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February 28, 2007

Three Hostel: Part II clips leaked online

Three clips from Hostel: Part II have appeared online, strung together they represent a short teaser shown at the New York Comic Con. There's nothing much to grab from the first couple, the audio is pretty poor and you can see it's been filmed over the heads of others in...

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Clips of Boyle's Sunshine online

There are a couple of new clips for the Danny Boyle science fiction film Sunshine online. Starring Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Troy Garity, Mark Strong, Cliff Curtis, Hiroyuki Sanada and Benedict Wong, it's quite a small and diverse cast. The film is about a group of...

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Die Hard 4.0 poster

This is the new poster for Die Hard 4.0, which I think it is now being officially referred to in International territories, thank the lord, rather than Live Free or Die Hard. The poster looks pretty good, and shows us in no uncertain terms what this film is about, John...

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Cameron's Jesus coffins fail to impress

The fanfare on Monday was quite damp after all. James Cameron announced the new documentary that he had narrated to many a waiting ear, and he also showed two small caskets which were said to be those of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and with a few murmurs of opposition, the...

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Planet One Spanish-British CGI

HandMade films are a British company who have produced some excellent British films, particularly in their early years with the Monty Python team. Now they are teaming up with the Madrid-based company Ilion Animation Strudios to create a US$50 million CGI film called Planet One which will be written by...

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Boyle's South African story Ponte Tower

Danny Boyle is getting ready for his next film which will be a joint venture between the UK and South Africa. Called Ponte Tower, it is loosely adapted by Michael Thomas from the book by German author Norman Ohler. The thriller will be set beneath Ponte Tower which not only...

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Stalked: Cabin Fever 2 and Get Smart

Two pieces of casting rumour for you all. The first is about two stars of the first Cabin Fever returning to Cabin Fever 2 and the second is about Alan Arkin joining the Get Smart film. Just a quick warning here, there's a spoiler being discussed in the Cabin Fever...

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Scanners remake by Saw creator?

I find it hard to believe that Scanners was only made in 1981, but it was, and now Hollywood are remaking it. First David Cronenberg's The Fly and now this. The word is that the writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman, one of the creators of the successful and quite inventive Saw...

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Downey joins Stiller's Tropic Thunder

We heard how Ben Stiller wanted Tom Cruise for his comedy Tropic Thunder that copies Three Amigos and Galaxy Quest so well, that wasn't to be though, and today we hear who he has managed to secure for the film. Robert Downey Jr. An announcement out today reveals that Downey...

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Shooter featurette online with Wahlberg and Fuqua

There's a nice featurette online for the new Antoine Fuqua film Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover and Michael Peña. Not only does it have bags of footage from the film but Wahlberg and Fuqua talk about the film a little bit and we hear that it is more character...

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Star Trek XI gets release date

I have been eagerly awaiting the official announcement of J.J. Abrams directing Star Trek XI, but as yet nothing. However today we hear an announcement from Paramount Pictures regarding the release date for the film, Christmas Day 2008. I'll say expected because I think cinema audiences won't be storming into...

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Iron Man finally receives all funding

There's nothing to group this little piece of news with, so I'll try and stretch it out a bit, however it is interesting news. It appears that the funding has just been found for Iron Man, does that explain why the rumour was going round that a script hasn't been...

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February 27, 2007

The Hills Have Eyes II new trailer

The trailer for The Hills Have Eyes II has been re-released, not for anything other than a date change, but what it has done has given us a new supply of the trailer in various formats and sizes for your viewing pleasure. It is looking pretty freaky, and I really...

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Cage in The Fly remake?

There are more pointless remakes on the way, this one is a remake of The Fly and Nicolas Cage wants to leap into the remake and help destroy it. I remember this story from ages ago and never heard anything about it since the early rumour but now it seems...

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UK Film Council losing internet audience?

There's a new website coming to the UK which will help promote non-mainstream cinema and try to increase cinema attendances for these films. Called myfilms.com, it will combine social networking and a community feel to the site in order to promote new films. It will combine film reviews and information...

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Monahan and Scorsese on music industry

Not only is William Monahan working with Leonardo DiCaprio on another Asian remake of a film from the Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) director, but he's also working on a new script for the director Martin Scorsese. This film will be called The Long Play and will follow two friends through...

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Darwin film on family and evolution

There's a movie being planned about Charles Darwin, which sounds much more interesting than that little intro would suggest. The film will focus on a difficult time of his life and is based on the biography Annie's Box written by Randal Keynes his great grandson. It tells about his relationship...

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Janet Jackson in Why Did I Get Married?

Janet Jackson is getting her film career into gear again as she stars in Tyler Perry's next film Why Did I Get Married? The film is based on his stage play which carries the same name, he is also set to star in the film. The film will look at...

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Infernal Affairs director unhappy with Departed?

The director of the original Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) Mak Siu Fai, on which The Departed (Filmstalker review) was based has spoken out about the film winning an Oscar, and although he is pleased that this reflects well on his film, he does have some rather sharp comments to make....

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Departed writer adapts another Siu Fai film

Not content with adapting Mak Siu Fai's Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) as The Departed (Filmstalker review), William Monahan is set to adapt another of his films, Seung Sing or Confession of Pain. What's more is that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star. Roy Lee's company has bought the rights to...

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New Sunshine trailer reveals some story

There's a new trailer online for Danny Boyle's Sunshine, and it's looking a lot better than the previous one we saw. This one gives us some insight to the story and has some of the character's dialogue, including an opening narration to tell us where the story is. The previous...

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The Ten trailer is online

There's a trailer online for a star studded film called The Ten. I hadn't heard of the film, or the director's previous film Wet Hot American Summer, and despite the trailer failing to intrigue me, the cast certainly does have me hooked. Famke Janssen, Liev Schrieber, Winona Ryder, Ron Silver,...

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New Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer

There's a new TV trailer online for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. This one gives us more of the Four themselves and sketches out a little more about how they fit together with the Surfer and perhaps explains why we aren't going to be seeing Galactus around in...

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February 26, 2007

Star Trek XI casting rumours - are these Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu and Scotty?

Rumours they may be, but I have to say that the latest casting gossip for Star Trek XI is looking superb. Imagine these names lined up to play Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Sulu. Stop for a moment, have a look, and realise just how good these guys look for the...

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Hot Fuzz

Film Four Stars
I loved Shaun of the Dead, and it was British too, so heading over to Hot Fuzz I was excited. I had heard it was funny, laughed at the trailers, and was anticipating the start of the film. Knowing I was sitting down to a double billing that day, Hot...

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Eckhart reveals Dent Dark Knight details

Aaron Eckhart has been talking about his role as Harvey Dent and he's revealed a little information about his character's future in The Dark Knight. Now beware, you may consider there spoilers ahead if you don't know much about the Batman story, and in particular the story of Harvey Dent....

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Voice of Wallace speaks about Aardman Dreamworks split

Peter Sallis is the voice of Wallace in the great Wallace and Gromit films, and he's spoken out about the creator's split from Hollywood, he thinks it's the better move for his creations, particularly for Wallace and Gromit. Here's what he had to say about the recent news that Aardman...

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2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Not only have the Oscars and the Razzies been announced, but we also heard about the Film Independent's Spirit Awards, the winners of which follow. There are some great choices in here, and a well deserved Oscar match for someone. Full list over the page or down below......

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Skinwalkers trailer online

There's a trailer online for the promising Skinwalkers, the film that has two packs of werewolves, one following a good path (as good as werewolves can be I guess) and the other following a bad path (I can guess you already caught that) fighting over a boy that is a...

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Roth says Hostel: Part II is the end

It looks like Hostel: Part II might be the end of the road for the Hostal characters as far as Eli Roth is concerned, of course never say never, but in a recent press interview he did say that he'd like it to end with the current film. Roth further...

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27th Razzie results

The 27th Raspberry Awards, otherwise known as the Razzies, have been announced, and they are perhaps more interesting to some than the Oscars themselves. You can see the full list of the awards here, and they make a nice compliment to the Oscars, although this year in the Razzies there's...

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79th Oscar results

The Oscars are over and while most people were writing, reading and watching them, I was in my pit sleeping away. Hope you enjoyed it, and just to satisfy your curiousity, if you didn't already know, here are the winners. I was surprised by only a few awards, and there...

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February 25, 2007

The Oscars, has the magic gone?

So the Oscars are only hours away, and you have probably noticed from the coverage on the site, I'm just not interested this year, but that's not because of lack of quality films to favour, or because the quality films aren't getting recognition, actually they are. So what's the problem?...

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Lord of War

DVD One Star
I always wanted to see this film as the story of a gun trafficker and how he views himself, his trade and the world around him. Except it had one worrying factor for me, Nicolas Cage. I've not enjoyed his films for quite some time and I expected him to...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Film Three Stars
This film is one that has always been talked about but I've never actually watched. Mention George Peppard or Audrey Hepburn and in the responses you'll more than likely hear this film title mentioned. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic, and I had this impression that it was a run...

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Dawn of the Dead

Film Three Stars
I don't usually review films I see on television for many reasons. The most damaging being that there are regular interruptions to the narrative throughout the film, and on UK's Freeview these are becoming far more frequent, longer and intrusive. The cuts are less elegant and thrown right into the...

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James Cameron reveals remains of Jesus and family?

James Cameron might just have set himself up for a big controversy as he announces that he's found the remains of Jesus, Mary and Mary Magdalene. He's announced a press conference in New York where he will allegedly be revealing their coffins which still hold their remains. Wow! You have...

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King confirms Abrams has Dark Tower

Stephen King has been talking at the New York Comic-Con about a few things, his Dark Tower comics, the Dark Tower books, and also the possibility of J.J. Abrams directing The Dark Tower film(s). First up the most surprising thing he said that he has plans to rewrite the Dark...

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Rowling reveals Potter's Deathly Hallows secret?

There's a possibly huge revelation made about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in the series. Now I say possible because the article has no source for the claimed interview, and the comments also come second hand from Daniel Radcliffe who has a vested interest in the...

