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‘Batman v Superman’: Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor isn’t bald; standalone Batman movie rumoured for 2019

Because the internet abhors a Batman vacuum, here are a couple of rumours circling Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero flick Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. First up, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will apparently not be bald in the film, a source tells Batman News (precisely where one should turn for that kind of information). The […]

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The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ delayed from July to February 2015

Warner Bros has pushed their upcoming Wachowski-directed sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending from July of this year to February of 2015, THR reports. February is basically ‘the morning after’ for studios; the month they dump all their regrets. But with a price tag of $150 million, Jupiter Ascending can’t exactly go gently into the good night without […]

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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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Javier Bardem wanted as Blackbeard in ‘Pan’

Javier Bardem has been offered the lead, villainous role in Warner Bros’ upcoming take on the Peter Pan tale. According to Deadline, WB want Bardem to anchor Pan as Blackbeard, which Joe Wright is in negotiations to direct. Based on JM Barrie’s classic story, it is something of an origin story for the boy who […]

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Warner Bros and Clint Eastwood’s company sued over Trouble With The Curve

Ya got trouble, Clint. According to Deadline, producer Ryan A. Brooks has filed a lawsuit claiming Warner Bros ripped off three copyrighted scripts and a concept reel belonging to him for their 2012 feature, Trouble With The Curve. Clint Eastwood’s Malpaso Productions as well as talent agencies UTA and Gersh are also named in the […]

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J.K. Rowling writing Harry Potter spin-off film for WB

Warner Bros studio has smartly extended the Harry Potter gravy train by recruiting J.K. Rowling to write the screenplay for a new spin-off. In an official statement, Rowling explained how her Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would become “the first picture in a new film series.” She will adapt “Newt Scamander’s” […]

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Will Warner Bros pay Christian Bale $60 million to reprise the role of Batman?

Christian Bale has been offered $60 million to reprise the role of Batman, if The Sun is to be believed, which it rarely is. Though the source is far from reputable, Badass Digest gives the rumour some credence by suggesting Warner Bros is indeed willing to bring Bale back one more time. With Batman vs. […]

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Warner Bros head claims Man of Steel will be studio’s biggest ever hit

Warner Bros. motion pictures group president Jeff Robinov must have guts of Steel. Robinov told Variety he predicts the studio’s upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel will be their highest performer ever. That would mean topping the billion dollar grosses of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight […]

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Live action Archie movie on the way, with zombies

A live action Archie movie might be headed to the big screen, Deadline reports. These days, another adaptation of a beloved comic book character barely registers as news, no matter how old fashioned that character may seem. But here’s the bizarre twist: Archie will, this time, be battling zombies. Warner Bros Pictures closed the deal […]

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Clint Eastwood considering Jersey Boys movie

Clint Eastwood is reported to be eyeing the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys for a big screen treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood would be putting his much-publicised A Star Is Born remake on the backburner to focus on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for Warner Bros. The […]

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The internet has paid for a Veronica Mars movie; will debut in 2014

Veronica Mars will be resurrected as a feature film, thanks to the efforts of fans who have dutifully pledged more than $2 million for its production on Kickstarter. Star Kristen Bell and show creator Rob Thomas announced on March 13 that Warner Bros – who hold the rights to VM –  would be willing to distribute their […]

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Casablanca sequel being mulled by WB

In news that really shouldn’t shock any film fan, according to The Film Stage, Warner Brothers is reportedly entertaining the idea of making a sequel to Casablanca with the creative working title, Return to Casablanca.  As the classic film is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its premiere, a treatment by Casablanca co-writer Howard Koch, written back […]

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Jersey Boys movie delayed due to studio turnaround

The film adaptation of hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys, based on the music of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, is not as close as we had hoped. According to Variety, Warner Bros has parted ways with the project, on account of the proposed budget and perceived limited international appeal of the tale. Jon Favreau was set […]

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Ben Affleck not working on Justice League

Well, it was a beautiful idea while it lasted. Ben Affleck has told Canadian press that he is not working on Warner Bros’ upcoming Justice League team-up flick, though he admits it “sounds really exciting.” “One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumours get started.” Who, […]

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Ben Affleck may or may not be in talks to direct Justice League movie

Something very special happened on the internet this week. At almost the exact same moment, websites began to run conflicting stories on Ben Affleck and Warner Bros’ long-proposed Justice League movie. If you ask Variety, WB want their golden boy Affleck to helm the long-troubled DC team-up flick, which everyone is interested in again following the success […]

