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The Wrap Up: ‘Independence Day 2′ and ‘World War Z 2′ Nab New Writers

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ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, two big genre sequels hire new writers, Adam Sandler’s comedic empire collapses, and Nicolas Cage’s hair takes on a new form.

FEATURED: Screenwriters Carter Blanchard and Steve Knight have jumped on board the long-awaited ‘Independence Day 2′ and the not-so-long-awaited ‘World War Z 2′ for rewrites.

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Read more at Variety and, uh, Variety.

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- ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ director Antoine Fuqua will next helm ‘Narco-Sub.’ [Deadline]

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- The long-delayed ‘Snowpiercer’ unveiled a new US trailer.

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- Nicolas Cage’s astonishing hair is the real star of this ‘Left Behind’ poster.

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- Check out the new poster for ‘Wish I Was Here.’

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