vampirism, trains him in combat, and sends the president to hunt and kill evil vampires. And now a pretty interesting name is being linked to teach the former president how to kick vampire ass.

Kevin Smith To Re-Edit 'Red State,' Will Lose Between 5-10 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 3:30 AM
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As Kevin Smith gears up to take his indie horror flick "Red State" out on the road next month, he'll be making some slight tweaks for the film before he unveils it to non-festival audiences.

Sundance '11: Final Acquisitions & The Sundance Promos The Festival Didn't Want You To See

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 3:19 AM
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So Sundance is over. Weary buyers are returning home, harried critics are catching up on email and much-needed rest and the sleepy ski resort has finally been freed from the hordes until next year. But there are still a few more loose ends to tie up, including a few more acquisitions that were made as the festival headed to a close.

Stringer Bell Out, Madea In For 'Cross'; Rob Cohen Will Take Over Directing Duties From David Twohy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 3:17 AM
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Tyler Perry Is Also The Real Black SwanDr. Alex Cross, the character created by James Patterson in his best-selling books, is no stranger to the big screen. In 1997 and 2001, Morgan Freeman played the role of the crime busting psychologist in "Kiss The Girls" and "Along Came A Spider" and now the franchise (of sorts) is getting a reboot and moving in some interesting directions.

Sundance ‘11 Review: 'Submarine’ Is A Smart Coming-Of-Age Comedy & A Promising Debut

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 1, 2011 3:08 AM
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One of the best films at this year's Sundance Film Festival was one that actually had its debut at last year’s TIFF. Richard Ayoade’s “Submarine” is a remarkably assured debut filled with dry humor, visual wit and great performances. Adapted by Ayoade from a 2008 novel by Joe Dunthorne, the film follows 15 year old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), a somewhat delusional teenager who believes himself to be a literary genius, (he reads Nietzsche and searches the dictionary for new words), but in actuality is a social outcast who gets bullied at school and doesn’t know how to talk to girls. Oliver develops a crush on classmate Jordana (Yasmin Paige), an emotionally guarded pyromaniac, who initially agrees to go out with him only to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.

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