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Joel Silver Says Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen' A "Slave" To Comic, Terry Gilliam's Version Had No Dr. Manhattan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 1:19 PM
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Watchmen
Up there in the pantheon of Movies Terry Gilliam Almost Made, riding right near the top (beneath "Harry Potter") is an adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen." In case you weren't aware, before Zack Snyder got his slow-motion, "Hallejuah"-scored-sex-scene hands on the comic, the project was set up over at 20th Century Fox where Joel Silver and Gilliam were working on it. Obviously, it never came to pass, with Gilliam saying the material was "unfilmable," but today Silver sheds a light on just how different their version would have been.

Joel Silver Says 'Escape From New York' Reboot May Be A Trilogy, Concept Inspired By 'Arkham City' Video Game

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 12, 2014 4:30 PM
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Nigh-on a year ago, we brought you the questionable word that Hollywood nexus producer Joel Silver, of “Die Hard,” “The Matrix,” "Sherlock Holmes” and a dozen or more major blockbusters, had got his hands on the rights to remake John Carpenter's 1981 classic “Escape From New York,” one of the more hellaciously fun films ever made. Silver has been (uncharacteristically) quiet on his plans for the property ever since... until now (dun dun dun).

Review: 'Getaway' With Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez & Jon Voight's Voice

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 28, 2013 6:17 PM
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All good things must come to an end, and Ethan Hawke's glorious summer of 2013, in which he starred in the most universally beloved indie darling of the year ("Before Midnight") alongside a bona fide horror movie hit ("The Purge"), has now come to an inglorious finale with his starring role in the ridiculously stupid car chase movie "Getaway." As artless as "Before Midnight" was arty and plodding as "The Purge" was thrilling, "Getaway" is like slamming your foot on the gas while the car is still in park. There's a whole lot of wheel spinning but it never really goes anywhere.

Sweaty & Grimy Sean Penn Emerges In First Official Photo From 'The Gunman,' Producer Joel Silver Hopes For Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2013 9:18 AM
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The Gunman Sean Penn
After a string of arthouse and prestige pictures—"The Tree Of Life," "The Must Be The Place," "Fair Game," "Milk"—it looks like Sean Penn is ready to get paid. Earlier this year, he hammed it up in the glossy studio gangster flick "Gangster Squad," later this year, he's set to drop in on "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" and now, he's notching an action flick under his belt with "The Gunman," and this is what he looks like in it.

Joel Silver Is Now Going To Try To Make That 'Escape From New York' Reboot Into A Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 3:21 PM
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As long as there is a property to exploit, Hollywood will keeping trying, and one they've been trying to crack the nut on for years is John Carpenter's "Escape From New York." Len Wiseman, Brett Ratner, Jonathan Mostow, Gerard Butler and Josh Brolin have all been rumored as potential directors and stars, and in 2010, some traction seemed to build around an iteration supposedly approved by Carpenter, with Breck Eisner ("Sahara," "The Crazies") signed on to the flick that Allan Loeb ("The Switch," "The Dilemma") and Jamie Moss ("X-Men: First Class") would write. But in 2011, New Line eventually threw in towel, but someone is now picking up the ball.

Watch: Trailer For Jean Dujardin's 2004 Heist Flick 'Le Convoyeur' That's Getting A Hollywood Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 12:27 PM
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Believe it or not, before he swept the cinema world off its feet with his turn in "The Artist," Jean Dujardin made other movies, and he was perhaps best known as the lead in the spy spoof 'OSS 117' flicks. But it seems producer Joel Silver has been using that new all region DVD player he got on Black Friday, as he's set to remake "Le Convoyeur," a 2004 heist flick starring Dujardin.

WB Moves Forward With 'Lobo' With 'Journey 2' Director Brad Peyton

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 20, 2012 3:29 PM
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The cinematic Marvel-DC "arms race" is a bit of an illusion, since Marvel has leased their properties to many other studios, and DC's characters all exist underneath the Warner Bros. banner. Still, WB is smart enough to know that superheroes sell right now, and with the departure of "Harry Potter," the end of the Chris Nolan "Batman" films, and a final "Hangover" hitting next summer, they're clearly hard-up for franchises right now. Which is why DC and the WB are partnering to bring "The Flash" "Wonder Woman" "Lobo" to the big screen, with the help of the visionary auteur behind "Cats And Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore."

Liam Neeson Talks Preparing For The Cold In 'The Grey' & His Plans To Do Some 'Die Hard' Style Movies Soon

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • January 26, 2012 1:02 PM
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The career of Liam Neeson has taken an unmistakable shift in recent years. After a long stretch highlighted by acclaimed performances in epic-tinged material like “Schindler’s List,” “Rob Roy” and “Michael Collins,” Neeson took an unlikely turn in Pierre Morel’s 2008 actioner “Taken,” where he portrayed tough guy retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, kicking ass and taking names rather than delivering eloquent monologues.

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