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March 31, 2008

New Wanted trailer online in multiple formats

I'm really looking forward to Wanted, despite the huge changes from the Mark Millar comic series, the film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Mogran Freeman from the talented director Timur Bekmambetov and the writing team of Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. So the addition of a new trailer for...

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Flashbacks of a Fool trailer in multiple formats

The strength of Flashbacks of a Fool really didn't strike me until I saw the trailer when it first appeared, and then I was caught by the slow burning development of the script and the fantastic performance of Daniel Craig. What I particularly love is the fact that Craig is...

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Reeves was Dr Manhattan

Keanu Reeves has revealed that he was going to play Dr Manhattan in the upcoming Watchmen film but it seems scheduling conflicts put pay to that. Not only was he going to play Dr Manhattan but he was also going to be Racer X in Speed Racer. One might ask...

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Trejo says Machete still on

Danny Trejo has been talking about the much hyped Machete, a film that hasn't been made yet and was inspired from the response for one of the fake trailers made for the Grindhouse feature. He says that Robert Rodriguez is in fact directing the film and that it's intended to...

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Shankland from Waz to The Day

Tom Shankland, the writer and director of the superbly dark and scary thriller Waz, starring the excellent Stellan Skarsgård and Melissa George, has signed up to direct a script by Paul Andrew Williams, the write of The Cottage, called The Day. The film is about a family trip that goes...

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War of the Worlds 2 by C. Thomas Howell trailer online

You wouldn't have guessed that the man famous for his role in the excellent The Hitcher has just directed War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, and much more that it's going direct to DVD. Reading C. Thomas Howell's career since that famous film show a wealth of appearances...

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Stalked: Keaton and Martin, Hopper Jr., Jason casting

Another name is linked with the casting of Jason in Friday the 13th... Diane Keaton and Steve Martin are acting together again... Dennis Hopper's son is starring in Wes Craven's new horror......

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March 30, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 24th to 30th March

This week there are two competitions to enter, and three film reviews including Eastern Promises and The Sixth of May. There are also plenty of trailers such as Redbelt, Meet Dave and the US remake of Bangkok Dangerous. Also we have the best of the week's news, including the latest...

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Madonna to remake Casablanca?

Seems strange to even think of the classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains being remade, but in Hollywood just now anything is possible, after all they're remaking anything they can. Now this could be the lowest Hollywood has stooped, Madonna remaking Casablanca? Whatever next? Yet could...

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Gears of War has a director

Having just completed Gears of War for the second time, on insane no less (co-op with Louise who delivered the final shot) I'm interested to see how the videogame fares in the world of film, especially with the comparisons to Halo and seeing how that videogame has failed to make...

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Hitman

DVD Three Stars
Hitman is perhaps one of the few direct videogame adaptations that has worked in the cinema, and I know it may not have been that successful, but it works well as a film and carries through everything that is strong about the Hitman game franchise. Then there's the DVD, the...

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The Sixth of May

DVD Two Stars
The Sixth of May is a film from Theo Van Gogh which weaves fact and fiction together, taking the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn and building a conspiracy thriller around it which pulls in the Dutch government and the CIA, so not exactly a film with little ambition....

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Eastern Promises

DVD Four Stars
When you hear that a film has Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel in it and is directed by David Cronenberg you should sit up and take notice. Oh yes, there are other stars, but for me it's Mortensen, Cassel and Cronenberg that are the main draws. My only concern was...

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March 29, 2008

Vaughn directing Millar's Kick-Ass?

A little while ago it was announced that Matthew Vaughn was to be co-writing the screenplay for the comic series Kick-Ass by Mark Millar, the man responsible for the excellent comic Wanted, and John Romita Jr., and now there's a rumour that Matthew Vaughn will also be directing. Well Millar...

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Persian Prince not in Prince of Persia

We already heard that David Zandi, a producer in Hollywood who is an actual ancestor of the Zand dynasty and could therefore call himself a Prince of Persia, has been rumoured in connection with the film role. Well there seems to have been some poll or petition being raised about...

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Stalked: Def as Chuck Berry, Hanks leaves Farenheit 451

Mos Def is to play Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records... Tom Hanks has pulled out of Farenheit 451......

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March 28, 2008

Bangkok Dangerous remake English trailer online

The English language trailer for the remake of Bangkok Dangerous is online, and it doesn't make me feel any better than the non-English language trailer did. The remade film stars Nicolas Cage in a storyline that appears to have been altered rather a lot from the original film....

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My Sassy Girl remake trailer online

The trailer for the American remake of My Sassy Girl has arrived online, the film starring Elisha Cuthbert and Jesse Bradford and directed by Yann Samuell. The original Yeopgijeogin geunyeo Korean film was made in 2001 by Jae-young Kwak and is based on the true stories of a man who...

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Connery considering Bond villain?

Although this is a bit of idle banter, Sean Connery has said in an interview that he wouldn't mind playing a Bond villain. That said though, there are two big things standing in his way, his desired pay cheque, and the fact that the producers would probably never involve and...

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Girls Aloud want their Spice World?

Girls Aloud are apparently not content with dominating the music charts, now they want to have a go at the big screen too, in their very own film. They've been talking about how they want to have their own film but they've been sent some really awful scripts and nothing...

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Lohan keeps filming

With everything that’s happened in her private life and the onset antics and performances I’m surprised that Lindsay Lohan is still being used in films, but then I might just have answered my own question, she carries with her a level of notoriety for half the price tag. Now, she’s...

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Stalked: Lone Ranger, Asian horror remake, Radha Mitchell, Maria Bello

The Lone Ranger has the Caribbean Pirate writers… Another Asian horror film remade... Radha Mithcell joins Bruce Willis in The Surrogates... Maria Bello replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee......

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Hawke and Fuqua in Brooklyn's Finest

Ethan Hawke and Antoine Fuqua are teaming up together again for a crime thriller called Brooklyn's Finest which is gathering a fine cast already. Their last outing together was Training Day, which was a powerful thriller with some great performances from Hawke and Denzel Washington....

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Dolph Lundgren directing

Dolph Lundgren has a number of directing credits to his name, something I never realised until now, and his next seems to be a Steven Seagull inspired film called Command Performance. The story sees him as a drummer at a rock concert who has to save the day with his...

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Legion gains cast

Legion is the story of God losing faith in humanity and bringing about the apocalypse with only the archangel Michael standing between humanity surviving and being destroyed. While Paul Bettany is playing the archangel Michael, now a number of strong names have been added....

