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Tommy Lee Jones To Remake 'The Cowboys,' Tom Hanks' 'Hologram' Gets Ready To Shoot & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 4:30 PM
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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, all sorts of deals are being made and mended, and the news is coming fast and furiously, straight from the great white north. Predictably, we're doing all we can to keep up with the news, with a rundown that includes the start date for Tom Hanks' next feature, a big time cast member joining David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," information on Tommy Lee Jones' next directorial project, a legendary name lending a hand to Elijah Wood's new horror movie and word that a creepy old dude will be joining a young adult novel adaptation.

Watch: 13-Minute Fashion Short 'This Must Be The Only Fantasy' Featuring Elijah Wood & Scored By Beach House

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • August 14, 2013 12:30 PM
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The Creators Project, an initiative aimed at promoting the work of artists using technology to “push the boundaries of creative expression,” has just dropped a 13-minute fashion short film for Rodarte helmed by Los Angeles-based commercial photographer/director Todd Cole.

Review: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas Haas & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 10, 2013 7:05 PM
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There’s an alternate reality somewhere, wherein “Pawn Shop Chronicles” is not released in theaters on July 12th, but instead is projected on the wall of a small, narrow hallway in Comic-Con, never to be heard from again. Somehow, a cast of capable, popular actors show up in what seems like the very last vestiges of early aughts direct-to-DVD Tarantino bite-offs, a movie not so much directed as punched into existence by director Wayne Kramer. Once considered a promising filmmaking voice (his “The Cooler” netted Alec Baldwin an Academy Award nomination once upon a time), Kramer is now reduced to essaying a flippant grotesquerie that carries the names of nineteen producers and executive producers, the primary one appears to be Fred Durst.

Review: 'Maniac' Remake Starring Elijah Wood

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 18, 2013 8:03 PM
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Of course Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, the dirtbag auteurs that turned Joe Dante's gleeful "Jaws" send up "Piranha" into "Piranha 3D," a hilarious, excessively violent screed about American over-indulgence, would spearhead a remake of 1980's "Maniac," a notoriously misogynistic Bill Lustig horror movie whose poster, featuring a man holding the bloody scalp of a young woman, still elicits cries of outrage. Most filmmakers would be too scared to approach the material; it practically glows it's so toxic. But when thinking about these two, who also turned Wes Craven's backwoods horror romp "The Hills Have Eyes" into an angry, gore-soaked metaphor for Bush-era American intervention and culpability, well, why the fuck wouldn't they, really?

Watch: Trailer For Wacky Comedy 'Revenge For Jolly!' Featuring Oscar Isaac, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 19, 2013 6:42 PM
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Every year, amongst the countless films that see a theatrical release -- no matter how small -- there are a select few that are destined for that no man’s land known as direct-to-video. The latest entry in this grand tradition is “Revenge For Jolly!,” a film which our man in Tribeca was not a fan of, calling it “the most excruciating 80+ minutes you’ll spend in a theater this year.” And now, a new trailer for the film has dropped online, so see how bad it is for yourself below.

Watch: One-Armed Elijah Wood Stars In Video Flying Lotus' "Tiny Tortures" Directed By 'Tron: Legacy' Animator David Lewandowski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:39 AM
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While he'll soon be gracing screens around the world once again as Frodo in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Elijah Wood has been keen to keep of a diverse array of projects outside the franchise. He's launched his own horror production company and has number of genre flicks on his slate, and his latest endeavor finds him losing an arm. Not literally of course.

Watch: Third Season Announcement Trailer For 'Luther'; 'Wilfred' Also Gets Renewed For Another Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 2:38 PM
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...and just like that, out of the dark, "Luther" fans have some very, very good news. Idris Elba and the show are back. As for Ruth Wilson and Alice? You'll just have to wait and see.

Elijah Wood & Sasha Grey 'Open Windows' For Nacho Vigalondo’s English-Language Debut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 11:18 AM
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Elijah Wood really likes horror and thriller movies. The actor has been making a big play into the genre lately, starring in the "Maniac" remake, leading the ticking clock race in "Grand Piano," launching his own production company specializing in scares, and signing up to star in the horror flick "Cooties." And now he's jumping into genre waters once again.

Elijah Wood Has 'Cooties,' U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Says 'A Thousand Times Goodnight' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 1, 2012 5:20 PM
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With the exception of the FX comedy “Wilfred,” Elijah Wood has kept a low-profile since the “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy ended, sticking to indies and genre fare, and he continues in that latter vein, joining the horror movie “Cooties.” Written by “Glee” co-creator Ian Brennan and “Insidious” scribe Leigh Whannell, the film stars Wood as “an unlikely hero [who] must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against” elementary school students whom are transformed “into a feral swarm of mindless savages” after a mysterious virus hits. Commercial and music video director Ace Norton will be making his feature length directorial debut.

Scary Movies 6: 'Maniac' Remake Is A Perversely Pleasurable Mixture Of Pop Psychology And Slasher Movie Sleaze

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2012 11:10 AM
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Of course Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, the dirtbag auteurs that turned Joe Dante's gleeful "Jaws" send up "Piranha" into "Piranha 3D," a hilarious, excessively violent screed about American over-indulgence, would spearhead a remake of 1980's "Maniac," a notoriously misogynistic Bill Lustig horror movie whose poster, featuring a man holding the bloody scalp of a young woman, still elicits cries of outrage. Most filmmakers would be too scared to approach the material; it practically glows it's so toxic. But when thinking about these two, who also turned Wes Craven's backwoods horror romp "The Hills Have Eyes" into an angry, gore-soaked metaphor for Bush-era American intervention and culpability, well, why the fuck wouldn't they, really?

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