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'Zombieland' Director Ruben Fleischer In The Mix To Helm 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 11:24 AM
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Last Friday and headed into the weekend, there was a flurry of activity around Marvel's "Ant-Man," with the end result being that Adam McKay dropped out of talks, with Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Thurber emerging as the contenders for the gig, with the latter seen as the frontrunner. Why? For a couple of reasons, but one that includes Fleischer in the mix for another brewing tentpole.

Adam McKay Not Directing 'Ant-Man' After All, Marvel To Keeping Looking For A Replacement For Edgar Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2014 2:27 PM
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Welcome to the rumor mill at its most...rumor-y. The past 24 hours have been a prime example of everyone trying to get to the story first before there's one actually there. Yesterday, we learned that Marvel had their eyes on Adam McKay, Rawson Thurber and Ruben Fleischer to replace Edgar Wright on "Ant-Man," with plans to meet with those directors, presumably with other unnamed filmmakers in the mix. Then, before the day was out, it was reported that McKay had jumped the queue, was in talks to land the gig. Well, the weekend is here and the director's chair for "Ant-Man" is still vacant.

Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer & Rawson Thurber In The Mix To Direct 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
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It's been a full week since Marvel announced Edgar Wright's departure from "Ant-Man," the big question still lingers: who is going to take over the movie? It's just over thirteen months until the movie is scheduled to drop into theaters, and while fanboys have been hoping for names like the screenplay's original co-writer Joe Cornish (no chance) and "Guardians Of The Galaxy" helmer James Gunn (who recently denied rumors he was getting the gig), a fresh crop of contenders has surfaced and they are not the names you might be expecting.

Stephen King's 'The Stand' Gets Yet Another Director, Ruben Fleischer To Helm 'Overnight' & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 26, 2014 9:44 AM
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Say you're a studio executive at Disney, and you've got this script on your desk, a script called “Overnight.” It was pitched to you as “ 'Home Alone' in a toy store," with the story following a father and son, who've won a sleepover in a toy store, and defend it against burglars until morning comes—and now it needs a director.

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Co-Produce CBS Sitcom, Ruben Fleischer Revives 'Remington Steele' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 11, 2013 11:37 AM
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The new shows this television season may have been a weak slate — Joss Whedon's “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” needs to up its freshly-renewed game, while the less said about Seth McFarlane's “Dads” the better — but as always in Hollywood, there are plenty of potential replacements waiting in development, and now a massive batch of new comedy projects with promising talent has been announced.

'Dallas Buyers Club' Director Jean-Marc Vallée, Len Wiseman & Ruben Fleischer Line Up New Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 4:36 PM
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It's look like Jean-Marc Vallée's time is coming. Ever since breaking out with "C.R.A.Z.Y." in 2005, the Canadian filmmaker has been edging his way into Hollywood, helming the somewhat underrated "The Young Victoria" and of course, this fall's awards season contender "The Dallas Buyers Club" starring Matthew McConaughey. Next up, he'll be behind the camera for another true story tale in "Wild," with Reese Witherspoon slated to lead, and he's already lining up his next gig after that.

'Zombieland' & 'Gangster Squad' Director Ruben Fleischer Going Sci-Fi With New Project

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 26, 2013 1:00 PM
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It was probably be a safe bet that Ruben Fleischer would want to move on from “Gangster Squad” as quickly as possible. The numerous delays, the re-shoots and the middling box office returns must have put a damper on what initially seemed like a star-studded potential hit. It seems the young director is looking to broaden his genre base by signing on to direct and produce an as yet untitled sci-fi/fantasy film on behalf of Sony Pictures.

Creating A New 1940s Los Angeles, Responding To Aurora & More From The Cast & Crew About 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 8, 2013 10:03 AM
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For his third directorial effort following the genre mélange of action comedies “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” Ruben Fleischer has taken a leap forward in scope and ambition, while taking the narrative back to 1940s Los Angeles. Inspired by the seven-part LA Times articles by Paul Lieberman, “Gangster Squad” charts the apex of NY gangster Mickey Cohen's westward reign, and the guerilla band of LAPD organized to bring it to an end. Armed with a passion for period detail and a modern sensibility, Fleischer has stepped up to the challenge with a fantastic cast behind him, and at the film's Beverly Hills press conference last month, stars Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone -- along with screenwriter/former LAPD cop Will Beall and producers Dan Lin and Kevin McCormick -- joined the director in describing the experience of bringing the project to the screen.

‘Gangster Squad’ Director Ruben Fleischer Says Cutting Shooting Sequence Was The "Appropriate And Responsible Thing To Do"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 12:52 PM
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Shooting tragedies in this country are becoming a chillingly common occurrence of late. Responses are tricky: how to balance the desire to be respectful, with not going overboard and becoming overprotective? The question of censorship hit in July, after the shooting tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The 1940s period picture “Gangster Squad” starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling landed at the center of the fallout for a sequence in the film's trailers that showed Mickey Cohen (Penn) and his men in the middle of a firefight in a movie theater. The connotations of purposely gunning down moviegoers, like the disturbed real-life shooter, no doubt left many feeling that "Gangster Squad" was suddenly in poor taste. Warner Bros. rightly decided to begin pulling the trailer from theaters, and then considered what their next move should be.

Watch: Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn Shoot It Out In New Trailer For 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 11, 2012 8:10 PM
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We're not sure if we'd go far as to describe it as 'troubled,' but "Gangster Squad" certainly hasn't had the best luck. The period actioner, directed by "Zombieland" helmer Ruben Fleischer, was one of Warner Bros' great hopes for 2012, with an A-list cast assembled including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn. But after the Aurora shootings in July, the studio made the decision to pull advertising for the movie, delay the release from September until January, and reshoot the ending (which was originally a gunfight in a movie theater).

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