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Reacher 2 Director

Jack Reacher 2 may be helmed by Edward Zwick


There's a Jack Reacher 2 still?
May 19
// Matthew Razak
Jack Reacher is a character with a crap ton of books so we all assumed that Paramount was gunning for a franchise when they released the surprisingly retro Jack Reacher, but the numbers for it weren't so great here in the U.S...
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Christ of Waltz

Christoph Waltz to make directorial debut


Ooooh, that's a bingo!
May 07
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
The man it is impossible to dislike, Christoph Waltz, is set to make his directorial debut with a true crime drama based on the New York Times Magazine article, The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, written by Franklin Foer. Walt...
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X-Men: Apocalypse and Wolverine 3 to conclude Brian Singer's X-Men universe


As long as something like X3 never happens again
Apr 28
// Matthew Razak
Some unclear news coming from the old rumor mill. El Miyambe reports that once X-Men: Apocalypse and Wolverine 3 are done so is the Bryan Singer X-MEN universe that started back in 2000. You can read his full q...
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Death Note

Death Note film gets kickass director


Apr 28
// Nick Valdez
If you're not aware the American adaptation of Death Note, a manga about a kid finding a book that magically kills people when you write their name in it, has been floating around for quite some time. The last we heard of thi...
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Cannes Film Festival Jury is set


... and there are some hot names this year
Apr 21
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
For those who care about the happenings at the Cannes Film Festival, the past few days has been very exciting. Late last week parts of the official program was unveiled, and today the members of the jury has been made pu...
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Michelle MacLaren's Wonder Women was pretty different from what WB wanted


More like blunder woman, WB
Apr 17
// Matthew Razak
News that Michelle MacLaren was going to helm the Wonder Woman film got everyone pretty excited, and then news that she left the project got everyone unexcited (until Patty Jenkins came on). Of course the news was not de...
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Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman movie loses director Michelle MacLaren


Apr 14
// Nick Valdez
It's like two steps forward and two steps back for WB and DC. It's just a natural fact that DC's films are having quite a bit of trouble on the back end. It seemed fine at first with WB openly searching for a female director ...
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Rumor: Chris Miller and Phil Lord wanted for The Flash or Ghostbusters


Flashbusters!
Apr 06
// Matthew Razak
Chris Miller and Phil Lord are awesome. Everything (about them) is awesome. So whatever project they take next will most likely be awesome, and they seem to have some choices. WB is courting them for the upcoming The Flash&nb...
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Avengers 3/4

Russo Bros apparently directing both Avengers: Infinity War films


So much warses
Mar 24
// Nick Valdez
With Avengers: Age of Ultron only a month away, it's time to care about the films we'll be getting forever away from now! According to Badass Digest, who has gotten the info from an un-identified source so take it with some s...
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Alejandro Jodorowsky successfully funds his new film via Kickstarter


You are excrement, but you can change yourself into crowdfunding gold
Mar 18
// Hubert Vigilla
Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (pictured above with his biggest fans, Kanye West and a grey cat) successfully funded his new film, Endless Poetry, through Kickstarter. We reported about Jodorowsky's Kickstarter campaign ...
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Gendy Tartakovsky leaves Popeye film


Not even some spinach can save it now
Mar 13
// Matthew Razak
It's a Gendy Tartakovsky kind of day evidently. The awesome animation director was all set and very excited to direct Sony's animated Popeye movie even to the point of putting together a fantastic animation test, but it ...
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Blade Runner 2

Harrison Ford returning for Blade Runner 2, director in talks


Feb 27
// Nick Valdez
After Harrison Ford told Ridley Scott the Blade Runner 2 script was the best thing he's ever read, it appears he's finally signed on for the sequel. And now that the ball's rolling, Alcon Entertainment has a director in talks...
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Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky launches Kickstarter for his new movie


Help fund Endless Poetry, the follow-up to The Dance of Reality
Feb 17
// Hubert Vigilla
Alejandro Jodorowsky, the legendary cult filmmaker behind El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Santa Sangre, is turning to fans to help fund his latest film, Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin). Jodorowsky turned to crowdfundin...
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Bryan Singer debuts X-Men: Apocalypse concept art


X-Men may be getting another origin story...of sorts.
Feb 17
// Julia Alexander
If you're a highly celebrated director working on a beloved genre franchise, posting illusive concept art on Instagram seems to be the latest trend.  Just a few months after District 9 director Neill Blomkamp posted his ...
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The Guest duo making a slasher called The Woods next


Feb 05
// Matthew Razak
Awesome news for awesome people here: the guys behind The Guest and You're Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, are returning with a new film called The Woods. If you haven't seen their previous...
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Joss Whedon really not likely to return to Marvel Cinematic Universe


