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May 31, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End cast podcasts

I have some excellent streaming podcasts available for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End which have the actors and crew talking about all aspects of the film, interestingly Jerry Bruckheimer gives a little away about the possible Pirates of the Caribbean 4. In the first two you can watch...

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Scriptwriter talks Teen Titans

Mark Verheiden has briefly mentioned his signing to write the Teen Titans film. Although he says he's too busy to write that much about it, he does give a couple of little snippets away. Over on his blog he says how happy he is and gives away a few very...

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New Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer

There's a new trailer online for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and this one is looking heavy and tense throughout. There's a definite feeling of impending doom (if you'll pardon the pun). Still, I wonder if poor Dr Doom and the Four are being pushed to the side...

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Spawn 2 begins

Todd McFarlane is set to finance the script development for the sequel to Spawn, Spawn 2, or rather as it is going to be called, Spawn. Todd McFarlane is the man who created the Spawn comic books and also produced the first film. According to Home Media Magazine through Bloody...

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DOA ladies on film

There are some pretty indepth interviews with the ladies of DOA: Dead or Alive online, that's Jamie Pressly, Sarah Carter, Holly Valance, Natassia Malthe and Devon Aoki. As well as the five clips there's also three behind the scenes clips to go with it as well, behinds the scnes clips...

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Speed Racer car revealed

The first picture of the Speed Racer car, Mach 5, has been revealed, and it looks pretty cool. You can see the full size image over at USA Today through Coming Soon. The paper also has some inside details on the film directly from Joel Silver… The film, Silver says,...

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Scott Sigler’s Infested is bought

Scott Sigler's next novel and its sequel have been bought for a film deal by Rogue Pictures and Random House Films, and the story sounds superb. The story is about a CIA black ops specialist and a CDC (Center for Disease Control) scientist who team up to try to stop...

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Witherspoon on Midnight, the Bunny Lake killer

Is this the film that Reese Witherspoon dropped out of Bunny Lake is Missing for? She's just been announced as signing up for a remake of a 1939 comedy called Midnight. The upside of this is that it is being written, and possibly directed, by Michael Arndt. The announcement comes...

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Shawnee Smith in Saw IV?

Despite both Shawnee Smith and Darren Lynn Bousman saying that the character of Amanda Young will not return in the next franchise excursion for Saw, Saw IV, there's a rumour going round that she most definitely is going to be. Bloody Disgusting were the guys who came out with the...

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Kilmer in Conspiracy

Val Kilmer is a great actor. I've recently seen him at two extremes of his career, Déjà vu and Top Secret, and both were enjoyable performances, really! However I think some of his best have been in thrillers rather than comedies, although Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Filmstalker review) is a...

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Stalked: Cassandra's Dream, The Happening, The Oxford Murders, Hercules

Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream film gets bought in Cannes, Zooey Deschanel joins M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, Alex de la Iglesia's The Oxford Murders gets a distribution deal, and Hercules is coming back to the big screen. Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream has been saved by the Weinstein Company. Previously, on...

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Miller says Sin City 2 likely

Frank Miller has come back on the recent comments from Michael Madsen that he doesn't know if Sin City 2 is going to get made, and frankly his comments aren't that comforting. He says that it is still likely to happen, the script is written, but now there are other...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End final scene after credits

The closing scene of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has appeared online, and I have a copy right here. So if you missed it before and left during the credits, the first question is why? I always stay to the end. Okay I'm usually writing up notes for...

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Melbourne gangland Macbeth trailer

There's a new trailer out for Macbeth, the updated version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy by Geoffrey Wright, the Director of Romper Stomper that we first heard about last year. This version is modern day Australia, ganglands of Melbourne to be exact, and with guns. It stars Sam Worthington, Victoria...

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May 30, 2007

Writer for Nakata's Entity remake

A long time ago I wrote about how Hideo Nakata had been lined up for a number of Hollywood remakes, including The Eye and The Entity. Well we knew he was off The Eye, but it looks like he's been kept on for The Entity remake as it finally gains...

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Eli Roth agrees with Filmstalker, trilogies are bad

Well there I was writing a feature about trilogies and if they can really work, and along comes Eli Roth and agrees with me, trilogies don't work, and he's not going to let Hostel follow that proven route. He says that the two Hostel films say it all, and manufactured...

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The Hulk plot revealed

The plot for the Incredible Hulk is out and it sounds like a nice mix between the previous film and the TV series, perhaps in a hope to try and pull in the audience after the fate of the first film. I think enough people have said it now so...

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À l'intérieur bought in Cannes

The Weinstein Company have bought À l'intérieur (Inside) a French horror that has been described as extremely violent and stars Béatrice Dalle, and you can see the trailer right here. The plot of À l'intérieur is pretty simple, a heavily pregnant woman and her boyfriend are involved in a car...

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The fourth Terminator?

Could this be the new Terminator for the fourth episode in the franchise? His name is Marcus Schenkenberg and he's a male model - surprise! Recently on Dutch TV he declared that he was signed up for a bunch of new projects, one of which he says is Terminator 4....

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D-War trailers

I've totally missed out on the "other" Korean monster film destined for mainstream, D-War, however a trailer popping up online grabbed my attention and made me take notice. I have to say it doesn't look in the same ballpark as The Host (Gwoemul) was, although on effects and sheer scale...

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Craven's Last House on the Left gains writer/director

The remake of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left seems to be going ahead well as we hear that a Writer and Director have been signed up. Currently finalising a deal are Dennis Iliadis to direct and Adam Alleca to write the remake of Wes Craven's classic The...

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Bertolucci to film 16th century murdering musician

Bernardo Bertolucci is to direct a film about the life of the 16th century Italian musician Gesualdo da Venosa. Now how exciting could that be I hear you ask, well apparently very. Not only was he a famed musician, but also a famed murderer. Read this short introduction to his...

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Dirty Dancing, the videogame?!

Oh I can't help writing about this. It looks like the videogame industry is turning the tables on Hollywood and pillaging their marerial as now there's going to be a Dirty Dancing videogame. Yes, I hardly believed it either, but according to the story the game developer Codeasters will release...

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May 29, 2007

DreamWorks confirms Shrek 4 and 5!

The CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, has revealed the plans for Shrek, and they don't look good. It seems the previous rumour of Shrek 4 being a prequel and showing the green ogre arriving in that swamp is right, and not only that but there's going to be a...

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New Might Heart clips

There are four new clips for the film A Mighty Heart online. This is the true story of Mariane Pearl who tried to track down her husband Daniel Pearl, the journalist who was taken hostage by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. She searched in vain though and he was executed....

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Update: Missing comments

Have you lost your comments? Have you commented on the site and then not seen the comment appear? Well it could be there now, or if not I may have addressed the problem. Behind the scenes MovableType runs Filmstalker, and within it there is an automatic spam filtering system that...

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Knightley to play Princess Diana?

Rumour time as it is claimed that Keira Knightley will be asked to play Princess Diana in a film based on her life, adapted from the book Diana and the Paparazzi. The book by Glenn Harvey and Mark Saunders is yet to be released, but is being touted around Cannes,...

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Madsen says Sin City 2 in doubt

Michael Madsen has been talking about his latest film Boarding Gate, which you can see a few clips for on Filmstalker. While he was speaking about that film he mentioned both Sin City 2 and Inglorious Basterds. He confirmed that Quentin Tarantino is writing Inglorious Basterds, although he's hard at...

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HD Update: Clooney's Michael Clayton trailer online

The trailer for George Clooney's latest film, Michael Clayton, is online and it does look powerful indeed. It looks as intriguing as Syriana and way more tense. The film tells the story of Michael Clayton who is a fixer for a large corporate law firm. His whole life is the...

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Mirren in Isreal-Palestine drama

Helen Mirren is set to court more controversy in a new film she'll be starring in which is set to have the backdrop of the Isreal-Palestine conflict. The film will look at a Jewish woman living on the Gaza Strip whose daughter is shot and killed. Not too controversial so...

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Natali's Splice revealed in casting calls

Previously I wrote about Splice, the horror coming from Vincenzo Natali who also wrote and directed Cube, today there are a few more details revealed as the casting calls are announced. To recap, the story is about two scientists who ignore all the legal, ethical and moral boundaries and splice...

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Woo to direct modern day Ninja

John Woo's next film has some more details, as we hear that he's set to write and direct Ninja Gold, a film which comes from the mind of Warren Spector, the videogame create responsible for such titles as Deus Ex and Thief. The story concentrates on the mixing of traditional...

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Mann to direct Depp in Russian spy story?

According to a report from Cannes Johnny Depp may be playing the murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the man who was poisoned in London last year using radioactive material, and Michael Mann will be directing him. I'm a little confused about this as previous stories we heard had Johnny Depp...

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Paxton to direct JFK film

Bill Paxton is being reported as saying that his dream project is a film about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a story that has already been told in great depth. In a recent interview he said: ...my dream project is to make a movie about the assassination of President...

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Early Babylon A.D. footage online

Okay I'm not calling this a teaser, but there is some behind the scenes footage pulled together for an early look at Babylon A.D., the Mathieu Kassovitz directed science fiction film starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh and Gérard Depardieu, as well as a fair few other big names. There are...

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May 28, 2007

The Hollywood Trilogy, does it work?

I’ve just watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Filmstalker review) and although it isn’t the worst in the series it sill isn’t nearly as good as the first film. The second in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Filmstalker review) was undoubtedly the worst. It...

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Win Déjà Vu on Blu-ray

I've seen two Blu-ray films so far, Casino Royale and Déjà Vu, and both of them have looked and sounded superb. Now I've been given three copies of Déjà Vu on Blu-ray to give away. This marks the start of a good few Blu-ray competitions (if the marketing company are...

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Allen's Cassandra's Dream struggling?

Woody Allen has been having a hard time trying to sell his latest film in Cannes, despite Cassandra's Dream having a strong cast and story. Previously his film Scoop failed to gain a UK release, despite the bankable talents involved. Apart from his own name there were Hugh Jackman, Scarlett...

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Stigmata sequel appears

Stigmata was a pretty good film which had a poor theatrical ending, although the alternative DVD ending was much better. Now it's being rumoured that a sequel is in development. The original told hte story of a young woman, far from religious, who started showing signs of stigmata. A priest...

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May 27, 2007

Flyboys

Film Two Stars
From the start my hackles were up over this film and I was fighting an instant reaction. What with American films rewriting war history before, with different nationalities taking victories, other nationalities ignored, and generally changing events for a more Hollywood cinematic film, I thought this might follow the same...

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May 26, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Film Three Stars
I loved the first film in the franchise, it really was a lot of fun and I too, fell in love with the characters and their relationships. It was a superbly crafted script and it had something for everyone, then there were the effects and the set pieces which just...

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Stalked: Cassell, Mikkelsen, Molina, SIMS and Bullock

Here's a roundup of some stories that I've not been able to keep you up with over the last few days. SIMS, the computer game which has no plot whatsoever, it is a mere engine for you to create something, is going to have a film made out of it....

