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    Duncan Jones To Turn 'Mute' Into A Graphic Novel; Says City Based Sci-Fi Film Will Be Next Project

    Back in January, the seeds of doubt surrounding Duncan Jones' ambitious sci-fi flick "Mute" began to sprout into something more. In an interview he noted that reception to his movie was pretty cool and it was proving hard to get off the ground.

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    Jose Padilha Says "RoboCop" Remake Has to Be in Detroit

    As a longtime fan of Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, particularly his documentaries, it was my great pleasure to meet him last night at a Miami International Film Festival party in his honor. Coincidentally, while we chatted the blogs were reporting on MGM's hire of screenwriter Josh Zetumer for its remake of "RoboCop," which Padilha is set to direct. Half-jokingly, I told him that he needs to reset the sci-fi film in Rio, basically like another installment of his "Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)" films but with the eponymous cyborg working for the BOPE. He laughed and seemed to like the pitch, but he ultimately had this to say on the matter:

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    Art House Convergence Notable Moments

    The 4th Annual Art House Convergence, initiated 4 years ago by John Cooper's calling together Art House Theater Owners to brainstorm about how to ensure a secure position in the specialty film market continues discussion in a Google Group. This discussion is all the more relevant in the face of AMC and Regal combining with Tom Ortenberg's Open Road distribution for mid budget films, which are probably NOT art house films. But still, the tug of war between multiplexes with no real love for film or knowledge of how to market specialty films and the privately owned smaller art house theaters is relevant when it comes to booking the higher budgeted art films like The King's Speech which will make more money than the obscure small art film such as Octubre which New Yorker releases next week.

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    Trent Reznor Won't Be Scoring Or Appearing In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' After All

    After some mini-drama in which Oscar winner Trent Reznor (we never get tired of writing that) confirmed that he was scoring and appearing in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and chastised the internet for ruining the surprise early by that info leaking, the Nine Inch Nails frontman has now bowed out of the project. Or to hear him to tell it, he was never really involved in the first place. Something like that.

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    Darren Aronofsky NOT Producing Drug World Drama 'Intricate' For Brad Furman To Direct

    Update: Oops! Looks like the LA Times made an error. Reps for Darren Aronofsky tell us neither he nor Protozoa Pictures have anything to do with this project. As you were.

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    Hot Screenwriter Joshua Zetumer Hired To Pen The 'RoboCop' Reboot

    Writer Penned A Version Of 'Bourne 4' & 'Dune'One of the hottest new writers in Hollywood doesn't have one IMDB credit to his name. That's because nothing screenwriter Joshua Zetumer has written has been produced into a film, yet, but that doesn't mean that a) it won't eventually and b) he's not talented.

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    Noticing Sexism

    This just really annoyed me this morning. And it was at the top of a story about Catherine Hardwicke.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Abrams and Spielberg's Super 8

    Paramount has released a full-length trailer for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's Super 8 (June 10). Here are seven reasons to be excited about the original 70s-set filmmaking thriller.

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    Johnny Knoxville Set To Play Moe In 'Three Stooges'

    Well, it looks like one name has finally emerged from the host of actors being considered for the Farrelly Brothers big screen incarnation of "The Three Stooges."

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    Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton's Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap

    Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton's Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap

    You know that Nikki Finke was not happy when the HBO series Tilda bit the dust; Deadline announced the show's demise the Friday before the Oscars; the news was swiftly buried by Oscar weekend posts. While most HBO watchers probably don't care, many entertainment industry insiders and press were eagerly anticipating this half-hour comedy starring Diane Keaton as a power-hungry reclusive blogger loosely based on Finke (she was to be paid a modest fee but did not consult on the series). Ellen Page co-starred as her assistant, while Jason Patric played her arch-nemesis. Many had hoped that the behind-the-scenes Hollywood show would replace HBO's Entourage, whose final, 8th season runs this summer.

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