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January 31, 2007

Laurentiis wants young Hannibal franchise

After we heard the star of Hannibal Rising talking about a sequel in quite positive terms, Dino De Laurentiis has spoken about how he would like to make more films about the character and that he believes that they've made a new franchise for the young character. "I presume that...

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Campbell still says no to Bond 22

Martin Campbell who so successfully directed Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) has already stated that he isn't returning to direct Bond 22 because of the workload required to complete it. In a recent interview he's reiterated that feeling. After responding to a question from Yahoo News about filming in China in...

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Liotta replaced on Downloading Nancy?

The confusing casting reports for Downloading Nancy haven't actually stopped, despite hearing that Ray Liotta and Maria Bello had been cast to star in the leads, it seems that the word has changed again and Liotta is out. Instead it could be Jason Patric and Danny Huston with Patric the...

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Royal Bank of Scotland funds New Line films

The Royal Bank of Scotland has signed a US$350 million deal to co-finance twenty films for New Line Cinema over the next two years, this includes some films already on New Line's slate such as Hairspray, Rush Hour 3, Inkheart and His Dark Materials The Golden Compass. There's not much...

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More talk on Departed sequel

The news that The Departed (Filmstalker review) is looking at a sequel is not new, and for those of you who read Filmstalker daily you'll now be thinking "I knew that thirteen days ago!" when Mark Wahlberg started talking about a sequel. Now we have word from sources that the...

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The Killer Inside Me corrects Director

So the latest news is that Marc Rocco is not directing The Killer Inside Me, and that he never was. Variety, who originally had the story, seemingly got it wrong and when IGN checked with the producers of the film and they quite harshly denied any knowledge of Rocco being...

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Polo returns to Meet the Little Focker

There seems as though there's going to be a third Focker's film as news comes that Teri Polo is set to reprise her role as Ben Stiller's wife in Meet the Little Focker. Oh sweet lord, how long can one joke run? My, I got a surprise looking for pictures...

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Arthur and the Invisibles disqualified from Oscars

The Oscar animation category has had a disqualification, poor Arthur and the Invisibles has been deemed as not having enough CG and too much live action, so it's out the door leaving just the three nominees. Left alive are Cars, Happy Feet, Monster House. Although I haven't seen them all...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End footage online

Literally seconds of footage of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is online. Blink and you'll miss it, but there's a few shots and a nice one liner from Jack Sparrow. The footage comes from the Disney Channel where kids are taught to annunciate clearly while shouting at the...

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January 30, 2007

Interactive Zodiac killing timeline online

Zodiac is a film I'm really eager to see. It's the latest from David Fincher who is a great director, and it looks at the true case of the Zodiac killer who has never been caught. Now the official site has started something that's quite chilling, an online Zodiac timeline...

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Beckinsale in Whiteout comic adaption

The graphic novels entitled Whiteout, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Steve Lieber, is set to become a film adapted by Erich and Jon Hoeber, directed by Dominic Sena and possibly starring Kate Beckinsale who is currently in negotiations to headline. Sena was previously responsible for Swordfish (great fun),...

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Bachelor Party sequel greenlit!

Another Bachelor Party? Yes it looks like a direct to DVD sequel for the film has been set in motion with James Ryan (no I don't know which one either) directing a Jay Longino script. No, I don't know who they are either. No matter, it's direct to DVD, that...

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James Brown wanted Eddie Murphy

Apparently James Brown had already decided who should play him if ever a film was made of his life, none other than Eddie Murphy. Well, that's according to Eddie Murphy of course. "James Brown said to me years ago, 'If they ever do my life, you got to play my...

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Soul Surfer becomes film

I remember seeing a Volvo advert that featured the surfer Bethany Hamilton. She famously lost her arm in a shark attack on Halloween morning off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. She headed straight back to shore, raced to a hospital where her father was having knee surgery, stole his...

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Eve of Understanding takes more awards

That Eve of Understanding (Filmstalker review) crew have been doing really well of late, and there's more great news from them. They've announced on their site that the film has made it to the 2007 Fylmz finalists. Other great news is that Peter Senchuk who composed the music for the...

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Beslan school siege film gains director

Oliver Hirschbeigel, Das Experiment and Der Untergang (Downfall), that's all that needs to be said about the director, although we could mention the all star upcoming Body Snatchers remake The Invasion but I fear it might not be on a par with these other films. Now that Invasion is almost...

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Barbarella to be remade?

According to reports there's a remake of Barbarella in the works, yes that bizarre and quite sexual film starring Jane Fonda that gave us some seriously iconic images, getting dressed in space as the opening credits, and something that's stuck in my mind ever since, the dolls with the chomping...

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Saw IV plot reveal?

There's a little bit of information been leaked out about Saw IV, and although it's not a big spoiler, there is a little teaser of how they might continue the series. Now consider this a warning, there is spoiler information to follow for the ending of Saw III and the...

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Eva Mendes joins Cleaner

Eva Mendes has moved on from Ghost Rider and is set to appear next to Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris in Cleaner, the thriller form Renny Harlin which tells the story of a crime scene cleaner who unwittingly cleans a crime scene before it is reported and gets caught...

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The Killer Inside Me adaptation

The Killer Inside Me is a very interesting sounding novel set for adaptation by Robert Weinbach and directed by Marc Rocco, director of Murder in the First. The story is about a small town sherriff in Texas who seems to be an all round wonderful guy. Slowly though cracks appear...

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Ice Age 3?

There looks set to be a third Ice Age, yes a third, but the question is why not? After all the films are successful and entertaining, especially compared to the competition, so what's the problem? You know we do shout about sequels a lot, and it's fair to say the...

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McAdams replacing Holmes in Dark Knight?

Previously on Filmstalker..beep..beep..beep..I talked about the rumour that Katie Holmes role was being recast for Batman Begins, now a rumour appears online that Rachel McAdams might be taking the part. According to the rumour from batman-on-film.com through Hollywood.com, she is in negotiations for hte role. Now just bear in mind...

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Boll's Postal trailer to offend?

There's a trailer out for Uwe Boll's Postal, and quite frankly it looks awful. Not only that I'm sure there's going to be some juicy comments about the content, especially when you see shots of a bunch of people at the controls of an airplane, screaming, as it goes down...

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Doohan's son wants role in Star Trek XI

When I announced the rumour that there was a possibly replacement found for a young Scotty in the new Star Trek XI, I didn't really think it was cast in stone, more wishful thinking. However I never expected to hear that James Doohan's son wanted the role, James being the...

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British film to show founding of SAS

The best SAS film to date has been Who Dares Wins, perhaps not the most factual, but it is great fun (ducks). Now though it looks like we're going to hear something a little more factual about the group. HandMade films have engaged Rupert Walters to write a screenplay on...

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Dead Mary horror trailer online

Dead Mary is a horror film which tells the story of, wait for it now, a group of best friends who meet up for a college reunion to reminisce about the old days during a weekend of beer and no doubt sex. Sound familiar so far? Well hold up there,...

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Day Watch breaks Russian box office

The follow-up to Night Watch (Filmstalker review), Day Watch, the epic Russian trilogy of creatures fighting against the backdrop of human life, is leading the Russian box office. It opened on January 1st 2006 and broke the records for top grossing film in Russia and the former Soviet territories with...

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January 29, 2007

Hoskins and Pertwee in Marshall's Doomsday

The cracking Bob Hoskins has been announced as joining the gorgeous ex-Tomb Raider Rhona Mitra in Neil Marshall's latest film Doomsday. I'm a huge fan of Marshall's already, his scripting and direction is so natural and fun to watch, and he's shown that he can really master a genre with...

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Aronofsky reveals his Batman

Darren Aronofsky has spoken out about what was his vision for Batman had he received the director's chair for a new Batman film rather than Christopher Nolan. "I was never planning to direct Year One. I was more interested in writing a screenplay with Frank Miller on Batman. My pitch...

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Ward talks Transformers

Zack Ward has been talking about Transformers and has revealed a few interesing titbits about the film. He says that Steven Spielberg was really impressed with the dailies, going as far to say that they reminded him of Saving Private Ryan. Well, that's what Michael Bay told him afterwards. He...

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Jolie's Atlas Shrugged gains screenplay

The weighty tome of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged novel is almost finished the screenplay adaptation, and is set to come in at around two hours long. The film is the latest project for Angelina Jolie who has managed to go further than other big budget and big star productions have...

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Tommy Lee Jones in Dave Robicheaux film

Tommy Lee Jones is to star in the film adaptation of the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. The book is a continuation of the Dave Robicheaux series of novels, Heaven's Prisoners having been another that was adapted to film with Robicheaux played by...

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Patrick Dempsey takes to romantic film lead

Patrick Dempsey has been languishing for some time, so his rise to TV fame in the well loved Grey's Anatomy has been well noticed, and now he looks like he's going to try building the film career back up again. The bad news is he's plumping for a romantic comedy,...

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Smokin' Aces beats Epic Movie

Joe Carnahan has just broken the news on how well Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review) has done over in the US, and it's good, not only that but revised figures have come through on the battle with Epic Movie, and Joe's rather happy. "14.5 million on 2200 screens...Apparently, the folks over...

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Brosnan says Craig is best Bond ever

Pierce Brosnan has said that Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever and that he was a great choice for Bond. I think he's done this with style. Before we've heard him cast some doubt on the whole Bond franchise and his early leaving, but now he's found his own...

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Maguire to sell his soul online

We've already heard that the story about the guy who traded a paper clip for a house is getting a film made of his quest, well now it looks like the guy who has sold his soul online is getting a film too, all thanks to Tobey Maguire. The word...

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Bond star reveals Casino Royale sequel details

Giancarlo Giannini is the man who played Mathis, Bond's contact in Montenegro, getting into the game in Casino Royale (Filmstalker review), and recently he talked with an Italian newspaper and let some secrets out about his character, some secrets that not only reveal what's to come but also give away...

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Robbie Williams to play recovering alcoholic?

Robbie Williams is apparently considering moving from music to film, not surprising really since he does strike you as someone who could so easily become an actor and his latest album isn't exactly the high point of his career. According to reports he's met with the director Roy Vernon who...

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Poltergeist sequel/remake confirmed?

Is there another Poltergeist film in the works...again? Well according to some sources there just might be. Sure it's been heard before, but back in November was the last rumour and that one seemed to be sticking. That was until a tough denial was issued from another anonymous source...do you...

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Goya and Screen Actors Guild Award winners announced

Volver has won five awards at the Goya Awards ceremony in Madrid taking Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Pan's Labyrinth (Filmstalker review) took seven awards including Best Script and Best New Actress. Other notable winners were Juan Diego for Best Actor in Vete de Mi beating Viggo Mortensen...

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Boll's Seed pictures online

There are some images from Uwe Boll's latest film Seed online, six pages of them in fact. Mostly it's just a little odd looking, but there are some shots of gory death scenes so please be aware these are for adults only. There are scenes of the electrocution that features...

