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HBO Is Making a Documentary About Kurt Cobain

2 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

HBO will film the first authorized documentary on Kurt Cobain - HitFix Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic is back on - Vulture 20 front-runners for this year's best director Oscar - HuffPost Entertainment Netflix rescues Tina Fey's comedy series from NBC - Moviefone You know you want to see Dean's dating profile from Supernatural - BuddyTV The Hunger Games movies may not be over after Mockingjay - Part 2 - Moviepilot Movie ratings that might actually be helpful - Cracked Can the Tvd gang save Bonnie? - The Vampire Diaries Breaking down Beyoncé's style from her "7/11" video - Popsugar Fashion »

- Kelsey-Kennick

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News Bits: Wars, See, Jobs, Beasts, Wanted

3 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Tim Burton's regular production designer Rick Heinrichs has come onboard Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in that capacity.

Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]

Now You See Me 2

The sequel to the illusionist heist thriller "Now You See Me" has scored an official title - "Now You See Me: The Second Act".

In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]

Steve Jobs Biopic

Universal has officially picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about tech visionary and late Apple chief Steve Jobs, nabbing the project after Sony put it in turnaround last week. »

- Garth Franklin

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Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie From Sony; Michael Fassbender Attached To Star

6 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Sony Pictures decided to pass on Aaron Sorkin’s as-yet-untitled Steve Jobs movie shortly after the departure of star Christian Bale, the project is still considered to be relatively high-profile. And today, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Universal has swooped in to acquire the film in a deal thought to be worth around $30 million.

In Bale’s stead, it’s understood that X-Men star Michael Fassbender will play the role of the late visionary, after a number of big names flirted with the project including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. In terms of the talent behind the camera, Universal’s real-life drama is still to be helmed by Trance‘s Danny Boyle, with a script from Aaron Sorkin.

Over the past month, we’ve gradually learned more about the narrative of Sorkin’s Steve Jobs script, which he insists is not a biopic and will instead focus on the Apple co-founder’s daughter, »

- Michael Briers

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Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie Has Found A New Home

6 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, that didn't take long.

Last week, we reported that Sony had dropped an upcoming biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that was written by Aaron Sorkin. At the time, people within the industry were confident that the film would find a new home. The marriage of an acclaimed writer such as Sorkin (The Social Network) and a contemporary icon such as Jobs wasn't going to die just like that. Oh, and did I mention that the film has Danny Boyle attached to direct it, too? 

The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Universal Studios has stepped in and it will welcome the film into its arms.

The film, which was in development over at Sony for two years, has nabbed Michael Fassbender to play the mercurial lead. This, after several other A-listers had been courted for the role, including Christian Bale who jumped on and then off of the project. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Michael Fassbender still attached to Steve Jobs biopic as new studio steps in

7 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The number of design changes and behind-closed-doors shake-ups surrounding Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic would likely do the Apple Computers mastermind proud. The movie lost stars, lost directors, and, most recently, lost its studio home. But by the time the movie hits theaters, that meta-narrative will be an afterthought. Suffer in private or public — it doesn’t really matter, as long as the finished product blows the paying customers away. And it certainly could, now that someone has decided to make the thing. After living at Sony for two years, executives at the studio decided to kick Sorkin’s picture to the curb earlier in November. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has taken in the orphaned prestige project with an eye towards production. According to the trade’s sources, Danny Boyle remains on-board to direct the project, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography "Steve Jobs," with Michael Fassbender »

- Matt Patches

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Michael Fassbender Is 'Steve Jobs'; Biopic Moves to Universal

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic set to be directed by Danny Boyle with a script from Aaron Sorkin has finally caught a break after a number of casting and studio set backs. Dropped by Sony last week, the movie has now been picked up by rival studio Universal Pictures with Michael Fassbender confirmed to star as the Apple co-founder.

At the time Sony put the film into turnaround, Universal was hungry to adopt the project. A deal has finally been reached, reportedly at the cost of $30 million. Rumored to be circling the project since early November, Michael Fassbender has signed on after the well-publicized loss of both Leonardo DiCaprio in October and Christian Bale this past month. Neither actor was officially signed for the role, though they both were in advanced talks before their deals started to fall apart.

