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Interview, Audio: Veteran Screenwriters of ‘The Disaster Artist’

Chicago – The screenwriting team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have had many adventures plying their trade, ever since their breakthrough “500 Days of Summer” in 2009. Their latest assignment was adapting “The Disaster Artist” for director and lead actor James Franco.

The Disaster Artist is a funny and intuitive profile of Tommy Wiseau, who wrote, produced and directed one of the most infamous cult films of the post millennium, “The Room.” Screenplay specialists Neustadter and Weber adapted the book of “The Disaster Artist,” written by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero. Greg was an actor in “The Room,” and is portrayed in film by James Franco’s brother Dave. The key for the screenwriters was finding the heart of Tommy Wiseau and Greg’s relationship, on the way to creating his cult masterwork.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber broke through in 2009 with “500 Days of Summer,” based on an actual relationship
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Johnny Hallyday, Singer Known as the ‘French Elvis,’ Dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday, Singer Known as the ‘French Elvis,’ Dies at 74
French rock star and actor Johnny Hallyday, who became the first Gallic singer to popularize rock ’n’ roll in France and sold over 110 million records during a music career spanning over half a century, has died, according to Agence France Presse. He was 74 and had been fighting cancer for several months.

Widely known as the “French Elvis,” Hallyday began his singing career at the end of the 1950s specializing in French-language cover versions of famous songs by artists like Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane and Elvis Presley — whose example inspired him to become a singer.

At the beginning of 1960 Hallyday released his first album, “Hello! Johnny.” The following year he performed at France’s first rock festival at the Palais des Sports in Paris, setting off a near-riot that led to a ban on rock ’n’ roll shows for several months.

Hallyday’s covers instantly proved a successful way for American rock ’n’ roll to infiltrate its way
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Hailey Baldwin's Evolution From Cute Celebrity Kid to Stunning Model

Hailey Baldwin's Evolution From Cute Celebrity Kid to Stunning Model
Hailey Baldwin has turned quite a few heads in recent years. The 20-year-old and daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin has gone from a cute celebrity kid to a stunning runway model and member of a growing entourage of hot young stars. She wasn't even in kindergarten yet when her dad started taking her to family fun nights at movie premieres. As a child, she has walked the red carpets at screenings for films such as The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Shrek 3 and The Pink Panther 2. When she was about 13, she accompanied her dad to the 2010 ESPYs. A year later, they attended the premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. She and Justin Bieber became good friends and would...
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Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector Clouseau – in some quarters surely deemed politically incorrect, or 'insensitive,' despite the lack of brown face make-up à la Sellers' clueless Indian guest in Edwards' 'The Party.' 'The Pink Panther' movies [1] There were a total of eight big-screen Pink Panther movies co-written and directed by Blake Edwards, most of them starring Peter Sellers – even after his death in 1980. Edwards was also one of the producers of every (direct) Pink Panther sequel, from A Shot in the Dark to Curse of the Pink Panther. Despite its iconic lead character, the last three movies in the Pink Panther franchise were box office bombs. Two of these, The Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, were co-written by Edwards' son,
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New Mutants Moves Forward with Fault in Our Stars Writers

New Mutants Moves Forward with Fault in Our Stars Writers
Back in April, The New Mutants director and co-writer Josh Boone revealed that he had turned in a second draft of the script that he had written with Knate Lee. It was later confirmed that the movie would be set in the 1990s, likely following the precedent set by the X-Men prequel trilogy that concluded this summer with the 1980s-set X-Men: Apocalypse. Today we have word that the project has brought on the writing team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news, which reunites the writers with director Josh Boone, who they worked with on the 2014 young adult hit movie The Fault In Our Stars. The new writers coming aboard actually makes perfect sense, since producer Simon Kinberg revealed in May that New Mutants has "more of a Ya vibe to it." Along with The Fault In Our Stars, this duo also wrote the
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6 Things New To Netflix This Christmas

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In order to have a successful Christmas you need to make the right choices. The presents should be personal and heart-felt, the food should be fresh and well-cooked, and who you spend your time with should be the ones you love the most.

If that’s not your in-laws, parents, cousins or even siblings, Netflix has got you covered. To help you decide which TV shows and films are worthy of your attention over the holidays, here are six of the best, featuring some of the most popular characters around.

This week, settle in for adventures from detectives both tiny and idiotic, the show critics are calling the next Family Guy, an award-winning drama on race in America and the latest box office blockbuster in the Jack Ryan series.

