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'Game Of Thrones' Creator George R. R. Martin's 'Wild Cards' Getting Big Screen Adaptation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 10:51 AM
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It's The Mick Jagger Werewolf Movie You've Been Waiting For!With George R. R. Martin's "Game Of Thrones" now a smash hit for HBO it's no surprise that Hollywood is now mobilizing to duplicate that success with his other works.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Will Make Its World Premiere In New Zealand In November 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 6:01 AM
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Peter Jackson Plans To Help The West Memphis Three Seek Full Pardon; Damien Echols Won't Be In 'The Hobbit'After some pre-production strife that found union woes forcing Peter Jackson and the studios to start looking elsewhere to shoot the massive two-film "The Hobbit" leading to New Zealand PM John Key himself asking the filmmaker to stay, it looks like everyone is in love with each other again.

Steven Spielberg Blames George Lucas For How Dumb 'Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull' Was

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 9:33 AM
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But Takes Full Credit For Nuking The FridgeWhile the film has its delusional defenders, most rational people can agree that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was pretty bad. A stain on an otherwise solid trilogy -- yes, even the uneven 'Temple of Doom' -- taking the pulpy good times of the previous three films into outrageous sci-fi territory, the result was a movie that even managed to make Cate Blanchett look ridiculous. And while Shia LaBeouf got pilloried for trashing the movie -- Harrison Ford recently called him "a fucking idiot" for his comments -- it looks like Steven Spielberg is finally ready to own up that the movie was a dud (sort of). And he puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of producer/visionary/bajillionaire George Lucas.

Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger & Kate Beckinsale Contend For 2nd Female Lead In Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 8:05 AM
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It seems that Tom Cruise can't stop making movies right now. He's got "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Rock of Ages" in the bag, he's currently shooting "One Shot," and after that the suddenly busy actor will roll right into the "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The movie found one of its two female leads in Jessica Chastain late last month and now a trio of actresses is vying for the other part.

Kerry Washington Confirmed As Broomhilda In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 3:53 AM
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After a raft of casting that has seen pretty much every role big and small get filled, the one big question mark remaining for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was who would take on the part of Broomhilda, the lead character's slave wife who is sold off and raped, setting Django on his mission to find her. Well, it's been cast and the name is one that has been kicking around for a while.

David Slade To Direct Adaptation Of Crime Noir Graphic Novel 'Coward' That Sounds A Lot Like 'Drive'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 8:11 AM
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David Slade's last move was "Twilight: Eclipse" but he seems to have run into a few stumbling blocks getting his next film mounted. He had lined up the vampire horror flick "The Last Voyage Of Demeter" but potential star Noomi Rapace cast doubt on the project in the spring over her involvement and not much has been heard about it since. The most high profile gig Slade landed was taking on the reboot of "Daredevil" but that too seems to be in a weird limbo, with no other updates at all since it was first announced. He was also in the mix for "The Wolverine" but we all know how that turned out. Now it looks like he's got an interesting new project coming his way, but too bad it sounds almost exactly like "Drive."

Summit Grabs Release Dates For 'Red 2,' 'Warm Bodies,' 'Ender's Game,' 'Now You See Me,' Others

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 25, 2011 7:26 AM
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Even though they've had a quiet year, with "Source Code" and "50/50" being their biggest hits, Summit is merely laying low, with two larger efforts slotted for Christmas time releases: "The Darkest Hour," and some obscure vampire film about marriages and babies. It makes sense that the next step is for the studio to go from mini-major to major, and they're doing that in a big way today, announcing release dates for a few pretty large upcoming films.

Frank Miller Says 'Sin City 2' Has A New Story For Jessica Alba's Character To Tie 2 Films Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 10:36 AM
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It seems as if rumors/speculation have been kicking around forever about "Sin City 2," but this summer the long-awaited sequel received some major injections of good news. First, "The Departed" writer William Monahan was signed on to get the script across the finish line with Robert Rodriguez promising that it will go in front of cameras as soon as they have a screenplay to work with. With next spring now being eyed as a potential start date, Frank Miller has spilled a few more small details about what we can expect in the next chapter.

Disney Would Prefer 'The Rum Diary' Didn't Exist, Bans ABC Networks From Talking About It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 2:40 AM
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'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Apparently Aiming To Start Production In Summer 2012It's easy to forget what a roll of the dice Marvel took in casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in "Iron Man." At the time, the actor was still best known for his checkered and controversial past, and the studio was concerned about attaching Robert Downey Jr. to one of their centerpiece franchises as any bad behaviour would put not only the box office into jeopardy, but sequels, licensing opportunities and more. And while Johnny Depp certainly isn't a bad boy, it's that kind of thinking that still dominates the executives overseeing lucrative, four-quadrant franchises, and they will do anything to protect the wholesome, family image that has allowed them to print money.

'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce Hired To Pen Third 'Sherlock Holmes' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 2:18 AM
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Drew Pearce has been having one helluva year. This man best known for his work on the U.K. superhero series "No Heroics" as well as penning the currently shelved Marvel flick "Runaways," was tapped this spring to co-write "Iron Man 3" with Shane Black. Paramount also snagged Pearce to adapt the DC Comic “The Mighty” as well. And the big jobs just keep on coming.

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