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    Post-'Twilight,' EW Lays Claim to New YA Movie Traffic Booster, 'Divergent,' Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James

    The "Twilight" franchise is over, and "Hunger Games" is spawning more would-be young adult novel-turned-movie-franchises. Entertainment Weekly is pushing what could (or could not) be the next big YA craze on their cover this week: "Divergent." Based on Veronica Roth's novel of the same title, the fi...

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    John McClane’s Son Joins YA Movie 'Divergent' With Shailene Woodley

    From rumbling with Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher" to trading quips with Dad Willis in "A Good Day To Die Hard," Jai Courtney has been enjoying blockbuster gigs, but still hasn't penetrated the pop culture consciousness. Perhaps a part in potential tween franchise will do the trick.

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    'National Treasure' Writers Tackling 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'; Director Neil Burger Exits

    Video games have always had trouble making it to the big screen: for every “Resident Evil” there’s a “Halo”-like project stalling. The big-screen adaptation of “Uncharted: Drake's Fortune” video game series was first announced during in the run up to “The Fighter” with David O. Russell potentially r...

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    'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger To Direct First Installment Of New Young Adult Trilogy 'Divergent'

    Earlier this year, we dipped into the world of young adult fiction and drummed up a list of 15 properties could be the next "The Hunger Games" or "Twilight." And among the titles mentioned, just at the end, was "Divergent." We noted work started on it a couple years ago, but there didn't seem to be ...

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    'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Lands Director's Chair For Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'

    Word has been quiet on what Neil Burger will be up to next following his sleeper hit "Limitless." Over the past year or so he's become attached to the video game movie "Uncharted," and a riff on "Bonnie & Clyde" penned by "Up In The Air" scribe Sheldon...

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    Jon Favreau Teams With J.J. Abrams For 'Revolution'; Gavin O'Connor, Neil Burger & Ellen Barkin Take TV Pilots

    Remember when big-screen talent lining up work on television was big news? Now it's frankly surprising if a Hollywood director or actor hasn't got a project on TV. Here's the latest list that will be working on pilots this year.

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    Neil Burger To Direct Untold Story Of 'Bonnie & Clyde' By 'Up In The Air' Writer Sheldon Turner

    Bryan Singer & Guy Ritchie's "Excalibur" Projects Are DeadIt looks like Neil Burger is finally seeing some dividends after a decade or so in Hollywood. He burst onto the scene with "Interview With The Assassin" in 2002, but four years his sophomore effort, the magician drama "The Illusionist" was overshadowed by another similarly themed movie that came out the same year, none other than Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige." By the time Burger got to his Iraq war drama "The Lucky Ones," audiences had already cooled on the genre but this year, he finally struck gold with "Limitless," the sci-fi tinged thriller that surprised everyone by earning o...

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    'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Replaces David O. Russell On 'Uncharted'

    So, how do you get yourself off directing a videogame adaptation? Submit a 200-page script with a bunch of characters that aren’t in the game and you'll be doing exactly what David O. Russell did before he left the director's chair of gestating big screen version of the popular "Uncharted." Already ...

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    Review: 'Limitless' Expands The Boundaries of Bradley Cooper's Charm

    Originally (and enigmatically) titled “Dark Fields,” Neil Burger’s latest film now bears the bland moniker “Limitless,” making it sound like a film scraped together from D.C. Comics’ dregs. But rather than being another entry in the seemingly neverending superhero genre, “Limitless” is a sci-fi-infl...

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    Exclusive: Neil Burger Talks 'Limitless,' Working With Robert De Niro & Making Mid-Budgeted Sci-Fi

    With only four film deep into his career, filmmaker Neil Burger has been amassing a varied body of work. So far he's done mystical period drama ("The Illusionist"), a pseudo docum-drama about who killed JFK ("Interview With The Assassin"), an post Iraq War indie drama ("The Lucky Ones"), and now his...

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