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    Warner Bros. Still Trying To Figure Out Their DC Comics Plan; Considering Rebooting 'Green Lantern' Without Ryan Reynolds

    As we were just mentioning this afternoon, "Green Lantern" is a huge blemish and disappointment for Warner Bros. Launched just as WB were putting the finishing touches on their super lucrative "Harry Potter" series ($7.7 billion worldwide), the studio was hoping "Green ...

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    Another 10-Picture Deal Re-up For 50 Cent's Cheetah Vision, Emmet/Furla, Lionsgate

    You should recall 50 Cent's 10-picture, $200 million agreement with George Furla's Hedge Fund Film Partners via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. 

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    IN THE WORKS: Fernando Meirelles To Direct Aristotle Onassis Biopic 'Nemesis'

    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") will start production on his new film in Croatia in October. "Nemesis" is a biopic of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, the second husband of Jackie Kennedy. Casting is underway, though no names have been attached yet.

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    Looks Like Some Of Those Very Early 'The Dark Knight Rises' Rumors Might Be True After All

    Let's just get this out the way: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. If you don't want "The Dark Knight Rises" ruined for you, stop reading and click somewhere else. Seriously, we're not responsible for anything that happens beyond this point.

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    'Dogtooth' Director Yorgos Lanthimos is Developing 3 English-Language Projects

    Since breaking out with his award-winning (and Academy Award-nominated) sophomore feature "Dogtooth," Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos has amassed quite a fanbase, leading many to wonder whether he'd soon take the plunge and make a film in English, following the likes of Wong Kar Wai, Jean-Pierre Je...

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    Career Update: George Clooney To Direct New Yorker Article-Turned-Movie, 'The Yankee Comandante'

    George Clooney's career continues to flourish. No surprises there. Focus Features is in negotiations for the rights to David Grann's epic New Yorker article "The Yankee Comandante" (which only published on May 28), with Clooney attached to direct. He will also serve as a producer on the film, with h...

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    Make A 3-Minute Film About Someone Changing The World, Win $100,000

    The Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge offers the largest cash prizes ever for documentary shorts in their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge. 

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    2012 Lineup For Encounters - South African International Documentary Festival

    A full lineup that looks promising; I'll go through the list eventually; for right now, the short story...

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    Multi-Tasker James Franco Reviews 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' Gives a Much-Maligned Kristen Stewart Her Due

    In an op-ed column and half-review of "Snow White and the Huntsman" for The Huffington Post, James Franco reveals his academic training as he writes about his hard-working Nana, looks at the emotional standards of live-action vs. animation, and sticks up for Kristen Stewart, whose Snow White many cr...

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    Will Warner Bros. 'Justice League' Be "Dark & Mature"? Pathological Exaggerator Mark Millar Says Yes

    If J.J Abrams, Christopher Nolan, Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott are viewed as being on the secretive side about revealing plot details and information regarding their unreleased, often still-in-development movies, one then must consider comic book writer Mark Millar to be on the exact opposit...

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