Steve Jobs has been in development at Sony for the past two years, »

- MovieWeb

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Universal Officially Grabs Steve Jobs Biopic with Michael Fassbender

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About a week ago, Sony Pictures suddenly dropped development of the Steve Jobs biopic, a project that didn't stick with director David Fincher or star Christian Bale (twice). But at the time the project was dropped, Slumdog Miillionaire director Danny Boyle and acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender were attached to the project. Thankfully, THR reports the two talents are still with the project which has now officially been picked up by Universal Pictures for about $30 million. Not bad for an Aaron Sorkin scripted drama about one of the most well-known innovators of our time. Stay tuned to for any updates. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Universal Picks Up Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie with Boyle and Fassbender Still Attached

8 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Sony recently placed Aaron Sorkin's untitled Steve Jobs movie into turnaround, but at the time that news was released it was also made known Universal was expected to pick it up. Today that became a reality as THR reports Universal now distribute the film, picking it up for a reported $30 million, and director Danny Boyle and star Michael Fassbender are still attached. Fassbender will play Jobs while Seth Rogen also remains attached to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The film, which Sorkin wrote based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, will focus on three moments in Jobs' life, that being the Mac, NeXT and iPod product launches. For more on everything that led to the film's current status click here for my previous report. There is no word on when production is likely to begin. »

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On

8 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last week, it felt like all hope was lost for Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, with Sony abandoning the project. It appears Sony's trash is Universal's treasure. Well, it's a modestly budgeted treasure, as producers agreed to pay $30 million for the Danny Boyle–directed biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That might seems like a lot, but actually, it barely covers the mock turtlenecks. »

- Jesse David Fox

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The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On, But With This Major Change

9 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Apple co-founder and renowned innovator Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the world mourned. Shortly thereafter, he was remembered in the biopic Jobs, with Ashton Kutcher in the title role. But a sexier take on this complicated genius is coming with Michael Fassbender, and a new move just happened. Just days after Sony dropped the untitled Steve Jobs biopic that boasts an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, THR reports Universal has picked it up from Sony's turnaround. Danny Boyle is still on board to direct the film, and now Michael Fassbender is no longer being eyed for the lead, but is officially attached to star. There's no word yet on when the Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic will shoot. But that decision could lie almost entirely with Michael Fassbender. After all, the international A-lister is incredibly in demand. And on top of that, Fassbender is juggling several franchises . He's recently wrapped »

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Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie, Danny Boyle and Michael Fassbender Still Attached

9 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last week Sony dumped Steve Jobs, but now Universal, as expected, is picking up the project. The Aaron Sorkin-scripted film seems to be mostly in the same condition it was when Amy Pascal and Sony decided the partnership was no longer right. And Universal has reportedly paid as much as $30m for the project. THR […]

The post Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie, Danny Boyle and Michael Fassbender Still Attached appeared first on /Film. »

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Universal picks up Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

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Last week things weren't looking good for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic with Sony putting the film in turnaround, but THR is reporting Universal has picked up the project. Boyle will direct the film for Universal from a script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the Walter Isaacson biography Steve Jobs), with Michael Fassbender playing the Apple co-founder, and Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain are reportedly still attached to star in it as well. According to sources, Universal paid $30 »

- Jesse Giroux

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Christian Bale is "jealous" of Ben Affleck's Batman role

13 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christian Bale has admitted to being jealous of Ben Affleck's role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Dark Knight Trilogy star said that he is finding it hard to let go of the iconic DC Comics part.

"I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, 'Oh, go on... Let's do another'," Bale told Empire.

"So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.

"But I'm 40. The fact that I'm jealous of someone else playing Batman... I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven't spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way.

