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The Week in Spandex - Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Justice League, X-Men, Spider-Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and more

24 December 2012 11:31 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, Justice League, Suicide Squad, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Young Justice: Invasion, Ultimate Spider-Man, Arrow and more...

As we come to the penultimate Week in Spandex of 2012, we'll get things underway with the first of 2013's Five big superhero movies - Iron Man 3. Along with the arrival of a new still showing a battered and bloodied Tony Stark, actor Robert Downey Jr. has taken a few moments to discuss his admiration for director Shane Black (who has replaced Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau at the helm of the forthcoming sequel), as well »

- flickeringmyth

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Hugh Jackman with a Samurai sword in the new poster for The Wolverine

13 December 2012 9:06 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The new poster has arrived for James Mangold's The Wolverine sporting Hugh Jackman with a Samurai sword in the 20th Century Fox and Marvel film. In theaters from July 26th, 2013, the action adventure/fantasy is scripted by talented Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Jack the Giant Slayer, All You Need is Kill), Scott Frank and Mangold, based on the comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Also in the cast are Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee and Hiroyuki Sanada. The Wolverine follows Logan as he travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior. »

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Hugh Jackman with a Samurai sword in the new poster for The Wolverine

13 December 2012 9:06 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The new poster has arrived for James Mangold's The Wolverine sporting Hugh Jackman with a Samurai sword in the 20th Century Fox and Marvel film. In theaters from July 26th, 2013, the action adventure/fantasy is scripted by talented Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Jack the Giant Slayer, All You Need is Kill), Scott Frank and Mangold, based on the comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Also in the cast are Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee and Hiroyuki Sanada. The Wolverine follows Logan as he travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior. »

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Unsung Gems – ‘Get Shorty’ is crime comedy at its best

18 November 2012 1:46 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Get Shorty

Directed by Barry Sonnenfield

Written by Scott Frank

USA, 1994

Due to the influence of a certain former video store employee turned Hollywood star, the mid 90’s proved to be something of a purgatory for many a mainstream crime film with stylistic and comedic ambitions. Just as Tarantino’s name became a huge seller in its own right, so was born the stigma of Tarantino-esque, a thinly veiled accusation of knock off and bandwagon boarding.

During this period, even the most notably entertaining of films were branded and dismissed due to this criteria, regardless of quality. Barry Sonnenfield’s 1995 effort Get Shorty, based on an Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, was one such victim.

It’s easy to see why such lazy generalizations were made at the time. After all, the film featured John Travolta in the lead role as an amiable gangster type, an assortment of »

- Scott Patterson

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Liam Neeson in Talks to Star in Thriller The All Nighter

17 November 2012 1:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Liam Neeson is adding yet another crime thriller to his resume.  The Wrap reports that the Taken actor is currently in negotiations to topline the thriller The All Nighter (aka Run All Night).  Should he sign on, Neeson would play “an aging hit man who, in order to protect his wife and son, must take on his former boss in a single night.”  He then finds himself on the run from the mob with his estranged son in tow.  The story isn't exactly a Taken ripoff, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t like to see Neeson branch out more (he was fantastic in The Grey). It appears that the project is currently without a director, but Brad Ingelsby’s spec script was acquired early this year for a large sum.  Neeson is currently filming a role in Crash director Paul Haggis’ ensemble drama Third Person, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Liam Neeson Eyed For Crime Thriller The All Nighter

17 November 2012 10:30 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

After the worldwide success of the Taken franchise, every producer wants a piece of Liam Neeson. Now comes word via The Wrap that Warner Bros. is close to making that happen by getting Neeson on-board for an action-thriller The All Nighter (a.k.a. Run All Night).

The spec script penned by Brad Ingelsby was being acquired by WB in January for a reported six figure sum. Ingelsby also contributed to Out of the Furnace, the upcoming film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper.

The story reportedly follows ‘an aging hit man who, in order to protect his wife and son, must take on his former boss in a single night. He then winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son.’

The Taken-esque premise is no doubt tailor-made to fit his chest.

There is no established release date as of this time, nor »

- Nick Martin

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Michael Fassbender Signed To Narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures Formula 1 Documentary “1″

14 November 2012 3:05 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Long time Formula 1. enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures. new documentary film .1., it was announced today by the film.s producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.

Fassbender is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-men: First Class and Prometheus.  For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award.  He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick.s latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got A Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-men: Days Of Future Past.

.We are honored that Michael has agreed to lend his voice to our film. He is one of the most »

- Michelle McCue

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Exclusive Media’s A Walk Among The Tombstones Starring Liam Neeson Sold Overseas

31 October 2012 2:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Exclusive Media has sold its thriller, A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, to a number of top overseas territories as sales heat up on the eagerly awaited production, it was announced today by Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution. A Walk Among The Tombstones story goes – formerly a cop with the NYPD, now an unlicensed private eye and a recovering alcoholic haunted by past mistakes, Matt Scudder (Neeson) is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. He operates just outside the law where the police don.t go to track down the kidnappers, who he discovers have been involved in multiple kidnappings and brutal murders.

