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Duncan Jones Admits He Was Intimidated By 'Superman' Scale; Backed Out Of Talks On His Own

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2011 5:18 AM
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'Moon' Director Also Talks Turning Down 'Dredd'What would you rather have: a filmmaker who's aware of his experience and limitations, but doesn't want to take a risk? Or a director who seizes an opportunity despite what might be a lack of skill-set self-awareness? Is the former just a move by a wise and mature filmmaker? Is the latter simply having self-confidence? Both obviously have their drawbacks, but self-awareness is an unusually new and cognizant level of consideration that sometimes doesn't register in careerist Hollywood.

Anne Hathaway Cast As Catwoman In 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Tom Hardy To Play Bane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 5:34 AM
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What's a Sundance? Sorry Robert Redford, but our attention has been refocused today as Warner Bros. has announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) in "The Dark Knight Rises," while also revealing that Tom Hardy will be playing Bane in Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film.

Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel & More Testing For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 3:10 AM
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Kate Mara & Charlotte Riley In The Mix; Eva Green & Naomi Watts Have Not Been CastWhile a number of names have been in the mix since last fall for what are apparently two major female roles in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "The Dark Knight Rises," with production set to begin in just under five months, it looks like the director is still not done seeing what his options are.

Fincher, Nolan, Aronofsky, Hooper & Russell Get DGA Noms

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 5:11 AM
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Are we looking at the Oscar five? The Director's Guild of America has selected their five nominees and if history repeats itself from last year, these will be your five Oscar nominees (last year Kathryn Bigelow took home both awards).

Watch 'Inception' In Real Time & Ten Key Quotes From Chris Nolan's Interview With Brother Jonathan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 8, 2010 2:43 AM
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Plus Watch The Film In Real Time, And Nolan's Structure Drawing When you think about it, there's really no way that "Inception" should have worked. A film of ludicrous ambition, a $200 million dollar passion project, attempting to combine the arthouse and the blockbuster at one fell swoop, and, unlike virtually every other tentpole, not based on a comic book, video game or airport novel. Not to mention that the history of directors being given carte blanche following a megahit doesn't always work out for the best -- right up until the film started screening, we were still concerned that it could turn out to be Nolan's "Heaven's Gate."

Hans Zimmer Not Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Superman: Man Of Steel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2010 2:42 AM
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"It’s A Little Bit Like Guilty By Association," The Composer Says Of False ReportLast week when it was reported that Hans Zimmer was tapped to score Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man of Steel," we knew something was off (hence the fact we didn't report it; it just smelled hinkey).

'The Dark Knight Rises' Script Due Today, Or Christopher Nolan's 'In Big Trouble'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2010 2:12 AM
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Latest Rumors Link Tom Hardy To Role Of Dr. Hugo Strange After a couple of years of speculation as to whether he would make the film, and after one passion-project turned box-office-blockbuster, Christopher Nolan finally confirmed that he would be directing the third, and final, film in the Batman series a few months back. We know that it's going to be called "The Dark Knight Rises," we know that "Bronson" star Tom Hardy will reteam with Nolan, who directed him in "Inception," by joining the regular cast, and we know... well, not much else really.

No Joker & No Two-Face: Aaron Eckhart Says He Won't Be In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 3:41 AM
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Right now, it seems we know more about what won't be happening in Christopher Nolan's upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" than what actually will be happening. The film won't be in 3D, won't feature the Riddler, will not feature a CGI Heath Ledger as the Joker, and now we can tell you you one more thing that won't be happening.

Emma Thomas Says 'Superman' Is Now In Zack Snyder's Hands As Nolan Will Be Too Busy With 'TDK Rises'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 1, 2010 6:33 AM
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CGI-Enhanced Superman Rumors Surface, The Joker As CGI Debunked For 'Batman 3,' And Ben Affleck Sorta Talks Not Directing 'Man Of Steel'Those kicking back, relaxing and insisting that "Superman: The Man Of Steel" will be in good hands because filmmaker Zack Snyder will be directing the film under the watchful aegis of "The Dark Knight" helmer Christopher Nolan may want to hold the phone slightly.

Alternate 'Inception' Poster Revealed, Christopher Nolan Talks Theories About The Film's Ending

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 24, 2010 9:52 AM
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An alternate poster for "Inception" has been revealed and well, it's pretty clear to see why it was an alternate. The stars remain figures in the distance as the cityscape curls up around them and really, it's not as striking as the official one sheets and character posters that got the thumbs up. But an interesting look at the creative process regardless.

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