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Emily Blunt on 'Into the Woods,' Meryl Streep, and... 'Star Wars'? (Exclusive)

22 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Emily Blunt seems to have been on the cusp of superstardom since she costarred with Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada," back in 2006. Since then, she's appeared in many interesting movies, more than a few of which have been would-be blockbusters (most recently, this summer's terrific sci-fi actioner "Edge of Tomorrow"), but she hasn't quite gotten there yet. That could all change with the Christmas Day release of "Into the Woods," a lavish, big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical.

In the movie, Blunt plays The Baker's Wife opposite James Corden and, of course, Streep (playing the Witch), and she can really belt out the tunes. It's pretty impressive, especially given her ridiculously talented castmates, who include Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, and Johnny Depp. We got on the phone and talked with her for a few minutes about what it was like venturing "Into the Woods, »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch: Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, Rian Johnson & More Announce 2014 Black List, Plus Full Ranking Of Scripts

15 December 2014 12:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Oscars are coming up, the Sundance and Berlin film festivals are just around the corner, and Hollywood is already taking the long distance view of the movies that will wow us in years to come. But it all starts with a good script, and today the annual The Black List is upon us, highlighting the very best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Voted on by executives and insiders, winding up on the list can lead to a tremendous career boost. Since 2005, Black List scripts have gone on to earn 196 Oscar nominations, resulting in 37 wins. In short, the players in Hollywood pay attention, as evidenced this year by a raft of big names—John AugustElizabeth BanksTravis BeachamMax BorensteinAline Brosh McKenna, Scott Z Burns, Ty BurrellDamien ChazelleAva DuvernayNathan FillionSeth Grahame-SmithRian JohnsonRashida Jones and Will McCormackSimon KinbergBrian KoppelmanAlex Kurtzman, Allan. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Black List Announces 2014 Screenplays

15 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Catherine the Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson took the No. 1 spot on this year’s Black List of the top unproduced screenplays.

The script centers on the upbringing and marriage of the woman who became the empress of Russia.

The annual lineup consists of the year’s best unproduced scripts in Hollywood as voted on by more than 250 studio execs. Previous alumni of the list include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” “The King’s Speech,” “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “The Imitation Game.”

This year’s announcement was made by tweets with a YouTube link to a video announcement. Participants included Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Rian Johnson, Ava Duvernay, Damien Chazelle, Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Matthew Weiner and Billy Ray.

The first project announcement, presented by Nathan Fillion, was for “Professor Pasghetti” by Jeff Feuerstein. It centers on a famous children’s author with an affinity for drugs and hookers. »

- Dave McNary

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Focus of Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX Revealed?

15 December 2014 8:13 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

While we are still waiting to see more from J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some additional information has leaked regarding Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. 

It's not a huge amount of information. Basically, we just have some info on who the focus of the films could be on. I'll throw out a Spoiler alert for anyone who isn't interested in knowing what the info entails. 

It comes from an email obtained by Daily Beast from co-President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. Talking about the Star Wars films, he says,

"Rian Johnson as you know is doing the main ones, episodes 8 and 9 of the Luke and Leia story lines, after Jj. Not sure anything is gained by looking at what Lucasfilm is doing except we are stalking all these people too."

So the next »

- Joey Paur

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The year in TV: The rise of single-director television seasons

15 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Clive Owen and Michael Angarano in The Knick

From the apparent death of the romantic sitcom to the resurgence of superhero shows, there have been a lot of developments in television over the year. But if there is one trend that has defined 2014 in television, it has been the migration of directors to the small screen for season-long projects. While not an idea that’s unique to the year, as the Jane Campion-helmed first season of Top of the Lake signalled the trend in 2013, this year’s television firmly established the migration as something more than a novelty.

Of course, big name directors hopping in for an episode or two of shows they are executive producers on is nothing new. Martin Scorsese’s direction in the pilot no doubt convinced some people to give Boardwalk Empire a chance, as did Neil Marshall’s work on the pilot of Constantine »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The 2014 Black List Announced

14 December 2014 11:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Black List announced the 2014 list of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays Monday through Twitter. This year's list, the 10th installment, was announced by 70 writers, directors, producers, and actors — including Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, David Oyelowo, Rian Johnson, Ava Duvernay and Damien Chazelle. YouTube videos featuring the stars began rolling out at 10 a.m. Pt Monday, presenting the 70 scripts on the list in a random order. Three of the last six Academy Awards for best picture were based on scripts featured on previous Black Lists, and seven of the last 14 screenwriting Oscars were

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- Rebecca Ford

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Hamill Talks "Force Awakens," Eps 8-9 Rumor

14 December 2014 10:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Out doing press for the NBC holiday special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," it's understandable that those interviewing Mark Hamill about the show are much more keen to ask him about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," his return to the franchise that made him famous.

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Hamill was asked about the film's trailer and the distinct lack of showing any of the original cast in it. He says it's understandable:

"This is about the new generation of characters; I think that's the most important thing. It's the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. I rightly assumed that it wouldn't be our story because we had a beginning, a middle, and an end. This must be our offspring and the current generation, with us there lending the kind of support that Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness did in the original."

He then talked about his look for the film, »

- Garth Franklin

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More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9

14 December 2014 10:23 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Now this is going to get even uglier. It’s one thing for Sony leaks to reveal Sony Pictures information, but the vultures digging through every line of email are now turning over information from Sony execs discussing other studios' films and unintentionally revealing their rivals’ plans. As if it’s not bad enough for Amy Pascal and President of Production for Columbia Pictures Mike De Luca—the former seemingly revealed/spoiled the info of who is directing Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” film with information that surfaced today. Now they’re going to inadvertently piss off the ultra-secretive Kathleen Kennedy and LucasFilm because some of their future plans may have been unveiled too. Spoilers of course, but keep in mind this is secondhand information from a producer who is not working on these films, so who’s to say if it’s 100% accurate. “Looper” director Rian Johnson (who is also about »

- Edward Davis

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Still Happening at Disney

12 December 2014 10:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everyone is so busy watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer over and over again, most fans have forgotten that Disney also has a new Indiana Jones movie on the horizon. It's been awhile since we last heard any mention of LucasFilm's other iconic franchise, but at a recent breakfast with Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger did offer an update on the legendary archeologist. The cold hard fact is we may not see Henry Jones Jr. return to the big screen before the end of this decade.

