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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

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Meryl Streep, Seth Rogen's 'XMas,' 'Spectre' top Sony Pictures CinemaCon sneak

24 April 2015 1:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - It's not an understatement to suggest that since they last presented their wares to the world's theater owners Sony Pictures has had a pretty dramatic 12 months .   December's North Korean hacking scandal made the release of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "The Interview" a global news story where the studio and exhibitors blamed each other for not screening the film in mainstream theaters.  And, frankly, when Potus gets involved there better be a lot of water under that bridge to put all that behind you.  Five months later Sony has a new Chairman (Tom Rothman) and, luckily, much better films to help heal some delicate wounds. The studio didn't have the star power to rival previous presenters Paramount and Warner Bros, but they did bring a lot of new footage and also made some news. First, let's get to the news. Sony revealed that a new "Jump »

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Saban Films acquires Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

22 April 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its Us premiere last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, the romantic comedy Man Up has been picked up by Saban Films, who will distribute the film in North America.

Directed by Ben Palmer, (The Inbetweeners Movie), the film stars Bell as Nancy, a single woman who is mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, but decides to take fate into her hands and just go with it. Olivia Williams (Sabotage), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) co-star.

Saban Films launched last year and picked up Tommy Lee JonesThe Homesman from EuropaCorp. They have since picked up the U.S. rights to such films as How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta and The Trust starring Nicolas Cage.

Man Up debuts in the UK on May 29th. »

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Nic Cage's Osama Bin Laden Comedy Just Added A Great Cast

21 April 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The upcoming biographical comedy, Army of One, doesn't just echo a military recruitment motto, it plans to send Nicolas freaking Cage to a war-torn Middle East. Now, it looks like an impressive cast of comedic talent will join the man of maniacal mirth as he heads on an off-the-wall adventure to find the Osama Bin Laden. Deadline recently reported that Nicolas Cage.s Bin Laden bonanza, Army of One, received an impressive influx of cast members, headed by names like Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson. Notable talents like Denis O.Hare, Ken Marino, and Paul Scheer are also set to join the war romp. It.s shaping up to be a great cast, especially with the previously announced addition of Wendi McLendon-Covey from Bridesmaids and TV.s The Goldbergs. At the moment, no details have been revealed about any of their characters. Yes, as far as movies about Bin Laden, »

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Watch: Trailer for the Documentary 'The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happenedc'

21 April 2015 2:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A favorite subject amongst film nerds is the movies that could have been made but never did. We have had Lost of La Mancha chronicling Terry Gilliam's attempt to make Don Quixote. Just last year, we had Jodorowsky's Dune, about the failed making of Dune by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happenedc takes a look at the could-have-been Superman movie from Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage, and there's a new trailer for the latter that you can watch below. I don't mind a little bit of "what ifc" dreaming. I do it all the time. What if this filmmaker had made this movie instead of the one that did sort of thing. The thing I do have an issue is when everybody just automatically assumes the movie that could have been made would have been amazing. Quite frankly, everyone talking about Jodorowsky's vision of »

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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Death Of 'Superman Lives: What Happened?' Explores The Fate Of Tim Burton's Superhero Film

21 April 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s no secret that Nicolas Cage is a big Superman fan —he named one of his sons Kal-El, Clark Kent's Kryptonian name.  Way back in 1998, Cage was all set to star in a Superman re-launch moive directed by none other than Tim Burton. Not only that, but “Superman Lives” was to be an adaptation of the early '90s comic book arc “The Death of Superman.” Jon Schnepp’s new documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” explores this film that never was, and there’s a brand new trailer below. In the doc, Schnepp interviews Burton, costume designer Colleen Atwood, Kevin Smith (who wrote the first draft of the script), production designer Rick Heinrichs, Wesley Strick (who wrote later drafts), and many others involved in pre-production on the failed flick. Cage apparently only appears in the documentary in archival footage. According to the film's producer Jon Peters, »

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Saban Films acquires ‘Man Up’

21 April 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has pounced following the April 19 world premiere of the rom-com starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg.

Ben Palmer directed from a screenplay by Tess Morris about a woman who is mistaken for a blind date and goes along with it. Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams round out the key cast.

StudioCanal handles world sales and co-produced alongside Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park, James Biddle and Rachael Prior.

Matthew Justice, Pegg, Dan Cheesbrough, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer are executive producers. StudioCanal co-financed with BBC Films.

Saban launched a year ago and released The Homesman last November. The maiden slate includes How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist with Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; and The Trust with Nicolas Cage. »

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First poster and new trailer for The Death of Superman Lives

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere next week, a first poster and new trailer have arrived online for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, the documentary from filmmaker Jon Schnepp, which delves into the ultimately aborted 90s Superman reboot from Tim Burton, which would have starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.