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January 28, 2007

Child actors - Do they need protection from acting?

These past few weeks we've seen a lot of controversy raging about Dakota Fanning and her role in Hounddog, most of it is complete hysteria and fabrication as she is an actress acting in a role and she was acting scared and distressed, something she has done time and time...

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January 27, 2007

Possible Hannibal Rising sequel

The word from the star of Hannibal Rising is that the studio are waiting to see if there is a possible sequel in store, that will of course be decided by the box office returns of this first film. Warning: I've read the book and it's pretty flat. There's no...

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Joffé's Captivity trailer online

There's an extremely rough trailer online for Elisha Cuthbert's film Captivity, and when I say rough I mean really rough. It carries a message at the start that says the footage is taken from the dailies of the film and that it is now in post production, so there's loads...

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Director talks Hitman

The director of Hitman, Xavier Gens, has talked about his vision for the film and thankfully it sounds a lot like the game. He says that the feel will avoid The Transporter, a film which also comes from producer Luc Besson and does have a similar tone and style to...

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1408 superb trailer online

The trailer is out on the Internet for 1408, the Stephen King adapted film from Mikael Håfström who brought us Derailed (Filmstalker review), and starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack. The film tells the story of a man who's daughter died at an early age and ever...

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Seraphim Falls trailer online, Neesom and Brosnan interviewed

The trailer for Seraphim Falls is online and although it looks a little hap hazard in some of the editing, it does look very good. Alongside that there's an interview with the stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan which gives us a little insight into the film itself. First up,...

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Herzog's Rescue Dawn trailer online

The trailer for Rescue Dawn starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn is online in Quicktime and HD. It tells the story of an American pilot who is shot down on his first secret mission over Vietnam and captured by the Viet Cong. He's held prisoner in horrible conditions and tortured,...

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Dead Silence Red Band trailer online

There's a new red band trailer out for Dead Silence, the new horror from James Wan and Leigh Whannell the creators of the Saw franchise, and if you're in the US you're in luck, you can see it, if you're outside the US, tough. Why so? Well the website want...

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Rush Hour 3 teaser trailer fails

Oh dear. The teaser trailer for Rush Hour 3 is out and it's looking, well, not very good. However to be fair I didn't really get excited at the other films, but even those who did are pretty much calling this rubbish too. You can see the full trailer either...

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Raimi ponders directing The Hobbit

The rumour about Sam Raimi directing The Hobbit has surfaced again, and this one seems much more grounded. It does say that it's far from being an official approach, but that Raimi has been banding the idea around some close friends and colleagues. Previous rumours had Raimi having been approached...

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300 spoiler pictures online

There are some new pictures online for the upcoming Gerard Butler starrer 300, and they contain rather large spoilers, deaths specifically. I have to say that one of the death shots looks very good, despite the fact that the images are far from good quality. There's nothing here showing off...

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Closing Credits: David Ritchie

Usually I only do closing credits for big names that we would all know, but the story about David Ritchie passing away after an accident on the film set of Jumper caught my eye precisely because we so often only remember the big names. Ritchie was a set dresser, one...

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Stalked: Halloween, Mist, Ron Howard and Christian Slater directing

There's some more news on the Halloween remake casting, The Mist casting, Ron Howard gets The Emporer's Children and Christian Slater wants to direct! Udo Keir and Kristina Klebe have joined the Halloween cast making it a well rounded and incredibly horror fan centric group of actors. The latest announcements...

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January 26, 2007

New searches and sponsors page

So I've spent most of the day working on the site and there's a few new things to look at. All the advertisers are now in one place and easily accessible and there are two new search engines to use....

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Holmes recast for The Dark Knight

Rumour has it that Katie Holmes is out of the Batman Begins (Filmstalker review) sequel, The Dark Knight, although her character remains and will be recast. However, she's obviously made a superb career move as she signs up to the British comedy remake that I previously wrote about called Mad...

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Latifah and Keaton remake British TV comedy

Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton are getting together to remake the British TV comedy film Hot Money as Mad Money. The original had three working class cleaners in the British Treasury conspire to rob their cleaner and is based on a true story. The story is being moved to America's...

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The Abandoned trailer

The trailer for The Abandoned has appeared online and it looks pretty creepy, if you can get over the annoyingly stupid fact that the lead decides to go to the abandoned house in the middle of the empty forest at night time! Once you get past that though the trailer...

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Disappointing Messenger clips online

There are some clips online for The Messengers, the film coming from the Pang Brothers who are directing their first Hollywood horror. There's already been some talk of the ending of the film being reshot without the Pang brothers being involved, and that is worrying. Never mind that these guys...

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Fraser and Weisz unsure of Mummy 3?

We heard the rumour that Brendan Fraser was attached to The Mummy 3, despite all the plot changes from the series, and that Rachel Weisz was keen to reprise her role. Now we're hearing that he's not yet there, that there's no word on Weisz. The latest comments he made...

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Stalked: Keitel in Ministers and Smith gets Voyeuristic

Harvey Keitel is playing a good cop this time in a film called The Ministers. It tells the story of a female detective who is hunting down the group who killed her father, a group called the Ministers. While on the search she becomes involved with a man who is...

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Michell explains leaving Bond 22

Apparently Roger Michell walked away from the production of Bond 22, that's the one after Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) and the second Daniel Craig Bond film, citing creative differences with the producers. Originally he was rumoured to be in negotiations and then pulled out. However now he's revealed that it...

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Brosnan confirms The Topkapi Affair

Pierce Brosnan has confirmed that the sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair is most definitely going to happen. The Topkapi Affair is the name of the new film, and according to the man himself the script is in. "The script came in two days ago and it's good. We've announced...

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Whitaker talks about portraying Idi Amin

Forest Whitaker did an amazing job portraying Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review) and we've been hearing how tough he found it to get out of the character afterwards, now he's talked about finding the character in the first place and some of the work he...

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Another Nanking documentary

As a response to the films that are being made about the Nanking massacre TV director Satoru Mizushima has decided to make a documentary correcting what he believes to be the myth of the story. From a previous story: The film is adapted from the book The Rape of Nanking:...

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Kidman's Invasion accident video online

So Nicole Kidman had a little accident in a car on the Invasion set. I say little because you can see it on a video which has been released on the Internet and it shows the car on a truck rig doing a pretty cool skid around a corner and...

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September Dawn tells of Mormon massacre

Dean Cain, Jon Voight and Terence Stamp have been chosen to upset a religious group this month and it's the Mormons. The film they're appearing in is called September Dawn and tells a dark moment in the past of the Mormon history known as The Mountain Meadows Massacre. In 1857,...

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Who should play Jerry Garcia?

The next film biography of a musical legend seems to be underway as Justin Berfield of Malcolm in the Middle fame turns his production company's eye towards Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead. Berfield's company is trying to find the actor to play the man but already has someone in mind....

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Norbit clips online

Eddie Murphy is up to his usual tricks again with Norbit. He's playing almost every character in the film and I not only have the trailer but also a gag reel which includes some short mistakes onset and a few of the jokes. In the main story there's the gag...

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January 25, 2007

Help required: Site search

What a day yesterday. I've upgraded some software behind the scenes and I've been working all day to get the new features going. These features will be pretty cool, and they are on the way, but there's a few issues yet to iron out and one rather large new problem....

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Bruce Lee estate pulls Rob Cohen film

Remember we heard that Rob Cohen was trying to create a new Bruce Lee film where he brought Lee back using CGI and existing footage? Well the word today is that the film is off and the Lee estate are withdrawing their support. Strangely the previous news was that the...

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Top Ten F/X Film Scenes of all time?

There's a list out of the Top Ten F/X Film Scenes and although you can agree with most there's perhaps a few that are most definitely missing. The list comes from Popular Mechanics and was found by Josh at Cinema Blend, serious kudos for finding that Josh. Now, have a...

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Miller talks Happy Feet 2 and Mad Max 4

Happy Feet 2 looks like it might get made with the co-writer, producer and director George Miller saying that he's interested in making another one. "It's certainly now a real possibility," Miller told the AAP. But he added that it would not be his next project. "There's about two or...

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American Zombie trailer chills

American Zombie is a mocumentary about Zombies living in real life in American society, and it sounds like it could have been hit and miss until you see the trailer and you see just how clever it is, particularly the ending. The film looks at a community of Zombies living...

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Chiklis talks Fantastic Four 3

Michael Chiklis has been talking about Fantastic Four 3, and not in a casual "oh it might happen" way, but in a pretty solid, set in stone manner. He plays Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, in the film but is best known for his superb leading role in The Shield...

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Murphy joins NowhereLand

Eddie Murphy might just have been reading Filmstalker as we hear his next role is to continue on the more dramatic vein, should he get signed up for it that is. He's in talks to star in a film called NowhereLand which is about a successful financial executive who suddenly...

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Stalked: Bosworth on 21, Luke on Lambs, Theron and Chipmunks

Kate Bosworth joins the Vegas film 21, the film based on the true story of six MIT students who develop a system and take the Casino's for millions adapted from the novel Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions. We already heard that Laurence Fishburne and...

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Scotty casting rumours for Star Trek XI

Rumour alert, in fact major rumour alert. According to rumours in the British papers, a possible replacement for the part of Scotty in Star Trek XI has been found, and this time it's a real Scottish actor. If you didn't realise before, James Doohan who played Scotty was in fact...

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Shyamalan troubles with selling script?

Well it looks like M. Night Shyamalan really is carrying round a bad reputation from his last film Lady in the Water. It's a sad thing in Hollywood that you're only remembered for your last, let's not think of Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs or The Village, all of which I...

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Fanning speaks out against controversy

Dakota Fanning has spoken out about all this "controversy" about a single scene in her new film. I say controversy in quotes because almost every story I've read claiming the controversy seems to have their facts wrong about it all. Anyway, now Fanning is speaking out. I've already written about...

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Elvis' Army life to become film

The book of Elvis Presley's Army life has been optioned and is set to be made into a film. Sergeant Presley: Our Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years by Rex Mansfield is the story of Elvis' training in Texas and then his travels to Germany, his relationship with Elisabeth Mansfield...

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January 24, 2007

Optimus Prime's close-up online

The head of Optimus Prime from the Transformers film is now in full view, if you really want to see it. The funny thing is that it sounds a great deal when it's written down but when you look at it there's a slight disappointment. There's plenty of details to...

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Bello and Liotta team up in Downloading Nancy

There's been some confusing reports about the casting on Downloading Nancy, but now it looks set that Ray Liotta and Maria Bello are to take the leads from Holly Hunter and William Hurt. Now once I've written about the film we'll come back to those names and think on this...

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Swank's The Reaping new trailer

There's a new trailer online for Hilary Swank's horror film The Reaping. Out of the two I've got to say that I prefer the first one we saw. This trailer has many of the same scenes and holds the same style, but it's just not cut as fluidly. The first...

