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October 31, 2006

Eli Roth talks Hostel: Part II

Eli Roth has been talking about some of the features of Hostel: Part II, and he's making it sound pretty terrifying. According to an interview with MTV through AITH, Roth says this is going to be even sicker than before, we can expect those scary kids back, and we're also...

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Battle in Seattle gains cast

Stuart Townsend is set to direct The Battle in Seattle, a film he wrote and is also producing, as his first feature and it's already pulling together a surprisingly strong cast, never mind the announcement today. From Production Weekly: Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Carpenter, Channing Tatum and Tzi Ma have been...

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Everlost another family fantasy

What's going on with fantasy films with teenagers and children? Everlost by Neal Shusterman is the next that has just been bought up by Universal, although this one has a pleasant twist, no dragons and mystical creatures. Everlost is a film that features two teenagers who crash their cars together...

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Second Charlotte's Web trailer

Quite frankly I'm not sure if I've posted this trailer already, but here it is anyway. It's the second Charlotte's Web trailer, and it gives us more look at the story most of us know and love already. I saw it and I was smiling, even though I hate the...

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The Fourth Inverness Film Festival

Inverness is my place of birth, and that makes me a Highlander. However I haven't lived there for a very long time and I had no idea that the Inverness Film Festival was in its fourth year. Not only that but this year has a stunning line up including The...

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Se7en prequel movie

This news is not to be confused with that of the announcement of the prequel comic as it appears that a prequel film is in development right now, and the title is Virtue. It will look into the events prior to Se7en with the big revelation showing us it is...

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Soderbergh films three Guevara films

Steven Soderbergh is planning to film two Che Guevera films back to back and a documentary. We heard about Guerrilla earlier in the year starring Benecio Del Toro as Guevara, but he's also planning another called The Argentine. According to The Guardian Del Toro will also feature as Guevara in...

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DePalma's Untouchables sequel

There's some news today about Brian DePalma's prequel to his own 1987 film The Untouchables, this is called The Untouchables: Capone Rising. So you can guess who it's about. According to Variety through Coming Soon, the story has a nice US$70million budget and will feature Al Capone's rise to power...

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Li and Chan film details

There are more details out about the Jet Li and Jackie Chan film which may mark the real end of their martial arts careers that they both keep claiming has just happened. According to Variety through Coming Soon, the script is about the legend of the Monkey King and his...

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Halo officially on hold

How idiotic can Hollywood be? Halo has officially been put on hold as confirmed by a statement from WingNut Films, yet here we read about a sequel to Street Fighter going ahead? What is going on in their heads? Here is the statement from WingNut copied in Coming Soon: "As...

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L.A. Confidential sequel underway

The sequel to L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, looks as though it is heading to production. Joe Carnahan, the man behind Narc and the stunning looking Smokin' Aces (see the trailer here), is set to direct after he and his brother wrote the adaptation of the novel. This project has been...

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Black is not Green Lantern

Jack Black has spoken out about the rumours of him playing The Green Lantern in that much talked about film version of the classic comic book character, and basically it's a big fat no. "Well yeah it was true that uh yes someone wrote a script for me, but I...

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King's Gerald's Game for film

Stephen King's next book adapted to film looks set to be Gerald's Game, and this time he's written the adaptation himself. Craig R. Baxley, who has directed a number of films and miniseries of King's, will direct the film. Gerald's Game looks at a woman who has accidentally caused her...

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October 30, 2006

Alpha Dog faces court delay?

The Justin Timberlake starring film Alpha Dog looks set for another protracted delay, and this one is due to the courts and the real life case that the film is based on. Jesse James Hollywood has started a case to sue Universal claiming he's unfairly portrayed in the film. Hollywood...

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Time Bandits remake, Long Good Friday sequel?!

There's a rumour going around that not only is there a Time Bandits, a sequel to The Long Good Friday, and Whitnail and I is to become a stage play. Is someone in the the studio taking drugs?! First up Time Bandits is a classic film, and I just can't...

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The Dead Girl trailer online

Here's another film that came out of nowhere and surprised me with its trailer, The Dead Girl starring Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, James Franco, Giovanni Ribisi, and on, and on...It's one very interesting cast list, and as you watch the trailer you'll catch even more recognisable faces....

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His Dark Materials picture online

The first picture from the filming of His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass is online featuring Lyra Belacqua and Marisa Coulter. Nicole Kidman plays Coulter and the newcomer Dakota Blue Richards plays Lyra. You can see the image over at BBC's Newsround through Empire. Not that much to see, but...

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Confirmed: Pirates 4, Saw IV, Superman sequel and Street Fighter

It's a day of confirmations with news on Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Saw IV and the Superman Returns sequel all getting the green light, well, just about all. First up, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has almost been given the nod from Jerry Bruckheimer, but I think from what...

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Coltrane and Boyd at Casino Royale

The early showing of Casino Royale across the UK for charity is a wonderful idea, and not only will you be rewarded by giving to charity, if you're attending the Edinburgh screening you'll meet Robbie Coltrane of Cracker and Harry Potter fame and Billy Boyd from Lord of the Rings...

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Oddworld creators on big screen

The creators of the videogame series Oddworld are teaming up with Vanguard Animation to make a computer animated film called Citizen Siege. Lorne Lanning, one of the Oddworld creators, will direct. According to Variety through Coming Soon, the idea is to produce a film and videogame at the same time...

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Cohen sells Bruno

I already reported on the offer of US$42million for Sacha Baron Cohen's new film, well now the news is out that the offer has been accepted and the project is going ahead. Borat is out, and Bruno is in. The story from /Film surprises me slightly as the studio are...

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Horror films on your mobile

There's a series of horror films arriving for your mobile phone called When Evil Calls. Surprisingly the cast is not as small as the screen with Jennifer Lim from Hostel (review), Dominique Pinon from Amélie and Chris Barrie from Lara Croft films and Red Dwarf. The series, according to Time...

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Whitaker steals Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is currently gaining superb reviews across the board and for one reason, Forest Whitaker. According to reports he steals the film, commanding every shot he's on screen and elevating the film above its flaws. Over at Rotten Tomatoes it's currently carrying a 90% rating, that's...

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Irish Werewolf film Mourne

There's a new film coming out of Ireland called Mourne, and it's all about the legend of a local Werewolf deep in the Mourne mountains in County Down. Casting is currently underway in both the UK and the US. According to the BBC: Set in the fictional village of Mourne...

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October 29, 2006

Catch a Fire trailer online

I am totally convinced I already wrote about the film Catch a Fire which tells of the making of a terrorist in South Africa starring Tim Robbins and Derek Luke, but I can't find it anywhere. Regardless the trailer is now online. The film tells the true story of a...

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Hostel 2 teaser trailer online

The first teaser trailer for Hostel: Part II has appeared online and it's a corker. Brilliantly Eli Roth carries a fun little intro to it and the teaser seems to have a little poke of fun at American society at the same time. It really does look great, and after...

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Dark Knight gets Bat Bike?

Rumour just out suggests that there's a motorcycle being made for the new Batman film The Dark Knight. At first this would seem a camp and poor decision, but when you look at what was done with the first film and the idea of the batmobile, perhaps it might just...

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Bridge to Terabithia trailer online

Following in the trend of magical kingdom films adapted from childrens novels comes Bridge to Terabithia, which is not the first adaptation as Bridge to Terabithia was made from the book in 1982. Beware however the blurb for the 1982 version on IMDB is a plot giveaway. Now though, you...

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October 28, 2006

Scariest characters of all time

We're fast approaching Halloween and with a name like Filmstalker we just have to mark the occasion with a scarily themed feature. We've already looked at The most haunting film scenes, now though it's the turn of the scariest characters on film. What film characters do you think are by...

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October 27, 2006

Films on TV this weekend

If you're going to be able to relax long enough to see some television this weekend then good on you, get a beer or a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy, and just to help you choose here are the Filmstalker picks of Television this weekend. Even if you're...

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Smokin' Aces stunning trailer online

This film has just come out of nowhere for me. The trailer for Smokin' Aces starring a whole host of exciting talent and written and directed by the man who brought us Narc, had me totally hooked into it even before it got a third of the way through. Joe...

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British Independent Film Award nominees

Yesterday I mentioned about Red Road, Last King of Scotland and The Queen receiving BIFA nominations, now the full list of nominees are available on the official site, and I've listed them over the page. What I am impressed at is the amount of talent and the great films on...

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Halo pitched to WB and Paramount

Since Halo was dropped by Universal and Fox, Microsoft and Bungie have been spending this week looking to Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures in an attempt to find other backers. According to Variety and Coming Soon they don't really have an option with Sony or Disney as both are direct...

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Bousman and Whannell Saw III interview

There's a quite indepth interview with Darren Lynn Bousman and Leigh Whannell of Saw fame online, and despite the odd spoiler here and there (particularly if you haven't seen the second film) it makes for some interesting reading. They talk about the future of the Saw series, and perhaps the...

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Jackson is The Cleaner

I got excited when I read the title too, thinking that Samuel L. Jackson was going to be a Cleaner from Pulp Fiction/The Assassin/Nikita/Harvey Keitel fame. However it's close, but slightly different, he's actually going to play a cleaner of crime scenes who carries out a cleaning job that was...