There’s even an animated Christmas movie, if you’re not sick of that kind of thing yet.

6. The Pink Panther
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These Movies Are About to Expire on Netflix!

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It's that time of the month! You know, the time when we find out which movies and TV shows are about to disappear from Netflix. While a ton of new titles are coming in December, there's also a lengthy list of things that are about to go bye-bye. Take a look at all the movies below, and make sure you catch them before they're gone! Expiring Dec. 1 All About Eve Batman Begins Beverly Hills Cop III Brian's Song The Brothers Grimm The 'Burbs Cop Land The Dark Crystal Employee of the Month Forces of Nature Get Low The Great Escape The High and Mighty The Hustler Insomnia Juice K-19: The Widowmaker Labyrinth Last Night Modern Problems My Best Friend's Wedding Necessary Roughness The Omen The Pink Panther 2 Shrink Soapdish Trek Nation Two Can Play That Game Expiring Dec. 12 Rescue Me, seasons 1-7 Expiring Dec. 15 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Expiring Dec.
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Here’s What’s Coming And Going From Netflix in December

The holiday season is here and like a lot of you, I plan on staying inside as much as I can and watching some great TV and movies. Thankfully Netflix is here to help with a new batch of offerings for December. They are also removing some titles you may want to watch while you can! Of course we are all waiting to see this Bill Murray Christmas special which arrives December 4th. Have a safe and happy viewing month everyone! Check out the full listings below:

All Title Dates are Subject to Change

Netflix U.S. Release Dates Only

Available 12/1

#DeathToSelfie (2014)

30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)

50 Shades of They: Season 1

A Christmas Star (2015)

A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)

Amnesiac (2015)

Broadchurch: Season 2

Cbgb (2013)

Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Darkman (1990)

Detectorists: Season 1

I’m Brent Morin — Netflix Original
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What's Leaving Netflix in December 2015

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It's last call for several horror films, including "The Silence of the Lambs" and the "The Omen" trilogy, which are leaving Netflix in December.

Also going bye-bye: Both versions of manly tearjerker "Brian's Song" and classics including "All About Eve" (1950), "The Great Escape" (1963) and "The Hustler" (1961). And if you want to stream '80s favorites "The Dark Crystal" (1982) or "Labyrinth" (1986), better get on that before December 1.

Here's what's leaving Netflix in December 2015.

Leaving December 1

"All About Eve" (1950)

"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes": Season 1 (2012)

"Batman Begins" (2005)

"Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994)

"Brian's Song" (1971)

"Brian's Song" (2001)

"The Brothers Grimm" (2005)

"The Burbs" (1989)

"Cop Land" (1997)

"Damien: Omen II" (1978)

"The Dark Crystal" (1982)

"Employee of the Month" (2006)

"Forces of Nature" (1999)

"Get Low" (2009)

"The Great Escape" (1963)

"The Guardian": Season 1-3

"The High and the Mighty" (1954)

"The Hustler" (1961)

"Insomnia" (2002)

"Juice" (1992)

"K-19: The Widowmaker" (2002)

"Labyrinth" (1986)

"Last Night" (2010)

"Left Behind: The Movie" (2000)

"Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol.
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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with
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Harald Zwart Will Direct Blumhouse Family Horror Pic

After spectacularly failing to launch a franchise with Screen Gems’ awful The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, director Harald Zwart is scaling down for his next film, having signed on to direct a microbudgeted horror flick for Blumhouse Productions.

Details about the pic are being kept tightly under wraps for now, but one intriguing aspect of the project, scripted by Robert Ben Garant (Jessabelle), is that it’s being aimed at families, not typically a target audience for horror films.

Still, if any studio can pull off a family-friendly horror movie, it’s Blumhouse, which has taken the genre by storm in the past few years with titles like Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious.

Though Zwart’s credibility as a director was somewhat tarnished by City of Bones‘ abject failure at the box office and with critics, he pulled off a huge hit in 2010 with The Karate Kid, and
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Pink Panther for new film reboot from Simpsons Movie director

Pink Panther for new film reboot from Simpsons Movie director
The Pink Panther franchise is to be rebooted with a new movie.

The film - a combination of both live action and animation - is set to focus on the animated character, not Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

The Simpsons Movie director David Silverman is at the helm of the production, according to Variety.

Further details about the project and who is attached have yet to be confirmed.

The animated panther appeared in the opening and closing credits of most of the Pink Panther film series, starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling French detective.

