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Rumor: Could Jeremy Renner Be The New Snake Plissken?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2010 2:00 AM
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After breaking out into the big leagues with his stunning performance in last year's Best Picture winner, "The Hurt Locker," Jeremy Renner has become one of the most in-demand names around. He gave an equally great performance in Ben Affleck's "The Town," before signing on to join Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," the indie-noir "Better Living Through Chemistry" and to play Hawkeye in "The Avengers," as well as being linked to projects like "The Raven," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."

John Carpenter To Direct Comic Adaptation 'Darkchylde'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2010 9:26 AM
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First Look At 'Trespass'; New Films From Jennifer Lynch, Dennis Iliadis & Niels Arden OplevEven though "Fangland" with Hilary Swank seems to have fallen apart, John Carpenter seems well on his way with a new project, an adaptation of the comic "Darkchylde." Created by Randy Queen, the comics follow "a young girl named Ariel Chylde who regularly sheds her skin and turns into her deepest, darkest nightmares." Richard Taylor of WETA recently dropped some test footage from the film (which you can watch below) and indicated they hope to get things going on the film within the year. We've never really paid much attention to the comic, and considering Carpenter hasn't made a film worth caring about in over a decade (this year's "The Ward" was dead-on-arrival at TIFF) we're finding it difficult to muster up too much excitement about this one. But in case dorks start complaining about the CGI in the WETA clip, it's test footage guys, nothing close to final, so relax.

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