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The Wachowskis Have An Idea To Out-Do Bullet Time In 'Jupiter Ascending,' But Aren't Sure That It's Possible

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 11, 2012 9:22 AM
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In advance of what may be the most ambitious and risky film of their career, the notoriously press-shy Wachowski Starship are on a press blitzkrieg right now, with a profile in The New Yorker and a fairly lengthy interview over at Hitfix. During their appearance at Fantastic Fest, the filmmaking pair teased their forthcoming return to the sci-fi action realm with “Jupiter Ascending.”

First Look At James Gandolfini In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' CIA Role Revealed

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 11, 2012 8:56 AM
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Finally securing its winter release spot as a compelling take on recent political and military events -- and not the piece of Obama propaganda as initially thought by watchdog groups -- Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden drama “Zero Dark Thirty” can now carry on being an actual piece of entertainment, which the first look at actor James Gandolfini's supporting role within the narrative certainly provides.

Matt Damon Says Playing Jason Bourne Again Is Unlikely, But He Hasn't Seen 'The Bourne Legacy' Yet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 11:10 PM
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"You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt [Damon] and Jeremy [Renner] team up," producer Frank Marshall said prior to the release of "The Bourne Legacy." But he's unlikely to see that scenario happen now. While Damon had kept his options somewhat open when asked about returning for a possible 'Bourne 5' -- "If we can make one where we go into it feeling it can be even better than those, and it ends up being in that same ballpark, then we should do it. But If we can't, then we really should leave it alone," he said this summer -- it looks like he's firmly closing the door.

How Much To Hire An 'American Assassin'? For Chris Hemsworth, It's $10 Million

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 10:40 PM
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It seems everyone wants a piece of "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth these days. Steven Spielberg is rounding him up for "Robopocalypse," Universal is eager for more 'Huntsman' and Ron Howard is revving him up in "Rush." Now, CBS Films is ready to give the actor yet another franchise.

"Adult Supervision Is Required": Brand New Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Unleashed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 7:43 PM
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As fans to wait to unpack the myriad of influences that are bound to be felt throughout Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slavery-era, vengeance flick "Django Unchained," a brand new trailer has arrived to give everyone a new taste. And one filmmaker QT has revealed played a role in his approach, is none other than Italian cinematic maestro, Sergio Corbucci, who directed "Django," the spaghetti western that Tarantino is obviously homaging this time around.

Michelle Williams In Talks To Star In 'Suite Francaise' For 'The Duchess' Director Saul Dibb

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 7:11 PM
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One may think, given her lack of presence, that Michelle Williams is taking a minor break from acting, or at least laying low. The actress does have an upcoming supporting role in "Oz: The Great and Powerful" which arrives in March 2013, but that will mean it's been over a year since we've seen her on screen (her last role was November 2011's "My Week with Marilyn" -- though technically, as a commenter points out, "Take This Waltz" debuted theatrically afterwards, but debuted a few months earlier at the Toronto International Film Festival).

2 More "Surprise Films" Headed To Rome Film Festival, Artistic Director Heavily Hints At 'Django Unchained'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 6:43 PM
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Eagerly anticipated for several months now, because former Venice Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been playing up his desire to turn the Rome Film Festival -- which he is now the artistic director of -- into a major fall film festival player, the line-up was announced this AM. And in typical online fashion, there was minor griping about the absensce of hotly rumored titles like Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slave drama "Django Unchained," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (which surprise-screened at the New York FIlm Festival), Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," and Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables," among others.

Mark Millar Basically Says Consultant Role At Fox Is To Protect Their Superhero Movies From Sucking Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 5:39 PM
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After "Iron Man," Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, "The Avengers" and oh, you know, every other title that arrives every six months, comic-book movies are obviously still all the rage. But it wasn't always like that. In the early aughts there were plenty of misfires, with many of them coming from 20th Century Fox: "Daredevil," "Elektra," "Fantastic Four," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" were all mostly moneymakers, but were all generally reviled.  The same applied to lesser-known titles adapted from comics like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," which was also a Fox property based off a comic book series written by Alan Moore that was such a bad film it practically sent him to an early grave and hastened Sean Connery's retirement (of course, we're not even counting dreck like Warner Bros.' "Catwoman").

Kevin Kline Is Errol Flynn In 'The Last Of Robin Hood'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 5:16 PM
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Given his eventful life both on the screen and off, it's no surprise that Errol Flynn has already been portrayed by the likes of Jude Law ("The Aviator") and Guy Pearce ("Flynn"). But it looks like the screen legend is getting another go 'round on the big screen, and an equally capable actor is taking him on.

Watch: Joe Carnahan's Sizzle Reel For 'Gemini Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 4:31 PM
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An aging assassin who tries to retire and finds himself pursued by a younger, stealthier clone of himself. "Looper" much? But long before Rian Johnson put his dazzling and inventive movie on the big screen, Touchstone Pictures picked up the rights to a movie called "Gemini Man" way back in 1997. Originally pitched by "Lost" writer Darren Lemke and later re-written by a group that included Johnathan Hensleigh ("The Punisher"), the movie got another draft from writer David Benioff ("The 25th Hour," "Troy") a few years ago, and was poised to be a vehicle for Curtis Hanson with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. And while that didn't happen, somewhere along the way Joe Carnahan came knocking.

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