Written and to be directed by Academy Award nominated Scott Frank (Out Of Sight, The Lookout), the film is based on the popular .Matt Scudder. books series written by well-known writer Lawrence Block. The movie was developed and »

- Michelle McCue

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Joe Wright Circles The Secret Life of Houdini

12 October 2012 6:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Hanna) is in early discussions to direct The Secret Life of Houdini for Summit Entertainment. We reported in May that Gary Ross was attached to direct, although he bowed out to make Peter and the Starcatchers.

The project is based on the book written by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, which claims that world-famous magician Harry Houdini also lead a double life as a British spy. Summit first acquired the rights to this adaptation back in 2009, when Jeff Nathanson was attached to direct.

Noah Oppenheim wrote the adapted screenplay. This project should not be confused with Sony's biopic Houdini, which Francis Lawrence is directing from a script by Scott Frank.

It isn't clear which of these Harry Houdini projects will get off the ground first.

The Secret Life of Houdini comes to theaters in 2014. »

- MovieWeb

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Joseph Gordon Levitt's 5 Best Performances

28 September 2012 5:27 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Los Angeles -- He's only 31 years old, and already Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven he can pretty much do everything. From action blockbusters and crowd-pleasing romantic comedies to quirky indies and small, searing dramas, he always makes interesting, eclectic choices and brings an authenticity and watchability to every role.

With the time-travel drama "Looper" opening this weekend, here's a look at Gordon-Levitt's five best performances. They're in alphabetical order because he's so good in all of these movies, I couldn't decide on an order of preference.

_ "50/50" (2011): Gordon-Levitt was in such a tough spot here. It's a comedy ... about cancer. But as the young man who receives the diagnosis that he only has a 50-percent chance of surviving a rare, spinal form of the disease, Gordon-Levitt never creates a mawkish portrait of martyrdom. His character, Adam, goes through all the requisite stages of denial, frustration, fear and eventually acceptance, but he »

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Filmauro Takes Italian Rights From Exclusive Media To Disconnect; Directed By Henry-Alex Rubin – Stars Jason Bateman, Hope Davis & Alexander Skarsgård

7 September 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis. Italian distribution company, Filmauro, acquired Italian rights from Exclusive Media to Henry-Alex Rubin.s ensemble drama Disconnect, prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it received a 12 minute standing ovation, it was announced today by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media.s President of International Sales and Distribution.

The film features an all-star cast including Jason Bateman (The Change Up, Up In The Air), Hope Davis (Real Steel, HBO.s .Mildred Pierce.), Frank Grillo (Gangster Squad, The Grey), Paula Patton (Precious, Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W.E.), Alexander Skarsgård (HBO.s .True Blood,. Melancholia) and Max Thieriot (Jumper), as well as Jonah Bobo (Crazy Stupid Love), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo) and Haley Ramm (X-men).

Set for its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, »

- Michelle McCue

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Exclusive Media Announces Formation Of New Us Distribution Co – Exclusive Releasing

6 September 2012 2:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East today announced the launch of Exclusive Releasing, a new Us distribution and aquistions company. Scott Pascucci is President and COO and Matt Brodlie is Head of Acquisitions for the new company, effective immediately.

Exclusive Releasing plans to theatrically distribute between three and four wide and platform releases per year, including select Exclusive Media-produced films as well as third-party titles. The new company will also acquire films for accelerated-window and VOD release and develop and acquire alternative content, such as concert films and music documentaries.

Exclusive Releasing President and COO Scott Pascucci will run the new company and oversee all of its operations. He most recently served as executive producer for Grove Street Productions on Martin Scorsese.s documentary feature film George Harrison: Living In The Material World. From 2001-2010, he was President of Rhino Entertainment, a division of Warner Music Group encompassing home video, »

- Michelle McCue

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Scott Pictures Launches International Sales & Joint Venture With Exclusive Media – Jane Got A Gun Starring Natalie Portman First Title Announced

28 August 2012 3:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Scott Steindorff’s Scott Pictures, an affiliate of Stone Village Productions, has launched a new international sales company, Scott Pictures International (Spi) under a unique and exclusive three year partnership with leading sales agent Exclusive Media, it was announced today by Steindorff, Chairman of Spi and Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution for Exclusive Media.

Exclusive Media will handle the international sales and servicing for all Scott Pictures. theatrical feature film productions under this new separate Spi label.

Production and financing company Scott Pictures anticipates producing between 3 . 5 major feature films per year and those will be serviced under the deal.  The first film to be announced is the Natalie Portman starrer Jane Got A Gun, to be directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) from a script by Brian Duffield.  Steindorff and banker Peter Nathanial will finance and produce the action movie with Portman through »

- Michelle McCue

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Move over, ‘Total Recall’: 10 more remakes you’ll want to avoid

15 August 2012 11:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Whether you measure your movies by box office, reviews, or popular appeal, Sony’s $125 million remake of the 1990 Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger interplanetary action fest Total Recall looks like a strike-out.  The movie opened with a lethal softness; a $25.7 million first weekend meaning Recall won’t even come close to making back its budget during its domestic theatrical run.  In fact, despite 22 years of ticket price increases, it’s doubtful the movie will even match the original’s $119.3 million haul.

