Director James Mangold took over the X-Men spinoff The Wolverine a few months back, but now that production has been pushed back — thanks to star Hugh Jackman’s commitment to Les Miserables — Mangold has lined up another new project in the meantime. Mangold will direct and produce City State, an English-language remake of a crime thriller written and directed by Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur Johannesson. Also on board to produce are Cathy Conrad, Danny Sherman, and Josh Kesslman. More details after the jump.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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