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Scott Derrickson To Direct Charlize Theron In Remake Of Dutch Horror Film 'Zwart Water'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2011 3:01 AM
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For a brief moment, it seemed as if Charlize Theron was going to be struck hard by the Oscar curse. Following "Monster," she hit a bit of rough patch. Yes, she was nominated for "North Country" but the film didn't exactly make waves with audiences. "Æon Flux" was nothing short of a disaster, and "In The Valley Of Elah" and "Battle In Seattle" weren't quite received as well as the filmmakers might have hoped. However, the actress is set to make a big leap back into public view. Later this year she'll make another run at Oscar with a starring role in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" and 2012 finds her back in tentpole territory with two mega projects: Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and the fairy tale movie "Snow White And The Huntsman." So forgive us if we think the actress can do much better than a tread through horror remake territory.

George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Shoot Next March In Namibia

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 13, 2011 1:45 AM
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Finally, some positive movement on George Miller's massively delayed "Mad Max: Fury Road"?

Crime Thriller 'Cities Of Refuge' Finds A Citizen In Charlize Theron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2011 10:26 AM
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It looks like Charlize Theron is on the comeback trail. After a string of films that either underperformed or just weren't worthy of her talents -- "Battle In Seattle," "In the Valley of Elah," "The Burning Plain," "Hancock," "The Road" -- the actress has lined up a formidable slate of projects. Next year she'll be starring in two major tentpoles, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," and before the end of the year we may be hearing Oscar talk for her turn in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult." So when we hear the words "crime thriller" associated with Theron, we can't help but be a bit excited given the momentum she has right now.

Watch: Charlize Theron Takes It Off & Puts It On In Jean-Jacques Annaud Directed Dior Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 1:53 AM
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So here's a little bit of glamour to start your week after the last long weekend of the summer.

First Look: Charlize Theron In Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult'

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 14, 2011 2:58 AM
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Plus First Look Photos Of Daniel Radcliffe In 'The Woman In Black' & 'The Big Year' With Owen Wilson & Jack BlackWhile the adult drama is seemingly endangered thanks to the hegemony of brand-based franchises and tentpoles there are still a few directors managing to convince the studio system to work within these limits. Sure, you can probably count them on one hand, but Jason Reitman, the filmmaker behind "Up In The Air," and "Juno" is one of these directors. It probably helps that these budgets aren't extraneous, but we'll take what we can get. So here's a first look at one of The Playlist's most anticipated films of 2011, "Young Adult" starring Charlie Theron wearing a Hello Kitty T-Shirt, hip shades and carrying a little toy pooch accessory. Being released by Paramount on December 9th in limited release, likely vying for Oscar contention, the film reteams Reitman with "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody.

New Shooting Locations Being Eyed As Start Date For George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Looms

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 8, 2011 2:21 AM
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Months out from its already massively-delayed planned start date, George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" still faces the same issues that plagued the production last year with the planned shooting location of Broken Hill in Australia now set to be canned as the typically dry and barren town "remains too green for filming" Miller's post-apocalyptic world and is unlikely to be ready for pre-production in October.

Images From Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Comic-Con Footage Leak

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 12:49 PM
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Comic-Con wrapped up over a week ago so we're kind of surprised it's taken this long for this to happen, but some pretty grainy, lo-res but no less intriguing snaps from the "Prometheus" footage shown in San Diego have made it to the web, providing us our first look at Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba in the film.

Comic-Con '11: Ridley Scott Is Shooting For Both An R-Rated & PG-13 Cut Of 'Prometheus'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 22, 2011 2:31 AM
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And Five More Things We Learned At Comic-Con Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” has been shrouded in secrecy and confusing rhetoric almost since we first heard of the project. First it was an “Alien” prequel and then it wasn’t. Now it is again. But not really. Whatever. At least they are now discussing the project and promising some footage and/or trailers surfacing by fall. And they’re at least sure enough about it to start shedding at least a little light (which will most likely give us even more questions).

Comic-Con '11: Charlize Theron Says She Runs Weyland-Yutani (aka The Company) In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 10:25 AM
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Damon Lindelof Admits The Title Might Be PretentiousThe puzzle of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is slowly, but surely beginning to take a hazy shape. Earlier today, we got our first official look at the film, and the surprises keep coming. The press conference brought out one of the film's stars, Charlize Theron and together with writer Damon Lindelof, they fielded questions about the upcoming "Alien" universe film and while we're still no closer to a full picture of what's to come, we did get a few more scraps.

But Of Course: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Is The First Of A Planned Trilogy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2011 11:12 AM
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There are many arguments to be made that "Star Wars" ruined the movies, but one of the more persuasive is the way that it popularized the idea of the trilogy. George Lucas didn't invent the concept (that would have been the Ancient Greeks, thank you), but by making both the original films and the prequels, he popularized the concept, ensuring that almost any hit film would be intended as only the first part of three films, each one bigger than the last. And to a degree, it makes sense: it mirrors the three act structure that virtually every screenplay uses as a template, enabling a complete story with ups and downs to be told over a longer running time.

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