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Peter Jackson Confirms 'The Hobbit: Part 3' For Summer 2014 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 11:58 AM
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Get your wallets out kids, because after hints at Comic-Con and reports emerging last week that serious talks were underway between Peter Jackson and Warner Bros., it looks like Middle Earth is going to be up on the big screen for the next three years. That's right, "The Hobbit: Subtitle To Be Determind Later" (aka Part 3) is gonna happen. Here's what Jackson had to say on Facebook:

'Madagascar' Director Tom McGrath Signs Lease For Ben Stiller's 'Rentaghost'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 30, 2012 11:39 AM
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With the disappointing box office showing of “The Watch” this weekend, Ben Stiller is likely hoping that the tried-and-true hands that helped make the “Madagascar” films such rousing successes will work his magic for the actor's next film, the big-screen adaptation of late 70s/early 80s Brit TV comedy “Rentaghost.”

'Rush Hour 4' In The Works With Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan, Will Be "Gritty"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 11:22 AM
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You might think that with "Rush Hour 3" making less domestically than the first "Rush Hour" film, and barely passing it worldwide, that any chance at a "Rush Hour 4" would be off the table. But while Chris Tucker once commanded a huge salary -- taking $20 million for "Rush Hour 2" and $25 million for "Rush Hour 3" -- tax woes might be making his asking price come way down. And thus, the possibility of "Rush Hour 4" becomes frightening real.

New Pics 'Killing Them Softly' Featuring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 10:39 AM
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While much of the hype on The Weinstein Company's fall slate has centered around Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," one film still flying well under the radar is Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" starring Brad Pitt. Though it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this spring, and has a new October release date now set (essentially swapping places with PTA's movie), it's still the only film of the bunch without a trailer. So until then, some images will have to do.

R.I.P. Chris Marker (1921-2012): Watch 'La Jetee' & 'Sans Soleil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 10:17 AM
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Sad news to begin the week, as word comes this morning that experimental filmmaker Chris Marker has passed away, just one day after celebrating his 91st birthday.

James Mangold Latest Director Linked To Long Developing 'Le Cercle Rouge' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 9:22 AM
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It is now nearing a decade since Hollywood has tried to crack the nut of bringing Jean-Pierre Melville's stone cold classic noir/procedural "Le Cercle Rouge" to the big screen, and it has seen a ton of talent come and go in that time. Back in 2004, it was set up at Paramount with John Woo attached to direct a script by Jeff Pinker ("Alias," "Fringe"). He eventually left the project and Johnnie To ("Election," "Time & Tide") assumed the director's chair. This incarnation seemed to gather steam, amassing a cast that one point had Liam Neeson, Chow Yun-Fat, Orlando Bloom, Tim Roth and Alain Delon (who starred in the original) attached or offered roles, with a Brit List script by Steve Knight ("Eastern Promises," "Dirty Pretty Things"). That never came to pass, and more recently, John Hillcoat was offered a chance to direct , while Jaume Collet-Serra also kicked the tires on it. Now another director will give a shot.

Watch: 'Machete Kills' Set Report With Mel Gibson Explores Assassin Role, William Sadler Drops Character Poster

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 30, 2012 8:58 AM
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With Robert Rodriguez seeming to operate on an ever-increasing wave of meta-filmmaking, in which off-hand pop culture jokes turn suddenly into reality, it's difficult to imagine his projects actually happening until they're released in theatres. Such is the case with “Machete Kills,” his sequel to the 2010 Danny Trejo actioner, but as a few new updates from both cast and behind-the-scenes crew show, it's definitely a reality indeed.

Redrum: Warner Bros. Eyeing Prequel To 'The Shining' While Stephen King Is Working On A Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2012 11:12 AM
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So, which would you rather see at this point, because at least one of them is coming: the story of Jack Torrance before the events at the Overlook Hotel or what happens to Danny afterward? If your answer is "neither," well too bad, because at least one of these is getting made. Maybe both.

'Avatar 2' Won't Arrive Until 2015 Or Possibly Even Later, 'Avatar 4' Reports Are Premature But Not Entirely Ruled Out

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 28, 2012 4:28 PM
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The road to Pandora was never a short one. After announcing "Avatar" formally in the summer of 2005 (then known as "Project 880"), though publicly talking about its arrival as far back as the early aughts, James Cameron's ambitious 3D sci-fi fantasy picture finally landed in theaters at the end of 2009 (an 80 page treatment was written in 1994). It was the film's second "final" release date after initially being expected in May of 2009, and it was Cameron's first feature-length directorial effort in over a decade. But the prolonged gestation could not stop this juggernaut of a picture that is still the highest grossing film of all time domestically and globally ($2.78 billion and $600 million higher than the runner-up: Cameron's "Titanic").

Ryan O'Neal Joins Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'; Antonio Banderas & Joe Manganiello Rumored

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2012 3:56 PM
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Well, now that Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" has been confirmed for Venice and Toronto, we can start obsessing over his next film, the currently lensing "Knight Of Cups." We've already seen an endless number of cast members so far revealed by set photos and/or Twitter -- Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer -- with one more name now coming  coming aboard.

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