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'American Psycho' Helmer Mary Harron To Direct 'The Anna Nicole Story'; Virginia Madsen & Martin Landau To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 10:48 AM
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How the mighty have fallen... There was a time when Mary Harron was looking like a rare and unique talent in the filmmaking world, particularly after coming off the one-two punch of "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho." But it has been dimishing returns since then. She spend most of the aughts working in television, but delivered one feature, the potentially promising but ultimately undercooked "The Notorious Bettie Page." And last year her vampire flick "The Moth Diaries" dropped with a barely a sound. And now she's doing Lifetime schlock.

Watch: Trailer For Weinsteins 'Seal Team Six' (aka 'Code Name: Geronimo'); Will Air On TV 2 Days Before The Election

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 9:24 PM
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While Universal and Kathryn Bigelow ducked brewing controversy around their upcoming "Zero Dark Thirty" by moving the film from its previously planned release date this month to December 19th, to avoid any charges that they were trying to influence voters over to Team Obama, Harvey Weinstein is stepping right into the fray. Earlier this year, The Weinstein Company picked up "Code Name: Geronimo" -- a sort of budget version take on the same material -- and now their planning to launch the subtly retitled "Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden" one day before election. No one does it like Harvey....

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Series 'Lost Horizon' Gets Pilot Order At NBC

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 4, 2012 3:42 PM
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Just when you thought one revisionist take on the classic Herman Melville tale “Moby Dick” wasn’t enough, another project looking to retell the tale has emerged from the depth not unlike its titular character. While “We Need To Talk About Kevin” filmmaker Lynne Ramsay will be taking us to space for "Mobius," her take on “Moby Dick,” it looks like M. Night Shyamalan is set to take another venture to the small screen with his own adventures of Captain Ahab.

Guillermo del Toro Says 'Hulk' TV Series Still Needs A Writer, 'Frankenstein' Back On At Universal

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 8:58 AM
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This past summer, when Guillermo del Toro announced that the similarities between “Prometheus” and his long-gestating “At The Mountains of Madness” had effectively shuttered the project, among the cries of outrage there exists one positive: it allows the director to move on to his other thousand projects waiting in the wings.

Listen: New 'ABC World News' Theme Penned By Hans Zimmer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 11:44 AM
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It looks like "ABC World News" -- for those that will watch national news telecasts -- got a makeover recently, with some snazzy new graphics, a fresh logo and more, but the biggest change that film nerds will want to take note of is the show's theme. It has been redone by none other than "The Dark Knight" and "Inception" composer Hans Zimmer.

Patton Oswalt Puts On A Badge For 'Justified' & Olivia Munn Set For Stint On 'New Girl'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • October 3, 2012 9:23 AM
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With the fall TV season upon us, shows are either preparing for their mid-season or late-season arrivals, or adding guest stars to boost ratings. Two such guest stars are Patton Oswalt and Olivia Munn, both of whom will be appearing on the small screen this upcoming TV season.

The Wachowskis & 'Babylon 5' Creator J. Michael Straczynski Shopping Secretive TV Series 'Sense8'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 5:57 PM
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"Cloud Atlas" is coming, and buzz is building and if that translates into box office success, it will find the The Wachowski Starship back on top again after flopping with "Speed Racer." They've already got "Jupiter Ascending" brewing with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, with a February start on the horizon, and now it looks like the siblings are set to tackle TV, and as usual, they are operating in secret.

Stars Line Up To Take Part In Reading For Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods' As Meryl Streep In Talks For Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 2:57 PM
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When you're a Tony-award winning director, who has transitioned easily into the movie world earning both Oscar success ("Chicago") and blockbuster money ("Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") people are going to jump out of windows to get a shot at what you're doing next. And it seems there were a lot of open windows in Hollywood

HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' For A Fourth Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 1:12 PM
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Nucky Thompson will still be watching Atlantic City like a hawk next year, for yet another installment. The critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning show (which recently picked up 4 statues for Directing, Art Direction, Cinematography and Special Visual Effects; in 2011, the show won 8 trophies) has been renewed for a fourth season. This is hardly a surprise as the show continues to do what it does best, with the slow-burning drama building up to a boil that is often compelling and unforgettable. "Boardwalk Empire" is only three episodes into its current ten-episode season three, but with more breathing room confirmed, we'll be eager to see where Terrence Winter and hiswriting team take their characters next.

Eddie Marsan, Shirley Henderson, Sean Harris, Kaya Scodelario & More To Star In Sean Durkin's 'Southcliffe'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 2, 2012 11:22 AM
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Thanks to the jaw-droppingly good “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Sean Durkin has established himself as one of the most promising directors around. We’re going to be all kinds of excited about any project he announces, and on his slate at the moment is the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” (presumably not starring Jenna Maroney) and the four-part TV drama “Southcliffe” for British network Channel 4. The latter is penned by “Red Riding” scribe Tony Grisoni, and it looks like Durkin is starting to assemble a strong British cast for the project.

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