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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.

Matt Damon Reteams With Terry Gilliam For Small Part In 'The Zero Theorem,' Peter Stormare & Sanjeev Bhaska Also Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 4:03 PM
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The last time Matt Damon and Terry Gilliam worked together, the results weren't so hot. "The Brothers Grimm" was promising on paper, but a bit of mess in execution, a situation only exacerbated by Harvey Weinstein, who famously meddled with Gilliam and disagreed with his approach on the movie. The result? A product that felt compromised when it was released and one that the director lamented. But either way, it seems everyone enjoyed their experience. Damon's 'Grimm' co-star Heath Ledger reteamed with Gilliam for "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus" before tragically passing in the midst of production, and now Damon will lend a helping hand to "The Zero Theorem."

Shailene Woodley In Talks To Play Mary Jane In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Electro Could Be The Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 3:54 PM
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Well, with director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield officially back for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (and Emma Stone soon, right guys?), and with a release date less than two years away, the gears on the sequel are beginning to turn. And now we have a new actress looking to board the movie, along with the possible identity of the villain.

Rupert Sanders Might Direct Universal's 'Van Helsing' With Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 3:41 PM
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It takes two to tango, and while Kristen Stewart was kind of put over the coals for her dalliance with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, his narrative became that of a man trying to save his marriage. And while we let the tabloids keep tabs on that latest in the affair fallout, everyone else and Sanders too it seems is getting on with their lives. Universal is pushing ahead with a sequel to the fairy tale movie with Stewart, but the question remains as to whether or not Sanders will return. And if he doesn't, it seems there may be another franchise for him to put his hands on.

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