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    David Yates To Direct Doctor Who Film

    You might only be barely aware of his existence, but mathematically speaking, David Yates is the most successful film director in history. Sure, James Cameron might have made more successful films, but Yates has consistency on his side; his last four films have grossed a grand total of $1.032 b...

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    With David Yates Out, Warner Eyes Ben Affleck For Stephen King's 'The Stand'

    There is no doubt that Warner Bros. loves Ben Affleck. The actor/director has brought the studio critical acclaim with "The Town," and he's already behind the camera on his next effort for the studio "Argo." But before that film got underway, WB had already passed movies like "Man Of Steel" and "Gan...

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    David Yates Takes 'The Stand' With 'Harry Potter' Writer Steve Kloves Penning The Screenplay

    What happens when you're behind some of the most beloved and successful 'Harry Potter' films in the massively successful franchise? When it's over, you get your pick of the litter. With "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" now the highest grossing film of 2011 -- $1.1 billion in ticket sales worldwide and counting -- Warner Bros. is anxious to stay in the David Yates business. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Yates was having a sit down with the studio and would be presented with four projects to consider: "Cicero," a mooted trilogy that would potentially star Tom Hardy as Al Capone; another potential trilogy in an adaptatio...

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    Tom Hardy May Play Al Capone In David Yates' 'Cicero' (That May Turn Into A Trilogy)

    Yates Also Considering Directing Stephen King's 'The Stand'Having spent the last four or five years deep in the world of "Harry Potter," making mad bank for Warner Bros. while delivering movies that have more than satisfied the legion of fans around the world, director David Yates and the studio are at an interesting crossroads. With lucrative franchise finished (for now), and with the Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy set to finish in 2012 with "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. is suddenly seeing two of their biggest moneymakers waving goodbye (though yes, they do have two "The Hobbit" films in their back pocket). Hoping that Yates can ...

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    Jeff Bridges To Produce & Star In Young Adult Novel Adaptation 'The Giver'

    'House of Sand and Fog' Writer-Director Vadim Perelman Writing ScriptThis year marks 40 years since Jeff Bridges broke through in "The Last Picture Show," and what's truly remarkable is that the actor is probably now a bigger star than ever before. His long-awaited Oscar win came with "Crazy Heart" in 2009, and last year he headlined the tentpole "Tron: Legacy" and took the western "True Grit" to a massive box office, picking up another Oscar nomination for his trouble. And at 61, there's no sign of stopping any time soon: he's about to shoot two blockbusters back-to-back, with potential Harry Potter successor "The Seventh Son" swiftly follow...

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    Paul Greengrass & David Yates Sought By Fox For Yet Another 'Frankenstein' Project

    Rising Writer Max Landis Will Pen The Script Once again, the 'Creature of the Moment' wheel has spun in Hollywood. We've seen spates of vampire, alien and zombie movies in recent years, so it was anyone's guess as to what monster would become in vogue next, but we've got bad news to any writers with hip reboots of yetis or gill-men sitting on their hard drives: Frankenstein is in. Danny Boyle tackled Mary Shelley's myth on stage earlier in the year, and there's four different projects in the works focusing on a creature made from reanimated body parts: Guillermo Del Toro has a take, one of his 3,649 dre...

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    Tim Burton Won't Direct Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie, David Yates Could Replace

    "Maleficent," the revisionist and live/action take on the "Sleeping Beauty" tale has lost its director.

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    Gangster Flicks Are The New Fairy Tale Movies, Apparently: Duelling Capone Films In Development

    Once every six months or so, the Hollywood Elders, the shadowy collection of media moguls, Freemasons, Jewish lizardmen and Warren Beatty that control the film industry, don their robes, gather in their secret chamber under the Hollywood sign and plot out their agenda. Sometimes, it's elevating a particular actor or actress for no apparent reason -- Alex Pettyfer was a homeless 37-year-old drifter until they surgically re-sculpted him into the hottest young actor in Hollywood (though he's on his way to torpedoing that all by himself). Sometimes it's pushing technological breakthroughs -- 48 FPS cameras? Developed in their lair. And sometimes ...

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    David Yates Eyed For Al Capone Pic 'Cicero'

    Warner Bros. has a thing for crime pics and it's easy to see why. They got Oscar gold for "The Departed" and Ben Affleck's "The Town" was a surprising smash hit at the box office so no wonder they want to feed audience hunger for pics focusing on the seedy criminal underbelly. Ruben Fleischer's "Tal...

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    film review: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART ONE

    In the old days of Saturday matinee serials, audiences faced with cliffhanger endings took comfort in knowing that the story would be resumed one week later. The same can’t be said for the latest Harry Potter picture, which offers much incident but no resolution: for that, we all have to wait until next year. If you’re a dedicated Potter fan, you’ll have to take what you can from this one—mainly, the pleasure of spending time with its leading characters and the young actors who play them. Following J.K. Rowling’s narrative, there are no scenes at Hogwarts’ Academy. This denies us the opportunity to revel...

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