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Bernal says no to Bourne Ultimatum

Recently we heard that Gael Garcia Bernal was offered the baddie role in Bourne Ultimatum, however today we hear that he's turned down the role due to his own directorial commitments. According to CHUD through Coming Soon Bernal says that he is rewriting his film in the editing room and...

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Kingsley joins Hitchcocks lost film

Ben Kingsley is to join Ewan McGregor, Emily Mortimer and Dan Fogler in Number Thirteen, the film which will fictionalise the never completed and utterly lost Hitchcock film Number 13. According to Production Weekly, Chase Palmer is set to write and direct, a role he has so far only played...

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Irvine Welsh story filming in Edinburgh

A new Irvine Welsh story is being filmed in Edinburgh this week, and although details are scarse the film is set to star Shauna MacDonald, from The Descent, as a crack smoking former model. The story, Wedding Belles, tells the tales of four female friends who grew up in Leith...

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Dreamworks to film Navajo nation's war?

There are many untold tales, or indeed mistold tales, of our past, and perhaps one of the greatest is that of the taking of America and the destruction of the American Indians and their way of life. Now Dreamworks looks set to try and tell that story after acquiring the...

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$42 million for Cohen's new Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen is already lining up his next film with his next bizarre character, and this film is peaking interest in Hollywood with Universal offering over US$42million for the worldwide rights. According to The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon Dreamworks, Sony, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers are all...

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Watch Severance with live directors commentary

The UK horror comedy Severance is showing at the Fanomenon Horror Weekend in Leeds next weekend, and as part of it the director will give a live audio commentary of the film. According to the official site of the festival, through I Spit on Your Movie, Christopher Smith will give...

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October 26, 2006

Spider-Man 3 fourth villain debunked?

Apparently the rumour of the fourth villain in Spider-Man 3 is kind of right, and kind of wrong. There are spoilers in this post so for all of you who don't want to know, please look away now. Appearing in the film itself is a short skit where a filmmaking...

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Rambo IV filming news

Rambo IV: In The Serpents Eye is to start filming in Thailand early next year, and word of the lawsuit filed by the Weinstein's is nowhere to be heard. According to Charlotte Observer 70-80% of the film will be shot there bringing a large influx of cash into the region....

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Superman Returns sequel with big baddie?

We already heard that Superman Returns had broken the magical barrier of US$200million which was said to have been imposed by the studio as the level after which a sequel would be made, well now word comes that the studio themselves have announced that there will be a sequel. According...

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First photos of Letters from Iwo Jima

The first photos from the Clint Eastwood film Letters from Iwo Jima, the other side of the story of Flags of Our Fathers, have arrived online and they do look beautifully shot. You can see the photos over at Filmbyen.net through Cinematical where there are a couple of Eastwood in...

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Two Spider-Man 3 trailers announced

I'm not sure if the news of the two Spider-Man 3 trailers and what films they are playing before is for the worldwide releases or just the US, I would tend to think worldwide, however the news is that there are going to be two different trailers shown before Casino...

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Ken Russell directs Kings X

Ken Russell is to direct Robert Carlyle, Kevin Spacey, Ray Winstone and none other than Twiggy aka Leslie Lawson, in a film called Kings X. The blurb, from Production Weekly, runs like this: The King of "Kings X" is Colin Manks a sharp, smooth talking up-market low life whose narcissism...

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Casting: Kevin Bacon and Heather Graham

A couple of casting updates this evening, Heather Graham and Dylan McDermott have signed up for A West Texas Children's Story and Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden are in talks to star in Rails and Ties. A West Texas Children's Story tells the tale of two twelve year olds...

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Borat screenings axed

Apparently Borat isn't going down as well as we'd been told, particularly with Kazakhstan officials. Now the film has been cut from more than two thousand cinemas in the US because of fears that the film won't be well received - isn't it a bit late in the day to...

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Faces of Death by Transformers producer

There was once a series of videos made called Faces of Death, horrific "documentaries" that apparently showed real executions from around the world. The idea behind these were that they would deter people from committing crimes in these countries. Now Don Murphy, one of the producers on the original Transformers:...

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Fountain images online

There's a bunch of images online for The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky's much anticipated epic starring Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman. You can see them over at Coming Soon. With a few bumpy previews to begin with, early comments are becoming more and more positive. I'm really keen to see this...

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Scottish thriller Red Road gets five nominations

The Scottish thriller Red Road took the Jury Prize at Cannes and has now been nominated for five British Independent Film Awards pitching it against The Last King of Scotland and The Queen which are also up for five awards. The film is a thriller set in a Glasgow block...

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Young Houdini tale

Magicians seem to be the latest trend in Hollywood at the moment, when there's one film there's always a glut as the studios leap onto the bandwagon. Latest to appear is the idea of a film about a young man who discovers that he is a descendent of the great...

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Fantastic Mr Fox to showcase animations

The story that another Roald Dahl story is being adapted into a film isn't really a surprise. Fox Animation have picked up The Fantastic Mr. Fox to animate to life for the big screen. What is interesting is the style they're going to choose. According to SciFi Wire they will...

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Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards pictured

Yesterday I had the story that Denise Richards and Pamela Anderson were teaming up together in a film called Blonde and Blonder, and I said to take it with a pinch of salt, well that warning has just been blasted away by pictures of the two of them onset dressed...

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Casino Royale soundtrack online

There's a lengthy review of the soundtrack for Casino Royale online and it includes excerpts of each of the tracks for you to listen to. Over in the main article I've listed all the track names so as not to give you any spoilers. There's nothing amazingly spoiler-esque and if...

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October 25, 2006

Advertising, Feeds and Filmstalker Community

Hello everyone. Just wanted to drop you a note about a few things that are happening just now, the first is the most obvious one, advertising. You'll see from the site that banners are now appearing on almost every page. These should be non-obtrusive adverts, without pop-ups or downs, sliders,...

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Scott reveals Blade Runner 25th Anniversary release

There's a Ridley Scott interview online and in it he talks about the new version of Kingdom of Heaven that he's about to release and talks about some of the additions to the film. However the most interesting thing is talking about the new Blade Runner cut for the 25th...

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Rocky Balboa reviewed

There's a very early review for Rocky Babloa appeared online after a closed screening of the film, and the review has turned out very well. Although bear in mind that the viewer is already a big Rocky fan. You can read the slight spoiler peppered review at AICN, however if...

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Kirsten Dunst as Debbie Harry?

There's a rumour going about that Kirsten Dunst is thinking about taking up a role as Blondie, aka Debbie Harry. According to Variety through JoBlo, there's no word on a director or studio, but the project is very on the go after Harry's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall...

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Statham in Britain's biggest bank job

Jason Statham, who I think is a stonking actor, has signed up for a new film which depicts the biggest bank raid in British history where no arrests were made, no money was recovered, and rumours of scandals and secrets in the vault were rife. It has all the makings...

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Marilyn Manson in Rocky Horror Picture Show remake?!

Marilyn Manson has allegedly announced that he's been approached by Fox to appear in a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Although this is still quite unconfirmed it's racing across the Internet, and since I'm such a huge Rocky fan I couldn't let this one go. According to a...

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Eragon final trailer online

The final trailer for the fantasy epic Eragon has been released, and I have to say I'm totally taken in. It looks superb from the opening image. The film stars such names as Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Robert Carlyle, and promises much through the visually rich trailer....

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Behind the scenes of Postal

I've just watched the behind the scenes video from the set of Uwe Boll's latest film Postal, and you know what, it's quite funny, and eye opening. The scene where Boll is so busy talking to the behind the scenes camera and petting his dog to realise that they have...

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Jesse Owens gets cast

The character of one of the most famous black atheletes of all time, Jesse Owens, has been cast. Anthony Mackie is set to play the runner who entered the 1936 Berlin Olympics and took four gold medals in front of Adolf Hitler. The film will follow Owens as he builds...

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Redford joins Robinson baseball film

Robert Redford is reported as being signed up to play Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey in an as yet untitled film about the baseball legend Jackie Robinson's struggle against racism in America and the baseball circuit in 1947. According to Production Weekly through Empire, despite earning his place on the...

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Mirren joins fantasy Inkheart

The amazing Helen Mirren has just joined Inkheart alongside Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Fraser in a fantasy tale about a man who can bring characters from books to life simply by reading about them, and his daughter who must save his life. Kathy Bates is also...

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Sarsgaard joins Gyllenhaal and Witherspoon

Rendition is a film fast growing a strong cast and great potential, and this has just been expanded with the announcement that Peter Sarsgaard has signed up for the film alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. The film is being directed by Gavin Hood who gave us the superb Tsotsi...

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Parker continues comedy run

Sarah Jessica Parker hasn't really had a run of success since ending the show Sex and the City, and recently Failure to Launch lived up to its name. Now she's set to continue the romantic comedy streak with Smart People, starring alongside Thomas Hayden Church, Dennis Quaid and Ellen Page...

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Dark is Rising for another teen franchise

The Dark is Rising is a film adapatation of a novel of the same name. Written by Susan Cooper it's the tale of an eleven year old who discovers he belongs to the last group of immortals who are charged with defending the world against the dark forces. Amazingly, according...

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October 24, 2006

Superman Returns sequel a go?

If you remember back word was that there would be no Superman Returns sequel unless the takings broke US$200million domestically, despite Bryan Singer saying that he wanted to do it, this was the studio requirement before a sequel would be greenlit. Well it's happened, and just. It took second runs...

