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April 30, 2007

Jodie Foster to play Nazi propaganda director

Jodie Foster is a great actress, but her roles are far too few. However it has just been announced that she is set to play Leni Riefenstahl in a new, and undoubtedly controversial film. Leni Riefenstahl is the woman who became Adolf Hitler's favourite director with her films becoming a...

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Ridley Scott directs Crowe in Robin Hood revised

Interesting news today that Ridley Scott is set to direct Russell Crowe in the latest adaptation of the Robin Hood tale where they're making the Sheriff of Nottingham the good guy. We heard that Crowe was onboard this project a few months back: The story sounds like a modern day...

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Gears of War script treatment online

Just last month we heard that a Gears of War film was in the works, and today it seems that the initial treatment written by Stuart Beattie might just have been leaked online, and what's more is that you can read it too. Gears of War is a videogame that...well...

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Darren Aronofsky to direct Noah's Ark film

Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic film will be one of Noah, the flood, and his building of an Ark to save the animals and his family. When Darren Aronofsky was a mere ten years old he won a United Nations competition for his poem about the flood as seen through Noah's...

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Stalked: Miller confirms two Sin City sequels and Dr Doom's pictured

Frank Miller says there are two Sin City sequels in the pipeline and Dr Doom's picture online shows his new armour. Frank Miller has been talking to the LA Times about some of the upcoming projects of his and he's let slip a few interesting facts. Not only has he...

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Clive Owen's Second Sight to be filmed

Universal is going to film a British TV mini-series called Second Sight in which Clive Owen played a detective trying to solve a crime before he totally loses his eyesight and goes blind. According to the story the Second Sight mini-series showed on PBS in the States and there have...

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Stalked: Old news of Tommy Lee Jones and Crank sequel

Two stories that are repeated from old today. First is the Tommy Lee Jones in In The Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, and then there's the Crank sequel talk. Back in January we heard that Tommy Lee Jones was to star in the film In The Electric Mist with Confederate...

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Madonna produces revenge horror film

Madonna is getting into film production at the moment, hopefully this will put off her rumoured directing role, as she gets set to co-produce a revenge horror film. The film is called Digger and will be directed by John A. Gallagher, who is also one of the guys behind the...

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Tarantino to direct martial arts remake

Quentin Tarantino has been keeping secrets from us, according to a press release from the Weinstein's he has a little film up his sleeve called Come Drink With Me which is a remake of a Hong Kong martial arts film. The original Da zui xia, tells the story of a...

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Dragon's Lair film in development

There's a Dragon's Lair film in development. What's Dragon's Lair you ask? Well it's a videogame that has been going for some time now, and in fact was one of the first laserdisc video games released in 1983. It had Disney style animation and was a major success as when...

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Stalked: Langella confired as Nixon, and Jamelia on film

Frank Langella has been confirmed as Richard Nixon after the rumour a few days ago, and Jamelia is set to enter film, maybe as a Bond girl?. Jamelia is a great British talent, I love her singing and she looks absolutely drop dead gorgeous, so it's no surprise that she's...

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Brit Blog Awards 2007 Winners announced

The Ask.com and Metro Brit Blog awards 2007 were announced the other week and the winner was Hecklerspray with the runner up of The Sessions. Hecklerspray is a gossip type site with multiple writers that has been going since 2005, and The Sessions is a MyMarketingSpace site for a London...

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Dead by Dawn 2007 ends

Well Dead by Dawn 2007 is officially dead for another year. I had a good time this year and came away with a T shirt that doesn't fit me, so perhaps I'll give it away in an upcoming competition. The films this year were very good, there were a lot...

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April 29, 2007

Bruce Campbell talks Bubba Nosferatu, My Name is Bruce sequel and Hobbit

Bruce Campbell has revealed that although My Name is Bruce isn't even released yet, there's funding in place for the sequel. He also has some comments on Bubba Nosferatu that don't sound that Campbell is as excited as I'd have hoped, and he mentions how he thinks it's a really...

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Bloodrayne II: Deliverance teaser online

There's a teaser out for Uwe Boll's Bloodrayne II: Deliverance, and thankfully in this one he's not trying to anatognise half the audience who he wants to pay for a ticket. The trailer has some cowboy action without much vampire type stuff going on, there is one bloodsucking moment but...

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Superman: Doomsday trailer online

Here's a cool trailer for an animated version of the story that sees Superman die, Superman: Doomsday. The film is adapted from the Death and Return of Superman series in DC Comics, I guess they had to label it with that title in case people thought that he wasn't really...

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Stalked: Scotty in space and Evans as The Night Watchman

Scotty's ashes finally make it to space and Chris Evans joins The Night Watchman (not the Watchmen as the Interwebby titles would have you believe). Chris Evans has joined Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker aboard the film The Night Watchman. According to Evans through IGN, he plays a good cop...

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Dead By Dawn 2007 - The last day

This year the Dead by Dawn Horror Festival has been kinder to me, both with Adele's scheduling, and also with my choice of films. They have allowed me a nice sleep instead of the all nighter and decent breaks between films to get notes written up. Still, when I arrived...

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It Came From the West

Film Five Stars
From the very opening, and I mean at the logo for the Production Company behind this strange film, the humour was apparent. The flying fish icon is shot, falls behind the title, and then re-emerges as a zombified version of its former self. This, if you didn't know already from...

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April 28, 2007

Captivity trailer online

The trailer for Captivity has arrived, and it's making the most of the MPAA bother they had recently when they had their posters removed and their rating review delayed. Captivity stars Elisha Cuthbert as a woman kidnapped, held in captivity and tortured, but there's someone else in held captive with...

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Arad persuaded Raimi to film Venom

Apparently Sam Raimi didn't originally want to add Venom and Gwen Stacy to Spider-Man 3, it was actually Avi Arad that turned him around and persuaded him to do it for the fans. Raimi was focused on the idea of having just Sandman and Spidey battle it out, but then...

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Gordon Ramsay's life on film?

Gordon Ramsay, the celebrated michelin star chef and TV personality, recently wrote a book about his life called Humble Pie. Now he's saying that it might be made into a film. He told the Sun newspaper that the deal was being talked about right now, and he seems positive about...

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L'Hotel de L'Abre Mort (The Dead Tree Hotel)

Film Two Stars
This short was one that hadn't really grabbed me when I read up about it, it sounded like so many other horror films I'd seen before. Couple in the middle of nowhere get lost in the middle of the night, and a lone figure on the road gives them directions...

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La habitación del niño (The Baby's Room)

Film Four Stars
This was a fascinating film made by an incredibly engaging and funny man, Álex de la Iglesia. He gave the audience a superb stand-up routine before and after the film as he talked about himself and the movie. The film borders on some ideas that would be more suited in...

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Masters of Horror II: Family

Film Three Stars
I wasn't sure what to think of this to begin with, John Landis takes the reigns in this Masters of Horror episode and so you can expect a fair degree of humour in the film, and that is very much apparent from the opening scenes. This tells the story of...

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Beatty out, Langella in for Frost-Nixon

A little while ago I carried the story that Warren Beatty was being seriously looked at to play Nixon in the Frost-Nixon film adapted from the play. Now news is out that Beatty isn't in the running anymore and that Frank Langella is now in negotiations. Frankly, excuse the pun,...

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Weinstein's confirm Grindhouse UK split

It has to be said the Weinstein's are very kind to us here in the UK, they've now announced that Grindhouse will be split into two separate releases for the UK only, confirming the story from the 14th of April that some people put down as false. So we don't...

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Eragon

DVD Two Stars
Eragon has not long been released on DVD in a double disc offering that promises a raft of extras. The film is adapted from the first in a trilogy of novels from Christopher Paolini called Eragon, the others being Eldest and Empire, which is as yet unwritten. Although the story...

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April 27, 2007

Are Horror films dead?

A little while ago the horror remakes trickled in, now there are a string of remakes in various stages of production, with the Hollywood machine fixing its eye firmly on 80's horror films. At the same time there are a number of Zombie films being made, and a few horror...

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Kidman in remake of How to Marry a Millionaire

Nicole Kidman has signed up to a remake of How to Marry a Millionaire, How to Marry a Millionairethe original film having been made famous by a host of Hollywood greats and in particular the beautiful women who starred - Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. Now those names...

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Goyer to direct X-Men's Magneto

Magneto is going to be directed by David Goyer it appears, and to me that indicates two things. It's going to be good, and it's going to be intelligent. Something I was always concerned about when I heard about this project is the subject matter. The film is about the...

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28 Weeks Later, more great clips

There are some new clips online for 28 Weeks Later, six in fact, and for once in a very long time I started out uninterested in a film and finding myself pulled more and more into it by the clips we've seen. I really thought that this sequel was going...

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Infamous Italian politician Giulio Andreotti gets film

The Italian Prime Minister who served seven terms, Giulio Andreotti, is about to get a film made about his life and dealings, something which should cause a split between many people. Director Paolo Sorrentino is to create the film of his life. Sorrentino has been nominated twice for the Cannes...

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Stalked: McDowell in Doomsday,The Possibility of an Island and MPAA back down

A few stories to Stalk together, Malcom McDowell is joining Neil Marshall's Doomsday, novelist Michel Houellebecq to adapt and direct his own novel, and the MPAA changes a rating, except they've lowered it on appeal! Malcolm McDowell has joined Neil Marshall's Doomsday film. He will play a scientist called Kane...

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Blade Runner gets reshoots after 25 years?

There's an interesting story about that there have been some reshoots on Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Yes, I said Blade Runner, a film that was shot twenty five years ago. According to Joanna Cassidy's official website through Sci Fi Wire she's just finished the reshoot, and what's probably more astounding...

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More Dark Knight set photos

The recent spy shots of Heath Ledger as the Joker on The Dark Knight set - no, not the full face ones that looked like The Crow, the ones of him outside the trailer - weren't the only ones taken that day, and the snapster behind them has strung them...

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Beckinsale says no Barbarella

Kate Beckinsale has heard nothing about the rumours of her starring in the Barbarella remake, and in fact she says she hasn't even heard anything in connection with it. Shame really because if you think about it she really would look good in the role, however I think perhaps it...

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April 26, 2007

Jim Sheridan to remake Brothers (Brødre)

The Danish film Brothers, or Brødre, is being remade, and I had the chance to see the original just the other day. It's a good film, but I think doesn't make enough impact on some key emotional and moral moments for the audience. However today we here that Jim Sheridan...

