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Tommy Wirkola Steps Down from Directing Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2

comingsoon.net – Earlier this month, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters writer/director Tommy Wirkola offered an update on the status of the planned sequel, reporting that he had completed work on the screenplay and that the biggest hurdle would be finding time in star Jeremy Renner's busy schedule. Now, however, it seems that plans have changed and that Wirkola will be stepping down as helmer 3 weeks 12 hours ago via donnieyen
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'Equalizer' Director Steps Away from 'Narco Sub'

movieweb.com – Earlier this week, I had the chance to speak with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua, and towards the end of our chat, the talk naturally drifted towards other projects he's working on. We reported in May that the filmmaker was attached to direct Narco Sub, which the late Tony Scott was once set to direct, that centers on illegal submersible ships used by cartels to smuggle narcotics. 3 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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‘London Has Fallen’ Loses Director Fredrik Bond

feedproxy.google.com – Well, that didn’t last long. Just one month after London Has Fallen picked up director Fredrik Bond, it’s gone and lost him. Now the Olympus Has Fallen sequel is scrambling to find a new helmer, with the planned start of shooting just six weeks away. Hit the jump for more on the London Has Fallen Fredrik Bond exit.

4 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Director Richard Linklater Exits 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'

movieweb.com – After being attached to the remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet since March 2011, Richard Linklater has now pulled out of the project.The director has exited due to scheduling complications, after he realized that his future plans didn't match up with Warner Bros.' timeline for the project. The remake will be a live-action/CGI hybrid movie, much like the 1964 original The Incredible Mr. 11 weeks 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Breck Eisner Drops Out Of "Karate Kid 2"

darkhorizons.com – A little over two months after he signed onboard, filmmaker Breck Eisner ("Sahara," "The Crazies") has dropped out of "The Karate Kid" sequel at Sony Pictures. Eisner has cited scheduling conflicts as the reason for the departure. The project isn't going away though as two new writers, Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer, have come onboard.

16 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Exit DreamWorks’ ‘The Good Luck Of Right Now’

deadline.com – Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris have exited the DreamWorks film The Good Luck Of Right Now. The Mike White-scripted adaptation of the novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick was moving into the casting stage, and I’ve heard creative disagreements between the directors and the film company over casting the ensemble prompted the exit yesterday.

20 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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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.

27 weeks 5 days 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. 31 weeks 4 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: 34 weeks 6 days 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. 40 weeks 4 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. 51 weeks 4 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. 1 year 1 week 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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... 1 year 4 weeks ago via jetli
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