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April 30, 2008

New The Incredible Hulk trailer online

The Incredible Hulk theatrical trailer has arrived online and it's looking really good. This one has some great glimpses of other aspects of the story rather than Bruce Banner, and has a little hint at his transformation which looks incredibly painful. There's even a nice little clip of the theme...

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Cloverfield 2 casting?

Could the Cloverfield sequel already be looking at casting? From reports on the Interflad it would seem that there are a couple of names being considered, or at least the ruour has been spread to try and get them back on board. Yet the strange thing is it's not at...

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McKellen will be back as Gandalf

As we know Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed what we already knew, that he would be directing The Hobbit. He also said that he hoped both Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis would be in it. Well now we know that McKellen will be in it as Gandalf, and he...

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Paramount jump on board with Blu-ray

Following Toshiba's decision to pull HD-DVD, Paramount hadn't confirmed their plans regarding Blu-ray releases. Well now that's changed and they have released a list of forthcoming films to be released in Blu-ray format. They are The Spiderwick Chronicles, Bee Movie, Face/Off, Next, There Will Be Blood and Cloverfield....

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Ritchie and Vaughn in Debt

Guy Ritchie has another project planned and thank the lord it's not a gangster film, or one starring his esteemed wife. He is teaming up again with Matthew Vaughn to remake the 2007 Israeli thriller The Debt. The film is set in the 1960s and follows three Mossad agents as...

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Cruise to spy again?

Looks like Tom Cruise is to return to familiar ground in the future, as he is potentially to star in another spy thriller movie. United Artists, the studio he co-owns has got 24 co-creator-exec producer Joel Surnow, Michael Loceff also of 24 and Martin Campbell on board....

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April 29, 2008

Hugh Jackman talks Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has been talking about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Last we heard there were a lot of people being cast as mutants, leading us to wonder how different it would be to the other X-Men films. Jackman has been talking about just that, about the tone of the film, and...

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Steven Soderbergh to get The Girlfriend Experience

Steven Soderbergh's new project sounds rather interesting. He's to direct The Girlfriend Experience, after he's finished The Informant starring Matt Damon.The Girlfriend Experience will explore the world of prostitution, but one where it doesn't just involve the usual services....

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Mel Gibson returns to Edge of Darkness

It's been a while since Mel Gibson undertook a major acting role but he's signed up for one at last. He's going to star in Edge of Darkenss, a movie adaptation of the BBC mini series of the same name....

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New Batman: The Dark Knight trailer leaked

A new trailer for Batman:The Dark Knight has been leaked online. It's an unathorised recording so it's very grainy, but you definitely get the jist. See the link below to have a look and let us know what you think....

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April 28, 2008

Filmstalker on honeymoon

Hi everyone, just a quick update on things behind the scenes at Filmstalker. I'm getting married this Saturday, yippee! Then, after a day at home relaxing and recovering, I'll be heading off to San Francisco, Sonoma, Yosemite Park, Death Valley and Las Vegas, what a honeymoon! I'll be back on...

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New Indiana Jones TV Spot

There is a new TV spot on US TV for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Some of the footage we've seen before, but there is some new stuff in there, and it is getting me fairly excited to see it. It looks like they've really captured...

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Robocop screenwriter is all for return

We already know that MGM is planning another Robocop film, either a remake or an all new version. The idea didn't appeal at the time but the screenwriter of the original film has thrown his weight behind it, and said he'd love to be involved. Ed Neumeier wants to...

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Has Grand Theft Auto IV got Iron Man worried?

Tomorrow sees the release of probably the most anticipated console game this year, Grand Theft Auto IV. And even with the increasing collaboration between the games and film industry, it seems one side is a little worried. The release of Halo 3 last year saw weekend cinema takings drop considerably...

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April 27, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 21st to 27th April

In this week's roundup, two competitions give you the chance to win a Frank Sinatra CD and a Snoop Dogg DVD. There are reviews of On the Black Hill and The Mist, and trailers for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Hancock. The news roundup features Michael Schumacher, Terminator...

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The Mist

Film Four Stars
I've heard a lot about this film which has not only received a cinematic release in the US but is also on DVD, and yet it's never made it to the UK. It's a Stephen King short story adapted and filmed by Frank Darabont, known more for his character based...

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April 26, 2008

Sienna Miller describes G.I. Joe

In fact Sienna Miller describes G.I. Joe in a nutshell, and she's being damn honest about it. In fact I think I have a new found respect for her after she spoke her mind about the upcoming film. The quote is sure to annoy fans of G.I. Joe and earn...

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Schumacher too busy for film?

Michael Schumacher has said that he's probably far too busy to get involved in a film about his career, although he does confirm that there are discussions ongoing at the moment. If he's too busy this may be a godsend for the film, because then he can't star in it,...

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The Suicide Club

Film Two Stars
With the plot described as a policeman investigating an unexplained rash of suicides I thought we'd be on for something interesting, and with production stills of blood drenched Japanese schoolgirls it looked like it had a bit of a twist to it. Well it had way more of a twist...

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Del Toro reveals Hobbit details and casting

Guillermo del Toro has been talking about The Hobbit and the sequel and his plans for the two films, and he reveals a few interesting details, as well as beginning to talk about the casting, and two very important roles. Gandalf and Gollum could be the first casting reveals we've...

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Russell Brand confirms film plans

Well what do I know? Russell Brand was on the Jonathan Ross show on BBC1 last night and he was asked about his autobiography My Booky Wook (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and the prospects of a film, and he was full of confirmations. However typically Brand the conversation went over the...

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April 25, 2008

Del Toro to kill off Hellboy

It seems that Guillermo del Toro is not writing off Hellboy just yet, but he does say that with a third film he would ensure that the story would finish and that the character could not return in any other films, be it prequel, sequel, or reimagining. He says that...

