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October 31, 2007

Kung Fu Panda official trailer in HD

The Kung Fu Panda trailer has arrived, and I don't mean the one that Jack Black has been talking over that I recently posted, I mean the official film trailer. Frankly, they should have stuck with the Jack Black version, and I'm someone who hasn't fallen for his style of...

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Pearce takes The Road not Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen was being rumoured to be heading up John Hillcoat's adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel The Road, however the word is that it's not going to be Mortensen after all but Guy Pearce. The novel tells the story of a father and son who make a journey through...

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Watchmen's Black Freighter on DVD

Zack Snyder had been keenly talking about his desire to include the sub-story of Tales of the Black Freighter along with Watchmen - for those of you who don't know, throughout the Watchmen story this comic within a comic is referenced and we a story that gives us a little...

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Lowe and Fox in Dallas?

There's an interesting casting rumour online for the Dallas film, and it comes from the same source as the previous James Brolin rumour. This one has Matthew Fox, Rob Lowe, Kevin Conway, Kate Cassidy and Paul Logan are all in various stages of negotiating and signing for the film....

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Dillon gets Armored

Matt Dillon and Columbus Short have signed up to the film Armored which is about a security guard on an armoured car who is persuaded by his cohorts to steal the US $10 million in the truck. The story is to be directed by Nimród Antal who brought us the...

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Police guitarist biographical film

Andy Summers, the guitarist of that iconic band The Police, has an autobiography out which has just been picked up to be turned into a documentary. It does sound strange since you might expect a film to come from an autobiography, but this is expected to be turned into a...

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Scott brothers do Poe

Ridley and Tony Scott are getting together again to produce a film based on a famous Edgar Allan Poe short story called The Tell-Tale Heart. The story is narrated by someone who has murdered an old man and hidden his body parts underneath the floor boards of his house, and...

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Romero's Diary of the Dead gets sequel

George A. Romero hasn't even completed his latest zombie film Diary of the Dead and already there's a sequel being talked about. More than a sequel (is that a song?) in fact it looks as though it's a signed deal…if someone will pay for the film that is....

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Wanted trailer online in HD

The trailer for Wanted has arrived online, and for those of you who don't know what that means then you haven't been following the site much have you? Wanted stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in the big screen adaptation by Timur Bekmambetov (director of the Russian Watch...

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Gerard Butler leaves Escape From New York

Gerard Butler has just breathed a sigh of relief today, and so have his agent and his fans, as the announcement arrives that he's left the remake of John Carpenter's classic Escape From New York. It seems about time as we heard that Len Wiseman dropped off and then that...

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Sider-Man 4 gets a writer

Now this is interesting news for the direction of the Spider-Man franchise. Sam Raimi may have announced that he's taking a more hands-off view to the project, but this could be some great news in return. According to reports the writer who brought us the screenplay for David Fincher's Zodiac...

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Mandrake actor chosen

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been signed to play the character of Mandrake in the film of the same name that updates the comic book hero and brings him to life. Meyers has a look about him and a way that actually would suit the magical character really well....

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October 30, 2007

Clooney for G.I. Joe?

I find this hard to believe, but the rumour out today is that George Clooney is looking for a blockbuster to star in and that he's talking about appearing in G.I. Joe. What makes it worse is that the news was out a few days ago that he had walked...

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Kurosawa's Fortress gets remake

Akira Kurosawa's 1958 film The Hidden Fortress is often said to be the inspiration for Star Wars and it is about to be remade in Japan. They've been hit by the Hollywood box office formula for making money. The film seems to be undergoing a few changes to make it...

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Resident Evil franchise continues in 3D

Resident Evil: Extinction wasn't the last of the series after all, well perhaps it was for live action but not for film. Biohazard: Degeneration is the next in the series and will have an original storyline and be entirely computer generated. Oh, and it will also be in 3-D....

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Ving Rhames Throws Phantom Punch

Ving Rhames has appeared in some really interesting casting news today. He's going to be playing the famous heavyweight boxer Sonny Liston in a biographical film of his life entitled Phantom Punch. This is a great lead for Rhames who has so often been cast in the supporting shadow of...

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Stalked: Penn's, Moore, Ryder, Ledger, Malick and Kravitz

Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Wynona Ryder are to star in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are in negotiations to star in Tree of Life, and Lenny Kravitz is set to star in Lee Daniels Push....

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Microsoft in talks with Halo film?

Apparently Peter Jackson's representative has said that Microsoft are in talks with a new distribution company to strike a deal for the Halo film. Ken Kamins has said that talks are under way and that pre-production is still on going over at Weta with the company still working on the...

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Director for Akira film

There's a rumour going about that a live action version of the anime epic Akira is going to make it to the big screen. The word is light but the classic film is heading to a live action remake from Warner Brothers with the director Ruairi Robinson....

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Stalked: Hammer's Rave teaser and Wanted photos

There are some photos online for the Wanted film starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman and directed by Timor Bekmambetov from Mark Millar's excellent comic. Then there is a little bit of footage online for the new Hammer House film which is heading straight for the Internet...and you...

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Crank 2: High Voltage plot revealed

So we heard that Crank 2 was getting made, and we couldn't really figure out how. Now we have the title and the plot revealed, and it seems even more bizarre. At least with the first film there was a semblance of sense to it, and the story just built...

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October 29, 2007

Del Toro on Harry Potter?

There's a rumour doing the rounds that Guillermo del Toro might well be directing the next Harry Potter film, and the basis for this conjecture is that del Toro himself has revealed that he was approached to direct Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Now I find that really...

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Kung Fu Panda trailer online

There's a teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda online and it's being introduced by the voice of Kung Fu Panda himself, Jack Black. He gives us a little introduction to the plot and the characters, giving us clips and comedy on the way, and it looks pretty fun. The animation...

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Wonder Woman officially delayed

It's not really a surprise that Joel Silver has announced that the Wonder Woman film has been delayed, and not just because of the Justice League of America film. I think it's fair to say this was in the cards when the production was going through changes galore earlier on...

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Firth in Piers Morgan biography?

You know I really didn't even know there was a Piers Morgan biographical film planned, but according to the rumour online today there's more than a biography planned as we find out that, just maybe, Colin Firth is being considered to play the role. Colin Firth has spoken out about...

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Van Peebles to direct own sci-fi script

Yes the title sounds intriguing, and quite out of the blue. Mario Van Peebles is going to direct his own science fiction screenplay called The Uniter. Apparently Van Peebles has been working on the script for some six years, and that the inspiration for the story comes from his travels...

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Green Lantern gains director

The Green Lantern looks set to be the next superhero to make it to the big screen with Greg Berlanti signing a deal to co-write and direct the live action film of the character. Green Lantern is a test pilot who finds a crashed spaceship with a dying alien aboard....

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Princess trailer shows Denmark manga

I just received an email from Tartan films which pointed the way to this trailer for Princess, a manga animation from Writer/Director Anders Morgenthaler. It's certainly rather interesting, as it seems to look at pornography and one man's efforts to destroy all the pornographic material that his sister made before...

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Ratner leaves Escape From New York

The good rumour today is that Brett Ratner has left the remake of Escape From New York, and any news that results in Hollywood turning away from a remake of such a classic film is good news in my book. I wonder how long it will be before Gerard Butler...

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Hostel II on Blu-ray and DVD trailer

Hostel II is out now on Blu-ray and DVD and looking at the trailer for the new version it looks like there's quite a bit of footage that we haven't seen. This trailer promises to be bloodier and nastier and...well I'll leave it to the trailer to tell you. The...

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October 28, 2007

Filmstalker's Week: 22nd to 28th October

Welcome to the weekly roundup of what's happening at Filmstalker. This week has seen a fair amount of trailers and a couple of complete corkers, as well as plenty of articles and a few good reviews. So here's the week at Filmstalker, and remember to have a look at Filmstalker...

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The Flash changes Director again

The Flash started with David Goyer at the helm, then it was Shawn Levy, and now its David Dobkin. It seems that he announced it during his press junket for Fred Claus, now there's a good sign. We've gone from one of the most prolific writers of Superhero films, to...

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Zulu receives new DVD release

Zulu is one great war film, and I love the classic war films, and this one is just about to make a new appearance on DVD. Despite the new release there's a few glaring shortcomings in the new release. For those of you who don't know, Zulu is a classic...

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Awake HD trailer unnerves

The trailer for Awake is online, the film stars Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba in a film about waking up under anasthetic during an operation. More than that it weaves a thriller through the story and looks pretty damn powerful. I was really taken in by the short trailer and...

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Craig will be Bond four more times

Daniel Craig has signed up for four more James Bond, that means that Craig is going to be Bond for a very long time. With four films on his slate it looks like Craig is going to be remembered as one of the greatest Bond's there's been, if his first...

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McAvoy rumoured as Kurt Cobain?

Could James McAvoy be lining up to play Kurt Cobain in a biographical film of the man's life? Well it might just be if rumours are true. Apparently he's being looked at by the studio to take the lead of the film adapted by David Benioff from the Charles Cross...

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Lucas as Captain Pike?

There's another great Star Trek rumour out there, and a heavy rumour to boot. The rumour is that Josh Lucas is being eyed for the role of Captain Pike by J.J. Abrams and his Star Trek crew. The rumour is pretty much conjecture at the moment, but he could well...

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October 27, 2007

Genre defining: Sport

This really should have been last week as there was a mountain of sport to be had, Rugby World Cup and Formula 1 World Championships being the most prominent, but that weekend of sport made me think of the next topic for our Genre Defining series at Filmstalker, Sports. So...

