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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Stick With Original Trilogy Canon

2:50 PM 4/22/2014 by Jeff Giles
Star Wars
Sorry, Admiral Thrawn fans: It looks like all those rumors about the new Star Wars trilogy pulling from the "expanded universe" novels were unfounded. According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg, the new movies are going to follow the old ones -- but go to corners of a galaxy far, far away that we've never seen or read before.
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Alcon’s Johnny Depp Failure ‘Transcendence;’ What The Hell Happened?

deadline.com – Movies open every weekend. Some soar, some fail. Every once in awhile a flop comes along that is so unexpected and devastating that everyone in town is left saying, how the hell did that happen? Recent examples include John Carter, The Lone Ranger, and maybe even Pompeii or The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, even if the latter two sank without making much of a ripple. 1 day 7 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Millennium Takes U.S. Rights To Sci-Fi Drama ‘Parts Per Billion’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its screening at the Marché du Film at Cannes, the pic about three couples dealing with the same reality-shaking event has found a domestic distributor. Millennium Entertainment has picked up all U.S. rights to Parts Per Billion, starring Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, Teresa Palmer, Penn Badgley, Frank Langella and Gena Rowlands as the three couples forced to make life-defining decisions in the face of a biological catastrophe that threatens to destroy the human race. 1 day 12 hours ago via donnieyen

WonderCon 2014: Matt Reeves Brought Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Back from the Future

11:09 PM 4/20/2014 by Fred Topel
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opening this summer, 20th Century Fox brought the cast and filmmakers to WonderCon in Anaheim. They gave a press conference for media before their panel to fans, and director Matt Reeves revealed that the original concept took place even further along in the ape takeover of Earth.

WonderCon 2014: President Nixon and More X-Men: Days of Future Past News

10:37 PM 4/20/2014 by Fred Topel
X-Men: Days of Future Past
With X-Men: Days of Future Past coming out next month, 20th Century Fox showed fans at WonderCon in Annaheim an extended scene from the film this weekend. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg spoke about the film and revealed some '70s tidbits from the time travel film. For one, President Nixon himself will appear in the film.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Will Feature Thanos, Connect to 'Avengers 3'

12:39 PM 4/11/2014 by Jeff Giles
Thanos
Wondering when we'll see Thanos back on the big screen, Marvel fans? Well, wonder no more: Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that the bloodthirsty bad guy will make an appearance -- in motion-capture form, no less -- as part of a plotline that feeds into Avengers 3.

'Allegiant' Will Be Two Movies

11:54 AM 4/11/2014 by Jeff Giles
Divergent
If it worked for Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, why not Divergent? While it remains to be seen whether the latter franchise will scale the same commercial heights as its aforementioned YA brethren, it'll have at least one thing in common by the time the curtain falls on its final installment:

'Timecop' Reboot Nabs Writers

7:21 PM 4/9/2014 by Binh Ngo
Timecop
Mark and Brian Gunn, the writers of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been hired to update Universal's Timecop reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Gunns are also working on the scripts for Journey 3, MacGyver, and The Monster Squad remake.

The Martian

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

An astronaut stranded on Mars must figure out how to surive on the hostile planet and get back to Earth.

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