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Dracula: Year One is back from the dead

Universal has revived Dracula: Year One from the studio’s graveyard, Deadline reports. The news comes in the wake of rumours Warner Brothers could be looking at Russell Crowe to star in their take on Dracula, entitled Harker. Universal shelved their plans to revisit Dracula – with Alex Proyas directing and Sam Worthington in the lead […]

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Alex Proyas’ pricey Paradise Lost has been abandoned

Legendary Pictures has abandoned Alex Proyas‘ $120 million adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Deadline reports. Production was halted on the film back in December, as the studio struggled to keep costs down. Legendary decided to scrap the project when they realised they couldn’t adequately depict the tale’s grand, celestial battles on a smaller budget. Bradley […]

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Production halts on Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost

Production on Alex Proyas‘ epic action film Paradise Lost has been halted by Legendary Pictures due to its fluctuating budget. The NSW-based shoot, set to generate 1300 local jobs, has a projected price tag of $120 million. However, Deadline claims that budget has since been exceed by “10 or 15%”, and production won’t begin again until that […]

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The cursed Crow reboot loses another director

Relativity Media can’t catch a break with their (attempted) reboot of The Crow. Twitch reports director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has exited the project, likely due to the fact he has been courted to helm the Highlander remake for Summit. Fresnadillo follows in the footsteps of Stephen Norrington, who was the first helmer attached to the […]

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Casey Affleck joins Bradley Cooper in Paradise Lost

Casey Affleck is in negotiations to play the six-winged messenger of God, Gabriel, in Alex Proyas’ upcoming Paradise Lost, Variety reports. Proyas will shoot the big budget action adaptation of John Milton’s classic poem of the same name in Sydney. Bradley Cooper will star as the archangel Lucifer, who is at war with the archangel […]

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Alex Proyas bringing Bradley Cooper to Sydney for Paradise Lost

Alex Proyas is set to film a big-budget sci-fi adaptation of John Milton’s legendary poem Paradise Lost, starring Bradley Cooper, in Sydney. According to Inside Film, the effects house Digital Domain will set up a local office in NSW to accommodate the project. The project announcement was made by Proyas and acting NSW premier Andrew Stoner at Fox Studios […]

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Bradley Cooper to star in The Crow?

Bradley Cooper is in talks to star as the eponymous revenge-seeking rocker in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo‘s upcoming remake of The Crow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Limitless star met with director Fresnadillo in Spain, where “the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film”. Beginning life as a […]

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Dracula: Year Zero and Mental gear up for production

Universal Pictures have announced two big-budget productions that will soon begin shooting in Australia: Alex Proyas’ long-touted Dracula: Year Zero and P.J. Hogan‘s Mental, which the director describes as “The Sound of Music on acid”. According to Encore Magazine, Mental will reunite Hogan with his Muriel’s Wedding star Toni Collette. Mental will arrive in cinemas […]

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Sam Worthington to play Dracula?

source: latinoreview.com Avatar star Sam Worthington is in negotiations to play The Great Fanged One in fellow Aussie Alex Proyas‘ upcoming flick Dracula: Year Zero. The film explores the origin of Dracula, combining traditional vampire mythology with the history of notorious Prince Vlad the Impaler (pictured above, kinda). Dracula will be the flawed hero of […]

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Knowing IS better – Knowing review

Knowing – Starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne and Chandler Canterbury. Directed by Alex Proyas. Rated M for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief coarse language. 121 mins. Alex Proyas’ Knowing is a far braver and more intelligent film than many will give it credit for. It deals with that eternal, unanswerable question – do we […]

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