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Week's Films to Stalk: 26th October to 1st November

Welcome to Filmstalker's Week of Films to Stalk, previously known as the Weekend Films to Stalk. I've decided to expand this a little, especially as I was finding that I was catching good films during the week that I thought you should know about and that we could be discussing....

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October 26, 2007

30 Days of Night

Film Three Stars
30 Days of Night, the graphic novel adaptation about an Alaskan town starting its usual month of darkness that is plagued by vampires sounded really promising from the outset. Directed by David Slade, who brought us the excellent Hard Candy (Filmstalker review), and written by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie and...

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Kaare Andrews He-Man pitch video online

Kaare Andrews is a comic book writer and filmmaker that is looking to pitch an idea for the new He-Man film, well if there is going to be a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film. What's more is that he's taken the idea a step further than...

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Travolta joins Washington in Pelham 123

John Travolta has signed up for Tony Scott's new film The Taking of Pelham 123, which already stars Denzel Washington. That's great news for us as we'll get to see Travolta, not only play something dramatic again, but also play a villain....

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Molina and Davis on Hitchcock remake

Alfred Molina and Hope Davis are starring in a remake (don't give me that reimagining rubbish) of The Lodger, the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel which was adapated to film in 1927 by Alfred Hitchcock as his debut film. So reimagining aside, this is the remake of Hitchcock's first film. Now...

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Spyro the Dragon the film?!

What in god's name is going on? Spyro the Dragon is the next game making a big screen appearance, and I can't imagine why. Actually I can see why this videogame would make a film adaptation, the cute factor. The studio's will be drooling over the young audience for this....

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JLA's Wonder Woman found?

According to a couple of different reports Justice League of America may have found its Wonder Woman, and she's Australian. Now there's no official word to the rumour, but the word does come from a Director that recently worked with the actress and there's a follow up in an Australian...

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Underworld prequel star and story revealed

The Underworld prequel is going ahead, a film we've heard talk of before, but not with Len Wiseman at the helm, it will be Patrick Tatopoulos who designed all the effects for the film, he's been promoted to the Director's chair and has brought with him a new direction for...

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Frankenstein by Guillermo del Toro?

Guillermo del Toro has been chatting about the possibility of making Frankenstein, and from the Frank Darabont script that was used for the Kenneth Branagh version starring Robert De Niro. So at the moment it's just off hand chatter from del Toro, but it's interesting to note that after the...

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October 25, 2007

24 Day 7 World Premiere trailer online

Now I know this isn't film, it's Television, but the box set could be thought of as a serialised film, and in fact the production values are so good and story line is so intense that it might as well be. So here is the trailer for 24 Day 7,...

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Blade remake?

If this rumour is correct then we're already looking at a remake of the film Blade, you know the really good first one starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kriss Kristofferson, Udo Keir and I have to mention Traci Lords in there too. Well the rumour is that they are going...

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Harrelson joins Willis in Stone's Pinkville

Woody Harrelson and Michael Peña are teaming up with Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum to join Oliver Stone's return to the Vietnam War on film with Pinkville, a story about the My Lai Massacre where U.S. soldiers killed some five hundred people during a morning market. In Pinkville, Woody Harrelson...

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Stalked: Costner in horror, Caviezel and the Fanning sisters

Kevin Costner is to star in a Spanish horror, Jim Caviezel is in a remake of a thriller about revenge filled wildlife, and the Fanning sisters, Dakota and Elle, are joining Cameron Diaz in Nick Cassavetes new film....

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Nakata's Out gets deal

Talk about old news, there have been quite a few stories lately that have "broken" elsewhere only to find that I have had them on the site for a while, but this one is ridiculously old. Hideo Nakata is to direct Natsuo Kirino's very good novel Out, something I wrote...

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Carnahan hits trouble blogging

Joe Carnahan seems to have been getting into a little bit of bother over his open attitude to blogging about his career and projects. Indeed just this week he was asking for his readers to assist him in his decision of what to make first, White Jazz or Killing Pablo....

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Millar blocked from Superman

A few days ago I wrote about Mark Millar pitching for the Superman Returns (Filmstalker review) sequel after the current writers left the project. Then we heard from J. Michael Straczynski that there was no chance he would get the job, something that Millar has just confirmed. Mark Millar talked...

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Ritchie confirms Dirty Dozen

Guy Ritchie has confirmed that he's set to direct the remake of the classic film, The Dirty Dozen. Something we heard about when the first studio pre-strike rumour was released as his name appeared against the title with no other word. It seems that up first for Ritchie though is...

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Foxx signs for Zebra Murders

It wasn't long ago that we heard of Matthew Michael Carnahan talking about his new script which would chronicle the Zebra Murders story, well now Jamie Foxx has signed up to the film and it looks set to be a powerful one. The story looks at a group of African...

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Mann directs De Niro in Frankie Machine

Michael Mann has signed up to direct Robert De Niro in Frankie Machine, the adaptation of The Winter of Frankie Machine (Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk) written by Don Winslow. The story of Frankie Machine, a retired hitman with a successful business and a new life away from the mob. One day...

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October 24, 2007

Die Hard 4.0 and Quadrilogy on DVD and Blu-ray

Die Hard 4.0 or Live Free or Die Hard (Filmstalker review) if you're not in the UK, was actually surprisingly good, I really enjoyed it, and I'm considering buying the Blu-ray when it gets a UK release on October the 29th, just a few days away. I've been given the...

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Auf Bösem Boden (On Evil Grounds) world screenings

I reviewed Auf Bösem Boden (On Evil Grounds) quite recently and gave it four stars, quite rightly too as it's an enjoyable film that mixes comedy and thriller very well and produces a diverse and very unique film that touches on many genres. Peter Koller's excellently shot film is starting...

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Family Guy Season Six DVD special offer

Family Guy is hilarious, and that's that. Season sox of the show has just been released on DVD and to coincide with it there's a special money off offer with Play.com if you have a Facebook account and sign up to the superb Facebook application Peter's Sex Club. Believe me...

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The Simpsons Movie DVD specifications

It's DVD evening on Filmstalker, and I've received the full specifications for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film on December 10th in the UK. The film sees the popular series characters come to the big screen in a tale that is almost Earth shattering as Homer takes on...

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The Bourne Ultimatum DVD specifications

The Bourne Ultimatum is due out on DVD on December the 10th in the UK, and the specifications for the DVD have been released. You can read my review of The Bourne Ultimatum on the site, but suffice to say it's the final in the trilogy and takes the action...

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New HD U.S. I Am Legend trailer online

There's yet another new trailer for I Am Legend this time in Quicktime and HD, they are really trying to advertise this one like mad. Originally I caught it and thought it was just the high definition version of the second trailer we saw in Flash format the other day,...

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John Rambo trailer arrives

The trailer for John Rambo has finally arrived, and while the voiceover may be a little cheesy, it really does build up to a superb ending with a great line from Rambo himself. This is a great trailer for the film, it doesn't give away too much and sets the...

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Repo! The Genetic Opera teaser trailer online

The first teaser trailer for Repo! The Genetic Opera has arrived online, and you can see it right here. I'm really not sure what to make of it, I'm torn between thinking this could be really cheesy, over the top, or it could turn out to be a really good...

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Stalked: Dallas and Superman casting rumours

There are a couple of early casting rumours out there which really are rumours but sound rather interesting none the less. There's the one that Superman from the Justice League of America has been cast, or is very close to casting, and he's a man who's been in a cracking...

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Stalked: Area 52 Director and Biel Dies a Little

This is not the videogame adaptation that has been talked about, but the comic series by Brian Haberlin (Amazon.com), the news is it has a Director and is going ahead. Meanwhile Jessica Biel has signed to star in a crime thriller called Die a Little which is an adaptation of...

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October 23, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Film Three Stars
Now I haven’t seen the first film Elizabeth, so there aren't going to be any comparisons in this review, and to be honest any comparison should be a single paragraph and not throughout the review. The film should be compared uniquely, and that it is. Elizabeth: The Golden Age is...

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Update: New I Am Legend trailer reveals plot in Quicktime HD

There's a new trailer for the last man on Earth story I Am Legend online and this one is much, much better than the last. The previous was big set pieces and then emptiness with the promise of something. Now we're seeing glimpses of what that something is, and a...

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Autopsy trailer looks bloody

There's a trailer online for the horror film Autopsy, and it looks pretty horrific indeed. The story is about a group of people in their twenties who have an accident in the middle of nowhere and head to the nearest hospital they find. Little do they know it's haunted and...

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Win Tell No One DVD's

Ne le dis à personne, or Tell No One, is an excellent French thriller adapted from the bestseller of Harlan Coben by Guillaume Canet, who also directs, and Philippe Lefebvre. I really enjoyed this film when I saw it, and it provided quite a few surprises as it played out....

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DiCaprio and Scorsese in Lehane adaptation

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are going to be working once again in a film called Shutter Island which is based on a Dennis Lehane novel. Not only are we getting these two great talents teaming up again, but we're seeing another strong Lehane novel adapted for the screen....

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Hopkins to play Hitchcock

It seems that Anthony Hopkins is going to be playing Alfred Hitchcock after all, and the source is the man himself. Hopkins, not Hitchcock. We had heard that Hopkins was possibly going to be playing Hitchcock, so consider this the best confirmation you can get....

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Gershon wants Bound 2

In a bit of self promotion to try and kick off a film, the gorgeous lips of Gina Gershon have uttered that she would love to star in a sequel to the film Bound, and would do it in a second. She says that all it would take is a...

