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Albert Hughes no longer directing Akira remake; David O. Russell leaves ‘Uncharted’

Two high-profile projects are now without their directors. First up, Variety reports that David O. Russell is no longer attached to direct an adaptation of the Sony video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”, which he was also set to write, over creative differences with the studio. Sony will now move on to finding a new […]

James Franco in talks for Akira?

JustJared is reporting that James Franco is in talks to star as Kaneda in the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced / Albert Hughes-directed live-action adaptation of Akira.

James, who is co-hosting the Academy Awards later this month with Anne Hathaway, unsurprisingly has been getting roles offered to him left and right. He also has the […]

The Hughes Bros. In Talks For Akira

Warner Brothers’ live-action remake of the cult favorite Akira is back on track.  NY Mag’s Vulture blog is reporting that the studio is negotiating with The Book of Eli directors Albert and Allen Hughes to board the project.  Vulture also reports that WB plans to make Akira into two parts:

Respecting the […]

Thursday Box Office (1/21/2010)

Avatar grossed $3.945 million on Thursday, an increase of about 4% from the day prior and only -16% below what it did last Thursday (which was better, in terms of percentage hold, from last week’s Thursday-to-Thursday performance). Through 35 days, Avatar stands at $516.797M domestically.  The film will pass The Dark Knight‘s domestic haul ($533.345M) on Saturday. More analysis, including worldwide numbers and the daily chart, after the jump.

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Wednesday Box Office (Jan. 20, 2010)

Although Avatar‘s $3.793 million Wednesday marks the first time the 3D sci-fi epic has dipped below the $4M mark, it was a drop of only 9.5% from Tuesday.  The film’s domestic cume now stands at $512.852M, and it continues to be on pace to pass The Dark Knight ($533.345M) and Titanic‘s $600.788M to become #1 on the all-time best domestic chart. More analysis and the daily chart after the jump.

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