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    David Fincher Eyed To Direct 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie

    There is no doubt that Sony and producer Scott Rudin want big things out of the gestating "Cleopatra." With James Cameron previously sought and Paul Greengrass recently sniffing around (before opting for "Memphis"), the filmmakers have now taken the project to another very high profile name.

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    'Red Dawn' Producer Says Remake Isn't For Vegetarians Or Sissies; Spoiler Heavy Review Hits

    While the "Red Dawn" remake continues to sit on the shelf, as it was reported a couple of days ago, MGM are looking to sell the film and trying to make it more internationally friendly. As you might recall, the plot of the original film revolves around a band of teens who fight off some evil Soviets. In the remake, the baddies were switched up to the Chinese who, as the plot goes, decide to cash in on the debt the United States owes them. But fearing that the film might be too controversial for the lucrative film market in China, the studio has decided to digitally alter the film scrubbing references to the Chinese as the main antagonists and...

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    Spec Script 'Agent Ox' Goes To Sony For Producer Neal Moritz

    With "I Am Legend," "Fast & Furious" and "The Green Hornet" all under his belt -- regardless of what you might think of those films -- it's undeniable that Neal Moritz knows how to make successful blockbuster fare. And with "21 Jump Street," "Total Recall" and "Jack The Giant Killer" among the many ...

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    Bill Hader Working On A Secret Project For Scott Rudin With 'Jackass' Writer Vernon Chatman

    Comedian Also Says Judd Apatow Slasher Comedy Is Probably Not Called 'House Of Joel' AnymoreYes, it's turning out to be Bill Hader month on The Playlist, sue us (could be worse, Michael Bay month could start April 1).

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    Harvey Weinstein Says His "Favorite Mistake" Was Not Buying Rights To 'Dragon Tattoo'

    Also Talks About His Pre-Facebook Social Networking SiteEven though he's easily one of the most divisive figures in Hollywood -- he's currently facing lawsuits from Michael Moore and producers from an aborted animated film "Escape From Planet Earth" -- it's hard to deny that Harvey Weinstein is also...

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    Producer Scott Rudin Gets Behind Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic; Writer Being Sought

    'Silence' Will Shoot Next, Followed By 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'It seems there is a small flurry of activity regarding a few brewing Martin Scorsese projects recently. This morning we reported that Robert De Niro revealed that "The Irishman" was still very much on the docket, though not a certainty ...

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    2011 (Or 12): The Year The Vampire Film's Brain Gets Eaten By The Zombie Genre?

    With Over 20 Zombie-Related Films In Production In Hollywood, Humanizing The Undead Appears To Be The Next TrendSick of bloodsuckers and woe-is-me vampire tales? Inundated by the genre, its addiction and immortality themes that played out in "Twilight" and that are ubiquitous in TV on "True Blood," ...

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    Oscar Winner Tom Hooper To See PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Today

    Harvey Weinstein Noticeably Goes Unmentioned In Acceptance SpeechWalking away from last night's Oscars with three big awards -- including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture -- the buzz around "The King's Speech" won't stop anytime soon, but some of that hype may be for an issue that continue...

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    Oscarbation: The Road To The Oscars 2011 & Predictions

    Last year, the Academy Awards expanded the field of Best Picture nominees to ten, ostensibly to give the public the feeling of having influence on what awards committees deemed the finest films of the year. Some argued the move was intended to level the populist playing field in 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was not nominated for a Best Picture award, and the public seemed to be outraged over this move. But one could say the strategy backfired, as the winner was Kathryn Bigelow’s tense war picture “The Hurt Locker,” one of the lowest grossing Best Picture winners in the last few decades. And of course it lost out to the MOR-player "Avatar," now...

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    What Lurks In The 'DMZ'? A New Action-Thriller From 'Transformers' Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

    While Korea is currently producing some of the most exciting cinema in the world (the imminent "I Saw the Devil" being only the most recent example), the country's been somewhat under-represented in Hollywood cinema. The Korean War never captured the imagination of filmmakers in the way that Vietnam...

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