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    Brian DePalma, Jason Statham And William Goldman Team Up To Remake Burt Reynolds Vehicle 'Heat'

    There's something curiously old-fashioned about Jason Statham as a movie star. He rarely, if ever, toplines tentpoles or mega-hits, plenty of his films tank badly, and he basically plays the same role every time. But he knocks out two, three, even four movies a year, bringing in a steady, reliab...

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    "Iron Sky" Space Nazis Land in Berlin; Crowd-Funding Giant Could Impact Indies

    "Iron Sky," a Finnish sci-fi epic about Nazis who have been hiding out in the moon since WWII, is finally having its world premiere, at the Berlin Film Festival this Saturday, and according to the The Guardian newspaper, it's the second most popular selling film at the festival. Whi...

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    Natalie Portman Joins Terrence Malick's 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups'

    Nope, still no plot details or anything really about Terrence Malick's upcoming back-to-back films "Lawless" and "Knight Of Cups," but as if we couldn't be any more stoked about what the elusive filmmaker will bring to us next, here comes this little bombshell. Natalie Po...

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    Sundance Films 'Bachelorette,' 'Goats,' 'Excision' & 'Mosquita y Mari' Get Post-Fest Pickups

    Even though Park City is back to the sleepy town it is for the most of the year, where snow bunnies and Robert Redford's friends go to play, the ripple effect of the Sundance Film Festival is still being felt as deals continue to be made for a handful of films that premiered there. So let's ...

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    Rising Stars Jack O'Connell & Alice Englert Join 'Beautiful Creatures'; Kit Harington Added To 'The Seventh Son'

    With "Harry Potter" wrapped up, and the final "Twilight" film only nine months away, Hollywood's search for a new teen-friendly franchise is starting to become a matter of urgency. So far attempts to mine other young adult novels have been unsatisfactory both commercially and...

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    Oren Moverman Says His Brian Wilson Biopic Script Is Done, Takes "Unconventional Storytelling" Approach

    By the time Oren Moverman was releasing "The Messenger," he knew his next film out would be "Rampart" and was on message about that -- but now that "Rampart" is upon us, things are a little less clear for the writer/director, who is still figuring out what's on his ...

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    The Pan African Film Festival Announces The Creation Of The PAFF Film Institute

    News on the march! Looking forward to what further develops from this in coming years; maybe a PAFF Filmmaker Labs, not-so-unlike those from Sundance and the IFP.

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    Robbie Pickering Takes Over Director's Chair From Jonah Hill On Zombie/Monster/Alien Mashup 'Kitchen Sink'

    Who would’ve thought that Jonah Hill, who started his career off with bit parts in David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” would someday be an Academy Award-nominated actor? Fresh off some Oscar clout for his superb dramatic turn in &l...

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    Zak Penn To Write 'The Karate Kid' Sequel & 'The Jetsons' Getting A Rewrite (Not By Kanye West, Unfortunately)

    It's time for some script news, and there's a lot of new word on scripts about established properties being lined up. Let's dive right into it.

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    Michael Shannon Compares Zack Snyder To Martin Scorsese; Says 'Mud' Will Be Like A "Fairy-Tale"

    It's a statement that's thrown around a lot, but there aren't many better working actors today than Michael Shannon. He's consistently proven to be a mesmerizing fixture in any film he's a part of, whether in a lead role ("Take Shelter") or just playing support to bigge...

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