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Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards together on film

Yes this seems hard to believe, and I think bucket of salt is required, but according to a celebrity gossip site, Denise Richards and Pamela Anderson are joining forces in a comedy called Blonde and Blonder. The film is to be directed by Bob Clark who brought us...ermm...I'm searching...ermmm..Porky's! The...

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Saw creators leave franchise

The people behind the Saw series, screenwriter Leigh Whannell, Director Darren Bousman, and the creator of the first film James Wan have all announced that they will not be present for a fourth film in the series, this despite recent rumours that writing teams are already at work on the...

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Entire Death of a President film online

The entire film of Death of a President is now online and viewable. Now I haven't watched the whole film online, although I have seen it on TV and you can read my review here, but the amount I've zipped through seems to be the actual film. Go and see...

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Casino Royale TV spot online

There's a new TV spot for Casino Royale online. It has a few extra cuts and some extra footage, and although it's nothing earth shattering, it does give is some more action than we've seen before. The posters are popping up all over town just now and we're definitely about...

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Cruise's three new films

As much as it was proclaimed the death of Tom Cruise's career, the parting from Paramount seems to have been nothing but good news for him as word is out that he has three films in negotiations with names like Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Spike Lee. The first is...

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Bana and Howard chase X Factor

No, there's no Simon Cowell in this one! Eric Bana and Terrence Howard are starring in Factor X, a film about the true and harrowing story of the BTK killer. The film is to be produced by Ridley Scott's production company Scott Free, and could well become a directing project...

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The Persuaders gains writer

The Persuaders is a 1970's show that starred Roger Moore and Tony Curtis and there's been talk of a film version for some time, now it appears that a writer is assigned and the project is going ahead. Here's how IMDB describe the show: English Lord Brett Sinclair and American...

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Borat to be killed off?

I think perhaps I may be the only one on the planet that doesn't find Borat funny, so the news that Sacha Baron Cohen is planning to kill the character off after the film is released fills me with a feeling of apathy. Roll on the next I say. Word...

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Cabin Fever 2 starts casting

According to an anonymous source, casting has begun on Cabin Fever 2 and the film will take the same plot as before. From "Sandy" over at Moviehole comes the news that the start date is January and that auditions have begun. According to their source the film will have a...

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Hooper announces Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3

In a recent interview with Tobe Hooper he mentioned as an aside that the Texas Chainsaw Chronicles television series would hopefully continue after Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 which is currently in development. Talking with in an interview with Bloody Disgusting found via JoBlo he says: When asked about the recently...

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From Point Break to Iraq

Kathryn Bigelow is perhaps most famously known for Point Break, now though she's set to turn her camera towards Iraq with a drama about an elite bomb disposal unit operating in the country called The Hurt Locker. What makes this extra interesting is that she co-wrote the script with an...

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Basinger kidnapped again

Kim Basinger is to appear in another kidnapping movie, this time she's grabbed by a group of men and dragged off into the forests where no mobile phones work at all, so there's no Cellular this time. The Scottish producer Susan Montford looks set to take the the directing chair...

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Big Bad Wolf trailer online

There's a new werewolf film coming out and the trailer is online. There's nothing too new about the concept for Big Bad Wolf other than he can talk through a distortion filter, but the big surprise for me is the trailer, it saves you the price of the admission because...

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First Postal pictures online

Oh dear. The first pictures for Uwe Boll's latest film Postal are online, and they look like, well, like they're having a party...I don't actually see any filming going on. Unless that is the filming! You can see the pictures of the critic beater waving his fingers in a peace...

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Return release moved

Sarah Michelle Gellar's latest psychological horror film The Return looks like it's not so well thought of as the Grudge series as the studio has just moved the release date from November 10th to January 19th in the US. Whether this really does spell bad news for it is unclear...

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October 23, 2006

Matthew Broderick addicted to comedy

Matthew Broderick is set to turn in a very interesting performance as a recovering drug addict and alcoholic TV Producer who is sent to track down his niece who has herself embarked on a binge of drinking, drugs and gambling in Vegas in a film called Finding Amanda. The film...

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Ewan McGregor turned down Bond

It's official, according to the director of Casino Royale, Martin Campbell, Ewan McGregor was the first choice for the role, but McGregor turned them down. According to Campbell who talked through the UK newspaper the Mirror McGregor was approached really early on as a replacement for Pierce Brosnan but he...

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More Fantastic Four set pictures

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer has been comprimised again and there are more set pictures out and about on the Internet. Now we see that during the wedding of Susan Storm there's a slight hitch with a helicopter and it looks as though she and Ben Grimm save...

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Borat first four minutes and deleted scenes online

The first four minutes as well as various deleted scenes for the Borat movie are online now. The official title of the film is actually Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. I watched the four minutes this morning, and I have to say that...

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Flags of our Fathers misses black soldiers

The story itself is nothing new, the upcoming film Flags of our Fathers fails to feature a single African-American American in the Iwo Jima attacks, and yet veterans are appearing to reveal they played a major role in the fighting. It's not a story that is limited to African-Americans, or...

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Day of the Dead remake trailer online

There's a trailer online now for the remake of Day of the Dead. You can see it over at nuimage.net [QT] from Bloody Disgusting through MoviesOnline. Is it worth a remake? Does this one add anything to the genre or is it another cashing in remake? As usual I can't...

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Island versus Clonus in court

Dreamworks and Warner Brothers have been ordered into court in the case of copyright infringement for The Island against the independent 1979 film The Clonus Horror. Both films featured a secret area filled with clones living normal lives who are being harvested for their organs, with one clone escaping to...

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Kilmer and Clooney casting news

Two quick notes of casting news for Val Kilmer and George Clooney. George Clooney is set to rejoin the Cohen brothers in a film called Burn After Reading, a tale of the missing memoirs of a CIA agent. The news comes from Empire. The story follows the lost manuscript and...

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Serkis believes motion capture is future

Andy Serkis has said that the motion capture used in the film Beowulf marks the future for actors, and this type of performance will become the standard for actors as they seek new roles. I have to admit I think he's right, and he too doesn't lose sight of the...

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Daniel Radcliffe naked on stage!

I've written about the arrival of the Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on stage before, and his foray into acting as far away from the Potter role as possible. He's playing a man who is quite messed up inside and begins to have a religious and quite erotic relationship with...

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Order of the Pheonix photos online

There are some new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix photos online showing Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in a suit walking around a big red phone box. There are also some further set photos which have a few intriguing shots. You can see the photos over at...

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October 22, 2006

Optimus Prime and Starscream revealed

They may only be toys, but the images of Optimus Prime and Starscream in their true alien form are on the Internet. It shows how they will look in hi-res, close up detail for the beginning of the new film Transformers. You can see a quick image after the jump,...

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Halo war of words continues

Bungie has spoken out with an official statement from Microsoft regarding the recent news of Halo being dropped by both Universal and Fox, and it sounds like they're much happier now. "We are disappointed that Universal and Fox wanted to significantly renegotiate the financial points of the deal. But the...

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The Cell gains strong writers

Stephen King's recent resurgence continues with the news of the scriptwriters assigned to The Cell, Eli Roth's next film after Hostel: Part Two and Scavenger Hunt complete. Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are, according to AICN, now onboard to adapt the screenplay for the Roth adaptation. They're both pretty strong...

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Simon Pegg's Big Nothing trailer online

The trailer for the next Simon Pegg film is online, and the film has him sporting an American accent, without his usual sidekicks, and starring next to such names as Mimi Rogers, Natascha McElhone and David Schwimmer. It's a tried and tested idea, it seems from the trailer anyway. As...

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October 21, 2006

Hellraiser remake with Clive Barker!

Clive Barker has announced on his official site Revelations, that he's going to write the screenplay for the remake of his classic horror film Hellraiser. That said, he does not want to direct. The statement comes, very wisely, before it's broken from any other source, and he's addressed it very...

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The Time Traveler's Wife cast

Rachel McAdams has reportedly signed up for the role of The Time Traveller's Wife, which is also the name of the film, how convenient for my writing! The film does sound incredibly interesting and packed with potential, although there are different plots depending on who you read. From IMDB: A...

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Indy says old but not out

Harrison Ford has said that he's still able to carry off the Indiana Jones role for Indiana Jones 4 and that he's fit for it. He's even stated that he would love Sean Connery to return to the role of Indy's father. Speaking at the Rome Film Festival through The...

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Die Hard casting news

I had heard this news loads during the week and just never posted it, but it is an important piece of casting for the strangely titled Live Free or Die Hard. Turns out that the previous report of Jeffrey Wright joining Live Free or Die Hard as the baddie just...

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Kissing Jolie was hard work

Ray Winstone is a down to earth kind of guy, that's one of the things I love about him as an actor. On the Parkinson show tonight he will be talking about how hard he found it kissing Angelina Jolie all day. "...I had a day of kissing her in...

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October 20, 2006

Films on Television this weekend

Here's the weekend again. Where does the time go? Well set yourself up for a rainy weekend in the UK this weekend, and sit back to enjoy some good films on TV...hopefully. As usual those that aren't in the UK, there's still some debate to be had on the films...

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300 official site launched

There's a brand new site live for the film 300, the adaptation of Frank Millers graphic novel, and the film that has the fans screaming in a frenzy right now, and the site matches the hype. The official site comes through Superhero Hype. It's filled with promises at the moment,...

