Hitman

When it comes to video game adaptations that have been made in Hollywood, it's easy to forget the 2007 Timothy Olyphant-starring flick "Hitman." That's likely what commercial director Aleksander Bach is hoping most people do, because his feature film — called "Agent 47" — is going to bring the "Hitman" film series back from the grave.

This new flick has a new leading man as its titular hitman: Paul Walker. Deadline has the news about the Square Enix game being brought back to the big screen, and also has the news that the movie is being based on a script written by "A Good Day To Die Hard's" Skip Woods and Michael Finch.

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The Raid

The sequel to "The Raid: Redemption" has officially started production. Though it might not have started shooting on January 19 like Gareth Evans promised, PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films have sent out a press release stating that "The Raid 2: Berendal" began production on January 31.

"To all our fans thank you so much for your support. We can't wait to come back and show you what we have been working on," Evans said in the release. "We’ll be there in 2014 with a film bigger, better and bloodier! Wish us luck."

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Jobs

With the right makeup and hair, Ashton Kutcher can look a lot like Steve Jobs — and he wants to make sure you don't forget it.

His new biopic about the Apple co-founder, "jOBS," recently made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and will hit theaters on April 19. Lest you forget that a big draw of the movie is seeing Kutcher take on the Jobs role, the actor has uploaded a split screen image of himself as the late tech guru to ram the point home.

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Muppets

The veil of secrecy being kept over the upcoming "The Muppets" sequel has finally been lifted. The film, called "The Muppets... Again!," is currently shooting in London, and the basic premise of the project has been revealed.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "The Muppets... Again!" follows the Muppet repertory company as it goes on a massive world tour following its return at the end of "The Muppets." Along the way, the Muppets end up becoming "tangled with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond—and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit."

"I always loved those classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s, so I was very keen to do a movie that had elements of that [genre] featuring the Muppets and comedy and songs," director and co-writer James Bobin said.

If that's not enough, we get to hear the plot of the movie straight from the mouth of Kermit the Frog himself. Check it out after the jump!

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Star Trek Into Darkness

The Super Bowl will take place in just six days, and film studios are giving us an early taste of their game day plans. According to a new report, Disney, Universal and Paramount have all purchased time slots from CBS to promote their upcoming movie slate.

As Deadline points out, a 30-second TV spot during the Super Bowl costs $4 million. Apparently these movies are worth the cost, because the site is reporting that six films are going to be promoted throughout the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on February 3.

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Fruitvale

Considering 2012's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is now a Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards, it's a good practice to keep tabs on which film wins top honors at the annual film festival. This year Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale" was awarded both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, despite films like "Upstream Color," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "The Spectacular Now" all being worthy contenders.

On the documentary side, "Blood Brother" also scooped up the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. Other films like "Afternoon Delight," "Dirty Wars" and "Jiseul" were recognized by Sundance, while much buzzed about movies like "Kill Your Darlings" went home empty handed. Check out the full list of winners after the jump.

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Upside Down

We're still trying to figure out what to make of "Upside Down." The film comes from Argentinian director Juan Diego Solanas, stars Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, and seems to have a visual premise that would put visionary directors like Christopher Nolan or the Wachowskis to shame. But is it too much to handle? That's still left to be determined.

The movie, which Solanas also wrote, tells the story of two twin planets that have polar gravity and hang opposite one another. Judging by this trailer, the planets come so close at points that people can interact between them—though, unfortunately, that's forbidden. "Upside Down" follows a love story between Dunst and Sturgess' characters, who come from different planets. The visual effects look stunning and the premise is intriguing, but with a style and story this risky, "Upside Down" could be only a step away from being a complete disaster.

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G.I. Joe

Been bummed about how delayed "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has been? Well, fortunately you don't have to wait much longer to get your if you want a big sneak peek from the movie.

Paramount Pictures has revealed that those who go see "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" in 3D when it hits theaters on January 24 will be treated to a little something extra: A four-minute preview of the upcoming "G.I. Joe" film. That movie doesn't come out until March 29, so it is a nice tease. The preview will continue to run throughout the entirety of "Hansel & Gretel's" run.

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Olympus

Buckle up, because the first trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen" is about to take you on one wild ride. If you like Gerard Butler as an action hero, Morgan Freeman as a president and watching the White House get blown up, then this is likely the right movie for you.

The trailer comes courtesy of Apple, and it can be watched after the jump. In many ways, the film feels like "Die Hard" meets the POTUS, and that's definitely not a bad thing. Butler plays the John McClane role as a Special Service agent discharged from the president's duty after the First Lady gets killed in a car accident. He ends up being the only one left standing in the White House after terrorists capture the president and the United States capitol is on lockdown.

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The Hobbit

The How It Should Have Ended team has tackled a lot of Hollywood movies in their day, but somehow we never get sick of watching their accurate summations of how a bunch of Hollywood blockbusters could have ended a lot sooner. This time, they're covering "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" -- but, really, they're showing how the entire "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" story arc could have been ended in around two hours.

When Gandalf notices that Bilbo is pocketing something that likely is the One Ring of Sauron, why doesn't he pipe up? In this HISHE installment, the wizard calls his pack of eagles to fly him and Bilbo to Mordor and destroy the ring long before Frodo ever gets it. Sure, Bilbo then isn't able to help the dwarves win back the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a sacrifice worth making.

Watch the video after the jump!

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