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August 31, 2007

Cusack, de Bont thriller cancelled

Jan de Bont was to be making an action thriller called Stopping Power which would lead with John Cusack. I say was because, as you can probably guess, the film has been cancelled, all US $40 million worth of it. However it doesn't appear to be a fault of the...

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The Brave One featurette online

There's a featurette online for The Brave One featuring Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Neil Jordan and Joel Silver, and it isn't disappointing. The film is looking very strong, mainly through Foster's performance, and I have high hopes for the film despite some early comments about it online. I'd go through...

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Breach clips and deleted scenes online

I have some new Breach clips including three deleted scenes and you can see them all in the main story. Breach is a film that is inspired from real events, from the biggest security breach in the U.S. secret service in history. A young FBI clerk who wants to be...

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More Sugarhouse clips online

While trying to clear out the huge list of emails sitting in my mailbox I found some new clips for the excellent British film Sugarhouse. Sugarhouse (Filmstalker review) stars Steven Mackintosh, Andy Serkis and Ashley Walters and provides an excellent piece of drama that looks as though it would be...

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Ratatouille clips online

I can't believe that Ratatouille hasn't been released in the UK yet, it's been halfway around the world and it still won't arrive until mid October. I have some clips that have been sitting in my inbox and thought I'd better use them before it's October already! The first clip...

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Rob Cohen blogs The Mummy

Rob Cohen has started blogging about the production of the next in the Mummy franchise, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The thoughts haven't been positive about this fourth one in the franchise, the fact that it's Rob Cohen directing after the poor performance of Stealth and the news...

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New Death Proof trailer and review

There's a new trailer for Death Proof online which is superbly put together, it looks really good and does the film proud. I managed to see the film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year and I rather enjoyed it, apart from some Quentin Tarantino moments that I felt...

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The Mist HD trailer stuns

I've just been blown away by the trailer for Stephen King's The Mist from the superb Writer/Director Frank Darabont. Seriously, it has put me straight into the mood for some tense horror action within seconds of pressing play, and what's more is it looks fabulous in HD. Going by the...

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Star Trek plot and casting revealed

There are some massive rumours out there just now, some about the casting on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, and others about the plot. I have to say that the plot rumours really don't sound like J.J. Abrams at all and if people (i.e. studio executives and fans alike)...

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One Missed Call HD trailer online

Well I am surprised, the trailer for the remake of One Missed Call doesn't actually look that bad, in fact it looks quite good. Okay, trailers aren't always representative of the actual film, but here there's some subtlety and some strong scare moments. With that you can also say...

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Alien vs Predator 2 International gore trailer

The International version of the unrated Alien vs Predator 2 trailer just seems like a string of death scenes to me, much like the previous unrated trailer although with a few more kills and some extended shots of screams of pre-death agony. I like the tag line at the start...

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P2 clip reveals stock scares

There's a clip online for P2, the horror film from Franck Khalfoun which he has co-written along with Grégory Levasseur and Alexandre Aja who previously brought us the excellent Haute Tension (Switchblade Romance) (Filmstalker review) and The Hills Have Eyes (Filmstalker review) remake. So you can imagine how high the...

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Tarantino offered Hawaii Five-O film?

There's an amazing rumour online that Quentin Tarantino was offered the job of bringing the Hawaii Five-O television series to the big screen, and he turned it down for one of the strangest reasons. Or perhaps it's not really strange, just honest for the first time from someone who is...

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Director on Sigaw remake

Yam Laranas, the Writer and Director of the excellent horror film Sigaw (Filmstalker review), is getting the chance to remake his own film in Hollywood, now called The Echo, and from all accounts he's getting an incredible freedom to make it as he deems fit. During production he keeps posting...

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August 30, 2007

Download the Audio Commentary for The Nines

John August is rapidly joining my favourite Writer/Director lists, and I haven't even seen his upcoming film The Nines yet, so why am I so interested? Well he's just released a downloadable audio commentary for The Nines way before it's even on DVD, or released in the cinema. The idea...

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Ridley Scott says Sci-Fi is dull

You have to agree with the man who made Blade Runner, he has said that science fiction has all been done before and there's nothing original. Can you argue with him on that point? “There's nothing original. We've seen it all before. Been there. Done it. There is an over-reliance...

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European Film Awards People's Choice nominees

If you didn't know, the European Film Awards People's Choice allows you, the audience, to vote for your favourite films of the year. Of course they get to pick the nominees, but at least you get the choice to vote for the final one. Although it would be great if...

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The Kingdom clips online

Despite missing The Kingdom at the Edinburgh International Film Festival I'm not that bitter. However the next best thing before seeing the film on screen is to catch a few clips of it online, and that's what you can do right now. There are some fourteen clips online for the...

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Thornton, Basinger, Routh are Informers

The Informers is an ensemble film that is based on short stories from the author Bret Easton Ellis who was also one of the writers of the screenplay, that enough should raise interest, but then there's the Director, Gregor Jordan, who also directed Buffalo Soldiers. Now I'm interested. Today a...

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Repossession Mamba gains Braga

Repossession Mambo already has Jude Law and Forest Whitaker on board, but now Alice Braga has joined. Braga is most known for her role in City of God and is set to appear in I Am Legend, Crossing Over, Redbelt and Blindness. Miguel Sapochnik is directing from an adaptation of...

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Stalked: Zellweger, Connick Jr., Belushi directs and more for Repossession Mambo

This edition of stalked stories has: Harry Connick Jr. and Renee Zellweger are in talks for a romantic comedy which sounds rather uninteresting. James Belushi looks set to direct his first film about a true story of a man returning to college and playing American Football at the tender age...

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The Brave One new trailer

There's another new trailer for The Brave One starring Jodie Foster and Terence Howard online today, and it's being touted as a restricted trailer. It is strange though that I don't have to answer any questions to see it, prove I'm a U.S. citizen (since U.S. residents are the only...

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Sweeney Todd gets R rating

Looks like the rumours that Tim Burton was being asked to cut Sweeney Todd by DreamWorks were untrue. The rumours had DreamWorks asking Tim Burton to slice the film down as they were unpleased at how dark and gruesome the film had become, this was mainly in order to get...

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Is Notorious B.I.G. cast?

According to Sean Kingston himself, he's landed the lead role in the Notorious B.I.G. film, successfully coming through the audition to the Director, B.I.G.'s former Managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts, and his mother Voletta Wallace. Although there's no official confirmation as yet, and the casting call had gone out...

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Grace is Gone trailer pulls the right strings

Looking at the trailer for Grace is Gone in a detached way you can see a few things straight up, it ticks all the emotional boxes and John Cusack looks like John Cusack. Of course the trailer is just that, a trailer, and the word on the film is extremely...

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Another Dune film?

According to a comment made by one of the Herbert family members on the Dune forums, the forums for the novels not the film, it seems that someone in Hollywood is showing interest in the original Frank Herbert novel again, and they're actively trying to get hold of the project....

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August 29, 2007

The De2cent Director announced

When we first heard about the sequel to Descent, Descent 2 or as they were calling it De2cent, Neil Marshall wasn't involved and it sounded awful. Then he revealed he was a producer and pushing to get a good script, now we hear that his Descent Editor Jon Harris will...

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Control writer for John Lennon film

The writer of the film Control which looked intensely at Joy Division's front man Ian Curtis, has said that he's writing a film about the legendary Beatles singer John Lennon. Not just that, but it will be a film about the young Lennon. A film of the young John Lennon,...

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Verhoeven directs Paperboy film

When I first read that Paul Verhoeven was to direct The Paperboy I thought they meant that eighties videogame, but actually it's the Pete Dexter novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The story seems a somewhat complex one. The two grown sons of the local Moat County Tribune Editor are poles apart,...

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Pope Joan gets new Director

Soenke Wortmann is the next Director to helm Pope Joan after Volker Schloendorff was sacked from the production last month. The film is based on the novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) that retells the ninth-century tale of a woman who disguises herself as a man and climbs...

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The Lost Boys 2 cast

Well it's finally out, The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe cast which will not feature Jason Patric but apparently will star three of the original stars with Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander and Corey Haim, despite previous concerns he couldn't appear, but definitely no Jason Patric as was previously rumoured in...

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Bad Lieutenant remake in development

It seems there is another remake in early script development at the moment, and that's Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant. Yes, the film which starred Harvey Keitel as the disillusioned, drug taking, sex crazed, and slightly unhinged cop, which was nominated for the Film Independent's Spirit Awards and won Keitel a...

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Zack Snyder directs Illustrated Man

Warner Brothers has announced that Zack Snyder will be directing The Illustrated Man, the remake of the 1969 film and of the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name starring the excellent Rod Steiger. There's no word yet on who will be leading the film, bets on Gerard Butler anyone?...

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Huge Justice League of America rumours

There are a number of rumours appearing about the new Justice League of America film, now they are strictly emailed in comments from an unnamed and unconfirmed source, but they are interesting none the less. The first is that the enemy in the film may not be the OMACs but...

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Owen Wilson out of Tropic Thunder?

It appears that Owen Wilson will be dropping out of Tropic Thunder, despite there only being a week's worth of work for the star. Now as you know I'm not into talking about the stars private lives too much and so all I'll say on this subject is that I...

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Brave One and D-War clips online

There are a couple of TV spots online for Jodie Foster's The Brave One, a film I'm really looking forward to, as well as a new trailer for the CGI heavy D-War aka Dragon Wars, which is making me think of Cloverfield more and more. The Brave One stars Jodie...

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Stalked: Zhang in Waiting and Affleck not into you

Ben Affleck joins the big cast comedy He's Just Not That Into You and Ziyi Zhang may be joining the long awaited English language Waiting. Ziyi Zhang is in talks to appear in the long awaited Waiting, an adaptation of Ha Jin's National Book Award-winning novel. The project was first...

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Stalked: Shahrukh Khan in Slumdog and Miike's Western Django goes worldwide

Shahrukh Khan is in talks for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django gains worldwide distribution. Shahrukh Khan has been approched by Danny Boyle to star in Slumdog Millionaire. Khan is set to play the host of the Millionaire show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. The film is based...

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Stalked: Lightsabers by NASA and Unforseen seen in U.S.

Luke Skywalker's lightsaber will be sent into space and likely cause a terrible conflice, while The Unforseen ecological film gets U.S. distribution. The Unforseen has been picked up for U.S. distribution according to Variety. The film is produced by Robert Redford and Terence Malik and comes from Director Laura Dunn....

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August 28, 2007

Rock joins Disney's Witch Mountain

The Rock is seriously moving away from his action hero start to his Hollywood career as he continues his child friendly roles. This time he's joining the Disney sequel to the 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain, the sequel will be directed by Andy Fickman. The film will see Dwayne...

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Thomas Crown Affair sequel starts casting

It seems that the sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair remake, The Topkapi Affair, is finally moving forward and is about to begin casting. Although there was no real sequel to the original, this version of The Thomas Crown Affair will have one courtesy of Pierce Brosnan's The Topkapi Affair....

