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    'Alice Creed' Director J. Blakeson To Helm Ridley Scott-Produced Sci-Fi Pic 'Wool'

    A few years ago, boardgame properties were all the rage, and now self-published e-books are the new subjects of bidding wars. Earlier this summer, Fox scooped up the rights to Hugh Howey’s self-published and post-apocalyptic “Wool” with Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian -- under thei...

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    Fox Director Shortlist For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Both Predictable & Surprising

    With Rupert Wyatt bailing on the director's chair just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox now have a vacany to fill for "Dawn Of The Planet The Apes" and it's one they want to move on fast as a release date is on the horizon. So here comes the shortlist and it's both predictable...

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    Bradley Cooper Finds 'Bad Blood And Trouble'; Also Eyed For Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'

    While J. Blakeson's underrated feature debut "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" didn't exactly blow up the box office, it did find its way in front of the right people in Hollywood, and they soon came knocking. Over at Warner Bros., he's already been tapped to direct "The ...

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    'Alice Creed' Director J. Blakeson To Helm Black List Script 'The Imitation Game' For Warner Bros.

    Well, here's a name we're glad to hear is back on the radar. J. Blakeson may not be instantly familiar, but he's the man who made some nice waves with his crackling debut feature, "The Disapperance of Alice Creed," a whipsmart and nervy little thriller that put him on the map (...

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    Why The British Government's Plan To Shake Up Film Financing Is Wrong-Headed & Doomed To Failure

    Eighteen months or so ago, the British film industry, which relies heavily on states subsidy through money from the National Lottery, was thrown into turmoil when the new coalition government, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, announced that they were shutting down the UK Film Council, the organi...

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