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    Sorry Timothy Olyphant, Video Game Franchise 'Hitman' Gets Rebooted With Paul Walker

    According to Wikipedia, in the videogame series "Hitman," the nameless Agent 47 is marked by the following characteristics: 47 is an introverted character who almost always speaks without emotion in a calm, formal manner (with what might be considered a muted or blunt affect). His lac...

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    Nigerian Director Jeta Amata Currently Shooting $15mill Toussaint l'Ouverture Film In Haiti (Details)

    There I was catching up on several news items I tagged earlier today, so I would remember to return to them, when I read that Nigerian director Jeta Amata, is currently in Haiti, where he has been named a Goodwill Ambassador, by Haiti President Michel Martelly (photo above).

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    Julie Dash's 1970s-Set Drama 'Tupelo 77' Packaged And Heading To Berlinale

    I'm pleased to see that this project is still very much alive! We've been tracking it for a long while (our last update was in the summer of 2012), hoping that it gets all the assistance it needs and is eventually realize.

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    Different Roads Out of Sundance: 'Bellflower' Team, Brit Marling and Benh Zeitlin

    Evan Glodell and his "Bellflower" team are back in the saddle for "Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins." The multi-hyphenate is handing over directing reins to Jonathan Keevil (who scored "Bellflower") and is serving as producer. They are also reuniting with "Bellflower"'s Tyler Dawson and DP Joel Ho...

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    Disney Reveals Spin-Off Movies Based On 'Star Wars' Characters (Lando Calrissian? Jar Jar Binks?)

    Oh gawd... when exactly does Star Wars fatigue begin? Does it ever? Will it ever?

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    FilmLinc Daily Adds Contributor Brian Brooks

    Indiewire cofounder Eugene Hernandez, now digital director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is bringing into his expanding FilmLinc Daily fold his long-time Indiewire cohort Brian Brooks, who recently emerged from a staff stint at Jay Penske's Deadline and Movieline.

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    Ralph Ziman Takes Over ‘Kite’ From The Late David R. Ellis; India Eisley & Callan McAuliffe Join Samuel L. Jackson

    Almost one month ago, the news hit that director David R. Ellis (“The Final Destination,” “Snakes On A Plane”) had been found dead in his Johannesburg hotel room where he was staying while working on “Kite,” a remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film that was set to star Samuel L. Jackson. Now, rest a...

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    Spotlight On New Gauteng Film Commission Projects (South Africa): 'His Majesty’s Building'

    South Africa's Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television production industry in what is said to be South Africa's wealthiest province, tasked with positioning the province as a world-class destination for filmmaking, as well as attracting l...

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms 'Star Wars' Character Stand Alone Movies, But Not Part Of The Overall Saga

    So, remember that rumor from earlier today about how Disney was possibly planning a Yoda stand alone as part of their expansive "Star Wars" plans? Well, it just got a bit more weight from someone pretty high up the food chain.

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    'Eartha Kitt: Femme Fatale' Comic Book Series Debuts This Week

    All the details via press release below:

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