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Updated: More Lost Boys 2 casting news

There's two pieces of casting news online that have me confused about the Lost Boys sequel. One is a positive story and the other is a rather negative one, so while the new casting rumour has me interested, word from the previously announced Corey Haim should have fans concerned. Let's...

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Stone's War zombie nazi trailer

The trailer for the World War II horror film War of the Dead looks interesting, well the plot perhaps moreso than the trailer. It makes me think of how the Return to Castle Wolfenstein film should be. The film was previously called Stones War and the story sees Captain Martin...

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Fast and Furious 4 in development?

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

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Halloween film leaked online

It appears that Rob Zombie's Halloween has been leaked online, and like Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II, the film is a work print, and that means superb quality. According to the story the work print appeared on bit torrent sites today. So if someone was wanting to track it down...

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UK gets free movie download service

Vizumi has just announced a new download service for the UK, one that features films to rent, buy and even download for free, and this isn't a small offer of a couple of free titles, it features a huge amount of free films. Vizumi is backed by Arts Alliance Media...

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Horseman religious thriller

The Fourth Horseman has been picked up by Intrepid Pictures for production. Written by Marshall Uzzle and Perry Fair it tells the story of the first three Horsemen of the Apocalypse waiting for the fourth to arrive and of a priest trying to stop them. It sounds like a very...

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Another film to join Bollywood and Hollywood

It seems that there is a move to bring Hollywood and Bollywood closer together these days, and the latest film to attempt that is The Other End of the Line, a romantic comedy that brings together an American and Indian. Tracey Jackson wrote the screenplay and James Dodson is directing....

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Campbell says Bubba Nosferatu is dead

Oh this is terrible news, there's not going to be another Bubba film, well not with Bruce Campbell in it, as he announces that he's having nothing to do with the sequel to Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires. Here are his exact words:...

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Willis in Stone's Vietnam film

Previously I wrote that Sean Penn was rumoured to be in Oliver Stone's Vietnam film Pinkville, but now it appears that Bruce Willis will be making that return journey along with Channing Tatum. Oliver Stone was to direct a film about the CIA tracking down Osama Bin Laden but that...

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Darjeeling Limited behind the scenes clips

There are three behind the scenes clips for The Darjeeling Limited online, the film from Wes Anderson that we know very little about starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. Let me just take this opportunity to wish Owen Wilson as speedy recovery and that he'll be back on...

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Downey joins Foxx in Soloist

Robert Downey Jr. is joining Jamie Foxx in The Soloist which will be directed by Joe Wright. As we already heard this is the story of a journalist who discovered the amazing violinist Nathaniel Ayers who was living as a homeless person at the time. Ayers was something of a...

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Lucas hires writer for Red Tails

George Lucas has pulled in the talents of John Ridley to write his World War II fighter pilot film called Red Tails which tells the story of the American Tuskegee airmen who became the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. history. Well that statemet is according to Variety as I'm...

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August 27, 2007

Filmstalker coverage of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007

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Is Starship Troopers 3 good?

An interview online with one of the stars of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (not Starshop Trippers as I first typed) suggests that the film might be returning to the strength of the first, something that's backed up by one of the stars also from the first film, Casper Van Dien....

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Butler Brosnan thriller renamed

I had no idea that the upcoming film Butterfly on a Wheel starring Gerard Butler, Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello had been renamed. It is now simply called Shattered, or at least in the U.S. it will be. The story sees Gerard Butler and Maria Bello playing a couple whose...

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Stalked: Piven and Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes up a dramatic role that might just show some return to form, and Jeremy Piven goes all comedic after the rise in his dramatic big screen career. Cuba Gooding Jr. has made a string of bad choices since his 1997 Oscar for Jerry Maguire, mostly in...

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Stalked: Icelandic Leatherface and monkey soldiers

Leatherface is set to star in an Icelandic horror film, and a new film will see monkey's as soldiers in a horror comedy. The actor who played Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Gunnar Hansen, is to appear in an Icelandic horror film from Júlíus Kemp called Reykjavik Whale Watching...

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Speed Racer uses new filming technique

It seems that the Wachowski Brothers have other things up their sleeves after the new filming technique that they brought to the industry with Matrix as they do the same with Speed Racer. This time there's no bullet time and it's not just a few scenes, this time it's the...

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Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still

The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still is set to star Keanu Reeves as the humanoid alien who arrives on Earth along with his robot protector to deliver a warning to the world, change your aggressive ways or the planet will be destroyed by the alien race. The...

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Dan Dare film?

The head of Virgin, Richard Branson, has apparently had a hand in getting the rights to Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future to Virgin Comics to be restarted as a comic and a possible film. "Dan Dare is a heroic, thoughtful and fiercely independent character...I was an avid reader of...

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Rise of the Footsoldier trailer

Rise of the Footsoldier is based on the true story of Carlton Leach who was one of the leaders of one of the most feared football hooligan gangs in England to become a member of a notorious gang of criminals who were feared in the late eighties and early nineties,...

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EIFF 2007 award winners

The Edinburgh International Film Festival for 2007 is over, and the winners of all the awards have been announced. It's been a hectic two weeks of trying to see far too many movies than can possibly be seen in that time while still managing to write them up, as of...

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August 25, 2007

The Last Winter trailer like The Thing?

So we know there's a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing, but this trailer for The Last Winter seems to suggest a very similar feel, and indeed some of the quotes scream that same suggestion. The film is about an oil company's exploration team in Alaska working to try and...

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Justice League of America finds Superman

If rumours be taken for truth it could well be that Tom Welling, the actor who plays Superman in Smallville, is set to play Superman in the Justice League of America film, and another thing, it's not going to be all motion capture. First up the motion capture part. From...

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Alien vs Predator: Requiem trailer just gore?

So what does the red band Alien vs. Predator: Requiem trailer show us? Well the very barest of stories and just about every scene of a creature of any description being mutilated in some way with the odd padding of a blood splatter scene. Okay, there's a little more to...

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August 24, 2007

New American Gangster trailer online

There's a new trailer for the Ridley Scott film American Gangster online, and while the last one concentrated more on the performance of Denzel Washington as the 1970's drug lord in Harlem, this trailer looks more to the two sides of the story with more from Russell Crowe as the...

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A trailer for The Assassination of Jesse James

Finally it seems as though The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is moving forward as we finally get to see a trailer for the film. Previously we saw a very slight teaser, now though we're set for much more with this trailer that reveals more of...

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Campbell is holding up Bubba Nosferatu

Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires, the sequel to the excellent Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) is being held up by the star who plays the ageing Elvis, Bruce Campbell according to the other headliner Paul Giamatti. The first Bubba film is superb, and not for the obvious reasons...

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New Hitman trailer online

There's a new Hitman trailer online and I think it might have a bit of a mixed reception. It looks fantastic, much better than the first one, and we hear 47 actually speaking. Seeing this, although it looks really well put together and there are some classic shots, I am...

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Knocked Up red band trailer and twelve clips

I've just been sent through some links for the Red Band (read naughty) trailer for Knocked Up along with a few extra clips for the film. Now when I say some clips, I'm talking about twelve of them in all, with four that are sort of outtakes. You all know...

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Stalked: Fishtales and Blu-ray trailers

There are two trailers online which are quite interesting. The first is the trailer for the next film from Billy Zane and Kelly Brook, while the other is a behind the scenes report from the set of the Blu-ray advert production. The Blu-ray behind the scenes is interesting just to...

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Once trailer and release dates

I have the trailer for Once in various formats and sizes to celebrate the UK release on October the 19th while it is on show to the Edinburgh Film Festival crowd this week. It's already seen a release in Ireland and Germany, and Australia is set for the 30th of...

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Sunshine DVD alternate ending

Sunshine is getting a DVD release that carries a pretty good set of extras. The film, from Danny Boyle, features a strong cast who play a group of astronauts heading to the dying Sun in an attempt to reignite it and save Earth from a frozen future. The film had...

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Sommers and Beattie on G.I. Joe

Previously I wrote about Stephen Sommers being considered for the directorial job on the G.I. Joe film and a little while later we heard that he was asking too much money and was off, both rumours of course. Now though we hear that he actually does have the job and...

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Ang Lee has integrity

I like the fact that Ang Lee's latest film Lust, Caution has received an NC-17 in the U.S., only because they've stuck with the film and let the MPAA slap that mark on it. After all, the U.S. needs to be protected from seeing sexual scenes don't they? It's only...

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Another new Director for Dallas

I don't think the idea of a Dallas film is going to die, either does John Travolta who is still attached to the role of J.R. Ewing. Now though the film is most definitely heading down the comedy route with the possible new Director Betty Thomas. Betty Thomas filmed The...

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August 23, 2007

Li and Chan too old to fight in Forbidden Kingdom?

Jet Li is already trying to lower expectations about his new film The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan. He's warning not to expect great fight sequences, and that does sound disappointing. During a press conference Jet Li spoke up about how he and his co-star are a bit too old...

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Aliens vs. Predator 2 PredAlien photo online

So Alien vs. Predator 2: Requiem, is coming and sounds like it's going to have a bit more budget and love for the two franchises installed in it, well so I thought from everything I'd heard to date until I saw the first photo of the PredAlien, or whatever they...

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Halo live-action film footage online?

There's apparently more footage from the live action Halo film from Neill Blomkamp online, although I'm rather puzzled by it all. The alleged clip doesn't give any feeling of scope, and although there are some nice technical references to Halo such as the appearance of a Warthog being dropped in,...

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Hollywood to make Bollywood action

Hollywood is trying to break into the lucrative Indian film industry called Bollywood, and to do it they are making the first Hollywood Bollywood film and it's going to be made in China. Yes, I almost feel as confused as you are. The first film will feature the Indian action...

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Good news on Jurassic Park IV

Well some good news arrives for Jurassic Park IV, and it seems that the dinosaurs with guns idea might be out the window, or at least in with a chance of being written out. According to a representative of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic Park IV is not casting, it...

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The Nines trailer in HD

Previously, on Filmstalker (I love saying that!), the trailer for the Nines was written about and it looked fantastic, then the first nine minutes was shown and it looked incredibly intriguing, now the screenwriter John August has posted the link to a high definition trailer for the film. Typically it's...

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Gugino joins De Niro and Pacino

Carla Gugino seems to be going up in the world as she is cast next to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the film Righteous Kill. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino play cops on the trail of a serial killer while Carla Gugino will be a crime scene...

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Schwimmer joins political drama

Nothing but the Truth is the film based on the true story about a newspaper reported who reveals a CIA agent and is then sent to prison for not revealing her source. David Schwimmer is set to join Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Edie Falco and Alan Alda in...

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Howard becomes street-fighter

Terrence Howard is set to become the coach and mentor of Channing Tatum in a street-fighting film directed by Dito Montiel. Terrence Howard is to play a coach and mentor to Channing Tatum's character who is just beginning the journey on the underground circuit. Sounds like a rougher Rocky to...

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Timberlake joins Myers Love Guru

Justin Timberlake joins Mike Myers film The Love Guru alongside Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer. Mike Myers is set to play an American who is abandoned in India and brought up by guru's. When he returns to America he becomes a guru of relationships and one of his...

