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'Les Miserables' Going IMAX In The U.K.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 4:39 PM
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There is no doubt that one of the biggest films of the year will be Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables." Already riding high on tremendous advance buzz, and with multiple Oscar nominations all but assured, it looks like audiences overseas are going to have an extra option when it comes to how they want to experience the film.

James McAvoy Out, Daniel Bruhl In For WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 3:50 PM
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It looks like we'll have to keep waiting for the reunion between "Atonement" and "Starter For 10" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. While it was just a few weeks ago that it was reported the pair would team for the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie, it looks like McAvoy has moved on.

Charlize Theron Starring In William Monahan-Written Remake Of 'Sympathy For Lady Vengeance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 3:12 PM
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If this sounds vaguely familiar, well, it's because this remake has been brewing for a while. Way back in 2009, Charlize Theron was already putting together a remake of Park Chan-wook's excellent "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," a film that was part of a loose trilogy that started with "Sympathy For Mr.Vengeance" and continued by "Oldboy," which is currently getting the Hollywood treatment by Spike Lee. Danny Boyle was rumored to direct but nothing was formal, but it now seems she's found the talent to help put it together.

James Cameron Aims To Start Filming 'Avatar' Sequels In Late 2013, May Shoot In 48fps

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 2:53 PM
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Oh yeah, this is still happening. With Marvel, "Justice League" and "Star Wars" gobbling up the franchise headlines in recent weeks and months, it's easy to forget that another mega serires is just waiting around the corner, with James Cameron getting ready to expand his "Avatar" universe. Right now the plan is for two sequels that will likely shoot back-to-back, with the possibility of an "Avatar 4" prequel (though even if it does happen, it won't be part of the "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" production"). And while "Avatar 2" was initially slated for a December 2014 release, that timeline was bumped back earlier this year, and now it seems we might have some idea of when it will arrive.

Quentin Tarantino Says 'Death Proof' Is The "Worst" Movie He's Made; Writing Books On Sergio Corbucci, George Roy Hill & Don Siegel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 1:56 PM
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With Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" coming in at the wire -- Showbiz 411 reports that the sound is pretty much getting done as we speak -- and getting ready to screen for critics this weekend, he'll shortly be doing the rounds with press. He's already starting things off in a big way by taking part in THR's usually solid roundtable conversation series, and as usual, he remarks are highly quotable.

Dominic West Says The Original Marketing Plan For 'John Carter' Was Way Better Than What Was Eventually Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 1:25 PM
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As 2012 draws to a close and the year in movies gets reduced to a bunch of lists, when folks look back on the flops, Disney's "John Carter" will be at the top of the pile next to "Battleship." The studio's long-in-the works sci-fi adventure completely missed with audiences, divided critics, and was at best viewed as a missed opportunity, or worst as an expensive folly. Disney took a $200 million hit on the project, it may have cost Rich Ross his job, and while a small contingent of fans are clamoring for a sequel, that's probably never going to happen. Instead, we can continue to nitpick what went wrong with the movie, and most everyone can agree the marketing did "John Carter" no favors.

Protect The Homeland Or Go After Bin Laden: Blistering First Clip From 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 12:55 PM
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The hunt for Osama Bin Laden might seem like a straightforward operation on paper, but juggling politics, changes in chains of command and a focus from international threats to homegrown efforts turned that job into a decade-long task. But as Kathryn Bigelow's based-on-fact account "Zero Dark Thirty" will reveal, there was one woman at the center who always had her eye on the endgame.

Guy Pearce & Rosamund Pike Head To 'Violet Town'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 12:17 PM
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Whatever Guy Pearce does, we're going to sit up and pay attention. Over the past year and a half or so, the actor has played a charming cad in Todd Haynes' breathtaking "Mildred Pierce," tried on his action hero pants for "Lockout," popped up in "Prometheus" and sneered his way through "Lawless." He's got a number of interesting movies on the way with an equally diverse slate, with everything from "Iron Man 3" to "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' next effort on his plate. And now another intriguing movie is being added to his schedule.

Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg May Be Writing 'Star Wars' Spinoffs, Rather Than Episodes VIII & IX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 11:40 AM
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Here we go again. Not even a day after Colin Trevorrow put rumors about his involvement in the "Star Wars" sequels to an end with the revelation that the Disney project he's working on is a remake of "Flight Of The Navigator," it looks like there's even more to talk about when it comes to George Lucas' franchise.

First Bloody Image From 'S-VHS' The Sequel To 'V/H/S'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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“V/H/S” may have failed to make any great waves at the box office, but at various festivals and within the horror community, the found-footage anthology carved out a sizable audience who were taken with what they saw. With segments directed by Joe Swanberg and Ti West among others, the movie was said to breathe new life into the found-footage genre, and a sequel was duly set in motion.
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