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Wally Pfister Eyeing Christian Bale For 'Transcendence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2012 9:19 AM
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Christopher Nolan's regular cinematographer Wally Pfister seems to have learned and mastered the art of secrecy from the helmer. Developing for most the year under the radar, and without a title, a minor shockwave hit earlier this week when it was revealed that Johnny Depp would be leading Pfister's directorial debut, which is now titled "Transcendence." Produced by Nolan and his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, the project is being kept completely under wraps, but a few more morsels have been revealed.

Christian Bale Joins David O. Russell's Next Film With Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams; Official Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 12:21 PM
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As David O. Russell gears up for another awards season run with "Silver Linings Playbook," he's also been busy lining up his next project and the folks at the Dolby Theater might as well reserve a seat for him for the 2014 ceremonies.

Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 10:38 AM
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Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

Christian Bale In Talks To Star In Todd Field's 'The Creed Of Violence'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 4:11 PM
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It's now nearly six years since we last saw a film from director Todd Field. And you would think that there wouldn't be such a gap from the filmmaker, given that his directorial debut was the Oscar-nominated "In The Bedroom" (which saw him pick up nods for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay), and his follow-up was the equally acclaimed "Little Children" (which got three Oscar noms, including another for Screenplay for Field).

Listen: Before & After Comparison Of Bane's Voice In 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Deleted Scene Details

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 28, 2012 10:07 AM
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If there's one thing we unapologetically love about the ambitious and occasionally irksome "The Dark Knight Rises," it's Tom Hardy and his deliciously evil voice as Bane, the muscular zealot behind much of the movie's jumbo-sized mayhem. While some audience members still claim that his voice was indecipherable, this was a much bigger problem a few months ago, when the IMAX-shot aerial prologue was shown attached to select prints of Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Now someone has done a compare-and-contrast, while details of a brief deleted scene have also emerged.

Christopher Nolan Talks The Politics & Influences Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More From the Film's Press Tour

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 10:00 AM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is finally in theaters, and has been inspiring furious debate all weekend and into this week. But what there's relatively little of, compared to most major blockbusters, is thoughts on the film, and its production, from the filmmakers and cast themselves. Christopher Nolan is relatively press-shy (he doesn't do online press at all, outside press conferences), and compared to the onslaught of interviews that most tentpoles unleash, "The Dark Knight Rises" knew it was a sure thing, and didn't feel the need to chuck out the same sound bites endlessly.

What Worked & What Didn't In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 23, 2012 3:20 PM
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Over an unexpected and sad weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises," a film anticipated by millions for several years at this point, finally came to theaters. And judging by the film's opening weekend, thought to be around $160 million and the biggest ever for a 2D film, most of you caught it this weekend, unbowed by the sad events of early Friday morning in Colorado.

Before The Bat: The Best Performances Of The Cast Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2012 10:00 AM
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At this point in time, Christopher Nolan must have actors lining up around the block to work with him. For someone who works, these days, on the scale he's accustomed to, for all the spectacle he puts on screen, he also doesn't forget to draw out stunning performances from his actors, from Guy Pearce's indelible turn in "Memento" to Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning Joker in "The Dark Knight."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Batman Begins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 9:56 AM
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While we appreciate that you're probably focused on this Friday's release of Daniel Auteil's directorial debut "The Well-Digger's Daughter," this week also sees the release of one other little film: "The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final chapter of Christopher Nolan's reinvention of the Batman character and world. The most critically acclaimed superhero franchise to date, the films have seen Nolan (who before turning to the series had only made three movies, all relatively small-budgeted thrillers) take a grounded approach, tackling the on-the-surface silly premise of a man dressing up as a bat to fight crime, and making it psychologically plausiuble in a way that's proven endlessly influential on tentpoles ever since.

Jeremy Renner Replaces Christian Bale's In David O. Russell's 'American Bullshit' (Which Is Obviously Getting A New Title)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Looks like Aaron Cross is taking over for Bruce Wayne. With Christian Bale busy hanging out with Terrence Malick and a bunch of beautiful women for the rest of 2012 on "Knight Of Cups" and the movie formerly known as "Lawless," it means he has to bounce out of David O. Russell's "American Bullshit." But a worthy replacement is in the wings.

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