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Inside Man sequel still on

Back in November of 2006 we heard that Spike Lee was planning a sequel to Inside Man starring Clive Owen, Denzel Washington, and a superbly delicious character from Jodie Foster. Well that was some time ago and nothing has really been heard until now. Lee was cornered again about the...

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Rumsfield rumours for Bush film

Now there are even more rumours coming out for the casting of Oliver Stone's George W. Bush film, W., and these feel a little more stretched than the other casting stories to date, but they are still weighty names. According to rumour, another two names are about to be cast,...

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World War Z script review

I've recently read Max Brooks' World War Z (World War Z / Amazon.com / Play.com) and I thought it was an interesting story and a fresh take on the world of zombies, but I never thought it would make a film, not directly at least. That's just what's happening though,...

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March 27, 2008

New X-Files 2 trailer online

The new X-Files 2 trailer has been bootlegged and put online for all to see, and while the first one that I caught has been removed, there are now copies galore doing the rounds. It's short and sharp and pretty much to the point, but it really does hit the...

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More George W. Bush casting

The casting for Oliver Stone's George W. Bush film is growing, and it's looking pretty damn amazing. Now there are two new names on the rumour board for some pretty big roles, those of Colin Powell and Dick Cheney. Now if you think of how the current casting is going...

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X-Files 2 plot surprise and Millennium film?

Chris Carter has been talking about the coming X-Files 2 film, and he's revealed the very thinnest of hints about the plot, something that has been concerning me for some time, and while it doesn't alleviate my fears it does suggest that they might just be unfounded. He also reveals...

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George W. Bush parents cast

The film which from Oliver Stone about George W. Bush seems to be racing ahead as the announcement comes that his parents have been cast, and with the previous family announcements we're looking at a fantastically strong set of actors. Both George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush have been...

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More actors hit comic books

Tobey Maguire is the latest actor who is turning to comic books to produce a new film, and perhaps star in it. He's joining up with Neal Moritz to turn the comic series Afterburn into a film, something that a lot more actors are looking to do....

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Ice Cube gives up kids films?

The words Ice Cube, gangster and rapper hardly fit well together these days as the man has become a parody of himself with his terrible comedy films and poor appearances in kiddies films. However he looks set to return to the world of adult orientated films, and I don't mean...

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True life Thai boxing film

Thai boxing is something amazing to watch, it looks incredibly difficult and painful, and while there's a lot of grace in the movements, it also can look quite brutal. Now instead of a martial arts film where the boxing moves are mixed in with great film stunts for effect, we're...

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March 26, 2008

The Descent 3?

The Descent 2, or the stupidly named De2cent, is not even made, and in fact casting calls have just gone out for the film, but already they're talking about the third in the series, yes The Descent 3, or something like De3cent. According to that very casting call one of...

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Tom Clancy films with games company

The rights to the Tom Clancy name and brand have been bought by the videogame company that undoubtedly produces some of the best entertainment under the Clancy banner. Ubisoft have bought the rights to almost the entire brand name of Tom Clancy, and that means everything from games to films,...

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Producer suing Oscars fails

Bob Yari is one of the six credited producers of Crash, the Oscar winning film from Paul Haggis, but was not mentioned by the Producers Guild of America nor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when the film was nominated for awards. In fact there were a number...

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Bush casting for Oliver Stone film

There has been another announcement made on the casting of Oliver Stone's next film about George W. Bush. We already heard that Josh Brolin was set to play George W. Bush himself, but now we're starting to hear of family members joining the cast, and it's starting to feel a...

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Kapur replaces Minghella on New York

With Anthony Minghella's untimely passing one film has been left unmade by the great director, his segment set for the New York, I Love You, the sequel of sorts to Paris Je t’aime (Filmstalker review), which he has already written. However the segment isn't going to go unmade, and his...

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Jackson and McKellen push for Gandalf

It seems that both Ian McKellen and Peter Jackson want Gandalf to return to The Hobbit, and why not? He's captured the role so perfectly. However it's not a done deal, not as much as Guillermo del Toro as director it would seem. For McKellen writes on his own site...

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March 25, 2008

Jackman's comic book film

Hugh Jackman is the next big name to be associated with a Virgin Comics deal. He'll be helping create a new comic for the publisher and working it into a film and videogame, although not in that order. Nicholas Cage and Guy Ritchie have already been working on Virgin Comics...

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Genius of Unspeakable Evil gets made

I love the idea of the story of I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, which is a book idea from the writer behind The Daily Show, Josh Lieb. It tells of a teenager who everybody assumes is a bit of an...

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My Bloody Valentine gets 3D remake

My Bloody Valentine is the next horror film up for a remake, first made not that long ago in 1981, and Lionsgate have secured Jamie King to star. Not only that but the film is set to be in 3D....

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Crank 2 plot spoiler details

Details have arrived online of the plot and characters in Crank 2, although the details raise more questions than anything. I'm looking forward to Crank 2: High Voltage as Crank (Filmstalker review) was so much fun, there's the chance that this might be better. However there's the question of how...

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Eddie Murphy's Meet Dave trailer online

I've finally managed to watch the trailer for the next Eddie Murphy film Meet Dave, and I'm rather surprised because for the most part it looks okay. Not anything spectacular, although there are some hints at cleverness, but the main thing is it doesn't look the standard and poor comedy...

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Fanboys gets dual release

Fanboys, the story about a group of complete Star Wars fans who break into the Skywalker Ranch to see The Phantom Menace, has been held back for release for some two years by the Weinstein Company. However the news is that it might finally get a release, and not just...

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Twilight Zone story to film

A story from the Twilight Zone series is getting its own film version with the writer Michael Brandt set to co-write the adaptation and make his directorial debut with it too. Countdown is a futuristic film which tells of a group of astronauts who land on a planet and find...

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RocknRolla a trilogy?

Thandie Newton has been talking about Guy Ritchie's upcoming crime film RocknRolla, and she's revealed that it's set to be a trilogy, and a trilogy that's not going to take years to come out. I would assume the trilogy will only happen if the first one is successful, or maybe...

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New Redbelt trailer online

There's a new trailer out for David Mamet's Redbelt, and while it looks really intriguing, it also looks rather confusing and I'm unsure what the trailer is trying to tell me about the film. Perhaps what is even more confusing about it is that I know what the plot is...

