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What three mystery movies is Marvel planning for 2020 after Ant-Man and the Wasp?

What three mystery movies is Marvel planning for 2020 after Ant-Man and the Wasp?
Marvel surprised everybody recently with the unexpected revelation of a new Ant-Man and the Wasp movie (juggling around some release dates while it's at it).

But that wasn't all - snuck in with the big news was the announcement that it's also pegged three 2020 dates for more films (on May 1, July 10, and November 6). But what films? Thor 4? Iron Man and Pepper Pots? We have to know!

And while we wait impatiently, here are some educated guesses as to what Marvel might be cooking, and the odds of them coming to pass:

Doctor Strange 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or another major film with a number at the end?

It seems almost impossible that at least one of these three films won't be a sequel, probably to one of the newer properties.

With Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Black Panther fairly fresh out of the gate, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 seems a safe bet,
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Ned Benson Will Rewrite How Starbucks Saved My Life For Weinstein Co.

Heading to the fall, few first-time feature filmmakers have as much clout as Ned Benson, whose ambitious romantic drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby will arrive in three different forms in the coming months (Them, which condenses the story of a relationship by using both viewpoints, arrives in September, to be followed by Him and Her, a duology telling the same story one perspective at a time). And despite all the work that went into that project, the up-and-comer isn’t resting on his laurels until Eleanor Rigby hits theaters – news has emerged that he’s just been hired by The Weinstein Company to rewrite its Starbucks movie, tentatively titled How Starbucks Saved My Life.

Based on the memoir of the same name by Michael Gates Gill, How Starbucks Saved My Life will tell the story of an advertising executive who, after losing his job and family, takes a job at Starbucks.
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Ned Benson rewriting screenplay for How Starbucks Saved My Life

Filmmaker Ned Benson has been appointed by the Weinstein Company to work on How Starbucks Saved My Life.

According to The Wrap, the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby director will rewrite the script for the adaptation of Michael Gates Gill's best-selling book.

How Starbucks Saved My Life tells the tale of an ageing advertising executive who loses his job and his family.

He rediscovers his lust for life after taking a job in a Starbucks coffee shop.

Chocolat writer Robert Nelson Jacobs signed up to work on the script for the memoir adaptation last year, and his first draft will now be reworked by Benson.

Benson's The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and combines the separate Her and Him movies.
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Chocolat Screenwriter Hired to Pen Memoir Adaption How Starbucks Saved My Life

The Weinstein Company has hired Robert Nelson Jacobs (Chocolat) to adapt Michael Gates Gill's New York Times bestselling memoir How Starbucks Saved My Lifethat was published in 2007. Universal Pictures originally had the film rights to the book but TWC acquired them last September. In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes...
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News Shorts: July 10th 2013

New photos including Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks, Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez in Machete Kills, Rene Russo and Natalie Portman in Thor: The Dark World, Christian Bale and Zoe Saldana in Out of the Furnace, Sandra Bullock in Gravity, Anton Yelchin in Odd Thomas, and Tilda Swinton amongst others in Snowpiercer.

Posters for The Seventh Son, Filth, Lovelace, Out of the Furnace, As I Lay Dying, Breaking the Girls, The Lifeguard, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Open Grave, The Wolverine, Frozen, Wasteland, Runner Runner, The Boxtrolls, Machete Kills, Jobs, a billboard for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the poster for Starz's The White Queen.

"Rumors are swirling that some 'Star Wars: Episode VII' actors may be making appearances during Disney's upcoming D23 Expo in August to confirm their participation…" (full details)

"Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'
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'Chocolat' writer joins 'How Starbucks Saved My Life'

'Chocolat' writer joins 'How Starbucks Saved My Life'
Robert Nelson Jacobs has signed on for How Starbucks Save My Life.

The Chocolat writer will work on the script for the Weinstein Company's memoir adaptation.

Michael Gates Gill's best-selling book tells the tale of the ageing advertising executive who lost his job and his family.

He rediscovered his lust for life after taking a job in a Starbucks coffee shop.

Jacobs was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of 2000's Chocolat.

How Starbucks Save My Life has been in development since 2006.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jacobs is the first writer to be hired to work on the script.
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Weinstein Co.’s ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ Brewing With Robert Nelson Jacobs

Weinstein Co.’s ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ Brewing With Robert Nelson Jacobs
The Weinstein Co. has tapped Robert Nelson Jacobs to adapt “How Starbucks Saved My Life,” based on Michael Gates Gill’s memoir.

“Starbucks” was published in 2007 by Gotham Books. It centers on a successful executive who loses his job but finds new life while working at his local Starbucks.

Polymorphic PicturesPolly Johnsen and Christy Ezzell are producing. Dylan Sellers and Julie Oh are overseeing for TWC.

Jacobs received an Oscar nomination in 2000 for the screenplay for TWC’s “Chocolat.”

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“We were lucky enough to encounter Robert’s tremendous writing talents when we worked with him on ‘Chocolat’ years ago,” said TWC topper Harvey Weinstein. “It’s a pleasure to have his help in bringing this fantastic book to the big screen.”

