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July 31, 2008

Pitt closer to Inglorious Basterds?

The last casting rumour we heard about Inglorious Basterds, was that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were to be starring. Now the latest is that Pitt is in talks about a role. But Leonardo DiCaprio? Well not so much. Quentin Tarantino's World War II film sounds even better all the...

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Mouth to Mouth

Film Two Stars
Mouth to Mouth is an early performance from Ellen Page, and while she's most known for Hard Candy as being her first big outing, her performance in Mouth to Mouth is worth a visit. The film itself may not be as powerful as Hard Candy is, but it does deliver...

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Underground

DVD Two Stars
I was sceptical of the film Underground, because it was being sold as a fight film, in essence the film version of Tekken, a group of strangers coming together for a series of fights to see who the winner was. However there were a couple of things that caught my...

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Myers writing Austin Powers 4?

Mike Myers could be heading back to familiar territory in Austin Powers. A rumour is out that following The Love Guru, Myers is writing a fourth installment of Austin Powers. I kind of lost interest with the third one, can he make a new one and still keep it fresh?...

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Update: The Dead Outside trailer - Scottish zombies

The Dead Outside is a new Scottish horror film that sees a neurological pandemic attacking the population and in a remote part of Scotland a desperate man is out looking for some safe haven. He finds it in a seemingly deserted cottage, but he's not alone. A woman has been...

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District 9, Halo second best

Some information has appeared online regarding the film District 9 which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp from a script he co-wrote with Terri Tatchell. Although little is known about the film so far, the appearance of some images and content rich viral sites tells us rather a lot, and...

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Ninja Assassin Behind the Scenes online

There's an interesting Behind the Scenes video for Ninja Assassin, the James McTeigue directed and Wachowski Brothers produced film adaptation of the The film stars Rain, Naomie Harris and Rick Yune and the full blurb is below, along with the behind the scenes footage which looks rather interesting. Bear in...

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Update: The Wolf Man trailer still online

The trailer for the much talked about remake of the 1940's The Wolf Man has made it online and it's right here for you to see. Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a man who returns to his ancestral home and is bitten by a werewolf, thus making him...

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Venom spin off moving along

Last we heard of a Venom spin off, a group of A list writers were being sought. Now it looks like the film might be going in a different direction, and not necessarily with the actor who played him in Spiderman 3. Could Venom hold a film on his own?...

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July 30, 2008

Jolie to play Catwoman?

With The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) in cinemas, a rumour has appeared that Angelina Jolie has enquired about playing Catwoman in the future. Julie Newmar, who has already played the role, says that Jolie wants to have a go in an upcoming sequel. She certainly has the look, but will...

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Asimov’s Foundation film

Isaac Asimov's Foundation looks set to become a film as the two producers who were behind New Line are working on the adaptation of the science fiction novel. Foundation is based on Asimov's Foundation trilogy which looks to a society that has discovered how to predict the future using a...

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Del Toro remaking Afraid of the Dark

Guillermo del Toro is set to produce another film that sees a young girl, with a parent remarrying, encounter strange and sinister monsters. However in this tale the monsters live underneath her stairs, so there are a few differences from previous films. The film is actually a remake of the...

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars three minutes online

Three minutes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has appeared online, and for me it manages to cheapen the originals yet again, lightening the characters far too much and adding in elements from other, more modern films at the same time. For example, why are the Stormtroopers now martial arts...

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen storyline?

Could this be the storyline for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? Well there's not that much to it, but we are starting to hear glimmers of what the film could be about, mainly through the comics that are bridging the gap between the first and the second films, because there...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer online

We have a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are all back for the latest installment. Take a look inside for the trailer. I haven't seen any of the Harry Potter films, but this looks quite dark for a film watched...

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July 29, 2008

New RoboCop R rated

For those of use worried that the new RoboCop film could be made with a child friendly audience in mind, worry not. It looks like the plan is to stick to the original films, when it comes to levels of violence anyway. Nice. The new film sounds better all the...

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Stalked: X-Men, Depp in Alice in Wonderland

We could be seeing a new young X-Men film... And Johnny Depp could be joining Alice in Wonderland......

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Most látszom, most nem látszom)

Film Four Stars
This is a short film which had me excited as soon as I saw the trailer which looked gorgeous. Now You See Me, Now You Don’t, or Most látszom, most nem látszom, comes from writer/director Attila Szász and tells a very simple story using some incredible visuals. This is one...

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Strays

DVD Two Stars
I had never heard of Strays before I was sent the DVD, and frankly I never knew there was more to Vin Diesel than the films we'd seen already, and while he had brief flashes of interest in XX and XX, for the majority we've seen xXx, Fast and the...

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Tony Jaa returns

Tony Jaa has surfaced on television no less, and he's revealed that he hopes to finish Ong Bak 2 while at the same time raising more controversy about where the money has gone on the project. According to press reports huge amounts of money has disappeared on the film, the...

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Craig playing Roman Hadrian

Daniel Craig is set to continue to diversify his career as he takes up the role of the famous Roman leader Hadrian in the film Memoirs of Hadrian, the Roman Emperor famous for creating the wall between Scotland and England. It seems to carry with it a little controversy, for...

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Update: Friday 13th trailer still online

The trailer for the remake of Friday 13th by Michael Bay is online, and I'm rather impressed. While it's grainy, slightly out of focus, and won't be online for long, it's a good glimpse of what we might expect, and if the trailer is a real indication of the film,...

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Raimi says Yes to Evil Dead 4

Not so long ago Bruce Campbell talked about how he would like to do another Evil Dead film. He was only interested if Sam Raimi was on board as well though. Now Sam Raimi has been asked if he thinks he will do another film, and he says yes. Sounds...

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Stalked: American Reaper and The Runaways biographical film

The Runaways biographical film will feature Joan Jett, Cherie Curie and Sandy West… American Reaper comic book adaptation sounds unique…...

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July 28, 2008

UK ISP's deal to hit file-sharers

The British Government has finalised a deal between the British film and music industries and the Internet Service Providers (ISP's) to start hitting back at those who the industries believe are downloading and sharing illegal files. The deal ensures that both the copyright holders and the ISP's will work together...

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Lucas wants fifth Indiana Jones

Not only does George Lucas want a fifth Indiana Jones, but he's already talking about handling the franchise the way he handled Star Wars, and that's not good. He wants to modernise it. Talking about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review) he reveals that there...