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Crank 2: High Voltage plot revealed

The plot for Crank 2: High Voltage has been revealed, and it sounds pretty interesting. I have to admit I was quite dubious about following the series on from where the first film left off, but they have come up with a cracking idea, and the plot sounds great. You'll...

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Surprise: Del Toro directs The Hobbit

So believe it or not Guillermo del Toro is set to direct The Hobbit. Yes the news that we've really known for a long time now has finally been confirmed, he's signed to direct two films back to back, and is heading to New Zealand to work with Wingnut and...

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McGregor in Angels & Demons

Ewan McGregor might seem a strange choice, but he's in line to join the cast of Angels & Demons should the negotiations go well. What's more surprising is that the film is still moving forward, because we'd heard so little I thought it had died a death, apparently not, and...

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April 24, 2008

Win Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror on DVD

Snoop Dogg is perhaps best known for his music, but he's also starred in various films of differing fare, including a horror film called Hood of Horror, a film which I have two copies of to give away. It's a three story anthology that follows the residents of an inner-city...

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Dead by Dawn 2008 schedule

The programme for the horror film festival Dead by Dawn has just gone live, yes the festival does start at 23:15 this evening, so if you're not there already you're going to have a bit of a rush to get here. Still, it would be worth it. We're looking at...

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Win Frank Sinatra at the Movies

I've just reviewed Frank Sinatra at the Movies, a new CD that features Frank Sinatra singing some of the themes from films that he's performed over the years. Now you have the chance to win a copy of the CD, and a pre release CD at that....

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Frank Sinatra At the Movies

Other Three Stars
Now I should disclose this up front, I'm a swing fan and I love the Rat Pack, however unusually I'm not the best Frank Sinatra fan. For me I'd rather watch and hear Dean martin, he's my favourite performer out of the three with Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. fighting...

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Eli Roth on science fiction

Eli Roth has been speaking about the next project he wants to start on, and it's not horror, it's science fiction. Not only that but it appears that he's trying for a PG-13 rating as well. According to Roth himself he's a mere two weeks away from having completed the...

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Michael Schumacher to play himself in F1 film

Love him or hate him, and whatever his methods, Michael Schumacher is undoubtedly one of the greatest Formula 1 racing drivers of his time and it appears that Hollywood thinks so too as talks are under way with the star to make a film of his life and with him...

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Chronicles of Narnia isn't dead?

I really thought that The Chronicles of Narnia series was done after the third film, as far as Disney were concerned anyway. Yes they originally announced that they were going to film all seven books in some unusual order, but word has been coming out for some time that these...

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Hancock extended trailer online

Well colour me surprised, I've just watched an extended look at the upcoming anti-superhero film from Peter Berg called Hancock and it's turned around what I was thinking it might all be about. The film sees Will Smith as a man with superpowers who is struggling with the fame he...

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Jackson and Microsoft on Halo again?

I'm a little confused by this story because it's not really certain what's happening with the project, but news is that Microsoft are working with Peter Jackson on the future of Halo. Now the big question is, will this be a film, even an animated one, or are the Jackson...

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Stalked: Piven on stage, De Palma's The Fury remake, Reeves in martial arts film

Piven latest to turn to stage... Brian De Palma's The Fury is set for a remake... Reeves in martial arts film?......

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April 23, 2008

Verhoeven's Jesus project to upset

Some details have emerged about Paul Verhoeven's upcoming film which will portray the character of Jesus in a realistic manner, separated from the religious aspects of the bible and viewed as a real man in a real world. It's been Verhoeven's ambition to write this story and it's about to...

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Kill Bill sequels coming?

Uma Thurman has been talking about Kill Bill again, a topic that never seems to be laid to rest perhaps because the originals never totally addressed the story for the audience. Now she's revealed that there's set to be two animated tales for Kill Bill, with the growing fad of...

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Superman evil in sequel?

Could Superman be portrayed as a bit darker and a bit more chaotic in the sequel to Superman Returns (Filmstalker review)? Well it may just be that way as the CEO of Legendary Pictures revealed to some students that the next Superman won't be the won we've just seen. In...

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian trailer online in HD

There's a new trailer online for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and it looks much stronger and way more interesting than the first teaser we saw, although saying that it's far from grabbing me and pulling me into the cinema, it is now looking much better. Plus you can...

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Stalked: Ang Lee's Woodstock, The Heretic, French Man on the Train remake

Ang Lee is going to be tackling a film about Woodstock... The Heretic is about a fallen priest hitman... The French film Man on the Train is getting remade......

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April 22, 2008

Ford wanted Solo dead

Harrison Ford has revealed that he asked George Lucas to kill off Han Solo in either The Empire Strikes Back or The Return of the Jedi because it would have made the story better. However we all know that Lucas didn't, and the reason? He wanted to sell more toys....

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Caan departs film set

It seems that James Caan has walked off of the new film Nailed, and the reasons given were nothing more than creative differences. There's probably something more to it though when you hear that David O. Russell is directing, the man who is now more famous for going berserk on...

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Arnie wants in Terminator 4?

This is really confusing, and to be honest I don't know if I'm coming or going. Now it's reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger actually wants to be in the film. That is if they ask him. Frankly I think it's gone too far down the road to have him in now,...

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School shooting film recommended to parents

Uma Thurman has apparently urged parents of teenagers to see her new film called The Life Before Her Eyes which covers the effect on people after a school shooting. The film focuses on how a mother is affected by such an incident in her past and how it begins to...

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Film a part of Watchmen

Zack Snyder is offering Watchmen fans the chance to film some footage that could appear in the final Watchmen film, and he's providing just about everything you'd need to do it, apart from the talent that is. Seriously, the Watchmen production have opened up an online competition to allow you...