The panther went on to feature in a number of short films, TV cartoons and a comic book.

The most recent relaunch of the Pink Panther series was in 2006, where Steve Martin played the part of Clouseau. A sequel followed in 2009.

Movie reboots: Hit or Miss? Jack Ryan, Batman, James Bond, more

Watch a trailer for The Pink Panther 2
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El Rey Network Scores Alfred Molina for Kurtzman/Orci Original Action Series, 'Matador' Premiering in July on Robert Rodriguez's New Cable Network

Genre filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network announced today that Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider Man 2) has been cast as Andres Galan in the network's upcoming scripted original set to premiere July 2014. Previously announced cast members include Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan and Neil Hopkins.

Created by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced in association with K/O Paper Products, the coveted writing/producing team behind Sleepy Hollow, Fringe , Star Trek and the Transformer franchise, Matador will feature Molina as Andrew Galan, a man who built his fortune in the telecom industry, but his true passion is soccer. As owner of the ascendant La Riot franchise, he is celebrated in both the sports and business worlds. But there is another world that he operates in -- as a member of an elite group of powerful global players, ruthless individuals who can effect world events on a scale that one would never imagine. What Galan doesn't know is that there is a mole in his midst. One of his new players, Tony Bravo, is actually an undercover operative, sent in to expose him and his cohorts. As Tony and Galan grow closer, the fate of their relationship may very well determine the fate of the world.

Irreverent and action-packed, Matador chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio "Matador" Bravo, a popular soccer star, who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover--in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little known branch of the CIA. “Matador” has the kind of fame and notoriety that affords him access to powerful circles of corruption and villainy. But, in balancing the dueling roles in which he's been cast, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity...and it is this mission which will prove to be his most dangerous.

Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network's chairman and founder, is set to direct the first episode which will be penned by showrunners, co-creators and executive producers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin

An accomplished London-born actor whose diverse and distinguished gallery of performances have led to a lengthy and triumphant career in film, television and the stage, Alfred Molina is best known for his roles in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 and Steven Soderberg’s Frida. Molina made his American film debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark and later appeared in Letter to Brezhnev, but his movie breakthrough came two years later when he portrayed Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of playwright Joe Orton, in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears. His other feature film credits include The Da Vinci Code, Boogie Nights, Magnolia , Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time , The Pink Panther 2, Enchanted April, Not Without My Daughter , The Perez Family, Anna Karenina and Chocolat , among others. On television, he most recently starred on NBC’s Law & Order: Los Angeles and David E. Kelley’s TNT drama series Monday Mornings. Molina’s stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions, Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana and David Mamet's Speed the Plow, as well as his Broadway debut in Yasmina Reza's Art, for which he received a Tony Award® nomination. Molina also performed in the highly celebrated UK-based Donmar Warehouse production of Red which opened on Broadway in April 2010 and for which Mr. Molina received rave reviews and a Tony Award® nomination. Most recently, Molina completed the feature film Love Is Strange opposite John Lithgow for director Ira Sachs. The film premiered at Sundance this year, and will be released later in the year by Sony Classics. He also shot the feature films, Swelter for director/writer Keith Parmer, We'll Never Have Paris for director/writer Simon Helberg with co-stars Zachary Quinto and Maggie Grace, Return to Zero with co-star Minnie Driver and The Normal Heart for HBO in which he co-stars opposite Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts.

Matador executive producers are Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, also showrunners, alongside executive producers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Andrew Orci. Also joining as executive producers are Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products; Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.

Entertainment One Television (eOne) exclusively represents worldwide distribution rights (with the exception of U.S. broadcast network rights) for El Rey Network's "Matador" and other original scripted series created for the U.S based cable network, to be announced.

About El Rey Network:

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network will unite the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

About FactoryMade Ventures:

Founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, FactoryMade develops, produces and oversees media and entertainment franchises in partnership with leading Hollywood talent and global brands and investors. The company founded El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with renowned filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and Univision Communications, Inc. It also forged a joint venture with leading Mexican wrestling league Lucha Libre Aaa and four-time Emmy® Award winner Mark Burnett and Hearst Corporation’s One Three Media. It executive produces a slate of scripted and non-scripted television shows including From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the remake of the cult classic by Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and Matador, an original production with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Previously, the team spearheaded the creation of Hasbro’s film business and television business with Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hasbro Studios and the Hub Network with Discovery Communications, and created retail’s first digital gaming and commerce platform Hsn Arcade.

