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Jaume Collet-Serra Out, Eli Roth In For 'Harker' With Russell Crowe

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 10, 2012 10:20 PM
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Multi-hyphenate Eli Roth certainly hasn't just been lazing about over the past decade—he tackled a sizeable role as the Bear Jew in buddy Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds," kick-started a new horror franchise as a producer with "The Last Exorcism," and soon will even be starring in Chilean earthquake thriller "Aftershock" (which he also produced)—but he has been absent from the director's chair since 2007's "Hostel: Part 2." While many are divided on whether Roth is a genre maven or just a lucky hack, there's no denying he's had a solid fan base hounding for an extension of his "Grindhouse" faux trailer "Thanksgiving" for some time now, with Roth even looking to expand the scope of his filmmaking with a big budget sci-fi picture entitled "Endangered Species." Word has been quiet on both those fronts, but now a little news has stirred up that could have Roth finally directing on a much larger scale.

Jaume Collet-Serra & Bradley Cooper May Say 'Here There Be Monsters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 10:10 PM
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Two guys who recently had big high profile projects fall apart at Warner Bros. may be teaming for another big blockbuster the studio is brewing.

Russell Crowe May Take The Lead In Jaume Collet-Serra's Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 11:34 AM
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It's good to have options. Last year, when director Jaume Collet-Serra was riding high off the heat of "Unknown," he took a look at a few projects including the long developing remake of "Le Cercle Rouge," he got shortlisted to directed blockbuster sequels "300: Battle Of Artemisia" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," he took on the vampire flick "Harker" and he wound up in the seat for "Akira." Well, with Warner Bros. recently putting that project on hold, they're turning their eye back to "Harker" and have a big star in talks to the lead.

'Orphan' & 'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra To Helm Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 1:58 AM
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Who said vampires were on their way out? Warner Bros. believes there's still more business to be wrung out of pop culture's latest obsession and are quickly moving on a new spin of an old tale.

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