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March 24, 2008

PS3 to get new Blu-ray

The next big update for the Playstation 3 brings with it some well deserved features for Blu-ray, including the much desired BD-Live. The new features are set to improve the Playstation 3 and bring the much anticipated and talked about Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 to home users....

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Reeves says no Constantine 2

Keanu Reeves has announced that he's just not interested in doing another Constantine film anymore, he maybe was once, but not any more. Personally I wonder what's changed, especially since he was so willing to do the sequels to Matrix which were much less than the original....

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Gangs exposed in Brewer film

Michael Caleo is set to adapt the book by Sudhir Venkatesh, Gang Leader For A Day - A Rogue Sociologist Crosses The Line (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Play.com), with Craig Brewer directing, and why does that sound so exciting? Well the book tells the story of how college professor Venkatesh...

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Stalked: Cowboys for Christ, James Gandolfini, Nailed, The Bleeding, Fast and the Furious 4

Cowboys for Christ, the Wicker Man remake from the original director, has more casting announcements... James Gandolfini is playing the Mayor of New York City in the remake of the Taking of Penham 123... James Marsden, Catherine Keener and Tracy Morgan are in negotiations for Nailed, a romantic comedy that...

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March 23, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 17th to 23rd March

This week the Filmstalker Hot Dog Awards enter the next stage, so get voting. There are also two competitions to enter, with DVDs as prizes. There are trailers for The Happening, Mamma Mia! and Daniel Craig's new film, Flashback of a Fool, to name a few, and the best of...

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March 22, 2008

Terminator 4 changes again?

I'm really confused about Terminator 4, formerly Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, because they are talking about changes to the plot once again, and it seems that the plot has been leaping around ever since the producers first talked about it. Now the story seems to be about the relationship...

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Eastwood not reviving Dirt Harry

I was really sceptical about the rumour of Clint Eastwood reviving Dirty Harry, in fact I didn't really believe it was true, and now there's a new explanation of the plot of his next film Gran Torino where he appears in front of the camera as well as directing. The...

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Terror Train remake trailer online

The trailer has arrived for the remake of Terror Train, the horror starring Jamie Lee Curtis, has arrived and it isn't that great, or rather it's hard to see much of it other than short cuts of what looks like Hostel type torture and...well...other flashes of stuff. Not only have...

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Reeves talks Day the Earth Stood Still remake

Keanu Reeves has been revealing a little about the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still that he's going to be leading, no not as the emotionless robot, but the emotionless alien. He's been talking about the changes in the new version of the film, and what they're going...

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Stalked: Ridley Scott and DiCaprio, Jason casting, Marley's music denied

Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to collaborate together on a new film called The Low Dwellers... Jared Padalecki is in negotiations to star as Jason in the Friday the 13th remake... Bob Marley's family refuse music rights to the Weinstein film......

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Clip's n Pic's: Fast and the Furious cars, Snakes Eyes, Indy, Bond and The Ruins

More from the Fast and the Furious 4 cars... G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes is revealed in some cool publicity photos... Video of Shia LaBeouf on the set with Indiana Jones and the infeasibly long film title... Then there's a behind the scenes of the new Bond film, Quantum of Solace......

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March 21, 2008

Tintin cast?

Could Tintin have been cast? Seems so according to a UK daily paper, and it's going to be seventeen year old Thomas Sangster. Who you might ask? Well I remember him most for his heart warming performance in Love Actually, which I did love, actually....

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Arthur C. Clarke film to upset religion

Arthur C. Clarke passed away the other day, but the adaptations of his work into film continue with Kimberly Peirce about to direct Childhood's End (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Play.com), a film which is sure to enrage religious groups as it despatches religion and uses one of it's iconic images...

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Standard Operating Procedure trailer online

Standard Operating Procedure is the new documentary from Errol Morris which talks with those involved in the incidents of abuse and torture at the U.S. prison Abu Ghraib. It looks an interesting and powerful film that is going to do more than expose the real stories of the soldiers who...

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Deception trailer online

The trailer for Deception, formerly The Tourist, is online. Starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor alongside Michelle Williams, Maggie Q and Natasha Henstridge, it looks pretty good. You'll remember Jackman plays the high flying laywer who entices McGregor's boring accountant into an underground sex club. However when the accountant is...

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The Happening International trailer in multiple formats

There's a new trailer around for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening and I have it here in multiple formats for you, no poor quality fllash embedded player here, just Quickime, Windows Media Player and Real Player and four different sizes each. The Happening is M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming horror film...

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Win St. Ives / All For Love DVD

I've got a few interesting non-mainstream competitions for you coming up, the first is for the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson novel St. Ives, also known in film as All For Love. It's a costume drama (with some comedy) starring such names as Jean-Marc Barr, Anna Friel, Miranda Richardson, Richard...

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March 20, 2008

Filmstalker Hotdog Awards nominations

The Filmstalker Hotdog Awards 2008 are entering the nominations stages...finally. Now that a few regulars have voted for the categories that they would like to see in the Filmstalker Hotdog Awards 2008, they are being opened up for voting, and it's pretty easy to have your say. We're in the...

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Grindhouse UK screenings from March

I have just been given the locations and dates for UK screenings of Grindhouse, that's the two films from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, Planet Terror and Death Proof (Filmstalker review), joined together in one film and separated by those infamouse fake trailers. The film hasn't actually been given a...

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Justice League in political battle

Last we heard Justice League was pulling out of filming due to it being denied a heft forty percent tax break by the Australian government and was heading to film in Canada. Now the news is that George Miller is trying to push the government to award the film the...

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Marshall directing Jackman in Drive?

Neil Marshall has another project on his slate, Drive. Not the adaptation of the videogame, although there are a few similarities between this and the game, no it's the James Sallis novel of the same name (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Play.com). What's more it's possible that Hugh Jackman may take...

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Eastwood reviving Dirty Harry?

Get that bag of salt out right now and start wallowing in it. Word is that the article I wrote the other day about Clint Eastwood heading to the front of the camera is actually a revival of one of his old franchise characters, one of the most famous in...

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Monahan writes true life serial killer script

William Monahan really shot to fame with his adaptation of The Departed (Filmstalker review) and now everyone knows his name, but he's not resting on his laurels as the latest script he has planned sounds another absolute cracker. It's based on the story of a drug dealer who rather than...

