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A Star Wars 7 Character Will Live Inside This Epic Empire Strikes Back Vehicle

9 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With J.J. Abrams at the helm, we all expect that Star Wars: Episode VII will be jam-packed with references to the original trilogy . even beyond the fact that every member of the main cast is coming back. That fact only makes this fresh rumor more believable. If Badass Digest.s anonymous inside source can be believed, then the character played by Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: Episode VII will be portrayed as living inside an abandoned, tipped-over At-at . one of the war machines first seen trekking across the ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back: While LucasFilm and Disney have remained tight-lipped about any and all Star Wars: Episode VII official plot details, the rumor mill has painted an interesting picture of what we can expect from Daisy Ridley . in what.s sure to be her breakout performance. According to reports, she may or may not be playing »

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10 Upcoming Movies With Incredibly Stupid Titles

18 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s more resting on a movie title than you think. In some cases it’s all an audience know before buying a ticket, meaning on top of acting as a summary of the events or themes, it has to sell the whole thing as well. Edge Of Tomorrow (which was originally titled All You Need Is Kill) has been retitled as its taglineLive Die Repeat for home video release in an attempt to make-up for its disappointing box office run.

Recent years has seen an explosion of puns, colonated subtotals and other tricks attempting to appear fresh and new in a bloated marketplace. This is only exacerbated by Hollywood’s love of sequels. The old faithful of whacking a 2 on the end of the original title is viewed to no longer past muster, acting as a sign of a creatively compromised film. Whether audiences are actually put »

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' DVD and Blu-ray Releases December 2nd

30 September 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D Blu-ray&#8482, Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD&#8482 November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.

Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis). &#160The two species form a fragile peace but dissention »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

30 September 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It has been officially announced that Fox Home Entertainment will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd, with an early Digital HD release on November 11th:

“Los Angeles, Calif. (September 30, 2014) – Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD™ November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.

Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of The Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of »

- Jonathan James

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David Fincher on meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm about Star Wars: Episode VII

30 September 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Before J.J. Abrams secured the job of kicking off Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, numerous filmmakers were linked with the director’s chair on Star Wars: Episode VII, including  David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club), who has spoken about meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm during a promotional interview for his new film Gone Girl.

“I talked to [Kathleen Kennedy] about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” Fincher tells Total Film. “It’s tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’ “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3Po and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, »

- Gary Collinson

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Comes Home in December

30 September 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

One of the best films of the Summer (if not The best) was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  While it's no longer hitting the big screen, you're chance to take this masterpiece home is coming up just in time for the Holidays.  20th Century Fox has revealed when you'll be watching the Apes again and what special features will be included on the disc when it arrives.  

I've been waiting for this announcement for a while now, as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is probably my favorite movie of the Summer (with a chance of Guardians of the Galaxy edging it out).  While I'm sad I've got to wait until December 2, 2014 to get my hands on it, it's nice to finally have a blu-ray release date for this film: 

Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to »

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David Fincher confirms Star Wars: Episode VII talks

29 September 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Before he made Gone Girl, David Fincher was linked with Star Wars: Episode VII. And he's confirmed he had talks...

Remember, before Jj Abrams was confirmed as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, that there was a daily merry-go-round of names being linked with the job? One day back then, up popped David Fincher's name as a potential Star Wars director (on the same day as Jon Favreau's if memory serves, leading us to conclude that the guessing game had got up to the letter 'F'). However, as it turns out, Fincher was indeed a candidate, and he even had a meeting of sorts about taking Star Wars on.

Chatting to Total Film, Fincher admitted that he'd had a conversation with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars, but said that "I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like".

Continuing, »

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David Fincher Discussed 'Star Wars: Episode VII' With Lucasfilm

29 September 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

J.J. Abrams is the man responsible for bringing Star Wars back to cinematic life, but there was a time where that might not have been the case. Director David Fincher has revealed that he was, at one point, talking to Lucasfilm about directing Star Wars: Episode VII. ”I talked to [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy] about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from... I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” the Gone Girl director told Total Film in a recent interview. “It’s tricky… My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I

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David Fincher Considered Directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

29 September 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What would you think if David Fincher, and not J.J. Abrams, had been chosen as the director of Star Wars: Episode VIIc It's only a hypothetical looking back, but as Fincher tells Total Film, leading the new Star Wars trilogy wasn't entirely off the table. "I talked to Kathy Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like," Fincher told the site. His apprehension makes sense, seeing as his long-in-development 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was pretty much shot down by Disney, which owns Lucasfilm. Earlier this month, Fincher observed in an interview with Little White Lies that, "You get over $200 million... all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties." Relating specifically to his shuttered maritime fantasy adventure, it sounds like it was very difficult for Fincher to appease the anxieties of Disney's corporate culture. »

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David Fincher Talks About His Star Wars 'Episode VII' Meeting

29 September 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

At one point in the past, like a lot of directors, David Fincher was looked at as a possible director to re-vitalize the Star Wars franchise by kicking off the sequel trilogy with Star Wars: Episode VII. It never came to pass and ultimately Lucasfilm went with Jj Abrams for the first film and Rian Johnson, presumably, for the second.

Now, promoting Gone Girl, David Fincher talked with Total Film Magazine and spoke about why his meeting with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy didn't result in a Fincher Episode VII:

"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like," he says of the studio merger that resulted in a new batch of Star Wars films being greenlit.

"It's tricky," he adds. "My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that, »

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David Fincher Explains Passing Up Star Wars: Episode VII

29 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Long before J.J. Abrams landed the role of overseeing Star Wars: Episode VII, seemingly every filmmaker in Hollywood was linked to Disney’s coveted director’s chair. However, one of the few directors who actually entered talked with the company was David Fincher, who spoke recently with Total Film about his decision to pass on the gig.

