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Nicolas Winding Refn Exits 'The Equalizer' With Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 1:00 PM
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It looks like Nicolas Winding Refn is starting the New Year by wiping the slate clean. "Only God Forgives" is gearing up to arrive this spring, with briefest of teaser trailers landing last weekend. And though he signed up for his first Hollywood movie back in July 2012, it seems Refn has thought things over.

First Look At Katniss & Finnick In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 11:08 AM
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Strap in, because eleven months of marketing begins now. With "The Hunger Games" earning over $680 million worldwide, launching Jennifer Lawrence into the stratosphere and cementing a new tween brand, Lionsgate want those numbers to keep going up. Which is why with a release date set for November, they're starting to get the word out now on the sequel.

I Found You: New Trailer For 'The Last Exorcism Part 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 9, 2013 10:39 AM
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Though its title seems to preclude the possibility of further films, the unnecessary sequel to the Eli Roth-produced found-footage horror, “The Last Exorcism Part II,” is set to scare some money out of audiences this March. To date all we’ve seen is a still and a poster, but now the studio has finally released a trailer via Yahoo.

'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.

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