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David Yates Asks 'Who Is Jake Ellis?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 3:25 PM
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David Yates Who Is Jake Ellis?
David Yates hasn't directed anything since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," but it's not for lack of trying. He's been circling a number of projects such as "Cicero" and "Your Voice In My Head" only for them to meet various bumps in the road, while "Tarzan" was gearing, then put on hold, and then kicked back to life. He's still accumulating stuff to do, signing on to the "Scarface" remake over the summer, and now another project is crossing his very busy desk.

David Yates' 'Tarzan' Back On, Christoph Waltz To Play Villain, Emma Stone & Margot Robbie Eyed For Jane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 2:44 PM
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Well, we'll say this about Christoph Waltz—he's got playing a villain down cold. Taking home an Oscar for playing the baddie in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (and another one for doing a variation of that role in "Django Unchained"), Hollywood has boxed him in as the antagonist in both "The Green Hornet" and "The Three Musketeers." And once again, he'll be twirling the metaphorical mustache in a big league studio movie.

David Yates Embraces The Power & Money Of Directing The 'Scarface' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 9:17 AM
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It would appear that "Harry Potter" franchise director David Yates has a gangster itch he really wants to scratch. You might recall that the helmer has long been attached to the Al Capone movie "Cicero" over at Warner Bros., that has Tom Hardy to set to star. Earlier this year, development on that picture continued as Tom Shepherd was brought in write a new draft of the script, first penned by Walon Green (”The Wild Bunch,” “Sorcerer,” “The Brink’s Job”) and later rewritten by Yates. But could the director now be jumping ship to another studio for a remake based on the life of Al Capone?

After Comparing Making Blockbuters To Prostitution, Is Nicolas Winding Refn Really Going To Make A Bond Movie?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 4:22 PM
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There's rumors and then there's James Bond rumors, and lately they've been even more frenzied than usual. Mostly that's down to the news that "informal talks" have taken place between Christopher Nolan and producers to helm an upcoming entry in the franchise, and today brings more speculation from a couple different sources.

Warner Bros. Shutting Down 'Tarzan' Production Office, Might Try To Make It In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 4:26 PM
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Looks like Warner Bros. is pulling an "Akira," "Paradise Lost" and "Arthur & Lancelot" on "Tarzan." The studio, which famously shut down all of those aforementioned films while they were in pre-production, is doing the same thing with "Tarzan" for pretty much same reason: money, money, money.

Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam, Alexander Skarsgard & Tom Hardy Eyed For Lead In David Yates' 'Tarzan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 10:43 AM
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After kicking around handful of options at Warner Bros. including the drama "Your Voice In My Head," the thriller "The Imitation Game" and potential gangster epic "Cicero," 'Harry Potter' helmer David Yates has finally settled on "Tarzan" as his next project. The decision has slowly been coming over the past few months, but now it's time to find out who's going to shirtless and swinging from vines, and some interesting names are cropping up.

Paramount Wants Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'; David Yates Swings Closer To 'Tarzan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 4:03 PM
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A thriller based on a book by a best-selling author and a reboot of a franchise. Yep, it's another day in Hollywood, so strap in....

David Yates & Susanna White Circling 'Tarzan' At Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2012 12:37 PM
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Update: Reps for Gary Ross inform us that he is not pursuing the Tarzan project at Warner Bros.

Emma Watson Will No Longer Have David Yates As 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 2:32 PM
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Though recently pushed back from a spring to summer start, allowing Emma Watson the chance to flex some comedic muscle in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut "The End Of The World," it looks like "Your Voice In My Head" is going to need a new director.

Stanley Tucci Bags Lead Opposite Emma Watson In 'Harry Potter' Director David Yates' Drama 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 8:41 PM
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If your part calls for an actor in their 40s or 50s, and you're part of a big studio movie, the reality is that the same handful of names are always going to be at the top of your casting wishlist -- the Cruises, the Clooneys, the Pitts, the Hankses, the Depps. These are the guys who get every offer in town, and as such, those actors get to pick and choose from the cream of the crop.

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