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New My Name is Bruce trailer online

There's a new trailer online for My Name is Bruce, the film starring Bruce Campbell as himself, mistaken for the evil killing character he plays in his films and asked to save a town from some very real evil monsters on the rise. Sounds an exciting premise, and we've seen...

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Craven on Scream 4

It seems that Scream 4 will be going ahead, well the moves are happening to bring it forward anyway, and Wes Craven could well be involved. The director of the original three films has revealed that he's talking with the company who helped destroy his Cursed film, and that there's...

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Update: X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer back online

I had thought we'd seen the last of the Comic-Con trailers hitting the Internet, but not so as we see the first glimpse of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, and I have to say it's looking stunning. I usually don't get all the screaming through a trailer, however in some...

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Update: W. trailer still online and in HD

A teaser trailer for the upcoming and much anticipated film about George W. Bush is online, and it does give us a few hints of what to expect from the Oliver Stone film. Already the film is playing like President Origins: Bush rather than looking at his Presidential life, although...

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Tony Jaa missing, Ong Bak 2 threatened

Waiting for the new film from Tony Jaa, Ong Bak 2, might take a little longer than expected as it has been revealed that he's gone missing right in the middle of filming. Jaa has been working on the film for nearly three years now, and reports have been that...

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Stalked: Last Blood and Nottingham

Last Blood has vampires protecting humans against zombies!... Ridley Scott's Nottingham halted......

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July 27, 2008

Captain America from Doctor Who?

Could the next Captain America come from Glasgow, Scotland? No I'm not talking about Gerard Butler! I mean a star of stage and the small screen, of Doctor Who, or rather Torchwood to be more specific. John Barrowman, born in Glasgow, Scotland, is in the running to play Captain America...

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The Dark Knight

Film Five Stars
Everyone is talking about The Dark Knight, it's being touted as the best Batman film ever, it's breaking Box Office records and unbelievably is hitting the number one spot on IMDB, and Heath Ledger is being touted as being up for an Oscar, even before the public had seen the...

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Terminator Salvation footage seen, writer revealed

It seems that the Terminator Salvation extended trailer has been seen online, the previous one I showed which was released online was a short one and didn't even touch the full three minute one in terms of footage. Not just that but director McG has been talking about the film...

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I Am Legend prequel confirmed

Francis Lawrence has confirmed what we had been hearing for a long time, that there was work on going on a sequel to I Am Legend. Well, he confirms most of that but reveals something new. It's a prequel. Lawrence was talking at Comic-Con and discussed the plans and setting...

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Red Band Quarantine trailer online

From Comic-Con comes another piece of footage, although this one looks like they've allowed it out since the quality is so much better. The red band trailer for Quarantine looks pretty much like the previous trailer however each scene goes on just a few more seconds to show you more...

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July 26, 2008

Resident Evil: Degeneration trailer

A full trailer has appeared for Resident Evil: Degeneration, the fully CG film based on the Resident Evil games. The characters of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are back for this one. I remember playing Resident Evil for hours on end, but I've only ever bothered to watch the...

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Closed: Win the Lost Boys: The Tribe soundtrack

The new Lost Boys film, Lost Boys: The Tribe, appears on DVD on July 29th, and I the details of what's included on the DVD and Blu-ray releases is right here. So is the chance to win one of three soundtracks for the film, and the good news? The competition...

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Update: Tr2n (Tron 2) trailer still online

The Tron 2 aka Tr2n trailer is online (still), filmed from Comic-Con, and even though it's small and crooked, and at times missing some of the picture, it already looks fabulous. Count me in, a once disbeliever in this film has suddenly had his head turned. Just have a look...

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Escape From New York remake ruined?

While we're on rumours, it seems that the new script treatment for the Escape From New York remake from Jonathan Mostow isn't so hot, in fact the review is pretty scathing. Previously Ken Nolan, who had written Black Hawk Down, had written a pretty decent script, which is of course...

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Stalked: Butler on Watchmen, Harris on 28 Months Later

Gerard Butler has been talking about his role for the Watchmen DVD, The Tales of the Black Freighter... Naomie Harris has said that she's been talking to a producer about another 28 Days Later sequel......

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Director dropped from Punisher: War Zone?

There's a rumour going about, and a very unsubstantiated one, that the current director of Punisher: War Zone, Lexi Alexander, has been removed from the production by Lionsgate. It seems rather far into the production for something like that, but if the rumour is to be belived then Alexander has...

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X-Files: I Want to Believe sex scene

I'd been reading more and more about David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson talking about the real core of what the new X-Files film is all about, them. The more I read the more they're talking about the relationship between the two leads and the big closing scene. Well now we're...

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July 25, 2008

Attenborough blames films for violence

Richard Attenborough, the famous psychologist and documented researcher has said that violent scenes in films were responsible for making guns and knives seen normal. Oh wait a minute, he’s neither of those, he’s a director and actor who once played a knife wielding killer....

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Hounddog trailer online

It's been a while since we heard anything about Hounddog, the film starring Dakota Fanning and that controversial child rape scene which caused such controversy, a scene which turned out to be integral to the story and very carefully filmed. Well now there's a trailer for the film online, in...

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New Punisher: War Zone trailer

Comic Con is delivering more goodies, this time a great new trailer for Punisher: War Zone. A few exploding heads are included, and some other stuff that made me wince a little. It looks brutal, and awesome! Let's hope the trailer isn't the best part. Slight spoiler warning, if you...

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Rodriguez on Machete and Red Sonja

Comic Con is happening right now in San Diego, which means loads of actors, actresses and directors are all previewing upcoming films. Robert Rodriguez has been talking about what's happening with Machete, and also it looks like Red sonja is still on with Rose McGowan. Well it looks like all...

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New RocknRolla trailer online

There's a brand new trailer for Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla online and it features more footage, particularly of Gerard Butler and of some more action. I have to admit that this is looking better than the first trailer and actually has me a lot more interested. There looks to be some...

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Gears of War goes Legendary

The Gears of War film is moving ahead and will now be co-financed and co-produced by Legendary Pictures. Legendary Pictures also co-financed and co-produced The Dark Knight and 300. Having endured a fair few late nights playing the game, this film is looking better all the time. Can they get...

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Poltergeist remake confirmed

The Hollywood remake machine is pressing forward as Poltergeist has been confirmed for a remake, finally. There have been rumours galore flying around about a remake for ages now, but now it looks like it's been confirmed, well as confirmed as the trade source can be....

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DiCaprio on The Twilight Zone?

