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The Shawshank Redemption Cast Reunites 20 Years Later—Check Out Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman Now!

2 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Andy and Red are back together again! Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman attended a screening of The Shawshank Redemption earlier this week in Beverly Hills in honor of the movie's 20th anniversary. The event was held by the Academy at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Nov. 18 and also included screenwriter Frank Darabont, who made his directorial debut on the Oscar-nominated flick. World War Z 's Max Brooks hosted the evening around the film, which was famously based on Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It's hard to believe that it's been exactly two decades since Robbins and Freeman made movie magic on the big screen. Shawshank was nominated for »

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Brad Pitt Activates Alpha

2 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the surprise success of World War Z last year, Brad Pitt has clearly been on the hunt for more literary-sourced raw material for movies. He’s now attached to produce Alpha, which Robopocalypse writer Daniel H. Wilson dreamed up and will turn into a script.Lionsgate has come aboard to work on the film, which is largely being kept quiet. The Hollywood Reporter has heard that it’s a science fiction-flecked tale of survival in the mould of Jack London's The Call Of The Wild.Anthony Scott Burns, who like several recent directors has won the job thanks to a couple of canny short films, is set to call the shots on the film once Wilson – who came up with the idea and will bypass the book stage this time – has written the screenplay. There’s no indication as to whether Pitt wants to star in this one, »

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Brad Pitt To Produce Robopocalypse Author’s Sci-Fi Thriller Alpha

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

Novelist Daniel H. Wilson nearly saw his words on the big screen two years back, when Steven Spielberg optioned the rights to his novel Robopocalypse. While it might be taking a while to develop, it is still apparently on the director’s to-do list, but that doesn’t mean his robo-infused mind has stalled. Now, it seems Brad Pitt’s production banner, Plan B, are set to collaborate with the author on his original idea, Alpha.

Wilson will be penning the script and Canadian newcomer Anthony Scott Burns has been tagged to direct. As part of his pitch to land the gig, Burns crafted a fake commercial based around one of the companies in the story. A pretty neat idea, one which likely stemmed from his outside-the-box approach to filmmaking. Prior to landing the gig, Burns was known online for having designed a badass fan trailer for Tron, as well »

- Gem Seddon

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Brad Pitt to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller Alpha from Robopocalypse Author

6 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though author Daniel H. Wilson’s novel Robopocalypse came super close to being a Steven Spielberg movie (which he may or may not still make), another idea of his is now poised to come to the big screen via Brad Pitt.  THR reports that Lionsgate has picked up the sci-fi thriller Alpha, based on an original idea by Wilson, with Pitt set to produce alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.  Plot details are under wraps, but the film is a sci-fi survival story “that has shades” of White Fang author Jack London.  Wilson will write the screenplay based on his own idea, and newcomer Anthony Scott Burns is set to make his feature directorial debut with the project.  Burns’ pitch for the film apparently involved a fake commercial for a fictional company that is central to the story.  More after the jump. Pitt’s Plan B »

- Adam Chitwood

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'The Goldfinch' Brings on 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Writer

19 November 2014 3:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has hired screenwriter Peter Straughan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) to write the screenplay adaptation for Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch.

The news comes just four months after Warner Bros. entered talks to acquire the rights to this novel, which takes place over a two-decade period. The story follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother during a bombing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The boy ends up surviving the explosion and steals the famous Carel Fabritius painting The Goldfinch. He ends up being taken in by an Upper East Side family before reuniting with his alcoholic birth father, who takes him to Las Vegas.

Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Brett Ratner (Tower Heist) and Bradford Simpson (World War Z) are producing the adaptation. The book was first published last fall, and has been on the New York Times best seller list for 39 weeks.

