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    MGM's 'Ben-Hur' Starts Shooting at Rome's Storied Cinecittà Studios

    Cameras are rolling on the sword-and-sandal epic from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures at Cinecittà Studios’ massive 100-acre facility.

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    Will MGM's Return to 'Ben-Hur' Stand Up to the Oscar Winner?

    Timur Bekmambetov starts principal photography in Italy on the new VFX-packed epic "Ben-Hur" for 2016 release.

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    Fantasia Exclusive: Horror Goes Online In Trailer For 'Cybernatural' Produced By Timur Bekmambetov

    With far too many headlines of late showing the tragic consequences of online bullying and the perils of social media, it hasn't taken long for the film world to respond with movies like "Disconnect" and "uwantme2killhim?" exploring the consequences of a mouse click. But in the forthcoming "Cybernat...

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    Todd Solondz & Ralph Fiennes To Direct Segments Of Omnibus 'Petersburg' & George Nolfi To Helm Bruce Lee Biopic

    Russia has made headlines lately for no shortage of reasons (the Olympics, Edward Snowden, Ukraine, you name it) and so there are plenty of stories to tell from the country. Russia’s Ministry of Culture is backing a project that we'd wager they're hoping will shine a different light on the nation, a...

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    In the Works: Timur Bekmambetov In Talks to Reboot 'Ben-Hur'

    Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Wanted") is in talks to helm MGM's reboot of the studio's biblical epic classic and Oscar winner "Ben-Hur," directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as the eponymous chariot racer.

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    WATCH: Early Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Squirrels,' a la 'The Birds,' 'Piranha' and 'Jaws'

    Director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") has released a pre-production trailer online for a new horror comedy project he's working on: "Squirrels." Yes, it's like "The Birds," with the humor of the "Piranha" franchise, but featuring terrifying, bushy-tailed tree-climbing rodent...

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    Timur Bekmabetov Circling 'Ben-Hur' Remake, Also Producing A Movie About Killer Squirrels

    Yes, "Ben-Hur" is getting a remake because Hollywood can't leave well enough alone, and all we know about this new project thus far is that it will center on the "formative years" of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, leading up to the moment in which the latter betrays the former, selling him into slavery ...

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    Timor Bekmambetov Out, Ben Stiller Circling Director's Chair For 'The Current War'

    Perhaps the biggest surprise and news story of the day was the arrival of the trailer for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." The film, which Stiller both stars in and directs, was unveiled as something much more than your everyday remake, promising something that could possibly be the ...

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    ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Gets Reimagined Again By Timur Bekmambetov For Syfy

    From bullet curving assassins to presidential vampire hunters, Timur Bekmambetov has covered a wide range of novelty characters. The director, who got his big break with the fantasy-themed “Night Watch” series, has never been the type to shy away from an outlandish idea. That’s why it’s not a huge s...

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