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Stalked: Mottola's Adventureland, Durst directs Cube

Greg Mottola, who directed Superbad, is writing and directing a coming of age comedy set in an amusement park in 1987, while news comes through that Fred Durst is trying to get signed up to direct Ice Cube in a family inspirational sports film - what is it with hard...

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Stalked: Darkest Hour, Valet, Game

You know there are some mornings I read these announcements and think that things could work out well in films, for these early announcements of films on scripts in development and speculative scripts sound exciting and positive. I think it's because we can put our own thoughts behind those short...

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The Golden Compass is church friendly

Ages ago, before His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass was being made or even had any cast, we heard that it was being heavily altered from the original novels by Philip Pullman to remove all the sections that might be construed as anti-religious, and now in an interview Nicole Kidman...

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August 22, 2007

Justice League solves casting issues

The Justice League of America film may have just taken an interesting turn. While we heard the rumour that Brandon Routh and Christian Bale wouldn't be taking up their respective superhero roles in the JLA film, we were still wondering how they could fit in all those big name superheroes...

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McQueen biopic on the way?

The rights to a biopic of Steve McQueen have been obtained by Kevin Kasha of New Line Home Entertainment. The rights cover a book written by McQueen's first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel, called My Husband My Friend. It covers her sixteen year marriage to McQueen between 1956 and 1972. Variety...

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More Cloverfield monster details

There are more details out about the monsters in J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield aka 1-18-08, and they confirm that there are going to be multiple creatures, that is if they are true rumours. Now beware there are going to be potentially huge spoilers in the story, and they are going to...

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Atkinson says no more Bean or Blackadder

...and the world rejoices. Rowan Atkinson, who plays the character of Mr Bean, has just seen the release of the second film Mr. Bean's Holiday on DVD, but he says there's unlikely to be a third. He doesn't like to do too many too often so he expects that the...

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New Batman and Superman for Justice League film

It seems as though neither Brandon Routh or Christian Bale will be appearing in the Justice League of America film although both Superman and Batman will. That means, if you haven't followed the logic there, that both Batman and Superman will be recast for the JLA film. Okay, don't panic...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Awards

The Audience Awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival are going well and they have released a current top five for the award voting. So far it's looking very disappointing, and it looks surprisingly Hollywood in its content. Both Ratatouille and Knocked Up are in the top five, although it...

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Halloween clips online

There are clips for Rob Zombie's Halloween online and it gives you a taster of what the film might be like. I'm not that impressed so far, it seems miles from the feel of the John Carpenter original, which is perhaps a good thing. The first clip shows his escape...

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Alone in the Dark Director's Cut grows

The Director's Cut for Alone in the Dark was slated for some three minutes extra footage, well now that's grown to eight minutes. These extra minutes are as well as the brand new Director's Audio Commentary from Uwe Boll, giving his Alone in the Dark a whole new DVD release....

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Alicia Keys to lead musical biography

Problem is we just don't know who yet. Alicia Keys has hinted before that she wants to play a musical star on the big screen, except when she talks about it now it seems that it might just happen, and she won't let the cat out of the bag as...

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Stalked:Eva Mendes,Ron Livingston, Cusack's thriller

Following on from Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes is next up to join Frank Miller's The Spirit. This is the comic book adaptation (I seem to be typing that a lot lately) which sees a man faking his death so that he can fight crime in Central City. Samuel L. Jackson...

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Wizard of Oz remake

Think on this for a moment, a Wizard of Oz remake adapted from the original L. Frank Baum novels by Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Josh Olson, the writer of A History of Violence. Sounds bizarre but strangely attractive doesn't it? Well it's happening. An idea from Todd...

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Bay goes back to HD-DVD

Michael Bay has pulled back on his original statement when he said that he might not do a Transformers 2 if Transformers wasn't released on Blu-ray as well as HD-DVD. Well there goes my new found respect, he's not so much about the consumer and he's siding with the studio...

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Morgan Freeman set to Rendezvous

Morgan Freeman is still working towards getting Rendezvous with Rama to the big screen. Freeman is set star with David Fincher directing, Freeman's Revelations Entertainment is producing. Rendezvous with Rama is an adaptation of Arthur C.Clarke's novel. In it a team of astronauts is sent to meet a giant spaceship...

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August 21, 2007

No Riddler in The Dark Knight

Great news about The Dark Knight the Batman Begins sequel, there's not going to be a Riddler in the film as the rumours had been suggesting that we wrote about twice. We had thought that Anthony Michael Hall was set to play Edward Nygma, but apparently he's not. Thankfully it...

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Stalked: Death Race, Claire Danes, Slipstream, Nines

Natalie Martinez is in talks to join the Death Race 2000 remake in Death Race from Paul W.S. Anderson. She would play the part of Case, the navigator assigned to Jason Statham's character who is planning to escape the death racing circuit. She joins his cause and aides him in...

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Anderson leaves film for X-Files

Gillian Anderson has pulled out of a film after she discovered that it was set to clash with the new X-Files film, and so X-Files fans that means that the X-Files is definitely on. She was set to star in a smaller film called Helen which is about a professor...

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The Brave One second trailer

I love Jodie Foster, and I love Jodie Foster as a baddie, and so seeing her in The Brave One is something I am so looking forward to. There's a second trailer online that concentrates more on her performance, and I have to say it's looking incredibly powerful. You know...

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The Strangers trailer just like Ils?

The horror The Strangers has a yellow band trailer out now online, and although it looks rather good it does feel like a complete remake of Ils (Filmstalker review) before the direct remake has even started production. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star in The Strangers which sees a vacationing...

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Logan's Run gets first time Director

The Logan's Run remake was supposed to be a passion project from Director Bryan Singer, but then he just got too busy with everything else. Now though, instead of being dropped, the project has a new Director, and he's a first time feature Director too. From the world of commercials...

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Bay drops Transformers 2 over Blu-ray denial

Michael Bay has taken a huge leap in my estimation. Whatever I think about his films and about his recent Transformers (Filmstalker review), he's just proven that he doesn't care too much for the manipulation of the film audience (that's you and me) and prefers to give the customers what...

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A new Batman for Justice League film?

Is Batman not going to be in the Justice League of America film, or is it just Christian Bale and we're going to see another actor playing Batman in the JLA film? I'm actually not so sure, but in a recent comment Christian Bale, who is currently playing Batman, said...

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Sugarhouse new clips online

I have some new clips from the film Sugarhouse, a film that I just recently saw at the Edinburgh Film Festival and really enjoyed, see my review of the film here. It stars Steven Mackintosh, Andy Serkis and Ashley Waters who all give very good performances in a film that...

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I'm Not There teaser online

I'm Not There is the Bob Dylan film which sees six different actors take on his persona. They all express a different aspect of Dylan's music and life. The great cast includes Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Marcus Carl Franklin and Ben Whishaw. The teaser is online...

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Ferris Bueller to take another day off?

I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and it seems there might be a sequel in the pipeline. A script has been written by Rick Rapier, a relatively unknown scriptwriter, and has been read by a few studio executives. All the characters from the original appear in the script entitled Ferris...

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Berg Directs Navy Seal sole survivor

Peter Berg is a cracking actor but an even better Director, and his upcoming The Kingdom is set to prove that from all accounts. The latest project he's been attached to is called Lone Survivor and is based on the story of a Navy Seal who was the sole survivor...

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Flash may be in Justice League film

Ryan Reynolds has been talking about the possibility of Flash in the Justice League of America film that is in pre-production at the moment, although to be honest he doesn't really say that he's going to be in it at all. He does say though that there's a new possibility...

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August 20, 2007

More Cloverfield news

It's all been fairly quiet on the Cloverfield front for a while. After a continuous deluge of websites, photos and the trailer we've heard very little. Well that's about to end, apparently there is an "insider" who has more details on the monster involved in J.J. Abrams film. If you...

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The best food scenes in film

Following on from the feature last week about films that relate to food, I'm going to try another food feature this time it's going to be the best film scenes involving food. It seems that everyone was itching to get into this in the last feature, so let's just start...

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Two studios leave Blu-ray for HD-DVD

It seemed as though Blu-ray was beating HD-DVD with the news that it was out selling the format by some two to one, a phenomenal amount, but that success seems to have taken a knock as Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have announced that they are dropping Blu-ray production and...

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Welsh explains Porno delay

From the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Irvine Welsh has revealed why Porno is taking so long to come to the big screen, the screenplay. According to Irvine Welsh's own words during the Film Festival interview to discuss the showing of his directorial debut Nuts, the screenplay is being worked on...

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Stalked: Blade Runner and Oldboy high definition DVD's

There's a couple of news items out about some great DVD's coming our way, Oldboy on Blu-ray and the multiple versions and releases of the new Blade Runner Director's Cut. First up after Tartan announces that it's turning to Blu-ray, they've announced some of the specifications for Oldboy. From High...

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Aniston's career goes to the dogs...literally

Only a few days ago we heard that Jennifer Aniston was close to signing up for He's Just Not That Into You. It seemed a bit dull for an actress who is capable of more dramatic roles. Well just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it has. She...

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McAvoy Scotty rumours back

The rumours that James McAvoy are to play Scotty in the new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams have resurfaced again. We previously heard that James McAvoy was up for the Star Trek role, something which he later denied quite strongly. Whether it's the same source as last time or...

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Allen's Cassandra's Dream trailer online

The trailer for Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream is online, and I have to say I'm confused and disheartened after watching it. Let's hope that this is a rough cut. Cassandra's Dream features Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Philip Davis and Tamzin Outhwaite in a story about two brothers, one...

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August 19, 2007

Bettany joins The Young Victoria

Last we heard Jim Broadbent and Miranda Richardson had joined the cast of The Young Victoria. Next up is Paul Bettany, he will be playing Lord Melbourne a trusted adviser to the Queen. Also joining is Thomas Kretschmann as Belgian King Leopold. Emily Blunt is Queen Victoria with Rupert Friend...

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Trailer for Shine a Light

The trailer for Shine a Light, the Rolling Stones documentary directed by Martin Scorsese is online. The film covers the career of the Rolling Stones, and Scorsese also filmed them over two days last year, whilst they were performing in the Beacon Theatre in New York. The concert footage looks...

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Stardust

Film Five Stars
I was expecting the press screening for Stardust to be rather busy but then again it was first thing on a sunday morning and you can expect there to be small audiences in the morning, with those being there sporting hangovers and tales of a few hours sleep. However this...

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Sugarhouse

Film Four Stars
This film was a bit of a surprise for me. I had thought it wouldn't be as good as it turned out, wouldn't pack the punch that it did both in story and performances, but it did. The film delivered a lot in its small locations and stands up as...

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Death Proof

Film Three Stars
The hype had been huge and mainly because of the failed release in the U.S. where Quentin Tarantino's film showed as part of a double bill alongside Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, both Grindhouse films with fake trailers in the middle. It sounded like a cinema fan's dream, and then the...

