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Bill Hader Says Script For Les Grossman-Centric 'Tropic Thunder' Spin-Off Is Done

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 12, 2011 1:28 AM
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Considering that it was both a reasonable box office success -- it took in close to $200 million worldwide -- and fairly warmly received (even picking up an Oscar nomination for Robert Downey Jr), it's surprising the extent to which the 2008 all-star comedy "Tropic Thunder" has slipped from memory -- we enjoyed it, but it's certainly not a film we find ourselves ever rewatching. But there's one aspect of the film that backers at Paramount are certainly keen to keep alive: Les Grossman, the vulgar, hirsute studio executive played by Tom Cruise in an against-type, near-career-reviving cameo in Ben Stiller's film.

David Gordon Green Acquires Rights To Original 'Suspiria' Score By Italian Prog-Rockers Goblin

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 12:59 PM
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Will Utilize For Own Remake, 'Your Highness' Composer Steve Jablonsky On BoardWith his "Suspiria" remake now set as his next project, versatile director David Gordon Green is beginning to tease the long-gestating remake in bits and pieces as the first half of his 2011 double feature, medieval-stoner-comedy "Your Highness," nears release.

Disney Drops 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion') With 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 9:47 AM
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For a while, it seemed that Disney was still total buds with Joseph Kosinski. The commercial director turned feature filmmaker made his feature length debut with "Tron: Legacy," the eye-opening franchise reboot of sorts that unfortunately underperformed with audiences and was met with lukewarm praise from fans. Regardless, the studio seemed to be plowing ahead with his graphic novel “Oblivion,” a property the studio picked up a while ago and was still actively developing. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Karl Gajdusek was brought on board to do a rewrite to the script -- now being called "Horizons" --- that also saw William Monahan take a pass at it. But it looks like it was all for naught.

'The Sitter' Scribes Gatewood & Tanaka Want Director James Bobin To 'Meet The New Boss'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 9:14 AM
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With David Gordon Green turning from indie auteur to something of a comedy savant, it seems like it's creating a ripple effect on those around him. While "Your Highness" is due in theaters this Friday with "The Sitter" following later this year, on December 9th, it looks like the writers of that flim are getting an early Christmas gift.

David Gordon Green Says His Horror Remake Of 'Suspiria' Is Hopefully Next

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 28, 2011 4:55 AM
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Confirms Natalie Portman Was Once In Talks, But The Filmmaker Is Now Looking To Cast An UnknownExclusive: Filmmaker David Gordon Green is a busy guy. He's got both "Your Highness" and "The Sitter" hitting this year, and he's moving into television, with "Good Vibes" on MTV, and "Black Jack" at Comedy Central. Beyond that, his long-rumored remake of "Suspiria" looks like it will be next on his feature-film horizon. We spoke to Green in regards to "Your Highness" this weekend, which opens a week from Friday (April 8), and got the story on old school horror fans' most anticipated remake.

Disney Considering A 'Peter Pan' Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 7:11 AM
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Can't say we're all that surprised. With Sony teaming with Channing Tatum and Billy Ray to the tune of around $1 million, picking up their "Peter Pan Begins" project, it was only a matter of time before the competition started dipping their toes in the water of Neverland. And the fact that it's Disney isn't much of a shocker either.

Exclusive: New Bill Hader Film 'Vaughn Meader' Being Directed By 'The Wrestler' Scribe Rob Siegel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 4:05 AM
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Alexander Woo Writing; Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films To Produce Dark Comedy About American Comedian/ImpersonatorEXCLUSIVE: When comedians are hired for a film, it's generally so they can do the familiar and funny thing they're known for, so it's refreshing to see Bill Hader play against type in Greg Mottola's sci-fi road-trip film, "Paul," as what essentially is the psychopath villain, perhaps not unlike Robert Patrick as the T-1000 in "Terminator 2" -- his character is a man on a mission that won't be stopped.

Simon Pegg Says He & Edgar Wright Still Trying To Find Time To Write 'The World's End'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 3:15 AM
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Third Installment Of The Cornetto Trilogy Not Even Started, C'mon Guys!If you don't speak geek-ese like we do, here's a translation: The "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy is the unofficial nickname of the films made by director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (a nice knowing nod to Krzysztof Kieslowski which we appreciate) Presumably, you've heard of the first two installments, "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," and while they are not sequels of any kind, they all star Pegg and Frost, they're penned by Pegg and Wright and they're directed by the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" filmmaker.

2011 (Or 12): The Year The Vampire Film's Brain Gets Eaten By The Zombie Genre?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 2, 2011 8:40 AM
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With Over 20 Zombie-Related Films In Production In Hollywood, Humanizing The Undead Appears To Be The Next TrendSick of bloodsuckers and woe-is-me vampire tales? Inundated by the genre, its addiction and immortality themes that played out in "Twilight" and that are ubiquitous in TV on "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries" and myriad other movies and episodic shows? While vampires and the goth aesthetic that surrounds them have certainly became mainstream, the mythic tales aren't likely going anywhere anytime soon, but a new monster genre may be fighting for creature hegemony on screen in the next few years.

David O. Russell May Direct 'Cocaine Cowboys' With Mark Wahlberg; Still Unsure If 'Uncharted' Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 22, 2011 5:23 AM
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'The Fighter' Filmmaker Has Plenty Of Options To Choose FromExclusive: Sometimes an IMDB page needs a little bit of cleaning. If you're filmmaker David O. Russell, it needs constant care and pruning. Perhaps more than any other working director out there -- save possibly Ridley Scott who attaches himself to projects like you and I change underwear -- "The Fighter" director has been attached to around a dozen projects since circa 2006. "The Grackle," starring Matthew McConaghey, "H-Man Cometh," the rom-com "Aaron and Sarah" and "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" are just four of many that are no longer happening.

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