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June 30, 2007

Weekend Films to Stalk

Apologies for the lateness, it's been a busy weekend. Here are the films from UK Terrestial and Freeview television that caught my eye as I browsed through the TV guide, as well as the UK releases for this week in the Cinema. This week I'm highlighting the films and TV...

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Bourne Ultimatum new HD trailer is fantastic

There's a new trailer online for The Bourne Ultimatum, and it's in glorious Quicktime HD. This trailer is looking superb, I was holding some doubts about the previous, but here the stunts look amazing, the fights a little less shaky cam (although it's still rather annoying there), plus the drama...

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Sunshine four minute extended trailer

There's another disappointing trailer online, this time for Sunshine (Filmstalker review), but this isn't a poor trailer, far from it. This is the extended trailer at a mammoth four minutes and twenty eight minutes. Now that's great, because what you get, for those of you who haven't seen the film,...

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Lions for Lambs trailer for US and Canada only

I wasn't going to post this trailer for Lions for Lambs, mainly because I am thoroughly fed up with the practice of excluding trailers from those territories outside the US and Canada, trailers that will appear elsewhere totally unrestricted. It's not a practice that is restricted to certain trailers either,...

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Oldman developing film of first Siamese Twins

Gary Oldman is developing a film about the world's first cojoined twins, Chang and Eng. According to the reports, the film will be a fictionalised version of a biography about their lives. They were born in Thailand, then called Siam, and traveled the world as a curiosity. The story in...

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Álex de la Iglesia on live action La Marque Jaune (The Yellow Mark)

Álex de la Iglesia is to write and direct a live action film of the Belgian Edgar Pierre Jacobs' comic book La Marque Jaune (The Yellow Mark). He's been given US$33.6 million to the production which is only part of Jacob's long running comic series of Blake and Mortimer that...

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June 29, 2007

The Echo casting and 2007 Gone remake

Yam Laranas, the man behind the excellent Sigaw (Filmstalker review) and the coming remake The Echo, has just announced the next cast member to star alongside the already announced Jesse Bradford. Amelia Warner has starred in Aeon Flux and more recently Gone, and will now star alongside Jesse Bradford in...

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Hew Hallam Foe trailer online

There's a new trailer out for Hallam Foe (Filmstalker review), the film that sees a young voyeuristic man climbing the roofs of Edinburgh to find love, and this one makes the film look better than ever. I've not seen the film yet, but regular Filmstalker reader Ramchandra Solanki I have...

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The Hunting Party and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium trailers online

There are trailers online for the Richard Gere starrer Hunting Party, formerly known as Spring Break in Bosnia, as well as a trailer for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium starring Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman. The Hunting Party stars Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger and James Brolin in...

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Valkyrie to shoot in Germany after all

Despite previous reports that German officials were going to ban the production of Valkyrie on the grounds that the star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film actually looks as though it will go ahead. The German film industry are backing the production, and there are officials who want the...

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Official Watchmen site for Rorschach live

It appears that the first site for the Zack Snyder directed adaptation of Watchmen is online, and the power of the marketing has begun with the arrival of Rorschach's Journal online. The first Watchmen site contains the logo that Rorschach used in the Watchmen graphic novel and at the moment...

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Costner to develop online series Explorers Club

Kevin Costner is producing, financing and starring in an online animated series called The Explorers Club. The series wll consist of twelve four minute segments. However it doesn't stop there. After the online series has built a following the plan will be to create a live action traditional feature of...

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Cameron Diaz joins The Box

Cameron Diaz is joining The Box, the horror film based on Richard Matheson's short story Button, Button, and to be directed by Richard Kelly. The talents, and I mean acting, of Cameron Diaz do lend weight to the film, but the PG-13 rating that The Box is aiming for promises...

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Range to create missing child drama

Gabriel Range is the man behind Death of a President (Filmstalker review) that created controversy for faking George Bush being shot, (grammatically that sentence implies something else!) now he's writing and directing a fictional drama based on a real event he discovered while making documentaries. The story is about a...

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Iggy Pop film in doubt

A while ago it was rumoured that Elijah Wood was set to play Iggy Pop in a biographical film about his earlier years. Today the famed singer has said that he has been impressed by Wood's performances but reveals that the film might not get made. "We have no agreement...

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Stalked: Carrey is sober, Fox alienates people

Jim Carrey to return to comedy in Sober Buddies and Megan Fox is joining the already strong cast of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Jim Carrey is set to star in a comedy called Sober Buddies. The film will see a hard partying executive who is given a...

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June 28, 2007

Paris Je t’aime

Film Four Stars
Paris Je T'aime sounded a fascinating film, twenty one highly talented directors producing eighteen short films about love, relationships and of course Paris. To add to that there was a host of top rated acting talent lined up for the film. I was mistakenly under the impression that each short...

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Remake of Jacob's Ladder?

The silliness of the remake/sequel Hollywood machine continues to astound as word arrives that there's a remake of Jacob's Ladder on the go. There's not that much information, just a mention in an article about a speculative script purchase for Transit from Michael Gilvary. Talking of the Producer Alison Rosenzweig,...

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Tobin Bell joins Repo Opera

Repo! The Genetic Opera! has picked up Tobin Bell, which is no surprise since he has been the star of the Saw series of which Darren Lynn Bousman is also creator. Tobin Bell reveals that there will be singing from the opening moment, and that with the seventy seven songs...

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Stalked: Gosling, Suvari, Jane on Watchmen, 301

Ryan Gosling is set to join Rachel Weisz in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones according to Variety. Ryan Gosling is to play the father of a girl who has been murdered and is watching events from beyond the grave. Rachel Weisz is playing her mother. Mena Suvari has joined...

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Cronenberg's Eastern Promises trailer online

The trailer for David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises has arrived online and it looks superb. There's no doubt that Viggo Mortensen is a stunning actor with an amazing physical presence. What's probably most surprising is the accent of Naomi Watts, I don't know about you but it sounds really good. She's...

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Castro, FBI, CIA and gangsters in Americano tale

Someone mentioned in the comments how much story there is in the US-Cuban Fidel Castro history, and lo and behold, here comes a film adaptation of Aran Shetterly's novel The Americano: Fighting for Freedom in Castro's Cuba, an Untold Story (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The book follows the true story of...

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Conan sequel finds a new home

I thought the Conan story was dead and there was nothing more to be had from it, however I might well have been wrong. There's been attempts at getting another film together for some time, but nothing has worked while at Warner Brothers. Now they've lost the rights to the...

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Crowe joins DiCaprio in Body of Lies

Russell Crowe is set to join Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Body of Lies directed by the visually strong Ridley Scott. The story was adapted by the excellent talents of William Monahan from a novel by David Ignatius (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The story is about a CIA spy called Roger...

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George Hickenlooper turns to CIA terrorism tale

It's a definite sign that Hollywood is turning to terrorism for a batch of films, now George Hickenlooper, who directed Factory Girl, is to adapt a spy thriller called Morning Spy, Evening Spy based on Colin MacKinnon's novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The film tells the story of an aging CIA...

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June 27, 2007

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane superb horror trailer

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane sounds a strange title for a film, but that's the name of the latest horror entering the realm of the slasher genre, and the new trailer online makes it look superb and much more than that poor label. There's a certain feeling I get...

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Joe Wright heads to Jamie Foxx's next

The British Director Joe Wright has dropped his plan to bring Patrick Hamilton's play Gaslight to the big screen in favour of a film with Jamie Foxx about schizophrenia and homelessness. Joe Wright has recently directed the excellent Pride & Prejudice as well as the adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel...

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It Came From the West gets three film deal

A little while ago I saw It Came From the West (Filmstalker review), a puppet zombie western in Danish. Yes it sounds like none of it could work, and yet it has, and fantastically too. Well the great news is that it has secured s deal that will see it...

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Stalked: Bangkok Dangerous stills, Djimon Hounsou, Foundation, Lost Squad

There's a bunch of snippets which you might be interested in. The Bangkok Dangerous remake is still out there and in production believe it or not, Djimon Hounsou is in another underground fight club film, The Foundation comic book is to be adapted before it is even released and The...

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The Simpsons Movie new trailer formats and Homer desktop widget

I have some more options for The Simpsons Movie the latest trailer, that's the one which finally revealed the plot. Not only that but I have a funny desktop widget where you can play Homer's favourite sayings. Here's the trailer in various formats and sizes for you: Windows Media Player:...

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Die Hard 4.0 online games

There's a few silly goodies online for Live Free or Die Hard, or in other words, Die Hard 4.0. There's a boxing game in John McClane's Bare-Knuckle Brawl, there's the Real Man Game, and finally a Trivia Quiz. Now normally I wouldn't bother with these things but the boxing game...

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Hallam Foe

Film Three Stars
Hallam Foe is a film set atop the roofs of Edinburgh. Hallam is a voyeur, and through this practice he amazingly finds love. It's not all good though, because at the same time he's searching for the truth behind his mother's death. The film has been gaining momentum since it...

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28 Weeks Later the last in the series?

There's some sketchy rumour out about the future of the 28…Later franchise, and it doesn't look good. Although no one has never really expected a franchise from the series we've seen the original, 28 Days Later, greeted by an excellently well plotted follow-up, 28 Weeks Later. It seems though that...

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Jolie to join Thomas Crown Affair sequel?

There's a rumour going about just now that adds a great deal of weight to the development of The Thomas Crown Affair sequel The Topkapi Affair by Pierce Brosnan's company. It seems that a major role in the film has been offered to Angelina Jolie and she may well accept....

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North American Elizabeth: The Golden Age trailer

The new North American trailer for The Golden Age is now online, coming quite soon after the previous International trailer we've seen. You can watch the trailer over at MSN Movies. I can't see the trailer from work at the moment, so it's up to you to report back about...

