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Alexander Skarsgard May Swing Into 'Tarzan'

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We recently reported that David Yates (late of Harry Potter) was signing up to direct Warner Brother's big budget Tarzan adaptation, and we knew he had a list of likely candidates. It looks like he's made a decision, and it looks like Alexander Skarsgård is his choice.

'Captain America' Sequel Will Feature Black Widow and Nick Fury, New...

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While not quite as anticipated as The Avengers 2 or Iron Man 3 (or even Thor: The Dark World) because, let’s face it, the character is incredibly goofy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is building up quite a head of steam in the lead up to its April 14, 2014 release date.  Just last week, rumors swirled about a possible villain for the film;...

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Receives A Plot Summary, Gets Picked Up By...

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Those of you who are excited about Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of Oldboy have reasons to rejoice this morning—the film has just gotten both a distributor and a plot summary, which includes a few differences from the original film (but not enough, seemingly, to justify a remake of a great film but whatever).

'RoboCop' Remake: Michael Keaton Replaces Hugh Laurie As Villain

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The RoboCop reboot has been taking some lumps lately, with reports of a henpecked and filmmaking-by-committee production that’s out of the director’s control, and then the news that Hugh Laurie was backing out of negotiations to play the villain in an already pretty auspicious cast.  Well, the film finally hit another bit of good luck in the casting department—Michael Keaton...

'RoboCop' Remake: Hugh Laurie Is Out

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José Padilha’s RoboCop remake isn’t exactly having its best month—coming on the heels the script leaking to an entertainment writer who publically bashed the apparently terrible reboot is the news that Hugh Laurie will not be playing the film’s Big Bad after all.  Laurie had entered negotiations for the role back in June; however, it appears he will not be...

'RoboCop' Remake Script Leaks, Apparently Stinks

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The modern remake or reboot: typically, it’s a film with rather low expectations attached.  Most (but not all) modern remakes are of the clunker variety—lifting the basic plot points of the original, but often with little to no translation of the subtext, chemistry, or intelligence that made the original film so popular in the first place.  And while no one seems to be expecting the...

Jay Baruchel Joins The Strangely Excellent 'RoboCop' Remake Cast

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The RoboCop remake—despite initially sounding like yet another studio-mandated attempt to capitalize on a popular ‘80s property by cannibalizing it to the bone in the hope that the foreign markets will yield a profit—gets strangely more intriguing with each and every new casting announcement made for the film.  And today, add one more to the remake’s surprisingly impressive...

BET Debuts 'Django Unchained' Teaser With Sam Jackson And Ennio Morricone

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Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx appeared on the BET awards on Sunday night, and brought with them a new 60 second teaser for Tarantino’s eighth film (ninth if you count his Four Rooms segment), Django Unchained.  The new spot features a remix of Ennio Morricone’s famous “The Ecstasy of Gold” from The Good, The Bad, and...

New 'RoboCop' Villain To Be Played By Hugh Laurie

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After eight seasons of playing the stubborn, mean and selfish (yet utterly brilliant) genius that is Dr Gregory House, one might wonder what’s next on the cards for star Hugh Laurie. Well, now we’ve got the answer – he’ll be making a turn as an evil villain in José Padilha‘s upcoming remake for MGM of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 sci-fi...

'Django Unchained' International Trailer Reveals Bloody New Footage, Sam...

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Coming fast on the heels of the official U.S. trailer for Django Unchained is the international trailer for the upcoming film from Quentin Tarantino.  Full of violent and funny new footage, the international clip is treasure trove for Tarantino fans, featuring as it does a slew of new scenes from Django Unchained, as well as a blink or you’ll miss it clip of an elderly Sam...

Six New 'Django Unchained' Photos Highlight Violence And Rivalry

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Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained
It’s been an eventful couple of months for Quentin Tarantino fans eagerly awaiting the release of his “Spaghetti Southern,” Django Unchained.   First, there was a new poster, a plot summary, and then the first look at production photos; then, the news that Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen quit film.  Now, we have even more photos from the production, highlighting Django’s...

Disney Officially Announces 'The Avengers 2' (Of Course)

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After The Avengers hit us with a massive $207 million opening weekend (grossing a worldwide $700 million), it should be no surprise that Disney/Marvel has officially announced the obvious; a sequel is on the way.  Of course, we already knew a sequel would be on the way (Marvel rarely stops at just one, and its stars are all signed to multi-film contracts); this is...

Interview: 'The Avengers' Cast Talks Pressure, Power and Expectations

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After four years, five films, and countless castings, The Avengers have finally assembled. In less than 24 hours, anxious fans will see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye fight side-by-side on the big screen. The Avengers Hollywood premiere took place last month, and immediately after, the cast participated in a press conference where they...

The Avengers: Movie Review

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The Avengers is here, and it’s the film Marvel has been planting the seeds for since Iron Man hits screens in 2008. In that time we’ve had films featuring Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to help get audiences in the mood and in the know about these characters. And knowing the characters is important for Joss Whedon’s film, because...

Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Full Plot Summary Has Been Released

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It’s been a big week for Quentin Tarantino fans—after a long dry spell of no new information from the set of the hotshot director’s newest film, the spaghetti western-influenced Django Unchained, this week has been a veritable free-for-all of new trivia by comparison.  First, there was the fantastic Saul Bass-esque teaser poster for the film; today, The Weinstein Company has...

The Avengers' Character Posters Have Been Released

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Now that Summer Movie season is almost here (scary, right?), it's fair to say that Joss Whedon's The Avengers came out of the gate swinging, and hasn't stopped. Every week or so there's been a new image or promotional item, and now that we're less than two months away, it's really kicking into gear. Yesterday AMC theaters announced a six film marathon of...

New Photos of The Avengers Looking At Things

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Marvel wants to get you excited about their upcoming film The Avengers. Really excited, as much of the future of their cinematic empire rests on its success, and so prepare to be inundated with ads and trailers and such until it hits theaters on May 4. Until then, Marvel.com has issued five new pictures that show stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris...

Sam Jackson Is The Highest Grossing Actor In The History Of Film

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Because we live in a world in which a man can persevere, work very hard, say motherf***er a whole bunch, and pretty much never, ever turn down a role, no matter how awful the movie, it was announced today by the Guinness Book of World Records that Sam Jackson is the highest grossing actor in the history of humanity itself.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Talking About Django Unchained

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Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is "in talks" for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Though casting can go into a film's shooting schedule, the film is set for a January start date, and "in talks" usually means that it's going to happen. There may be some nasty scheduling conflicts, but those can often be worked out.