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Bullock's Premonition trailer online

Sandra Bullock's latest film Premonition has a trailer and it's available online. The film also stars Julian McMahon. The film seems extremely confusing, but in essence McMahon's character, Jim, dies in a horrific car crash (of course it is, wouldn't be just a minor accident!) and Bullock's character, Linda, is...

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Halo abandoned by Studios

Incredibly the Halo has slipped and the much talked about project, which was becoming the best hope for videogame adaptations to date, has been dropped by both financing studios and accusations are flying. The two financing studios, Universal and Fox, were apparently concerned about the rising cost of production, US$135million...

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Goyas Ghosts English trailer online

The English trailer for Goya's Ghosts starring Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem and Randy Quaid, is now online, following the word of the Spanish trailer. The trailer is on YouTube through JoBlo. Interestingly, as Omar points out, what are the accents from Portman and Skarsgård? Probably suspension of disbelief...

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Dreamgirls trailer online

The all new, high quality, trailer is online for the much anticipated Dreamgirls film starring Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover, and it certainly looks gorgeously filmed. You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:HD:iPod]. Interestingly Foxx stares at you while you watch, and no...

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Fraggle Rock movie confirmed

Fraggle Rock was, for my friends and I, the end of the Muppets. It was the Saturday afternoon Muppet show that just was too young and didn't hit the spot. For me the Muppets were gone. Hollywood don't agree (and you probably won't either!) as they are bringing a Fraggle...

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Crowe and Valance in Cricket film

Russell Crowe and Holly Valance are teaming up together again for a film about cricket. No, I don't think they'll be playing neighbours this time. This is about the legendary Australian cricket player Donald Bradman. Bradman chalked up a the worldwide accepted title of the greatest batsman of all time...

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October 19, 2006

The Good German trailer online

The Steven Soderbergh film The Good German starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in the lead roles is looking gorgeous, especially now that the trailer is online for you to see. It's slightly noir-ish and does look very exciting. The cast list is very impressive too, and doesn't just stop...

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Del Toro talks Mouth of Madness and Witches

Guillermo del Toro has the most amazing imagination, it's stunning what he can bring to the screen and the way he can do it. This man is one of the best film talents in his field, and he's growing with each film he produces. Now he's talking about two possible...

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Darabont to write and direct The Mist

Brilliant news! ">Frank Darabont has agreed to direct the Stephen King film adaptation of The Mist. Previously he had been signed to write, but now he's on board for both roles. Another King sure hit in his hands perchance? The news from SciFi Wire: Published in 1985 as part of...

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Terminator 4 direction revealed

One of the writers of Terminator 4, Michael Ferris, has revealed some of the elements of the fourth film in the series and where Arnie stands in it all. According to Entertainment Weekly through Coming Soon: "'Terminator 3' kind of closed the book on Schwarzenegger, as did his gubernatorial career,"..."You...

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Stephen Susco turns director

If you don't know who Stephen Susco is, you should. He's a very talented writer and is listed on the Filmstalker Filmmakers Feed List (I should have called that Form!). He's responsible for writing the two US Grudge screenplays and has Zero Dark Thirty and Dibbuk Box on his slate....

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Cusacks in political thriller

John and Joan Cusack are starring again in Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens, which surprisingly is not a thirtysomething tale, it's a dark political satire. Superb stuff, and it just gets better, John (so as not to get confused with Joan) is set to play an assassin! Trying to push thoughts...

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Eastwood incites The Chosen Few

Clint Eastwood's work on Flags of our Fathers has surely inspired this project from writer-director John Milius. The Chosen Few is the tale of American forces beating crazy odds in the Chosin Reservoir Battle in the Korean War (the one in the past). The story comes from Variety through Coming...

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Saw IV and V?

Yes, there is talk that there's a fourth and fifth planned in the Saw series, man these films keep going up and down (see what I did there?). The star of the films, Tobin Bell has admitted that he's signed up for both these films, and confirmation comes in the...

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The Painted Veil trailer online

There's a trailer popped up for a film I had heard little about, The Painted Veil starring Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. Looking like a period forced love tale and looking quiet painful through the whole experience, it doesn't really fill me with excitement. However for period lovers...

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Casino Royale gets PG-13

Well, that's all there is to the story really, PG-13 for Casino Royale from the MPAA, but it's more in the description of the rating that backs up what the filmmakers have been saying for so long. PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content...

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October 18, 2006

Death of a President seven minutes online

You can now wathc the first seven minutes of the controversial film Death of a President (review) online. The footage is over at the home of the horrible embedded player that doesn't always work, Moviefone. It's an interesting opening ride, and probably enough just to get you hooked. I'd recommend...

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REEL 2006 - Ireland Scotland Film Festival

There's a new film festival appearing this month called REEL 2006. It intends to celebrate the best of Irish and Scottish young filmmakers from these two very unique cultures. The festival is to be held in Edinburgh at the Filmhouse Cinema from Saturday 28 October until Thursday 9 November. Highlights...

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Henriksen and Paxton for Near Dark remake?

Lance Henriksen has said that both he and Bill Paxton, stars from the original film, have been talking about a prequel to the Near Dark and have said that he would love to appear in the new film which is currently signed to Michael Bay's production company. According to SciFi...

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Watts in Birds and Carter in Sweeny Todd?

Two pieces of casting news which both are quite rumour heavy have come through the news lines today, Naomi Watts to play the lead of The Birds remake and Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton's Sweeny Todd musical. We've already heard the rumour that Sacha Baron Cohen may be joining...

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Tim Story says Surfer is stunning

Tim Story is the director of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and he's been very quiet on his MyMarketingSpace blog of late, however he's just appeared and said next to nothing, although... Starting to see a lot of stuff from WETA on Surfer. Bad ass Ladies and Gentlemen....

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Resident Evil: Extinction behind the scenes online

There are two short behind the scenes online from Resident Evil: Extinction which feature some undead dog action, Milla Jovovich looking all mean and athletic, as well as explaining some of the story for us, and Paul W.S. Anderson telling us how much fun he's having. He insists that the...

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Babluani and Haneke remake themselves in Hollywood

Two directors who have relatively recently made their own films outside of Hollywood, are set to take them to the US and remake them. Géla Babluani is remaking 13 (Tzameti) and Michael Haneke is set to remake Funny Games. Haneke is most recently known for his film Caché (Hidden), and...

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Shepard plays A-Bomb pilot

Remember The Right Stuff? Sam Shepard was superb in that, and I did love that film, especially the urinating in the suit moment. Now Shepard is going to be returning to the American hero of flight role as the pilot who flew reconnaissance to give the go ahead for the...

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Aniston to become a Doctor?

Jennifer Aniston is eyeing her latest project as a producer, but word is she might just take on the lead role as Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer who uses the power of the mind to reverse the aging process. The story, which comes from CinemaBlend, tells us that Langer worked with...

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Jackman produces Blackpool

Hugh Jackman will be executive producing a CBS miniseries based on the UK TV series Blackpool, a series which combined musical with thriller...a thrillical? Musiller? Nope, just doesn't work. From Empire comes the news that the UK TV series Blackpool, which aired in the US as Viva Blackpool, is being...

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Freeman delivers film to Cinema and Web

A while ago the news came out that Morgan Freeman was signing up with Clickstar to start Internet Film distribution, however since then there's not been much said and it did start to sound like a figurehead deal where Freeman signed up to provide exposure. Apparently not so according to...

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Eddie Murphy's a Starship

Eddie Murphy is to star in another career dulling movie, this time he's taking on Sci-Fi...I think. Perhaps it's comedy or farce, I don't know. You listen to the idea and decide for yourself. The film is called Starship Dave and will be directed by Brian Robbin. It's about a...

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Del Toro talks Hellboy 3?

Guillermo del Toro has been talking about some of the things we can expect with Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and he's mentioned Hellboy 3. Over at IGN UK they have an interview with him where he tells us that Hellboy 2 is in production and shoots next year. The...

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Fincher's Zodiac poster online

Finally we get to see something from David Fincher's much desired film Zodiac, unfortunately it's just a poster, but it's a cracker of one none the less. The tag line across the top of the poster reads "There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer", and...

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October 17, 2006

Columbus to return to Potter?

The rumour is out that perhaps Christopher Columbus is to return to the world of Harry Potter for one of the last films in the series. This'll have to be after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as David Yates is in talks to direct that film after finshing on...

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Woo lost interest in He-Man?

According to comments from a representative of Lions Rock, John Woo is attached to the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film but he's lost interest in the project. He also announced that a script is in, and Mattel are actively talking with Lions Rock. From MTV through Moviehole:...

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See Casino Royale early in the UK

In the UK? Want to see Casino Royale two days before everyone else and help a superb charity at the same time? Of course you do! Thanks to Vue Cinemas and Barbara Broccoli you can. There are thirty six cinemas across the UK that will be showing the film at...

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Subway Vampires and Saw III gore

Two quick stories. Blood on the Tracks is a new comic book which hasn't yet been written, the story sounds familiar to tales such as Mimic and Creep, but it's hardly fair to judge it on the short blurb we've heard. According to The Hollywood Reporter through Yahoo News the...

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Bruce Lee returns

Rob Cohen has already completed a Bruce Lee film, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, now he's set to create another film with the martial arts star at the center. According to Production Weekly through Coming Soon he's set to film Rage & Fury which will star Bruce Lee, now word...