“I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like. It’s tricky. My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’”.

While it’s not overly surprising that Fincher — who is considered one of the most astute directors in »

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David Fincher Met with Lucasfilm about Directing Star Wars

29 September 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) revealed in an interview with Total Film that he had met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about directing a Star Wars movie for them. Fincher got his start in the business working on Return of the Jedi, so it would have been completely appropriate for him to come back around and direct a movie. That's obviously not how it has played out, and the reason is because the director was unsure about Disney's involvement. He said,

"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like. It's tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures! »

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David Fincher Met for Star Wars: Episode VII; Explains Why He Turned It Down

29 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the upcoming release of David Fincher's Gone Girl this Friday, the director has been making the press rounds.  Naturally, he was asked about Star Wars because you can ask any director about it, and he said he did have a meeting with producer Kathleen Kennedy about helming Star Wars: Episode VII.  Before you get too excited, keep in mind that the producers likely cast a very wide net, and just because Fincher had a conversation about the movie, that doesn't mean he got anywhere close to doing it. In fact, he explained why he turned it down as well as his interesting take on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.  Hit the jump for what he had to say. Talking to Total Film, Fincher admitted that directing Episode VII wouldn't be an easy prospect, and although he likes Empire Strikes Back, he feels he wouldn't get »

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Gone Girl's David Fincher was approached for Star Wars 7

29 September 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Fincher was approached about directing Star Wars Episode VII.

The Gone Girl director spoke to producer Kathy Kennedy about Disney's revival of the franchise.

"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like," he told Total Film.

"It's tricky," he continued. "My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that', then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'

"I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3Po and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man.

"I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return of the Jedi. »

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TV Review: ‘Star Wars Rebels’

29 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Perhaps the “Star Wars” franchise’s worst-kept secret during the second-trilogy era is that its best screen depictions have come via TV animation. Inaugurating the Disney-synergy juggernaut before director J.J. Abrams can get there, “Star Wars Rebels” continues this trend, offering a sly, stylish offshoot — introducing a new lineup of characters very much in the “Clone Wars” tradition — with scads of action, beautiful animation and fidelity to the original’s spirit. Premiering on Disney Channel with a one-hour launch subtitled “Spark of Rebellion” before settling in as a series on boy-oriented Disney Xd, the Force is indeed strong with this one.

Set during the period after “Revenge of the Sith” and prior to the original “Star Wars” (a.k.a. “A New Hope”), “Rebels” essentially reboots the first movie, albeit with a new small band of rebels leading an incipient fight against Imperial forces. That begins with their introduction to »

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David Fincher Reveals Why He Didn't Direct 'Star Wars 7'

29 September 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2012, many names were rumored for the covet job of directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And one of those names was David Fincher. Doing press for his thriller Gone Girl this past week, the director confirms that he actually did take a meeting with Kathleen Kennedy, saying that he considered the job for a split second, but ultimately passed.

Talking with Total Film, David Fincher describes his experiences with Disney and Lucasfilm, his idea for the movie, and why he decided he wasn't a right fit for this universe.

David Fincher wanted to make another movie that looked like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. It would have been dark in tone. And it would have been told through the eyes of droids C3PO and R2D2, whom he views as slaves.

David Fincher reveals for the first time:

"I talked to Kathy about it, »

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David Fincher Reveals That He Met With Disney About Directing Star Wars Episode VII

29 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

J.J. Abrams is currently hard at work on bringing Star Wars Episode VII to the big screen, but had things played out a little differentely, he would be prepping for Star Trek 3 right now as David Fincher shot the highly anticipated follow-up to Return of the Jedi! In a recent interview with Total Film, the Gone Girl helmer revealed that he spoke to the studio about the movie, but it sounds as if he didn't feel sure about the project due to Disney's involvement. "I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like." He added, "It's tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it »

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Endor, Isaac, Fincher "Star Wars" News

28 September 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of "Star Wars: Episode VII" updates today. First up, a report at Total Geeks suggests the upcoming film sports a woodland battle sequence featuring thousands of extras.

The slightly over a week-long shoot took place in the Forest of Dean in Wales with many of the key cast shuttled to a location known as 'Puzzlewood'. Producer Kathleen Kennedy reportedly visited the set a number of times, and some of the crew was overheard talking about the shoot at their hotel.

The shoot is said to have included a "pivotal fight scene amongst some of the new main characters," and the tone of all the new "Star Wars" films are aiming to be more "unified, cohesive" than Marvel or Pixar's various efforts.

Next up, one of the film's stars is Oscar Isaac who recently told the Huffington Post that he wasn't a fan of George Lucas' digital tweaking »

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'Star Wars 7' Art Shows Lightsaber Duel and Millennium Falcon!

25 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just hours after the Chrome Trooper concept art debuted, another Star Wars: Episode VII illustration depicts a lightsaber duel between two unknown opponents, with the Millennium Falcon seen hovering in the background. Check out the image below, then read on for more details.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' concept art depicting a lightsaber duel and the Millenium Falcon! #Hype! pic.twitter.com/0szaruiA2x

— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, former 007 star Roger Moore revealed that he visited director J.J. Abrams on the Star Wars: Episode VII set, where he teased that they were filming scenes that involved, "something with a lot of mountains and snow." Many fans jumped to the conclusion that this was Hoth, the ice planet from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, but that may not be the case. It's believed that this snowy and mountainous land is, in fact, a different planet, »

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

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