Seems like there could be another Twilight Zone film as Leonardo DiCaprio's production company head out seeking script ideas for another film. However this request that's been released sounds like they aren't going for the episodic style of the original and rather looking for one large Twilight Zone story that'll...

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Tr2n aka Tron 2 footage seen

Yes the trailer for a sequel to Tron has been seen, and it's all over the Internet. I caught the news from a site who were at the Comic Con screening and, like most people who were there, were dead excited. I can't remember which article I read it on,...

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Aronofsky confirmed for RoboCop

Earlier this month we heard that Darren Aronofsky was in talks to direct MGM's RoboCop reinvention. Well now it's been confirmed he will do it, and we know who the writer is as well. I'm still on the fence about this one, but Darren Aronofsky's involvement is a big plus....

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Saw V trailer online

The teaser trailer for Saw V is online now, and nowadays the trailers for this franchise have to do very little in order to capture your attention, we all know what's going on and we know what to expect, it just has to remind us who, and how. This teaser...

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Stalked: Wolverine, America Betrayed, Silver Surfer, Constantine 2

X-Men Origins: Wolverine footage has been seen... Alex Proyas reveals he's not on Silver Surfer... Keanu Reeves says Constantine 2 is dead... Richard Dreyfuss is to narrate a controversial sounding documentary America Betrayed......

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July 24, 2008

Television films to get more adverts

Television viewers in the UK are about to get their films interrupted for longer and more often each hour as rules are lifted on advertising during television programming. Ofcom, who regulate the UK television providers, have relaxed rules that limited the amount and length of adverts, and there's a specific...

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Dark City Director's Cut clips

Following on from realising that Alex Proyas' excellent Dark City Director's Cut was only a few days away from being released on Blu-ray and DVD, I've just discovered three clips from the new film which will give you a feel for it. Dark City is a superb film, well worth...

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Closed: Win Walk the Line Extended Cut DVD

I have three copies of Walk the Line Extended Cut on DVD to giveaway, a superb film that I had the pleasure of reviewing, with great performances from both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. This is the story of Johnny Cash's life, from the beginnings of his career through his...

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Possible X-Files 3?

There are a couple of interviews online with the stars of The X-Files: I Want to Believe's David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and both reveal a couple of interesting things. Perhaps the biggest reveal is that they are both talking about how the film leaves “possibilities” for them, and yet...

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Friday 13th remake script reviewed

There's a short script review for the Friday the 13th remake online, and while we can't fully verify the source, we can read it and see what we think, I have, and from what the writer says it's a good script and possibly a good film. The most notable thing...

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Hairspray 2?

Yet another musical movie in the wings, this time it's also a sequel to a remake, or a sequel to a reimagining, not sure which one it comes under. Following last years Hairspray starring Nikki Blonsky, John Waters has been asked to write a treatment for a sequel. Not being...

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Rocky Horror Picture Show to be remade

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...As if enough cult classic films weren't being shoved through the meat grinder of Hollywood's remake machine, they've now decided to pick on the classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a film whose sequel from the original...

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Stalked:Alice, Captain Blood

Tim Burton has found his Alice in Wonderland. And Phillip Noyce is developing Captain Blood....

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July 23, 2008

Where's Dark City Directors Cut?

We've all been waiting patiently for Alex Proyas' Director's Cut of Dark City, that excellent film which Proyas himself has said that he's never quite been happy with. Well for a long time now we've been hearing that he's preparing a version of the film that he really is happy...

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Watchmen games planned

We are no strangers to video games of major films, and it seems Watchmen will be no different. Only instead of releasing games to buy over the counter, there will be at least two downloadable games for PS3, XBox 360 and PC. Most video games based on films seem to...

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Star Wars films to go 3-D

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, George Lucas made three pretty damn good Star Wars films. And then he decided to cash in and make three more, and some of us wished he hadn't bothered. Well it could be that at some point in the future...

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Luke Goss in more comic films

Luke Goss is getting more comic book roles, although I'm not so sure this one will demand the level of make up that the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army did. Now he's starring in Magdalena next to Jenna Dewan who is taking the lead role. The story is about...

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Lundgren's directing Icarus

Dolph Lundgren is directing and starring in another film called Icarus. This makes the fifth film he's directed, believe it or not, and two of those are in the last year. He's also written two of them and provided the story for one. Have we forgotten about this man and...

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Nightmare on Elm Street remake gains writer

The Nightmare on Elm Street remake is moving forward as a writer has just been assigned to what is being described as a relaunch of the series, not a remake. Since it's just starting to be written there aren't a lot of details known about it just yet, but there...

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Berg directing Hercules

Peter Berg seems to be working harder than most at the moment, and he's picking up some strong projects. Not content with tackling the huge project of Dune, he's picked up directing duties on a new Hercules film. The film will follow a recent five issue comic book of the...

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Yes Man teaser trailer

Jim Carrey has made a return to comedy with his latest film Yes Man. He plays a guy who always says no to everything, in an effort to turn his life around he challenges himself to say yes to everything for an entire year. I've always preferred him in comedy...

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Stalked: Singer's superhero Capeshooters, Stealing Time

Bryan Singer is producing the interesting sounding superhero film Capeshooters… Walt Becker is directing the action time travel thriller Stealing Time…...

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The Greatest American Hero live action film

It's been rumour so far but it seems that Stephen J. Cannell, the man behind The Greatest American Hero, has just admitted that he is working on bringing the story back to life in a live action film. That's over and above the comic book series that the star of...

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July 22, 2008

Dark Knight writer talks Batman 3

One of the guys behind the ideas in The Dark Knight has been talking about the possibility of a third film, and while Christopher Nolan might be holding off on a decision about it for now, it seems that he and David S. Goyer have been talking about an idea...

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McKellen is Gandalf in Hobbit films

Ian McKellen has confirmed what we all thought was impossible not to be true, he will be playing Gandalf in the Hobbit films. He also says that even with the new director at the helm the look and feel of the films won't be that different to the Lord of...

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Hollywood developing videogames

Hollywood is really having a go at the videogame market and trying to adapt its projects for gamers, something that it usually doesn't do so well as it goes for profit and exposure rather than actually developing a good game. This view has been shown as both right and wrong...

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Stalked: Rymer directing Witchblade, Goode talks Watchmen

Michael Rymer from Battlestar Galactica is set to direct the Witchblade film… Matthew Goode, who is playing Adrian Veidt aka Ozymandias in Watchmen has been talking about the film…...

