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Bill Condon Directing Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

9:11 AM 6/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Squeezing more money out of established properties is a tale as old as time, and one that Disney is eager to add another chapter to following the healthy grosses that greeted last weekend's revisionist take on the Sleeping Beauty story, Maleficent. To that end, the studio is pursuing a live-action version of Beauty of the Beast, and they've reportedly just hired Twilight vet Bill Condon to direct it.
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Condon To Helm Disney's Live-Action "Beauty"

darkhorizons.com – Disney continues its plans to produce live-action re-imaginings of all its animated back catalogue with Bill Condon ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," "Dreamgirls") signing on to direct their live-action re-interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast" for the studio. The film follows the likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "Maleficent" which have all proven to be big box-office successes. 12 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Director Bill Condon Talks His Retired Sherlock Holmes Project at TIFF 2013; Says It Asks "Who Is Holmes Without His Mental Acuity?"

collider.com – After concluding the Twilight franchise by helming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts One and Two, director Bill Condon has moved incredibly fast in choosing his follow-up projects.  He went directly into helming the WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch, and we just recently learned that the Oscar winner will next be reteaming with his Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen for a film about a retired Sherlock Holmes called A Slight Trick of the Mind.  The pic finds an aged Holmes attempting to solve one last mystery without his trusty Watson and his side and with his ment 50 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee

Ian McKellen Playing Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

6:12 PM 9/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
Ian McKellen
He's already played Gandalf and Magneto, so why the hell shouldn't Sir Ian McKellen play Sherlock Holmes? No reason at all, and that's why McKellen's signed on to portray the beloved detective in A Slight Trick of the Mind, adapted from the Mitch Cullin novel about a long-dormant case that flares up, plaguing the retired Holmes.
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Ian McKellen, Bill Condon Team for Sherlock Holmes Film

thewrap.com – Can the world’s most famous detective retire? That’s the question at the heart of “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” an upcoming detective thriller that will reunite “Gods and Monsters” director Bill Condon with Sir Ian McKellen. The story follows a late-in-life Sherlock Holmes after he has given up his Baker Street digs for a quieter life in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-detective son. 51 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Julian Assange attacks new WikiLeaks film

guardian.co.uk – Speaking during an Oxford Union debate, the WikiLeaks founder described The Fifth Estate as a 'massive propaganda attack'WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described a forthcoming Hollywood film about him as a "massive propaganda attack" during a video-linked talk to students at Oxford University.Assange said he had seen a copy of the script for The Fifth Estate, which stars Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch and is directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon. 1 year 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman

The Fifth Estate

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), “The Fifth Estate” traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website's overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.

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DreamWorks begins shooting on WikiLeaks drama

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screendaily.com – Bill Condon directs Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, which is set for a Nov 15 North American release through Touchstone in time for awards consideration. Disney, DreamWorks, Reliance and Mister Smith split the international release. 1 year 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Sweeps the Razzie Nominations

8:29 AM 1/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
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2012 was a pretty good year for Hollywood, with record attendance and a slew of critically hailed box office hits. But that isn't what we're here to discuss today -- no, friends, it's time to take a look at this year's Razzie nominations.
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Summit Announces THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 EXTENDED EDITION With 8 Minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes; Watch the Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
collider.com – If you're a Twilight fan, you might want to circle March 2nd on your calendars. That's because Summit is releasing an extended cut of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on home video that weekend which includes eight minutes of new and extended scenes added back in by director Bill Condon.

1 year 33 weeks ago via jackiechan
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