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‘X-Men’ producers mull over solo ‘Mystique’ movie

Because they ingeniously signed up Jennifer Lawrence for a multi-picture deal before she became an Oscar-winning, Tumblr-dominating, GIF-inspiring mega star, the producers of the X-Men series are considering a spin-off movie featuring her villainous, oft-nude Mystique. Lauren Shuler Donner – producer of every X-Men film – tells EW the current regime at 20th Century Fox is much more amenable to […]

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Fake TV show ‘The Truman Show’ to become real TV show

Paramount, getting super meta, will turn The Truman Show into an actual TV show. For those fearing the dystopian nightmare of a movie studio purchasing a baby and then filming it in secret for the entirety of its life – as predicted in Peter Weir’s weirdly prescient social satire – don’t panic: the TV show would, of course, […]

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to play sisters in ‘The Nest’

World’s funniest women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will play hard-partying sisters in upcoming comedy The Nest, Variety reports. Tina Fey had been attached to the Universal flick for some time, but her fellow SNL Weekend Update anchor and Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler is now in final negotiations to join her. The script comes from former SNL […]

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Sony ensnare Drew Goddard for their ‘Spider-Man’ spinoff ‘Sinister Six’

Sony is making good on their promise to foster a Marvel-like franchise based around Spider-Man by recruiting Drew Goddard as director of a Sinister Six movie. According to Deadline, Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) is nearing a deal with the studio to make a movie based around Spidey’s most notorious enemies. The Sinister Six is being set-up in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and include super-villains Electro, […]

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‘Goonies’ sequel, ‘Gremlins’ reboot back on the cards

Warner Bros. is moving forward with a sequel to ’80s family favourite The Goonies, director Richard Donner has revealed. Though Donner only dropped the news when cornered by TMZ, Ain’t It Cool News did some digging and discovered the flick is indeed on “the fast track to production.” Donner will produce alongside Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus, though none will […]

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Screen legend Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Mickey Rooney, once the world’s biggest movie star and an enduring icon of Hollywood’s golden age, has died. He was 93 years old. Reports of Rooney’s death first emerged from TMZ, though his son Michael Joseph Rooney eventually confirmed his passing. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith took a death report at Rooney’s North Hollywood home Though […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor wanted as Bond villain in ‘Skyfall’ sequel

Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed for the lead villain role in Bond 24, and why wouldn’t he be? According to The Wrap, Ejiofor hasn’t been officially offered the part, nor is he in formal talks, but he is “widely presumed to be the frontrunner amongst the other actors under consideration.” The English actor saw his […]

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‘Transformers 5′ dated for 2017 (maybe)

In news that should surprise no one and depress most, a fifth Transformers movie is being considered for 2017. Transformers World got their hands on some leaked concept art for Michael Bay’s upcoming fourth instalment, Age of Extinction, which included a placeholder logo for its sequel. That’s about as deep as the scoop gets, though […]

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Key & Peele are rebooting ‘Police Academy’

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele – of the aptly-titled and brilliantly incisive sketch show Key & Peele - are set to produce a Police Academy reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo is on board to develop the flick for New Line. Though a reboot has long been in the works, this is the first bit of development news […]

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‘God Help the Girl’, ‘Frank’ bound for 2014 Sydney Film Festival

The first batch of features bound for the 2014 Sydney Film Festival have been unveiled. Lenny Abrahamson’s music comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender in a giant papier mâché head, will make its Australian debut at the festival, as will Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch’s directorial debut, God Help the Girl. David Gordon Green and Nicolas Cage’s collaboration, Joe, […]

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Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz get freaky in the trailer for ‘Sex Tape’

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz fall victim to the cloud in the trailer for their upcoming comedy Sex Tape. In the flick, they play a married couple trying to rekindle their passionate spark by recording their lovemaking. Problem is, by using their tablet to tape the shenanigans, they accidentally upload it to the cloud and onto the iPads […]

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Ben Stiller in talks for stripper drama ‘I Am Chippendales’

Ben Stiller is in early talks to take a lead role in Alan Ball’s stripper drama I Am Chippendales. According to Deadline, Stiller would play the choreographer who turned the all-male dance revue into a internationally recognised phenomenon. Before you begin picturing Stiller in the tearaway pants, Magic Mike style, it’s worth noting the dark undercurrent to this true tale. […]

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‘Frozen’ becomes highest grossing animated film of all time; 10th biggest overall

Frozen, unwilling to end its reign atop the box office charts, just broke another record. This past weekend, it overtook Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated film of all time. It now sits in tenth place overall, with $1.072 billion in the bank. There is a chance it could rise a few […]

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Keira Knightley sings for Mark Ruffalo in ‘Begin Again’ trailer

Keira Knightley shows off her pipes in the trailer for musical dramedy Being There, previously titled Can A Song Save Your Life? She plays a recently-dumped songstress taken under the wing of a recently-fired music exec (Mark Ruffalo). Though the trailer looks pretty unremarkable, reviews out of Tribeca were largely positive, and the pedigree behind and […]

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Warner Bros. spinning ‘Harry Potter’ off-shoot ‘Fantastic Beasts’ into trilogy

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has plans for three new Harry Potter spin-offs based on J.K. Rowling’s ‘Hogwarts textbook’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In a lengthy profile by the New York Times, the previously announced Fantastic Beasts adaptation is revealed to be in the works as a brand new trilogy. Rowling penned […]