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Vacancy trailer with Beckinsale and Wilson online

The trailer for Vacancy, the horror starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson is now online, and it is looking really strong, and actually quite tense. It does look like it has a lot of great ideas and setups, and it has to be said that the replacing of Sarah Jessica...

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300 remixed trailer online

There's a slightly remixed trailer for 300 online and although we've seen most of the footage before, it does give a slightly different take on events. Every time I see clips of the film it takes me back to the special screening I saw a few weeks ago and the...

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Hostel: Part II new poster - nudity and severed heads!

Eli Roth is having fun with the posters for Hostel: Part II. First he gave us that meat poster which has amazingly made it past the MPAA in America, and now he's released a new poster that we'll be lucky if we see anywhere but the InterWeeb. The poster features...

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World War Z adapted by J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski, the man who made Babylon 5 and now writes some superb comic work, is set to write the adaptation of World War Z by Max Brooks. The novel is a very clever one and is written from the perspective of a journalistic look back on a past...

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Details on Millar's The Spirit film

Over at New York Comic-Con The Spirit has been talked about, unfortunately Frank Miller who is up to direct wasn't there but a couple of producers were, and they talked about some of the ideas behind the film. "The basis of the film is the very early Eisner work...If you...

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February 24, 2007

Russian sci-fi novel adapted by 9th Company director

Fyodor Bondarchuk's 9-ya rota (9th Company) was Russia's highest box office earner a few years ago and was overtaken by Night Watch (Filmstalker review), well it looks like it might be falling back into his hands in the near future as he embarks on a Russian science fiction trilogy. He...

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Has Abrams finally signed for Star Trek XI?

Now let's not get too excited. An unnammed source has spoken to The Hollywood Reporter and stated that J.J. Abrams is going to direct Star Trek XI. An unnamed source. Okay, so the story does come from a reliable news company, but they are still quoting it from a source...

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Stone talks new Alexander cut in 20 minute video

Oliver Stone's Alexander (Filmstalker review) is getting a final release on DVD, and this one is the film that Stone really wanted to make. It's going to be long, and from the sounds of it pretty seriously recut. In the main story there's a twenty minute video with Stone introducing...

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Cussler case shows Producers in bad light

The Sahara and Clive Cussler trial continues, for the running story why not read this article, or this one to catch up. Well now it looks like we could start believing that Cussler was done wrong, especially from the in court comments from the producer Karen Baldwin, who seems better...

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Scorsese for kiddies The Invention of Hugo Cabret?

Martin Scorsese is keeping quiet about the sequel possibilities for The Departed (Filmstalker review) and despite a buldging schedule of projects to choose from he's just provisionally attached his name. Warner Brothers have bought the rights to The Invention of Hugo Cabret which the screenwriter John Logan is adapting and...

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Transformers producer talks CGI

One of the producers of the upcoming Transformers film from Michael Bay has spoken about some of the processes involved in making the film and how they wanted to stick to live action above anything else. "I think that as much practical photography as you can get is the best...the...

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February 23, 2007

Downey reveals his thoughts on Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has apparently spoken about his choice to play the lead in Iron Man, and quite frankly he's not pulling any punches about the fact that this is just to keep the career turning over, and perhaps the cash coming in. This is what he said about his...

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Stalked: Clooney and Blanchett in Fox and Elliot in Rambo

George Clooney and Cate Blanchett are looking to sign for The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Sam Elliot could well be in the new Rambo film. George Clooney and Cate Blanchett are in talks to voice the leads in the stop motion film of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox directed...

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De Niro's downward trend - The Little Fockers

Robert De Niro - Mean Streets, The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The Dear Hunter, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, Angel Heart, The Untouchables, Goodfellas, Heat, Cop Land, Wag the Dog and Ronin. Why is he now attached to another Focker's film? The third film in the series, The...

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Stalked: McConaughey, Dorff and Levinson Licks

In this Stalked edition we find that Matthew McConaughey is continuing his lacklustre turn in dripping wet romatic films and pretty poor ones at that, also that Stephen Dorff is returning to the fore of the acting crowd in a Moroccan film, and Barry Levinson has taken on the task...

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Amin's son found Last King of Scotland degrading

The son of Idi Amin, Jaffar Amin, is continuing to speak out against The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), although he does praise Forest Whitaker's performance, slightly. This could be continuing press for his upcoming book about his father, or it could be more from a single interview where...

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Cage's Next trailer online

Now I don't want to build your hopes up, but there's a good chance that Nicolas Cage is set to star in a good film, and the first part of the evidence is online as the trailer for the film Next appears. Problem is I can't see it just now,...

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Disney pushes Prince of Persia for 2008?

The videgoame adaptation of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time has been waiting for a long time to see some movement, we've seen some casting rumours through the ever reliable IMDB, and now some new news suggests that the film itself is on the move forwards. Rumour is that Disney...

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Fido trailer online

We've already seen some clips for Fido, now though the full trailer is out and you can see the comedy of life with a Zombie as a pet/slave. The film stars Billy Connolly as the Zombie Fido (I thought I recognised him there), as well as Carrie-Anne Moss and Dylan...

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Hopkin's Fracture trailer online

The trailer for Anthony Hopkins latest film, Fracture, is online. It also stars Ryan Gosling and David Strathairn, in fact there's quite an interesting cast on the film. It tells the story of a man who tried to murder his wife and is set free on some technicalities, he then...

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Justice League film underway?

The next superhero franchise could perhaps be the biggest yet with the news that Warner Brothers have hired two writers to develop a Justice League screenplay. Two writers with no real credited experience have been given the script. Now mostly this wouldn't really be an issue would it? Except this...

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Miller says Sin City 2 script complete

Frank Miller has announced that the script for Sin City 2 is complete and that the film is ready to go. This goes against the previous rumours that the production was in trouble. While being interviewed on a promotion run for 300 he said: "The script is largely done, and...

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February 22, 2007

Hopkins to play Hitchcock?

We heard some time ago about the plans to make a film about Alfred Hitchcock and the difficult production of Psycho, previously Ryan Murphy was slated to direct with John McLaughlin writing the screenplay called Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, a nice catchy title. Now news has come...

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Peter Gallagher for The Incredible Hulk?

Rumour has it that Peter Gallagher, currently known for his fatherly role in The O.C., has tried out for a part in The Incredible Hulk. According to one of those darned sources, he had to take some time off of O.C. to do the screen test: "Thought you might be...

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National Treasure: The Book of Secrets reviewed

The script for National Treasure: The Book of Secrets (title change coming!) has been reviewed and it's supposed to be as good as the original. For me that doesn't bode well as the original was a pretty poor film. National Treasure was a great DVD release, but was filled with...

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DreamWorks apologises for Dreamgirls

The makers of the Oscar nominated and award winning film Dreamgirls have apologised to the legendary recording label Motown in a film page advert from DreamWorks which was posted in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. The advert apologies for any confusion between the fictional film and the Motown label and...

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Talk To Me trailer features Cheadle and Sheen

The trailer for the Don Cheadle starrer Talk To Me is online and it's right here on Filmstalker. Alongside Cheadle are the superb talents of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Martin Sheen as they tell the story of Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-convict who become an amazingly popular talk show radio host...

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Blades of Glory clips online

Filmstalker has some clips from Blades of Glory, the new Will Ferrell and Jon Heder comedy set in the world of male figure skating, a strange world indeed. Two Olympic skaters are stripped of their medals and permanently banned from men.s single skating in competition after they fought on the...

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24 director talks 24 the film

So where is 24 the film? Here's the director of the TV series to spill the beans and talk a little about what we should expect to see from the film, and more importantly when we should expect to see it. To be fair we know quite a bit of...

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Susco distances from Prom Night remake

It must be hard being a writer, and I'm sure Stephen Susco can attest to that. He's was once attached to the remake of the film Prom Night, and now that the script has been reviewed and received pretty negative responses his name is beginning to come up as having...

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Mary Shelley's The Last Man completes filming

The low budget production for Mary Shelley's The Last Man has completed filming, before the big budget adaptation in the guise of Will Smith's I Am Legend. You must know the story by now as it has been losely adapted for The Omega Man as an advert for Charlton Heston's...

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Idi Amin's son speaks out

We heard the other day that Idi Amin's son was unhappy with his father's portrayal in The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), now he's spoken out about his father. "I'd ask dad, what happened? He'd look at me and say, 'people fought me, I fought them, but I never...

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Co-stars defend Radcliffe in Equus

Co-stars of Daniel Radcliffe in his stage appearance of Equus have been speaking out about his talent, composure, and care for the character, they've also been speaking out about the negative comments that are coming their way from the press. People have been complaining that the Harry Potter star has...

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Bateman joins Garner for Juno

After seeing Jason Bateman in Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review) and seeing some of his upcoming serious work I find myself wondering why he and Jennifer Garner are teaming up in a dull sounding coming of age comedy. The film is called Juno and tells the story of the aforementioned Juno,...

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Bardem joins Cruz on Allen's Barcelona film

Woody Allen has recruited two big names for his next film, the untitled one set in Barcelona. Penélope Cruz has already signed, and news today is that Javier Bardem has signed for the film. It's growing to be another big name project, and Allen certainly doesn't have any problem gathering...

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Saw V and VI for production?

Already I had written about the rumour for Saw IV and V, and we've seen the fourth come true with Darren Lynn Bousman returning to direct, despite saying no. Now we're hearing that the fifth and sixth films have entered the production slate! According to the comments of a source...

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Roth to sign for Hostel III?

Eli Roth has just finished filming Hostel: Part II, and the rumour has appeared that he's all but signed up for Hostel III already. According to the report next up is Cell and then he's back to his soon to be franchise. There's no real meat to the rumour other...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still remade

The Day The Earth Stood Still is getting a remake. That classic 1951 film has been reported as coming out in the summer of 2008. There's no word yet on director, cast, writer, nothing other than Fox are producing. The classic tells the story of how a space ships lands...

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Bird to direct San Francisco earthquake film

There's a rumour going about that the animation king Brad Bird is actually going to be tackling live action in his next film, and that this film is going to be the adaptation of the novel 1906. The book tells the story of the great San Francisco earthquake and city...