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Miller's Ronin gets writer and director

Despite Frank Miller saying that no one else would direct his work again, his comic series Ronin is set to be directed by Sylvian White with Joby Harold adapting. Harold recently wrote Awake, a film which looks to have much promise, and White directed Stomp the Yard and is to...

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Stalked: Oldman, Giamatti, The Proposal, The A-Team

Gary Oldman is negotiating for a thriller called Rain Fall... Paul Giamatti is joining the already big name cast of Duplicity... More names join the Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock starrer The Proposal... The A-Team gets a release date and nothing much else......

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead trailer

The trailer for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead is rather interesting, the idea of a small production of Hamlet being infested by vampires and the director of the play having to take arms against a sea of troubles, or to take stakes at least. The film has an interesting list...

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March 19, 2008

Haggis to rewrite Terminator 4 and plot twist revealed!

Anton Yelchin is talking about joining McG's Terminator 4, which is currently going through a name change, but that's not the interesting bit of news coming out about the film. The really interesting part is that Paul Haggis has been in talks to rewrite the film and in the story...

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Clint Eastwood acting again

Clint Eastwood is set to star in a new film called Gran Torino, and while I may have thought that had said Gran Turismo for a second and become all confused, it may not be anything to do with cars. The problem is that we don't know what the film...

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Stalked: Beau Bridges in Max Payne and Neal McDonough in Street Fighter

Beau Bridges has joined the cast of Max Payne as the character's mentor. Although that news in itself isn't hugely exciting, it is rather surprising the level of cast that is being attached to the project, and while it's no A-list, it is certainly pushing upwards. Neal McDonough is cast...

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New Mamma Mia! Trailer

So we have a new Wanted trailer, but what about something more light hearted and heart warming, something a little more relaxing? Well how about the new trailer for Mamma Mia! the film version of the hugely successful stage musical. There's a brand new trailer online for the film and...

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Raimi takes over Clancy's Jack Ryan?

Sam Raimi is in negotiations to take over the franchise of the ex-Tom Clancy screen character Jack Ryan, I say "ex" because we heard that the screen character is now owned by the studio and Clancy will have no involvement in the next films. Sam Raimi though, and not just...

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New Wanted trailer in HD

There's a new trailer online for Wanted, the film version of the heavily adapted comic book series by Mark Millar which stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman and is directed by the Russian Watch trilogy director, Timur Bekmambetov. I was hoping that this trailer would give us more...

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Die Welle shows modern Nazi dictatorship

A new German film called Die Welle (The Wave) looks at the possibilities of how a new Nazi dictatorship could rise, even in a country where the young are taught at great length about the history of the Nazi uprising. The film is based on the real life experiment carried...

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Closing Credits: Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, a great British talent who was a hugely talented writer and director, passed away today at the age of fifty four. He leaves a legacy of great films behind him, and will be a sorely missed talent in British and world wide film....

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Closing Credits: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke, the amazingly talented and prolific science fiction writer, has passed away at the age of ninety. The man who predicted moon landings and satellites also wrote many great science fiction stories from Dan Dare to the short story behind the cinematic great 2001: A Space Odyssey....

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March 18, 2008

Tony Leung defends Tang Wei

The other day I wrote about how the actress Tang Wei was being blacklisted across China, right down to commercials in printed publications. It's all down to her appearance in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution where she played a rather erotic role and also that of a traitor. Now the male...

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Li and Chan team up again

Jet Li and Jackie Chan are going to be working on another film together after The Forbidden Kingdom, and that comes from the two stars themselves. I think that's great news, two of the most popular, and perhaps best, martial artists on film today are going to team up again...

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No Nolan for Batman 3?

Is Christopher Nolan going to direct the third Batman film and complete the restarted trilogy? Right now we don't know, and neither does Christian Bale. Although Bale is optioned for a third, he's not actually sure if he'll make the film as he wouldn't want to do it unless Christopher...

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Stalked: Prince of Persia casting, Dune confirmed, McAvoy and Gibson

A quick turn around the Interflab on some of the latest news stories that don't warrant their own write up. Prince of Persia cast as Prince of Persia?... Berg confirmed for Dune…again... McAvoy in Gibson's Drowner?...

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Stalked: Henstridge, Butler and Baruchel, Zahn and Ninja Chou

Another quick round up of some stories round the web that might be of interest. Henstridge joins racism film... Butler, Baruchel, Ferrara join Dragon training... Zahn joins Twohy's Perfect Getaway... Chou is Ninja in Wachowski film…...

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Tropic Thunder HD trailer surprises

The trailer for Tropic Thunder has arrived and it's also in high definition. The film is Ben Stiller's latest comedy, and one that I think might just break his run of “same as before” comedy films. One thing is for sure I laughed much more than I have with previous...

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Flashback of a Fool trailer online

I had heard a little about Flashback of a Fool before, in that a huge actor returns home to his English hometown after a childhood friend dies and makes all those connections again with his past. However the trailer paints a different story, and a very strong one at that....

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No more Narnia films?

Disney may be getting an insight into the future as there's an inside source claiming that they, and Walden Media, are considering their options on whether to continue the Narnia series after The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Of course call me cynical, but whenever a film is about to...

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March 17, 2008

Ledger's Joker performance untouched

Now this is good news, so often we hear about films where an actor dies and the performance is altered, usually to tone it down or remove a scene where they are killed or shown in situations that people may associate with their real life deaths. Yet that's not going...

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Sin-Jin Smyth never completed?

I'm really confused. I remember getting excited about the film Sin-Jin Smyth written and directed by Ethan Dettenmaier. In September of 2006 I even wrote about the story that screenings were getting standing ovations and the writer/director Ethan Dettenmaier was talking of a sequel. Well now there's a story out...

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Pfeiffer in Frears drama

I think Michelle Pfeiffer is a great actress that seems to have been missing from our screens for far too long. She made a welcome and superb return in Stardust (Filmstalker review), and I for one want more. So my wishes have been granted as an announcement appears that she...

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Myers' Love Guru upsets Hindus

Mike Myers' latest appearance with his new character in The Love Guru is gaining some, perhaps not that unexpected, criticism. A popular Indian news site has called for outraged members of the Hindu faith to speak out about the comedian's new film....

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Controversial Houndog film released

You'll remember that the talk of the film Houndog caused quite a stir when it was first shown, for it carries with it a short, and very carefully filmed, scene of child rape. Instantly those words caused great upset, and with people who hadn't even seen the film or understood...