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Warner Bros consider prequel to The Shining

In news that should excite fans of The Shining – Kidding! The internet hates this kind of thing! – Warner Bros are toying with the idea of producing a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic. According to the L.A. Times, writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar) and partners Bradley Fischer (Black Swan) and James Vanderbilt […]

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Warner Bros cut theatre massacre scene from Gangster Squad

Following the horrific events in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, Warner Bros has decided to cut from their upcoming flick Gangster Squad a scene in which cinema patrons are attacked with gunfire. According to Variety, the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises has been forced to regroup following the shooting death of 12 people during a midnight screening of their […]

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Peter Jackson toys with turning The Hobbit into a trilogy

Speculation mounts that Peter Jackson wants to split the second Hobbit movie into two films, according to Slashfilm. Although Variety reported prior to Comic Con that Warner Brothers had denied The Hobbit would become a trilogy, Jackson told HitFix, “We have certainly been talking to the studio about some of the material we can’t film, […]

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Guinness Book of World Records: The Movie

Well, at least it’s not based on a board game! Warner Bros has begun work on a film adaptation of the annual Guinness Book of World Records, proving once and for all that no brand name or property is out of Hollywood’s grasp. Details are scarce, but it’s reported by Deadline that the book will be used as […]

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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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Tom Hardy sets up biker movie

Tom Hardy will star as an outlaw biker in a new film for Warner Bros, Variety reports. The ubiquitous Hardy (Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises) will also produce the picture as past of his first-look deal with WB. The story will concern a wounded Vietnam vet who returns to America […]

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Warner Bros want a Project X sequel

That didn’t take long at all! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros were so impressed by the opening weekend grosses of low-budget found-footage flick Project X they have recruited screenwriter Michael Bacall to begin work on a sequel. Project X concerns three dorky high school kids who throw the party of a lifetime. It ends with a […]

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Steven Spielberg to direct Moses biopic?

Steven Spielberg is close to signing on to direct Warner Bros’ epic biopic on the life of Moses, titled Gods and Kings. According to Deadline, the film is envisioned as a “Braveheart–ish” rendition of the Biblical icon’s life. It spans from Moses’ river-bed adoption, to his eventual forming of an army, and ends with him […]

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Prepare thyself for biblical action flick Unholy Night

Ever think the tale of the Three Wise Men had the potential to become a big action blockbuster? Author Seth Grahame-Smith (he of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame) did, and he just sold the screen rights to his new novel Unholy Night to Warner Bros for a cool $2 million. According to Deadline, Grahame-Smith […]

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Cloverfield director ventures into The Twilight Zone

Warner Brothers has chosen Matt Reeves to direct the new film adaptation of The Twilight Zone television series, Deadline reports. Only two weeks ago it was revealed that the studio was considering such big names as Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron, David Yates and Michael Bay, but it seems Reeves (Let Me In and Cloverfield) has […]

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Denzel Washington for Secret in their Eyes remake

It’s been almost a year since Warner Bros scored the remake rights for Juan Jose Campanella‘s Oscar-winning flick The Secret in their Eyes. Far from it being a low priority, the studio has offered the lead role to one of the world’s biggest stars. According to Twitch, Denzel Washington has been asked to play the retired legal counselor […]

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The Count of Monte Cristo to get sci-fi twist

If you felt that the only things missing from Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo were cyborgs, spaceships and dehydrated pizza, then you’re in luck! According to Variety, Warner Bros has purchased a new script by Ian Shorr, which takes the 19th century tale and sets it in the future. WB are […]

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Brad Pitt and David O. Russell tackling The Mission

Oscar nominated director David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Brad Pitt are being courted by Warner Bros to join The Mission, according to Deadline.  The picture would tell the true story of the six-year mission in which covert American and Colombian operatives freed 15 hostages from a guerilla group in the jungle. That premise brings […]

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Green Lantern almost starred Jack Black; featured Elmo sex scene

Martin Campbell‘s adaptation of the DC comic hero Green Lantern arrives in US cinemas this weekend (it doesn’t land in Australia until August). Warner Bros has long tried to bring the cosmic superhero to the big screen, with a number of iterations crumbling before Ryan Reynolds scored the role of Hal Jordan, space cop.  GQ […]

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First look at Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Brothers has released the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Slashfilm broke down the viral campaign, which began on the film’s official website and had many scratching their heads. What began as a blank site with an audio loop of chanting slowly revealed an image […]

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