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Matt Reeves To Direct 'Planet Of The Apes 3,' D.J. Caruso Is 'Selling Time' With Will Smith

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 11:07 AM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Well, here's a big vote of confidence from 20th Century Fox. With Matt Reeves gearing up this summer's "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," it looks like the studio is really liking what they see.

'The Wolfman' Lives As NBC Series, D.J. Caruso To Direct Sci-Fi Pilot 'Tin Man' & Diablo Cody Teams With Oprah Winfrey

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 3, 2013 4:07 PM
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Despite the dead-on-arrival 2010 film, it seems “The Wolfman” is being revived for the small screen, thanks in no small part to successful shows like the FOX show “Sleepy Hollow,” NBC’s “Dracula” or any of the other dozens of vampire-centric, fairy tale-esque, horror-tinged shows currently on air.

Robert Zemeckis Is Going On A 'Miraculous Journey'; D.J. Caruso Enters 'Disappointments Room'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 31, 2013 10:23 AM
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Robert Zemeckis Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane
This morning we have news regarding two very different projects—one children’s book adaptation, the other a horror film—from a couple of certified Steven Spielberg acolytes.

Robert De Niro & Shia LaBeouf To Play Father & Son In Drama 'Spy's Kid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 1:45 PM
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Oh man, if this movie goes south like Shia LaBeouf's mooted Broadway turn with Alec Baldwin, those leaked emails are gonna be epic. Not that we would wish ill on a movie production, and if you look past the title, there is actually something potentially interesting brewing between LaBeouf and Robert De Niro, of all people.

D.J. Caruso To Helm Sci-Fi Disaster Pic 'Invertigo,' Set For March 7, 2014 Release

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 30, 2012 12:19 PM
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The story of excitable, if journeyman-level director D.J. Caruso is a long one, with him starting off his career with moodier fare like “The Salton Sea” and the far less impressive “Taking Lives,” before eventually delving into young-adult-prone projects like “Vertigo,” “Eagle Eye,” and last year's “I Am Number Four.” He’s continuing that string of films with the Val Kilmer, Radha Mitchell, Kate Maberly, Chandler Canterbury, and Annalise Basso-starring “The Goat Island,” his passion project indie, which he's just locked and will be showing to distributors. But he won't be sitting idle for long, as Caruso has lined up his next movie pretty quickly.

D.J. Caruso Herds 'The Goats' For His Next Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Update: Variety reports Val Kilmer, Radha Mitchell and Kate Maberly have also joined the film. Kilmer and Mitchell will play parents in the movie, with Maberly taking the role of a camp counselor.

D.J. Caruso Might Take 'A Walk Among The Tombstones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2011 11:20 AM
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D.J. Caruso has had an interesting career thus far. He started doing moodier fare like "The Salton Sea" and less notably the Angelina Jolie thriller "Taking Lives." He detoured into the sports gambling movie "Two for the Money" before dropping the Hitchock-ripping "Disturbia," the actioner "Eagle Eye" and then this year's "I Am Number Four." The curious thing is that all of his movies have been middling. Not terrible, but not really that good either, and he's profitable and enthusiastic enough to still get his name on pictures. He already has the comic adaptation "Preacher" on his table, but a decidedly different sort of movie might come first.

D.J. Caruso Says Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf & Alex Pettyfer All Interested In Roles For 'Preacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 7:19 AM
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It was only a matter of time after director D.J. Caruso closed the deal to direct the long-gesting comic adaptation "Preacher" last month that casting rumors would begin to surface, but who would've guessed they would be coming from the director himself.

D.J. Caruso Closes Deal To Direct 'Preacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2011 4:25 AM
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While "I Am Number Four" did decent, though not gangbusters numbers over the long holiday weekend, the results combined with the decent CinemaScore of B+ from moviegoers seem to have propelled director D.J. Caruso into his next project. The helmer hit Twitter late last night to announce, "My deal just closed on 'Preacher.' Going back to the dark side and pretty fucking pumped!"

Review: 'I Am Number Four' Is A Sci-Fi 'Twilight' With a Sense of Humor

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 17, 2011 4:41 AM
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Based on a novel co-authored by shamed memoirist James Frey, "I Am Number Four" is a sci-fi take on the same sort of material that has made 'Twilight' an international sensation. Instead of sparkly vampires, though, it's a handsome, hounded alien played by Alex Pettyfer that takes center stage. And while it succeeds in some respects, particularly in the fact that it has a sense of humor and some jaunty action set pieces, it all too often falls into the same draggy aimlessness that largely defines the 'Twilight' franchise.

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