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Craig Brewer Says 'Footloose' Remake Has Songs by The White Stripes & David Banner, Talks 'Tarzan'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 6:50 AM
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Also Updates On 'Mother Trucker,' Discusses 'Hustle & Flow' Sequel Pitch Craig Brewer causes a few differences in opinion here at The Playlist. Some of us find his two big films to date, "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan" somewhere between overrated and terrible, while this writer happens to find both grimy fun, with some smart things to say about racial and sexual politics, and an unusually good sense of musicality. Whichever side of the fence you fall, there can't have been many who were happy when Brewer signed on to direct the long-in-the-offing remake of "Footloose" for Paramount, which hits theaters in October.

Will An In-Development 'Hawkman' Movie Be Part 'Indiana Jones,' 'Da Vinci Code' & 'Ghost'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 30, 2011 5:27 AM
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Super hero movies. You might be asking yourself, when will this hegemony end? Well, in case you haven't already guessed, as far as the box-office demand shows, they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Case in point, while Marvel Films & Disney keep looking deeper into their archives to see which B-list or even C-list characters could warrant the excuse of their own film, so does D.C. Comics and Warner Bros.

Tom Cruise Locked For 'Oblivion' Which Will Shoot This Fall, Circling Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 9:35 AM
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While Universal has been cagey with expensive, risky projects of late stalling Ron Howard's "The Dark Tower" and pulling the plug on Guillermo del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness," one thing they have no hesitation about is Tom Cruise.

Intern Gets To Design Teaser-Sale Promo Poster For Paul Thomas Anderson's Untitled New Project

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 6:44 AM
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Wouldn't it be better if Paul Thomas Anderson named his new upcoming movie "Master of Puppets" and scored it with Metallica? Ok, maybe that wouldn't work so much.

Will Terry Gilliam's 'The Defective Detective' Finally Hit The Big Screen?

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 17, 2011 10:15 AM
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If there was a small sect of loose changers that devised a conspiracy theory concerning otherworldly powers preventing Terry Gilliam from catching a break in his profession, we might be inclined to become believers.

Mark Wahlberg Re-Uniting With David O. Russell For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2011 12:55 PM
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Film Will Seemingly Shoot Ahead Of Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted' The first time David O. Russell teamed up with Mark Wahlberg, it was on the outstanding "Three Kings," but their follow-up was something of a mixed bag: "I Heart Huckabees" divided critics, and was mostly ignored by audiences. But Wahlberg was brilliant in it, and their third collaboration, "The Fighter," was far more successful, picking up Oscar nominations and a hefty box office take, and the two seemed to be a good team. Unfortunately, their next mooted film was the video game adaptation "Uncharted" which, while we have faith that Russell would turn out something more interesting than, say, "Mortal Kombat," it didn't necessarily seem to be the best use of their talents.

Nicole Kidman Eyes 'Our Wild Life' With Phillip Noyce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 8:08 AM
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Just before the end of last year, there was a little bit of an update on the Phillip Noyce front. While he ruled out directing a sequel to "Salt," we heard that he was eyeing the true life conversation story "Our Wild Life." And then that was all we had heard. The film has a bit of an interesting history. Lat year Nick Cassavetes (”The Notebook”) was circling the project—then known as “Peaceable Kingdom” or “Elephant Orphanage”—but he bailed acrimoniously in what resulted in an ugly lawsuit. Slightly more tantalizingly, Walter Salles (”The Motorcycle Diaries”) became attached to the project later on and Julia Roberts was rumored to have been eyeing the lead. Salles is now off the project and Roberts’ participation never seemed to materialize. Rumors then pegged Kate Winslet as having been offered the lead role, but her reps denied involvement (other actresses said to be interested at one point were Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Drew Barrymore). Well, it looks like one of those names is possibly back in the mix.

'Jack Ryan' Reboot Film, 'Moscow,' Getting David Koepp Rewrite (How Many Writers Has This Had Now?)

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 28, 2011 11:41 AM
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Jesus, how many screenwriters does it take to screw in a lightbulb, errr, get a screenplay to a proper place that studio and stars are happy with? In the case of the Jack Ryan reboot -- you remember that franchise, "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Sum Of All Fears," that saw Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and less successfully, Ben Affleck play CIA agent Jack Ryan as written by Tom Clancy -- it evidently takes a lot of writers.

'Fringe' Writers Monica Owusu-Breen & Alison Schapker Rewriting Secret J.J. Abrams Project 'Zanbato'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 19, 2011 1:06 AM
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Have you been watching Fox's J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi drama "Fringe?" The show's position in the so-called "Friday night death slot," and its subsequent ratings plunge (ratings which were not that high to begin with), suggest that you're not. But if you're any kind of a fan of genre TV you really should be -- after a shaky first season, the show's gone from strength to strength, featuring two genuinely Emmy-worthy central performances from Anna Torv and John Noble, and some of the boldest ideas on television at the moment.

Universal Looking To Pick Up Joseph Kosinski's PG-13 'Oblivion' & Want Tom Cruise To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2011 10:06 AM
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Oh irony of ironies. Just over a month after Universal officially killed Guillermo Del Toro's $150 million, R-rated "At The Mountains Of Madness," it looks like the studio has not only found a cheaper, PG-13 replacement tentpole, they want Tom Cruise to star in it too.

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