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The Departed re-released in US

The Departed (Filmstalker review) is getting another release, and very wisely too right into the middle of a weak release weekend. It will be released into one thousand three hundred cinemas in the US and ride the wave of the Oscar press as well as the weaker releases and bolster...

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New Ils (Them) clip not in film?

There's a new clip online for Ils (Filmstalker review) which is a superb horror by David Moreau and Xavier Palud who are remaking the Asian horror The Eye for Hollywood right now. Strange thing is though, when I saw the film I didn't see this clip at all, and I...

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Graham and Moynahan as lesbians

Here's one for the boys. Heather Graham is set to star in Gray Matters which treds similar ground to other films and carries one of the easiest hooks ever. She's going to play a lesbian who has passionate scenes with another gorgeous actress, Bridget Moynahan. According to the story Graham...

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Nicolas Cages wants Liberace

Nicolas Cage has been confirmed as the favourite to play Liberace in a new film musical by the screenwriters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Seltzer apparently revealed all at the Sundance promotion of their current film Epic Movie, a classic in its own right: "We met with Nicolas Cage last...

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Teeth sequel already?

Teeth is the very unlikely film that's being raved about at Sundance just now, in horror realms at least. The film has already been bought up by the Weinstein's and is set to be released later this year. It's the story of a woman realising her sexuality, but also that...

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Neeson studies hard for Lincoln film

Liam Neeson has been studying hard for the Steven Spielberg biographical film of Abraham Lincoln, entitled simply Lincoln. He's been researching for almost a year now, looking very heavily into the Civil War and that period, reading over twenty of the best books about the man, held personal items of...

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Fox threatens Canadian film fans

20th Century Fox are threatening to delay all theatrical releases of its films in Canada in an attempt to stop the illegal filming of them in Canadian cinemas. According to Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution, it's Canada that is the problem. "Canada has become a hotbed for film piracy....

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Stalked: Electra as porn star and Legend closes Brooklyn Bridge

Carmen Electra has just completed shooting on I Want Candy, a film about two film students who head to London to sell a script. They manage to get porn legend Candy Fiveways to star in the film and then try to make it on the cheap, which seems to encounter...

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Stalked: Monkey Wrench Gang and Arthur Ashe

The Monkey Wrench Gang novel by Edward Abbey is set to become a film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and adapted by William Goldman and Christian Forte. The story sees a group of environmentalists who turn saboteurs and attack strip miners, clear-cutters, large scale developers, etc. It sounds an interesting tale...

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January 23, 2007

Controversy with Hounddog and American Crime child abuse

The film Houndog is causing rafts of controversy, I previously wrote about the scene in a factual manner, but the emotional hysteria seems to be winning out at Sundance. Let me just remind you of what the actress Dakota Fanning went through for the scene, although we don't know what...

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New Transformers images

Transformers has a few new images online. There's nothing tremendously exciting apart from the Optimus Prime ident, where he's all silhouetted against the normal Transformers poster which is pictured to the left. There's also a shot of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Foxy crouched down - Bay:"I said Megan bend over,...

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New 300 poster and TV commercials online

Is 300 trying to out do the Oscar's for news coverage today? They've just released a new poster and several TV commercials online and everyone's covering them. There's a new poster over at Cinema Blend (I choose them because they're very nice people), and there's also five TV commercials/adverts/spots, whatever...

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2006 Oscar nominations announced

Well the 79th Academy Awards nominees have been announced, and if this editor doesn't crash on me again I'll get them written out and posted. Below (or over the page) you'll see the entire list of nominees for every category. I've also added my predictions to win which are highlighted...

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300 to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

If you're dying to see 300 it looks like the place to be is over at the Berlin International Film Festival as the word on the Net is that the film will premiere there sometime after February the 8th, when the festival starts. 300 won't be playing in competition though,...

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Oscar pre-nomination analysis

The Oscar nominations are soon to be announced for the 79th Academy Awards in L.A. and frankly I think many of them aren't going to be a surprise. However, I don't mean that in a bad way, it's because there are some of the possible entrants who are very deserving...

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They Came From Upstairs for kids and adults

They Came From Upstairs is a new film from the director Thor Freudenthal and written by Mark Burton, who you may recognise from writing Madagascar, Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Filmstalker review). The film is about a group of children who have to defend themselves, and...

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Blood and Chocolate clips online

Blood and Chocolate is the love story of a human and a Lychen, not a Chinese strawberry but a Werewolf! The last remaining werewolves have made it to Bucharest where they are allowed to live without being hunted. They are held to strict rules by the leader of the group,...

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Casting call for Alba's The Eye

Away back in July of last year I wrote about Jessica Alba replacing Renée Zellweger in the remake of the Asian horror The Eye, and for what seems like an age we've heard nothing. Well now it appears the filming is going ahead and there's a casting call for shaved...

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Oldboy remake still on hold

The remake of the superb Asian film Oldboy (Filmstalker review) has had Justin Lin attached for some time, and even back in May of last year Lin was saying that he wouldn't remake it unless it was perfect, but that right now nothing was happening with the film. Well today...

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Stalked: Owen on Marlowe and Sweeny Todd cast

Clive Owen has signed up to play the famous detective Philip Marlowe in a film adaptation of one of Raymond Chandler's short stories. It seems a great match as Owen's still and assured acting style matches that type of noir character perfectly. I wonder how much they will try and...

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January 22, 2007

Razzie nominations announced

The Razzies have been announced and there are quite a few well deserved mentions. Hitting the highest point with the most nominations are Little Man and Basic Instinct 2 which tie with seven whole nominations. BloodRayne and The Wicker Man remake are not too far behind. Here's the full list,...

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Donnie Yen to play Bruce Lee and Genghis Khan?

Donnie Yen seems to have moved from bit parts and fight choreographer to being in major demand and looking at him to play both Genghis Khan and Bruce Lee, in different films that is! His Manager claims he has six film projects on offer and all are looking at him...

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Moore and Kutcher considered Graduate remake!

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have rightfully decided not to move forward with the planned remake of The Graduate, yes you heard me right, The Graduate. The film with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Frankly I can't even see how they considered it in the first place. According to Hollywood.com...

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Connery hasn't read Indy script yet

So Sean Connery is reported as seriously considering returning to Indiana Jones in the fourth film? Not quite. Reading the report reveals a slightly different response as the story that's being published around at the moment. Here's the quote from the newspaper article in the Scotland on Sunday through Coming...

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Couriers graphic novel on big screen

The latest comic series to start the big screen adaptation process is The Couriers, a series of graphic novels about two mercenary couriers called Moustafa and Special who take on the kind of jobs that all the other couriers just say no to. You know, we're talking Transporter kind of...

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Casino Royale, first Bond in China

Bond hasn't exactly done well in China, but now the news has come that without cuts Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) is going to be seen. That's something amazing, especially considering that The Departed has been banned for the portrayal of the Chinese Government. Mind you, there's no anti-chinese messages in...

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New Spider-Man 3 pictures online

Over at the official Spider-Man site they have some new character pictures from the Spider-Man 3 film, and they're not all sitting about and smiling to the camera. We see the new Goblin full face, Sandman in mid sand punch, Sandman and Spider-Man battling it out, and there's one of...

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Bryan Brown joins Australia epic

Bryan Brown is due to join the Baz Luhrmann Australian epic, Australia, alongside Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. If you have no idea who I'm talking about think Cocktail, F/X and if you really want to The Thorn Birds, and please let's leave it at that. Now this news from...

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Three new 300 commercials online

There's three new TV commercials for the upcoming film 300. Co-written and directed by Zack Snyder from Frank Miller's graphic novel, this looks set to be a superbly visual film full of action and excitement. It also looks to be a very strong performance from Gerard Butler who seems to...

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Ghost in the Shell live action film?

A live action Ghost in the Shell? I find that hard to believe, and yet here is the news today that the rights have been bought from the publisher by an animation company to sell on for a live action remake. Production I.G. has just acquired the rights from Kodansha...

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Baker talks Dr. Connors in fourth Spider-Man

Dylan Baker has revealed some interesting information about his character of Dr. Curt Connors in Spider-Man 3, he alludes to a fourth film and that he may well play a big part in it. According to an interview over at iFMagazine through Superhero Hype, he's not going to be revealing...

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Guy Ritchie to direct TV series

Guy Ritchie doesn't look set for retirement just yet as he has been snapped up by ABC to direct a pilot for a new drama series. I have to come to the guy's defense here and say that I just saw Revolver for the first time and although it is...

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Jones talks the turn of Silver Surfer

Doug Jones has been talking about his role as Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and he does give away a little more about the turn of his character from herald of the planet eating Galactus to his own man/creature. According to an interview in The...

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Baywatch gains UK model

Keeley Hazell is a model from the UK who appears in mens magazines such as Zoo, FHM, Maxim, etc. and it looks like she might be signed up for the Baywatch film. We haven't really heard much about the film version of the highly successful TV show, but this little...

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January 21, 2007

Rocky Balboa

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I'm not a huge Rocky fan, so I made sure that when I did go and see this I had the G-Man with me, far more of a Rocky fan than I am. However I am a Sylvester Stallone fan, a fan when he's challenged a bit more in the...

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Studio chasing Spider-Man 4 writer?

The screenwriter of Spider-Man, David Koepp, may well be writing Spider-Man 4, and that means that the film is underway with the studio. According to rumour they are very excited about the early cut they've seen of the film and they want to push forward with another film. The rumour...

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January 20, 2007

Bruce McLaren Formula One film

Barrie Osborne, producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is preparing a film that will look at the life of Formula One racing legend Bruce McLaren. The film is reported to have a US£100 million budget and will feature original McLaren cars. There hasn't really been a Formula One...

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Greengrass tackles Iraq invasion

Paul Greengrass is set to write and direct his next film looking right into the aftermath of the Iraq invasion. The film is based on a book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran called Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone which looks into hundreds of interviews and internal documents...

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James Wan talks Saw IV

While James Wan was being interviewed about Dead Silence (see the new trailer here) he was quizzed about Saw IV and what exactly has been going on with the development of the film and how they plan on continuing the series. It looks like he isn't that far removed from...

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Eve of Understanding wins more recognition

Another filmmaker I'm personally following (see previous story) is actually a group, they are the makers of Eve of Understanding (Filmstalker review) who really surprised me with just how good their film is on all fronts. They've just had some great news updates which they've emailed through and also announced...

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Richard Smith's Score online

Richard Smith's short film online. There are a couple of filmmakers I'm personally following rather than just through the site, and I was tempted to say stalking there but I think that really does give the wrong idea! One is Richard Smith, and the other is about to be mentioned...

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January 19, 2007

Stallone may direct Armenian genocide film?

There's a story out today that Sylvester Stallone is considering directing a controversial story of genocide in an adaptation of the equally controversial book The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. The book is a fictionalised story of the genocide of the Armenian community in Turkey in 1915. Although it's a...

