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'The Hobbit: Tokyo Drift' (Or Whatever It Ends Up Being Called) Doesn't Yet Have A Script Or A Budget Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2012 10:24 AM
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Like it or not, we're getting a third "Hobbit" movie. What started as rumors at Comic-Con became firm negotiations last week, and on Monday, it was announced that the as-yet untitled third film will follow six months or so after the already-scheduled second, "The Hobbit: There And Back Again," in the summer of 2014. Beyond that it's likely to feature additional scenes from the appendices, not much is known about Peter Jackson's actual plans, only that deals are in place for the actors, Warner Bros have given the go-ahead, and additional filming will take place in the near future, likely for two months or so.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Lost Boys' On Its 25th Anniversary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2012 9:57 AM
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Vampires are pretty much everywhere these days, with the "Twilight" franchise and TV's "The Vampire Diaries" gripping the imagination of teen audiences the world over. In part, it's because of the element of sexuality inherent in vampires, something that's been present ever since the archetype was born in Bram Stoker's "Dracula." But the idea of vampires appealing to teens, now something worth billions of dollars, can be traced directly back to one film: Joel Schumacher's 1987 film "The Lost Boys."

Watch: First Trailer For 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Helmer Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2012 9:37 AM
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After making a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated "Hoop Dreams," considered one of the best sports documentaries of all time, filmmaker Steve James followed it up with sports-oriented films like "Prefontaine," "Passing Glory" and "Joe And Max." Last year saw the release of his remarkable crime documentary "The Interrupters" which was widely praised, earning a DGA nomination and landing on one Playlist writer's favourite films of 2011. However, in 2012, James is returning to the sports world with a more critical eye in "Head Games," a look at the growing issue of concussion and its long term medical effects on atheletes.

Cillian Murphy To Play Ruthless Gangster In 'Peaky Blinders' Created By 'Eastern Promises' Writer Steven Knight

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2012 9:17 AM
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Severely underutilized in recent film such as "In Time" and "Tron: Legacy," though he had a more prominent role in the the thriller "Red Lights" which no one saw, Irish thesp Cillian Murphy is headed to the small screen for a leading role, teaming with "Eastern Promises" and "Dirty Pretty Things" scribe Steven Knight and BBC2 for the six-part period gangster drama "Peaky Blinders" (Memo to BBC: you might want to change that godawful title).

New Image Of Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris In Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 9:00 AM
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Have Michel Gondry's still-in-production movies always been this heavily covered by the press? Either way, after the relative secrecy behind the making of "The We And The I" which premiered at Cannes Directors' Fortnight earlier this year, the filmmaker and everyone else behind "Mood Indigo" have been happy to let press descend upon Gondry's latest film. We've already seen a batch of official stills drop and now we've got one more look at the film's leads, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.

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