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David Ayer Hopes to Launch Action Franchise with ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Remake

It was recently announced that David Ayer was in negotiations for a remake of the 1967 classic film The Dirty Dozen. The original flick was itself based on E.M. Nathanson’s 1965 bestseller inspired by real-life World War II demolition teams who ventured into enemy territories. It centered on a group of lowlife prisoners who were […]

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‘The Dirty Dozen’ Remake: David Ayer in Talks to Write and Direct

“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer is in talks to write and direct a remake of “The Dirty Dozen” for Warner Bros., an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.Simon Kinberg is producing. Inspired by a real-life, rule-breaking demolition unit and E.M. Nathanson’s novel, Robert Aldrich’s 1967 “The Dirty Dozen” centered on grizzled criminals […]

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Donald Sutherland To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival

Donald Sutherland will be honored with the Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its upcoming 14th edition. There will also be a retrospective of the veteran film and TV star’s work.Sutherland will be in Zurich and present his recent movie, Paolo Virzi’s “The Leisure Seeker.” His recent work also includes roles in “The Hunger […]

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Bill O’Hare, Studio Publicity and Advertising Executive, Dies at 88

William “Bill” O’Hare, a longtime movie marketing executive for companies including MGM, Paramount and Columbia, died of lung cancer April 2 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills, Calif.Born in Lake Placid, N.Y., O’Hare started out as an assistant manager at Century Theatres in Brooklyn and worked his way up to VP […]

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