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Nim's Island new trailer

There's a new trailer online for Nim's Island, the children's adventure film starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler, and it looks rather different from the first. The first trailer gave a more dramatic feel to it and gave more of the story and the characters, whereas this trailer...

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March 16, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 10th to 16th March

This week in the weekly roundup. There are a few competitions for you to enter, and reviews of Les Petites Vacances and Untraceable. Also we have trailers for Red Baron, WALL-E and The Incredible Hulk amoung others. And there is also a pick of the news of the past week....

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Win free stuff – Competitions on now!

I have to get you guys going a little more because I've got some competitions running right now and you could be winning them, really, you could. There's three DVD copies of On the Black Hill, three copies of Sixth of May and on Monday there's another competition coming up...

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Crank 2/Game directors talk 3D

The directors of Crank 2 and Game, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have been talking about their upcoming films and reveal that their next project is a DC Comics adaptation, that one of their films will be in 3D, and that the stunts and effects for both Crank 2 and...

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Hilarious Michael Bay advert

You know I think it's a huge measure of a person in the public eye if they can really look at themselves in an incredibly light hearted way and poke fun at their public persona, and huge kudos to Michael Bay for allowing this to happen in an advert he's...

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March 15, 2008

Serkis talks Tintin

Andy Serkis has been revealing the smallest of nuggets of the upcoming Tintin films, which will see two of the three being directed by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. He reveals little about the films themselves, but does tell us that filming on the first is to begin in September...

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Robocop remake?

How could they be doing this? Hollywood is remaking everything right now, be it foreign, classic, old, new, whatever, it's getting remade, and the latest seems to be Robocop. Yes, it's hard to believe that this film even needs a remake, but apparently it does, and MGM have announced their...

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Chinese censorship revealed

There have been a number of stories regarding Chinese censorship of late, and most stemming from the banning of imported films and Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, but the most surprising has been about the revealing of the rules behind the Chinese government censors and thei behaviour towards one actress from...

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March 14, 2008

Lady Vengeance director wants remake

Apparently Park Chan-Wook wants the Hollywood remake of his film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance that I wrote about the other day, and more than that he went to Charlize Theron and asked her to remake it. Now although this doesn't automatically mean that the film will be any better, it...

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Microsoft denies Blu-ray involvement

Cutting off your nose to spite your face, is the saying that leapt into my head when I read that Microsoft are categorically denying that they are talking to Sony and the Blu-ray consortium nor are they even interested in adding Blu-ray to the Xbox 360. What they are basically...

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Metal Gear Solid film moves forward

I'm surprised that when a Halo film can't be made that they are even talking about a Metal Gear Solid film, but apparently it's going ahead and it seems that work on the project is getting underway. The producer of 21 recently said at the film press junket that he...

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Director explains Incredible Hulk trailer

Louis Leterrier, the director of Transporter, Hitman and now the upcoming The Incredible Hulk, has been talking about the trailer that arrived the other day, and what the sequences mean. While he is talking a little about the plot and giving some stuff away, the most interesting comments he has...

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Color of Money remake?

There are a number of poker related films coming out just now, and one of them is Deal, a film starring Burt Reynolds and Brett Harrison, you know, the guy from Reaper who always hums, haws, and sighs his way through saying nothing to the gorgeous lady? Oh, and he's...

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March 13, 2008

Untraceable

Film One Star
Thanks to Louise we have a review of Untraceable. Untraceable stars Diane Lane and Colin Hanks hunting down a serial killer who kills his victims live on the internet. The more people that visit his site to watch the victim in peril the quicker the victim dies. Lane is a...

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Les Petites Vacances

DVD Three Stars
I wasn't sure what to expect from Les Petites Vacancies, and sometimes that's a great aspect of being sent screeners. There is a downside however as you have to watch films regardless of your mood. However Les Petites Vacancies does deliver a few surprises. The film tells the story of...

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Two films for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The announcement has arrived that the latest and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will not be made into a film. In fact it will be made into two films, and both the writers and directors have been chosen. The first part is scheduled for November...

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The Incredible Hulk trailer in HD

The trailer for The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt is now online, and it's in high definition. Having just seen it I'm in two minds about it. Sure it has more of an action and an immediacy feel to it, that much is...

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Another new Speed Racer trailer in HD

There's another new trailer for Speed Racer and it's right here as well as being in High Definition. This trailer has much more of a dramatic storyline and progression to it than the previous, and concentrates much less on the effects and big stunt moments, although there are still a...

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Fame remake another dance film?

With the news that there's a new director helming the remake of the classic Alan Parker musical Fame comes the realisation that this is probably going to turn out to be just another dance film like all these dull ones that have passed us by so far. That's because the...

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Watts talks The Birds remake

I still can't believe that there's actually going to be a remake of The Birds, but Naomi Watts is still running with it and has commented on the film that is definitely still going ahead. How anyone can be considering a remake of this film I don't know, even if...

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New Muppets film

There's going to be a new Muppets film written and directed by the talent behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, writer Jason Segel and writer/director Nick Stoller. Although there's nothing about the pitch online, it seems that the idea was born out of the segent in Forgetting Sarah Marshall where he writes...

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March 12, 2008

Lost Boys 2: The Tribe trailer online

The trailer for Lost Boys 2: The Tribe has appeared online, and finally from a site that doesn't restrict all its content to U.S. visitors. What can I say about the trailer? Well it's certainly not as classy as the original, but it does look like it might be fun....

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Norton filming Obama

Edward Norton is going somewhere different from The Incredible Hulk which he has been busy with of late, he's also producing a documentary about Barack Obama and his race for the Presidency of the United States. Whatever the outcome of the race it would seem that the film will chronicle...

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Stalked: Terminator 4, Max Payne, Rosemary's Baby

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins gets a title change... The remake of Rosemary's Baby is to be produced by Michael Bay, if the talks go okay... Mila Kunis joins Max Payne......

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Stalked: Petersen, Gleeson, Patric, Lithgow, Scott Thomas, Sheen

Wolfgang Petersen will direct the science fiction film Uprising... Brendan Gleeson joins the Green Zone... Jason Patric joins My Sister's Keeper... John Lithgow and Kirsten Scott Thomas join Confessions of a Shopaholic... Charlie Sheen leads a revenge film......