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On the Black Hill

DVD Two Stars
On the Black Hill is adapted from the novel of the same name by Bruce Chatwin, the story of the lives of twin brothers who grow up and live their entire lives on the farm where they were born in Wales, albeit for a few brief trips away, one brother...

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Frank Miller wants his Hard Boiled

Frank Miller has been talking about his own projects again, and this time how he wants to direct his comic series Hard Boiled on the big screen and that he has a unique way of filming it. This is before he's completed his first directorial outing of The Spirit so...

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April 21, 2008

Del Toro on Hobbit and End of Days

Guillermo del Toro is set to bring another childhood and horror film to the screen, this one is called Saturn and the End of Days. Not only is he talking about his new film but he's also dropping a few hints about The Hobbit. While he tells us a fair...

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Stalked: The Spirit, Redbelt, Smart People, Crank 2 casting

A new poster for The Spirit has arrived along with a picture of Eva Mendes in a cat suit... There are twelve clips for the fight film Redbelt online... The trailer for Smart People is here in multiple formats and sizes... More Crank 2: High Voltage casting is announced......

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Fuqua's Brooklyn's Finest character reveals

Antoine Fuqua's latest film is Brooklyn's Finest starring Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke and Don Cheadle. It sounds an excellent line up, and if you head back in Fuqua's career you'd be as interested as I am in this line up. We didn't really know that much about the plot until...

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Uwe Boll turns nice

I think Uwe Boll has been reading Filmstalker. After writing that feature about how Uwe Boll isn't helping his career or likeability stakes by shouting off on his internet video rant the other day, he's just appeared on US television and taken a much more light hearted and tongue in...

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Petersen off Ender's Game

Wolfgang Petersen is now officially off the production of Orson Scott Card's adaptation of his own novel Ender's Game. There's no reason given why, but the word is that Card is still writing the screenplay as the news breaks....

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Terminator 4 not dead, Sarah Connor signed

It looks like Terminator 4 film isn't dead, especially if they're announcing the casting of Sarah Connor in the film, and that's exactly what's happened today. So forget those rumours of the film being being over and let's look forward to the new Sarah Connor, and believe me this is...

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Van Damme on Universal Soldier?

There's rumour, and just rumour at the moment, of Jean-Claude Van Damme returning to Universal Soldier in another outing as the genetically engineered fighting machine. Not only that but there are further rumours, and even more tenuous ones, that Dolph Lundgren would return to the film as well....

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April 20, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 14th to 20th April

This week Richard reviews Hopscotch, and we get an idea of upcoming competition prizes. There are some great trailers including Street Kings and I Come With the Rain. And in the news Tim Burton talks Batman, and John Favreau and Edward Norton have differing opinions on pre release gossip....

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't trailer

Here's a really interesting trailer and couple of clips that I've been sent from Attila Szász, the writer and director of Most látszom, most nem látszom (Now You See Me, Now You Don't), and they're well worth watching. The film looks slick and wonderfully shot, and has a really interesting...

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The Spirit teaser trailer online

Frank Miller's big screen adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book hero The Spirit has a teaser trailer, and while it doesn't reveal anything about the film it shows us two very important things. One is the style of the film, and the other is how The Spirit is going to...

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Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D trailer

Oh dear lord, the trailer for the new Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D just shows me every single reason why I hate these 3D films. While you're watching it you just see every possible excuse for something flying at the camera, it's horrendous....

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Beyond the Rave begins

This week the episodical return of the Hammor Horror production label began with the publishing online of the first three episodes of the story Beyond the Rave, and in high definition too. Now I have to say I was quite sceptical about this venture and the restart of Hammer, but...

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The Planet gets US DVD release

I was surprised when I saw The Planet, a small science fiction film made in Aberdeen (the north east of Scotland) because it was so good, as I said at the time I thought it was the best low budget science fiction film I'd ever seen, and I meant it....

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April 19, 2008

Weaver says Alien series is dead

Sigourney Weaver has said that the Alien series with her character of Ellen Ripley as the lead, is effectively dead, and all because of Fox and the Alien vs. Predator series. What's more is that she wants to effectively let Ripley stay dead and reveals that her and Ridley Scott...

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Wonder Woman, Speed Racer 2 and Ninja Assassin

Joel Silver has been talking a lot the last few days and has been revealing what state Wonder Woman is in, and where the Wachowski's and he are going next – a possible sequel to Speed Racer, and two films for Ninja Assassin. Wonder Woman was last seen with the...

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Justice League of America film dead?

Well it would really surprise me if this were true considering the news that had been coming out for this film for some time. With the difficulties it was having trying to get the permits to film in Australia and the talk of the budgets escalating, is it really a...

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Terminator 4 halted?

There's a rumour going around that the production for Terminator 4 has been brought to a halt, now while I saw it earlier in the week I didn't really want to start discussing it because it is a huge rumour and if wrong could have some seriously negative impact on...

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April 18, 2008

X-Files: I Want to Believe plot revealed

X-Files: I Want to Believe, aka the silly name for X-Files 2, and yes I want to believe it's going to be good despite dropping the alien plot line, has been doing a great job of keeping the plot covered up, until now it seems. For the plot outline has...

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G.I. Joe character images online

There are images of the G.I. Joe characters online right now, and these images don't seem to be going anywhere. They show pretty much the whole cast with Scarlett (pictured here), Hawk, Duke, Baroness, Lady Jaye, Storm Shadow, and Ripcord all shown in rather large jpeg glory. The costumes are...

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Hartnett's creepy I Come With the Rain trailer

Josh Hartnett has been breaking a little from the norm for a number of films now, nothing too dramatic, but enough to make you think that there's something more to this actor who initially seemed like the chiselled heart throb. Now his latest film, I Come With the Rain, has...

