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You Will Have To Wait One Month Longer For Spike Jonze's 'Her' As Warner Bros. Moves Film For Awards Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 7:40 PM
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There is no doubt that last week's arrival of the trailer for Spike Jonze's "Her" made major waves. Not only was a surprisingly heartfelt and charming spot for a movie that was a question mark for many, it was also buoyed by news that it will be powered by a score from Montreal's Arcade Fire. And Warner Bros. has certainly heard the early buzz and now they're hoping it can turn into some award seasons hardware.

Leonardo DiCaprio Still Determined To Make A Viking Movie, WB Picks Up 'King Harald' As Potential Vehicle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 7:04 PM
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Let's take a brief trip back in time, shall we? The year is 2009, and the whole saga surrounding Mel Gibson and his ex-wife had yet unfold in the tabloids. The director was lining up his project, a movie called "Beserker," penned by William Monahan, that was promising to be an unsparing Viking epic, with a tentative fall 2010 shoot planned with none other than Leonardo DiCaprio slated to star. Well, it obviously didn't happen and DiCaprio, unsurprisingly, vacated the movie about which little has been heard of since (though in 2012, Gibson said it was still in the works). But if seems that idea of playing a Viking has stuck with the actor.

Trivia: When Christopher Nolan First Came To Warner Bros., He Was Offered 'Troy' To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2013 11:24 AM
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While Deadline and Variety scrap it out over bragging rights on the story of honcho Jeff Robinov leaving or not leaving Warner Bros. , a little nugget of trivia has leaked out that may pique the interest of Christopher Nolan fans. Granted, it's not the juiciest piece of news you'll hear all day, but it's interesting to consider nonetheless.

How A 'South Park' Sequel Is Closer To Happening Thanks To Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • June 6, 2013 9:41 AM
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A few months back, it was announced that Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures were set to co-finance Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Interstellar” which was an odd move considering both studios are rivals. Well Hollywood networking pays off because The Hollywood Reporter reveals what Warners had to give up in order to get into bed with Nolan again. In order to secure co-financing rights, Warners has passed Paramount the rights to co-finance the next installment of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, as well as the next “South Park” film.

Is WB Thinking Of Revisiting 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy? Studio Confirms Christopher Nolan Not Doing 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 3:35 PM
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Hoo boy, just as one rumor is put firmly in the ground, enough room is given for more to crop back up, so take a take a deep breath and get ready to geek out...

Warner Bros. Hires 'The Walking Dead' Producer/Writer Glen Mazzara To Pen 'The Shining' Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 3:02 PM
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In case the news yesterday that the extreme sports remake of "Point Break" was going ahead didn't remind you, nothing is sacred in Hollywood. And that means even Stanley Kubrick's iconic horror masterpiece "The Shining" needs to be franchised, because it can. Warner Bros. has no problem making the movie the centerpiece of whatever they're planning, and right now that means: prequel!

Box Office: 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Barely Climbs Beanstalk To Number One

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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The writing was on the wall as soon as director Bryan Singer retreated to the “X-Men” franchise for next year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” “Jack The Giant Slayer” was destined to be a money-loser, looking like just another post-”Alice In Wonderland” fantasy epic but costing somewhere in the vicinity of an improbable $200 million. With Warner Bros. putting out a quiet ad campaign for the film, scrimping money off the ad budget was the only way to save face: 'Jack' is poised to take a major bath this weekend, coming in under the minimum $30 million the studio was hoping for.

'Fast & Furious 6' Director Justin Lin To Helm Special Ops Thriller For Warner Bros.

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 20, 2013 12:43 PM
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After making nothing but “Fast and Furious” movies for the last five years, Justin Lin may finally get a chance to venture off into new territory. Warner Bros has won a bidding war to acquire the rights to an upcoming novel by "The Breach" author Patrick Lee, with Lin attached to direct.

Zac Efron & Akiva Goldsman Are 'Falling' Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 4:14 PM
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Did you know that Zac Efron has a production company? He does and it's called Ninjas Runnin' Wild Productions. Seriously. And that's runnin' not running, dawg. And over the past few years he's accumulated a small slate of projects that are moving through development incuding a remake of Daniel Espinosa's breakout film "Snabba Cash." And now, he's dipping his toes into the supernatural thriller sphere.

Warner Bros. Gives The 'Entourage' Movie A Green Light

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2013 10:14 PM
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Forget sequels, remakes and superhero movies. Hollywood's newest trend is reviving dead TV shows. With "Arrested Development" and "The Killing" getting new seasons, and HBO ordering up a "Bored To Death" movie, now it's the boys of "Entourage" are set to actually appear on the big screen for the first time. And less than two years after the series signed off with constant chatter of followup movie, it's actually happening.

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