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    Watch: Flat-Out Awesome Red-Band Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'Your Highness'

    Considering we're huge fans of pretty much everyone involved, it's almost surprising that we've been cautious of the upcoming fantasy-comedy "Your Highness." But with David Gordon Green's previous studio comedy, "Pineapple Express," being far from a home-run, and a near-six month release delay, signs were beginning to stack up that the film could be yet another expensive, indulgent misfire from Universal. However, our man on the floor of New York Comic-Con flipped for the footage shown there, calling it "excellent, funny [and] thrilling," and now the rest of us have been able to catch up with what he was talking about, with the first widely a...

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    Steven Soderbergh Eyeing Director's Chair For 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    The big screen version of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is one of those projects that has been knocking around for years that has never made it in front of cameras. It has attracted a variety of talent over time including Quentin Tarantino (really), Matthew Vaughan with Daniel Craig attached, David Dobk...

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    Robert Zemeckis In Talks To Direct Remake Of 1939 'The Wizard Of Oz'

    With "Alice In Wonderland" turning over a billion dollars, it seems every studio in town is now in the race to bring fables and classic stories to the big screen. Disney has their Rapunzel tale, "Tangled," set to hit theaters soon and they've got the Sam Raimi-directed "Oz: The Great And Powerful" g...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Red Riding Hood' Is Basically A 'Twilight' Rehash

    We really were hoping this was going to be something fun with a bit of gothic cool, but the teaser trailer has arrived for Catherine Hardwicke's "Red Riding Hood" and it's essentially another version of the "Twilight" story. No surprise she's so comfortable with the material as she did direct the fi...

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    Career Watch: Harrison Ford

    Media folks reveling in the decline of Harrison Ford are missing the point. He was terrific in Morning Glory and he wasn't the star. Rachel McAdams has to take the bullet for not being a ready-for-prime-time player. Supporting actors Ford and Diane Keaton actually pulled in older moviegoers, where McAdams didn't score with her age demo. (WOM could still kick in. Yes, it's a familiar story, and it's no Broadcast News, but it's well-done.) And now that Ford, at age 68, is out of the running for those $20 million leads, he's free! He can do whatever he wants. He doesn't HAVE to carry studio tentpoles anymore. Here's a sample from my latest AOL M...

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    Feathers Fly In New Poster For 'Black Swan'

    While we're still not quite settled with Darren Aronofsky entering the world of big budget filmmaking with his not-a-sequel "The Wolverine," if it means it can help financing to get more pictures like "Black Swan" made then we're all for it.

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    Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg To Rewrite Comedy 'Neighborhood Watch'

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg hit Hollywood and made their mark quickly penning the smash hit "Superbad," the weed comedy "The Pineapple Express" and have "The Green Hornet" hitting theaters in January and their top secret hard-R animated film "Sausage Party" in the works. Now they've added one more ...

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    'Men In Black 3D' Gets One More Writer As Film Moves Towards Production

    Jeff Nathanson To Do Time-Travel Section Polish On Top Of David Koepp and Etan Cohen; Film's Production Broken Into Two PartsAfter a few delays, "Men In Black 3D" or Men In Black 3," however you want to refer to it, starts production in New York tomorrow and right on time, Columbia Pictures has hire...

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    Pierre Morel In Talks To Direct Sam Raimi-Produced 'Earth Defense Force'

    Pierre Morel can't seem to catch a break lately. This month alone he's left two major projects, the running-out-of-time "Dune" currently set up at Paramount (where they are considering putting the albatross into turnaround) and Universal's big screen adaptation of the drunken Halloween board game th...

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    Hollywood Publicist Ronni Chasen Found Shot to Death

    On Saturday night, press agent Ronni Chasen came up to me at the Governor's Ball, kissed me on the cheek, asked me if I had greeted producers Dick and Lili Zanuck and Inception's Hans Zimmer and Chris Nolan, reminded me that she wanted me to interview composer Eliot Goldenthal for Julie Taymor's The Tempest, and told me to save the date for her Christmas party. I've known Chasen since she was a senior press agent at Rogers & Cowan in the 80s. She went on to run her own firm, Chasen & Co., which reps filmmakers and composers. Chasen, who was a diminutive but forceful blonde, kindly tutored me in the ways of Hollywood when I was fresh from New ...

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