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2008-07-18 06:00:36

By Scott Bowles LOS ANGELES -- Unexpected death can ensure a Hollywood legacy. It doesn't help win an Oscar, though. That could change this weekend when The Dark Knight, the second installment of the revitalized Batman franchise, opens nationwide. Once considered another float in the summer blockbuster parade, the bleak comic-book adaptation comes to screens saddled with expectations few in the industry could have predicted. The Dark Knight serves as somber swan song to...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

U.S. actor and writer Justin Theroux is in final negotiations with Marvel Studios to write a sequel to the superhero blockbuster, Iron Man. Theroux has appeared in the films Zoolander, Charlie's Angeles: Full Throttle, American Psycho and Broken English, as well as in the TV miniseries, John Adams, and the HBO funeral-home drama, Six Feet Under. The nephew of novelist Paul Theroux also has story and screenplay credits, along with Ben Stiller, on the upcoming big-screen comedy, Tropic...

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2008-07-13 12:00:00

Thank you, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, for making the right decision. Again. Believe it or not, there was a possibility that the two companies' joint venture "Iron Man 2" would not feature the participation of director Jon Favreau. The 41-year-old actor-turned-filmmaker ("Elf,""Zathura") is a huge comic-book fan, and the first "Iron Man" was obviously a labor of love for him. And he was the one who was insistent about casting Robert Downey Jr. as the title character. As good as...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children. Brinkley will give her estranged husband, architect Peter Cook , $2.1 million but will keep 18 properties in the Hamptons. Cook also will get time with the children. "It's to me a very bittersweet moment because it really is the death of a marriage," Brinkley, 54, said after the...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

LOS ANGELES - Robert Downey Jr. is trading Iron Man's metal suit for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat. Downey is following his action blockbuster "Iron Man" with the title role in "Sherlock Holmes," a mystery drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle's detective and an upcoming comic-book about Holmes by Lionel Wigram, one of the movie's producers. Guy Ritchie ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels") is directing the Warner Bros. film, which is set to begin shooting in October, the studio said...

2008-07-10 00:00:19

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will star in Sherlock Holmes, a big-screen drama directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Downey can now be seen in the summer blockbuster Iron Man. He previously starred in The Pick-Up Artist, Less than Zero, Chaplin, Only You, Gothika, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Ritchie, who is Madonna's husband, is to start filming Sherlock in October with Downey as the picture's titular detective, Variety.com reported....

2008-06-18 03:00:27

Platinum Studios Randy Greenberg, 310-807-8100 Public.relations@platinumstudios.com or Platinum Investor Requests: Platinum Studios, Inc. Thomas Becker, 702-478-7363 investors@platinumstudios.com Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB:PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, has been cited in the entertainment industry publication, The Hollywood...

2008-06-16 12:00:36

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly is in talks to star in the genre-mixing flick Cowboys & Aliens, tentatively scheduled for a 2010 release. Downey most recently starred in the spring blockbuster Iron Man and will soon be seen in the big-screen comedy Tropic Thunder. The Hollywood Reporter said Imagine Entertainment partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing Cowboys & Aliens, which is based on a graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley from an...

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2006-10-02 17:25:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. will star as the latest Marvel Comics superhero to hit the big screen. Downey will play the title character in "Iron Man," a film directed by Jon Favreau. Filming is scheduled to begin in February, with the movie due in theaters in May 2008. It will be the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Entertainment. "(Downey's) versatility sets him apart and makes him an ideal fit to play such a complex character as Iron Man," said Kevin Feige,...

2006-09-04 21:37:09

By Anne Thompson TELLURIDE, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar hopefuls such as "Volver," "Babel," "Little Children," "The Last King of Scotland," "Infamous" and "Fur" had movie fans buzzing at the 33rd annual Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped in the Colorado Rockies resort Monday. Festival organizers Bill Pence, who announced his retirement, and Tom Luddy knew it was going to be a tall order to top last year's event, which launched successful Oscar campaigns for "Brokeback...


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