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‘Expendables 3′ Producer: We Want to Go After 10 Million Who Illegally Downloaded Movie

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Avi Lerner, producer of “The Expendables 3″ and chairman of Millennium Films, said he was “devastated” by the leak of the movie in July and that the subsequent rampant Internet piracy of the movie is responsible for $250 million in lost potential revenue. The company has taken the unusual step of pursuing individuals who downloaded… Read more »

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel Loses Director

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Fredrik Bond has stepped away from directing “Olympus Has Fallen” sequel over creative differences, sources confirm. The Millenium Films actioner, titled “London Has Fallen,” was scheduled to begin shooting next month in England. Bond previously directed Shia LaBeouf’s “Charlie Countryman” and had just come on to the project in August. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and… Read more »

Broadway Review: ‘Love Letters’ with Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy

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Brian Dennehy & Mia Farrow. Dennehy & Carol Burnett. Alan Alda & Candice Bergen. Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg. Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen. That’s the revolving star lineup for the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” Although still a popular regional attraction, this 1989 two-hander has been largely forgotten by Gotham.  Or maybe not so much… Read more »

YouTube Reopens Checkbook for Original Content

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YouTube wants to invest more into the content creators producing original programming on its site, the company announced Thursday. In a post published on its corporate blog, the video site signaled–albeit vaguely–what had been anticipated for months: The Google-owned property is going to have put more money into its native stars to keep them happy… Read more »

‘Shrek’ Producer John Williams Launching Animated Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

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“Shrek” producer John H. Williams and Henry Skelsey, managing partner of Fulton Capital Management LLC, have formed 3QU Media as a specialist in CG-animated feature films for the international marketplace. 3QU Media has completed funding from a group of investors for its initial slate of four films with budgets under $20 million, starting with animated… Read more »

Watch the First Trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

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The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Tim Burton’s highly-anticipated drama, “Big Eyes,” which opens Christmas Day. Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes” tells the real-life story of Margaret Keane and her husband Walter Keane, who was credited with revolutionizing popular art in the 1950s and 1960s with portraits of waif-like… Read more »

Ang Lee to Direct ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ at TriStar

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Ang Lee will direct a movie version of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in his first film since winning the best director Oscar for “Life of Pi.” Production companies are Tom Rothman’s Sony-based TriStar and Film4. Producers are Lee, Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell, Rhodri Thomas and Simon Cornwell. Rothman worked with Lee on “Life of… Read more »

‘The Missing’ Preview: ‘Time Changes All’ in Starz Thriller (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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“The Missing,” Starz’s ambitious new mystery thriller, aims to take viewers inside the mind of a father, Tony (James Nesbitt), who is desperate to locate his lost son after the five-year-old goes missing during a family holiday in France. What happens next spans two timelines — the series is set in both 2006 and 2014… Read more »

Oscar Race: Pakistan Picks ‘Daughter’ for Foreign-Language Entry

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Pakistan’s Academy Selection Committee has chosen writer-producer-director Afia Nathaniel’s “Daughter” (Dukhtar) as the country’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar race. “Daughter” is a thriller that follows a woman who was married off when she was 15. She flees her family with her 10-year-old daughter when it emerges that the daughter might suffer the same fate… Read more »

X-Men Spinoff ‘Deadpool’ to Hit Theaters Feb. 12, 2016

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Fox and Marvel have slotted “Deadpool,” their long-in-development “X-Men” spin-off, for Feb. 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed the character in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” has been expected to star for many years, although no deal is in place. Tim Miller is directing the superhero film with Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel’s Kevin Feige producing…. Read more »