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Columbia Pictures has just announced that they are set to distribute Kathryn Bigelow’s still untitled next film , which reunites her with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal. The official description for the black ops thriller is as follows:

The untitled film focuses on the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, which culminated in his death earlier this month during a high-stakes raid on his compound… Continue reading Columbia Pictures to Release Kathryn Bigelow's Next

Columbia Pictures has picked up S. Craig Zahler’s spec script The Big Stone Grid , to be produced by Michael De Luca.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the projects as a “dark and intense modern-day crime saga in the vein of Seven and Marathon Man.” .

The trade adds that the story “is set in motion after a puzzling suicide prompts an investigation that leads two decorated detectives to discover a terrifying… Continue reading Columbia Pictures Picks Up The Big Stone Grid

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Brazil’s Catholic Church is suing Columbia Pictures for including images of the huge statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro in their movie 2012. Copyright common sense strikes again…..

The massive Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a landmark famous all around the globe. It took 9 years to build and was finally finished in 1931 at a cost of $250,000.

It’s now the center of a rather unholy row between Brazil’s Catholic Church and Columbia Pictures in the US. The Hollywood company included images of the statue being destroyed by a giant wave in its movie 2012 and the Church is far from happy.

“The archdiocese refused the use of the religious symbol during pre-production of the movie, but Columbia Pictures did not respect the prohibition,” said Church lawyer Claudine Dutra.