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Theron remaking Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Charlize Theron is set to produce a remake of Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the third and final installment in his vengeance series. This seems odd considering it was OldBoy that has been on the remake conveyor belt for years and although this film isn't as controversial as OldBoy,...

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The Strangers trailer online

The trailer for The Strangers confused me at first because I it looked a lot like Ils (Filmstalker review), and yet there's nothing connecting the two films other than the complete similarities in the plot. The writer and director show no connection, neither does anything I've read other than people's...

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Tres Días trailer is Spanish armageddon

Tres Días, or 3 Days aka Before the Fall, is a film from Spain that tells of the last three days of Earth, as we discover that a meteor is travelling straight towards Earth and it will kill all known humans, dead. The chance of survival is zero. No Bruce...

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March 11, 2008

Norton versus Marvel in Incredible Hulk editing

It seems that Edward Norton, who has a reputation for putting his views on films he's starred in across to directors and studios, is currently clashing with Marvel over the final cut of The Incredible Hulk and both parties are locked away trying to find a resolution to the debate....

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Full WALL-E trailer online

Update: The trailer for Disney's WALL-E is now online, and it looks wonderful, links in the main article. The full WALL-E trailer is due online at 20:00 PST today, that's 04:00 UTC/GMT. Now although I'll be tucked up in bed and sleeping at that time (I hope!), I am leaving...

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Wiseman directing science fiction

Len Wiseman is set to direct Shell Game as his next film, departing once again from the realm of werewolves and bald headed action stars, he's going to be entering the world of science fiction with Shell Game. The story is about a detective who is faced with a moral...

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Singer is on Superman

When all the Internet sites started going mad for the rumour that Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh were off Superman: Man of Steel I seriously wondered what they were on about, the reasons they were using to build this debate were complete conjecture and obviously misquoted, but the rumour held...

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Ledger in, Gilliam's Parnassus continues

Filming has continued on Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law replacing the role of Heath Ledger. It seems that Heath Ledger had completed filming all the "real world" aspects of his character before his death and next he had to film...

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Marshall on Western horror

Neil Marshall's next film is to be a Western, well, of sorts. The film is actually to be a Western horror called Sacrilege. Andrew Rona is to write the film from an idea that Marshall pitched about a time during the Gold Rush....

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Kilmer replaces De Niro in New Orleans?

Reports are that Robert De Niro has been replaced by Val Kilmer in the film New Orleans aka Microwave Park as a police officer who begins to uncover a trail of corruption and lies in the police force as he searches the devastation of New Orleans for the murderer of...

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Affleck continues directing crime

Although I haven't been able to see Gone Baby Gone because one British girl disappeared in a foreign country, I do hear great things about it, and Ben Affleck has been receiving great accolades for his directorial work. Now he's set to continue his spate of crime as he turns...

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Ratner to direct young Blade Runner?

Brett Ratner is to direct the comic adaptation Harbringer originally created by Jim Shooter, the story has been described as a young Blade Runner. The story looks at Harbringers, people with powers that need another to mentor them and unlock them, these people are called Omega Harbringers....

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March 10, 2008

J.C.V.D. Trailer online

The trailer has arrived for the Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer, J.C.V.D., and I'm rather surprised that I not only find it interesting, but that I'm keen to see more. The previous footage and clips we'd seen for the film had painted it in rather a poor light, but this trailer...

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The Incredible Hulk trailer preview online

I thought we would have to wait a little longer for the trailer for the new Hulk film, The Incredible Hulk, but we're getting to see a few early shots of it thanks to some television adverts that have been released on the internet. Now while there's not any Hulk...

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Win On the Black Hill DVD

I've just been given three copies of the film On the Black Hill on DVD to give away to lucky Filmstalker readers. The film is an epic chart of two brothers lives, covering nigh on eighty years and features the stunning backdrop of the Welsh-English border. The film won the...

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Stallone writing Rambo 5

Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he's writing the next Rambo film already, and there we were thinking it was all over. According to Stallone he's halfway through the script and he takes time to reveal that there's something a little different about this Rambo, Rambo 5....

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Isaacs, Damon talk Greengrass' Green Zone

Jason Isaacs has not only confirmed that he's starring in the Paul Greengrass film The Green Zone, but he's also been talking about the way in which the Director is approaching the film. You'll remember that this is the adaptation of the book that details the U.S. Work to begin...

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Alien vs. Predator trilogy?

Could there really be another Alien vs. Predator film on the way? If the rumour is to believed then there most certainly is, and it's changing location once again. The third film would complete the trilogy, and hopefully end it, or beyond all hopes make it better. One thing though,...

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Ant-Man revealed

Edgar Wright has revealed some details on his upcoming Ant-Man, and he says that the first draft is complete and he also clears up which of the comic Ant Men will make the cut for the film. Ant-Man is a superhero who has the power to communicate with and control...

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Thor on hold

Matthew Vaughn has been talking about the Superhero project Thor and how it's been delayed. Frankly I never though Thor was a great project and that there are many other superhero tales that couls be tackled well before that makes the big screen....

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Considine as bare knuckle fighter

Paddy Considine is set to play a gypsy bare knuckle fighter in a new film from British director Shane Meadows. Based on a true story, the film follows a bare knuckle fighter who is also king of the gypsies....

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Red Baron English trailer

There's an English language trailer online for The Red Baron, the film about the famous World War I German fighter pilot who became and Ace and flew a plane that was painted red. In a time when there was much more chivalry and sportsman like behaviour in war. The trailer...

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March 9, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 3rd to 9th March

Time for the weekly roundup from Filmstalker. This week there are plenty of opportunities for you to win a prize in three competitions. Also there is Richard's review of The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele), and a look at the trailer. Other trailers include Wanted, Righteous Kill...

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Filmstalker's 2nd birthday!

Filmstalker is two years old today, can you believe it? I can't, it actually feels much longer, especially considering the size that the site has grown to. So what's happened in the last year and what do you think of Filmstalker now it's two years old, and what's in line...

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The Descent 2 entire story revealed

When a script is reviewed by a studio you'll find that it will be someone's job to read through the script and produce notes that those higher up in the company can read through quickly and make the yes or no decisions on, and the script review notes for The...

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Jones for Ritchie's Gamekeeper?

Back in May of last year Guy Ritchie started a comic book series for Virgin comics and was planning in turning it into a film. Word is that the a writer on the comic, Jeff Parker, is keen to have Vinnie Jones in the lead. Gamekeeper tells the story of...

