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21 Jump Street topped the box office this weekend with a whopping estimated $35 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: There isn’t anything too surprising about a well-marketed and well-reviewed mainstream comedy opening well on its debut weekend, especially when there are no new releases to compete against. Still, 21 Jump Street topped the box office this weekend with a whopping estimated $35 million. If[...]

John Carter is sci-fi fantasy done wrong

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I understood Brian DePalma’s Mission: Impossible the first time I saw it in theaters. I had no trouble following Chris Nolan’s brain-twister thrillers (Memento, The Prestige, Inception). It was work, but I more-or-less ‘got’ the core narrative beats of LA Confidential and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,[...]

Disney teases Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Let it be said that I will follow Andrew Stanton anywhere. The beating heart at Pixar Animation Studios, who directed “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E” (as well as contributed to plenty more Pixar masterpieces), is making the move to live action for the sci-fi thriller “John Carter.” For[...]

Jon Favreau found “Magic Kingdom” collaborator?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jon Favreau’s “Magic Kingdom,” the picture he’s expected to move on to now that “Cowboys and Aliens” is in the can, may have secured a Pulitzer Prize-winning magician for its scripting duties. Michael Chabon, author of “Wonder Boys” and “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” is on[...]

In Development: “Twilight,” “Battleship” and Harrison Ford in the news

BY STAFF Serious negotiations are under way on some major film franchises, including the fan favorite “Twilight” finale. Here’s the latest news on a few projects HollywoodNews.com is tracking: “Breaking Dawn” Summit Entertainment has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Oscar winner Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls,” “Gods and Monsters”) is “in negotiations” to direct the[...]