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Ridley Scott's 'The Vatican' Shut Down; Dennis Wilson Biopic 'The Drummer' Shuttered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 1:11 PM
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So, here's an interesting parallel. Earlier today we learned that Hollywood was deciding to reboot "The Naked Gun" and remake Sidney Lumet's "The Murder On The Orient Express," because that's the way things go today. And now, in a cruel irony, two much more original sounding projects have bitten the dust for a variety of reasons.

'Wings Of Desire' & 'Downfall' Star Bruno Ganz Is The Pope...In Ridley Scott's Pilot 'The Vatican'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 4:33 PM
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Over a storied and celebrated career, actor Bruno Ganz has logged time with a handful of famed filmmakers including Eric Rohmer, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and more, and is perhaps best known for his roles in international hits like "Wings Of Desire" (directed by the latter) and "Downfall." And now, it looks like he's found another role that could gain him all kinds of attention thanks to nothing more than some good timing.

Kyle Chandler To Star In Ridley Scott-Directed Showtime Pilot 'The Vatican'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 10:13 AM
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Though he spent the most of his early career bouncing around from bit part to bit part, Kyle Chandler finally caught people’s attention for his starring turn as Coach Taylor in the small-screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights.” Since the series ended, Chandler has worked with directors like J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Martin Scorsese, with another auteur now lined up.

Ridley Scott To Direct Pilot Episode Of Showtime's Religious Thriller 'The Vatican'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2012 9:56 AM
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While as a producer, Ridley Scott has been behind countless projects on TV, as a director, he hasn't gone behind the camera for anything on the small screen in over four decades. You would have go back to a 1969 episode of the show "The Troublemakers" to find Scott's name on the episode "If He Hollers, Let Him Go." Well, it looks something has finally lured Scott to dip his toes back into the format where he first tested his skill.

'Devil Inside' Duo Director William Brent Bell & Matthew Peterman Talk About That Ending & What's Next

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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In an event that no one saw coming, last weekend, the micro-budgeted found footage horror film "The Devil Inside," managed to scare up $34 million and displace "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" from the top of the box office heap. We got a chance this week to chat with director William Brent Bell and writer Matthew Peterman and they told us what it was like to be behind a huge smash, what's coming next, and what people think about that controversial ending (which led to the film's CinemaScore being a dismal F). 

'The Devil Inside' Director William Brent Bell Cashes In, Will Helm 'The Vatican' Another Found Footage Style Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2012 2:14 PM
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William Brent Bell just might be the most hated director by moviegoers right now, but studio execs love the dude. Even though it earned a rare "F" CinemaScore, thanks to some clever marketing on behalf of Paramount's cheapie Insurge label, "The Devil Inside" screamed its way to the top spot over the weekend, obliterating all expectations with over $30 million at the box office. So why is everybody up in arms?

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