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New cast for King's The Mist

There are two more names attached to the Frank Darabont written and directed adaptation of the Stephen King film The Mist. Both Marcia Gary Harden and Toby Jones have signed up according to Variety through Rope of Silicon. There's some solid acting talent being added to this latest King film....

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February 21, 2007

Bad Dog and Hero Trip gain funding

The UK Film Council has just announced some small funding for some British films, and normally this wouldn't attract my attention but two of the blurbs are really quite interesting. Bad Dog is an extreme UK horror to be produced and distributed by Vertigo Films and it tells the story...

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Nicolas Cage to play Al Capone?

According to reports the prequel to The Untouchables, Al Capone, was to be directed by Antoine Fuqua but he passed that over and Brian De Palma is set to direct (something we heard months ago), and Palma has just announced who he would like to play Capone. Yes you guessed...

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Bousman confirms directing Saw IV

Darren Lynn Bousman once said he was done with the Saw franchise, then we heard that he was directing Saw IV, so to explain what is going on here's the man himself. The rumors are in fact true... "I'LL BE BACK"... ...At first I turned it down just on principle......

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Pegg's Run Fat Boy Run trailer online

Comic geniuses don't always hit right, and it looks like Simon Pegg may well find that in Run Fatboy Run. After seeing the trailer during which I smiled not a jot, I'm thinking this is an avoid at all costs film. Of course it could be a bad trailer, and...

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Carrey and Schumacher talk 23

There's a clip of Joel Schumacher and Jim Carrey talking about The Number 23 film and mainly about the obsession behind it. It's great because it's filled with 23 facts and coincidences, and Carrey really looks seriously excited by the whole idea. Carrey also talks about the plot, and with...

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Cattrall reads Sex and the City script?

Rumour time, and it's the Sex and the City film again. Once again it is Kim Cattrall that's been talking about it, and according to an insider, she's seen the script and is on board to star. According to the story the insider said: "Kim saw the script and her...

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Gazza joins Winstone in film

Paul Gascoigne aka Gazza is an ex-England and Newcastle United footballer who is particularly well known in Britain. He's had a turbulent career it's fair to say, one which does mirror the life of a Hollywood celebrity. Now though he's set to join them in a horror film called Final...

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David Ayer's The Night Watchmen

Keanu Reeves is set to take the lead in The Night Watchmen, a James Ellroy scripted film that is currently receiving a rewrite from David Ayer who is also directing. According to IMDB the story is about a disgraced cop who sets out to redeem himself, whereas Variety, who carry...

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Already Dead vampire franchise adapted

There's another vampire story coming to the big screen, but this one has a nice twist. The adaptation is from the book Already Dead by Charlie Huston, and the Amazon blurb has the following: They live among us, slaves to the very condition that empowers them. They are the Vampyre,...

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LonelyGirl joins Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me

LonelyGirl 15 became a bit of an Internet phenomenon. She appeared on YouTube touting videos of her life as a lonely, but lovely, fifteen year old girl. People were hooked, for some reason. Then the truth came out that she was a nineteen year old pretending to be the character....

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Resident Evil: Extinction teaser online

There's a teaser trailer online for the new Resident Evil: Extinction and it's showing off the desert destruction of Las Vegas very nicely. The film is the continuation of the now classic videogame series Resident Evil, fun and scary to play, it made it to the big screen carrying the...

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Woo remaking French classics

John Woo is remaking some classic and influencial French films, films that apparently influenced some of his directing style. Already, despite being very busy with The Battle of Red Cliff, he's producing Le Cercle Rouge and handed the directorial reigns to Johnny To, and he's set to direct the remake...

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Valance joins Taken

Holly Valance is reportedly joining the cast of Taken, after just hearing yesterday that Maggie Grace has joined the Liam Neesom starrer. Taken is the story of a man whose daughter is kidnapped and sold into the slave trade, luckily he's an ex spy and turns his resources to finding...

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Fuqua's Shooter pictures online

There are a few pictures online for the film Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Michael Peña and the rising Rhona Mitra. Directed by the superb Antoine Fuqua it tells the story of a marksman who is living apart from his former life who is persuaded in for one last...

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Wild Hogs blooper reel is funny

There's a funny little blooper reel online for the upcoming Wild Hogs, the film about four men who have a mid life crisis and head out on some Harley's to grab some excitement in their lives. Despite starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, Ray Liotta and William H. Macy...

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February 20, 2007

Grindhouse to cost double for foreign audiences

It seems that the recent concern over splitting Grindhouse into two films isn't quite as true as would at first seem. It's only happening in countries that are non-English speaking. The reasoning behind it all seems to be that the idea of a double-bill feature is unknown to many film...

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Mark Millar talks Wanted previs

Mark Millar is the superb Scottish talent that created the comic book Wanted, the comic that is being adapted for the big screen by Timur Bekmambetov starring Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy, and he's been talking about the film production and releasing a few details and laying a few seeds...

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Stalked: Grace's Taken, Garfield with Redford and Simm's Van Gogh

Maggie Grace from Lost is in Taken, Andrew Garfield will debut on Lions for Lambs, and John Simm will play Van Gogh. First up is the little announcement that Lost's Maggie Grace has been signed up for the film Taken starring Liam Neeson and written by Luc Besson. She plays...

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Fearless Director's Cut gets 45 minutes extra

There is a Director's Cut version of the Jet Li starrer Fearless out, and it contains an amazing forty five minutes of extra footage added into the film. There's an interesting review online that really does praise this new version. I just watched the Fearless Director’s Cut DVD and I...

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More Good Shepherd clips online

Filmstalker has a bunch of new clips for The Good Shepherd online for you. The film stars Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie as the man who built the CIA and his wife respectively. As Wilson becomes more and more entrenched in the CIA so his relationship suffers with his wife...

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Saw IV gets a director

Well after hearing news from one of the creators on the content and direction of Saw IV, we now find out who the director is going to be on this latest edition of the franchise, and considering both creators said that there was no way they'd be continuing, it's a...

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Rambo IV gets a new name

Rambo IV: Pearl of the Cobra, which was formerly Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye, has now been retitled again and is following the same track as Rocky Balboa (Filmstalker review), it will now be called simply John Rambo. Since that's the guy's name. Seems to make sense, and the...

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The Condemned trailer online

The Condemned trailer is online. It's a film with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones which tells the story of ten vicious death row murderers who are bought by a television producer, shipped to an island, and set against each other. All the time they are filmed and told...

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New Zodiac clips online

There are some new clips for David Fincher's Zodiac online, the film that tells the story of a group of men who become obsessed with tracking down the real identity of the Zodiac killer who murdered throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960's. You can read more...

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Amin family split on Whitaker in Last King of Scotland

Forest Whitaker may not be getting all praise for his portrayal of Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), according to reports Amin's son, Taban Amin, is furious that he wasn't consulted before the film was made. He is concerned about his family's reputation and that it...

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February 19, 2007

New Gone trailer online

The new trailer for Gone is now online, and is looking pretty interesting. The film tells the story of two British backpackers travelling through the Australian Outback who pick up a charismatic American on their travels, mainly because he offers them his car and he seems a fun bloke. However...

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New Line moves ahead with The Hobbit

The head of New Line has stated that The Hobbit will be coming to our screens, but he remains quiet on who it could be, although he does hint on who it won't be. "Some directors are impossible...Are there a few people I wouldn’t work with? Yes, but I won’t...

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Monahan says no Departed sequel script...yet

William Monahan has put paid to the rumour that he was actually writing a sequel for The Departed (Filmstalker review) in a recent interview. Monahan says that he hasn't been writing the sequel, but he does know exactly where it would go, and it wouldn't follow the sequel and prequel...

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Shia Labeouf in Indiana Jones family?

Shia Labeouf may well be playing the son of Indy in Indiana Jones IV, well he probably was until the news was plastered all over the Internet and his negotiations have fallen through! The story goes that during an interview he revealed that he was in negotiations for Steven Spielberg's...

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Sex and the City film has a script?

There seems to actually be movement on a Sex and the City film, with another star of the series talking about the production in a positive light and saying that a script is being written. Previously we heard the rumour that negotiations were underway (again) for the stars to take...

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Da Vinci's Opus Dei film?

In The Da Vinci Code (Filmstalker review) the religious group Opus Dei got quite a bad reputation, and the group are quite adamant that they are far removed from their portrayal on the film. They are so keen are they to put this right that they are making their own...

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Saw IV news

There's some interesting news coming out about Saw IV, and straight from one of the creators Leigh Whannell. According to a fan from the Monster Mania horror convention in the US this weekend, they heard directly from Whannell who talked about the film. The fan told Bloody Disgusting that the...

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Third Simpsons Movie trailer online

There's a new trailer online for The Simpsons Movie, that makes three trailers and a teaser, all available in Quicktime along with some huge HD formats. It looks a lot of fun, and I love the blockbuster feel of the trailer as well as some of the jokes. However there...

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February 18, 2007

300 cast interviews online

To continue the 300 theme of the last few days, and to follow on from the review I've just written of the film, I'm posting a few links to various interviews with the cast of the film. First up we have Yahoo Movies [Embed] through Superhero Hype who have posted...

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Caché gets Hollywood remake

Brian Grazer has grabbed the French film (review to come) Caché by Michael Haneke to remake with the possibility of Ron Howard directing. I've seen the original, and while it's very good and carries excellent performances from Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche, there does seem a lot that could be...

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Yeoh and Li in the Mummy 3?

We already heard the rumour that Jet Li was to appear in The Mummy 3, well now the rumour expands and that Li will play the lead role as the Mummy and that Michelle Yeoh will also join the film. Now that works as we have always heard from the...

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McAvoy reveals Wanted details

There's an interview with James McAvoy, the Scottish actor who delivered a blistering performance in The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), has revealed a little more about the upcoming comic adaptation of the excellent Wanted from Mark Millar, another Scottish talent. In a recent interview over at Coming Soon,...