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Lohan, Dawson, MacLaine and Dukakis in grannie crime comedy

Despite the reports of Lindsay Lohan messing up her own career, she's certainly getting the roles. She's just signed up for a film alongside Rosario Dawson, Channing Tatum, Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis in a comedy that doesn't sound too exciting to me. Variety describe it as a "grandma gang...

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The Beast, comic book World War II film

After Babylon A.D. Mathieu Kassovitz is set to make an animated film about the Holocaust, an interesting choice but not really that far from some of the sentiments in the story of Babylon A.D. starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling and Mark Strong. The Beast is a...

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Bryan Singer off Logan's Run?

The word on the digi-street is that Bryan Singer and Joel Silver have not seen eye to eye on the remake of the classic Logan's Run and that the winner isn't the person that had a passion for the project, it's the one with the money, so Bryan Singer is...

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Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me trailer

The theatrical trailer for I Know Who Killed Me, the film starring Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond and Neal McDonough. There's been a lot of interest in how this is going to work out, mainly because of Lindsay Lohan and her out of work activities, but let's try and focus on...

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Clips for Argento, Madsen, Dafoe, Hoskins in Boarding Gate and Go-Go Tales

There are a couple of clips for two films I hadn't heard of until today, films that have a few good names attached to them too. The first is Boarding Gate starring Asia Argento and Michael Madsen which tells the story of an Italian woman living in London that has...

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May 25, 2007

Paul Newman retires

Some sad news today for Paul Newman and Robert Redford fans, it seems that the hopeful teaming of the two great actors has just been put to rest as Paul Newman has announced his retirement from acting. On Good Morning America through FemaleFirst.co.uk he announced the sad news: "I've been...

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Weekend films to stalk

Well this weekend the cinema is a foregone conclusion is it not? However there are a couple of alternatives should you find the gazillion showings of Pirates all booked up at every cinema ever built in your neighbourhood. There are, as always, the UK Freeview channels to choose from, and...

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Jackson talks Dambusters and Halo

Peter Jackson has been talking about his remake of the British classic World War II film The Dam Busters, as well as his involvement in the Halo film and his hopes that it will still be made. Of the Dambusters film he talks about how he went after Stephen Fry...

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Is Blanchett Indiana Jones' villain?

The rumours are everywhere now regarding Indiana Jones IV. We're hearing about specific scenes, complete plot details, and now we're discussing who could be the villain of the piece, and that is perhaps one of the more positive stories to come out of the film so far. Forget aliens and...

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Cage off Untouchables: Capone Rising?

There's more horrific news this morning regarding Nicolas Cage, this time that he might not be able to appear in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables: Capone Rising. I can hear the shock through the screen. Yes, Brian De Palma might have to find someone else to play the lead of...

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets teaser online

Well there's a teaser trailer online for National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and I have to say it is incredibly underwhelming. Nicolas Cage is flat as a pancake, as he all to often is, and the attempt at a build up of some great conspiracy just leaves me feeling that...

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Dennis Hopper in Tarantino’s Hell Ride

Dennis Hopper has confirmed that he's going to star in the next "Quentin Tarantino presents" film Hell Ride. The film comes from the Writer and Director Larry Bishop who will also star alongside Hopper, Michael Madsen and Eric Balfour. It is an old style biking film that is described as...

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Damon is done with Bourne

Matt Damon has spoken out at Cannes about his Bourne franchise and where he stands on it, and unsurprisingly he says he's done. The third is his last. "I'm definitely done with that. I think we've ridden that horse as far as we can…The character lives on in the books...

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Stalked: Mikkelsen plays Stravinsky and 9/11 Internet film gets UK release

William Friedkin is directing Mads Mikkelsen as Stravinksy in another Chanel story, while the 9/11 conspiracy film Loose Change is getting a UK cinema release. The most downloaded film in history has been bought Revolver and is set for UK distribution. The film is Loose Change 9/11 which looks at...

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Carnahan talks Smokin’ Aces DVD prequel

Joe Carnahan has been talking about the prequel for Smokin' Aces and it seems that he and the "Nigerians", as he calls the filmmakers who are going to be taking on board the film, have come up with a story for the film, a politically topical story, and with the...

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Mao Tse-Tung the Hollywood hero?

There's a bizarre story online that suggests that there's going to be a film that is a positive look at the life of the Chinese dictator Mao Tse-Tung. Human rights groups allege that millions died under his regime, but despite this Stephen North is planning a film called Challenging Heaven,...

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May 24, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth sequel?

Here's an interesting idea, how do you create a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth? Well there is a way as the Director of the film Davis Guggenheim is saying that he is in talks with Paramount about the film. According to the Director he is off next week to talk...

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Pirates crew to develop The Lone Ranger?

The team who brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and made Pirates cool again are turning their hand to another not so successful genre in Hollywood, westerns, and with that we're possibly set to see the return of The Lone Ranger. Although the usual pesky sources are the...

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Depp and Rush for more Pirates

I saw the story that Johnny Depp had signed for another Pirates of the Caribbean film yesterday, but I didn't think it was that important. Since everyone's talking about it though I thought I would join in the bandwagon. FreezeDriedMovies through Moviehole are saying that he has already signed, however...

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Weinstein's try He-Man, but do we care?

Well it has been confirmed, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe now resides at the Weinstein company and that means that there will be another crack at getting the film made. It also means that this time it might just happen. However it isn't quite that easy as Mattel...

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Weitz warns of CGI backlash

Chris Weitz thinks that there will soon be a backlash against the CGI we see in films, or at least where the CGI is used to make up for a lack of story. The BBC byline is quite misleading on the story though, it says: "The Golden Compass director Chris...

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Costner returns to Westerns

Kevin Costner is sticking to the cowboy aspect of his career as he reveals that he has another cowboy film written and ready to go, although he's very coy about the rest of the details. Kevin Costner has done a few cowboy films in his time, Dances with Wolves being...

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Skulduggery Pleasant nine book franchise bought

Skulduggery Pleasant is an unusual book by the Irish writer Derek Landy, and it has just been picked up by Warner Brothers to become the latest childrens franchise. The book has a quite unusual write up, here's what the official blurb says about it: Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, Ace Detective, Snappy...

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May 23, 2007

Sex and the City gains director but no cast

So Sex and the City has a director and we finally hear that there is most definitely going to be a Sex and the City film, well, almost. Michael Patrick King is the man who has been given the task, a long time Executive Producer of the show. Mario Cantone,...

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McQuarrie gets scriptwriters organised

Christopher McQuarrie is a top class scriptwriter, his scriptwriting career may be short, but there's a top class list of scripts sitting ready to go, and of course he's been responsible for that top class The Usual Suspects. Now he's using that power, along with a number of other scriptwriters,...

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Burton's Sweeny Todd makes cast cuts

There are reports out that Christopher Lee and a number of actors have been cut from the Sweeny Todd film before their scenes have even been filmed. It all sounds a bit confusing, but it seems that Tim Burton had written a number of new characters into the Sweeny Todd...

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Rock's Game Plan trailer looks woeful

Oh good god, I think it's fair to say that the Rock is on a road to ruin, especially after seeing the trailer for The Game Plan, it looks sickly sweet and formulaic. Now I know some of you are going to say you don't even know where he had...

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Evans and Tucci in Hitler's Weatherman

Lee Evans and Stanley Tucci are starring in a very strange comedy indeed, I Was Hitler's Weatherman, which I'm sure will upset some. The film will see Lee Evans playing a young Jew who assumes the identity of a Nazi meteorologist Ernest Deisin to hide himself away. Except the opposite...

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Blu-Ray: Déjà Vu

Blu-ray Three Stars
Déjà Vu has arrived on Blu-Ray, and I was fortunate enough to be able to review it. Having already seen the film in the cinema, I shan't review the actual film again, instead you can head over and read the original review. However here's a quick overview of the story...

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The Outer Limits series one

DVD Four Stars
When I review a DVD I watch the whole thing, and sometimes that can take a while when there's a couple of commentaries and some extra features. When it's a complete series though, the review gets even harder. The Outer Limits series one boxset contains twenty two episodes and additonal...

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Russell, Weinstein and Tarantino talk new Grindhouse release

Kurt Russell has spoken before he's thought about the impact before, but this time he's right on the money with his comments that he's disappointed that audiences won't get to see Grindhouse in its original double bill form. Interestingly at the same press conference in Cannes Quentin Tarantino talked about...

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Indiana Jones IV plot revelations

We know that there's a rumour that Karen Allen is returning to the Indiana Jones series for the fourth, and hopefully final, film, but there's another rumour that suggests who she might be playing as well as how Shia LaBeouf fits in. So if you don't want possible spoilers then...

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Paris Je T'aime trailer online in HD

The trailer for Paris, Je T'Aime is online and although it seems difficult to work out any of the story lines, other than just love and in Paris, you can see a whole range of big names, the actors on screen and the directors as their names flash by. Paris,...

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Shrek IV a prequel?

Well the news is out about Shrek 4 and where that story is going to go, and frankly I think the warning bells are tolling, "stop now!" comes the cry... The film is going to be an origin story, it's going to tell us where Shrek came from, how he...

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Myers in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty remake

Mike Myers is the latest name attached to the attempted remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I loved Danny Kaye films when I was young, anyway, stop those dancing and singing flashbacks. The remake has been on the go for sometime and according...

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Haggis to rewrite Bond 22

Paul Haggis is signed up to rewrite the Bond 22 screenplay, reviving the writing team from Casino Royale, not really much of a surprise as the Producers would be insane to turn away from the magic that helped bring that superb Bond film to the screen. I'm actually not sure...

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Transformers and Harry Potter clips online

There are some TV commercial teasers online for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Transformers, and while there's nothing really earth shattering about them, they do provide a little bit of a new glimpse to the films. First we have links to the six TV spots for...

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McTiernan's huge Urban actioner

John McTiernan is returning to action with his film Deadly Exchange which is in production, but he's not stopping there as another action film called Run is announced. Run is set to star Karl Urban as an Interpol agent (makes a change from an FBI one I guess) who is...

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Stalked: African Aids, Vintners Luck, Lau and Q and women's basketball

Niki Caro and Keisha Castle-Hughes are teaming up again for the film The Vintner's Luck while Andy Lau and Maggie Q are set to join for Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon. There's a new documentary which sounds incredibly moving, Angels in the Dust talks of the life of South...

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May 22, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer new footage online

An extended look at the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and the clip looks pretty damn good. The Surfer action looks very cool, especially when he absorbs a rocket into his board. You can see the extended clip right here at the end of the full article. See...

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Sam Neill joins Daybreakers vampire film

Daybreakers is another vampire film, or so I thought until I heard the first casting announcement revealed that Ethan Hawke signed onboard, well now there's another casting announcement to suggest that this film will be different. Sam Neill has joined the cast. Sam Neill is a superb actor, and certainly...

