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Fox Lands U.S. Rights To Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye To Language 3D'; 'Holy Motors,' 'Like Someone In Love,' 'Reality' & More Films Get Picked Up

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 12:20 PM
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Every major film festival ends with films being gobbled up by distributors, and the Cannes Film Festival is no different.

Discuss: Does The R-Rating For 'Prometheus' Mean The Film Is Doomed At The Box Office?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 8, 2012 12:46 PM
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The hopes and prayers of sci-fi geeks and cinephiles were answered yesterday as news officially came in that Ridley Scott's semi-"Alien" prequel "Prometheus" had landed an R-rating, as all four "Alien" movies did before it. The director had been non-committal about what rating he was shooting for, and even notoriously interference-happy studio boss Tom Rothman, in a sign of the new filmmaker-friendly side of 20th Century Fox, had promised that the film would "not be compromised," regardless of what rating it received. And so it came to pass: the MPAA have given it an R for "sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language," and it'll be released without a frame cut.

David James Kelly Rewriting 'Daredevil' Reboot For 20th Century Fox

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 30, 2012 5:41 PM
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If at first you do not mega-succeed, try, try again. This is of course the studio motto and it's changing whether you bomb or not; see the post-Nolan "Batman" films that will eventually happen and the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" reboot series. But in the meantime, many studios are concentrating on their failures. Sony just re-tried (and failed) with the "Ghost Rider" series, 20th Century Fox is attempting to get the "Fantastic Four" series back on track, Marvel might try "The Hulk" again (third time's the charm), and Fox once again is also hoping to start their "Daredevil" series over again (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and director Mark Steven Johnson buried the first one in the ground rather quickly; hey, at least the stars got a family out ot it).

Fox Prez Tom Rothman Says Expect Superhero Movie Announcements This Summer; Hints At The New Mutants

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 27, 2012 9:40 AM
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With "The Avengers" tracking to open to massive numbers next weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises" slated to be one of the biggest movie events of the summer and "The Amazing Spider-Man" set to reboot the hero for a new generation, Fox is pretty much the lone studio without a big comic movie this year (though they were behind the sleeper hit "Chronicle" just a couple of months ago). But it won't be long before they're back at the multiplex. "The Wolverine" starts shooting later this year, and early 2013 will see the studio put the "X-Men: First Class" sequel into motion. But that's not all. Speaking with Collider at CinemaCon, studio honco Tom Rothman teased that the New Mutants could be next in line for the big screen.

Is Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' The Oscar-Contending, Blockbuster Surprise Of 2012? CinemaCon Wowed By Early Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 5:02 PM
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Let's just get this out of the way: making snap judgements about a movie based on ten minutes of footage is a bit ridiculous, but that said, first impressions mean a lot. It wasn't a fun week for Peter Jackson at CinemaCon who saw his 48 fps preview of "The Hobbit" heavily scrutinized, with many (including pushover fanboys) not finding favor with the hyper-realistic results of the new fancy schmanzy high-def footage. So today, Fox must've felt some butterflies when they decided to show footage from Ang Lee's big budget adaptation of "Life Of Pi," a movie that has been flying well under the radar so far. Well, not anymore.

McG Feels 'Guilty' For Fox; Clip From 'This Means War' Arrives

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 31, 2012 10:18 AM
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With a resume that boasts stuff like the forgettable “We Are Marshall” and the misguided “Terminator: Salvation,” McG doesn't exactly make for an auteur worth following, however, he has continued to make a living producing sub-Michael Bay shlock and proven himself to be just as bulletproof (critically, anyway) as Drew Barrymore in “Charlie’s Angels.”

20th Century Fox Want 'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank To Helm Reboot Of 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2012 9:10 PM
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Marvel's plan to dominate the comic book movie world has one major problem; rights to some of their key properties were sold back in the 1990s to other studios -- Fox taking crown jewels like "X-Men," "Daredevil" and "The Fantastic Four," with Sony landing perhaps the best known character, "Spider-Man," along with the less celebrated "Ghost Rider."

Watch: That Little Rat Guy Is Still Chasing Acorns In Trailer For 'Ice Age 4: Continental Drift'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 28, 2011 1:05 PM
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The biggest franchise that no one over the age of 12 cares about, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios' "Ice Age" series has gone from strength to strength at the box office, with the last installment, "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," making close to a billion dollars internationally, despite not really attracting the crossover adult fanbase that Pixar and DreamWorks do.

Despite 3D 'Titantic' Re-Release, James Cameron Says He Doesn't Have The "Revisionist Gene"

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 29, 2011 12:08 PM
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On Friday morning, writer-director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau hosted a screening of footage from the upcoming 3D rerelease of “Titanic,” Cameron’s 1997 Academy Award winner and box office record-setter. After screening 18 minutes or so of the film, which was painstakingly converted into 3D over a 60-week period, Cameron and Landau fielded questions from the audience and discussed the expansion of 3D into both the future and the past of the moviemaking industry.

Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones' 'Broken City' Hits January 18, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 9:37 AM
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Film Will Square Off Against Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'While January is generally considered a dumping ground for studio leftovers, don't tell that to Mark Wahlberg. His upcoming thriller "Contraband" is slated for release on January 13, 2012 and it looks like the actor wants to keep starting off your year with a bang, because he's got another film a year later, pretty much right in the same frame.

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