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Disney's Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lands Director Bill Condon

Disney's Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lands Director Bill Condon

Following this weekend's box office success of Disney's Maleficent, the studio is moving forward with a live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast, which has Bill Condon attached to direct.

Evan Spiliotopoulos (Ouija, Hercules) is writing the screenplay, although no specific story details were given at this time. The original Beauty and the Beast was one of the few animated movies to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, grossing over $375 million worldwide and spawning a hit Broadway play and other adaptations such as The CW series Beauty & the Beast and a French Beauty & the Beast adaptation starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux. The characters will also be featured in the upcoming Disney Channel TV movie Descendants.

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Jeremy Renner and Bill Condon Circling ‘Untitled WikiLeaks Project’

Jeremy Renner and Bill Condon Circling ‘Untitled WikiLeaks Project’

It's been well over a year since DreamWorks acquired two books centering on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a biopic about the controversial "journalist." Today, we have word that actor Jeremy Renner and director Bill Condon are circling the studio's Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project.

Nothing is set in stone yet, although DreamWorks has met with both the actor and director. Jeremy Renner is reportedly, "looking hard" at portraying Julian Assange. DreamWorks also needs to find a screenwriter to adapt the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website by former WikiLeaks employee Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding, reporters for The Guardian newspaper.

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2’ Reshoots Confirmed by Bill Condon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 director Bill Condon recently took a break from his post-production schedule to give a brief update on this vampire finale, confirming that additional shooting has taken place recently. Take a look at his full post to the fans."Hello Twihards!

Greetings from Los Angeles, where we're hard at work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. It's truly crazy to think that it's been a year since we wrapped production in Vancouver, since for those of us in the editing room the work has never stopped.

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ Honeymoon Clip

The first scene from Summit Entertainment and director Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has arrived. Here, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) enter their honeymoon cabin as newlywed. Don't take too long to click on this video below, as the former Ms. Swan is officially christened Mrs. Cullen.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released November 18th, 2011.

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Third ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ Poster

Vampires! Werewolves! Pregnant chicks! The latest poster for director Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has it all, including Taylor Lautner in a shirt (blasphemy)! To check out Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and others as they prepare for their long, finale good-bye, check out the image, which comes from licensee NECA, below.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released November 18th, 2011.

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Producers Sue Fans Who Leaked Photos

Earlier this month, Summit Entertainment and the producers of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 issued a statement asking fans not to view leaked photos from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. It seems that at the same time the statement was made, Summit Entertainment filed a lawsuit against those who spread the photos across the internet.

The lawsuit was filed against 10 "John Does," so the studio could issue subpoenas to determine the identities of those who leaked the photos. The photos were distributed via anonymous Twitter users, which spread to various online websites. Here's the original statement released by Summit Entertainment, author Stephenie Meyer, director Bill Condon, and producer Wyck Godfrey on April 1."As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage.

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Producers Respond to Leaked Photos

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 will be the beginning of the end for this vampire franchise, hitting theaters on November 18, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, arriving on November 16, 2012. Production is still underway on the two-part finale, but a series of photos from the movie have been leaked online.

Author Stephenie Meyer, director Bill Condon, and producer Wyck Godfrey have released a statement regarding these photos, pleading with fans to stop sharing them online. Take a look at the statement below."As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage.

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‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Tones Down Sex and Violence for PG-13

There is a scene in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 where Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) chews through his pregnant wife's (Kristen Stewart) belly with his sharp vampire teeth to unleash the Hell spawn hiding within. Her spine shattered, he then proceeds to gnash his way through the umbilical cord, which is as strong as Kal-El's hair strand from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. This is but one of far too many graphic, adult themed moments in the two-part series ending climax of this popular young adult series aimed at teenage girls.

While recently promoting Water for Elephants, Robert Pattinson confirmed that he had shot the scene mentioned above, and that it was as gruesome and gnarly as most imaged while reading the book. He assured fans that director Bill Condon was staying slavishly close to the source material, and this would not be a white wash of Stephenie Meyer sexually deviant prose. Which, if true, would solidify a solid R rating for both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

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