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Dafoe and Neill join Hawke on Daybreakers

We already heard that Ethan Hawke was set to play a vampire in Daybreakers, but news is in that Willem Dafoe is to join him as battling vampires. Daybreakers, if you'll remember, had this very intriguing plot line. The story was set in the future where everyone is a vampire...

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See Hallam Foe for free

Fancy seeing Hallam Foe for free? Well you can in this very, very easy competition. Hallam Foe tells the story of a young man who is something of a voyeur, taking to the rooftops of Edinburgh to spy on others, a practice which leads him to love and obsession. Meanwhile...

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Eleven clips for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

There are some new clips for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that have just arrived online, a whole eleven to be exact, with the promise of more to come. You can see them all over at IESB, and I tell you what, they are looking much more...

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Moore's Sicko trailer in quicktime

There's a Quicktime trailer online for Sicko, Michael Moore's look into You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:Medium:iPod] Whatever you think about Michael Moore you have to admit that the American health system isn't the best and it could well do with a gentle prod itself. The...

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Fishburne writes and directs Coelho's The Alchemist

Laurence Fishburne has written a screenplay, and is set to direct, the film version of Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The story is about a shepherd boy in Spain who one night dreams of treasure in the Egyptian pyramids and so just gets up the next morning...

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McTeigue to direct Bangkok 8 novels

James McTeigue is set to direct the first in a trilogy (surprise!) of books that have just been bought by Millenium Films. Bangkok 8 (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is the first in a series by John Burdett. The story is about Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep who is assigned to investigate the murder...

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Hitchcock's The Lodger for remake

Alfred Hitchcock remakes are starting to pick up in Hollywood, and the latest is his early film called The Lodger. It's a remake of Hitchock's film of the same name about a serial killer not unlike that of Jack the Ripper. David Ondaatje is set to write, direct and produce...

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June 26, 2007

Mark Millar visits Wanted set

Mark Millar is the man who created the comic series Wanted, the story that is currently being filmed by Timur Bekmambetov and starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Millar has just been talking about his visit to the set, and he's full of positives about the film. He's...

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Raimi talks Spider-Man 4 cast and villains

Sam Raimi has been talking about the future of Spider-Man, and he's more than confident that the series is going to be continuing with or without him, and right now he's not sure which of those it will be. "Sony Pictures is going to be making many more 'Spider-Man' pictures...I...

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Indiana Jones IV first set footage teases

Filming has begun on Indiana Jones IV, and I have to admit I'm starting to feel little twinges at the thought. Particularly at the Quicktime video of the first day of shooting. It started with that set photo of Harrison Ford in the Indy outfit, and seeing Steven Spielberg's speech,...

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The Flying Scotsman Scottish press adverts

Great news for those in the UK, The Flying Scotsman is coming to cinemas this weekend, just three days to go. The more amazing news is that the marketing company have been so kind as to pick up the Filmstalker review quote for the newspaper advertising. So if you're looking...

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Plots revealed for Kill Bill sequels

There's a Producer from the Kill Bill films suggesting that there are two more films in the series with plotlines already written by Quentin Tarantino and that they are expected to be filmed in China. That's the word from Producer Bennett Walsh at the Shanghai International Film Festival the other...

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Caruso and LaBeouf return for Eagle Eye

Shia LaBeouf and D.J. Caruso are looking as though they are going to team up again after Disturbia, something that is quite unexpected considering what was first thought when that film was talked about. Let's face it, Disturbia is a remake of Hitchcock's Rear Window, and the thought of that...

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Pacino and De Niro film gets release

Finally I have a chance to see Heat that shows the great pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as I've been given the DVD. Recently we heard that they were teaming up again for another film and this time they are going to be onscreen together for most...

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Oliver Platt joins Frost/Nixon

Oliver Platt is a superb actor, and one that belongs to that "always a support" crowd. Next he's set to appear in the Frost/Nixon film as the Executive Editor of the interviews, Bob Zelnick, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and that could well be a good thing, depending on how...

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Hitman trailer online

Well the Hitman trailer is now online, and it is a great story that could make the transition from videogame to film easily. It's very cinematic anyway and the idea has been explored in film in various ways before, so why won't it work? Except the initial impressions aren't so...

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Redford's Lions for Lambs first clip online

The first footage for Lions for Lambs is online. This is the film about three seemingly unconnected stories which weave together starring Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and directed by Redford. One of the stories is about a Senator, played by Tom Cruise, and an investigative journalist, played by...

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June 25, 2007

Butler, Wilkinson on Ritchie's RocknRolla

Wow, either Guy Ritchie is really coming back with a vengeance or some big name stars have made some very poor choices. Announced today are the new signings for his film RocknRolla, and those are Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton and Idris Elba. According to The Hollywood Reporter Chris...

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Latifah wants Steve Martin for All of Me remake

Queen Latifah has been talking about the remake of All of Me, that classic comedy starring Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin, and it appears that Latifah wants Martin to return to the role he first played. The original story tells how a dying millionairess whose soul falls into that of...

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Ils (Them) gets US release

Ils (Them) (Filmstalker review) is getting a release, thanks to Dark Sky. For those of you who don't know the film is from David Moreau and Xavier Palud who are currently in Hollywood remaking the Asian horror film The Eye, and all because of this film. I loved Ils, it's...

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Germany denies Vakyrie film over Scientology

Tom Cruise is currently involved in a film called Valkyrie about a German soldier who, together with fellow minded soldiers, attempted to assassinate Hitler. It's a true story and looked set to raise controversy from the start, but not for the reason that Germany has cited for having banned the...

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Stylish Blood Brothers (Tian tang kou) trailers

There are two trailers for Tian tang kou (Blood Brothers) from Alexi Tan that have caught my eye. The film is set in Shanghai during the 1930's and is inspired by John Woo's classic film Bullet in the Head. It's a slick looking film with some strong action and some...

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Transformers new TV spot online

I remember when talk of Michael Bay directing Transformers filled everyone with fear and people thought the franchise was going to die, and slowly the positivity and excitement began to rise as we started to see pictures and then teasers. Now there's another online. I have to say that this...

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Invasion pictures online

There's some pictures online from the "it's not a remake of The Body Snatchers" The Invasion, and they aren't really earth shattering, but the poster is pretty spooky. The stills aren't really exciting me that much, and I'm not over the concerns about the ending being reshot by James McTeigue...

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Jakubisko counters Delpy's virgin blood countess

A little while ago I wrote about the Julie Delpy film about Elizabeth Bathory, The Countess, the woman who bathed in virgin's blood, well now it appears there's another one in development, Bathory, and this one stars Anna Friel and promises to be an epic tale. While Julie Delpy's film...

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Haden Church joins Bullock

I wrote about the latest Sandra Bullock film All About Steve before, a film that is another romantic comedy to add to the long list of romantic comedies that her career has settled into. Now we hear that Thomas Haden Church is in negotiations to star alongside her. Sandra Bullock...

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Dillon joins Travolta on Old Dogs

Matt Dillon is in talks to join Old Dogs, the next film from Wild Hogs Director Walt Becker. Already the film is set to star Robin Williams, John Travolta and Kelly Preston. It looks set to be a bit of a family outing for the Travolta's too, as Ella Bleu...

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Writers talk Star Trek XI plot

There's some confirmation of the plot of the new Star Trek film from the writers themselves, and although we really did know that the film was going for the young characters there's not really been much talk of it officially and lots of sidestepping about the issue. The NY Times...

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Brett Ratner on Playboy film

Hugh Hefner's life is going to be making it to the big screen courtesy of Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner. Ratner is set to direct with Grazer producing. Brian Grazer optioned the rights to Hugh Hefner's life story several years ago, and a few names have had a go at...

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Bana's Iranian terrorist film

Eric Bana and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing a film set in Dubai about terrorism, although this one sounds a little different to the likes of The Kingdom. The plot for the sepculative script that has been bought from writer Adam Cozad, is about an American economist who is pulled...

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June 24, 2007

Ask a question of The Flying Scotsman director

I'm going to be lucky enough to interview Douglas Mackinnon, the director of plenty of British television and the superb The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review). Right now he has a short mini series on British TV called Jekyll, a modern day story of Jekyll and Hydem and a series that...

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June 23, 2007

Daniel Craig as Steve McQueen?

There's an interesting statement come out from the last wife of Steve McQueen on who she would love to play the actor if there was ever a biographical film of his life, and the name is a corker, Daniel Craig. Now let's get this clear right up front, right now...

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Disney drops sequels to rely on features

Disney have announced that it is giving up the lucrative direct to DVD sequel ouput with the last being The Little Mermaid 3. Disney has been a big culprit for doing this, releasing a strong film in the cinema and gathering a big audience, both young and old alike, and...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Transformers, A Mighty Heart and Iron Man cast

This must be clips and pics day for the marketing companies as clips galore arrive on the film sites. There's a raft for Transformers and A Mighty Heart as well a cool cast promotion photo for Iron Man that shows the cast trying to out-cool each other. On the Iron...

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Weekend Films to Stalk

Here are the films from UK Terrestial and Freeview television that caught my eye as I browsed through the TV guide, as well as the UK releases for this week in the Cinema. Of course you don't have to have Freeview, or be going to the cinema or even be...

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June 22, 2007

Sean Penn's Into the Wild trailer looks superb

Sean Penn's next directorial outing Into the Wild sounds a most interesting film, and the trailer is now online to show you just that. It looks heartfelt, full of passion and with some great visuals. The story, as I wrote about before, is based on a true one. Sean Penn...

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Star in Watchmen or Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

There are two cracking opportunities online just now, and both could mean a role in a major film. Would you like to star in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or perhaps even Watchmen? Well you can you know! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is holding an open casting...

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John Krasinski for Fletch Won?