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Two Speed Racer international trailers online

Yes there are two brand new trailers for Speed Racer online, international ones at that so that usually means a little more plot and less action. However looking at this trailer I'd say the opposite is true, there appears to be more action shown, and that's really not a bad...

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March 8, 2008

Sony producing Getaway film

Sony look set to be creating a script for a possible Getaway film, for the third in the series of videogames. Previously they had a script developed for the first Getaway film but they rolled into production with the second so quickly that there wasn't time to develop the film...

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Goyer's Scanners rewritten

David Goyer was the man who was writing the remake of the classic David Cronenberg film Scanners, but now there's word that his script is being re-written and that the film has been delayed while they look for someone to do it. Scanners is a classic horror film about people...

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Microsoft turns Blu-ray

The Chief Executive of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has finally admitted that Microsoft are looking at ways to use Blu-ray. However his comments still sound like someone who's hacked off at something, and they aren't exactly glowing with support for the format....

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Righteous Kill trailer online in HD

Why isn't every trailer released in HD, why are they still releasing even big name trailers in flash sizes smaller than my right nostril? Not so in the case of Righteous Kill, the film starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino who are on screen together for most of the...

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Tropic Thunder teaser trailer

Here's a tiny trailer in all senses of the word, and one that needs to be watched a couple of times because there's so much crammed into that tiny screen. Tropic Thunder is the latest comedy starring a big name cast of Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Tobey...

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Janssen's Turn the River trailer online

Back in February I talked about Famke Janssen starring in the film Turn the River with Rip Torn and Terry Kinney. Well now there's a trailer online and you can see it right here. In the film Janssen plays a high stakes pool shark trying to raise $50,000 to gain...

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Another NASCAR film?

Well it seems as though when one film starts production another one pulls up behind it. After talking about a film being made of the life of the NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, another NASCAR film is on the way with a plot that sounds as standard as always. An up...

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March 7, 2008

Disney bury 9/11 film?

There's some political intrigue about Disney at their annual shareholders' meeting as the executives are asked why they aren't releasing the film The Path to 9/11 on DVD in an attempt to recoup the losses it brought upon them after they edited it at the government's request and ran it...

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Disney quiet on Pirates of the Caribbean 4

Despite there being rumours of early work beginning on the idea of a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, the CEO of Disney has openly declined to comment about the possibility of a fourth film. Now, at least, they aren't simply saying no, which was clearly the word after Pirates...

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New style for Dark Knight's Two-Face

Two-Face will appear in The Dark Knight according to the actor set to play him, and with that he's revealed that the filming of Two-Face will take a unique twist. Two Face is a character who has a split personality and a face to match. On one side he is...

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Stalked: Prince of Persia, Iron Man Star Wars poster and CJ7 footage

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is on and heading to film in Morocco, a gorgeous country, Iron Man has a new poster that just oozes Star Wars, and there's some extended footage online for Stephen Chows CJ7....

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The Chaser follows The Departed

The Chaser is a South Korean film that has just been bought up by Warner Brothers and already the buzz is that it's going to be following the route that The Deparated (Filmstalker review) did and become a major film for the studio. Already William Monahan has signed up to...

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March 6, 2008

Stalked: B.I.G. cast and Rodriguez in Fast and the Furious 4

After a very long search it seems like the Notorious B.I.G. actor has been found. Meanwhile Michelle Rodriguez is making a return to the Fast and the Furious franchise in the fourth film with the full cast....

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Netherlands raise alert level over film

The Netherlands is expected to raise their national risk level to "substantial" over fears of a terrorist attack due to the release of a new film. The film, unsurprisingly, is critical of the Koran and comes from the right-wing politician Geert Wilders and is expected to raise religious and racial...

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Suspiria remake writer talks

We knew last year that the classic Dario Argento film Suspiria was being remade, but now we hear some possibly positive news on the remake in the form of the writer and director. David Gordon Green who made Undertow and Snow Angels, has written the film and could well be...

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Watchmen character stills online

Not only are there some pictures of the Watchmen characters in various poses demonstrating their talents, but the stills show the style of the film and how the picture will look, unless they've chosen a completely different style for the character photos, which I seriously doubt. It's hard to describe...

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Update: New Wanted trailer now in HD

There's a new trailer for Wanted online, and this one seems to dispense with story and just hit the effects and cool sequences of the film, and in a way that works superbly. However I just wish there was a little more meat to it. We do discover he's been...

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X-Files 2 spoiler pictures

I really don't know what the fuss is about these, first we've already seen some press manipulation going on with stills from the X-Files 2 set, so we don't know if they are true or not any more, and now we're seeing more pictures from the set that really have...

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Stalked: Carrey on comedy, Beyonce on drama

While one career goes up, the other continues down, or at the most keeps an even keel. Jim Carrey is hitting another comedy and ignoring his stronger acting ability, while Beyoncé Knowles is heading towards non singing and rather serious sounding thriller....

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March 5, 2008

Patrick Swayze seriously ill?

Patrick Swayze is apparently suffering from pancreatic cancer and is currently receiving treatment. According to reports he's been suffering from it for a few months. The story appeared in tabloids and gossip sites in the latter part of the day, but has only just been confirmed by a more reliable...

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The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele)

Film Two Stars
The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele) is a straight up comedy from Lars von Trier, or so we're led to believe. In fact it is actually pretty much that, but hidden within are plenty of messages about the human condition and a few interesting japes at actors,...

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I Am Legend alternative ending online

I really enjoyed I Am Legend (Filmstalker review), it didn't turn out to be the typical blockbuster I expected and is definitely worth another watch. Except the ending we saw in cinemas wasn't the original ending of the film at all, in fact there's a rather extensive alternative ending weighing...

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New Flawless trailer online

Just over a month ago I posted about the first Flawless trailer, a film about a diamond robbery perpetrated by the janitor of the bank, played by Michael Caine, and the struggling female employee, played by Demi Moore. Now there's another cut of the trailer online and this looks just...

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Butler producing Law Abiding Citizen

Gerard Butler has moved into producing, but not to the detriment of his acting career. He and his manager, Alan Siegel, have started a production company and are beginning with the film Law Abiding Citizen in which Gerard Butler will star. The script comes from Kurt Wimmer and isn't the...