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Braveheart writer directs Conan Doyle film

The writer of Braveheart, that rousing Scottish film, Randall Wallace is set to direct a film about Arthur Conan Doyle and a secret society called The Arcanum. The story not only has Arthur Conan Doyle but also Harry Houdini, H.P. Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley and Marie Laveau as members of the...

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Heather Mills biographical film?

Back in April, yes April, Filmstalker had the news about Heather Mills planning a film of her life, such as it is. The funny part of it is who she wants to play herself in the film, and believe me it's a funny one....

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Stalked: Fox reveals Body and stalker love story

Megan Fox is set to star in a comic supernatural thriller (eh?) called Jennifer's Body, while Paddy Considine and Julia Stiles are teaming up again in an unusual tale called Cry of the Owl....

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Straczynski says Millar a no go for Superman

Now there are a few pinches of salt to be taken with this story, I presume that this is the actual J.Michael Straczynski, and of course it may not be, but if it is he has some potentially bad news for the hopes of Mark Millar on his desire to...

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Updated: Charlie Wilson's War reshoots

You know most films go through reshoots of one kind of another, but it's out of the norm to see huge reshoots such as The Invasion, especially with different Directors, but it's just as unusual to see reshoots climbing to the expense of US $30 million. That's the rumoured cost...

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Ridley Scott's Nottingham revealed

Brian Grazer, that big name Producer, and Ridley Scott have revealed some more details about the plot of their latest film Nottingham, and just how they are going to take a fresh look at the legend of Robin Hood. Nottingham is the famous legend of Robin Hood, who gave to...

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Stalked: Grudge 3 and Thornton on Eagle Eye

There's going to be a third Grudge then, and Toby Wilkins is going to direct according to Variety. Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures hired him to direct a series of short films to promote The Grudge 2 called Tales of the Grudge, and now he looks like he's being promoted...

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October 22, 2007

Mark Millar pitches Superman Returns sequel

Mark Millar, who wrote Wanted which is currently in production with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, has revealed that he's trying to get in the door and pitch to write the next Superman film. Now that we've heard the previous writers are off the job, Mark Millar is...

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Buscemi in Nanjing saviour story

Steve Buscemi is set to star in another film about the Nanjing massacre. This one is the true story of German businessman John Rabe (Wikipedia) who, despite being a Nazi party member, created a safe area within Nanjing and helped save more than two hundred thousand lives. The Japanese taking...

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Rendition

Film Four Stars
I was expecting big things from Rendition and I wasn't that disappointed. After all it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Alan Arkin, and is directed by Gavin Hood who brought us Totsi (Filmstalker review). How could that not work? To top it all, the story...

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Cassavetes to direct Captain America?

Nick Cassavetes may be in negotiations to direct Captain America according to the loose lips of his mother Gina Rowlands. She was on ITV's This Morning show and revealed that he was originally up to direct Iron Man, something we had heard rumours of for some time, and now he's...

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Clooney leaves White Jazz

Joe Carnahan has revealed that George Clooney is leaving White Jazz. Unfortunately it seems that scheduling conflicts with Michael Clayton promotional work and the delay in his Leatherheads film will mean that he can't appear in White Jazz, unless that is bumped out too, something that Carnahan says he isn't...

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Rodriguez says Barbarella may be back

Despite the news that Barbarella was being quietly pushed away by Universal, it seems that it might be coming back to them. Robert Rodriguez had said that the issues were with the big budget, not the rumoured issue with Rose McGowan taking the lead, something I am inclined to believe....

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Rambo V in negotiations?

We already heard some rumours that Sylvester Stallone was planning another Rambo film, but now there's a rumour to strengthen that, with Stallone in negotiations with a studio to develop another. The deal would be that he would make a fifth Rambo film as well as the Edgar Alan Poe...

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Wahlberg replaces Gosling on The Lovely Bones

Ryan Gosling has been replaced by Mark Wahlberg on Peter Jackson's film The Lovely Bones a mere day before filming was to begin. The reason isn't clear, although it is being reported as that old chestnut, creative differences. It must have been something sudden as Ryan Gosling had put on...

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Stalked: Casting Carrey, Isaak, Heard, Bassett, Wyle and Friend

There's a fair amount of casting news that is quite interesting today, Amber Heard and Chris Isaak join the Bret Easton Ellis film The Informers, Angela Bassett and Noah Wyle join the true story spy scandal Nothing but the Truth, Rupert Friend will play Prince Albert in Young Victoria, and...

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Exorcist remake?

I find this hard to believe, would even a Hollywood studio be daft enough to consider remaking the huge classic of The Exorcist? Well it is wild rumour at the moment and hasn't been confirmed by anyone of note, however someone talked with Linda Blair at the International Horror and...

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Superman writers leave sequel

On the face of it the news that the writers of Bryan Singer's Superman, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, aren't going to return to the sequel doesn't sound that bad, after all there are tons of great writers out there. However it sees that there may be another issue at...

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Campbell confirms Bruce 2

Bruce Campbell has confirmed that there is work ongoing on a sequel for My Name is Bruce 2, and that it will be set in Europe. He also talks again on the issue of Bubba Nosferatu, the sequel to the excellent Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) and why it just won't...

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October 21, 2007

Filmstalker's Week: 15th to 21st October

Welcome to the weekly roundup of what's happening at Filmstalker. This week has seen a fair amount of trailers and footage, as well as plenty of articles. Not so many reviews this week as I haven't finished them! I've realised I'm spending a bit too much time trying to write...

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Repo! The Genetic Opera footage online

The first footage of Repo! The Genetic Opera is online and it looks pretty cool so far, Anthony Head looks pretty damn mean in it. The film is a musical about the repossession of human organs which are sold by a money making corporation exploiting a worldwide shortage of human...

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Child's Play remake?

The classic horror film Child's Play, the Hostel/Manhunt of its day, is to get a remake. Yes, Hollywood hasn't finished ripping the heart out of the back catalogue. Child's play features that little doll called Chucky that comes to life and starts murdering people. There's the plot for you, and...

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Raimi backing away from Spider-Man?

Sam Raimi has revealed that he won't be working on the story for the next Spider-Man film and that there's going to be a brand new writer on board. It's also unclear if he will be directing the film, it all depends on the script, and with neither Tobey Maguire...

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Academy announces Foreign Film nominees

The Academy have announced the nominees for the Oscar's Foreign Film category, and while the absence of the United Kingdom is obvious there are a few other controversial choices. Ang Lee's Lust, Caution was said to not have enough Taiwanese participation to be allowed entry for Taiwan. Meanwhile Israel's first...

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Stopping Power stopped for good?

So far as we knew, Stopping Power was dead. Then Melissa George, who was set to star in the film, revealed that it was definitely on. Now John Cusack, the actor set to lead the film, has revealed that actually it might not be. We heard that Jan de Bont's...

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October 20, 2007

Coppola discredits Pacino, De Niro and Nicholson

Francis Ford Coppola has spoken out about the tired, old talents of Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino and claimed that they just aren't hungry for roles any more, and you know, he's right. None of these stars are appearing in anything that matches their earlier career, and...

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New Sweeney Todd trailer hides musical

There's a new Sweeney Todd trailer online that should raise interest in the film, but for entirely the wrong reasons, something that kind of annoys me about the whole trailer side of the film industry. That aside for the moment the trailer is rather good and presents a dark and...

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New Mist trailer online

Now here's a trailer that does not misrepresent the film it's advertising, in fact this one sells it perfectly well and even better than the previous one we saw. The Mist is the new Stephen King adapted novel for screen, and once again the King of King film adaptations is...

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Hollywood writers can strike

I've held back writing about this topic so as not to add fuel to the fire, but it seems now that the proposed strike in Hollywood could well go ahead now that the writers union has balloted its members and found that they majority vote was to go ahead with...

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De Palma's Redacted real war images censored

Brian De Palma has been very vocal about his film Redacted and how censorship has hit the film, and once again he's been speaking out about the controversial photographs that have been edited from the film by the studio for fear of legal recourse. De Palma isn't happy at that...

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Stalked: Wolf Man, JLA, Craig, Zodiac, Scorpion King, Goal 3

Here's a big round up of the little stories going around today...mainly because I have a weekend of sport watching ahead, including the final F1 race of the season, corrupt and hellbent on self destruction as the governing body of F1 is, the final race is still going to be...

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October 19, 2007

Weekend Films to Stalk: 19th to 21st October

There's a pretty good list of films on British television this weekend, and as always this isn't just about what to watch, there's plenty to discuss to as I pull out the films I like the best and talk about them. Not just television though, there's film too, and the...

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Statham nothing to do with G.I. Joe

Jason Statham says that he has no connection with the G.I. Joe film, and the world applauded. He's been touted around the Interflab as being connected with the G.I. Joe film as he might just play action man, a rumour he's put to death rather quickly today, and thank god....

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Sedgwick and Butler are Game

Kyra Sedgwick has joined the Gerard Butler starrer Game, which also stars Michael C. Hall. The film is a futuristic one that tells the story of a worldwide online game called Slayers where the players control real life people. Gerard Butler is the current leader of the game but decides...

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Closing Credits: Joey Bishop

The last of the Rat Pack has died. Joey Bishop was the last remaining member of the Rat Pack still alive after Peter Lawford died in 1984, Sammy Davis Jr. in 1990, Dean Martin in 1995, and Sinatra in 1998. For film audiences, The Rat Pack are best known for...

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I Am Legend: Awakening short film online

At first I thought that a new trailer for I Am Legend had appeared online, but this is in fact a trailer for the series of short comics that are being spun off from the Will Smith starrer, I Am Legend. This short is called I Am Legend: Awakening and...

