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Tommy Lee Jones To Remake 'The Cowboys,' Tom Hanks' 'Hologram' Gets Ready To Shoot & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 4:30 PM
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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, all sorts of deals are being made and mended, and the news is coming fast and furiously, straight from the great white north. Predictably, we're doing all we can to keep up with the news, with a rundown that includes the start date for Tom Hanks' next feature, a big time cast member joining David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," information on Tommy Lee Jones' next directorial project, a legendary name lending a hand to Elijah Wood's new horror movie and word that a creepy old dude will be joining a young adult novel adaptation.

Review: Sorry, 'Burke & Hare' Is Simply Not The John Landis Comeback We Were Hoping For

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 11, 2011 10:00 AM
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It seems like nowadays, especially in our gimme-gimme-gimme, now-now-now society of instant, hyperlinked gratification, that when a movie’s release is delayed or postponed, that it takes on a mystical dimension of importance and fascination. This leads to endless speculation about why the film hasn’t made its way to (domestic) theaters yet; what’s the reason behind the hold-up? In the in-between time, a new reputation for the film has already been forged, one based on tenuous material and (possibly) overseas reviews. In the case of John Landis’ “Burke & Hare,” which was released almost a year ago in England, the word was that the film was something of a return to form.

John Landis’ Planning French Monster Movie to Shoot in Paris

  • By Sam Price
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  • August 12, 2011 1:43 AM
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John Landis: big in Europe. You wait years for the “Trading Places” director to make one film that will restore karmic balance to the universe and make amends for “Blues Brothers 2000,” and two come along at once. Well, sort of. Given the tepid response since its release in the U.K. almost a year ago, it’s unlikely that the director’s upcoming knockabout Simon Pegg-starring black comedy “Burke & Hare” is going to be the film that catapults him back to his creative heyday of the 1980s. More promising perhaps is what he recently told the guys at Bloody Disgusting. He’s working on an untitled “little monster movie” due to shoot within the next two years in Paris. Though the details remain sketchy, certainly, as one of the individuals who saw an upturn in his fortunes since contributing to both the “Masters of Horror” and “Fear Itself” television series a few years, it makes sense that he’d want to go back to the well that has generated the most goodwill for him in the past, especially with “An American Werewolf in London”'s deft blend of horror and comedy. Discerning genre fans will remember the last time someone tried to trade on that film’s legacy in the French capital, the result was the abominable hatchet job, “An American Werewolf in Paris.” Landis himself will hopefully have more success in the Gallic setting, albeit using different subject matter.

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