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Superman Reboot is Goyer's Man of Steel

Warners/D.C./Legendary have hired David Goyer to write the new Superman reboot. Goyer's working with Jonathan Nolan (Batman Begins) on an idea from his brother Christopher Nolan. There had been speculation--denied by DC--that Christopher Nolan would be supervising the new Superman iteration. In fact, Goyer reinvented Batman with Nolan. And his story for Nolan's The Dark Knight went on to earn $1 billion. He also wrote Marvel's X-Men Origins: Magneto. Warner Bros. was cautiously making sure it had the right approach to its next Superman picture before losing the rights to the character in 2013. Here's Variety (which credits Latino Review with breaking the story):
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 25, 2010 7:54 AM
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Trailer Watch: Toy Story 3 Intros Barbie and Ken

In the second trailer for Toy Story 3, when Andy takes off for college, his toys--even Woody and Buzz--wind up in the hands of the toddlers at Sunnyside Daycare. We also meet Barbie and Ken. The 3-D Pixar/Disney pic opens June 18.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 11, 2010 5:09 AM
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Depp Talks Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland Featurette

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is almost upon us. The 3-D Disney fantasy opens March 5. The LAT's Geoff Boucher asks screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) about adapting Lewis Carroll. She based a lot of this "sequel" on The Jabberwocky, one of my favorite poems of all time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 11, 2010 12:04 AM
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Bond 23 Update: Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct

When your career needs a boost and there are few available top-dollar jobs: take a franchise.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 5, 2010 11:20 AM
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Bond Producers Put Number 23 On Hold

Writer Peter Morgan (The Queen) worked on a first draft of Bond 23 that he described as a "shocking story" from July until October last year, followed by regular writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. But EON Productions has put pre-production work on the film on hold pending the resolution of distributor MGM's sale, reports Bond site Mi6. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli told Total Film Magazine: "Our timeline's a little up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don't know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it's uncertain."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 5, 2010 12:15 AM
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Previews 2010: Inception, Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3

Surprise! The most-viewed trailers of 2009 were also among the year's biggest b.o. grossers. Among some of the anticipated movies of 2010 are two Leonardo DiCaprio movies--Chris Nolan's Inception and Martin Scorsese's pushed-back Shutter Island--as well as Pixar's latest, Toy Story 3. More trailers and clips are on the jump.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 28, 2009 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Sex and the City Meets Road to Morocco

In Sex and the City 2, set for May 28 release, Michael Patrick King takes the girls on the road to Morocco. Here's the trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 23, 2009 5:56 AM
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Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit

Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit
1. There's girl-on-girl snogging between Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as bisexual rock stars in The Runaways. That's why it's R-rated.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 2:00 AM
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Superman Franchise on Hold

Needed: A good Superman idea.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 25, 2009 11:20 AM
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Twilight Saga: New Moon is a Franchise, People

A lot of people are scratching their heads over the whole Twilight phenomenon. When I made a fuss about it before Comic-Con in 2008, many fan boys didn't have a clue. By July 2009 there was a raging Twilight backlash at the male-dominated Con. Even last week, I was amused by all the clueless Dads at the Twilight: New Moon premiere who'd rather be shot than admit to reading one of the books. Why were they there? To check it out.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 23, 2009 7:40 AM
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