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LaBeouf wants Y: The Last Man lead

Shia LaBeouf is at it again, and very cleverly too I might add. He's pimping himself for a role in the film version of the highly regarded comic book Y: The Last Man, although unlike the Transformers rumour that he admitted he started, this time he's not even saying he's...

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Free film screenings at 1245 metres!

Britain's highest cinema is about to open it's "doors" for the Aviemore Mountain Film Festival which will feature a film this weekend atop the 1245 metre high Cairngorm mountain. The Festival is about all things extreme, so in the specially constructed cinema tent on top of the mountain films showing...

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Luke Goss talks Hellboy 2

Luke Goss has been talking about his role in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and although he's not giving much away he is letting out that the role will have some depth to it, not like the standard evil character trying to take over the world. Of...

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Stranded astronauts get film

Too Far From Home is a novel by Chris Jones which tells the story of three astronauts who were stranded on the International Space Station for one hundred days in 2003, and now Universal look set to make it into a film. The novel looks at the astronauts who were...

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Martin's All of Me remake with Latifah?!

All of Me was the comedy with Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin (back when Martin was funny) where the soul of Tomlin's character fell into the body of a man played by Martin, some hilarious moments then followed. Now it's being remade and Queen Latifah is set to star. This...

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April 25, 2007

CSI star Dourdan as Phil Lynott

While I was searching for the IMDB links for this evenings stories, I found an interesting fact, Gary Dourdan of CSI: Las Vegas fame is set to play Phil Lynott, the legendary lead singer of the group Thin Lizzy. Phil Lynott sang and played guitar with Thin Lizzy, Skid Row,...

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Liu's Rise: Blood Hunter trailer online

The trailer for Rise: Blood Hunter is online, and it's right here for you to see. The film sees Lucy Liu's character turned into a vampire by a rather sexy Carla Gugino, and once she realises she teams up with a cop played by Michael Chiklis to help her kill...

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Dracula sequel to gain Bardem, Bellucci and Hurt?

I forgot there was a Dracula sequel in the works, and according to news today a Director has been cast, not only that but there are rumours about a huge cast for this blood sucking sequel. Now bear in mind that these are rumours from email sources, so it could...

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Jennifer and David Lynch behind Surveillance

David Lynch is producing Surveillance, a film which will be directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch, yes it's his daughter. We already had the news recently that Jennifer Lynch was set to return after Boxing Helena, and in that story all we knew about the Surveillance plot was... ...a supernatural thriller....

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Mandrake the Magician the movie

Now I know the comic character Mandrake by name, and it's a character that I think is a lot stronger than some of the comic characters coming to the cinema, so I wonder why it has taken until now for a film version to be announced? Chuck Russell is set...

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Stalked: Kilmer in Columbus Day and Roberts in Dark Knight

Val Kilmer joins Columbus Day heist film as the semi-bad guy, and Eric Roberts has just joined The Dark Knight. Val Kilmer, Wilmer Valderrama and Marg Helgenberger have joined the film Columbus Day, produced by Kevin Spacey's company Trigger Street Productions. The Hollywood Reporter through Moviehole have the plot outline:...

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Stiles stars in Sylvia Plath film

Julia Stiles is set to play the lead role in the famous poet Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, a story that is widely regarded as her own life story thinly disguised as a fictional story. This could mark a huge role for Stiles, as her character looks set to...

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Autistic autobiography to be film

Daniel Tammet is a brilliant autistic savant and his story is set to make it to the big screen. It has already been told in his autobiography Born on a Blue Day, which describes how his mind works and how he sees colours and numbers around him. At the age...

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Harlin's new and original Brodie's Law

Renny Harlin's latest film sounds really interesting, honestly. Brodie's Law sees a man who injects himself with a chemical that allows him to absorb and take over DNA, in other words to become other people. Jack Brodie, a prison-hardened thief with a short temper and a bad attitude, hopes that...

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Grindhouse UK release halted

The UK distributors for Grindhouse have put the release plans on hold to review both the date and the release plans, trying to make sure that there's not another failure of box office release as there was in the US. Grindhouse was to be released in the UK as a...

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April 24, 2007

I Am Legend spends fortune on flashback scene

There's an interesting article online that shows how much money is being poured into the Will Smith film I Am Legend, the remake of The Omega Man and/or adapted from the novel The Last Man on Earth. They talk of the Brooklyn Bridge scene where they are reported to have...

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Stalked: Anderson talks British films and McGrath makes A Violent Act

Douglas McGrath is writing and will direct the true crime story A Violent Act by Alec Wilkinson and Gillian Anderson has been talking about appearing in small budget British films such as Straightheads. The Writer and Director of Infamous, Douglas McGrath, has revealed his next project, an adaptation of a...

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Stalked: Radcliffe's new film and Bates in Mendes' new film

December Boys which marks Daniel Radcliffe first film outside of Harry Potter since he joined the wizard's franchise and Kathy Bates is joining Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road. Warner Brothers are to distribute December Boys which marks Daniel Radcliffe's first film outside the Harry Potter franchise. The film, according to Variety,...

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Stalked: Stephen Gately in horror, and Irish Bank funds film

British horror Credo which stars a former Boyzone singer is to be distributed, and Allied Irish Bank help fund a new and rather large Production company. A new British horror called Credo has been bought for distribution by Moviehouse Entertainment. The film is directed by Toni Harman and stars none...

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Infamous director says Sandra Bullock too light

I've held the belief, and said it here many times, that there's a strong actress in Sandra Bullock just screaming to get out. It's something that is more than apparent from two of her roles, 28 Days and Crash. I suspect you could also add Infamous in there, but I...

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Third new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer online

There's a new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer online. Yes, another new one. Not the trailer that was released just the other day, this is another new trailer. I think it's described as the domestic trailerwhich means the one for the US. You can see it...

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Hitman plot revealed, will it work?

The plot is out for the Hitman film, the adaptation of the excellent videogame series from Eidos. The game features a genetically engineered assassin called Agent 47 (from the number tattooed on the back of his neck) who has broken free of his makers and has started to find a...

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Paris je'taime and Balls of Fury trailers

There are a few trailers that I discovered today that are of note. Paris je'taime, Balls of Fury and a featurette for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Paris je'taime is a segmented film featuring a whole raft of directors from Gus Van Saint and Gérard Depardieu to the...

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Braff says no to Fletch Won

I don't think it's a big surprise that Zach Braff isn't going to play Fletch. I remember him talking about it on his own site and it sounded like the deal was there if he wanted it, but from the sounds of it he didn't. His heart seems to be...

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Saw IV plot revealed?

The plot of Saw IV has appeared online, and really it's nothing more than we expected to date. One thing is interesting through, it is a direct continuation, and by direct it looks like it picks up the second the previous one finished. Here's the plot, and remember if you...

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Douglas versus Ford in real life courtroom drama

Michael Douglas is set to play a lawyer once again in Tragic Indifference, but this time it's a story based on real events where an Attorney, Tab Turner, takes on the car giant Ford in the courtroom. In 2000 Turner was hired by Donna Bailey after her Ford Explorer flipped...

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Bacon returns from Iraq in Taking Chance

Kevin Bacon is another actor I love watching, and the news today is that he's signed up for the lead in Taking Chance playing an officer who accompanies the body of a US soldier killed in action being flown home from Iraq for a home funeral. According to Variety, Ross...

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April 23, 2007

Dead By Dawn Horror Festival 2007 Programme

The Dead by Dawn Horror Festival runs this coming weekend in Edinburgh, and if it's anything like last year it'll be a corker. For those of you who have never attended you are treated to a weekend of horror, early morning finishes and one all nighter mean that you'll be...

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The Golden Age, Elizabeth sequel trailer online

The trailer for The Golden Age is online. For those of you who didn't know this is the sequel to Elizabeth starring the wonderful Cate Blanchett, written by Michael Hirst and directed by Shekhar Kapur. Blanchett heads a stunning cast in that film, a film which gathered a number of...

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Forget Hulk's colour, Norton's the real story

It's interesting when the news that gathered the most attention from the film sites and blogs was the "Hulk is grey" story and not the fact that Edward Norton is set to play Bruce Banner and the Hulk himself. Edward Norton everyone. The story came from a quote that Avi...

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First picture of Joker from The Dark Knight?

The new face of the Joker from The Dark Knight is online. Previously there was a test shot scooped and released which many doubted was actually the Joker himself, and there could even be a question over if this is Heath Ledger or not. Well now there's another shot online,...

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24 film waits till end of series?

The film script for the 24 movie has apparently been completed, that means the film is ready to go doesn't it? Well actually no. It seems that the film might be made after 24 finishes its run on TV, and not just this series but the whole lot. To me...

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Miller replaces Lohan in Dylan Thomas film

Sienna Miller is a rising talent, and once again she's shown this by taking one of the main roles in The Best Time of Our Lives, the film about Dylan Thomas and the friendship he and his wife had with another couple. Lindsay Lohan previously had the role, and so...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer online

The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer has arrived, although it's not in the best of formats at the moment. Yes, it was out yesterday, but I was having a day off. Well, reviewing over four hours of DVD material rather! The trailer is over at AOL...

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Clooney gets Our Brand is Crisis

These days I'm quite fascinated by George Clooney's projects, and here's news that he's set to tackle another political topic in a feature version of the documentary Our Brand Is Crisis. Our Brand Is Crisis was a 2005 documentary that looked at the Bolivian Presidential election of 2002 where the...

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Kabul Beauty School follows documentary

Here's a strange, but true tale that will make for an interesting film, the story of Kabul Beauty School and the founder Deborah Rodriguez. She had a crazy idea that when the Taliban was removed from power in Afghanistan she would head out and create a beauty school for women....

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Statham in negotiations for Deathrace 3000

More confirmations as we hear that Jason Statham is officially in negotiations to star in the Paul W.S. Anderson remake of Death Race 2000, Deathrace 3000. This comes as confirmation of the rumour last month with the confirmation coming from Yahoo News. The original story tells of a futuristic cross-country...

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X-Files 2 confirmation from series producer

As if we needed anymore confirmation Frank Spotnitz, a former Executive Producer on the series has confirmed the film is in development. On his official blog he's announced the following: "Several people have e-mailed to ask about reports that the second X-Files feature is finally in the works...A script is...

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More Horror remakes

Remakes galore. We heard there was an April Fool remake on the cards, and there seems to be no stopping the remake machine. This is confirmation that Hollywood really does think this is all a big money earner. Shivers, Rabid and Death Weekend are all being looked at for remakes...

