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Johnny Depp Adds Magician Movie 'Mortimer Wintergreen' To List Of Possible Projects

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 14, 2013 8:57 AM
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Before the intriguing possibilities contained within Johnny Depp and Wally Pfister's collaboration on “Transcendence” come to fruition, there's still the matter of the iconic actor's more traditional roles: namely, that of the eccentric, whimsy-tinged adventurer on which he's plied his trade for quite some time, and now is eyeing a return to in the near future for a director well-versed in the type.

'G.I. Joe Retaliation' Producer Insists New Cut Won't Feature More Channing Tatum

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 13, 2013 12:42 PM
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Some potential *spoilers* may abound within this post, fyi. Let's revisit the spring of 2012. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" isn't testing well, and Channing Tatum, who's had two films surpass the $100 million mark domestically ("The Vow," "21 Jump Street") is quickly becoming a star. It's also just one month before "Magic Mike," a starring vehicle for Tatum, will be released and go on to cross the same $100 million threshold and become one of the most profitable movies of the year thanks to an inexpensive budget.  Everyone can feel there will be magic in 'Mike.' Hollywood can taste it. Paramount and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation" producers come to the brilliant realization, "Hey! We've got Channing Tatum in our movie!"

Watch: Michael Cera Trips Out, Picks Up Prostitutes In 2 Clips From Sundance Flick 'Crystal Fairy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2013 10:28 AM
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Getting ready to take the Sundance Film Festival by storm in just a few days, Michael Cera will be offering up two distinctly different movies in Park City, both directed by "The Maid" helmer Sebastian Silva: the thriller "Magic Magic" and the drug hazed "Crystal Fairy." The first peek of the latter has quietly arrived online, and it's promising stuff.

Watch: James Gray-Directed Ad For Martell, Lensed By Darius Khondji

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2013 9:58 AM
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It would appear that director James Gray has a found a new collaborator behind the camera. With his previous two efforts "Two Lovers" and "We Own The Night" lensed by Joaquín Baca-Asay, for the upcoming "Lowlife," Gray teamed with Darius Khondji ("Se7en," "Midnight In Paris," Academy Award nominee for "Evita"), and he rang him up again for this quick job.
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Ben Wheatley Has A Crime Flick In The Works Called 'Two For Hell'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2013 4:35 PM
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Ben Wheatley may be the most exciting and prolific filmmaker coming out of the U.K. right now. And the director is moving at an incredibly quick clip. At the beginning of 2011 he unveiled his shocking and disturbing hitman/horror film, "Kill List," and by the spring of the following year he had debuted his black comedy thriller follow-up "Sightseers" at Cannes. "Sightseers" hasn't even been released in the U.S. yet -- it will hit Sundance later this month -- but he's already got another film in the can called "A Field In England" (which he's described as a psychedelic period piece set during the English Civil War). And yes, it's coming soon too. During a recent Empire podcast, Wheatley said it would be finished in post-production by the end of this past December.

'Catch Me if You Can' Writer Hired To Pen 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2013 3:30 PM
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Remember when bloggers said "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" would begin shooting in November of 2012 because the always-reliable Caribbean Business was reporting that Disney has confirmed a Puerto Rico shoot last year? Yeah, that didn't obviously happen. In fact, while a script for a fifth 'Pirates' movie was reportedly finished in May of 2011, clearly it's not ready for prime time and the film isn't going in front of cameras any time soon.

Joss Whedon Wishes He Could Direct 'Star Wars Episode VII'; Drops New Details On 'Avengers 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2013 2:37 PM
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Between the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour and the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, there's been a lot of news trickling in about related Joss Whedon projects like "The Avengers 2," ABC's would-be "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show, and more. Perhaps most interesting is Whedon recently admitting that he would have loved to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII" and that he's bummed there's no way his busy schedule would allow it.

'Jurassic Park 4' Will Stomp Into Theaters In Summer 2014 (In 3D, Of Course)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 6:27 PM
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Sometimes you get what you wish for. Last summer, producer Frank Marshall said he was hoping the forever-developing "Jurassic Park 4" would hit theaters in 2014, and how just about six months later, it looks like that's exactly what's going to happen.

J.J. Abrams Admits He Was Forced To Deliver 'Star Trek Into Darkness' In 3D "For Economic Reasons"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 6:03 PM
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For a guy who prizes secrecy, director J.J. Abrams certainly isn't holding anything back when it comes to 3D. When it was announced at the end of 2011 that "Star Trek Into Darkness" would be arriving in 3D, it was a bit of a surprise to fans. Until then, Abrams had already expressed his reservations about working in the format, and fans were thrown for a further loop last summer when it was revealed he wasn't shooting natively in the format, but post-converting it. And while he begrudingly admits he's turning around the format, he reveals he was strongarmed into it.

Louis C.K. Joining David O. Russell's Abscam Film With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 4:57 PM
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Last fall, to the sadness of fans everywhere, it was revealed that the hit show "Louie" would not be returning to the small screen until 2014. Louis C.K. -- who writes, directs, stars and edits each episode -- said, "I want season four to go somewhere new…I'm looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room." At the time it was said he was planning to start writing early in 2013, but he's got a gig coming up that will likely come first.

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