Could it be that the previous story of Joshua Jackson replacing Zach Braff on Fletch Won might be a bit premature? It seems it might be as reports are in that John Krasinski has read the script and his name is in the running. According to John Krasinski himself... "My...

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Is Shatner really mad at Star Trek?

The story that William Shatner is angry that he's not getting a cameo in the new Star Trek film is all over the interflab, and I was holding off commenting on it until something a little more concrete emerged, mainly because the sounds a little odd. Well stars are odd...

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Strathairn joins Tale of Two Sisters remake

A Tale of Two Sisters, the Hollywood remake of the Asian horror film, has just had the male lead join, and it's none other than the excellent actor David Strathairn. He joins Elizabeth Banks who has already signed up for the remake of Kim Jee-Woon's film to be directed by...

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Children of the Lamp, another children's fantasy

DreamWorks are set to bring another children's fantasy series to the big screen. This one is to be based on the novels of P.B. Kerr and his Children of the Lamp series. The story throughout the series is about a family of genies, or djinn, who pass for human and...

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Stalked: Roy Scheider and Champagne Sky

The film noir If I Didn't Care starring Roy Scheider gets a US release and The Champagne Sky documentary, about a Mossad agent who turns into his cover story, is being made into a feature. A deal has been made to bring the film noir thriller If I Didn't Care...

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Indiana Jones IV first picture of Indy

The first picture of the older Indiana Jones has gone online, and while it shows us nothing more than Harrison Ford in the old get up, there is something rather magical about it. Seeing Ford in the old getup just brings it all back, and it's a great feeling, there's...

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The Simpsons Movie trailer reveals plot

There's a new Simpsons trailer online and this one actually tells us a little about the plot, actually it tells us a lot more about the plot considering that so far we haven't really seen anything about it, just individual gags. Springfield is in serious danger and it looks like...

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Saw IV first trap photo online

The first picture from Saw IV has appeared and it has someone in a seated trap looking at a bunch of photos on the wall. There's loads of speculation to be had about what is exactly going on in the picture, and what all the photos represent, especially with the...

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New Die Hard 4.0 / Live Free or Die Hard clips online

Some new clips of Die Hard 4.0 (the better title) aka Live Free or Die Hard (the poorer title) are online, I don't mean the opening sequence either, there's twelve in all so added to the previous opening clips I had yonks ago, so now there's loads of footage of...

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Freeman to play Mandela

Morgan Freeman is set to play Nelson Mandela, and to be honest that's no real surprise when you look at the actor. When I heard that Dennis Haysbert was playiing Mandella in Goodbye Bafana I was quite surprised as I thought it would have been Freeman, although to be fair...

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Allen and Friedkin to direct opera

Woody Allen is moving back to America for his next project, he's set to head to Los Angeles, and the most interesting part of the story is he's going to be directing an opera. Yes, Woody Allen directing an opera. He's going to be taking part in a special part...

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June 21, 2007

Jolie reveals more Wanted details

I find myself beginning to worry about the film adaptation of Mark Millar's Wanted. When I first heard about the film with James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Konstantin Khabensky and now Terrence Stamp, I was excited, especially with Timur Bekmambetov directing. However then we heard his take on the...

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Abrams on home video monster film

There's rumour going around that J.J. Abrams is out to make a monster film that is going to utilise one of the spookiest tricks in the filmmakers book, using handheld cameras. It's something that I've seen time and time again and works so well, the two best examples are the...

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Stalked: Blade Runner Final Cut teaser and Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair on sale

There's news about two great DVD releases coming up, the first is for the Blade Runner Final Cut release which has a tempting advert (commercial), and the second is for the sale of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair DVD. Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (Amazon.com) is set to...

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Evans wants more serious Fantastic Four

Chris Evans has been speaking out about The Fantastic Four films, and he's been quite honest about their lack of weight and the less than serious tone. It seems he wants them to change, and is promising it will for the third outing. Chris Evans has said that there are...

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Stalked: Jackson in Iron Man and Murphy in Dark Knight

A couple of superhero casting titbits. First there's a returning character to the Batman universe in The Dark Knight that we'd heard rumours of but now this seems like confirmation, and there's a new character in Iron Man that seems to be lining up for one of the big ensemble...

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Tonight, He Comes gets name change

Tonight, He Comes, the title of the superhero film from Peter Berg featuring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman has had a name change, and it's stunning. Instead of Tonight, He Comes, the film will now be called John Hancock. What is that all about? Now if it was...

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Stephen King talks Torture Porn

Stephen King has been addressing the whole negative labelling of films as "torture porn", a practice I despise, and although he doesn't have anything earth shattering he does say some remarkably level headed things. "I go to see the films because I like them, I like to be scared anyway...the...

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Back after a surprise bandwidth loss

Welcome back! If you hadn't realised the site was down for a few hours this afternoon. Neither myself nor the hosting company realised. I didn't notice because just the other night it was sitting at a nice 75% used. However something seems to have eaten a huge chunk of bandwidth...

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Willis suggests Die Hard 5 a prequel?

Bruce Willis has been talking again about the idea of a Die Hard 5.0, 5 or IV, this time he's been joking about the prequel idea. What's more is that there's a John McClane TV series in the works. It seems during his Second Life interview (I'm with you Clint,...

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Polo joins Pollak on Two: Thirteen

Teri Polo has joined the cast of the thriller Two: Thirteen which is already set to star Dwight Yoakam, Mark Pellegrino, Mark Thompson and Kevin Pollak. The story of Two: Thirteen sounds rather unusual. Teri Polo will star as a detective who is tracking down a serial killer who has...

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Stalked: Stargirl novel adapted and Faet (Alone) to be remade

The Stargirl novel is coming to the big screen, and the latest Asian remake is Faet (Alone). Stargirl (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is a hugely successful novel by Jerry Spinelli about Stargirl Caraway, a quite a unique young woman going through love and life in an Arizona high school. The novel...

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Terence Stamp joins Wanted

Terence Stamp has joined the cast of the comic book adaptation Wanted. He joins James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie. Wanted (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is the story of Wesley Gibson, played by James McAvoy, who is an average joe, well actually he's a bit of a loser. That is...

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Delpy's 2 Days in Paris trailer online

The trailer for Julie Delpy's film 2 Days in Paris is online, and I have to say I'm not really that impressed. I don't know what it is, perhaps I'm just not one for the standard comic fare, of which this seems to be more of the same. Have a...

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Talk to Me clips online with Cheadle, Sheen and Ejiofor

Don Cheadle is a superb actor, without a doubt, and his latest role looks set to compound that fact. You can see just why it will by watching these five clips that have appeared online for his film Talk to Me! Don Cheadle plays Ralph "Petey" Greene, a man who...

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Stalked: Thurman and Considine in My Zinc Bed and Cowboys & Aliens live action

Uma Thurman, Paddy Considine and Jonathan Pryce are taking another British stage play to the big screen in My Zinc Bed, and the comic Cowboys & Aliens is being adapted for the big screen for a live action feature. Uma Thurman, Paddy Considine and Jonathan Pryce are set to star...

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June 20, 2007

UK cinemas diversify with unique Genesis HD concert

There's a change in the film audience that seems to be scaring Hollywood, people are turning more to the Internet and downloading films, with the new high definition DVD formats and Televisions, home cinema the options are improving for the home audience. We're seeing film rentals over the Internet, allowing...

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Nancy Drew prizes to be won - iPod covers, bags, etc

Come on US and Canadian readers, the competition for Nancy Drew prizes is almost over and you're missing out on some great goodies for your kids. There are still a few of the twelve posters, two iPod Nano covers, two purple T-Shirts (Medium or Large) and two make up bags...

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Black Water Transit replaces Jackson and Willis

Tony Kaye replaced Samuel Bayer for directing duties on Black Transit, the film adapted from the Carsten Stroud novel, back in February, but it has just been announced that the cast to date have been replaced. Now that's no small thing considering that the cast were Samuel L. Jackson and...

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Stalked: Donnie Yen's Painted Skin and Peter Medak's Addicted

Donnie Yen is set to star in a big budget Chinese supernatural action film, while Peter Medak is directing an erotic thriller based on Zane's Addicted. Donnie Yen is to star in Painted Skin, a Chinese supernatural action film with a US$10 million budget. It is set to be directed...

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You Kill Me clips and eight minutes online

There are some clips online for You Kill Me as well as the first eight minutes of the film, a very uninteresting eight minutes it has to be said. The film sees Ben Kingsley as a hitman whose alcoholism starts affecting his work, so the mob send him away to...

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Stalked: Clips online for La Vie en rose and A Might Heart

There are some clips online for A Might Heart starring Angelina Jolie in the tale of the kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl, and La Vie en rose, the story of Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard. A Mighty Heart is the story of Daniel Pearl and his wife Mariane. Daniel is...

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License To Wed trailer with Robin Williams

License To Wed is a film I haven't really heard about before now, which is surprising as it stars Robin Williams returning to his comic form...we hope anyway. You can judge for yourself as the trailer is now online. License To Wed stars Robin Williams as a the family priest...

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De Niro and Scorsese return on Frankie Machine

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are set to team up again for another two films, and the first of those is underway. Entitled Frankie Machine, it is adapted from the book by Don Winslow. The Winter of Frankie Machine (Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk) is the novel which tells the story...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 in discussions

The second sequel story of the day is about that all important Pirates of the Caribbean 4 film and just how close it is. Apparently it's quite a few years away, but the ideas are being banded around already for a return, and it looks as though it will be...

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30 Days of Night sequel considered

There's two pieces of sequel news today, the first being that 30 Days of Night is already planning a followup, and from the footage we've seen already I don't think that's a big surprise. The trailer we've seen already has been pretty promising, and the story itself is strong. Remember...