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Disney and Bruckheimer take on Terrorists

Disney have taken a little departure, from sickly sweet films with happy endings they are now looking set to produce a tale of terrorists after they and Jerry Bruckheimer bought the screen rights to Jihadists in Paradise. The story will be based on an article written by Mark Bowden which...

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Fears shoots for Brian Clough at Leeds United

The director of The Queen, Stephen Frears, has said that he hopes to make a film about the famous British football manager Brian Clough and that Michael Sheen is at the fore to take the role. Sheen has played a number of famous people already, Tony Blair twice, Kenneth Williams...

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Wright talks Ant-Man, Scott Pilgrim, Them, and Pegg

Edgar Wright has talked about his next moves in film after Hot Fuzz has hit the screens, currently that means four films, Ant-Man, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, Them, and something else with Simon Pegg. According to the comments he made at Variety through IGN, Pegg and he are banding...

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Black Water Transit director change

Here's an interesting announcement, there's a new director in talks for Black Water Transit. A new director to replace Samuel Bayer. Although this doesn't affect the production shooting, principal photography will be pushed back until early April. The announcement is quite surprising this late into production, and it suggests that...

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Tuya's Marriage (Tuya de hun shi) wins Berlin's Best Picture

Chinese film Tuya's Marriage (Tuya de hun shi) wins the Golden Bear for Best Picture at the Berlin Film Festival. The film looks at the environmental and human cost of the rapid growth of the country in terms of its economy through the much simpler lives of Mongolian herders. Sounds...

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Luhrmann in talks with Scottish artist/novelist

Adrian Wiszniewski is a Glasgow artist who's latest novel Touching Cloth has attracted the attention of Baz Luhrmann and may be picked up before it has even reached the printing stage, in fact Wiszniewski is still writing the novel. The artist began writing the novel in 2000 and although incomplete,...

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February 17, 2007

Bay talks Bay and Bad Boys III

Michael Bay does come under a lot of flack for his films, but as he says in an interview he does deliver entertainment, and cash loads of it. MTV: Do you feel like you made this giant film your own? Does it still feel personal to you? Bay: Oh, come...

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Stalked: Ecclestone and Beckinsale casting and Eastwood honoured in France

Christopher Eccleston and Gregory Smith are set to join the cast of The Dark is Rising, a story about a teenage who learns he is in the group that is sworn to fight the forces of darkness. He travels back and forth through time hunting for clues while fighting the...

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Columbus to direct Dilbert film?

Could there really be a Dilbert film? Well Chris Columbus has snapped up the rights to the cartoon. Previously this sat with Columbia, the people who made a TV series out of the character, but now it's with Warner Brothers and Columbus. I guess this sits will with the writer/director...

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300

Film Five Stars
There had indeed been much hype about the film beforehand. The trailers were looking stunning and the stills amazing. Style was at the fore of the posters and pictures and the trailers and clips we'd seen were suggesting much passion and posturing. It looked epic. Then came the news of...

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300 quick preview

I'm not long back in my hotel room after seeing 300, and although I'm not going to scream it's the best thing ever, it certainly is a superb film. The review is coming tomorrow, but in the meantime I have to say that whoever booed the film at Berlin, as...

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February 16, 2007

Full Grindhouse trailer online

The new Grindhouse trailer is online, and it's looking damn hot, much better than the teaser. I have to say I'm looking forward to Kurt Russell the most, one of my favourite actors, but Freddy Rodríguez looks pretty cool in it as well, and I haven't even turned my attention...

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Beyond the Gates (Shooting Dogs) trailer online

Beyond the Gates is the US title for the film Shooting Dogs which chronicles another of the incredibly moving and harrowing stories from the 1994 Rwandan genocide (yes countries of the UN I said genocide), and there's a trailer online that looks like a newly cut version, perhaps for the...

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300 screening and Glasgow Film Festival

Right, here's a quick update of things happening over the weekend for you all, mainly because updates will be sporadic until Monday, here's why. Friday I'm flying to London to catch a screening of 300. Luckily I'm staying overnight and flying back in the morning, the bank balance is suffering!...

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February 15, 2007

Die Hard 4.0 International Trailer online

The new international trailer for Live Free or Die Hard is online, it's recut, has new footage, and is unfortunately rather small, still it's there to be seen and it looks cool. Okay, let's back up a little here. It's reported to be the international trailer for Live Free or...

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Aaron Eckhart is Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight

Well one Dark Knight rumour can be put to bed, Harvey Dent is officially cast, it is Aaron Eckhart as we carried back at the start of the month. The announcement comes from Variety and makes way for the next announcement, oh please let it come quickly, I want to...

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300 standing ovation at Berlin

Now I'm confused, according to the press releases 300 received a standing ovation at the Berlin Film Festival from the seventeen hundred strong audience. Zack Snyder, Gerard Butler and Rodrigo Santoro were in attendance and there doesn't seem to be anything of the Cinematical mentioned booing and walking out. One...

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UK Government starts schools Film Club

Gordon Brown has had a great idea for British Schools, or rather LOVEFiLM, The Guardian, Film Education and the UK Film Council did and the Chancellor is just taking credit. The idea is a film club for schools, where pupils can order films to watch, and be educated. Currently the...

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Air Guitar Nation trailer online

C-Diddy is back again. Air Guitar Nation (Filmstalker review) was a huge surprise in the Edinburgh International Film Festival last year, almost a full year ago, and the news that it is getting a limited release is superb, I'm loving it. With that comes a trailer, and a placeholder of...

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Milli Vanilli to become famous again

I'm stunned to hear that there's going to be a film about Milli Vanilli. Who you ask? Well they were a music group consisting of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus who appeared in 1988 and managed number one hits with songs such as Girl You Know It's True, and even...

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Number 23 cast interviewed online

There's an excellent interview online with the cast of Number 23. Joel Schumacher, Jim Carrey, Danny Huston and the stunning Virginia Madsen are all there. The film is about a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23 after finding a book about the number, slowly he comes to believe...

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Cast confirmed for Cameron's Avatar

It's confirmed. The news we heard last month has been confirmed by James Cameron himself, Sigourney Weaver is set to star in his next film Avatar. The report comes from AICN who talked with Cameron just the other night, and is carried through Cinema Blend. Cameron was also kind enough...

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Air Guitar Nation gets release

Air Guitar Nation (Filmstalker review) rocked. It was perhaps one of the best documentaries that I'd seen in a long time, mainly because it was full of fun and passion. Now it appears it's going to get a release, albeit a limited one. The word is that the limited release...

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Crank writers develop medical crime thriller

Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine gave us Crank (Filmstalker review) which was great fun, tremendously exciting and visually mad. However it seems that they might be toning down the wild factor somewhat as they turn to a medical murder mystery in Pathology. According to Variety through Jo Blo the german...

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February 14, 2007

300 booed in Berlin, wildly differing reviews

300 is treading a thin line just now. Reports have come in that the film was booed at Berlin during the closing titles and that people were walking out, and yet other sites who have seen it are rating it with full marks. It seems this might be a love...

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Bay shows Transformers footage

There are various reports of the Transformers sneak preview that was shown at the Toy Fair, and Michael Bay has carried two of the reports himself, both of which make interesting reading. According to his own blog entries for the Variety story and the MTV write up, the twenty five...

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The Good Shepherd clips online

Filmstalker has three new clips for The Good Shepherd online, and two show the relationship between Wilson and Clover played by Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie while the other shows us the very dry and dull delivery of General Bill Sullivan played by Robert De Niro himself. I have to...

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Shyamalan's Green Effect script reviewed

M. Night Shyamalan has a great record of films, whatever you might personally think look at hits, misses and returns in from them and he averages very, very highly. Now though his latest script is being passed over and no one really seems keen to make it. So imagine the...

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Second trailer for Seinfeld's Bee Movie

Jerry Seinfeld's Bee movie is something that hasn't really struck me as that interesting, and I haven't heard that much from, until I caught the second teaser this evening and rewatched the first, now I have to say I'm laughing. You can see both teasers over at Yahoo Movies [QMV:QT:HD]...

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Miller and Buscemi in Van Gogh's Interview

Sienna Miller and Steve Buscemi are set to star in the Hollywood remake of Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh's Interview, with a remake of the second in his trilogy due soon after by Stanley Tucci. The controversial film maker was murdered by a militant after his films and views...

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Cussler says Sahara's heart was torn out

The Clive Cussler versus Hollywood Sahara court battle continues as Cussler takes the stand and talks about how he feels he's been wronged. According to his own words in court, the production company "tore the heart out of" his book and "ruined the film". Sahara was actually a good fun...

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Timothy Dalton praises Daniel Craig's Bond

Timothy Dalton is the latest ex-Bond to come out and praise Daniel Craig for his Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) performance, and quite rightly so.He says: "Daniel was a wonderful Bond in a great James Bond movie. I'm delighted for him." Okay, it's not much, but it's praise from one of...

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The Ruins from A Simple Plan author

The Ruins by Scott Smith is headed to the big screen. Why should you care? Well he wrote A Simple Plan which was made into a superb film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and the much missed Bridget Fonda. A Simple Plan was the...

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Snyder reveals more Watchmen

Zack Snyder has been talking again about his upcoming crack at the Watchmen film, a comic book adaptation that has been plagued by failed starts and almost made it moments. Now though, this could be the one. There's some really interesting stuff here. An actor is mentioned, and then put...

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Singleton wonders if Luke Cage will make it

There's news on John Singleton's Luke Cage, the film adaptation of the black comic book superhero that has more basis in reality than most superheros. Apparently it looks like Singleton is starting to wonder if it will ever get made: "I don't know if I'm doing Luke Cage. I want...

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Macy's Deal swaps leads

William H. Macy and Meg Ryan are headlining The Deal, a script that Macy has written and has been working on for some time. I remember writing about this some time ago but it seems like the filming fell through and they took the picture elsewhere. Now it seems set...

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Stalked: Speed Racer and Balboa on DVD

Speed Racer looks set to speed forward, and meanwhile the DVD details for Rocky Balboa are released and they seem really good... The Wachowski brothers are going ahead with Speed Racer with Warner Brothers prepping for shooting in the Germany at Studio Babelsberg according to The Hollywood Reporter. So the...