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Shyamalan producing only

M. Night Shyamalan is turning to producing his ideas as he has just formed a deal with the company Media Rights Capital to create one thriller a year for three years but without him writing or directing. It seems that the films will still come from his own ideas, but...

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ZMDs: Zombies of Mass Destruction

I love that title, Zombies of Mass Destruction, or ZMDs, is a parody of WMDs for sure, but it also has a strong and interesting story to it, although saying that it does ultimately end up in a kill all the zombies story. The story sees a government weapons program...

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane new trailer

There's a new trailer for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Filmstalker review) online, and in it there's the smallest hint of a possible release...or perhaps it's a throwback to last year when it didn't get released. I don't quite understand this one. Although the film carries some problems, it's...

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July 21, 2008

Wanted

Film Four Stars
I've been sitting on this review of Wanted for some time, and for no good reason other than I've been catching up with the Edinburgh International Film Festival reviews, so here goes. Wanted stars James McAvoy as a man just trudging through life until a league of top assassins appear...

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Crank 2: High Voltage bizarre set photos

I can't pretend for a moment to even guess what's happening on the set of Crank 2: High Voltage, the sequel to Crank (Filmstalker review), and what could possibly be in the minds of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor from these new set photos. Not only do they show a...

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Kitamura remaking Versus for Hollywood

Ryuhei Kitamura is to remake his film Versus for Hollywood it seems, and he's already completed one draft of the script and is ready to press on with the rewrite. Kitamura became renowned for his film Versus which sees group of gangsters meeting two escaped convicts to settle old scores....

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Meirelles' Love's Labour's Lost

Fernando Meirelles who has City of God, The Constant Gardener and Blindness to his directing name is going to adapt Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost for the big screen, and I think he'll have to go some to better Kenneth Branagh's version. He too has an unusual take on the story...

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Fergie joins Nine?

Rob Marshall's musical Nine has an inpressive cast already, including Oscar winners Daniel Day Lewis and Dame Judi Dench. Which makes the latest addition to the cast even more strange. Due to star opposite Daniel Day Lewis is none other than Black Eyed Peas front lady Fergie. Oh lord, this...

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Berg reveals Dune vision

Peter Berg has been talking about his ideas for his version of the film adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune, and it sounds like he's planning a much more action adventure type of film to the David Lynch version we've seen on screen. What's also surprising is that Berg may...

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Tintin writer leaves for BBC

I had no idea that Steven Moffat, the writer of the excellent Jekyll television series, many a Doctor Who episode, and the man slated to write the Tintin series of films for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson had left the productions in order to write for Doctor Who. However it...

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Top Gun sequel?

I hardly believe this, in fact I don't believe it, but the rumour that there is a Top Gun sequel in development is funny enough to warrant being written about. The source isn't very reliable, and the idea that Tom Cruise would want to appear in a sequel of Top...

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Campbell unsure of Scream 4

Neve Campbell is apparently not so keen on Scream 4 and is holding out to see what happens with it, something you can quite understand considering how franchises are being treated these days and how the Weinstein's track record is going. The Weinstein's are looking at scripts right now for...

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Stalked: Maguire in The Crusaders, Hounsou in Conan film

Tobey Maguire is joining the cast of The Crusaders a film about the 1954 Brown versus the Board of Education court battle… Djimon Hounsou is starring in a Conan the Barbarian spin off as Thulsa Doom…...

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July 20, 2008

Death Defying Acts

Film Two Stars
Death Defying Acts had me very interested because it starred Guy Pearce who is a superb character actor as Harry Houdini, a man whom we really haven't seen much of on screen. The story also sounded intriguing as it followed Houdini on one of his travels around the world performing...

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Cohen for xXx sequel with Diesel?

It seems bizarre that Rob Cohen would even consider another xXx film and even crazier that it would be with Vin Diesel starring. Why? Well Cohen killed off the xXx character of Vin Diesel in order to pass on the role to the next xXx of Ice Cube, which was...

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July 19, 2008

Trouble Sleeping

Film Three Stars
A film like Trouble Sleeping wouldn't have interested me before I started Filmstalker and began expanding my viewing tastes. I wouldn't have been interested in seeing a locally produced film showing the plight of refugees trying to make a life for themselves in a new country before trying to see...

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Transsiberian

Film Three Stars
I have to admit to being disappointed with Transsiberian. I expected a lot from the thriller starring Ben Kingsley, Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Eduardo Noriega and directed and co-written by Brad Anderson. That sounds good doesn't it? Well it didn't quite deliver as I had thought. Brad Anderson has been...

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Comments, spam and captcha

Hi everyone. You'll no doubt have noticed the increased amount of spam over this month, I certainly have as I've tried to clear it out every day, add in new filters, and trawl through the hundreds of spam comments a day to make sure I'm not losing a legitimate one....

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Golden Compass sequel in doubt?

Philip Pullman, the author of the His Dark Materials series, has been saying that the sequel to The Golden Compass may well be in doubt. Although New Line are starting pre-production, it isn't looking likely that the sequel will make it next year, and there's some doubt if it will...

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Watchmen creator attacks 300, Snyder and Miller

There was a time when I understood Alan Moore's position on the film versions of his comics, in essence they'd been taken away from him and made into films without his say. I even felt for him despite the fact he'd signed a contract. Still, his latest rant is particularly...

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Mirrors red band trailer online

There's a new red band trailer for the Alexandre Aja directed and Keifer Sutherland starrer Mirrors is online and it's looking very cool and very frightening. This is my definition of a red band trailer. It's got just the right amount of scare and gore in it, and there's enough...

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Diary of the Dead 2?

I do think George A. Romero is highly overrated these days, and his Diary of the Dead proved that to me. Despite that, it seems as though there's going to be a sequel, and why not, audiences are lapping this rubbish up. The word is that it's almost certain that...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Star Trek, Watchmen, Terminator Salvation, Friday the 13th, Babylon A.D., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

There are tons of clips and pics online, and while none of them really warrant an article on their own, together they are a ton of updates. First up the new Harry Potter teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince along with some stills from the film... Next,...

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July 18, 2008

10 remake?

Remakes, remakes, remakes, hide them with other words if you want, but that's a huge part of Hollywood right now and it's not stopping, especially not with classic films. I just wrote about Papillon being remade, well now it's the turn of a classic comedy starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews...

