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Filmstalker's Week: 15th to 21st October

Newspapers.jpgWelcome 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 all the news up, news that perhaps you won't find as interesting as discussion points, reviews and features, so I'm going to try and redress that balance.

So here's the week at Filmstalker, and remember to have a look at Filmstalker Readers!

The first footage for Repo! The Genetic Opera is online, and it looks pretty interesting.

The new trailer for Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has arrived and it hides every trace of the fact that the film is indeed a musical.

A new trailer has arrived for The Mist, Frank Darabont's adaptation of the Stephen King story, and this one concentrates more on the wider story rather than the enclosed people within the shopping mall.

Another Iraq war film arrives with the trailer for Stop Loss. A soldier decides he doesn't want to go back for another tour of duty, despite the insistance of the Government, he feels he's obligated his contract and they are breaking it. So he runs.

We've seen it already in Flash format, but I was sent the trailer for We Own the Night in multiple formats and sizes. This looks a cracker with Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall starring.

Again, we've seen it before, but I now have the trailer for Ang Lee's Lust, Caution in multiple formats and sizes for you.

The trailer for Darfur Now has appeared online, and it looks at another act of genocide occuring in Africa right now, and once again the world does nothing.

There's some footage from the Finding t.A.T.u. film, and it doesn't look promising at all. In fact it looks dire.

Missed out two reviews this week, so hopefully I'll have them early this week. However I did review The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, and I plead you to avoid it, it's awful.

Could Sam Raimi be done with Spider-Man? Sounds like he's backing away from it already.

Has Jan de Bont's Stopping Power Speed-esque thriller really died this time? John Cusack thinks it might have.

Francis Ford Coppola says some harsh words about Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson, suggesting they have lost their desire as actors.

The writers of Hollywood consider striking and agree that they will if the issues over revenues from DVD and Internet sales aren't resolved. There's quite an interesting story here.

Brian De Palma is furious that the studio have removed images from his film Redacted, in fact he took the issue to the Directors Guild and lost. This is a pretty big case of political censorship, or if you look at it another way, the studio protecting themselves from a big law suit.

Thankfully Jason Statham will not be Action Man in the G.I. Joe film.

It's hard to believe, but Martin Campbell seems to be considering directing the remake of the Hitchcock classic The Birds.

Darren Aronofsky is to direct The Wrestler, which currently has Nicolas Cage rumoured to star, oh dear.

Could Universal be cooling off the Barbarella remake? I think there's more than the rumoured star at stake with the huge budget causing Universal a bit of a scare.

Hilary Swank is going to play Amelia Earhart in a story about her final flight.

Is Timecop getting a remake as well?

Star Trek gains a Dr. McCoy, and it's really not who you thought it could be.

De Palma has been talking about the prequel for The Untouchables.

There's not going to be a Karate Kid remake, not from Will Smith anyway.

Angelina Jolie as Tomb Raider is the sexiest female superhero ever, do you agree?

Die Hard 4.0 DVD release will have a digital version to allow you to transfer it to PC, MAC and even your portable devices. Wooo! The film studios are waking up!

Star Trek finds its Captain Kirk.

Peter Berg could be considering directing the Dune remake.



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