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    Kevin Eastman Is Now Comparing 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' To 'The Avengers,' 'The Raid' & 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    While the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot continues to fight its way through leaked script drafts and halted production borne from budget issues, the spotlight has forced its way over on “Turtles' co-creator Kevin Eastman, who has the necessary job of...

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    Warner Bros. Sued By Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson Responds To Animal Care Claims On 'The Hobbit'

    Perhaps it was Peter Jackson's uncanny concealment of the initial LOTR trilogy's production, or maybe just a smoother process the first time through, but as the December release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” draws closer, the ominous swirl of technical criticisms and cor...

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    Sexism Watch: The Hollywood Reporter Writer's Roundtable 2012

    I’m a scriptwriter who writes scripts that tell stories about women. Scriptwriting’s a solitary activity most of the time and it’s arduous, but the voices of other scriptwriters talking about writing nourishes me and my work. Often it doesn’t make a lot of difference if I hea...

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    Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth Now Among Frontrunners For Harry Osborne In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    How quickly a studio (or a trade?) change their minds. Not even a week, it was reported that a trio of indie types -- Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan and Alden Ehrenreich -- were leading the pack to take over James Franco's old part of Harry Osborne, best pal to Peter Parker, and son of Green Goblin Norma...

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    Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson & Director James Wan Will Return For 'Insidious 2'; Film Set For August 2013 Release

    Considering it was one of the most profitable films of 2011 -- $97 million in ticket sales off a paltry 1. $1.5 million budget, that’s a lot of profit-- we’re surprised this wasn’t announced sooner. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and director James Wan will all return to reprise the...

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    Canon, USA-Sponsored Surrealist-Thriller 'All Tomorrow's Children' Set To Begin Production Dec 1

    Speaking of black filmmakers telling unconventional stories... this upcoming project from New York-based award-winning filmmaker, Jon-Carlos Evans (photo above), is one to watch. 

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    Inspired By 'Body Snatchers,' Pedro Almodovar Plots Sci-Fi Movie

    Is Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar going all genre on us? One could argue the filmmaker is already knee-deep in it. Though the first half of his career was marked by colorful and irreverent comedic melodramas, of late, his films have been taking on a more thriller-ish tone and these kinds of eleme...

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    Watch 13-Minute Promo For Buzzed-About Feature Documentary 'SCRUM - Rugby in the Inner City'

    From filmmaker Dennis Lovelace comes SCRUM - Rugby in the Inner City - in short, a feature-length documentary that follows the journeys made by student athletes from ICEF Public Schools' highly successful rugby program, as they travel around the globe to learn, compete, and connect with peo...

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    F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Might Land At Universal

    In the works since 2009, and moving at a snail's pace, the long developing N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is one of the musical biopic projects -- like movies about James Brown, Frank Sinatra or Tupac Shakur -- that get a bit of heat every now and then, only to go back to the s...

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    Back For Duty? Writer Robert Wade Reveals Sam Mendes & John Logan Developing Plot For 'Skyfall' Followup

    Asked about returning to direct another Bond after the massive success of "Skyfall," Sam Mendes played it cool. "Do I want to do another one? I'm a shadow of my former self [laughs]. No, I don't know. I felt like everything I wanted to do with a Bond movie, I put into this fil...

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