Universal picked up rights to the tome in 2006 and set it up at Playtone Pictures.

Jacobs is repped by Gersh, Eric Robinson and
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'Chocolat' Writer Tapped to Adapt 'How Starbucks Saved My Life'

'Chocolat' Writer Tapped to Adapt 'How Starbucks Saved My Life'
Robert Nelson Jacobs, who was nominated for an Oscar for adapting the 2000 movie Chocolat, has been tapped by The Weinstein Co. to write the script for How Starbucks Saved My Life. Based on The New York Times best-selling memoir by Michael Gates Gill, the book tells of an older advertising executive who loses his job and family and has to go work at Starbucks to pay the bills. He befriends a young manager at the coffee shop and learns about life and love. Polymorphic PicturesPolly Johnsen and Christy Ezzell are producing, with Dylan Sellers and Julie Oh

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Scribes: Atlantis, Dirty, Pov, Paciello, Life

Atlantis 7

Joe Ballarini has been hired to rewrite the graphic novel adaptation "Atlantis 7" for Walden Media which Dean Parisot is attached to direct and Shawn Levy to produce. Adam F. Goldberg and Robert Nelson Jacobs already worked on the screenplay.

The story follows a military code breaker in search of his absentee father and an elite military Navy Seal force who're in search of the mythical city of Atlantis. [Source: Deadline]

Playing Dirty

Image/Millennium has acquired Richard Blaney and Gregory Small's spec script "Playing Dirty". The story follows a young law student who learns to let loose after meeting a sexy and mysterious stranger.

Things go awry when he finds himself the target of her psychotic plans. [Source: Deadline]

P.O.V.

Millennium Films and Dobré Films are teaming up for Ric Roman Waugh's action-oriented psychological thriller "P.O.V."

Tony Mosher has been hired to do a re-write on Christian Parkes
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Walden Media Sets Joe Ballarini To Script ‘Atlantis 7′ For Dean Parisot

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Walden Media Sets Joe Ballarini To Script ‘Atlantis 7′ For Dean Parisot
Exclusive: Joe Ballarini has been set by Walden Media to rewrite Atlantis 7, a thriller in which an elite military Navy Seal force attempts to find the mythical city of Atlantis. A military code breaker seeks out his absentee father, who may hold the secret to unlock the clues that make an Atlantis discovery possible, which is key to saving the world. Dean Parisot is attached to direct, and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing with The Gotham Group. Adam F. Goldberg wrote the first draft adaptation of M. Zachary Sherman’s graphic novel Seal Team 7 and Robert Nelson Jacobs did a rewrite. Ballarini sold the spec Lockdown At Franklin High to Sony, and has been a steady writer at Fox Animation on such films as Ice Age 4, Leafmen and others. He also scripted The Resident for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney and Turbo at DreamWorks. Ballarini is repped
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Bringing the story of the USS Indianapolis to the big screen

Several attempts have been made to bring the story of the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis to cinemas. Here, Ti charts their often abortive progress…

“Eleven-hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail…”

The tragedy of the USS Indianapolis was famously recounted by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, when he told the horrific tale of how the Us Navy ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in July 1945.

The USS Indianapolis had just delivered a highly secret cargo to Tinian island. Only a few members of the crew even knew it was a new, powerful weapon, and no one knew it would later be dropped on Hiroshima. On the ship’s return journey,
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Blu-Ray Round-Up: ‘Amelie,’ ‘Chocolat,’ ‘Brazil,’ ‘Wake Wood,’ More

Chicago – Hot on the heels of the return of the DVD Round-Up, we’re back with its fraternal twin, the Blu-Ray Round-Up, a collection of recently-released HD titles that could easily go ignored while you deal with the heat wave blanketing the country. Get out to the store. Pick one of these up. Come back to your A/C. Enjoy.

The Blu-Ray Round-Up is primarily for informational purposes but two of these recent releases are two of our favorites — “Amelie” and “Brazil.” The latter is depressingly bare-bones, especially when compared to the hard-to-find Criterion DVD release. Criterion, get on this. Get the rights back and release a Blu-ray. Until then, pick up this edition just to own one of Terry Gilliam’s best.

Wake Wood” was released on July 5th, 2011.

Brazil” was released on July 12th, 2011.

Amelie,” “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “Chocolat” were released on July 19th,
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Writers Guild Foundation Elects New President And Seven New Trustees

At its recent annual general meeting the Writers Guild Foundation elected Barbara Corday as its new President. Corday, who with her writing partner Barbara Avedon co-created the groundbreaking television series Cagney & Lacey, was the first woman to become president of a major television production entity (Columbia Pictures Television); she later become head of prime-time programs at CBS, again the first woman to do so. Most recently she was chair of the Film and Television production arm at the USC School of Cinema and Television. Corday replaces Chris Brancato, who has served the maximum number of terms. The board also elected seven new trustees to the board. The new trustees are: publicist Craig Bankey, screenwriter Lowell Ganz, agent Nancy Josephson, and television writer-producers Marta Kauffman, Bill Lawrence, Jan Oxenberg and David Shore. Trustees are elected for three year terms. Most Foundation trustees are members of the Writers Guild of America, west.
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Vince Vaughn Producing Teen Fantasy Film ‘Sweep’

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Vince Vaughn is not necessarily the first name you would expect to hear associated with a teenage witch fantasy series that hopes to take the place of Twilight (in the hearts and pocketbooks of young girls across the globe).