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Miller and Owen adapt Chandler

Frank Miller and Clive Owen are teaming up on another project that isn't Sin City 2. Trouble is My Business is a Raymond Chandler novella will see Frank Miller adapting and Clive Owen starring, with Richard Brunton writing about it online. According to Clive Owen himself, Miller is the perfect...

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Stalked: Da Vinci Code case dropped and we knew Apted was on Narnia

We knew Michael Apted was going to direct the Narnia sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader two months ago, and the Da Vinci Code court case is dropped, giving free publicity to the sequel. Michael Apted has been announced as the Director of The Chronicles of...

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June 19, 2007

Foster beats Proyas for Bond 22

Marc Foster is confirmed as the Director of the next Bond film, but was he the best choice for the role? Variety has announced that Marc Foster will direct Bond 22, the rumour from last month. Back then we heard that Alex Proyas was also up for the role. Now...

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He Was A Quiet Man trailer online

He Was A Quiet Man is a film that promises to bring Christian Slater back to the fore, and perhaps recover Elisha Cuthbert from Captivity, and the first trailer has appeared online. Christian Slater plays a middle aged man who is pretty much ignored in his humdrum job, and because...

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Delirious trailer with Buscemi, Driver and Gershon

Delirious is a film I haven't really heard of before and that's a surprise since it stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Minnie Driver, Gina Gershon and even Elvis Costello. Did I already say Minnie Driver and Gina Gershon? Oh boy...that smile... Anyway, where was I? Oh yes the trailer for...

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Broadbent doesn't replace Elliot in Indy IV

Jim Broadbent will cameo in Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods or Indiana Jones IV. However it seems that he won't be taking over the Doctor Marcus Brody character that Denholm Elliot made his own. The cast is looking good for the new Indiana Jones film, and with...

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Slightly newer Skinwalkers trailer

There's a new trailer online for Skinwalkers. Okay, I'll come clean, it's not that different from the previous one, but there are a couple of new shots in there. Skinwalkers is the film about two warring groups of werewolves who are fighting for the control of a young boy who...

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Aardman announces Wallace & Gromit free slate

Aardman have made some announcements about their upcoming slate and the most disappointing news is that there is no Wallace and Gromit to be seen. The projects lined up include The Cat Burglars written by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, who co-wrote the hugely successful television show Life on Mars,...

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Another Sammy Davis Jr.?

As usual it's really difficult to know what comments are actors trying to position themselves in the media for roles and what comments are for real, but the latest from Hairspray star Elijah Kelley is that he is in talks for a role as Sammy Davis Jr. We heard that...

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Six Million Dollar Man film gets budget cut

I remember ages ago a Six Million Dollar Man film was talked about, and now it appears it might well happen, although it'll be a different film to the one first planned. This one will be a comedy and be called The 40,000 Dollar Man. John Francis Daley and Jonathan...

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Burton walks out on Carrey?

According to reports Tim Burton has walked away from Ripley's Believe It or Not. Well that's another in a long line of delays for the project, and it is perhaps the most serious sign to date. That means that the project is looking for another Director, and Jim Carrey is...

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Da Vinci Code faces religious prosecution

More religious madness as a Italian state attorneys begin investigations into the The Da Vinci Code (Filmstalker review) film and novel over allegations that it breaks Italy's Penal Code and is considered "obscene" on religious grounds. The complaint comes from unnamed members of the Catholic clergy and names some ten...

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Stalked: The Sisters Grimm, Matthew Vaughn, My Samurai and urban street racing

Matthew Vaughn's production company signs a three year deal with Sony, My Samurai could be an interesting comedy, The Sisters Grimm marks another children's franchise to be adapted from a novel series, and Fast Track: No Limits is a new urban street racing film on the go. Michael Buckley's children's...

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Eli Roth delays Cell

Eli Roth has announced that he's taking a break from filmmaking and that the Stephen King film Cell will be much delayed, in fact until the middle of next year before any shooting even starts. Cell was to be the next film he was working on, and just before Hostel:...

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Ridley Scott making Monopoly film?

According to reports Ridley Scott is going to be adapting one of the most strangest projects for the big screen yet. A big screen adaptation of the board game Monopoly. Yes, I could hardly believe it myself, and actually I still don't. I can't see what there could possibly be...

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Izzard joins Valkyrie

The cast of Bryan Singer's Valkyrie has just added another name to the list, and this one is a little bit of a surprise. Eddie Izzard has signed to appear. We already knew that Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Stephen Fry were involved, that Carice van Houten was signed, and...

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June 18, 2007

Has Patrick Wilson confirmed Watchmen role?

Could Patrick Wilson be the Nite Owl for the Watchmen film? The cult comic book adaptation seems to be gathering some momentum at last, with Zack Snyder directing and loads of discussion about this attempt at production, we now hear that another name is attached, and from the very man...

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Stone of Destiny theft gets filmed

Charlie Martin Smith is to direct a Scottish heist film that will also have a fair amount of comedy. What's more is that it is a true story and a controversial one when it comes to the Scots. The film will portray the stealing of the Stone of Destiny from...

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The Host (Gwoemul) gets a Korean sequel?

There's already a US remake to The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) in the works, but it appears that Korean filmmakers are going to make their own sequel to the film and using Korean talent. The original Host was made with the assistance of foreign technical staff on the CGI work,...

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Dallas drops another Director

The last we really heard about the Dallas film, apart from Kelly Preston joining John Travolta on the film, was that the cast had been dropped and the script was being rewritten because it was so bad. Well now there's another interesting titbit on the Dallas production, it seems that...

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Update: Stalked: World of Warcraft and Diablo films, Wilson and Owen in Tropic Thunder and Jacquou le Croquant trailer

Owen Wilson and Nick Nolte join Tropic Thunder, Diablo and World of Warcraft are set to get a film treatment, and the trailer for the French film Jacquou le Croquant looks glorious. Owen Wilson and Nick Nolte have joined the film Tropic Thunder, this is the film directed by Ben...

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Rorschach cast in Watchmen?

There's a strong rumour going about that the first official casting has been made on Watchmen, and the casting is for the character of Rorschach no less. The actor Paddy Considine was, apparently, the man attached to play the character of Rorschach when the film was going to be made...

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Fox sees life in Halo?

Although the plans for a Halo film are currently on hold, they've moved a step further to reality as 20th Century Fox have signed a deal to be the main merchandising company for the next Halo game. According to Variety this morning, Fox have signed the deal to handle the...

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June 17, 2007

Bruce Campbell not in Bubba Ho-tep sequel?

This could be very upsetting news for fans of Bubba Ho-tep, but according to reports Bruce Campbell might well be out of the sequel Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires. According to an anonymous source who attended a screening of My Name is Bruce, Bruce Campbell was taking part in...

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Your youth on screen, is Hollywood missing something?

There are more and more films coming to life that represented something of our childhood past, films like Transformers, Nancy Drew, Battle of the Planets and so on. Hollywood is turning to the books, television and videogames to plunder our youth for ideas. Yet even with the wealth of films...

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June 16, 2007

Vacancy

Film Three Stars
After seeing the trailer for this I was really interested in seeing the film, it looked dark and very tense. However there were things that concerned me about it, Luke Wilson is most known for his comedy work and hadn't really tackled a role such as this, I haven't really...

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Filmstalker nominated in Blogger's Choice Awards

Filmstalker has been nominated for Best Entertainment Blog in the Blogger's Choice Awards. Huge thanks to Chris who made the nomination, something that genuinely had me surprised and touched. It's great to be nominated for these things by the readers, and especially when so much of my life is put...

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3:10 to Yuma trailer online

The trailer for 3:10 to Yuma is online and it is looking rather good, like a shiny and polished western, and in fact that's what it is. I wouldn't be calling it stunning though, not yet. 3:10 to Yuma is a remake of a classic western from 1957 starring the...

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New Transformers TV advert online

Well there's a new TV spot online for Transformers, and really it's a bit underwhelming. I know, I should be hyping this up and attracting visitors, but come on I can't lie to you. This features more of the same, the chase sequence on the road that we've already seen,...

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Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood trailer online

Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood has a trailer online. Yes, I was like that too so I had a little read up about it. Paul Thomas Anderson is of course the talent that brought us such films as Boogie Nights and Magnolia, both of which are cracking films....

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Chiklis talks The Shield film

The Shield is a television series, I know, and the possibility of a film based on the characters is a very long way off, if at all. However Vic Mackey aka the awesome Michael Chiklis has been talking about such a possibility. For those of you who don't watch The...

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Whitaker and Law join Repossession Mambo

Forest Whitaker and Jude Law have signed up to the very intriguing film called Repossession Mambo which looks at a future where artificial human organs are sold on credit and if you don't make the payments, repossessed. The story looks at one of the men who does this very job,...

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Stalked: Voltron, Jessica Alba on Fantastic Four 3 and August Rush trailer

The script for the robot film Voltron has been reviewed online, Jessica Alba would like Sue as a mother for Fantastic Four 3, and there's a restricted trailer for August Rush online. I have no idea what or who Voltron is having never seen the cartoon, but I believe it's...

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June 15, 2007

Weekend Films to Stalk

Well here we are again, the television programmes from UK Terrestial and Freeview television that I'd suggest for weekend viewing, as well as the UK releases for this week in the Cinema. Of course you don't have to have Freeview, or be going to the cinema or even be in...

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Stalked: Danny DeVito, Mischa Barton, Rumer Willis, Patrick Wilson and Greg Kinnear

Mischa Barton and Rumer Willis join Bruce Willis in Assassination of a High School President, Danny DeVito is in a family type comedy called No Place Like Home, Patrick Wilson joins the racial harassed Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington and Greg Kinnear and Lauren Graham are...

