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Eli Roth Says He's "Cracked The Story" On Turning 'Thanksgiving' Short Into A Feature Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 11:03 AM
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It's hard to believe, but it's coming on five years now since Eli Roth last directed a feature-length film ("Hostel: Part II"). Since then, he's been busy as a producer, throwing his weight behind "The Last Exorcism," the upcoming films "Aftershock" and "The Man With Iron Fists" (both of which he co-wrote as well). But he hasn't stayed away from directing entirely, helming the short "Nation's Pride," which appeared in his buddy Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," as well as the pilot for the upcoming Netflix horror series "Hemlock Grove." And while Roth has had a couple of projects percolating -- including the sci-fi flick "Endangered Species," which he said last summer will be his next film -- "Grindhouse" fans will be happy to know one particular project still has some life.

Martin Scorsese Sued By Producers For Not Making 'Silence'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 23, 2012 10:38 AM
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Martin Scorsese is one of cinema's most prolific directors, but it's the film he isn't making that's getting him into trouble. Cecchi Gori Pictures, the production company headed by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has filed a lawsuit against Scorsese for not making his dream project "Silence," which the director has been trying to get mounted for the past two decades.

Chuck Norris Says He Won't Return For 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 10:17 AM
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Even though "The Expendables 2" opened at the top of the box office this past weekend to smaller numbers than its predecessor, it seems everyone already has their eye on a third installment. Producer Avi Lerner has boasted he's already inked Nicolas Cage for "The Expendables 3," and says he will be approaching guys like Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes. But there is one Expendable who says he won't be coming back to kick more aging ass: Chuck Norris.

Theaters Won't Charge Extra To Watch 'The Hobbit' In 48fps

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 23, 2012 9:45 AM
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No matter where you stand on the issue of director Peter Jackson shooting his now three-part adaptation of "The Hobbit" in 48 frames per second — twice the standard film speed — at least it won't cost any extra to watch it that way. At least, not any more than what you're already spending to watch the film in 3D. That's particularly good news for anyone that saw the 10 minutes of footage that Jackson unveiled at CinemaCon earlier this year, where the reaction was mixed at best.

'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Won't Arrive Earlier Than 2014; David Fincher Still Not Confirmed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 AM
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Wondering what's going on with the followup to Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel ($30 million copies sold worldwide) that grossed $232 million worldwide, but only $102 million domestically in its 2011 iteration as directed by David Fincher?

First Official & Bloody Look At Chloe Moretz & Julianne Moore In Kimberly Peirce's 'Carrie' Remake

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 23, 2012 8:38 AM
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It would seem that, for whatever reason, folks are more curious than wary about Kimberly Peirce's remake of Brian De Palma's classic adaptation of Stephen King's "Carrie." Whatever the outcome may be, we're guessing that curiosity will continue to win out with the arrival of the impressive first official look at Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, who'll be starring as timid high-schooler Carrie White and her fundamentalist mother Margaret respectively -- roles portrayed in De Palma's originally by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Will Play Algrim The Strong/Kurse In 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 5:31 PM
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While his lengthy, syllable-heavy name likely means he one tossed around the household with ease anytime soon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is likely too busy impressing the hell out of audiences to care. Perhaps best known for playing Adebisi on "Oz" and Mr. Eko on "Lost," the actor is now gearing up to bring his commanding presence to one of next year's biggest movies.

Atticus Ross Scoring Allen Hughes' 'Broken City' With Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 5:07 PM
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With his next scoring gig on "47 Ronin" delayed as that film moves yet again, this time to Christmas Day 2013, Atticus Ross has a bit of extra time on his hands. And it looks like he's going to help out an old friend.

Commercials Director Adam Berg To Helm 'Videodrome' Remake That No One Wants

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 22, 2012 4:45 PM
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Given that it was just a couple of weeks ago that the $125 million remake of "Total Recall" opened to only a few million dollars more than what Paul Verhoeven's original made in 1990, one would have thought that studios might be shying away from the idea of redos, especially of auteur-driven sci-fi movies from the 1980s and 1990s. Have they actually learned anything? Don't be ridiculous. The next one to through the remake sausage grinder is, of all things, a new take on David Cronenberg's "Videodrome," a film recently named by critics as the 202nd best of all time in the Sight & Sound poll.

Tom Hardy's Fiancée Nabs Co-Starring Role In Doug Liman's 'All You Need Is Kill' With Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 4:28 PM
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Sorry ladies, Tom Hardy is taken and her name is Charlotte Riley. The Brit actress met the actor on the set of the TV series "The Take" and the next thing you knew they were falling in love and cast together as Heathcliff and Catherine in "Wuthering Heights." And while Hardy has since seen his star shoot into the stratosphere, his fiancée hasn't quite had the same trajectory. But her next gig should see her profile take a considerable boost.

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