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Watch: Tom Cruise Doesn't Care About The Law In New Trailer For 'Jack Reacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 11:50 AM
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Don't like Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? Well how about Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Vince Vaughn, Will Smith or Jamie Foxx? Author Lee Child tells Playboy that those were some of the names that were "interested" at one time or another. And while fans have cried foul that Cruise doesn't match the physique that the writer laid out for Reacher in his novels, Child is candid about the process of selecting Cruise, and is ultimately thrilled he took the part.

First Look At Elijah Wood In 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Is Exactly What You Expected

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 11:42 AM
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While we've yet to see how Peter Jackson weaves Frodo Baggins into his "The Hobbit" trifecta, the first image of Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth has emerged, and...it's pretty much just what you thought it would be.

Rumors Continue That 'Twilight' Will Carry On Without Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Or Taylor Lautner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 11:25 AM
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At the beginning of the year, Twihards squealed when word emerged that Lionsgate -- who were fresh off buying Summit -- would be keen on continuing the "Twilight" franchise, with the blessing of author Stephenie Meyer of course. “If she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her," Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair Rob Friedman said at the time. And really, who wouldn't want to keep a $2.5 billion franchise going?

Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio & Tobey Maguire Are Actually Developing Two Anti-Poaching Movies

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 17, 2012 10:57 AM
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Hollywood studios have a history of mounting competing projects that cover similar terrain -- think “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon,” or the biopics “Capote” and “Infamous” -- but it’s rare that a studio would be developing two similar projects in-house, and that’s exactly what Warner Bros. is doing. A couple of months ago we heard word that Tom Hardy, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio would be collaborating on a “‘Traffic’-like take on poaching and illegal animal smuggling” based on an idea Hardy came up with, but now the trio is also collaborating on a second animal smuggling and poaching film.

Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof's Mysterious '1952' Is In The Spirit Of 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 10:35 AM
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Back in May, genre enthusiasts got pretty excited when it emerged that writer Damon Lindelof and director Brad Bird had set up a mysterious project at Disney known only as "1952." The only clues were that it was a sci-fi tentpole and plans were in place to get it in front of cameras in 2013. With the new year approaching, a few more scraps of info about what the project is have emerged, as well as the story behind its title.

Elizabeth Banks Takes A 'Walk Of Shame'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 10:22 AM
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While we enjoyed "Pitch Perfect," for this writer the comedic highlight wasn't Rebel Wilson or Anna Kendrick, but Elizabeth Banks (who also produced the movie, fyi). Her small role alongside John Michael Higgins as a capella commentators provided some of the biggest belly laughs, and while we wait for someone to figure out that those two should lead their own movie together, we'll be content with the fact that Banks is getting a new comedy vehicle.

'Donnie Brasco' Writer Paul Attanasio Latest To Tackle Universal's 'Scarface' Update

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 17, 2012 9:57 AM
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Despite already striking gold with two films -- the 1932 Howard Hawks-helmed original and the equally iconic Brian De Palma 1983 remake -- Universal decided last year to attempt another update of the classic “Scarface” story. While David Ayer was the first name attached to pen the script, a new scribe has been brought in to rewrite the film.

Willem Dafoe & Jean-Marc Barr Join Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac,' Nicole Kidman Drops Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 9:40 AM
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With production now underway, the cast for Lars Von Trier's upcoming hard- and soft-core erotic drama "The Nymphomaniac" is in flux, with some regulars coming on and one big name dropping out.

Tom Cruise Really Likes Sci-Fi, Eyes Another One In 'Our Name Is Adam'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 9:21 AM
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Maybe that whole Xenu thing isn't sci-fi enough for him? Either way, Tom Cruise has really been digging the sci-fi genre of late. Earlier this year he wrapped on Joseph Kosinski's upcoming "Oblivion," this fall he's shooting "All You Need Is Kill" with Doug Liman, and now another script is keeping Cruise up at night with a flashlight under the covers.

Wally Pfister Says 'The Avengers' Is "Appalling," Teases His Directorial Debut Is A Sci-Fi Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 9:05 AM
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There are certain corners of the internet (or IMDB message boards) -- ones we usually dare not venture to -- where nerds battle it out over which comic book movie this summer was better: Joss Whedon's record breaking "The Avengers" or Christopher Nolan's epic finale "The Dark Knight Rises." And now, Nolan's regular director of photography, Wally Pfister, has thrown another provocative statement into the ring with his own unbridled assessment of the smash-hit Marvel movie.

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