About Entertainment One:

Entertainment One Ltd. (Lse: Eto) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key Us networks and international pay TV channels.
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'Masters of the Universe' Eyes 'Kick-Ass 2' & 'Another Earth' Directors

Last fall, the forthcoming new adaptation of Masters of the Universe lost director Jon M. Chu but picked up writer Terry Rossio (one half of the duo responsible for writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) for a new take on the script. Now Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are on the look for a new director, and they have an interesting shortlist. The Wrap says Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Chris McKay (editor and animation supervisor of The Lego Movie) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) are up for the job. In addition, Justin Kroll from Variety says Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is also in the mix. More below! Zwart is the one who has the best relationship with Sony after directing their reboot of The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther 2, but Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the project that is close to the style of Masters of the Universe,
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The 2013 Truffles – The HeyUGuys Movie Awards

It is that time again when the year is drawing to a close and the cinematic twelvemonth is summed up in a myriad Best Of lists and the trophy cabinets are being prepped from the Academies on both side of the Atlantic to hand out their golden trinkets.

We, too, are continuing our tradition of awarding The Truffles – the annual HeyUGuys movie awards where when we make up the categories in order than the prizes given more accurately reflect our feelings on year in film. The team have given their choices below, if you care to you can click here to see our previous years’ awards, and finally see you all next year!

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Best Jason Statham One-Liner of the Year: “I’ll kill you with this spoon” – Hummingbird

Fans of Jason Statham (you’re out there somewhere…) will have been thrilled with the amount of ‘Stath’ that illuminated the big screen this year,
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Defending Steve Martin's Pink Panther movies

Top 10 Patrick Sproull 29 Aug 2013 - 06:56

Critically derided they may be, but there's a lot to love in Steve Martin's two Pink Panther movies, Patrick writes...

To start with, it is probably worth noting that I rate The Pink Panther 2 over the preceding yarn. Unfortunately few agree - the sequel to the not-much-of-a-hit 2006 Steve Martin comedy is gauged even lower than the first on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being that in “underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.”

I, however, beg to differ, both episodes of the rebooted Pink Panther twosome are serviceable and convivial salutes to Peter Sellers’ original movies. Steve Martin takes the plum role of Inspector Clouseau, the clodhopping gendarme whose entire career seemingly pivots around the recovery of the precious Pink Panther diamond. Martin has perfect comic timing, conveying the good inspector’s heavy-handed,
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Film Review: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

Film Review: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’
Set in a world of scantily clad demon hunters, bisexual warlocks, and a host of vampires and werewolves apparently on loan from “The Twilight Saga,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is a ludicrous, borderline-nonsensical supernatural concoction with a slightly redeeming sense of its own silliness. Even by the genre’s lax standards of plausibility, not a whole lot coheres in this first adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling urban-fantasy series, a muddled mash-up of Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling and Joss Whedon with a little “Men in Black” thrown in for good measure. While its tattooed torsos, fantastical f/x and precociously kinky undertones suggest a focus group’s notion of what teenagers want from their entertainment, this Canadian-German co-production could have a hard time overcoming the B.O. curse of recent fantasy fare like “Beautiful Creatures” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” Still, the Screen Gems release should benefit
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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones poster 4 features Robert Sheehan

Screen Gems' Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has added a new character poster for Robert Sheehan in the adaptation of Cassandre Clare's novel, scripted by Jessica Postigo. The film directed by Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, The Pink Panther 2, The Karate Kid) opens in theaters on Azugust 23rd, 2013, and includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao with Cch Pounder, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons,
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Is this the director shortlist for Fast & Furious 7?

News Simon Brew 8 Apr 2013 - 06:32

Are the directors of Kick-Ass 2, The Lincoln Lawyer and The Karate Kid being lined up for Fast & Furious 7?

It proved to be something of a surprise last week, when it was revealed that director Justin Lin was walking away from directing Fast & Furious 7, having directed the last four entries in the franchise (including next month's Fast & Furious 6).

Lin's departure was reportedly down to the fact that Universal wants the next Fast & Furious sequel ready for summer 2014, and he apparently feared he couldn't turn around the kind of film that he'd be happy with in that timescale. Hence, he moved on.

Universal isn't hanging about though, and seems keen to make sure it has Fast & Furious 7 alongside Jurassic Park 4 for its summer 2014 blockbusters. And Latino Review is reporting that a trio of directors are now in contention for the Fast & Furious 7 job.

And they are?
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