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August 18, 2007

Damon says fourth Bourne possible

Matt Damon has said that he won't return to the Bourne series for a fourth film, and yet today he seems to be suggesting that he would, but that there'd have to be a long wait until he does. Previously we heard that Matt Damon was completely done with the...

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Rose McGowan for Barbarella?

It appears that Rose McGowan is probably the current forerunner for the role of Barbarella in Robert Rodriguez's remake of the sixties space vixen. Although it's still a rumour, the story comes from an insider who claims that Robert Rodriguez and the studio have been doing test shots and Rose...

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Kidman and Fiennes sign up for The Reader

Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes have both signed up to star in The Reader. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. It is set in modern Germany where a man recounts his obsessive love affair with an older woman post WWII. He never expects to...

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The Hunting Party trailer

We've posted this trailer before but now it's here in Quicktime and HD. The Hunting Party stars Richard Gere, Terence Howard and Jessie Eisenberg. Gere plays a TV news reporter who heads back to Sarajevo 5 years after the war ended. He and his cameraman (Howard), and a young reporter...

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Five new clips of War online

Five new clips of War starring Jason Statham and Jet Li are online. War sees Statham play an FBI agent named Jack Crawford whos partner is murdered by an assassin named Rogue, played by Li. Crawford wants Rogue dead but he's difficult to find, until he reappears in the middle...

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August 17, 2007

Stalked: Horton Hears a Who and Alvin and the Chipmunks trailers online

Alvin and the Chipmunks and Horton Hears a Who! get trailers...and we wonder why bother. Hi, I'm Jason Lee and I'd like to say goodbye to my career. Have a look at the trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks over at Apple Trailers [QT:M:iPod], and see why. I don't get...

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P2 teaser looks awful

There's a teaser for the horror P2 online at the new website and quite frankly it's rubbish. What between the huge pauses in Mr Voiceover man's speech and the words in the speech themselves, there's the fact that there's no footage of the film in there and that this seems...

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Enter the Dragon remake casting rumours (we hope)

Filmstalker recently brought you the news that plans were afoot to remake the Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon. Kurt Sutter is the man who's taken up this challenge. Well now there are some casting rumours out there, I say rumours because surely they can't be true. Please no...Here's the...

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XXY

Film Four Stars
I was just about to start writing this review from my notes and I thought “when did I see xXx in the festival?” then I realised, this film is about a fifteen year old girl and her relationship with her parents, her friends, and her would-be lovers. Yet it's so...

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Film Four Stars
Ramchandra, a regular Filmstalker contributor, is attending some of the London press screenings for me and reporting back. Recently he had the chance to see The Bourne Ultimatum, and between him being loaded with films to see and me stuck in the middle of the Edinburgh Film Festival, it's come...

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Gaiman hoping to resurrect Fermata

Neil Gaiman is hoping that Robert Zemeckis will finally agree to adapt Fermata for the big screen. Zemeckis directed the film adaptation of one of Gaiman's other works Beowulf, which is due for release this year. Gaiman hopes that the mix of techniques required to make Beowulf, will convince Zemeckis...

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Doctor Strange is being pitched

Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon whose career was cut short when a car accident resulted in nerve damage to his hands.Seeking the counsel of a Tibetan sorcerer, Strange learned one of the sorcerer's pupils was plotting to kill his mentor. Witnessing such power and discovering this murderous...

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Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor)

Film Three Stars
Day Watch is the second in the Russian trilogy of films adapted from the fantasy novels about an unsteady truce between the light and dark forces of the world, forces that operate unseen to humankind and constantly battle to keep peace, or to break it, depending on which side you...

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Angelina Jolie on the Wanted set

Angelina Jolie is currently filming Wanted, the film adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel series. There are some pictures available of her on the set, whilst filming in a Dodge Viper with guns. Yes that's right Angelina Jolie, a hot car and guns. What more could any red blooded man...

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Scarlett Johansson's an Evil Secretary

As we mentioned a couple of weeks back,in between the sequels for Sin City, Frank Miller plans on directing Will Eisner's The Spirit. Today we have an addition to his cast for the film. Scarlett Johansson will play a dangerous beauty named Silk N. Floss, a "sexy and intelligent secretary...

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Dakota Fanning set to "Push"

Paul McGuigan's latest project has been given the go ahead. Push stars Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle and Djimon Hounsou. McGuigan is probably best known for directing Lucky Number Slevin. Variety reports that the film will be set in Hong Kong, and will follow a group of Americans now...

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age Quicktime trailer

Another trailer for Elizabeth: The Golden Age has arrived in Quicktime, and although they haven't supplied an HD version, for which I am sorely disappointed, the trailer does look rather powerful. Elizabeth: The Golden Age looks more than just the reported exploration of the relationship between Elizabeth I and Sir...

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Scorsese drops out of Frankie Machine?

I think I might have to start a rumour category and confirm or kill them in proper news stories soon as the rumours are just getting rife. The latest is that Martin Scorsese has dropped out of the new gangster film starring Robert De Niro. There's no real reason given...

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Watchmen Production Blog live

Although for most films the arrival of a website and a production blog (a term I use loosely here and will explain more about in a moment) for most films isn't a huge event, for Watchmen it is. The very fact that the film that we never thought could be...

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Foxx in homeless musician success story

Here we were thinking that Jamie Foxx was set to take up some other famous musician biography, now it's announced that he's set to play the part of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers in The Soloist, a homeless musician who dreams of playing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Wait, this does...

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August 16, 2007

Aniston sticks with comedy

Jennifer Aniston is close to signing up to appear in the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You". Aniston will play a woman with a long term boyfriend who is reluctant to take a trip down the aisle. It's being produced by Drew Barrymore's Flower Films. The cast already...

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Punisher 2 gets titles and characters

Continuing his crusade to punish the killers, the rapists, psychos & sadists, former FBI agent Frank Castle, now known as The Punisher will be back in action, this time looking a bit like Ray Stevenson as we've heard last month. In our article there was also a rumour of the...

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Lucky Luciano to hit the big screen?

Mob films have been a bit thin on the ground recently, but that could be about to change. The life story of Lucky Luciano is headed to the big screen, adapted from the book “The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano”. Mob boss Luciano co-operated with the writing of the book,...

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Rosario Dawson to star in online series

Rosario Dawson has been a busy lady of late. She's starred in Death Proof and Descent, and has signed up for another two films as reported on Filmstalker recently. Next up is an online sci-fi series called The Gemini Division. Dawson will produce and star in the series which will...

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Dark Knight secrets revealed in shooting notes?

One of those insiders has come through with a surprise reveal again, and this time it might be a huge one. This is apparently the weeks shooting details for The Dark Knight, or Rory's First Kiss as it is shooting as on set. Now as usual with these things treat...

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Emmerich on Fantastic Voyage

Roland Emmerich is to direct the remake of the classic 1966 film Fantastic Voyage. No, that's not the one with the talking animals, this is the one where a diplomat is dying of a blood clot after an attempted assassination and a few scientists agree to be minaturised in a...

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Norton writes The Incredible Hulk

I saw this story a while ago but it didn't really grab my interest, but now that we hear the full confirmed story I'm quite surprised that Zak Penn's script for The Incredible Hulk is being dropped in favour of Edward Norton's, presumably it's a superb one. It seems that...

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Walk Hard trailer online

The trailer for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is online, and the opening line made me groan, a cheap body/sex joke, and they keep coming. See I can't help it now. However there are a couple of good moments in there, but watching it I can honestly say there...

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EIFF 2007, Day three

It's mad this year, although the days and nights aren't cram packed with screenings as last year, this year we're expected to try and see everything within two weeks while public showings, Q&A's, press events and interviews are happening. No wonder the press screenings end at tea time and (by...

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London Flood pictures online

I so should be in bed right now, but I couldn't resist these pictures of the British disaster film which is due soon, Flood. It, surprisingly, tells the story of a natural disaster that threatens to flood London. A huge tidal wave to sweep up the Thames which overwhelms the...

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August 15, 2007

You can title Smokin' Aces prequel

Joe Carnahan announced that there was going to be a prequel for Smokin' Aces a little while ago, now he's come up with a cracker of a contest, he's allowing you to pick a title for the film. Yes, you can choose a title for the Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review)...

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First Nine minutes of The Nines online

The first nine minutes of the new film The Nines is online to view, see what they've done there? The Nines is about a deeply troubled actor who meets a videogame designer and their lives become entwined revealing some very strange things. The film is written and directed by John...

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Is Katie Holmes to be Wonder Woman?

I think the speculation for Wonder Woman is completely wild at the moment, especially since there's not a completed script as yet. However the latest rumour is that Katie Holmes has been talking to the filmmakers about being Wonder Woman. It is a wild rumour at the moment and there's...

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Scorpion King gets a sequel

It's crazy, but it's true (queue for a song) Scorpion King is getting a sequel and they're replacing The Rock with someone that will look and act just like him. That is if the casting call works. The title for the film is The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian,...

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The Cell director returns for videogame

Tarsem Singh directed The Cell and has been gone for some time. Now he's coming back and he's going to have another attempt at Hollywood with a science fiction film called Unforgettable. Tarsem Singh directed Jennifer Lopez, Dylan Baker and Vince Vaughn in The Cell, a film that I thought...

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Blackbird

Film Two Stars
Let me just say up front that this film wasn't one of my original picks, truth be known this was a filler for a gap I had in my viewing schedule, but it did surprise me with its performances and touching story, if it was as dark as its name...

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In the Shadow of the Moon

Film Five Stars
When I was a boy I loved planes and the idea of flying fighters, I was also hugely entranced by space, and I'm sure that at one point I would have wanted to be an astronaut. However I was born forty years too late and born without the ingredient that...

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Joshua

Film Three Stars
I was looking forward to seeing Joshua, clips I'd seen had been promising, and I like both Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga, and the film featured something I really love in horror films, creepy children. However this isn't a horror, and it's something that struck me straight away, this is...

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Ladrón que roba a ladrón clip online

We've already seen the trailer for Ladrón que roba a ladrón, and now there's a clip online as well. The trailer has me interested and the clip does as well. Even from the short clip you can tell the actors work really well together. The plot has two ex criminals...

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Cruise to appear in Tropic Thunder?

This is probably one to file under rumour mill but you never know. It seems Tom Cruise may have some kind of role in Tropic Thunder. The film stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr and Nick Nolte. The plot follows a bunch of actors who are...

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Wiseman to direct Escape From New York remake

Len Wiseman is close to signing the deal that will mean he will direct Escape From New York, it seems that Die Hard 4.0 (Filmstalker review) has really given him a boost up. The original is the superb John Carpenter film that is quite set in its time, mainly due...

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G.I. Joe passes on Director

Just a few days ago we heard that Stephen Sommers was being considered for the G.I. Joe film, and now today the rumour is busted, but another rumour. Apparently Stephen Sommers was asking far too much money to direct the film and the Director has passed. A lot of people...

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Another Karloff remake chosen

A little while ago we heard about the deal between RKO and Twisted Pictures to remake a few Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi classic horror films, films that really did help define the onscreen monster horror. Another film has been added to that list, Isle of the Dead. This 1945...

