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Four New URLs Hint At DC Film Plans

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Warner Bros. Pictures has reportedly just registered websites for four DC Comics movies in the works according to Tech Times.

The registrations would indicate Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam are part of their immediate plans. Specifically the company just registered the following domains: JusticeLeagueFilm.com, ShazamMovie.com, WonderWomanTheMovie.com, and AquamanMovie.com. All four sites currently redirect to the Warner Bros. Pictures official homepage.

The studio announced release dates for nine upcoming DC Comics movies a while back, all were for untitled projects. This would seem to lock down titles for almost half of those, though when these projects will be "officially announced" is unknown at this point. »

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Hawkeye's Role In "Winter Solider" Revealed

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It has been known for a while that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye character had a cameo in the original "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" screenplay, but it was cut before it went into production. Co-director Joe Russo has spoken with Screen Rant this week and explained the cameo in detail and why Hawkeye was in the story:

"What it was going to be, we were trying to complicate the relationship between Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D agent friends. If Hawkeye got a call from S.H.I.E.L.D saying Captain America is a fugitive, would he listen to that call or not listen to that call?

That sequence actually was heartbreaking for us to cut it. I think it ultimately might have been a conflict with Renner's schedule. But there was a great sequence where Hawkeye was chasing Cap through Washington D.C. there »

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Katz To Helm Sparks Adaptation "The Choice"

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Ross Katz ("Adult Beginners," "Taking Chance") is set to direct the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ 2007 novel "The Choice" for Nicholas Sparks Productions, The Safran Company and Lionsgate.

The story follows a man and a woman who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town in North Carolina and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen.

Bryan Sipe has written the screenplay and filming begins in October in Wilmington, North Carolina. Sparks, Theresa Park and Peter Safran are producing what will be the eleventh Sparks novel to be adapted.

Source: Variety »

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"Nice Guys," "Maps" Set Release Dates

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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up for the Shane Black-directed detective thriller "Nice Guys" which Warner Bros. Pictures has set for a release on June 17th 2016.

Set in the 1970s in Los Angeles, Gosling plays a private eye and Crowe a hired leg-breaker who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.

Black and Anthony Bagarozzi wrote the screenplay for the project which begins shooting this Fall. Joel Silver is producing.

Meanwhile, Focus World has picked up U.S. distribution rights to David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" and is eyeing an early 2015 release.

Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, and Sarah Gadon star in the film which looks at a slowly collapsing family that has made its fortunes working in Hollywood.

Source: THR »

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Poster: "The Walking Dead: Season 5"

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Rick Grimes' figure has always dominated the official poster art for AMC's "The Walking Dead". He was approaching the city in the poster for the first season, running down an empty stretch of road in the second, standing on top an overturned truck outside a prison in the third, and standing between the remains of said prison's wrecked fence on the fourth.

For the fifth season poster, AMC is keeping it basic - showing Andrew Lincoln's character holding a damn big gun and ready to pretty much kill anything in his path. Hunt or Be Hunted is the tag line for the new season which returns October 12th.

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Park Chan-wook To Helm "Fingersmith" Film

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"Oldboy" and "Stoker" director Park Chan-wook is set to make a Korean-language thriller based on Sarah Waters' 2002 crime novel "Fingersmith" for Moho Film and Yong Film.

Set in Victorian London, the book followed a group of young women who are petty thieves (fingersmiths). Park’s adaptation will be renamed "Agashi" and set in Korea during the time of Japanese rule.

Casting begins this month, with young unknowns expected to score the two lead female roles, ahead of a shoot in the first half of 2015.

The book was previously adapted into a 2005 BBC mini-series starring Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans and Charles Dance.

Source: Screen »

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Full Trailer: "Monsters: Dark Continent"

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Before scoring the "Godzilla" reboot, Gareth Edwards made his name on the low-budget but acclaimed "Monsters" - a story exploring a relationship of two people in a world in which aliens have landed and have been quarantined.

Now, following a brief teaser months ago, the full trailer for the Tom Green-directed sequel "Monsters: Dark Continent" has arrived. The tone is different in this outing, there's more creatures and more action in a quite different looking film which has yet to score a U.S. distributor. The film is slated to open November 28th in the U.K. though.

