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David Fincher Won't Direct Aaron Sorkin-Penned Steve Jobs Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2014 5:04 PM
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A Steve Jobs biopic. Sony and Scott Rudin producing, Aaron Sorkin had written the script and David Fincher in the directing chair. It’s basically a dream re-team of the key principals behind “The Social Network,” which worked out swimmingly well for everyone, right?

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg To Direct Sega Vs. Nintendo Saga 'Console Wars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 9:09 AM
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In the 1990s, an arms race kicked off in the living room between videogame makers Sega and Nintendo. From the Sega Master System to the DreamCast, from the Nintendo Entertainment System to Nintendo 64, the fight for which company could boast the best graphics and games — and move the most units — raged between them as they angled for market share. (And shed a tear for anyone who tried to elbow their way in — sorry TurboGrafx 16). And now that story is booting up to the big screen.

Jonny Greenwood Finishes Recording For 'Inherent Vice,' Scott Rudin Says He Has Another PTA Movie In The Works

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Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" is one step closer to being finished, and we'll let Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood explain: "I finished recording a soundtrack last week for Paul Thomas Anderson's next film 'Inherent Vice.' We recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Clio Gould - they were fantastic," he told Sinfini Music. So, hooray for that. But could PTA already be brewing another film? Read More »

Paul Greengrass To Helm Cyber-Espionage Thriller 'The Director'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 9:50 PM
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Tomorrow morning we'll see if Paul Greengrass will earn his second Oscar nomination for "Captain Phillips," but even if he somehow misses out, the filmmaker is keeping an eye toward his next gig. He doesn't have anything lined up as his next go project — he dropped out of "The Trial Of The Chicago 7" last fall while "Memphis" is still on the backburner — but it looks like he got on with his "Captain Phillips" producer Scott Rudin just fine.

Dyno-mite! 'Good Times' Headed To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2013 1:42 PM
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There's no point being outraged, shocked or surprised. Moviemakers want safe, reliable properties, preferably cheap, and with every comic book, sexy fan fiction, fairy tale and young adult series getting snatched up, of course, television will be the next place to get fracked. Even the title alone will suffice, with "21 Jump Street" hardly resembling the show except in name alone with a cameo for Johnny Depp because, well, he's Johnny Depp. So what's next on Hollywood's list?

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart To Make Directorial Debut With Iranian Journalist Drama 'Rosewater'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 3:00 PM
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Quick! Who remembers that in 2010 "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart optioned the life rights of Iranian/Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari for a feature film? Well he did, and now it looks like he's exercising those rights, by leaping into his directorial debut in a pretty surprising and exciting bit of news.

Alexandre Desplat Returns To Score Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 1, 2013 10:38 AM
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Talk about getting the gang back together. While he's been playing close to the chest about what he's building with "Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson has at least slowly been revealing who'll be part of the project. Right around Christmas the director shared that Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe would be joining the ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman. As always, the actors are a mix of familiar and new faces, but when it comes to the talent behind the camera, Anderson is keeping it in the family.

Emma Stone To Star In Cameron Crowe's Next Film, A Reworked Version Of 'Deep Tiki'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 30, 2012 8:41 PM
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Well, talk about a match made in heaven. On one hand, you've got Cameron Crowe, the man behind sweet-natured, smart romances like "Say Anything," "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," films as good of their kind as any Hollywood has produced in the last few decades (take a peek at our recent retrospective on the filmmaker). After taking a serious bruising after the critically-reviled "Elizabethtown," Crowe bounced back with three films last year, most notably the charming, somewhat undervalued "We Bought A Zoo," which proved to be a modest hit over the Christmas period ($120 million worldwide, which isn't too shabby for a film that had some tough competition).

Zach Galifianakis May Lead 'Confederacy Of Dunces' For 'Muppets' Director James Bobin

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 22, 2012 11:20 PM
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When you talk dream projects that you wish could become resurrected -- something we do for shits and giggles from time to time -- very high on our list is John Kennedy Toole's posthumously-published, picaresque novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" (published in 1980, eleven years after the author's suicide at the age of 32). Steven Soderbergh and Scott Kramer (producer for "The Limey") wrote a screenplay in the late '90s (we still have a copy lying around somewhere) and in the early aughts, they attached David Gordon Green to direct circa "Undertow," and names like Will Ferrell, Mos Def, and Drew Barrymore circulated for the lead roles (Barrymore would have co-produced).

Greg Mottola To Adapt Jeffrey Eugenides' 'The Marriage Plot' For Scott Rudin & Sony

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 16, 2012 9:19 AM
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What's writer-director Greg Mottola been up to lately? After a trifecta of films in "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul," the writer-director was noted to be adapting Leanne Shaption's 'Important Artifacts' for Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, before turning to television to helm the pilot for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," which will air next month We now have another project to add to the mix with Mottola teaming with literature-loving "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin and Sony for an adaptation of "The Virgin Suicides" author Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot."

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