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Scottish Nazi Zombie horror gets deal

A film that was shot in Scotland, was partly funded by the re-mortgaging of the producers house, and is about Nazi soldiers coming back from the dead as Zombies, has just been bought by Sony for UK £1.2 million. Not only that but after a short U.S. DVD release with...

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Ratner to direct Murphy in Shrinking Man?

Oh dear. Things don't seem to be getting better for Eddie Murphy as he's preparing to star in The Incredible Shrinking Man, a film that probably will just be so similar to The Nutty Professor it'll be untrue. The news is that Brett Ratner is in negotiations to direct this...

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Luhrmann's Australia photos

Some photos have appeared online for Baz Luhrmann's epic film Australia, and what struck me about them almost immediately is how they looks so much like Casablanca in one and Indiana Jones in the other. It looks like this is really going for the epic film with quite a stylistic...

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Ronald D. Moore writes film trilogy

If you haven't been watching Battlestar Galactica then you're insane because it's clearly one of the best television shows to be shown in years, and it's definitely deserving of a big screen outing. However that's not going to happen, but some science fiction epic is coming from the typewriter or...

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Hamlet 2 red band trailer

Oh dear lord. I've just seen the trailer for Hamlet 2 and I'm wondering where the comedy went in Steve Coogan, because it looks like none of it's in the film. In fact the film looks pretty damn terrible. Not only is the trailer there but the official site carries...

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April 17, 2008

Hopscotch

DVD Three Stars
Hopscotch is a film that very much seems to have been a labour of love for those concerned, and it seems almost by good luck and almost desperate persuasion that both Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson appeared in the film. It tells the story of an aging CIA agent who...

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Norton tells Hulk fans to mind their own business

We heard about the alleged dispute between Edward Norton and Marvel over the release and cut of The Incredible Hulk, well he's released a statement about it, and he's been none too complimentary to the fans of the film, in fact to cinema viewers everywhere. I'm rather annoyed at the...

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Favreau praises Iron Man internet fans

Jon Favreau has been saying some very positive things about the Internet fan base for the Iron Man film and saying how they helped him shape ideas. He also says that part of it all is addressing the fears of the Internet audience, the very same audience who then go...

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WALL-E feature online

WALL-E is perhaps one of the films I'm most looking forward to this year, and what does bother me is that it's because I've remain fascinated by the level of depth of field, the focus of the camera, the reality of the images, not of the actual content. Now this...

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Orlando Bloom in Johnnie To film?

Well here's something I never really expected, the appearance of Orlando Bloom in a Johnnie To film, and it's a remake of Le Cercle Rouge, The Red Circle, a powerful thriller that looks into the French criminal underworld and was made in 1972. Although nothing has been signed yet, Orlando...

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Austin Powers 4?

Surprise, there's talk of another old franchise restarting, and this is one that's been talked about many times before, Austin Powers, with talk of an Austin Powers 4 film. There's nothing much known about it as yet, just that the film is being talked about. Previously the rumour was that...

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April 16, 2008

Milla Jovovich on the rise?

Milla Jovovich has joined another thriller, and I'm starting to wonder if she's moving up from the Resident Evil series to much better things. The plot behind The 4th Kind is being kept quiet, but a few details have been revealed and it seems as though it's a story based...

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Penn on young X-Men and Captain America

Zak Penn was interviewed recently and revealed two interesting things. First up he's connected with the Captain America film, and the second is that he's working on a young X-Men script. However an official representative of Penn's was quick to ask them to retract the statement to say that he...

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The Babysitters redband trailer online

I'm not entirely sure what the red band part of this trailer is other than the hinted at material, but the idea of The Babysitters is a good one and the trailer suggests some strong material. A teenager starts a small babysitting service and when she becomes involved with a...

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Andromeda Strain featurette online

Ridley and Tony Scott may be producing the television remake of The Andromeda Strain, but that doesn't guarantee it's going to be any good. What does do that is the director Mikael Saloman who was the cinematographer on Backdraft and The Abyss, and the superb line up. I know it's...

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Ghost in the Shell live action film

Steven Spielberg has helped ensure that the long awaited live action adaptation of the Japanese animated film Ghost in the Shell will happen by bringing it over to DreamWorks and getting Avi Arad on board to produce the film. We first heard about the film in January 2007, and nothing...

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Richard Gere in Earhart and Fuqua’s Finest

There’s some great casting news for Richard Gere, an actor who for some time was running on distinctly dodgy ground career wise, however he’s been slowly climbing back up and his latest two signings sound just as good. He’s standing next to Hilary Swank as her husband in the Amelia...

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Adulthood competition

Here's a superb competition, following on from the competition that was run with Adulthood where you could get your song featured on the actual soundtrack, they've decided to give more budding composers the chance. Now you can have your song featured on the trailer for the film, the official album...

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Shyamalan talks Avatar: The Last Airbender

M. Night Shyamalan has been talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender, the live action adaptation of the epic children's cartoon series. While there's nothing overly earth shattering in it, he does give a run down of the plot for us and of where the story is to kick off from....

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Street Kings redband trailer online

Theres a new trailer for Street Kings online, and while I at first thought it was an excuse to show every scene of people getting shot, I soon realised that it was actually a proper trailer, just a very violent and bloody one, and you know what? The film looks...

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Farmhouse trailer online

I just caught this trailer for a film called Farmhouse online today, and while it doesn't blow me away and reminds me a lot of Vacancy, it does have some interesting turns to it and some nice moments in the trailer. It stars Kelly Hu, Drew Sidora, Steven Weber and...

