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  1. Bring Your Gauntlets! Scarlett Johansson Could Star in Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake

    Screen Actors Gilled.

    But not as the Creature itself???? I quit this garbage Earth.

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  2. Furious 7‘s Record-Breaking First Weekend Fueled By 75% POC and Nearly 50% Female Ticket Buyers

    Daddy went to work.

    Although some of the film's success can likely be attributed to fans turning out to see the late Paul Walker on the big screen in his final movie, opening weekend statistics also show that the Fast franchises' awesome representation is paying off big time.

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  3. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Leaving Fifty Shades Franchise (If Only Everyone Else Would, Too)

    "I cannot kill the beast from the inside. I have tried."

    Citing regret over creating a monster (I'm assuming), director Sam Taylor-Johnson revealed to Deadline yesterday that she will not be directing another Fifty Shades movie.

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  4. Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction Will Adapt Sex Criminals And Other Comics for TV

    GNEEEEEE

    According to an exclusive from Deadline, everybody's favorite comic-book writing couple is making the jump to television thanks to a new deal with Universal TV.

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  5. Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Female Director May Leave Franchise, Universal Not Promising Any Sequels

    My tastes are very...singular. As in one. As in just the lone film, please, thank-you.

    Take all of this with a male-ego-sized grain of salt, but according to new reports those Fifty Shades of Grey sequels may be less officially-official than we originally thought--and if the series does return to spread its vile seed in theaters again, it may come with a new director.

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  6. What Is This Feeling? Billy Elliot Director May Bring Wicked to the Big Screen in 2016

    Yes hello, Norbert Leo Butz? Are you busy?

    A film about Oz's most detested resident has been discussed since Gregory Maguire first published Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West over a decade ago, but now it seems we may really and truly get an Elphaba movie.

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  7. The Mary Sue’s Favorite Moments From the Jurassic World Trailer

    Look, it's not every trailer that deserves to be dissected with nerd vigor but when you're the one who had solo sleepovers in your own living room to watch Jurassic Park on repeat you can bet your sweet bippy Jurassic World's trailer gets special treatment.

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  8. The Full Jurassic World Trailer Debuts and Suddenly I’m 11 Years Old Again

    Hold on to your butts.

    Enjoy the majesty that is Jurassic World.

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  9. Looks Like Chris Pratt Has Lined Up His Next Comic Movie Gig: Starring in Cowboy Ninja Viking

    Something good. Something badass. A bit of both.

    Cowboy Ninja Viking has been in development Hell for a few years, but now that the man who recently became one of the biggest comic book movie stars on the planet is involved, it's probably safe to say this movie is finally going to happen.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: They Live Wonder Woman Cosplay

    THEY FIGHT CRIME. WE SLEEP. (Bizarro Au Go-Go, via Fashionably Geek)

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  11. Tremors Reboot Breaking Ground, Anthony Hopkins Joins HBO’s Westworld

    But HBO, when are you going to tackle the Tremors universe?

    Rhe original 1990 Tremors is returning as a remake, and HBO's series adaptation of Westworld has gained two big-name stars.

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  12. Universal Is Doing a Battlestar Galactica Movie. Frak. Me.

    All this has happened before...

    What the. I. How do—huh? I can't... I don't. Just. What?!

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  13. Locke & Key Gets a Movie Adaptation, Maybe It’ll Go Somewhere This Time

    Is this better than a TV pilot? Probably.

    At least something good came out of Fox TV's decision not to pick up the DreamWorks produced Locke & Key pilot that made the rounds in 2011 -- now Universal has acquired the rights to adapt the beloved comic book series into a movie trilogy, and they've gotten some amazing writers to do it. Hooray! Big screen Lovecraftian horrors for everyone!

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  14. Warner Bros.’ Dungeons & Dragons Movie In Trouble As Universal Says “Back Off, We’re Already Making One”

    +2 Cha -2 Str

    That was fast. It was only on Tuesday we heard the news that Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Dungeons & Dragons and is hoping to make movie that won't cause eyeball bleeding. But now a dispute over those rights makes it look like they'll have to fight a legal battle before getting to the swords and magic one.

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  15. Luke Evans Will Star In A Dracula Origin Story, Will Probably Wind Up Shirtless

    All this has happened before...

    He's played a Aramis, Apollo, and Zeus in his time but actor Luke Evans is ready to take on another classic role; that of Dracula in Universal's vampire origin story. 

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  16. And Now for a Game of Good News/Bad News: Universal Has Wicked, Van Helsing Movies in the Works

    In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

    Universal Chairman Adam Fogelsen had a chat with The Hollywood Reporter about some of Universal's upcoming projects, and while some of what he had to say had me snoozing (the 50 Shades of Grey movie might come out in summer 2014, at which point I will care about it even less than I do now, which is barely possible), some of it caught my eye. Namely: What was that you just said about a Van Helsing reboot and a Wicked movie, Mr. Fogelsen?

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  17. Universal Hires Hunger Games Writer for Their Mummy Remake In Case The Writer They Already Have Doesn’t Work Out

    Oh Hollywood

    So, you remember how Underworld's Len Wiseman is directing a Mummy remake? I don't blame you if you don't; since the news broke last September we've heard virtually nothing about it. But today there's a curious tidbit from of Vulture: Though the movie already has one screenwriter, Universal has hired another screenwriter to pen a second, competing script. That writer? The Hunger Games' Billy Ray So, are the two writers going to fight to the death to get their version made, or…?

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  18. Rumored Tolkien Theme Park: The Hobbitest Place On Earth

    My Precious!

    Look, New Zealand, you're really far away from us and it's really expensive to get to you. Odds are, most of us won't ever be able to experience your beauty, never mind Hobbiton. So it's with a great amount of glee we report a theme park may be in the works as a joint venture between Universal, Warner Bros., and the Tolkien estate. Get ready for Mr. Frodo's Wild Ride! 

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  19. UPDATED: Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Comic Might Be Getting A Three Picture Deal

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key comic from IDW was once developed as a television series at Fox. Unfortunately the pilot wasn't picked up but there's good news on the horizon. The horror series may have a new home on the big screen thanks to Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

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  20. Universal Taps Jurassic Park Screenwriter to Give Us More Snow White and the Huntsman

    hold on to your butts

    After hitting the top of the box office last week -- and following the sisterly lovefest between its two female leads -- Universal is looking into its magic mirror and seeing more Snow White and the Huntsman movies. While there is no official word yet on which of the titular stars will be returning or if Rupert Sanders will come back to direct, but we can tell you that David Koepp, who wrote the first two Jurassic Park movies, Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie, and almost everything else, has been chosen to write the sequel. Maybe Koepp's efforts will make for something a little less, er, confusing.

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