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With 'The Wolverine' Declawed For Now, Hugh Jackman Is Going To Sing Instead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 6:49 AM
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With "The Wolverine" now without a director and with the events in Japan putting location shooting in the country -- where the majority of the film is set -- on hold for now, Hugh Jackman is going to do what anyone else in his situation would do. Sing.

Is 'The Wolverine' Now Delayed Until 2013?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2011 1:35 AM
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Did Darren Aronofsky Bail On The Film Due To Lack Of Creative Control?The wind got knocked out of the sails of the comic community in a big way late last week as it was announced that Darren Aronofsky -- seen as the savior for the on-the-ropes spinoff franchise for Wolverine -- had left the project, which was gearing up to start shooting this spring/early summer. In a joint statement with 20th Century Fox, the director cited the lengthy shoot in Japan as the reason he was bowing out with Deadline initially hinting that custody issues with Rachel Weisz over their son played a role in his exit. However, a different tune is emerging.

Hugh Jackman and Shawn Levy To Reteam On Untitled Action-Adventure From 'Lost' Writer Carlton Cuse

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2011 1:00 AM
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Pitch Can't Possibly Be As Stupid As Robot Boxing, Can It?If the box office in the last few years has made anything clear, it's that contemporary audiences like nothing more than the combination of CGI robots and punching. The first two "Transformers" movies grossed $1.5 billion between them, with the third likely to join them as a huge hit this summer. But that's not enough for DreamWorks, who teamed "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman on "Real Steel," a future-set tale of robot boxing.

Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman To Topline Dreamworks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2011 2:23 AM
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Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher Also Among Cast, Leonardo DiCaprio Out; 'Rabbit Hole' Scribe David Lindsay-Abaire Penning The ScreenplayFor over a decade now, DreamWorks Animation have been consistently behind Pixar in their output: films like of "Shark Tale," "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and the "Shrek" sequels substitute star voices, bombastic action sequences and already-past-their-sell-by-date pop culture gags for heart and soul, to increasingly diminishing returns. But, to their credit, the company seem keen to change things, bringing on big creative names to aid their newer projects: Guillermo Del Toro will serve as executive producer on many of the company's new films, and top-flight writers like Charlie Kaufman and Noah Baumbach are writing sequels to "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar."

Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm All Names Mentioned For 'The Dark Tower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 9:27 AM
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The upcoming Universal-led multi-platform, mega franchise launch of the adaptation of Stephen King's seven novel strong "The Dark Tower" is going to be one of the biggest undertakings in entertainment history. And certainly, the plan is a very bold one.

Watch: Trailer For 'Real Steel' Is The Transformers Boxing Movie You've Been Waiting For

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2010 5:31 AM
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Updated: New Photos ReleasedSo, not going to get enough of robots beating the ever-loving shit out of each other in next summer's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? If the answer is no, then get ready to cream your pants because the first trailer for the Hugh Jackman-led "Real Steel" arrived and it provides lots of CGI metallic objects going smashy-smashy everywhere.

Aaron Sorkin Writing, Danny Elfman Scoring 'Houdini' Broadway Musical For Hugh Jackman

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 3, 2010 2:00 AM
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You wouldn't necessarily know it from his frequently gruff screen persona, but Hugh Jackman has a long background in stage musicals -- he was plucked from his role in "Oklahoma" at the National Theatre in London to play Wolverine a decade ago, and has generally leaned towards the action end of the spectrum on the big-screen, despite the development of the likes of a musical based around P.T. Barnum, an adaptation of "Carousel," and his attachment to the sadly dead Steven Soderbergh-directed 3D "Cleo," in which Jackman would have starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone, to a score by Guided By Voices -- a project we'd sit through another half-dozen lacklustre Wolverine pictures to see resurrected.

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