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    Former 'SNL' Star Jenny Slate to Write Live Action/CGI 'Looney Tunes' Reboot Film

    If the runaway success of 1996's Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes collab “Space Jam” mirrored Jason Segel's solid revitalization of the Muppets in 2011, then the franchise's follow-up installment, “Looney Tunes: Back In Action,” found its spiritual partner firmly in “Muppets in Space.” While featuring en...

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    New York Film Festival Announces Finalists for Its Critics Academy and the First Edition of Its Artists Academy

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced details for the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, a development program for emerging film critics coordinated with Film Comment Magazine and us here at Indiewire, as well the debut of the NYFF Artists Academy, a new filmmaker development initiat...

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    Is The '28 Weeks Later' Sequel Dead? Writer Alex Garland Says There's No Plan For Another Film

    "I'd love to direct another one of it, actually," Danny Boyle said of the possibility of directing a sequel to "28 Weeks Later" nearly two years ago. But within that same week, he also said, "if it's a new idea and it's pretty good, it'll get made whether I direct it or not." And a lot of things hav...

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    Music Box Films Will Release 'Any Day Now' in Awards Bid for Alan Cumming

    Music Box Films has acquired all North American rights to "Any Day Now" starring Alan Cumming, and plans a December release for awards consideration.

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    Critic Roger Ebert Will Be Feted By Robert Redford at a 'Celebrate Sundance Institute' Benefit Next Year

    Roger Ebert is getting two thumbs up from the Sundance Institute. The journalist and critic will be presented with the Vanguard Leadership Award in recognition of his advocacy of indie cinema by the organization's president and founder Robert Redford.

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    John Travolta Gets In The Huddle For Vince Lombardi Biopic, Eyes 3D Remake of John Woo’s 'The Killer'

    Is John Travolta the key to getting two long-brewing projects off the ground? Maybe? At the very least he's taking a good look, and we'll let you guess which one we'd rather not see ever get made. But let's start on the football field first.

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Nature Calls' Starring Patton Oswalt & Johnny Knoxville Drops Along With New Pics

    It might be unkind to call "Nature Calls" an unfortunate-looking comedy with a cast of odds and sods actors, but sometimes you just gotta call 'em as you see 'em. And as much as we love Patton Oswalt and comedy ace-in-the-hole Rob Riggle (so good in "Step Brothers"), this picture directed by Todd Ro...

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    Academy Launches Film-to-Film Festival September 27-29 with Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

    The Academy announces the first ever Film-to-Film Festival, an event to celebrate its preservation efforts through Project Film-to-Film. The first edition will run September 27-29 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn and Linwood Dunn theaters. Project Film-to-Film launched a year ago...

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    Marlon Wayans' Found-Footage Spoof w/ Essence Atkins Acquired For January 2013 Release

    Open Road Films has announced via press release that the company has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the Essence Atkins/Marlon Wayans found-footage spoof A Haunted House (previously titled Smart Ass).

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    Internet Lobby Forms in DC: Facebook, Google, Amazon Join Up

    It was an inevitable alliance. Silicon Valley pillars will join together in Washington to form a lobbying group in order to oppose federal restrictions to their industry. A group like this is the first in the Web's history. Called 'The Internet Association,' the roster includes Facebook, Googl...

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