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'Fantastic' News: J.K. Rowling Writing More 'Harry Potter' World Movies

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Ready to do some serious hand-flailing? 'Cause you're definitely about to.

So, everyone knows that when it comes to the box office, J.K. Rowling and her "Harry Potter" book-to-screen phenomenon proved to be pure freakin' magic. And while Warner Bros. tried to move on after the "Deathly Hallows" two-parter and make southern gothic witchcraft a viable thing by way of "Beautiful Creatures," the studio is nowhere near ready to give up on the series that apparated (that's Hogwarts speak for summoned in) so many piles of cash for it even Gringott's would need to tighten up security to bank it.

Generous though our magic queen is, she's now signed on to write — that's her actual hand to paper, 'cause that's how she rolls — the screenplays for a new film series about the "Harry Potter" world. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Wrap

The 12 Ballsiest Movie Publicity Stunts

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In this economy, filmmakers will do just about anything to boost ticket sales. And when they've already placed larger-than-life ads all over the world, what more can you do? Publicity, silly!

Since the dawn of time, movie folks have gone to great lengths to get people to know — and hopefully see — their latest projects. But it's no easy task. Now that film publicity is more common than ... well, movies themselves, the tactics have become crazier. Raunchier. Scarier. Really, just more of a giant, fabulous hot mess. -- By Christopher Rosa and Jacqueline Lem Get More »

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'The Butler' Becomes 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' in Title Saga Conclusion

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Ah, compromise. Both sides agree and everyone's happy … right? Well, maybe.

In the latest — and hopefully final — update of "The Butler" title saga, Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Company have settled on an agreement that will make everyone (somewhat) happy. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

'The Butler' Title Saga, Part II: Harvey Weinstein Responds

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Last week, we wrote about the controversy surrounding the title of "The Butler", an upcoming film starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

The ongoing Warner Bros. vs. Weinstein Company dispute hit new highs on Tuesday, when Mr. Harvey Weinstein himself appeared on "CBS This Morning" to discuss the feud, along with TWC lawyer David Boies, MPAA Chairman-CEO Chris Dodd, and First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

Visit 'Harry Potter's' Diagon Alley Using Google Maps

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Muggles, unite! The magic of the internet (way more sleek than a wand, if you ask us) has made it possible for us to explore wizarding London without actually leaving our desks.

Now, make your way to Diagon Alley and enter J.K. Rowling's magical world of witchcraft and wizardry — all using the power of your handy dandy MacBook. Thanks to Google Maps' Street View, we mere muggles (and those of us who can't afford the airfare/Floo powder to London) now get a chance to navigate through Ollivanders Wand Shop, Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and more. Get More »

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'The Butler' Has to Change Its Title Because...Wait, What?

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"But wait, isn't 'The Butler' that 1917 Warner Bros. movie?" said no one. Ever.

However, on the off-chance  the short film WB made 97 years ago is the first thing that comes to mind when you think "The Butler," and not the upcoming Lee Daniels film that is already buzzing with Oscar bees, then we suppose this tussle has a smidgen of merit. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

Out-of-Ideas Hollywood Wants an 'Encyclopedia Brown' Franchise

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While all those adult-types have been ravenously forking over gobs and gobs of cash to see some "Veronica Mars" movie sleuthery happen, the kiddos are gonna get one on the Warner Bros. house by way of that brainy kid detective series "Encyclopedia Brown."

The studio has snatched up adaptation rights to the long-lived book series, just a year after author Donald J. Sobol's death, in the hopes of whipping into shape for a potential family film franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

'Dumb and Dumber To' Too 'Dumb' for Warner Bros.?

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On the heels of the box-office failure of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," at least one studio isn't betting on Jim Carrey right now.

Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line is not optimistic about the prospects for a sequel to Carrey's '90s hit "Dumb and Dumber," which co-starred Jeff Daniels. After years of false starts and rumors, both co-directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly and the two stars finally committed to come back. But now Warner Bros. has decided they don't want to finance it, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

See Ya Probably Never, 'Tarzan'

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Looks like Alexander Skarsgard won't be beating his bare, chiseled chest while romping through the jungle any time soon — unless, of course, "True Blood" takes an unexpected turn for its sixth season.

That sound you hear is women across the world groaning in collective dismay, by the way.

Per Deadline, Warner Bros. is — at least temporarily — pulling the plug on the David Yates-led reboot of "Tarzan," which was set to feature "Zero Dark Thirty" femme Jessica Chastain as the dame Jane. Reportedly, the production halt stems from the studio being uncomfortable with the budget on-hand, but there may be a second lurking matter at issue, too: casting. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Seven Psychopaths' and More

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This week: Colin Farrell plays a screenwriter who gets an unexpected violent cure for his writer's block in "Seven Psychopaths," a pitch-black British comedy co-starring Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson.

Also new this week is the animated hit "Hotel Transylvania," "Paranormal Activity 4" and the largest Blu-ray collection to date, courtesy of Warner Bros. Get More »

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