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'Bourne Legacy' Producer Frank Marshall Says His Dream Is To Have Jeremy Renner & Matt Damon Star In The Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 6:35 PM
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How do you continue the Jason Bourne franchise without Jason Bourne? If you're Tony Gilroy, the writer/director behind "The Bourne Legacy" as well as the screenwriter who has been deeply involved in the Matt Damon-starring trilogy of films, you throw out any and all expectations. "What if there's a much larger story? What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops programme?" he told Empire. "I had never spent one moment thinking about how to do a sequel to 'Bourne Ultimatum.' I first came in for two weeks just to spitball. I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting. All of a sudden I was staring at something that had a great deal of resonance and was soulful and uncynical and was also gonna kick ass. So that was good."

Hugo Weaving Goes Down 'Mystery Road'; James Marden Draws 'Two Guns'; Catherine Keener Ready To 'Save Your Life' & James Woods Finds 'Jobs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 6:03 PM
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Hugo Weaving continues to switch up big blockbusters and smaller minded fare, and this time he's headed to Australia to star in "Mystery Road" alongside "True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge. Written and directed by Ivan Sen ("Toomelah"), the picture will tell the story of an indigenous detective who returns home to find out who killed an indigenous girl. Kwanten will play a pig hunter while Thompson takes the role of an out to pasture pastoralist. Filming is already underway and Aussie distribution is locked up, but if you're an international buyer, give Arclight Films a ring.

So Much Awesome: Will Arnett Is Batman, Channing Tatum Possibly Superman In 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'; Chris Pratt Leads Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 5:23 PM
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On paper, the idea of a movie based on Lego sounds ridiculous and so easy to be exploited into a quick cash grab, brainless, toy brand blockbuster. But thankfully, the folks behind "Lego: The Piece Of Resistance" are putting their aims high for something that sounds like it's going to be a total blast. Anyway, we'll just fastforward to the good part: Batman and Superman are gonna be in this.

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Star Dwight Henry Joins 'Twelve Years A Slave'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 4:59 PM
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It has been quite a journey for everyone involved with Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild." Bowling over audiences at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, the magical film has also put two previously unknown faces -- Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, in the lead roles, each making their first film -- firmly on the map. And now they're getting the attention of Hollywood with the latter now bagging a role in one of the most star-studded, highly anticipated dramas of next year.

Watch: Video For Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Directed By Peter Berg & Featuring Minka Kelly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 4:17 PM
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After bringing a board game to life in this summer's bellyflop "Battleship," Peter Berg decided to give himself another challenge, one arguably harder than bringing a board game to the big screen: he has to make you belive that Adam Levine is a sensitive boxer. That's right, block your ears, because the new single by Maroon 5 "One More Night" is here with Minka Kelly filling in the role of the requisite piece of arm candy.

Charlie Kaufman's Ambitious Meta-Musical 'Frank Or Francis' Is Not Dead, But It Has Been Postponed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 26, 2012 3:47 PM
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The film blogosphere loves screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman, and with good reason. His mindbending screenplays and films ("Synecdoche, New York," "Adaptation," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") are surreal, challenging, hilariously bizarre, profound and moving, so he is beloved by many cinephiles who value something other than the cookie-cutter norm. Consequently, when quotes from actress Elizabeth Banks started spreading today about the viability and potential death of Kaufman's next project "Frank Or Francis" -- an ambitious satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger -- people understandably got worried.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Frankenweenie' Looks Like A Return To Form For Tim Burton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Frankenweenie" to recapture that magic, compared to "Dark Shadows" or "Alice In Wonderland," we'll take it any day of the week.

Poster & Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Arbitrage' Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon & Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:38 PM
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With an election season in full swing, and the economy still on uneven footing, perhaps there is no better time for "Arbitrage," the feature film debut of Nicholas Jarecki (the brother of Eugene and Andrew Jarecki). And pulling together a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker and Chris Eigeman, all led by what's regarded by many to be the best performance in years by Richard Gere, this should make an impression this fall.

Richard Dreyfuss Has 'Paranoia' & Some 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 26, 2012 12:41 PM
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He was once one of the biggest names in Hollywood thanks to his work with Steven Spielberg, but at 64 years of age it’s now more of a case of finding work wherever he can for Richard Dreyfuss. A couple of potentially interesting roles in “Poseidon” and “W.” in the last decade haven’t led to much since, and his last couple of notable roles have been a gag on his “Jaws” role in “Piranha 3D” and a small part in “Red” -- a film which practically put out an open casting call for anyone over 60 with a recognizable face. Still, we’re always happy to see Dreyfuss pop up in a film no matter what the role is, and we’re betting there’s still a shed-load of directors out there who’d count themselves lucky to be able to work with him.

Watch: Trailer For Fox & Blue Sky's Miniaturized 'Epic' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 26, 2012 12:22 PM
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Well, a movie calling itself "Epic" should probably kick off with an appropriately epic trailer. While we didn't quite get that with this, the first glimpse from the Fox/Blue Sky Studios' (loose) adaptation of the William Joyce book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," it's still a promising-enough looking clip that draws us into a strange and magical world.

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