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Drew Goddard Exits ‘The Martian'; Matt Damon Eyed to Star (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – With Drew Goddard signing on to direct “The Sinister Six” for Sony, the “Cabin in the Woods” filmmaker has pulled out of “The Martian,” a sci-fi movie set up at 20th Century Fox that Matt Damon is being eyed to star in, multiple individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap.

2 weeks 1 hour ago via donnieyen
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Dexter Fletcher Out As Director Of Freddie Mercury Pic; Creative Differences Cited

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: It’s back to the drawing board for a director on the untitled movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury that Graham King’s GK Films is making at Sony. King has quietly parted ways with British actor-turned-helmer Dexter Fletcher, who got the job after directing the musical Sunshine On Leith. I’ve heard that the two didn’t see eye to eye on what will be an R rated pic about Mercury, who’ll be played by Ben Whishaw. 5 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Roger Deakins Will Not Return To Make 'Bond 24' Look Gorgeous

fb.indiewire.com – With "Skyfall" setting the Bond bar incredibly high, with the film becoming the first billion dollar box office earner in the history of the franchise, one of the key ingredients to its success is moving on. And we'll let Kristopher Tapley let you know himself via the following tweet: At dinner with Deakins last night I learned some news that makes me sad: 9 weeks 23 hours ago via jetli
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No ‘Jungle Book’ For Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu At Warner Bros

deadline.com – Not that long after Warner Bros said welcome to the jungle, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has jumped off The Jungle Book. This is Warner Bros‘ new version of the Rudyard Kipling novel about an orphaned boy raised in the wilderness by animals. Insiders blamed scheduling. It becomes an open directing assignment, with a script by Callie Kloves, daughter of Harry Potter series scribe Steve Kloves, who is producing. 14 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Writer Michael Arndt Exits 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

feedproxy.google.com – Director J.J. Abrams and longtime Lucasfilm collaborator Lawrence Kasdan are handling script duties for the franchise's newest installment. 25 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Paul Greengrass Explains His Exit From 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' & Why He Wasn't The Right Director For The Movie

fb.indiewire.com – If there’s one thing that can be said about director Paul Greengrass, it’s how engaging he can be during interviews. His upcoming film, “Captain Phillips,” has been getting great buzz (read our review), and after years of only being asked Bourne-related questions, it must be refreshing for him to finally get the chance to talk about something else. 28 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Nancy Meyers Exits UK-Set Romantic Comedy She Re-Wrote For Sony

deadline.com – BREAKING: Nancy Meyers has officially stepped off the directing assignment of the untitled script she set up earlier this year with Sony Pictures. The studio will continue developing the Meyers-penned script and find another director. The pic, known around town as Royal Wedding, focuses on the life of an American young woman, which gets turned upside down when she begins dating a very unlikely young man. 30 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Paul Greengrass Exits 'Chicago 7'

deadline.com – Paul Greengrass has exited the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Chicago 7. This isn’t a shock, but it was roundly denied when we called last week. Greengrass has other projects that include Memphis, the Greengrass-scripted drama about Martin Luther King’s last days and the manhunt to find his killer. While there are several MLK films percolating, this one has a script that is Oscar-caliber. 31 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Paul Greengrass Parts Ways With DreamWorks' 'Chicago 7' (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – After spending the last few weeks trying to decide on what the cost of DreamWorks’ “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ would be, the production company and director Paul Greengrass have decided to part ways after being unable to agree on the budget. As Variety first reported last week, DreamWorks was asking for a budget... 31 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Seth Gordon Exits 'Horrible Bosses 2'; Search On For New Helmer

deadline.com – After bringing in a $209M global hit with 2011′s comedy Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon will not be returning to direct the sequel for New Line, Deadline has learned. 37 weeks 48 min ago via brucelee
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Steven Spielberg Drops Out of Directing 'American Sniper'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg has taken American Sniper out of his crosshairs, after declaring in May that he would next helm the film about decorated Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, with Bradley Cooper playing the marksman. DreamWorks has joined Warner Bros in a co-production when Spielberg said he would direct the script by Jason Hall. 37 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Len Wiseman Exits Universal's 'Mummy' Reboot

feedproxy.google.com – Jon Spaihts wrote the script for the film, which is being produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Sean Daniels and Jim Jacks. 37 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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'Garden Of Last Days' Scrapped As Director/Star James Franco Exits Two Weeks Before Shooting

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: What is it lately with directors walking off their own movies just before production starts? Two weeks before he was scheduled to begin production as director and star of Garden Of Last Days, James Franco pulled out of the film today. I’m told that effectively scraps a film that had $500,000 spent so far, a $3 million budget and a July 10 production start date. 42 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Lisa Cholodenko Won't Make 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

Lisa Cholodenko
feedproxy.google.com – The cinematic adaptation of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day isn’t having such a hot day itself. Director Lisa Cholodenko has just exited the project, about two years after she initially signed on. This isn’t the first setback for the film, which found a new home at Disney last fall after Fox dropped it over budget concerns. 1 year 8 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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No 'Death Wish' For Joe Carnahan

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Joe Carnahan has abruptly withdrawn from Death Wish, the Paramount-MGM remake of the 1974 film. I’m told this happened over creative differences having to do with casting. Word is they didn’t agree on the guy playing the role originated by Charles Bronson. I understand that the studios want Bruce Willis and Carnahan wanted to go another way.

1 year 8 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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