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Leigh Whannel To Helm 'Insidious 3,' Universal's 'The Mummy' Reboot Loses Another Director & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 3:11 PM
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As logic dictates, if "Insidious" made $97 million worldwide, and "Insidious 2" made $161 million worldwide, a third film should follow. Plans were announced last fall, though director James Wan announced he had moved from the horror genre as a director. But a filmmaker has been found, and it won't surprise who you it is.

'All Is Lost' Director J.C Chandor Sets Up 'A Most Violent Year,' Star Robert Redford To Helm 3D Doc For Wim Wenders

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 25, 2013 10:54 AM
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Before J.C. Chandor could fully soak in the experience of premiering his sophomore feature “All is Lost” at Cannes this week -- which was met with rapturous praise (read our review here) -- he had already lined up his next project, and it's slated to shoot later this year. His third feature, A Most Violent Year,” is planning to cast a bunch of big names, but none of them have been revealed as of yet. Given the buzz for 'Lost,' however, names may not be so difficult to come by. Plot details are being kept under wraps but considering how well he handled an ensemble cast with his debut film, “Margin Call,” it should be fun to see him working with another top notch cast. [Deadline]

Gerard Butler To Become 'Hunter Killer'; Sam Worthington Being Eyed To Co-Star

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 13, 2011 7:46 AM
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Summit Relativity Media has been very aggressive with "Hunter Killer," earmarking the picture for a December 2012 release date for months as Phillip Noyce decided whether he was the right man for the director's chair. Though he left the project in August, Relativity continued to show faith in the adaptation of George Wallace's best-seller "Firing Point," bringing on Antoine Fuqua to direct. And with a winter start date being eyed, it looks like they have their leading men.

Antoine Fuqua Once Again Exits 'Tupac' Biopic, Takes On 'Hunter Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 8:55 AM
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It has been on again, off again, on again and now, off again for Antoine Fuqua and the forever gestating "Tupac" biopic. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the director was dropping out of directing the movie in favor of doing the Eminem boxing movie "Southpaw." But then, just over a week later, production company Morgan Creek, signed Fuqua to a pay-or-play deal to keep him on the movie and show their commitment to getting the project made. Well, "Southpaw" was dropped by DreamWorks, "Tupac" still hasn't found a lead, and Fuqua is ready to work.

Phillip Noyce Departs 'Hunter Killer,' Eyes Romance 'Timeless' & Thriller 'Above Suspicion' Instead

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 22, 2011 1:18 AM
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With a big-time release date of December 21st, 2012, "Hunter Killer" was meant to be a very sharp quiver in Relativity Media's bow during the next holiday season. Alas, director Phillip Noyce has bowed from the project, according to Moviehole. Adapted from the Don Keith and George Wallace novel "Firing Point," the story centered on a renegade Russian admiral attempting a coup, and the American sub commander and Navy SEAL tasked with stopping him.

Game, Set, Match? Relativity Moves Tarsem's Snow White Movie To March 16, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 8:46 AM
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Like two drunken frat boys engaged in a pissing match for bragging rights, Universal and Relativity have been fighting it out over their competing Snow White movies both set to hit next year. In one corner, we have “Snow White and the Huntsman" with Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman, Charlize Theron set to play the evil queen, Kristen Stewart as Snow White, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” star Sam Clafin as the prince. In the other corner, we have Tarsem's untitled Snow White movie with Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lily Collins, Nathan Lane and Robert Emms. Originally, Tarsem's film was set to be released on June 29, 2012, with Universal's picture coming arriving in December. But last week, Universal announced they were moving their film all the way up to June 1st and switching out their film with Judd Apatow's forthcoming "Knocked Up" spin off, which they bumped to the end of the year. But it looks like Relativity now has the last laugh.

Phillip Noyce To Direct Thriller 'Hunter Killer' Written By 'X-Men: First Class' Scribe Jamie Moss

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 9:59 AM
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Looks like Phillip Noyce is returning for another action picture following "Salt."

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