The Death of Superman: Lives: What Happened? is set to premiere on April 30th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, and will receive a limited theatrical release from May 1st.

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Simon Pegg, Lake Bell Comedy ‘Man Up’ Bought by Saban for North America

21 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic comedy “Man Up,” starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Man Up” is co-produced by StudioCanal, Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park, James Biddle, and Rachael Prior, and co-financed by BBC Films. Executive producers include Matthew Justice, Pegg, Dan Cheesbrough, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer.

Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams co-star. The film is directed by Ben Palmer from a script by Tess Morris, in which Pegg’s character mistakes a woman (Bell) for his blind date — and she decides to take fate into her own hands and go with it.

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with Aska Yamaguchi of StudioCanal on behalf of the producers.

Saban Films launched a year ago and acquired “The Homesman,” which it released with Roadside Attractions. »

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'Death of Superman Lives' Trailer: Tim Burton Reveals What Happened

20 April 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back at Comic Con last summer, a new trailer for director Jon Schnepp's documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? debuted, but we haven't heard anything about this exploration of Tim Burton's scrapped Superman Lives movie since then. Today, Schnepp released the final trailer on his YouTube page, which also reveals that the documentary will be released in limited theaters on May 1, before being released internationally on streaming platforms, VOD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 9. The trailer features plenty of new footage, with Tim Burton himself discussing the "painful memories" about the project.

The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what could have been' stories. In 1996, Warner Brothers engaged Kevin Smith to write the screenplay (Superman Lives). Director Tim Burton assembled an elite group of artists to work on Superman Lives, including Nicolas Cage as Superman. Warner Brothers scrapped the »

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The Death Of Superman Lives Trailer Examines Tim Burton’s Abandoned Superman Film

20 April 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The greatest movies never made is up for debate. Depending on your cinematic oeuvre, you might be more inclined to champion Vincent Ward’s ‘wooden planet’ concept for Alien 3. Or Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman. For some fans, there’s only one unmade movie to contest. A movie that over the years has accrued such mystery and intrigue that the story of its unmaking has now been turned into a documentary: The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?

In case the spoiler-ridden title didn’t clue you in, the Jon Schnepp-directed piece revolves around Tim Burton’s Superman Lives reboot that never saw the light of day. Burton cast Nicolas Cage as the former resident of Krypton and completely rewrote the lore of the iconic character. The somewhat iconoclastic approach to Superman was considered a major departure from Burton’s earlier work on WB’s Batman movies, and »

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Blog Of Thrones 5.2: The House Of Black And White (Contains Spoilers)

20 April 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s back! Can you believe it’s been almost a whole year since we last left the Westeros realm? During that time the hype hasn’t died down any and we’ve all been clambering at the bit, excitedly waiting for Game of Thrones to return. Happily our not so patient waiting is finally over as season five has finally landed.

One of the best things about the show is of course the audience participation, we love to talk about Game of Thrones. Thn will be here every week post evening UK transmission to chat about all the inevitable twists, turns and tragic deaths in our Blog of Thrones.

Be warned, only read on if you have seen the second episode of season five The House of Black and White as this article contains spoilers.

Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess

Directors: Michael Slovis

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, »

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New Death Of “Superman Lives” Trailer Considers Tim Burton’s Scrapped Superman Movie

20 April 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The “What If’s” of Hollywood are endlessly fascinating to consider, especially when they concern massive, radical projects that never made it to production. The very definition of such a film was Superman Lives, a proposed Superman reboot to be directed by Tim Burton with Nicolas Cage in the starring role. The film was to be a fairly different take on the Superman from the comics, and was all the more interesting given that it was coming from the same filmmaker who ushered Batman into the modern era just a few years prior. If you never tire of hearing about this scrapped project, then the independent documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? is of interest to you. Today, a new trailer for the film was unveiled, teasing interviews with the various Superman Lives screenwriters (including Kevin Smith and Dan Gilroy), costume designer Colleen Atwood, and even Burton himself. »

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Promo For The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?