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Stalked: Halloween, Hills Have Eyes II, Harry Potter photo

Rob Zombie's Halloween gains Adrienne Barbeau, The Hills Have Eyes II shifts dates, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix gets a nice hi-res photo. Halloween has been courting rumour galore, and it might just be delayed a little for some script polishing, in the meantime however there...

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Faye Dunaway in Welsh horror Flick!

Faye Dunaway is starring in a Welsh low budget horror film. Yes, you heard me right, and what's more she's playing a one armed police-person in the film called Flick. The story seems a little confusing, but here's the outline from the BBC: ...she plays detective Lieutenant McKenzie called in...

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Jackson and Washington in racial cop drama?

Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington are in negotiations to star in an interesting twist on a race related film called Lakeview Terrace which is being produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith. The film looks at a LAPD officer played by Jackson who tries to force the interracial couple...

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Favourite film soundtracks and themes

This is a feature suggested by Simone, your favourite film soundtracks. Now that got me thinking, there were a few top lists on television over the holidays about favourite soundtracks and they were featuring one song, not the soundtrack. To me a soundtrack is a collection of all the songs...

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Dead Silence trailer online

I just said that the idea for Dead Silence was rather funny. Can I now officially eat those words as I wasn't laughing a jot when I saw the creepy trailer for the film which has just gone live on the official site. The film takes the Saw franchise guys...

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The Hitcher remake review online

The Hitcher remake has been seen and reviewed, and there are a couple of things that hit me straight in the face about this that I had feared. First up is the news that neither Sean Bean nor Neal McDonough are in the film that much, especially when compared to...

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Aronofsky's Black Swan ballet film

Darren Aronofsky looks set to direct a film that focuses on the manipulative relationship between an accomplished ballet dancer and their rival. The film is called Black Swan, and is being written by John McLaughlin. There's little real information on the film, but the story from Variety does suggest that...

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Al Pacino to play Salvador Dalí

Al Pacino is set to play the superbly cast role of Salvador Dali in a new film called Dalí & I: The Surreal Story. Previously I wrote about the news in the story Salvador Dali film due, and there I thought it wasn't such a great idea. I think that's...

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Chloe backs Bauer on 24 movie

Mary Lynn Rajskub who plays Chloe in 24 was just on Chris Moyle's BBC Radio 1 show in one of the most strangest interviews I've ever heard. However, it was hilarious. In it she backed up the recent comments that there's going to be a 24 film. She was definite...

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Mira Nair to direct Depp in Shantaram

Mira Nair, director of Vanity Fair, has signed to direct Johnny Depp in Shantaram, a film about the bizarre life of Gregory David Roberts, a heroin addict who escaped prison, pretends to be a doctor in India, and he begins making links with the local underworld eventually heading to Afghanistan...

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Stalked: Garner, Fishburne and 1408

Jennifer Garner is to join Jason Reitman's next film Juno which will also star Ellen Page, the girl from Hard Candy (Filmstalker review). Page plays a girl who gets unexpectadly pregnant and is looking to give the baby up and Garner plays the woman who wants to adopt the baby....

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Rachael Taylor joins Shutter remake

There's another remake of an Asian horror on the way, this time it's Shutter and Rachael Taylor who will be seen in Transformers, is signed up for the lead. The original Thai film has a young photographer and his girlfriend seeing mysterious shadows in his photographs after fleeing from an...

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January 18, 2007

Wagner auditioned for Wonder Woman?

Rumours again as another possibility is mentioned for the role of Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman, this time it's Jill Wagner from the Blade TV series. According to a comment she made in an interview she's being considered for a few roles, Wonder Woman being one of them. Talking about what...

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Soderbergh's first Che Guevara script reviewed

There's a review online of the script for Steven Soderbergh's The Argentine, the first of the Soderbergh films on Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Guerrilla being the first with Benicio Del Toro playing both roles with both scripts written by Peter Buchman with Soderbergh co-writing on Guerilla. The Argentine tells the story...

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Saw creators Dead Silence pictures online

There's some stills online for the very strange sounding Dead Silence from James Wan and Leigh Wannell the Saw franchise guys, and they look creepy. The pictures, not the guys...although... James and Lisa are newleyweds, that is until her gruesome murder - there goes the honeymoon. He returns to the...

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Hijos de la Guerra (Children of the War) trailers

Hijos de la Guerra (Children of the War) is a documentary about street gangs and in particular MS-13, Mara Salvatrucha, which the FBI claim are the fastest growing and most violent gang in the US. According to the official film site the gang comprises of over 100,000 members and runs...

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Zombie to rewrite Halloween script?

Well there's been some banter online about the Rob Zombie Halloween remake. There was The Devil's Rejects (Filmstalker review) casting that raised a murmur, and then the script was reviewed at AICN and given a pretty poor review at that, this was followed by a good review at Fangoria. Zombie...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End concept art revealed

There have been some concept pictures leaked onto the Internet on the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End film and there are a few spoilers in there for the story progression, as well as an artificially increased Keira Knightley. I don't hold out a great deal of hope for...

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Braff talks Fletch, Scrubs and Fast Track

Zach Braff has just posted The Most Awesomest Blog Ever Written post on his blog and while it probably isn't entirely true to say that, there are some interesting titbits about the new name for the delayed Fast Track, the new film he's set to direct, a possible Scrubs return...

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Sigourney Weaver on Cameron's Avatar?

Previously it was rumoured that Michael Biehn has joined James Cameron's Avatar. As a common actor on Cameron's work it's no big surprise, and great to see him on the project. More vastly wild rumour today puts Sigourney Weaver on the cast list too. Now keep that salt handy (I...

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Hot Fuzz early screening comments

Hot Fuzz has been seen, and the early word is superb, unfortunately we all have to wait for a full review, but the word is that the film is extremely funny and on many levels, not just straight out, in your face, jokes. Exactly what we were expecting then. The...

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Whitaker joins Winged Creatures

Forest Whitaker is one of my favourite actors and blews me away with his performances, The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review) did it again. Now he's set to join Winged Creatures, a film from the director of Little Fish (Filmstalker review) Rowan Woods which already stars Guy Pearce and...

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Olyphant is Hitman and sequels

So why do we take note of rumours and denials, well because they come true so often, and so it is that Timothy Olyphant is confirmed as Agent 47 in the Luc Besson produced Hitman, the adaptation of the famous videogame. There are two interesting things to note in this...

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Ferrara's Driller Killer remade

Driller Killer is a film that conjures a lot of images and ideas. The 1979 Abel Ferrara film screams of that period of really on the edge horror films that are instant cult hits, and even though I never saw it I always heard it was scary and gory. I...

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New Jack City sequel

Well why not eh? There's a sequel to everything else, so there's no surprise that New Jack City is the latest old title to be marked for a remake, mind you there would be no surprise in any of the studio's back catalogue making it to a remake would there?...

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The Departed sequel and prequel?

Will The Departed (Filmstalker review) follow Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) and become a trilogy? Well the rumour mill has begun and rumour rich it is indeed. Mark Wahlberg may well have just kicked them off with his comments on a sequel and a prequel. Salt ready as there's no source...

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Stalked: Brosnan, Grace, Pena and Time Travel FAQ

Pierce Brosnan is working to develop the Leonard Wise novel The Big Biazarro into a film and hopefully as a starrer for himself. Currently it is being written by Vondie Curtis-Hall who has been in front of the camera much more than behind, and is responsible for directing episodes of...

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January 17, 2007

The Last King of Scotland

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You cannot fail to have noticed the press for The Last King of Scotland and the amount of nominations the film is picking up this year. I do think that Forest Whitaker is a clear leader for the Oscar for Best Actor. So I had to see this as soon...

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Boyle's Sunshine trailer online

Finally the trailer for the Danny Boyle directed and Alex Garland scripted Sci-Fi film Sunshine is online. It stars Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong as well as some other well known actors, and it tells the story of the second mission to the Sun to try and...

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Departed banned in China

China is apparently banning The Departed (Filmstalker review) because it mentions a plan by some Chinese to buy military equipment. According to a source speaking to The Hollywood Reporter the Chinese authorities offered them the chance to change the plot and it was refused. "That part of the plot is...

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Jolie replaced by Weisz in Sin City 2?

There's another handfuls-of-salt rumour hitting the Internet today that Angelina Jolie is out of Sin City 2 and could well be replaced by Rachel Weisz. If you'll remember one of the reasons for the films delay was put down to waiting for Jolie while she was heavily pregnant. Weisz might...

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Ewan McGregor suggested for Kurt Cobain

More rumours as the latest comes in the form of Ewan McGregor to play Kurt Cobain in the new biographical film on his life that I mentioned a few days ago. Frankly I think this is far from true as when we heard about the story before Courtney Love had...

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Magnum P.I. gains full cast?

The rumours for who is playing Magnum P.I. in the film version of the Tom Selleck led TV series have been rife and wild, and they haven't stopped. The latest is that the main cast are all assigned, and these names fit rather well if you ask me. I can't...

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MPAA announces changes for film ratings

The MPAA are going to change the way they operate, and perhaps this is in part down to This Film is Not Yet Rated (Filmstalker review), that superb documentary that really told everyone what these guys were all about and how they were conducting their business - unfairly. Well it...

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The Host US trailers online

There are two US trailers online now for The Host (Filmstalker review). One has an action feel to it and the other has a wider remit, pulling in quite a few other genres that the film touches on. I find it interesting to see these cuts and compare them with...

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Plot details on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

There are a few interesting details that have come out about the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer film. Details about Dr Doom and that huge character Galactus. In an interview with the screenwriter Don Payne, Wizard Entertainment, through Jo Blo, manage to get quite...

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Critics Choice Awards 2007 Winners

The Critics Choice Awards have been announced and the winners have a few surprises in there. The Departed (Filmstalker review) grabs Best Picture, as well as Director for Scorsese. Actor and Actress are as expected and well deserved. Then there's the praise for Dreamgirls and Little Miss Sunshine with Beyoncé...

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Blu-Ray allows adult content

The Adult Industry may not be turning its back on Blu-Ray as first thought. The previous story Blu-Ray to reject adult industry? seems to reflect the views of one studio, Digital Playground. Vivid Entertainment Group is actually going ahead with both formats. Now before I continue, I'll say this again...

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IMDB search under scrutiny

There's a story going round the Internet that IMDB is censoring adult titles from their database, and specific titles and actors are being hidden from view. Well, it's not that easy to be fair, and I think what they are doing might just be a little bit more sensible. Typing...

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Burger's criminal vigilante film next

Neil Burger is the writer/director of The Illusionist and Interview with the Assassin. His next film has just been bought up by Universal and it sounds incredibly intriguing. The film will be set in New York where a terrorist threat causes the Poilce to locadown the city and they come...

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Jackboots gains McGregor and Griffiths

Great news for the British film Jackboots on Whitehall as Ewan McGregor signs for the lead character, an heroic Scottish farmhand who leads the resistance, and Richard Griffiths signs up to play the voice of Hermann Goering, the head of the Luftwaffe. The casting news comes from Reuters through Yahoo...

