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    'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins Paramount and Skydance's 'Terminator' Reboot UPDATE

    UPDATE: "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, who played the Doctor from 2011 to 2013, is set to join Paramount and Skydance's new "Terminator" reboot. He will play a new character in the franchise, "with a strong connection to John Connor."

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    The Pink Panther Returns -- Again

    MGM has revealed it's developing a feature-length "Pink Panther" reboot, which will be a hybrid of animation and live-action.

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    In the Works: 'If I Stay,' YA Thriller Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Heads Into Production

    MGM has put its chips on Chloe Grace Moretz, despite "Carrie" not scaring up much box office over the past couple of weeks. Production begins October 30 on “If I Stay," adapted from Gayle Forman's bestselling YA novel, starring Moretz and Jamie Blackley (“Snow White and The Huntsmen”).

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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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    MGM Grabs Vidgame Franchise 'Tomb Raider'

    In the Hollywood studios' neverending quest for brand name franchises, MGM has acquired feature film rights to the updated vidgame missions "Tomb Raider," about a daredevil archaeologist on a series of globe-trotting quests. MGM, which owns some rights to "The Hobbit" and James Bond franchises, wil...

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    Trailer Watch: Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" Finally Hits Screens in April

    The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse into the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline.

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    Box Office Scandal: Circuit Dealing Pervades Small Towns, Flagship vs. Century Theatres

    In a David vs. Goliath face-off, indie-owned Flagship Theaters recently won an appeal in its crusade against Cinemark’s Century Theatres. Does the age-old practice of circuit dealing — an unethical way for chain exhibitors to muscle studios — still persist? Anthony D’Alessandro digs further into this taboo topic: What is circuit dealing, exactly? It’s a predatory film booking practice whereby multiplex chains strong-arm studios for product in a specific market. If a studio decides to book with the competition in a given community, usually a Mom-and-Pop venue, then the exhibitor will threaten to bar that film (or future films) from playing t...

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    Exec Watch: Jashni Legendary President, Stratton MGM Financial Officer, Universal's Fogelson Renews

    Six-year Legendary Entertainment veteran production exec Jon Jashni is moving up: he's now the company's new president. He will continue as Legendary’s chief creative officer, reporting to Legendary Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull. Jashni has long had a creative role in Legendary Pictures film developm...

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    The Late Great John Calley: Businessman with Soul of Artist, Life Saver

    Longtime Hollywood producer and studio executive John Calley has died after a long illness. He was 81. While at Warner Bros. in the 1970s (as production chief, president, and vice chairman), the controversial and groundbreaking movies Calley supervised included Alan Pakula's All the President's Men,...

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    Judy Garland Plays Lincoln Center: 31 Musicals In All, Complete with Wizard of Oz Sing-along

    When it comes to celebrating Judy Garland’s birthday, the requisite song and blow-out-your-candles-now dance just doesn’t quite cut it.

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