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April 22, 2007

The Hogfather

Film Two Stars
I've never read any of Terry Prachett's work before, so when I first received The Hogfather for review I had no idea what it was. However I am familiar with Pratchett's work and through friends understood the basic outlines behind some of the characters and the world which they exist....

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April 21, 2007

British Airways edits competitors out of Casino Royale

Now I hate censorship, but I can accept it for a reason, but British Airways has been showing Casino Royale on their flights with a number of scenes removed. They've removed shots of their competition from the film, both Virgin Atlantic airlines and their boss Sir Richard Branson. Branson was...

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All new Hulk with Jessica Biel?

Avi Arad has been talking about The Incredible Hulk and he's talking about how everything in it will be new. New indeed. It seems that the colour of the Hulk is getting everyone in a state. It's not that interesting to me if the Hulk is green or grey, after...

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Mendes to direct Middlemarch

Sam Mendes is set to create a film version of George Eliot's novel Middlemarch. Although it has already been seen as a BBC mini-series, it hasn't yet made it to the big screen, and Mendes looks set to be the first. Middlemarch is another corset busting, stretched britches victorian drama,...

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Slater and Cuthbert talk He Was a Quiet Man

He Was A Quiet Man is a film starring William H. Macy, Elisha Cuthbert and Christian Slater. The film sounds like more of the same unique and unusual roles for Macy, something great for Cuthbert's career, and definitely an incredibly strong character role for Slater. Could this be the return...

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Natali's live action Splice

Vincenzo Natali is set to bring another science fiction film to the big screen. Not sure who I'm talking about? How about Cube and Cypher? Does that give you a better clue? Natali wrote and directed Cube and directed Cypher and Paris, je t'aime. Currently he's directing High Rise, a...

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Cannes announces films, audiences barely notice?

For all of us who could never attend Cannes, we've got the list of films that are entered for the Festival and those that are in competition. For me though festivals are there to showcase films to the audience, and there's only a few that would really be interesting in...

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Closing Credits: Barry Nelson, Roscoe Lee Browne

The prolific actor Barry Nelson passed away a few weeks ago. He was actually the first man to play the character of James Bond in an hour long TV adaptation of Casino Royale. Apart from that iconic and much forgotten role, to audiences of my age he is probably known...

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Raimi confirms three more Spider-Man films

Well suprise surprise, Sam Raimi confirms what we knew all along that there's going to be more Spider-Man films. How could there not? At a press junket he revealed that Sony have plans to go for at least six films in the franchise. It's not really a surprise is it?...

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Closing Credits: Jean-Pierre Cassel

Jean-Pierre Cassel has passed away at the age of 74. Cassel enjoyed a long and varied career, initially befriending Gene Kelly and being cast alongside him in The Happy Road, after all he was an accomplished tap dancer. Although I discovered the actor late in his career, and can't claim...

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April 20, 2007

Stalked: Pitt and Clooney, Hoffman and Streep

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman are to star in a 1964 Catholic school paedophile story, and Brad Pitt is teaming up with George Clooney again in Burn After Reading. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman are teaming up in Doubt, an adaptation of a play which takes place in...

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Stalked: First Joker photo and Damon as The Green Arrow?

Matt Damon is being rumoured to be connected with The Green Arrow way too early and there are incredibly grainy set shots of Heath Ledger as the Joker from The Dark Knight on set. Matt Damon has been rumoured to be in talks to star in the film The Green...

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Stalked: Boxing Helena director new film and Twisted Torture

Jennifer Chambers Lynch is only now set to return after Boxing Helena to write and direct a supernatural thriller Surveillance while Twisted pictures are having a look at a new horror called Torture. Jennifer Chambers Lynch is set to direct her second film, her first having been Boxing Helena. Surveillance...

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Stalked: Butler wins stunt award and own Smokey and the Bandit's car

Gerard Butler is being recognised for his 300 role at the World Stunt Awards, and you too can own a proper Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am! Gerard Butler is to receive the Action Movie Star of the Year award at the 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards, presumably for his...

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New Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard) trailer online

There's a bunch of new trailers online today, and heading them off at the pass is a new cut of Die Hard 4.0, or as this is the American version, Live Free or Die Hard. There are some new shots and it's cut together really well, still doesn't beat the...

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New The Bourne Ultimatum trailer online

There's a new trailer online for The Bourne Ultimatum, for the most part it is very similar to the other trailers we've seen, but when it gets closer to the end it has a much better suspenseful ending which just opens up the entire story. I think this is perhaps...

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New Spider-Man 3 trailer online

There's also a new trailer out for Spider-Man 3, although out of the trailers we're seeing today this is perhaps the least changed. Well, maybe not if you compare it to The Bourne Ultimatum trailer and you scan through the Spider-Man 3 trailer with your cursor keys after you've seen...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End trailer in Quicktime

The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End trailer has appeared online in lovely Quicktime, which means that it's crisper and clearer, looking a whole lot better. I'm thinking that perhaps my initial fears of this film, after the poor showing of Dead Man's Chest (Filmstalker review), might just be...

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Brooklyn Rules trailer shows Baldwin at best

While it's obviously trailer day here on Filmstalker, let's look at a trailer from a film I hadn't heard of, and starring one of the Hollywood heavyweights that I absolutely love to see on screen, Alec Baldwin. Brooklyn Rules is a story of three friends who are having to deal...

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Hostel: Part II official poster online

The new poster is live for Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II and it follows in the vein of the other horror posters out there just now, showing one of the characters hanging upside down, obviously in some distress. What gets me when I look at this is if the MPAA...

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Jolie talks of A Might Heart filming

Angelina Jolie has been talking about her role in A Mighty Heart, the film which follows Mariane Pearl, the wife of Danny Pearl who was the journalist kidnapped in Pakistan and executed on video. In it she talks about the difficulties in filming when she was the subject of so...

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Sickness and sporadic updates

Apologies for the sporadic updates yesterday and today, I'm not very well and either is my partner, so we're struggling to get up and I'm fighting with migraines and tiredness. However I'm battling through and I'll try and get caught up today....

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April 19, 2007

Bad cinema experiences

Well Friday the 13th was last week and while it's very much a superstition, people still hold the date at arms length, scared of what might go wrong. I was thinking about Friday the 13th and how to tie this into a feature. My first thought was to discuss slasher...

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Filmstalker headlines on your own site

Want to keep up with Filmstalker on your own site? Want to keep others aware of the headlines of the moment? Now you can with two different sized cool looking widgets for Filmstalker headlines, and they are simple to add to your own site. ↑ Grab this Headline Animator ↑...

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Birds remake continues

The remake of Hitchcock's classic The Birds is still going ahead, unfortunately, and the head of Mandalay Pictures is telling us that they have a cool new take on the film. "In the original, the birds just showed up, and it was kind of like, why are the birds here?...

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Whitewater writers talk with Clinton

Bobby Moresco and Mark R. Harris who were two of the men behind Crash (Filmstalker review), are teaming up to write the script for the Whitewater film about Susan McDougal. She spent almost two years in jail for her refusal to implicate President Clinton in the real estate scandal at...

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Colossus computer film remake

Brian Grazer, the man with crazy hair, is looking to remake the 1970 science fiction classic Colossus: The Forbin Project with the possibility of Ron Howard directing. The Colossus film is about a supercomputer that is built by the government for protection, however it becomes self-aware and starts taking complete...

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Brideshead Revisited gets cash and two big stars

The Brideshead Revisited remake is now fully funded and fully loaded, after Miramax bought the North American distribution rights and both Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon joined the already strong cast. Daniel Battsek from Miramax described the film through Variety as an... "intoxicating" study of "youth, longing and an extraordinarily...

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Wrath picks Fishburne, Valetta, Garcia, and many more

Days of Wrath is a film which looks set to court controversy as well as provide a thrilling drama. It reaches the news today after gaining Laurence Fishburne, Amber Valletta, Lupe Ontiveros, Jesse Garcia, Wilmer Valderrama and rapper Kurupt and is set against the backdrop of a gangland war in...

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Stalked: Mummy 3 titled, Antal stays in Hollywood and Santoro joins McGowan

The Mummy 3 has finally received a title, Rodrigo Santoro joins Black Oasis, and Nimrod Antal has another Hollywood film lined up. The Mummy 3 is to be called, The Mummy 3: Curse of the Dragon according to Bloody Disgusting. Rodrigo Santoro, who played the Persian ruler Xersese in 300...

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28 Weeks Later code red clip online

My hopes for 28 Weeks Later were low before I started seeing clips, and this latest one just raises them even more. This latest clip shows us some of the action as soon as the occupying forces issue a Code Red and begin the lockdown of the country, although for...

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Willis stars in Assassination of a High School President

Bruce Willis is going to appear in a film called Assassination of a High School President which features him as that very President, a Desert Storm veteran who applies his training to every aspect of his life, including the school and the pupils. The film is by two first time...

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Ender's Game in turnaround at Warner

It seems that the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game isn't off to a very strong start, as Card says in an interview, the film has been put into turnaround at Warner Brothers. However he does believe this was a good thing. He believes that the film now...

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Eastwood honoured with Independent Award

Clint Eastwood is receiving the Spirit of Independence Award from Film Independent this year. He will be presented with the award on June the 28th, and they are full of praise for the star. Quite rightly so. "Clint Eastwood has been called an icon, a maverick, a legend and every...

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Jones loses Silver Surfer voice to Fishburne

In a bit of a surprise twist it seems that Laurence Fishburne won't be voicing Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and that poor Doug Jones only gets to do half a performance once again. For Fishburne will be the voice of the Surfer, and a damn...

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Abrams reveals Star Trek secret

J.J. Abrams has been talking about the new Star Trek film, and with that he's revealed one of the characters in the film. I have to say his must be a tough job, trying to keep wraps on a story everyone wants to hear about, and keep it quiet for...

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Branagh's As You Like It trailer online

I just caught the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's latest Shakespearean film translation As You Like It. The film has a huge list of stars, Brian Blessed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrian Lester, Alfred Molina, Kevin Kline, David Oyelowo, and the always wonderful Richard Briers. What's especially interesting about this adaptation is...

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Leung returns to Woo's Battle of Red Cliff

As Chow Yun-Fat leaves The Battle of Red Cliff epic from John Woo, Tony Leung re-enters. I wrote about Leung leaving the film some time ago, a move that seemed to gather little attention from the press as he left for the simple reason of requiring a break and not...

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Fox and Gurry join Speed Racer

Looks like Speed Racer's rival, Racer X, is in final negotiations, and the actor is...Matthew Fox. Yes the bloke from the infuriating Lost. The word is that Fox is almost there and the announcement is made alongside that of Kick Gurry negotiating the role of Sparky, Speed's hippie style mechanic....