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Diane Lane chases online predator

Diane Lane has signed up to play an FBI agent trying to track down an online predator in Untraceable with Gregory Hoblit directing who brought us Hart's War, Fallen, Primal Fear and Frequency. The story comes from The Hollywood Reporter through Yahoo News. According to IMDB though the cast elavates...

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Chan says Hollywood held him back

I don't think it's really a surprise to hear that Jackie Chan was restricted throughout his years acting in Hollywood, after all as soon as the western Chan films started appearing the stunts were pale incomparisons to some of these he'd done before in the east, and the films suffered...

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Boll's Seed pictures online

It seems that Uwe Boll is heading for pure shock value on his latest film Seed. After telling us all that he's intent for an NC-17 classification, the first pictures have appeared online and they're...well...not that exciting. There are a couple of shots of Jodelle Ferland sitting around, and then...

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October 16, 2006

Hot Fuzz teasers online

There are two teasers online for Hot Fuzz, the film which marks Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's new film after Shaun of the Dead. The IMDB blurb tells us more about the film: Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop (Pegg) transferred to a small town and paired...

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Cameron casts Avatar?

Heavy rumour has it that James Cameron has signed his first cast member for his Sci-Fi epic Avatar already, and that it's the lead role. Apparently the signing goes to Joel Moore from Dodgeball and Art School Confidential (review). From Hollywood North Report through AICN: Rumor is he's playing a...

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Nixon Dirty Tricks cast grews

There are more big names being added for the Richard Nixon film Dirty Tricks. Now the report from the writer/director is that Brad Pitt, Sharon Stone and Jim Broadbent have all signed up for the film. The cast already includes Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meryl Streep and Jill Clayburgh, and...

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Lohan joins Knightley in Dylan Thomas film

The idea of Keira Knightley and Lindsey Lohan indulging in some eroticism together does interest me more than seeing them act together, unfortunately despite the promise of the story I think we'll end up with the acting only. Lohan has announced that she's going to appear in the film Knightley's...

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Brick script and novella online

The writer\director of Brick, Rian Johnson, has published the original shooting script for the film along with annotations and footnotes, and the original novella with illustrations online. You can see them over at his "Hey, Rian's giving the Brick script out for free!" page on his official site, found through...

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Oliver Stone directs Afghanistan invasion

Interestingly Oliver Stone has not given up the 9/11 story after his latest film World Trade Center (review), and he's rumoured to be making a film about the Afghanistan liberation and invasion, including the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The story from Variety through Coming Soon has Cyrus Nowrasteh as...

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Rambo IV in doubt and in court

The rights to the latest Rambo, Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye, are currently in doubt, and that means that despite all the talk of Sylvester Stallone making the film, it just may not happen. According to The Hollywood Reporter throught CinemaBlend, the distribution rights were bought by Nu-Image from...

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Favreau asks for Iron Man casting help

Jon Favreau is being really open with the Iron Man film, with his MySpace site he's trying to do a lot more than most films tend do on their websites. He's actually getting fans involved. Now he's asking for fans input into the character and casting of Pepper Potts, the...

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Jackman talks Wolverine spin off

Hugh Jackman has announced that the script for Wolverine is complete, and that's incredibly early for an X-Men based film. He also sounds incredibly happy with the way the story has turned out. Coming Soon carry some quotes from the star: We're a year away from shooting the film and...

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Casting: Maggie Q, Rachel Bilson, Tonight He Comes

There are a few short snippets of casting news this morning. Maggie Q in The Tourist, Rachel Bilson in (no, not Wonder Woman) Jumper, and Peter Berg confirmed for Tonight He Comes with Charlize Theron rumoured. Maggie Q is joining the already strong cast of the sex industry story The...

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Stephen Hawkin to star in film

The stunningly intelligent Professor Stephen Hawking is set to star in a film that will attempt to explain the most complex theories of science, including the theory that there are multiple dimensions of space. According to The Sunday Times through Physorg.com the film is entitled Beyond the Horizon and tells...

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Tara Reid's painful desire for perfection

Now I don't do gossip about stars and delving into their personal life, but this story comes from Tara Reid herself, and she wants people to know about the struggle she's been through with her body and plastic surgery. I think this is an important story to be heard and...

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Strippers fight Zombies trailer online

Zombies, Zombies, Zombies...or rather ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES!, is a new film about...well, guess. Wrong. It's about rather unsavoury ladies of the night who have been indulging in illicit substances and have been turned into Zombies. Or, if you'll pardon the rare outburst of foul language, in the words of one...

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What's that song in that film?

Have you ever heard a song from a film and wondered what it was, despite managing to look up the soundtrack listing still been confused? After all some films carry multiple soundtracks, and some songs aren't even in the film, I've even seen (heard) it the other way round, where...

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October 15, 2006

The most emotional film scenes

Following on from the most haunting scenes in films that we talked about last week I had a few ideas already sketched out, and then I caught a few moments of Four Weddings and a Funeral on TV last night while I was waiting for another film to come on....

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The Planet

DVD Three Stars
To put this film in context straight away, it's made by a bunch of Scottish lads from Aberdeen who filmed the entire movie in eight days on the freezing beeches of Balmedie for a mere GB£8000. Now that is in context for you let me tell you how good this...

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October 14, 2006

Perfume English trailer online

Previously I posted about the German trailer for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Well now the English langauge version is online and it's looking pretty good. This version carries less disturbing images than the German language one, but there are still a couple of shots in here that are...

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300 stills and International trailer

There's more stills and supposedly a new trailer online for 300, however I'm sure this is the trailer we've seen before and I've linked to on the site. I don't see anything different in it at all. There are two pictures from SuperheroHype, one ween in the trailer with the...

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Goodman goes bad

I think it's fair to say that John Goodman is always playing the good guy, or the at least the loveable bloke. There are a few roles where he's moved into a more dramatic role, for instance his appearance on The West Wing was a strong role. Now it looks...

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The Return trailer online

Sarah Michelle Gellar has been sticking to the genre she joined with The Grudge in The Return, and now the trailer is online, and although it's not groundbreaking it is quite strong and there are a few nice touches in it. You can see the trailer over at Rope of...

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Final Saw III trailer online

This looks like it could be the final theatrical trailer for Saw III, well when I say it looks like, I actually have no idea what it looks like. The trailer doesn't play on any of my three browsers because of those damned silly embedded players that some sites insist...

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Baron Cohen and Johnny Depp

This is hard to believe, but it could be a strong move for the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen most known for his two characters Borat and Ali G. Cohen is set to join Johnny Depp in the coming musical film of Sweeny Todd by Tim Burton. I can't help but...

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Casino Royale Bond cars

There were two stories out last week about Bond's latest cars in Casino Royale, and they couldn't be more different. There's the Aston Martin DB9 sports and the hand built new Ford Mondeo! Over at Autoblog they have the press releases about Bond's nice and safe Mondeo with a few...

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Last day of The Departed competition

Just to remind you that this is the last day of The Departed competition and that you should get your entries in quick! The competition will close at 23:59 GMT. For the rules and details head over to The Departed competition on Filmstalker. Oh, all you lot who have already...

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October 13, 2006

Films on Television this weekend

Slightly later than expected, but a late learning conference (hi to all the learning people who are now checking out the site!), a foreign spam attack, and another thing I cannot tell you about just now, I've been very busy. So here's some of the films showing this weekend on...

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The Messengers trailer online

The trailer for the Pang Brothers film The Messengers is online, and it has a couple of very cool effects and a couple of incredibly creepy scenes. Recently we heard that the film was undergoing some serious reshoots by another unnamed director, and that was seriously worrying news, but going...

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Fincher's Zodiac gains positive reviews

Although David Fincher's latest film Zodiac is ages away from release, it has been seen by some during test screenings and the comments coming back are extremely positive. AICN have three readers who wrote in to talk about the film, and without giving away any plot moments and spoilers (which...

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Mallory Everest film to be made

George Mallory was perhaps the first man to really scale Everest, well before Sir Edmund Hillary who is popularly credited with the honour, and he is set to receive the film treatment of his life and the attempt. Mallory died on the slopes of the 8,850 metre high mountain of...

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Dallas cast dropped

The cast of the Dallas film has been dropped apart from John Travolta as J.R. Ewing, and the movie has been restarted. According to Variety through Coming Soon: Helmer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), who took over the reins in April, is still attached but will make her final...

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Site Comments: Back Online

The comments will be back online in a moment. Filmstalker was attacked by some highly intelligent, well motivated, extremely mature and very good looking spammers (Scottish sarcasm) and so my superb hosting company disabled the commenting before it got out of hand. They're just bringing it back online and I...

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Peter Berg for Tonight He Comes?

Jonathon Mostow left Tonight He Comes, the Will Smith starring film about a down on his luck Superhero romancing a housewife, and now it looks like Peter Berg is being courted for the position. According to Empire he's currently considering it. You have to wonder why there have been a...

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Darabont adapts King's Mist

Frank Darabont already brought us the excellent Shawshank Redemption, and now he's turning his hand to another of Stephen King's works, Mist. Thomas Jane of Punisher fame is set to star. According to MTV through AITH Jane has already signed up for the film. It's interesting because although they are...

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Boll's Seed is NC-17

Uwe Boll has said that his latest film Seed will most likely be an NC-17, and for one scene in particular which features a woman being bludgeoned to death with a hammer. Nice. He talks about how he wanted to go all out on this and not compromise the film...