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We already knew: Bourne and Damon

Back in August Matt Damon said the following: “If (director) Paul Greengrass calls me in 10 years and says, 'I have a way to bring him (Bourne) back,' well, yeah, absolutely.” Done....

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Bond director for Birds remake

While Naomi Watts is still considering whether or not to star in the remake of the Hitchcock classic The Birds, the Director of Casino Royale is looking to direct. These are some big names that are rumoured to be attached to the film, but bear in mind that none of...

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Stop Loss trailer online

The Stop Loss trailer has appeared all over the Interflab now, and it's looking rather powerful, although the first half is rather confusing about what the film is going to be, but the latter half does give you a good feel for the film. The trailer is right here, thankfully...

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300 parody trailer stinks

There's a trailer out online for the 300 parody Meet the Spartans and so far it just clings to the standard parody tick boxes including throwing in the latest celebrity currently receiving ridicule in the media, Britney Spears. I have to say that raises an interesting question. If stars do...

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Aronofsky to direct The Wrestler?

It seems that Darren Aronofsky is going to direct The Wrestler after he completes his film The Fighter, similar themes perhaps. Hopefully this means that Aronofsky is not going to sign up Nicolas Cage, who we know is in talks, for the lead and get an actor with range and...

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Writer found for Cobain biographical film

After the success of Control, the biographical film of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division who committed suicide at the age of twenty-three, the biographical film of Kurt Cobain is taking a step forward to being made as a writer is announced. David Benioff has been signed to...

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Closing Credits: Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr died on Tuesday at the age of eighty six. She was most known for her roles in The King and I alongside Yul Brynner and for her steamy role in From Here to Eternity where she controversially cavorted with Burt Lancaster in the breaking waves. Deborah Kerr was...

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October 18, 2007

We Own the Night trailer in multiple formats

We Own the Night is the upcoming film featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall that has a superb plot and a visually exciting trailer, a trailer which I've just been sent in multiple formats and sizes. The official blurb for the film is even more exciting,...

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Schrieber takes over from Cox in Wolverine

The character played by the excellent Brian Cox in the X-Men films, William Stryker, is to be the main villain in the new Wolverine prequel, and while Hugh Jackman may be able to carry off the reverse aging, Cox appears not to be able or willing to. So a replacement...

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age charity screening and featurette

A charity event is upcoming for Breast Awareness Month which will show Elizabeth: The Golden Age in order to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer with the full GB £30 of the ticket price going to the charity, or you could enter the competition to win free tickets. Not only...

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Se, jie (Lust, Caution) trailer in multiple formats

I've just received the trailer for Ang Lee's film Se, jie (Lust, Caution) in various formats and sizes. Se, jie (Lust, Caution) is the latest film from the superb Director Ang Lee. It's billed as an erotic espionage thriller, a title I'm quite positive that Lee's not the happiest to...

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Vacancy DVD game

Vacancy (Filmstalker review) has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray, and there will be a very cool competition coming here soon with some Blu-ray DVD's to give away. I thought that the film from Nimród Antal was pretty damn good, and both Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson gave good performances in...

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The Flying Scotsman on DVD

Douglas Mackinnon, the Director of The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review), dropped me an email about just how well the film is doing on DVD, US $2 million in the first three weeks, and that's superb for a small film. Now on its fourth week it's pushing to $2.59 million and...

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Basinger and Theron in Burning Plain

Kim Basinger has signed alongside Charlize Theron – let's just pause for a moment and think about that – in The Burning Plain. The story will pull together two storylines which take place in the past and the present with Basinger playing the mother of Theron's character. The premise sounds...

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Darfur Now trailer online

I try not to bring politics or real life agenda's in here too often, but when the subject of genocide comes to the fore of film I just can't help it. So here we are in this world once again, another genocide that continues despite the numerous shouts of “it'll...

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Universal drops Barbarella?

According to reports Universal are backing away from the remake of Barbarella – finally they've seen sense? - and the reasoning behind it is Robert Rodriguez's fascination with Rose McGowan, allegedly let me say. I say allegedly because I'm not sure if this is the only reason for the inflated...

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Close Encounters 30th Anniversary trailer

Previously I wrote about the new Close of Encounters of the Third Kind special 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray, a release that features all of the versions of the film as well as brand new extras. Now I've managed to find the trailer for the release, although it's far from...

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Trailer Trash story reveal

Eli Roth has been talking about his upcoming Trailer Trash film and what it might involve. We already knew that it was going to be just fake trailers for films that don't exist, but Roth gives us a few more details. One snippet is about what is going to happen...

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Hitman and Hellboy 2 sites and Hitman game

Two websites are live today, one for the Hitman and Hellboy 2, and there's a cool little game for Hitman where you can start shooting your friends - not for real life though! You can see the game in the main story....

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Swank as Amelia Earhart

It seems that Hilary Swank has just learned that she will be playing the famous pilot Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was an well renowned pilot who was a women's rights advocate as well as a author and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross. She disappeared in 1937 trying to make...

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Wright as Muddy Waters

There's more famous actors as famous people news tonight with the word that Jeffrey Wright is set to play the the famous Muddy Waters at the start of his career in the recently announced Cadillac Records, the story of Leonard Chess and his record company which will be lead by...

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Timecop a remake?

Well nothing really surprises me any more, really. So it doesn't surprise me that they are remaking Timecop, the classic film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a policeman who travels through time to write wrongs and keep the world on track. Unfortunately he wants to go back in time and...

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Finding t.A.T.u. footage online

I can't really stretch to tell you that this is a trailer because it's so badly cut and disjointed that it has to be just straight footage. Looking at it you can see long stretches of silence and uninteresting action. It definitely is not a trailer. However, it does show...

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De Bont's Stopping Power restarts...again

Okay, so we heard that Stopping Power was off after an investor pulled out. However a new investor came forward and the project was back on, that was until they too pulled out and the production went under once again. Now the news is that Jan de Bont's thriller starring...

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October 17, 2007

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

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Wow. I'm going to find it hard to write about this film and just how bad it is. Then again I might find the words after all. There doesn't seem to be a lot right with it that's for sure, and as I drove back home I was racking my...

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Star Trek gains Dr McCoy

Karl Urban had been touted as a villain in the new Star Trek from J.J. Abrams, and I had been thinking that was a great choice. The news today though builds on the strange announcement of Simon Pegg as Scotty, with Karl Urban announced as Dr. McCoy....

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane to get released?

When I first saw the trailer for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane I thought that it was looking really rather good, and I even had the image on the site banner for release day, then it was pulled from release. Strangely the studio behind it dropped it at the...

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Scott makes powerboat racing story

Initially this might sound like a slightly different tale for the Director Tony Scott to make, until you hear the whole story. Scott is to make a film about Don Aronow, the man who invented the cigarette boat – a term used to describe the incredible racing powerboat he designed,...

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Another after death Iraq film

Denzel Washington is already appearing in a true life story about a soldier that goes to Iraq having written a book for his son telling him all the things that would prepare him for life, just in case he doesn't come home. Well now New Line are picking up a...

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Cage in American Muslim tale

Oh dear, I'm not sure how I see this one playing out, but news is in that Nicolas Cage is to star in a film about a father who goes overseas in search of his missing son, a son who is an American born Muslim. Now there are various warning...

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Interesting tale of Waking Madison

While reading the news that the gorgeous Elisabeth Shue is joining the cast of Waking Madison along with Sarah Roemer, I was caught by the interesting plot outline. A woman is determined to cure herself of her multiple personality disorders so she locks herself in her apartment for a month...

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Sushi King! Goes to New York

That's the strange sounding title for a film, Sushi King! Goes to New York, or with the full Japanese title, Sushi ôji!: Ginmaku ban. It's another really interesting tale that is coming to the big screen which is based on a popular television show in Japan, set in the world...

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October 16, 2007

DePalma talks Untouchables sequel

Thankfully we heard that Nicolas Cage was no longer playing Capone in the prequel to the Untouchables, and Brian De Palma has been talking more about what is happening on the sequel. From the sounds of it not much. De Palma has revealed that he still hasn't cast Capone although...

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Original Birds actress attacks remake

Tippi Hedren is the actress that originally starred in The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock's classic film which is undergoing a remake with Naomi Watts taking her role over. She's been talking about the attempt, and she's none too happy about it, in fact she sounds downright angry....

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Duchovny, Anderson and Carter talk X-Files 2

David Duchovny knows how to play the media, so a lunch meeting suddenly becomes news, well it does in the world of X-Files anyway. With the knowledge that X-Files 2 is on the go, a meeting between Duchovny, Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson is more than interesting to X-File fans....

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Malkovich joins Jolie in Eastwood’s Changeling

Clint Eastwood's the Changeling is fast gathering a strong cast. Already we'd heard that Angelina Jolie is on board the true life film, now we're hearing that Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore and John Malkovich have signed up. The plot sounds very interesting, and looks set to give Jolie a very...

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Werewolves dominate Earth in Benighted

Patrick Smith Kelly is set to adapt the supernatural thriller novel Benighted from Kit Whitfield, a world which sounds pretty intriguing. Set in a future world where werewolves outnumber humans as ninety percent of the population, humans are assigned as the peace keepers during the periods of full moon....

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Burlesque musical

Burlesque is going to be directed by Steven Antin. Okay, says you, so what? Well Burlesque is going to be a contemporary musical (that means modern) with twelve song and dance numbers. The plan is supposedly to mix Moulin Rouge with Cabaret. Intriguing, but is there room in your cinema...

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Smith chops Karate Kid rumours

Will Smith has said that there's not going to be any Karate Kid remake for him or his son, but does reveal that one of his upcoming films is a comedy playing against the brilliantly flat Nicolas Cage. Time Share will be a film that follows the hilarious antics of...

