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    5 “Cursed” Movie Productions That Survived Bad Buzz And 5 That Didn't

    “World War Z” will in all likelihood be looked back on as an important turning point in the narrative of bad buzz prematurely equating to a flop. It's an interesting case study for studios trying to turn back the tide on troubled productions. These days, with transparency and information as availabl...

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    '300: Rise Of An Empire' Bumped From August To March 2014; Tom Cruise's 'Kill' Takes Primetime Summer Slot

    Every year studios tend to overestimate their tentpoles and then end up delaying them a year or more. 2013 saw an unprecedented amount of blockbusters originally slated for 2012 get pushed back six months off their originally intended bow: "The Great Gatsby," "World War Z," "Man Of Steel," "Jack The...

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    'Thin Red Line Editor' Editor Saar Klein Making Directorial Debut 'Things People Do' Starring Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett & Jason Isaacs

    So, the Academy Award nominated editor of Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" and Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" is making his directorial debut with "Things People Do." Pretty cool, but not much else, right? Well, peer a little close and you'll see a number of connections to Malick and more, mak...

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    Warner Bros. Sets Tom Cruise-Starrer 'All You Need is Kill' for March 2014

    Warner Bros. has set March 14, 2014, as the date for Doug Liman's sci-fi actioner "All You Need is Kill," starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel of the same title, centering on a soldier in an intergalactic war caught in a time loop where the day of ...

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    Tom Or Angelina? 'All You Need Is Kill' Set To Open Opposite 'Maleficent' On March 14, 2014

    You would think that given the release calendar for 2014 is still pretty wide open, studios wouldn't be crowding their major tentpoles close together, but already, March of that year is looking like it's going to be a wrestling match of competing films. And showdowns don't get much bigge...

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    Doug Liman Planning Return To The Spy Genre With Adaptation Of Olen Steinhauer's 'The Tourist'

    Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has scooped up the rights to three novels by American thriller writer Olen Steinhauer – New York Times bestseller "The Tourist" and its sequels, "Nearest Exit" and "An American Spy" (the last of which came out this past spring). The studio has attached longti...

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    Doug Liman Tackling Big Screen Adaptation Of Jack Finney's 'Time And Again'

    Published in 1970, optioned by Paul Newman and then attempted by Robert Redford in the mid-1990s, with more filmmakers to follow, getting "The Body Snatchers" writer Jack Finney's novel "Time And Again" up on the big screen has been a decades spanning effort worthy of the boo...

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    'Time and Again' Resurfaces with Lionsgate, Liman After Decades in Development Hell

    Have you ever read Jack Finney's "Time and Again?" It's a classic time travel book from 1970 about an ad exec who enters an apartment in New York's Dakota (where John Lennon lived, also the setting for Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and goes back in time to 1882, when the landmark building was ...

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    10th Anniversary: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Bourne Identity'

    Ten years and one day ago, Doug Liman was an independent director with a couple of critical favorites behind him. Ten years and one day ago, Matt Damon was the promising writer/star of "Good Will Hunting" who's seemingly squandered his potential on a string of questionable choices, kept on the A-lis...

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    Doug Liman To Helm Documentary 'Reckoning With Torture: Memos And Testimonies From The War On Terror'

    Doug Liman's last effort behind the camera was the Valerie Plame drama "Fair Game," which didn't quite become the box office hot button smash or Oscar contender it seemed like it would be on paper. And while the director is currently lining up his next feature film (more on th...

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