In Whedon we trust
Feb 03
// Flixist Staff
It appears that basically being the architect for an entire cinematic universe is a bit time consuming and exhausting. Joss Whedon is currently wrapping up Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he's pretty sure he will not be returnin...
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M. Night Shyamalan wants an Unbreakable 2


You don't actually want this to happen
Jan 30
// Flixist Staff
Before M. Night Shyamalan basically imploded into himself in one inept and repetitive execution after another he made Unbreakble. That film kind of concluded perfectly and a sequel would most likely ruin it, but evidently peo...
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Snow White 2

UPDATE: Snow White and the Huntsman sequel loses Frank Darabont, gains Emily Blunt


Jan 21
// Nick Valdez
UPDATE: Universal has already found a replacement in second-unit director and VFX specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. He helped on the first film and is also set to direct the upcoming Highlander reboot. Well alright. ...
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Star Trek Into Greatness

Justin Lin to direct Star Trek 3


Star Trek Into Greatness
Dec 23
// Nick Valdez
If you're one of many people, like myself and the rest of the Flixist staff, then you're anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7. That's all thanks to the work of Justin Lin, and...
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Cary Fukunaga to start It adaptation next summer


Tim Curry not confirmed to make you afraid of clowns
Dec 05
// Matthew Razak
A new film adaptation of Stephen King's It has been bouncing around for a while now with director Cary Fukunaga attached. It hasn't really gotten off the ground, though, but now, possibly because Fukunaga is so cool nowa...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel lands director


Shellshocking!
Dec 05
// Matthew Razak
I think we were all a bit surprised that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was (1) not that bad and (2) a massive hit. Thanks to those to facts a sequel was pretty much announced right away and director Jonathan Liebesma...
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The Crow remake bags new director


No really, it'll happen this time
Dec 03
// Matthew Razak
Need some brooding 90s superhero-like goth stuff? The Crow, which, lets be honest, wasn't that great movie, is being remade and now it has a brand new director. Replacing J. Javier Gutierrez, who originally replaced ...
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Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman movie nabs director Michelle MacLaren


Nov 25
// Nick Valdez
We're going to get so many superhero films the rest of this decade I say we just pay attention to the ones with enough unique bits to stand out. Chief among these is Warner Bros' eventual take on Wonder Woman. After our most ...
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Fast and Furi-YES

Rumor: Justin Lin returning for Fast & Furious finale?


#FAMILY
Nov 13
// Nick Valdez
I've reached a crossroads. Writing so much about the Fast and the Furious franchise makes me feel like such a hypocrite. Take the first trailer for Furious 7, for instance. Here I am celebrating a series' seventh installment ...
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Wonder Woman close to having female director


and that is really awesome
Nov 13
// Matthew Razak
I think we're all aware of the under representation of female directors in Hollywood. That problem is even greater when we're talking about big budget blockbusters. Women directors are almost completely missing from tent pole...
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The Trap

Jamie Foxx and Benecio Del Toro join Harmony Korine's The Trap


Nov 06
// Nick Valdez
Do you know of Harmony Korine's last film, Spring Breakers? If you somehow don't, please remedy this immediately. It was one of the best surprises of 2013, and if his next film can be anywhere near as good then holy moley my ...
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James Wan returning for The Conjuring 2


I guess he 'wan'ted to come back
Oct 21
// Matthew Razak
In case you missed the news The Conjuring 2 was delayed until 2016 instead of having a 2015 release date. That was kind of weird because Annabelle did really well at the box office so you'd think they'd want more ou...
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Ghostbusters 3 traps new writer without crossing the beams


Katie Dippold isn't afraid of no ghosts
Oct 08
// Matthew Razak
Ready for some confirmations out of nowhere? Paul Feig is actually going to direct the third Ghostbusters film and they've hired Katie Dippold to help him write the script. In case the name is unfamiliar Dippold wrote Th...
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Zombieland 2

Zombieland 2 is undead, gets new writer


Oct 01
// Nick Valdez
Last we heard about a sequel to the 2009 film Zombieland, was about two years ago when the kibosh was effectively put on any sequel talk. Then last year talk had begun of a Zombieland TV series for Amazon's Instant Video. But...
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Suicide Squad

David Ayer may direct a Suicide Squad movie


Sep 22
// Nick Valdez
David Ayer is one of my favorite folks in the business right now. Although he's only directed a few films (most notably End of Watch and the upcoming WWII tank film, Fury), he's a great screenwriter who's really put in the wo...

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