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Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess & More Testing For Peter Quill In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 6:10 PM
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Marvel sure does like their British and Aussie actors. With "Guardians Of The Galaxy" now less than two years from release, the studio is starting to get the cast in place for what is easily the most ambitious project on their slate (it has an alien tree creature and a pistol-wielding, talking raccoon, guys), and a ridiculously long laundry list of actors have been revealed as possibilities to star.

Christopher Nolan Says 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is "The End Of The Batman Story" He Wanted To Tell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 5:52 PM
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Yes, it's pretty much old news considering this is what director Christopher Nolan has been saying about "The Dark Knight Rises" since day one. But, considering the recent rumors about Joseph Gordon-Levitt (which have been denied by his reps) playing Batman in "Justice League," it's worth reminding folks how Nolan views the final entry in his trilogy as well as the possibilities of continuing the story.

First Official Image Of Rooney Mara & Casey Affleck In 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 5:12 PM
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Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck. Those three names tied to one movie should be enough reason alone for you to go see it, but in a "Bonnie & Clyde"-esque, '70s set drama? Yeah, we're definitely in.

First Official Images, Poster & Synopsis For 'Primer' Director Shane Carruth's Sundance Entry 'Upstream Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 4:56 PM
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It was just over a year ago when word arrived that Shane Carruth was finally going to be starting work on his sophomore directorial effort "Upstream Color." Of course, not much was known about the project and word pretty much dried up from that point on, but it looks like the director has been working on the sly. The Sundance Film Festival unveiled the first part of their slate today, and among the pleasant surprises is the news that Carruth's film is finished and will be premiering in Park City.

'Les Miserables' Going IMAX In The U.K.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 4:39 PM
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There is no doubt that one of the biggest films of the year will be Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables." Already riding high on tremendous advance buzz, and with multiple Oscar nominations all but assured, it looks like audiences overseas are going to have an extra option when it comes to how they want to experience the film.

James McAvoy Out, Daniel Bruhl In For WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 3:50 PM
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It looks like we'll have to keep waiting for the reunion between "Atonement" and "Starter For 10" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. While it was just a few weeks ago that it was reported the pair would team for the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie, it looks like McAvoy has moved on.

Charlize Theron Starring In William Monahan-Written Remake Of 'Sympathy For Lady Vengeance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 3:12 PM
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If this sounds vaguely familiar, well, it's because this remake has been brewing for a while. Way back in 2009, Charlize Theron was already putting together a remake of Park Chan-wook's excellent "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," a film that was part of a loose trilogy that started with "Sympathy For Mr.Vengeance" and continued by "Oldboy," which is currently getting the Hollywood treatment by Spike Lee. Danny Boyle was rumored to direct but nothing was formal, but it now seems she's found the talent to help put it together.

James Cameron Aims To Start Filming 'Avatar' Sequels In Late 2013, May Shoot In 48fps

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 2:53 PM
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Oh yeah, this is still happening. With Marvel, "Justice League" and "Star Wars" gobbling up the franchise headlines in recent weeks and months, it's easy to forget that another mega serires is just waiting around the corner, with James Cameron getting ready to expand his "Avatar" universe. Right now the plan is for two sequels that will likely shoot back-to-back, with the possibility of an "Avatar 4" prequel (though even if it does happen, it won't be part of the "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" production"). And while "Avatar 2" was initially slated for a December 2014 release, that timeline was bumped back earlier this year, and now it seems we might have some idea of when it will arrive.

Quentin Tarantino Says 'Death Proof' Is The "Worst" Movie He's Made; Writing Books On Sergio Corbucci, George Roy Hill & Don Siegel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 1:56 PM
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With Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" coming in at the wire -- Showbiz 411 reports that the sound is pretty much getting done as we speak -- and getting ready to screen for critics this weekend, he'll shortly be doing the rounds with press. He's already starting things off in a big way by taking part in THR's usually solid roundtable conversation series, and as usual, he remarks are highly quotable.

Dominic West Says The Original Marketing Plan For 'John Carter' Was Way Better Than What Was Eventually Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 1:25 PM
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As 2012 draws to a close and the year in movies gets reduced to a bunch of lists, when folks look back on the flops, Disney's "John Carter" will be at the top of the pile next to "Battleship." The studio's long-in-the works sci-fi adventure completely missed with audiences, divided critics, and was at best viewed as a missed opportunity, or worst as an expensive folly. Disney took a $200 million hit on the project, it may have cost Rich Ross his job, and while a small contingent of fans are clamoring for a sequel, that's probably never going to happen. Instead, we can continue to nitpick what went wrong with the movie, and most everyone can agree the marketing did "John Carter" no favors.

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