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April 18, 2007

The Flying Scotsman gets released

Last year I saw the film The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review) at the Edinburgh Film Festival and I loved it, you should see it on the sidebar under the Review Quotes and Filmstalker Recommends. Now it is getting a release in New Zealand, Italy, UK and Australia, as well as...

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Lohan pulls out of Dylan Thomas film

Lindsay Lohan has apparently pulled out of the Dylan Thomas film The Best Time of Our Lives, leaving the cast list of Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys. According to the story she has pulled out after her team couldn't reach an agreement on her contract, she was scheduled...

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Warren Beatty to play Nixon?

Could Warren Beatty be playing the Richard Nixon in the Nixon/Frost film most likely co-starring alongside Michael Sheen as the great British interviewer David Frost? Well rumour has it that he's nearing a completed deal. According to those pesky sources Ron Howard, the Director of the film, offered Beatty the...

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Besson to direct science fiction trilogy

Luc Besson has been talking about upcoming films and says that he's looking at a new science-fiction trilogy, which is looking as though he would direct. Bang goes that old directorial limit again. He says that he wants to try it again, referring to the classic films he's directed, and...

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Fame remake

They are even going to remake Fame now, and it's more than a rumour, MGM Chief Rick Sands has announced it and said that a script is already in development but they are keeping it under wraps. I remember I used to be a fan of Fame and the TV...

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Spider-Man 3 clips online

There are six Spider-Man 3 clips online, a few of which you might have seen before but most you definitely won't have. You can see some of the romantic moments of the film, or you can concentrate on seeing Spider-Man fight Sandman, Parker and Goblin fight, Venom being created, or...

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UK Museum list for Night at the Museum event

Now I know that there should be a few readers interested in the Night at the Museum events across the country that I talked about the other evening. Not only do you get to see the film in the actual museum, but you also get a night time tour. Well...

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Grindhouse splits for UK with no US re-release

It appears that the UK release of Grindhouse is now to have the same fate as the rest of the non-US releases, it is now going to be released as two separate films rather than one long double bill. Previously the release schedule was for a double bill in the...

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Stevie Nicks says no way to Lindsay Lohan

Remember we talked about Lindsay Lohan perhaps playing Stevie Nicks in a story about her life, yet Stevie NIcks seems to be denying all knowledge of it. In fact when she talks about it she sounds quite annoyed too: "Lindsay Lohan thinks she is going to play me but what...

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Michael Apted to direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Apparently the last rumour that Neil Burger was to direct the next Narnia film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is just that, and the news today is broken that Michael Apted will direct this film. Apted also directed The World is Not Enough, Enigma, Extreme...

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Beckinsale as Barbarella?

Who to play Barbarella in the remake of a film that really shouldn't be remade anyway? We've had the Sienna Miller rumour and now the next actress up for the role, according to rumours in a British paper, is Kate Beckinsale. Now I can see that working actually. You have...

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MPAA changes Severance website

The MPAA are growing in power and their influence is far reaching. Now they are forcing websites to edit their content as the film Severance has to remove so called offensive imagery from their site. The problem? The image of the employee standing looking at his watch, his head newly...

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Bana joins McAdams in The Time Traveler's Wife

Previously we heard that Rachel McAdams was signed for The Time Traveler's Wife, now news is that Eric Bana is also on board as the traveler himself. The story is about a man who has a gene that causes him to involuntarily travel back and forth in time. Here's what...

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Stalked: Columbus in Greek mythology, Schumacher's next and Judd Crossing Over

Joel Schumacher is to direct a supernatural urban drama called Inland Saints, Chris Columbus is directing a fantasy called The Lightning Thief based on Greek mythology and Ashley Judd is in talks to join the immigration drama Crossing Over. Joel Schumacher is off on a sprint. After Number 23 (Filmstalker...

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Stalked: Terror Train remake and Hardy Men rewrite

Eighties horror Terror Train is being remade and Simon Kinberg is the latest writer to rewrite the Hardy Men script. The 1980 horror film Terror Train starring Jame Lee Curtis and David Copperfield (oh yes!) and directed by Roger Spottiswoode is being remade with Gideon Raff writing and directing. The...

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April 17, 2007

Sallah not in Indiana Jones IV

There have been lot's of things about the new Indiana Jones film that are making fans of the series nervous, and this is another. News in today suggests that the character of Sallah played by John Rhys-Davies is out of the final film. Now it's not a major thing on...

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Besson and Arthus-Bertrand's free environmental film

Luc Besson is teaming up with the man who created the amazing bestseller Earth From Above and the sister TV series to produce an environmentally focused film called Boomerang. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is set to start filming on a soya plantation in Brazil where rainforests are being destroyed in order to...

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Jamie Bell replaces Radcliffe on Equus

Jamie Bell is set to swap with Daniel Radcliffe to be naked on the London stage in the play Equus later this year. Apparently Orlando Bloom was offered the part and turned it down, so it seems a great scoop for Bell to pick up from where Radcliffe left off....

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A real Night at the Museum for UK schools

Now I do know that there are a few people younger than me out there, although I don't know how young, so the news that Night at the Museum is helping educate children across the UK about natural history might just be of interest. BBC television presenter Michaela Strachan is...

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New J.R.R. Tolkien novel set for film?

Christopher Tolkien has carefully created the last ever book by J.R.R. Tolkien called The Children of Hurin, and the Tolkien estate are retaining the rights to the film version, confident that this may also see the light of day on the big screen. Tolkien's son carefully wrote the book from...

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Isaiah Washington in paedophile priest film

Isaiah Washington has undoubtedly gathered more notice than his role in Grey's Anatomy deserves, and also it is unfortunate that this focus is for comments that were made outside of his acting. However news is that he's set to tackle a pretty controversial and perhaps extremely career positive role. He...

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Raimi to direct modern day fantasy story

Sam Raimi is being marked as hot property at the moment as we hear that he's directing a fantasy film aimed at all ages. Screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift who wrote Freddy vs. Jason are lined up to develop the script for Raimi to direct, unfortunately the title is...

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Raimi says directing The Hobbit possible

Remember the rumours about Sam Raimi directing The Hobbit? Well they could well be true according to an article looking at Spider-Man 3 and chatting with Kirsten Dunst, Raimi and Sony. Raimi was asked about the possibility and although he never said that he'd been approached, he did talk about...

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Dunst says no Spider-man 4 without her

Kirsten Dunst has been talking again about the possibility of a Spider-Man 4 and how that could, or couldn't, happen. She seems pretty adamant that there are three names that if they were missing mean it wouldn't work. "Audiences aren't stupid. It'd be a big flop without me, Tobey or...

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Was Chow Yun-Fat too demanding for Battle of Red Cliff?

Yesterday I talked about the news about Chow Yun-Fat backing out of John Woo's The Battle of Red Cliff, interestingly today the official statement comes out and it is somewhat different from Yun-Fat's. According to the statement from Terence Chang who is a Producer for the film, they are busy...

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Stalked: Scott directs Stalin police tale, Firth and Skarsgard join Mamma Mia! and Owen leads

Clive Owen is set to lead The International, Ridley Scott gets another directing project in the form of a Stalinist secret police tale, and Firth and Skarsgard join Mamma Mia! Ridley Scott has another directing project lined up, this one is the novel by Tom Rob Smith called Child 44...

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April 16, 2007

Chow Yun-Fat leaves Woo's The Battle of Red Cliff

John Woo's The Battle of Red Cliff has just received a big blow. Previously I wrote about the rumour that Tony Leung was leaving the film, well now it seems that Chow Yun-Fat has departed the production. Interestingly the original rumour that Leung had left hasn't been confirmed, and it...

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Les Témoins (The Witnesses) gains US distribution deal

Les Témoins (The Witnesses) has just had its U.S. distribution rights bought by Strand Releasing who will premiere it in North America come June the 14th. The film is set in Paris in 1984 and focuses on a group of friends and lovers who have to deal with the outbreak...

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Alice in Wonderland live action remake

There looks set to be another Alice in Wonderland story, and it will be a live action remake by Disney of their own original animation. Marcus Nispel has been working on a version of Alice in Wonderland starring Sarah Michelle Gellar called Alice, which is inspired by both the original...

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Atonement trailer in multiple formats

The trailer for Atonement appeared a few days ago, and now we have the trailer in mutiple formats and sizes for you to enjoy. I still think the trailer is confusing and tells you little without the help of an indepth blurb and perhaps having read the novel. However I...

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Clash of the Titans remake gains writer

So another classic falls fowl of the remake epidemic, however perhaps Clash of the Titans could work well with a remake, and with Lawrence Kasdan set to rewrite the screenplay, there might be a glimmer of hope. For those of you who don't know Kasdan wrote the scripts for Empire...

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Update: Hairspray trailer online

There's a trailer online for Hairspray, the film which features John Travolta as a woman and a host of big name stars in the screen adaptation of the musical. This really doesn't interest me at all, and unfortunately I can't see the trailer until tonight, but I am interested to...

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Edward Norton is The Hulk?

It is almost too strange to comprehend, but Edward Norton has apparently signed up to play Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk in the film directed by Louis Leterrier. Sounds strange doesn't it? The first Hulk didn't do at all well and despite it having star names attached to all...

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Scott takes on another odd biographical film

Tony Scott is in the midst of optioning a Vanity Fair article called Pat Dollard's War on Hollywood as well as the life rights to Pat Dollard in order to make a film on the controversial Hollywood agent who became a war documentarian. The article told that Dollard was the...

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Eric Red to write and direct 100 Feet

We already heard that the stunning Famke Janssen is set to star in a film called 100 feet, but now news is out that Eric Red is set to write and direct the film. Red is best known for writing on The Hitcher and Near Dark. That news certainly does...

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Australia to tighten laws against pro-terrorism films

The Australian Government looks set to tighten laws on censorship with the view to banning films that present a pro-terrorism point of view. Attorney General Philip Ruddock is pushing for the changes to the Commonwealth's Classification Act to try and prevent these films from being seen, or at least to...

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Sahara case reveals bribes and wasted budget

Apparently the court case regarding Sahara and the writer Clive Cussler is revealing some information about the film that the filmmakers might rather remained hidden. According to the story the case has revealed confidential documents that reveal that amongst the budget were bribes used in Morocco to allow filming of...

