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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.

'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Replaces David O. Russell On 'Uncharted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2011 6:28 AM
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So, how do you get yourself off directing a videogame adaptation? Submit a 200-page script with a bunch of characters that aren’t in the game and you'll be doing exactly what David O. Russell did before he left the director's chair of gestating big screen version of the popular "Uncharted." Already a choice that made nerds uneasy -- mostly because Russell hadn't played the game which apparently is necessary in mounting a movie -- the newest name to board the project should make gamers a bit happier.

Review: 'Limitless' Expands The Boundaries of Bradley Cooper's Charm

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 16, 2011 8:20 AM
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Originally (and enigmatically) titled “Dark Fields,” Neil Burger’s latest film now bears the bland moniker “Limitless,” making it sound like a film scraped together from D.C. Comics’ dregs. But rather than being another entry in the seemingly neverending superhero genre, “Limitless” is a sci-fi-inflected thriller that never quite lives up to its premise or its lead actor.

Exclusive: Neil Burger Talks 'Limitless,' Working With Robert De Niro & Making Mid-Budgeted Sci-Fi

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2011 6:47 AM
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With only four film deep into his career, filmmaker Neil Burger has been amassing a varied body of work. So far he's done mystical period drama ("The Illusionist"), a pseudo docum-drama about who killed JFK ("Interview With The Assassin"), an post Iraq War indie drama ("The Lucky Ones"), and now his most ambitious work, "Limitless," a New York-set self-improvement, power-and-influence drama set within the confines of reality-based sci-fi.

Neil Burger Doesn't Know What's Next, But Says His 'The Criminals' Script Is Gaining Buzz

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 7:04 AM
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'Limitless' Director Says He Has Several Projects To Choose From & The Bradley Cooper/De Niro Sci-Fi Film Is Opening DoorsExclusive: Eclectic filmmaker Neil Burger has gone from pseudo-documentary ("Interview With The Assassin"), to period-drama ("The Illusionist" with Ed Norton), to smaller indie, post-Iraq War film ("The Lucky Ones") and now has landed on a film that combines self-improvement, sci-fi-ish elements and high stakes power in New York, "Limitless."

Robert De Niro Says 'The Irishman' With Marty Scorsese Is Coming, Eventually

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 7, 2011 3:07 AM
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Bradley Cooper Slightly Less Optimistic About Secret M. Night Shyamalan Project, "It's Hard To Get a Movie Made"Some New York Playlist members were lucky enough to attend the "Limitless" press junket this weekend and were able to be in the presence of the great Robert DeNiro who plays Carl Van Loon in the film, an intimidating Wall Street business magnate modeled after business tycoon George Soros.

New Photos From 'The Hangover 2,' 'Dream House,' & 'Limitless'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 20, 2011 3:07 AM
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A handful of new images to share: first up is a new still from Todd Phillip's "The Hangover" sequel which shows Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis getting amongst it and clearly exhibiting two previously discussed physical transformations in Helm's Mike Tyson-esque face tattoo and Galifianakis' shaved head. Things have been extremely quiet on the marketing end for the film but all of that will soon change with the first trailer set to be unveiled this week.

Watch: Trailer For 'Limitless' Like That 'Seinfeld' Episode When George Stops Having Sex

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 8:14 AM
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We'll give the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Limitless" this much -- it nails the depiction of the freelance writer as a scraggly, sloppy mess pretty accurately. Or maybe this writer has said too much about himself already.

Side Effects Of The 'Limitless' Viral Campaign With Bradley Cooper Include Laughter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2010 8:31 AM
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Set to hit theaters in about four months, Neil Burger's "Limitless" (formerly known by its much better title, "Dark Fields") is beginning to roll out its marketing campaign starting with a viral video for a drug called NZT featuring Bradley Cooper.

Neil Burger's 'Dark Fields' Becomes 'Limitless,' 'Kids In America' Now 'Take Me Home Tonight'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 4, 2010 3:22 AM
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Comedy Anthology Directed By Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks, Peter Farrelly & More Now Known As 'Movie 43'Relativity Media have released their 2011 slate and in doing so revealed title changes on two of their films.

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