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'Midnight In Paris,' 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Pick Up Grammy Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2013 11:19 AM
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If you wanted awards coverage, this past weekend was a goldmine. Not only were the BAFTAs handed out, so too were the ASC awards. And last night, there was this little thing called Grammys. Yes, the annual celebration of all things in mainstream music was celebrated, but in among the winners were a few items of note to movie fans.

Sony May Write Daniel Craig Out Of 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels As Actor Asks For Raise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 9:06 AM
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There has been a lot of speculation about why Sony has been taking their time in getting a sequel in front of cameras for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." Maybe the studio was expecting more than the over $230 million they took in worldwide for the hard-R, adult thriller. Perhaps it's the price point, with fees for David Fincher, Scott Rudin and screenwriter Steve Zaillian tallying between $25-$35 million before a frame of film is even shot (not to mention that Fincher gets $5 million anyway as part of his pay-or-play deal if Sony goes with someone else). However, the studio has continually insisted a followup is coming...but just not before 2014. And now things seem to have gotten a bit more complicated.

Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 11:53 AM
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We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to maintain their awards season high, yesterday's announcement of Grammy nominees did bring with it some films that are looking to collect gold from their pals in the music biz.

Daniel Craig Wants David Fincher Back For 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel,’ But Is That Realistic?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 23, 2012 9:58 AM
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On a normal movie franchise timetable, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” series is running behind schedule. If this were Marvel for example, the sequel would have been announced as the film was entering theaters or a few months afterwards. But brooding, dark, decidedly for-adults-only material and not four-quadrant broad like most ideal tentpoles, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is not your average would-be franchise. To boot, according to MGM’s math, the film posted a financial loss after all was said and done (even though the film made $232 million worldwide, its shooting, post-production and promotional budget apparently exceeded those figures).

'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Won't Arrive Earlier Than 2014; David Fincher Still Not Confirmed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 AM
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Wondering what's going on with the followup to Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel ($30 million copies sold worldwide) that grossed $232 million worldwide, but only $102 million domestically in its 2011 iteration as directed by David Fincher?

MGM Takes A Loss On 'Dragon Tattoo': Does This Mean David Fincher Is Out?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2012 6:36 PM
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Well, it's not quite "John Carter," but today MGM revealed in a call with investors (via Deadline) that though "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" took in $231 million worldwide (not bad for a hard-R crime drama that runs 2 1/2 hours long) it still didn't meet the numbers honchos thought they would get out of a fanbase that snapped up 18 million copies of the book. “...it is below our expectations and we booked a modest loss,” exec Gary Barber said, adding that they ”were hoping we’d do 10% more than we did.” But what does this mean about the proposed sequels?

The Amazing Race: At Long Last, My Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2012 3:54 PM
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It's crunch time. The Globes are done, the guilds have wrapped up, the critics have all had their say, and the BAFTAs have picked their nominees. In four days, the nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced, and we can finally stop talking about who's going to be nominated, and start talking about who's going to win.

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' 'Moneyball,' 'War Horse' Win Nominations For ACE Editing Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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Far more so than critics' groups and things like the Golden Globes, the guild awards are far more accurate at showing how Oscar nominations will play out. That's because when it comes to the Academy's nomination process, each category is voted on specifially by their own branch -- the actors pick the actors, the writer pick the writers, the cinematographers pick the cinematographers, and so on. Once the nominations have been decided, most categories are then opened up to voting by the Academy at large.

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Gets Some Love In ASC Nominations, 'War Horse' Once Again Left In The Barn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2012 11:47 AM
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The most interesting thing about watching the awards season is how the narratives slowly take shape and change over the dense, fast-moving months leading up to the Oscars. Back in the fall, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" was being tipped as the movie to beat, with Gary Oldman said to be locked in for a Best Actor nomination, if not the win. But now in January, with the Oscar nominations just a couple weeks away from being announced, 'TTSS' has effectievely been shut out, only earning a nod from the Art Directors Guild, while otherwise remaining absent.

Carey Mulligan Says She Went Through Three Rounds Of Auditions For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2012 11:00 AM
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While the movie is out, and Rooney Mara has proven to be the perfect choice for Lisbeth Salander, the story of what could have been is always intriguing. As has been well documented already, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" went through a lengthy, and very publicized casting process and in the final days, Sarah Snook, Sophie Lowe and Léa Seydoux were said to be the final candidates, with a mix of established and lesser known names like Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Emily Browning and Katie Jarvis also in the running. Last fall, David Fincher said that Scarlett Johansson gave a great audition but proved to be too sexy for the somewhat androgynous part. Also being considered was "Drive" and "Shame" star Carey Mulligan, and she reveals she was called back more than once to try out for the part.

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