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Samuel L. Jackson Reteaming With 'Snakes On A Plane' Director David Ellis For Live-Action Anime 'Kite'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 18, 2012 9:43 AM
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Hot on the heels of his colorful appearance on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, and the rumors that elements of Nick Fury’s solo-movie might have been folded into “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” comes word from the Anime News Network (via Movies.com) that Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of the English-language live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1988 anime film “Kite.”

Did The Nick Fury Solo Movie Get Folded Into 'Captain America 2'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 17, 2012 6:48 PM
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You may recall earlier this year in the summer we had a podcast about super hero films and much of our discussion touched upon rumors we had heard brewing from the Marvel Universe. One of the unconfirmed stories we had heard about centered on the mooted Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, which was in the cards back in the day before the S.H.I.E.L.D. concept moved to TV. Word was parts of the Nick Fury story would be folded into "Captain America 2," aka "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Review: 3 Different Opinions On The Good & The Bad Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2012 12:06 AM
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Films by Quentin Tarantino aren't exactly Halley's Comet, but for a while there, they didn't come as often as some filmgoers would have liked. And while the filmmaker seems to be back at his pace of delivering a film every two or three years, the arrival of a new Tarantino picture generally makes the cinema world sit up and take notice. And as always, opinions on his films vary wildly from film to film, from cinephile to cinephile.

Nick Fury Gets A Day Off, Probably Won't Be In 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 10:44 AM
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As the Marvel universe continues to expand, the one sort-of constant has been Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, popping his head into "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and of course, "The Avengers" to ensure he can provide the exposition to keep the movies connected. But it seems he'll finally get to take a bit of break as the "Iron Man 3" won't be needing his services.

Me Alexander Skarsgård, You Jane: 'True Blood' Star Frontrunner For 'Tarzan' Role, Samuel L. Jackson Also Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 2:33 PM
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...and one week after a shortlist for "Tarzan" that included "Man of Steel" lead Henry Cavill, "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy emerged, Warner Bros. and David Yates seem to have found their man.

New Pics Of The Cast In 'Django Unchained'; Sam Jackson Hopes It Will Make Him The Most Hated African-American In Cinematic History

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 4:23 PM
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With the first screening out of the way (for select industry types only) and rumors of an epic three-hour runtime kicking around, word is buzzing on Quentin Tarantino's still largely unseen "Django Unchained." But The Weinstein Company is getting ready to roll out a big campaign for the picture, and today they launched the official website with a few goodies for those willing to dig.

Nick Fury & Howard Stark Have 'Reasonable Doubt'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 5, 2012 1:17 PM
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From the reels of Marvel’s biggest franchises, Nick Fury and Howard Stark are joining forces in a film together! Only, it’s not actually a Marvel flick teaming up two of its side characters, it’s just Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper moving away from big budget superhero films and taking more low-key roles in the upcoming independent drama “Reasonable Doubt” (which was once known as “The Good Samaritan” but probably changed so as not be confused with Jackson's recent "The Samaritan").

Exclusive: RZA Working On Two Separate ODB Biopics, Second Titled 'Dirt: One Word Could Change The World'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 4, 2012 2:56 PM
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Director-producer-actor-rapper The RZA has both feet firmly planted in the film world with November’s “The Man With The Iron Fists,” but he’s certainly not planning on forgetting his roots anytime soon. Long in the works, RZA has long planned to adapt the life of fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard to the screen, but it’s been years since there’s been movement. As it turns out, one of the reasons is that we’re getting not one, but two ODB films.

Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne & More Pass On Lead In 'Black Nativity'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 18, 2012 11:40 AM
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Update: Fox Searchlight has confirmed that the film is still in active development. A start date has yet to be scheduled.

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' In Small Role, Bruce Hornsby Will Score

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 18, 2012 12:33 PM
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While they recently shared the stage at the 2012 BET Awards, it's hard to believe that Samuel L. Jackson hasn't been in a Spike Lee movie in twenty one years; 1991's "Jungle Fever." But that's all about to change. With four feature-length collaborations under their belts (including "School Daze," "Do The Right Thing" and "Mo Better Blues"), the duo are finally going to make a fifth: Jackson has landed a small, but pivotal role in Lee's upcoming adaptation of the second installment of Park Chan-wook's celebrated vengeance trilogy, "Oldboy." 

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