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    'Rango' Collaborators Jim Byrkit & Alex Manugian Hired To Write Long-Developing 'Fraggle Rock' Movie

    After years spent in development purgatory (everyone from Ahmet Zappa to "Hoodwinked" writer/director Cory Edwards have worked on the project, from as far back as 2006), it finally looks like the "Fraggle Rock" movie, based on the beloved Jim Henson series, will make it to the big screen. Last year ...

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    Nick Nolte Wants His Money Back In 'Bitterroot'

    You need someone to play vulnerable and grizzled? Call up Nick Nolte. At 71, the actor's voice has never been more gravelly, nor his face more worn and he's been using it to great effect. He was outstanding in last year's unfairly slept-on "Warrior" and in many ways, he was emo...

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    Gore Verbinski Updates Us On 'The Lone Ranger,' Cary Fukunaga's 'Spaceless,' Chris Milk's 'Bitterroot' & More

    Yesterday, we ran our conversation with "Rango" director Gore Verbinski, where he shared his inspirations for the Best Animated Feature nominee and discussed the development of the film's distinct and unique aesthetic. But with a director as talented and in-demand as Verbinski, he's got a number of ...

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    'Rango' Director Gore Verbinski Reveals The Top Ten Inspirations Of His Oscar-Contending Animated Feature Film

    If everything goes the way it should in a couple of weeks, Gore Verbinski's surreal western "Rango" will walk away with the Best Animated Feature Oscar. And it will definitely deserve it, as the film is unique, wondrous, gorgeous and deeply involving epic about a chameleon (Johnny Depp) with an exis...

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    Acclaimed Music Video Director Chris Milk To Helm 'Bitterroot' Produced By Gore Verbinski

    Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures To FinanceIt seems acclaimed music video director Chris Milk has found a new best bud in everyone's favorite young, billionaire movie producer/financier Megan Ellison. Earlier in the month it was announced the pair were teaming on an ambitious film adaptation of th...

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    Lower Budget Turned In For 'The Lone Ranger'; Johnny Depp Sticking By Gore Verbinski

    Ah, the saga of "The Lone Ranger" continues to ride on and in case you've been away here's the short version. Seeing "Cowboys & Aliens" tank, contrasted with the extraordinary $250-75 million budget that was in play for "The Lone Ranger," Disney panicked and yanked the cord on the film, sending the ...

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    Will 'The Lone Ranger' Ride On Without Gore Verbinski?

    Reporting from D23, Deadline noted a curious omission in comments by Disney exec Rich (not Rick) Ross regarding the currently-stalled "The Lone Ranger." “I’m hoping to do it," he says, "I’m certainly hoping. I think it’s a compelling story and no one wants to work with Jerry [Bruckheimer] and Johnny...

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    So How Come 'The Lone Ranger' Was Going To Cost $250 Million? 5 Reasons Disney Got Cold Feet

    Assuming "The Lone Ranger" ever gets made, spoilers ahead

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    Universal Drops Gore Verbinski's 'Clue' But Project Still Moving Ahead With New Writers

    You not remember, but near the end of 2009 we made up a list of the Dumbest Movie Projects announced that year and among the them were "Battleship," "Candyland," "Monopoly" and "Clue." Yes, Hasbro is ready to turn their boardgames into viable franchises and while movement has been probably a bit slo...

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    Tom Wilkinson In Talks To Join Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer In 'The Lone Ranger'

    There's nothing that can make a director look good in retrospect as someone else coming into the franchise that they birthed and messing it up even more than it already was, and that's what happened to Gore Verbinski in the last month or so. The second and third entries in the "Pirates of the Caribb...

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