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Jaime Lannister From 'Game Of Thrones' To Star In Alex Proyas' 'Gods Of Egypt'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 10:19 AM
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Guys, no spoilers, but fucking serious amount of shit went down last weekend on "Game Of Thrones" and while the world is picking up its collective jaw off the floor, Jamie Lannister (aka Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is making some plans between seasons spent in Westeros.

Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Robopocalypse' Author Daniel H. Wilson's 'Amped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 3:21 PM
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What happens when Steven Spielberg wants to make a movie out of your book? The rest of Hollywood comes calling for the rest of your works, and that's certainly true for Daniel H. Wilson. With Spielbergo shooting his "Robopocalypse" next year, the writer is seeing another one of his near-future, sci-fi stories moving ahead, with another director known for spectacle at the helm.

Alex Proyas & Martin Campbell Head To ABC For TV Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 4:57 PM
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Two directors who have a lot brewing, but not much moving are heading to ABC for some television projects that will likely keep their chops honed as they wait for their various feature efforts to come together.

Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Hellboy' Creators 'Joe Golem And The Drowning City'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 12, 2012 9:40 AM
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It looks like “Dark City” helmer Alex Proyas is rebounding quite nicely since seeing his 3D take on “Paradise Lost” fall apart, as he’s added another project to his busy workload.

Alex Proyas To Helm 'Gods Of Egypt' For Summit, Fox & Scott Free Grab E-Book Sensation 'Wool'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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Score one for the self-published author. In a bidding war comparable to the recent "50 Shades of Grey" face-off, 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for Hugh Howey's self-published, post-apocalyptic e-book, "Wool." Originally started as a stand-alone story in 2011, fervor over Howey's work led to more installments, the first five of which have been compiled into a omnibus edition. Howey self-published "Wool" through Amazon, and, after positive word-of-mouth, sold over 140,000 copies through e-book in just under six months. Not bad for a guy who worked as a yacht captain for eight years before pursuing a literary career (can't make stuff like that up).

Alex Proyas Lines Up Adaptation Of Robert A. Heinlein's 'The Unpleasant Profession Of Jonathan Hoag'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 1:38 PM
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Big-screen adaptations of Robert A. Heinlein's books haven't had a great history. The two most notable entries -- "Starship Troopers" and "The Puppet Masters" -- deviated heavily from the source material (as fun as the former movie was) leaving fans wanting for a more faithful big screen incarnation of his work. And well, they are getting another shot.

Russell Crowe, Alex Proyas, David Michod, Anthony LaPaglia, Toni Collette & More To Direct 'Sydney Unplugged'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 20, 2012 9:43 AM
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Anthology films are back in vogue after the relative success of the "Cities of Love" project which spawned "Paris, je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," while there are plans for similar films in Rio, Shanghai, Jerusalem and Berlin. While the finished products are almost always (and perhaps inevitably) a mixed bag, it's easy to see why these projects appeal to filmmakers. The process is fairly brief, it guarantees their short film distribution (unless you're Scarlett Johansson that is), attracts high-profile talent at a cut price, and allows them to pay tribute to a city they have a special connection to.

Universal Revives ‘Dracula Year Zero’ Without Sam Worthington & Alex Proyas; Gary Shore To Direct

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2012 9:15 AM
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With movie projects dying out left and right, it only makes sense that some aborted ideas would be resurrected. Hence, "Dracula Year Zero," a dopily titled period piece about Prince Vlad, the noble-but-doomed hero who later became known as Vlad the Impaler, and later Blacula Dracula. Originally, Sam Worthington was set to star for director Alex Proyas. However, the "Dark City" helmer abandoned the film to take on the now-dead "Paradise Lost," ostensibly taking Worthington with him, and setting the stage for newbie director Gary Shore to adopt the project from a new script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

Callan McAuliffe, Young Leo DiCaprio In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby,' Joins 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 29, 2011 3:18 AM
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'Rock Of Ages' Star Diego Boneta Looked At To Play 'Adam'Hollywood is about to get Old Testament on this shit. Having presumably exhausted comic books, fairy tales and board games as sources of inspiration for their tentpoles, the big studios are going Biblical in search of the next big thing. Francis Lawrence is working on a futuristic take on "Samson and Delilah," Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner are looking to face off as David & Goliath, there are a pair of films about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee in the works, one of which is from Mel Gibson, and overnight it appeared that Warner Bros is trying to court Steven Spielberg to direct Moses flick "Gods and Kings."

Bradley Cooper To Play Lucifer (What?) In 3D Adaptation Of 'Paradise Lost' (Again, What?)

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 5, 2011 1:24 AM
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Unaware that the concept seems to be an Onion headline come to life, Bradley Cooper is eyeing the role of Lucifer in a big budget 3D adaptation of "Paradise Lost" according to Variety. Take a second, and let that sink in. A big budget, 3D adaptation of "Paradise Lost." With Bradley Cooper. Got it? Ok, great. Great pains are being made to stress that negotiations are not yet underway, but that apparently Cooper is chomping at the bit for the chance to star in what deserves to be the biggest cinematic punchline of the next couple of years.

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