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    'Star Wars: Episode VIII': Rian Johnson Releases New Set Photos

    Guess what "Star Wars" fans? "Episode VIII" is halfway done with production.

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    New Classic: Rian Johnson's 'Brick'

    A hardboiled detective story set in a high school introduces a stunning new talent.

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    Watch: Rian Johnson Gushes Over 'Under the Skin'

    Jonathan Glazer has a big fan in the 'Looper,' 'Brick' and 'Star Wars' director.

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    Here's Why Rian Johnson Is The Right Person to Direct 'Star Wars' 8 and 9

    Here's why Rian Johnson is the right person to direct "Star Wars" 8 and 9.

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    Rian Johnson in Talks to Write and Direct Next Two 'Star Wars' Flicks

    Congrats to Rian Johnson of "Looper" fame, who is "in talks," report Deadline and Variety, to take on a massive new job: writing and directing the next two follow-ups to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is currently in production in London.

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    10 'Directors to Watch' According to iTunes

    Check out iTunes' list of "Directors to Watch" from their iTunes Essentials list of Independent Films.

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    David Fincher Interested In Producing Remake Of Brit TV Series 'Utopia' For HBO

    As we patiently await David Fincher's next feature to get the pieces put in place, he's been doing just fine for the moment over in TV land. "House Of Cards," which he executive produced and directed the first two episodes for, kicked off the year by not only revolutionizing how new shows are brough...

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    'Argo' Continues Its Guild Award Sweep As Ben Affleck Wins The DGA Prize, Rian Johnson & Lena Dunham Also Take Awards

    It's been one of the most exciting and unpredictable award seasons in memory; a rich, diverse field of contenders, almost all of which are very good, and for the longest time it seemed like almost any of them could have taken the Best Picture award at the Oscars. But in the last couple of weeks, the...

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    Read: Rian Johnson's Original Sketch for 'Looper' from 2002

    Check out this excerpt from Rian Johnson's original 4-page prose sketch for "Looper." It was written in 2002 when Johnson was trying to get "Brick" made -- "out of frustration," he started writing short ideas that could be filmed on a shoestring budget.

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    Criticwire Picks: A Close Race Between "Looper" and Docs

    Rian Johnson's new sci-fi thriller opens as this week's favorite among Criticwire members.

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