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'Lego Movie' Directors to Helm Animated Spider-Man Film


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Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the now revered directors behind The Lego Movie, have been hired to helm a Spider-Man animation, to hit theaters in July 2018. The duo will produce the movie with Ari Arad, Matt Tolach and the recently departed Sony chairman Amy Pascal.

The Lego MoviePhil Lord and Christopher Miller were lauded for their work on The Lego Movie

The movie, announced at CinemaCon on Wednesday by Sony chief Tom Rothman, will exist independently from the projects in the live action Spider-Man universe, all of which are believed to be moving forward as planned.

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Amy Pascal on Sony Departure, "All I Did Was Get Fired"


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Amy Pascal had conceded that she was "fired" from Sony after the debilitating cyber-attack on the company that saw the leak of numerous high profile movies and, more damagingly, email conversations between Pascal and numerous individuals connected with the company.

Amy PascalAmy Pascal says she was "fired" by Sony

Pascal, who is setting up her own production company, spoke for the first time about her departure from Sony during an interview with journalist Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference in San Francisco on Wednesday (February 11).

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Sony Could Reopen Spider-Man Talks with Marvel


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Sony could go back into negotiations with Marvel concerning the Spider-Man character following the departure of Amy Pascal as chairman. It is probable that Sony Pictures chairman-CEO Michael Lynton will tinker with projects include The Amazing Spider-Man 3 but sequels to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are very much in doubt.

The Amazing Spider Man 2Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back until 2018

The biggest decision will indeed by how to handle the Spider-Man franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did decent business at the box-office but was slaughtered by the critics. There had been talks of letting Marvel Studios take some control of the direction of the character and with Pascal out of the picture, Sony may be open to renegotiating with the superhero studio, according to Variety.

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Amy Pascal Departs Sony, But Studio Will Pay For New Venture


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Amy Pascal, the woman who worked her way up from production executive to chairman of one of the world's biggest movie studios, has stepped down from her role at Sony following the company's recent cyber-attack and email hack. Ms Pascal, who has overseen over 300 Oscar nominations, will start her own production company that will launch in May.

Amy PascalAmy Pascal is starting her new venture in 2015

Sony was temporarily debilitated by the cyber-attack which led to the leaking of numerous pre-release movies and which led the studio to suspend its North Korea comedy The Interview. 

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Ryan Gosling Interested in Joining 'Ghostbusters 3'


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Ryan Gosling is interested in taking the only major male role in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3, while Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are also being sought for parts. In a leaked email thread between Amy Pascal and talent manager Ilene Feldman - which reads like a love letter to Gosling - it emerges that the Hollywood actor is keen to join the movie.

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"Ryan absolutely loved you," Feldman told Pascal in an email dated October 3, 2014, "Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot. Not it should turn to marriage. He really wants to do something with you."

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George Clooney's 3am Emails over Terrible 'Monuments Men' Reviews


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George Clooney lost sleep and sent a flurry of early morning emails to Sony boss Amy Pascal after critics ripped into his World War II movie The Monuments Men. In the latest Sony email leak, it is revealed that Clooney was worried about how Sony head honchos would react given the hugely anticipated movie appear to be taking a critical mauling.

George Clooney                                                                                        George Clooney headed up the cast in The Monuments Men

On January 29, Clooney emailed Amy Pascal with the subject line "it's getting worse," and requesting "protection from all the reviews."

"Let's just make it a hit. I haven't slept in 30 hours. And it's 7am," Clooney added. 

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Amy Pascal's Job on the Line after Strange Obama Race E-Mails


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Amy Pascal's job could potentially be on the line after the latest emails in the disastrous Sony hack revealed a strange conversation in which Pascal and producer Scott Rudin appeared to mock President Obama's race. It is worth noting that Pascal is a serious Democratic Party donor.

12 Years a SlaveAmy Pascal and Scott Rudin joked about Obama watching the slave movie 12 Years a Slave

In one passage, Pascal asked Rudin what she should ask the President at a Democratic party fundraiser organised by DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg. "Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?" asked Pascal, referring to the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained, about a freed slave. The producer responded: "12 YEARS", with Pascal replying: "Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]."

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Democrat Donor Amy Pascal Jokes About Obama's Race in Leaked Email


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Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin joked about President Obama's race in a leaked email conversation, riffing on whether Pascal should ask the President if he liked Django Unchaind, 12 Years a Slave or The Butler [all films featuring prominent roles for African Americans] at a fundraising breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg.

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"Would he like to finance some movies," Rudin suggested after Pascal asked what she should ask the President.

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Democrat Donor Amy Pascal Jokes About Obama's Race in Leaked Email


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Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin joked about President Obama's race in a leaked email conversation, riffing on whether Pascal should ask the President if he liked Django Unchaind, 12 Years a Slave or The Butler [all films featuring prominent roles for African Americans] at a fundraising breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Chiwetel EjioforHas President Obama seeing '12 Years a Slave'?

"Would he like to finance some movies," Rudin suggested after Pascal asked what she should ask the President.

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Sony Leak Reveals Marvel Tried To Enlist Spider-Man for 'Captain America 3'


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The Sony leak has thrown up plenty of interesting titbits in recent weeks - there was Fury and Annie arriving online (the latter before it had hit cinemas), there was Scott Rudin's takedown of Angelina Jolie and now, the revelation that Marvel tried to get Spider-Man involved in Captain America: Civil War.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Andrew Garfield, was ripped apart by the critics upon release

Correspondence sent by Sony chief Amy Pascal reveals Marvel's approach about including Spider-Man in the third Captain America movie, Civil Wars, which is due for release in 2016. The superhero - currently played by Andrew Garfield in the recently rebooted series - plays a key role in the 2006 comic book storyline, though Sony holds the licensing rights to produce the films. 

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Sony Leak: Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal's Fiery Exchange on Angelina


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So at first all we got from the Sony leak was a couple of decent reviewed movies. But now? Now, we've got all the juicy stuff, including a ferocious exchange between studio co-chair Amy Pascal and produce Scott Rudin. We also got some pretty heated passages about Angelina Jolie and Megan Ellison.

Amy PascalAmy Pascal had an explosive email conversation with producer Scott Rudin

The focus of the fiery exchange was a back-and-forth between Pascal and Rudin concerning the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Now, we already know that this project has been blighted by various drop-outs and casting problems, though it seems that David Fincher's departure may have been down to more than just money.

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Picture - Amy Pascal - "An Evening"... Beverly Hills California United States, Thursday 21st March 2013

Amy Pascal - "An Evening" Benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 21st March 2013

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Jonah Hill, Amy Pascal and Channing Tatum - Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum with Amy Pascal Tuesday 13th March 2012 Los Angeles Premiere of '21 Jump Street' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater - Arrivals

Picture - Howard Stringer, Amy Pascal, Tom... Century City, California, Saturday 15th January 2011

Amy Pascal, David Seidler and Los Angeles Film Critics Association - Howard Stringer, Amy Pascal, Tom Hooper, David Seidler and Alexandre Desplat Century City, California - The 36th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel - Arrivals Saturday 15th January 2011

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Amy Pascal Thursday 31st July 2008 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Pineapple Express' held at Mann's Village Theater Westwood, California

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