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    Baz Luhrmann To Direct Big Screen Version Of '70s TV Series 'Kung Fu'

    So, a few years ago, Bill Paxton (of all people) was attached to direct a big screen version of the '70s series "Kung Fu." And then, not much happened. But last week, word emerged, that the property was moving again at Universal, and we gotta be honest, we really didn't see this coming.

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    'Great Gatsby' Wins Big at Australian Oscars

    "The Great Gatsby" was the life of the party at the Australian Academy Awards, winning in six of its seven nominated categories, including Best Film, Director and Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio). Plus, the show featured a razzle-dazzle closing number that paid tribute to director Baz Luhrmann's "Stri...

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    Baz Luhrmann Developing A TV Drama About Early Years Of Hip-Hop

    Is TV Baz Luhrmann's new best friend? Well, he's certainly getting comfortable with the format. The director is already being eyed to helm the Steven Spielberg produced, Stanley Kubrick inspired "Napoleon," and now's he got another period-based project cooking, one that will also include lots of mus...

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    Baz Luhrmann is Shopping Around a TV Series About the Dawn of Hip-Hop

    The "Great Gatsby" director's first TV project is reportedly set in '70s New York.

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    'The Great Gatsby' Scores in Oz with 14 Australian Oscar Nominations

    While Aussie Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is unlikely to nab any above-the-line Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season, it's scoring across the board at the Australian Oscars, with nominations announced today. "Gatsby" landed 14 nods, leading the pack with a Best Picture nod, and Actin...

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    Baz Luhrmann Eyed To Direct Steven Spielberg-Produced & Former Stanley Kubrick Dream Project 'Napoleon' For HBO

    From Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the outback of "Australia" to the dizzying heights of "Moulin Rouge," whatever you can say about director Baz Luhrmann, lacking vision isn't one of them. And perhaps in a strange way, his operatic scale and readiness to work on a huge canvas makes total ...

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    The Playlist's 15 Favorite Movie Dance-Offs

    As we embark on another awards pre-season, and anticipate the legions of “For Your Consideration”-style advertising we have to look forward to over the coming months, we felt it an opportune moment to highlight a film that is unlikely to be figuring largely in those conversations: this week’s “Battl...

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    WATCH: Dazzling 'Great Gatsby' Before and After Visual Effects Reel

    Animal Logic, one of seven visual effects teams behind Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," has unveiled a before-and-after VFX reel that breaks down the creation of some of the film's biggest moments.

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    5 Great Modern Shakespeare Takes In Honor Of Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Since "King John" became the first Shakespearean film adaptation in 1899, there have been many directors eager to take a crack at interpreting the Bard's words for a new generation. While some films were made by Shakespearean fundamentalists (see Kenneth Branagh's fine body of work), many adaptation...

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    Cannes Virgin Festival Diary 1: From 'Gatsby' to 'Heli' and Back

    The first indication that things at Cannes weren’t going to be quite as I imagined them to be – red carpet and champagne, rinse and repeat – was the crush trying to get on the express bus from the Nice airport. The bus was 20 minutes late in arriving from Cannes, and there was a lot of jockeying go...

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