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Doesn’t this sound like it could be amazing? Edgar Wright has turned in a script for Dodge & Twist which is a steampunk sequel to the classic book, Oliver Twist. It’s based on the novel by Tony Lee (the writer for IDW’s Doctor Who series) and takes place 12 years after the original story. The synopsis reads thusly:

Twelve years on from the events of OLIVER TWIST, a once-more penniless Oliver is back on the streets of London… When a meeting with the now grown-up Artful Dodger leads Oliver into a scheme to regain his money, he begins to wonder just how accidental the meeting was, as friends and foes from his past begin to mount up in a plan to steal the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond from the 1851 Great Exhibition.

As the heist progresses, Oliver is pulled back into a world he hoped to escape from a decade earlier, a world of deception and betrayal, where every ally is a potential enemy and where his so called ‘friend’ Dodger is speaking to the ghost of the long dead Fagin – and planning his revenge on Oliver.

Oliver finds himself in a maze of lies and half truths while escaping the police, the East End underworld and Dodger’s own violent plans – visiting his once home town and workhouse, Fagin’s Saffron Hill den, Sowerberry’s Undertakers, the British Museum and Newgate Prison in the process, as he faces his own demons, including the now destitute Mister Bumble, his one time bully Noah Claypole, and his guilt over the death of Nancy, a decade earlier…

In a situation that can only end with a noose around his neck, Oliver must find a way out of this nightmare – or forever stay a pawn in a game far bigger than that of the people around him, a game he must win at all costs…

I’m totally on board.

Now we all just have to hope that he chooses to direct the film, too.

(Pajiba via The Mary Sue / Image: LuftFlotte)

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The Deadpool movie has languished in limbo for over a decade, but the overwhelmingly positive response from a test footage leak back in July gave Fox the confidence to actually make it happen. It’s a role that Ryan Reynolds was born to play so, naturally, he’s pretty excited about it. So much so that he admitted during an MTV interview that he would have leaked the video himself if he knew this would be the result.

See Also: All the Deadpool than you can handle

He also noted that Deadpool is turning out to be “the movie we want to make”. Check out the entire interview in the video after the break…

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Emma Watson has just officially announced that she’ll be starring as Belle in the new live action version of Beauty and the Beast. It looks like she’ll be doing some of her own singing as well.

Watson took to Facebook to make the announcement and her excitement is a joy to read.

See her statement after the break.

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This supercut features some of the most fantastic sword duels in movie history. There’s something from every genre with Star Wars, Pirates of the Carribean, Kill Bill and The Princess Bride all sharing some sword-filled time on the screen. The action happens to a soundtrack of Santa Esmeralda’s cover of Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood, which makes it all perfect.

See Also: More spectacular supercuts

See the video and the full list of movies as they appear after the break.

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This is paper. Seriously.

It’s the work of a Japanese craftsman who has taken the time to not only do the exterior, but complete interiors too. Vipers, X-Wings, and even 2001’s Orion are all here in paper. Can you recognize all the ships?

See Also: More awesome papercraft creations

See more pictures after the break.

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The third Star Trek film is due to hit theaters in 2016 and Simon Pegg’s reps have confirmed that he is writing the script along with Doug Jung. Pegg appeared in the first two movies as Scotty and will also be back in the role.

See Also: “Star Trek 3? Gets A Release Date And Director Justin Lin

Pegg takes over after two prior writers walked away. J.J. Abrams left to helm Star Wars while Roberto Orci reportedly left over studio concerns with his script. As we’ve noted in the past, Orci will still be involved with the movie as a producer.

See the tweet after the break…

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Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away with way better tech than we have here on Earth. This video takes all the various user interfaces, from doors to buttons to screens, and gathers them in one video. It’s interesting to see how these UIs stack up to what is reality today.

See Also: Demo Reel Shows Off Spaceship Interfaces From Episodes I and III

See the video after the break.

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It seems that the Sorting Hat may have made an error. Actor Tom Felton, who portrayed Slytherin Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, joined Pottermore and was sorted into Gryffindor. He tweeted the news, likely horrifying legions of Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling, however, was not surprised at all and tweeted her support of the Sorting Hat’s choice.

See the tweets after the break.

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There has been much grumbling about The Hobbit being released as three films. So, it was only a matter of time before someone attempted to condense the trilogy. A diehard Tolkien fan, aptly named “TolkienEditor,” stepped up to the plate and created “The Tolkien Edit,” which runs for roughly four hours and 21 minutes (as compared to over nine hours for the original trilogy).

Learn more after the break…

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The trisaber has led to all sorts of wacky new lightsaber designs, but the ones in this video made by Russian YouTuber Mr. TV Cow might be the most extreme. A Jedi carrying a Loot Crate box is set upon by a Sith with a fancy lightsaber. The Jedi quickly adjusts his weapon and then the dueling designs take off. It all turns out well for the Jedi, but we still want to know what’s in the box.

I suppose you could find out by subscribing to Loot Crate. You can get 10% of new subscription with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

See the video after the break.

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