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Get Smart pulls big cast

Get Smart is the film version of the sixties TV series about a bumbling secret agent who's always saved by his female secret agent partner, and already Steve Carrell is attached to play the lead Maxwell Smart with Anne Hathaway as his backup, now two more surprising names have been...

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Paltrow is Pepper Potts in Iron Man

Gwyenth Paltrow looks set to star as Virginia "Pepper" Potts in Jon Favreau's Iron Man alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard. You've got to wonder what the Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige knows about marketing when he says: "These are popcorn films designed for broad audiences, but...

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Twitch's Todd eclectic 2006 list

Over at Twitch Todd has reviewed his 2006 year of films along with his thoughts for 2007. Being Twitch, and being Todd, it's a varied and interesting list that deserves a look through. There are a few more mainstream films included there, such as The Fountain, The Host (Filmstalker review),...

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Sundance goes digital

The Sundance Film Festival is going digital this year, and since I was just talking about the Edinburgh International Film Festival I thought this would be quite relevant. For the last two years I've answered the call from the EIFF for comments and suggestions for the following year, and I've...

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Highlander: The Source clip old news

Here's another one of these "Hello?!" moments that make you wonder if it's all worth it. January 4th, Filmstalker writes Highlander: The Source first clip online: The first clip of Highlander: The Source has appeared online, and it's a pretty long, if hard to understand clip. You can see it...

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January 16, 2007

John Carter of Mars loses Favreau

John Carter of Mars seems to be struggling to make it as news appears that Paramount have passed it over and Disney have the rights. Jon Favreau was set to direct while it was with Paramount and the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate negotiated on the project but it fell through....

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Smokin' Aces soundtrack and poster competition

The Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review) poster competition over on Joe Carnahan's blog is well underway and the first posters designed by the fans are being shown off. There are some beauties which could well have made the final cut and he's pretty impressed. Also on his site is a note...

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2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival submissions open

The submissions for the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival are open, so if you have a film that has been made in the eighteen months prior to August 2007 you should think about getting it entered into the festival. Entries can be made through the EIFF site itself using their...

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Iron Man armour online?

There's a possible early look at the armour for Iron Man in the film by Jon Favreau online right now. It's actually a conceptual sketch by a company that is pitching for the work, so if they get it this is how it will turn out. I guess the really...

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New Hostel Part II Poster

There's talk that the original Hostel Part II poster is coming under flack from cinema owners who are refusing to display it, and with that there's a rumour that the MPAA certification might be pulled on it, if it does it's great advertising for the film. With that there's a...

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Golden Globe 2007 winners

The Golden Globes were awarded while I was lying dreaming on my new mattress. Oh it's lovely. All the winners are listed here with a few thoughts on the winners. The nominations were previously listed here, just so you can look back to if necessary. There's some nice wins for...

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Arnie and Cameron on Saturn 3 remake?

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger going to team up with James Cameron on something other than Terminator? Well according to rumour Saturn 3 is going to be remade with Cameron producing and Arnie providing the voice of the lead robot. It is wild rumour at the moment with the story coming from...

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Cage stars in Zombie's Grindhouse trailer

Some details for Rob Zombie's fake trailer in the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse have appeared. Zombie's trailer is called Werewolf Women of the SS and the story sounds like a film in itself. Could it make it? Amazingly Udo Keir, Nicolas Cage (yes, he still has a...

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The Last King of Scotland new Idi Amin featurette

There's a new featurette online for The Last King of Scotland. Previously I had a bunch of clips and a featurette of the film, now this is something that explains a little of the real Idi Amin. The previous clips and featurette are here, while the new featurette is available...

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Blades of Glory trailer online

The trailer for Blades of Glory is online, and there are a few moments of comedy, but for the rest it seems to either miss or pick on stock moments for me. It's not really my cup of comedy, but I'm sure there's plenty of people out there to argue...

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Tara Reid and Vinnie Jones in Honestly

Tara Reid and Vinnie Jones are teaming up with former NFL player Eddie George in a new film called Honestly. No, honestly. It's also set to be directed by Tommy Reid, Tara's brother who directed her in the bowling comedy 7-10 Split. According to Reuters through Yahoo News the film...

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January 15, 2007

Jenna Jameson still wants Scarlett Johansson to play her

The story that Jenna Jameson wants Scarlett Johansson to play her in the film of her autobiography comes from comments first orginated at the beginning of last year. I remember picking up the story and watching the interview online. Now it's resurfaced and Jameson is still suggesting that Johansson would...

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Stargate films plots released

So the Stargate films have been announced by MGM after they were rumoured and then confirmed. MGM even had the titles, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. The announcement also carries the plots for both films with the first completing the past two seasons main storyline and the...

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Kevin Smith says horror next

Kevin Smith has been talking about that elusive horror film again, and from his on words it sounds like he really wants to make it his next film. He says that he needs to stretch himself after doing comedies for so long. "I've just been using acting as an excuse...

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Casino Royale not the most profitable Bond

The news out today is that Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) was the highest grossing film in the UK in 2006 with a grand total of GB£53,091,639 (US$103,97,602) to date, according to Variety. That's a great success story, but what is it like compared to the other Bond films and with...

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A Woman In Winter trailer

A Woman in Winter is a film from the talented Richard Jobson, a man who you may well recognise as being a film critic, or perhaps singing in The Skids, or you may know him from writing and directing Sixteen Years of Alcohol or The Purifiers. A Woman in Winter...

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Mann against Depp in Russian spy story

Michael Mann is planning another film on the Russian Agent that died from poisoning, Alexander Litvinenko. The first film was announced under Johnny Depp's production company just recently. This one is going to be from another book called Death of a Dissident which is being written by the widow of...

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Hounddog rape scene causes controversy

There's been a little bit of concern over Dakota Fanning's latest film Hounddog, where a she is depicted in a rape scene. A couple of predictable sources have spoken out about the film without apparently knowning anything about how the scenes were actually shot, and there are calls to boycott...

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The Lost Boys 2 this year?

According to rumours The Lost Boys 2 starts filming this year, yes the sequel is apparently happening. From the sounds of the plot it's like the executives have sat around and discussed two of the cult movies from the past and combined the plots. Point Break and The Lost Boys,...

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Hannibal Rising final trailer online

Hannibal Rising has released its final trailer online. I can't say I'm that excited about it as I've just read the book and just about the entire trailer matches scenes from the book identically. I say scenes from the book as Hannibal Rising reads like a novel, everything's short and...

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Stiller's new war comedy

Ben Stiller is returning to what he does best - I'll restraing myself here - directing his own work. According to news he's set to direct a war film comedy that he has been writing since he worked on Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. The film was written by...

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January 14, 2007

Spider-Man 3 ending revealed?

Beware, there are Spider-Man 3 spoilers in here, if they are true. Sources and friends can often provide some factually incorrect stories, but if this one is right then there's some big news about the ending of Spider-Man 3, who lives, who dies and how. One thing looks like it...

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Japanese Shrek trailers online

There are a couple of new Japanese trailers for Shrek online, and while they are very similar to the previously seen Shrek trailer there's some more footage, and there's also something extra about hearing it in Japanese. Oh, and doesn't the title look superb. I say keep it that way...

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Second trailer for Lynch's Inland Empire

There's a new trailer leaked out for David Lynch's Inland Empire, this marks the second trailer, the first having been seen in December. You can see the trailer over the page. It has more freakyness, more bizarre images and dialogue, and what looks like some quite ropey performances. I'm intrigued,...

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TV Film revisits French riots

A fictional TV film will attempt to help people understand what created the unbelievable rioting in France in October 2005. L'Embrasement, or The Blaze, tells the story behind the riots using actors from the neighbourhoods that were hardest hit by the riots. The film is a thriller and uses stock...

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Tourist and Babylon A.D. pictures

There are pictures for Babylon A.D. and The Tourist online. Babylon A.D. stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Rampling and the great Gérard Depardieu, The Tourist stars Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams and Maggie Q. The Tourist is about two straight laced high rolling lawyers played by McGregor and...

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Stalked: Bosworth in After.Life, Hitman and Sean Bean in sequels

Kate Bosworth is in negotiations to appear in After.Life, a film by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo which is a supernatural thriller about a woman between life and death fighting to stop the funeral director from burying her alive. It sounds strong, and Production Weekly reports that the Oscar nominated cinematographer John Mathieson...

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DOA goes direct to DVD

Early on in November we heard that the DOA: Dead or Alive film wasn't going to get a US release, and then it goes straight to DVD in April this year. The story comes from Kotaku. What a lengthy wait, from the UK release in September 2006 to April 2007...

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Pink Panther 2 rewritten

I can't believe that the rubbish peddled out in the form of the first The Pink Panther is going to be repeated in a sequel, and the script that was previously written is undergoing a rewrite by screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. They are known for rewriting and "polishing"...

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January 13, 2007

Joe Carnahan credits Filmstalker!

Joe Carnahan, the writer and director of Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review) has devoted a post to the review here at Filmstalker. It seems that the UK critics aren't impressed with the film, and I really can't understand why. It's superb. Have a look at the review, and while you're at...

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January 12, 2007

Smokin' Aces

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There was a lot of hype about this film, not just from the numerous posters that Joe Carnahan has been leaking us from his site, but from the different trailers that we've seen. Those trailers were filled with action, stars, great lines, fast paced editing, and bags of style. The...

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BAFTA nominatees and who will win

The BAFTA nominations for this year have been announced, and there's not a lot of surprises to be had, but a healthy splodge of Scottishness (be it title or talent) and overall strength from British film in there. Casino Royale is getting a few mentions, as well as Daniel Craig...

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The Lookout trailer stuns

I've just been blown away by two trailers, the first is The Lookout. It's a film written and directed by Frank Scott, first time director but many time writer - The Interpreter (Filmstalker review), Minority Report, Out of Sight, Malice, etc. You get the idea, he's superb at the thriller...

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Disturbia trailer modern Rear Window?

First off I thought the trailer for Disturbia was just a remake of Rear Window, and to a degree it is, but what the trailer shows us is that there are some big stars and some modern twists to it that could well make it something decent. The film is...

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Silver Surfer - Director asks for help

Tim Story, the director of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, is looking for some assistance. He wants your suggestions for who you would like to hear as the voice of the Silver Surfer. A simple question, until you start thinking about it. Take a few moments to think...

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Zombie's Halloween script reviewed

Apparently the fears are true. The script for Halloween has been read and the review has come out blasting it with regards the Halloween mythos. The reviewer does get worried that he's reading a fake script, but then all the new characters that Rob Zombie has just announced are in...

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Star Trek XI script surprise

Rumours about Star Trek XI continue, and while I find it hard to believe that the J.J. Abrams camp has let slip a few opening pages of the script, the old "source close to the film" has come forth and done just that. I'm not entirely sure if I believe...

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Blu-Ray to reject adult industry?

