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'Jack The Giant Killer' Gets A New Title & Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 11:45 AM
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Do you remember that Bryan Singer has a new movie called "Jack The Giant Killer" coming out? Yeah, we don't either. So it's probably not a big deal that Warner Bros. is changing -- well, tweaking -- the title, or moving the release date (again), because it's not like many folks had marked this one down on the calendar.

WB Moves 'Jack The Giant Killer' To March 22, 2013; Takes 'Arthur & Lancelot' Off The Calendar Completely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 10:24 PM
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Heading out of 2011 and into 2012, the executives and bookkeepers at Warner Bros. began taking a hard look at the numbers of a handful of projects on their slate, and they didn't like what they saw. The long developing remake of "Akira," which was gearing up to shoot this spring, seemed to be in an endless casting/testing cycle and the film, which had already stalled out once in 2011 when orignial director Albert Hughes left, had its pre-production offices closed at the start of the month. That's not all. David Dobkin's fantasy pic "Arthur & Lancelot," which was set to star Joel Kinnaman and Kit Harington, was also put on hold. The studio encouraged the director to take the project elsewhere due to the budget going over by a full three figure number. And it looks like WB is no hurry to revive it.

First Look: Ben Affleck In Covert Iran Hostage Crisis Picture 'Argo,' & 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 26, 2011 2:46 PM
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To quote Matt Damon in a recent episode of KCRW's The Business, after the Bennifer flap of the early aughts, his "hetero lifemate" Ben Affleck had to work twice as hard to frame his name back into a respectable part of the film industry. "He was very sober about what it meant for his career," Damon said. "He knew he was going to go into the penalty box for an undetermined amount of time. The worst place you can be is where you're selling magazines and not movie tickets. That's purgatory."

Watch: Bryan Singer Plants Some Beans, Grows Trailer For 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 10:44 PM
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Well, you can't say that Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Killer" isn't delivering what the title implies. Yes, it's a movie based on the classic fairy tale, for better or worse, and this first trailer promises a movie somewhere between the ridiculounsness of "Mirror Mirror" and the awesomeness of "Snow White and the Huntsmen."

Bill Nighy Says The 'Total Recall' Remake Is In "Brilliant Hands"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 22, 2011 4:18 PM
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En-Ra-Ha: Eddie Marsan Joins Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2011 12:58 PM
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We're never one to begrudge anyone a payday, particularly when they're a character actor who's toiled away in theater and TV for years and who's finally managed to get a big break. Which is why we're pleased to see Eddie Marsan working so consistently these days. The actor's been working since the late 80s, but the last decade has seen him go from strength to strength -- kicking off with serious, auteur-driven pictures like "Gangs of New York" and "21 Grams," he's gone on to crop up in the likes of "Mission Impossible 3," "Miami Vice," "Hancock" and "Sherlock Holmes," while still turning out terrific performances in the indie world, particularly with Mike Leigh, in "Vera Drake" and "Happy-Go-Lucky."

'Rock Of Ages' & 'Jack The Giant Killer' Claim Two June 2012 Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 10:24 AM
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With the spring/summer movie season barely started this year, studios are already making their claim on dates in 2012 and Warner Bros. has just thrown their weight around, planting two major films with big, June bows next blockbuster season.

Ian McShane Gets Regal In Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2011 12:59 PM
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The new lease on life that Ian McShane's career seems to have found in the last decade or so never stops being amusing to those of us who best remember him as the roguish, massively-coiffed East Anglian antiques dealer in the 1980s/1990s BBC TV series "Lovejoy." Of course, most audiences are entirely unaware of his past, despite his career stretching back half a century that has seen the actor appear in "Magnum P.I" "Roots" and "Dallas" in addition to his extensive stage work.

Eleanor Tomlinson Wins Role Of Isabella In Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 3:01 AM
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Beating out a field that included Juno Temple, Lily Collins and Adelaide Kane, the arguably least known of the contenders, Eleanor Tomlinson -- who had small roles in "Alice In Wonderland" and "The Illusionist" -- has landed the role of Isabella, the princess, in "Jack The Giant Killer" according to Deadline.

Ewan McGregor In Talks For Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2011 1:37 AM
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Adelaide Kane and Eleanor Tomlinson Latest Names Mentioned For Female LeadAfter a pair of scorching lead performances in two Danny Boyle films, "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting," it looked as though the world would be Ewan McGregor's oyster -- he was picked by George Lucas to play the key role of the young Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels, and it seemed as though a star had been born. But outside of those films, and the role he'll perhaps be best remembered for in future generations, as the lead in "Moulin Rouge" (which this writer believes wouldn't work anywhere near as well without the tonal dexterity displayed by the Scottish actor), he never stuck the landing: for the most part, his Hollywood leads in pictures like "The Island" and "Down With Love" were disappointments, and he made patchy choices away from the tentpole world too -- see, or rather don't, "Stay" and "Incendiary."

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