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'Oz The Great And Powerful' Won't Feature Tin Man Or Scarecrow, Will Have Flying Baboon Army & Bruce Campbell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 3:18 PM
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So yesterday brought the first big reveal at Comic-Con, with attendees getting footage from Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And The Powerful," and the rest of us getting a trailer shortly after the Hall H presentation ended. And the feedback so far? Mixed to say the least. And while the movie is playing off the mythology of L. Frank Baum's "Wizard Of Oz" -- at least far enough away from the original to stay out of legal trouble from MGM -- and as a result, it looks like two familiar characters have been dumped from Raimi's movie in exchange for...some primates.

Jessica Biel Will Play The Villainess Viper In 'The Wolverine'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 2:28 PM
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Back when Darren Aronofsky was working on "The Wolverine" (which now feels like a million years ago), it was reported that he'd be essentially using an entirely Japanese cast for the film, obviously excluding Hugh Jackman as the title character, as the film reflected some of the character's most popular Japan-set tales. Nearly two years later, the film is finally gearing up for production, with James Mangold in the director's chair, and all the casting announcements so far -- Hiroyuki Sanada as gang boss Shingen, Tao Okamoto as his daughter Mariko, Rila Fukushima as assassin Yukio, Hal Yamanouchi as gangster Yashida, Will Yun Lee as villain Silver Samurai, and Brian Tee as a corrupt politician -- have reflected that.

Who Is Selina Kyle Trying To Kill? More New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 2:21 PM
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In case you missed it, this morning there were even more new pics, a clip and even a parody trailer. It looks like our punishment for wanting this deluge of marketing to end is something even more severe.

Teaser Poster Arrives For Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' As Film Gets Green Light

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 2:02 PM
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Well, we figured it was pretty much a done deal since the last announcement, but good news has arrived on Day 2 of Comic-Con: Universal have officially given the green light to "The World's End," the latest film from director Edgar Wright and co-writer/star Simon Pegg, which will close out their unofficial trilogy that started with "Shaun Of The Dead" and continued with "Hot Fuzz."

Daniel Radcliffe Joins Alexandre Aja's 'Horns'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 1:10 PM
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For any Daniel Radcliffe fans concerned about his post-'Harry Potter' career, don't worry, he's going to be just fine. Earlier this year, the actor helped bring the modest, period-based Hammer horror pic "The Woman In Black" to over $120 million worldwide. And while his next effort is the indie Beat drama "Kill Your Darlings," where he takes on the role of Allen Ginsberg, it looks like the actor is hoping to replicate his genre success with another project.

Now That Brad Pitt Isn't Speaking To Marc Forster, Will The Director Helm The 'World War Z' Reshoots?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 12:48 PM
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There are few actors in Hollywood who champion visionary filmmakers and artistic talent quite like Brad Pitt. He can be fiercely loyal and has developed long-term relationships as a producer and actor with folks like Terrence Malick, Andrew Dominik, Ridley Scott and David Fincher. But those friendships can fray. While we'll never know the whole story behind "Moneyball," we doubt Pitt and Steven Soderbergh are still exchanging birthday cards. And it looks like "World War Z" is brewing another rift between Pitt and a filmmaker.

Comic-Con: Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms He's Teaming With Ivan Reitman For 'Twins' Sequel & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 13, 2012 12:17 PM
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As those of you with an internet connection and any interest in film, television, video games, or any geek property will know, Comic-Con is in full swing over in San Diego. While there’s been much talk of the lack of studio presence at this year’s Con, there are certainly some big announcements being made – for better or worse.

'The Imposter' Director Bart Layton Talks The Stranger Than Fiction Story & Its Subjective Nature

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • July 13, 2012 11:59 AM
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The Barclay family suffered a devastating blow in 1994 when 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared without a trace. However, 1997 brought a sign of hope -- the young boy had been found in Spain. Seemingly damaged due to sexual abuse by his captors, he was ready to come home. The only problem? It wasn't Nicholas at all -- Frenchman Frédéric Bourdin adopted his identity, fooling authorities and the Barclay clan themselves into thinking that he was the real deal. As you might imagine, it wasn't long before someone started to doubt this ruse (detective Charlie Parker, oddly enough, noticed the ears of Bourdin and Nicholas didn't match up), but the exposed identity only makes the situation uglier, ferreting some nasty theories concerning the whereabouts of the real Nicholas Barclay.

'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo Lines Up Political Thriller 'A Man Must Die'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 11:34 AM
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While Gerardo Naranjo was known on the arthouse scene mostly for his 2008 effort "Voy a explotar," it was last year's "Miss Bala" that brought him to worldwide attention. His breathless thriller, set among the drug war in Mexico, showed a director with a kinetic flair for action, and sensitive and complex touch for character, in one of the breakout highlights at Cannes. It didn't take long for Hollywood to come knocking, and earlier this year, he lined up the survival tale/love story "The Mountain Between Us" at Fox, with Michael Fassbender attached to star. And now another studio is tapping his talent for a new project.

Ken Jeong Gets Expanded Role In 'The Hangover Part 3,' But Will It Make For A Better Finale?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 13, 2012 11:20 AM
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After the post-"Old School" stumbles ("School For Scoundrels" being the most egregious), it was nice to see Todd Phillips land back on his feet in a big way with "The Hangover" and to a lesser degree, the caustic but still enjoyable "Due Date." "The Hangover" of course was more than just a comeback success, the film went supernova and became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and turned Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper into big stars that now lead their own movies and TV shows. Phillips himself signed a mint-like deal with Warner Bros. and everyone made out pretty damn well from the Vegas misadventure that took everyone by surprise.

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