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Lohan reteams with I Know Who Killed Me director

Lindsay Lohan has been talking about her next film which looks set to be with Director Chris Siverston, who Directs I Know Who Killed Me, once again. Little is known about the film as yet, but Lohan herself has said that the film is about: ...a bunch of kids on...

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Nicole Smith diaries show lack of interest for film?

Those behind the upcoming film of Anna Nicole Smith should be taking a much needed reality check today as a story comes out about how her personal diaries have failed to sell. Perhaps there's just not the interest in her life as was first thought? There are two diaries in...

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April 15, 2007

Hopkins to star in Del Toro's The Wolfman?

Anthony Hopkins has revealed that he may well be playiing the father of Benecio Del Toro in The Wolfman. He says that his Agent has the script and is very keen for him to play the role, although he hasn't yet read the script for himself. That said he seems...

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Bruce Campbell in post apocalyptic Middle East tale?

Another Bruce Campbell film might just have been announced, the film is called Vacation and has been a project that has long been delayed but now added funds have been secured and the Director says that the film may now go ahead. Richard Stanley has said that Campbell has fallen...

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

There's a short featurette online for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and it has Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley talking briefly about how big it's going to be so big as well as Jerry Bruckheimer talking about his favourite scene. The feature looks quite interesting, but...

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Shooter

Film Three Stars
I was really excited about seeing this film because of Antoine Fuqua. Replacement Killers, Training Day and Tears of the Sun (Filmstalker review) all had me hooked and he has bags of style. Style that appeared in the opening shots of Shooter as the camera swept along the course of...

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose

DVD Four Stars
Tales of exorcism are perhaps one of my favourite forms of horror because they carry that terrifying thought that they might just be real. No matter what you believe, when you watch scenes of an allegedly possessed person and hear what they are capable of it's terrifying, whether you believe...

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April 14, 2007

28 Weeks Later R rated clip online

There's an extended clip online for 28 Weeks Later and at two separate sites, why two sites? Well one starts showing the clip until it gets to some seriously violent and bloody action, and then we have to head off to a site with age verification to see the rest,...

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Bay to direct Prince of Persia

So Michael Bay is set to direct the Prince of Persia game adaptation, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. I don't think there's a surprise there and it sounds like a good match too. Although, considering some of the cool effects and moves in the Persia game, perhaps the Wachowski's...

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Edit Piaf's La Vie En Rose trailer

La Môme (La Vie En Rose) is the biographical film of the legendary singer Edith Piaf directed by Olivier Dahan. The trailer is right here for you to see, and while it looks strong visually, I can't help but think that this looks like a bit of a rough cut....

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Malkovich and Lilly in Afterwards

John Malkovich, Evangeline Lilly and Romain Duris have signed up to act in Gilles Bourdos' supernatural thriller Afterwards. Bourdos and Michel Spinosa adapted the novel by Guillaume Musso, Et apres.... According to The Hollywood Reporter the story is about a man who played by Duris who is a workaholic lawyer...

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28 Weeks Later contaminates Parliment!

Marketing for films is sometimes simple but very effective, and the marketing for 28 Weeks Later hits that spot perfectly. They are projecting huge infected warnings across some majror landmarks in the UK, here you can see it projected on the Houses of Parliment. It's also being started by projecting...

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UK French Film Festival

Tomorrow marks the start of the French Film Festival in Edinburgh, a festival which is also running in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee from April the 15th to May 6th. A fair breadth of films are being shown and none of them have a UK distribution deal in place,...

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Download the Transformers TV teaser here

There's a TV spot that's appeared online for Transformers, and although it's being taken down fast, you can still download it here. There's some new footage of the Transformers racing about and in various stages of transforming, but perhaps the most surprising is that the robots have felshy, fluid, muscle...

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Polanski Pompeii epic mostly CGI

The news that Roman Polanski was to film the epic story of Pompeii and its destruction by Mount Vesuvius seems to have taken a positive turn as we hear that RAI Cinema has purchased all the Italian rights to the film. The film is carrying an estimated budget of US$130...

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April 13, 2007

Anderson threatens growing career?

Gillian Anderson is starring in the first English language film from the German Writer and Director Sandra Nettelbeck with her film Helen. Helen tells the story of a successful and talented professor, played by Anderson, who suffers from clinical depression and sees her life fall apart around her. She then...

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Are films to blame for society's decline?

Politicians know best, after all they are moral guardians always doing right, and know everything about anything inside out. They never cover things up, lie or cheat, oh no. So when the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, declared that films are causing violence in our society I immediately burned all...

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Steven Spielberg to direct Jurassic Park IV?

Joe Johnston directed the third Jurassic Park, that's Jurassic Park III, and his representatives have just announced that he will not be directing the fourth, that's Jurassic Park IV. So that raises the question of who will direct the film. Steven Spielberg once said that if it wasn't Johnston then...

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LaBeouf is sidekick in Indiana Jones IV

So Shia LaBeouf has confirmed that he's signed for Indiana Jones IV. Surprise. We honestly had no idea a few months back. Well at least someone is young enough and fit enough to run on that set. According to the man himself he really didn't know anything when it was...

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My Name is Bruce reshoots monsters

More My Name is Bruce news today in the form of reshoots. Apparently there weren't enough monsters in the film and they are adding more right now. First up we all have to realise that reshoots are no surprise, having the same team go and make changes isn't a big...

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Iran to release documentary of British soldiers

Rather than complain about foreign fantasy films it seems that Iran is set to fight back in the realm of cinema and get their side of a story out before the West does. Iran's armed forces are working to release a documentary and a book about the armed capture, imprisonment...

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Levitt to replace Maguire for Spider-Man 4?

There's a huge rumour on the Internut today, that of who will replace Tobey Maguire should he pull out of the next Spider-Man film. That is, if there is one. For rumour today suggests that a replacement is being considered should the need arise. We've heard that Maguire has been...

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Poster shows Ledger as the Joker

This film poster of Heath Ledger in full Joker make up for The Dark Knight is fan art I'm positive, but it's very well put together fan art. It does look good, although I'd say it gives me more of a Burton Batman feel than anything. With the previous talk...

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Stalked: Ricci in Speed Racer and Fishburne is Galactus?

Two quick pieces of casting news. Christina Ricci is on Speed Racer and is the voice of Galactus Laurence Fishburne? Christina Ricci has been signed for the live action Speed Racer film to be shot by the Wachowski Brothers (they need a joint IMDB listing you know!) according to The...

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Next clips fail to impress

Even without the pre-release word that the Nicolas Cage starrer Next is going to be rubbish these new clips online confirm it. Next is an adaptation of another great Philip K. Dick story, The Golden Man, which has a quite different plot to the film. The Dick story is about...

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Singer versus Saint on Harvey Milk film

Bryan Singer was announced as making a film about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official elected in the US, in May of last year and now it looks as though he's in a race to get filmed along with Gus Van Saint. Singer's version is entitled The Mayor of...

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Mamet's underground fighter gains lead

In February we heard that David Mamet was writing and directing an underground martial arts film that could be classed as a modern day samurai story. The good news is that it has a title, Redbelt, and has been backed by Sony Pictures Classic. The story has also been expanded...

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Drefuss and Simmmons for Sweetwater basketball film

Richard Dreyfuss is another one of my favourite actors and he's had some great roles to date, and he's still turning them out. The latest will be a film called Sweetwater, about Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA team in an all tan-pink...

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DVD and Game Rental competition results

I just realised that I never announced the results of the DVD and Game rental competition, and they were so funny too. So just to clear that up. There was one outright winner who found all the documentaries that have been rated with a five star in the Film Reviews,...

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April 12, 2007

Atonement trailer looks confusing

The trailer for the adaption of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement is online, and you'll hope that you've read the book before seeing it for it's as confusing as anything and just seems to be a series of images, lovely looking images of course. I haven't read the novel and I...

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Stormare plays Wolf in Ekman's Vord

There are some cool actors out there and Peter Stormare makes my list. He's about to join a film which will mark the Swedish novelist Kerstin Ekman's first script which will be directed by Daniel Alfredson. They've got history together too. Alfredson has directed a TV film of another of...

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My Name is Bruce private screening news

There's a great update from the screenwriter of My Name is Bruce, the Bruce Campbell film where he stars as the B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell, aka himself. The story from Mark Verheiden goes something like this, while in a small town Campbell is taken for being the character from...

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Displaced UK action film trailer

The film industry isn't dead in Britain, as the trailer for Displaced shows. This is a UK action film with a healthy dash of science fiction and conspiracy thriller all rolled into one, and with a little help from Ian McKellen no less. The newly found site of Subtitle Me...

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Carry on London scrapped?

Carry on London was to be the next revival of the Carry on series after the last attempt with Carry on Columbus. Now though, one of the stars of the film is saying it's dead. Shane Richie was going to be starring along with Vinnie Jones, David Walliams, Harry Enfield...

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Slug web series - first three episodes here

Until now I had no idea what Slugging was all about, and so the Open Plan Films web series Slug was pretty well lost on me. It's a ride sharing scheme with a few basic rules where people who want a ride stand in a queue at designated points while...

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Barbarella gains Bond writers

We knew that there was a Barbarella remake on the go back in January, but now the rights have been officially secured and the writers of Casino Royale (Filmstalker review) are setting about updating the character for the modern day audience. Previously we've heard that Peter Webber Director of Hannibal...

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Sarsgaard, Hopper and Blondie join Dying Animal

Another Philip Roth novel is heading for adaptation and it could have an interesting cast as Peter Sarsgaard, Dennis Hopper and Deborah Harry are announced as joining the cast. His latest novel for adaptation is The Dying Animal. They join an already impressive cast list of Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley...

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Bullock chooses easy romance again

Sandra Bullock isn't a rubbish actress, that's for sure, all I have to say is 28 Days or Crash (Filmstalker review) to prove so, yet she consistently stars in light hearted, wishy washy films which provide pulp entertainment and not much else. Indeed right now her latest film Premonition isn't...

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Indianapolis 500 film in development

A screenplay is underway for a film about the Indianapolis 500 race, how the speedway was started and the first long oval race was held in 1911. According to Variety through Latino Review Justin Escue is set to direct with Angelo Pizzo writing the screenplay. The best part of this...

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Saw IV and Narnia's Prince Caspain production blogs

There are two new production blogs starting up for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Saw IV, the latter being run by Darren Lynn Bousman. The Saw IV blog doesn't have a feed as far as I can see, and that's a bit of a shame. However Bousman is...