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BBC paedophilia documentary to air in Italy

Yesterday I wrote about the controversy in Rome around the BBC documentary Sex Crimes and the Vatican, today it seems a sensible middle ground has been reached and the documentary will be shown. The previous story talked about how the politicians were bickering over whether the documentary should be banned...

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McQuarrie tackles World War I

Christopher McQuarrie is an excellent writer, of that there's no doubt, now after writing the World War II story Valkyrie for Bryan Singer he's turning to the story of World War I in a drama called No Man's Land. The story, according to Variety, will feature three fictional characters to...

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Nutcracker adaptation gains cast

The film version of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is lining up to be an epic production with a big cast, crew and budget. The fantasy musical is already lined up with a US$65million budget and the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky. Now word from Variety is that the film, entitled Nutcracker...

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Gere's next project a dog tail

Richard Gere just reminded us all of his class of acting with The Hoax, but from the short blurb about his new film he looks set to turn his back on that. His next film is about a man who takes in a dog and the two bond so well...

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Watchmen casting surprises

Wow, the rumour mill has really begun on the Watchmen casting with a story just appeared from one of the pesky sources that tells us the alleged leads for Night Owl, Ozymandias and Doctor Manhattan. Now if you sit and think about them for a few moments they aren't as...

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Rodriguez remaking Barbarella

Robert Rodriguez has just hit me with the strangest choice ever. He's signed up to direct the remake of the 1968 film Barbarella, the classic sexually aware film starring Jane Fonda as a space spy who uses her sexuality at every possible turn. I actually thought that there was no...

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Branagh joins Singer's Valkyrie

Kenneth Branagh is joining Tom Cruise, although not in a Mission Impossible film, but in the Bryan Singer film Valkyrie. Branagh, one of my favourite directors and the best Shakespearean writer/director/actor out there, is set to play a German General who mentors the character played by Cruise, and together they...

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Butler says Watchment in doubt

Gerard Butler seems to have one of the best problems in Hollywood on his hands, he's too busy, and that means he might be too busy for Zack Snyder's Watchmen. While speaking about his role in The Untouchables: Capone Rising, he talks about his possibile involvement. "We've been talking about...

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass trailer arrives

The first trailer for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass is online and viewable in high definition. The trailer is pretty good, and covers a lot of the footage we saw in the previous behind the scenes featurette, but now it's finished and pulled together as a coherent teaser story....

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May 21, 2007

Dawson's date rape revenge trailer online

The trailer for Rosario Dawson's most controversial film to date, Descent, is now online, and if you put aside the terrible voiceover, which it really doesn't need, it looks very strong and particularly striking. The trailer is right here for you to see, and rather than me tell you the...

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Stephen Chow Jumps in with Hollywood

Stephen Chow is set to create a new film which marks the start of a collaboration with Columbia Pictures to produce a number of films. Kitty Zhang is making her debut on his film A Hope. A film which has the strangest of stories, back in March we heard a...

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Makhmalbaf film halted by grenade attack

It seems that there's no end to controversy just now in Cannes, as the Iranian filmmakers Samira Makhmalbaf and her father Mohsen Makhmalbaf, show footage of the grenade attack on the set of their latest film that meant it couldn't be completed for Cannes. Samira Makhmalbaf appeared in Cannes at...

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Church and Italian Politicians argue over BBC documentary

Iran is not the only country involved in controversy over a film, for a political debate has started in Rome about the showing of a BBC documentary about the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests. The documentary, Sex Crimes and the Vatican, was shown on the BBC in...

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Persepolis causes controversy in Cannes

An comic book by Iranian Writer and Director Marjane Satrapi is raising controversy in Cannes as an Iranian body in charge of festivals claims that the Cannes Film Festival should not be showing the film of the work. Marjane Satrapi wrote the comic book Persepolis about a young girl growing...

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Bardem explains violent Coen film

Javier Bardem has chosen another Hollywood role, this time he's playing a vicious killer for the Coen Brothers new film, No Country For Old Men, despite having problems with in screen violence. The new film sees Javier Bardem playing a vicious psychopath who kills the people he meets without remorse...

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Dead Zone star in Dark Knight

So Anthony Michael Hall has joined The Dark Knight, in a rather unusual casting announcement. Although nothing more can be given away about what role he's playing, it does seem a strange choice. Anthony Michael Hall is best known to me for The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science,...

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Bond 22 possible directors?

There's a rumour going around about who may be the next Director of the Bond franchise for Bond 22, and it's quite surprising who the four names in the running are, well the four alleged names. Marc Forster, Tony Scott, Alex Proyas and Jonathan Mostow are the Directors who, according...

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James Ellroy life on film

James Ellroy's next story on screen will be one that is a bit closer to home, that of his own life. My Dark Places tells the story of his life growing up and how that influenced his love for crime writing. The book was written in 1996 and tells how...

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Stalked: Wildlife Roberts, Hawn directs Russell and Kane & Lynch Director

One new story and a couple old. Julia Roberts is to play the murdered wildlife conservationist Joan Root, while we hear again that Goldie Hawn is to direct Kurt Russell and there's a Director in talks for the Eidos game Kane and Lynch. In February we heard that Lionsgate had...

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Indiana Jones to face aliens?

Rumours are forever rife on the Internet, especially about film, and these plot revelations for Indiana Jones IV should be taken with buckets worth of salt because even the articles admit that they don't have their hands on a script. Saying that, they seem confident that they have the right...

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Winterbottom's five year film

Michael Winterbottom is beginning a film that is expected to take five years to film, strangely it's called Seven Days. The story will be filmed a few weeks at a time over a five year period, and will follow a man serving a five year prison term for drug smuggling....

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Rea and Jones in British crime thriller

Stephen Rea, Vinnie Jones, Shannyn Sossamon and Gary Stretch are joining a British crime thriller called The Heavy. It follows a henchman who is forced to forgive a debt to his shady boss by assassinating his own brother who just happens to be a high profile politician. Unfortunately the plan...

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Eva Herzigova to direct her own story?

Eva Herzigova is probably most known as the Wonderbra model, however she's much more than that and she's about to prove it. Apparently she's going to be directing a semi-autobiographical film which follows the life of a beautiful model. Sounds quite dull initially, but there will be difficult and painful...

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May 20, 2007

Joker's face revealed in The Dark Knight

The advertising campaign for The Dark Knight has been kicking into high gear as we see our first glimpses of Harvey Dent and of how The Joker is going to look. You can see a small image of the Joker here, but to really see what his face it about...

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New Japanese horror Yoroi

There has been a lot of talk about Japanese Horror becoming very similar and following the same conventions that brought it to a wider audience with films such as Ringu. Well now two Japanese producers are pulling together a new horror Yoroi, which they say will change Japanese horror. "Yoroi...

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Arad makes Robosapien film and toy

Avi Arad is making a film based on the robot toy Robosapien, and for the release of the film he's designed a new version of the toy called Toby. Yes Avi Arad used to be a toy designer, and so he's turned his hand to creating a new robot to...

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Black Gold coffee documentary trailer online

Black Gold is a documentary about the global coffee trade, looking at the coffee makers and the chain of companies involved in bringing it to your cup. Despite the so called Fair Trade, it still sounds as though those at the far end of the production are the ones suffering....

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Flyboys trailer online in multiple formats

I haven't heard much from Flyboys for a while, and now seeing the trailer I'm rather taken with it. Sure the film looks a little twee and perhaps over glamorises the idea of being a fighter pilot in World War I, or any war for that matter, but it does...

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Wedding Daze trailer in multiple formats

The trailer for Wedding Daze, previously known as The Pleasure of Your Company, appeared a little while ago and although it didn't interest me it might catch your eye, and so here it is in multiple formats and sizes, including download options. I can't say I was overly excited by...

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Stalked: Polanski walks out, three Chanel films and Swedish zombie remake

Audrey Tautou is set to play Coco Chanel while William Friedkin works on another Chanel film, more European films are being remade with the latest being a Swedish zombie film, and Roman Polanski embarasses himself at Cannes. Audrey Tautou is set to play Coco Chanel in a French film about...

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May 19, 2007

John Rambo three minute trailer online

I'm amazed that our first look at John Rambo is online already, and although it's supposedly a rough cut, it looks and feels stunning. Honestly I'm not exaggerating there's a powerful feeling from the trailer and a great story from just the three minutes that are shown. Now my friend...

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We Own the Night trailer online

Where did this film come from? The trailer for We Own the Night has arrived online, before I even knew the film was out there, and it looks really strong. With the superb Joaquin Phoenix who I can never praise enough, and Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and the cracking Robert...

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Silver restarts He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

It seems the plans for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe aren't as dead as we thought. The word is out that Joel Silver has bought the rights to the He-Man film and Justin Marks is writing the script as we speak. Previously we had heard that the film...

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Gibson's Neuromancer to be a film

William Gibson's science fiction novel Neuromancer is without a doubt a classic and highly influencial story, and now it's set to come to the big screen. The Producer Peter Hoffman has indicated that Joseph Kahn will direct, the director of Torque. While in Cannes Hoffman revealed a little of the...

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Paying to be a Sniper in Serbia

The Tourist is the tentative title for a new film from the Russian director Aleksei Sidorov which has an extremely intriguing plot line akin to the Hostel idea. The story idea is that people can pay to travel to war zones and act out their computer fantasies for real by...

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Fox confirms she's in Transformers 2

Michael Bay has already been discussing a sequel to Transformers and that the script is already in development. Now it seems that there was never really any doubt as Megan Fox reveals she's signed for the sequel. Now this usually isn't anything too surprising as if there's even the slightest...

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May 18, 2007

Clancy's Without Remorse and Rainbow Six back on?

The screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's Without Remorse was put in turnaround some time ago and the director of the time, John Singleton, was lost. Now though the news is that it is back on and that it is heading in the right direction. According to announcements today Without Remorse...

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Transformers International Trailer online

There's an international trailer out for Transformers, and before you get too excited it's identical until half way through and then there's one snapshot difference, then it's the same right until the end. Well, almost the end, for the international trailer has an extra scene. I honestly don't know why...

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Old news, Johansson still is Mary Queen of Scots

28th September 2006 "Johansson as Scottish Queen". Yes back then we were talking about Scarlett Johansson playing Mary Queen of Scots, and now everyone's shouting about it. Relativity, who just announced the Tom Clancy films, have signed the deal to bring the Jimmy McGovern written story to the big screen,...

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Weekend Films to stalk

No matter if you are in the UK or not, or even if you can't see digital television never mind any type of television, there's still some talking to be had here. This is the list of Filmstalker suggested viewing for the weekend, from digital television and cinema releases. See...

