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Ron Howard Will Direct A Beatles Documentary Based On Their Early Touring Years

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 16, 2014 10:01 AM
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Ron Howard isn’t exactly known for his documentary work. He’s helmed all of one doc – 2013’s Jay-Z doc “Made in America,” but perhaps that’s enough. The Academy Award winner (“A Beautiful Mind”) is set to helm an authorized Beatles documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career – the touring years.

Warner Bros. Looking To Kick Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' Back To Life; Javier Bardem Still In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 8:33 PM
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Just when you think studios are gonna zig, they zag. After a weekend in which audiences rejected "John Carter" and a year in which studios were tightening their belts and dropping expensive and potentially risky projects, one of the biggest of those aborted efforts may be kicking back to life.

Tony Scott No Longer Involved In '24' Movie, Production Aiming To Begin In First Half Of 2012

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 6:16 PM
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It's been a fairly wild ride for 20th Century Fox and Brian Grazer's big screen version of the popular television series "24," which starred Kiefer Sutherland as a tough-as-nails counter-terrorist secret agent with a penchant for torturing people. After shooting down "Breach" screenwriter Billy Ray's script almost a year ago (something we still can't figure out), all parties remained optimistic, with both Sutherland and Grazer pegging 2012 as the year when the eventual film would shoot. Somehow, the perceived development hell that the film was mired in didn't get to any of the principles. And, as it turns out, they were right. Deadline is reporting that Sutherland, Fox, and Grazer are all pulling the "24" movie together, to shoot as early as this spring.

Brian Grazer Replaces Brett Ratner As Oscar Producer

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 9, 2011 11:13 PM
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Academy President Tom Sherak wasted no time in announcing the replacement for Brett Ratner at this year’s Oscars. It will be super-producer Brian Grazer. This is a very polite solution to the problem that is Ratner. Grazer has a similar taste for mainstream fare (producing “The Nutty Professor,” “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” that dreadful live-action 'Grinch' movie), but unlike Ratner, Grazer is actually of Oscar-caliber (at least some of the time), having won Best Picture in 2002 for “A Beautiful Mind.” This writer can say with certainly that Ratner never would have won an Oscar before his string of controversial statements last week (even with his dream “Wicked” project, he would have been Rob Marshall-status), but now that he is persona non grata with the Academy, he's got an even steeper hill to climb.

Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 3, 2011 5:20 AM
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And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and more help bring the story, a distinctly New York City-set tale, to life.

Brian Grazer Shoots Down Rumors Of Meta 'Arrested Development' Movie Storyline

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 26, 2011 2:16 AM
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Weeks before the big announcement at the New Yorker Festival earlier this month, a rumor had leaked about potential details of a "Arrested Development" film, noting that it would center on “Ron Howard [as he] is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard’s.”

Producer Brian Grazer Says HBO Will Get The TV Series Portion Of The Mega 'The Dark Tower' Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 10:37 AM
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Producer Brian Grazer and his awesome hair, has been very chatty talking to press during rounds for next week's "Tower Heist." Over the weekend he shared with us that the three-film, two-television series mega-adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series -- which was dropped by Universal over the summer -- was still moving ahead thanks to a significant budget reduction between $40-50 million. And while there's still no word if another studio will pick up the reins on the project, one of the best homes for adventurous programming on the small screen is apparently throwing their hat in the ring to be a part of super sized franchise.

Producer Brian Grazer Says $40-50 Million Cut From 'Dark Tower' Budget Means "It's Gonna Get Made"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 23, 2011 11:45 AM
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Says Revamped Approach Gives The Movie A "Satisfying Ending"EXCLUSIVE: Universal may have turned off the lights on "The Dark Tower," but producer Brian Grazer, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and director Ron Howard are still hard at work on developing the property. Universal's worry about the Stephen King adaptation stemmed not only from the mammoth cost, but also the unprecedented vision, with a planned three-film cycle coupled with a television series to bridge the events of each picture. Last we heard the search was for outside financing, and then team with a studio to distribute the film. But, if the project is massively downgraded in scope, will studios be more eager to jump aboard?

Joel & Ethan Coen Team With 'Cedar Rapids' Writer Phil Johnston For Fox TV Show 'HarveKarbo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 5, 2011 1:26 AM
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No, We Don't Understand What's Going On Either The Coen Brothers have always delighted in evading expectations. Enjoy our dark film noir debut "Blood Simple?" Why not try our live-action Looney Tunes follow-up "Raising Arizona." Impressed by our multi-Oscar-nominated "Fargo?" Here's a stoner detective movie about bowling and German porn stars! We've finally reached mainstream success after the Best Picture-winning "No Country For Old Men" and the star-studded "Burn After Reading?" Let's make a dense, oblique Jewish period piece without a single recognizable face, and follow that with a curiously old-fashioned Western that turns out to be a massive box office hit!

Ron Howard & Brian Grazer Looking For Financing For 'The Dark Tower'; Javier Bardem Still Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 1:54 AM
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Is has not been a good time at Hollywood studios for ambitious projects. "At The Mountains Of Madness," "The Dark Tower" and more recently, "The Lone Ranger," have all been squashed as execs have been very reluctant to risk hundreds of millions of studio dollars (and possibly their jobs) to bring these epic visions to the big screen, but at least one of those films hasn't given up just yet. It was just last month that author Stephen King expressed his faith that director Ron Howard would still get the film made, and indeed, he's still trying to.

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