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Matt Reeves Will Direct "The Batman"

10 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman", the studio has now officially signed Matt Reeves ("Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes") to direct the developing stand-alone "Batman" feature:

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...I am still in this, and we are making it...I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

"...with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the fucking Batman?!' 

"We're on the right track with that and everything is coming together...

"I respect all of the movies. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job, »

- Michael Stevens

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Mel Gibson Directing "The Batman" ?

10 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman" and the studio concurrently in talks with Oscar winner Mel Gibson about directing "Suicide Squad 2", will Gibson decide to direct the new stand-alone "Batman" feature instead ?:

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to producing and starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. 

"I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world. »

- Michael Stevens

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Director Claude Barras on Tackling Taboos, Facing a Crisis, and His Favorite Animations

11 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Claude Barras‘ feature-length debut animation My Life as a Zucchini (aka My Life as a Courgette) is a deeply felt tale of the healing process through the eyes of an orphan. Ahead of its U.S. release this weekend, where it will also compete as a Best Animated Feature Film nominee at the Academy Awards, I had the opportunity to speak with Barras about crafting the animation.

We discussed his collaboration with Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) on the script, taking the perspective of a child, capturing taboo subjects, a crisis in production, his biggest animation influences, his Oscar nomination, and where he sees the future of his craft heading. Check out the full conversation below.

The Film Stage: Can you talk about the child perspective of this film — you don’t see the mother’s death and adult »

- Jordan Raup

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Maleficent 2 to Be Angelina Jolie's Next Movie?

22 February 2017 12:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Angelina Jolie was at one point, not that long ago, one of the most sought-after and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. On Disney's Maleficent, she was able to command a massive $20 million payday as well as some backend, which is no small feat. She has since turned her attention toward smaller projects and directing, but it looks like her next big role could be a return as the iconic Disney villain in Maleficent 2.

The Hollywood Reporter recently ran a pretty in-depth feature on Angelina Jolie and where her career is headed. According to the report, she currently has a few acting projects in the works after spending a few years mostly behind the camera. Her only acting gigs of late were in By The Sea and Kung Fu Panda 3. Per THR, she is now looking to get back in the game with a pair of large-scale projects currently in development at Universal, »

- MovieWeb

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Rare Beetlejuice Deleted Scenes Uncovered from Workprint

22 February 2017 8:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For years, we've been threatened with a sequel to Beetlejuice. Apparently it's still happening, but we're no closer to getting a follow-up to Tim Burton's iconic supernatural comedy than we were three or four years ago. Burton is on board, Winona Ryder wants to come back, and Michael Keaton thinks it would be a blast. But it just hasn't come together yet over at Warner Bros. While we patiently await any kind of update on Beetlejuice 2, we do have something pretty cool for hardcore fans of the ghost with the most. A couple of rarely seen deleted scenes pulled from the original workprint.

These scenes have been swimming around on the Internet for a little while now, but Bloody Disgusting noticed that a third scene had recently been uploaded to Youtube after two other black and white scenes had made the rounds over the last couple of years. »

- MovieWeb

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From Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptations

20 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsFrom Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsAdriana Floridia2/20/2017 10:50:00 Am

It's another year, and so we have been blessed yet again with a new live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film.

The highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast hits theatres this March with a dream cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Josh Gad. We could not be more excited to re-live the magic of one of our favourite stories. We're also using this as an excuse to look back at previous Disney live-action remakes and look forward to what's to come.

Already Released Alice in Wonderland

There really wasn't a more appropriate director than Tim Burton to take on the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. While the animated film »

- Adriana Floridia

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Lindsay Lohan Wants to Be Ariel in The Little Mermaid Remake

19 February 2017 2:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August, Disney revealed that the studio is teaming up with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, who are set to write new music for the studio's The Little Mermaid remake. We haven't heard any more on the remake since then, including who will be cast, or who will serve as writer or director on this coveted project. Today we have word that actress Lindsay Lohan may be throwing her hat in the ring for the Ariel role, after a new post on Instagram this weekend.

While Lindsay Lohan doesn't specifically state that she wants the Ariel role, she posted a side-by-side picture of herself with red hair, and the redhaired animated version of Ariel. She didn't state anything else on Instagram, only using the hashtag #TheLittleMermaid. It isn't known if the script is even ready or if the studio is ready to start the auditioning process, but we don't »

- MovieWeb

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R.I.P. George ‘The Animal’ Steele (1937 – 2017)

18 February 2017 2:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pro wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer George ‘The Animal’ Steele has passed away aged 79, having reportedly suffered kidney failure.

