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David Fincher Off Steve Jobs Shows Perils Of Tracking Board Journalism

deadline.com – So tonight there are big scoops about how David Fincher walked away from the movie Sony and Scott Rudin are developing about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson book. What an unusual outcome to a story that was almost completely the result of overeager journalists. I remember when the Fincher rumor first circulated on tracking boards, and while every trade called to check, only one broke the news, claiming a deal for the director was nearly done. 1 day 14 hours ago via brucelee

David Fincher Out of Sony's Steve Jobs Biopic

7:07 PM 4/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
David Fincher
Apparently, David Fincher's asking price is too high for Sony, so the studio is looking for another director to take over their Steve Jobs biopic. Fincher wants $10 million upfront and control over marketing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's conceivable the two parties could re-enter talks, but unless Fincher is willing to come down on his upfront fees, it's probably a non-starter.
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David Fincher Passes on Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

variety.com – After showing early interest in the project, sources tell Variety that David Fincher will not direct “Jobs,” Sony’s biopic on Steve Jobs. Fincher was never officially attached to the project, which would have reteamed him with “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, but had met with Sony after the studio tapped... 1 day 21 hours ago via theothersenhman
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David Fincher Out of Steve Jobs Movie in $10 Million Fee Fight (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The director was negotiating with Sony to reteam with "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. 1 day 21 hours ago via theothersenhman

What's Popping: 'Cap 3' vs 'Batman vs Superman,' 'Allegiant,' 'Sinister Six,' 'Ghostbusters 3,' 'Star Wars'

12:35 PM 4/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Batman vs Captain America
Captain America 3 and the Man of Steel sequel are currently on a collision course, with both of them scheduled to open on the same day in 2016. Since this will trigger the box office apocalypse, look for one of them to blink and move out of the way.

'Masters of the Universe' Taps 'Kick-Ass 2' Director for Rewrite

6:42 PM 4/11/2014 by Binh Ngo
Jeff Wadlow
Jeff Wadlow is closing in on a deal to rewrite Masters of the Universe, TheWrap has learned. He is also one of the leading candidates to direct the movie as well. Terry Rossio wrote the previous draft of the script. As with the '80s cartoon show it's based on, the live-action movie adaptation will be centered on Prince Adam, who could transform into his muscled-bound alter-ego He-Man by calling forth the power of Greyskull with his magic sword.
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Chloe Moretz to Star in YA Adaptation ‘The 5th Wave’ for Sony (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Sony Pictures is turning to a familiar face to anchor its YA franchise “The 5th Wave,” as Chloe Moretz is in final negotiations to star in the adaptation of Rick Yancey's popular novel, TheWrap has learned. Moretz starred in the “Carrie” remake that Sony-owned Screen Gems released last year, and she'll soon be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Sony's thriller “The Equalizer,” which has been testing so strong that the studio already hired screenwriter Richard Wenk to work on a sequel. 5 days 20 hours ago via jackiechan
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Sony Pictures, Scott Rudin Acquiring Michael Lewis Bestseller ‘Flash Boys’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are near a deal to acquire Flash Boys, the hottest selling book in the country by Michael Lewis, about a group of Wall Street guys who grew frustrated by a loophole that gave traders the opportunity to game the stock market. They banded together to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange which rendered impotent the act of high-frequency trading, a growing form of trading that gave insiders an advantage. 1 week 14 hours ago via jetli
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Sony Pictures Classics Sets Land Ho! For July 11

comingsoon.net – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it will release Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s Land Ho! on July 11 in New York and Los Angeles, followed by openings nationwide. Additionally, Land Ho! will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. The film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Pictures Lands New Republic Article For Film On China’s First American Football League Championship Team

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: As The New Republic turns 100 years old, Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have made a preemptive acquisition of The Year Of The Pigskin, a just published feature by Christopher Beam about the unlikely success of the Chongqing Dockers, one of the first teams in the very first American football league to form in China. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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