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"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was awesome for several reasons. The Burj Khalifa sequence, the opening prison breakout, the all-too-brief Josh Holloway scenes. But for me, the biggest highlight is a no-brainer: Paula Patton. The actress, previously best known for "Precious" and "Deja Vu," proved her weight as an action star in the making in the fourth "Mission: Impossible," and I've been waiting not-so-patiently to hear about her next big blockbuster.

Well, wait no more: Patton's found her project, and she's once again experiencing some deja vu. This time, she'll reunite with her former co-star Denzel Washington (as well as Boston bad boy Mark Wahlberg) for "2 Guns," the Boom Studios comic book adaptation about two operatives unwittingly pitted against each other and ultimately forced to work alongside one another to clear their respective names.

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This should garner some renewed interest in the upcoming adaptation of "2 Guns." The comic book flick gained a director, "Contraband's" Baltasar Kormakur, back in October, and now it looks like the film has found its second gun.

Deadline is reporting that Denzel Washington is in early talks to join Mark Wahlberg in "2 Guns." Apparently the movie is shaping up to be a hot sale title at the European Film Market in Berlin, so that could be why it's getting such forward momentum right now. Universal is currently set to distribute and market the flick in the United States.

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Forget the Man of Tomorrow — whatever happened to Mister Incredible?

"The Incredibles," the 2004 animated superhero flick written and directed by Brad Bird, remains one of the most popular Pixar movies of all time, but we've yet to see further adventures featuring Bob Parr and his fantastic family on the big screen. Will we ever get another "Incredibles" movie? The answer, according to Bird, is… maybe.

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2 GunsIt's been almost two months since news first broke that Mark Wahlberg had been tapped to play the lead in Universal's adaptation of "2 Guns," but that the movie lost director David O. Russell. Fortunately, that loss has finally been filled.

Variety has learned that Baltasar Kormakur is the man who will end up helming the project. The Icelandic director is best known for his 2006 film "A Little Trip To Heaven," and the upcoming flick "Contraband." Wahlberg is also starring in that picture, which probably contributed to Kormakur getting this gig.

The last report had "2 Guns" slated for a winter start date. Now that Universal has a director in the bag, it seems like they are sticking to their schedule.

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Mark Wahlberg"2 Guns" might have gained Mark Wahlberg, but it has lost director David O. Russell and former star Vince Vaughn.

Russell had been circling the project in January when it was first announced that he would rewrite and direct the movie with Vince Vaughn in one of the lead roles. But now Deadline is reporting that Wahlberg is in negotiations for a starring role, while The Hollywood Reporter says that Russell and Vaughn are both out.

One wonders if Universal will go back to an earlier draft of the script, written by "Brotherhood's" Blake Masters.

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TalentIt’s been several years since a film deal was made with Universal to turn the graphic novel “Talent” into a movie, but now some more headway is being made. "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" co-creator Zack Whedon, brother of Joss Whedon, has been hired to write the script for the film.

The report comes from Variety, which speculates that having Whedon brought on board will "stir momentum." After all, things hadn’t really been moving for “Talent” in quite a while.

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2 GunsDavid O. Russell is a busy guy right now, currently an awards contender for his work on "The Fighter," the boxing movie that's likely to earn Christian Bale an Oscar nomination, if not a win.

Following the critical success of "The Fighter," Russell has some choices ahead of him. He's currently attached to helm an adaptation of the "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" video game with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, but now there's another wrinkle possibly getting in the way: a comic book adaptation.

Heat Vision reports that Russell is in negotiations to rewrite and possibly direct "2 Guns" for Universal, based on the comic book series created by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco for Boom Studios. "Wedding Crashers" and "The Dilemma" actor Vince Vaughn would star in the adaptation. Read More...

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Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez is no stranger to the comics world, having authored Boom Studios' "The Amory Wars," a science-fiction drama that integrated with the mythology of the band's music, as well as the recent "Kill Audio" comic, featuring an immortal troll on a quest to discover the mystery of life.

With the first volume of "The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth" debuting at this year's New York Comic Con, I spoke with Sanchez about the way Coheed and Cambria's music integrates with "The Amory Wars" comic.

"Essentially, it's just an extension of the records for those fans who kind of want more and want the story in detail," said Sanchez. Read More...

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Left on MissionTHE STORY: "Left on Mission" by Chip Mosher (W) and Francesco Francavilla (A) — Boom! Studios

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: A former spy named Eric Westfall is called back into action and ordered to track down a rogue operative who plans to sell vital information to the Russians.

Unfortunately for Westfall, the operative is a woman named Emma, one of his former lovers who may hold the key to an even bigger secret.

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IrredeemableTHE STORY: "Irredeemable" by Mark Waid (W) and Peter Krause (A) — Boom! Studios

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The Plutonian — once Earth's greatest superhero — has snapped and is now the deadliest supervillain ever, having destroyed his home city and murdered an entire country. His former superhero teammates desperately attempt to find a way to stop him, while guarding some dark secrets of their own.

WHY IT WORKS: If there's anyone who has a complete understanding of how superhero comics work, it's Mark Waid. While The Plutonian and The Paradigm are clearly inspired by Superman and the Justice League, Waid is able to twist the original dynamic into a fresh and twisted view of the superhero genre. Read More...

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