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‘Magic Mike’ sequel christened ‘Magic Mike XXL’

The Playlist has unzipped some major details regarding the next Magic Mike film, namely… it’s name! Magic Mike XXL is what the strippertastic sequel shall be christened. Since Steven Soderbergh won’t return to direct – on account of his “retirement” – his right-hand man and frequent first AD Greg Jacobs will take the helm. Channing Tatum has co-written the script […]

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Here’s Scarlett Johansson as another superhero in ‘Lucy’

Entertainment Weekly offers up the first official picture of Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson’s Lucy. In the flick, Johansson plays the title character, a drug mule who accidentally absorbs her cargo and develops superhero-esque powers. Hopefully those powers are slightly more impressive than those belonging to Johansson’s Marvel hero, Black Widow, which largely comprises of owning two […]

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Peter Dinklage to play games with Adam Sandler in ‘Pixels’

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage is in final negotiations to join Adam Sandler’s upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels, The Wrap reports. The Game of Thrones star, to be seen next as the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past, will appear alongside Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in the flick. Pixels is based on Patrick Jean’s short film of the […]

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Bradley Cooper probably won’t be taking over the Indiana Jones franchise

Reports of Indy’s recasting have been greatly exaggerated. The internet had a conniption yesterday when Latino Review suggested Bradley Cooper was being eyed for an Indiana Jones reboot, suggesting the saga would be taking a ‘James Bond’ route. Slash Film has since heard from a high-placing source that the rumour is not true. Producer Frank […]

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris will “play” a married couple in ‘Vacation Friends’

Married funny people Chris Pratt and Anna Faris will star as married funny people in Vacation Friends, Deadline reports. Fox paid seven figures for Tom & Tim Mullen’s spec script, which will see Pratt and Faris play a wild couple who befriend a straight-laced couple on holidays, and are surprised to discover the straight-laced couple […]

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Chris Evans wants to quit acting (once he’s finished all those Marvel movies)

It ain’t easy being Captain America. Chris Evans tells Variety he wants to quit acting as soon as his Marvel contract is up. “If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” he said, his publicist probably nervously-laughing by his side. “I can’t see myself pursuing […]

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Meryl Streep to play a rock star for Diablo Cody and Jonathan Demme

Oscar-statuette inscribers, take note: Meryl Streep might star in a new Jonathan Demme movie scripted by Diablo Cody called Ricky and the Flash. That’s ‘Streep’ with two e’s. According to The Wrap, Streep would play “a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune in California.” Variety added this […]

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Can you smell what the ‘Hercules’ trailer is cooking?

The answer is cheese. The Hercules trailer is cooking lots and lots of cheese. Dwayne Johnson plays the Grecian idol in this Brett Ratner-directed joint, though we don’t get to see what kind of flavour he’ll bring to the role until the very end of this teaser, in which he screams a lot. You may not […]

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James Rebhorn, invaluable supporting player, dead at 65

James Rebhorn, the reliable and esteemed character actor with more than 100 credits to his name, has died from melanoma. He was 65 years old. Rebhorn’s agent Dianne Busch confirmed his passing to The Hollywood Reporter. He was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, surviving a further 22-years before succumbing in his New Jersey home […]

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‘Fantastic Four’ reboot sequel already in the works

Fox has put a lot of faith in their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, specifically by announcing a sequel to the darn thing already. Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four - starring Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell – will hit cinemas June 2015. It’s follow-up (of course, always dependant on the first’s box office performance) will land in […]

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New ‘Wolverine’ movie opening in 2017

Though Hugh Jackman recently cautioned the world about his decaying, mortal body, he will indeed reprise the role of Logan in at least one more solo Wolverine movie. It will be his eighth effort as the character. Fox has announced a March 2017 release date for his next adventure, with screenwriter David James Kelly busy at work building […]

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Disney Pixar announce ‘The Incredibles 2′ and ‘Cars 3′

Disney has made it official: there are many more Pixar sequels in the works. At an investor’s meeting, the studio revealed plans for The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3. Though director Brad Bird has been living in the world of live-action recently, he’ll return to write and likely direct the long-awaited superhero sequel. Anticipation for a third Cars film is […]

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‘The Maze Runner’ trailer promises a true contender for the YA throne

Having trouble keeping all those YA franchises straight in your head? Let The Maze Runner complicate things further. The trailer for 20th Century Fox’s great YA hope has dropped, looking eerily reminiscent of both The Hunger Games and The Host. But here’s the thing: it seems pretty good. Based on the novel by James Dashner, it tells of a teeanger (Dylan O’Brien) […]

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‘Taken’ spoof titled ‘Tooken’ in the works

There once was a time when spoof movies - not made by the Wayans brothers or harbingers of doom Friedberg/Seltzer – frequently populated cinemas. That era looks to return with Tooken, a ‘Naked Gun-style’ spoof of Taken. According to Deadline, production will start on the flick in the coming months. Cameron Van Hoy and John Asher penned the screenplay. Asher […]

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Alison Brie joins Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for ‘Get Hard’

Community and Mad Men‘s Alison Brie will play Will Ferrell’s fiancée in the upcoming comedy Get Hard, Deadline reports. Though the actress is already 15 years Ferrell’s junior, the fact she plays a fairly-recent high school graduate on Community makes the pairing even ickier. The flick concerns an investment banker (Ferrell) who turns to his car-washer (Kevin Hart) for a crash-course in ‘getting hard’ […]

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