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Smokin' Aces prequel

Joe Carnahan has revealed that he will be making a direct to DVD prequel for Smokin' Aces, and that despite his reluctance he thinks it's a great idea. Universal asked him if he would be interested, presumably off the back of the high DVD figures, and Carnahan hints at a...

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Jackson as The Spirit's Octopus?

Samuel L. Jackson looks like he might be playing the villain in Frank Miller's film The Spirit, adapted from his own comic book. The news comes from Cannes where Frank Miller said that Samuel L. Jackson is his first choice to play the character of the evil genius who knows...

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The Alphabet Killer teaser online

There's a teaser appeared online for the film The Alphabet Killer, as well as an official website. The film is directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Tom Malloy, and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy (ooh, look, he crept in there), Michael Ironside, Bill Moseley, Martin...

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Stalked: Butler in kids fantasy and Bridges loses friends

Gerard Butler has signed for another film, this time a kids film, proving he's on one hell of a drive just now, and Jeff Bridges has signed up for How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Gerard Butler has just signed for The Untouchables: Capone Rising, and now he's set...

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Philip K. Dick film changes to William J. Frick

Some time back we talked about the Philip K. Dick film featuring Bill Pullman which was to be called Panasonic. Well now we hear that more than just its name has changed. The film will now be called Your Name Here and will tell the story of William J. Frick....

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Final Transformers trailer is stunning

The new Transformers trailer is stunning, and there's just no denying it. I honestly can't believe that anyone could be crying fowl for the film based on the strength of this trailer, especially when there's so much footage of the Transformers. Not only is there plenty of footage of the...

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Bee Movie full trailer online

There's a new and full trailer out for the Bee Movie, that strange film featuring such names as Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and a whole host of stars and personalities. Well I say strange because all the teasers we've seen so far have been those live action ones showing how...

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Gerard Butler joins The Untouchables: Capone Rising

Gerard Butler has taken another step up as the news comes out that he's going to be directed by Brian De Palma in The Untouchables: Capone Rising, presumably playing the young character that Sean Connery played in The Untouchables, Jimmy Malone. Nicolas Cage is now the weak point of this...

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May 17, 2007

Argento's Suspiria to be remade

There's going to be a remake of Dario Argento's classic horror film Suspiria, now that would normally be enough to drive you mad, but it seems like the plan is to cross market it into other areas, not just film. First off I know this is going to seriously annoy...

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Williams, Howard and Wood as Brontë sisters

Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood are going to be playing the Brontë sisters in a film simply called Brontë. The film is being written by Angela Workman and directed by Charles Sturridge and it looks like some incredible casting with these three actresses lined up. Variety...

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Pacino and De Niro together, so?

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are teaming up together again. That's the news. Should we all be leaping up and down because of that announcement alone? I hardly think so, especially if we take time to look at the projects in their recent past, and particularly that of De...

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My Blueberry Nights review

I just read a review of Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights, and it reflects what I thought about the trailer, and it's depressing reading indeed. Mentioned in the opening statement is the terribly cutting comment... "...horribly written, woefully banal..." You couldn't really expect it to get any worse. Except...

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Sienna Miller joins Bean, Bening and Wilde

Sienna Miller is on a film rampage at the moment. She seems to be starring in film after film, and not rubbish ones either. Now she has signed up for a film called A Woman of No Importance, an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story, and will be starring next...

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Fu Manchu returns

The Producers behind the Fu Manchu villain films from the 1960's are bringing the character back to life. The President of production company Distant Horizon has been talking about the project and revealed their plans to create a new film with the character that Christopher Lee made his. Over at...

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10,000 mile trek survivor film

Germany is pouring into its past, positive or negative, to take great stories to Hollywood, and the latest is about the sinking of the SMS Emden in 1914 where the thirty two survivors travelled ten thousand miles with just two machine guns to the safety of Berlin. This story seems...

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Stalked: Ocean's Thirteen and Die Hard 4.0 trailers

There's a new featurette for Ocean's Thirteen online and four Die Hard 4.0 TV spots. The Ocean's Thirteen featurette is over at Apple Trailers [QT] and gives us a little more insight into the story as well as a couple of the actors talking about each other in the film....

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Who are the best film heroes?

We're going to take a little light hearted break from some of the more in depth and serious discussions we've been having and we're going to look at film heroes. Who are the film characters that you think of as the most heroic, whether they be true heroes, anti-heroes, or...

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Butler leads futuristic Game

Well Gerard Butler seems to be avoiding that remake of Escape from New York just now by signing up with the creators of Crank (Filmstalker review) on a futuristic thriller called Game. Two of the guys behind Crank, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have written the script and will also...

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Bateman and Carnahan in revenge business

Joe Carnahan is writing another script before he begins production on White Jazz, The Remarkable Fellows. Described as an action buddy comedy, it has already been bought by Universal and he is set to direct. The story is about two brothers who take over the faily business, a business which...

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Macdonald talks Eagle of the Ninth

There's official word out about Kevin Macdonald directing The Eagle of the Ninth, you'll remember I wrote about how he wanted to bring this tale to the big screen, now it seems to be happening and Macdonald and the Producer have been talking about the story. The story, fleshed out...

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Taps set for remake

More remake news, and another announcement that is set to remake a classic film. Taps was the 1981 comedy set in the Army that really kicked off Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton. Yes, you can see where I'm going with this, it's remake time. Taps is a film...

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May 16, 2007

My Blueberry Nights trailer disappointing

There's a trailer online for My Blueberry Nights, the eagerly awaited English language film from Wong Kar Wai and carries with it a stonkingly good cast. Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn and Tim Roth star in this story about a woman who undertakes a soul...

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Elijah Wood to play Iggy Pop

Elijah Wood is the next actor in a a growing list taking up the role of a legendary leader of music, but perhaps Wood is the strangest match we've heard of so far. Who would you think he would be playing, Iggy Pop? Yeah, that's what I thought when I...

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Baader-Meinhof Complex gets strong German cast

The Baader-Meinhof group were a group of young people who killed 47 people, wounded 93, took 162 hostages and robbed 35 banks during the 1970's in an attempt to overthrow the German political system, and there's a huge cast German film coming to tell their story. The film is based...

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Nazi's on the dark side of the moon

Here's another interesting story idea from a new script, this one from Finnish Director Timo Vuorensola. It's a dark comedy about Nazi's on the dark side of the moon. Vuorensola is the man who wrote and directed the film Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. I seem to remember a story...

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Final Theo van Gogh film by Turturro

Previously it was reported that the third in the Theo Van Gogh trilogy to be remade was to be helmed by Bob Balaban, but now John Turturro is set to direct the final in the trilogy of the murdered Dutch filmmaker. The first film, Interview, was directed by Steve Buscemi...

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Deathrace 3000 casting rumours

We've already heard that Jason Statham may well be appearing in Paul W.S. Anderson's new Deathrace 3000 as the lead driver Frankenstein, but now there are rumours of more names attached, and these are far bigger than you might expect. There are offers out to Glenn Close then Joan Allen...

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Watanabe plays man struggling with Alzheimer's

Ken Watanabe concentrates on his character acting in the film Ashita no kioku (Memories of Tomorrow) as he plays a man who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of forty nine. It's something of a break for him from the characters we in the west are used to seeing...

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Stalked: Suvari erotic games and Owen gets emotional

Clive Owen is starring in an emotionally charged single parent film, while Mena Suvari and Caterina Murino are engaging in erotic games with Richard E. Grant. Capital Films is selling the worldwide rights to a film called The Boys Are Back in Town, an Australian film directed by Scott Hicks...

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Production stills from John Rambo

There's a couple of photos online of John Rambo looking mean and moody and in full garb, although there's nothing much to really see and I don't tend to post photos which really don't add anything to a film, I'm really looking forward to seeing Sylvester Stallone back as Rambo....

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Order of the Phoenix and Captivity sites and trailers online

The sites for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Captivity have both gone live today, and both films carry trailers. Note that the Captivity site has a new trailer that we've not seen before. The Harry Potter site through Coming soon isn't complete by a long shot,...

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Paul W.S. Anderson to write Long Good Friday remake

Way back last year I wrote about a sequel to The Long Good Friday, and now more news has surfaced with the depressing word that not only has it turned into a remake, but that Paul W.S. Anderson is to write the script and that the action has moved to...

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Cussler versus Sahara jury decides

The Clive Cussler versus Sahara case is finally at an end, and with a surprising result. The author was claiming that he was promised approval rights over the story and was then pushed out of the writing process, so he sued. Meantime Crusader, the company behind the film adaptation, counter...

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Craig in Zwick's Polish resistance

Daniel Craig is continuing his run of films outside of Bond, and he's doing a great job of keeping his career diversified and alive. He's now signed on to star in Edward Zwick's World War II Polish resistance film called Defiance. Defiance is the true story of four brothers who...

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Stalked: Grindhouse in Japan and Barton joins St. Trinian's

The Grindhouse films Death Proof and Planet Terror have been sold for Japanese distribution and Mischa Barton has joined the school girls at St. Trinians. Death Proof and Planet Terror have just had their Japanese distribution rights bought by Broadmedia Studios, this means that the two films from Robert Rodriguez...

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Edinburgh's Hallam Foe for US

The Edinburgh based film Hallam Foe has been bought up by Magnolia and Red Envelope for North American distribution with a 2008 release being planned. The film sees Jamie Bell playing Hallam Foe who has an unhealthy obsession with voyuerism. Through this obsession he believes that he has found the...

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For Those We Love tells Kamikaze story

Ore wa, kimi no tame ni koso shini ni iku (For Those We Love) is a film that tackles a controversial subject, perhaps more controversial these days through incorrect association with the modern day subject of suicide bombers, for the film looks at World War II Kamikaze pilots. The film...

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Dushku in The Alphabet Killer

Eliza Dushku is returning to the big screen to appear in a film called The Alphabet Killer directed by Rob Schmidt and based on real life murders in New York in the early 1970's. It does sound a little like another Zodiac film, as this also looks at the investigative...

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Guinness' The Lavender Hill Mob remake

We already knew that Frank Miller was set to Write and Direct his own comic book The Spirit, indeed he said that he will no longer let any of his projects go to other Directors now and that he would be helming them all. However in the same story we...

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Stalked: Dark Knight, Mutant Chronicles sites live

Thanks to Ramchandra for the reminder that the official site for The Dark Knight is live, and there's also news today that the official site for The Mutant Chronicles has appeared online too. The Dark Knight goes live with a nice logo and not much else. While The Mutant Chronicles,...

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Bobby Sands hunger strike film

The Turner prize winning artist Steve McQueen has announced his first feature film, a film about the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. The story will look at his last six weeks as he starved himself to death in the Maze prison. The film is to be called Hunger. Of the...

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May 15, 2007

Whitaker as suicidal priest and Biel as stripper

Forest Whitaker is joining Jessica Biel in in an inspirational drama called Powder Blue. The film sees Whitaker as a suicidal ex-priest, Biel as a stripper with a terminally ill son, a third lead of an ex-con who wants to reunite with his lost daughter, and a fourth lead of...