20 April 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Tim Burton’s difficult attempt to make his version of a Superman movie is one of the most fascinating near-misses in cinema history. A lot has been said about it, but no-one has ever truly managed to round up all the key players to really tell the story of what happened to Superman Lives. Now filmmaker cappears to have done that with The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which has a trailer out in the world. Funded by Kickstarter, the documentary features Schnepp talking to the likes of Burton, producer Jon Peters, writers Dan Gilroy, Wesley Strick and Kevin Smith and others who would have contributed to bringing Burton’s vision to life, including regular collaborators in costume designer Colleen Atwood and production designer Rick Heinrichs. All talk wistfully of what could have been, even if the idea of Nicolas Cage playing the Man of Steel seems like a strange one now. »

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‘Death of Superman Lives’ Trailer: Tim Burton Would Have ‘Knocked It Out of the Park’ (Video)

20 April 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you’ve ever wondered what could have been had Warner Bros. followed through on a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage, then you’ll want to watch “The Death of ‘Superman Lives': What Happened?” when the documentary gets its limited release on May 1. A new trailer for the film directed by Jon Schnepp (“Metalocalypse”) teases interviews with Burton, himself, as well as screenwriter Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”). “Tim is really — I gotta be honest — one of the only people who could really do it justice, because he understands it. He’s lived it,” Gilroy says. “Man, »

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Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson and more join Nicolas Cage in Army Of One

17 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you are a fan of films like Borat, The Dictator and Brüno, then chances are you are pretty excited for the latest directorial effort by Larry Charles — the Nicolas Cage-led comedy Army Of One. Now with the inclusion of some top-tier comedians, the project is looking even more promising.

The upcoming satire has just picked up a whole slew of hilarious comedians which, according to Deadline, includes the likes of Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Denis O’Hare. The crew is set to join the already-announced Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) in the assassination comedy, which is now in production.

Army Of One was penned by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. It’s inspired by the true story of Colorado handyman Gary Faulkner, who has no proper skills or prior military training, sees a vision that »

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Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson join Nicolas Cage's Army of One

17 April 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson are among the new cast members for Nicolas Cage's war comedy Army of One.

Borat director Larry Charles's true-life film casts Nicolas Cage as Gary Faulkner, a handyman who travels to Pakistan to capture Osama Bin Laden without any training.

The project will mark Brand's first big screen project since 2012's Paradise.

Rounding out the cast for Army of One will be comedy veterans Paul Scheer and Ken Marino, as well as American Horror Story star Denis O'Hare, reports Deadline.

The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey was previously confirmed to be starring opposite Cage.

Army of One has no release date at this time.

Meanwhile, Brand is gearing up for the release of his and Michael Winterbottom's documentary about inequality, The Emperor's New Clothes. Watch the trailer below: »

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Shailene Woodley Rocks Long Extensions On The Set Of "Snowden" Biopic -- Like The Look?

17 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Long hair, don't care!  Shailene Woodley was spotted on the set of the "Snowden" biopic in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday ... though we barely recognized her with all that hair. The actress didn't look like herself, sporting long brown hair extensions for her role as Edward Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills.  The young star was dressed down for the scene, rocking long denim shorts, a black T-shirt, minimal makeup and no shoes.  The Oliver Stone directed biopic -- which will follow the life of Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked thousands of classified information to the press -- boasts a pretty impressive cast, too.  Woodley stars alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden), Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Zachary Quinto and Joely Richardson in the biographic thriller.  While we think Woodley can rock any look, we've gotten used to her with slightly shorter tresses. What do you think about the 23-year-old's movie makeunder? Tell »

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Movie News: Steve Carell to Star in 'Marwencol' Remake; Pixar Debuts a New 'Inside Out' Clip

17 April 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Marwencol: Steve Carell will get to play with action figures again as Mark Hogancamp, the traumatically amnesic subject of Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol, in a dramatic remake of that film. Malmberg is an executive producer on the new movie and Robert Zemeckis will direct it after finishing his other doc remake, The Walk, which revisits the story of Oscar winner Man on Wire. [The Wrap]   Army of One: Larry Charles has assembled a comedic army of many for his next movie, which stars Nicolas Cage as a real-life American plumber who set out to assassinatie Osama bin Laden. He will be joined by Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Denis O'Hare and Wendy McLendon-Covey. [Variety]   Inside Out Clip: In honor of Inside Out being...

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Casting: Cooper, Carell, Rapace, Brand

17 April 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Preacher

It's official, Dominic Cooper is set to star as Jesse Custer in AMC's pilot for their TV series adaptation of the acclaimed "Preacher" comics. Producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news a few hours ago in a tweet.

In the series, Cooper plays a conflicted preacher who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do anything he says. He teams with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire in an effort to find where God has gone.

Marwencol

Steve Carell will star in the Robert Zemeckis" narrative film adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary "Marwencol” at Universal Pictures.

The story centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. [Source: Variety]

Rupture

Noomi Rapace has scored the lead role in Steven Shainberg's sci-fi adventure thriller "Rupture" which Andrew Lazar is slated to produce for Tango Pictures. »

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