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Alexandre Desplat Will Score Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast,' Vincent Cassel To Use Motion Capture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 3:33 PM
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Since it was first announced at the beginning of the year, we haven't really heard all that much about Christoph Gans' "Beauty and the Beast." But the mere fact that the helmer behind "Silent Hill" and "Brotherhood of the Wolf" is taking on the classic fairy tale with none other that Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux in the lead roles intrigues us. And now, with filming gearing up, a few more interesting tidbits about the movie have emerged.

Watch: Rare Footage Of Martin Scorsese & Michael Powell On The Set Of 'The King Of Comedy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 2:43 PM
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The short version of the story goes like this. In 1960, Michael Powell of the famed Powell & Pressburger directorial team, struck out on his own and helmed "Peeping Tom." The result? Critics and British industry savaged the movie at the time, and he found himself essentially excommunicated and exiled. However, he was championed by the new school of American filmmakers, Martin Scorsese, in particular. It was through him that he met his future wife, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and the rest is history.

Watch: Nicholas Hoult Is A Morally Conflicted Zombie In Trailer For 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 2:03 PM
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Initially slated to come at the tail end of this summer, "Warm Bodies" was moved to a release date closer to Valentine's Day presumably to play off its zombie romance center. But judging by this trailer, there might be other reasons it was shifted to an early winter bow.

New 'Oz The Great & Powerful' Poster Apparently Created By 14-Year-Old On DeviantArt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 1:47 PM
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If the "World War Z" teaser poster was perhaps the low point of studio laziness, then this new one sheet for "Oz The Great And Powerful" is what happens when a marketing department has no idea what they're selling. Or they consult someone on DeviantArt to do some graphic design work for them. Because seriously, WTF.

Compare & Contrast: 'Jurassic Park 3D' Trailer Versus The Original Theatrical Version

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 1:10 PM
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How times have changed. The summer blockbusters of 1993? "Jurassic Park," "Last Action Hero" (sad trumpet), "Sleepless In Seattle," "In the Line of Fire" and "The Fugitive." Not too shabby. The blockbusters of 2013 when "Jurassic Park 3D" stomps into theaters? "Iron Man 3," "The Hangover Part III," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6" -- those are all coming within a month of the Steven Spielberg hit. Food for thought.

Paramount & MGM Backing Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Shooting Starts Early Next Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2012 12:27 PM
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Ah, Brett Ratner. The much-beloved filmmaker behind such fondly remembered classics as "Rush Hour," "Rush Hour 2" and "Rush Hour 3" is so popular among the film blogging community that every one of his new projects is greeted with a collective 'huzzah!' on the Internet. His fine eye for material, and Scorsese/De Niro-like relationship with Chris Tucker has seen him pick up glowing reviews for films like the Frank Capra-esque "Family Man," the Bryan Singer-esque "X-Men: The Last Stand," and the Brett Ratner-esque "Tower Heist."

Michelle Pfeiffer & Chloe Moretz To Star In Tim Robbins' 'Man Under'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 8, 2012 11:39 AM
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Chloe Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer will be hoping that their latest project together will be somewhat more entertaining than the abject “Dark Shadows” which they collaborated on earlier this year. They’ve joined the cast of “Man Under,” a production which has also added an Academy Award winning actor and Academy Award nominated director in one fell swoop, as Tim Robbins will also star alongside Pfeiffer and Moretz, and will direct the dysfunctional family comedy.

Phillip Noyce Eyes Directing 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 11:19 AM
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Winning the Newberry Award in 1994, Lois Lowry's "The Giver" seems to have been in development nearly as long. The movie came close to being made a couple of times, once with "House of Sand and Fog" writer-director Vadim Perelman at the helm over at Fox, and then again at Warner Bros with David Yates to direct. That fell apart when Yates went on to tackle "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" instead. Last we heard well over a year ago was that it was still puttering along after Jeff Bridges stepped in and nabbed the rights, with Perelman still involved at the script level. Now, some new life has been kicked into it.

Watch: Stirring Full Trailer For Musical 'Les Miserables' With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2012 11:04 AM
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For one of the big box-office and awards hopes of the Christmas season, "Les Miserables" has been keeping its cards close to its chest, with only a single teaser trailer, and some scattered TV spots and featurettes, showing a glimpse of "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper's cinematic take on the long running musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. It's not entirely surprising, given that the film only wrapped in July, and the filmmakers are chasing a punishing post-production schedule.

Exclusive: Poster For Child Boxing Documentary 'Buffalo Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 10:24 AM
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Certain to provoke and fascinate in equal measure, commercial and music video director Todd Kellstein turns the camera to child boxing in Thailand for his feature documentary debut, "Buffalo Girl," and it's sure to be one that will have many folks talking.

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