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Besson talks Transporter 3, District 13 and Fifth Element sequels

Luc Besson has been interviewed online and he's been talking about a District 13 sequel and English remake, Transporter 3, and another possible Fifth Element as well as the amazing Angel-A (Filmstalker review). At first when he talks about the District 13 sequel he outright says no, then he realises...

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Guy Ritchie turns to comic books

The recent news of Guy Ritchie working on a new film wasn't welcomed with such excitement as one might, or might not, expect. There's a new story out about Ritchie though, and how he is going to bring new projects to film, through comic book stories that he will be...

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Swayze in Halsman trial story

The Patrick Swayze starrer Jump! has been picked up by American World Pictures. Jump marks a serious outing for Swayze who plays the lawyer of photographer Phillipe Halsman who was the focus of a murder trial in 1928 in Austria. The story is based on court transcripts that had been...

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Lynch's Inland Empire documentary

While we're on the topic of documentaries of famous off-kilter people today, it has just been revealed that David Lynch has a documentary coming out about his work to bring Inland Empire to the big screen. The film followed David Lynch during the two years he took to shoot Inland...

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Madsen in another supernatural thriller

Virginia Madsen is two things. Stunningly alluring and a fantastic actress, and yet she's forever being given weak roles, or stronger supporting roles, I never feel like she's getting a big slice of the action. Now she's set to star in a supernatural thriller called A Haunting in Connecticut. The...

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Boreanaz as Sub-Mariner?

According to one of those scoopers, David Boreanaz may well be up for the role of Sub-Mariner in the upcoming film of the comic book character. Jonathan Mostow is directing, and also rewrote the script, which tells the tale of the ancient, water loving character. The story comes from Superhero...

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Wayans Super Bad James Dynomite to be film

The Wayans are still fighting hard, despite the run of incredibly awful comedies, they've got a new project on the go and this one is a superhero comic book character. Not only that but the brothers Marlon, Shawn and Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote the comic book that has been adapted...

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Winkler's Ornate Anatomy script bought

Here's a bizarre story. The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things is a script about a worker in a bookstore who discovers a museum that is built around his life. The script is being written by Matthew Spicer and Max Winkler (yes, the son of Irvin aka the Fonz) and has...

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Tim Allen in Mamet's Redbelt

Previously we heard that David Mamet's underground fight film Redbelt had cast only Chiwetel Ejiofor, well now there's news of a number of additions, and one of the leads is to be Tim Allen. Now that is a surprise. Not only does it mark a huge step away from the...

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Spielberg and Jackson for Tintin trilogy

Now here's an interesting team up, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up for a trilogy of Tintin films. The plan is that Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy will produce all three and Spielberg will direct one, with Peter Jackson directing another, and an as yet unknown director will...

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Mike Tyson documentary gets Director

James Toback is the an set to direct a feature documentary of the fighter Mike Tyson, a film that will show the fighter from his uprising in the ring and his complete self-destruction outside of it. James Toback has long been connected with Tyson and has included him in a...

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Statham vs Li War trailer online

The trailer for the Jet Li and Jason Statham action film War is online and it is looking stunning. I love both actors, and combined they look superb. I don't know why they haven't done more work together, and I really don't know why Jason Statham isn't getting picked up...

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DOA: Dead or Alive new trailer

There's a new trailer out for DOA: Dead or Alive, this one is the Americas trailer, or domestic if you will, and I'm surprsed by how much of a higher standard this makes the film look. I can't help but think if they had used this trailer instead of the...

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May 14, 2007

The Flying Scotsman in New Zealand and US

I received some updates on how The Flying Scotsman is doing in New Zealand and the US, and since I love the film so much and was lucky enough to be quoted on the New Zealand poster, I thought it only right to shout about it some more. Last week...

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Writer/Director talks Point Break 2

Could there possibly be a Point Break 2 that didn't go straight to DVD and infuriate fans of the original? Well the writer of Point Break, Peter Iliff seems to think so, and he's writing the story for it. He says that the sequel is going to be set in...

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Chow Yun-Fat returns to Woo's Battle of Red Cliff?

I'm confused now, probably as confused as John Woo. However there's a report online that says Chow Yun-Fat is to return to John Woo's epic film The Battle of Red Cliff just a month after leaving the production. The reasons why he pulled out of the film originally are mixed,...

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Macdonald to film lost Roman Legion tale

Kevin Macdonald, the Director of The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), has expressed a desire to make a film about the famous story of the The Eagle of the Ninth, a tale of the four thousand elite Roman Ninth Legion who marched into northern Britain (Scotland nowadays) and were...

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Weisz replaced by Bello on Mummy 3

Surprising news that the character played by Rachel Weisz in The Mummy series is actually to be replaced, previously we'd heard that they were writing her out and the story would concentrate on the father-son relationship. However she is being replaced directly, and by the excellent (and rather alluring) Maria...

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Incendiary gets UK distribution

Sharon Maguire's film Incendiary has had the UK rights purchased. This is the film which tells the story of the aftermath of a suicide bombing in London and the effect it has on those concerned. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams and Matthew Macfadyen and is currently filming. I'm...

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Guy Ritchie on another gangster film?

Guy Ritchie has not retired, oh no, it appears that he has his eyes set on writing and directing another gangster film entitled RocknRolla, apparently he's already written the script and it has been signed up. Details are sketchy so far but Yahoo News has the announcement. We'll have to...

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Machete and Trailer Trash say Grindhouse lives

Although you would think that anything from Grindhouse is dead, it seems that the power of the people behind it might be greater than the incredibly poor performance in the US box office. According to reports Eli Roth is set to create a film of fake trailers, while the Machete...

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Assassinated Russian author's stories for film

Three books by the Russian author who was assassinated by the former KGB officer who was later so publicly poisoned have been bought by a US film company. Anna Politkovskaya is the Russian who was assassinated by the former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, the man who was poisoned in London...

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Meat Loaf documentary in production

A Meat Loaf documentary is in the works. The film will focus on the star as he prepares for an eighteen month worldwide tour and will be a behind the scenes look at the preparations. It's not yet sure if it will feature the work during the tour, but it's...

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May 13, 2007

Berg's The Kingdom new trailer online

There's a new trailer for Peter Berg's The Kingdom online, and it looks superb. This trailer gives a little more away of the story, no spoilers, but plenty to hook you in, and the whole thing looks superbly filmed, and filled with suspense. I was on the edge of my...

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May 12, 2007

Win The Outer Limits complete first series on DVD

It's competition time at Filmstalker, and this one is a pretty cool prize. You can win the first series (or season) of the television show The Outer Limits, that's the new series not the original. I'm just working my way through them all to review them and after watching almost...

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The Untouchables: Capone Rising casts Nicolas Cage

Back in February we heard the rumour that Nicolas Cage was to play Al Capone in the Untouchables prequel, and now that looks to be confirmed, that and the impending destruction of the planet Earth. Yes it's true, the first sign of the apocalypse is here as Nicolas Cage is...

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Edinburgh filmmakers to hit America

Ewan and Al Meldrum are brothers from Edinburgh who are being pulled to American television on the strength of one YouTube film. Their lives have been turned around since they released their latest time lapse film on YouTube. Koya Moments is a film that looks at the Edinburgh skyline set...

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Director found for Fame remake

I wasn't sure what to make of the story that Fame was being remade, and now we hear that a Director has been appointed. Fame is the classic musical directed by Alan Parker filled with great characters, strong songs, and good drama, which went on to spark a long running...

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Bruce Campbell's new Old Spice advert

Okay, this isn't really directly film related, but seeing Bruce Campbell doing a nice little character piece for the new Old Spice is superb. Oh, and it's incredibly funny, and he sings. Not only does he sing but he's doing a cool swing version of...no I'll let you hear it...

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May 11, 2007

Ketchum's The Girl Next Door trailer online

In Januray I wrote about An American Crime starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page which told the terrible story of Sylvia Likens, little did I know there was another film being made about her life called The Girl Next Door, and that the film was so close that the trailer...

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Stanford Prison Experiment gets distribution deal

The Stanford Prison Experiment has had the international sales rights bought and looks set to go ahead. This is the film by Christopher McQuarrie that is based on the true story of Doctor Philip Zimbardo's experiments into human behaviour at Stanford University in 1971. The Doctor took volunteers and split...

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The weekend films stalked

Welcome back, it's the Filmstalker Films to watch this weekend, a feature that some of you have been wanting to see come back. So here it is. Not only have I walked through the films on UK terrestial TV this weekend that you might find interesting, but there's a quick...

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McDowell reveals two more Halloween films

Don't get too excited but Malcolm McDowell has revealed that he has signed for three Halloween films. The reason I say don't get too excited is that this is often standard with contracts for films, tie the stars into three films and see how the first film goes. If it...

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Schwarzenenger will appear in Terminator 4,5 and 6

Yesterday we wrote about how the Terminator series was set to continue under new management, and that the old crew wouldn't appear in the films, well that isn't strictly true. It looks like Arnold Schwarzenenger will be appearing in them through the magic of CGI. Apparently he will be lending...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A new UK trailer has appeared for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and it has some brand new footage which once again makes it look dark, dangerous, and filled with spectacular effects. Of course we're only seeing a few moments of footage, but still. The new trailer...

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Bloom and Johansson in Pompeii

The rumour is that both Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to appear in Roman Polanski's planned epic Pompeii. The film will be adapted from Robert Harris' novel of the same name which tells the story of the eruption of Mount Vesivius through the eyes of a young...

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Knocked Up red band trailer

The first trailer I saw for Knocked Up didn't really excite me, for me it seemed to rely on a single joke. Well after seeing the "red band" trailer (yes this one really is different) I'm more interested. The humour seems more evenly spread through more than just a few...

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Bay vs Willis, Bay responds

So Bruce Willis has allegedly been bad mouthing Michael Bay online, and it seems it's a bit more than allegedly too, and a bit more than bad mouthing, he really went off on one and was pretty harsh about the man. So it's interesting to read Michael Bay's response which...

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Halloween yellow band trailer online

Happily I'll admit I was, and still am, a doubter of the remake of the John Carpenter classic Halloween. I'm just not convinced that Rob Zombie can pull something off that's as close to the original. Now the yellow band trailer is online, and I'm quite surprised. To be honest...

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Stalked: Fishburne Tortured and Swank in Fangland

Laurnce Fishburne is set to join Cole Hauser in a crime thriller called Tortured, and Hilary Swank is sticking with horror in the poor sounding Fangland. Looking at the recent film choices of Hilary Swank it's hard to believe she turned out such a stunning performance in Million Dollar Baby....

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Warner Brothers offers movie download for pirates

Warner Brothers have admitted that it isn't the Canadians that are responsible for film piracy, it's the Chinese too, and instead of shutting them down they are going to reward them with film downloads. The plan is to offer high quality film downloads in Hong Kong through ViDeOnline's 08Media site,...

