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The American ‘Death Note’ Adaptation Just Got All Oscar Bait-y

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The first American adaptation of 'Death Note' is moving forward with a new, twice Oscar-nominated director.

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Gus Van Sant Shot A Test Scene For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ With Alex Pettyfer

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Thanks to his already strong relationship with Focus Features, director Gus Van Sant may be the man for the job of directing the big screen adaptation of E.

#TRAILERS

Promised Land (Trailer)

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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

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Matt Damon gives his Dave Eggers script to Gus Van Sant

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Matt Damon was set to make his directorial debut with Gold Mist (which I assume is a love story between a queef and a golden shower), co-written by Damon from a first draft by author Dave Eggers (who also wrote Where the Wild Things Are and Away We Go).

#ART

James Franco made a 12-hour movie out of a 90-minute movie

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Following the overwhelming success of my #<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/02/watch-this-mysterious-banksy-documentary" target="_blank">BanksyisJamesFranco</a> Twitter campaign, which was even (unknowingly) <a href="http://twitter.com/DamonLindelof/statuses/40180014905425920" target="_blank">picked up by Lost co-creator</a> Damon Lindelof (BEAT YOU BY A WEEK, LINDELOF.

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SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘LOST IN TELEPATHIC VAMPIRE FETUS’

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(Bella's <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/02/twilight-fans-perfectly-normal-healthy" target="_blank">broken vampire fetus</a>) Remember Breaking Dawn.

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I’M SURE THIS WON’T BE PRETENTIOUS

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Gus Van Sant (director of Milk and Good Will Hunting, among other things) will team up with Bret Easton Ellis, (writer of the books American Psycho and Rules of Attraction, among other things) to write a film about two artists who committed suicide.

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EMO DOG LOVES GUS VAN SANT’S NEXT MOVIE

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If you've ever seen Elephant or Last Days, you know that despite also making some good movies, Gus Van Sant has been known to partake in the smell of his own farts.

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ANNIE WHATSERFACE TOOK SOME PICTURES

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Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz took a series of photographs of some of this year's actor/director pairings for the latest <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/03/actors-directors-portfolio200903?slide=1#globalNav" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a>.

#TRAILERS

1ST TRAILER FOR PENN/VAN SANT’S MILK

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Penn gets his first eyeful of <a title="James Franco's prosthetic dong" href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?p=2399" target="_blank">James Franco's prosthesis</a> After the jump, I've got the first trailer for Milk, which premiered last night.

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SEAN PENN LOOKS WICKED QUEAH

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EW has the first production still from <a href="http://filmdrunk.com/post.phtml?pk=641" target="_blank">Milk</a>, the Gus Van Sant biopic about assassinated openly gay San Francisco city official Harvey Milk.

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YOU’RE THE MAN NOW, DOG

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This is the trailer for Paranoid Park, directed by Gus Van Sant - director of better-than-mediocre studio movies (Finding Forrester, Good Will Hunting) and annoyingly pretentious indie flicks (Elephant, Last Days).

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PENN, BROLIN, AND FRANCO GET GAY TOGETHER

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Josh Brolin, <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/emile.jpg" target="_blank">Emile Hirsch</a> and James Franco are all in final negotiations to star alongside <a href="http://filmdrunk.com/post.phtml?pk=704" target="_blank">old Weisbecker chum</a> Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic, Milk.

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PENN/VAN SANT FIRE FIRST IN MILK PIC

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Awhile back <a target="_blank" href="http://filmdrunk.com/post.phtml?pk=198">I reported</a> that Bryan Singer and Gus Van Sant were both planning biopics on Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s openly gay city councilman who was murdered by rival Dan White.


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