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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Starring Matt Damon Moved Up To 2015, Tim Burton's 'Peregrine' Bumped And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 6:02 PM
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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon In The Lead
When it was announced that Ridley Scott would be directing Matt Damon in "The Martian," there was that usual caveat that comes with anything associated with the director, that plans could change or the project could wind up on the backburner. But then things got more real when producer Simon Kinberg revealed that production would begin this fall. But wait, what about "Prometheus 2"? Isn't that supposed to be the next project from the filmmaker, and won't it fill that vacant release date Fox has slotted for it? The simple answer is: no.

Casting: Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine,' Matthias Schoenaerts Drops 'Belgica' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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Penny Dreadful
With his Oscar contender "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz coming soon, those who prefer Burton's more whimsical movies shouldn't worry. Early next year he's gearing up an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and he's got his eye on a former collaborator for a role.

Adjust Your Calendar: '12 Years A Slave' Moves Up Two Months For October Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 12:02 PM
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12 Years A Slave
Of course, making Oscar predictions this early in the game is a fool's errand, with six months to go until the end of the year, campaigns are starting to take shape and the picture for the awards season is beginning to get a little bit clearer. And one move that's already on the tip of everyone's tongue is Steve McQueen's star-studded "12 Years A Slave." And feeling the hype, Fox Searchlight is looking to make the movie their Oscar horse.

Discuss: After Two Flops In Six Months, What's Next For Tim Burton?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 8, 2012 1:30 PM
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Two years ago, it seemed like Tim Burton could do no wrong. Reteaming once again with frequent collaborator Johnny Depp, the pair took "Alice In Wonderland" to over a billion dollars worldwide, surfing the 3D wave in the aftermath of the success of "Avatar," and demonstrating once again that the pair were perfectly placed to bring the weird to the mainstream. A host of similar other projects were lined up for the filmmaker, but he settled on two that seemed to be close to his heart: an adaptation of supernatural soap "Dark Shadows" starring Depp, set for a plum summer release, and a stop-motion animated remake of the short film that made his name, "Frankenweenie."

Jane Goldman Adapting Eisner Award-Winning Comic 'Nonplayer' For Warner Bros.

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 2, 2012 9:56 AM
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Beloved and beautiful geek scribe Jane Goldman has her hands full. In addition to penning this weekend's gothic Hammer horror story "The Woman In Black," she's lined up a number of big projects. And while there's a chance one of them may or may not be involved in the forthcoming "X-Men: First Class" sequel, she may have bigger fish to fry.

‘X-Men: First Class’ Writer Jane Goldman To Pen ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ For Tim Burton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2011 5:25 PM
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As the pen behind "Stardust," "Kick-Ass," "X-Men: First Class" and the upcoming period horror flick "The Woman In Black," screenwriter Jane Goldman has established herself as one of the finest pens in the genre category. She's proven herself to be just as good (if not better) than the dudes who tend to dominate in the genre, and if all goes well, her next effort will be brought to the big screen by none other than Tim Burton.

Tim Burton Wants To Visit 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2011 12:34 PM
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An abandoned, crumbling orphanage? Oddball and potentially dangerous children? And an adventure to uncover a mystery? No wonder Tim Burton wants to direct this thing.

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