However, the actor’s production company, Wild West Picture Show Productions, will produce the upcoming adaptation of Cate Tiernan’s fantasy series Sweep.

Robert Nelson Jacobs (The Water Horse) will pen the adaptation with Wild West’s Vince Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith producing and Victoria Vaughn (Vaughn’s sister) overseeing the production. Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl) will co-produce with Leslie Morgenstein and executive producer Bob Levy.

Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to the series, which they undoubtedly hope will snatch up the money left behind when Breaking Dawn (the final installment in The Twilight Saga) and Harry…

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"Gossip Girl" and Vince Vaughn to Make Teen Witch Movie

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Vince Vaughn is embracing his inner teenage girl. His production company Wild West Picture Show is already making a teen movie about fairies (Wicked Lovely), now it's making a film about a 16-year old girl who realizes she's a witch from a long line of witches but must decide if she's going to be a good witch or a bad witch.

The adaptation of the young adult novel "Sweep" is getting a helping hand. Alloy Entertainment, the production company behind "Gossip Girl" and other teen entertainment like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, is co-producing with Wild West for Universal. Robert Nelson Jacobs (The Water Horse) is writing the screenplay.

Source: Variety
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Universal To "Sweep" Up Witch Tale

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Robert Nelson Jacobs ("Chocolat," "The Water Horse") has been hired to pen a script for a film adaptation of Cate Tiernan's novel series "Sweep" at Universal Pictures according to Variety.

The story revolves around Morgan Rowlands, a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she is descended from a long line of blood witches. She soon comes to question whether she should use her powers for good or evil.

Vince Vaughn, Sandra J. Smith and Bob Levy will produce. Tiernan is the pen name of American author and editor Gabrielle Charbonnet.
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Universal Adapting Cate Tiernan's Witch Fantasy Series 'Sweep'

Yet another contender to fill the void that will be left upon the conclusion of The Twilight Saga has entered the ring. Variety reports Universal has picked up rights to Cate Tiernan's young adult fantasy series Sweep. Robert Nelson Jacobs will script the adaptation of the story (which spans 15 books) following a 16-year-old girl who discovers she's a blood witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. Ultimately, she must decide whether to use her powers for good or evil. While every young adult series will undoubtedly be linked back to Twilight, the first book starts in an eerily familiar way for those who know the teen vampire novels. In the first installment, Book of Shadows, the 16 year-old Morgan finds herself a person of interest to a new senior student named Cal. Of course the love interest reveals that he and his mother are Wiccans (witches), and Morgan, ...
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Universal Adapting Cate Tiernan's Sweep

Universal Pictures is adapting Cate Tiernan's best-selling young adult fantasy series "Sweep" with Robert Nelson Jacobs attached to write the script. Alloy Entertainment is producing with Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions. The project centers "on a 16-year-old girl who discovers she's a blood witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. Ultimately, she must decide whether to use her powers for good or evil." Vaughn is producing with Wild West's Sandra J. Smith and Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein. Alloy's Bob Levy is executive producing. Jacobs' credits include Chocolat , The Water Horse and Extraordinary Measures .
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Interview: Harrison Ford Goes to ‘Extraordinary Measures’ With Loner Scientist Role

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Chicago – A very subdued and scientific Harrison Ford recently spoke with HollywoodChicago.com and two other Chicago film critics on the subject of his new true-story film “Extraordinary Measures”. Ford stars in the film and served as its executive producer since inception.

At one point in our interview, the 67-year-old Chicago native calmly uttered a minor expletive and then reminded us that we have the choice about whether or not to print it. While the interview style of some actors can fall into the more eccentric bucket, the Ford experience on this day was decidedly professional, conservative and relatively serious.

Hollywood legend Harrison Ford poses for his hometown HollywoodChicago.com red-carpet portrait at

the premiere of “Extraordinary Measures” on Jan. 12, 2009 at the AMC River East movie theater in Chicago.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

In other words, Ford clearly wasn’t wearing his extreme adventurer
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Review: Extraordinary Measures

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Review: Extraordinary Measures
Whenever you have a movie that's based on a true story and is about the brave battle against some horrible disease, a large portion of the audience will be inspired and moved, no matter how brutally awful the movie is. And stepping up to critique the art of a bad movie inevitably sounds a little like critiquing the real-life heroes. This is never the case. I wouldn't take back the deeds of the real-life John Crowley for anything. But I imagine that his real-life battles amounted to not much more than a series of phone calls, meetings and conversations, none of which make for a very interesting movie. So for the new Extraordinary Measures, screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs and director Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas) throw in a whole bunch of fictionalized arguments, chases and grand gestures to make it play more like a movie.

The problem with these
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