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Hollywood to remake Håfström films

Mikael Håfström, who has directed Derailed (Filmstalker review) and 1408 for English speaking audiences had a strong career before he came to Hollywood, and now Hollywood are intent on remaking it for him, and he's not keen on getting involved. In a recent interview he let out that three of...

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Twisted remakes classic Karloff and Lugosi films

Talking of remakes, Twisted Pictures are heading for the remake barrel, and they're going all the way to the bottom. In a deal with RKO Pictures they are set to remake four classic films from their library, films which starred names such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Well I...

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Reeves turning down Watchmen may not be good

So Keanu Reeves has turned down Watchmen. The news is everywhere and really I don't get it. The rumour was that he was up for the part of either Doctor Manhattan or Ozymandias, now if it was Manhattan I think he was a good choice. Manhattan is the only person...

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Stalked: Joshua clips and From Inside opening online

A couple of clips for you. First up we have the opening three minutes of the film From Inside, a tale of survivors of an apocalypse stranded aboard a moving train where they have to rebuild society, and a few clips from Joshua, the scary kid who has a high...

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The Historian vampire tale gets a writer

Elizabeth Kostova's first novel, The Historian (Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk) was bought before it arrived on the shelves some two years ago but has never seen a writer, but now that seems to have changed as Bradley Caleb Kane is set to start writing the first draft. According to the studio...

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Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0) opening clips online

Live Free or Die Hard, aka Die Hard 4.0, is sitting on the balance line between good and bad right now, the news to date hasn't been convincing it's going to be a great Die Hard film, nor has it said it's not. Now you can see for yourselves as...

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1408 clips online

I'm looking forward to 1408. Stephen King, Mikael Håfström and John Cusack, a single haunted room and an hour to go. Seems pretty great to me, you can see a little for yourself too as eight clips are now online. Well let me revise that for a moment, most of...

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June 14, 2007

Kevin Spacey's film career over?

Kevin Spacey is a superb actor, of that there's no doubt, so it is incredibly sad news that according to reports he's confirmed the rumours that have been around for some time, he's done with acting. According to the actor himself he's really not interested in his personal film career...

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Coen's No Country For Old Men trailer

The trailer for the Coen Brothers new film No Country for Old Men is out and about, and I've got it right here for you to see. It's pretty dark and it looks pretty damn good. I'm not usually a Coen Brothers fan of late, for me Blood Simple, Raising...

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Constantine 2 news

I want another Constantine film, and surprisingly, I want Keanu Reeves in it, but it seems that there's not such a rush to get one out there. According to the Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventurait's a decision for the Warner Brothers Executives, but there is a lot of hope: "I know...

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G.I. Joe still a go

There's not a lot of movement on the G.I. Joe film, last we heard was that Skip Woods had written a script that featured the British action figure Action Man, and that wasn't too well received. According to the Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, there were two versions of the G.I....

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Stalked: Scorpion King 2 and Carice van Houten joins Cruise

A director is assigned to Scorpion King 2, and Carice can Houten is joining the big name cast Valkyrie. Russell Mulcahy has been hired to direct Scorpion King 2 according to Shock Till You Drop through Cooming Soon. Who is Russell Mulcahy? Well think Resident Evil: Extinction, or better than...

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Neill and Pearce in Australian murder film

Sam Neill, Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Rebedda Gibney and Justine Clarke are to star in How to Change in 9 Weeks, an Australian crime drama. Simone North is writing and directing her first time feature, but behind her is the talent of Sidney Lumet who is mentoring her. The story...

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Zak Penn writing The Avengers superhero ensemble

The Avengers is the next Superhero film to make it to the big screen and Zak Penn is hard at work on the script right now. This comes after Penn has completed The Incredible Hulk script and the Justice League of America script is being worked on as a completing...

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Stalked: Luke Cage, Wolverine, Spider-Man 4 and Ghost Rider 2 updates

Here are a few superhero updates that really don't deserve their own articles, not because they've been bad, just because they're quick snippets. Kevin Feige, the President of Production at Marvel, has been talking about Luke Cage, Wolverine, Spider-Man 4 and Ghost Rider 2. According to Feige the rights for...

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Goyer on Invisible Man sequel

After The Invisible, David Goyer looks set to take on another see through film as it is announced today that he will write and direct a new adaptation of The Invisible Man. The story will be based on the H.G. Wells classic, a story that has been seen on film...

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Castlevania gets director

Paul W.S. Anderson is no longer to direct Castlevania. Hurrah, the world rejoices. Well not really considering that the source of the material is some age old video game that hardly boasted the fleshed out story of most game properties these days. Well a new Director has been announced, and...

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Stalked: 30 Days of Night photos and another D-War trailer

I'm really starting to look forward to 30 Days of Night. Before the attraction of the idea, graphic novel source and David Slade directing from a Stuart Beattie script were interesting points to pull me in, but when I saw the first trailer and the work done to film...

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June 13, 2007

Vaughn to direct Thor

Superhero films seem to be getting taken a little more seriously just now, and the latest is Thor as the rumour appears that Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct the film version. It does show that superhero films are being taken a little bit more seriously in Hollywood, after...

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Silver Surfer spin-off gets a huge writer

The Silver Surfer is set to go solo as the news arrives that a spin off film has begun development and a writer is attached, not just any writer though, it's the stunning J. Michael Straczynski. There's been word of the Silver Surfer getting his own film since it was...

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Jigsaw talks Saw IV return

Tobin Bell has been talking about Saw IV and teasing at what form his involvement would take in the new film, and a little reveal about some new characters. There's nothing hugely story breaking about this, he's not revealing all about the continuation of the Jigsaw character in Saw IV,...

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Stone directs Penn in My Lai Massacre film

Sean Penn is set to take up acting duties behind the directing lens of Oliver Stone in another Vietnam war film called Pinkville, this time that of the My Lai Massacre, some say a huge turning point in the attitude of US citizens to the war. The My Lai Massacre...

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Argento's La Terza Madre (Mother of Tears) pictures online

Dario Argento's The Mother of Tears (La Terza Madre) has had some very graphic pictures released online, and I have to say that this film looks like it is going to be genuinely frightening, especially in a gory kind of way. Although some of the images of witches look a...

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Aniston produces prison Country and Western film

Jennifer Aniston is to produce a film about a musical group born out of a 1940's all women prison. There's even the suggestion she may star. Goree Girls is the story of eight woman who are in prison during the 1940's at Texas' Goree Prison and manage to get together...

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US refugee football team film

Andrea Berloff who wrote the World Trade Center (Filmstalker review) script and is working on the Don't Look Now remake screenplay, is set to adapt the story of the Fugees. No not the group but a youth football (soccer) club that was made up of international refugees. Actually that just...

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Stalked: Weisz in Lovely Bones, Pacino in Dali and Napoleon and Kinnear and Tierney in Baby Mama

In this short Stalked story, Al Pacino as Salvidor Dali and Napoleon, Greg Kinnear and the gorgeous Maura Tierney joining the cast of the comedy Baby Mama, and Rachel Weisz has joined the cast of Lovely Bones. We already heard that Al Pacino might well be playing Salvidor Dali in...

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Martin Campbell to direct 36 Quai des Orfèvres remake

The news that 36 Quai des Orfèvres (Filmstalker review) was being remade was disappointing initially, but then details started to leak out that were quite promising, and now the news that Martin Campbell is set to direct adds to that. Sure, it doesn't dispell all my concerns because the original...

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William Hurt joins The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk sequel, The Incredible Hulk, is hurtling onwards with even more big names joining the cast. Now we're hearing that William Hurt has signed up to play General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, the father of Betty Ross, played by Liv Tyler, and the man intent on capturing the Hulk/Banner, played...

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The Big Chill remake

The Big Chill is being remade and there will be two huge changes to the story. The first and most obvious is that the whole film will be modernised. The second, and more interesting change, is that the story is to be rewritten for a group of African-American friends. The...

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June 12, 2007

La Hora fria (The Dark Hour)

Film Four Stars
I really enjoyed this film, one which was much more science fiction than some of the in your face horror that we'd seen at Dead by Dawn this year, here the horror was much more psychological. The film shows us a small group of people living underground or in some...

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The Long Kiss Goodnight 2

How could they possibly think that there could be a sequel to The Long Kiss Goodnight? Well they are, and by they I mean Samuel L. Jackson and Reny Harlin, yes they are working on The Long Kiss Goodnight 2. I was just talking about how Highlander started to go...

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No chance for Sopranos film?

So far only one site I've seen has been ignorant enough to reveal what happened at the end of the Sopranos series in their newsfeed - you see there are other places in the world that haven't yet seen it - but that's no longer the big news. The creator...

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Highlander: The Source gets recut

I was just wondering today what had happened to Highlander: The Source, that next installment of the rapidly fading Highlander series, and tonight I find out. I had been looking at upcoming films for a regular write up I'm going to be doing in my work magazine (yes, I have...

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Bernal and Glover join Blindness

Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Alice Braga are the latest names to join Fernando Meirelles' film Blindness, joining the previously announced Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, making it quite an interesting cast, something which the film is already sounding. The story is about a disease that sweeps through the...

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Sigaw, The Echo, gains lead

It's been a while since we heard that the very strong Sigaw (Filmstalker review) was heading for a Hollywood remake in the form of The Echo, and not just that but with the original co-writer and director, Yam Laranas, on board and set to direct. Now to add to the...

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La Hora fria gets wide distribution

I'm well behind on my Dead by Dawn review write ups, but I must get on with them so you can read about La Hora fria aka The Dark Hour which has just been bought for distribution to a bunch of territories including Germany and the UK. The film is...

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Ageing Craig in Flashbacks of a Fool

Daniel Craig is set to star in Flashbacks of a Fool about an ageing film star that returns to his hometown on the English coast for the funeral of his best friend from his childhood. Alongside him are set to appear Harry Eden and Angie Ruiz. This marks another role...

