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Kenneth Branagh is negotiating to direct "Thor," the next Marvel Comics property that will be turned into a live-action film by Marvel Studios. Pic will be released in 2010.
Twentieth Century Fox is sinking its claws into May 1, 2009, for the release of Hugh Jackman starrer "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which director Gavin Hood begins shooting later this year.
By underplaying the melodrama, Gavin Hood drains the life out of an explosive subject.
Inspired by a true South African case from 1933, as well as ongoing contempo ones, "A Reasonable Man" is a thoughtful courtroom drama that chews over such unfashionable questions -- in mainstream…