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- MovieWeb

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Review: 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' Is A New Vampire Classic Worth Treasuring

19 November 2014 3:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014  New Directors/New Films series in New York City. For a while it looked like zombies would be the reigning pop culture creature of the night, what with the popularity of "The Walking Dead" on TV and "World War Z" on the big screen. Vampires, after all, had seen their moment in the moon but then the "Twilight" saga ended, "True Blood" was canceled, and society, seemingly as a whole, decided the crawling undead were way sexier than batty bloodsuckers. But this year the vampire is having a comeback—not only is there Jim Jarmusch's groovy vampire romance "Only Lovers Left Alive," but the wacky New Zealand mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows" screened at SXSW (our review), and, now, the self described "first Iranian vampire western," "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," which played Sundance and just »

- Drew Taylor

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'Guardians of the Galaxy's' Chris Pratt will next suit up as 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'

19 November 2014 9:40 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Chris Pratt is in the midst of living out all of his childhood dreams on the big screen. First he traveled the galaxy as Star-Lord, then he tussled with dinosaurs in the recently-completed "Jurassic World," and now he's getting ready to play a cowboy, a ninja and a Viking -- all in the same film.  The "Parks and Recreation" breakout star is attached to play the lead role(s) in Universal's "Cowboy Ninja Viking," according to Collider. Based on the comic book by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, "Cowboy" centers on a genetically-altered secret government assassin (is there any other kind these days?), whose Multiple Personality Disorder lends him the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a Viking. After escaping the agency, he strikes out on his own and tracks down the mastermind behind the program which created him.   The film has been in development at Universal for some »

- Dave Lewis

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Chris Pratt Cast in Cowboy Ninja Viking

19 November 2014 8:55 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has joined a very cool film project called Cowboy Ninja Viking! The movie is based n a comic book, and it was first announced back in 2010 when Disney picked it up and hired the writers of Zombieland, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, to tackle the script. A couple years later Universal Pictures picked up the rights to the comic and hired Marc Forster (World War Z) to direct it. He's no longer attached to the project, though. 

The comic was created by writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, and it's seriously going to make for a fun movie. The name of the main character in the story is Duncan, and he comes from a secret government program that turn schizophrenics into assassins. Duncan comes through the program with the badass skill sets and personalities of a cowboy, a ninja, and a freakin' viking. »

- Joey Paur

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Chris Pratt Takes the Lead in 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'

19 November 2014 7:55 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Collider reports that Chris Pratt has taken the lead role in an adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking.

The book, which was created by A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, follows an assassin with Multiple Personality Disorder who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking and works for a secret government program.&#160A movie has been planned for quite some time, with Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese originally set to write the screenplay for Disney. The studio deemed the property 'too edgy', and the graphic novel rights eventually wound up at Universal. World War Z director Marc Forster was at one time set to direct, but is no longer attached to the project.

Chris Pratt will star as Duncan, a counter-intelligence agent known as a 'triplet' because of his three distinct personalities. Duncan escapes his handlers, hunting down the millionaire who masterminded the 'Triplet' program. »

- MovieWeb

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Chris Pratt Signs On For Cowboy Ninja Viking

19 November 2014 1:14 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Based on the Image Comics graphic novel, the movie adaption of Cowboy Ninja Viking, telling the tale of a schizophrenic government assassin who possesses the skills of three distinct personalities (hence the title), has been doing the rounds for a few years now. It once had Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and World War Z director Marc Forster attached, but they have since left the project. The project is still alive and kicking though, with Collider reporting that Chris Pratt, whose star continues to rise exponentially after Guardians of the Galaxy, will be staying the realm of comic book movies, signing on the dotted line to play lead Duncan, who escapes the shadowy Triplet program to hunt down the billionaire who masterminded it. Pratt is the perfect choice for the role, having a fantastic talent for juggling comedy and drama and is no stranger to the physicality the role will call for, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Chris Pratt Is Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Viking

18 November 2014 9:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This sounds like the kind of role Chris Pratt’s Parks and Recreation character Andy Dwyer would make up, but I promise that it’s legitimate. According to Collider, the Guardians of the Galaxy star has found his next tentpole franchise, in the form of Universal’s adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking.