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Stalked: Maneater, Marching Powder

Maneater tells the story of an FBI profiler hunting a killer that could be himself… Marching Powder stars Don Cheadle as a convicted drug trafficker making a living in prison…...

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Multiple new Terminators?

The replacement for Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen and he'll be in the new Terminator Salvation film as a Terminator. Not only is his replacement a body builder himself and trained with Arnie, but he also won Mr. Universe and has played the great man in a film. Roland Kickinger...

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Papillon remake

The classic Papillon is next up for the remake treatment, although no director or writer are attached, the project has been announced, location found, and tax breaks in place. Papillon was a superb film from back in 1973 starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman that was based on the true...

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July 17, 2008

Update: Watchmen trailer in HD

The Watchmen trailer may have been pulled elsewhere on the Internet, but I still have it here on Filmstalker, and you can see it too if you're quick. This is finally the film version of the superb and hugely successful and influencial Watchmen comic book, and it looks superb. I...

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New Terminator revealed in photos!

These are the first shots of the Terminator in the new Terminator Salvation film, and they're looking pretty interesting. I have full screen high definition captures of a possible early model Terminator and the Terminator tank from the new trailer. They look pretty good, but the humaoid shape of the...

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Body of Lies trailer online

The trailer for Body of Lies, the latest thriller from Ridley Scott, is online. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong and Carice Van Houten and is adapted by William Monahan from a novel by David Ignatius (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). Ignatius wrote the novel from his newspaper story about...

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Standard Operating Procedure

Film Three Stars
Standard Operating Procedure is a film that really needed no publicity, especially for me to get interested. I am fascinated by strong documentaries about real people, and particularly documentaries that delve into such important events as the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison and looking into who may really be to...

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John Woo's King Arthur Gunslinger story

Now that is the first thought that I had when I heard John Woo was directing a film based on the comic book Caliber which is about to appear at Comic-Con, that it sounds incredibly like the idea behind the Gunslingers in Stephen King's utterly amazing Dark Tower series. However...

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The Talisman short film

Stephen King's The Talisman is being made into a mini-series, or so they say because we've seen nothing of it so far and it was due very soon, but in the meantime there's a director who has gone out and made a little short scene of what his Talisman could...

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Man on Wire trailer online

There's a trailer online for Man on Wire, a film which I failed to catch at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to my regret. The previous clips and trailers I've seen haven't done the film the justice that this trailer does. It's a documentary that looks at the events of...

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Stalked: Wicked, Cody and Spielberg, Irreparable Harm CIA expose

Wicked musical for film... Diablo Cody working with Steven Spielberg... Irreparable Harm to looks into the evacuation of troops from Vietnam - timely perhaps?......

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July 16, 2008

Terminator Salvation teaser trailer online in HD

The teaser trailer for the much anticipated Terminator Salvation is online already, I swear these trailers are getting earlier and earlier, and this must be among some of the earliest footage from the film. Of course there's not that much to see, and some people are already going crazy about...

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Heath Ledger, the Joker and Oscar hype

You know the more and more I hear about this talk of Heath Ledger being in the running for an Oscar for his role as Joker in The Dark Knight, before anyone has really seen the film, the more I'm getting uncomfortable about the whole situation. What's making it worse...

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Mummy franchise to continue?

It’s no surprise that the latest Mummy film, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is trying to restart the franchise for more films, particularly as it seems to be bringing the young character up to the fore to take over from the lead. Despite the change in location, villain...

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BBC drama Second Sight in Hollywood

The BBC drama series Second Sight is being made into a Hollywood film and the Lost series writer Craig Rosenberg is set to adapt it. The show originally aired in 1999 on UK BBC Television and starred Clive Owen as DCI Ross Tanner investigating the brutal murder of a teenager....

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Stalked: Chopper Zombie, DeVito directs, Children of the Lamp, Sanctuary director

Chopper Zombie comic and film to be made... Danny DeVito directing kids film... The children's series Children of the Lamp is to be filmed... Stephen Susco's script for Sanctuary has gained a director......

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Iron Man 2 gains new writer

There's a new writer for Iron Man 2, Justin Theroux, the man who has just written Tropic Thunder and has started in a string of strong films. The previous film was written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway - and that's ignoring the amount of people...

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Pitt and DiCaprio for Inglorious Basterds

Seems that the rumour about Quentin Tarantino looking to Brad Pitt for a leading role in Inglorious Basterds could well be true, and what's more he's also after Leonardo DiCaprio too. While Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein is meeting with studios to look for a worldwide financing and distribution partner, they're...

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Red trailer online

The trailer for Red is online. Written by the excellent writer Stephen Susco and directed by both Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee, the film sees Brian Cox delivering a superb performance as a quiet man living a quiet life who's dog is murdered by some teenage kids. Of course...

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July 15, 2008

Multiple Superman reboots in development?

I didn’t actually think that Mark Millar was really going to be working on a new Superman film, I had thought that despite all the negativity in the media that Bryan Singer would get the sequel, but talk is that there are actually four different pitches being developed for the...

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Leterrier on Clash of the Titans remake

Louis Leterrier has been talking about his plans for the remake of Clash of the Titans and how he got the gig, and I have to say I'm impressed, it could just be that his film might be looking to the right direction. The video interview has him talking about...

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RoboCop a sequel in disguise?

We were being led to believe that the new RoboCop film was going to be a reboot of the original and it was sounding more and more like a remake, well the official word has come out in the form of the tagline for the new film. Although we don't...

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Wachowskis' Plastic Man

The Wachowski's are, in my opinion, heading for another fall with their next project, Plastic Man. Yes, you heard me right, Plastic Man. After the poor response of Speed Racer at the box office, a film that on paper and with early marketing seemed to be delivering a rollercoaster ride...

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Two Face images leaked online

There are some images of Two Face from The Dark Knight that have appeared online, and I've done my best to look through them and make sure that they aren't faked, and I have to say they look pretty damn real. There's a glorious face on shot that shows the...

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Update: The Spirit trailer online in HD

I'm guessing this teaser trailer for The Spirit wasn't supposed to be online, but it is and you can see it right here. Will Eisner's comic has been adapted for the big screen by Frank Miller who has also directed the film and given it a unique look and feel....

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Scream 4 a restart?

I thought I had written about a fourth Scream film some time ago, but I can't find it. However it seems that a press release from a recent Weinstein deal reveals that there's going to be a fourth Scream film, and not only that but it's going to be a...

