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Warner Bros resurrecting The Dark Tower

Warner Bros might come to the rescue of Ron Howard‘s seemingly doomed adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Dark Tower, Deadline reports. Universal Pictures balked at Howard’s plan to produce three movies and two limited-run TV series’ based on the source material, and passed on the project last year. According to Deadline, Warner Bros is now […]

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Man or Muppet won’t be performed at Oscar ceremony

It seems the Academy Awards‘ three-hour runtime just isn’t long enough to include live performances of the Original Song nominations, Deadline report. ‘Man or Muppet’ from The Muppets and ‘Real in Rio’ from the animated film Rio were the only songs to garner Oscar nominations this year, seeing artists such as Elton John, Mary J. Blige […]

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24 movie to begin shooting in April

The 24 movie is supposedly still on track to start shooting in 2012, with the finished screenplay set to be handed in to Fox by the end of the year. According to Deadline, Mark Bomback (The Wolverine) is tweaking Billy Ray’s script ahead of the projected April start date (this is when star Kiefer Sutherland will […]

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Billy Crystal will host the Oscars

Our long international nightmare is over. Billy Crystal has been named by the Academy as the host of their 2012 Oscar telecast following Eddie Murphy’s departure earlier this week. Crystal revealed his desire to return to the big stage back in August, but then-producer Brett Ratner decided to go with Murphy instead. When Ratner stood […]

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Eddie Murphy quits Oscar gig; Grazer brought in to replace Ratner

Eddie Murphy‘s stint as Oscar host is over before it even began. The actor has officially pulled out of the high-profile gig following the exit of producer Brett Ratner yesterday. Ratner stepped down after a series of controversial remarks landed him and the Academy in hot water. Wasting no time in replacing Ratner, Academy President […]

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The Dark Tower being rebuilt (with a smaller budget); TV show headed to HBO

UPDATE: This post from 25/10/11 has been updated with news of the TV show headed to HBO. Earlier this year, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s ambitious vision for a film trilogy and two short-run TV series based on Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower books was nixed by Universal. Speaking to The Playlist, Grazer believes the […]

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Ron Howard takes on Spy vs Spy

Ron Howard is set to bring the Mad magazine comic strip Spy vs Spy to the big screen, according to Deadline. The popular director will team with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer and producer David Koepp on the film for Warner Brothers. The screenplay will be written by John Kamps, a writer with a limited […]

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24 movie on track for 2012

Although 24 may no longer be on television screens, the horrible, tortured, impossibly pee-free existence of beleaguered anti-terrorist super-agent Jack Bauer is not over yet. Producer Brian Grazer revealed (via Twitter, of course) that the long-gestating 24 movie is still going ahead, and will hit cinemas next year. Here is the incriminating tweet: “Got off […]

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