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'Let Me In' Director Matt Reeves Weighs His Next Options, Hopes To Make 'The Invisible Woman' Soon

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2011 3:36 AM
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'Cloverfield' Sequel Not Coming Anytime Soon; Filmmakers Still Trying To Find An Idea They LikeEXCLUSIVE: This time last year, we were being pretty vociferous in our opposition to Matt Reeves' "Let Me In." As an Americanized remake of a recent, widely acclaimed Swedish film, "Let The Right One In," it seemed to symbolize everything that's wrong with contemporary cinema, and we were dreading the thing. This means we've been left happily eating crow for the past few months after the film hit last fall and turned out to be terrific: deeply personal, beautifully crafted on every level and yes, superior to the original.

It Looks Like Spike Lee Has Scrapped His Michael Jackson-Centric, 'Brooklyn Loves MJ' Project

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2011 7:29 AM
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In April of last year, it was reported that director Spike Lee was working on a new feature-length drama about gentrification called, "Brooklyn Loves MJ" that was rumored to star Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington. We confirmed as much (at least the existence of) when we got our hands on the script. Lawyers for Lee made us remove all and every trace of details about the screenplay, but some elements about the project remain here on this Associated Content Yahoo blog (not our site .esq dudes). They write, the film is expected to "examine the potential community impact of a tribute concert and neighborhood celebration in Michael Jackson's memory, as this fictional event might occur in a re-gentrified area of Brooklyn, New York."

Top 2010 Blacklist Writer Shops New Treatment for Fantasy/Comedy 'The Epic of Troy Night'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 19, 2011 10:22 AM
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You may not know the name Wes Jones yet, but if his success continues, the screenwriter may become as well known as say, Allan Loeb ("Wall Street 2"), Aline Brosh McKenna ('The Devil Wears Prada"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), or some of the other well-known now-established scribes who were scrappy up-and-comers a few years ago (super relative of course, not everyone knows these name compared to say Paddy Chayefsky, even then...we digress...).

Will Oliver Stone Resurrect 'Pinkville' With Shia LaBeouf?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 8:16 AM
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One of the films we lamented falling apart in our Ten Dead Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected feature was Oliver Stone's My Lai massacre pic "Pinkville." Originally set to star Bruce Willis, Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum, Michael Peña and Cam Gigandet, the 2007 writer's strike put a huge snag into updates and touch-ups so United Artists shut down the production at almost the last minute. It was a picture that would've found Stone working with some very comfortable subject matter and the cast he had set to go was certainly enticing. Well, as it turns out, it may come back to life.

Phillip Noyce Won't Direct 'Salt 2,' But He Could Take On 'Our Wild Life'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 22, 2010 4:27 AM
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Exclusive: There was talk of a sequel to the Angelina Jolie-led action spy flick, "Salt" -- as directed by Phillip Noyce -- almost as soon as the picture came out. Was "Salt" successful? The recently released DVD might help determine that final figure, but with a reported budget of $110 million (not including the $30-$40m in P&A), the film only grossed $118 million domestically. Bomb, right? Not quite. The overseas haul -- where Jolie is still a bigger draw -- amassed to a total just shy of $300 million. That's not too bad.

Exclusive: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski Talks Upcoming Projects 'Black Hole' & 'Oblivion'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 18, 2010 6:43 AM
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There's an early scene in "Tron: Legacy" where we get a look around Sam Flynn's room. We see that the young son of computer magnate Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) has small toys based around the computer characters in the first movie and, briefly, we get a glimpse of a poster on his wall. It's "The Black Hole," an underrated sci-fi movie that Disney released in 1979 to middling box office returns. It's a movie where Anthony Perkins is killed by robots and has held up surprisingly well (certainly way better than the original "Tron"), thanks largely to its emphasis on moody atmospherics over "cutting edge" technology. The poster's placement in "Tron: Legacy" is a nice tip-of-the-hat to Disney sci-fi history, but it's also an indication of things to come: Joseph Kosinski has been tapped by the Mouse House to do a big budget reboot of that feature, too.

Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 2:05 AM
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Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast. Less than a month ago, word got out that Sony was eying Hader, Will Forte and Anna Faris as potential proton-pack wielders in "Ghostbusters 3." And then Dan Aykroyd himself confirmed that Hader was one of the "strong possibilities."

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