Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cannes Crime Jag Continues, Trailer Buzz: 'Wolverine,' Ang Lee Exits 'Tyrant' Pilot

Cannes Crime Jag Continues, Trailer Buzz: 'Wolverine,' Ang Lee Exits 'Tyrant' Pilot

Cannes Crime Jag Continues

Burglaries, physical assaults and attempted robberies continue in the latest wave of criminal events to come to light since the weekend. (THR)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Wolverine’

20th Century Fox has released the trailer for the Hugh Jackman action film opening July 26, 2013. (LR)

FX Pilot, ‘Tyrant,’ Loses Ang Lee

The Oscar-winning director confirmed his withdrawal from directing the Tyrant pilot, citing a non-stop schedule with Life of Pi. (DH)

Cannes: Sean Penn’s ‘The Gunman’ Turn Could Be Action Franchise

International sales are off to a promising start for Studiocanal’s adaptation of The Prone Gunman novel; Taken’s Pierre Morel will direct. (THR)

‘Smallville’ Profit Participation Lawsuit Settled

The 2010 lawsuit filed by Smallville writer-creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough has been settled in principle as June trial date neared. (THRE)

The Doors Founder Ray Manzarek: 1939- 2013

Manzarek died yesterday at Germany’s RoMed Clinic after battling cancer; Manzarek’s iconic music career spanned over 48 years. (VAR)

When Kickstarter Doesn’t Work: ‘Darci’s Walk Of Shame’

Melissa Joan Hart, successful television staple for over 20 years, reacts to her failed Kickstarter campaign that shut down early after reaching only $51k of $2M goal for rom-com passion project. (LAT)

The Real-Life ‘Bling Ring’ Crew: What Happened Since

The Daily Beast’s update on the real-life fates and sentencing of the 2008 burglary ring that’s the basis of Sofia Coppola’s latest film. (TDB)

VOD Looks To Catch Up With DVR Viewing

Cable video on demand is starting to make small but notable gains as Nielsen now measures VOD viewership and cable providers make it less cumbersome to use as a viewer option to catch up with shows – and ads. (NYT/YAH)

UTA’s Private Theater Raises The In-House Bar

UTA’s state-of-the-art screening room with 3D capabilities has hosted 275 screenings in 9 months. (LAT)

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