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August 14, 2007

Sparkle

Film Four Stars
To begin with I was rather worried about Sparkle, I knew it was a British romantic comedy so when the opening minutes made me think of a typical British soap episode, I thought this was going to turn out to be bad. However that sitcom feeling all but disappears within...

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Beaufort (Bufor)

Film Three Stars
This is the story of the final days of the Israeli occupation of Beaufort, a castle of great historical importance located within Lebanon and of the men who remained there. Any film which looks to the Israel-Palestine conflict runs the risk of being labeled and called out as being one...

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The Man from London (A Londoni Férfi)

Film No Stars
I can't begin to tell you how much of a painful start to the festival this was. Let me put it like this, I've never fallen asleep during a film before, I can say that I have now. It was a mere blink, but it remained a constant struggle to...

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Jason Statham as Action Man?

Could this be true? Could Jason Statham be taking up the role of Action Man in the G.I. Joe film? After all if they are turning the American soldier action figure into a film, why not add the British one for maximum revenue. Well the insider rumours are suggesting that...

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Will Thor be Scottish?

We've just heard that Matthew Vaughn is the Director for the film version of the comic book character Thor, and it was soon after that the rumours were out that he and Marvel were clashing on who to cast in the role, and now a huge rumour is floating around...

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Singleton suggests Blank Panther actor

It seems that today is casting news day with John Singleton revealing who his choice for the actor in Black Panther would be, and I think he's hit the nail right on the head with this choice. While John Singleton still talking about Tyrese Gibson for the role of Luke...

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Resident Evil: Extinction clip online

There's a clip online from the new Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Extinction, and you know what, it looks good. I'm starting to wonder if this film is actually going to turn out to be really good. Now I'm not denying it, I liked the first Resident Evil, I thought...

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Stalked: Beaufort bought and P2 release date

The horror P2 gets a release date, and the Isreali war film Beaufort gets U.S. distribution rights. I Just saw the Isreali film Beaufort today at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and an announcement has been made through Variety that the film has been bought for U.S. distribution. I enjoyed...

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Indy IV gets Title(s)

Lucasfilm, Ltd has filed for six different titles for Indiana Jones 4, and here they all are: Indiana Jones and the City of Gods Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana...

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Shatner faking Star Trek exclusion?

There's a report of a discussion that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy had at VegasCon 2007 the other day and it reveals one of two things, either Shatner is comfortable with the idea of not being in Star Trek and is having a laugh about it, or he's in and...

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Doug Jones reveals Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Doug Jones has been interviewed primarily about his role in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and what roles he is playing, and while he does he gives us a little more insight into the secretive film. Talking of the first film and of his character Abe Sapien he says: “Abe...

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Ice Cube dumps comedy?

Ice Cube, now once that name conjured up an entirely different persona from the one it does today, the children's film actor. Now though he might be trying to change that back with news that he's looking at an adaptation of the graphic novel 10. The story is about a...

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Lars and the Real Girl trailer

Here's a trailer that surprised me. As I was watching the comedy with Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner and Patricia Clarkson, I was wondering if something was going to happen and if I was going to start enjoying it, then halfway through something happens and the pathos...

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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Here's another unusual trailer, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With is a film about a man who loves his food and struggles with the women in his life. I guess that's the easy way to tell it but nothing does it better than a trailer, and although this trailer...

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August 13, 2007

Gaiman's Neverwhere gets Director

Neil Gaiman's story of Neverwhere was created for the small screen in 1996, and written in novel form on the set of the television series. Now it appears that the Weinstein's are taking it on and have pulled in David Slade to Direct. David Slade is currently directing 30 Days...

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As You Like It teaser, interview and photos

We've already seen the trailer for As You Like It, but at the same time I found that I discovered the HBO site for the film, and on it there are a few interesting pieces including an interview with Kenneth Branagh and a short teaser [Flash:Embed] for the film. “I...

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BBC to remake Jungle Book

BBC and Pathe are joining forces to create a new US$50 million live action film based on the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. John Downer will be directing the film from a script by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle, Downer is well known for creating BBC natural history programmes. Indeed...

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Old News: Ratner's Trump Tower Heist film

The story that Brett Ratner is directing Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock in a film about a Heist on Trump Towers came out in November of last year. Brett Ratner is now saying that they are after a much bigger cast and are going for an all black actor/comedian line...

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The Dark Knight footage seen

There's not that much that has been revealed at the Wizard World panel for The Dark Knight, despite Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, David Goyer, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman all being there. However one thing was made clear, Two-Face is in the film. Now there are potential spoilers...

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Cruise signs up for Star Trek?

We already heard that Tom Cruise was being approached to star as Christopher Pike, the first Captain of the Enterprise, by the J.J. Abrams crew for the new Star Trek film, but another rumour says that he's actually signed the deal. As usual the rumour comes from a UK tabloid...

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Jurassic Park IV – Dinasours with guns?

There's a strange rumour going about that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park IV are going to be equipped with weapons for warfare. Yes, I had to stop a moment and think about that one. Isn't there a cartoon series with dinosaurs equipped with weaponry and humans riding them? Well that's...

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Bond 22 end sequence revealed

Well the ending isn't actually revealed, but the end action sequence is described. So while the ending of the plot isn't given away we do hear where the final chase sequence is going to take place, and this one sounds like a cracker. It appears that in Bond 22, Bond...

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Hancock pictures with Theron and Smith

There are some set pictures from Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes. These set pictures, unlike so many that are out there for various films, are close ups and actually show some action. Not only that but Charlize Theron is looking amazing. I'm not usually one...

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Shoot 'Em Up clips

There are more clips online for Shoot 'Em Up, and the film is starting to look sillier and sillier. The good things are the three leads, Paul Giamatti, Monica Belluci and Clive Owen - I deliberately rate them in that order as during the clips Paul Giamatti steals the show....

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Shoot 'Em Up sequel talk

There's already talk of a sequel to Shoot 'Em Up, and actually much more than talk as we find out that there's a script of sorts already written. However to confuse things much more it's not really a sequel in Hollywood terms, but more in Sergio Leone terms, i.e. the...

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Faces of Death news

The film that is going to look into the Faces of Death videos is taking shape, and the Producers have revealed a little more about the film and how it is going to turn out. It seems it will be more 8mm than Faces of Death. Don Murphy, one of...

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Documentary enters world of Yakuza

I find it amazing that a documentary has managed to enter the world the famed Japanese crime gangs, the Yakuza. Young Yakuza has been bought by Cinema Epoch for distribution after it screened in Cannes. Young Yakuza is directed by Jean-Pierre Limosin who had to gain a large amount of...

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Conan moves on...again

The Conan franchise was previously thought to have been bought by New Line, however they pulled out of a very expensive deal and the franchise was once again left hanging. Now though it seems that Millenium Films has paid the hefty price to pick up Conan and dust him off...

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Gordon-Levitt in collaborative Uncertainty

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in a film written by David Siegel and Scott McGehee which sees the actors working with the scriptwriters on developing their character's dialogue. The film, Uncertainty, will see a couple faced with an incredibly important decision to make on the fourth of July, and...

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Stalked: Another street fighting film and Jackass for film

Another is the name of this little Stalked edition with another underground L.A. street fighting film being made and another Jackass star heading to the big screen. Blood and Bone and Chris Pontius aka Party Boy. Another Jackass star is heading for the big screen, Chris Pontius is known as...

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Stalked: Directors for Airborne and B.I.G.

John Moore will rewrite and direct Airborne, an action film set on an aircraft carrier, and George Tillman Jr. is set to direct the B.I.G. film. A Director for the B.I.G. film has been chosen already, while the talent search covers the entire world for anyone, George Tillman Jr., Director...

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Spanish Ocean's in Ladrón que roba a ladrón?

Here's a cool little trailer for a film called Ladrón que roba a ladrón which is set to see a limited U.S. release at the end of August. You may recognise the look and feel from a very popular series in Hollywood called Ocean's... Ladrón que roba a ladrón sees...

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August 12, 2007

Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford trailer

The teaser for The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford came out in April of last year promising much but nothing happened. Now there's a trailer page appeared online but for the life of me I can't get it to play. We've been waiting for The Assasination...

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Lost Boys 2 gets original cast

Unbelievably the direct to DVD Lost Boys 2 has come through with some amazing casting news revealing that some of the members of the original cast have signed up for the sequel. Corey Feldmen, Corey Haim and Jamison Newlander are all going to be boarding Lost Boys 2: The Tribe,...

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Food in Films

I can't remember why but I was thinking about food in films, possibly because I was cramming a pizza in my mouth at the time, but I started to think, just how many films are there with food in them? As I started coming up with film titles I realised...

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August 11, 2007

Close says Sunset Boulevard on way

Glenn Close has revealed that the two year wait for the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical of Sunset Boulevard to make it to the big screen is not in vain, and although it is taking some time it's happening, just very slowly. The stunning actress Glenn Close played Norma Desmond in...

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American Gangster gets praise

There's a few words online about the first screening of American Gangster from Ridley Scott, and the word is that it's really, really good. The reviewer said that Denzel Washington's performance as the bad guy is superb, and that Russell Crowe's as the detective chasing him is close behind. What's...

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Gears of War film script good

It appears that the film script, or at least the current incarnation from Stuart Beattie, for the videogame adaptation Gears of War is actually rather good. What's more though is the rumour that New Line is not only really keen for Len Wisemen for Director, but that they've only got...

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Allen refused Ryder and Downey for film

Apparently Woody Allen was refused both Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr. for his 2002 film Melinda and Melinda because he couldn't get the necessary insurance for the film stars. It's something that you could perhaps find hard to believe for Robert Downey Jr. right now, but perhaps Winona Ryder....

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Swayze and Kristofferson join Whitaker and Liotta

Patrick Swayze and Kris Kristofferson are teaming up with an already excellent cast in Powder Blue, together with Eddie Redmayne they are joining Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta. Timothy Linh Bui's film tells the story of a group of people who meet on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles...

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Sommers to direct G.I. Joe film?

I still find it hard to believe that there's going to be a G.I. Joe film, but there is, and the word is that Paramount Pictures have asked Stephen Sommers to direct it. Hold off the lawyers Paramount, I'm sure you want this kind of positive publicity, if you don't...

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Ira and Abby trailer online

Okay I'm a sucker for a nice romantic comedy which gives you hope for this pretty messed up human race. I can't help it, it's the easiest way to get to an audience, and a smile and a tear at the end of a film are often a great end...

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Dan in Real Life trailer online

Dan in Real Life is another film from Steve Carrell, something which will have the majority of comedy lovers leaping up with excitement, not me though. I struggle with Steve Carrell as he seems to play a similar character and similar humour time and time again, and it's not always...

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August 10, 2007

Win one of three Invasion posters

The Invasion is the upcoming remake/reimagining of the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Jeffrey Wright, and you have the chance of winning one of the official film posters as pictured to the right. The film sees Nicole Kidman as a psychiatrist...

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New Line wants Jackson back for Hobbit

It appears that New Line, and more specifically Bob Shaye, are keen to have Peter Jackson back and involved in the Hobbit film, and quite rightly so. Bob Shaye is the head of the studio who once went so far as to say that Peter Jackson would never work with...