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Sexiest female superhero

Angelina Jolie as Tomb Raider has been voted the sexiest female superhero in film, and I don't think I can argue. However the rest of the list is rather interesting and it's here that you might have a few thoughts of your own....

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Die Hard 4.0 DVD allows legal copying

The DVD release of Die Hard 4.0 aka Live Free or Die Hard (Filmstalker review) is to have something a little special on the disc. In a bold move for the studio, who are testing the feature out for inclusion in future DVD releases, it will feature the Die Hard...

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Chris Pine is Captain Kirk

Joe Carnahan has revealed that Chris Pine has chosen to be the young Captain Kirk in the J.J. Abrams rebirth of the Star Trek franchise. The reason that Carnahan broke the news is that he had offered Pine a role in White Jazz, and was awaiting his decision on which...

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Untraceable trailer online

A trailer has appeared online for a new thriller called Untraceable starring Diane Lane and Colin Hanks. Reading the description it hits as a typical serial killer versus the FBI story where the tables are turned on the lead FBI investigator by the killer. However taking a look at the...

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Joker IMAX short film

There's an interesting rumour circulating the interflab that there's going to be a surprise short film showing in IMAX cinemas before I Am Legend, and the bigger surprise is that the whole film will be about the Joker. If this is true it would be a new marketing strategy, and...

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October 15, 2007

The Lookout clips, trailer and Q&A

I've just been passed three clips and the trailer for The Lookout in various formats and sizes, as well as a Q&A with the Writer/Director, Scott Frank. The Lookout stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, and Carla Gugino in a film about a once promising high school...

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Could Peter Berg direct Dune?

There's a stonker of a rumour online about the possibility of a Dune film. A while ago the rumour came out that there was going to be an attempt to make another film version of the classic Frank Herbert novel which was previously adapted by David Lynch. Now it seems...

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Manning talks Philip K. Dick biographical film

Taryn Manning has been talking about her role in a film that is a lose biography of the writer Philip K. Dick, and she reveals that it is going to be a mixture of dream, drug induced fantasy, and reality. I have to say it's not really the Philip K....

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Stalked: Cusack and Roberts honoured

Both John Cusack and Julia Roberts are being honoured for their work in film. Cusack will receive Star of the Year at ShowEast 2007, while Julia Roberts received the 22nd Annual American Cinematheque Award....

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Filmstalker's Week: 8th to 14th October

There's been a lot happening this past week, some new trailers, a few new reviews, extension of the competitions because there are still prizes to literally give away, and a pretty in-depth feature, not to mention all the articles. So without further ado, here's the best of the week from...

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Lohan in Playboy?

It's amazing that Lindsay Lohan is still being touted around Hollywood for film roles, not just because of the bad press that her personal life has been receiving, but also because of the films she's been turning out. Still, Brett Ratner seems to have mentioned her as a possibility Playboy...

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Hammer Horror's Beyond the Rave plot

The plot has arrived for the first film from the newly reanimated Hammer House of Horror studio, Beyond the Rave, and it certainly doesn't sound like the new Hammer House is going to have any ties to the old. The film sounds like it will follow the existing plot structures...

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National Secular Society slams Golden Compass

We already knew that The Golden Compass film was to remove all mention of religion from the story, unlike that of the original Philip Pullman novels. We also heard that he was more than happy with this. Now though the National Secular Society, of which Pullman is an honorary associate,...

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Keith Allen on Diana inquest film

The actor and film-maker Keith Allen is apparently making a documentary about the inquest into the 1997 death of Princess Diana. He has been attending the proceedings at London's High Court and has also followed the Jury to Paris for their controversial walk through of the Princess' final journey....

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Justice League of America casting details

Details of George Miller's casting for the Justice League of America film have hit the interflab and with it comes a list of actors who are set to try out for roles in the film. Miller's Justice League film is set to be a live action with CGI, so there's...

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Einstein biographical film

Lionsgate have bought the rights to a life story about Albert Einstein and are planning on creating a film that will look at the life of the theoretical physicist up to his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921. The rights come from the Walter Isaacson biography entitled Einstein:...

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Dillon signed on Chess Records

Matt Dillon is set to play Leonard Chess, the co-founder of Chess Records the Chicago blues record label, in a film entitled Cadillac Records. The film will look at the rise and fall of the record label which was responsible for the start of the careers of some hefty names,...

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Mirren and Pesci in brothel film

Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci are set to star as a couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada, Joe and Sally Conforte, who ran the Mustang Ranch. The film is set to explore their relationship that turned to violence after Sally Conforte was suspected of having an affair...

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McKellen hopes for Gandalf

While Ian McKellen completes the American leg of his worldwide tour playing King Lear, he openly speaks about his desire to reprise the role of Gandalf for The Hobbit, and of Peter Jackson's blessing for him to do just that, with or without him at the helm. Saying that, McKellen...

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Madonna to make Malawi documentary

Madonna is set to direct a documentary about the suffering in Malawi, from AIDS and poverty, as well as looking at the work that her fund raising organisation, Raising Malawi, has been doing. According to reports the film will be called I Am Because We Are, a line taken from...

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October 14, 2007

Sex and the City video spoilers

We'd already heard some of the Sex and the City spoilers, or as we are being led to believe, scenes shot especially to misdirect everyone as the studio claim they are dream sequences. Now there are more pictures and videos from the set that show more of plot, dream or...

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Competitions: Free prizes! - PS2 Games, DVDs, and more

I've taken the liberty of extending the competitions for Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Black Sheep because there are still goodies to be had. Note that if you readers don't enter then they'll be advertised elsewhere and you'll lose out, so get in quick! Extended to Friday the 19th -...

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Women in Hollywood - Are we the problem?

While actresses over forty complain that Hollywood don't want them any more, black actresses who feel they can speak out still talk of racism, and allegations abound that Warner Brothers doesn't want any more films with female leads, it's beginning to look like there's a big problem in Hollywood. Are...

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Stallone hints at more Rambo

There's a suggestion that there might be more from Rambo after this next outing with the ageing, but far from done, Sylvester Stallone. Talking about the title of the new film he reveals that he didn't want it to be titled the same as Rocky Balboa was as that would...

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Juno trailer online

I just saw the Fox site for Juno and found a trailer online, and it looks an interesting and rather quirky film with some strong and more adult writing. Juno is the story of a young woman who gets pregnant and decides to give her child to a couple who...

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October 13, 2007

Filmstalker Readers goes live

Filmstalker Readers is finally going live. I’ve been working on it for a little while now and I’ve decided it’s time to open it up, despite it not being completed, it’s working well enough to get you get started. So before you readers rush off to sign in and you...

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Hellraiser remake Directors talk

It's hard to believe Directors who say something like “it's not a remake, it's an adaptation” these days because they are all doing it and then when the film comes what is it? A remake. However the Directors for the new Hellraiser film have been talking a little about it...

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The Eye trailer online

The trailer for the remake of the Pang Brothers The Eye is online, and while a lot of sites are being negative about it, I'm thinking it looks pretty good. Certainly the scares and the effects are very strong. The film is probably getting some negative hits for the fact...

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Trailer Trash like Monty Python?

Eli Roth has revealed that Trailer Trash, the film that has been inspired by his making of a trailer for the fake film Thanksgiving, itself for the Grindhouse film, has a release date, and he's also talked a little about the film and what he hopes for it. It seems...

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Drop Box

Film Three Stars
Drop Box is a film from Writer/Directors Anesty and Spiros Carasoulos. Coming in at a mere seventy-five minutes and setting the entire film within a small video store with a handful of characters, you might be mistaken for thinking this is a little film that can't really compete with bigger...

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon the Movie for Theatres

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I had never heard of Aqua Teen Hunger Force until the DVD screener arrived, and when I read the blurb with the press pamphlet I was confused, scared, and I had a dirty used feeling. Oh no, that was another morning. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a cartoon series that...

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October 12, 2007

Weekend Films to Stalk: 12th to 14th October

Here are the weekend films to catch from UK cinema to Freeview television, and although these are UK listings, the discussion on the films is for everyone. What's especially good this week is the Sunday showing of Ladyhawke and then the Princess Bride, and the cinema releases this week are...

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Against All Enemies story revealed

There's a walk through of the story of Against All Enemies (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), the new film from Director Robert Redford which is adapted from the Richard A. Clarke novel which tells the story of his CIA career and primarily his attempts to stop Osama Bin Laden before the September...

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Pegg is Scotty in Star Trek

I never thought I would disagree with the casting of Simon Pegg after seeing his performances to date, but today I just have. He and John Cho have been cast as Scotty and Sulu respectively, and while I think that the casting of Cho seems fine – I haven't really...

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Fox denies Hitman Director change

Fox has emailed a couple of websites on the recent Hitman rumour that the Director Xavier Gans was off the project and that Nicolas De Toth, the Editor who had recut Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard) (Filmstalker review), was on board to tone down the film and...

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Charlie Wilson's War trailer in HD

The trailer for Charlie Wilson's War starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts and directed by Mike Nichols is online, and in glorious high-definition Quicktime. I've just had a look and it seems really good. Tom Hanks looks as though he's going to be giving a strong and...

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John Rambo gets a name change

Oh this is ridiculous, the excellently titled John Rambo has just had a name change, and it's ridiculous. The original title of John Rambo was perfect, it was a bit more human than just Rambo from the previous films, and kept in with Sylvester Stallone's recent success with the Rocky...

