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Paramount Pictures Goes Fully Digital, Ends Distribution Of Film Prints

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 21, 2014 9:40 AM
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Film is coming to an end, folks. Sad, but true. Why, this time next year, there probably won't be any new films for us here to write about, and we'll be reduced to doing endless retrospectives on ever-more obscure directors and fevered speculation about who will take home the coveted “Best Re-Release” statuette at the somewhat slimmed-down Oscars.

'Jack Reacher' Sequel On Fast Track, Will Be Based On Lee Child's 'Never Go Back'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
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Although the Christopher McQuarrie-directed “Jack Reacher” opened to a muted response stateside last Christmas—its opening haul was $15 million with the final domestic tally just over $80 million—international audiences were more kind, with the Lee Child adaptation making $138 million abroad. Naturally, Paramount is looking to get back into business with the anti-hero.

Disney Cracks The Whip, Nabs Rights To Future 'Indiana Jones' Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 5:49 PM
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"I would do it in a New York minute, yes," Harrison Ford said earlier this year about returning for another "Indiana Jones" sequel. "I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need (Sean) Connery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!" And, he might just get his chance to put on the hat and crack the whip one more time.

Sneak Peek: Paramount Previews 17 Minutes Of ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 26, 2013 10:46 AM
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Last night Paramount gave journos in New York a 17-minute sneak peek at their upcoming action tentpole, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” And there in the flesh, tall, rugged and handsome to introduce the footage, was Chris Pine himself, acting and looking like a regular old dude.

Darren Aronofsky Battling Paramount Over Final Cut Of 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 11:30 PM
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Darren Aronofsky is pushing himself in more ways than one with "Noah." It's his first big budget studio film ("The Fountain" for Fox cost a mere $35 million). And it's certainly the grandest production he's ever put together and arguably the most ambitious project of his career. With a $125 million price tag, the film is a fantastical retelling of the Biblical story, one that doesn't adhere to the story you were told in Sunday School, and has what has recently been described as the most complicated shot in the history of Industry Light & Magic, the company working on the extensive visual effects. And it seems Paramount is now getting nervous.

Relativity Media Breaks Records Acquiring Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' For Summer Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2013 3:19 PM
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Now that the acquisitions floodgates are open, the buys keep piling up like it's Black Friday in studio shopping baskets, and this afternoon has brought news of the biggest deal yet at the festival, with Variety the first trade to report that Relativity Media are set to put down a what may be a record-breaking sum for "Don Jon's Addiction," the raunchy comedy that marks the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film also stars the "Looper" actor as a modern-day New Jersey Casanova, who's unable to form real relationships with women due to his porn addiction, but begins to soften up after meeting two women, a younger girl (Scarlett Johansson) and an older classmate (Julianne Moore), and we'd picked it out as one of the films likely to spark off a bidding war.

There's Going To Be A Lance Armstrong Movie Now Thanks To J.J. Abrams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 2:30 PM
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For Chrissakes, enough already. It's bad enough we have to endure a two night OPRAH EVENT with shamed Lance Armstrong, but there are also the countless think pieces that have emerged in the past and, I shit you not, I'm pretty sure I saw an article today about a joke Armstrong tried to tell in part one of the interview, that didn't quite land. But if you've had enough of Armstrong mania and his bid to be loved again because he needs to make a living now that all of his endorsements fell through, guess what: here comes the movie about his life.

'Transformers 4' May Be Set In China To Help With International Box Office

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 6:04 PM
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With Michael Bay busy testing young hotties to join "Transformers 4," and weaving Mark Wahlberg into the story, it looks like he's finding a way to set the story in China. Nope, it's not for creative reasons, it's for the bottom line. Mo' money, mo' problems.

Adam Sandler Will Torture Us With The Comedy Western 'Ridiculous 6' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 4:29 PM
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Given that these days, Adam Sandler movies are generally vehicles by which he can get a paid vacation somewhere fun, where he can hang with his buddies ("Just Go With It," two "Grown Ups" movies), it looks like the actor is ready for some wide open spaces and saddle sores.

Paramount Circles Tom Cruise 'Back To The Future' Style Sci-Fi 'Our Name Is Adam'; Kevin Costner's 'Draft Day' Gets Walking Papers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 10:04 PM
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Well, that was fast. Just a brief hint of an idea earlier today, the Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle "Our Name Is Adam" is already earning big time attention from a studio that has been putting some big faith in the actor. Meanwhile, another project looks like it's being given its walking papers.

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