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Wild Tales

The Six Billion Dollar Man: Damián Szifrón (above), who grew up in Argentina watching American TV shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, will now write the big-screen adaptation of the series. Mark Wahlberg will star, and Peter Berg will direct. Szifrón most recently wrote and directed the richly imaginative Wild Tales, a dazzling black comedy consisting of multiple segments… Continue reading Movie News: 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Lands Oscar-Nominated Writer; Watch Nicole Kidman in First 'Strangerland' Trailer

The Fifth Estate / Dracula Untold

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV’s Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what’s not yet known is… Continue reading Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

The pair of Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie aren’t exactly bulletproof pieces of cinematic history. There’s no use pretending otherwise. They’re not awful, they’re just from an era where action movies were a bit uninspired, and as a result they’re a bit generic and already rather dated despite being only a little older than a decade.

So we’re guessing that no… Continue reading 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Swings Forward With 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Writer

When you’ve been around as long as The Simpsons, you eventually have to find new ways of keeping the show fresh. After 25 years, one additional trick is the idea of having a guest writer. Actually, it’s only sort of new, because while Judd Apatow is the credited pen behind this Sunday’s episode of the series, he wrote the thing as a spec script… Continue reading Discuss: Who Should Follow Judd Apatow As a Guest Writer for 'The Simpsons'?

Jurassic World

The Magnificent Seven: Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, above) is in “early talks” to join The Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington is set to star in the new version of the classic Western, which tells the story of a poor, besieged small town that recruits seven mercenary gunmen to defend it from deadly bandits. Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) will direct. [Deadline]… Continue reading Movie News: Chris Pratt Touted for 'Magnificent Seven;' 'Wonder Woman' Taps 'Pan' Writer