Born William James Myers in Detroit, he became a teaching and wrestling coach after a promising football career was cut short following knee issues, and entered the wrestling business in the 1960s, initially as masked wrestler The Student.

He first entered the WWE – then the World Wide Wrestling Federation – in 1967, where he began a heated rivalry with champion Bruno Sammartino under his ‘Animal’ gimmick as a crazy heel who would often tear the turnbuckle apart using his teeth.

Steele turned face in 1985, leading to a memorable feud with ‘Macho ManRandy Savage which included an Intercontinental Championship match at WrestleMania 2. He would retire from wrestling in 1988, and was inducting into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

In addition to his wrestling exploits, Steele also made a number of acting appearances, »

- Gary Collinson

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George "The Animal" Steele, Popular Pro Wrestler, Dies at 79

17 February 2017 10:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

George “The Animal” Steele, the pro wrestler who went from notorious villain to good guy during the course of his two decades in the ring, has died, according to a statement from World Wrestling Entertainment. He was 79.

No details of his death were immediately available.

A WWE Hall of Famer whose real name was William James Myers, Steele was a native of Detroit and known for his bald head, hairy body, green tongue (from eating Clorets before his matches) and love of chewing on turnbuckles.

In Tim Burton's Ed Wood (1997), he played real-life Swedish wrestler and »

- Mike Barnes

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Film Review: ‘A Cure For Wellness’ Provides a Much-Needed Temporary Fix

17 February 2017 9:56 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Gore Verbinski is no stranger to the spooky. He always creates these tense, terror-filled scenes that effectively frighten us. His films, from “Ring” to “Rango”, each are compelling enough to keep our attention, not matter how absurd they transform into. Boy, does he ever deliver in the gorgeously grotesque “A Cure for Wellness.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

I grew up in what can easily be considered the golden era of fucked up cartoons. My formative years were filled with outrageous, absurdist shows like “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters,” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog.“ Each of them probably has something to do with my macabre sensibilities and Gore Verbinski perfectly mirrors my own predilections. The most powerful part of any Verbinski is the visual storytelling and “A Cure for Wellness” proves that he works best when the camera tells the story for him. The best way to describe his »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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WWE Hall of Famer George ‘The Animal’ Steele Dead at 79

17 February 2017 9:54 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

George “The Animal” Steele — one of the WWE’s most notorious villains know for his green tongue, hairy torso and wild, unpredictable style — has died, the WWE announced Friday. He was 79.

Steele, whose name out of the ring was James Myers, had long been battling Crohn’s disease. He was diagnosed in 1988 after a nine year struggle with its symptoms, he explained on his website, and had his colon removed in 2002.

According to a Facebook post by pro-wrestling agent Eric Simms, Steele had entered hospice care on Thursday. His wife Patricia told TMZ he died Thursday of kidney failure.

After news of his death, »

- Dave Quinn

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George “The Animal” Steele Dies: Iconic Wrestler Starred With Johnny Depp In ‘Ed Wood’

17 February 2017 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

William James Myers, who as his pro wrestling alter-ego George “The Animal” Steele became one of the iconic names in the sport, has died. He was 79. Steele’s persona — wild eyes, a furball body, green tongue, mute and a slightly unhinged penchant for eating turnbuckle padding — made him a star well before the WWE came into prominence on TV and pay-per-view in the 1980s. He later caught the eye of Tim Burton, who cast him as Swedish actor Tor Johnson in his 1994 pic Ed Wood… »

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George “The Animal” Steele Dies: Iconic Wrestler Starred With Johnny Depp In ‘Ed Wood’

17 February 2017 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

William James Myers, who as his pro wrestling alter-ego George “The Animal” Steele became one of the iconic names in the sport, has died. He was 79. Steele’s persona — wild eyes, a furball body, green tongue, mute and a slightly unhinged penchant for eating turnbuckle padding — made him a star well before the WWE came into prominence on TV and pay-per-view in the 1980s. He later caught the eye of Tim Burton, who cast him as Swedish actor Tor Johnson in his 1994 pic Ed Wood… »

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WWE Star George ‘The Animal’ Steele, Who Appeared in ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 79

17 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

William James Myers, better known by his name in the WWE ring, George “The Animal” Steele, has died, WWE announced Friday morning. He was 79.

The wrestling company issued a statement after Hulk Hogan tweeted out, “George ‘the Animal’ Steel, Rip my brother, only love, only grateful.” No other details about his cause of death have been released.

A Detroit native, Steele attended Michigan State and played for the university’s football team. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s, he coached wrestling and football in Michigan.