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The Lost Planet film

Another videogame is making the leap to film, and that makes...lots. The latest is Lost Planet, the videogame that sees your character travelling as part of an expedition to an ice planet that contains an energy source that could be the secret to saving mankind. Of course there's much more...

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July 14, 2008

Update: Inglorious Basterds script still online

Update: The script is online again, details in the main story. Yes Quentin Tarantino's script for Inglorious Basterds is online, although I suspect not for long. The script does look pretty authentic as the front page and chapter headings are shown on a major American magazine and the hand written...

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One Minute to Midnight nuclear crisis film

One Minute to Midnight is a film which is being adapted from the novel by Michael Dobbs, One Minute To Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev And Castro On The Brink Of Nuclear War (Play.com / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). It tells the story of the pilot of the U.S. spy plane that apparently...

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Felon trailer online

Felon is a film I'd never heard of until I caught the trailer online. It stars Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Sam Shepard, Harold Perrineau, Nick Chinlund, Marisol Nichols and Anne Archer, so it's a pretty interesting and diverse cast, but it's Dorff and Kilmer that caught my eye. The story...

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Swinton backs tiny Film Festival

Tilda Swinton is backing what sounds like it could be the smallest International Film Festival around, although I'm sure there's one smaller somewhere. She's backing the Nairn Film Festival which is called The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams and is located in Nairn, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland...

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Ghost Town trailer online

Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Téa Leoni has arrived online, and while some of the story feels a little contrived and the usual Hollywood moralistic story about love and life, it does look like it could have some good comic moments, especially with Gervais in the fore....

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year trailer online

Oh sweet lord. The merchandisers dream is back for another outing as the trailer for High School Musical 3 hits the internet with a dull thud. The trailer promises more moralistic songs and no doubt more merchandising galore, however for the fans it promises more of the characters and situations...

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School of Rock 2: America Rocks begins

School of Rock is going to get a sequel as the Mike White script finally gets pushed forward by Paramount with Richard Linklater attached to direct once again. Oh, and not to worry, word is that Jack Black is tied into reprise his role as the slightly insane, but very...

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Tehran film plot

The plot for a proposed film from Hollywood entitled Tehran, about an American Professor observing the coup in Tehran during 1977, sounds like a dreadfully contrived and typical Hollywood story. The film will have the professor falling in love with an Iranian woman whose brother is in the secret police....

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July 13, 2008

Shiver (Eskalofrío)

Film One Star
The EIFF write up for Shiver had sounded really interesting, and that's the problem with festival blurbs for films, they're all going to have to be good. I mean you can't have a blurb saying that a film is going to be rubbish for all the press people to read...

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Hollywood adds smoking warnings on DVD's

Six major Hollywood studios are going to be adding anti-smoking announcements on DVD's that carry scenes of using tobacco products. Apparently it's Hollywood's fault that people are smoking, not the advertising, peer pressure, boredom, seeing their parents doing it, poor parenting, etc, etc. Oh no, it's DVD's....

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More Charlie's Angels?

Previously on Filmstalker we heard that Drew Barrymore would be keen to return to the Charlie's Angels films and now we're hearing positive comments from Lucy Liu who previously was never keen on the idea. Two down, one to go. Could we see another Charlie's Angels film?...

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Sopranos film after all?

Now the idea of a Sopranos film was pretty much squashed by the creator of the series, but it was given a glimmer of hope when a new idea was suggested, but now HBO, the studio behind the Sopranos has said that they are keen for a film version if...

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Sex and the City sequel?

Frankly I just can't see the excitement about the Sex and the City film after they just rewound the plot into the middle of the last series and basically played it out again. It's not very intelligent and it's just grabbing fans money without really giving them anything new. Looks...

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Choke redband trailer offers cheap sex

Wow, there's a red band trailer online for Choke, quite frankly I can't believe that this is red band, but then the MPAA are quite sexually backward, and it's not only uninteresting but it also seems to be advertising the film in the worst possible way. To me it seems...

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Max Payne U.S. trailer online

There's not a lot of difference from the International Max Payne trailer, but this new U.S. trailer for Max Payne has a few more shots, and a couple of them look extremely cool. I'm wondering if this film can live up to the videogame and what the trailer is promising,...

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Outlander trailer online

The trailer has arrived for Outlander, the film about an alien hunting humanoid alien who crashes onto Earth during the Viking era and has to rally the Vikings around him to help capture and kill the deadly alien which is set on destroying them all. Predator with Vikings. It stars...

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Cusack Sues For Stopping Power Fee

I'm really not sure where the Jan De Bont action film Stopping Power is. Last we heard was that the film had been cancelled, for the second or third time, because they'd run out of money. For the full history of it all just choose the “Stopping Power” tag at...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Elegy and Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) trailers, Avatar characters revealed

I've got the trailer for Elegy (Filmstalker review) which I saw at the Edinburgh International Film Festival not long ago, as well as the trailer for Elite Squad or Tropa de Elite (Filmstalker review), which I also caught there. Both films get great reviews and are well worth watching. There's...

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July 11, 2008

Quantum of Solace game trailer online

The trailer for the new Bond videogame is online, and it looks pretty good. You can see it right here…yeah, it's a day filled with dull news, but I kinda like this. The game is based on the Call of Duty 4 engine it looks to have some great features...

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Olympic trailer

Okay, so it's a blatant advertising link that ignores all the extremely serious politics and human rights issues going on just now in the country and cuts straight to two very important things, big blockbuster The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and the Bejing Olympics. Not only is there...

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July 10, 2008

Leterrier for Superman and Alien sequels?

I'll wait while you shout at the screen...and breathe. Yes the latest hot rumour tearing round the internet is that Louis Leterrier, the director of Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk (Filmstalker review) and Danny the Dog is being considered to direct a sequel to the Alien films and Superman Returns...

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Max Payne film trailer online

Mark Wahlberg's appearance as Max Payne, the ultra violent and noir-esque videogame character, can now be seen online as the trailer makes a very quick appearance in Quicktime. Max Payne is the videogame that features the titular character as an NYPD cop in a very noir inspired world. Returning home...

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The Dark Knight cast interviews

There are a ton of interviews online from almost the entire cast of The Dark Knight, and I have them right here for you. There's Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Anthony Michael Hall, Nestor Carbonell, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan himself, all talking about Batman and the...

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Stalked: Favreau on Iron Man 2, Downey Jr. on Sherlock Holmes, Actors ultimatum

Forget the politics, the accusations and the lies, here are the facts...almost. Jon Favreau has apparently now been signed up for Iron Man 2. Robert Downey Jr. is most definitely heading to the Sherlock Holmes film that will be directed by Guy Ritchie. The television actors (AFTRA) union deal with...

