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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak,' 'Pitch Perfect 2' & 'Everest' Set 2015 Dates

    Because there aren't enough movies coming in 2015, Universal has announced a brace of new release dates, so get ready to add a handful of new movies to already huge year in movies, along with a few 2014 bows to keep an eye out.

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    'Fast & Furious' 7 Moves Back to 2015

    In the wake of a postponement in mid-production due to the death of actor Paul Walker in a Valencia car crash on November 30, Universal Pictures is moving "Fast and Furious 7" from July 11, 2014, to Friday, April 10, 2015.

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    Universal Shuts Down Production on 'Fast & Furious 7,' LA County Coroner Deems Car Crash Deaths Accidental

    Universal has halted production on "Fast & Furious 7" in order to figure out how to proceed with the production without valued cast member Paul Walker, who died last weekend of thermal injuries in a fatal car accident.

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    Universal May Give 'Fast & Furious' Director Lin Another Franchise: 'Bourne'

    Universal may hang on to their star director Justin Lin, who has delivered and then some with the multi-ethnic 'Fast & Furious' series (5 & 6 delivered $628 and 788 million worldwide respectively). They discussing giving him their franchise plum: the next 'Bourne' installment.

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    In the Works: First-Time Feature Director Jason Zada Goes Into 'The Forest' with Lava Bear and David S. Goyer

    First-time feature director Jason Zada has landed at the helm of Lava Bear's upcoming supernatural horror film "The Forest." Based on an original idea by producer David S. Goyer ("Man of Steel," the upcoming Batman/Superman team-up), the film is set in the Aokigihara forest of Japan.

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    FIRST LOOK: On Set Photos from Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' UPDATED

    UPDATE: A trio of on-set images have arrived for Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." Take a look, below.

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Brings on Writer Patrick Marber for Script Polishing; Search for New Christian Grey Continues UPDATED

    UPDATE: On the heels of star Charlie Hunnam dropping out of "Fifty Shades of Grey," leaving the Universal/Focus Features production to find a new Christian Grey STAT, it's been announced the film has brought on Oscar-nominated scribe Patrick Marber ("Notes on a Scandal") to do some clean-up work on ...

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    Universal Replaces Schamus with Schlessel to Expand Focus Features Brand

    Universal is under new management. And another specialty division bites the dust. I may be overstating it, but safe to say, the old Focus Features--a high-class specialty division with an eye for awards worthy content--is no more. Longtime Focus CEO and co-founder James Schamus, a New Yorker of disc...

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    Festival Hits 'Prisoners,' 'Enough Said' and 'Rush' Post Strong Openings

    Three film festival hits, "Prisoners" (Warner Bros.), "'Enough Said" (Fox Searchlight) and "Rush" (Universal) launched the parade of awards contenders at the fall box office. All three showed solid initial results. Wide release "Prisoners" easily took the #1 slot on Friday. Among the two limited...

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    How to Make Sense of the Universal Shake-Up

    It doesn't matter if you turn the studio around and score the number one summer market share. The firing of Universal co-chairman Adam Fogelson reminds us that what matters is whether or not your bosses like you. I remember seeing Adam Fogelson speak at CinemaCon a few years ago, when he was head of...

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