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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two months away and today we’re proud to reveal the official theatrical poster showcasing an awakening of the dark side… and the light:

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‘Paper Towns” Nat Wolff to Star in Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’

After breakout performances in adaptations of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns,” Nat Wolff is moving on to darker material. Wolff is in final negotiations to star in Adam Wingard’s adaptation of “Death Note” for Warner Bros.

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Robert Rodriguez will direct James Cameron’s Battle Angel: Alita movie

It’s been over a decade in the making, but James Cameron’s long-delayed adaptation of the sci-fi manga Battle Angel Alita finally seems to be moving forward. The Avatar filmmaker announced this week that he’ll vacate the director’s chair and turn it over to From Dusk ‘Til Dawn and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez.

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‘Hack/Slash’ TV Series in the Works From ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Writer

A live-action adaptation of Hack/Slash may finally, at long last, becoming to a screen near you. Not the big screen, though — the small one. A Hack/Slash TV series has just been put into development, after years of fruitless attempts to get a Hack/Slash movie off the ground. Read all about the Hack/Slash TV series after the jump.

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‘Ant-Man’ Supersizes With $43.2M China Bow; ‘Crimson Peak’ Reaps $13.4M – International Box Office Update

After several weeks where a Chinese movie was among the Top 3 offshore titles, this week’s Win, Place and Show go to Hollywood: Ant-Man ($43.5M), The Martian ($37M) and Hotel Transylvania 2 ($30.6M) led. But, it’s thanks to the Middle Kingdom that Hollywood has the No. 1 film. Ant-Man scored a $43.2M three-day weekend there this frame making this the first time that the Disney/Marvel pic has been No. 1 at the international box office. In its first outing in 37 offshore territories in mid-July, it grossed a fantastic $55.4M, but was bested at the turnstiles by China’s Monster Hunt and Universal/Illumination’s Minions.

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Kevin Feige Is Reading Your Captain Marvel Fancastings, Doesn’t Always Agree

At an event in L.A. last night celebrating Age of Ultron‘s DVD release, newly promoted Marvel Grand Poo-Bah Kevin Feige revealed the studio is “not that close” to casting Carol Danvers, and that “there won’t be any announcements about that this year.”

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Luther creator Neil Cross writing Escape from New York remake

The dream of the Escape from New York remake lives on. Thirty-four years after Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken invaded punk prison metropolis Manhattan in John Carpenter’s classic dystopian actioner, EW has confirmed that Luther creator Neil Cross has been hired to write a new Escape from New York.

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‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Series in Development at FX

For several years now a Y: The Last Man movie has been in on-again, off-again development, and now the adaptation may have found new life in a different form. According to a new report, Brian K. Vaughan‘s dystopian sci-fi comic is now in development as a TV series at FX. Read all about the possible Y The Last Man TV series after the jump.

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