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April 15, 2008

Recount teaser trailer online

There's not really much online yet for the teaser trailer of Recount, but there's enough to see that there are going to be some strong performances and to suggest that this might not pull any punches. Well at least we have to hope it doesn't pull any punches, after all...

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Burton on Batman

Tim Burton has been talking about his experiences on Batman and what he thinks of the latest installment, and while there's nothing too indepth there are a couple of quotes that I find interesting. The first is around the pressures of making a big film such as Batman was then,...

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Speed Racer extended view

I've been having doubts about Speed Racer and if it's going to be a kids film hidden beneath trailers of a more adult action-adventure, or if it's going to try and be to broad in it's offering. Then I saw these extended clips. We've been seeing clips, teasers and trailers...

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V the film?

We heard about a possible film version of the television series V some time ago, but it's never come to fruition. Well that could well be changing with the news from the creator of that mini-series that the film production is under way. According to the creator of the original...

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April 14, 2008

Greatest American Hero details

A few details have leaked out about the film version of the superb television series The Greatest American Hero, but I do hasten to add they are a very few details. Still, we get to hear a little of what the additional bad guy character is going to turn out...

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Street Fighter cast replacement

Street Fighter is rumoured to be having a change of cast, and while the prospect of another Street Fighter film doesn't really interest me, there are some aspects of it that I'm finding rather interesting, mostly the bigger than expected cast. I mean we're not talking A-list here, but Neal...

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Warlords and Lust, Caution at Hong Kong Film Awards

The Hong Kong Film Awards were held on Sunday night and although the biggest winner was The Warlords, there was a surprise award for Lust, Caution that goes against the actions of the Chinese government against the film and some of its stars. You'll remember that the actress in the...

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Stalked: Danny DeVito, Shia LaBeouf, Zack Snyder, The Damned, Truecrimes

Danny DeVito and Kristen Bell are starring in a romantic comedy together... Shia LaBeouf has joined a thriller called Dark Fields... Zack Snyder is to try directing a children's animated film... The Damned is a comic mixing L.A. Gangs and the supernatural and is set for a film adaptation... Los...

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New International Speed Racer trailer

Yeah, I thought that too. Here's another trailer for Speed Racer remixing the same footage, and for a part of the opening that's exactly what we get. Then there's some new angles on some existing shots, and before long there's plenty of new footage and this is looking even more...

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Stalked: Takeshi Kitano, Colin Farrell, Natalie Portman, Battle: Los Angeles, Adrien Brody, Kemba Smith

Takeshi Kitano will play an artist in Achillies to Kame (Achilles and the Tortoise)... Colin Farrell will star in Triage alongside Christopher Lee... Natalie Portman is starring in another Wuthering Heights... Battle: Los Angeles is a speculative script about an alien invasion... Adrien Brody will star in Dario Argento's next...

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April 13, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 7th to 13th April

In this week's feature Uwe Boll has been making friends, there is a competition where you can win a copy of You Kill Me on DVD. There are trailers for Four Minutes and Mongol and a few others. In the news round up another name is in the frame for...

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April 12, 2008

Clips 'n' Pics: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Spirit, X-Files 2

I've found some pictures from the new Hellboy film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, a couple new and totally authorised pictures from The Spirit, and a couple of similarly official and non-exciting images from X-Files 2, as yet still untitled. There's also a nice little video from Hellboy II with...

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April 11, 2008

Babylon A.D. cut rumours denied?

Were the rumours about Babylon A.D. being harshly edited just internet rumours? Well not fully, but a statement has been issued on the film blog about the cuts and reveal something a little more realistic. There's still a cut being made in the UK, but it looks like it's more...

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PS3 adds DTS-HD audio

Now for those of you who don't know that much about home cinema or the high definition aspects of home cinema this won't mean a lot, but for those of us who do, this is stunning news. So far the PlayStation 3 has been a superb choice as a Blu-ray...

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Barbarella is back with McGowan

Rose McGowan has revealed that she is in fact signed up to play Barbarella, more than that the film is underway and sets have been built, even a spaceship set for her. Now previous rumours had the film completed canned, not just that McGowan was off the role, we already...

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Tetris feature film?

Is there really going to be a Tetris film? Well the answer is probably no, but like the beer advert, if there was a Tetris film then this would probably be the best trailer in the world for it. I've actually been sent a little trailer for a film that'll...

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The House Bunny trailer shocks

The trailer has arrived for the latest dumb American comedy, this one's called The House Bunny and features Anna Faris as Playboy girl who has grown too old for the mansion, and at twenty seven she's kicked out. She goes searching for somewhere to live and ends up in charge...

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Mongol trailer online

Talking of rather different trailers, I saw the trailer for Mongol today, a film charting the life of the legendary figure of Genghis Khan. The trailer looks pretty epic and some of the scenes are rather stunning in scope. You'd be quite forgiven for thinking that this was a big...

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Four Minutes trailer online

I just caught an interesting trailer for a film called Four Minutes which tells the story of a young girl who has killed someone and is locked away in a women's prison. However she has something special about her, she has an amazing talent for the piano, and it's down...

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Joker's fake death cut?

Apparently there's a scene in The Dark Knight where Heath Ledger as The Joker is zipped up into a body bag and pretends to be dead. Now that this has been seen by test audiences who have made the studio think twice about including it in the final film. I...

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Wolverine casting spoiler?

Apparently, I say that because I was never a big Wolverine comic reader, there's a huge spoiler in the latest casting of the film, and so I should warn you to proceed with kid gloved fingers. News arrives of a character that has been added to the cast, a British...

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Lakeview Terrace trailer online in HD

The trailer for Lakeview Terrace has arrived, the film starring Samuel L. Jackson as the cop who tries to drive out the mixed race couple living next door to him played by Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington, and it looks rather powerful. It marks the next film from Neil LaBute...