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"The Tick" Creator Confirms Show Revival

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Ben Edlund, creator and writer of "The Tick," has confirmed last week's report that a revival of the short-lived 2001 live-action series is in the works.

Edlund tweeted on Sunday: "Yes for now suffice it to say the dream of a new live-action Tick is being pursued with vigor #bringbackTheTick"

At the same time, The Wrap have confirmed that Patrick Warburton is set to reprise his role as the title character in a pilot for Amazon's online streaming service.

They say Warburton worked out a deal with Sony Television, who have held the rights since the show's 2001 cancellation, to bring back the beloved character. »

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Gunn, Lee Offer "Guardians 2," "Panther" Updates

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn popped up at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend and confirmed that neither Ms. Marvel or any other Earth-based superhero will join the 'Guardians' in the upcoming sequel.

According to Collider, Gunn says he is steering clear of 'Earthlings', so that the main focus can be kept on Star-Lord in the next film. However, he does seem to think that Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel) will likely come to the big screen in other Marvel films and it "will be sooner rather than later". Meanwhile, he says the "Guardians" sequel offers him the opportunity to introduce plenty of other female characters.

Gunn also described the plan he had for Stan Lee's cameo, something that Disney rejected. The idea was Lee was to be one of the Collector's exhibits. Groot would look at him, only to receive a middle finger back in response from Lee. »

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Filming Begins On "Magic Mike Xxl"

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Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has tweeted a shot of a clapperboard announcing the start of production on "Magic Mike Xxl," the upcoming sequel to his stripper hit of 2012.

Gregory Jacobs takes over as director on the new film, with Soderbergh now serving as director of photography, camera operator and film editor. Jacobs previously served as Soderbergh's first A.D. on the likes of "Side Effects" and "Behind the Candelabra" as well as serving as a producer on the original "Magic Mike".

Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin penned the script for the second film which is currently slated to hit cinemas on July 1st 2015.

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— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) August 31, 2014

Source: THR »

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International Trailer: "Dracula Untold"

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Lots of new footage gives more of the supporting players like Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper time to shine in this second look at the upcoming fantasy epic "Dracula Rising" from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.

Luke Evans stars in the new film which blends a bit of the real history Vlad Tepes with a whole lot of sword and sorcery fantasy to produce a complete re-imagination of Bram Stoker's famed character, turning the famed vampire into someone more sympathetic.

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Imagine Reviving "24: The Movie" Plans

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Though not a runaway hit, Fox's recent limited series "24: Live Another Day" was solid in the ratings - showing that the fan base for the long-running franchise hadn't dwindled despite the absence of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer from our screens for four years.

Now, TV Line reports that interest in the film version of the series has been revived with Imagine Entertainment planning to pitch a feature take to studio bosses at 20th Century Fox.

Imagine chairman Brian Grazer is said to be particularly keen on the pitch which boasts a new idea for the film that's different to the previous takes that never took off. How it will tie into the end if 'Live Another Day' and what characters we can expect to see back is unknown at this point. »

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Marvel Comics Editor On "Big Hero 6" Rift

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Talk has been stirring of a rift between Marvel Comics and Disney Animation over the latter's upcoming "Big Hero 6" animated film which is loosely based on the Marvel comics title of the same name. As previously reported, Marvel has no plans to reprint any of the comic's past adventures or re-introduce the characters into its pages.

At the same time, Disney Animation chief John Lasseter confirmed the other day that the film is essentially an all Disney production with Marvel having little to no input. Now, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has now confirmed to Cbr that "there are no plans" for re-introducing any of the Big Hero 6 characters, adding:

"The characters and stories that have appeared in our comics are very different from what they are in the film. Releasing material that would be viewed as movie tie-in product would be a disservice to filmgoers. We wanted »

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Photo: Eisenberg Covers Up On "Superman" Set

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There's still no sign of an official reveal of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" film at Warner Bros. Pictures. The actor hasn't been photographed anywhere near the Detroit set in weeks - until today.