"I would imagine he is doing everything he can »

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Steve Job Biopic Finally Lands at Universal; What Took So Long? (Updated)

18 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Update: As hoped, the Steve Jobs biopic has found a home at Universal Pictures, reports Variety. Directed by Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson's biography, the project was forfeited by Sony last week without explanation. Star Michael Fassbender remains attached to the project, with Seth Rogen in talks to costar as Steve Wozniak. More on the film's long road below: Earlier: Why does a studio put in turnaround a high-profile movie based on a global bestseller that many people want to see? Because they think the picture won't make money. It's usually a smart move not to pay too much for an adult drama, much as I wish the studios would take more chances in this arena. Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal has not given any reasons for why she passed on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's official biography, »

- Anne Thompson

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Steve Jobs Movie Picked Up by Universal

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Studios has picked up the Steve Jobs movie project, less than a week after Sony put the high-profile feature into turnaround.

Producers recently set Michael Fassbender to star as the late Apple mogul after Christian Bale dropped out. Seth Rogen is also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin is producing “Jobs” alongside Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

Universal was widely expected to take over the project.

Sony decided to abandon the tech drama on Nov. 19. The studio, which acquired rights to Isaacson’s book shortly after the mogul’s death in 2011, has not explained why it pulled out.

Sorkin has publicly said the movie would be divided into three long scenes, each before one of Apple’s notorious product launches, and that Jobs »

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic picked up by Universal Pictures

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures has officially picked up Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.

The Aaron Sorkin-written movie was put into turnaround by Sony Pictures last week.

Christian Bale was due to play the late tech pioneer but withdrew after deciding that he wasn't the right man to portray Jobs.

Michael Fassbender was hotly-tipped to replace Bale, while Seth Rogen was said to be playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak alongside Interstellar's Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also previously linked to the project, which would have seen him reunite with his Beach director Boyle.

Sorkin has used Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which focuses on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001. »

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Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Less than a week after Sony Pictures put the high-profile Steve Jobs movie into turnaround, Universal Pictures has stepped up and adopted the project. A deal has been reached to bring the film about the Apple co-founder — which Danny Boyle is to direct from a script by Aaron Sorkin — to Universal, a studio spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. According to sources, the project had been shopped with a price tag of more than $30 million. Michael Fassbender is attached to star in the film, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and

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Sony Is No Longer In The Steve Jobs Business

24 November 2014 3:05 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Update: As predicted, Universal is in the process of making a deal to pick the film up from turnaround, according to The Wrap. Now we just need a Steve Jobs...Despite boasting Danny Boyle in the director’s chair, a script by Aaron Sorkin and a compelling subject in the form of former Apple boss Steve Jobs, Sony has pulled the high-profile project into its schedule rubbish bin, putting the film into turnaround.Yes, despite its apparent prestige nature, the studio has ditched the film even as the elements finally appeared to be coming together despite some trouble zeroing on a director and star.Sorkin’s script, written with input from Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorised biography of the man, focuses on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life: the launch of the Mac; NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company); and the iPod, launched after his triumphant return. »

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Bart & Fleming: On ‘Birdman,’ Sony PR Tsuris, Mike Nichols And Bill Cosby

23 November 2014 12:26 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. 

Bart: Critics don’t like to admit it, but the conditions under which you see a film strongly influence your opinion. Birdman is a good example: If you see a film like this with a pack of cinephiles like at Telluride, everyone gets every inside joke, and you instinctively go along with the crowd. I made it a point to see Birdman with a paid civilian audience and it was like screening it in a mausoleum. No laughs, just occasional grunts and lots of walkouts. Some reviews predicted Birdman “will captivate arthouse and multiplex crowds alike and send awards pundits into orbit” (the Variety review). Well that ain’t happening with the audiences; we’ll see about the awards. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Screen Talk: Mike Nichols, Steve Jobs Biopic, Oscar Updates and Doc Shortlists

21 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

We debate stunning black-and-white Polish foreign film submission "Ida," Studio Ghibli 2-D animation contender "The Tale of the Princess Kayuga," Ava DuVernay's "Selma" and Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" and digging into the changing rules behind picking the leading Oscar documentary feature shortlist candidates. Read: 'Ida' Director Pawel Pawlikowski Answers 10 Questions. We also explore the reasons Sony passed on the Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography that was to star Christian Bale and then, possibly, Michael Fassbender. Read: Assessing Seven Animated Feature Oscar Contenders. »

- Anne Thompson

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