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Natalie Portman’s ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Falls Off The Calendar; Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Gets Dated For Summer 2016

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 11, 2014 2:10 PM
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2016 Release Dates: Jane's Got A Gun & More
Three major release dates were mentioned in the last 24 hours (minus the “Divergent” finale "Allegiant" being broken into two films of course). One has an unhappy ending (so far anyhow) and two are eyeing the horizon. Let’s start with the bad news: Natalie Portman’s troubled western “Jane Got a Gun” has been un-dated by Relativity Media. Originally scheduled for August 29th of this year, Relativity has pulled the film off the calendar and have not set a new date for it.

'The Impossible' Director Juan Antonio Bayona To Helm Black List Script 'A Monster Calls' Before 'World War Z 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 3:48 PM
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A Monster Calls JA Bayona
The future for "The Impossible" director Juan Antonio Bayona is filled with scary creatures. He's already helmed a couple episodes of Showtime's upcoming "Penny Dreadful," and the biggest project on his plate at the moment is the gig directing the "World War Z" sequel. But the Brad Pitt zombie flick is still developing, so in the interim Bayona will turn his attention to another movie with fearsome monsters.

'World War Z' Sequel Digs Up A Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 6:00 PM
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World War Z, Brad Pitt
Say whatever you want about the troubled post-production, reshoots and turmoil, the bottom line is this: "World War Z" was much better than it had any right to be under those circumstances, and moreover, it's Brad Pitt's highest-grossing film of his career. End of discussion. And not only was a sequel inevitable, it now has a director.

Juan Antonio Bayona To Direct Mendes/Logan Produced 'Penny Dreadful,' Liv Tyler Joins 'The Leftovers' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2013 3:17 PM
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A bunch of small screen news cropped up over the past week, so let's just take a little breather on the first day of summer to round it all up...

Warner Bros. Lines Up Juan Antonio Bayona For Sci-Fi Flick, Picks Someone For 'Robotech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 10:41 AM
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While "The Impossible" didn't quite become the Oscar player some might have expected (though it did earn a nod for Naomi Watts) the film established Juan Antonio Bayona as a director who could deliver big screen spectacle with ease and power. And Warner Bros. has decided to tap that talent.

5 Directors Who Could Helm The Next James Bond Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 13, 2012 12:20 PM
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Even by the standards of the second most successful franchise in cinema history, "Skyfall" is doing extraordinarily well. The 23rd James Bond film, which has picked up some of the best reviews in the history of the franchise, has topped off an amazing couple of weeks at the box office with a $90 million opening weekend in the U.S., bringing it to over $500 million worldwide in only 17 days. By next weekend, it will easily have overtaken "Casino Royale" to be the franchise's top worldwide grosser, and could be on course to be the first billion-dollar Bond.

Fox Director Shortlist For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Both Predictable & Surprising

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:40 PM
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With Rupert Wyatt bailing on the director's chair just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox now have a vacany to fill for "Dawn Of The Planet The Apes" and it's one they want to move on fast as a release date is on the horizon. So here comes the shortlist and it's both predictable and kind of totally random at the same time.

Poster For 'The Impossible' & Two New Clips From The Tsunami-Set Drama

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 11, 2012 4:51 PM
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The L.A. Times made us chuckle when they recently wrote, "One man's ambitious, iconoclastic, like-nothing-ever-before-seen passion project is another man's 'Battlefield Earth.' " They were of course talking about the Wachowski's polarizing "Cloud Atlas," a picture some adored and some loathed (our review was on the negative side, but not quite as damning as some). The same ideas could apply to Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible” starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.

Watch: New Spanish Trailer & Pics Of Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts In J.A. Bayona's Tsunami Drama 'The Impossible'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 11:28 AM
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Juan Antonio Bayona has looked like a serious talent ever since his top-notch ghost story "The Orphanage" premiered at Cannes in 2007. Five years later, we're finally getting a follow-up from the Spanish director, with his much-anticipated and long-in-the-works tsunami drama "The Impossible" selected to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And some new pictures have debuted, showing Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, along with their children, as a couple torn apart by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

Watch: Excellent Spanish Trailer For Tsunami-Inflicted Disaster Film 'The Impossible' Starring Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 20, 2012 2:44 PM
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One of the best horror-esque ghost story films of the previous decade was Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Orphanage," likely because it was much more than your average, spooks-in-the-attic horror, and was a rich and emotionally textured drama just as much as it was a classic ghost tale. It instantly made Bayona, a protege of Guillermo del Toro, one to watch.

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