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Honor Roll 2012: Kristen Stewart Goes 'On the Road' to Find Sex, Dancing and -- Just Maybe -- an Award

20 December 2012 9:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Honor Roll is a daily series for December that will feature new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-person stories of some of the year's most notable cinematic voices. Today, we're running a new interview with Kristen Stewart. It’s easy for audiences to forget that if you take away “Twilight,” Kristen Stewart has done mostly indie-minded acting work. Other studio films do pepper her resume — “Jumper,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Panic Room,” “Zathura” — but at a mere 22-years-old, Stewart has an independent streak at least as deep as that of well-respected indie darlings such as Michelle Williams and Catherine Keener. It’s just that much of Stewart’s public approbation has come from the Teen Choice/MTV Movie Award constituencies. That may change this year. Read More: Honor Roll 2012: Michael Haneke Tells Us Why He Hasn't Changed Despite His »

- Jay A. Fernandez

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Zach Helm hired to write Jumanji remake

7 December 2012 5:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The remake train pulls into the station once again...

Several sources are reporting that Stranger Than Fiction writer Zach Helm has been hired to pen a remake of the 1995 Robin Williams movie Jumanji, which is to be produced by Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler, the former of whom worked on this year's The Amazing Spider-Man.

Directed by Joe Johnston, Jumanji was based on the 1981 Chris Van Allsburg book of the same name about a magical board game which releases wild animals and killer plants with each turn. The film also starred Bonnie Hunt (The Green Mile), Kirsten Dunst (the Spider-Man trilogy), Bradley Pierce (The Borrowers) and Bebe Neuwirth (Fraiser), and made a name for itself with its (at the time) ground breaking special effects. The film had a pseudo-sequel in 2005 directed by Jon Favreau called Zathura.

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- luke-o

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Movie News: 'Jumanji' Remake Coming; Michael Douglas Pictured as Liberance; 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' Poster

7 December 2012 8:04 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Behind the Candelabra: Michael Douglas plays flamboyant pianist/entertainer Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, which will make its debut on HBO next year. In a new image pulled from a televised preview, Douglas tickles the ivories and shows off a fancy costume. Matt Damon also stars as Liberace’s longtime lover/partner. [Bleeding Cool] Jumanji Remake: A remake of Joe Johnston’s 1995 comic family adventure Jumanji is on its way, and Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium) has been hired to write it. The original, which starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, was followed by Jon Favreau’s 2005 quasi-sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure; both were based on books by Chris Van Allsburg. [The Hollywood...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: ‘Jumanji’ Remake Coming; Michael Douglas Pictured as Liberance; ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Poster

7 December 2012 8:04 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Behind the Candelabra: Michael Douglas plays flamboyant pianist / entertainer Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, which will make its debut on HBO next year. In a new image pulled from a televised preview, Douglas tickles the ivories and shows off a fancy costume. Matt Damon also stars as Liberace’s longtime lover / partner. [Bleeding Cool] Jumanji Remake: A remake of Joe Johnston’s 1995 comic family adventure Jumanji is on its way, and Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium) has been hired to write it. The original, which starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, was followed by Jon Favreau’s 2005 quasi-sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure; both were based on books by Chris Van Allsburg. [The Hollywood...

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- Peter Martin

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Zach Helm Hired To Script Jumanji Remake

7 December 2012 5:59 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

This last July Columbia Pictures president Douglas Belgrad announced that the studio is considering a Jumanji reboot. Well, this was a small mention, but true. Now we’ve learned that Zach Helm will get the first crack at the script.

Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book ‘Jumanji’ was first adapted into the big screen in 1995, directed by Joe Johnston. The family adventure starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson. In it, a little boy finds a board game called Jumanji, which causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. Dunst and Pierce starred as the two kids who discovered the game, and Williams as the man who’s trapped in it.

In 2005, Jon Favreau directed some kind of space age semi-sequel called Zathura, which starred Kristen Stewart and Josh Hutcherson.

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- Nick Martin

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Jumanji Remake Gets A Screenwriter

6 December 2012 7:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In a way we already have a remake of Jumanji. In 2005 director Jon Favreau made Zathura: A Space Adventure, a carbon copy of the 1995 adventure comedy, only instead of the kids at the center of the plot playing a jungle based game the kids in Zathura played one set in outer space. Yet this summer we learned that the original is up for a reboot. The project was announced this past summer - with confirmation that the project will be updated for the present - and this past August Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach came on to guide the production. And now they've found their man with the pen. THR says that Zach Helm has been brought aboard to draft the Jumanji remake - but all other details about the project remain largely hidden. As previously said the film will be "an update for the present," but the project will »

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Zach Helm Writing Jumanji Update

6 December 2012 12:14 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

This last July, Sony announced that it had been rummaging through its toy chest of properties and had emerged triumphant with Jumanji. President Doug Belgrad announced that the studio would be making a new version of the 1996 film based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book. Now we know who will get the first crack at the script: Zach Helm.The writer is probably best known for crafting Stranger Than Fiction and, to a lesser extent, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. It’ll be his job to bring some modern-day flavour to the story of two kids (played in the original by Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) who discover the titular game and play it, letting loose a horde of CG animals in the process. Oh, and a man who had become trapped in the game’s world as a child but was now hairy Robin Williams.Sony isn’t saying »

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Gallery: Josh Hutcherson's Hotness Is No Game

20 November 2012 3:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

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Full disclosure: We weren't sold on Josh Hutcherson when he was first cast as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games." He was amazing in "The Kids Are All Right," so it wasn't his talent that was questioned. But could the dark-haired tween from "Zathura" really carry the blonde challenges of District 12?