LucasFilm and Disney are too busy relaunching the new Star Wars franchise to concentrate on rebooting Indiana Jones. Not only do they have director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for release next December with principle photography already completed and a trailer in theaters, Rian Johnson is already deep into pre-production on Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, »

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'Star Wars' Theme Park Rides Will Be Based on New Movies

10 December 2014 2:21 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With fans still talking about the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nearly two weeks after its release, the buzz swirling around this beloved Star Wars franchise is higher than ever. You may recall that, back in June 2013, it was revealed that Star Wars will be integrated into Disney's theme parks as well, but not much else was known about the studio's plans. During Variety's Dealmakers Breakfast earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the upcoming theme park attractions will be solely based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its spin-offs, not the original and prequel trilogies.

"There will be a much larger Star Wars presence in our parks globally. But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right. I didn't want someone to say, 'I just saw the movie and there's nothing in that movie in this »

- MovieWeb

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Bruce Willis' latest sci-fi film, Vice, due next month

1 December 2014 10:51 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane star in Vice, which lands in the Us next month. Poster and details right here...

Even though it feels like it's been a while since Bruce Willis put his back into a film, his track record when it comes to science fiction is really rather good. In fact, it's perhaps no coincidence that his last really impressive feature was Rian Johnson's Looper.

Anyway, he's giving science fiction another go, as he filmed the upcoming movie Vice. This one is directed by Brian A Miller (who previously directed Willis in The Prince. Nope, us neither). Miler is in post-production on the film right now, and it co-stars Thomas Jane and Ambyr Childers.

The plot? Willis plays a man called Julian who has designed Vice, described in the synopsis as the "ultimate resort", one where "anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, »

- simonbrew

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ama Highlights: Sandman, Batman, Rian Johnson, 3rd Rock, Tarantino

1 December 2014 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is without a doubt one of the most interesting and distinct voices in modern Hollywood. Yes, he’s a great actor and has done some truly awesome films. He has also worked with many wonderful filmmakers, is sought after by even more and also happens to be one himself. He’s already directed one feature, […]

The post Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ama Highlights: Sandman, Batman, Rian Johnson, 3rd Rock, Tarantino appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens': A Timeline of Events So Far

28 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been two years since the world learned that a new “Star Wars” movie was in the works. Since then, fans and industry figures have taken to a massive amount of speculation and rumors — but, in the way of the plot and the way the seventh film in the “Star Wars” world looks, Disney and LucasFilm have kept a tight lid on info.

The world’s first substantial look at “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came on Friday, when the an 88-second teaser trailer was released online and in 30 select theaters. For “Star Wars” fans, it’s been a long road to the first glimpse of the film, so here’s a look back at the major events that hit the franchise in the past two years.

Oct. 30, 2012: Disney buys LucasFilm, new “Star Wars” film announced”

Disney shocked the industry by acquiring George LucasLucasFilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. »

- Alex Stedman

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer to debut online on Friday

26 November 2014 3:40 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut its first teaser online on Friday (November 28).

An official Twitter account for the film franchise announced that fans will be able to watch the 88-second trailer on iTunes on the same day as it appears in select cinemas.

The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers.

Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014

"The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers," a message on the Twitter account read.

It was announced on Monday (November 24) that the trailer would make its debut in select North American theatres for Thanksgiving weekend.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams, picks up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Joining original franchise stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be new additions Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, »

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Star Wars Bits: Episode VIII Production Designer, Force Awakens Actress, Rebels Marathon

26 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cool events for The Force Awakens, Episode VIII news and much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following. Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs has been tapped for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII. Actress Jessica Henwick may appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read about two awesome Force Awakens […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Episode VIII Production Designer, Force Awakens Actress, Rebels Marathon appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Looper (2012)

26 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Hollywood News is eleven years old this month. That’s right, we are now well on our way to out teen years and boy have we come a long way since 2003. And it’s not just us, the film industry has gone from strength to strength during the last decade. They finally learned how to make a decent super-hero film for one. As part of our celebrations each of our team has been tasked with writing a piece on one of their favourite films of the last eleven years. This writer’s offering can be nothing other than Looper.

Released in 2012 and directed by the brilliant Rian Johnson, who will be directing Star Wars VIII don’t you know, Looper is a fantastic time-travel movie. Firstly having been a fan of Johnson’s work since Brick I was very excited for the release of Looper, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. »

- Kat Smith

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Disney rumoured to be planning new Star Wars animated series

25 November 2014 1:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday /Film posted a rumour regarding the plot for Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) standalone Star Wars movie – suggesting that the story will revolve around a team of bounty hunters hired by the Rebellion to steal the plans to the Death Star – and now the site is back with another Star Wars story, this time concerning Lucasfilm’s animated Star Wars adventures.

According to the site, Disney and Lucasfilm plans to have Star Wars Rebels running for three or four seasons before launching a new animated series that will take place in the timeline of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the two subsequent chapters of the Sequel Trilogy and feature an entirely new cast of characters. It will reportedly launch around the same time as the release of Rian Johnson’s as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII.

This should of course be taken with a pinch of salt until we hear something official, »

- Gary Collinson

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

25 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | 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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