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Silver Surfer and Fantastic Four huge picture gallery

Much like the recent find for the Transformers movie gallery online, there's a similar gallery just sprung up for the filming of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and it contains pictures of Doug Jones in action as the Surfer, Michael Chiklis as The Thing, and various shots of...

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New Bug trailer online

There's a brand new trailer for the William Friedkin film Bug online. Apparently it's extremely creepy and unnerving, particularly if you're not a fan of bugs! Yuk. Me, I can take bugs quite easily, it's spiders I can't. Anything else is fine. So as long as Friedkin is sticking to...

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Saw III banned clip online

The MPAA banned a particular clip of Saw III from being shown before Crank (review) apparently, that or the marketing people were being clever again. However the clip is now online to see, yes the one the MPAA banned! My lord, if the MPAA banned it then that means it...

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Everett makes Oscar Wilde film

Rupert Everett is reported to be working on a film about the early days of Oscar Wilde. Contactmusic through ZeeNews have the star talking about Wilde: "I want to make a film about him from the time he came out of prison until his death. Every film made about him...

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Girls Aloud singer gets movie role

One of the Girls Aloud singers, Sarah Harding, is pushing for a film career it seems, no word yet if this means the death of the band Girls Aloud as it's early days yet, however she's scored a bit part in a British film called Running With Cars. According to...

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Greatest American Hero DVD boxset

The Greatest American Hero is something that has always stayed with me from when I was younger, a TV show that I fell in love with like the A-Team or CHiPs, and now it has received a DVD release that looks superb. Over at I Spit On Your Movie, the...

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Snuff Movie trailer online

The trailer for Snuff-Movie is online, and it promises a lot. Directed by Bernard Rose and carrying a very powerful theme and blurb, it is perhaps surprising that it is now receiving a UK release I caught this at the Dead by Edinburgh International Film Festival last year and it...

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October 12, 2006

Jessica Simpson fails Dallas

Jessica Simpson has announced that she was very embarassed she didn't get cast in Dallas, and that she tried for two different roles and failed both. For the part of Pamela Ewing she even had a read through with Luke Wilson who is playing Bobby. According to BreakingNews.ie through Digital...

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Goya's Ghost pictures online

There are quite a few photos for Goya's Ghosts online, this is the film starring Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård and Randy Quaid, which tells the tale of the painter Francisco Goya coming under fire from the church and the state for his heretic labelled muse. The stills look really good...

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No confirmation on Orlando Bloom's Pirate death

The previous rumour that Orlando Bloom was set to be killed or written out of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, should it ever happen, has been put down by Disney. They won't actually say that he will be in, but they do say that the rumours are unfounded....

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Tamblyn in lift horror

Amber Tamblyn is moving from The Grudge 2 to another horror, this one has quite an interesting premise and takes advantage of the fears of a few people - lifts, enclosed places, strangers and oh let's chuck in a dying family member at the same time! The plot of Blackout,...

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Houdini films at Edinburgh Castle

Death Defying Acts was already reported as filming in Edinburgh, and last night they shut down the spotlights on Edinburgh Castle in order to film in moonlight and recreate the backdrop of the old city back in 1926. According to The Scotsman there is more filming planned from Salisbury Crags...

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October 11, 2006

Optimus Prime on set photos

There's a huge Transformers picture gallery online comprising of some 378 photos which are just about all of the on set action from the film. I just raced through them and saw some new shots of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and various others in transit, as well as some very cool...

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Grind House trailer online

Some of us have to work for a living and so I'm a little late to tell you about the new Grind House trailer on the Internet, however I probably am the only one going "eh?". Not one to fall for instant hype about Quentin Tarantino's projects I was looking...

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Pitt to star in BBC's State of Play

Paul Abbott, the writer of the BBC drama series State of Play, has just announced that Brad Pitt is definitely set to play the journalist Cal McCaffrey in the political thriller which has won much recognition and a few awards. The story is about a group of journalists investigating the...

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The Host UK poster and trailer online

The Host (reviewed) is a superb film, something that really blew me away at the EIFF this year, and that I thoroughly recommend seeing (select the title for my review). Now a new huge UK poster and the various trailers have been released online. The trailers are through AICN who...

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Roberts to play same old same old

Is anyone else a bit fed up of Julia Roberts playing the same old character on an emotional journey? I know I am, especially when we know there's a hell of an actress in there stuck behind these roles, remember Closer (review). News is that she's set to do it...

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Death of a President

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I saw Death of a President just the other evening and I was very surprised. All this hype about the controversy and the cinema chains in the US refusing to show the film seems to be a lot of shouting for nothing. The film is certainly controversial for the political...

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New Pan's Labyrinth trailer online

There's a brand new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth online. There's more footage to be seen and some more understanding of the story through Mr Hollywood Voiceover, but there's something lacking from this trailer that was there in the previous. You can see the new trailer over at...

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Apocalypto behind the scenes video online

There's even more footage online, this one is for Mel Gibson's epic Apocalypto and it's a behind the scenes which carries some footage from the film and some of Gibson hugging local children and generally being a cool director. Marketing is wonderful, however there's some good images from the film...

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DePalma's Sisters remake trailer online

The remake of Brian DePalma's film Sisters is well underway and the trailer has been found online. It looks okay, and starts off quite psychological and seems to turn dark and horrific nearer the end. The cast is mixed and from some of the clips I'm really not sure if...

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Deliver Us From Evil clip online

There's a short clip online for the documentary Deliver Us From Evil. This is the harrowing and troubling film about Father Oliver O'Grady and his life of committing sexual abuse under the protection of the church. I haven't seen it but supposedly it's very tough viewing. It reminds me much...

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October 10, 2006

The History Boys trailer and six clips online

There's an abundance of trailer options and clips for the film The History Boys online, and you can see them all here. I hadn't really paid much attention to the film other than the write ups it was getting, all of which say that this adaptation of the multi award...

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DVD retailers threaten studios

DVD retailers Target and Wal-Mart are concerned that legal movie downloads are eroding their sales, and Target have written to studios and warned them that they will "reconsider the amount of shelf space allocated for movies" if they continue to see the prices of Internet downloads fall below their wholesale...

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Nixon/Frost bought by British Working Title

The rights to the film version of the highly successful stage play, Nixon/Frost, have just been purchased by the British film making company Working Title. Beating such other big names such as the Weinstein, Clooney, and Rudin to the post. In the past Working Title have been responsible for such...

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The Prestige images look stunning

There are some new images online for The Prestige film, and they make the cinematography look quite gorgeous. If this is how the film is going to look I can't wait to see it, and I'm already sold on the Hugh Jackman - Christian Bale rivalry. You can see the...

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Loken talks BloodRayne 2 and 3!

Kristanna Loken has been talking openly about Uwe Boll's plans for BloodRayne 2 and, if the second is "successful", BloodRayne 3. Yes, a third movie, and this one featuring Nazi's. Oh yes, I did say Nazi's. From GameDaily: Boll told me that he wants to film the second BloodRayne movie...

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Saw III Poster contains actors blood

This is marketing madness, but the latest poster for the film Saw III contains the blood of the actor Tobin Bell who plays the mad...well...madman. No, I am not kidding and the confirmation comes from Lionsgate marketing chief Tim Palen through Variety and Empire:. "We decided to do a poster...

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Scottish SciFi The Planet on TV

A little while ago I wrote about the stunningly surprising trailer for The Planet, a film made entirely in Scotland with Scottish money and Scottish actors (and without Scottish Screen). I just watched the film yesterday and I have to say it lives up to the trailer and more. Now...

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Terence Howard confirmed for Iron Man

A couple of short news items. First up it is confirmed that Terence Howard is in Iron Man, see Filmstalker back on 1st of August. ...the role that Howard has been offered is that of James Rhodes, good friend of Tony Stark who is set to inherit the suit and...

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Batman rumours galore

There are a few Dark Knight stories today, and I thought I'd pull them all together. Ryan Philippe and Jake Gyllenhaal talk Harvey Dent, and Christopher Nolan talks Joker. From SciFi Wire, Nolan talks about the appointment of Heath Ledger as the grinning psychopath. "He's just exactly the kind of...

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New Saw III trailer online

There's another trailer for Saw III online, and this one tells us very little but ramps up the excitement and the prospect of horror. It's a nice little teaser, and it looks like it has been confirmed that Saw III is still in post-production. According to Time Out the film...

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300 gets new posters

There are a few new posters for 300 online, although I think we've seen most of the artwork before, just not in completed poster form. You can see them all over at MoviesOnline, where they have the one of Gerard Butler screaming madly, a nice young lady wearing not that...

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Turistas trailer online

A while ago a trailer for Turistas turned up and it looked quite good, now there's another new trailer arrived and it looks even more intriguing. It seems to mix quite a few different films together, but there's a strong idea through the film of people kidnapped and lost in...

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For Your Consideration trailer online

There's a trailer online for the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration, and I have to say it's not what I expected. Still there are some fun poking moments and comedy in there, and a great appearance by Ricky Gervais (as well as loads of other stars!). You can see...

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Bionic Woman returns?

According to reports this morning Jamie Summers, The Bionic Woman, is to make a comeback. Not the Million Dollar Man, but the spin off show which starred Lindsay Wagner and the superb Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman. An executive producer from Battlestar Galactica has had the idea and he's teamed...