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Win Sixth of May on DVD

The Sixth of May is a political conspiracy thriller from Theo Van Gogh, the director who was murdered in Amsterdam for his film Submission which portrayed the abuse of Muslim women, and I have three copies of the film to give away. The film is a fictional account of a...

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March 4, 2008

G.I. Joe for fans only?

I find it hard to get excited about G.I. Joe at the best of times, but hearing the Executive Producer, Brian Goldner, talk about the film's plot line just makes me confused and I find myself wondering if this is going to be for die hard fans only. The best...

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Haneke talks Funny Games remake

It's unusual that Michael Haneke would say much about his films, but he has said a few words about his U.S. remake of Funny Games (Filmstalker review), or as some would call it Funny Games U.S., indeed even the film's titles call it that. Whichever the title I wholeheartedly recommend...

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Kirsten Dunst to leave Hollywood?

Now while the story comes from "inside sources" and sounds rather shaky, the thought that Kirsten Dunst might want to leave Hollywood does reflect her current situation as she spends time in rehabilitation trying to gain control of her life. However I find myself asking if there really is anything...

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Curtis' first non romantic comedy

Richard Curtis has begun filming The Boat that Rocked, a film that is being billed as his first non-romantic comedy. However saying that there's plenty of comedy and there is a romance, so how different is it really?...

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Stalked: Wolverine images, 21 clips, Fast and Furious 4, Green Zone

Jason Isaacs has joined Paul Greengrass' Green Zone... Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel, is set to join the Fast and the Furious 4... Clips from 21, the Kevin Spacey led film about MIT students card counting in Vegas, are online... Images of Wolverine and Sabertooth have appeared online.......

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Britain's Got Talent winner biographical film

It's almost unbelievable but Paul Potts, the operatic singer who became the winner of the television talent show Britain's Got Talent, is to receive the biographical film treatment. Simon Cowell, the creator and one of the judges of the show, is going to produce the film about the man that...

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Another Bob Marley biographical film

The Weinstein Company, which already fills me with dread, have bought the rights to the book No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley by the widow of the famous musician, Rita Marley. They plan to develop a biographical film about the hugely influential musician as seen through her...

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Avatar secrets revealed?

There have been some behind the scene s details of James Cameron's Avatar released online, although there aren't any great spoilers or behind the scene photos, there are some interesting details, particularly the fact that they are building some huge sets for the film. What is most interesting is the...

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Rosemary's Baby murdered

Well it looks like another classic horror film is to be reimagined/recreated/revitalised – whatever word they want to use to hide the fact that Michael Bay's company is looking at remaking the classic horror Rosemary's Baby. Platinum Dunes has already tackled such great horrors as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The...

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Jason Statham as The Equalizer?

Jason Statham revealed that he's already been approached by Harvey Weinstein to star in the big screen version of the classic televsion show, The Equalizer. Now while I am a great fan of Statham, I just don't think that part is right for him, not yet anyway. If any Edward...

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Red Baron trailer

The trailer for the film The Red Baron has arrived, although it's the German dubbed version for the moment, the film still looks interesting with the flying sequences looking stunningly real. The film stars Matthias Schweighöfer, Til Schweiger, Lena Headey and Joseph Fiennes and tells the story of Baron Manfred...

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Another Indiana Jones DVD release

Cashing in once more the Indiana Jones series is once again to be released on DVD, not high definition mind you, just plain old DVD, and despite its previous appearance in a box set, these are going to be released individually. The saving grace is that there are going to...

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March 3, 2008

Sky pays for British classics in HD

The satellite broadcaster Sky has recently been promoting its HD offerings with rather a hard sell, and now they're looking to invest in making the content too, but not new films, Sky is providing funds to ensure that classic British films are transferred into HD. Among the classic films involved...

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Is Hounsou in Tintin?

Djimon Hounsou has revealed that he's set to star in a comic book trilogy which he describes as his dream project. Now the rumour is that this could either be Black Panther or Tintin, but thinking of the actor and the connections I think this is more likely to be...

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Meet Bill trailer looks fun

There's a trailer out for a film called Meet Bill, something that hadn't really drawn my attention, until now. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Banks, Timothy Olyphant and Jessica Alba, it tells the story of a middle aged man who discovers his wife is cheating on him and the teenager that...

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See Shine a Light with The Rolling Stones

Here's a unique opportunity for the new Martin Scorsese documentary of The Rolling Stones in concert. The film will premiere across the UK on Wednesday the 2nd of April by satellite, and you can get tickets to one of the special screenings of the premiere. Scorsese and The Rolling Stones...

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The Boss of It All trailer online

Lars von Trier's first comedy film The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele) has a trailer online, and I also have a screener with a review waiting to be finished. Although the review isn't up yet, the trailer is and I have the links right here, as well...

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Stalked: Neve Campbell, Anne Heche, Dermot Mulroney and Tim Allen

Neve Campbell is joining the Vivaldi biographical film as a Venetian courtesan... Anne Heche is replacing Jennifer Jason Leigh on the romantic comedy Spread... Dermot Mulroney has joined Run for Her Life, another organ harvesting film... Tim Allen is set to direct his first film......

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March 2, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 25th February to 2nd March

Another week has passed and another roundup is here. There are reviews of Diary of the Dead and The Bank Job, plus some new trailers and the pick of last weeks news....

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Greatest American Hero casting

I don't know if there is anyone out there that's as interested in The Greatest American Hero as I am, either be it enjoying the original television series or the idea of a feature film based on the same idea, but I most certainly am. So the news that an...

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Appear in Aronofsky's The Wrestler

Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler is shooting its last scenes with Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood on March the 14th and 15th, and it appears that it's going to be in the ring. Not only that but Aronofsky is inviting all to the last shoot of his film...

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March 1, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 in 2011?

There's a couple of wild rumours floating around the Internet that Disney is in fact planning for Pirates of the Caribbean in 2011, I know it's a long way off, but the talk is that the film is on Disney's slate. However there seem to be conflicting reports of how...

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Worst Case Scenario Nazi Zombies alive!

It certainly has been a long time since we've heard about the film Worst Case Scenario, the film which would see all the Nazi soldiers killed during World War II rise from the dead and try to pick up from where they left off. The reason appears to have been...

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Tron in 3D?

While reading about the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 rumours the titbit slipped in that the Disney revisitation of Tron will be in 3D. Now while I get all excited at the prospect of a modern day Tron film, the idea of it being in 3D disappoints me. It still...

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