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Robert Pattinson & Cosmopolis Win MTV Movie Brawl

Over at MTV News, sixteen upcoming movies were pitted against one another to determine the winner of the “MTV Movie Brawl 2012.” In the final round, almost four million votes were cast and Cosmopolis (a Don DeLillo adaptation starring Twilight actor Robert Pattinson) emerged victorious over The Hunger Games (starring Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence).

In an interview with MTV, director David Cronenberg explained how he first learned about the brawl: “Cosmopolis, while I think in terms of what it is as cinema is pretty hefty, but in terms of budget and promotion, it’s an underdog compared to something like the Dark Knight franchise. I really didn’t think we would have much of a chance. That really got my attention.”

In the video embedded above, MTV caught up with Cosmopolis actor Paul Giamatti to get his reaction on the movie’s win. Several of the Movie Brawl film are literary adaptations including John CarterThe AvengersSnow White & the HuntsmanThe Hobbitand The Dark Knight Rises.

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David Cronenberg to Adapt Don DeLillo Novel

cosmo.jpgCritically-acclaimed director David Cronenberg will shoot a filmed version of Don DeLillo‘s ‘Cosmopolis”–a 2003 novel studying one eventful day in the life of a young New York City millionaire.

According to Variety, Cronenberg will write the screenplay and direct the film, which is scheduled for shooting in 2010, traveling between Toronto and New York.

Here’s an excerpt from John Updike‘s review of the book: “In a land of chunky, garish, anxiousto-please books, Don DeLillo’s thirteenth novel, ‘Cosmopolis,’ is physically cool, as sleek and silver-touched and palely pure as a white stretch limo, which is in fact the action’s main venue.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, David Cronenberg, and a Spy Novel

Ludlum_-_The_Matarese_Circle_Coverart.pngDavid Cronenberg has plans to adapt Robert Ludlum‘s “The Matarese Circle” as a big budget film starring Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington.

Variety uncovered more details of the film’s schedule, based on a book about a KGB and CIA agent who team up to fight an international cabal of killers. Following the success of film adaptations of Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series, the project has drawn some big name stars with tight schedules.

Here’s more from the article, which includes some surprising remake news: “[Cronenberg] is prepping for MGM ‘The Matarese Circle’ as a starring vehicle for Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington. Since Cruise appears likely to next star in the DreamWorks drama ‘Motorcade’ and Washington has committed to the Fox drama ‘Unstoppable,’ ‘Circle’ doesn’t appear likely to get under way until later this year or 2010.”