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Snyder's Last Photograph

Zack Snyder and the 300 (Filmstalker review) writer Kurt Johnstad are going to work on a project called The Last Photograph which is a drama based on an idea from Snyder himself. Sorry, I didn't mean that to sound sarcastic and I hope it didn't – for a moment it...

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Stalked: Langella's Box, Parker's Bloomers, Cage in Cage and Houten's Body

Frank Langella is joining Richard Kelly's horror The Box, Sarah Jessica Parker has her next film lined up for after Sex and the City, Nicholas Cage is looking to play an aging wrestler coming back for one last fight, and Carice van Houten has signed for Repossession Mambo and Body...

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October 11, 2007

Stalked: Real life Alias and Nanking Nanking begins

Two interesting stories that caught my eye today. One is saying that the big star Chinese film Nanking Nanking is about to begin filming, a film that looks at the events of the invasion of the old Chinese capital during World War II by the Japanese. The other is about...

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Hooper says Buick 8 not stock

Tobe Hooper is defending his adaptation of Stephen King's From a Buick before it has even begun, perhaps rightly so considering the bad representation that Stephen King so often gets in the cinema, outside of Frank Darabont of course. He's already said that the story won't be a stock...

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Assassination of Jesse James goes quietly

It seems that we are finally going to see The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford. The problem is that it’s going to be in a few U.S. selected cities only, and right now no one knows exactly where. It seems that Warner Brothers will be releasing...

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Mann and Smith in Empire

Empire is a new film that Michael Mann will direct with Will Smith in the lead, although details are sketchy at the moment, the film will see Smith play a global media mogul. That sort of fits with the title, could it be a modern day Citizen Kane? Far too...

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DiCaprio and Clooney in political play

Beau Willimon is going to adapt his own play for the screen treatment which will see Leonardo DiCaprio star and George Clooney considering joining him at the front, but will Clooney also direct?...

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October 10, 2007

Pre-Strike memo updated

There's a new version of the Hollywood Pre-Strike memo been leaked, and this one has a consolidated list of films, some dropped, and there's definite dates against the films, and guess what, The Fast and the Furious is still on the slate. Now I won't copy the whole list because...

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Anderson talks Long Good Friday remake

I can hardly believe the words that are coming out of the mouth of Paul W.S. Anderson regarding the remake of the classic, and almost perfect, British gangster film The Long Good Friday, He was talking about why he got the lead on remaking it and no one else did,...

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Clooney defends privacy snoopers

George Clooney is defending the medical staff who were suspended from their jobs after they illegally looked at his confidential medical records. Although he believes what they did was wrong, he hoped that the matter could be settled without suspending them, around forty staff, including doctors, have been suspended without...

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The Next Thing on My List

I often write about announcements for new films and programmes, but it's not that often that they really do spark a lot of interest. News that Jill Smolinski's novel The Next Thing on My List (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is getting adapted has, for it's a really interesting idea that could...

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Disturbia sequel?

Now I know Disturbia did well, but I hardly expected them to think about a sequel to the remake already, but they are working on it right now. There's no word on exactly what form the sequel will take, but it is being looked into according to rumour, but when...

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Smokin' Aces sequel approved

Joe Carnahan has revealed that the direct to DVD sequel to Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review) is to be called Smokin Aces: Blowback, and that the script is completed and read by the studio. The good news he has is that the script went down a storm, and it looks like...

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The Nines screenplay online

John August, the Writer and Director of The Nines has done something extraordinary, he's released the entire script online for you to read. This is a superb move, although The Nines isn't yet out in a lot of countries, it gives you the chance to read the original tale and...

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Studio changes Director on Hitman?

There's some terrible news out that is suggesting the upcoming film is going to take more of a hit than expected. If rumours are correct t seems that the studio is about to make the same mistake that happens on so many films these days, they're kicking out the Director....

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Update: Exciting Jumper trailer online

The trailer for Doug Liman's Jumper is now online, and it's an exciting one that really grabs you and pulls you into the film, already I'm drawn to the characters and the story, and I'm dying to see more. One of the things that hits you most are the effects...

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Warner Brothers deny memo

I do avoid a fair amount of stories that I think are too far fetched or just plain false, and the story that Jeff Robinov over at Warner Brothers had issued a memo to say that women should no longer have the lead in WB films sounded utterly ridiculous. Such...

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Eric Bana is Star Trek baddie

Eric Bana has signed to play the villain of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek film. His character will be called Nero, and that's about as much as we're being given on that subject. He certainly is a big casting scoop for the film, and the biggest name so far next...

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Kingdom banned in Bahrain and Kuwait

The Kingdom (Filmstalker review) has been banned in Kuwait or Bahrain despite being accepted for viewing in places such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar and Oman. I find this rather strange since it seemed to be very fair about portraying the structure of power, chain of...

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Terminator Salvation has no number

There's an article online about the new Terminator film, and while it gives us little in detail it does tell us the title of the new film and also confirms the timeline that this will take place in. The new title is Terminator Salvation. Note that there's no number in...

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New The Golden Compass HD trailer and an ending change

There's a new trailer online for The Golden Compass, and it's fair to say that it just blew me away. It looks utterly spectacular. Not only is it in the standard Flash, but there are High Definition options, and it looks even better, particularly the creature effects....

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Thundercats gains director

I honestly struggle with the idea of seeing Thundercats on screen, and at least they've made one decision right up front, it is to be computer generated and not live action. However we were waiting on word of a Director which has now arrived, and he's new to film....

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October 9, 2007

Gilliam's Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

Terry Gilliam's next film has been confirmed and is currently in pre-production, what's more than that is that there's a concept picture about the film online as well as some pretty impressive casting news. I actually had no idea about The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus until I heard this news,...

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Golden Compass casts more headline stars

There have been some big names signed up for the upcoming The Golden Compass film, and it seems that it was more the desire of the studio than of the Director Chris Weitz. According to him he had lined up Nonso Anozie for one of the voice roles, but New...

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Santa versus Zombies?

Yes it's true, there's going to be a film about Santa versus zombies, as well as demons and other such evil creatures. The graphic novel The Last Christmas has been optioned and is heading for the big screen. The film tells the story of Santa Claus having to defeat evil...

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Stalked: Beatty, Curtis, Deneuve and Linney honoured

There are awards aplenty being handed out at the moment, well it is starting to get to that time of year. First up is the news that Warren Beatty is to be honoured by the American Film Institute with Catherine Deneuve and Laura Linney being honoured at this year's AFI...

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Closing Credits: Bud Ekins

I know that you'll be wondering who Bud Ekins is, the champion motorcyclist who passed away on October the 6th at the superb age of seventy-seven. Bud Ekins was known for one particular motorcycle stunt, the stunt that every time you see it you will the bike to make, I...

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Closing Credits: Charles B. Griffith

Charles B. Griffith passed away on September 28th. Griffith was most known for his screenplays such as Little Shop of Horrors and Death Race 2000....

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Roberts joins Kidman in Monte Carlo

We already heard that Nicole Kidman was starring in a film called Monte Carlo which actually began way back in 2005. Now we hear that Julia Roberts has signed up to star alongside her and that there may well be another big name female star yet to sign....

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Fuqua directs second Escobar film

Antoine Fuqua is the man set to go head to head with Joe Carnahan with his biographical film about Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug trafficker and gang leader. Carnahan, who is making Killing Pablo and has been for a good few years, has publicly criticised this second film. However the...

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Gyllenhaal to the moon with Liman

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in Doug Liman's next film through DreamWorks which is currently running with the intriguing title of Untitled Moon Project. As much as we have on the film tells us that it will be about a private expedition to the moon and a race to...

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Butler and Hall in Game

We already heard that Gerard Butler was set to star in the film Game, a film that sees players enter a real world multiplayer game which allows you to mind control another real person. Now there's news that Michael Hall, otherwise known as Dexter and the brother from Six Feet...

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Thor budget and casting

Matthew Vaughn has written a short piece for The Guardian talking about his working week, and in it we get an interesting insight into the budget issues for the upcoming Thor film that he's planning to direct. At the same time a rumour we had about the casting of Thor...

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Sugar Ray Leonard biographical film

Perhaps Hollywood is taking a break from biographies of musicians as an announcement comes today that Sugar Ray Leonard is to have a biographical film made of his life. Sugar Ray Leonard is a living legend, being one of only two boxers to have been world champion in five different...

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Hollywood remaking Woo's The Killer

John Woo's classic The Killer is getting pushed through the Hollywood remake machine, and a Korean Director will be at the helm. John H. Lee is scheduled to direct. The good news is that there is a definite move to try and get a Korean star in the lead role...

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Re-Animator sequel not happening?

It looks like the hoped for sequel to the classic horror film series Re-Animator won't be getting made in any hurry, if at all. The problem appears to be that the original director has far too much politics in the script for the star and the studio. Apparently it takes...

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Philip K. Dick stories signed away

It looks as though the company who owns the rights to the work of Philip K. Dick has just signed them away to Hollywood in an exclusive deal. To follow such recent films as Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, Paycheck and Next. Electric Sheep Productions have signed a three year,...

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October 8, 2007

Sex and the City rumours a dream?

Well the backtracking has started with a rumour appearing online that is attempting to counter the ones we've already heard for Carrie's future and Charlotte's. Apparently it seems that the scenes that have been captured on camera already are all dream sequences. Now if you ask me it seems as...

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A Journal to Jordan for Washington

John Burnham Schwartz is the writer of Reservation Road and has revealed that he's writing the script for the next Denzel Washington film which tells the true story of a soldier heading out to Iraq that wrote a journal for his son Jordan. Unfortunately he never came back from Iraq...

