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Bryan Singer Returns To TV, Will Produce & Direct Pilot Of 'The Munsters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 8:57 AM
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It seems Bryan Singer is on a bit of a nostalgia kick right now. Earlier this fall, he earned buzz when he revealed he would be bringing the '70s sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica" to the big screen, and he was recently rumored to be eyeing "The Six Billion Dollar Man" (an update on "The Six Million Dollar Man"). But before he gets to either of those, an old cable favorite is getting refreshed for our times.

Rumor: Are Bryan Singer And Leonardo DiCaprio Teaming For Big-Screen 'Six Billion Dollar Man'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 9:22 AM
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It's hard not to lament the career that Bryan Singer might have had. When he broke out with the arrival of "The Usual Suspects," one of the most textured and well-achieved of the post-"Pulp Fiction" wave of crime flicks, it seemed like the annoucement of a major talent, and the underrated "Apt Pupil" only seemed to re-emphasize that. But ever since, the filmmaker has strayed further and further into the blockbuster world, and it has become clear that his ambitions lie more in becoming the next Richard Donner than a great auteur. The last fifteen years have seen two "X-Men" movies -- the second admittedly being by some distance the best in the franchise -- one "Superman" film and one big-budget Tom Cruise war film. 

Bryan Singer-Produced Thriller 'uwantme2killhim?' Starts Shooting With Cast Shake-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 4:56 AM
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If Hollywood is to be believed, the internet is pretty much a deathtrap. Whether it's Jeremy Northam destroying Sandra Bullock's life online in "The Net," Tim Robbins' murderous software billionaire in "Antitrust," sentient computers like Skynet or Shia La Boeuf's adversary in "Eagle Eye," there's no overblown, ludicrous web-based plot that hasn't yet been mined. And to be fair, they're pretty much on the money; the internet is stuffed with psychos, and when we're not cyberstalking our commenters, we're arranging Satanic rituals on LinkedIn.

Bryan Singer Says Death Of 'Excalibur' Has Allowed Him To Focus On Developing 'Battlestar Galactica'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2011 3:20 AM
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As you might remember, at one point both Guy Ritchie and Bryan Singer were chasing remakes of John Boorman's "Excalibur" over at Warner Bros, however during the summer, both projects were quietly killed by the studio. But speaking with SFX (via Punch Drunk Critics) Singer reveals that it was actually David Dobkin's recently announced, and much more prepared "Arthur & Lancelot" that stalled out "Excalibur," and moreover, he's returning to big sci-fi project he signed on for years ago, that we figured was on a distant backburner.

Neil Burger To Direct Untold Story Of 'Bonnie & Clyde' By 'Up In The Air' Writer Sheldon Turner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 10:23 AM
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Bryan Singer & Guy Ritchie's "Excalibur" Projects Are DeadIt looks like Neil Burger is finally seeing some dividends after a decade or so in Hollywood. He burst onto the scene with "Interview With The Assassin" in 2002, but four years his sophomore effort, the magician drama "The Illusionist" was overshadowed by another similarly themed movie that came out the same year, none other than Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige." By the time Burger got to his Iraq war drama "The Lucky Ones," audiences had already cooled on the genre but this year, he finally struck gold with "Limitless," the sci-fi tinged thriller that surprised everyone by earning over $150 million worldwide. The success of that film landed Burger his first bonafide tentpole, replacing David O. Russell on the video game adaptation "Uncharted" and now he's adding another project to his growing slate of films, with an Oscar nominated writer in tow.

Good News/Bad News: 'X-Men: First Class' Blu-Ray/DVD Will Feature 13 (Short) Deleted Scenes

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • July 1, 2011 3:00 AM
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"X-Men: First Class" has grossed $132 million since its June 3rd release, so why wouldn't 20th Century Fox start leaking details about the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release? According to Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend, the "First Class" Blu-ray and DVD will include 13 deleted scenes which is enough to make the front of any fanboy's pants tighten. That's the good news. The bad news is the scenes will total less than 14 minutes of additional footage. Yes, that is the sound of wind being taken out of your sails.

Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Could Be Set During Vietnam Or The Civil Rights Era

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 9, 2011 3:32 AM
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(For Real This Time)Maybe Bryan Singer should be directing these films? Perhaps one of the biggest beefs, we, and other discerning audiences had with Mathew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," was all this talk about the film being set in the heart of the civil rights era and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender) being surrogate figures for Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

Matthew Vaughn Says He Would Start 'First Class' Sequel With JFK Assassination Committed By Magneto

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 7:44 AM
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Also Says Only One New Character Will Be IntroducedWith early reactions positioning Matthew Vaughn's anticipated and epic (yes, it runs just under 2 hours and 15 minutes) "X-Men: First Class" as a winner, sequel talk is already underway. While earlier reports have speculated whether or not the film will time jump to the '70s or '80s, it looks like Vaughn isn't ready to leave the '60s setting of his origin story film just yet and he's got a pretty bonkers idea on where to kick-off a followup to 'First Class.'

Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 27, 2011 7:25 AM
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Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took the stage when they won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay as the controversy was just beginning to brew and as as their dispute grew and made headlines for Oscar bloggers, they were rewarded during the awards show with nothing; Geoffrey Fletcher's "Precious" screenplay won the adapted screenplay prize, as Academy voters backlashed against the dispute, despite the fact that the "Up In The Air" screenplay was long assumed to be the frontrunner for that bauble. Oh well.

En-Ra-Ha: Eddie Marsan Joins Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2011 12:58 PM
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We're never one to begrudge anyone a payday, particularly when they're a character actor who's toiled away in theater and TV for years and who's finally managed to get a big break. Which is why we're pleased to see Eddie Marsan working so consistently these days. The actor's been working since the late 80s, but the last decade has seen him go from strength to strength -- kicking off with serious, auteur-driven pictures like "Gangs of New York" and "21 Grams," he's gone on to crop up in the likes of "Mission Impossible 3," "Miami Vice," "Hancock" and "Sherlock Holmes," while still turning out terrific performances in the indie world, particularly with Mike Leigh, in "Vera Drake" and "Happy-Go-Lucky."

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