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Why Edgar Wright Left Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’: Analysis & The Screenplay Rumors

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 24, 2014 1:06 PM
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It’s called the news dump. You don’t drop news on a Friday at the end of the day, just hours before the Memorial Day weekend because you want people to read the news. In fact, this strategy hopes that by Monday you’ll have forgotten and life will go on.

Joe Cornish To Helm Spy Thriller 'Section 6,' Channing Tatum Eyes 'The Son' To Direct & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 19, 2014 10:20 AM
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Joe Cornish—Edgar Wright's frequent screenwriting partner—made a splash a few years ago with his feature-length directorial debut “Attack The Block” and since then he’s been rumored to take on films like the next “Star Trek” installment, but it seems the British director has thought it best to stick with original films.

Joe Cornish Won't Direct 'Star Trek 3' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 9:01 AM
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"Ultimately I think it would have been too big a step to take," director Joe Cornish said in 2011 about turning down what the chance to helm "A Good Day To Die Hard." "Some directors do do it. That guy Rupert Wyatt made a very low budget movie called 'The Escapist' and then he took on 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and did an amazing job. But he's a braver man than me." And while just over a month ago, Cornish emerged as Paramount's top choice to direct "Star Trek 3," it looks like he won't be going into the final frontier.

'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish Is Paramount's Choice To Direct 'Star Trek 3'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2013 12:32 PM
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For many, the goodwill from J.J. Abrams' mostly-very-good "Star Trek" reboot dissipated quickly with this summer's sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness." What had been a shining example of how to give a franchise a fresh lick of paint became a film that had its moments, but failed to live up to expectations, with a lousy third act, excessive destruction and a waste of a potentially good villain. But it seems like Paramount have found a way to get us, at least, excited about a potential third installment.

John C. Reilly Confirmed For Role In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' Joe Cornish Reportedly Shortlisted For 'Star Trek 3' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 28, 2013 10:22 AM
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“Guardians of the Galaxy” is over a year away from its planned release date and filming is set to get underway very soon. So far, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond and Lee Pace are all planned to appear in the Marvel film, but it’s this latest piece of casting information that has really perked our interest. Marvel has apparently made an offer for John C. Reilly to play the part of Rhomann Dey, a character that has been described as being the Agent Coulson of the 'Guardians' world. His character would be serving as the “go-between,” keeping the Guardians in line while reporting their activities back to S.H.I.E.L.D.

'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish To Direct Family Sci-Fi Adventure 'Rust'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 7:30 AM
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After making one of the most impressive debuts of last year with "Attack The Block," British writer-director Joe Cornish has, smartly, been taking his time to pick a follow-up. He's been courted by big, megabudget Hollywood projects, including "A Good Day To Die Hard" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but while taking meetings, has mostly ruled them out

'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish To Write & Direct Adaptation Of Neal Stephenson's 'Snow Crash'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2012 9:00 PM
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What do you do if you're the director of a cult movie that puts your name on the tongues of Hollywood executive types? If you're Joe Cornish, you wisely take a step back to consider your options. While the director behind "Attack The Block" likely had a lot of doors suddenly made available to him last year, he's been cautious. Along with Edgar Wright, he wrote "Ant-Man" for Marvel and "The Adventures Of Tintin" for Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, and was noted for the movies he didn't do such as "A Good Day To Die Hard" (which he turned down) and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (which he was shortlisted for). But now he's picked something, and lest you think he's not ready to make a big leap, guess again.

It Looks Like Francis Lawrence Is Going To Direct 'Catching Fire'; Tomas Alfredson, Joe Cornish, Duncan Jones & Cary Fukunaga Were Also Shortlisted

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 9:31 PM
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...and then there was one. The hunt for the director to take the helm of "Catching Fire" looks to be nearing an end. Just a couple days after we reported that Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller were in the hunt for the job, it now looks like Lionsgate has decided on their man.

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' & 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics Nominations

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2011 3:02 PM
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The London Film Critics' Circle has released their nominees this morning, with some surprising frontrunners. Tomas Alfredson's Cold War thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Nicolas Winding Refn's pulpy blast "Drive" were the top nominees, with six nominations apiece, while Lynne Ramsay's chilling "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and Asghar Farhadi's emotionally devastating "A Separation" each picked up five nominations. Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama "Shame" and indie black-and-white silent thingee "The Artist" each secured four nominations. Sadly "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star," was, again, overlooked.

'Attack the Block' Director Joe Cornish Says Basement Jaxx "Nailed" The Mood He Was Going For

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2011 8:29 AM
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And More From The Director On The Alien Invasion Film From the moment the lights dimmed in the Alamo Drafthouse where we first saw Joe Cornish's comedic sci-fi thriller "Attack the Block" at this year's SXSW film festival, we were hooked. Since then, we've watched as the film has gone through wild ups-and-downs: first the rapturous response in Austin (where it ended up taking home an Audience Award), to its acquisition by Sony's Screen Gems division, to the somewhat limited theatrical release it got this summer. It felt very much like those that saw "Attack the Block" absolutely adored it… it's just that not many people saw it.

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