Steele first entered the ring under the pseudonym “The Student.” But when he was scouted and began appearing on television, he changed his name to George Steele. Earning his nickname “The Animal,” Steele was known for tearing up the turnbuckle with his teeth, sticking out his green tongue and generally acting like a wild man. He was inducted into the professional wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005.

Outside of wrestling, Steele »

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WWE Star George ‘The Animal’ Steele, Who Appeared in ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 79

17 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

William James Myers, better known by his name in the WWE ring, George “The Animal” Steele, has died, WWE announced Friday morning. He was 79.

The wrestling company issued a statement after Hulk Hogan tweeted out, “George ‘the Animal’ Steel, RIP my brother, only love, only grateful.” No other details about his cause of death have been released.

A Detroit native, Steele attended Michigan State and played for the university’s football team. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s, he coached wrestling and football in Michigan.

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Steele first entered the ring under the pseudonym “The Student.” But when he was scouted and began appearing on television, he changed his name to George Steele. Earning his nickname “The Animal,” Steele was known for tearing up the turnbuckle with his teeth, sticking out his green tongue and generally acting like a wild man. He was inducted »

- Seth Kelley

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George ‘The Animal’ Steele, WWE Hall of Famer and ‘Ed Wood’ Star, Dies at 79

17 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

George “The Animal” Steele, a WWE Hall of Famer and star of movies like Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood,” died on Friday at age 79. Hulk Hogan shared the news of Steele’s death on Twitter, writing, “George”the Animal”Steel,Rip my brother, only love, only grateful. Hh.” In addition, a family friend posted a tribute to Steele on Facebook, saying his daughter Felicia had informed them her father had passed. “WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer William James Myers, known to fans as George ‘The Animal’ Steele has passed away at the age of 79,” the entertainment company said in. »

- Joe Otterson

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Director Is Part of Small Group of Foreign Stop-Motion Animators

16 February 2017 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy’s animation branch regularly shows love for foreign-language films, and the Oscar nomination of “My Life as a Zucchini” is a striking example. Claude Barras’ feature debut about orphaned children is notable for both its bold subject matter and its format: a stop-motion film produced in French. The Swiss-born director even had his film short-listed as Switzerland’s official entry in the foreign-language film category.

“That was rather rare,” says Barras, who’s earned acclaim at Cannes, Annecy, and festivals worldwide. But he doesn’t think he’s an outlier when it comes to foreign-language stop-motion. “There are several centers in France — in Valence, Brittany, and Toulouse — and in Belgium, Norway, and Switzerland.” Barras cites an informal network of stop-motion animators who travel from one center to another to work. “We received proposals from the four corners of Europe, and even from the U.S. and New Zealand. »

- Ellen Wolff

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Disney’s live action Mulan has its director

14 February 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Niki Caro, director of Whale Rider, has been selected by Disney to helm the live-action remake of Mulan.

It’s getting quite tricky to keep up with which of the many assorted animated movie to live action film projects Disney is lining up first. There’s certainly no shortage of them in the works, with Beauty And The Beast next up, releasing in the middle of March. Furthermore, it looks like Dumbo is heading into production this year, if the cast can be locked down. Tim Burton is still expected to direct that one.

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Also, Cruella, starring Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, is in pre-production. And Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt taking on the title role, is already filming.

But it looks as if Mulan has shuffled a few places up the queue too. »

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‘Mulan’ Live-Action Adaptation Eyes Director Niki Caro

14 February 2017 12:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Niki Caro is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Mulan,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver came on board in 2015 to rewrite the spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

The film has been fast-tracked into production with Jason Reed attached to produce along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. Hong Kong-based producer Bill Kong will executive produce the movie, which is set to bow on Nov. 2, 2018.

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The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the successes of “Maleficent” (2014) and “Cinderella” (2015), while “Beauty and the Beast” is already one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The first official “Beauty and the Beast” trailer in November scored a record 127.6 million views in its first 24 hours. The movie, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens, »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Cross Wars’ Review

14 February 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brian Austin Green, Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Patrick Durham, Tom Sizemore, Lori Heuring, Tim Abell, André Gordon | Written and Directed by Patrick Durham

It’s hard to believe that 2011 superhero movie Cross made enough money, or had enough of a fanbase to warrant a sequel, but here we are 6 years after the original, back in action with most of the same cast. Where as the first film, and it’s green Celtic power-providing amulet, was timed to cash-in on that other “green” superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, this time round however there’s no similar superhero movie to cash in on. And this time round the genre has had [much] more than it’s fair share of good, bad and Very bad movies.

I wonder which category Cross Wars falls into? If you have to guess, well…

Cross Wars continues the story of Callan »

- Phil Wheat

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