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    Warner Bros. Shuts Down 'Akira' Production Office, Future Of The Remake Now In Doubt

    One of the most talked about (and controversial) developing projects of 2011 was Warner Bros. remake of the anime cult classic "Akira." The movie spent much of the year trying to find a cast, with a plethora of names -- Kristen Stewart, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Helena Bonham-Carter,...

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    Kevin Smith Now Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be One Big Movie, Aiming To Start Shooting In June

    If there is one guy who should have made a New Year's resolution to stay off Twitter in 2012, it's Kevin Smith. But people love his stream of consciousness tweets even if they lack the soundbyte awesomeness of fellow social media lover, Kanye West. Smith loves to talk, and he's kicked of...

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    Teaser For "The Widow Maker" (Female Fugitive Killer-For-Hire) From Texas-Based Advanced Eye Films

    Details in the press release below; treaser trailer underneath:

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    WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

    The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards. The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

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    Condola Rashad Taking Stage Talents To The Big Screen, Starring In "30 Beats" (Inspired By "La Ronde")

    Her name isn't one that's mentioned much when general discussions about up-and-coming young black actresses are had, on this site and elsewhere; but, as I said to our Twitter and Facebook followers yesterday, she's definitely one to watch, if not THE one to watch right now, as she garner...

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    'The Wettest County' Bumped To Labor Day Weekend Release, August 31st

    It seems John Hillcoat's curse with The Weinstein Company continues. As you might remember, this solid, though not particularly audience friendly "The Road" was hemmed and hawed over by the studio, before getting a weakly promoted limited release, that it open in just over 100 theaters...

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    J. Hoberman Discusses Village Voice Layoff: "It's like slicing salami. They just keep laying people off."

    In a phone conversation with Indiewire this morning, Hoberman said he knew yesterday's layoff was coming.

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    IN THE WORKS: Stone's Cocaine Corvette, Portman's Next Planet & Polley Goes Atwood

    Emma Stone is set to follow up "The Help" and "Crazy Stupid Love" (and the upcoming "The Amazing Spider Man" and "Gangster Squad") with "Little White Corvette," a GK Films project from the writer of "30 Minutes or Less," Michael Diliberti.

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    Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Return To Direct 'Paranormal Activity 4,' Hits Theaters On October 19th

    It looks like Paramount loves Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Fresh off the announcement that "Paranormal Activty 4" would be coming to theaters this year, Paramount is moving fast, mostly because they have to, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the studio has re-hired the directing pai...

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    She's Here: New Clip, Trailer & Pics From Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

    For a guy who is set to retire/take a hiatus from filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh couldn't be more busy. "Contagion" just hit theaters last fall, the stripper pic "Magic Mike" is wrapped and headed to theaters this summer, and oh yeah, he's got another movie, finished for a...

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