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Marc Forster To Direct Futuristic Thriller 'Red Riding' & Seth Gordon Will Helm Lewis Carrol Pic 'Queen Of Hearts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 4:01 PM
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Marc Forster
Wisely, director Marc Forster kept his head down during the tumultuous post-production of "World War Z," and thankfully film was thankfully a big hit so he came out of it mostly intact. And now he's ready to work. He's already lined up a gig at Amazon Studios helming their pilot "Hand Of God," but lest you think he's been resigned to TV jobs, guess again.

Seth Gordon Gets 'Uncharted' & Julie Delpy To Direct Silent Film Era Pic 'A Dazzling Display Of Splendor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 8:20 PM
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"Uncharted" may be a massively popular video game franchise, but getting the movie made has proven to be all kinds of difficult. At one time, it was mooted for David O. Russell who eventually left the project and was replaced by Neil Burger, who also wound up exiting. Things have been kind of dormant for the past couple of years, but no more.

TV Dial: Amazon Eyes Pilot From Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman, David Slade Goes 'Crossbones' Style & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 16, 2013 10:38 AM
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In spite of the disaster that was Amazon’s scripted series/continuation of the film, “Zombieland,” the company isn’t content to get out of the scripted content game altogether. The massive online provider of everything has purchased two additional pilots to turn into series: “Bosch," based on the series of popular procedural novels written by Michael Connelly, as well as “Transparent” starring Jeffrey Tambor. Amazon also has its eye on “The After,” from “X-Files” creator Chris Carter. But for our purposes, the most interesting of the bunch is “Mozart in the Jungle” from Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, about the classical music scene in New York.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Needs To Find A New Boss As Director Seth Gordon Exits The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2013 4:12 PM
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We have to be honest, we kinda forgot that this was an actual thing that was really happening. You might have remembered that earlier this year, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis all signed up to return for "Horrible Bosses 2," with original helmer Seth Gordon ready to direct. Nothing has really been heard about the movie since, but it seems everything is moving along to shoot this fall (which perhaps explains why Sudeikis finally left "Saturday Night Live"), but now it needs, well, a boss.

'Horrible Bosses' Team Seth Gordon, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Will Spend 'One Night On The Hudson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 2:54 PM
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Bromance alert! Having already palled around on "Horrible Bosses," and getting set to hang together on "Horrible Bosses 2," it seems director Seth Gordon and stars Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day just can't get enough of each other. (Someone give Jason Bateman a hug).

Box Office: 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Barely Climbs Beanstalk To Number One

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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The writing was on the wall as soon as director Bryan Singer retreated to the “X-Men” franchise for next year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” “Jack The Giant Slayer” was destined to be a money-loser, looking like just another post-”Alice In Wonderland” fantasy epic but costing somewhere in the vicinity of an improbable $200 million. With Warner Bros. putting out a quiet ad campaign for the film, scrimping money off the ad budget was the only way to save face: 'Jack' is poised to take a major bath this weekend, coming in under the minimum $30 million the studio was hoping for.

Review: 'Identity Thief' Joylessly Steals Nearly Two Hours Of Your Life

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 7, 2013 9:18 AM
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When studios screen comedies for critics, there is typically an audience there, no matter how far in advance the screening. The reason, of course, is that an audience responding to a comedy in a positive way has a kind of transformative power – laughing and having fun with your fellow moviegoers is something that you actively want to engage in. And it is a good barometer for whether or not the movie will be a success – when we saw "Ted" last summer, we weren't too crazy about it, but the audience went ape shit. (This translated to one of the biggest R-rated comedies ever.) At a recent screening of "Identity Thief," the new high-concept road movie from Universal, a packed audience responded politely but not enthusiastically.

Producer Neal Moritz Planning 'Sleeping Beauty' Comedy; 'Pixels' & 'Ouija' Get Writers

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 17, 2012 6:27 PM
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Revamps of classic fairy tales are like so hot right now, and with Disney hard at work prepping a new twist on the Sleeping Beauty story with the Angelina Jolie-starrer “Maleficent” it should come as no surprise that a rival project has reared its head. Producer Neal Moritz is busy prepping a comedy take on Sleeping Beauty which will presumably be to "Maleficent" what Tarsem’s “Mirror Mirror” was to “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Moritz’s work is usually confined to the action genre, although he does occasionally work on comedies and has most recently overseen “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Change-Up” and “21 Jump Street.” That last credit is probably one that will pique interest, but...yeah, this is still a pretty terrible idea. [THR]

Seth Gordon Offered A Return To The Director's Chair On Planned 'Horrible Bosses' Sequel

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 11, 2012 9:19 AM
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Even though it managed to break the $200 million barrier at the box office on a $35 million budget, the cold critical reception that greeted Seth Gordon's "Horrible Bosses" saw it fall short of the bar raised by other recent summer comedy blockbusters like "The Hangover" and "Bridesmaids." That performance, however, will evidently be more than enough for New Line to work with, as the wheels are now well and truly in motion on a sequel to the 2011 pic.

Jon Favreau Reunites With Jason Bateman & Seth Gordon For 'Identity Thief'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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Seth Gordon’s latest directorial effort, with “Horrible Bosses” cohort Jason Bateman and “Bridesmaids” scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy in the leads, has steadily been coming together in recent months. And now set to hit next summer, it seems as if “Identity Theft” will start rolling any day now.

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