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Adèle Exarchopoulos Celebrates 'Bastille Day,' Michael Shannon Joins 'Freeheld' With Ellen Page & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2014 10:26 AM
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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Despite roles in blockbusters like “Prometheus,” “Thor” and “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba still hasn’t had that one role that would catapult him into a household name—sorry, “The Wire” doesn’t count—but he’ll be getting his shot at the spotlight with the previously-announced action vehicle “Bastille Day.”

5 Versions Of ‘Jurassic Park’ You Never Saw

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 11, 2013 12:04 PM
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Jurassic Park
This week marks the 20th (!) anniversary of "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Michael Crichton best-seller that would go on to become (at the time) the highest grossing movie of all time and a true technological breakthrough that would influence the way movies are made and exhibited to this very day (it was the first movie with a fully digital theatrical soundtrack). The movie is so ingrained in the hearts and minds of a certain generation that the 3D rerelease felt redundant – there are some of us who could easily act out every moment from the movie from memory. It's hard to even imagine but there were several, wildly different variations on "Jurassic Park" that almost made it to the screen, and we're here to dig those up like a long forgotten mosquito inside chunk of amber, dust them off, use the blood from inside the mosquito, and resurrect these versions of "Jurassic Park." Welcome to the "Jurassic Park" you've never seen.

Sam Neill Is Under The Impression That The New 'Jurassic Park' Will Be A Reboot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 22, 2013 5:15 PM
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To paraphrase the great screenwriter and novelist William Goldman: nobody knows anything about "Jurassic Park 4." The core creative principles are known, of course, with "Safety Not Guaranteed" director Colin Trevorrow working from a script written by the husband-and-wife team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), possibly based in part on a screenplay that Mark Protosevich ("I Am Legend") wrote for Steven Spielberg in 2011. But plot specifics and casting decisions have yet to see the light of day, despite the announcement that production was being delayed slightly. But Sam Neill, who starred in the original film and the underwhelming "Jurassic Park III," thinks that he knows what's going on: it's going to be a reboot. And honestly, if you can't trust Sam Neill, who can you trust?

Vera Farmiga & Mia Wasikowska Join 'A View From The Bridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 3:24 AM
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Sam Neill, Anthony LaPaglia & Sebastian Stan Also On BoardVera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska are set to boost their already strong indie cred as they lead a strong cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Miller's play "A View From A Bridge."

Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill & Frances O'Connor Lead Daniel Nettheim's 'The Hunter'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 1, 2010 2:13 AM
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An Adaptation Of Julia Leigh's Psychological Thriller About The Hunt For An Extinct AnimalWillem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor will topline Daniel Nettheim's adaptation of Julia Leigh's psychological thriller "The Hunter," which began production on location on the southern Australian island of Tasmania this week.

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