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April 10, 2008

Quarantine trailer online

The trailer for Quarantine, the Hollywood remake of the Spanish horror film [Rec], has appeared online and it looks almost identical. It also seems to give away a major plot moment, just as the original did. Honestly, watching this, if you turned down the volume, you would think it was...

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Fast and Furious plot reveals

I'll warn you up front that this latest big plot reveal is pretty, well, revealing. Although it appears to be one of the early opening scenes and a big instigating moment for bringing the characters back together, it still is a spoiler. Not only does an inside source from the...

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Babylon A.D. not getting destroyed?

The news about the Babylon A.D. film being heavily cut may have been over exaggerated - surprisingly for the Internet, the home of the wild rumour - as even more rumours come out today to suggest that the European version of the film isn't as long as a hundred and...

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Ben-Hur mini-series?

Could there possibly be a mini-series based on the Ben-Hur story? Well apparently so, and the news comes days after the passing of the star of the film Charlton Heston. The son of the director of the original film is the one stepping up to develop the mini-series which will...

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Battle in Seattle trailer online

The trailer for the film Battle in Seattle has arrived online and it looks very powerful, giving a feel of an ensemble film such as Crash (Filmstalker review), but with way more action, tension and indeed direct relevance. This is based on actual events after all. The cast looks superb...

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The Day the Earth Stood Still script read

We all know that early drafts of scripts can be poor, but the word on the script for The Day the Earth Stood Still remake starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly is dire indeed. With clichés galore and some incredibly poor changes, I'm wondering if it's going to be a...

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Stalked: New York, I Love You, Mother, L, The Edge of Love, Hack/Slash

Loads of casting for New York, I Love You... Won Bin and Kim Hye-Ja have joined Bong Joon-ho's new film Mother... Hideo Nakata's L and John Maybury's The Edge of Love are set to open festivals this year... Hack/Slash has a new writer, Justin Marks......

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Uwe Boll killing his own career

Uwe Boll is in effect killing any chance he has of a career, and he's doing it without the aide of an online petition. You see to be someone successful you need to be liked to some degree and your work enjoyed, you even need to win over critics and...

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April 9, 2008

Stalked: Mandy Lane delayed again, Midnight Meat Train on DVD only

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane delayed in the U.S... Midnight Meat Train heads straight to platform DVD......

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Stalked: New projects Womb, Thundercade, Marry Him

Womb is a story of the use of genetics to overcome death... Thundercade is the story of eighties gamers versus modern gamers... Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough gets a deal......

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Film looks to London bombings

Jagmohan Mundhra is the director to bring the first film about the London suicide bombings on the 7th of July, the film is set to star Brian Cox, Greta Scacchi, Sadie Frost and Om Puri, the actor who was the head of the family in East in East. Shoot on...

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Diesel’s Babylon A.D. destroyed by studio?

Vin Diesel’s latest film Bablyon A.D. has reportedly hit trouble once again. We’ve heard that there’s been tension on set during filming, but the big problem now appears to be from the studio re-editing the film and cutting out some seventy minutes and giving it a 12A (PG-13 U.S. equivalent)...

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Gyllenhaal next rumour on Persia list

There’s another name being banded around as a wild rumour for the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, and this one sounds as unlikely as the others, however the Interflab seems to take rumour and studio denials as fact every time, never mind the number of times they’ve been proved...

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Is 50 Cent becoming a serious actor?

It certainly seems like Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, is stretching further and further into his acting career has news arrives that he’s negotiating for a film called Spectacular Regret starring Danny Huston, John Ortiz and Kelli Garner. This marks another notable cast film for 50 Cent as he’s already...

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April 8, 2008

Win You Kill Me on DVD

I recently got the opportunity to watch You Kill Me on DVD, the film starring Ben Kingsley as the alcoholic hitman trying to go straight, and was rather impressed by it. It was much better than expected and had a much more wry and darker sense of humour than the...

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W. script reviewed by Bush biographers

Four authors who have written about George Bush and his life in and out of the White House have been given the script for Oliver Stone's upcoming film about the man, W., and they have some very interesting comments. Mainly they pick on individual scenes to state their inaccuracies, but...

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Stalked: Robosapien, Hellraiser and All Good Things

Robosapien: Rebooted starts filming for some reason… Hellraiser remake directors resigned?... Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins All Good Things…...

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Austen's Emma to Hip-Hop

Jane Austen's story of Emma has been seen as many things, even reimagined as the rather good fun Clueless, well now it's set for another twist, as a hip-hop musical version. The film will be entitled Emme and takes place in an inner-city school with a stepbrother and stepsister at...

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AMPTP pressure Actors

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has released an open letter to begin pressuring the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to agree to their terms for the upcoming contract negotiations. In the carefully worded letter they say that they hope both...

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Valkyrie pushed back

Valkyrie is being pushed back on the release schedule for a second time and being moved from October to February or Presidents Day Weekend, originally being pulled from July 4th opening. While some think that this might be bad news for the film, it's just scheduling, and the studio see...

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Reeves not in Bill and Ted remake

I skimmed over the news that there was going to be a remake of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, especially when Keanu Reeves had already stated that there are no characters or films in his past that he'd like to revisit, effectively closing the door for any sequels. That comment...

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Stalked: Bloom not Persia, De Niro in Everybody's Fine, HD Iron Man clip

Disney is denying that Orlando Bloom is Prince of Persia... Robert De Niro is heading for an all star cast in Everybody's Fine... There's a new Iron Man clip online in high definition......

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April 7, 2008

Joon-ho talks Host sequel and remake

Bong Joon-Ho, the creator and director of the original The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) has been talking online about his vision of cinema, his adaptation of Le Transperceneige, playing The Host in Cannes, but above all he talks about the sequel and US remakes of his original Host film. Although...