According to reports there's a large push from the Blu-Ray companies to get adult film studios off of the Blu-Ray format, and if this is true it could be a very bad sign indeed for Blu-Ray. It's perfectly true to say that the adult studios have been at the forefront...

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Depp produces poisoned KGB agent

The story of the poisoned KGB agent in London last year hasn't even settled, the investigation is still ongoing and yet the film rights to the unpublished book of his life have already been purchased. In a very clever move by Warner Brothers, they've bought the rights and assigned Johnny...

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Writers, Editors and Cinematographers announce nominees

The Writers Guild of America, American Cinema Editors and The American Society of Cinematographers have all announced their nominations for awards this year, and there's no great surprises for additions, but some seriously well deserved nods. The Cinematographers, from The Hollywood Reporter, have given nods to: Emmanuel Lubezki for Children...

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Stalked: Cobain film, Steve Martin's life story and Suck City

Three interesting projects have been announced. The first authorised Kurt Cobain film might be in its early stages, Steve Martin is writing his life story, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City has a film deal. Courtney Love has bought the rights to Heavier Than Heaven, the Charles Cross written...

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January 11, 2007

Stallone at Everton FC on Sunday!

Are you a fan of the UK Premiereship Everton Football Club, or perhaps a fan of Sylvester Stallone? If you're both then you're going to be very happy this Sunday which Everton play their Premiership match against Reading on Sunday, because Stallone will be there. According to, of all places...

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Battlestar Galactica film confirmed by Producers

The producers of Battlestar Galactica have confirmed that a film is going to go ahead, if a fourth series does. If there's no fourth series, there's no film. According to David Eick and Ron Moore, I'm not sure exactly which one said the following, but the film will not carry...

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Hallam Foe trailer online

The trailer for the new Jamie Bell film Hallam Foe is online. It also stars such talent as the stunning Claire Forlani and Ciarán Hinds, both stunning for different very reasons, and also Sophia Myles and Ewen Bremner. The film is adapted from the debt novel by Peter Jinks. It...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End posters online

There's some new artwork appeared online for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End which may turn out to be the official artwork from the film. There's the main group photo above featuring Sparrow, Barbossa, Turner, Swann and Feng walking out of the mist, and equally ominous mist covered individual...

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Foxx as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight?

Is Jamie Foxx in line to be the next Harvey Dent in the new Batman film The Dark Knight? Well according to Internet rumours he is, mind you those very same rumours have listed so many people planning to play the character I'm not even sure who all has been...

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Shatner reveals Star Trek XI secrets?

I'm starting to get a little tired of the Star Trek XI rumours, and the latest comes from William Shatner again as he talks about his role, the writing and where Kirk is in the whole story. Apparently he's revealing what J.J. Abrams would rather keep quiet. According to comments...

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Jackson replies to New Line allegations

Yesterday I wrote about the New Line statement about Peter Jackson, well soon after Jackson and WingNut Films replied to those statements with a much more composed and much less personal statement of their own. You can see the statement over the page, and without knowing all the facts of...

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The Equalizer gains crime writers

I had thought that the film version of The Equalizer TV series was dead, but an announcement today of the signing of two screenwriters to the project is good news. Michael Connelly, the famous crime writer, and Terrill Lee Lankford who is a collaborator of Connelly's, have been signed by...

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Streep joins Mamma Mia

Back in April of last year we heard that the Mamma Mia musical was coming to the big screen, now there's a major casting announcement in the form of the superb Meryl Streep. According to Variety Phyllida Lloyd will make her directorial debut on the film. Lloyd directed the original...

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Berry wants X-Men fan campaign

Halle Berry is trying to urge all X-Men fans to campaign for a fourth film by writing to Tom Rothman at 20th Century Fox. She was speaking at the People's Choice Awards when she picked up her Favourite Female Action Star. "I want to thank Tom Rothman for allowing me...

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Kaufman's debut to gain stunning cast

Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York has some major stars in negotiations. The big names are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton. Hoffman would be playing a theater director who attempts to put on a play which means creating a life-size replica of...

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FBI teaches Hollywood

The FBI are hosting seminars for Hollywood to help them portray the organisation in a more realistic light, something that seems overdue with the number of films in production that connect with the FBI. The latest seminar was called FBI - Crime Essential for Writers and was packed with executives...

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Stalked: Bullock Tango's, Cameron's Avatar cast, Alpha Dog clears courts

Sandra Bullock in Kiss & Tango, James Cameron signs Sam Worthington and Alpha Dog clears courts. Bullock's production company is to produce the adaptation of Kiss & Tango by Marina Palmer. Although it's not clear yet if she's set to star, the author of the book is quoted over at...

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Abdul to work on Bratz

Paula Abdul is joining the Bratz film as fashion, choreography and music adviser. I presume from her American Idol comments she'll just love everything and everyone and nothing will be turned away. "I am extremely excited about working on this film, which incorporates and celebrates so many of my passions,...

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Braff explains Fast Track delay

Fast Track starring Zach Braff and Amanda Peet has been pushed back, but there's no big secret or worry reason as Braff explains on his blog. The studio has pushed back the opening of the movie until March. The main reason being that neither I, nor Jason Bateman, nor Amanda...

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January 10, 2007

Whitaker for Guillaume Musso's Et après adaptation

Forest Whitaker has a talent for picking unusual roles, and his latest sounds just that. He is negotiating to star in Afterwards, an adaptation of the novel Et après... by Guillaume Musso. According to Production Weekly Whitaker would play Nathan Del Amico, a divorced and very successful lawyer whose life...

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From TMNT to Gatchaman aka Battle of the Planets

Kevin Munroe, currently the director of the soon to be seen return to the big screen for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been working on the anime series Gatchaman, for people of my age who watched a lot of TV that's Battle of the Planets or G-Force. "Brrrr..Beep...Beep...Spectra", and...

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Smokin' Aces DVD Directors Cut

Joe Carnahan, the writer and director of Smokin' Aces, has told how there's a lot of scenes from the film that have ended up on the cutting room floor, but will make it to a Directors Cut DVD, including multiple alternate endings. I'm excited as I'll be racing to see...

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Saw II

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I had to see this film quickly, Saw III (Filmstalker review) was in the cinema and I needed to go and see it fast and review it. So I was given a copy of Saw II to see ever so quickly (thanks Lee, I've seen it now so you can...

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Megatron and Barricade full frontal CGI online!

You can now see the full standing CGI characters of Megatron and Barricade from the Transformers film online. There's no pictures just of their arms, or blurry shots, no these are full frontal, full standing, fully transformed, and if I say so looking quite cool. Megatron looks pretty evil and...

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New Line will not work with Peter Jackson

Sounds like New Line will never make The Hobbit film while Robert Shaye is at the helm and Peter Jackson is busy suing them. According to his rather embittered comments he's not happy with the man, although he does respect him as a director. "I do not want to make...

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Abrams wants new Star Trek fans for XI

J.J. Abrams has been talking about Star Trek XI, for a secret project there's a lot being talked about, and he says that he'd rather people who knew nothing about the Star Trek universe came to the film. Does that suggest a Star Trek film completely detached from the past?...

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McAvoy would like a Highland Clearances film

At the gala of The Last King of Scotland in Glasgow plans were discussed for new films. The director Kevin Macdonald is going to direct a television documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Nazi known as "The Butcher of Lyons", and the superb James McAvoy suggested a great idea for a...

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Dual format HD DVD to end format war?

Depending on your thinking Warner Home Video have either just saved the new HD DVD format race, or just added to the mess. They've just announced their new Total Hi Def disc, a disc that on one side is HD-DVD and the other is Blu-Ray. Stunningly one of their high-tech...

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Hot Fuzz US trailer with all star introduction

There's a new Hot Fuzz trailer online. Okay, it's fair cop, it's not a new trailer, it's exactly the same apart from two things. One is a few seconds of a moustache joke in the trailer, and the other is the amusing introduction from the brains behind Fuzz (or rather...

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ILM POTC Dead Man's Chest effects clips online

There are a couple of pretty long clips online for the special effects from ILM and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Filmstalker review), and some of it's really interesting to see the layers peeled back and the actors beneath exposed. What I found surprising is then how much...

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Primeval clips online

There are some clips online for the crocodile thriller Primeval starring Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones and Jürgen Prochnow. To be honest this film holds little interest for me, and I can't help but thinking of films such as Anaconda, but perhaps there's something in it that might be a little...

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Peoples Choice Award Winners

The People's Choice Awards have been announced and the film section is looking rather, odd. The clear winner is the "half a film" Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, for some bizarre reason. Here are the winners for the films category from Yahoo News: Female star: Jennifer Aniston Male...

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Directors Guild announce nominees

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominations for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film 2006, and there's a few surprises, such as no Clint Eastwood, anywhere. The announcement was made in a press release on the DGA official site and found through the BBC who come out with...

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Cohen to direct Mummy 3?

Rumours have it that Rob Cohen is being lined up to direct The Mummy 3. Yes, I was surprised by that when I read it too, but after all the Mummy series is action and one liners, and Cohen does do that well doesn't he? You know I take calls...

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January 9, 2007

The Bad Film Club tours UK

The Bad Film Club is coming to The Cameo in Edinburgh. What is the Bad Film Club I hear you ask? Well two comedians pick a really bad film, play it in a cinema, and give a running commentary as it plays, pointing out mistakes, flaws and just generally slagging...

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Rogue pulled from release

The next film from Greg McLean, the man who brought us Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review) has been working on a new film called Rogue, about a killer crocodile. It was due for release this Friday in the US, but it looks like it's been pulled from the schedule. The film...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End script online

Back in July last year I wrote about how the first 56 pages of an early draft of the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End script appeared online. Well that's long gone, but someone has recovered it and it's back online. There are spelling mistakes everywhere and it's not...

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Megatron voice Welker or Weaving?

According to rumour there's a split race for the voice of Megatron in the upcoming Transformers film, in one corner there's the usual name associated with the character from the original, and then there's the outsider in the other corner, a name you might not have thought about before, but...

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Smokin' Aces title sequence online

Here's an unusual thing, the opening title sequence for Smokin' Aces is online for your viewing pleasure, and it's pretty cool. It kind of reminds me of a the GTA videogame opening to begin with, then it takes on a nice feel of its own. You can see it over...

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Shyamalan adapts children's animation Avatar

M. Night Shyamalan has announced one of his next projects. The film is a live action version of an animated children's series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yes, don't get excited, it's not the same as James Cameron's film, and it won't have the same name as Fox send Mr Angry...

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Black Snake Moan entire soundtrack online

The Black Snake Moan website is live and the PR company have added the now obligatory MyMarketingSpace site which carries the trailer which appeared just before Xmas. One cracking thing about the website is that it has a link where you can listen to the entire soundtrack, a complete blues...

