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Mark Millar Says 'Justice League' Characters Dated & Superhero Film Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 7, 2013 9:44 AM
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While Warner Bros. attempt to play catch-up to Marvel and their host of box-office superhero successes, over at 20th Century Fox, things are a bit more hushed, as the studio attempts to find ways to blend the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool into compelling entries. But fear not, brash remarks and exaggerated claims live on in Fox's consultant Mark Millar, and he's got a few for WB's high-stakes venture.

Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch & Diane Kruger To Star In Chris Eigeman's 'Midnight Sun'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2013 8:43 AM
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Even though he didn't feature in Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress," the last year or so has seen the director's muse Chris Eigeman, who starred in "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days Of Disco," become rather more visible again. There's the potential of a reunion with his favorite director in the works, and Eigeman's been cropping up on TV in the acclaimed likes of "Girls" and "Bunheads" in the last twelve months, but it looks like the comeback might be complete, as Eigeman's prepping his second directorial feature, and has attracted a pretty impressive cast.

Charlize Theron Joins Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 8:27 AM
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Update 02/07: Exclusive Media have confirmed Theron will star in "Dark Places" and co-produce via her Denver And Delilah Productions. No word yet on when production will begin, but "Sarah's Key" helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct. Original story 02/04: It looks like Gillian Flynn is Hollywood's hot new author. Even though she's only written three novels to date, "Gone Girl" has David Fincher kicking the tires on the director's chair, "Sharp Objects" is brewing over at Blumhouse ("Paranormal Activity," "Insidious") and "Dark Places" has already attracted the attention of Amy Adams. And while the actress has moved on from the developing movie, a no less talented name may be taking her place.

Tom Hardy To Star In Steven Knight's Shot-In-Real-Time Thriller 'Locke,' Produced By 'Anna Karenina' Director Joe Wright

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2013 8:13 AM
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It feels like it's been quite a long time since we saw Tom Hardy on screen. But in fact, he's been working consistently, with five films in the last eighteen months, and the actor's such a chameleon that it's hard to draw a line between Ricky Tarr in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," especially as Hardy spent most of 2012 in Africa shooting the Mad Max movie "Fury Road."

First Official Image Of Matt Damon & Michael Douglas In Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 8:01 AM
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We've seen set photos, promo pics for magazine spreads and screengrabs from blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments from HBO's 2013 teaser, but finally the first official look at Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in "Behind The Candelabra" has arrived.

First Look: Nicolas Cage & Tye Sheridan In David Gordon Green's 'Joe'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 7:29 AM
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With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the director's chair, we'd argue that David Gordon Green is one of only a few American filmmakers who share his spirit of cinematic adventure. He's helmed everything from no-budget indie dramas to big, mainstream studio comedies. Last month, Green hit the Sundance Film Festival with his latest, "Prince Avalanche," a remake of an Icelandic movie no one has heard of. And for his followup? A gritty Southern drama with Nicolas Cage and "The Tree Of Life" star Tye Shreridan.

'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Takes Male Lead In Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2013 8:40 PM
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Not so long ago, we were wondering why the actors who've starred in the recent BBC revival of "Doctor Who" haven't had more success transferring to the big screen. The first of the three to date, Christopher Eccleston, who only played the part for a season, has probably been the most high profile, thanks to villainous turns in "G.I. Joe Retaliation" and the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," but they're the same kind of parts he was playing before in films like "Gone In 60 Seconds." David Tennant, a very different kind of doctor, had more promise, but his hopeful breakout, "Fright Night," flopped, and he's returned to British TV and UK comedy movies.

Limited Release Dates: 'Before Midnight' Opens May 24th, Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Hits July 26th; Dates For Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 6, 2013 8:07 PM
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It's release date time with one change and three new films to add to the 2013 slate. Sony Picture Classics is getting its house in order for the summer, and CBS Films is making one change late in the year. Break out the pencils and put them in your calendar now.

Bryan Cranston & Elizabeth Olsen Are In Talks For Legendary's 'Godzilla' Reboot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 6, 2013 6:46 PM
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Legendary Pictures' expensive "Godzilla" reboot has been having a rough time in the public eye of late. It's scheduled to go into production soon, but the production company is embroiled in two lawsuits; one with the producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison who claim they are being booted from the monster movie by Legendary. It's near the 11th hour too and "The Shawshank Redemption," "Walking Dead" writer/director Frank Darabont was brought on board to do a final rewrite on the movie. And then there's the actors who have publicly passed on the lead role, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others who have evidently been offered the lead (Aaron Johnson) who haven't responded in almost a month (our guess is Johnson also passed). So, is "Godzilla" in trouble? Or is it just business as usual with tentpoles that seem to put the horse before the cart these days?

Bruce Willis Says There Will Be Sixth 'Die Hard,' Speaks Out Against Gun Control

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2013 5:38 PM
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So the fifth entry in the wheezing "Die Hard" franchise comes out in just over a week, and surprisingly, it's taken this long for the inevitable talk about a sixth entry to crop up. But with Bruce Willis on the press trail, the question has been asked, and the answer from the actor is simple: "Yes."

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