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Charlie Wilson's War preview

There's a little teaser of Charlie Wilson's War online, the film starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the dealings of a former Texas congressman with Afghanistan in their fight against the Russians, and the effects this had in...

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New Line forgiving Jackson?

Could it be true that New Line might just take back Peter Jackson for the production of The Hobbit? Well it's certainly looking more and more like it. Now the studio are officially stepping back from the comments that their co-head Bob Shaye committed to when he said that they...

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West directs Baghdad invasion

There seems to be a lot of negativity towards Simon West just now, especially since he is attached to direct the story Thunder Run, about a reporter accidentally assigned to one of the Army divisions spearheading the invasion of Baghdad. I find myself wondering why though, as he directed Con...

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RPM supercar racing and heists

While writing up the story about Simon West directing Thunder Road, I caught my eye on his latest project, RPM, and the plot sounds rather interesting. Think The Fast and the Furious with super cars and two thieves who use the worldwide race circuit to hide their true identity and...

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John Carter of Mars will be a trilogy

There's a small comment online from the team behind the Edgar Rice Burroughs film adaptation of John Carter of Mars that reveals it's not only going to be a trilogy, but that all three films should be with us before 2012. The team from Pixar were Director Andrew Stanton, Scriptwriter...

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P released on DVD at Christmas

It seems like an age ago that I met Director Paul Spurrier at the Edinburgh Film Festival just before watching his Thai horror film P. Sceptical at first, when I actually saw it I was captured by a pretty strong horror with some good scares as well as a good...

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Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django religious group

Takashi Miike's upcoming Sukiyaki Western Django has caused some controversy as the marketing material begins to come out for it. Trailers, posters and fliers in Japan have had to be altered by Sony to remove an image of a scene that shows early in the film. During the scene the...

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Awards for Hallam Foe, Brick Lane, and more

In the Dinard British Film Festival prizes were announced for Hallam Foe, Brick Lane and Once, while at the Zurich Film Festival Chapter 27, Running with Arnold, The Band's Visit and Twelve in a Box all took awards. I usually find that these award winners are well worth visiting when...

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EverQuest gains 300 writer

Michael Gordon, who co-wrote on the excellent 300 (Filmstalker review), is set to write the adaptation of the online game EverQuest. The game is a huge multiplayer game which was first published in 1999 with a sequel in 2004, and Sony have been trying to get a film going on...

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Stalked: Mitchell on Code, Vega and King on Spirit and Darksiders gets rewritten

Darksiders is a tale of the FBI and vampires which is getting a major rewrite, Paz Vega and Jamie King are joining The Spirit and Rahda Mitchell joins The Code....

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October 7, 2007

Filmstalker's Week: 30th September to 7th October 2007

Yes, I missed a week. I honestly don't know where it went, I can't even remember what I was doing last Sunday. However this week it's back. So here's the best of the week from Filmstalker, the competitions still open, the articles from the week, trailers, reviews and any feature...

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Black Sheep competition - win stress sheep!

Black Sheep is the hilarious comedy horror film that sees a genetic engineering experiment go draastically wrong turning normally harmless, cute, and tasty sheep into blood-thirsty killing animals who then start to terrorise a New Zealand farm. To promote the film Filmstalker has been given some goodies for a Black...

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Anger grows over BAFTA non-English snub

After it was revealed that the British Film and Television Academy refused to nominate either the Welsh or Scottish language films that are eligible for entry into the Oscar's foreign language film category, there was a little rise in the British press. Well it seems like the murmur is building,...

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Hopkin's Slipstream trailer online

Anthony Hopkins has written, directed, scored and starred in his latest film Slipstream, and the trailer is online to confuse and intrigue. Wait till you see this, you'll be wondering whether you love it or hate it before it's even finished. I'm hugely fascinated by the trailer and the promise...

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Justice League details confirmed?

We've heard a fair amount about the Justice League of American film already, and today it seems that a non-Internet site has picked up the rumours, bundled them together and republished them...or it could be that this is a confirmation, we'll have to see. We get confirmation on some of...

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Clip's 'n' Pics: The Mist and Hitman

There's a new Hitman TV spot online which carries much of the footage from the previous trailers as well as a few new shots, and there are eight clips from Frank Darabont's adaptation of the Stephen King story, The Mist online too. Both are looking strong films, but of the...

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Stuart Beattie talks videogame adaptations

Stuart Beattie has been talking about Hollywood's view of videogames, his work on adapting Gears of War for a film and what he could have done with the Pirates of the Caribbean videogame adaptation. All in all it's a very interesting interview. Stuart Beattie is the writer responsible for turning...

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October 6, 2007

Smith's Red State passed over

Kevin Smith's horror script for Red State has been passed over by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and while the Internet hails this as some kind of sign that Kevin Smith's career is struggling, or that his horror Red State is dead, Smith himself remains quite optimistic, and in fact empowered....

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Statham leads Crank 2

Jason Statham is most definitely leading Crank 2, the sequel to Crank (Filmstalker review), according to the film-makers Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine who will be directing this sequel. They have also revealed how the film will begin, although really there were only a few options here - prequel, dream...

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Singer's Logan's Run script review online

When the news first came out that there was going to be a remake of the classic Logan's Run I was worried, as I am with all remakes, but this one in particular. My Dad's favourite film was going to be ruined. Then Bryan Singer was announced as Director, and...

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P2 trailer online

Okay I'm going to be honest, the idea of a woman terrorised in the underground parking area of her work isn't that exciting to me, but then there are some interesting factors here, the gorgeous Rachel Nichols and Alexandre Aja who produced and co-wrote. Still though, the idea wasn't doing...

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October 5, 2007

Weekend Films to Stalk: 5th to 7th October

Wow, this is a packed weekend and promises a fair mix of films on both television and cinema. There's just about every aspect of entertainment covered this weekend, so if it turns out to be poor weather, you can sit in and watch the television, or head out to the...

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BAFTA ignores films for Oscars

Despite Britain having viable entries to the foreign film category in the Oscars, BAFTA have apparently refused to nominate any Gaelic or Welsh language films for next year's awards ceremony. According to reports they have decided that none of the films are good enough and so they aren't going to...

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Neill Blomkamp says Halo film dead

Neill Blomkamp was lined up to direct the film Halo, based on the successful series of videogames for Microsoft's XBox, but the project was cancelled when the budget began to escalate and now it looks as though it is totally dead, despite Blomkamp's attempts at raising it through a series...

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Stalked: Babysitter call girls and prostitution rings

There are two films which have been announced for today which sound really interesting, one is about a mild-mannered man who inherits a prostitution ring, and the other is about a woman who turns a Babysitting agency into a call-girl agency....

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Burton's Sweeney Todd trailer online

The trailer for Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd is online right now and in Quicktime high definition, thankfully I was sitting up far too late watching Die Hard and caught it before bed. It has a wonderful visual style to it, and my only disappointment is that we didn't quite get...

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October 4, 2007

Ratner on Escape From New York?

There's a big rumour on the Interflab that greeted me after my cycle home, that perhaps Len Wiseman isn't going to be directing the remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York which is set to star Gerard Butler. More than that there's a rumour that another Director is associated...

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Valkyrie behind the scenes

There's a couple of behind the scenes videos online, one with the writer, Christopher McQuarrie, talking about the film. Valkyrie is the film that chronicles the plot to kill Adolf Hitler by a group of his own men, directed by Bryan Singer and starring a fantastic cast....

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Rodriguez on Zombie film

Not Robert but Eduardo Rodriguez has signed to direct a zombie film based on a graphic novel, but this is a zombie story with a twist, the zombies are good guys...well some of them are. By some I mean some of the zombie, not some bits of the zombies...oh you...

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More Sex and the City spoilers

We already heard about the first spoiler for the Sex and the City film, but now we have another, although it isn't that unexpected if you have been following the series and know the story. So, if you don't want to know about it then turn away now....

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Transformers 2 writers announced

Well there was little doubt that Transformers 2 would go ahead was there? News comes through today that there are three writers on the script, including Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman who wrote the first Transformers (Filmstalker review). The new scriptwriter is Ehren Kruger who carries a fair list of...

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Day Watch clips and desktop spider baby!

I have some Day Watch (Filmstalker review) goodies for you. There's two clips and a publicity reel all in multiple formats and sizes, and then there's the spider baby. Remember that little toy baby that has spider legs and runs about? Well you can get it for your desktop, have...

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And When Did You Last See Your Father

And When Did You Last See Your Father is a film that I regret missing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, especially since it's been doing so well and getting such strong write ups. However I've been given the trailer and a couple of links in various formats...

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Hellraiser remake Director?

A rumour on the Interflab is that a Director has been found for the remake of Clive Barker's Hellraiser, which Clive Barker is rewriting himself. Well rather than Director I should perhaps say Directors, for Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are in negotiations to direct the remake....

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Natali's Splice gains cast

Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley have been announced as the leads for Vincent Natali's film Splice, which you'll have heard me talking about before. Vincenzo Natali, if you didn't know, wrote and directed Cube and directed the excellent Cypher. Here's the plot of Spliced, which sounds rather interesting....

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Valkyrie footage online

The first footage from the Bryan Singer film Valkyrie has appeared online, and you can see it through Filmstalker. Unfortunately I'm not at my work at the moment so I can't tell you what the footage includes, so I'm asking you dear reader, to tell us all what we can...

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De Palma's Redacted trailer online

A trailer has appeared online for Brian De Palma's Redacted, and it can be seen right here on Filmstalker. Redacted initially sounds much like Brian De Palma's Casualties of War as it looks at the true life events of a rape and murder of a 14 year old Iraqi girl,...

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Vin Diesel as new Terminator?

