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Former 'Sons Of Anarchy' Star Taylor Sheridan Sells Spec Script 'Comancheria'; Peter Berg Eyeing As Directorial Vehicle

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 20, 2012 9:37 AM
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What's in the water over at FX's biker-drama "Sons Of Anarchy"? First, star Charlie Hunnam sells a spec script based on Vlad The Impaler -- which, last we heard, was being rewritten by James Gray for Anthony Mandler to direct -- and now former co-star Taylor Sheridan (who played anatagonist Deputy Chief David Hale) has sold his own spec script, a Texan-set actioner "Comancheria."

Then Why Is it Called 'Battleship'? Peter Berg Says The Movie Has "No Direct Correlation" With The Game

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 23, 2012 8:22 AM
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At this stage, it seems that rather than providing it the safety of an established brand name to lean on, the connection to Hasbro’s “Battleship” game is proving to be more of a hindrance than a help to Peter Berg’s upcoming blockbuster. While a film about "Transformers"-esque aliens attacking Earth with warships being our first and last line of defence may seem faintly ridiculous anyway, add into that equation that it’s based on a board game and audiences may be forgiven for writing it off as a load of old tosh before it makes it anywhere near theatres.

Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch & Ben Foster To Suit Up As Navy SEALs In Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 8:32 PM
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"It was pretty obvious to me [Universal] weren't jumping head over heels to make a war film in the Middle East right now," Peter Berg said way back in 2009. "So they said, 'What if you give us 'Battleship' for July 2011, and we guarantee you'll follow with 'Lone Survivor'? " While the timeline may have shifted, it looks like a deal is a deal and the studio is making good on their word (it probably didn't hurt that "Act Of Valor" topped the box office over the weekend either) and ramping up Peter Berg's Navy SEALs flick "Lone Survivor."

Peter Berg Shares One Of The Terrible 'Hancock' Sequel Ideas He Had & Reveals 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Plot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 5:33 PM
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The mooted "Hancock" sequel is one of those things that crops up every now and then -- usually when Will Smith or Peter Berg are out promoting something -- and with "Battleship" looming on the horizon, the latter has been once again talking up the possibilities of the anti-superhero returning to the big screen. Of course, it will take a feat of scheduling to make it happen (meaning, don't hold your breath), but that hasn't stopped Berg and Smith from tossing ideas around ye olde water cooler, even if some of them sound godawful. And sharing one of those concepts with MTV, Berg inadvertently proves that the wait has its benefits.

Watch: 'Battleship,' 'John Carter,' 'The Avengers' & Clint Eastwood Lead Super Bowl Ads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2012 11:06 PM
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The greatest advertising opportunity of the year aka the Super Bowl, is over, and one highly priced team of players beat another highly priced team of players. But as always, it's the ads everyone is talking about anyway, and this year, Hollywood dropped a bunch of cash hoping to lure football lovers to theaters over the next few months.

Watch: Peter Berg Directed Ad For Mini Roadster Goes Over The Edge; Will Helm Super Bowl Spot For 'The Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2012 12:40 PM
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Though Peter Berg will be busy for a good chunk of 2012, putting the finishing touches on his expensive board game/alien invasion movie "Battleship," the multi-tasking director is keeping the creative juices flowing with some advertising work.
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Peter Berg Reveals Will Smith Tossing Around Ideas For A 'Hancock' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2012 5:01 PM
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This idea of a "Hancock" sequel has been kicking around for a while, and while the movie isn't exactly one of the more memorable blockbusters in recent memory, the bottom line is that it took in over $600 million worldwide. Not bad for a movie about a made up superhero who is also kind of an asshole. Back in 2009, director Peter Berg boldly proclaimed, "Everybody's going to come back for a sequel," noting he had a new super villain in the works. "We have [someone in mind]. I'm not gonna tell you who, but we have!" Well, nothing came to pass, but it seems there is still an effort underway.

New Look At Rihanna In 'Battleship'; Peter Berg Says He Hopes To Make Sequels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2011 5:53 PM
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Oh yeah, "Battleship." We kind of forgot about this $200 million dollar board game adaptation (good lord), but it's just around the corner and the marketing campaign is going to start heading up soon for the film. A handful of outlets, including Movieline and The Hitlist were invited to the editing bay to chat with director Peter Berg about this upcoming film, and a few new images have come along for a ride as well. And yes, in case you forgot, this is the movie where Rihanna plays a Naval officer, but Berg reveals she brought the uh, "urban swagger" he was looking for in the movie.

Sorry John Singleton, N.W.A. Biopic Might Go To Craig Brewer, F. Gary Gray Or Peter Berg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2011 8:28 AM
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Hollywood moves fast and literally days after director John Singleton told us he was in some early discussions about making a biopic about seminal gangsta rappers N.W.A. the tide appears to be shifting. But first let's rewind a moment.

Texas Forever! Peter Berg Wants To Bring 'Friday Night Lights' Back To The Big Screen

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 17, 2011 11:43 AM
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It was a big week for football fans in Dillon, Texas, with Coach Eric Taylor leading the underdog East Dillon Lions to an emotional championship victory. Actually, it's been a big week for fans of one of TV's best dramas, "Friday Night Lights," as it just concluded its fifth and final season on NBC (that is, for anyone without DirecTV or a decent Internet connection where the show wrapped up a few months ago). But with the show coming to a close for the second time it's given fans and news outlets alike a chance to start memorializing the show. Grantland has a must-read oral history of the show by its cast and creators and a few days ago the series received Emmy nominations for Best Drama (its first) and Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama for Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton (their second).

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