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“Creative differences” is a term you hear quite often nowadays. In 2014, Edgar Wright and Marvel stirred up a chunky stew of controversy when Wright unexpectedly quit Ant Man’s production. Marvel’s bigger plans for its Cinematic Universe supposedly clashed with Wright’s ambition of making a Cornetto-style superhero film. Last year, creative differences also reportedly turned Rupert Wyatt away from directing 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie. It’s pretty much needless to say that the ambitions of filmmakers don’t always sync up with what studios feel is better for business. Directors aren’t the only ones turned off by studio demands though. Actors are just as capable of packing their bags and abandoning a film’s production that they once had faith in.

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More information has been released about David Goyer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Neil Gaimans‘ feature film adaptation of the comic book series Sandman. Now closer to production than ever, the project has been described by Gordon-Levitt as a complicated adaptation, but mind-blowingly awesome. Gaiman’s name may be the first one you think of when you reminisce about Sandman, but Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were actually the creators of the comic series. Gaiman’s adaptation is what propelled it into the cult classic that it is today. The comic arc ran from January 1989 to March 1996, with 75+ issues. Moves have been being made by WB to make it into a movie since 1996, and it seems it might finally be time for the dream to become a reality! (more…)

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This is another story about why it seems like Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment don’t seem to be entirely sure that they know what they’re doing so far as movies based on DC Comics characters are concerned. Today’s installment of “What are they thinking?” brings us back to the subject of Justice League Dark, the proposed adaptation of DC’s premier supernatural super-team by fan favorite filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the project, and now we can reveal why: it’s over. Well, at least for del Toro. In other news, Warners is doing some shuffling, certain comic book projects will be fronted by them, and others will be fronted by New Line. You know, the pressing stuff. (more…)

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Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)

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It’s not every day that you see a big star with real draw power getting involved in a reboot of an old children’s show. Okay, so there was that Garfield thing with Bill Murray, but we try to forget that one. But the year of 2015 brings us some rather interesting news. It appears as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt is ready to put his name on the Fraggle Rock franchise in more ways that one. Not only will he produce a movie adaptation, but he’ll also be starring in it. (more…)

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Neil Gaimans‘s The Sandman is still in the early stages of development, however, that isn’t stopping David S. Goyer (*shudder*), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gaiman from going full steam ahead with casting ideas in regards to the possible actors who could potentially play the lead role of the titular character – otherwise known as Morpheus. Recently, word on the street (…well, the word on the interwebs) was that Goyer and Levitt had been working on a script for the movie adaptation and Warner Bros. liked the draft they handed in. Also, following the news of the script, everyone involved sounded a little more upbeat about the project after a long period of worrying silence . Thusly, Gaiman, Goyer, and Levitt‘s enthusiasm is a real bonus to getting the project pushed along further; and maybe even fast tracked after the new year. (more…)

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The recent lack of information regarding the movie adaptation of The Sandman has been rather depressing. Considering it is was among the first of planned Warner Bros. comic book adaptations after Man of Steel, it’s omission from the studios recent movie schedule was rather disconcerting. However, Neil Gaiman has explained why it was absent from the DC schedule announcement. This is because The Sandman is a Vertigo Comics Property, and it might sit as a standalone movie unattached to DC Cinematic Universe (Guillermo del Toro‘s Justice League Dark could possibly head in the same direction). Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Thorne and David S. Goyer are working on the movie adaptation with Levitt and Goyer recently discussing the state of the script and reassuring fans that Neil Gaiman is still very much involved in the writing process. (more…)

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It is a safe bet that fans of Neil Gaiman’s comic masterpiece Sandman have been waiting on any news of the new movie being developed over at Warner Bros. that they can get.  After Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the initiative and decided to take the project on as director (he will also likely star), news has been pretty non-existent, not a great sign to those who have followed ever project that the series has almost spawned.  Thanks to a great interview with Moviephone, JGL has given fans a reason to breathe a little easier. (more…)

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The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh BrolinJoseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)

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It was a provocative tweet to say the least. Sure, any director can say “My next movie will be strange,” but usually that’s just a statement of quality. In this case, Scott Derrickson means Strange, Doctor Strange. As the upset of Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant Man has more or less died down, this news is surely designed to get people excited about Marvel movies again, especially after the Sorcerer Supreme was name dropped in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But is this news legit, or another oddly specific rumor testing the waters? (more…)