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‘TMNT’ Director Takes on King Arthur Tale ‘Man at Arms’

‘TMNT’ Director Takes on King Arthur Tale ‘Man at Arms’

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles director Jonathan Liebesman has signed on to direct Man at Arms, which was first announced back in October 2010. Producer Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road Pictures has picked up the project, which offers a much different take on the legend of King Arthur. The news comes just a few weeks after Warner Bros. started production on their own King Arthur tale, entitled Knights of the Round Table. As it turns out, though, both project will not have too much in common.

Man at Arms follows a much older Sir Lancelot, as he feels remorseful for his affair with Queen Guinevere, which ended up destroying King Arthur's Camelot. The story, which Deadline compares to Clint Eastwood's Western classic Unforgiven, finds Lancelot trying to make amends for the affair. Echo Lake originally acquired the project as a pitch from writer Jeremy Lott back in 2010, but the company is no longer involved.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Interview with Director Jonathan Liebesman | EXCLUSIVE

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Interview with Director Jonathan Liebesman | EXCLUSIVE

After what seems like a very long wait, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is finally in theaters this weekend. And while some fans will find a number of reasons to dislike this latest live action incarnation of the hugely popular franchise, they won't be able to deny how much fun the actual turtles are once these four brothers arrive on screen displaying their individual skills and personalities. Its been a long road for director Jonathan Liebesman and Platinum Dunes producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Fuller, one that has been rife with controversy and sometimes pure hatred from hardcore TMNT enthusiasts who truly believed the property was about to face a wrecking ball.

Well, the smoke has cleared and we've seen the movie. It's actually quite a lot of fun and not the abomination many feared. We recently caught up with the directing and producing trio to chat about the finished movie and some of its high points. If nothing else, they nailed the Turtles. And they give us one of, if not the best, Semi-Truck snow chases in the history of cinema. Trust us, it's worth seeing the movie just for this one moment alone. Jonathan Liebesman also doesn't shy away from the copious amounts of product placement in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while discussing the production, and we find out why Michael Bay was essential in getting this rebooted franchise off the ground.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Promises to Stay True to Mythology

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released August 8th, 2014.

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‘TMNT’ Reboot to Get Director Jonathan Liebesman?

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) is in early negotiations to direct a live-action remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount.

The originals followed a quartet of humanoid turtles trained by their mentor in ninjitsu must learn to pull together in order to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan. The original 90's version was directed by Steve Barron.

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SET VISIT: ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ - Part 2

Aaron Eckhart as Staff Sergeant Nantz on the set of Battle: Los Angeles As our day wound to a close on the Baton Rouge, Louisiana set of Battle: Los Angeles, we were finally able to speak with some of the cast members, instead of watching them duck imaginary fire from the alien mother ship. The cast were split up into three roundtable sessions, and the first group that came to our table was Michelle Rodriguez, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Gino Anthony Pesi, Lucas Till, Neil Brown Jr., and Jim Parrack. Here's what they had to say about their characters and the experience of shooting a high-concept action-thriller like this.

Can each of you talk a bit about the characters you play?

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‘Inception’ Cinematographer Not Interested in 3D Blu-ray

Last week while talking about the 3D conversion of the upcoming sequel Wrath of the Titans, Jonathan Liebesman let it slip that Warner Bros. is working on a 3D Blu-ray conversion of Christopher Nolan's Inception for home audiences.

If Warner Bros. does decided to release Inception in 3D, it won't be until much later in the year.

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‘Inception’ Being Converted to 3D Blu-ray?

There was a report from September which indicated Warner Bros. was considering a 3D conversion of Inception for HBO's upcoming 3D channel. However, this is the first we're hearing about a 3D Blu-ray conversion for Inception.

This hasn't been confirmed by Warner Bros. as of yet.

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‘Wrath of the Titans’ to Be Converted Into 3D

Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman is currently prepping the sequel Wrath of the Titans. He recently revealed that the project will be converted to 3D during post-production, instead of actually shooting in 3D.

Wrath of the Titans was released March 30th, 2012.

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