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Margot Robbie In Talks For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie
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Ghost in the Shell

Margot Robbie, who starred as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and can be seen in the upcoming live-action take on Tarzan, has entered into negotiations to star in a live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.

The movie is based on the hit Japanese manga of the same name, which has been in the works for quite a long time now.

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Sony Sets Release Dates For ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Uncharted’
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Sinister Six

A year ago Sony Pictures Entertainment had such high hopes for their rebooted Spider-Man franchise. Production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was moving forth without a hitch and early footage from the blockbuster sequel screened at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con to an enthusiastic response. Back in December the studio was so certain that it was going to be the biggest movie of this summer, if not 2014, that they announced plans to exploit their ownership of the movie rights to the Spider-Man universe by developing spinoffs that would star Spidey villains Venom and the Sinister Six.

The plan originally was for Amazing Spider-Man 2 screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner to collaborate on the Venom feature, while Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard would write and eventually be called upon to direct the Sinister Six movie. Then Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened to withering reviews from critics and less box office than the studio had initially projected. I haven’t seen the second movie in the rebooted series yet but the consensus is that the gluttony of villains, lack of attention paid to the main characters, and an anti-climatic ending that was to have paved the way for the spinoffs are what hurt its chances at the box office. A $706 million worldwide haul is hardly anything to sniff, but Sony was hoping that Amazing Spider-Man 2 would top out at a solid billion and change at the very least.

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‘Sinister Six’ Producers Say Not To Expect Traditional Villain Team Up
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Sinister Six

Ever since Sony announced that they will expanding their Spider-Man brand by building a cinematic universe around the hero and some of his greatest villains, we’ve been wondering what a Spider-Man world sequestered in New York City would look like. When it was announced that the studio would release a Sinister Six film, which would be written and directed by Drew Goddard, we also started to wonder which lucky six will team up to fight the webslinger, or if it will be about that at all.

Now Sinister Six producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad is talking a little bit more about the film itself just weeks before the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hit the jump to read more.

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SDCC 2013: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Panel
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What would the 2013 version of San Diego Comic-Con be without an appearance by the Amazing Spider-Man, and an appearance by Spidey is just what we got Friday at the convention center. Director Marc Webb was on the panel to show off a bit of footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is still in production. Along for the ride with Webb was his leading actor, Andrew Garfield, who came out dressed in full Spider-Man gear. Dean DeHaan who plays Harry Osborne was also there, as well as producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Emma Stone had a brief video message that was interrupted by Electro. Then, in a surprise moment, Jaime Foxx came out on stage to some huge applause. Garfield went on to play the beginning of the panel in character as Spider-Man, getting asked a bunch of hero-related questions. A few minutes in, Spider-Man got called away on urgent business, leaving room for Garfield’s proper entrance.

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‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie Adaptation Heads Into Production; Will Be Produced By Avi Arad, Hideo Kojima
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If there were ever a video game franchise that needed to be adapted it would have to be Metal Gear Solid. Regardless of what you think of the quality of video game adapted films (most of the time they suck), studios keep churning them out, and no matter how sacred the franchise, studios see a property they like, they will turn it into a film.

But maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem. At a Metal Gear anniversary party, there was a banner that read “Metal Gear Solid Hollywood Movie” with the Columbia Pictures logo located right below it. Arad and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima were on hand to confirm the project, where they said they “will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.”

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