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Thanks A Lot 'Lego Movie': 'Monster Trucks' Moves Ahead With Jane Levy & Lucas Till

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 11:17 AM
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Yes, "The Lego Movie" might be super-clever and subversive and far better than anyone was expecting, but that's not how Hollywood sees it. As we feared, the success of the toy movie has sent executives scrambling to find anything that can be found on the shelves of Toys 'R Us so they can turn it into a movie. And that's why "Monster Trucks" is a totally a thing now.

Lucas Till Returns For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' Peter Dinklage's Role Revealed & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 4:44 PM
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Let's say you're making a comic book sequel, and let's you already have this cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore and James Marsden. Do you add even more actors or do you think, "Y'know, maybe I'm good right here." Well, Bryan Singer was recently faced with this dilemma and made a choice. Can you guess which way he went?

Sundance Review: Silly & Cartoonish 'Stoker' Is A Garish Misfire For Park Chan-Wook

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2013 5:05 AM
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One could argue there's nothing subtle about the movies made by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, the director behind "Oldboy," including the celebrated Vengeance Trilogy and the loopy vampire movie, "Thirst." Violence reigns in his films, cameras pirouette like self-conscious characters in his ensemble, and style is king. But in the past, especially in "Oldboy" and "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," his penchant for the outrageous and over-the-top always included sublime, comically brutal and sometimes even emotionally devastating conclusions that could leave the jaw agape. Style was always in service of a story and characters.

Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine & Alex Pettyfer Testing For 'Divergent' Lead Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 5:25 PM
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So, will any of these guys be the next Robert Pattinson? As studios gear up to fill the space left by the now finished "Twilight" franchise -- "Beautiful Creatures" from Warner Bros. arrives next month and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" hits in the summer -- another contender is on the way, but from the studio who brought you Edward and Bella in the first place. Summit is gearing up "Divergent" with Shailene Woodley, and it's time to find her a co-star.

First Image From 'Mortal Instruments' Arrives, Four Testing For Male Lead In 'Divergent' Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 12:20 PM
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With "Twilight" wrapping up its final installment this week, there's clearly a certain amount of jostling to be the next big young adult franchise going on. "The Hunger Games" certainly has the early lead, but that franchise is already eyeing its 2015 endgame by hiring Francis Lawrence to direct the two-part finale, 'Mockingjay,' so the field is still fairly open. And there's plenty on the way, with two of the contenders starting to show their wares or shape up their casts.

Lucas Till Leads 'Wolves'; Mark Margolis Boards 'Noah'; Jason Clarke Joins 'White House Down' & 'Catching Fire' Adds One More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2012 11:18 AM
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Like a match made in heaven, Lucas Till who played Havoc in "X-Men: First Class" is teaming with "X-Men" and "X2" scribe David Hayter for the writer's directorial debut "Wolves." And no, there won't be any spandex suits involved. Instead, as the title suggests it's a werewolf story, with Till playing the hairy beast who is falsely accused of murdering his parents and is forced to go on the run. He winds up in a town named Lupine Ridge, which, you might be surprised to learn, has supernatural shit going on, and along the way, he'll learn about his past. It's intriguing we suppose, even it sounds vaguely like a Wolverine movie just switched out to a werewolf instead. We'll soon find out -- filming kicks off next month. [THR]

Lucas Till Joins Liam Hemsworth In Robert Luketic's Corporate Thriller 'Paranoia'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 18, 2012 11:41 AM
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Lucas Till had a fairly successful 2011 featuring in both "Battle: Los Angeles" and "X-Men: First Class" before finding himself part of Park Chan-wook's English-language debut "Stoker" opposite names like Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska. With the latter film inching closer to an unveiling (maybe we'll find out tomorrow?), Till has joined another project which will see him star alongside veterans Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as well as fellow newcomer Liam Hemsworth.

'X-Men: First Class' Grad Lucas Till Joins Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 2:03 AM
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It's still too early to tell if we'll see the cast of "X-Men: First Class" in their mutant guises again. While the superhero prequel was well-received, the box office was somewhat underwhelming, with Matthew Vaughn's film turning out to be the lowest-grossing of the five installments so far (domestically at least), and, while "Thor" already has a sequel dated, word's been suspiciously quiet on a possible 'First Class' follow-up from the studio. Nevertheless, the young cast aren't doing too badly off it: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender cemented their places on the A-list with their turns, Jennifer Lawrence bagged the much-sought-after lead in "The Hunger Games," and Nicholas Hoult is filming another tentpole, Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Killer." And now, one more of their cast mates has bagged a new role, in what's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing projects of 2012.

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