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Front page change

Hi everyone, just a quick update for you all. I've altered the front page slightly. There are more stories being displayed and the Today/Yesterday box has been removed from the top, that's now at the bottom with the next ten, and the next ten after that, stories. This is all...

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July 9, 2008

Quarantine trailer online

The trailer for Quarantine, the Hollywood remake of [REC] has arrived online and it plays out pretty well. Now I've not seen the original film so I can't make a comparison, but from what I'm told, trailer wise, it looks almost identical. On that vein, I believe it may be...

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Russian 12 Angry Men remake trailer online

You know we harp on about Hollywood remaking great films, but here's the ever more western looking Russia remaking one of Hollywood's classic films, and you know what? They're doing it right. Can you believe that a Russian remake of 12 Angry Men is gathering praise from western critics? Well...

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Hell Ride red band trailer online

The trailer for Larry Bishop's Hell Ride has appeared online and I have to say it positively reeks of Quentin Tarantino, or is that Tarantino positively reeks of this kind of film? Either way the trailer looks like a lot of fun, and the cast look pretty cool too. Michael...

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Bruce won't do Evil Dead without Raimi

Bruce Campbell has been caught on video talking plausibly and indeed positively about another Evil Dead film. However there's one big strong caveat, and he's keen to point out that it's going to be a long time coming. Sam Raimi is that very caveat. If he's not in there then...

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Pitt for Inglorious Basterds?

According to rumour Brad Pitt is in talks to appear in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. I know, it's very quick after the announcement that he's going to make the film and that Brad Pitt's name seems to be thrown at every major project that is announced, but apparently this rumour...

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Stalked: Whedon's new thriller, Planet 51 gets bought...again

A couple of interesting articles today to round up, one is that Joss Whedon has written a thriller called The Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and it will be coming to the big screen. Another is that Planet 51, formerly Planet One, is to get a new distribution...

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Skin trailer online

Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige star in Skin, the film about the true life story of Sandra Laing adapted from the novel by Judith Stone, When She Was White. Laing's story is a trial from the beginning as she was born with dark skin to two white parents...

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Red Dawn remake gains writer, director

Remember Red Dawn? That's the film about mainland America being invaded by Russian troops and a small group of kids who get caught behind enemy lines as the army advances into America. However they don't think to sit on their arses doing nothing and piling down hamburgers, oh no, they...

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Inglorious Basterds ready to film

Well I thought this might be a project of Quentin Tarantino's that just went on and on, being talked about and never filmed, how wrong I was because today he's saying it's ready to go and it this will be his next film to shoot. Word is that he hopes...

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Stalked: Hawaii Five-0 and Aronofsky for RoboCop?

There were a couple of bizarre stories I caught over the last few days, just in the corner of other stories that I really felt needed to be highlighted, just in case you missed them. The first up is that Darren Aronofsky has apparently been in talking about directing RoboCop....

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July 8, 2008

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

DVD Three Stars
I had wanted to see this film for a long time, since word came out about it, the delayed release, early screenings, more release delays, and finally the DVD release. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane had a turbulent time getting to my screen at least. The film promised to...

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Romero directing Timecrimes remake?

I was lucky enough to see Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, and it was a very good film, you can read more of that on the review. So I was rather dismayed at hearing that it was going to be heading for a remake....

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X-FIles: I Want to Believe second trailer online

There's another new trailer online for X-FIles: I Want to Believe, and it's right here for you to see. I haven't had a chance to see the trailer yet, but I'm told it raises more questions than the previous one. Have a look and see what you think, that's X-Files...

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Traitor trailer online

There is another trailer for the big cast Traitor online, and while I might think of a bigger budget Deep Cover, which starred Jeff Goldblum and Laurence Fishburne, this looks stronger and a lot more thrilling than the previous, not that the previous was bad either, so that means this...

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Kinky Boots for Broadway

We might complain about Hollywood remaking films, but are we soon to start complaining about Broadway doing the same? It seems the film Kinky Boots is going to be the next film to make it to the big stage. The Broadway producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig are going to...

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Stalked: Hawaii Five-0, Den of Thieves, Rescat and Tera talks Tarantino

I wrote about Tera Patrick being considered for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! pretty much as soon as the story arrived, and it's only now that Variety are catching up with the story, but they have another quote from the famous pornstar. Christian Gudegast is getting a chance to direct the...

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Duchovny defends X-Files

David Duchovny has been speaking out about X-Files: I Want to Believe film, defending the move away from the standard X-Files mythology and revealing that, if this was a successful film, they might make a third one that goes back to what the fans know and love. Well if that...

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Tropic Thunder international trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Tropic Thunder, this one's the international trailer and it carries a bit more exposition and a few different laughs. I have to say for finding most of Ben Stiller's work rather, well, still, this looks pretty good, but then I am finding most of...

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July 7, 2008

Clips 'n' Pics: Taken, Cass, The Strangers, Burn After Reading, RocknRolla, Mamma Mia!

I've got a cavalcade of clips today, mainly official trailers in the usual various formats and sizes, but I've also got some extra footage for Mamma Mia! comprising of the premiere, behind the scenes and two cast press conferences - one for the men and one for the ladies. Also...

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RZA's The Man with the Iron Fist

The rapper and producer RZA is going to be directing a martial arts film, The Man with the Iron Fist. Woohoo, is what I thought, and chalked it up to another news announcement I'd just pass over, and then I found out how he's been learning his art, and that...

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Yorkshire Ripper trilogy

Well that says it all really, there's going to be a British television series about the Yorkshire Ripper covering four novels about The Yorkshire Ripper which will be made into three films. These won't just be made for television films that will go straight to DVD, these are planned to...

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De Niro wants Good Shepherd trilogy

It was back in December 2006, and then again in February of 2007 that Robert De Niro talked about making The Good Shepherd a trilogy, and still with the might of his name behind it we haven't seen anything progress, and he's still talking about the trilogy idea and still...

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The Dark Knight behind the scenes

There's behind the scenes footage online for The Dark Knight, and it's a massive eight minutes in all. What I like about it is it isn't all polished and clean, it is jus a series of clips from behind the scenes, and not all the usual stuff either. Here you'll...

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July 6, 2008

Stalker's Poll: Most anticipated superhero film?