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Connelly and Bettany in Barker's Born

The gorgeous Jennifer Connelly and the exceedingly lucky Paul Bettany are starring together in a psychological thriller called Born which will have two big names on the production team, Guillermo del Toro and Clive Barker. Simpson is slated to direct the film which will show the pair as an on...

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Lovecraft, Doyle, Houdini and Laveau fight demons

The Arcanum is a novel by Thomas Wheeler (Amazon.com) which tells the story of a group of more than famous occult investigators in 1919, comprising of Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdiini, H.P. Lovecraft and Marie Laveau is being made into a film. The story tells of how they fight demonic...

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Stalked: Pixar's Up and Langella with Gould On the Hook

Pixar's new film Up, and Frank Langella joins Elliot Gould for the thriller On The Hook. Pixar has unveiled their latest project, a film called Up. It is about a seventy year old man who joins forces with a wilderness ranger to fight beasts and villains. Bob Peterson from Pixar...

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June 11, 2007

Nancy Drew competition with prizes galore

Nancy Drew is coming to the big screen, and I'm sure you all know of the character already. I remember her from the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books, you might know her in her own right. Whichever, if you're a fan then we have the perfect competition for...

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Wanted Director reveals story changes

Timur Bekmambetov, the Director of the Russian Night Watch trilogy, is currently starting to work on Wanted, the Hollywood version of the Mark Millar comic book, and he's been talking about the film and revealing some very odd details. Wanted is the story of a man who hasn't really amounted...

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Apple to offer online film rentals?

Word is that Apple is in talks with major Hollywood studios to offer an online rental service for films. Although Apple are of course denying it. Back in September of last year Apple started offering films to purchase and download, and this seems a logical extension of the offering, something...

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1408 has two endings

There's news out about the DVD offering for 1408 already, and word has slipped out about a double ending for the DVD release. One of the stars of the film, Mary McCormack, slipped up in a recent interview and revealed that there have been two endings filmed. Director Mikael Håfström...

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Canada tightens piracy laws

A while ago it was revealed that Canada was considered one of the top offenders for producing pirated films, specifically pirating films from camcorders and other types of audience operated equipment. Now that is about to change as Canada has just changed their laws to make the practice illegal and...

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Pink Panther remake sequel gets a Director

Oh sweet lord, Hollywood are insane enough to make a sequel to their Pink Panther remake, a remake that should never have even been attempted in the first place, and now they've found someone mad enough to actually helm the sequel. The man who directed Agent Cody Banks, Harald Zwart,...

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Stalked: Banks in Two Sisters Tale and 1408 clips

Eight clips are online for Stephen King's 1408 and Elizabeth Banks stars in the Tale of Two Sisters remake Elizabeth Banks is set to star in the remake of Kim Jee-Woon's A Tale of Two Sisters for Hollywood. The story is about two sisters who return home after being in...

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Battlestar Galactica film being denied?

It wasn't that long ago that moves for a Battlestar Galactica film were announced, that is for a film based on the new series. However it seems that might be in doubt since the creators of the original series might not let them do it. Apparently Glen A. Larson, one...

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Thundercats is CGI not live-action

Last week I wrote about the Thundercats film being made, but it seems that the story wasn't totally accurate. The original story told us that it would be a live action film, something which I doubted could work and thought would look quite cheesy, now Warner Brothers are saying that...

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Van Sant directs Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Gus Van Sant is set to direct Tom Wolfe's novel The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) with Lance Black adapting the novel to a script. The story is described as one of the most compelling and accurate looks at the sixties through the eyes of the author and...

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Murray and Jones in City of Ember

Bill Murray and Toby Jones are set to star in the adaptation of the Jeanne DuPrau novel City of Ember (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) according to Variety. Gil Kenan will direct and Caroline Thompson has adapted the novel. The story is about a place which was built a very long time...

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June 10, 2007

Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One)

Film Four Stars
Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One) is a French film directed by Guillaume Canet who, together with Philippe Lefebvre, adapted the story from the novel by Harlan Coben. The story opens eight years previously, where a group of friends are enjoying a weekend in the country. Margot and...

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Bosque de sombras (Backwoods)

Film Four Stars
If I'm to be honest there was only one reason I was attracted to this film originally, and that was Gary Oldman. He never fails to deliver a great performance, no matter what film he's in, even if it's a bad film. So I thought it would be worth seeing...

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Zombie Movie

Film Four Stars
Another clever short that manages another twist on a tired genre as it shows a zombie invasion from the inside of a car where three friends are trapped. Out of petrol, they struggle with the remains of food and try to think of a way out of the predicament. Well,...

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The Hamiltons

Film Three Stars
I'd heard a little about The Hamiltons before seeing the film, and the feeling gained from those brief write ups was that this was a look at a family of serial killers from the inside. As one of the kids of a family without any parents takes up a school...

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June 9, 2007

Stalked: John McTiernan, Private Benjamin, Carnahan competition, Kirdby Dick, Saw IV and more

I'm going to bundle a whole list of film stories together for you, mainly because I didn't have the time to write them up fully as they appeared. There's news about new productions such as Tester, Taildiggers, High Stakes, the life of the Mad magazine creator, Kirby Dick's new documentary,...

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Update: The Invasion trailer online - now viewable for all

I'm really not impressed. Once again another new trailer is online which I can't see. This time it's the trailer for the much awaited Invasion, but because of some inane reasons that the site hosting it have, in the UK we're told: "We're sorry, the clip you are trying to...

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Jackson replaces Braff on Fletch Won?

After the perfect replacement for Chevy Chase, Zach Braff, left the prequel of Fletch entitled Fletch Won, it seemed there could be no one that could replace him. Well apparently there is, Joshua Jackson. Yes, Joshua Jackson is the man that is being put up for the role and the...

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Damon on for Ocean's Fourteen

As with any successful film there's always talk of a sequel, but you would think after three Ocean's films and with the actors all having healthy careers outside this mainstream Hollywood fare that maybe Ocean's Thirteen would be the last. Perhaps not though according to recent comments. At the Cannes...

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Straightheads gets name change and US DVD release

Straightheads is to receive a name change for the US release and it will be heading straight to video according to the Director Dan Reed from his blog. Straightheads, which will be called Closure in the US, is the story of a middle class couple who are brutally attacked one...

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30 Days of Night trailer online

The trailer for 30 Days of Night is online and in a great HD format too. The film is adapted from the graphic novel about a group of strangers appearing in the Alaskan town of Barrow, just as they are plunged into a month of darkness. The strangers are, of...

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The Losers gains Director, loses a lot

When I first heard the story of the graphic novel The Losers I was interested, in fact I've added them to my wishlist because the story sounds so strong. With the announcement of the film adaptation I was more excited, this could make a great film, dark, intelligent, looking at...

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Sammy Davis Jr. actor chosen

I recently wrote about the Sammy Davis Jr. films that were in development, well now there's news that one of them has cast their lead, and while initially the idea is surprising, when you think a little about it you can see the fit. Andre 3000 aka André Benjamin, the...

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Argento's La Terza Madre trailer online

Dario Argento is a horror god, and his latest work La Terza Madre (The Third Mother or Mother of Tears) has just had a teaser trailer premiered at Cannes, and some evil person filmed it and released it on YouTube. What a terrible person, and for that we thank them!...

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Campbell to direct Unstoppable train

Martin Campbell is negotiating to helm the film Unstoppable, a film about a runaway train that is carrying toxic chemicals. Now I'm always warning people about making rash comparisons based on just a one or two line blurb of a film, but I still do them myself, all I mean...

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June 8, 2007

The scariest serial killers on film?

With Zodiac on general release I was thinking about what scares me so much about serial killers. Is it the fact that they repeat the crimes, is it that they can sometimes go undetected for so long, or is there something else? There's then the question of just who is...

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Weekend Films to Stalk

Well here we are again, this list represents thetelevision programmes from UK Freeview that I'd suggest for weekend viewing, as well as the UK releases for this week in the Cinema. Of course you don't have to have freeview, or be going to the cinema or even be in the...

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer clips and wiki online

There are some new clips for the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer online as well as an interesting new site that allows you to add your knowledge of the Surfer for all to see. One clip is the entire wedding scene which is surprisingly dramatic and not as...

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Gripping Vantage Point trailer online

The trailer for Vantage Point is here, and I am utterly stunned. I honestly can't remember the last time I watched a trailer and was genuinely feeling the tension, excitement and anticipation for a story such as here. Most times I can think of I watch a trailer and make...

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I Am Legend trailer online in HD

As a stark contrast to the Vantage Point trailer that's been posted is the trailer for I Am Legend. This is the Will Smith starrer that is directly related to the Charlton Heston film The Omega Man and the Vincent Price film The Last Man on Earth, however the ultimate...

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Jodie Foster's The Brave One trailer online

Jodie Foster rocks. She's a stunning actress who really doesn't do enough films, and when she does her performance tends to stay in our memory whatever the film is like. Now she's starring in The Brave One and the trailer is online, and it's probably the second best trailer we're...

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McLean's Rogue trailer online

The latest trailer for the much missed Rogue is online. This is the film from the Writer and Director Greg McLean who brought us the excellent Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review) which tells the story of a tour group who encounter a man eating crocodile in the Australian outback. Yeah, that's...

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Three Stardust clips online

Friday is trailer day. There are three new TV adverts, commercials, spots, whatever you'd like to call them, online for the Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn directed Stardust. I have to say these, combined with the great trailer they have there, are really selling the film to me. I was keen...

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Shoot 'Em Up to be a franchise?

We saw the trailer for Shoot 'Em Up back in September of last year, and again just a few days ago. Despite the film not being seen yet the Director has said that he's keen to make a sequel and already has a script. Michael Davis has said that he...

