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New Images From 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'Oblivion' & 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Tease 2013 Blockbusters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 2:07 PM
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We've already covered these extensively in our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 Part 1 and Part 2, and if the studios have done their job, you probably already know everything you need to know about them. But with the holidays over, the marketing machine is getting switched back on, and USA Today has dropped a few new images worth peering at from some movies that are hoping to be blockbuster-sized hits.

World Warm BodieZ: Is There Anything New Left To Say With The Zombie Movie?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 10:04 AM
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Ever since the undead first lurched around George A. Romero's "Night Of The Living Dead," audiences have been captivated by zombies. They've entered nearly every pop culture sphere, hunting for brains at the movies, on television, in books, graphic novels, comics and more, and in 2013 they are invading the multiplex once again. Yesterday saw trailers arrive for two zombie flicks, the smaller budget "Warm Bodies" (watch here) from director Jonathan Levine, and the blockbuster "World War Z" (watch here) starring Brad Pitt. But the question is: does the zombie movie have anything new to say?

Watch: First Trailer For 'World War Z' Starring Brad Pitt Comes For Braiiiins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 6:56 PM
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Forget the troubled production, forget the rewrites and forget the reshoots. All that matters is what ends up on the big screen, and "World War Z" is ready to show off the goods. But can it escape its very-public problems as it heads toward the finish line?

'World War Z' Teaser Poster Succeeds At Making Audiences Think Brad Pitt Is Starring In A Zorro Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:16 PM
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So, your major tentpole is in trouble and has been the subject of bad press for months. Mainstream audiences -- if they've heard about it -- only know, at most, that it stars Brad Pitt, has zombies and might be a bit of mess. Otherwise, they have no idea what a "World War Z" is. So what do you do to stoke excitement? If you're Paramount, you put out a teaser poster that features nothing more than a black background and some text. Man, even the interns must have had a day off. Did a secretary's assistant do this?

Watch: Brad Pitt Runs From Zombies In First Footage From 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 11:28 PM
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After a brutal summer where press around "World War Z" could not get worse as news of reshoots, rewrites, an ending that doesn't work, on set conflicts, and more spilled out, Paramount have dusted themselves off and are getting ready to (re)launch "World War Z." Can Brad Pitt save the day and this movie?

Drew Goddard Says 'World War Z' Problems Blown Out Of Proportion; Would Love To Helm 'Daredevil' Adaptation

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 31, 2012 11:41 AM
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As the list of calamities pile up on Marc Forster’s long-troubled adaptation of “World War Z,” ranging from star Brad Pitt and Forster’s tense relationship to simply a nervous comment from Paramount, it can be hard to discern whether these contentious elements are simply a time-honored staple of studio filmmaking or something much more foreboding. However, a voice on the inside usually helps in these matters, and recently “Cabin in the Woods” writer/director Drew Goddard played down rumors of the film’s troubles, as well as his involvement on the zombie drama.

Now That Brad Pitt Isn't Speaking To Marc Forster, Will The Director Helm The 'World War Z' Reshoots?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 12:48 PM
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There are few actors in Hollywood who champion visionary filmmakers and artistic talent quite like Brad Pitt. He can be fiercely loyal and has developed long-term relationships as a producer and actor with folks like Terrence Malick, Andrew Dominik, Ridley Scott and David Fincher. But those friendships can fray. While we'll never know the whole story behind "Moneyball," we doubt Pitt and Steven Soderbergh are still exchanging birthday cards. And it looks like "World War Z" is brewing another rift between Pitt and a filmmaker.

Drew Goddard Wrote New 'World War Z' Ending, But Christopher McQuarrie May Step In To Do More Work

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 1:44 PM
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So just how much of a nightmare is Paramount's "World War Z"? By the looks of it, a zombie apocalypse would be preferable to what they're going through on the Brad Pitt tentpole. With the movie delayed to next summer, seven weeks of reshoots tentatively planned for this fall and the studio honcho admitting that so far, they've only got 45 minutes to 1 hour of a decent movie, a helluva lot of work needs to be done to prevent this from becoming a cautionary tale executives talk about in retirement. It was only last month that "Lost" and "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof was brought in to try and bang out something better than what Paramount had before, but it turns out, he had a bit of help.

Apparently The First 45 Min. To 1 Hour Of 'World War Z' Is Fine…The Rest, Not So Much

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 13, 2012 9:05 AM
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When it was revealed that Paramount's “World War Z” was going to be heading back for extensive reshoots, we can’t have been the only ones wondering how they were going to shoehorn Channing Tatum into this movie. Ah, maybe we’ve got our Paramount stories mixed up here, but the studio, which is celebrating its 100th year, isn’t having the best anniversary so far. “The Dictator” underperformed last month, and the move of “G.I Joe: Retaliation” left them without a summer tentpole – and this in the same year that they pushed back “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 months to early 2013. Their hopes for the rest of the year will be pinned on “Paranormal Activity 4,” “Flight,” and the Tom Cruise vehicle “Jack Reacher” to make up some of the cash those aforementioned films won't be bringing in/must be los. And in the case of "World War Z," it could be quite a chunk of change.

Damon Lindelof To Rewrite 3rd Act Of 'World War Z,' Will Probably Give It A Vague, Frustrating Ending

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2012 2:40 PM
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With the Marc Forster-directed, Brad Pitt-starring "World War Z" not only being pushed back to next summer, but gearing up for seven weeks of reshoots, the stink of "disaster" is beginning to emanate from this one. And now, one man will try to repair the film. His name? Damon Lindelof.

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