Even so, the new paparazzi set photos sport Eisenberg covering his head with a towel so no-one is quite sure whether or not he will be bald for the role, or a blond or ginger as has been rumored.

Remember those Batman v Superman set candids we promised?... look for them on Tuesday! #HenryCavill #Exclusives pic.twitter.com/bTS01xpgoY

Henry Cavill (@HenryCavillNews) August 31, 2014 »

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What Falcon Hopes For In "Captain America 3"

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stars Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie attended the Wizard World convention in Chicago last weekend for a nearly hour-long Q&A session.

During that time, Mackie was asked for his own take on the story of "Captain America 3". With everything in lock down regarding the plotting which is still being tweaked, this often jokey description sounds more like his own desire of what he wants to see:

"Cap and Falcon go looking for Winter Soldier. They find him. They go through this traumatic ordeal of him transforming back into Bucky. Then, once he goes back to Bucky and we get all the craziness out of his head, then we become a three-man duo - he's got a shield, he's got an arm, and he's got wings - and we go out, and we save the world. Cue theme song."

In the comics, both characters eventually »

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"Thrones" Actor Joins "Star Wars: Episode VII"

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Miltos Yerolemou, who had a small but memorable role as Arya Stark's sword trainer in the first season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," has joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in an undisclosed role.

Yerolemou has played numerous sword wielding characters throughout his career, so it is naturally being speculated that he will be called upon to use a lightsaber in the film.

Though undisclosed, the role is said to be only a minor one. Yerolemou most recently worked on the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's booker prize winning novel "Wolf Hall".

The project resumed shooting last week at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire following a brief hiatus. The injury sustained by Harrison Ford, which led to the hiatus, is also said to have happened during filming on a top secret set rather than on the Millennium Falcon set as has been widely reported.

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Lars Von Trier To Direct A New TV Series

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Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is readying the English-language TV series "The House That Jack Built". Von Trier will start working on the script this autumn with shooting currently set for 2016.

The series will be the first the "Antichrist" and "Nymphomaniac" auteur has directed since the original acclaimed Danish series "The Kingdom" two decades ago.

Producer Louise Vesth revealed the project at the Venice Film Festival where Von Trier’s regular producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen added that it will be "a TV series without precedent... a TV series as you have never seen it before and never will again. You better hold your breath."

Source: Screen »

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First "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." S2 Promo

1 September 2014 1:40 AM, PDT

The first promo featuring bits of actual footage from the second season of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." has gone online (some of it is Season 1 footage as well though). The clip gives us brief glimpses of Coulson, Skye, May, Fitz, Simmons, and a now bearded Ward in the series which returns to screens September 23rd.

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"Star Wars" Staffers Rank The Lightsaber Battles

1 September 2014 1:35 AM, PDT

The editorial staff of the official "Star Wars" website, StarWars.com, have decided to rank the top ten one-on-one fights in the first six "Star Wars" movies. Each of the lightsaber battles was ranked on "inventiveness, choreography and emotional impact".

What will surprise people will be the top choice. The Darth Maul fight in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" is about the only sequence from that film commonly lauded, and it came in at number one. That it beat out the more iconic battle between Luke and Darth Vader in "The Empire Strikes Back" in second place will certainly ruffle some feathers.

Meanwhile the final battle between Luke and Vader in "Return of the Jedi" came in fifth, with the two battles at the end of "Revenge of the Sith" (Obi-Wan vs. Anakin, Yoda vs. Palpatine) coming in third and fourth.

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Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro Team For A Short

1 September 2014 1:20 AM, PDT

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro are teaming for a new Martin Scorsese-directed film. That's the exciting news.

Now for the gut punch - it's a short film being done as a promotional effort for the international resorts and casino brand Melco-Crown Entertainment. The label is a joint venture of Melco International Development Limited chaired by Hong Kong billionaire Lawrence Ho, and Crown Resorts Limited chaired by Australian billionaire James Packer.

Packer has become best buddies with filmmaker Brett Ratner, the pair are behind RatPac Entertainment which is slated to produce the effort. "The Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terrence Winter will pen the script for the short which will premiere next year at a new movie-themed resort in Studio City, Macau.

Source: Deadline »

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