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Lucas talks Indiana Jones 4

There's more talk from George Lucas on Indiana Jones 4, and it's still not very convincing. Apparently the script still isn't completed. I thought that we'd heard that everyone was happy with it. According to an interview with MTV through Coming Soon, he and Steven Spielberg are still working on...

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October 9, 2006

Help Filmstalker with testing

Hi everyone. Once again I'm asking for people to test out some new features. If you can spend some time playing with new web type things and giving feedback, then this is for you. If you can't, no problem, but the help would be appreciated. There are a few things...

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Das Experiment for US remake

Das Experiment is a film which is based on the famous Stanford University experiments in the 1970's where random men were selected to act as prison officers and as inmates. As the experiment continued and the men became immersed in their roles, their behaviour changed and they became more outrageous...

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Saw III still in production

Previously I wrote about there being no press screenings for Saw III, and this was usually (actually just about always) a very good sign of a very bad movie. However there's a rumour circulating that the reason that there are going to be no screenings is because the film isn't...

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Death of a President banned

If you are a cinemagoer in the States it's likely that your viewing choices have just been made for you. The controversial film Death of a President, which centers around a fictional assassination of George Bush (the current President of the USA), is being turned away by cinema chains across...

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Houdini filming in Edinburgh

The latest magic based film, Death Defying Acts, is a story of Harry Houdini and love. Guy Pearce plays Houdini who falls in love with a mystic who he is trying to debunk. The story tells the true tale of Houdini's tour of Britain and his meeting in Edinburgh with...

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Unknown trailer online

Unknown is a film that was...well...unknown to me until now. A film that reminds you of many others, Unknown stars James Caviezel, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper and Greg Kinnear. Quite an interesting cast? Here's the blurb: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they...

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Chainsaw Awards on UK TV

The Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are going to be televised by ITV4 on November the 4th at 8pm. The event is hosted by Jamie Kennedy and will feature highlights from the awards for both film and telelvision, and ITV4 is making an entire evening of it. Horror Night, as they...

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The Departed

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I think it's fair to say that most film lovers are sick fed up of remakes, revisualisations, sequels and prequels, and why? Well it's because they are poorly done, they're seen as a way to make quick money off of another successful film. When the projects are started they are...

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MGM wants Jackson for Hobbit

MGM have admitted that they want Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit film, and that they've already approached him to do it. Through the most excellent site Film Rotation, in a response to the petition open letter from Theonering.net, Theo Dumont, the Manager of Public Relations for MGM Studios, says:...

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Bloom to die in fourth Pirates?

An insider at Disney has revealed to a UK newspaper that while the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean is being written, Orlando Bloom's character of Will Turner is not, for Disney intend to write him out during the fourth sequel - if it ever gets made that is. Apparently he...

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Luc Besson will direct again

Recently Luc Besson confirmed that as he had said before, after directing ten films (actually eleven) his story was told and he wouldn't be directing again. I found that hard to believe, especially with such a superb eye for visually rich cinema, well now he's backtracking on that slightly and...

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October 7, 2006

The most haunting film scenes

Recently there was a survey carried out to find the most haunting scenes in cinema. The idea was to discover which scenes were ingrained in the mind of the audience after a scary film, images which would come back into their minds again and again and freak them out. For...

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Bay remakes Birds, Changeling and Near Dark!

A while ago I reported on the Near Dark remake, as well as the remake of The Changeling (review) being eyed by Ron Howard and the intended remake of Hitchcock's The Birds. Well now the news just got worse. Platinum Dunes has made a deal with Rogue Pictures to produce...

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Prestige video and Departed podcast

There's a Prestige behind the scenes feature online along with an audiocast* interview with Ray Winstone talking about his role in The Departed. Both are very interesting and for top class films too. You can hear the audiocast over at Time Out, and the Prestige feature is over at MoviesOnline....

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Rambo IV gains title

Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye is the title for the new Rambo film written, produced and directed by Sylvester Stallone. More of the plot has been revealed, according to Production Weekly through Coming Soon: Rambo recruited by a group of Christian human rights missionaries to protect them against pirates,...

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Stephen Fry leaves Bafta

The news from the BBC that Stephen Fry is to leave the Baftas as its six year long host is terrible for the Award ceremony. It is one of the most watchable award shows there is, well above that of the Oscars in recent years that's for sure. His humility...

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Infernal Affairs star criticises The Departed

Andy Lau is one of the main stars of the film Infernal Affairs, the basis for the excellent remake by Martin Scorsese called The Departed (review to follow), and he's spoken about his feelings for the film after seeing an early screening. He noted that it does contain several quotes...

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Kennedy's widow praises Bobby

Robert F. Kennedy's widow and one of their daughters have made statements through the Weinstein Company to say that the family are grateful to Emilio Estevez and the cast of Bobby for remembering his life and what he stood for. Interestingly it doesn't say they've seen the film and what...

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October 6, 2006

Zack Snyder talks Watchmen

Zack Snyder is the latest Director lined up for the Watchmen project, and he's talked online about some of his plans for the film, and how he intends to tackle some of the filming. From the brief comments he makes it does sound quite promising. "We're getting ready to turn...

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Serenity death rumours greatly exaggerated

Yes it seems the rumours about the death of Serenity have been greatly exaggerated, and Joss Whedon says so. This week the sites have been buzzing with the news that there was never, ever going to be another Serenity\Firefly film or TV show ever, and that Whedon was killing it...

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Kubrick was disgusted with Eyes Wide Shut

Stanlety Kubrick talked to R. Lee Ermey, who first came to the fore in Full Metal Jacket as the quite insane Gunnery Sergeant, spoke with him shortly after the film was completed, and his comments are quite strong. Not just for the film but also for Nicole Kidman and Tom...

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Alpha Dog trailer recut and online?

Is it me or is this new trailer for Alpha Dog ever so slightly recut? I remember we saw one with Justin Timberlake in loads, and then one with him not there at all, then one that resembled this very closely but there seem to be a few upfront changes....

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Favreau talks Iron Man

Jon Favreau has been talking about Iron Man and repeating his thoughts on the costume and that it has to be mobile, agile, etc, etc. However there's two interesting bits in his conversation that he hasn't spoken about on his own MyMarketingCompanyOwnedSpace. ...exclusively using CGI filmmakers "run the risk of...

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Grudge 2 new behind the scenes online

There's another of those "webisodes" (whatever the hell that means) for Grudge 2 online, and this one features a bunch of the cast and crew talking about working with Takashi Shimizu the man behind both the Asian and Hollywood series. It's quite interesting and looks at his style, has some...

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Zombies, the Pope and a pickup truck

Sometimes Hollywood just amazes me, and this morning there are three stories which just make me wonder why. The first is Zombies on a Plane, no it's not one of those jokes people are talking about, this film is really in production. It's called Plane Dead, and the official website...

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October 5, 2006

300 final theatrical trailer online

Oh my lord. The official, full theatrical trailer for Zack Snyder's 300 is online now, and it simply looks stunning. It adds a lot more to the rough trailer we saw before, and this one is visually rich, powerful and stirring, and its full of raw emotion. After this movie...

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Blood Diamond huge Quicktime trailer online

The theatrical trailer for Blood Diamond is now online in Quicktime, and in a fairly large format. It looks superb as it stands, and it's the trailer I saw in the cinema prior to World Trade Center (review). You can see the new trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:iPod:HD], and...

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Lucas sounds doubtful on Indy 4

Reading a quote from George Lucas and hearing about his company's move away from film all sounds rather worrying for the long awaited fourth Indiana Jones film. Not only has he said that they are getting out of films and going to concentrate on TV, but the following quote from...

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Phoenix director on Half-Blood Prince?

There's a rumour sent in from a single anonymous source, so salt cellars ready please, that David Yates is set to direct Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince after he completes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Did you know Harry Potter was in both?) According to a...

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Berry shows Hollywood has intelligence

When I started reading that Halle Berry was signed up to play the true life story of a teacher who runs for Congress with the help of her class, I wasn't interested to be honest. Then something struck me. Tierney Cahill, the teacher in question, is white. If the penny...

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Aliens vs Predator 2 (AvP2) plot details

There's some casting news and plot details for AvP2 out today, and neither are particularly promising. John Ortiz goes from strength to...well, not the next step, as he follows his cool Miami Vice and American Gangster appearances with AvP2. The news from Empire carries some casting news and the word...

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Harsh Times director on Mafia Cop

David Ayer is set to make Mafia Cop, a film about a police hitman. For those of you who don't know Ayer, he recently directed Harsh Times, he wrote the superb Training Day, The Fast and the Furious (don't knock it, I loved it), Dark Blue...mind you on the flip...

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Ghost Rider trailer online

The new, and I think final, trailer for Ghost Rider is online, and you know what? It's not that bad. Strangely, it's actually quite good...if you discount the Nicolas Cage aspect. You can see the trailer over at Moviefone [Embed:L:XL] through Coming Soon. I was surprised. It has pace, dramatic...

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Flags of Our Fathers clip

A nice extended clip for Clint Eastwood's epic Flags of Our Fathers is online. It's the scene in the hotel where the soldiers are getting told that they have to help raise money for the war. The acting does seem strong. You can see the clip over at Flagsofourfathers.com [QT:L:14.2Mb]...