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International Indian Film Academy Awards in Yorkshire

Who would have thought that Yorkshire would be the focus of one of the biggest film industries around, but the homeland of my mate Lee is currently hosting the four day International Indian Film Academy Awards, sometimes ungratiously referred to as the Bollywood Oscars. I say ungratiously because Bollywood is...

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June 7, 2007

I, Robot sequel from Galactica writer

In an interview released today on the Interflabby, Ronald D. Moore has revealed that he's writing a sequel to the film I, Robot starring Will Smith and all those product placements. Oh, and if you didn't know who Ronald D. Moore is, he's one of the writers on the amazing...

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Miller reveals Sin City 3 story

We already heard that there were going to be two Sin City sequels from Frank Miller a few months back, but he's been talking about them again, trying to appease the concerns about the delays in production, and also to reveal a little of the third story. So we know...

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Scott Card's Empire directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Orson Scott Card's novels have been having an up and down time in Hollywood, Ender's Game was put in turnaround while Empire was picked by Joel Silver. Now Empire has a writer on board. Oren Moverman is the writer assigned to adapt the novel Empire (Amazon.com details / Amazon.co.uk details),...

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Jessica Parker says yes to Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally talked about the Sex and the City film and she's suggesting that it is going ahead, and the reasons for it not happening aren't because of the big stars not wanting to get back together. Previously it was rumoured that the stars weren't getting back...

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Good news, Connery says no to Indiana Jones IV

Some are calling this another sign of doom for Indiana Jones IV, but not me. Sean Connery is not joining the fourth film, and instead John Hurt is on board. There have been plenty of reasons why Indiana Jones IV isn't looking that good so far, but the news that...

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New Rescue Dawn trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Rescue Dawn, a film that is promising a stunning performance from Christian Bale in the Werner Herzog film of a terrifyingly true story of survival. Christian Bale plays a US fighter pilot shot down over Laos on his first mission, a secret mission that...

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UK distribution for Blindness, Blood: The Last Vampire, and more

Pathe has bought the distribution rights for UK and France for two very interesting films. The first is Fernando Meirelles' Blindness and Chris Nahon's live action Blood: The Last Vampire. They've also acquired the UK rights to Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? and Tim Hamilton's Mama's Boy. Blindness is the...

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Westworld remake writer talks

Westworld has been made so many times it is unbelievable that they're even considering a new version, but they have been for some time and now Billy Ray is the man to write it, and perhaps direct. Westworld is the story from Michael Crichton that he just keeps coming back...

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Blair Witch prequel and sequel ideas

Some time ago we heard about the idea of a Blair Witch prequel, but there's been no drive to get it made outside of the original filmmakers. In an interview about his new film Believers, Daniel Myrick talks about the idea they have for the prequel as well as a...

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Damon and Greengrass in Iraq

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are going to be teaming up again despite Damon saying that The Bourne Ultimatum is his last. This time though, they are headed for Iraq. This latest announcement has Matt Damon looking at signing on board the adaptation of Imperial Life in the Emerald City...

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June 6, 2007

American Gangster trailer online in HD

The trailer for American Gangster is online and in High Definition too. The Ridley Scott film which tells the story of an American who builds himself up to one of the biggest crime lords in Harlem in the 1970's, doing it on the back of smuggling heroin in the coffins...

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Bank Job details revealed

There are some new details online for the film Bank Job starring Jason Statham, the film based on the true life bank robbery of 1971 called the Baker Street robbery. In the real events robbers tunneled into the vault of a high class branch of Lloyds Bank and stole around...

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Kevin Smith talks porno and horror films

Kevin Smith has been talking about his new comedy film and his soon to be developed horror, although details on the horror are light, the comedy sounds interesting, and the title gives you the direction it's going in, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The "friends make a porno" idea...

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Barton in t.A.T.u. film

A while ago I wrote about the seemingly strange move of Roland Joffé directing a film based on the Russian pop group t.A.T.u., you remember the controversial young female duo who portrayed themselves as lesbian schoolgirls for their first worldwide release? Now it seems as though Mischa Barton has signed...

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Lee to film black soldiers

You'll remember there was some controversy when Clint Eastwood's films about the Iwo Jima World War II battles had little mention of the black soldiers who lost their lives during the war. Well now Spike Lee looks set to put the record straight. Spike Lee told the Italian newspaper La...

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The Ten trailer online with Jessica Alba

The Ten is a film that has grabbed the corner of my eye. Another ensemble cast which has a story telling the Ten Commandments in a modern day style. Now there's a trailer online and you can see it right here. The Ten stars such great names as Jessica Alba,...

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My Blueberry Nights clips online

Previously, on Filmstalker, I wrote about how disappointing and confused the teaser trailer for My Blueberry Nights was, well now there are a number of new clips out for it that just might clear up some of the confusion. Then again, they might not. There are three new clips online...

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Thundercats set for film adaptation

Do you remember the cartoon series on TV called Thundercats? Does that spark off the theme tune in your head almost immediately? Well now the series is heading for the big screen and in live action no less. Oh yes, you heard right, a live action version of Thundercats. The...

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Dressed to Kill remake

Dressed to Kill is a classic thriller starring Michael Caine and Angie Dickinson that really manages to keep tension and surprise to a maximum, and now it seems to be getting a direct to DVD remake that will no doubt crush its very heart. Originally Dressed to Kill was written...

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Wolverine Director shortlist?

There are two names rumoured to be on the table for consideration as Director of the Wolverine film, and both are very strong talents. The first is DJ Caruso, and since everyone is considered on their last piece of work, Caruso is remembered for Disturbia, the modernised and remade Rear...

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Shoot 'Em Up trailer

Back in September of last year I posted the Shoot 'Em Up quicktime trailer, and just yesterday another has shown up online. The film stars Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and the gorgeous Monica Bellucci in a film that carries a very unusual plot. The story goes like this, Clive Owen's...

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Commando gets Director's Cut

I don't apologise for being a huge Arnie fan, I love some of his films and Predator is probably one of my favourite action films. Now an earlier film is set to get a welcome DVD treatment, Commando is to get a Director's Cut with previously unseen footage, five minutes...

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June 5, 2007

Tobe Hooper directs terrorist film

Tobe Hooper is leaving the traditional horror ground and moving into a tale of terrorist...well, terror. The story for Training Ground comes from the UK writer Andy Briggs and tells the story of a group of backpackers travelling through Silk Road are caught in an avalanche and their truck is...

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Venezuelan filmmakers ask Glover for money back

Danny Glover is making a film called Toussaint, about the 18th century Haitian revolutionary hero Toussaint L'Ouverture, and to do it he's just been given a whopping US$18 million from the Venezuelan state. However Venezuelan filmmakers are concerned that funding that could pay for thirty six of their films, is...

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Alien vs Predator 2 concentrates on the stars

Steven Pasquale, a star of the Alien vs Predator 2, has been talking about the film and reassuring the fans that the new film will be true to the creatures of the title. According to his comments the film is going to be a lot scarier "I think it's going...

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Stalked: Trailers for Interview, You Kill Me and Knocked Up

There's the UK trailer for Knocked Up, a quicktime trailer for the Ben Kingsley alcoholic hitman film You Kill Me and a trailer for the Steve Buscemi directed Interview. The trailer for Interview is online, the Steve Buscemi adapted and directed film which stars himself and Sienna Miller. Buscemi plays...

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass behind the scenes footage

There's some great footage online for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass. This shows a lot of behind the scenes footage and some of the process of filming. There are a few scenes where we see the raw set footage, the director's view and the final footage, giving us a...

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Complete Speed Racer plot revealed

There's a fuller plot synopsis out for Speed Racer, and despite the strong cast and crew I am finding it hard to really get excited about it. Perhaps the multiple paragraphs for the plot will get me going, let's have a look. You can see the full plot below in...

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Nottingham gets big rewrite

When I heard of the idea of an opposite look on the classic Robin of Sherwood story, entitled Nottingham, I wasn't that interested. Then I heard that it was going to look from the Sheriff's point of view and make him the good guy, and that Russell Crowe was starring...

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American Idol star goes dark

Katharine McPhee was a runner up in American Idol, so I'm told, and rather than heading straight into a recording contract, she's starting her film career, and with a dark independent film no less. The Last Caller is described as a dark, romantic comedy by Michael Albanese. According to Yahoo...

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Senior rockers film

This is a bizarre but wonderful tale. A documentary that tells the story of a group of rock and pop singing senior citizens has been optioned by Working Title with a view to making a feature film out of the idea. The documentary, Young@Hart by Stephen Walker, follows an internationally...

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Patrick Stewart in modern Merchant of Venice

Patrick Stewart is planning on bringing a new Merchant of Venice film to the big screen, and he secured the talents of screenwriter John Logan for free, and over an argument no less. Since his Star Trek and X-Men days Patrick Stewart been spending a lot of time on stage,...

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Stalked: Smart Mirrors, Ruffalo Blindness and Porter Speed Racer

Amy Smart has joined the horror Mirrors alongside Keifer Sutherland, Mark Ruffalo joins Julianne Moore on the unusual Blindness film, and Scott Porter has signed up for Speed Racer, playing a role that will give away a huge spoiler for the comic series. Amy Smart has joined the remake of...

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June 4, 2007

Four Sammy Davis Jr. films in development

I love the Rat Pack and I love swing, so it's great news that there are four Sammy Davis Jr. films in development at the moment. One of the films is set to focus on his inter-racial relationship with the actress Kim Novak, a relationship which caused quite a stir...

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Tyson in Bollywood

Mike Tyson in Bollywood? Say it isn't so? Well it's true, not only has he appeared dancing in a music video promoting the Bollywood film Fool n Final, but he's been offered a part in a new Bollywood film. Mike Tyson danced to Bollywood music in the music video that...

