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Jaume Collet-Serra Out, Eli Roth In For 'Harker' With Russell Crowe

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 10, 2012 10:20 PM
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Multi-hyphenate Eli Roth certainly hasn't just been lazing about over the past decade—he tackled a sizeable role as the Bear Jew in buddy Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds," kick-started a new horror franchise as a producer with "The Last Exorcism," and soon will even be starring in Chilean earthquake thriller "Aftershock" (which he also produced)—but he has been absent from the director's chair since 2007's "Hostel: Part 2." While many are divided on whether Roth is a genre maven or just a lucky hack, there's no denying he's had a solid fan base hounding for an extension of his "Grindhouse" faux trailer "Thanksgiving" for some time now, with Roth even looking to expand the scope of his filmmaking with a big budget sci-fi picture entitled "Endangered Species." Word has been quiet on both those fronts, but now a little news has stirred up that could have Roth finally directing on a much larger scale.

Universal Wants Jake Kasdan's 'My Spy'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 10, 2012 6:01 PM
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“Bad Teacher” director Jake Kasdan is obviously doing something right because he’s a man who’s seemingly in high demand at the moment. He’s currently attached to direct the Shawn Levy-produced adaptation of “Man Made,” “Sex Tape” with Jason Segel, a Warner Bros action-comedy called “Family Getaway,” and an untitled project with his "Bad Teacher" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. That’s what happens, we suppose, when your R-rated comedy rakes in over $200 million.

Green Day Has Two Documentaries On The Way, Aiming For Sundance Film Festival Premiere

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 10, 2012 5:42 PM
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They’re a punk rock band from the late 80s named after their great love of sweet Mary Jane, but during their 25-year history Green Day developed much loftier ambitions for their music. After releasing American Idiot back in 2004 (which spawned a Broadway musical and now has a film adaptation in the works) and 21st Century Breakdown in 2009, the band is now planning to release three new albums between September 2012 and January 2013. The film-related news accompanying those three albums -- titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! -- is that two documentaries will be made to go alongside their release.

Watch: Trailer For Todd Louiso's 'Hello I Must Be Going' Starring Melanie Lynskey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 5:19 PM
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While the movies have generally favored older men chasing younger women, often to comedic effect, the reverse rarely gets explored. And when it does, it's certainly not with the emotional weight and insight of Todd Louiso's "Hello, I Must Be Going."

Does Christopher Nolan Already Know What He's Directing Next? Michael Caine Says He's In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 4:56 PM
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There are few directors as secretive as Christopher Nolan, so when a little nugget of info that drops seemingly be accident, it tends to get latched on to. And while Nolan hasn't said what he plans post-Batman -- he recently told "Nightline" he didn't have anything immediate (see below) -- it looks like his closest collaborators may have an inkling.

Photos & New Details From Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Aka 'Los Amantes Pasajeros'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2012 4:22 PM
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An ensemble comedy that takes place mostly on a plane, Pedro Almodovar's 19th feature-length effort "I'm So Excited" ("Los Amantes Pasajeros" which translates more literally into "The Passenger's Love"), looks as if it's going to harken back to his early days of camp, kitsch and outrageous humor. At any rate, it definitely appears that it's going to pop with the director's usual riot of color. While the film was originally said to be set against a plane accident with various characters fearing for the lives and confessing their inner secrets, few other details have been provided since.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Gets Split, Will Hit Theaters On November 21, 2014 & November 20, 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 4:11 PM
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Once you train an audience like seals to spend more than half to, they'll keep coming. At least that's what Hollywood thinks as the trend of stretching out franchise finales continues. With Warner Bros. and Lionsgate respectively raking in dough by splitting "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" into two-parters, the latter studio is going to continue that trend with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay."

Watch: Bruce Wayne Visits The Doctor In Funny New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 3:45 PM
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Yes, we know there has been an endless run of various trailers and TV spots for "The Dark Knight Rises," each showing off variations on the same footage we've seen for a while now. But perhaps Warner Bros. is sensing this too as a brand new TV spot has landed that not only boasts a bunch of new footage, but also a comedic side we haven't seen yet.

Back For War: 'The Expendables 2' Gets Vintage '80s Poster Design

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2012 3:18 PM
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There's no such thing as Comic-Con without Sylvester Stallone and "The Expendables," right? So naturally, Lionsgate will be rolling out footage from "The Expendables 2" in San Diego this week -- on Thursday to be precise. Co-starring a bunch of olds like Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (three of whom will be eligible for social security by the time the picture hits) and less geriatric action stars like Jason Statham, Jet Li, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Liam Hemsworth, on the eve of SDCC, Lionsgate has released an old-school poster that looks as if it was designed by the same dude who conceived of the artwork for the 1986 Stallone actioner "Cobra." That is to say it's vintage-y and '80s; the era when action heroes actually mattered.

'MIB3' Writer Etan Cohen Hired To Write New 'Ghostbusters 3' Script That Bill Murray Probably Won't Like Anyway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 3:14 PM
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How much money do you have to spend before Bill Murray says "Yes"? That's the question Sony is hoping to eventually find an answer to as development on "Ghostbusters 3" improbably continues in the vain hope the studio can create a blockbuster 23 years after "Ghostbusters II" that will have audiences flocking to theaters. Hell, if they can make people care about "Men In Black 3" a decade after the second movie, anything is possible right?

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