Then we saw the official "Hunger Games" images and it was over.

And now, with his latest film, "Red Dawn," hitting theaters, we thought we'd take a minute to appreciate the hotness of Hutch.  Check out our Hot People Looking Hot gallery of the Hutcherson on the red carpet and in his movies.

Team Peeta forever. »

- NextMovie Staff

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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

28 August 2012 1:46 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore, »

- Zac Gille

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Review: Premium Rush

25 August 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

"Fixed-gear, no brakes, can't stop, don't want to either" -- Watching Premium Rush, my first thought was that it seemed somehow familiar. That may be because it brought to mind the short-lived 1995 sitcom Double Rush, which featured an opening-credit sequence shot by Spike Jonze. Watch it at the end of this review and compare it with the Premium Rush trailer. Purely coincidence, no shared DNA here besides the shared bike messenger subject material, but an interesting comparison.

Eighteen years later, David Koepp has directed an exciting flick that unlike its sitcom sister takes place almost entirely on two wheels. Written by Koepp and John Kamps, who previously collaborated on Zathura, the movie Premium Rush takes its name from the highest-priority delivery service (just like Double Rush). The story centers around one particularly important delivery and the efforts Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Wilee must make to see it through to the destination. »

- Mike Saulters

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Weekend Box Office Ahead - Hit And Run, Premium Rush widest openers in lackluster field

23 August 2012 9:54 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Box office boredom. Apparition moderate opener in weak field It's a dreary-looking weekend ahead at the box office with two wide openers which look to deliver mediocre results. Open Road Films' comedy actioner Hit and Run scripted by star Dax Shepard, who also directs alongside David Palmer, finds the widest release in 2,870 theaters. Pic opened this Wednesday, with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges topping the well-known cast. The film's not impressing Rotten Tomato critics with a 47% positive score. Sony's Premium Rush opens in 2,225 theaters, holding a 70% tomato score with Inception and The Dark Knight Rises' Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring alongside Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez. David Koepp directs as well as writing with John Kamps. The duo have collaborated previously on Zathura, Ghost Town and War of the Worlds. »

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Weekend Box Office Ahead - Hit And Run, Premium Rush widest openers in lackluster field

23 August 2012 9:54 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Box office boredom. Apparition moderate opener in weak field It's a dreary-looking weekend ahead at the box office with two wide openers which look to deliver mediocre results. Open Road Films' comedy actioner Hit and Run scripted by star Dax Shepard, who also directs alongside David Palmer, finds the widest release in 2,870 theaters. Pic opened this Wednesday, with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges topping the well-known cast. The film's not impressing Rotten Tomato critics with a 47% positive score. Sony's Premium Rush opens in 2,225 theaters, holding a 70% tomato score with Inception and The Dark Knight Rises' Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring alongside Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez. David Koepp directs as well as writing with John Kamps. The duo have collaborated previously on Zathura, Ghost Town and War of the Worlds. »

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'Premium Rush' (2012) Movie Review

23 August 2012 5:16 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Michael Shannon eats up the scenery in Premium Rush, a film not to be taken the least bit seriously, but instead (mildly) enjoyed for its stupidity. Loaded with a multitude of problems -- most egregious would be its focus on the wrong character -- it's hardly a film you need to rush to see, but with the right mindset and friends at your side you could find yourself having a good time. Premium Rush is essentially bike messenger porn with a Google Maps fetish and the "street" attitude of Step Up. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a New York City bike messenger who lives on the edge. Yeah, he's a real daredevil. His bike doesn't have brakes (what?) it it only has one gear (word!), anything else is for sissies. He dropped out of law school because he can't see himself wearing a suit to work each day and the fact »

- Brad Brevet

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The Wolverines Prepare For War In 'Red Dawn' Poster

10 August 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Ryan Gowland

Back in September of 2009, the remake of "Red Dawn" started production in Michigan under the direction of first-time helmer Dan Bradley, who had worked as a stunt coordinator and second unit director on three "Bourne" movies, including the upcoming "Bourne Legacy."

The cast was filled with relative unknowns, including Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the lead, alongside Josh Hutcherson, the most well known of the cast having just appeared in "Journey to the Center of Earth" following performances in "Zathura" and "Rv." Expected to arrive in 2010, "Red Dawn" took an unexpected detour which has finally come to an end.

Check out the new poster for "Red Dawn" after the jump!

