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J.K. Rowling is writing a Harry Potter spin-off trilogy called Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them that takes place 70 years before the first books.
Toby Kebbell has been cast as Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther is getting reborn, again, as a live-action/animation hybrid. Johnny Knoxville will be doing a voice in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Lucy: Scarlett Johansson stars as a drug mule who accidentally becomes super-powered when she swallows her illicit cargo of experimental drugs in Luc Besson’s Lucy, due out in theaters on August 8. The first photo from the movie has been released, showing the character is handy with a gun; the action-thriller also stars Morgan Freeman. [EW.com]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Last September we heard that J.K. Rowling… Continue reading Movie News: Scarlett Johansson's Super Powers; 'Harry Potter' Spin-off Trilogy; 'Dawn of Apes' TV Spot
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The Boy Who Lived lives on!
Though the seven-part “Harry Potter” series is over, J.K. Rowling isn’t done telling stories within that universe. Her supplemental book, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is getting made into a movie. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Rowling is developing… Continue reading J.K. Rowling Prepping 'Harry Potter' Prequel Stage Play
While promoting his latest interpretation of a classic work, “The Great Gatsby,” director Baz Luhrmann revealed that he once had a chance to adapt an even more lucrative feature: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
During an interview on Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show,” Luhrmann discussed how after he directed Warner Bros.’s “Romeo + Juliet,” the studio approached him with an offer to helm the first “Harry Potter” film. Luhrmann admitted… Continue reading Baz Luhrmann Passed on Directing 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'