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What? Juliette Binoche Grappling 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 4:17 PM
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When we spoke with Juliette Binoche at the Berlin International Film Festival, our conversation touched on directors she's worked with like Michael Haneke, Anthony Minghella, Leos Carax, Abbas Kiarostami and Bruno Dumont (she stars in that director's latest "Camille Claudel 1915"). But we suppose arthouse movies only pay so much, or perhaps she just wants a complete change of pace and a brand new experience, because the actress is now stepping into her first bonafide studio blockbuster.

Bryan Cranston & Elizabeth Olsen Are In Talks For Legendary's 'Godzilla' Reboot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 6, 2013 6:46 PM
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Legendary Pictures' expensive "Godzilla" reboot has been having a rough time in the public eye of late. It's scheduled to go into production soon, but the production company is embroiled in two lawsuits; one with the producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison who claim they are being booted from the monster movie by Legendary. It's near the 11th hour too and "The Shawshank Redemption," "Walking Dead" writer/director Frank Darabont was brought on board to do a final rewrite on the movie. And then there's the actors who have publicly passed on the lead role, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others who have evidently been offered the lead (Aaron Johnson) who haven't responded in almost a month (our guess is Johnson also passed). So, is "Godzilla" in trouble? Or is it just business as usual with tentpoles that seem to put the horse before the cart these days?

Aaron Johnson Offered Lead In 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2013 2:43 PM
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So, the Oscar nominations is old news -- hey, that's just how this crazy news cycle thing works -- so we can get back to what Hollywood does best. Offer stories! Woo! So with "Godzilla" set to start shooting in March, they need to find someone to star. They tried Joseph Gordon-Levitt, considered Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones, but the offer went out to someone else.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Passed On 'Godzilla,' But Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy & Caleb Landry Jones Being Considered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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It seems everyone wants a piece of Joseph Gordon-Levitt these days. The actor was rumored to play Batman in "Justice League," is on the ever growing list of contenders for "Guardians Of The Galaxy," is hosting the Sundance awards later this month, and now has another franchise being tossed across his very messy desk. Needless to say, dude has options.

Frank Darabont Rewriting Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla,' But Film Hit By Producer Infighting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 12:25 PM
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Last summer, one of the biggest movies to make a noise on the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con didn't have a cast, release date or had even officially gone into production. And yet the brief presentation of Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" caused an uproar, with social media lighting up moments afterward and Warner Bros. quickly unveiling a poster and confirming a release date last fall. Now, as it heads in front of cameras this spring, it looks like a monster battle is brewing behind-the-scenes.

Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Go IMAX; 'Jupiter Ascending' & 'All You Need Is Kill' In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
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If want to know what the future holds at the multiplex, just look at Warner Bros. latest deal with IMAX. The two companies have shaken hands on 20 movies that will get the supersize treatment, but among the press release (via Nolan Fans) are some interesting tidbits about some very big high profile films thare are on the way.

Exclusive: Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey Hopes To Return For 'Avengers 2' (Plus His Thoughts On 'Godzilla')

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 14, 2012 3:13 PM
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We just got off the phone with Seamus McGarvey, the genius cinematographer behind everything from "We Need To Talk About Kevin" to "The Avengers," to discuss this week's brilliant "Anna Karenina." Of course, we had to ask if McGarvey would be back for "The Avengers 2," which will see original writer/director Joss Whedon returning (Disney already has May 1st, 2015 release date penciled in). It turns out that Whedon is already looking to bring back one of his big guns for the sequel.

'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce To Do Minor Rewrite On Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 5:21 PM
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"Godzilla" is happening, and likely realizing just how important (and potentially lucrative) this franchise is, Legendary and Warner Bros. are making sure everything is done to ensure the best movie possible. While Comic-Con attendees got a memorable teaser this summer, the unveiling was also likely a testing ground of sorts, and you can bet that if response was muted, the studio wouldn't have booked a 2014 release. The wheels are firmly in motion for "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards' first stab at the blockbuster pie, but before casting begins, the script will get one last, tiny polish.

Look Out! Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Arrives On May 16, 2014 In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 11:14 PM
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Well, "Godzilla" is coming and it's going to be big. Warner Bros. already surprised nerds this summer at Comic-Con when they dropped an unnanounced teaser trailer during their Hall H presentation that blew the roof off. Not much has been heard since, but now the wheels are firmly being put in motion.
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First Poster For Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Remake Arrives As Secret Teaser Trailer Steals Show At Comic-Con

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 14, 2012 6:36 PM
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It's hard to be surprised at a major show like Comic-Con, and indeed, WB/Legendary's ace-in-the-sleeve had already leaked out a few weeks back; namely, that "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards would be there to support his "Godzilla" reboot for the studio. But even after Guillermo del Toro's glimpse of "Pacific Rim" (look for our reactions to that soon) caused nerd palpitations in Hall H, "Godzilla" was able to raise the game.

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