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'Hanna' Co-Writer Seth Lochhead To Pen Josh Trank's 'Shadow of Colossus'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:23 AM
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When word came out early last summer that Sony was going ahead with an adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus,” it was perplexing to say the least. Many wondered just how they would go about pulling it off. Now THR reports that Seth Lochhead, who co-wrote the Joe Wright film “Hanna,” will be working on the script. “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is still attached to direct.

Tim Robbins & Will Forte Replace Dennis Quaid & Ty Burrell In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'The Switch'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:01 AM
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Hey, remember “The Switch”? That Elmore Leonard adaptation, which is a prequel to “Jackie Brown”? Writer/director Dan Schechter is attached to it. Does any of that ring a bell? Well, if you do remember and have been looking forward to this, rest assured, it’s still happening, albeit with some casting changes.

Tina Fey Lands Russian Role In 'The Muppets 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 9, 2013 9:39 AM
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Late last year word arrived that none other than Ricky Gervais landed the lead role in the “The Muppets 2” with “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell taking over for Christoph Waltz in one of the other two major parts. At the time it was rumored that the film was “a Euro-caper,” and now THR is reporting that Tina Fey has snagged the female lead role opposite fellow Golden Globe host Gervais.

Watch: Tri-Lingual Trailer For Thriller 'Mobius' Starring Jean Dujardin, Tim Roth & Cecile De France

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 9:02 AM
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Last fall, our attention was grabbed in a big way by the teaser trailer for "Mobius." Coming somewhat out of nowhere, it certainly riffed on BRAAAHM-esque, "Inception"-style marketing, but was still tantalizingly mysterious, and provided more than enough stirring imagery to intrigue us. Well, with the movie set to open overseas shortly, a longer, more traditional trailer has dropped that's no less compelling.

Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine & Alex Pettyfer Testing For 'Divergent' Lead Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 5:25 PM
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So, will any of these guys be the next Robert Pattinson? As studios gear up to fill the space left by the now finished "Twilight" franchise -- "Beautiful Creatures" from Warner Bros. arrives next month and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" hits in the summer -- another contender is on the way, but from the studio who brought you Edward and Bella in the first place. Summit is gearing up "Divergent" with Shailene Woodley, and it's time to find her a co-star.

Steven Spielberg Reveals Daniel Day-Lewis' 'Lincoln' Rejection Letter; Leonardo DiCaprio Was Key In Getting Him Back On Board

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 8, 2013 5:17 PM
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As fans of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" probably already know by now, Daniel Day-Lewis originally rejected the role, and the world's most famous living director had to chase the notoriously discerning actor for nine years before he agreed to take the titular part. Obviously, he eventually relented. "Lincoln" has already grossed a terrific $144 million domestically and it's poised to be one of the biggest Oscar nominees when the nods are announced on Thursday. Spielberg recently unveiled the rejection letter that Day-Lewis sent him circa 2003 (via THR), leading him to go after Liam Neeson, before circling eventually circle back to Day-Lewis).

Newcomer Jack Reynor Lands Co-Starring Role Opposite Mark Wahlberg In 'Transformers 4'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 4:15 PM
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Even though the trailer for his upcoming "small" movie "Pain & Gain" showed us the Michael Bay we forgot about -- fun, ridiculous, over-the-top, funny -- dude has sports cars to buy, so he's dully shooting "Transformers 4" next. Sigh. And Bay has been busy over the fall, testing various young things to take roles opposite Mark Wahlberg in the movie, and now he's found his new Shia LaBeouf.

Josh Brolin Confirmed For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'; Replaces Clive Owen As Dwight

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 8, 2013 4:05 PM
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That was fast. Yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" and Josh Brolin was said to be one of the additional actors potentially joining the cast. Now Brolin is confirmed. Dimension Films announced today that Brolin has joined the "Sin City" sequel cast as “Dwight," the character that Clive Owen played in the original film for co-directors Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Evidently there's still one more big part up for grabs. The part of the titular “Dame” has yet to be cast.

Writer Kelly Marcel Says 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Will Be "Raunchy" NC-17 Rated Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 3:52 PM
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One of the biggest sensations of last year was the "Twilight" fan fiction turned erotica sensation "Fifty Shades Of Grey," and it arguably is also one of the riskiest buys of 2012. Studios fought tooth and nail to get the rights to the bestseller, with Universal and Focus Features beating all comers, and ponying up $3 million dollars for the movie last spring. In the months that followed, the project gained "The Social Network" producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, and "Saving Mr. Banks" and (uncredited) "Bronson" writer Kelly Marcel, all while casting rumors have flown around. But perhaps the biggest question is: how can this movie depict the S&M acts on the page and remain faithful to the book, within the boundaries of an R rating? Well, it looks like they'll be stepping outside those constraints.

James Mangold Says Logan In 'Wolverine' Is Not Part Of The X-Men, But "A Samurai Without A Master"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 3:17 PM
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With the film due this summer, and still no trailer, the only thing we have to go by on "The Wolverine" thus far is a handful of images and quotes from a few interviews. Rumors of various characters from the "X-Men" films popping up have been percolating (Hugh Jackman has made the tease himself, with Famke Janssen's Jean Grey being the leading candidate), but we'll just have to wait and see. But director James Mangold did sit down recently with EW to talk about the movie, and shed a bit more light on the Logan we'll be seeing this time around. 

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