Based on the 2009 Image Comics graphic novel from A.J. Lieberman and Riley RossmoCowboy Ninja Viking revolves around a counter-intelligence unit filled with patients who suffer from multiple personality disorder. Dubbed “Triplets” because of their three separate personalities, they’re brought together by a psychotherapist named Dr. Sebastian Ghislain to become secret agents. When the unit falls apart, the Triplets become hired killers and it’s up to Pratt’s character, a man named Duncan, to find and stop them.

As with most page-to-screen adaptations, it sounds like the film will differ from the comics somewhat, as Collider »

- James Garcia

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Star Chris Pratt Lands Lead In Cowboy Ninja Viking

18 November 2014 8:36 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  In 2010, Disney purchased the rights to A.J. Leiberman and Riley Rossmo's graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking. They hired Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to pen the script. When they turned in their final draft two years later Disney passed on it because they felt it was "too edgy." That's when Universal Pictures swooped in and purchased the film rights. At one point Marc Forster ("World War Z") was attached to direct but he's moved on. Outside of that we haven't heard anything new on this project, until today. Sources for Collider have informed the site that Chris Pratt ("Guardians of the Galaxy") is now set to star in Cowboy Ninja Viking. He'll play 'Duncan' the main protagonist. The story is about "a schizophrenic assassin ('Duncan') working for a secret government program who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a Viking." Collider added: We »

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Casting Net: 'Broad City' star Hannibal Buress takes role in 'Daddy's Home'

18 November 2014 7:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Hannibal Buress is joining Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Daddy's Home. Sean Ander and John Morris are directing the film, which tells the story of a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad he can to his wife's two children. But, his plans are disrupted when the children's biological father shows up. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who believes the stepdad to be racist, the result of some ploying on the part of Wahlberg's character. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell's wife. The film began shooting on Monday in New Orleans. [THR] • Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Ten Years Later, What Are Members of the Lost Cast Doing?

18 November 2014 4:32 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

This fall marks the 10th anniversary of Lost‘s premiere back in 2004. That’s right, even though it seems like it was just yesterday when we were all wondering what the heck was in the hatch, it’s actually been a decade. In honor of Lost‘s 10 year anniversary (which was actually back in September, but hey, two months doesn’t really count, does it?), we decided to take a look what the most important members of the Lost cast, the actors who were instrumental in making this game-changing series so memorable, are doing today. Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard) Arguably the star of the Lost cast (if you could really put any member of the cast above the other since it was such an ensemble show), Matthew Fox, who played Jack Shephard on the series, was most recently seen in Alex Cross and World War Z. He has two films, »

- Chris King

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Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Casts ‘World War Z’ Actress

18 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sterling Jerins has joined Gerard Butler in the cast of Warner Bros. and Skydance’s “Geostorm.” Jerins is set to play Hannah Lawson, daughter to Butler’s Jake.

Geostorm” will follow two brothers who set out to simultaneously save the earth from a killer satellite-driven storm and save the president from an assassination attempt.

Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris will also star.

Dean Devlin will direct. Devlin will also serve as producer, along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Rachel Olschan and Marc Roskin.

Jerins appears next in “The Coup” alongside Pierce Brosnan. She is known for her past roles in “World War Z” and “And So It Goes.”

Jerins is repped by ICM Partners, Jeff, Gill, Principal Entertainment La and attorney Dave Feldman.