There's a rumour kicking about that Vin Diesel is being considered for a role in Terminator 4, now whether that is for a Terminator or the new John Connor main hero replacement is unsure. The reason it's unsure is that no one really knows what the plotline is going to...

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New Wallace and Gromit film?

Nick Park is going to be working on a new Wallace and Gromit film after the great success of the superb Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Filmstalker review). The new film will be called Trouble at Mill and will see the pair attempting to run a bakery,...

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Serenity 2 possible?

It looks more and more possible that a sequel to the Firefly film Serenity (Filmstalker review) could actually become a reality. It seems that the Serenity DVD is selling so well that Universal had to “put out another one” - which I think means they had to physically make more...

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An Inconvenient Truth wins in court case

After the UK Government decided to give free copies of An Inconvenient Truth to schools around the country and use it as part of the education syllabus there have been a number of negative comments against it, and one man actually took the decision to the courts. However the attempt...

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Heigel's 27 Dresses trailer online

The write up for Katherine Heigel's latest film 27 Dresses really didn't interest me to be honest, even though there's a little twinge that my fiancé has probably tried on as many, and then I saw the trailer. The first few moments didn't really get me, but as it went...

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October 3, 2007

Win Aqua Teen Hunger Force goodies

This is a UK only competition to win loads of goodies for the film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres including PS2 games and DVD's. What's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres I hear you cry? A very good question, so read on for...

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Fast and the Furious 4 to get Walker and Diesel?

Well it's finally confirmed, what all you Fast and the Furious fans out there wanted may well come to pass as the news arrives that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in negotiations to star in the fourth Fast and the Furious film which Justin Lin is considering whether or...

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Morgan's The Jury set for big screen

It seems that another Peter Morgan story is heading for the big screen, this time it's the British mini-series The Jury which is going to be adapted by Beau Willimon and directed by Marc Foster. The original story looked at a Jury as they tried to decide the fate of...

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Planet Terror gets UK release in November?

According to an unconfirmed rumour on the Interflab, Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror may well be getting a November the 9th release in the UK. There's no backup for the rumour, but it's no real surprise that the film will get a release since we've seen Death Proof (Filmstalker review) out...

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Terminator 4 has a Director?

There's a rumour online today that a certain Director is in talks for the new Terminator, and the way the rumours have been going, coupled with this news, I think spells doom for the film. The word is that McG is in talks to helm the restart of the franchise,...

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Transformers 2 learned lessons?

I think this is really funny. The visual effects supervisor and second unit director have been talking about Transformers 2 and what they are going to do with the film, and while there's nothing indepth, the quotes they have make you wonder if they really do know what was wrong...

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Englund remakes Russian horror

Robert Englund has revealed that he's off to Italy to direct a film starring Christopher Lee, and the film in question appears to be a remake of the Russian horror film The Viy, both of which are based on Nikolai Gogol’s novel The Viy. Not only do I have Englund's...

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Portman joins Brothers remake

Natalie Portman is set to join the remake of Susanne Bier's Danish war film Brødre (Brothers) which has already gained the talents of both Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. The original film was powerful, and really did hit a nerve on the effects of war on the individual, as well...

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Another new Alien vs Predator 2 – Requiem trailer

There's another new trailer online for Alien vs Predator – Requiem, and this one looks just as good as the last, if not a little better. I'm actually starting to think that this film could be the best of the series, and with only one other film to beat I...

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October 2, 2007

Win Blue Blood signed DVD's

Blue Blood is a film that looks at the secret yearly boxing match between Oxford and Cambridge, two of the finest Universities in Britain, and Filmstalker has three DVD's that have all been signed by the Director himself, Stevan Riley, to give away to UK readers! The film follows five...

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Cohen as Sellers?

Sacha Baron Cohen is being pitched as being the man to replace the great Peter Sellers, luckily though it isn't the best of his films, The Party. I have to say that thinking of the film and its plot, it probably suits Cohen's style of humour and physical comedy more...

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Snipes loses role over tax issues

So Wesley Snipes has been replaced by Derek Luke on the film Miracle at St. Anna, the story of the World War II U.S. Army all-black 92nd Division who are separated from their squad behind enemy lines. Having suffered racism within the Army and feeling bitterly mistreated, they find solace...

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Dragon Ball Z has Director

Well I know of Dragon Ball Z, but i don't really know about it, so the news that a film version is coming and that a Director has been attached isn't really that exciting to me, but I do know that it has a big fan base, so... There's going...

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Stopping Power cancelled again?

The Jan de Bont film Stopping Power, which was set to star John Cusack, was sounding superb, and after the first set of troubles on financing were cleared up I thought that the film might get made and we might just see a stonking action film. However a story out...

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Marshall's Doomsday early reviews mixed

There are some early reviews from test screenings of Neil Marshall's new film Doomsday online, and they don't sound as strong as his previous films The Descent and Dog Soldiers. Remember though that test screenings can be showing films that still have quite a way to go in terms of...

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Berg directs Getty kidnapping

According to reports today, Peter Berg's next film after The Kingdom (Filmstalker review), Hancock, The Mission and perhaps even Bran Mak Morn is set to be about the kidnapping of the oil heir John Paul Getty III. The film will be based on the book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune...

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Tintin gets Jekyll writer

Steven Moffat is the writer who has been chosen to adapt Tintin into a film script for Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. Steven Moffat is most known for his television writing, and his work on Jekyll was superb. As yet it isn't known if he's writing all three films or...

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Disney remakes Burton's Frankenweenie?

It seems that Disney have been prepping their new animated film and they are looking at a new stop-motion film, not only that but the heavy rumour is that it will be a remake of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. Frankenweenie was a short film that Tim Burton made and was placed...

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Reno and Marceau in Cinderella

Marc Esposito is to bring together two huge French talents for a French interpretation of the classic story of Cinderella. The adaptation will be called Cendrillon and star Melanie Laurent as Cinderella and Catherine Jacob as her wicked aunt, Jean Reno will play the King and Sophie Marceau the fairy...

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Incredible Hulk plot revealed

There's a huge scoop this morning for The Incredible Hulk plot, and I have to warn you that almost the entire story is given out in this latest inside rumour. Well not the entire story, it builds up to the reveal of the Abomination and the capture of Bruce Banner...

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McGowan really is Barbarella?

We heard the rumour that Rose McGowan might be cast as Barbarella in the remake by her boyfriend Robert Rodriguez a few months back, but the rumour has resurfaced again and this time it's in print. There's no indication if this is a new rumour, confirmation of the old, or...

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Cronenberg's Brood remake?

It appears that a writer has been hired to work on the early David Cronenberg film The Brood with plans to remake it for the big screen. We already heard that Darren Lynn Bousman is set to remake the classic Scanners with the excellent David Goyer writing, so does this...

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Shoot 'Em Up sequel script complete?

We heard that there was likely to be a Shoot 'Em Up sequel before, but there wasn't that much information on what was actually happening. Today though we hear a rumour that the script has been turned in and approved, and that it is heading towards pre-production. It all seems...

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Killing Pablo to get made?

Killing Pablo is a film that has been on the go for some time and has never quite made it to production. The story comes from a book by Mark Bowden about the true story of the Colombian gangster who was brought down along with his gang by the drug...

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October 1, 2007

Morgan prepares Queen: The Sequel

Peter Morgan has announced that he is working on the sequel to the highly acclaimed film The Queen, a sequel that will look into the former British Prime Minister's relationship with the two U.S. Presidents during his term in office. According to Peter Morgan, the award winning writer, the film...

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Purefoy in Solomon Kane trilogy

James Purefoy has taken up the role of the dark hero Solomon Kane from the Robert E. Howard stories. Yes, that's what I thought initially. The series is set to be a trilogy of films which follow the 16th Century soldier that is trying to turn from his evil ways...

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Auf Bösem Boden (On Evil Grounds)

Film Four Stars
Peter Koller first came to my attention with the visually rich Skrypt (review), and since that review he's kept me informed of his latest project Auf Bösem Boden (On Evil Grounds). This is his first full length feature, and it's a mightily impressive one for that. On Evil Grounds tells...

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The Kingdom

Film Five Stars
The Kingdom is a film that could be a political hot potato as it looks at a very real terrorist incident on Saudi Arabian soil against U.S. personnel and their families and the FBI pushing the Saudi officials to allow them into their country to investigate the attack and hunt...

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Freeman, Banderas in The Code

Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are set to star in a film directed by Mimi Leder called The Code. It's a crime thriller which sees an ageing thief take on a younger criminal for his final job. What complicates things is that this final job is to pay off the...

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The Nines trailer competition winners

John August, the Writer and Director of the upcoming film The Nines, has announced the winners of his trailer competition, and the trailers are online for you to see. The competition had various categories, but basically you could cut up his trailer any way you felt using the footage supplied,...

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Stalked: The Soloist, Nightmare Academy and Last Chance Harvey

Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Eileen Atkins, Richard Schiff and Liane Balaban are joining Last Chance Harvey, a film that already stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, while Nightmare Academy from Dean Lorey finally gets a writer and Catherine Keener joins the Soloist....

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Jackie Chan doesn't like Rush Hour

As Jackie Chan looks for a disciple to train, it seems he might want to distance himself a little from his Hollywood career. In comments he reportedly made the other day he says that he wasn't a fan of the Rush Hour series, despite that his third appearance in that...

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Closing Credits: Lois Maxwell, Miss Monneypenny

Lois Maxwell has passed away on Saturday aged just eighty years old. She was the well known Miss Moneypenny from the opening film of the Bond series Dr. No, starring alongside the first film Bond, Sean Connery. She went on to appear a whole fourteen times as the original Miss...

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