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Johnny Depp To Star In The Invisible Man Remake


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The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will lead the film from Universal Studios, with Transformers scribe Alex Kurtzman and Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan signed on to produce the project.

Men In Black screenwriter Ed Solomon will write the new version of H.G. Wells' classic tale of a chemist who goes on a killing spree after using a dangerous drug that turns him invisible.

Wells' novel has been adapted numerous times since he originally published the story in 1897, with the most famous film version having been released in 1933, starring Claude Rains as the crazed leading man.

New Star Trek Tv Series Set To Premiere In 2017


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Bosses at U.S. network CBS have recruited Alex Kurtzman to executive produce the show after co-writing and producing recent movie adaptations Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

A statement released by CBS TV Studios President David Stapf reads: "There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show's 50th anniversary celebration.

"Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we're excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."

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PaleyFEST 2014 Fall TV Preview CBS

Alex Kurtzman - PaleyFEST 2014 Fall TV Preview CBS - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014

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2014 PALEYFEST CBS Preview Panel Featuring 'Scorpion'

Scooter Braun, Nicholas Wootton, Nick Santora, Walter O’Brien and Alex Kurtzman - 2014 PALEYFEST CBS preview panel featuring 'Scorpion' at The Paley Center for Media - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014

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Video - Pharrell Takes His Hat To 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' NY Premiere - Part 3


'Happy' singer Pharrell Williams and his famously large hat were spotted amongst the crowd at the New York premiere for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' alongside various other actors from the movies.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - New York Premiere

Alex Kurtzman - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 24th April 2014

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Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Split Up


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Blockbuster screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have split up.

The writing team behind smash hit films such as the rebooted 'Star Trek' franchise and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' have called it quits to concentrate on individual projects.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the split is ''amicable'' but has been ''brewing'' for some time as both try to set up their own directing careers.

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 Review


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As with the too-early franchise reboot in 2012, this sequel struggles to balance the demands of a teen romance with a superhero blockbuster. The interpersonal storylines are sharply written and skilfully played by the gifted cast, but the eye-catching effects sequences feel like little more than a shiny distraction. Action fans will love the way digitally animated Spidey swings more realistically than ever down the streets of New York, but the fact remains that these scenes are cartoons. And a new template is badly needed for this genre.

It kicks off as Peter (Andrew Garfield) nearly misses his high school graduation to save the city from another crazed nutcase. His girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone) is fed up, and then crushed when Peter breaks up with her because he's worried about her safety. So she considers taking a place at Oxford University to get away. Meanwhile, Peter is also trying to understand the truth about why his parents (Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz) left him to be raised by his Aunt May (Sally Field). But he's interrupted from all of this by the arrival of old pal Harry (Dane DeHaan), back in town to inherit the family business from his dying dad (Chris Cooper) and in need of moral support from Peter.

In each of these three plot strands, Peter faces a significant dilemma that's beautifully played by Garfield as a cheeky, good guy who worries about the darkness all around him. And there's also a nefarious side-plot trying to take over the movie, as nerdy technician Max (Jamie Foxx) is transformed by an electric shock from Spider-man's biggest fan to a spark-emitting villain called Electro. This shift doesn't make sense on any level, and Harry also has a sudden personality change that's badly under-explained, forcing the film into a series of huge action showdowns along with a completely irrelevant aside about two colliding airplanes that feels tacked on to up the human stakes.

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Marc Webb Confirmed For Amazing Spider-Man 3


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Marc Webb has been confirmed to direct 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'.

The filmmaker will return to helm Andrew Garfield in the third instalment of the superhero franchise, ''securing his spot in helming all three films in the trilogy'' according to a new report about Sony Pictures by Variety.

The movie is due for release in May 2016 in the UK and June 2016 in the US.

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Star Trek 3 Hires Three Writers


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'Star Trek 3' has hired three screenwriters.

Roberto Orci - who co-wrote the first two J.J. Abrams-directed films with writing partner Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof - will return to pen the script for the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster and he will be joined by franchise newcomers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Payne and McKay have some history with Abrams, who will produce the next instalment of the franchise but not direct, as they scripted 'Boilerplate', another film Abrams will produce.

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Ender's Game Review


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Since this entire story centres on virtual-reality gaming, it's tricky to feel any sense of what's at stake here. But a strong cast and above-average effects work help hold our interest until the requisite dramatic shift takes hold. Along the way, the movie explores some punchy issues such as the nature of true leadership and the morality of war.

It's set in a distant future: Earth has regrouped after an alien invasion, turning to children to harness their quick gaming reflexes and inner fearlessness. Ender (Butterfield) is a 12-year-old who's sure he'll crash out of training like his older sister Valentine (Breslin). But Colonel Graff (Ford) and Major Anderson (Davis) see something in him and send him on to battle school in an orbiting space station. As he shows true leadership potential and a sharp mind for warfare, he's promoted even further, training with iconic hero Rackham (Kingsley) on one of the aliens' former planets. And as he approaches his final exam, there's the sense that the fate of Earth hangs in the balance.

Yes, everything Ender does throughout his training is game related, either with digitally created environments or in a weightless battle globe with other cadets. This adds huge possibilities for the script to grapple with moral issues as Ender faces some staggering decisions. But since it's just a simulation, does it really mean anything? Thankfully, Butterfield is a terrific actor who lends the character a steely interior life that catches our interest. And being surrounded by the terrific Ford, Kingsley and Davis helps. As do some intriguing fellow recruits played by Steinfeld, Arias and others.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Writers Return For Third Movie


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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' writers will pen the third film in the series.

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinker have all signed on to write the next movie in the web-slinging superhero franchise, which is scheduled for release in June 2016.

The trio shared writing credits on next year's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', which will see Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man come face-to-face with a new villain in Jamie Foxx's Electro, as well as Paul Giamatti's Rhino. The film also introduces Peter Parker's best friend-turned-enemy Harry Osborn, to be played by Dane DeHaan.

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2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party

Alex Kurtzman - 2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party Held at The Bungalow - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 10th September 2013

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Now You See Me Review


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The idea of magicians conducting a series of heists is a great one, but this under-developed film never quite seizes the opportunity. Even its terrific A-list cast can't make much of the lame plot. And director Leterrier is so enamoured with magic that he packs the film with whizzy digital trickery. Which completely misses the point.

At the centre are four illusionists: card trickster Daniel (Eisenberg), hypnotist Merrit (Harrelson), escapologist Henley (Fisher) and street magician Jack (Franco). They're summoned by a mysterious figure to team up for a series of elaborate performances funded by a wealthy benefactor (Caine). First up is a Las Vegas show that involves stealing millions of euros from a Paris bank and raining them down on the audience. This attracts the attention of FBI Agent Rhodes (Ruffalo) and Interpol's Dray (Laurent), who follow them to their next shows in New Orleans and New York. As does a notorious debunker (Freeman) determined to expose their secrets.

The film never quite gets the balance right, as we're not sure if we should root for these flashy young magicians or the people they're leading on a wild goose chase. But there's plenty of eye candy to keep us happy, as each whizzy stunt goes over-the-top to make us wonder what's really happening here. Everything this quartet does has an anarchist slant, stealing from the wealthy to help the needy, which adds a tinge of topicality. Although the gratuitous action scenes and ludicrous effects leave the film about as realistic as a Road Runner cartoon.

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2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of 'People Like Us' At Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium - Arrivals

Alex Kurtzman - Alex Kurtzman, Guest Friday 15th June 2012 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of 'People Like Us' at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium - Arrivals

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