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Voltron gets greenlit

Another giant robot film is getting the go ahead, although this one sounds more like Power Rangers than anything. Voltron is the story of five survivors of an alien attack team up and pilot five lion like robots that join up to make one giant, sword wielding robot. Woo. Sounds...

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Enter the Dragon remake begins

You know remakes are going too far when they start eyeing films that just can't be remake, such as Pink Panther. Well how about Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon? That's the next one on the remake list. Kurt Sutter, an Executive Producer on the excellent The Shield and writer of...

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Matthew Vaughn directs Thor

Well it's official, Matthew Vaughn is now set to direct Thor. He had been in negotiations for the role and now he's got the gig. Mark Protosevich has written the script about the Norse God who is set to Earth to protect humanity, for some reason someone believes we are...

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Update: Cloverfield ending revealed - Lawyers attack

The call sheet for the final day of shooting on J.J. Abrams produced, Matt Reeves directed Cloverfield has been released on the Internet, and while it doesn't give away the entire ending, it does reveal quite a bit of detail about the individual scenes, particularly the final scene of number...

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Chris Noth signs for Sex and the City

Could this have been the issue that Sarah Jessica Parker was referring to when she said that the film still had some stuff to sort out before the studio said okay? Well if it was, the studio should now be happy that Chris Noth is officially signed up to star...

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Be B.I.G. in the Notorious biographical film

There are open casting calls being held for the lead role in the Notorious B.I.G. film Notorious, a film which has been in development for some seven years finally gets to start casting, and they've opened it up to everyone. Well obviously not everyone, I mean I can't apply for...

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McG on comic Maintenance

McG is set to produce and possibly direct the comic series Maintenance about two janitors who work at a company that manufactures and supplies terrible weapons to supervillains. Sounds interesting, and from the blurb they say that the two janitors are busy cleaning up toxic spills, fixing time machines, and...

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The Invasion clips and interviews

There are some clips and interviews online for the coming film The Invasion, the blatant remake of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The clips are open to all, unlike the previous one shown on a certain site that restricts everything to the U.S. only, and interestingly the interviews do...

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Stalked: Kingsley and Janssen in Wackness and Hathaway leads Demme's Dancing

Ben Kingsley and Famke Janssen are joining a comedy called The Wackness about drugs and psychiatry, and Anne Hathaway will star in Dancing With Shiva written by Jenny Lumet and directed by Jonathan Demme. Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Josh Peck, Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivia Thirlby and Method Man have joined the...

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August 9, 2007

Sand and Sorrow examines Darfur genocide

HBO has bought the rights to a documentary called Sand and Sorrow which looks Darfur and the latest genocide in Africa – that’ll be the latest one after all the previous that the U.N. said would never happen again. Sand and Sorrow is narrated by George Clooney and documents the...

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Dark Knight story revealed

A scooper has popped up online with some serious plot details for The Dark Knight. At first there seems to be some serious reveals, but if you take a bit of a closer look it isn't so bad, still, for those of you who want to get some spoilers in,...

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The Thing gets Battlestar Galactica treatment

Remember that John Carpenter's The Thing was getting remade? I was horrified, until I heard this news just a few moments ago...Ronald D. Moore is going to be writing the remake of the classic horror. The John Carpenter film is in fact a remake itself, of the 1951 film The...

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First five minutes of Saw IV online

The first five minutes of Saw IV are online, and that's damn quick considering how long the film has been in production. For those of you who haven't seen Saw III, perhaps you shouldn't read on, for IESB has the plot outline, I've removed some of the references to the...

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Delpy chooses Hurt for The Countess

While Ethan Hawke won't be starring in the Julie Delpy film The Countess, not that he was ever actually on, but it seems that William Hurt will be instead. The Countess tells the story of Elizabeth Bathroy, a sixteenth century countess who according to fable bathed in the blood of...

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Shoot 'Em Up footage online

There's a clip online of one of the fight scenes from Shoot 'Em Up, the stylised action film from Michael Davis starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Belluci. So far everything sounds wonderful from the film. A simple plot and loads of action, Clive Owen playing his Sin City...

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Feast becomes a trilogy

Feast was one of the films that came out of the Project Greenlight show where Matt Damon and Ben Affleck helped took ideas through the film development process, and Feast was perhaps the most successful of them all. Now is seems that it's so successful that there are multiple sequels...

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Hoskins slams Super Mario Directors

Bob Hoskins has come out guns blazing about that long past embarrassment of a film Super Mario Bros. He's extremely harsh about the film and in particular the Directors. This film was perhaps the forerunner of the practice of Hollywood to adapt videogames into disastrous films, and it didn't help...

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Russell Crowe as a Klingon?

There's a rumour circulating that the new Star Trek film is to capture a big name in the role of the main villain, and that big name could be none other than Hollywood baddie Russell Crowe. The rumour says that the Star Trek production is being viewed with hungry and...

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Pink Panther 2 gets big name cash hunters

One might wonder what is going on with some actors when they chose to sign up to a sequel which had it's first outing critically panned, destroys a great series by a half hearted cash hungry sequel, and stars a once funny comic who is failing to even come close...

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Stalked: Monaghan in Eagle Eye and Hanks in Playboy film

Michelle Monaghan is joining D.J. Caruso's Eagle Eye and Tom Hanks and Anna Faris are in a Playboy Bunny college comedy. Michelle Monaghan has signed up to star in Eagle Eye, the next film from D.J. Caruso, alongside Shia LaBeouf and the recently announced Rosario Dawson. The film will see...

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Parker says Sex and the City close

Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted that Sex and the City isn't quite there, but that the stars are deep in preparation for it. She also reveals a little about the setting. She is staying very tight lipped about the film, but the key thing she says is that although it's...

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Fight Club writer wants Turner for Snuff

Chuck Palahniuk has been talking about his new novel called Snuff, a novel he would like to see made into a film and already has a dream cast in mind. He'd love Kathleen Turner for the role, and once you read the plot you'll find out why it's a surprising...

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Death Sentence trailer in high-definition

The Death Sentence trailer has appeared online in high-definition, and it looks even stronger second time around in the big format. You can see it over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:M:L:480p:720p:1080p] and while it is identical to the first one we saw, it's always worth pointing out the high-definition versions of...

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Zwick picks Jamie Bell

Ed Zwick has cast Jamie Bell next to Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber in the film Defiance. The three will play Jewish brothers who escape Nazi-occupied Poland and head into the forest to join Russian resistance fighters. We already heard about the casting of Craig, but not of Schreiber or...

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Heroes star wants Batman's Robin

Another completely speculative story, but one that raises an interesting question, should Robin be in the new Batman franchise? Milo Ventimiglia, the star of Heroes and Rocky's son in Rocky Balboa (Filmstalker review), has said that his dream role would be to play Robin in Batman, but not the Robin...

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Alba joins Myers Ghuru cast

Not only has Jessica Alba signed for Mike Myers latest comedy The Love Guru, but Verne Troyer and Romany Malco have also joined up for his first original character on screen since Austin Powers arrived. The Love Ghuru is Pitka, an American who was left at the gates of an...

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August 8, 2007

Barker confused on Hellraiser remake

The remake of Hellraiser is in a state of confusion according to the creator Clive Barker. The remake has Barker as the screenwriter and producer, but even he doesn't know what's happening with the project. You know that some remakes you would like to see because they could be updated...

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Reservation Road trailer online

The trailer for Reservation Road is online. The film tells the story of two families whose lives converge with the death of a child. Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly play one couple while Mark Ruffalo and Mira Sorvino play the other. Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly play the family who...

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Carla Gugino joins Watchmen

The incredibly sexy Carla Gugino is joining the cast of the Watchmen as Sally Jupiter, the sexy ex- burlesque dancer who became one of the original costumed heroes Silk Spectre, she will play the mother of the new Silk Spectre who is also retired, played by Malin Akerman. Previously we...

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Christensen plays Awake surgery patient

Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba are going to star in one of those films that uses a hook that is a common phobia. Like spiders, snakes or being buried alive are part of our everyday fears, Awake will see Hayden Christensen experience another, being awake during an operation. The character...

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Stalked: Casablanca remake and Johnny Quest

A couple of projects announced today are an Indian remake of Casablanca and the sixties children's show Johnny Quest. Johnny Quest is a sixties Hanna-Barbera show that featured a young boy following his scientist father through some exciting adventures along with his adopted brother from Calcutta and his pet bulldog...

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Stalked: Haden Church joins Murphy and McShane joins Death Race

Thomas Haden Church is joining Eddie Murphy in his ongoing “comedy” career and Ian McShane is joining the Death Race 2000 remake. Thomas Haden Church is in negotiations to star alongside Eddie Murphy in a comedy where Murphy plays a character whose daughter uses her imaginary world to solve his...

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Chekov chosen for Star Trek

Yes it appears that Chekov is in Star Trek, despite not being mentioned in the previous casting call, and why is that? Well because he's already been chosen, and the actor is...Anton Yelchin. Some of you might now be asking who that is, I know I was, but you recognise...

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Eddie the Eagle film begins

I remember hearing about a possible Eddie "the Eagle" film ages ago, and now it finally seems to be happening with Steve Coogan set to play the British hero. Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards was the average British man who decided one day to enter the Olympics as the first British...

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Kidman in more foreign horror

Nicole Kidman likes this horror genre, and particularly the Hollywood remake of foreign horror, as she is set to star and produce a remake for Universal from the Colombian horror film Al final del espectro. In a growing trend of Hollywood to legitimise their remakes and hopefully to get them...

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Rosario Dawson has Eagle Eyes

We all heard that Rosario Dawson isn't going to be in Kevin Smith's next film Zak and Miri Make a Porno even though the role was written for her, but the reason is scheduling. She's set to appear in a film called Eagle Eyes by the currently cool Director D.J....

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Abrams secret supernatural thriller

J.J. Abrams has another supernatural thriller that's a closely guarded secret, and no it's not Cloverfield. Joshua Marsten successfully pitched the idea to J.J. Abrams and Marsten is now set to write and direct the film. There are no other details on the project, a move that J.J. Abrams is...

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August 7, 2007

Waitress

Film Four Stars
Jenna (Keri Russell) bakes up a newly invented pie every single day. Her brilliance is truly appreciated by anyone that tastes them. Anyone except her good-for-nothing self-absorbed husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto). Their marriage is a total disaster. She is merely an object of possession to him, one that he holds...

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Death at a Funeral

Film Three Stars
With a title like Death at a Funeral, you'd certainly hope this is a comedy, and it is. A dark little comedy with only a pinch of respect left for the deceased. From the very outset when the funeral home delivers the wrong body, you know what to expect from...

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Director: Douglas Mackinnon

I was lucky enough to get to chat with Douglas Mackinnon, the Director of The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review) starring Johnny Lee Miller, Billy Boyd, Brian Cox, Laura Fraser and Steven Berkoff, as well as numerous television shows, most recently co-directing the excellent BBC series Jekyll starring Jimmy Nesbitt and...

