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'Godzilla' Reboot Snags Elizabeth Olsen As Female Lead

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Actress Elizabeth Olsen is one of the more admirable young actresses emerging onto the scene within the past couple of years. Instead of rushing head-first into the latest and greatest possible blockbuster blunder she could grab onto, she chose her roles carefully. Now she's built up the reputation as a phenomenal young actress so now she's treating herself in a way by taking part of what...

'Godzilla': Bryan Cranston And Elizabeth Olsen To Co-Star?

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Director Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) Godzilla remake/reboot is set to begin production in March of this year, meaning the mostly-uncasted film still needs to grab several names to fill out its roster.  While the lead role seems to be a lock  (it was reportedly turned down by Joseph Gordon-Levitt before Aaron Taylor-Johnson took over), it...

Frank Darabont Talks 'Godzilla' Reboot And How To Write For A Giant Lizard

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Ever since Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, The Walking Dead) was hired to rewrite the Godzilla reboot for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures for director Gareth Edwards, we’ve been breathing sighs of relief—if there’s anyone who can make a story about a skyscraper-sized, fire-breathing lizard believable and scary,...

'Godzilla' Adds Frank Darabont, Rumors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Loses...

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Though Godzilla won't start shooting until March and won't be released until May 2014, there's been a lot of changes behind the scenes regarding who's involved with the project both in front and behind the camera. A lead actor shortlist has emerged, while Frank Darabont has been hired to do a rewrite and two producers have left the project.

'The Walking Dead' is Renewed! (But Needs a New Showrunner)

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In what should be a surprise to no one, The Walking Dead is coming back for a fourth season. AMC's zombie show is one of basic cable's biggest hits, so we're not surprised that AMC has decided to keep it around. And even though there have been numerous complaints about some of the plotting, that has never shown in the ratings. But perhaps those who got annoyed with...

Comic Con 2011: The Walking Dead Press Roundtables

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At this weekend's Comic-Con, the cast of AMC's The Walking Dead gathered with series creator Robert Kirkman, director and co-creator Frank Darabont, and producer Gale Anne Hurd to present fans with a look at the upcoming season of the new smash series.  With an order for more than double the previous season's episodes, and a rabid and expanding fan base, the team of survivors and...

New DVD Releases: The Next Three Days, Jackass 3, Morning Glory

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Literally something for all tastes on DVD this week as we're getting a new thriller (The Next Three Days), rom-com (Morning Glory), indie comedy (Four Lions) and this year's Best Documentary Feature winner (Inside Job). Hard to argue with that selection it fits all moods. And if you're a...

Frank Darabont Fires All the Writers of The Walking Dead

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Update: Producer Gale Anne Hurd denies any writers were fired. Read her response now! Television writing is a hard job. You have to deliver quality content on a weekly basis and collaborate with a team. All the work, all the sweat, and all the tears are worth it when your show becomes a hit and is loved by critics and viewers alike. That's why the scribes behind...

AMC Picks Up The Walking Dead for Second Season

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AMC must have a lot of confidence in their new zombie series, "The Walking Dead." A few weeks ago we got our first glimpse of the show's trailer and it received plenty of love from the fanboy community. The series is based on the comic book of the same name and is scheduled to debut this fall, but prior to that it's already received a green light for season 2!

Comic-Con 2010: AMC's The Walking Dead Panel

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This morning AMC (home of the strongest, most engaging TV programming in the last few years) debuted footage from the newest member of their family, Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. The filmmakers and cast were on hand to roll out an extender teaser trailer, and discuss the intense process of adapting this epic comic book series into what promises...

Comic-Con 2010: Walking Dead Promo Stuff!

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Check out some of the Comic-Con promotional artwork from AMC's upcoming TV series adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead!" Directed, produced and written by Frank Darabont, it was picked up for a whole season on the merit of the pilot script alone. This promises to be one of the coolest new TV shows of the year! Check out an image from "The Walking...

Frank Darabont to Adapt Walking Dead Comic

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Must AMC have all the great programming? They are becoming a serious force in series television, with no signs of slowing down. This latest news just proves the network is on the up and up. According to Collider, Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) will adapt the zombie comic The Walking Dead into a series for the thriving...

Frank Darabont Discusses Fahrenheit 451

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Frank Darabont seems absolutely determined to film a remake of Ray Bradbury's, Fahrenheit 451, and he is now focusing all of his energy on it. He has wanted to make this film for quite a while, but now he is speeding up the process a little bit because he would like the aging author, Ray Bradbury, to be alive to see the film. However, the big hang up on...