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Hot Fuzz and Hitcher clips online

There's a few very short clips for Hot Fuzz and The Hitcher remake online mixed in a Rogue Pictures promo teaser. The teaser was pulled quite quickly but has been recovered and put online for us all to download. I warn you now, the clips are very short and the...

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Disney admit downloading doesn't hurt sales!

Wow, this is the first of two stories that might just suggest Hollywood is waking up to real life. The Disney CFO Tom Staggs has admitted that downloading TV shows doesn't hurt their DVD sales. From IMDB comes the amazing revelation: As reported by Home Media Retailing magazine, Staggs told...

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Twitch looking for regional reporters

Twitch are a cracking site and the guys I've dealt with seem like a good bunch of lads, somewhere where I get a bunch of information and news on Asian and European movies, they've been responsible for opening my eyes wider than anyone to film. Apart from my friend Dave...

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October 4, 2006

Transformers set pictures and video online

There are some new Transformers pictures online. Quite a few of Bumblebee, a couple of Devastator, and a very cool video of some on set action from the filming. You can see a little car chase scene and a very cool chase camera rig that's sure to give us some...

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300 comic versus trailer

We're being told that 300 has been carefully adapted from the original comic, and for those of us who haven't read the comic or seen the film it's a bit hard to tell for ourselves. Until now. Over at Solace in cinemaSolace in cinema they've bust a gut to put...

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Spiderwick Chronicles cast grows

The cast is expanding on The Spiderwick Chronicles with Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Joan Plowright, Izabella Miko, Andrew McCarthy and Mary-Louise Parker announced just today. According to Empire they will be playing: Mary-Louise Parker is currently negotiating to play the three central kids’ mother, who sends them to live with...

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Another Carrey film fails?

This is stunning news, and it's starting to look like there's a Jim Carrey curse out there. Another film that Carrey was appearing in has fallen apart, this time it's A Little Game Without Consequence starring Carrey and Cameron Diaz, directed by Gabriele Muccino. Well, when I say fallen apart,...

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Final Saw III trailer online

The final theatrical trailer for Saw III has been released by Lionsgate and it looks pretty good. It certainly seems to be upping the ante once again. Jigsaw provides voice over, there's no doll to be seen, and there's lots of people in peril. Nice. You can see the trailer...

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Classic Red Dawn trailer online

Oh this should take you back. The Wolverines fighting Russian troops who are invading mainland USA? Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Harry Dean Stanton, Powers Booth and Lea Thompson all rooting for the right to bear arms and stockpile weaponry? Yes, it's Red Dawn. Three years...

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Nightmare on Elm Street prequel?

I didn't realise (either) that there was a move to be a Nightmare on Elm Street prequel, and it was first talked about way back in May! Well apparently the director from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, was connected with it and then everything went quiet. Now...

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The Devil's in the Details

A story by China Mieville has been picked up by Paramount Vantage and turned into a screenplay by Dan Kay called Details. Nothing too exciting there, but the story from the British writer Mieville sounds pretty superb, listen to this. The story is based on the psychological phenomenon Pareidolia. Actually...

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October 3, 2006

Arthur and the Invisibles (Minimoys) trailer online

The trailer for the Luc Besson directed film Arthur and the Minimoys (Arthur and the Invisibles) is online now, and it's looking really good. It actually makes me think of The Dark Crystal characters if they were in full computer animation. It highlights such stars as David Bowie, Snoop Dogg...

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Superb Deviant Machinima online

A while ago I wrote about this cool Machinima short film that had just been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. Deviation is a short film about characters in a team based first person shooter, and while the team members go about their mission, Macintyre (one of the team) feels...

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Michelle Williams, Fantastic Four and Die Hard

I've just pulled all these casting updates together. Jeffrey Wright, Beau Garrett, Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams all joining Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and The Tourist. So who's in what? Michelle Williams is joining Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor in...

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DOA sexy music video

Come on, how else was I going to sell it? Honesty is the best policy! So here we have a music video for the film DOA: Dead or Alive including clips of the lovely ladies from the film. Yes, that's about it really. I can't get it to play properly,...

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Harvey Dent in Dark Knight

It has been confirmed that Harvey Dent will appear in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight. However, nothing has been said about his alter ego, Two Face. Here's what the director Christopher Nolan said in a Q&A after a Prestige screening to UK IGN: It's a pretty direct continuation...

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Berg's reverse time conspiracy thriller

Peter Berg is speculating in the arena of the TV thriller, not strictly films but this is quite fascinating. He's planning a story that will be similar to the series arced 24, but will be told in reverse. The story from Empire is light on actual detail but does sound...

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The Golden Compass pictures online

There are pictures for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass online now, and they all feature Miss Nicole Kidman preparing for action. You can see the pictures over at Real Movie News through Coming Soon. Kidman is playing the part of the evil Mrs Coulter, and perhaps has been cast...

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Howard for Charley Pride biopic

Terrence Howard and Craig Brewer are joining forces again on a biopic of a hugely influencial country singer where the central focus of the story will be his relationship with wife to be. The star of the film will also sing all the songs. Sound familiar? Well when a formula...

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History Boys exclusive clip online

The History Boys is a hugely successful stage play by Alan Bennett which has now been adapted into a film, and there's an exclusive clip online. The film is about a group of students in an English grammar school who are preparing for their Oxbridge University entrance exams through the...

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Goyer interviewed for There Be Dragons

The new project from Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer to produce, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: Here, There Be Dragons based on the novel Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica), is the story of when the authors J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams meet in...

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Murphy's Norbit trailer and Romeo and Juliet project

Eddie Murphy's career has plumeted from those heady heights of Beverly Hills Cop. Sure Shrek has brought him back on course, and I think Boomerang was a strong film, but he's continually delivered the same films again and again and failed to develop or capitilise on his career breaks. So...

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Revenge of the Nerds remake

Variety through Commongate reports that filming will begin in October for Revenge of the Nerds, a remake of the original. I'm not even going to bother listing the cast because, to be honest, this looks like the poorest of the poor remakes. Nerds was a classic and that was heavily...

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Bourne baddie given ultimatum

Gael Garcia Bernal has been offered the role of the ultimate baddie in the Bourne Ultimatum, the third in the Bourne series. Previously you'll have seen or heard of him from Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Motorcycle Diaries and The Science of Sleep. Yahoo News tell us that...

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October 2, 2006

New Prestige trailer and website online

There's a new trailer for the Christopher Nolan film The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine. It's coinciding with the magical appearance of the new website. You can see the new site, with the brand new trailer on the front end, over at The Prestige...

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Friday 13th remake still planned

It appears that the planned remake of Friday 13th is still on the cards. After I talked about it being stalled due to rights issues, it seems that it may be close to a resolution. Over at Bloody Disgusting through I Spit On Your Movie, they have the quote from...

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Write lines for Optimus Prime

Here's a cracking competition over at the Transformers official site, you can win the opportunity to write a couple of lines of dialogue for Optimus Prime in the upcoming live action Transformers film. Okay, usual restrictions apply, obviously there's no one outside of the US that buys cinema tickets so...

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Film allows audience to choose the story

David Strathairn is appearing in a film where the audience can choose how the film develops almost scene by scene. The Onyx Project features almost four hundred scenes, each of a few minutes in length, and throughout the film the viewer is presented with a menu of possible choices which...

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28 Weeks Later script review online

There's a script review for the zombie sequel 28 Weeks Later, obviously the sequel to 28 Days Later. For those of you who haven't been following Filmstalker, 28 Weeks Later follows the original some...yes...28 Weeks Later. At this stage the US has quarantined the UK and have been cleaning it...

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Martin Scorsese interview

I was definitely unsure when I first heard that they were remaking Infernal Affairs as The Departed, but slowly, bit by bit I've been turned around (no, I don't get influenced by Studio's and advertising, despite the banner - that only gets us the competition prizes for you!). Hearing that...

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BloodRayne and Alone in the Dark sequels?

Oh yes, fresh from beating people up because they say bad things about him, Uwe Boll is heading for another round of beatings with the news that he's lining up sequels for BloodRayne and Alone in the Dark. The news from JoBlo through CinemaBlend is sad to say the least,...

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Dr. Who movie planned

News today suggests that the BBC are planning a film based on the reborn television series Dr. Who, and that those involved are eager to try and tempt Billie Piper back to the role of assistant and sidekick, Rose Tyler. According to Showbiz Spy Piper has already signed up for...

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October 1, 2006

Death of a President trailer online

The trailer for the controversial Death of a President is now online, and there's also an early review from the Toronto Film Festival to be had. You can see the trailer over at Totera.com through Twitch have the trailer for DOAP, which is a rather unfortunate shortening of the title,...

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Janssen in Iron Man

There's a huge rumour just appeared that suggests Famke Janssen is set to play the love interest against Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. Right up front I have to say I'm not a believer. According to CanMag they received two seperate emails about Janssen appearing as Tony Stark's love interest,...

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Skrypt

Film Two Stars
This is a short film based on a very simple idea and the use, to great affect, of the viewers imagination, something that is missing from so many Hollywood films these days. It looks at a man who awaits the arrival of another. This man is a courier who has...

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World Trade Center

Film Three Stars
I'm getting prepared for the start of this film with some trepadation. You see I was already feeling very moved whenever I watched the trailer, and I just knew this would be an emotionally difficult film to watch. I can only imagine what those actually affected by, or those that...

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