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Abrams to direct King's The Dark Tower?

It may be true that J.J. Abrams is not going to direct Star Trek XI, sure it looks like he'll stay producing, but the directors job doesn't look like it's for him. Why so? Well according to the latest rumour Abrams is going to direct a mini-series of Stephen King's...

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Wahlberg and Damon in Mickey Ward boxing film

Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon are set to return to work together in The Fighter, a film about the life of Irish boxer Mickey Ward and his half-brother who also trained him, Dick Ecklund. Wahlberg is set to play Ward and Damon Ecklund, which I think is rather an interesting...

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Gyllenhaal replaces Holmes in The Dark Knight?

There's a rumour going around that Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to replace Katie Holmes in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins (Filmstalker review). Now I know there are rumours galore about all this and it's hard to keep abreast of the latest one, but this seems to be...

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February 13, 2007

What are the non-typical romantic films for Valentines?

Valentines Day is here again, the day of the year that we are told that it is now time to tell loved ones that you love them, the day that prices for chocolates, flowers and cards raise two fold, and the day that helps shops bridge the gap to the...

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Francis Ford Coppola makes autobiographical film

Francis Ford Coppola has just announced a semi-autogiographical film called Tetro after his current film, the first in a decade, Youth Without Youth. According to Yahoo News the film will be set in Argentina and will fictionalise his "very unusual family" - note that these are Coppola's words from Associated...

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Gruffudd talks Galactus and Fantastic Four

Ioan Gruffudd has revealed a few little titbits about the upcoming Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, perhaps a little more than he should have, including details on Galactus. ...we start off on this light note, and then when the Silver Surfer arrives: Bang, we're off; we're up and...

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Dennis Haysbert plays Nelson Mandela

Dennis Haysbert is starring as another President, this time as the South African President Nelson Mandela, a truly lofty role, in a film called Goodbye Bafana. Haysbert plays the famous man during the time he was jailed during the years of Apartheid South Africa. It is based on the memoirs...

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Lionsgate buy unmade Eidos game Kane and Lynch

Lionsgate have picked up another hot Eidos videogame, this time before it is even released. Kane & Lynch tells the story of Kane the mercenary and Lynch the schizophrenic, who are thrown together as a team after Kane's squad rescue him from deathrow and pull Lynch along with him. According...

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McShane lines up second fantasy franchise

Ian McShane is going from strength to strength in the US, and his next project is an adapted novel series some five books long called The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper, so there's plenty of potential in there. McShane is set to play the part of Merriman Lyon, one...

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Stalked: Spurlock's Bin Laden, Apollo program, Craig annoyed, and Spider-Man competition

There are a couple of stories to lump together this evening. Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary about Osama Bin Laden has been bought, as has a documetary about the Apollo space program, Daniel Craig became slightly miffed at the BAFTA's, and Sony are running a competition for the biggest Spider-Man fans....

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Cruise and Stiller as The Hardy Boys is true?!

It's hard to believe that the rumour of Tom Cruise joining Ben Stiller in The Hardy Men, a film about the grown up Hardy Boys from the same ilk as the Nancy Drew mysteries, and being directed by Shawn Levy is in fact true. It's hard because it just sounds...

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Haas joins Basinger in While She Was Out

Lukas Haas, who gave such a great performance in Brick (Filmstalker review) has joined While She Was Out as a leader of a gang of kids. The film is a real-time thriller starring Kim Basinger as a woman who witnesses a murder and the gang set out to terrorise her,...

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Guy Pearce's First Snow trailer online

Guy Pearce's latest film First Snow has a trailer, and it is looking like a typically mysterious Pearce role. No time to write much about it apart from the fact that the trailer looks superb. You can see it over at the official site [Flash] courtesy of the excellent Twitch....

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Kelly on Southland Tales and a new script

Richard Kelly's Southland Tales doesn't have a trailer yet, but he does promise that he's getting closer to releasing one. According to his official blog they are still in the process of finishing the additional visual effects for the final cut, a lot of which were missing from the Cannes...

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Mamet's L.A. underground fighter story

The word on one of David Mamet's next projects is rather interesting, it is set to tell the story of an underground martial arts community in Los Angeles, a sort of modern day samurai film. According to Mamet himself, the story goes something like this: "There's this subterranean community that's...

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DiCaprio to produce and star in Enron thriller

Leonardo Di Caprio is set to produce and star in the adaptation of Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichnwald, the book tells the story of Enron's collapse and the people behind the scenes. Warner Brothers have made a preemptive deal on the book and are negotiating for the final agreement....

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Barker's Midnight Meat Train gains Jones and Shields

Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train is well on the tracks to making it to the big screen, a man with a lot of great stories that should be shadowing the return of Stephen King to the big screen, has just released some news about the casting on his latest adaptation....

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February 12, 2007

30th Anniversary Star Wars DVD box set due?

Is there a 30th Anniversary box set for Star Wars coming, and will it include all six films? Well the first part looks set to be true at least. An anonymous source dropped me a note to a story on Mania DVD which has a quote from Hasbro through Associated...

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Christian Alvart to direct The Zero

Christian Alvart is a director I'm keeping an eye on, after loving his Antikörper (Antibodies - Filmstalker review) I've been keen to see what comes next. He's hard at work on Case 39 in Hollywood and now word comes that he's making The Zero. This is an adaptation of Jess...

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Filmstalker and Cinema Blend presents Oscar Chat 6

You'll have noticed the Oscar Chat banner appearing around the site and you might be wondering what it's all about, well come Oscar night various film sites are pulling together to host one big online chat session for the entirety of the Oscars. This is the sixth year that Cinema...

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Stalked: Hoffman steals Mona Lisa and Beek fights ghosts

Dustin Hoffman and Antonio Banderas are set to steal the Mona Lisa while James Van Der Beek is going to lead a platoon of elite soldiers against a ghostly enemy. Lovers, Liars and Thieves tells the story of thieves who convince a cabinet maker to steal the Mona Lisa and...

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Jet Li and Sommers on Mummy 3

Could Jet Li be starring in the The Mummy 3 as the new Mummy? I thought I had written about this rumour before because it rings a bell with me, but I can't find it. However there is a rumour, and I would say huge amounts of salt with this...

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The Sword of Peter tells the Christian church's birth

The producer of the film The Red Baron (Der Rote Baron) is now set to produce The Sword of Peter which is a story about the early days of Christianity under Emperor Nero's reign in Rome, it's burning in 64 A.D., and of Peter, the person, according to the Bible,...

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De Niro talks three Good Shepherds

I already wrote about De Niro wanting a Good Shepherd sequel, mainly because he wanted to do a different time period for the film, rather than filming the story of the conception of the CIA and the character of James Jesus Angleton, he wanted to deal with the time from...

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Troy gets DVD recut and more violence

Wolfgang Petersen's Troy received a US$1 million cash injection for a new version of the film adding some thirty minutes, including more sex and violence, which has now been completed. The new cut of Troy will receive a showing at the Berlin Film Festival before receiving a limited release in...

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Stalked: Woman in Winter DVD, Farrell and Weisz

Just a couple of stories worth pulling together, first up Richard Jobson's A Woman in Winter DVD release, and then Colin Farrell stars alongside Rachel Weisz. I already talked about Richard Jobson's A Woman in Winter, and unfortunately I missed the screening as my life seems to have less and...

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Ghost Rider 2 already planned?

I've just talked about this sequel hype at press events before a film has seen a mass release already, and it's happening again with Avi Arad hyping up the idea of a Ghost Rider sequel. At a press even for the film Arad announced that there are already talks for...

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Hopper to star in King's Dolan's Cadillac

Dennis Hopper is in negotiations to take the leading role in a new Stephen King adaptation, this time of a short story called Dolan's Cadillac from his collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Hopper is scheduled to play James Dolan who is Las Vegas' most ruthless mob boss and practically untouchable. One...

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More Order of the Phoenix photos online

There are more photos online for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today, and one featuring the infamous kissing scene to which all kids will baulk and parents will go "awww". There's other good stuff too like seeing Sirius Black again, so it's not all yukky stuff! You...

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Writers Guild announces winners

The Writers Guild of America announced the winners for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay yesterday. The nominees were already announced last month. Best Original Screenplay was awarded to Little Miss Sunshine, while Best Adapted Screenplay was awarded to The Departed (Filmstalker review) according to Variety through Empire. Who...

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300 sequel already?

I grow sceptical of sequel talk during press time for a film, in fact I grow more sceptical of any talk of proposed films during press time, mainly because it's a great way to get press to write about you, and here is no different. So with the 300 press...

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BAFTA winners announced

So the BAFTA's were announced last night and the new host Jonathon Ross tried to live up to the splendour of Stephen Fry, unfortunately he didn't manage too well and it was only near the end where he got a couple of decent laughs. Still, it was a good night...

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February 11, 2007

Facebook and a brand new feature

Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the BAFTA's at the moment, Ricky Gervais and Simon Pegg were very funny but come on, bring back Stephen Fry! Anyway, two things to report. For a while now I've been on Facebook along with a couple of friends, but now I think I'll open...

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Snyder talks CGI on Watchmen

We've heard before that Zack Snyder wants to create his Watchmen as close to the Alan Moore original as possible, and that means it will be set in 1985 and it will feature Richard Nixon as the President, he even said that the studio are behind him in those ideas....

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Miller's Ronin next for adaptation?

It seems that Frank Miller's comic series Ronin is set for adaptation to the big screen. During a press conference for 300 the producer Gianni Nunnari revealed that he was working on two different comic book films and one of them was Miller's Ronin. Ronin is a comic series which...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End new pictures online

There are more Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End pictures online showing Elizabeth Swann, Barbossa, Tia Dalma, James Norrington, a fantastic Chinese set, and finally the baddie that is Captain Sao Feng played by Chow Yun-Fat who looks amazing. AICN have the pictures, and although there's nothing ground breaking,...

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Amazing Grace ignoring slaves?

The film Amazing Grace is coming under criticism for not portraying the slaves own part in their fight for freedom. The film by Michael Apted stars Ioan Gruffudd as the famous William Wilberforce who joined the campaign against the slave trade and was asked to be it's Parliamentary leader. This...