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- Marianne Zumberge

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See the giant guitar (and other instruments) Marco Beltrami built for "The Homesman" score

12 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Marco Beltrami’s soundtrack for "The Homesman" is like an old photograph. Stare long enough at an 19th century relic and the memories start reverberating through space and time (not to get too "Interstellar" about it). Recreating pioneer era music, mining that Western language, is only part of Beltrami's goal for "The Homesman"; There are twists of ambience and metallic pangs that give old-timey melodies a contemporary sound. Intertwined and layered into the soundtrack, Tommy Lee Jones' film starts feeling less like a transportive period piece than a look backwards from our fixed position in 2014 — an unnerving quality that fits the film’s arduous travelogue.  To achieve these sounds, Beltrami (the composer behind "World War Z," "Snowpiercer," "The Wolverine," and "The Hurt Locker") and his sound design-minded collaborator Buck Sanders constructed their own instruments that would meld the archaic and new. The creations were as tiny as a refitted lap steel guitar to giant, »

- Matt Patches

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Marco Beltrami Creates A Haunting Score For The Homesman – Video

11 November 2014 4:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award nominated composer Marco Beltrami brings raw emotion to The Homesman.

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the film’s all-star cast includes Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, and Hailee Steinfeld. The unconventional western follows three women, driven mad by pioneer life, who are being transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank), who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs (Jones) to assist her.

The film marks Beltrami’s third collaboration with director Tommy Lee Jones, previously scoring The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and The Sunset Limited.

The film opens in select theaters on November 14th, 2014 and the score album will be released through Varese Sarabande digitally on November 17th, 2014 and on CD December 9th, 2014.

Director Tommy Lee Jones says of Beltrami, “He’s different, that’s what he brings. He’s original.” This originality stretches to their work on The Homesman. »

- Melissa Thompson

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‘Big Hero 6′ Wins B.O. As ‘Interstellar’ Takes Second; Monday Returns

10 November 2014 1:25 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update Monday, 1:08Pm: As expected, Big Hero 6 cruised to the top of the box office weekend. Not so expected: Chris Nolan’s saga Interstellar fell short of $50M. Distrib Paramount insisted that the sci-fi genre and film’s record IMAX run would keep Sunday drops to a minimum and help the weekend become one of only four ever feature two moviesing open north of $50M. But it fell short.

Not an issue for BH6, which landed right within estimates and, given the dearth of family fare and its strong exits, should have a solid run into Thanksgiving. It’s exits are terrific, it’s got an A CinemaScore, and kids are notorious repeat viewers,.

But a standard Sunday fall for Interstellar kept the film from the $50M mark, or even Paramount’s Sunday estimates. Still, for a nearly three-hour film that’s scored solid exits and is »

- Scott Bowles and Anita Busch

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The 30 Best Horror Movies of the Past 30 Years

10 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 years ago this week (November 9, 1984) of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the slasher film entered a new dimension.

With the creation of Freddy Krueger (played indelibly by Robert Englund), who could kill teens in their dreams, the slasher villain proved there was no place that was safe, not even the subconscious.

In retrospect, the genre may have peaked with the release of this film; after all, how many other slasher villains since have been anywhere near as memorable? Unlike his predecessors, Jason Voorhees (of the "Friday the 13th" movies) and Michael Myers (of the "Halloween »

- Gary Susman

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Big Hero 6, and Interstellar soar at box office

10 November 2014 7:25 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of wormhole-bound astronauts at the weekend box office.

Disney's animated adventure Big Hero 6, featuring the inflatable robot Baymax and his prodigy pal Hiro from the Marvel comic book, debuted in first place with $56.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Paramount's space saga Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as astronauts, took off in second place with $50 million, estimates said.

Before launching in more than 3,500 theaters this weekend, writer-director Christopher Nolan's Interstellarplayed Wednesday and Thursday in about 250 theaters equipped to project the movie on film - The Dark Knightfilmmaker's preferred method of showcasing his creations.

Interstellar opened below Nolan's last film, the mind-bending thriller Inception, which conjured up $62.8 million when it debuted in 2010. Nolan's sci-fi odyssey also wasn't in the orbit of last year's $55.8 million opening for Paramount's previous space epic, Gravity.  Interstellar has a hefty running time of 169 minutes, »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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