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Italy hits back at Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is taking more flack for his negative comments of Italian cinema as Italian stars and newspapers rally round their film industry. We already heard that Sophia Loren was rather miffed at Tarantino, but now Marco Bellocchio, five-time Palme d'Or nominee in Cannes, has said that: "Tarantino is a...

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Margaret Thatcher, Lord Nelson and Upstairs, Downstairs films

Pathe and BBC Films are co-producing some rather interesting films. There's the previously announced Margaret Thatcher film, the story of Lord Nelson's lover, and a film version of Upstairs Downstairs. I'm really interested in the film about Margaret Thatcher, simply called Thatcher, and the look it takes at the pressures...

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Green Street Director for Punisher 2?

The rumour that Punisher 2 has found a Director is strange indeed, especially since Thomas Jane has officially removed himself from the sequel. I had thought I had written about Thomas Jane signing him off from the sequel, but obviously not. He had written quite despondant words about leaving the...

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Cannibal Holocaust plot revealed

I've briefly seen Cannibal Holocaust and I was not impressed, I sincerely hope that he remake isn't going to torture and murder animals on screen for people's viewing pleasure. The first news is out about it in the form of the plot outline and so far it's staying close to...

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Get a part in Indiana Jones IV

Fancy being in Indiana Jones IV? Well you can, okay not a major part but you can appear as an extra in a scene or two. There's an open casting call for extras running on June the 12th. Here's the rundown: The production is holding an open casting call for...

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Mandrake is Criss Angel the illusionist

Previously, on Filmstalker, I talked about the Mandrake comic being adapted for film, well now it seems as though there's an actor involved, and he's a magician to boot. Criss Angel is an illusionist who has his own show called Mindfreak, recently he was seen playing a role in CSI:...

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Frost/Nixon gains Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon has been announced as signing up to the Frost/Nixon film, the adaptation of the play that tells the story of David Frost interviewing President Richard Nixon over a three day period and having him apologise to the American public for Watergate. Without too much surprise both Frank Langella...

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Ramis' Year One has Black, Apatow and Owen on board

Jack Black is signed onto a film that is being kept firmly under wraps, but the few details we do know are incredibly interesting for comedy fans. Year One is being written and directed by Harold Ramis, produced by Judd Apatow and Owen Wilson, and according to the Empire article,...

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Stalked: Bell is Devil, Lordi film and G.I. Joe still on

Tobin Bell plays the devil, the G.I. Joe film is still on the cards, and Lordi, the Eurovision Song Contest winners from last year, have had a large onflux of cash to their science fiction film Dark Floors. Tobin Bell is set to cast off his bad boy image as...

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Transformers Optimus Prime fights Bonecrusher

Here's a cool Transformers clip showing Optimus Prime fighting Bonecrusher. You'll recognise the moment from the clips that show the chase across the highway and Bonecrusher ripping the bus in half. Now you can see more, him racing into Prime and both of them flying over the edge and crashing...

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MTV Movie Awards 2007 Winners

Well the MTV Movie Awards came and went, and with less of a flourish and impact than last year I think. They've also produced some surprising results. Results which show the popularist vote even more than normal. Here are the nominees and results so you can see for yourself....

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Jim Carrey in darkly comic prison love con film

Now that's a title! Let me explain. Jim Carrey has signed up for an interesting performance that is sure to give him something to get his acting teeth into. He's going to be playing a prisoner who realises he's gay and ends up in love with his cellmate. Sounds a...

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June 3, 2007

Le Jour du festin

Film Four Stars
This is a clever and imaginative short film which boasts quite high production values. It doesn't follow many conventions and is filled with great setups. We meet a painter, happily painting his latest picture before we head off to meet two exterminators who are heading off to a farm to...

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The Abandoned

Film Three Stars
The closing of film of the 2007 Dead by Dawn Horror Festival was The Abandoned, a Spanish film which tells the story of an adopted woman who, upon hearing of the death of her parents, returns to the place she grew up in Russia. Once there she goes to the...

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The Flock trailer with Gere and Danes

The Flock is a film I hadn't really heard that much about, and yet it comes a very strong Korean Director, has had some reshoots by another strong Director, and stars Richard Gere and Claire Danes, and finally we have a trailer. The film has Richard Gere playing the older...

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Southern Gothic

Film One Star
Sometimes at film festivals I wonder if there's a pack mentality and that people will do one thing because everyone else is. This is how I felt about Southern Gothic, either that or I was in a different cinema to the rest of the audience. Southern Gothic is a vampire...

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June 2, 2007

Willis says yes to Die Hard V!

Bruce Willis once said that Hostage (Filmstalker review) would be his last foray back to action films, and in fact I think he said before that return to the larger cinema screens that he was done. Well with each success he thinks of the next film, and it seems that...

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Rise: Blood Hunter quicktime trailer online

Rise: Blood Hunter, as if we needed reminding what the story is about by the words after the colon, has a new trailer online with a few new glimpses of the film with Lucy Liu and Michael Chiklis. Yet I can't help but feel that this trailer is really underselling...

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New Skinwalkers trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Skinwalkers, and this one shows off some of the cool looking effects of the film, in particular those pesky vampires. The feel of the trailer isn't just straight up werewolves, and the guns in the town seems to have a nice non-fantasy look to...

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Spy Hunter drops Woo for Anderson

Well it is now official that John Woo is off Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run and a new Director is onboard. That man is none other than Paul W.S. Anderson. He's also set to write a treatment that will then go onto be used for the script of his version...

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Hostel: Part II high quality internet download released

According to reports Hostel: Part II has made it onto the Internet and those download sites. Now usually that's nothing too surprising as most anticipated films, and a lot which aren't, get onto the Internet early, but usually they are terrible quality. This one isn't, it's a studio quality version,...

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Sophia Loren puts Tarantino in his place

Sophia Loren is rather upset with Mr Quentin Tarantino, and she hasn't minced her words when voicing her disapproval. Recently at the Cannes Film Festival Tarantino claimed that Italian cinema was dead, and so when Sophia Loren took to her press conference for the Italian Australian Film Festival the media...

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Free Hot Fuzz film night in London

The Hot Fuzz guys are setting up something incredible in London. If you're a fan of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and some serious cop action, then the 10th of June is for you. For on that date they will be presenting a three of their favourite cop films...

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Prince of Persia script reviewed

A script review for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time has appeared online, and it seems very favourable, the review even goes so far as to say that it is a 9th century Indiana Jones, and that is praise indeed. So far the film is set to be a Michael...

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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales trailer online

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark has a trailer and you can see it online. This is the latest film in J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5 universe, and holds two stories together in one film. There was to be a third focusing around Michael Garibaldi, but...

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Iron Man on set video interviews

There are three new Iron Man video interviews online that show one of the MTV reporters visiting the set of the film and talking with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. Sounds wonderful, but as usual over at the over protective and very restrictive MTV they've decided that anyone outside...

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Romulus, My Father trailer online for Bana and Potente

The trailer for Romulus, My Father has appeared online over at the official site. The film is based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir which tells the story of Romulus and his wife Christina who struggle against adversity to bring up their son Raimond. Richard Roxburgh directs, a man you...

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Weekend Films to Stalk

Well here we are again, although this evening I'm slightly late. Here are the television programmes from UK Freeview and UK cinema releases that I'd suggest for the weekend viewing. Of course you don't have to have freeview, br going to the cinema or even be in the UK to...

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June 1, 2007

The Flying Scotsman trailer in multiple formats

The Flying Scotsman is a superb film, I can't praise it highly enough, and it's getting a UK release this month if the dates are right. I've been given the trailer in various sizes and formats to show off, so I'm delighted to do so. Have a look and I'd...

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La Vie En Rose UK trailer

The UK trailer for La Môme (La Vie En Rose) is right here in various formats and sizes for you to see. This is slightly different to the original trailer I posted a few months back. The film is the story of the legendary singer Edith Piaf and is directed...

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Three new Flyboys clips

I've just received some clips for Flyboys, the film that tells the pretty much true story of the American volunteers who joined the French Airforce during World War I, and the horrors they faced. You can see some of the effects in the film during the dogfights as well as...

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Update: New Transformers clip with more Bumblebee and in HD

See, the clips don't stop coming today as a new Transformers TV advert arrives online with brand new footage onboard. The new advert, or commercial if you'd prefer, is right here for your viewing pleasure. Although I can't see it right now /Film tell me that it features Bumblebee speaking....

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Costner says studios have it wrong

I've always thought that Kevin Costner was a good actor and had a great handle on cinema, but he often seems to pick some really strange career choices. His latest comments just reinforce the fact that he has a better handle on things than most studios. "It's gotten so that...

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Lord of the Rings actors sue New Line

A group of actors from the Lord of the Rings trilogy have decided to sue New Line over missing royalties, sound familiar? Apparently when they received their royalty statements from New Line they were expecting something a little more than they received, what with all the merchandising that has been...

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Denise Richards turns edgy

It feels as though Denise Richards might well be trying to recover and reinvent her career, especially after appearing next to Pamela Anderson in Blonde and Blonder. Now she's set to appear in a film directed by Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski, in what is described as an edgy drama. According...

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Nakata directs Japanese horror Inhuman

Although Hideo Nakata is tied to a few Hollywood projects with a possible Ring Three and The Entity, he's still keeping his other foot firmly in Japanese horror with Kaidan, L, and now Inhuman. Inhuman will see him reteam with Producer Taka Ichise who he has worked with previously with...

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Stalked: Clips for Hostel: Part II, Ocean's 13, Captivity and Daywatch

It certainly is clip day today. So I thought I would bundle them all together and hang the search optimisation. We have Hostel: Part II, Daywatch (Dnevnoi Dozor), Ocean's 13 and Captivity, so quite a mixed bag this morning. Enjoy, this could take you all morning…to hell with work! You...

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