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February 10, 2007

Hills Have Eyes 2 trailer online

The trailer for The Hills Have Eyes II is now online. Previously we saw the very cool teaser, yet it didn't feature any film footage. Now we can see what the film is all about, and I'm interested. I had thought a sequel was going to be rubbish quite frankly....

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Ubisoft game developer moves to film

Ubisoft are one of the major players in the videogames industry, they are responsible for such big series as Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, basically the Tom Clancy series of games. However now they are branching into the film industry and look set to try CGI films. According...

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New Order of the Phoenix hi-res pictures online

There are some new images from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix online and they are in pretty high resolution. You can view them from here onwards over at HPANA, and remember that there are older images if you just hit previous, or you could start at the...

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Cage wants Mendes for She-Hulk

Another bizarre rumour floating about and this one involving Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes as Cage announces that he is trying to get a She-Hulk film off the ground and that he wants Mendes to play the aforementioned green lady! Part of me thinks that this is superb timing for...

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Cage produces The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Nicolas Cage is teaming up with Todd Garner to produce a film which might just star him. The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a live action feature for Disney and is inspired by the poem by Johann Wolfgang Goethe. The poem tells the story of an old sorcerer who leaves his workshop...

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Woo's Battle of Red Cliff becomes two

According to news reports John Woo's upcoming epic film The Battle of Red Cliff is becoming even bigger and not just with the budget increase from US$50 million to US$75 million, it's apparently being set to be cut into two films. It's not as simple as that though. The international...

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Russian 9th Company eight clips online

9th Company (9-ya rota) is one of the biggest films to come out of Russia in recent years, and until Night Watch (Filmstalker review) came along, it held the high earnings top spot. Now there are eight clips online for you to see what all the fuss is about. The...

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Nancy Drew trailer online

I should have placed this trailer before the previous Valet trailer, however it's still quite interesting, if not as entertaining as the other. Nancy Drew is based on the Nancy Drew character from the novels, you know the teenage girl who helps solve all the crimes? Well you would have...

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The Valet (La Doublure) trailer with Scott Thomas and Auteuil

A couple of things caught me about the trailer for The Valet (La Doublure) straight off. One is that the stunning Kirsten Scott Thomas is speaking fluent French, something I already knew she could but had never heard her, that Daniel Auteuil is in the film, and that it actually...

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Okonedo in When She Was White adaptation

Sophie Okonedo is a great actress who despite having a few leading roles has not yet broken forward as a major talent. Now though she's set to star in a film called Skin which is the true story of a girl who is born to two white parents in apartheid...

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Stalked: Halo, Schrader's casting, Westlife, Brideshead Revisited

There are a few short announcements today. Brideshead Revisited is getting a film version, Westlife star Brian McFadden is trying to get into Hollywood, Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected gains more cast and the Halo film battles continue. Ben Wishaw and Matthew Goode have been cast in Julian Jarrold's version of...

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February 9, 2007

Newman and Redford's Walk in the Woods

Some time back we heard that Robert Redford and Paul Newman were going to act in one last film together, in an interview Newman gave he had said that he and Redford had been looking for a project to work together on, and now it looks like it might just...

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Metal Gear Solid will be a film

Metal Gear Solid is becoming a film, that has been confirmed by Sony who announced that Michael De Luca will produce the adaptation with the games creator Hideo Kojima as an executive producer. This has been talked about for ages, but finally we're going to see it come through, if...

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Lionsgate buys Baker Street aka Bank Job

Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows are to star in Roger Donaldson's thriller The Bank Job which has just been bought by Lionsgate. The film, which is in principal photography, was previously known as Baker Street and was inspired by a real life bank robbery in London which was never solved....

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Confusion over Borat 2 signing

Yesterday the news came from the Rupert Murdoch that Sacha Baron Cohen had signed a deal to make Borat 2. Well the head of News Corp. said that one day and then today 20th Century Fox said that the claims are premature. From Yahoo News came the announcement from Murdoch:...

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Bousman deals Repo! The Genetic Opera

Darren Lynn Bousman is set to reunite with Twisted Pictures and direct Repo! The Genetic Opera. Yes, silly title, but interesting concept. The idea is that in the future there is an epidemic of organ failures across the planet and there's a massive drive for an organ harvesting. One biotech...

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Toy Story 3 and Disney deny 2D only

So Toy Story 3 is set to be made with a 2009 date announced, however directorial duties have been passed from John Lasseter to Lee Unkrich. Unkrich co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo and Michael Arndt who recently wrote Little Miss Sunshine is writing the script. So...

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Lost in Bejing's fifth edit makes Berlin

You may think that censors in western cinema are bad, well look at Lost in Bejing which has just been allowed to be shown at Berlin after the Chinese Government censors approved it. Mind you, first it needed fifty three changes, a complete re-edit, and a loss of fifteen minutes...

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Cusack and Duff in sci-fi thriller

John Cusack and Hilary Duff are teaming up for an interesting sounding science fiction thriller called Talking to Dog. The film is set in a troubled future where the world has passed through climate changes, woman are infertile, there's a lack of fuel, power, general future mess. Two communities have...

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Stalked: Wanted date, Cowboy Hanks, Lee not on Game, Arabic Sinbad, Béart in Vinyan, Firehouse Dog

The awful trailer that is Firehouse Dog, Levinson's cowboy film with Hanks, Béart in supernatural thriller, an Arabic Sinbad story, Wanted gets filming and Ang Lee might not be on A Little Game. Let's get the horrible news out of the way first. If you really want to see dead...

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New Hot Fuzz trailer online

There's one last trailer online for Hot Fuzz, and it's crammed full of everyone and everything, and it's online now for you to see in three sizes of Quicktime. You know since I've seen all the clips and trailers from the film I haven't really seen that much of Timothy...

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Capricorn One conspiracy film for remake?

Capricorn One is about to be remade. Now I know this might not touch some of you, but this is a film that really did influence me. This film comes from an era of thrillers that really touched on a paranoia of governmental conspiracies which I really loved and still...

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Stalked: Big casting: Horsemen, Fireflies, What Just Happened and Korean Western

Three of Korea's top actors have joined Kim Jee-woon's Korean western The Good, the Bad and the Weird, and there's two announcements of impressive casts for The Horsemen, Fireflies in the Garden, and the Levinson film What Just Happened? The production company announced today that the Korean western that was...

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February 8, 2007

Strong Straightheads trailer online

The feature Upcoming British films and Festivals highlighted a film that grabbed my attention immediately, Straightheads starring Gillian Anderson and Danny Dyer. It tells the story of a middle class couple who are brutally attacked by a gang, and afterwards they fall apart and their lives are filled with revenge....

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Charlie Murphy talks Norbit

The new Eddie Murphy film Norbit is released tomorrow in the US and the rest of the world from then until April, and we have some clips of Charlie Murphy, Eddie's brother and co-writer of Norbit, talking about the film, Steven Spielberg and family life. First up, Charlie talks about...

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Dakota and Elle Fanning play true life twins

Dakota Fanning is to team up with her sister Elle Fanning to appear as twins in the true life story Hurricane Mary alongside Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, and Laura San Giacomo. The story is about the mother of twins who fought a long battle for the rights of her...

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Natalie Portman to direct?

In what appears to be some hyping up of a story, Jerusalem Capital Studios have said that the gorgeous Natalie Portman may well direct and act in a film version of the book A Tale of Love and Darkness by Israeli writer Amos Oz. Their spokesperson Danny Levy told Reuters:...

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Free tickets for Ghost Rider advanced screenings

Since there aren't going to be advanced press screenings for Ghost Rider, the studio have decided to have special advance screenings for the public, and here on Filmstalker you can win tickets for one of those screenings by simply sending me an email. Nothing fancy for this competition as time...

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Costner's Mr Brooks trailer surprises

Wow! I've just been surprised by the trailer for Kevin Costner's new film Mr. Brooks where he plays a man who has a split personality. One is a successful businessman who is very well respected and the other is a murderer who enjoys killing. It already sounds a bit strange...

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Antikörper (Antibodies) gets remade

When I saw Antikörper (Antibodies) at the EIFF last year one of the things I said at the end of the review was: I thoroughly recommend this movie, especially before the deal is made for a US remake, and it will be, [Christian] Alvart [the writer/director] said as much during...

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Wahlberg tells more of Departed sequels

Previously I wrote about how Mark Wahlberg had said that there was a sequel and a prequel in the works for The Departed and that Robert De Niro was being talked to regarding the sequel. Well now some more information has come out about the proposed sequel, and Wahlberg tells...

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Del Toro's Wolf Man gets director

The Wolf Man film seems to be picking up again. We'd heard that Benecio Del Toro was to star in the film and then heard little more until the script appeared online and was reviewed. Now the news comes that the remake of the classic horror is still going ahead...

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The Number 23 clips online

The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey is looking superb, and I say that because Carrey is back to what he does best, no not the comedy but the drama. There are some new clips online to help you see what Carrey and the gorgeous Virginia Madsen are like together onscreen...

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Abrams Star Trek XI rumours continue

I'm wondering if it might be time to calm down a little. I say that as the latest round of J.J. Abrams Star Trek XI rumours are out and I find myself wondering what is actually going on. Let's look at the facts for a moment. Abrams is onboard to...

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Stalked: Winona Ryder, Jessica Biel, Scorsese's Stones, Kate Bosworth

Winona Ryder is a leading lady once again, Jessica Biel is replacing Lindsay Lohan, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary is going well, and Kate Bosworth is in talks for the film formerly known as 21. Winona Ryder is set to play the lead role in The Last Word, a romantic...

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Stalked: Spies Like Us, Kingdom, Dark Knight, Pulse, Feast

The trailer for Peter Berg's The Kingdom is in Quicktime format and it is looking superb, there's news on the rumours of Jamie Foxx and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, Spies Like Us is heading for a remake while Pulse is heading for two sequels. The...