A victim of MGM's financial issues, "Red Dawn" was put on the shelf until FilmDistrict decided to dust it off last year. The intervening years gave the producers time to change the invading country from China to North Korea, »

- MTV Movies Team

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Rupert Sanders Still Set To Direct Kristen Stewart In Snow White Sequel

2 August 2012 7:42 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

2012 was looking to be a major year for Kristen Stewart. Not only is the blockbuster franchise that launched her coming to a frenzy-inducing close with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2, but she was poised to launch a new one with the action-fueled fantasy flick Snow White and the Huntsman. And while the film was critically panned for its bland storytelling, it still drew audiences worldwide, earning more than $385 million globally. With grosses like that the pic seemed primed for a sequel, and in June Universal began discussing the matter with Snow White and the Huntsman's director, Rupert Sanders, bringing David Koepp (Zathura) in to script it. Then came July and with it some scandalous photos that revealed Sanders and Stewart had a less than purely professional relationship. Since then, there's been speculation on the fate of Snow White and the Huntsman 2. With much of blame for the »

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Amazing Spider-Man Producer Joins Jumanji Remake

2 August 2012 7:09 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sony is very much putting itself in the remake business, having scored a major success with this summer's premature reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. They recently put major plans into development to remake Jumanji, the 1995 children's adventure film boasting early CGI effects that don't pass muster today. And now, to make that remake possible, they've brought in the guy who knows how to do it better than anyone: the producer of The Amazing Spider-Man. Amazing how that works, eh? Variety reports that Matt Tolmach has been set to produce the "remaining," along with original producer William Teitler, who was also behind kid adventures like Zathura and The Polar Express. Given that the reboot was just revealed a few weeks ago, it's not surprising that there aren't any more details, but Tolmach and Teitler are presumably putting their heads together and figuring out a way to give the story a new sheen »

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Sony Plans on Rolling the Dice for Brand New Adaptation of 'Jumanji'

19 July 2012 10:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been 17 years since one of my favorite childhood books hit the big screen in the form of Jumanji, the family action adventure comedy that pitted Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt, along with a very young Kirsten Dunst, against the dangers of the jungle in contemporary times. Ten years later, the similar space centric book Zathura was turned into a film by Jon Favreau, and now we're going full circle as Doug Belgrad, the head honcho at Columbia Pictures, has revealed they're working on a new version of Jumanji (in addition to all their sequels now in development). Frankly, this isn't all that surprising. More below! At the time of the film's release, the special effects were pretty groundbreaking, but in 17 years, the developments in technology since then should allow for an even more thrilling adventure, and likely in 3D. The film was a huge success at a time »

- Ethan Anderton

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Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner on eTalk

18 July 2012 11:43 PM, PDT | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner appeared on Canada’s eTalk for Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as part of Comic Con last weekend. First there’s more of an excluse with Kristen and Rob where they talk about their amazing on-screen chemistry and how Kristen knew they had a connection immediately (although Rob claims it was when he saw her frozen in Zathura). Then in the second video Taylor reflects on the past, and how he had to really fight for his role between Twilight and New Moon. Enjoy the videos below:

etalk – Monday, July 16, 2012

In an etalk exclusive, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner dish on the ‘Twilight’ Saga with host Ben Mulroney while at Comic Con.

You can also watch at eTalk .

Rob and Kristen just waiting for the interview crack me up! And that comment about Zathura?

What did you think of the eTalk interviews? »

- Evie

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Robert Pattinson Reveals When His Crush On Kristen Stewart Started

17 July 2012 8:04 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

In a brand new interview, Rob says he fell for Kristen before he even met her -- watch the video for his adorable confession! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were destined to fall in love! Rob admits to CTV that he really developed a crush on Kristen while watching her in the 2005 flick Zathura. "Even before I met her I was watching Zathura one day," he laughs. "When she was frozen!" Kristen admits that as soon as she met Rob, she knew there was a connection. "When you meet people that you want to embark on a creative endeavor with," she says. "It's so exciting, it's palpable ... it's him." [CTV] — Chloe Melas Check Us Out On Pinterest! More Rob: Robert Pattinson Is Jealous Of Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart’s Sweetest Fan Moments Rob Pattinson: I’m So Grateful For My Loyal Fans [polldaddy poll=6396518] »

- Chloe Melas

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New 'Captain America 2' Directors: What Do You Think?

7 June 2012 9:44 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

After a series of hints and rumors, maybes and could-bes, Joe and Anthony Russo, executive producers and sometime directors of "Community," are in final negotiations to direct "Captain America 2."

The choice isn't an obvious one, but with Marvel's track record for hiring interesting filmmakers, there must be something to it. Fans of "Community" can certainly speak to that show's ability to perfectly parody the most recognizable big-budget genres, so it's not hard to imagine that the Russos will be able to adapt to the style of a Marvel superhero movie.

With "The Avengers," Marvel proved that their model of standalone films made by talented directors that don't always seem like the most obvious choice for superhero movies works beyond a doubt. After all, Jon Favreau had directed "Zathura" and "Elf" before tackling "Iron Man" and eventually joining "The Avengers" as a producer. Not exactly superhero material.

But what do »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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