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    Burton's Dark Shadows Gets Green, Winterbottom's Hardy Trishna Reinterpretation

    - Tim Burton's reworking of 60s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows centers on vampire Barnabas Collins (to be played by Johnny Depp) and his escapades with witches, monsters, ghosts and the like. Eva Green will play the powerful witch Angelique, with whom Collins enjoys a love/hate relationship. Since her breakout role in Casino Royale, the French actress has gone somewhat unnoticed (she had a supporting role in 2007's The Golden Compass). Now, she has Perfect Sense (see trailer below), boarding school drama Cracks (March 18), a Maria Callas TV biopic and more to come. Vampire expert Seth Grahame-Smith adapted Dark Shadows; he also wrote Abraham ...

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    James Edward Barker To Pen Score For 'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)'

    Director Says Original Film Is Like "My Little Pony" Compared To Harrowing SequelA small little exclusive for you horror fans out there. Composer James Edward Barker ("Psych:9," released by Sam Raimi's Ghost House distribution label) has now been signed on to write the sure-to-be-harrowing score and...

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    Box Office Update: Fox's Dawn Treader and Gulliver's Travels Recoup Overseas

    The disconnect between foreign and domestic box office is highlighted by robust overseas holiday business on two stateside underperformers, Fox/Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of Dawn Treader (pictured) and Fox's Gulliver's Travels.

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    Relativity and Alliance Renew Distribution Partnership; Limitless, Haywire and Immortals Up Next

    Relativity Media and Canadian Alliance Films have renewed their output deal through 2015. Alliance Films president Charles Layton says Relativity "consists of great guys, partners and entrepreneurs.  We look forward to helping them build Relativity in the coming years.”

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    Jeff Bridges Is Going To Play An Exorcist In 'The Seventh Son' (aka 'The Last Apprentice')

    We have to admit, when we first heard that an offer was out to Jeff Bridges for the generically titled “The Last Apprentice" (now known under its new and equally generic title "The Seventh Son"), we figured it was a pie-in-the-sky wishlist thing that would never happen. Guess we were wrong.

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    Vote: Superman's Woman Not Lois Lane; Alice Eve, Diane Kruger or Rosamund Pike?

    Move over, Lois Lane. American actresses, you can move over too. Warner Bros.' Superman, with Brit Henry Cavill set to star, is eyeing three women to co-star in a role not based on Lois Lane.

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    Sundance By Numbers #3 (Final Tally)

    THE NUMBERS OF SALES AND ACQUISITIONS:39 titles were sold. See Anthony Kaufman's article on IndieWIRE which did not count the latest acquisition of ON THE ICE for which Coach 14 picked up international representation..$30m in deals and P&A commitments is reportedly the level of business done. Jonathan Dana says on February 1, 2011As ever, keep in mind that all eventual deals do not necessarily get done at Sundance, and that many of the “unsold” films will find proper homes and ultimate success. The notion that a film must be sold quickly to be deemed ‘valuable’ is in itself a longstanding myth, or at least an oversimplification of a process ...

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    Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Spills Details On "Epic" 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling

    Project Said To Be A Cross Between 'The Deer Hunter' & 'The Godfather'; Hopes To Shoot This SummerIt's hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that "Blue Valentine" premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, kicking off one helluva year for director Derek Cianfrance and the picture's stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film became a favorite at festivals around the world, racked up critical acclaim and awards season recognition. And with the relationship drama making a final hurrah at the upcoming Oscars where the "Blue Valentine" team will be crossing their fingers for Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance i...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Ceremony' Starring Michael Angarano & Uma Thurman

    A trailer has arrived for Max Winkler's feature debut "Ceremony" and it actually does a pretty solid job of conveying the overall tone of his debut film. Starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman, the film tells the story of Sam (Angarano), a young brazen adult who stalks his penpal and ex-girlfrien...

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    Who's The Cameo In 'Sherlock Holmes 2'?

    Warning: If you don't want to know who the cameo is "Sherlock Holmes 2," stop reading right here and don't read the tags to this post either. You've been warned.

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