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February 7, 2007

Universal says Mummy 3 is fine

Quite unsurprisingly the recent rumour that had The Mummy 3 script marked as rubbish, the studio thinking so, and none of the stars coming back has been denied by a Universal official who says that this was an old script and it's being rewritten as we type. According to the...

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February 6, 2007

Estevez for Stone's 9/11 Jawbreaker

Oliver Stone seems set to cast Emilio Estevez in his latest 9/11 film Jawbreaker. After completing he is staying on the post 9/11 topic with Jawbreaker. According to a previous story back in October: ...has Cyrus Nowrasteh as the writer of the second draft of the script Jawbreaker, he has...

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The Hidden remake with Mitchell and McDonough

Remember The Hidden? An eighties science fiction horror about an alien who possesses peoples bodies and uses them to go absolutely wild and wreak havoc on the streets? If you still haven't clicked it starred Kyle MacLachlan and Claudia Christian, oh and boy did it ever star her! Well the...

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Goonies 2 direct to DVD?

This is getting ridiculous, the eighties direct to DVD sequel craze continues with rumour that there's a Goonies 2 heading that way. It wouldn't really surprise me as we're hearing story upon story of direct to DVD sequels for perfectly good films, and some really bad ones. Gremlins 3, Scooby...

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Janssen joins 100 Feet horror

Yes Famke Janssen is stunningly gorgeous, but she can also act her socks off (if she's wearing socks that is) as I saw in The Treatment (Filmstalker review). Now she's been snapped up for a supernatural horror thriller, whatever that turns out to be, called 100 Feet, and I'm hoping...

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The Brothers Bloom gains Brody and Kikuchi

Rian Johnson created the superb Brick (Filmstalker review) and his latest project The Brothers Bloom seems to be doing just as well. Not only has it already cast Rachel Weisz but word is that Adrien Brody and Rinko Kikuchi, last seen in Babel, have just signed on as well. The...

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Henson Company acquires three novels

The Jim Henson Company have just bought three novels to possibly develop into films, one looks particularly interesting. There's The Boggart by Susan Cooper, The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey and the trilogy Monster Blood Tattoo by D.M. Cornishere. According to Variety through SciFi Wire, the stories are: The...

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Stiller wants Cruise for The Hardy Men

The idea of Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller appearing in a film together is a stretch, but Stiller is pushing to try and get it to happen for a second time. His first attempt was for a film called Topic Thunder which followed the same story as Galaxy Quest and...

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Sutherland in Aja horror Mirrors

Kiefer Sutherland looks set to take a break from his 24 schedule by doing another film in the space that has been opened up by the delay of the film 24. He's set to star in a horror film by the superb director Alexandre Aja called Mirrors. The film is...

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Iron Man gains Bridges

The latest casting news for the Iron Man film from Jon Favreau is continuing to surprise. Already they have Robert Downey Jr. as the man himself with Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow as his trusty friends, well now another big name has been attached to his side of the camp,...

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Barbarella original trailer

I've been thinking that probably not a lot of people know what Barbarella is all about and so I was thinking of tracking down the trailer, but then someone beat me to it this morning and so I can now show you the original trailer for the film that's set...

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February 5, 2007

Departed double sequel confirmation?

Last month I wrote about The Departed gaining not only a sequel but also a prequel too, well today there seems to be some more weight added to that rumour as an inside source confirms there are going to be two more films. The first story we had was Mark...

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Mummy 3 falling apart?

More rumours today, they just can't be avoided nowadays and are as much a part of the marketing process as anything else. The latest is regarding The Mummy 3 and the story that it might just never be made. You'll remember that I wrote about the odd turnabout from Brendan...

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More Prince Caspian casting news

The rumour of Ben Barnes (I got it right that time) being picked to play Prince Caspian has been confirmed, which does suggest that those behind the production of The History Boys stage show to which he was attached are going to be slightly miffed. According to Andrew Adamson he's...

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Be a director of a million pound film!

Here's a great opportunity. Make a short film and you could be chosen as a director of a GB£1 million British film. The competition is being run by MySpace with backing from Film4 and Vertigo Films. The competition is running until April 27th. Any UK resident, whether an established director...

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Sienna Miller as Barbarella?

Handful of salt time as rumour comes out that Sienna Miller is favourite to play Jane Fonda's role in the Barbarella remake. Yes, Sienna Miller. The rumour comes from The Daily Express (which brings a lot of rumours out) through WENN and Starpulse News Blog, so heavy rumour route then....

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Cox says Wolverine stalled?

The solo Wolverine film entitled, well, Wolverine, seems to have stalled according to one of the stars of the film. Brian Cox is saying that he is supposed to be starring in the film but that as yet nothing is happening with a start date. According to a comment out...

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New Wonder Woman script reviewed online

So we heard about this new script purchase, then heard Joss Whedon leave, and now we can assume that the real truth was that Joel Silver bought the script for the sole reason of developing it. That means Wonder Woman in World War II. However bad as that seems to...

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US try for Scottish Rugby film?

I couldn't resist the joke, my apologies, however it is true. A US film maker is finishing his film Play On just in time for the Edinburgh Film Festival, a film which is all about Scottish Rugby and features Edinburgh itself and Scottish players. The film is about the son...

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Gremlins 3 direct to DVD?

We've heard of a string of poor choice direct to DVD sequels, The Lost Boys 2 being just the latest one, well now there's news that another great franchise is about to get the same treatment, in Gremlins 3! According to reports both Joe Dante and the producer Michael Finnell...

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Levy replaces Goyer on Flash?!

I'm going to suggest a comparison for you. Shawn Levy against David S. Goyer. Sit and mull that one over for a few moments because he is the man taking over writing and directing duties on The Flash. The superhero who can race around faster than light recently lost Goyer...

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Peter Webber directs Barbarella

So we heard the terrible news just recently that Barbarella was being remade (who has seen the original?) well now it seems that Dino De Laurentiis has decided on his latest franchise directors to bring the back tale to the big screen. Peter Webber of Hannibal Rising. Well I'm not...

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The Hoax new trailer online

The Hoax is the latest film from Richard Gere, now I know you might be groaning at this point but we saw the previous Hoax trailer and it was pretty good. I remarked there how strong he was looking and that he seemed to be doing more than just Richard...

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Evening Standard Awards surprise

The Evening Standard British Film Awards gave a little surprise yesterday which certainly won't have any major affect on the Oscars. They awarded Best Actor to Daniel Craig for Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) and Best Actress to Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal. In other more awards, through The...

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Viy Russian horror trailer online

Sometimes a foreign trailer grabs my attention and does the job really well, other times it passes by without a second thought. The trailer for Viy, the Russian horror is much more towards the first option, it looks pretty effective and quite freakish. Todd over at Twitch has managed to...

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February 4, 2007

Spider-Man 3 new footage online

According to reports there's some new footage online from Spider-Man 3. Now I say that with uncertainty because whenever I try it I'm either getting nothing at all other than an extended wait, or a time out message. You can try for the footage which is located over at National...

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Prince Caspian cast?

The news is that Prince Caspian has been cast in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, he's the lead don't you know. Apparently the actor has dropped his role on the leading stage production of The History Boys to head off for Hollywood. A spokesperson for the National Theatre said...

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Shrek the Third new trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Shrek the Third, and it gives lot's more away about the plot and a load more scenes. However, there are some downsides. I thought the trailer was all over the place, scenes from here, scenes from there, and the flow was a bit messy....

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Stalked: Ray Winstone and Lost Boys 2

Ray Winstone is returning to Australia for The Tender Hook and Joel Schumacher is not happy that there's going to be a Lost Boys 2. First up Ray Winstone is apparently onboard the film The Tender Hook, a film noir type film set in Melbourne. It was originally to star...

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Scorsese wins Directors Guild Award for Departed

Well done Martin Scorsese who wins the Directors Guild Award this year for The Departed (Filmstalker review). The film was up against Babel, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and The Queen. The full list of nominees can be seen in this previous story. The story comes from Reuters. The big commentary...

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Night is Day - a Scottish webseries

There's an interesting low budget and self funded project called Night is Day coming out of Scotland. It's a webseries telling the story of a man who develops the power to see into the future and to project electricity from himself into others. Using these he decides to protect those...

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Awaken the Dead trailer with zombie killing priest!

I've been sitting on the trailer for Awaken the Dead for ages, and I can only blame my overflowing mailbox and hefty workload, at least I'm finally posting it. Awaken the Dead is a film about two strangers who are brought together by a mysterious red envelope. It draws them...

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Richard Jobson's film making masterclasses

Scottish Film makers have a unique opportunity this month to learn from Richard Jobson, writer and director of Sixteen Years of Alcohol or The Purifiers, as he offers two masterclasses. One script masterclass which focuses on thrillers, and the other is a digital masterclass looking at all aspects of low...

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February 3, 2007

Cameo's amusing double bill

On Sunday's the local independent cinema The Cameo runs a Sunday Matinee Double Bill, so named because...oh come on you work it out. This weekend there's a special Double Bill that just made me chuckle. Groundhog Day followed by...Groundhog Day. Nice....

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Upcoming British films and Festivals

There's a lot to come for British Film this year, not only appearances at worldwide festivals and the superb UK based festivals, but there's the British films themselves, of which there are many. Thanks to the BBC Film Network I present to you a list of some of the most...

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Whedon dropped from Wonder Woman!

Bizarre news day to hear that after Goyer has been dropped from The Flash that another fantastic match has been axed. Joss Whedon has been dropped from Wonder Woman just a couple of days after the news came out that Joel Silver had bought a second Wonder Woman script. Strangely...

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Goyer dropped from The Flash!

Here's the first big news of the day, David S. Goyer has been dropped from The Flash, the film adaptation of the famous comic character. In an announcement on his MyMarketingSpace site through Rope of Silicon he announces the sad news: Goyer Flash R.I.P. Well, I've been waiting a few...

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Ghostbusters III is a go, in full CGI

Ghostbusters III is a go, it's official and the word comes from Dan Ackroyd himself. Last year it wasn't, this year it's coming. There's something that has changed though. Bill Murray said that he would never appear back on screen for the film, a move that can be quite frankly...