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MPAA to rate smoking in films?

The MPAA has admitted that for the first time smoking in films is going to be taken into account when giving the films a rating. The comment from the MPAA CEO Dan Glickman reveals the reasoning: "...the rating board chaired by Joan Graves will now consider smoking as a factor...

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May 10, 2007

British Hammer Horror studio to return

The British horror classic studio Hammer Horror is set to return. Once upon a time they were responsible for such films as Dracula, The Mummy, The Brides of Dracula, films from the late fifties and early sixties starring such names as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Except now the company...

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Transformers interactive models online

Michael Bay has posted some cool images of the Transformers and in high resolution no less, he's also posted a link to site where you can see them in all their glory and zoom around looking at the body detail. If you're a Transformers fan then you'll love getting in...

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Pirates of the Caribbean to spawn spin offs?

Pirates of the Caribbean might finish after the trilogy, or it might continue, but with Gore Verbinski looking like he might be out and the cast getting more expensive, it seems it might well go the way of X-Men and turn to the cheaper spin offs, especially if Jerry Bruckheimer...

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Universal to go Blu-Ray and HD-DVD?

The High Definition DVD format war continues and there doesn't seem to be an end in site, indeed some analysts have even suggested that the battle will never be won and that both will co-exist together with the standard format. However with the Playstation 3 trickling into homes carrying with...

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Il Postino beach destroyed by tourists

I loved Il Postino, for me it's one of the most beautiful and stirring films around. Of course it helps that I really like Pablo Neruda's poetry, but the film does stand proudly alone. Il Postino is the story of the local island postman who has a passion for the...

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Weinstein's sell Ong Bak 2 back

Back in March 2006 the Weinstein Company purchased the worldwide distribution rights to Ong Bak 2, the sequel to the original Thai action film starring the amazing Tony Jaa, and then did nothing with it. It actually appears that they were trying to reverse the deal and hand the rights...

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Big names join Frost/Nixon

The Frost/Nixon film is set to see the two stage actors reprise their roles on screen, and with them they have three big names joining them. Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen have signed up to appear in the film. Frost/Nixon looks at the incredibly powerful and revealing interviews...

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Marc Bolan film in production

Marc Bolan of T. Rex fame seems the latest singing legend to make it to a biographical film with news coming out that the rights to Bolan's life have been purchased and a film is just beginning. We just recently heard that Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame is set...

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Sopranos film prequel?

The Sopranos creator has never really entertained the idea that there could be a film version of the television series, but now he might just be thinking that there's something in it after the Producer of Oz suggested a possible take on the story. Tom Fontana suggested to David Chase...

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George Lucas says Spider-Man 3 is silly!

George Lucas has just destroyed his greenhouse. He has been saying that Spider-Man 3 is silly and lacks substance. This from the man that brought us the Phantom Menace. Speaking to Fox News through WENN and Starpulse News Blog he said: "It's silly. It's a silly movie...There just isn't much...

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Murphy signs for Fantasy Island

I think it's fair to say Eddie Murphy is happily saying goodbye to his career, and the news that he is definitely joining a Fantasy Island film is compounding that decision. It seems Eddie Murphy will be pulling the old "multiple roles" routine again and appearing as most people in...

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New Terminator franchise

I am a huge fan of the Terminator films, so to hear that there are going to be more is a mixed bag. Mainly because the rights have been sold from the original creators so we won't be seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger or James Cameron involved. Halcycon Company has purchased the...

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Tim Roth is Abomination in The Incredible Hulk!

Tim Roth becomes the latest big name to join The Incredible Hulk, which leaves me wondering how such great actors are heading towards this film when the first wasn't so well received. There must be something in it, after all they've read the script and we haven't. Tim Roth is...

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Weir versus Raimi for Hobbit?

Wow, there's more big rumours out today as another Director is touted to take on The Hobbit. Peter Weir, the Director of Master and Commander. Okay, so first up the warnings. This is from one of those insiders, and when AICN tell you to take it with a pinch of...

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Potter and the Order of the Phoenix HD trailer

I'm not so sure if I've seen this trailer before, well a similar cut but this one for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix appears to have a few extra shots in it (I might just be very tired!), and a bag load of effects. Not only that...

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Pitt's publicist says no He-Man

Brad Pitt's publicist has categorically denied that he is being looked at for the role of He-Man in the long paused He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The story yesterday which sounded rather stupid at the time, suggested that Brad Pitt would make a great He-Man and that's about...

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May 9, 2007

Imprint

Film Three Stars
Takashi Miike's much anticipated Masters of Horror episode, Imprint has received much press for the torture scene, and now we finally had the chance to watch it on a big screen at the Dead by Dawn Horror Festival. We were all warned before hand that this would be gruesome and...

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The Frolic

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This short is about a psychologist interviewing what would appear to be a serial killer and/or paedophile, someone so evil that he’s managed to get under the skin of the psychologist and is now inside his mind. The problem with this is it’s a story that has been done before,...

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Peckinpah's Osterman Weekend gets remade

I just caught the small snippet that the classic Robert Ludlum novel The Osterman Weekend, which was directed to the big screen by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, is to gain a remake. According to a report about an upcoming production slate, The Osterman Weekend has Simon Kinberg making his directorial...

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Shrek the Third clips online

A few new clips for Shrek the Third (I just typed Shrek 4!) have appeared online and they are looking pretty good. I do find myself wondering though, how long is the whole Shrek universe is going to keep bringing original comedy to the big screen. I'm hoping it never...

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Lost star hints at X-Men Gambit

More rumour today, and this one harks back to the idea of a full X-Men 4 film, something I doubt we're going to see. However Josh Holloway, the much lusted after Lost star, has been talking about his brush with Gambit. Now his comments seem to being taken to mean...

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McDonalds to diet Shrek

Shrek is being used for promotional images over at McDonald's once again, but this time there's something a little different. The character is being used to promote the less fattening products on the menu as well as encouraging children to exercise more. Now part of me finds this story from...

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Puma increases product placement

It seems that the world of advertising is a little fed up with the humble product placement and now they are trying to get a firmer hold on the film industry and are moving towards becoming a promotional partner. That's Puma's idea anyway, to coincide releases of new clothing lines...

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Stalked: Pirates moved back and Lionsgate bags Dylan Thomas

Disney have moved up the opening date of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Lionsgate has bought the UK and Australian distribution rights to The Edge of Love, previously The Best Time of Our Lives, the Dylan Thomas film. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has been...

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Links between smoking and cinema

On the topic of healthy films, some new research from various different countries shows a positive link between smoking in films and the uptake of smoking in teenagers, and what's more the majority of these films are American. Here are some surprising facts from the first of the reports: Three...

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Kingsley and Leoni in You Kill Me trailer

A trailer for the film You Kill Me has appeared online, that's the story of an alchoholic hitman, played by Ben Kingsley, sent away from the family to sort himself out. While he does he becomes a mortician, and enjoys it, and becomes involved with a woman played by Téa...

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Giamatti and Williams in The Hawk is Dying trailer

The Hawk is Dying trailer, which is online, looks quite intriguing and hints at some strong character performances with quite a bit of darkness hidden in there. It stars Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams and Michael Pitt, and follows a man who attempts to train a red-tailed hawk in order to...

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Russell and Fillion in Waitress trailer

The trailer for Waitress has appeared online. This is the comedy starring Keri Russell as an expert pie maker who is married to a thoroughly useless husband, however Nathan Fillion comes to town and there are obvious sparks. The trailer looks okay, although it isn't really jump starting me to...

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Schatzing's The Swarm gets big budget treatment

The Swarm is another ecological disaster film which tells the story of an alien presence that exists on Earth's ocean floor but is driven to wipe out humanity after they pollute and begin to harm the eco-system that keeps them alive. Oooh, now that has my attention straight away. I...

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Once trailer is beautiful

Here's an interesting trailer, let me feed you the short concept for Once. An Irish contemporary musical about the growing love between an Irish musician and a Czech as they spend a week together. Okay, forget that for a moment and watch the Once trailer, honestly, it looks gorgeous, touching...

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Hawke joins different vampire tale

Ethan Hawke isn't a name I would readily associated with a vampire film, until that is you hear the concept. A concept that is perhaps different enough to make it something interesting. Daybreakers is set in a world where vampires rule and humans are scarce. In 2017 a plague has...

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Armageddon: The Day Before Tomorrow - Too much parody?

Now with some other comments about planetary disaster films to come, here's one with a twist, it's a comedy. Armageddon: The Day Before Tomorrow is pretty much summing itself up already, yes it's going to be one of these films that takes off all the other, more serious, disaster films....

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Stalked: Pitt or Butler in He-Man, Rodriguez directs Jetsons, Biel in Street Fighter?

I've been staying clear of a few rumours because they sound ridiculous, but perhaps not after all as some more momentum pours behind them. Brad Pitt as He-Man, Robert Rodriguez directing Jetsons and Jessica Biel as an Asian Street Fighter? This does all sound a little mad doesn't it? That's...

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Creepy Joshua trailer online

The Joshua trailer appeared online the other day, but true to that site's form it was restricted for me to view, and that probably meant everyone outside the US and Canada, so today I find it online and unrestricted and was blown away by the creepiness of it. Joshua is...

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Could Poltergeist IV be real?

There's been talk of a fourth Poltergeist film for quite some time and it's been on and off more times than that television with the static on it. Now though, it's currently turned on and there's a bit more pf a picture than before. The rumour is that the co-writer...

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New Transformers clip

There's a new clip online for the Transformers film, and it shows a little more of the helicopter transforming in the middle of a US Army base, thankfully though the line "stand down or we will kill you" has been shortened. You can see the clip right here which is...

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Wilson says Dallas is dead

What has happened to the film Dallas? Frankly I'm happy it's not happening, although I must admit I had a curiousity that was just niggling away. It seems though it really has stalled and nothing is happening on it. Luke Wilson has been speaking about his role in the proposed...

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New Fido zombie trailer online

There's a new trailer out for Fido, the comedy about how zombies have become domesticated and controlled, and in the lead is Fido played by Billy Connolly. The film also stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Dylan Baker and tells the story of a boy's best friend, Fido, his pet Zombie. Unfortuantely...

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May 8, 2007

Del Toro, Cuarón and Iñárritu team up

The three top Mexican Directors Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu have teamed up with Cuarón's younger brother Carlos and Rodrigo García and are touting themselves around Hollywood for a five film deal. That means one film per director, and the ones that are set to win...

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Costner stars in Swing Vote

Kevin Costner's next film career revival is an independent film called Swing Vote which will follow a single father who holds the deciding vote in the Presidential Election for the entire country. He becomes the center of media attention. This is the first film coming from Kevin Costner's new joint...

