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    Tom Cruise To Star In Remake Of 'The Magnificent Seven' For MGM

    "The Seven Samurai" is, as we recounted not long ago, a film that has been ripped-off and remade many times before. But the most famous of them is "The Magnificent Seven," the 1960 John Sturges Western that took Akira Kurosawa's classic and moved it to the Old West, for the story of a Mexican villag...

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    Stephen King's 'The Reach' & Ray Bradbury's 'From The Dust Returned' Headed To The Big Screen

    Adapting books into films is big business for studios, and this week two of the authors who are considered the cream of the genre crop will be seeing their written work turned into full features on the silver screen.

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    Sam Raimi To Produce MGM's 'Poltergeist' Reboot

    Update: THR confirms that Raimi will produce MGM's "Poltergeist" reboot and help select a director. The film has a script from "Rabbit Hole" and "Oz The Great And Powerful" writer David Lindsay-Abaire.

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    MGM Takes A Loss On 'Dragon Tattoo': Does This Mean David Fincher Is Out?

    Well, it's not quite "John Carter," but today MGM revealed in a call with investors (via Deadline) that though "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" took in $231 million worldwide (not bad for a hard-R crime drama that runs 2 1/2 hours long) it still didn't meet the numbers h...

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    Chris Weitz Rewriting 'Heck' For MGM, 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Director Alex Timbers Lined Up To Direct

    EXCLUSIVE: In case you missed the memo, MGM is back from the brink, and heading into the New Year, they are very busy. With major productions "The Hobbit" and "Skyfall" underway, the studio is now focusing on a number of other projects they have in the works, and putting particular attention on a mo...

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    MGM Give Up Search For Originality; Find 'Where’s Waldo?'

    Following on the heels of the news that a fresh version of “Popeye” will obliterate any lasting memory of the comparatively dignified Robert Altman film, not to mention the brain-searing whorl of “The Smurfs,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and the fact that the pillag...

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    MGM & Sony Get In The Ring For Eminem & Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama 'Southpaw'

    The past year has seen the boxing movie get a little bit of a resurgence. Of course, there was David O. Russell's "The Fighter," which jumped late into the Oscar race last year and went on to nab statutes for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and for the past two weeks, Hugh Jackman's robot boxing fli...

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    Joss Whedon's Long-Delayed 'Cabin In The Woods' Finally Glimpses Light, Hits Theaters April 13, 2012

    When MGM went bankrupt, it was a major headache for some of the film industry's biggest figures and properties. "The Hobbit" was delayed for a year, causing Guillermo Del Toro to leave the production, and Peter Jackson to take over, while Sam Mendes also had to significantly delay his entry into the James Bond series, the longest running franchise around. But there are two films that were most adversely affected by the situation, the last two productions at the studio: "Red Dawn," the remake of the fondly-remembered Commie-bashing classic, and "The Cabin in the Woods," a post-modern horror flick written and produced by geek deity Joss Whedon...

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    Villains In 'Red Dawn' Remake To Be Changed To North Koreans Instead Of Chinese So MGM Can Sell It

    North Koreans are the new Chinese, who were the new Russians it would seem. "Red Dawn," a remake of the 1980s film about a bunch of kids who keep those pesky Soviets from taking over America was remade by Dan Bradley (a stunt coordinator making his directorial debut) with the Chinese now serving as the updated baddies. But according to the LA Times, it appears that the film is undergoing a post-production makeover that will now digitally swap out Chinese flags and whatnot and substitute with North Korean ephemera. Additionally, dialogue in the film will be altered to match the story changes as well, which will not totally erase the Chinese bu...

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    MGM Moving Ahead With 'Robocop' Reboot, 'Mr. Mom' Remake, Another 'Poltergeist' & More

    'The Idolmaker' To Also Get A Makeover; 'Hercules' Project In The WorksUpdate: Cinema Blend reports that their sources at MGM say none of these films are in the work, at that only "The Hobbit," "James Bond 23" and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" are on the current slate.

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