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Withnail & I free and legal download

Withnail & I is a mere twenty years young, although with the amount of alcohol that they've consumed they look a lot older. To celebrate the fact, Channel 4 On Demand are giving you the chance to download and watch the film for free. Not only that but I've got...

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Waitress clips and pie recipies

Since I'm having a press email catchup (Filmstalker email stopped for a few days and I've got a backlog) I've just received a bunch of new material for Waitress including clips, a quiz and even some pie recipes! First up here's a reminder of the trailer for the film about...

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Nathan Fillion Waitress Q&A

I have a Q&A from Nathan Fillion, star of Waitress, the new film from Adrienne Shelly who was tragically killed last year. The film is the comedy of a waitress and excellent pie maker who is pregnant, bullied by her husband having an affair with her Doctor who is also...

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Stalked: Become Bourne and see 25 minutes of Waitress

You can become an assassin just like Bourne and for real in StreetWars...although it is with water, and you can get to see twenty-five minutes of Waitress free online. The Bourne Ultimatum is doing some rather inventive marketing. To tie in with the release of the film there's an event...

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Pollack leaves Recount unwell

Sydney Pollack has pulled out of the upcoming TV film Recount, the film that looks at the contested 2000 U.S. Presidential election farce because of illness. Previously we had heard that he pulled out of the HBO film and Jay Roach was taking over, that news had surprised everyone, Jay...

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Allen back to comedy with Six Wives

Tim Allen is turning away from his serious role in Redbelt and going back to his safer, middle of the road comedy work with The Six Wives of Henry Lefay starring Elisha Cuthbert, Paz Vega, Andie MacDowell, Kelli Garner and S. Epatha Merkerson. Howard Gould is the Writer and Director...

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He's Just Not That Into You Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin are negotiating for a film called He's Just Not That Into You which has already signed Drew Barrymoore and has Ken Kwapis directing the adaptation of the Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccill novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The book is...

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A-Team film is not dead!

When I first started writing about films online The A-Team was the first story I ever wrote about, and despite it never actually getting any further, the Producer behind it has been speaking at Comic-Con and revealed that they are still going to make it. I first wrote about the...

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Cruise for Star Trek?

Rumour is that Tom Cruise is to be approached for a small role in J.J. Abrams Star Trek as the original Enterprise Captain, Christopher Pike. The rumour is just that, and it is worth pointing out that it states he's just being approached, not that he has been or has...

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Hollywood Rec remake

First person footage is back with a vengeance as [Rec], the Spanish zombie horror film, is about to be remade by Hollywood. The film was made this year and is due for a Spanish release on October the 23rd. The Last Broadcast and The Blair Witch Project were perhaps a...

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Virulents film with Afghan vampire zombies

Virulents is a comic from Virgin Comics, a fast growing arm of the Virgin empire, and has just been bought by New Regency and to be adapted to film by John Cox and directed by John Moore. The story is about a group of soldiers who are searching for a...

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Ed Harris directs Mortensen in Appaloosa

Ed Harris co-wrote and will direct the film Appaloosa which is set to star himself (obviously) and Viggo Mortensen and Renee Zellweger. Robert Knott also wrote the script that Harris is set to direct which is adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker. The story looks at two friends...

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Warren Ellis' Ocean to be adapted

Back in February word came through from the Producer Gianni Nunnari that he was going to work on two comic adaptations, one was Frank Miller's Ronin and the other was Warren Ellis' Ocean. However that was quickly denied by Warren Ellis who said that he owned the rights. Today though...

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August 6, 2007

Tartan turns to Blu-ray

Tartan video have turned to Blu-ray as their high-definition format of choice, and their first releases are set to be Oldboy, The Seventh Seal and Black Book. Now I have to say that I have Blu-ray in the house because I have a Playstation 3, I would perhaps also have...

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Shake Hands with the Devil on UK DVD

The UK DVD release of Shake Hands with the Devil is due on the 3rd of September, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it without ever having seen it. You see I've read the book, perhaps one of the most harrowing and emotionally stirring books I've ever read, a book that had...

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Darkchylde film at WETA

Darkchylde is a comic that seems to have a very passionate and lengthy following, and the coming film adaptation can't really afford to fail, not with the devoted fan base it boasts. So the fact that WETA are on board to create the effects is good news, and the first...

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Vinnie Jones in Tarantino film

Vinnie Jones is apparently starring in Quentin Tarantino's latest film and Tarantino has promised Jones that this will be his best film yet. Does that mean we're looking at Inglorious Bastards? According to Piers Morgan's blog over at Mail on Sunday he met with Vinnie Jones on Sunday and exchanged...

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Highlander straight to TV

Highlander: The Source has been having a bit of confusion on its way to the cinema, and for a while we didn’t really know what was happening with it, then it came out that it had returned to the edit room prior to the release. Now it seems that the...

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Scott backtracks on Blade Runner sequel

Ridley Scott has been backtracking on the comments he previously made about a Blade Runner sequel, and perhaps for good reason. He's just readying the Blade Runner: Final Cut multiple box sets for release on the general public and there's perhaps not way he could improve on the cult classic,...

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Ridley Scott is making Monopoly!

Ridley Scott has confirmed that he's making a Monopoly film. There, I just came out and said it despite how ridiculous it sounds. The rumour came out a few months back and I could hardly believe it then, but now it appears to be true. The previous story told us...

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Lethal Weapon 5?

Well it's very early stages and we've been here before where Mel Gibson has turned the idea of a Lethal Weapon 5 down, but it seems that the studio is trying to pull together another sequel. With other old action series coming back for one last time, or perhaps in...

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Another Wicker Man remake

The real Wicker Man remake, or re-imagining if you really have to hide behind something, is set to begin. This isn't some second class remake though, this comes from the Director of the original Wicker Man film, itself adapted from the Anthony Schaffer novel. Cowboys for Christ is the name...

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Stone cancels Bin Laden film

It seems as though Oliver Stone may have pulled out of his planned Afghanistan / hunt for Bin Laden film called Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker was set to be Oliver Stone's latest controversial film which would be based on the memoirs of Gary Bernsten, a CIA agent who coordinated the efforts of...

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Stalked: Fahrenheit 451, Get Smart and Star Trek casting

Rumours of Bill Murray in Get Smart and Tom Hanks in Fahrenheit 451, and the casting profiles are out for Star Trek. The news from AICN through Moviehole is that Tom Hanks is set to star in Fahrenheit 451, the Frank Darabont written and directed adaptation of Ray Bradbury's famous...

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Dangerous Book for Boys film

Somehow, The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) by Conn and Hal Iggulden is set to become a film. I say somehow because the book is a guide for boys on how to do just about anything from recreating historical battles, to tying knots, to conkers, to Shakespeare, to...

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August 5, 2007

Filmstalker at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2007

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is once again around the corner, in a few weeks as it happens, and that means press screenings galore. You can see the schedule of screenings I'm planning to attend online, and I also need your help with it. You see this year they've really...

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Superman sequel has two villains?

Now we've all seen the superhero franchise go wrong with multiple villains, it happened with Batman the first time around and we just saw it to a lesser degree with Spider-Man, now it looks set to happen to Superman too. According to a fan who managed to talk to Michael...

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Clash of the Titans script review

There's a script review for Clash of the Titans online, and it sounds very promising. The original was a Ray Harryhausen stop motion classic, as all his films were. I loved these films and grew up with them. Initially the remake filled me with dread, but actually it sounds pretty...

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Ray Winstone leads The Sweeney

Here's a TV show that I missed for the latest feature, The Sweeney. I wrote about this adaptation last year and it appears that it is heading well into production, and the classic 1970's gritty police drama is taking shape. As I wrote about before, they are updating the film...

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Watchmen lookalikes casting call

Cracking news to yet again reinforce the notion that Zack Snyder is going to the source and sticking true to the original Watchmen graphic novel/comic series with the announcement that he's looking for lookalikes including that of Richard Nixon. “President Richard Nixon: 35-45. We'll be aging him up for a...

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Warcraft film news

According to a report from BlizzCon from Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard and Legendary Pictures hosted a panel on the subject of the film version of the highly played videogame, a film we heard about last year. On the panel the biggest news was the confirmation of the film and that it...

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August 4, 2007

Server moves and Filmstalker writing

Hey all. Tonight around 21:00 UTC/GMT the site will be moved to a new server which will offer more resources for Filmstalker and MovableType, hopefully this might go some way to increasing comment posting speed, and will definitely help the site in general. I've also made a great hosting deal...

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Alexander: Revisited The Final Cut released

The final cut of Oliver Stone's Alexander is to be released in August in the UK and will feature a new introduction from the Director and a completely restructured film with forty-five minutes extra footage. Alexander hasn't really done that well, whatever version we're talking about, whether it's the original...

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Mistresses of Horror

Darklight is a programme that is designed to develop ten horror films from ten female Directors in a year long programme of intensive training and development. The project comes from Warp X, Threshold Studios and was created to develop ten brand new ideas from ten female Directors to the outline...

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Shyamalan's Happening cast

It seems that the rest of the cast for M. Night Shyamalan's R-rated ecological horror The Happening has been found. Betty Buckley, Robert Bailey Jr., Spencer Breslin, Jeremy Strong, Frank Collison and Victoria Clark are joining the already announced Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Ashlyn Sanchez. The news...

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Gervais doesn't make bad career decision

Ricky Gervais' representative has denied that he's joined the awfully sounding film Early Retirement, about a driven career man who retires early to spend time with his family. Yes, it does sound awful and at the time I was questioning the decision. Well it seems that the source of the...

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The Orphanage trailer online

The trailer for The Orphanage has arrived online it's looking incredibly creepy without giving away a single thing, now that's a trailer. The Orphanage, or El Orfanato, is from Director Juan Antonio Bayona and tells the story of a woman who returns to the house where she was raised and...

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Speed Racer video Q&A

There's a short Q&A video for Speed Racer online with a few rapid fire answers, some cartoon panel comparisons, and most importantly, a look at Emile Hirsch behind the wheel of the full size Mach 5. Unfortunately he's not actually going all out on a track, but at least...

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Resurrecting the Champ trailer online

The trailer for Resurrecting the Champ is online. Starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson, it tells the story of an up and coming sports reporter who finds a big break story when he happens across a homeless man who may just be a boxing legend that was presumed to...

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Death Sentence clips

There are more Death Sentence clips online. As the excellent tag line for the poster says, from the Director of Saw, James Wan, and the writer of Death Wish, Brian Garfield, comes the Kevin Bacon starring revenge thriller. So far it's looking great and very powerful, and I am a...

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Invasion clips online

I'm curious to see how The Invasion turns out. Throughout production the message was hammered home – this was not a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Initially the interest of Oliver Hirschbiegel directing the big Hollywood cast had me hooked, but then came the news that the Wachowski...

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Skinwalkers featurette

A featurette for Skinwalkers has appeared online and it gives a little more look into the film and also to the Director James Isaac. The more I see about the film the more I'm interested. Before I thought it might be a run of the mill horror film, but there...

