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'21 Jump Street' Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller Reveal The Tagline They're Pitching For The 'Lego' Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 13, 2012 10:02 AM
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While talking with "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller about their upcoming (and, it should be noted, totally wonderful) adaptation of the beloved 1980s television series (and we'll have their thoughts and insights on that soon), we had to ask them about their future projects, including their new animated "Lego" film. It was announced last fall they would be taking on the green-lit movie at Warner Bros., with "Robot Chicken" helmer Chris McKay joining them as well, and they confirmed the live action/animated hybrid is next.

Watch: Lost 1951 Short Film 'Modern Football' Directed By Robert Altman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 9:23 AM
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We live in an age where it seems almost every movie is just a mouse click or Netflix queue away, but there are still corners and pockets of the cinema world that are hiding in boxes or have been neglected by time waiting to be rediscovered. And even someone like the legendary Robert Altman still has a few things yet to see to the light of day. However, one of them has now been discovered thanks to director Gary Huggins.

'50/50' Helmer Jonathan Levine In Talks To Direct McG-Produced, Stephen Gaghan-Penned Spy Flick 'Dead Spy Running'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 13, 2012 9:01 AM
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Given that the Bourne, Bond and 'Mission: Impossible' franchises are about as reliable a way of landing a hit as you could ask for, finding a new spy series to turn into a blockbuster is sort of the Holy Grail these days. But clearly, it's trickier to make it work than studio executives would hope for: from "The Saint" and "xXx" to "Shooter," through "Salt" and "Abduction," DVD bargain bins are littered with espionage actioners that never quite got enough traction to sustain a long-running series.

Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley Set For November 9th Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 10:16 PM
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Could Keira Knightley be angling for her second Oscar nomination this fall? You can bet Focus Features and Joe Wright hope so (and we're predicting she will) as "Anna Karenina" now has a solid release date lined up, with "The Cold Light Of Day" getting a new date and "Lola Versus" now appearing on the calendar.

Warner Bros. Looking To Kick Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' Back To Life; Javier Bardem Still In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 8:33 PM
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Just when you think studios are gonna zig, they zag. After a weekend in which audiences rejected "John Carter" and a year in which studios were tightening their belts and dropping expensive and potentially risky projects, one of the biggest of those aborted efforts may be kicking back to life.

'Predators' Director Nimrod Antal To Direct Metallica's 3D Movie For 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 7:00 PM
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Continuing their downward trajectory from badass metal gods, to aging hard rock clowns, Metallica are now doing something that puts them in the same category as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry: they're making a 3D movie. The project was first announced last fall before their dreadful Lulu album with Lou Reed dropped. But it seems there is no bad idea that can keep these guys down, and now their project has a director.

'Bel Ami' Starring Robert Pattinson Will Hit Theaters On June 8th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 6:16 PM
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For RPatz fans, the wait has been unbearable. First going in front of cameras in February 2010, they waited patiently for "Bel Ami," hoping it would turn up on the festival circuit in 2011, but alas, it was not to be. Finally, it premiered at the Berlin Film Fetival in February to mostly lukewarm reviews (including one from us), before quickly scurrying into theaters last weekend in the U.K. But a stateside relese date still remained up in the air. Well, tonight RPatz fans will rest easily in the knowledge that Edward himself will be coming to theaters -- and even better, into their homes -- very soon.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Has New Footage, Zero Laughs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 5:56 PM
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Is this the year that directorial passion projects get kicked in the junk? Andrew Stanton is already feeling the heat after his dream project "John Carter" opened to both dismal reviews and box office, and next month, another long in the works pet project will arrive on screens, and it too has dreadful pre-release buzz. Possibly even worse than "John Carter."

Audrey Tautou Talks French Language Romantic Comedy 'Delicacy,' & Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 12, 2012 5:30 PM
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Audrey Tautou's latest film, "La Délicatesse" -- or "Delicacy" -- encompasses several genres at once. The first part of the film feels like a storybook romance, as we follow her character Nathalie and her first love Francois (Pio Marmaï) as they meet, fall for each other, and get married -- everything is perfect, [spoiler alert] until the day he has an unexpected accident and dies. Then the film transforms into a study of grief and mourning, as Nathalie buries herself in her work and avoids most of the people in her life. But when she abruptly kisses her co-worker Markus (François Damiens), the film changes once again, now becoming a comedy.

Scott Rudin & Sony To Remake SXSW Chess Documentary 'Brooklyn Castle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 5:06 PM
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It seems producer Scott Rudin has had a thing for documentaries lately. Back in January at Sundance, the acclaimed, Oscar winning producer picked up the remake rights to the buzzed about video game documentary "Indie Game: The Movie," and now at SXSW, he's swooped in on another doc hoping to turn it into a big screen story.

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