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    Mark Romanek Tops The List To Direct Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'

    Music video and commercials director Mark Romanek has had a bumpy ride in Hollywood of late. After making an impression with his debut feature "One Hour Photo," the director moved on up to the monster movie feature "The Wolfman" but walked away during the film's famously contentious production. Instead, he helmed an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel "Never Let Me Go," but unfortunately, it didn't quite become the awards season horse or critical darling many expected, picking up mixed reviews and a muted response at the box office. Then there was his pilot for Fox, "Locke & Key," which was canceled, and despite recent airings at S...

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    See Michael B. Jordan as a Superpowered Teen in 'Chronicle'

    Directed by Joshua Trank, Chronicle follows the misadventures of three high school buddies who develop uncanny powers after making an incredible discovery. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their darker sides begin to take over.

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    John Singleton Suing MTV Films And Paramount Over "Hustle & Flow" And Lost Opportunities

    Looks like John Singleton is ready to kick some film industry butt...in court that is. Singleton is suing Paramount and MTV Films claiming they reneged on an agreement to finance and distribute 2 of his films after giving them distribution rights to Hustle & Flow, a 2005 film he produced starring T...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Chronicle' Suggests There's Still Intriguing Life In Low-Budget, YouTubey Sci-Fi

    These days, anytime a trailer crackles with the lo-fi sound of a faux-found footage doc, a cinematic angel loses its wings. However, this first look at "Chronicle," a low-budget sci-fi film that 20th Century Fox is putting out next year, is admittedly fairly engrossing.

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    It's Free! But You Can Still Pay For It If You Wish...

    What's the goal? Building an audience, or making a profit? Some projects are undertaken for other reasons than getting rich. Sometimes we just want to educate people. And sometimes that noble effort, leads people to give even more.

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    NY Film Critics Circle Will Vote November 28, Beating Out Board of Review

    The New York Film Critics Circle will move up their annual vote for the 2011 Film Critics Circle Awards to November 28, ahead of the December 1 National Board of Review meeting, which historically has been the first year-end group to vote. The NYFCC will meet at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln C...

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    Stephen Gaghan Lines Up 'The Snakehead' & Untitled Drug Trafficking Movie To Direct

    It has been a while since we've heard anything from "Traffic" writer and "Syriana" writer/director Stephen Gaghan. Ever since his sophomore film, Gaghan was attached to a few projects that never quite got moving. He was set to adapt Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction bestseller "Blink" for Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way shingle but that seems to have stalled out; he wrote a "Speed"-like thriller called "Dead Spy Running" that McG was eyeing to direct and he also had an untitled action pic set up over at Lionsgate. Late this summer, he signed up to adapt a popular series of books by a Swedish criminologist, psychological profiler and author G.W. Pe...

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    BronzeLens Film Festival Returns to Atlanta for its 2nd Year

    Producer Roger Bobb and actress Nicole Ari Parker serve as honorary Co-chairs for this year's BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    U.S. Remake Of BAFTA-Winning "Misfits" Likely To Happen . . . Regrettably

    According to The Daily Blam, a U.S. remake of the popular British dramedy Misfits is in the works. Gossip Girl producer Josh Schwartz reportedly will begin early pre-production for a pitch to American networks.

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    Warner Bros. Swings Around The Pole For Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    Joe Manganiello Reveals Character Costumes For Some Of The Strippers In The MovieSteven Soderbergh and Warner Bros. have had a long and mostly fruitful relationship for much of the director's career. Of course, right now they are doing very well with "Contagion," which as taken in over $75 million so far, and that's with international territories only starting to open now. And over the years WB has housed variety of Soderbergh's films both big and small, including the "Ocean's Eleven" trilogy, "The Good German" and "The Informant!" and they are also behind the developing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." And with lensing well underway on the indie-fi...

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