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Dwayne Johnson calls “Hercules” his passion project

“The next shoot, I’m really excited about, a passion project I’ve had now on my mind ever since I got into Hollywood, over 15 years now, ‘Hercules.’ I can’t wait,” Johnson says.

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Brett Ratner, McG and other “Justice League” director rumors

Apparently Ruben Fleischer, Zack Snyder and the Wachowskis are also on Warner Bros.’s wish list.

Brian Grazer replaces Brett Ratner as Oscar producer (photo)

Brian Grazer replaces Brett Ratner as Oscar producer

So Brett Ratner’s out as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards. Eddie Murphy’s out as host. Who’s in? So far, that would be Brian Grazer, who has been tapped to replace Ratner. Grazer — who, coincidentally, was a producer of Ratner’s new film “Tower Heist” — won an Oscar for “A Beautiful Mind” and has […]

Eddie Murphy exits as Oscar host as Brett Ratner Slurgate continues (photo)

Eddie Murphy exits as Oscar host as Brett Ratner Slurgate continues

Last night we told you that Brett Ratner had resigned from producing the 2012 Oscars amid an ever-growing controversy over his use of a gay slur. At the time, we wondered whether that move would impact Eddie Murphy hosting the show, given that it was Ratner who personally convinced Murphy to take the job. Well […]

Brett Ratner resigns as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards (photo)

Brett Ratner resigns as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards

Remember a few hours ago, when I told you about the controversy brewing over 2012 Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner‘s gay slur at a post-screening Q&A for “Tower Heist?” And remember when I said that “given the swiftness of his apology and the soundness of the vote of confidence from [Academy President Tom] Sherak, I […]

Firestorm brewing over Oscar producer Brett Ratner’s gay slur (photo)

Firestorm brewing over Oscar producer Brett Ratner’s gay slur

There’s a firestorm brewing in Southern California this week, and it has nothing to with high winds or drought conditions. As first reported by Vulture, “Tower Heist” director and 2012 Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner shocked an audience at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles last week by responding to a question about his attitude […]

Brett Ratner says “Wicked” adaptation is his “dream project” (photo)

Brett Ratner says “Wicked” adaptation is his “dream project”

Of all the names that come to mind to potentially direct a big screen adaptation of “Wicked,” Brett Ratner is not someone we would put at the top of our list. The “Tower Heist” director admitted in an interview with The New York Times that adapting “Wicked” is his “dream project.” It might seem like […]

Eddie Murphy wants to make a “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series (photo)

Eddie Murphy wants to make a “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series

Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner should be glad they can work together on the Oscars and “Tower Heist,” because it sounds like they won’t be making another “Beverly Hills Cop” film any time soon.. Though the two have long talked about making “Beverly Hills Cop 4” together, the comedian and upcoming Oscar host shared in […]

“Tower Heist” VOD experiment put on hold (photo)

“Tower Heist” VOD experiment put on hold

Remember all that talk last week about the new Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy “Tower Heist” coming to video-on-demand just three weeks after it opened in theaters? Well you can pretty much forget about it at this point. It never happened. Everyone got that? Never happened. That’s because after all that talk, there were […]

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule (photo)

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule

Yesterday, IFC’s very own Matt Singer told you all about Universal’s new plan to let folks in Atlanta and Portland watch “Tower Heist” from home a mere three weeks after the theatrical release. Now, as expected, the theater owners are starting to get a little peeved. The first theater chain to respond is Cinemark, who […]