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Fox Wants Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt For Their 'Guys And Dolls' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 3:55 PM
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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring in a remake of the classic musical "Guys And Dolls"?. It's not the worst idea we've ever heard...

Diplo Producing A Movie That's A Cross Between '8 Mile' & 'Project X'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 12, 2013 10:36 AM
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While it took them a few years, Hollywood has recently discovered all that dubstep has to offer -- every third trailer from last year had a bass drop. Though it’s taken a bit longer for the powers to be to recognize EDM, or electronic dance music, 20th Century Fox has bought the rights and is twiddling the knobs on an untitled EDM-themed film built around one of its biggest stars.

Do You Have An Idea For 'Prometheus 2'? A "Freaking Out" Fox Probably Wants To Hear It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2013 4:38 PM
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If there is one (potenital) franchise that continues to be a muddle of confused ideas, it's "Prometheus." We'll spare you the blow-by-blow (again), but generally speaking, Jon Spaihts wrote a script that was a (more) direct prequel to "Alien" (including facehuggers) like had been initially planned, and then Damon Lindelof was brought it and it became the movie you saw last summer (you can read about some of the differences here). But for all the supposed mystery of "Prometheus," Ridley Scott wasted no opportunity to explain away everything and even toss in a loose tie to "Blade Runner" because why the fuck not. So needless to say, the waters have become a bit muddied, and Fox is reportedly none too pleased.

Ridley Scott To Produce Comic Adaptation 'Mind MGMT' For Fox

  • By India Ross
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  • January 30, 2013 10:36 AM
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Fanboys have been doing awfully well out of the cinema of late. With the franchising boom, and the concomitant reclassification of Comic-Con from geek speakeasy to non-ironic cultural staple, they are enjoying an unprecedented day in the sun (or its filament-based equivalent). While major studios have milked the mass-appeal comic for all it is worth (the resurrection of the Spiderman enterprise with the addition of a single superlative was a stroke of marketing genius), yesterday’s announcement that Twentieth Century Fox has landed the film rights to Matt Kindt’s "Mind MGMT" suggests a move deeper into the source material of the comic underworld.

'The Wolverine' Scribe Christopher McQuarrie Pitched Fox On Curating Their X-Men Universe

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 19, 2012 9:05 AM
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Given Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's duties on “The Wolverine” -- a gig that stuck even after Darren Aronofsky's departure from the director's chair last year -- it would make sense that in 20th Century Fox's aims toward building a consistent franchise, discussions between McQuarrie and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer would occur. And according to the director, that's exactly what transpired, with some surprising additional results.

Box Sets Just Got Complicated: Rights For 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Still Held By Fox

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 31, 2012 9:03 AM
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Amid yesterday's massive announcement that Disney handed over $4.05 billion to call LucasFilm their own, the immediate predictions of such a merger's result have established a firmly forward-looking perspective. However, that keen attitude toward the “Star Wars” franchise may have overlooked some past decisions of LucasFilm's that could come back to haunt Disney, as the two industry giants now face from Fox a bit of thorny issue of rights over the film that started it all.

Fox Finds George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' While Legendary Drops Tom Cruise's 'Kill' & Paramount Picks 'Adam'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 25, 2012 5:01 PM
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First, 20th Century Fox has come onboard George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men,” which the multi-hyphenate is set to write, direct, and star in. We’ve been hearing about this project for a while now, but due to financial constraints, Sony Pictures has had to call for a little help from Fox to back the picture. Set in World War II, the film involves a plot to protect stolen art from destruction at the hands of Nazis. Cate Blanchett is attached as the female lead, with Bill Murray apparently circling a role as well. Yeah, that’s a great cast, but none of them are exactly box office guarantees with material like this outside of Clooney – and thankfully he likes to pick edgier adult fare akin to this for his mainstream endeavors. The deal will see Fox co-finance the picture with Sony and distribute internationally. [THR]

Mark Millar Basically Says Consultant Role At Fox Is To Protect Their Superhero Movies From Sucking Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 5:39 PM
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After "Iron Man," Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, "The Avengers" and oh, you know, every other title that arrives every six months, comic-book movies are obviously still all the rage. But it wasn't always like that. In the early aughts there were plenty of misfires, with many of them coming from 20th Century Fox: "Daredevil," "Elektra," "Fantastic Four," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" were all mostly moneymakers, but were all generally reviled.  The same applied to lesser-known titles adapted from comics like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," which was also a Fox property based off a comic book series written by Alan Moore that was such a bad film it practically sent him to an early grave and hastened Sean Connery's retirement (of course, we're not even counting dreck like Warner Bros.' "Catwoman").

Fox & Blue Sky Animation Bringing 'Peanuts' To The Big Screen, Set For Thanksgiving 2015 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 11:20 AM
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Frankly, we're surprised this didn't happen sooner. After decades of franchising that has led Charlie Brown and gang to shill for insurance, greetings cards, vacuum cleaners, root beer and more -- not to mention the countless TV specials, many of which are holiday classics -- "Peanuts" is finally getting the big screen treatment for the first time in decades.

Mark Millar Hired As Creative Consultant For Fox's Marvel Movies, Will Fuel Years Of Random Speculation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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Well, here's something that both makes sense and kind of doesn't: Mark Millar has been hired as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's upcoming slate of Marvel-based comic book movies.

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