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Jurassic Park IV screenplay online?

There's news out that the torrent sites, whoever they may be because I don't know, have the script for Jurassic Park IV online. Not just the script either, there are notes on the script and concept pictures too. I had a quick look and couldn't see anything that would match,...

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Second Sunshine trailer tells all

I've already said numerous times that I'm looking forward to Danny Boyle's Sunshine mainly because of the excellent cast, and now there's a chance to get another few glimpses of them with a new trailer that's just been released. To be honest it's a bit of a marketing push because...

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Angel-A trailer, a reminder

I saw Angel-A (Filmstalker review) almost an eon ago, or so it seems now, 22nd of July last year actually, and I loved it. It's a beautiful film, and people are still talking about it. A trailer [QT:M:HD] pops up on Apple trailers today and it just reminded me how...

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Lundgren, Norris and Van Damme together?

I've always loved the idea of a film with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenneger in it, maybe add Bruce Willis for fun, but since we'll never see that happen Dolph Lundgren wants to do the next best thing, get Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris together with him on screen....

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Weisz unsure of Mummy 3

It's a topsy turvy day for Hollywood today, and it all starts with the news that, yet again, Rachel Weisz wouldn't mind doing The Mummy 3. We had heard just the other day that neither Brendan Fraser or Weisz were locked in the cast, despite earlier reports that Fraser was....

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An Inconvenient Truth to be shown in schools

An Inconvenient Truth (Filmstalker review) is to be shown in English schools. The Environment Secretary David Millband and Education Secretary Alan Johnson announced plans to distribute the film featuring Al Gore presenting the climate problems facing out planet. As Millband says today in The Guardian: "The debate over the science...

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February 2, 2007

Incredible Hulk to be CGI after all?

There's a very disappointing comment out about The Incredible Hulk . First up is the director of The Incredible Hulk, Louis Leterrier who has been talking about the film over at Superhero Hype. He says that the role of Bruce Banner is close to being signed and that the two...

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Lee resurrects A Little Game Without Consequence

Last year's failure of A Little Game Without Consequence, when Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz and Gabriele Muccino walked from the production, now looks like it is set to go ahead again, and this time with Ang Lee directing. It's an adaptation of the French play A Little Game Of Consequences...

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Killing Suki Flood adaptation

Killing Suki Flood is a cult novel by Robert Leininger which opens with Suki running away from her abusive boyfriend, along with his stash of diamonds, meeting a stranger called Frank who happens to have a huge amount of money with him. The story seems to concentrate more on their...

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The Gravity Keeper a new children's franchise

Michael Reisman's first as yet unpublished novel Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper has been bought by Universal and is possibly to be directed by Gary Ross. The book follows an eleven year old boy and his two friends who come into possession of a book that allows them to alter...

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Abrams dropped from Star Trek XI?

Apparently a rumour flew out a few days ago that J.J. Abrams was dropped from Star Trek XI and it didn't break, until now. The rumour breaking at Latino Review is that Paramount and Abrams have had quite a disagreement about the film, and that he's either walked or been...

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Latest Dark Knight casting rumours

Oh I'm getting bored of The Dark Knight rumours, are you? Well here's the latest for the Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes roles, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal. First up Gyllenhaal is supposedly in the running alongside Rachel McAdams whom I wrote about the other day, and Eckhart has supposedly...

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Cannibal Holocaust remake begins!

Oh woe, another classic horror film is being remade and this one obviously cannot garner the controversy the original did. Cannibal Holocaust caused such a storm when it was first released because the gore and violence was so real that many people thought it actually was, and so it was...

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Polanski films Pompeii epic

Roman Polanski has set his eyes on his biggest picture yet, he's going to make a film about the destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, and he's carrying a whopping US$130 million budget. Are we set for a ecological warning tale on a huge epic scale? The story will follow...

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Eastwood to receive humanitarian award

Clint Eastwood is to receive a humanitarian award from the Motion Picture Association of America for Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. He will receive the Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award on Tuesday... ...what did Valenti ever do for Humanity apart from unfairly hit filmmakers, censor films, and...

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Reign Over Me trailer with Sandler and Cheedle

Last night I caught the trailer for Reign Over Me which stars Adam Sandler - don't stop reading, keep going please - and Don Cheedle. Yes, now I've got you, it gets better though, it looks pretty serious and has shades of some strong character acting from Sandler. I love...

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Documentary follows man swimming the Amazon

There's a film coming out about a complete nutter. Not unusual you say but this one is set to swim the entire Amazon, and in fact has just begun. Martin Strel is the endurance swimmer who has taken huge amounts of drugs to come up with this insane idea. So...

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Asian Eye remake gains Nivola and Posey

The remake of the Asian horror The Eye has just attracted the gaze of Alessandro Nivola and Parker Posey, adding to the buldging cast of Jessica Alba. Just a quick recap, although I do this every time, The Eye is the story of a woman who has cornea transplants from...

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Myers targets Indian steretype

Mike Myers is reportedly developing a couple of new film scripts and both feature his Indian character Guru Pitka, a love guru who is an expert on relationships, and is as much an Indian stereotype as you could imagine. According to Twitch, via MCN and Film Radar, his plan is...

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Gosling developing African child soldier film

Ryan Gosling is to direct a film about child soldiers in Africa, a topic that I believe really needs more worldwide publicity. The Lord's Resistance Army is the tentative title for the film and will star non actors and include actual African child soldiers. According to the story from Variety...

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UK Cinemas drop Night at the Museum

Night of the Museum is being hit hard in Britain by angry Cinema chains who are protesting about the very quick DVD release, some ninety seven days soon after, and they aren't small chains either. There are four chains that are dumping the film, Cineworld, Odeon, Vue and Showcase. In...

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February 1, 2007

Joe Carnahan has seen The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

There was some concern earlier in the week about the lack of word on the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I can't remember who was saying it, but there was concern that the film had been in editing and post production for about a...

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Notes on a Scandal new clips online

Notes on a Scandal looks like a very enjoyable characer based film, and with Judi Dench head to head with Cate Blanchett what person who doesn't enjoy fine acting would not want to see this film? Here's the press synopsis for the film: When Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) joins St....

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Sunshine Teaser Trailer and character Wallpapers

Previously I linked to the Sunshine trailer, but now I have a variety of sizes and formats for the trailer, and also some very cool character posters for most of the actors in the film. There's Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada (seen above),...

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Four Hannibal Rising clips online

Well I may not be keen on Hannibal Rising in novel or film format, but that doesn't mean you aren't. So for your pleasure are four clips from the film. These feature the young Hannibal as played by Gaspard Ulliel, Lady Murasaki as played by Gong Li, and Inspector Pope...

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Sahara creators in court

The children are fighting in Hollywood, and over the film Sahara no less. The writer of the novel, Clive Cussler, and the billionaire Philip Anschutz are arguing that each of them caused the film to fail and they want money. Instead of sorting out their differences, looking at what failed,...

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Daniel Radcliffe sheds clothes to shed Potter

So how do you burn away the almost indelible mark of Harry Potter from your career? Well simple. You appear naked on stage with a horse in play where you commit acts of beastiality, isn't it obvious? It is to Daniel Radcliffe who is busy shaking off the image of...

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Dench admits Casino Royale was edited for China

Why is Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) so desperate to make firsts when it's already done so well? Judi Dench has unwittingly revealed that the story about Casino Royale making it into China uncut was a lie by announcing that she has redubbed some of her lines for the film. Dench...

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Silver buys a second Wonder Woman film

Strangely despite Joel Silver already having Joss Whedon on the books to write and direct the Wonder Woman film, he's just partnered up with Warner Brothers and bought another speculative script on the same topic. How strange. According to sources through The Hollywood Reporter, the script comes from new writers...

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Moore wants Timberlake in The Graduate remake?

Here's a strange piece of news, after hearing that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have backed out of the idea of remaking The Graduate, with obviously Moore taking the Anne Bancroft role and Kutcher taking the Dustin Hoffman role, there's a rumour about that Moore is still after the project...

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New Marlon Brando documentary with unseen footage

There's a new documentary coming about the legendary actor Marlon Brando and it's going to feature a vast array of major stars. A two part documentary will honour the man and his career and will feature friends, family and stars from his life. It will feature never before seen footage...

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Body parts stolen from Hannibal Rising

There's something to start ebay searches on, body parts stolen from the set of Hannibal Rising. Okay, they aren't real body parts but fake ones made by the special effects team on the film, a head and a set of male genitals no less. How odd is it that these...

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CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters for film

Another C.S. Lewis tale is set to make it to the big screen, this time in the form of The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil, a story which looks at the letters written by a demon called Screwtape to his apprentice Wormwood instructing him on...

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Robin Hood gets Hollywood rewrite with Crowe

Revisionism is alive in Hollywood as we hear that Universal Pictures has just won a deal to produce a new take on the famous Robin Hood tale with Russell Crowe to play the Sheriff of Nottingham. Hold on though, when I said revisionism I meant it, in this tale the...

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Aardman return to Wallace and Gromit!

Way back in November I wrote about Dreamworks dumping Aardman right in the middle of their picture deal because they were less than impressed with Flushed Away. Well now it looks like Aardman are returning to their core and what they love best. Wallace and Gromit, and I for one...

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Latest rumour for Dark Knight cast

According to all sources (start singing ladies) there's another actress in the running for the Batman Begins (Filmstalker review) sequel The Dark Knight. These films probably have the most contested roles in acting history, well in the rumour mill at least, it seems there's a new one coming out each...

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Gray Matters trailer online

A few days ago I wrote about Gray Matters, a film where Heather Graham discovers she's a lesbian and falls for her best friend's wife played by Bridget Moynahan. Now there's a trailer online, and it looks pretty dire. There's punchlines just when you expect them, jokes rushed out so...

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Invaders features President and Arab Sheik's wife sex tape

Bad ideas day today I think, first up is Warner Brothers buying the spec script Invaders from Jayson Rothwell which is an action thriller about a group of thieves forced by a rogue US Government agent to retrieve the video of...now what for the killer line here...the President having sex...

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