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‘Pavarotti’: Trailer For Ron Howard’s Luciano Pavarotti Documentary Released
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An official trailer was released this week for Pavarotti, a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti which is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard.

The movie looks at the life of the legendary tenor, paired with interviews with those who knew him and footage from some of his incredible performances. You can find a synopsis for Pavarotti and check out the trailer below.

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’24’ Movie With Kiefer Sutherland Might Start Filming By Next Spring
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Rumblings of a movie based on the hit FOX TV drama, 24, have come and gone from time to time, but not a whole lot of movement has occurred. Now it appears speeds are picking up quickly with sources indicating that 20th Century Fox and Imagine Entertainment hope to begin production by next spring when star Kiefer Sutherland becomes available.

The studio is expecting a script from screenwriter Mark Bomback by the end of the year, and they’ve reportedly narrowed down their director search to five possible (and currently unnamed) candidates.

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Universal Decides NOT To Take On Ron Howard’s Massive Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’
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Back in September of 2010, a gigantic piece of news came along: director Ron Howard, his Imagine Entertainment partner, Brian Grazer, and writer Akiva Goldsman were developing an absolutely astonishing three–film, two–season TV series combo package based on Stephen King‘s seven–book series, The Dark Tower.

The announcement was unheard of, and Howard and his team had a deal in place with Universal Pictures and NBC Universal that would give him the freedom to film most of it together, much like Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Rings…meaning the studio had to have the ultimate confidence in the project. The plan was for Goldsman to write the first film’s script and the first season of the TV show, with Howard directing. The first movie was to be followed by the first season of the TV series””which would fill in many of the story details and bridge the first and second movies””and then the second movie would be followed by a prequel season of the TV series before the final film hit. They even had Javier Bardem attached to star in the movies and first season of the show.

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Ron Howard & Akiva Goldsman To Help Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ Into Film Trilogy AND TV Series
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Here we have some news that’s so massive, it almost seems made up; like there’s no possible way the whole plan will come together as they want it to. In any case, if this announcement even partially plays out, it could be one of the most exciting book-to-film/TV adaptations we’ve ever seen.

It’s been announced that Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television have closed a juggernaut of a deal that will see them backing an adaptation of Stephen King‘s seven-book series and prequel comic book, The Dark Tower, into not only a movie but a whole trilogy of films and a full TV series. Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard will direct and Akiva Goldsman will write the first film and first season of the series.

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Ron Howard To Produce ‘Legends: The Enchanted’ Adaptation
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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer‘s Imagine Entertainment, as well as Barry Levine and Radical Pictures are joining forces to develop a new movie based on the graphic novel Legends: The Enchanted.

The Radical Publishing comic (read our review here!) is created, written, and drawn by Nick Percival. Legends tells a dark and sometimes gruesome fairy tale story, using many of the familiar characters we’ve known all of our lives. Just to give you an idea, some of these characters you’ll find include Red Riding Hood (known here as simply Red Hood), a dangerous wolf-hunter; Jack, a slayer of giants; a deadly mercenary called Goldilocks; and even two psychic exterminators known as Hansel and Gretel.

The comic is still brand new itself, but the content has clearly made enough of an impact to inspire this new cinematic re-invention. The concept of popular fairly tales given very mature and dark makeovers is so appealing because it opens up great new creative doors. The list of projects like this seems to grow longer each and every day with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and other projects in development.

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