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J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright team up for “Collider”

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The dream team has assembled, and they’re going to make a movie called “Collider.”

Deadline is reporting that J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright and screenwriter Mark Protosevich have teamed up to work on a new sci-fi film that — like most Abrams projects are — is being kept under wraps. Wright will direct the flick and co-write based on an idea he came up with, while Protosevich will have the other co-writing credit. Abrams will produce the film under his Bad Robot banner.

It’s hard to get a read on what type of film this will be based on these preliminary details. Wright has never done a straight sci-fi film in the past, while Abrams has made his name making sci-fi movies in line with the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Protosevich has had his hand in the sci-fi pot for a while now and is best known for writing the screenplay for “I Am Legend.” But he also has story credit on “Thor” and has written the “Mass Effect” screenplay, Spike Lee’s “Old Boy” remake and “Jurassic Park IV.”

No word from Deadline as to when this flick could get into production, but we’re likely still a few years out. Abrams is wrapping up post-production on “Star Trek 2,” which is due out next year, but he has plenty of other projects to keep him occupied. We already mentioned the three projects Protosevich is juggling, but it’s Wright’s schedule that has us the most worried. He plans to get started on his final Blood and Ice Cream trilogy movie “The World’s End” later this year, and then hopefully will get started on Marvel’s “Ant-Man” (if it gets greenlit). That will likely keep him occupied until 2014, and hopefully there’s still interest in this project by then.

What type of sci-fi movie would you like to see these three talents make? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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Marvel unveils upcoming film slate: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and more

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Marvel Studios went big at Comic-Con this year. Like, really, really big. After sitting out the San Diego-based convention last year, the studio brought everything we’ve hoped they’ve been working on and announced it to much pomp and circumstance, making them easily one of the big winners of the weekend’s festivities.

Let’s quickly run down what was announced: Ben Kingsley will officially be the Mandarin in “Iron Man 3,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released August 1, 2014, Edgar Wright debuted test footage for the still-not-confirmed “Ant-Man,” “Captain America 2″ will be called “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (oh the implications there) and “Thor 2″ will be “Thor: The Dark World.” Does that scratch your Marvel itch yet?

The “Guardians” and “Ant-Man” news is not surprising, but it is exciting. Not much to go on from those except that it seemed like Marvel was trying to gauge the audience’s take on “Ant-Man” to determine how well the film will do in theaters. That’s not always the best route to take as Wright learned with “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” but from what we hear the crowd went nuts for their first conceptual look at Hank Pym.

Then there are the new titles for the “Captain America” and “Thor” sequels. “Winter Soldier” almost completely confirms that Sebastian Stan’s Bucky will be back in the present day, albeit in a villainous role instead of a sidekick one. We already knew “Thor 2″ would travel into the worlds beyond Earth and Asgard, but the subtitle “The Dark World” only confirms it.

Lastly, that Mandarin news. Shane Black and his “Iron Man 3″ crew nearly had us convinced that the Mandarin wouldn’t have a role to play in the upcoming sequel, but footage screened during Marvel’s Hall H panel definitively proved otherwise. Kingsley will indeed don the nine rings in this upcoming movie, and we couldn’t be more stoked.

Now, when is “The Avengers 2″ officially coming out?

What do you think of Marvel’s big announcements? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!

Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End” has been greenlit

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“Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” fans, rejoice! Director Edgar Wright’s next comedy outing has officially been greenlit by Universal Pictures.

Deadline reports that Wright will be teaming up with Simon Pegg (who co-wrote the script along with Wright) and Nick Frost for “The World’s End”—a film that centers on five friends who attempted the world’s largest pub crawl in their youth. Twenty years later, the drinking buddies try to relive their former glory by recreating that very same crawl. This is the third film in the trio’s movie trilogy, which includes the horror-comedy “Shaun of the Dead” and action-comedy “Hot Fuzz.”

“The World’s End” gets its title from a legendary pub the friends must reach during their booze-filled adventure. But this isn’t just a film about drunken revelry; the logline that Deadline posted hints that the film’s title can be taken quite literally, too. Here’s a portion: “As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”

“The World’s End” will begin shooting in the U.K. this October. You can find the film’s teaser poster below.

Are you looking forward to “The World’s End”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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