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Now That Brad Pitt Isn't Speaking To Marc Forster, Will The Director Helm The 'World War Z' Reshoots?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 12:48 PM
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There are few actors in Hollywood who champion visionary filmmakers and artistic talent quite like Brad Pitt. He can be fiercely loyal and has developed long-term relationships as a producer and actor with folks like Terrence Malick, Andrew Dominik, Ridley Scott and David Fincher. But those friendships can fray. While we'll never know the whole story behind "Moneyball," we doubt Pitt and Steven Soderbergh are still exchanging birthday cards. And it looks like "World War Z" is brewing another rift between Pitt and a filmmaker.

Comic-Con: Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms He's Teaming With Ivan Reitman For 'Twins' Sequel & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 13, 2012 12:17 PM
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As those of you with an internet connection and any interest in film, television, video games, or any geek property will know, Comic-Con is in full swing over in San Diego. While there’s been much talk of the lack of studio presence at this year’s Con, there are certainly some big announcements being made – for better or worse.

'The Imposter' Director Bart Layton Talks The Stranger Than Fiction Story & Its Subjective Nature

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • July 13, 2012 11:59 AM
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The Barclay family suffered a devastating blow in 1994 when 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared without a trace. However, 1997 brought a sign of hope -- the young boy had been found in Spain. Seemingly damaged due to sexual abuse by his captors, he was ready to come home. The only problem? It wasn't Nicholas at all -- Frenchman Frédéric Bourdin adopted his identity, fooling authorities and the Barclay clan themselves into thinking that he was the real deal. As you might imagine, it wasn't long before someone started to doubt this ruse (detective Charlie Parker, oddly enough, noticed the ears of Bourdin and Nicholas didn't match up), but the exposed identity only makes the situation uglier, ferreting some nasty theories concerning the whereabouts of the real Nicholas Barclay.

'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo Lines Up Political Thriller 'A Man Must Die'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 11:34 AM
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While Gerardo Naranjo was known on the arthouse scene mostly for his 2008 effort "Voy a explotar," it was last year's "Miss Bala" that brought him to worldwide attention. His breathless thriller, set among the drug war in Mexico, showed a director with a kinetic flair for action, and sensitive and complex touch for character, in one of the breakout highlights at Cannes. It didn't take long for Hollywood to come knocking, and earlier this year, he lined up the survival tale/love story "The Mountain Between Us" at Fox, with Michael Fassbender attached to star. And now another studio is tapping his talent for a new project.

Ken Jeong Gets Expanded Role In 'The Hangover Part 3,' But Will It Make For A Better Finale?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 13, 2012 11:20 AM
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After the post-"Old School" stumbles ("School For Scoundrels" being the most egregious), it was nice to see Todd Phillips land back on his feet in a big way with "The Hangover" and to a lesser degree, the caustic but still enjoyable "Due Date." "The Hangover" of course was more than just a comeback success, the film went supernova and became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and turned Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper into big stars that now lead their own movies and TV shows. Phillips himself signed a mint-like deal with Warner Bros. and everyone made out pretty damn well from the Vegas misadventure that took everyone by surprise.

Watch 'Frankenweenie' Takes It Back To The Days Of Classic Monsters With New Trailer & Comic-Con Poster

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 13, 2012 10:43 AM
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It’s hard to instill a great deal of faith in director Tim Burton after a string of films that has included the unneeded revisionist fairy tale “Alice In Wonderland,” along with the recent disappointment that was his update of the television series “Dark Shadows.” While 'Shadows' started promising enough – almost returning the helmer to his glory days of atmospheric joy -- it fell to pieces in the second and third act. Well, some of us are still remaining optimistic about his next directorial effort, a stop-motion feature version adaptation of his own 1984 short film, “Frankenweenie.”

New Image From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'; Skrillex Contributing Music To The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 10:21 AM
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In case it wasn't fully apparent, electronic musicians have quickly been accepted as music composers for film. With Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross already winning Oscars, and with acts like Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers and M83 taking on film composition gigs, it seems both directors and studios are more than willing to take a slight risk with non-traditional scores. And the reward is music that has been, for the most part, refreshingly different and unique, and now Disney is getting in on the act.

Zack Snyder Boners: New Slo-Mo Action Heavy Clip For 'Dredd' Does Violence As Porn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 9:40 AM
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The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One -- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge -- a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

New Images Of Bane, Miranda Tate, Catwoman & More From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 9:22 AM
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The sand in the hour glass continues to grow smaller and smaller as by this time next Friday, fans will have already stumbled out, bleary eyed from the Batman trilogy marathon at theaters around the country. But as is the case with "The Dark Knight Rises," until then, we only know as much as Warner Bros. and the secretive Christopher Nolan wants to tell us about what's in store for Bruce Wayne in his final outing. So until next week, these images will have to suffice.

Exclusive: Broken Social Scene Co-Founder Brendan Canning Scoring Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 8:59 AM
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For his first feature film since 2008's "Adam Resurrected," famed screenwriter and director Paul Schrader is drawing on a particularly diverse and unique group of talent for "The Canyons." Boasting a script penned by Bret Easton Ellis with a cast featuring adult film star James Deen, Lindsay Lohan and up and comers Nolan Funk and Amanda Brook, another intriguing element has been added to the production.

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