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Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego Now In The Director's Chair For Timur Bekmambetov Produced 'Apollo 18'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 11:20 AM
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Now That's A MouthfulWith only about five and a half months to go until this thing hits theaters, the Timur Bekmambetov produced, reality based thriller "Apollo 18" is switching directors with Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego replacing the previously attached Trevor Caewood.

Park Chan-Wook Could Direct Wentworth Miller's 'Stoker' Starring Carey Mulligan

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  • November 17, 2010 3:24 AM
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Johnny Depp Also Attached?"After India’s father mysteriously dies and her estranged uncle comes to live with her and her mother, people start to go missing in her hometown and India discovers that her uncle may be the cause." This is the logline to "Stoker," the feature-length script debut of actor Wentworth Miller known for his starring role on Fox's now-concluded series "Prison Break."

Jean-Luc Godard Says His Next Film Will Have A Talking Dog & That Oscar Meant Nothing To Him

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2010 7:03 AM
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Also Has Some Stuff To Say About Blacks & Jews TooNow that the honorary Oscars have been given out and Jean-Luc Godard doesn't have to be Mister Public Relations nice guy about the whole thing (not that ever was or needed to be) the director has revealed what his next project might be, what he really thinks of his Oscar and yeah, he says some stuff about blacks and Jews that would make Mel Gibson blush.

Exclusive: Michael Haneke Rebooting 'These Two' With Isabelle Huppert, Will Shoot In 2011

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 10, 2010 3:09 AM
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Our favorite Austrian director has been toying with a new project lately, but the usually authoritative filmmaker has been waffling a bit this time.

Original 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Director Sounds Off Against Remake

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 9, 2010 3:48 AM
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We Can't Wait To Hear David Fincher's "I Don't Care" ResponseNiels Arden Oplev is not too happy with Hollywood, for entirely predictable reasons. The director behind "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" doesn't think much of the bean counters in Hollywood doing their own version of the story, and he candidly revealed as much to Word & Film recently.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 8:52 AM
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Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van Sant ("Paranoid Park"), M. Night Shyamalan ("The Lady In The Water") and Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control") among others, but his latest project will make a first for the cinematographer.

'The Class' Director Laurent Cantet To Adapt Joyce Carol Oates' Feminist Rebellion Tale 'Foxfire'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 7, 2010 1:54 AM
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English Language Debut For The 2008 Palme d'Or Winner"The Class" helmer Laurent Cantet will be making his English language debut with an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' 1993 novel "Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang."

FilmDistrict Acquires Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive', Will Hit Theaters Late Summer/Fall 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2010 7:33 AM
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It probably doesn't need to be said, but Nicolas Winding Refn's Hollywood debut, "Drive," is easily one of our most anticipated films of 2011. Boasting an incredibly strong cast featuring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac, it's no wonder that it was a hot property with a number of indie studios vying for the rights of the relatively low, $30 million budgeted film.

Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn Has One More Film In The Works, Sex-Heavy, 'I Walk With The Dead'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 21, 2010 7:46 AM
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Busy Danish Filmmaker Keeps Committing To New ProjectsWe change underpants each day, meanwhile Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn ("Bronson") adds yet another project to his long-growing slate.

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