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Margot Robbie in Talks for DreamWorks' 'Ghost in the Shell'

11:40 AM 9/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
Margot Robbie
The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in early talks to star in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell, TheWrap has learned. Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is attached to direct. The story is centered on members of the Public Security Section 9, a special ops team created to battle cyber criminal but gets wrapped up in the machination of politicians instead.

George Clooney to Direct 'Hack Attack'

10:23 AM 9/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
George Clooney
George Clooney will produce and direct the big screen adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' book Hack Attack, Sony has announced Wednesday. The book chronicles the investigation done by Davies and others into the inner workings at News of the World that uncovered the paper's practice of hacking into their targets' phones to listen in on their conversations.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Guardians' and 'Ninja Turtles' Continued Their Dominance

6:56 PM 9/2/2014 by Binh Ngo
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spent another weekend at the top of the box office. The newcomers -- The November Man and As Above/So Below -- performed just as expected. After recapturing the top spot from Ninja Turtles last weekend, Guardians managed to remain there with a $22.9 million take over the four-day Labor Day holiday.

The Download: "No Jokes" at WB?

3:08 PM 8/31/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros.
Supposedly, the failure of Green Lantern at the box office has made Warner Bros. wary about including levity in its superhero movies. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Underworld,' 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Inferno'

10:59 PM 8/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
Doctor Strange
After taking a short break to allow Harrison Ford to heal up, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production, and the movie still expected to make its release date on December 18, 2015.

New in Theaters: 'The November Man' and 'As Above/So Below'

6:02 PM 8/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
The November Man
The dog days of summer are still upon us as evidenced by this week's releases. New in theaters this Labor Day weekend are Relativity Media's The November Man and Universal's As Above/So Below. Let's see how these two will fare at the box office. In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan plays an ex-CIA operative who is pulled back into the game to protect a witness (Olga Kurylenko) and work with his former protégé (Luke Bracey) to unravel a conspiracy within the spy agency.

'Underworld' Gets Rebooted

11:51 AM 8/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
Underworld
Underworld: Awakening was released just two years ago and was the highest grossing movie in the series, but Lakeshore Entertainment feels it's time to give the franchise the good old reboot, THR has learned. Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script.

'X-Men: First Class' Writers Penning Looney Tunes Movie

6:17 PM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Looney Tunes
X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the untitled live-action/CGI Looney Tunes movie over at Warner Bros., THR has learned. The duo are also writing the Power Rangers movie for Lionsgate. Steve Carell is attached to star and his Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in early talks to helm.

Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins Joining New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

11:46 AM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins
New Line's Vacation reboot has cast Rusty Griswold's two sons. They will be played by Skyler Gisondo (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Steele Stebbins (A Haunted House 2). The movie stars Ed Helms as Rusty, with Christina Applegate as his wife, Debbie. The new Vacation will find a grown up Rusty taking his whole family on a road trip to Walley World, just as his father had done when he was young.

Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Shooting Next April

7:35 AM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robert Langdon
The big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno is shooting next April, Deadline has learned. Tom Hanks will be back to play Robert Langdon, and Ron Howard will also return to direct. Set mainly in Italy and Istanbul, Inferno is the fourth book in Brown's Langdon series in which our intrepid symbologist is trying to stop the unleashing of a plague that would wipe out most of the world's population.

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