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The Wicker Man remake comedy reel

More fun in films as I discover the best bits of The Wicker Man remake, a film I refused to see on purpose, and then felt justified after the awful reviews. However, in the main story you can see for yourself the best bits of The Wicker Man as someone...

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Murphy signs to The Other Side

Brittany Murphy has signed to star in a film called The Other Side which is pitched as an adventure, fantasy, comedy. IMDB lists a few others in there, but frankly I get bored after two. It's a fantasy comedy. Before going into the story there's an interesting cast list already....

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Bateman in Tonight, He Comes

Jason Bateman has been announced as joining Tonight, He Comes alongside Will Smith. Tonight, He Comes is that tale that sounds like it could go any number of ways, it's about a superhero who's turned to the dark side. He's a drinking, hard living guy who looks like he's having...

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Boogeyman 2 first behind the scenes clip

Surprisingly there's a Boogeyman 2 in production. I say surprisingly but I haven't actually seen the first and I shouldn't make judgement. The first behind the scenes clip is online and you can see a very short burst of the casting, and the casting. You can see the first clip...

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January 8, 2007

Cameron's Avatar confirmed for 2009

The announcement is out that James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are releasing Avatar in 2009. The film is expected to be somewhere around US$200 million and will see the live action production beginning in April with WETA doing the extensive and leading edge CGI work. The plot from IMDB:...

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New Messengers trailer online

There's a new trailer for The Messengers online, and while it does have more footage than the previous trailer, I don't think it does as well. You can see the trailer over at MoviesOnline and see what you think for yourself. It definitely does give more footage and story, but...

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Outlander creature video and 28 Weeks Later pictures online

There's video of the creature from the Viking Sci-Fi Outlander starring Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman and the amazing John Hurt, online now, as well as new pictures from 28 Weeks Later, and they are gruesome. The Outlander film is where a space craft crashes into ancient Viking Norway...

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Win your own death scene!

Want to see yourself be killed onscreen in one of Rogue Pictures films like The Hitcher remake? Well if you're in the US then you can have that very chance, simply by heading over to the official site and signing up. You can win your very own death scene in...

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Bean and Hoskins are Outlaw

Imagine, if you will, a modern day Equalizer in the UK. Who would he be? Sean Bean, that's who. Outlaw is a film from Nick Love who also made The Football Factory and the well received The Business, and the trailer is online and is looking really strong. He's a...

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Film body counts

Did you know that the body count in Nightmare on Elm Street was a mere four? Kill Bill: Vol.1 was ninety five? Or that Braveheart amassed one hundred and eighty four? There's a site I've just discovered on the Internet where people are spending time counting who dies especially for...

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House of Re-Animator suspended?

House of Re-Animator was shaping up to be something pretty good, then the bad news hits today that it's died a death, or is rather in suspended animation. Jeffrey Combs announced the news ag FangoCon as it was reported through esplatter.com and AICN. No more William H. Macy as a...

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Black Snake Moan pictures online

This is the new poster for Black Snake Moan, the upcoming film starring Christina Ricci and Samuel L. Jackson that is pulling both actors out of their normal comfort zone, Jackson especially. There's also a number of pictures online featuring another of the cast, Justin Timberlake. It's amazing that I...

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Bruce Campbell's Old Spice advert

Bruce Campbell is appearing in an Old Spice advert. Now I know what you're thinking, I thought that too, but it's not the old "splash it all over" comment, and it's not all arty with shots of models and heaving waves, no, this one is all Mr Campbell, and it's...

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Apocalypto clips and featurette online

There are a couple of new Quicktime clips for Apocalypto online, as well as a featurette looking behind the scenes. Nicely timed to match the review I've just completed. Previously there were two clips I got hold of, here are the Quicktime, Windows Media and Realplayer clips for the latest....

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Apocalypto

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Mel Gibson's Apocalypto comes with a lot of baggage, some of which is related to the film, and some that isn't. So let's dispense straight away with the celebrity associations of Gibson and just concentrate on the film itself. That takes care of most of the baggage, but there's still...

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At the Mountains of Madness script reviewed

The script for Guillermo del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness has been reviewed online, and it sounds like it's a spot on version. However, bear in mind that this is without studio interference creative input as yet. According to the review del Toro and his writing partner have captured...

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Gondry to direct Blondie film with Dunst?

Back in October I carried the story of Kirsten Dunst rumoured to be playing Blondie, aka Debbie Harry, in a story of her life. Today the story has been regurgitated, and this time with a little tease from Dunst herself as she reveals who could be the director of the...

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Producers confirm Watts interest in The Birds

In confirmation of the previous story, the producers of The Birds remake have expanded on their previous comments regarding Naomi Watts wanting the lead of the film. As I previously stated these things can often be gentle nudges in persuading people to do roles, but according to Producer Brad Fuller...

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Scriptwriter and Online Critics Awards

There are two more sets of award nominations I caught today, first is the Online Critics Awards from Rotten Tomatoes, (of which I'm not a part!) and the USC Libraries Scripter Award. First the University of Southern California is in their 19th year and has announced their nominations for this...

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January 7, 2007

Filmstalker's films to see in 2007

Well we're a few days into 2007, and to finish off the trilogy of articles on the passing of the year film wise, here's the last in the series, the blockbuster completion if you will. Here are the films that I will be looking out for in 2007, and there's...

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Sophia Bush as Wonder Woman?

Could it be true, could Sophia Bush the star of The Hitcher remake be in the running for Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman? Well it's been a long time since we had a Wonder Woman rumour, and perhaps this is another case of an actress (or actor) tryinig to get themselves...

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Besson on Transporter and District 13 sequels

Despite Luc Besson saying that he's finished directing he's not stopping writing and producing, and he says that he's writing the sequel to District 13 (District B13 or Banlieue 13), that parkour filled action film. Not only that but he also would love to do another Transporter film if the...

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Naomi Watts wants The Birds lead

The producers of the classic Hitchcock film The Birds have announced that Naomi Watts is in fact interested in playing the lead in the remake and that they are in negotiations with her. Now let's remember that these announcements are often used to gently nudge negotiations or to test the...

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The Hitcher clips online

There are a bunch of clips and new pictures for The Hitcher remake online, and while it does look pretty dark, Sean Bean looks menacing, the look of the original seems to have been retained as well as the major plot line, I'm not sold yet. Okay so it's not...

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Welsh's Ecstasy drops Scottish production

The production of the Irvine Welsh novel Ecstasy seems to have hit somewhat of a stop gap, and has resulted in the dismissal of the entire Scottish production team. The film was scheduled to begin last november and is now slated for the earliest date of march with fears that...

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Austin and National Critics announce winners

More award announcements with the Austin Film Critics Association Awards and the National Society of Film Critics both announcing their winners of this years winners. For the Austin Film Critics the Best Film went to United 93 (Filmstalker review) which I don't think is a huge surprise, with Best Actor...

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January 6, 2007

Shatner and Nimoy in Star Trek XI!

Here's an amazing quote from William Shatner that says J.J. Abrams and his team are definitely trying to write he and Leonard Nimoy into Star Trek XI. According to UK IGN through TrekMovie.com, Shatner responded to the question of if he'd talked to Abrams about the film with: "Actually, I...

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Friday the 13th remake going ahead?

More remake news, and this one might actually have some mileage in it, not the news itself but a remake. The idea of remaking Friday the 13th could actually work out quite well. News today from Fangoria through HorrorMovies.ca says that despite previous failed attempts, this time the remake is...

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New Severance clip online

There's a new clip online for the film Severance, and while most people seem to think it's hilarious, I find myself wondering where the comedy is, and even thinking that a few people might find the scene a little off. See what you think. The clip is over at The...

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Daniel Craig is not in Star Trek XI...yet

Sometimes rumours go a little crazy. This one has Daniel Craig as being looked at for Star Trek XI, the new Star Trek from J.J. Abrams. Well hold on a moment. First up the story from Worst Previews has TrekMovies carrying a WENN story and are quite right to point...

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Wright, Zombie and Roth join Grindhouse

Word is that Edgar Wright is up to direct one of the fake trailers that will be sitting between the two Grindhouse films of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, and that other big names are up for some of the other trailers. According to Fangoria through Twitch, Wright will be...

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Reno 911, Shrek and Hills Have Eyes 2 on Apple Trailers

Previously the trailers for Reno 911!: Miami, The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Shrek the Third were all found in different places on the Internet in varying Quicktime qualities, well now they're all on Apple Trailers in high quality. Reno 911!: Miami [QT:S:M:L:iPod] has the with or without audio commentary....

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January 5, 2007

De Palma directs Iraqi Casualties of War

Brian De Palma is set to direct a film on one of the most controversial moments in the Iraqi war, although there seems to be nothing but those moments in the war, the film Redacted is set to tackle something on a much smaller scale. The story will feature something...

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Transformers story book covers online - Megatron, Prime, Bumblebee, Barricade

There are three pictures online for the new Transformers story book covers, and they show Optimus Prime, Barricade, Megatron and Bumblebee all in full on glory on the front pages. You can see all three of them over at the Transformers Flickr gallery. There's Optimus Prime, with Bumblebee, Barricade and...

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Caine says Sleuth not a remake

So they're remaking Sleuth, that classic film with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier that was adapted from the play by Anthony Shaffer by the very man himself, we all new that. However it seems that there are going to be quite a few differences and it might well be a...

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Rejects join Halloween cast

No surprise really that Rob Zombie has announced Sheri Moon Zombie has joined the cast of Halloween, but the surprise is that she's going to play Michael Myers mother. There's also news from Rob Zombie's site that William Forsythe will be playing the abusive boyfriend of Mother Myers, Ronnie White....

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Saw IV director chosen?

There's a rumour going about that the director for Saw IV is close to being signed. The production designer on Saw II, III (Filmstalker review) and Skinwalkers, who also served as second unit director on Saw III, David Hackl, is set to direct. The rumour comes from Bloody Disgusting through...

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Alien vs. Predator: AvP2 directors interviewed

There's a lengthy interview with the directors of Alien vs. Predator: AvP2 online and the way the directors are speaking you'd be forgiven for thinking it could turn out quite well. Greg and Colin Strause are the directors and have a lot to say in the footage. They talk about...

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The Hitcher set visit - Will it turn out well?

There's an interesting set visit online for The Hitcher, and in it we not only see behind the scenes and find some new pictures online, but there's also some interesting observations and comments from the stars. What this remake sounds like isn't the balls out action and fast cut Michael...

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Raimi looks to Spider-Man 4

Sam Raimi is edging closer to a Spider-Man 4 with his latest comments when asked about a fourth, this time he's saying what would really make him do it and why. Before he's categorically said no, then he's edged forward to maybe, now he says the following: "I'm sure they'll...

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White Noise 2: The Light trailer online

The White Noise 2: The Light trailer is online, and once again because it's Window Media Player I can't see it - strange that and I've just got a new PC. No matter, you can see the trailer over at Sky Movies [WMV:L:S] through If It's Movies. Can anyone see...

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Ocean's Thirteen teaser online!

