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'Magnificent Seven' Remake Continues With New Writer, But Loses Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 26, 2013 10:00 AM
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MGM are leaving no stone unturned in their catalogue when it comes to remakes. With "Robocop" and "Poltergeist" on the way for 2014, and "Road House," "Death Wish," "WarGames," "The Idolmaker," "Ben-Hur" and more all in development, the name of game seems to reboots over original material. And that brings us to the classic western "The Magnificent Seven." In the works for a couple years now, the project gained some serious steam when Tom Cruise put his name to it in 2012, with a writer added over this past summer. But heading into 2014, the redo will need to find another star as a screenplay gets more work.

Brad Pitt May Join Tom Cruise In Joseph Kosinski's Racing Movie 'Go Like Hell'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2013 7:06 PM
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Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the same movie? Could it happen despite the fact none of them have hit “The Expendables” portion of their career? Well, it could happen, but since both of them are mega-stars in their 50s who can still carry movies on their own, if I were their agents I’d say, “wait 10 more years, guys.”

Watch: First Trailer For 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Explodes With Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 11, 2013 12:57 PM
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"It's storytelling. You're going to get the audience used to the experience of it," Tom Cruise told USA Today this week in advance of today's trailer for "Edge Of Tomorrow." "And then you get to have them laugh with it." Does he mean audiences are going to laugh at/with the fact that Cruise's character dies over and over again, to the point that the Doug Liman-directed film already has a built-in and ready hashtag (#LiveDieRepeat—we know you're just dying to use it).

'Jack Reacher' Sequel On Fast Track, Will Be Based On Lee Child's 'Never Go Back'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
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Although the Christopher McQuarrie-directed “Jack Reacher” opened to a muted response stateside last Christmas—its opening haul was $15 million with the final domestic tally just over $80 million—international audiences were more kind, with the Lee Child adaptation making $138 million abroad. Naturally, Paramount is looking to get back into business with the anti-hero.

Doug Liman To Direct Tom Cruise In Comedy 'El Presidente', Jack Nicholson Courted To Co-Star

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 19, 2013 8:15 PM
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When we last reported on "El Presidente," the high concept buddy movie about a clean cut Secret Service agent and the disheveled, alcoholic schlub of an ex-president he's assigned to protect, Tom Cruise was loosely attached, as was directed "Recount" director Jay Roach, with Robert Downey, Jr. being eyed for the pivotal role of the ex-prez. Well, it looks like Cruise held onto the project and has brought aboard his "Edge of Tomorrow" director Doug Liman to helm the project. And what's more, the two are making a bid to get an even bigger name for the role of the former commander-in-chief: Jack Nicholson.

Mark Wahlberg Slams Hollywood Emphasis on Actors' War Film Suffering At 'Lone Survivor' Premiere

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 14, 2013 10:18 AM
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Following an okay trailer promising your standard war drama, Peter Berg's “Lone Survivor” emerged late in the game to strong Oscar buzz, and the surprising thing is just how successful the film ends up being. This writer caught the flick when it premiered at AFI Fest on Tuesday, finding it a gripping, impressively acted experience (if weakened by its rough characterization—read the full review here). However, perhaps more notable than the film was Mark Wahlberg's Q&A afterwards with Berg and the film's titular real-life inspiration Marcus Luttrell, during which the actor spoke out passionately against a common Hollywood tendency around awards season.

'Mission: Impossible 5' Gets Christmas Day 2015 Release Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 13, 2013 7:23 PM
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pay for the fifth time to see the further adventure installments of Ethan Hunt. Yep, Paramount has set a date for "Mission Impossible 5" which is now scheduled for a Christmas 2015 release.

Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski Kick The Tires On Former Michael Mann Project 'Go Like Hell'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 9:53 PM
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Between "Public Enemies" and his currently in-production "Cyber," Michael Mann eyed a lot of potential projects and one of them was "Go Like Hell." And as it goes in Hollywood, some movies cross your desk and stay there and others drift away, and this one now finds itself in the hands of a duo that clearly enjoy working together.

New Look At Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt In 'All You Need Is Kill' & More Pics From 'Ender's Game' As Controversy Brews

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2013 3:48 PM
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Comic-Con lifts off this week, and the blogosphere will become nerdtacular as all kinds of sneaks, peeks, first looks, new images and more will be dropping online, and a couple of sci-fi flicks have gotten an early boost. So let's dive right in...

6 A-List Stars With Greenlight Power: Do They Wield It For Good Or Evil?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 3, 2013 2:45 PM
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6 Stars With Greenlight Power
The process by which movie A gets made while movies B-Z end up as so much shredded paper and shattered dreams is an arcane and mysterious one. While it seems as though most scripts, if they’re not just ignored, are simply fed into the enormous, clogged-up machine of the Hollywood system to be pawed over, derided or defended by the assistants to various junior executives at endless meetings about meetings, the accepted wisdom still runs that if you can get your script in front of one of maybe twenty or thirty specific pairs of eyes, the odds tip dramatically in your favor. These godlike beings with ”greenlight power,” however, are fewer now than in previous eras, in part because of a shift in the type of movies that make the big moneys these days (it’s not like “The Hangover Part III” or “Fast And Furious 6” were little sure-to-be-overlooked gems in need of a Selznick-type saviour to rescue them from the turnaround pile.) This casts the opening weekend disappointment of “After Earth” in an interesting light in a couple of ways.

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