And for those of you who think maybe the problem is Total Recall was outgunned opening while The Dark Knight Rises was still sucking up box office coin, entertain, at least for a moment if you will, the possibility the movie just plain sucks.  According to Rotten Tomatoes’ canvas, almost 70% of reviewers – and over three-quarters of “top critics” – gave Total Recall a thumbs-down.  Those who went to see the movie didn’t »

- Bill Mesce

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Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Brought In To Rewrite The Mountain Between Us

9 August 2012 10:09 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Scott Frank, who is best known for writing movies like Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Minority Report, has apparently been working on a new draft of The Mountain Between Usfor Chernin Entertainment. The film, which has Michael Fassbender in talks to star, is about a doctor and a woman who survive a plane crash in Colorado, work to survive the harsh weather, and eventually fall in love. The story is based on the novel by Charles Martin and the first draft was scripted by J. Mills Goodloe, who wrote the 2007 Sunu Gonera movie Pride. Variety says that Gerardo Naranjo will direct the film, making it the filmmaker's English-language debut. Narrajo made his first feature film in 2004, a Mexican-set drama called Malachance, and just last year he directed the thriller Miss Bala. While I wasn't a big fan of the movie, it was premiered at both the Cannes Film Festival »

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‘Magnificent Seven’ and ‘The Lizard King’ Find Screenwriters; Scott Frank to Reshape ‘Mountains’

9 August 2012 6:16 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

MGM are really doing this Tom Cruise-led Magnificent Seven remake. Word on it’s been quiet, save for some (probably) false rumors regarding casting, yet Variety tell us an unusual screenwriter has been found: Nic Pizzolatto, an author and TV writer who recently set up True Detectives, an HBO series that Cary Fukunaga will direct for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

In other words, a creative voice we don’t know too much about. But I doubt their Magnificent Seven will veer too far from the original, in which seven people are hired to defend a small town from some evil criminals, come to love the townspeople, and have an epic face-off. It was done before (ahem), has been done endless times since, and will continue to be reinterpreted as long as films are made. This is just the next line.

Following that, Variety also reports on The Lizard King. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Liam Neeson to Take ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’

18 May 2012 9:28 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The perpetually busy (and exceedingly popular) Liam Neeson has attached himself to yet another film. The star will take on the role of Matt Scudder in the screen adaptation of Lawrence Block’s A Walk Among The Tombstones. The Scott Frank-directed film is yet another thriller for Neeson, who in recent years has had a career resurgence as a big-screen tough guy.

A Walk Among The Tombstones is the first film in a three-year deal between Exclusive Media and Cross Creek Pictures, who intend to finance at least two films every year, with budgets up to $65 million. The hope is that Tombstones will shoot in February, presumably once Neeson has completed work on Non-Stop.

According to Deadline:

“Neeson plays Scudder at the time he’s an ex-nypd cop and unlicensed private detective and recovering alcoholic. He’s hired to find ...

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- Niall Browne

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Liam Neeson to Star in A Walk Among the Tombstones Action Film

18 May 2012 3:05 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We just showed you the first photos from the upcoming "Taken" sequel, and now comes word that Liam Neeson has signed on for another action film, called "A Walk Among the Tombstones," based Lawrence Block's book series. In the new movie, Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an unlicensed private detective, who is also an ex-nypd cop and recovering alcoholic. He's hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. In the process, he discovers that the kidnappers have done this before and it has led to brutal murders. "A Walk Among the Tombstones" will be written and directed by Scott Frank and will begin production in February of next year. The character that Neeson will be playing was previously played in 1986 by Jeff Bridges in "8 Million Ways to Die" that was scripted by Oliver Stone. »

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Neeson To "Walk Among the Tombstones"

18 May 2012 1:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The film adaptation of "A Walk Among Tombstones", based on Lawrence Frank's book series, is finally moving forward at Exclusive Media and Cross Creek Pictures after years in stalled development says The Hollywood Reporter.

Liam Neeson has been cast in the lead and Scott Frank is taking the director's seat after having adapted the script from the book of the same name which is a part of Lawrence Block's series with his popular literary character Matthew Scudder.

Harrison Ford was attached to star and D.J. Caruso to direct in previous incarnations. Universal will release the film domestically and shooting will begin on location in New York next year. »

- Garth Franklin

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Liam Neeson to Star in A Walk Among The Tombstones

17 May 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Liam Neeson is set to star in the big screen adaptation of the Lawrence Block book series A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson will play the main character Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop, unlicensed private detective and a recovering alcoholic, who's hired to find the wife of a drug dealer who was kidnapped.  

The book was adapted by Scott Frank, and it sounds like a great character for Neeson to play. I have no doubt he'll be awesome in the film. I think I'd like to see Neeson start making more comedies though. It'd be cool to see him do something completely different than what he has been doing lately.

Here's a couple of short descriptions from the book:

A ruthless, ingenious pair of entrepreneurial monsters is preying on the loved ones of those who live outside the law. Though he has no love for drug dealers and poison peddlers, »

- Venkman

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