Here's our first look at all the characters in Ocean's Thirteen in the first little teaser from the film, and I have to say it looks pretty cool. That closing shot is very funny. Quick quiz, after you watch it can you guess where that line that Andy Garcia says...

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Halloween cast updates

Rob Zombie has announced two more of his cast for the Halloween remake, this time for the mother and father of Laurie Strode. Laurie was the part originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis and in the remake is rumoured to played by Danielle Harris. Her mother and father are going...

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Producers, Writers and Screenwriters Guilds announce nominees

The Producers Guild, the Writers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild have announced their nominations for awards and there are a couple of interesting announcements in there, although there's a lot of TV, and Filmstalker is all about film, there are some close connections, so in the main story (over...

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Golden Compass and Number 23 images online

There are tons of images online for both His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass and the Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23. The Number 23 film really has me interested for not only does it star the gorgeous and captivating Virginia Madsen, or the appearance of Danny Huston, but it...

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Stalked: Kidman in Hole, A Subtle Knife, Patrick Wilson and The Tingler

Today's announcements are Nicole Kidman will produce and star in Rabbit Hole, screenwriter begins His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife, Patrick Wilson is a Passenger, and there's a rewrite of The Tingler horror. Nicole Kidman is set to star in and produce a film called Rabbit Hole which is a...

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January 4, 2007

Gladiator 2 casting call?

Is Gladiator 2 really going ahead? Mark this as huge speculation but according to a casting site it's expected to be released late 2006 or early 2007, which quite frankly sounds an absurd timescale. The sequel to Gladiator is due for a hopeful release date in late 2006 / early...

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Saw IV filming in March

Saw IV is apparently set to start filming in Toronto in march, following on from the rumour that teams of writers were beavering away on the film. All this despite the news that the creators aren't really interested in having a Saw 4. According to a source of MoviesOnline, Saw...

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Creepshow deleted scenes online

I remember Creepshow from a long time ago, I think a time when I loved reading anything Stephen King. Since then my tastes have changed and I've never seen Creepshow again, but ten minutes of deleted scenes from the film have just appeared online, and they bring it all back....

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New 300 posters online

There are four new posters online for the hugely anticipated film 300. Yes, there is one with Gerard Butler showing off his huge abs, abs that I'm sure are airbrushed a little! You can see the new posters over at Empire. Each features a character from the film with a...

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Highlander: The Source first clip online

The first clip of Highlander: The Source has appeared online, and it's a pretty long, if hard to understand clip. You can see it over the page. Adrian Paul has taken over duties as Duncan MacLeod and he and his fellow Immortals are on the search for the first Immortal...

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Where were you all? - Kevin Smith in Die Hard

Filmstalker: 23rd December: Stalked:Halloween cast, Keanu in Speed Racer, Kevin Smith in Die Hard! Who'd have thought that Smith liked The Return of Bruno? I really liked that album, and he mentions that he liked Mortal Thoughts, which I think is a really under credited film. Anyway, he's mentioned on...

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Studios agree film download system

The torment of the Studio protecting films downloaded over the Internet may be at an end as they discover a new protection system that works and they seem to be all signing up to it. This is good news for the consumer, until you read on. The system is called...

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Russell reveals Tombstone secrets

There's a very interesting interview with Kurt Russell online where Russell talks about the troubled production of the great western Tombstone and how he directed much of the film through the ghost director George P. Cosmatos. According to the interview when the screenplay writer Kevin Jarre was fired from the...

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Mr and Mrs Smith sequel?

Could Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt be reuiniting to create another Mr and Mrs Smith (Filmstalker review) film? Well from current rumours they might just be thinking about it, although the rumour is extremely tenuous and coincides with the announced TV series which will not feature either of their names....

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Kidman tells of Others script battle

Nicole Kidman has revealed how she fought with Alejandro Amenbár for about two weeks over the script of The Others as it was radically rewritten between her accepting the role and returning to start the film after completing Moulin Rouge. "I read the script and thought, 'Great.' Then I went...

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Chicago Film Critics 2006 awards

The Chicago Film Critics have announced their award winners for last year, and there's a few interesting choices in there. Here's the award list: Best Picture: "The Departed" Best Foreign Language Film: "Letters From Iwo Jima" Best Director: Martin Scorsese for "The Departed" Best Original Screenplay: Peter Morgan - "The...

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Battlestar Galactica film?

There's been word over the last couple of days of a possible Battlestar Galactica film, although the current word is that it might be a straight to DVD, there's talk of it none the less. I caught the story yesterday from someone and lost it, but today it's appeared over...

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Thr3e thriller trailer online

The official site is online for the thriller Thr3e, no not that one with Billy Zane and Kelly Brook (Filmstalker review), but a new film which is based on the novel by Ted Dekker. The film is about a seminary student who is targeted by a psychotic killer. He teams...

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De Palma's lost film gets DVD release

There's a little seen Brian De Palma film called Murder a la Mod. This film was shown in only one cinema before being pulled and marked De Palma's feature directorial debut. Now it's received some remastering and is being released on DVD. The DVD release will also feature The Moving...

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Michael Vartan as nightmare serial killer?

Michael Vartan, the helpful agent from Alias, may well ditch that image and become a hardened Australian serial killer. In a new film that is. The film is called Worst Nightmares and already has Lance Henriksen, Greg Kinnear and Bridget Moynahan onboard. According to Starpulse News Blog Kinnear plays the...

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Chinese horror trailer Matrimony online

There's a particularly creepy looking trailer for a film called The Matrimony online. It's about a woman whose husband won't allow her to go into one specific room in the house, a locked room. One day the key mysteriously appears to her and she enters, only to find the presence...

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January 3, 2007

Mike Myers to play Who's Keith Moon

Exciting musical biographical film news, this time it's about the legendary drummer Keith Moon. There's going to be a film of his life and it's not Johnny Depp who's connected with the role, it's Mike Myers. The film, See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked For Your Pleasure is due...

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Clooney and DeNiro as Auteuil and Depardieu?

I really enjoyed the French thriller 36 Quai des Orfèvres (Filmstalker review), and the word of the remake has eventually come. The film is called 36 and Dean Georgaris, who helped bring down The Manchurian Candidate by writing the remake is translating the script now. Marc Forster who direcited Monsters...

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Behind the Scenes of BloodRayne II

I've just seen some behind the scenes footage for BloodRayne II: Deliverance, and despite it being the latest offering from Uwe Boll the short film had me hooked. It's actually quite well put together and rather funny. Note that Booll had nothing to do with the directing of this little...

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Nicolas Cage talks National Treasure 2

So the title of National Treasure 2 is confirmed, National Treasure: The Book of Secrets, and Nicolas Cage says it's still being written and that the original cast are returning, bar Sean Bean so far. That's pretty much all he says in the interview of few words over at MoviesOnline....

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Smokin' Aces premiere tickets competition

The Smokin' Aces competition is open and you can win tickets to the premiere of the film at Mann's Chinese Theater, although disappointingly Joe Carnahan could only negotiate it for residents of Cali. If I had known that I wouldn't have given him so many suggestions for running the competition....

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New Transformers trailer online

There's a new Transformers trailer online for the Japanese market, and although it's very similar to the previous one we saw, it does have a few extra shots here and there like seeing Scorponok for a second, and this one is opened by both Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay talking...

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Apocalypto clips online

Apocalypto is not even half way through it's release schedule and is due to hit UK screens this weekend. To mark that I've just received two new clips for the film in Quicktime, Realplayer and Windows Media Player. Apocalypto is Mel Gibson's next epic film, this charts the downfall of...

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January 2, 2007

Manson and Nolte in King Shot?

Alejandro Jodorowsky is directing a gangster film called King Shot which two big names are already interested in, Nick Nolte and Marilyn Manson. Jodorowsky has directed seven films, six of which he wrote, and King Shot is next on his list for both duties. According to Worst Previews Manson is...

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More 300 marketing

There's now a MyMarketingSpace page for the film 300 which features everything we've seen on the website and the ability for you to join up as a friend and do all those other MySpace things to a totally ficticious person. I'm really looking forward to 300, but there's nothing in...

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Jackie Chan denies retirement

Jackie Chan retiring? Not likely. He has announced that he has ten films on his production slate for his new production company he's just set-up in China. According to the Associated Press story and his official site through CBS News: "I just started a company in China and I will...

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The Host (Gwoemul) remake to be ruined?

The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) is a superb film I saw last year that really blew me away. The other day the Asian-Hollywood remake producer Roy Lee mentioned something about the US remake that is extremely worrying. I caught the article in Variety and forgot to post it, but then...

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Smokin' Aces premiere competition?

Joe Carnahan is really up and hyping his film Smokin' Aces like mad, and why not? Already with the teasers and trailer we've seen it's looking quite spectacular and packed with style. Now though, after giving us the screenplay to read, he's working to bring us a competition to win...

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Lucas and Spielberg talk Indiana Jones 4

George Lucas is continuing to talk about the Indiana Jones film with huge amounts of excitement and forward motion, but his words are far from encouraging and I'd prefer to hear something from Steven Spielberg on the subject. Lucas has said over at Yahoo News "It's going to be fantastic....

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Stalked: Shark Meg, McKellen and Optimus Prime voiceovers

A few stories which aren't really interesting enough to go out there on their own. Peter Cullen has voiced all the winning lines for the "Make Prime Speak" contest for the Transformers film and they are online. Ian McKellen is hired to provide the voiceover for Stardust, and the giant...

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January 1, 2007

Smokin' Aces full screenplay online

Joe Carnahan has released the draft of the Smokin' Aces screenplay which secured the deal with Universal and you can now download it and read it in its entirety. On his blog, Joe points out that there are a lot of differences from the finalised film, including a different ending....

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Diesel talks Hannibal the Conqueror

Vin Diesel's passion project Hannibal the Conqueror looks set to keep pushing forward and we may well see it on release in 2008. He recently commented on the work that's going on and in particular his passion for the project. Supposedly he's already been learning to ride an Elephant, and...

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Spider-Man 3 TV trailer online

There's a new TV spot appeared online for Spider-Man 3 and it has a few nice new shots for your perusal. You can see the short TV spot over at Sony Pictures Japanese site [QT:RP:WMV:100k:300k] through Coming Soon. It looks pretty good, mostly trailer shots in there but there are...

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Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife trailer

Chris Rock has a new film coming out called I Think I Love My Wife, and although it's not looking spectacular, it does seem to have potential. Rock co-wrote and directed the film and it stars the stunning Gina Torres and Kerry Washington. Richard (Rock) is married to Brenda (Torres),...

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Wolfhound and Trackman Russian trailers

Russian films seem on the rise, and looking at the trailers for Wolfhound (Volkodav iz roda serykh psov) and Trackman it's little wonder. After his entire tribe was murdered and he somehow escaped death, Volkodaw heads off to seek revenge against the murderers. Wolfhound is a fantasy epic and looks...

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