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Canada boycotted by Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers has told the Canadian film audience what it thinks of them, and it's not very flattering. Pirates, the lot of them. According to recent stories, and this latest announcement from Warner Brothers, it's the Canadian audiences that are most to blame for the recording and distributing of pirated...

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Expendable One comic comedy

The Expendable One is a cool sounding graphic novel (comic) that is the latest to be adapted for a film. It features a character who drinks his friend's scientific experiment and it gives him the power to regenerate his body after any kind of injury. You can see where the...

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Fire Bay shows failed Bay of Pigs invasion

Fire Bay sounds another interesting new film project as it will focus on the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. This is where the US planned and funded the attempted invasion of Cuba by groups of exiles in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro and his Government. The invasion was a...

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Calparsoro's bizarre Incident at Sans Asylum

The Spanish Director Daniel Calparsoro has been signed up to direct a horror film called Incident at Sans Asylum for Ghost House and Vertigo. According to Variety the film has being scripted by S. Craig Zahler and tells the story of a group of musicians who are working as cooks...

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Paramount shuts down IESB over Iron Man photos

Well Paramount has struck a blow against Internet writers everywhere by having the IESB site shut down over Iron Man spy photos that they were carrying on their site. The whole story isn't known, so I'm not sure if Paramount have a legal injunction against the hosting company of IESB...

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Stanley Kwan talks Bruce Lee film

We've heard about a few Bruce Lee projects being touted for the big screen, and here's another one from Stanley Kwan. According to Kwan he is negotiating with the Lee family for approval to start a film about the mythical star. Stanley Kwan says that his film will look at...

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Myers to create Doctor Evil film?

Mike Myers has revealed that he does want to film another Austin Powers movie, I just hope there's not that fat Scotsman character in it again! This time though he is considering a slightly different focus to the film and that it would look to Doctor Evil more than Powers....

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Verbinski sick of Pirates of the Caribbean?

There's a story on the go that Gore Verbinski might not want to do any more Pirates of the Caribbean films, and although it's a second hand quote, it's still a very powerful one. The comment goes like this: "Gore's sick of pirates. If I wrote a scene that had...

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Gemini Man has cloned hitmen

Sometimes I miss stories as I write others up and lose them, so it is with the Gemini story which I had a few days ago. Now though it's surfaced on another cool site so I thought I'd write about it, and this time get it posted! Gemini Man is...

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Willis says Die Hard 4.0 is as hard as the rest

Bruce Willis is saying that his previous comments about the PG-13 on Die Hard 4.0 aka Live Free or Die Hard were taken out of context and that he's not saying he's unhappy with the new film, in fact it is the opposite. Previously we heard that Bruce Willis had...

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May 7, 2007

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon prequels still in court

It was over a year ago that we heard the Weinstein Company were going to start creating prequels to the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon film from the original author's books, and it was only a month later we heard that they were going to court to fight for the rights...

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Spider-Man 4,5 and 6 confirmed by Sony

After not being sure if Spider-Man 4 would be made, it seems that word from Sony Pictures Chief Executive, Michael Lynton, is that there will be three more films at least. Sam Raimi had already said that Sony plans for at least six films in the franchise, but this is...

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Shrek 4 Director from Deuce Bigalow?

I wonder if DreamWorks are seeing too much green? It seems they might be as there's talk of a Director for Shrek 4 already. In negotiations is Mike Mitchell, the man who directed Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which carries the same level of clever and adult/child mixed humour as Shrek...ermm...yeah....

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Spider-Man 4 villain rumours begin

The talk is that the Spider-Man 4 villians have been revealed by their appearances in Spider-Man 3, although it seems to have been forgotten that so many other villains have been planted in the films and haven't necessarily appeared in the following movie. Apparently though, one of those pesky insiders...

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Delpy writes and directs the bloody Countess

Julie Delpy is, for me, most associated with romantic roles and is probably most known for her roles in Waking Life, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Three Colours: Red, and perhaps Killing Zoe. However she's not really someone I would associate with the darker side of film, horror, and yet she...

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Twisted release horror serial online

The idea of serials on the Interflab is growing with the production company who made the Saw series, Twisted Pictures, about to start a serial horror film online. The film will be posted in daily webisodes each being about three minutes long and will be seen on the site break.com....

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He Was a Quiet Man gets international distribution

I've talked about He Was A Quiet Man before, the cool cast of Christian Slater, William H. Macy, and Elisha Cuthbert which boasted a really interesting story and a great character role for Slater, now the news is that it has been picked up for international distribution and will be...

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Stilleto announces a cool cast

Stilleto is an interesting sounding tale that's carrying an even more intriguing cast with names such as Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn, Kelly Hu, William Forsythe, Tom Sizemore and Diane Venora. Dominique Swain and Amanda Brooks also star, and Stana Katic of Heroes has just been announced. Okay, so there is...

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Film leaves Scotland due to smoking ban

This is an amusing little anecdote that I thought you might find interesting. While Neil Marshall's Doomsday moved from Scotland due to cost, another film has moved to England because of the stricter smoking ban in Scotland. Get this, the film's lead character is a pipe smoker, and it's only...

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28 Weeks Later new clips

Here are a few new clips for the film 28 Weeks Later, and I am getting more and more interested in the film the more I see of it. There are three clips, and a link through to the trailer again. One you've partially seen already, Chased by the Infected,...

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May 6, 2007

Neil Marshall's Doomsday plot revealed

Some of the plot of Neil Marshall's Doomsday has been revealed by the very man himself, and it's sounding pretty interesting. Mind you, even it sounded awful I'd be salivating at the thought of another Marshall film. According to the story in The Scotsman here's how the story is setup:...

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Transformers sequel in development

I don't really think that there's any surprise that a sequel is in the works for Transformers even before the film has made it out onto the big screen, is it? According to a piece in the LA Times there certainly is. In amongst comments from Michael Bay as the...

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Douglas to return to Wall Street sequel

It looks like we might just be seeing a sequel to Wall Street in the near future as the character of Gordon Gekko that Michael Douglas did so well begins to get written in Money Never Sleeps. The original Producer Edward R. Pressman has confirmed that the sequel is happening...

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Cohen publicist denies Freddie Mercury

Just a few days ago we heard from The Daily Mirror that Sacha Baron Cohen was interested in playing Freddie Mercury in a film about the life of the lead singer of Queen. Now we're hearing that the story just isn't true at all. Oh, and please note that it's...

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Roth and Wright for Grindhouse 2?

Eli Roth has been talking about a possible Grindhouse sequel with the film version of his Thanksgiving trailer going alongside Edgar Wright's film of his Don't trailer. It's strange that a sequel is being banded around already, especially with the first film still to be proven in a split format,...

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Severance to Bermuda Triangle

The creator of Severance, Chris Smith, has revealed his next project. Triangle, and yes it's based around The Bermuda Triangle but with an incredibly interesting twist. Smith says that he's been working on a script for this fil for about four years, and that it is a major step up...

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Lucas says Connery still not signed for Indiana Jones IV

George Lucas has confirmed that the current script includes the character of Indiana Jones' father previously played by Sean Connery. Wow. For those of you just fallen out of your seats, where have you been? The filmmakers have been talking about trying to get him cast, so it's no leap...

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More Star Trek casting suggestions

Remember we talked about a good cast for the new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams? Well another site has been at it and they've picked some of the main characters from a few of the films and TV series to chose possible actors to portray them, and not only...

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Paisley denies involvement in biographical films

Ian Paisley has categorically denied that he's involved in a film based on his life, and he says that he's not flattered by the suggestions that there are now two filmmakers trying to make a film about him. Previously I had the story from the BBC that the Irish writer...

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In the Name of the King A Dungeon Siege Tale clips online

We already saw a trailer for Uwe Boll's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, in fact we've seen two, now there's more footage online in what reports to be another trailer. You can see the footage right here from the YouTube clip, but it looks more...

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Filmstalker and Excite UK

You'll be seeing a slightly different look to the pages of Filmstalker as I try something a little different. Excite UK contacted me a little while ago and discussed the possibility of gathering some of the best British entertainment Blogs together and promoting them through their site in a new...

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May 5, 2007

Your Emails lost

Quick plea here, and my apologies, I've just had a wee accident with my email and lost a few, that includes any competition entries for Filmstalker. Anything sent to either my personal or Filmstalker email accounts between approximately Friday 23:00 and Saturday 10:00 (GMT/UTC) has been lost. I was trying...

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Shutter

Film Four Stars
I had expected a lot from this Thai horror. Currently being remade by Hollywood, in the last few years it has gathered many a positive review. However watching it didn't bring anything new, and relied on the tricks and style we've now come to expect from Asian horror. That said,...

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Iron Man set footage shows real suit

Like all films that have some form of non-human looking character there's the usual discussion of CGI or non-CGI, and it seems to become quite a heated topic. The latest is Iron Man, and with the footage on the Interflabby it seems that there's going to be a real mixture....

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L'Instant Avant

Film Two Stars
A very short film, and an entirely gruesome one. There's nothing here that would attract anything like a story, instead it's a lesson in special effects and totally gross out moments. However in front of a horror crowd it works a treat and gets groans and laughs in equal measures....

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The Grindhouse release - your verdict

So the studio has decided that the failure of Grindhouse has been found, and it's all down to the fact that the film is just too long for the audience. This I find surprising. Having just sat through an entire weekend of horror films almost back to back, with a...

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Plane Dead / Flight of the Living Dead

Film One Star
I didn't really have high hopes for this film, so when I decided to go and see it there was a part of me that thought I would end up liking it, after all it's Zombies on a Plane, or as the original title read before Universal destroyed it Plane...

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May 4, 2007

Updated: Transformers stills show Energon Cube

A couple of images have appeared online for Transformers that show us more of Optimus Prime and Ironhide in full transformed mode, Ironhide looks stunning, and the photo of Optimus Prime shows us what the fight may well be all about, the Energon Cube. Poor Shia LaBeouf is looking like...

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Will Fletch Won get dropped?

There's a rumour going around that The Weinstein Company may have dropped the film Fletch Won from their release schedule. Now it could just be that it's on hold, but it could also be that it's dropped altogether, right now we don't know but the insider rumour goes something like...

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Reagan diaries to be published, possible film?

Ex-President Ronald Reagan kept a diary, who would have thought, and now it's set to be published on May 22nd, in the meantime some excerpts have been released and make for interesting reading. The question is how long will it be before we see another Presidential film with undoubtedly one...

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Karl Marx biographical film

Raoul Peck is set to direct a film about Karl Marx, from a young man to the point at which the Communist Manifesto was published. It's an interesting figure in history to be looking into, and especially an interesting time of life to chose for the historical great. I would...

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Stalked: Malkovich joins Pitt and Clooney, Kilmer as Mark Twain

John Malkovich could be joining George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading, and there's a great photo of Val Kilmer as Mark Twain. John Malkovich is in negotiations to star with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand in the Coen brothers' film Burn After Reading. It tells...