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Friedkin's Bug new trailer online

There's a new trailer out for William Friedkin's Bug. You'll remember that this is the man responsible for scaring half the world to death with The Exorcist - good man! This film is a claustrophobic horror which takes place in a motel room where two strangers meet for a night...

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Rachel Weisz leaves The Mummy 3

Confirming earlier reports it seems as though Rachel Weisz is off The Mummy 3 and Brendan Fraser is on. Previously we heard the rumour that Weisz was unsure about returning and that she hadn't been contacted about the film while Fraser had been. So there's not a great surprise for...

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Whitaker joins Washington's The Great Debaters

In what seems like a dream line up, Forest Whitaker is joining Denzel Washington on The Great Debaters, with Washington directing the film inspired by a true story. We previously heard that Washington was going to direct and star in this film which tells the story of Mel Tolson, a...

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Original Charlie's Angels for new film?

Could it be that the original line up of the TV series Charlie's Angels could be returning to reprise their characters in a new film? Well rumour has it today that they have been approached for just that. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson have apparently been approached to...

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Nakata to direct Death Note prequel

Hideo Nakata wants to make more films back in Japan so is returning to direct L which is a spin off from the Death Note (Desu nôto) films. Nakata is the man behind the original Ring (Ringu) and Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara), as well as creating a...

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April 11, 2007

Boyle says McGregor on for Trainspotting sequel

Danny Boyle has announced that the cast of Trainspotting are signed for the sequel, Porno. Renton, Begbie, Spud and others are set to return to the big screen for the sequel we never thought would happen. According to Boyle himself all the actors have agreed to reprise their roles, which...

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The Fast and The Furious 4 gets scriptwriter

Update: 21/11/2007 The full plot is revealed for Fast and the Furious 4, and Jordana Brewster is also looking to return. Update: 03/10/2007: Latest News: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are officially in talks for the fourth film and Justin Lin is confirmed as Director. Update: 13/09/2007 With the Hollywood...

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Spider-Man 3 last new trailer online

There's even one more Spider-Man 3 trailer out there, and although a lot of people are moaning about the fact that there's another one, I have to admit that this looks really strong and the set pieces look amazing. There's some new footage, some old and just recut differently, but...

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Heather Mills in film of her life?

This does sound like utter speculation in order to get a quote, but the British paper The Daily Star has a source suggesting that Heather Mills is looking into making a documentary of her life. This would look at her life from the controversy of posing for a German sex...

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Teeth gets R rating

Teeth has been given an R rating. Let me remind you this is a comedy about a young woman who discovers she has teeth in her vagina which she uses to chop off the penis' of guys who have done her wrong. Yes, I know, it sounds incredibly silly and...

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Iron Man's first suit on set

The first image of the Iron Man suit is online, and I'm not talking a drawing here I'm talking from the actual set of the film. This looks like the first prototype of the Iron Man armour, after all it looks nothing like the concept art and teaser work we've...

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Get Smart lead photo online

Since we're talking photos, the first shot of the leads in Get Smart has appeared online, with Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway standing side by side. There's not much to the shot, and the real interest of this film is not in the posed photo but the updated storyline. You...

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Doug Karr's latest script gets read

I follow quite a few filmmakers blogs, from small independent names to the big blockbuster guys. It's usually the smaller productions that make for the most interesting though, as they spend the time to talk about the production from beginning to end. One such blog is that of Doug Karr,...

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Anna Nicole Smith film gains lead

To cash in on the tabloid attraction of Anna Nicole Smith, Hollywood is to make a film of her life and has already lined up someone to play her. Willa Ford is a dancer and singer who doesn't appear to have had any comparative roles to date. She will play...

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Director appointed to Narnia's Dawn Treader?

Although there hasn't been an actual announcement of who is directing the next Narnia film, it is being rumoured that a director has been chosen. You'll remember that Andrew Adamson, who directed The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Filmstalker review) and the upcoming Prince Caspian, has decided to take...

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Weinstein comments on Grindhouse release

There's a comment online that's reportedly from Harvey Weinstein that is being far from complimentary about his views on the Grindhouse film as a result of the opening weekend. It sounds as though he's not confident about it going forward and is considering a fast repackaging and rerelease. The comment...

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Chan and Li film gets a title

The Jet Li and Jackie Chan starrer has been given a name, The Forbidden Kingdom and has been taken up by Lionsgate and the Weinstein Company. They are planning a September 2008 release looking to the US, UK, Spain, France and Latin America. The story from Variety tells us a...

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Stalked: Ribisi is Einstein, Bibb on Iron Man and Moss gets Normal

Giovanni Ribisi as Albert Einstein, Leslie Bibb finds Iron Man, Carrie-Anne Moss gets Normal and there's a new version of the Wizard of Oz coming. Giovanni Ribisi is such an underused actor, and yet he's just so damn good. Perhaps his genius has just been recognised though as he announced...

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Cameron and Manson for 3D horror?

Could James Cameron be filming something for the dark imaged singer Marilyn Manson? Well reports are suggesting that he might be involved in an upcoming project of his, and it might just be a horror film. Recently Manson announced that his forthcoming album would be accompanied by a terrifying horror...

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Gaiman's Stardust gets R rated?

Surprisingly the Matthew Vaughn directed Stardust, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel, has been given an R rating by the MPAA, and the reason given? "fantasy violence and risque humor" Is Stardust really going to be that tough a film? After seeing the trailer I really didn't think so, but...

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Gibson's Payback gets restored

I am a fan of the film Payback with Mel Gibson, it's darker than most of his other films and has a great noir feel to it. However it does have its faults, and it seems they are all to be corrected in a massive Director's Cut which will totally...

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Rodriguez directs Open Grave

Robert Rodriguez has not been lined up as the director of the horror film Open Grave, which was announced film announced mid December last year, but Eduardo Rodriguez has! The story is an interesting one and sees our main character wake up admist a pile of dead bodies in an...

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Did Tarantino steal the Grindhouse concept?

It's really difficult to tell when a film really has been stolen or not because there are so many accusations. The latest is against Quentin Tarantino for his Grindhouse idea. Basically the story is this. A group of guys had the idea for a Grindhouse film and approached Tarantino at...

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Saw IV gains slightly new cast

The cast of Saw IV has expanded again. We already knew that Tobin Bell was signed for films galore and that Scott Patterson was on, but now there are two new names attached. Lyriq Bent appeared in Saw II and III playing the character of Rigg and is set to...

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April 10, 2007

Filmstalker nominated for Brit Blog Awards 2007!

Filmstalker has been shortlisted for the Brit Blog Awards 2007 in the Arts & Entertainent category! The awards, run by Ask.com and Metro.co.uk, have a variety of blogs in various categories including Weird & Wonderful, Sport, Travel, Fashion, Politics, Technology, Youth and of course Arts & Entertainment. Here's what Metro...

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28 Weeks Later International Trailer in all formats

Although we've already seen the 28 Weeks Later International trailer, it wasn't in the best of formats. Now I have the trailer in a variety of formats and sizes for you, including Quicktime. It does look much, much better in the International trailer, and after seeing this I am actually...

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Hanks returns to Angels & Demons?

Although it's still a rumour there's no real surprise that Tom Hanks may well be signed up to play Doctor Robert Langdon in Angels & Demons, the book before The Da Vinci Code, but the sequel to the film. The rumour says that to take up the role Hanks received...

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St. Trinian's remake gains more big names

The British St. Trinian's remake has just announced two new cast members hot on the heels of being rescued financially after a major budget shortfall. Toby Jones, most known for Infamous, and Lena Headey from 300 have joined the cast along with Celia Imrie, Anna Chancellor (you'll recognise her when...

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Emily Rose director on The Day The Earth Stood Still

Scott Derrickson, the man who directed the very strong The Exorcism of Emily Rose, has been signed up to direct the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. The original was made in 1951 and became a classic science fiction film, telling the story of an alien humanoid and...

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Goyer talks Scanners remake

David Goyer has been talking about writing the remake of the David Cronenberg classic Scanners, and although I was really sceptical before, I think this might actually work out. I'm really not a fan of remakes, but there are a few that are in production just now that I believe...

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Goyer reveals new Superhero script

David S. Goyer is talking a lot about his new projects just now, and another we're hearing about is a superhero, The Green Arrow, in a film entitled SuperMax. The premise sounds superb. There's a jail for supervillains and a superhero is framed for a crime he didn't commit and...

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Another Lucy Liu Rise clip online

There's another clip online for the film Rise which stars Lucy Liu as a woman who is turned into a vampire and only has days to kill those who turned her before she becomes a vampire forever. It's also worth noting that it's had a slight name change from Rise...

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Stalked: Pakistan prisons and Broderick, Madsen and Alda

The true life tale of a man imprisoned with the worst of Pakistan prisoners and Matthew Broderick leads Virginia Madsen and Alan Alda. Odd days is a film about to enter production which tells the story of Erik Aude, a football star who became an actor and who was framed...

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April 9, 2007

Head Trauma interactive graphic novel online

Lance Weiler's Head Trauma film has perhaps the best website I've seen in a long time, it's an interactive graphic novel version of his film and it looks set to be serialised online. You definitely need to take a look at it. I've seen some mentions of this film but...

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Updated: Is the Grindhouse release schedule right?

Well Grindhouse is released everywhere just now, everywhere as long as it's in the US only, and it's doing not so well. Considering the stock of the team behind it, the actors in it, the hype and the comments everywhere about the build up, it's a huge surprise it's not...

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Joffé directs t.A.T.u. film - video interview

t.A.T.u., if you will remember, are the most succesful International recording act from Russia that consisted of two young looking girls exploiting the image of school girl lesbians which made themselves renowned around the world. Well the latest news is that they are going to be making a film and...

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Smith talks horror Red State

Kevin Smith has revealed the plot of his next film, the much touted horror film. There won't be any laughs in this one and it sounds very interesting. The film will be called Red State and will draw from the cult of Fred Phelps, the Phelps family and the bizarre...

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Will The Dark Knight feature Two Face?

David S. Goyer has been talking about the Batman Begins (Filmstalker review) sequel The Dark Knight and whether or not the character of Two Face is in the film. Now for those of you who really don't know who the alter ego of Two Face is, I suggest you stop...

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Stalked: Fiasco Heights and Irena Sendler

More script news. Fiasco Heights is a Sin City style thriller and the incredible wartime story of Irena Sendler is to come to the big screen, finally. Kyle Ward's speculative script has been bought by Universal and is set to be produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes. Fiasco Heights is...

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DiCaprio to join Ridley Scott's CIA tale?

Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the Ridley Scott directed and William Monohan written, adaptation of the novel Body of Lies from David Ignatius. The novel tells the story of an ex-journalist who has become a CIA agent. He is sent to Amman to work with Jordan's Head...

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More Mummy 3 casting news

Here's a cool piece of casting news online for The Mummy 3, one that fits the part perfectly. Apparently Alex Pettyfer is set to play Alex O'Connell, the son of Rick and Evelyn...oh you know, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz? While the Jet Li announcement is very cool, this casting...

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Bernsen and Winston make Monsters

Corbin Bernsen is a busy man and news that Stan Winston Productions are going to develop and produce the film Monsters based on his treatment makes him even busier. An earlier Filmstalker story tells of how he is set to direct a Zombie horror film which looks at a radio...

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British cloning play adapted

The British playwright Caryl Churchill is about to see one of their plays adapted for the big screen. A Number is the film version of the play Number which looks into the subject of cloning. Tom Wilkinson plays a father who is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades...

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Wall Street 2?

Mergers & Acquisitions is the debut novel fro Dana Vachon, a former Investment Banker in Wall Street, and it tells the story of the lives of the young, rich and ambitious that work the money markets. It promises authenticity for one, as well as lust, power, corruption, cynicism and a...

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Lockerbie bombing film in development

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 resulted in a not only the tragedy of the lives of those on the plane being lost but many on the ground in the now famous town of Lockerbie in Scotland, and with a play already created it seems we're now set for...

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April 8, 2007

Dunst defends Blondie role

Kirsten Dunst has been defending her casting as Deborah Harry in an upcoming film about the singer known as Blondie. We first heard the news last year when the announcement was made. Then we heard that Michael Gondry might well be directing. Her comments through Digital Spy are pretty much...

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What are your taboos in film

I was thinking about social taboos and how everyone has different taboos in life, boundaries that shouldn't be crossed, etc. I was thinking about how mine are remarkably open compared to most people I know, and how some subjects can't be discussed without upsetting someone or making them feel uncomfortable....

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April 7, 2007

Rob Zombie's Halloween trailer online

The first trailer has appeared online for Rob Zombie's Halloween, and despite the mixed commentary to date, the trailer does look very strong. Have a look and see what you think. The trailer shows the young Michael Myers going a little mad and we hear from the new Doctor Loomis,...

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Uwe Boll's Postal Twin Towers clip

I can't believe this clip from Uwe Boll's film Postal, it seems that he's almost wanting to be hated throughout the U.S., and after you see this clip I think you just might, it's unbelievable. If I were to describe it you wouldn't believe it, but I'm going to give...

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Crossing Over tackles U.S. illegal immigration

Crossing Over looks set to have a pretty big cast including Sean Penn, Ray Liotta and Harrison Ford. The film is written and directed by Wayne Kramer, the man who brought us The Cooler and will look into the controversial topic of immigration adn the people who will do anything...

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Fiennes takes Chromophobia to Cuba

Martha Fiennes is set to premiere her new film Chromophobia in Cuba, and while there she and her husband will also be hosting workshops for budding filmmakers. The film is about the issues faced by a rich London family after they sacrific their traditional values such as honesty, loyalty and...

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April 6, 2007

Species IV trailer online here

The trailer for Species IV has just appeared online, and it makes me wonder how come some franchises keep going over others. The acting looks rough, and although the actors are recognisable they aren't for lead roles, well not for a while. They've even replaced Natasha Henstridge with Helena Mattsson,...

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Parker says Blood Brothers in trouble

Blood Brothers is a musical written by Willy Russell, a very successful musical being one of the longest running musicals of all time, the West End production is still running after nearly twenty years, it opened in 1988. The great Director Alan Parker is working on getting a screen version...

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28 Weeks Later does Boyle matter?

Let's put to the side for the moment the fact that the recent 28 Weeks Later trailer looks so good and let's look at the Director of the first film who might or might not be involved in the new film, and if that seems a bit of a puzzle....

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Saw IV gets new cast member

The first casting announcement has been made for Saw IV, although it is fair to say that there was one cast in the film beforehand, and that's Tobin Bell to play Jigsaw. However there's a rumour going around that there's another person cast already. The word has come that Scott...

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Dern confirms Jurassic Park IV

Laura Dern has been talking about Jurassic Park IV and revealed that it is on and that Sam Neill doesn't look like he's going to be coming back. In the interview she says that she hasn't been called yet but she knows it's happening and that she is going to...

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D.J. Caruso talks Shield and Disturbia

There's an interview online with Director D.J. Caruso, and for those of you who don't know him, that means one spectacular thing to me, The Shield. However he's also just completing Disturbia, and from the looks of it that is going to be an interesting film. He has some interesting...

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Prom Night sequel cast

Well I've not really been grabbed by the news that a Prom Night remake is on the go because I haven't seen the original and hadn't put much stock into it, however the film is progressing and perhaps there are fans out there for the original, are there? Prom Night...

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American Pie sixth sequel!

Can you believe that there's going to be another American Pie sequel? Well apparently there's going to be and there are some names returning from the previous film. It is going to be called American Pie Presents: Beta House, which sounds to me that they are continuing the franchise for...

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28 Weeks Later new International Trailer

I just saw the new International trailer for 28 Weeks Later before Sunshine (Filmstalker review), and it looks really good, much better than we've seen to date. You can see the new trailer right here, and it gives a chilling view of Britain. It's quite scary to see empty streets...

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April 5, 2007

Avary's Phantasm 1999 dead

Another Roger Avary script isn't going to get made, and that one is for the latest film in the Phantasm series. The creator Don Coscarelli says that the series isn't dead though, and gives more weight to that sequel rumour. In an interview Coscarelli says: "I hate to tell you...

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Synopsis for Barker's Midnight Meat Train

The plot synopsis has been released for Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train, and it's looking even more attractive. What already had me was the unusual casting line up with Bradley Cooper , Vinnie Jones, Brooke Shields and Leslie Bibb to name but a few, and the combination of Barker writing...

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Lucas says still trying for Connery in Indiana Jones IV

So George Lucas has been out again speaking about Indiana Jones IV and saying nothing new. He's getting quite good at that, except this time he's let something slip about the casting. It appears that they are trying to get Sean Connery back and that they are... ...still trying... That's...

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Kelly to complete Southland Tales

Richard Kelly's much troubled Southland Tales has once again found a way through its problems. Recently it had run out of funding to get the final effects shots completed and they paused to find all the cash. The great news is that they have, Sony have put forward the money....

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Wright says third film with Pegg and Frost

Edgar Wright has revealed that the Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (Filmstalker review) team have another film left in them together. They're making a little joke with the trilogy idea by calling theirs the three flavour trilogy, three flavours because each film is connected to the other by...

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Henson takes on Gorey's Doubtful Guest

The Jim Henson Company are on a new project, the film adaptation of The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey. Gorey was an illustrator and writer who is known for his macabre drawings that carry a Victorian and very ominous feel to them. His work has influenced that of Tim Burton...

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Sunshine

Film Three Stars
There's a question that has come into my mind after reading some of the early reviews for this film, can a film be truly original nowadays? For many reviews have been saying that Danny Boyle just plods along familiar science fiction ground in this film and that he doesn't really...

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Carnahan talks of his Mission: Impossible III

Apart from poor Joe Carnahan having his house broken into the other day, he's also angry about his never made it version of Mission: Impossible III which he says would have been much, much better than the J.J. Abrams version, and he might just be right. Carnahan invested fifteen months...

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Hellboy 2: The Golden Army official plot revealed

More plot reveals today and this one is for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army as the official synopsis has been released for the film today. After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless...

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Deathrace 3000 plot revealed

The plot of Death Race 3000 has been revealed, and it doesn't sound too different from the original, mind you how could it possibly be, although it does sound like it might just go too far. Death Race 2000 is a cult classic made back in 1975 starring David Carradine...

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Harry Potter actors say they wouldn't leave

The Harry Potter trio have come out and made press statements about how keen they are on completing the series, although the announcements are a bit late in the day, it seems they are there to try and appease all the press speculation that's been going on. Here's what Daniel...

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Stuntman reveals he doubled for Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is coming up for a bit of flack just now as a a stunt double reveals on his personal blog that he doubled for Chan in a few films. For some strange reason there seems to be a bit of a controversy about it. Stuntman Bruce Law has...

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Stalked: Wishaw as Keats and Salvatores As God Commands

Perfume's lead actor Ben Wishaw is to play Keats and Gabriele Salvatores is to adapt another Niccolo Ammaniti's novel. The star of Perfume, Ben Wishaw, is in negotiations to play John Keats, the famous poet, in Jane Campion's Bright Star. Abbie Cornish has already been cast in the film and...

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April 4, 2007

TMNT International Featurette online with new footage

There's a great featurette of TMNT online just now. Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Munroe talk a fair bit about the film and it's all accompanied with loads of footage. Surprisingly the footage here is much better than some of the stuff I've seen online to...

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Curse of the Golden Flower trailers and Gong Li interview

Curse of the Golden Flower is seeing a healthy release just now with the UK coming up on April 13th, so it's timely that I've picked up the trailer in multiple formats and sizes as well as an interview with one of the stars, Gong Li. Li plays the Empress...

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Grindhouse to have missing reels

Now I'm not sure how true this is, so treat in the salty rumour mill category for now, but there may well be "missing reel" moments in the Grindhouse film. What's a missing reel? Well that's a real hark back to the days when scenes were removed and instead of...

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Jolie in Sin City 2 after all?

Apparently the cast of Sin City 2 have been told not to tell who the lead actress is going to be in the new film. Rosario Dawson was quizzed about it and just couldn't tell. "The lead actress is going to be absolutely fabulous; but I can't tell you who...

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Jack Black in Edgar Wright's Them?

Jack Black may well be starring in Edgar Wright's Them alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and that's from all of them, including the writer Mike White. White is collaborating on writing a script with Wright called Them which is described as a comedy, horror, conspiracy theory film. White describes...

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Shoot 'Em Up pictures online with Owen, Giamatti and Bellucci

There are some pictures online for the film Shoot 'Em Up starring Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci and Paul Giamatti with Giamatti playing the bun totting madman. The film is about a man called Mr Smith played by Owen who delivers a baby during a shootout and then has to protect...

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Berry says no to Storm X-Men film

Apparently there was a move to try and get an X-Men spin off film for Storm as well, but Halle Berry put paid to that move quite quickly. I wouldn't actually be surprised if all the main characters had been approached for their own films by now, but it seems...

