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20th Century Fox Production Pres Emma Watts Reups Through 2015

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20th Century Fox has re-upped production president Emma Watts to a new multi-year deal that will keep her in the post through 2015. The new deal was made by Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, co-chairmen and CEOs of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Since taking over as sole production president in 2009, Watts has made it a priority to populate the studio’s slates with elite filmmakers, and keep them coming back for more. The studio in past years had the reputation of being very hands-on. That kept budgets in check, but didn’t make Fox a haven for major directors.

That is changing, and the quality of the recent films released by the studio has improved. Fox has just closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn to come back and direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class, with Simon Kinberg writing the script and Bryan Singer back as producer.

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alycakes3423d ago

This is very good news I can't wait until this one comes out. They get further and further away but still there's that light at the end of the tunnel.

darklordzor3423d ago

Thank goodness! I was so worried about a sequel without him. I really think he helped turn this franchise around and it would have sucked to lose him. Can't wait!

alycakes3423d ago

Me too....this is really good news. There are so many good movies coming in the near future and so much to keep up with. I think I'm going to need a calendar just to remind myself of the movies.

DarkBlood3423d ago

awwwwwwww man was hoping this was already under way so it can come sooner i wonder if we'll see this or wolverine first?

alycakes3422d ago

Probably Wolverine...I think it's starts shooting like really soon before spring was what I remember reading somewhere.

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