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The Secret Life Of Houdini Closes In On Dan Trachtenberg As A Director After his highly successful (both at the box office as well as with critics) 10 Cloverfield Lane, director Dan Trachtenberg had thus far effectively vanished from the feature film scene. Now Deadline’s Mike Fleming has learned that Trachtenberg is now in talks to helm The Secret Life of Houdini, based on the book (similarly named, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero) by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. The book’s angle on the famous magician is as a secret agent investigating the occult.

GODS OF EGYPT Director Posts Hate-Filled Rant Against Film Critics; Calls Them "Deranged Idiots" Gods Of Egypt currently sits at 12% of Rotten Tomatoes, and has come in for quite a savaging from the majority of critics. It's also failed to make much of an impact at the box office because of strong competition from the likes of Fox's Deadpool, which is still performing very well after a couple of weeks on release. The movie's director, Alex Proyas, has not taken too kindly to this, and has posted a lengthy response to his Facebook page. Here are some excerpts.

Gods of Egypt Director Says Modern Film Critics Are ‘Less Than Worthless’ R-rated superhero movies may be the hottest “new” thing in town now that Deadpool is ruling the box office, but there have been plenty of mature comic book adaptations that have paved the way over the years. Among the best known examples is 1994 cult hit The Crow, based on the comics by James O’Barr, which is currently in the process of getting a long-delayed big screen reboot.

‘Gods of Egypt’ Struggles Thursday With $800,000 “Gods of Egypt” grossed $800,000 at the box office Thursday, looking at a $11 million to $15 million opening weekend for the fantasy film. “Eddie the Eagle,” an inspirational sports movie starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, only soared to $175,000 from 1,700 locations on Thursday. With a production budget of $140 million budget, the $800,000 start for “Gods of Egypt” is a weak one — the Lionsgate film is looking to bomb with a cumulative gross of $27 million, according to BoxOffice.com. Also Read: 'Gods of Egypt' Review Roundup: Critics Pan White

Gods of Egypt has looked like a disaster since those goofy character posters arrived so long ago and most of the trailers have looked downright bad. However, I’m starting to think that this isn’t an ordinary disaster. Oh, no.

Watch: Become Stronger With The Super Bowl Spot For 'Gods Of Egypt' Tomorrow, America's annual tradition that combines high calorie food, hokey entertainment, expensive advertising, hours of pre-game programming, and somewhere in there, a football game, will get underway with the Super Bowl. And that means Hollywood will be in full force promoting everything they can, even if it's stuff like "Gods Of Egypt." Lionsgate has unveiled their game day ad for the CGI dazzler, which brings together Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung and Chadwick Boseman for the mythological tale.

‘Gods of Egypt’ Super Bowl Spot: Bow Before Gerard Butler or Die If Gerard Butler screaming as a power-hungry god along with tons of crazy creatures flying around and destroying things doesn’t get you interested in Alex Proyas‘ action epic, then nothing will. Lionsgate has just debuted a 60-second Super Bowl spot for Gods of Egypt, attempting to get the crowd that loves both football and 300 on board this positively insane looking movie. There’s a good chance it just might work. Watch the Gods of Egypt Super Bowl spot after the jump. By no means does this movie look like it’s going to blow everyone away.

International 'Gods of Egypt' Trailer Has Action-Packed New Footage A mere mortal teams up with a powerful God to save their homeland from a tyrannical ruler in the international trailer for 'Gods of Egypt'.

Ava DuVernay Reacts to ‘Gods of Egypt’ Director’s Casting Apology “Selma” director Ava DuVernay has waded into the controversy over the upcoming film “Gods of Egypt,” after director Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate issued apologies for the casting. DuVernay took to Twitter on Saturday to call the apology an “unusual occurrence worth noting.” “This kind of apology never happens — for something that happens all the time.

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