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Gibson to tell mystery of Australian Prime Minister

A story a little while ago talked about Mel Gibson considering a Maverick sequel revealed another project he's considering making, one about the former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt who was presumed dead after disappearing just a year after becoming Prime Minister. Of the film Mel Gibson said: "In the...

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Angelina Jolie directs A Place in Time

Angelina Jolie's first directorial outing is A Place in Time, a documentary that takes three minutes in time across the globe and edits them together to tell a wonderful story of the world we live in. Jolie had the assistance of many of her acting friends to travel the world...

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I Am an American Soldier documentary

There's not a shortage of news reports from the Iraq war, but there's a shortage of strong documentaries on the people and the reality of the situations there. A film called I Am an American Soldier: One Year in Iraq with the 101st Airborne will look at the real people...

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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury?

Back in December we had the bizarre rumour that Johnny Depp was in the running to play Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, in a film about his life. Now it seems that Depp is out and that Sacha Baron Cohen is in negotiations for the role. Again, as...

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John Rambo script reviewed online

The Sylvester Stallone written John Rambo script has been leaked and someone managed to get a hold of it and post his thoughts online, although there's not an indepth review, there's a good lead as to where the film is going to go. According to Conan Stevens he was able...

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Witherspoon produces high school murder film

Reese Witherspoon is really taking on some great projects these days. Her production company is now developing a film called Under the Bridge which is based on a true story of high school murder. The film comes from the book by Rebecca Godfrey who returned to the small British Columbia...

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Penn talks Incredible Hulk story and villain

Zak Penn has been talking about the new Hulk film, The Incredible Hulk and discusses the new villain Abomination as well as Ang Lee's previous film, of which he is ever respectful. Zakk Penn is undoubtedly a great screenwriter, and his work on adapting comic books has been superb, whether...

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A Mighty Heart trailer online

The trailer is online for A Mighty Heart, the Angelina Jolie starring film that traces the true story of Mariane Pearl as she tries to find her husband, a journalist kidnapped somewhere in Pakistan. The film is based on her story which she published called "A Mighty Heart: The Brave...

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Liv Tyler joins The Incredible Hulk

Liv Tyler is to join Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, and lend even more star power to this comic book adaptation. She is set to play Betty Ross, the estranged love of Bruce Banner's life. According to the story the film will begin with Ross estranged from Banner who...

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May 3, 2007

Continuity for Yates on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

David Yates directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and now it looks like he's locked into direct Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He confirmed that very fact in an interview where he said: "I am doing Half-Blood Prince, and I'm doing it because I love the...

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Clooney co-writing Escape from Tehran CIA comedy

George Clooney hasn't lost his sense of humour since he's started tackling political work, in fact it seems he's managing to combine the two very well in his latest project. Escape From Tehran is a film that he is co-writing with his production company partner Grant Heslov. It's a drama/comedy...

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Mark Verheiden adapts his own The Ark

Mark Verheiden is the writer of My Name is Bruce and is a writer on Battlestar Galactica, now he's set to adapt one of his own comic books. The Ark is very interesting story which merges that of Noah's Ark with the idea of a UFO crash landing. Sounds strange,...

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Mann and DiCaprio take on old studios

It's amazing to think that Hollywood is willing to have films made about its shady past. Michael Mann is set to make such a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film will follow a Private Detective hired by Studios to clean up their star scandals and keep them out of the...

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The Golden Age trailer for download in multiple formats

The trailer for the sequel to Elizabeth, The Golden Age, looked fantastic. Now I've managed to grab it in various formats, including direct download. It's looking quite glorious, and at times extremely dramatic. It's a great role for the gorgeous Cate Blanchett, but can it stand up to the original?...

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer in multiple formats for download

I've managed to get a whole raft of links to the final trailer of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. I have it in four different sizes for four different file formats, that's...well...a whole load of versions. So if you haven't seen it yet, now's an ideal time. Choose...

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Dull International Evan Almighty trailer

There's a new Evan Almighty trailer, and this one is the international trailer I believe. Regardless it still looks pretty poor. You know the funniest moment I had in all this? Just when Morgan Freeman laughs. That's one infectious laugh. That's it. The animal setups annoy me, and the whole...

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Stalked: Hartnett in Hong Kong Rain, Roberts confirms Dark Knight

Josh Hartnett is set to star in an interesting sounding I Come WIth the Rain, and Eric Roberts has confirmed his role in The Dark Knight. Josh Hartnett is starring in a film called I Come WIth the Rain playing a private detective who is haunted by a past encounter...

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Lohan hits back on career

Lindsay Lohan has said that she's fed up with the party girl tag she's carrying and wants people to concentrate more on her acting performances. Specifically she's been talking about her latest role in I Know You Killed Me, a story which focuses on a girl who is rescued after...

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Dunst says her voice isn't for Broadway

Kirsten Dunst, despite signing up to play Blondie in a biographical film of her life, has said that her singing voice isn't strong enough for Broadway. That makes me wonder about her upcoming role as the lead singer of Blondie, and if she can have a strong enough voice to...

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Penn talks next X-Men film

Zak Penn has dropped an interesting comment about the future of the X-Men franchise. We had heard previously from Fox themselves that a spin off film was being made with the kids from Xavier's school for the gifted, the young X-Men characters. However Penn has some news on that. He...

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Captivity trailer in Quicktime HD

We've already seen the trailer for Captivity, but I forgot to post up the other day that it's now available online in HD, so you can marvel at the dual acting talents of Elisha Cuthbert and see those inflated claims of the filmmakers flash before your eyes. Actually what it...

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Willis unhappy Die Hard 4.0 is PG-13

Oh dear, Bruce Willis has spoken out about Die Hard 4.0 aka Live Free or Die Hard and the fact that it has received a PG-13 for the film instead of an R rating, something the other films all were. Bruce Willis isn't saying Die Hard 4.0 / Live Free...

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Studio not happy with Assassination of Jesse James films

It's been all quiet on the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford for some time. Starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck as Jesse James and Robert Ford respectively. It seems as though it's caught up in the editing room, and that everyone is having a...

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Uwe Boll's Postal gets good review!

There's a surprise and a half online today, something that you might not be able to believe if I tell you. Uwe Boll's Postal might just be a good film. There's an early review online from a very trustable source, Todd at Twitch has seen the film and he had...

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Rush Hour 3 trailer in HD

The trailer for Rush Hour 3 has come out in Quicktime, and I have to say from the trailer it's not that bad. Back at teaser time we saw some awful cringeworthy scenes, and they are still in there with more to boot - is there any need for another...

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May 2, 2007

Stalked: Caine is god, Barker's Books of Blood and Iron Man

Michael Caine is god after all, six of Cliver Barker's Books of Blood are in screenplay format, and the Iron Man suit is confirmed. Michael Caine is set to play God in a new fantasy film based on Jostein Gaarder's novel Sophies World. The story looks at a teenager who...

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Stalked: Cusack, Gordon-Levitt and novel adaptations

I'm out all day and heading out the door now, so here's a bunch of stalked news... John Cusack has signed to Jan de Bont's action film Stopping Power. He plays a test pilot who races through a series of high speed chases to catch an escaped thief and rescue...

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Fourth Spider-Man Raimi yes, spoiler revealed

Spider-Man 4, is there or isn't there? Well I've always thought it will, but it does depend on the cast, I think the fans won't take a replacement as easily as you would with Batman, but it might work. Well at the Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man 3 the cast talked...

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May 1, 2007

The Flying Scotsman soars in New Zealand

The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review) has seen its first release in New Zealand, and I've just received word of how well it's doing. Actually there are two words, very well. Obviously helped by my poster quote(?!), the film has just managed NZ$78,089 in 31 screens in the first weekend. Now...

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28 Weeks Later online game with extended clip

Here's a little fun game for 28 Weeks Later that results in an extended, and rather horrific, clip from the film. Well, that is if you complete the game. Don't worry though, it's a very short Flash game and a load of fun. You play one of the infected and...

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Rockwell to star in Choke from Fight Club writer

Chuck Palahniuk wrote Fight Club, and that turned out to be an excellent film. Now there's news that another of his novels, Choke, has just joined the long production line towards becoming a film. What's even better news is that Sam Rockwell appears to be taking the lead role as...

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UK Slingshot's first film Sugarhouse goes international

The first film from the UK digital studio Slingshot has been taken up for international sales by Moviehouse Entertainment. Sugarhouse (called Sugarhouse Lane on IMDB) is described as an "urban thriller" by Variety and is a first time film from Director Gary Love. It's based on a play by Dominic...

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Toub isn't Iron Man's Mandarin

There's a correction to an old rumour regarding the Iron Man villain Mandarin, one that I've either missed or hasn't actually been corrected until now. Back in March I wrote about the rumour that Shaun Toub was going to play Mandarin, a villain in Iron Man, but apparently he's not....

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Another Texas Chainsaw film?

I'm fed up of sequels, and I'm seriously thinking of stopping writing about them. Yet the idea that they are perhaps going to make another Texas Chainsaw film, despite the promise that they weren't going to revist the story after The Beginning film. However, and here's the big however, this...

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Gibson and Garner talk Maverick sequel

I think this is an incredible stretch, and I can't really believe that Mel Gibson is even considering another Maverick film, but by all accounts he and James Garner have been talking about it. He actually comments on the whole idea directly, so it's more than just a rumour: "There's...

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The Mummy 3 reveals more plot

The now older son of Rick O'Connell, played by Brendan Fraser, has been cast for The Mummy 3, and it's twenty six year old Australian actor, Luke Ford. According to Rob Cohen he's a perfect choice for this film and the future of the Mummy series. The future? You mean...

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Laurie joins Night Watch aka The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman has had a title change as it greets a new cast member, the non-hobbling Hugh Laurie. Apparently the title change means that it clashes with another Fox Searchlight release, that of the very good Russian film Night Watch (Filmstalker review). Strange that they should do this, but...

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Battle Royale remake still going ahead

The Producer Roy Lee, the man famed for taking Asian films over to Hollywood for remakes, has spoken about his plans for Battle Royale, and they still aren't good. Despite the recent resurfacing of the "films make us all murderers" debate, Lee is still planning the remake. For those of...

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Haneke's remake of Funny Games is shot by shot

We knew about the remake of Michael Haneke's Funny Games was in the works and that it was to be directed by Haneke himself, but did you know he's doing a shot by shot remake of the film? You might wonder what the point is of that, I find myself...

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer final HD trailer online

There's a final trailer just appeared online in Quicktime for the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and it's actually looking pretty good. Oh, and we hear the Surfer talk for the first time. Also introduced is the concept of the effect that the Surfer has on the superhero's,...

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MTV Movie Awards 2007 nominees

MTV has announced the nominess for their film awards, and there are a few surprises in there. First one is that Gerard Butler is up for Best Performance for his lead in 300, and his competition is surprising as well. In fact 300 (Filmstalker review) is featuring throughout the awards...

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