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Tres Días second trailer online

I wrote about the film Tres Días, or 3 Days aka Before the Fall, a little while ago and pointed the way towards the trailer which reminded us a little of Deep Impact on a much smaller scale, well now there's a new trailer that really does focus the attention...

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New Speed Racer footage online

There's some new footage online from Speed Racer, and while most new footage clips from films are short and sparing with the footage they show, this one swamps us with the images of Speed Racer right in the middle of things during the races themselves. I have to say that...

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Stalked: Dench and Kidman sing, Mussolini’s mistress, Rhames Surrogates and we knew about Wicker Man

Judi Dench and Nicole Kidman are reportedly in talks to star in the musical Nine… Giovanna Mezzogiorno is set to play Benito Mussolini’s mistress in Vincere… Ving Rhames in joining The Surrogates, and there’s a small plot reveal that’s interesting… Finally, we knew about The Wicker Man sequel Cowboys for...

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Emotional Arithmetic trailer online

There's a trailer online for Emotional Arithmetic, the film about concentration camp victims who are re-united forty years after their harrowing experiences. The cast is stunning, featuring Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Max Von Sydow and the superb Christopher Plummer....

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Cloverfield alternate endings

Two alternative endings from the DVD release of Cloverfield have appeared online, and while they came online the other day they were quickly removed from You Tube. I caught these this morning and they were still working, although I've been delayed from putting them online. So get yourselves in and...

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Wright and Pegg writing doomsday film

There's word leaking out about the next film from the duo of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, and it's direct from the horses' mouth. In a recent interview he revealed the direction that the third film in their planned trilogy is going to go, science fiction....

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Orlando Bloom is Prince of Persia?

Get your blue sachet of salt at the ready, as unconfirmed and uncredited sources are saying that Orlando Bloom has signed for the lead role in Disney's coming Prince of Persia trilogy, the first film being Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The article doesn't give a source or even...

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April 6, 2008

Watchmen sets online

There's a great little featurette appeared online that takes us through a few of the sets from the upcoming Watchmen film from Zack Snyder, and we're treated to views of several of the sets from the Comedian's house to the the New York streets. We get to see the prison...

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Condoleeza Rice and Tony Blair in Stone's Bush

Oliver Stone has cast the actor to play Condoleeza Rice in his upcoming film about George W. Bush, simply titled W, and there's a name being banded around to play British Prime Minister Tony Blair. It's none other than Thandie Newton, who not only seems a good choice facially, but...

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Daniel Craig to stay as Bond

There's been a lot of speculation about Daniel Craig as Bond and whether he would remain on as the character, for some they thought he might give up after the first, and now the belief is that he'll stay for a trilogy, however he's recently said that he's likely to...

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Blindness trailer online

There's a trailer online for Fernando Meirelles' Blindness online, the adaptation of the prize winning novel from José Saramago. (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Play.com) The film tells the story of what happens to the world when a disease causes most of the population to turn blind. Julianne Moore plays a...

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Hellraiser remake stalls?

It seems that the Hellraiser remake isn't going as well as was first thought, as news has come out that both Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are off the project. They previously directed Inside which has been receiving a lot of positive acclaim and they were writing and set to...

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Closing Credits: Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston passed away on Saturday night, at his home, with his wife by his side. The man was an acting legend and appeared in some amazing epic films including Ben-Hur and the Ten Commandments....

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April 5, 2008

Filmstalker's Week 31st March to 6th April

This week sees competitions still on the go with DVDs available to win. There are trailers including Surveillance, War Inc and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The news roundup includes a new project for Brad Pitt, new pictures of Heath Ledger as The Joker and it looks like there will...

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April 4, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army trailer online in HD

The trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army is online and it's available in the glorious Quicktime high definition, and it look glorious. Not only that but it looks damned exciting too, and what I particularly like about this trailer is that it doesn't concentrate on Hellboy as much as...

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Update: The Spirit cast images online

There are some spectacular images online for Frank Miller's upcoming film based on The Spirit, forty in fact, and some of them look fantastic. The style that's coming out in these shots is exciting to say the least. The Spirit looks cool, but the person who steals the show is...

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Washington leads Ludlum's latest

Denzel Washington is set to lead the latest film adapted from a Robert Ludlum novel called The Matarese Circle (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The film has two agents, one American and one Russian, who have to team up together as they try to take down an unknown group of assassins. There's...

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Bourne 4 announced

While reading about Denzel Washington leading The Matarese Circle I noted a comment at the bottom of the article about a fourth Bourne Ultimatum film. We've already that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have been talking about ideas to bring the character back for another film, well now it seems...

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Short Circuit remake gains writers

The remake of the classic Short Circuit film which featured a robot becoming self aware and developing a personality has been officially announced, and writers have been named for the project. What's surprising is that the original writers have been hired for the project, something I thought Hollywood would steer...

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Transformers 2 rumours

Already there are rumours racing around the interflab about Transformers 2, the sequel to Michael Bay's heavily flawed Transformers. For a start the vehicles themselves have allegedly been photographed being transported around the city, but now a rumour online claims that the Constructicons are to be used in the new...

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Spielberg on the move?

The story of what Steven Spielberg will do and his contract status has been talked about before, but now it looks a lot more certain that he'll be allowed to look around to move to other studios, leaving his current position with DreamWorks, Paramount and Viacom. According to sources he...

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Billy Graham biographical film

Now this makes a biographical film, and for those abusing me on the Brand biography story you should have a look at the life of the evangelistic preacher Billy Graham that is to become a film with Martin Landau, Armie Hammer and Lindsay Wagner leading the cast. He has been...

