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Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Biopic, Michael Fassbender Attached To Star

Just last week, Sony abandoned the Steve Jobs film that we’ve been waiting (and waiting) for. One that once had Christian Bale lined up as the lead, and David Fincher down as director before Danny Boyle took on the task. Overnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has picked up the project.


The US Court Case That Made Movie Theatre Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the US Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the US movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theatres and cease other non-competitive practices, with US v Paramount Pictures, et al, the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theatres, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).


Sony Pictures Has Abandoned Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

The Steve Jobs film we’ve been anticipating for a very long old time indeed looks like it won’t happen as soon as expected — if at all. Variety reports that Sony Pictures has pulled its backing from the project.


Google Glass Is Now Banned From Cinemas Across The US

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from cinemas in the US.


This Is How Christian Bale As Steve Jobs Could Turn Out

The rumour mill is pretty certain that Christian Bale will be playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s new Apple movie. This is the direction in which Conan thinks the former Batman will take the role.


A Treasure Trove Of Hollywood History On The Redesigned Oscars Website

Oscar fever is traditionally a seasonal affliction, but not anymore. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just redesigned its website and added a veritable goldmine of archival clips and pics from its gigantic permanent collection that goes way beyond the awards themselves.


Contact Sheet Outtakes Show Hollywood's Greatest Icons Caught Off Guard

There was a time in Hollywood when still photography was as integral to the on-site filmmaking process as the actual reels themselves, and carefully selected publicity shots gave each title — and star — a lasting presence beyond the big screen. Hollywood Frame by Frame goes behind the scenes with imperfect outtakes from iconic films before they were moving pictures.


US Authorities Will Let Hollywood Use Commercial Drones To Shoot Movies

The US Federal Aviation Administration just granted its approval for six film and TV production companies to use drones on set. This is just the second time the agency’s approved the use of commercial UAVs, it’s no surprise Hollywood was first in line.


Why Scientists Dig Trenches To Find Hidden Fault Lines In Cities

Thanks to our asphalt-giddy behaviour, we’ve all but paved over the fault lines that zigzag through some of our riskiest seismic zones. A new video shows how a team of geologists and engineers in Los Angeles have been digging a hole to find the exact location of a fault which could prove to be especially destructive.


This Is How Hollywood Wants The Government To Fight Piracy In Australia

Crikey got hold of a response paper from Hollywood studios to the government’s proposed crackdown on copyright infringement. It’s not exactly a surprising paper, except that it’s surprisingly aggressive.