project greenlight

One of the most underrated reality series is HBO’s Project Greenlight. The show, executive produced and judged by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, began in 2001. The premise was that producers waded through submissions from filmmakers and screenwriters, then paired the best in each category to make a movie. Three feature length movies were made as a result of the show. The series launched the careers of Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, horror director John Gulager, and featured a young Shia LaBeouf, among others. Unfortunately, the reality series never really hit with mainstream audiences and HBO let it go after three seasons.

That’ll change soon though as Damon and Affleck are now bringing back the reality competition for a new decade. One person who won’t be involved, however, is another Project Greenlight producer: Chris Moore. He’s currently working on a similar film-centric reality series called The Chair for Starz. Read about both shows below. Read More »

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Justice League movie

While Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman is gearing up to begin production next month (with an announced May 6th 2016 release), Warner Bros has revealed their plans for a third film. Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman revealed to Ben Fritz that Zack Snyder will direct Justice League. More details on the Justice League movie, after the jump.

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gone girl trailer

Here’s the first full Gone Girl trailer, showing us the fruits of David Fincher‘s recent labors. The thriller adapts Gillian Flynn‘s best-selling novel (with a new ending scripted by Flynn) and stars Ben Affleck as a man whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. As the mystery of her disappearance persists, eyes turn towards Affleck.

This trailer should keep fans of the book happy, as it has more than enough imagery to recall the book’s key moments and general tone. And movie fans should love this teaser as it lays out many basic concepts without giving away anything specific. This looks and feels like a mystery, and a very engaging one at that. Read More »

The Lego Movie - Batman

With Batman vs. Superman now set to open May 6, 2016 instead of July 17, 2015, it’ll be some time before we get to see Ben Affleck in his new batsuit. But Jennifer Garner doesn’t have to wait that long, because one of the perks of being married to a superhero is getting to see the costume first. And according to her, it’s nothing like the previous incarnations of the uniform. Hit the jump to see what she had to say.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Delayed to 2016

Batman Superman

The summer of 2015 just got a tiny bit less crowded. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just pushed the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. The new date pits the Zack Snyder-helmed film directly against an as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project, though in all likelihood one or the other will move before then.

Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin tale will now move into the July 17, 2015 slot, having previously been slotted for June 26, 2015. More, including the official press release from Warner Bros., after the jump.

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Following 2011′s chilly The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher is back with another dark, twisted literary mystery — this one based on Gillian Flynn‘s smash hit novel Gone Girl. The pic features Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as his missing wife Amy, and the first still hit a few weeks back. Today we have another, less literal peek at the film. And what it promises is that this adaptation will be every bit as creepy as fans of Fincher and/or Flynn could hope.

On the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly is a promotional photo for Gone Girl, shot by Fincher himself, that features Affleck cuddling with an apparently dead Pike. It’s not a still from the film, and doesn’t correspond to any actual scene from the book. But maybe that’s the point — Fincher and Flynn say that they tried not to be too precious about the source material when making the movie.

Hit the jump to see the image and read their comments.

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Briefly: That image above is your first look at Gone Girl, the new film from David Fincher. The director is adapting Gillian Flynn‘s novel about a man, played by Affleck, who turns into suspect #1 when his wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. There’s more to the story than that, of course, but if you don’t already know the plot, it’s best to either wait for the trailers or read the novel if you want more details.

The film also stars Rosamund PikeKim Dickens, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick FugitCarrie CoonTyler Perry, and Emily Ratajkowski. This is a super-early look, as the movie doesn’t open until October 3, 2014. [The Playlist]

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Ben Affleck has a strong relationship with screenwriter Chris Terrio (above left) — the latter wrote Argo, and that turned out well for everyone. So, given Affleck and Terrio’s position with Warner Bros. it isn’t a huge surprise to learn that Terrio has been brought in to do a new draft of Batman vs. Superman. Read More »

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