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Comments back online!

Sorry about the lack of commenting and no updates. We had a strange technical problem since late last night after a server move and the comments and admin system have been down. All working now though, and just getting the updates done. Get back on those comments! Now I'm off...

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Stalked: Anita O'Day film, Surrogates casting, Matrix on Blu-ray

Legendary jazz artist Anita O'Day's film gets release deal... Radha Mitchell and Rosamund Pike officially join The Surrogates... Matrix on Blu-ray......

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April 3, 2008

Wicker Man sequel halts filming

This is surprising news indeed, you would have thought that a sequel to The Wicker Man by the very man who directed Anthony Shaffer's original story would have been hot property, but no, it seems that the production has stopped filming in Scotland due to budgetary issues, and there's not...

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The Muppets story revealed

The new Muppets script is being written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, a strange choice indeed, but Segel has been talking about the story online and what they've said is rather comforting. Actually, what they have in store for the Muppets seems to be a pretty good story and...

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McConaughey as Magnum P.I.

Matthew McConaughey is apparently being offered the role of Magnum P.I. in the feature film adaptation of the eighties television series that starred Tom Selleck and was such great entertainment. Interestingly rumour had it in January 2007 that he was being eyed for the role, as well as the rumour...

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New Dark Knight Joker images

There are some really interesting images of Heath Ledger's Joker from the new Batman film The Dark Knight that have appeared online, and not only do they reaise a few questions about the character of the Joker and what he's up to, but they also show a closer and more...

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Film of journalist ruined by CIA

The story of the journalist Gary Webb is to hit the big screen in a film called Kill the Messenger, a story that has already been in a number of books. He was the journalist to link the CIA in the deals to arm the Nicaraguan Contra rebels as well...

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Screen Actors to strike?

Well you thought it was all over with the Writers strike, unfortunately not as the Screen Actors Guild contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers runs out on June 30th, however the good news is that contract negotiations are beginning much earlier than expected on April 15th....

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Deception Quicktime trailer online

Recently we saw the flash trailer for Deception, the thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q and a host of other names including Natasha Henstridge. Now though the Quicktime version has been released online, and it's looking good. I do like the dynamic from these two characters...

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Stalked: Crudrup as Hoover, Monahan to direct, Bardem replaced, Bean in High Moon, Dark City on Blu-ray

William Monahan to direct his own original script... Billy Crudup is joining Michael Mann's Public Enemies as J. Edgar Hoover... Javier Bardem is replaced in Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro by a woman... Sean Bean, Cillian Murphy and Rutger Hauer in a western horror... Dark City gets a Blu-ray release with...

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April 2, 2008

War, Inc. trailer and additional scenes

The John Cusack starrer War, Inc. has released a new trailer along with a little voiced introduction from the man himself and a few additional scenes from the film afterwards, giving us almost six minutes of footage to ponder over. A lot of people are saying that this is Grosse...

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Grindhouse UK tour continues

Grindhouse is continuing to gain an audience in the UK, I don't know what that really says about the UK audience compared to the US, but it does mean that the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double bill of Planet Terror and Death Proof (Filmstalker review) is getting a fair...

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Neil Armstrong film

There's going to be a film about Neil Armstrong and his journey into space to become the first man to set foot on the moon. Could this be why we didn't see much involvement from Neil Armstrong for the excellent documentary In the Shadow of the Moon (Filmstalker review)?...

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Freight Dogs sounds familiar?

With the news that 20th Century Fox have picked up the rights to a Vogue article called Anything, Anywhere, Anytime about daredevil cargo pilots called Freight Dogs, my memory was sparked off. Could this be a similar film to Air America? The film that saw the excellent pairing of Mel...

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Halo gets new start?

So everyone is excited about the fact that Stuart Beattie has written a speculative script for a possible Halo film, and the references to three attempted scripts from three different scriptwriters on the doomed project have been made to make us think that this one could have a chance, after...

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Jennifer Lynch's Surveillance trailer online

The trailer for Jennifer Lynch's latest film Surveillance, her last being Boxing Helena, has arrived online, and it looks as though it follows the same style as the recently released Vantage Point, what is called Rashomon style. The story follows an FBI agent trying to track down a serial killer...

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War Games 2 trailer online

There's a trailer online for a film called War Games: The Dead Code, aka War Games 2. Yes, the sequel to the classic War Games. This film looks as though it's getting a direct to DVD release, and perhaps quite rightly so when you see the trailer. My Dad will...

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April 1, 2008

Kapur directs Victorian space pirates

Here's an interesting plot line for a story, an alternative universe set in a time period just like our Victorian age where mankind has actually been exploring the solar system since the days of Isaac Newton. The idea then turns a little more towards the norm, but the start is...

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Pitt searches for Amazonian City

Brad Pitt will be producing and starring in a film about the search for the City of Z by Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett in 1925. He and his party were never heard of again, disappearing on the journey through the Amazon, and since then explorers have attempted to recreate and...

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Soderbergh's Informant gains Bakula

Not only does Steven Soderbergh's The Informant gain Scott Bakula to join the already cast Matt Damon, but also on board are a bunch of comic actors. The word is that this espionage thriller that sees the FBI and business insiders uncover a price fixing conspiracy is set to have...

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Spacey as Luthor in Superman Returns sequel

According to the man himself, Kevin Spacey is set to return as the villain Lex Luthor in the sequel to Superman Returns, well, if he is written in of course. Spacey is undoubtedly a superb actor and really does play a villain superbly well, and I think it's fair to...

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Tolstoy gains Mirren and Plummer

The Last Station, a biographical film about the famous Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy, has had a big name change of cast. Previously both Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep were in line to play the leads, but both those names have been replaces with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer,...

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