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    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Will Be The Wachowskis Next Film, Shooting To Start Spring 2012

    First cropping up in the middle of the summer, the mysterious "Jupiter Rising" (now being called "Jupiter Ascending") was added to the already lengthy list of movies being eyed by The Wachowskis. And since 2008's eyeball-melting "Speed Racer," they've certainly had no shortage of movies to choose from. While "Cloud Atlas" is now in front of cameras, “Hood,” an “urban retelling” of the Robin Hood mythology with Will Smith sought to star, and the R-rated Iraq War gay romance picture “CN-9” (aka “Cobalt Neutral 9”) were also tossed around as possibilities. But the former sounds, frankly, pretty terrible and latter is not going to get financing f...

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    'Bad Teacher' Trio Director Jake Kasdan & Writers Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg Team For New Film

    While it wasn't the funniest R-rated comedy of the summer, "Bad Teacher" was certainly one of the most successful. Made on a slim budget of around $20 million, the film went on take in over $200 million worldwide, so no surprise that Sony are eager to get the creative team behind that film back toge...

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    Warner Bros. Aiming For February/March 2012 Start On 'Akira,' Garrett Hedlund Frontrunner To Star

    After some minor drama, which saw long-attached helmer Albert Hughes bail on the gestating "Akira" remake this spring, the project came back to the life in the middle of the summer when "Unknown" and "Orphan" director Jaume Collet-Serra came aboard. Things then went quiet on the project, but once ag...

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    Matt Damon's Directorial Debut With John Krasinksi Moves Ahead, But It's Not 'Father Daughter Time'

    Building up for much of the first half of 2011, Matt Damon is gearing up to step behind the camera for his directorial debut. During the summer, the actor let slip that "The Office" star John Krasinski would be taking a role in the upcoming film that many assumed was “Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses.” Warner Bros. had picked up that spec script -- about a man who goes on the lam with his daughter, who is an accomplice in a three-state crime spree -- as a vehicle for Damon to direct. But as it turns out, it's not that project at all, and in fact, Krasinski is a much bigger collaborator on the forthcoming movie t...

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    Sony Turning Videogame 'Assassin's Creed' Into Movie Franchise

    Video game to film adaptations haven't always gone over well, and arguably, there has only been one flat-out successful franchise created so far in the "Resident Evil" series of the movies. Yes, there were the "Tomb Raider" movies but after the second entry made less than the first, it faded from view (though it is getting a reboot), and let's not talk about the saga behind getting "Halo" to the big screen which now finds one of the most popular videogames of all time stuck in development hell. The true test of the potential "Silent Hill" franchise will come with the release of "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" next year, while "Hitman 2" seems to...

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    Stephen Gaghan Lines Up 'The Snakehead' & Untitled Drug Trafficking Movie To Direct

    It has been a while since we've heard anything from "Traffic" writer and "Syriana" writer/director Stephen Gaghan. Ever since his sophomore film, Gaghan was attached to a few projects that never quite got moving. He was set to adapt Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction bestseller "Blink" for Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way shingle but that seems to have stalled out; he wrote a "Speed"-like thriller called "Dead Spy Running" that McG was eyeing to direct and he also had an untitled action pic set up over at Lionsgate. Late this summer, he signed up to adapt a popular series of books by a Swedish criminologist, psychological profiler and author G.W. Pe...

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    Warner Bros. Swings Around The Pole For Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    Joe Manganiello Reveals Character Costumes For Some Of The Strippers In The MovieSteven Soderbergh and Warner Bros. have had a long and mostly fruitful relationship for much of the director's career. Of course, right now they are doing very well with "Contagion," which as taken in over $75 million so far, and that's with international territories only starting to open now. And over the years WB has housed variety of Soderbergh's films both big and small, including the "Ocean's Eleven" trilogy, "The Good German" and "The Informant!" and they are also behind the developing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." And with lensing well underway on the indie-fi...

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    James Cameron Tours Future Site of 'Avatar' Land In Disney's Animal Kingdom

    When it was announced almost a month ago today that Disney would partner with James Cameron to bring the seventies prog-rock album cover world of "Avatar" to its various international theme parks, beginning with Florida's Animal Kingdom park in 2014, the news was met with some confusion and a health...

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    'Transformers 4 & 5' May Shoot Back-To-Back, Jason Statham Being Eyed As New Lead

    Michael Bay May Come Back To DirectWhen it was reported earlier today that Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner was already talking to Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg about an (inevitable) "Transformers 4" details were vague, but some new intel has cropped up and clearly, neither the toymaker or the studio are...

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    Watch: Clark Gregg Kicks Ass In Marvel Short 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer'

    Marvel Head Kevin Feige Says He Hopes ‘Dr. Strange’ Will Be Part Of Company’s “Phase 2” PlanThe one constant in the uneven world of Marvel universe films so far -- aside from the omnipresent Samuel L. Jackson -- has been Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Playing the character almost with a knowing wink to audience as if to acknowledge how silly these comic book movies kind of are, he's been consistently enjoyable even if the movies he's in don't always deliver. As has been talked about for a while, Marvel is continuing to build the on screen universe this time with short films that will make appearances on the DVD/BluRay release...

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