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Scary Whisper trailers

I've never really heard about this film before, but Whisper stars Josh Holloway from Lost, looking just like he's straight off the Island, and there are two trailers online for the film. The story is about a kidnapping of a young boy from a well to do family that seems...

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August 3, 2007

The Nines trailer looks fantastic

The trailer for The Nines just caught me out of nowhere, the film is about an actor who is having trouble with his own identity and place in the world who meets an acclaimed videogame designer and from there on life just gets very, very strange. I didn't really know...

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Clash of the Titans remake Director?

Usually Friday is trailer day, today though it could be Director's day as a name is being rumoured to be connected with the Clash of the Titans remake. Now normally I wouldn't like to entertain the idea of a remake of such a classic film, but this directing rumour could...

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Raimi's choice for Spider-Man 4 Director?

I have to say that this rumour sounds fantastical, but an inside source says that Sam Raimi has an eye on someone to direct Spider-Man 4 if he doesn't, and the word is it will be one of his friends who has been involved in these kind of films before...

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets trailer in HD

National Treasure, I hated it. Contrived to an incredibly painful point, cheesy beyond belief, and filled with lines of dialogue that had me reaching for a bucket. It was awful. The only redeeming part was the educational factor of the extra filled DVD. So seeing the trailer for the sequel...

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Rendition trailer online

The trailer for Rendition is online, and it addresses quite a number of dark issues in America and Britain right now, mainly the transportation illegal deportation of human beings to countries that have laws that allow their rights to be bent and for them to be tortured and interrogated. The...

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Frank Miller's Spirit found

Frank Miller has found his lead for The Spirit, the adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book character. The man in question is Gabriel Macht. Although you may not know Gabriel Macht, a look at his IMDB profile will reveal a number of films you will, with his latest appearance in...

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein the movie

Roger Avary is turning back to the world of videogames for his next project, and that isn't Silent Hill 2. This time he's going to look to the videogame that came before the Doom series, Castle Wolfenstein. Luckily though he's not looking at the first game, Wolfenstein 3D, but he's...

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Stalked Cornish denies Bond, Rodriguez and Lang join Avatar

Abbie Cornish is denying the Bond girl rumour, although now she's right in the running for it, and Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez join James Cameron aboard Avatar. Abbie Cornish' representative has said that she has not been chosen for the new Bond film, she hasn't even been considered. Moviehole...

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Stalked: Iron Man Mk I revealed, Siskel, Ebert and Roeper online

The Mark I Iron Man armour is revealed on video from Comic-Con by Jon Favreau, and the archives of Siskel and Ebert (and Roeper) are online. There's some new Iron Man footage from Comic-Con online showing off the original Iron Man armour that Tony Stark will be using. There's nothing...

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August 2, 2007

Transformers

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For everyone who has been following this film through various stages of production you’ll have been joining us all in the rollercoaster of anticipation. There’s the initial excitement when we heard that there was going to be a Transformers film produced through Steven Spielberg, then the down of hearing it...

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Wiseman on Escape From New York and Gears of War?

There's a rumour that's just appeared on the Internet that suggests the name of the director for both the Gears of War film and the remake of Escape From New York. It's someone who is good on action and just delivered one of the best franchise sequels we've seen to...

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The Eye reshoots from another Director?

It seems that after you get a foreign Director to make a film you then have to get another Director to perform reshoots for you. It seems that David Moreau and Xavier Palud have had that very thing happen on the set of their film The Eye, itself a remake...

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More Cloverfield set footage online

Are you bored of the Cloverfield hype yet? It seems that there's just no way for any film to escape the electronic eye of the wandering fan while it's out on the streets filming, and Cloverfield (or whatever it is going to be called) is no different. Now Cloverfield seems...

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First still for Mamet's Redbelt online

There's a first look at a still for David Mamet's Redbelt underground fighting film online, and although there's not that much to it so far, but the first look is always the deepest...no, that's a song. The film sees Chiwetel Ejiofor as a Jiu-Jitsu master who has given up on...

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The Echo enters Hollywood

Yam Laranas is the Writer, Director and Cinematographer of Sigaw aka The Echo (Filmstalker review) which he is currently remaking over in Hollywood, for the sequel he's writing and directing, and it looks like he has just encountered the reality of making a film in Hollywood. Although talking to Yam...

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Cowell's Star Struck reality film

A while ago I reported that Simon Cowell had started working on a film and that it was being kept very quiet, but now the details are out, and unsurprisingly it has a talent show theme to it. Star Struck is a film that is inspired by Alan Parker's Fame...

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Broadbent and Richardson join Young Victoria

Jim Broadbent and Miranda Richardson have just signed up for the Martin Scorsese film about Queen Victoria. It already stars Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend, and sees Jean-Marc Vallee directing a Julian Fellowes script, The Young Victoria is a film that will focus on the Queen's younger years during her...

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Singleton directs Berry and Thornton in Tulia

The film Tulia didn't really grab me when I first heard about it, but now there's a name attached that has my notice, John Singleton. While Singleton is trying to decide between Luke Cage and Black Panther superhero movies, according to Variety he's been snapped up for the film that...

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Silva's spy tales to rival Bourne?

The Daniel Silva novels tell the story of a Mossad agent who was part of the covert team that avenged the murder of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, who retired after his family were killed. However it seems he didn't stay that way as Silva has written a...

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Dare to Love Me stands by Lohan

The Producer and Writer of Dare To Love Me, Lyndsay Lohan's next film has spoken out and said that the film will go ahead despite the recent troubles of the star. She's been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, another black mark on her personal life which in turn is...

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Stalked: Death Sentence clips and Punisher R-rating

The new Punisher film is a complete series restart with an R-rating and there are twelve new Death Sentence clips online. I didn't realise that the new Punisher film was going to be a total restart for the franchise rather than a sequel, but that's what it is being touted...

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McG to direct McQueen's lost film?

The Director McG, most known perhaps for his Charlies Angels success, has a new Warner Brothers three year deal. With that he's planning to develop three films, one of which is the unfinished film from Steve McQueen. Hard as it is to believe that this film was ever going to...

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The Changeling remake moves forward

I think that The Changeling with George C. Scott is perhaps the most effective horror film I've ever seen. One of the most surprising things about the film is that it manages to provide every scare and every unsettled moment with tension, suspense and without blood and gore galore. Today...

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Grindhouse DVD releases split

In the comments for the Filmstalker article about the Grindhouse UK release being stopped, Hap told us that the DVD release for Grindhouse was to be split as well as the cinema release. Not only did he provide us with a link to the story, but the very next day...

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The Kingdom new HD trailer online

There's a new high-definition trailer for The Kingdom online, the film that sees a group of U.S. Agents head to a country in the Middle East to try and uncover the plot behind the bombing of a U.S. base there. Not only do they face the cultural and political difficulties,...

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Final Halloween trailer online in HD

The new trailer for Halloween has arrived on the Interflab and it is in high-definition. I'm really not sure what to think of it after watching the high-definition version. It does look fantastic and it has a great feel to it, but I'm wondering if it really is going to...

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Access the Shoot 'Em Up red band trailer

Struggling to get into that red band trailer for Shoot 'Em Up? Struggle no more, there's a handy little bit of information you need to find your way in called the Internet. Simply search out someone famous along with their birthdate and address and you're laughing. Why didn't I think...

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New Scoop trailer online

The latest trailer for Woody Allen's Scoop has appeared online. Unfortunately it's only in the annoying flash format that stops and starts more times than...than...something that stops and starts a lot. However it is online and I have to say it totally washed over me. Let's take misunderstandings and stretch...

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Crank sequel opening revealed?

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have been talking about Crank 2, the sequel to Crank (Filmstalker review), a great fun action film, and they revealed a little of just how they are going to get the sequel to work. First up, Jason Statham is appearing in the sequel, and for...

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Mad Max Director for Justice League of America

George Miller is up for the directing duties for Justice League of America, the film that combines Superheroes galore from Batman to Superman, and Flash to Aquaman, and so on. For those of you who don't know, George Miller directed Mad Max and Happy Feet, so he's got one hell...

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Serenity special edition DVD

A new Serenity DVD is coming this month, one packed with tons of features and extras, so for those of you who are fans of the series and the film, this is a definite purchase for you. As yet there's no word on if the Joss Whedon science fiction film...

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August 1, 2007

Abbie Cornish is next Bond girl?

Abbie Cornish has been rumoured to be the Bond girl for Bond 22 from Marc Foster, but I've stayed away from it because it was seriously in the rumour mill. However there's a stronger hint that it might be true from one of her friends. Rose Byrne was approached by...

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I Am Legend sequel

Hollywood, who can figure them? They moan when they lose money and we don't see their films, and then they go and plan sequels before the first film has even come out. Not only that but the film in question has been in development for some ten years. I Am...

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Stalked: Dark Knight, Shoot 'Em Up and Sleuth footage

Trailers and clips online for Dark Knight's silly named Bat Pod, the red band trailer for Shoot 'Em Up and a totally accessible trailer for the Sleuth remake. There's more fan footage of the shooting locations for The Dark Knight and this time they've got shots of Batman racing about...

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Television series as films

Can television series make good films even after they've had their run on television? Are the two mediums compatible? Is television actually running ahead of the cinema and producing higher quality content that doesn't need a film adaptation? These are the questions that started spinning around my head when I...

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Snyder talks Watchmen production

Zack Snyder has been talking some about his work on Watchmen and where they are so far. He sounds very positive about it all, although the previous talk that nothing would be changed seems to be slipping slightly. Now before I go on I'm expecting things to change. Despite his...

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Cloverfield gets titled and set photos

Cloverfield could be getting the title of Overnight, or maybe we're being led off the garden path by J.J. Abrams and his superb hype machine, either way there's a strong indication that the title has been bought for the film production. Overnight has been registered by a small production company...

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Portman and Li in martial arts Snow White?

There's a new Snow White film coming to our screens, and it will capture something totally different to those before it. This film will see the classic story moved into 19th Century Hong Kong and featuring Shaolin Monks. The film will be a fantasy adventure from Francis Lawrence, the Director...

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Romero wants Witch remake

George Romero has said that he would like to remake his film Hungry Wives, or Season of the Witch, as he never really managed to complete the film properly as it ran out of money. In an interview over at Comic-Con where he was talking about the films he would...

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Gervais leads family comedy

I'm a bit surprised at Ricky Gervais. He's a great and clever comic mind and yet his Hollywood outings have been simple parodies of his own on screen character. Now he looks set to continue that, although now he may well receive his first real leading role. Early Retirement is...

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Friday the 13th in 2009

It seems that the remake/reimagining/prequel/sequel/whatever of Friday the 13th is heading for a 2009 release, although there is a strong question of whether it will make it there or not. One of the big questions that will need to be answered before then is, how well will the Halloween remake...

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Lumet's The Anderson Tapes remake

Arthur Sarkissian, the producer of the Rush Hour series, has an option on the Lawrence Sanders novel The Anderson Tapes which was previously made into a Sidney Lumet film starring Sean Connery in 1971. It seems that he is working on bringing another version to life from the original novel....

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