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Stalked: Dark Knight in UK and tons of casting

Dark Knight in England, Prinze Jr. creates Manslaughter, Rip Torn in August and cast announcements for Pathology. The Dark Knight is reportedly filming in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and at Leavesden Studios. The short announcement comes from ScreenEast through SuperherpHype. If anyone is in the area, let us know what's going...

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Invasion gets huge rewrite and reshoot?

We already knew some time ago that the executives were unhappy with the ending of the film The Invasion from Director Oliver Hirschbiegel, and that the Wachowski Brothers were called in to reshoot the ending, but reports today are saying that there was much more than that reshot, perhaps even...

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Marshall's Sherlock Holmes gets lead?

We heard a little while ago that there was going to be a new film about Sherlock Holmes to be directed by Neil Marshall, but did you know that Russel Crowe was being touted as a possible actor to play the role? Well I didn't hear that one, but apparently...

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Haggis wants Theron in Whitewater scandal

Charlize Theron is set to star in a biographical film of Susan McDougal, the woman who was involved in the Whitewater real estate scandal along with her husband, President Clinton and the First Lady. Almost more exciting than that is the news that Paul Haggis is onboard to either produce,...

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Own K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider!

Fancy being Michael Knight, aka The Knight Rider? Well now you can if you fancy forking out and buying one of the four K.I.T.T. cars that were used in the original TV series. One of the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am cars is being sold at a mere US$149,995 at a...

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Die Hard 4.0 International and U.S. trailers online

Great news there's not just one new trailer for Die Hard 4.0 or Live Free or Die Hard, there's actually two just released. There's the International trailer and the US trailer, and for once I'm actually thinking the US trailer might have pipped the International to the post. Usually I...

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Hostel: Part II trailer online

The new trailer for Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II is online and is right here. I'd say it's a longer teaser more than anything, and although it is Hostel, it's not that frightening or bloody. I actually had thought that I read that there was a red band trailer, but...

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Three Ocean's Thirteen TV spots online

There are three TV adverts for Ocean's Thirteen online, each showing some of the footage we saw in the trailer, but also some new footage is thrown in there as well as some ore plot explanations. Oh no, and Andy Garcia's character has stolen that line I love from Big...

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DC Comics Metal Men adaptation

The 1962 DC Comics story Metal Men is set to be adapted with Eric Champnella writing and Lauren Shuler Donner in production duties. The original story sees a scientist creating six robots who are made out of different metals and carry the powers of each metal with them - gold,...

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Area 51 gets comic writer Morrison

Here's an interesting mix. The videogame Area 51 is set for film adaptation, which we knew already, by a comic book writer, Grant Morrison. Morrison has written for such series as Justice League of America, Doom Patrol, New X-Men and Fantastic Four, he already has a screenplay in development at...

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White takes Static from Ritchie

Sylvain White is now attached to direct the futuristic thriller Static, replacing the last known name on the project, Guy Ritchie. The story is written by Brad Gann and is set in L.A. in the future where the leader of the city's hardest gang has to battle his rival gangs...

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April 3, 2007

Anderson's Transsiberian pictures online

Brad Anderson is the Director of Session 9 and The Machinist and is currently in the midst of Transsiberian, a film about an American couple who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway from China to Moscow and become friendly with another travelling couple, and before long their journey becomes filled...

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Read the Darjeeling Limitied script online!

There's a script online for Wes Anderson's Darjeeling Limited, the film starring Natalie Portman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. The script is an older version of the film which dates back to May 2006, before Portman climbed onboard. The script comes from ohnotheydidnt through bigscreenlittlescreen . You can...

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Tranformers ultimate fan competition

The Transformers film are running a competition to find the ultimate Transformers fan. Well, okay, actually it's the ultimate Transformers fan in the United States, nowhere else matters it seems. All you have to do, once you qualify for being in the US and speaking English, is to make a...

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007 Stage reopens with website

Everyone cheer! The 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios has defied typical British construction projects and been completed in under six months. The stage was destroyed in a fire in July 2006 and has now been rebuilt making it the largest stage in Europe with an internal area of 59,000 square...

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Bridge to Terabithia trailer in multiple formats

Quite a few months ago I wrote about the Bridge to Terabithia trailer which was only in one size and format and not viewable by everyone, well now I've been sent links to the trailer in various formats and sizes. The trailer links are below: Quicktime: High, Medium and Low...

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Ledger says Joker will be made-up

Heath Ledger has been talking about his upcoming role as The Joker in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins (Filmstalker review). What's interesting is that earlier reports said that there wouldn't be a Joker "mask" involved (as in the made-up face), and that he would just be looking...

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Supervillain kills superhero script at DreamWorks

DreamWorks animation are developing a project from a speculative script by Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons which offers a unique and really interesting take on the Superhero genre. Master Mind sees the supervillain accidentally killing his arch rival in the opening scenes of the story and then struggle when he...

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The Reaping pictures and Swank interviewed

There are some new pictures online for The Reaping, as well as an interesting interview with the star Hilary Swank. She's got a great sense of humour about herself and her job, and something that really does come through is how incredibly normal she seems. Q: Did you have to...

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Stalked: Rex Libris and Heart Shaped Box adaptations

Rex Libris is the comic book about a normal guy who joins a secret society of librarians (yes you read this right) who fight the forces of darkness and it's about to be adapted for the big screen by Mark Burton. James Turner wrote the original comic which looks to...

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April 2, 2007

Aardman three year deal with Sony

Brilliant news for Aardman Features, the makers of the Wallace & Gromit films, Chicken Run and Flushed Away, as we hear that they are in final negotiations to enter into a three year deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment which allows them a first look deal. Amongst the usual press announcements...

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Anderson talks X-Files sequel

Now Gillian Anderson is saying that this time around it looks like the X-Files sequel is going to get made, although she too confirms that the underlying conspiracy thread of most of the Television series and the first film will not be in the film. "They’re starting to talk about...

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Transformers pictures show Optimus Prime fighting

There are stills from the Transformers showing more than we've ever seen of the robots, more even than the trailers and TV spots, and these shots look fantastic. You can see Optimus Prime and Bonescrusher about to get into battle, Bonecrusher racing along a highway, and Barricade powering down on...

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Original Director returns to Cannibal Holocaust remake

We knew that there was a remake of Cannibal Holocaust film on the go, now we hear that the original Director Ruggero Deodato is back on board for the remake...oh, and it's not a remake. Neither is it a sequel. Nor a prequel. No, Deodato and the studio have created...

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Chris Evans to play alcoholic Iraqi soldier

Chris Evans looks like he's trying to do something a little more serious than the Fantastic Four films he's currently tied to. The film The Blue Sky sounds extremely promising for him as it sounds a very dramatic piece and comes from the director Mark Pellington. Pellington previously directed The...

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Stalked: Wrong Turn 2, Martian Child, War Inc.

One new and some updated trailers for you. Wrong Turn 2, The Martian Child, War, Inc.. There's Martian Child with John Cusack, which looks like a pull heartstrings by the numbers film. Now there's a trailer in various Quicktime formats over at Apple [QT:S:M:L:480p:720p:1080p:iPod]. Then there's War Inc. First Showing...

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Stalked: More Eye casting, Die Hard, Silver Surfer and Simpsons stills

Two more have joined the cast of The Eye and there are a few pictures of Die Hard 4.0, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and The Simpsons Movie online. First up are the photos for all the above films. Nothing special but Coming Soon have a few stills...

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Wahlberg says no Departed sequel

Mark Wahlberg may be backing away from his earlier comments on the possibility of a sequel to The Departed (Filmstalker review) as he now suggests that a sequel is not likely. In recent comments he compares it to The Brazilian Job, a film that I thought was going ahead, but...

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Foster in Nim's Island fantasy

Jodie Foster stays quite quiet these days, and that's a shame I think, she's very selective in her projects so that usually means we get something good when she appears. Her latest role will see her teaming up with Abigail Breslin from Little Miss Sunshine in a fantasy film called...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Grindhouse stars interviewed and Black Book clips

No pictures to speak of, but there are plenty of clips. The first is are interviews with some of the Grindhouse stars, and the second are a few clips from Paul Verhoeven's Zwartboek (Black Book). Over at Bloody Disgusting they have a video of interviews with Freddy Rodriguez and Naveen...

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Bush versus Gore by Sydney Pollack

The much disputed election of George W. Bush to US President in 2000 is set to be made into a controversial film to be directed by none other than Sydney Pollack. Recount will tell the story of the 2000 Presidential "election" and follow the Florida recounts from the day itself...

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Shrek 4 confirmed

A fourth Shrek film has been confirmed, although we hear absolutely nothing about the story. So we can expect a Shrek 4 if the third does well enough, and there's no real doubt of that is there? It was Guillaume Aretos, the production designer for Shrek the Third who spoke...

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Goodman and Sarandon in Speed Racer?

Casting rumours are placing John Goodman and Susan Sarandon to play the parents of Speed Racer, now played by Emile Hirsch, in the live action film directed by the Warchowski Brothers. The announcement for Hirsch was made a few weeks ago, but there's been no word yet on other casting....

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Adventures in Babysitting remake gains cast and writer

Miley Cyrus and Raven Symone are set to star in the remake of Adventures in Babysitting which marked Chris Columbus' first feature. Further Adventures in Babysitting will be written by Tiffany Paulsen for Disney. Paulsen wrote the recent Nancy Drew film, so I guess the idea isn't entirely that bad...

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On Moral Grounds to get film treatment

Screen Gems have bought the rights to the documentary On Moral Grounds which tells the story of a lawyer who took a large Insurance company to court for not giving Holocaust survivors what they rightfully deserved under their policies. Lawyer Lisa Stern teamed up with attorney William Shernoff and fought...

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Hillcoat directs McCarthy's The Road

Cormac McCarthy probably had no idea that his book The Road was going to gather so much publicity, first picked by Oprah Winfrey for her book club read, and now it has been bought and is set to be adapted to a film. Joe Penhall has been attached to write...

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April 1, 2007

Carpenter's Christine remake

I had heard word of a remake of the John Carpenter version of Stephen King's Christine ages ago, but since nothing had been heard since I thought it was dead, but it seems that something is actually happening on the production. I think this is the only non-April fools story...

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Adult Pirates to gain CGI heavy sequel

The adult film Pirates (Pirates XXX), the most expensive adult film to date that spoofs the Pirates of the Caribbean series, is going to gain a sequel, and from the teaser that's online today it looks like it's going to rival Hollywood's version. What's amazing is the amount of CGI...

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