Superhero films are coming thick and fast this year, and on the Stalker's Poll the last question I asked was what is your most anticipated superhero film? Considering the amount of superhero films that were due at the time there were a lot to chose from, and four took the...

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Stalker's Poll: Blu-ray wins, what will you do?

I've not been keeping up with the polls here on Filmstalker, but now that the big events for this year are behind me I'm back on the ball, so we're playing catch up a little and I'll start with one I ran a while ago about the end of the...

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Married Life

Film Four Stars
The beauty of film festivals is that you see films you would never normally see, but this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival there were a lot more mainstream films that are actually seeing releases in the cinema, and Married Life is another of these. Featuring Chris Cooper, Pierce...

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The Fall

Film Five Stars
Tarsem Singh is the talent behind The Cell, the visually exciting film starring Jennifer Lopez as the psychologist who uses a device to enter the mind of a serial killer the police have just captured in order to find where his last victim is being held. Although it didn't receive...

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July 5, 2008

Friends film denied: Studios and stars ignore demand

After the rumour arrived that the stars of the Friends television series were ready to reprise their characters in a film outing, both Warner Brothers and representatives for Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox said that it's all false. With such negative comments from those at the heart of the story,...

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Weaver says yes to Alien sequel

Sigourney Weaver is saying that she'd definitely appear in another Aliens film should the film have another director like Ridley Scott and a great script, and she goes onto reveal that Ridley Scott is also enthusiastic about the idea. I'd love the idea of another Aliens film, but it has...

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July 4, 2008

Batmobile versus F1 car

Remember I wrote that The Dark Knight's Batmobile would be at the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix all weekend and that there would be a "race" of the circuit between it and a Panasonic Toyota F1 car? Well it happened, and the pictures are online to prove it. Okay, they...

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Sixty Six opening five minutes online

The first five minutes are online of the British comedy Sixty Six which is also a little biographical, perhaps about us all. Interestingly I'm just seeing more and more mention of this film and yet it saw a release in the UK in November of 2006. It seems that it's...

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Another Barker Books of Blood film

It seems that you can't keep a good horror writer down as another Cliver Barker Books of Blood story is set to make it to the big screen, and this one is interesting because originally it's only a four page story. Down, Satan! tells the story of Gregorious, a businessman...

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Repo Man sequel - Repo Girl?

There's going to be a sequel to Repo Man apparently, you know the cult film from Alex Cox that starred Emilio Estevez? Well this one comes from the writer/director of the original, Cox himself, but there's a major change to the story. It's called Repo Girl. I'm not someone who...

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Knowing Trailer online

A trailer has arrived for Alex Proyas' Knowing starring Nicolas Cage. The film has a great concept, some kids fifty years ago write hat they think that the future will hold and put it in a time capsule for some fifty years. One of the letters is a list of...

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Stalked: Nazi War Criminal, Fincher's Goon, Alba for Red Sonja, Hiding in Time

There's a bunch of stories I've just thrown together today: John Madden is set to remake HaHov which shows Israeli agents chasing a Nazi war criminal over thirty years, but the film is much shorter! David Fincher is going to produce The Goon comic as a CGI film. Jessica Alba...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Dark Knight, Red Cliff, Hellboy II

I've just received links for thirteen clips from The Dark Knight, seven clips for Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and nine minutes from John Woo's Red Cliff, which I actually saw yesterday but had been typing for hours and had to get away from the computer. All the links are...

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Hospital films

I'm doing something a little different with this feature, and that's to create one to help out an important charity, Macmillan Cancer Support to be exact. Let me tell you about the feature first and then we'll talk about why. This feature is going to talk about films you remember...

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July 3, 2008

New Russian Mutant Chronicles trailer online

Yes already there's a new Mutant Chronicles trailer online, and this one has tons more footage than the previous one, and it's in Russian. The trailer tells a lot more of the story and has a lot more of the mutants in there, as well as a lot of shots...

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New Blindness trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Blindness, the film from Fernando Meirelles which is based on the prize winning novel from José Saramago (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Play.com). The film tells the story of an epidemic sweeping the world that makes people blind, the disease is spread by contact and...

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Update: The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer in HD

I'm not afraid to say when I'm wrong, and it looks like I was wrong about the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, or at least judging by the first trailer I was. It's online and it's looking superb. Not only is it looking superb, it's also sounding...

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WALL-E

Film Three Stars
I was quite excited about seeing WALL·E for quite a few reasons. One was the superb animation that looked like we were going to see from the trailers and pre-release footage, and the other was the fact that this was Pixar, a company who have produced some wonderful animated stories...

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The Dark Knight five minutes online

The first five minutes of The Dark Knight are online, and another story that I thought I'd written about ages ago, in fact I am positive that I saw this very footage a while back, maybe not with this exact dialogue though. Regardless the first five minutes are back online...

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Metropolis extra footage

Some new lost scenes from the classic 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis have been found in a museum in Buenos Aires. Just found, just like that. The plan is to take these scenes and add them into the original and then releasing it again. However does that make it someone...

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RoboCop remake revealed

MGM, the studio behind the RoboCop franchise, has revealed it's intention to remake RoboCop. Yes this isn't a sequel or prequel, it is a complete remake. The studio has released a leaflet looking for franchise partners to help finance the film that is due out sometime around 2010, and in...

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New Wackness trailer

We have a new trailer for independent film The Wackness, starring Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, and Ben Kingsley. A New York City teenager deals drugs, and partakes in therapy in his last summer before college. The trailer looks great, and it looks like they've captured the time perfectly. That has...

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Rodriguez and McGowan split

Word is Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan have split up, so what I hear you cry. To be honest that would normally be my reaction too. However these two have a few projects that were planned to be done together, what happens now? With three films planned together, this split...

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Stalked: Bad Lieutenant, Silver Cord, 2012

Val Kilmer and Xzibit are joining Bad Lieutenant. Kilmer is also starring in Silver Cord. And 2012 has a new cast member in Thomas McCarthy....

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July 2, 2008

Wanted trilogy?

It's no surprise really that the studio would want to capitalise on the success of Wanted and produce a sequel, and perhaps it's no surprise that they would consider a trilogy. However what is surprising is the lacklustre storyline that they're considering and the actors that are being banded around...

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Friends movie finally happening?

Is it true? Could it finally be happening? Could the most loved television series of all time finally be making it to the big screen? Well there have been rumours of a Friends film for a very long time, but with the success of a Sex and the City film...

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Hancock 2 already?

I haven't seen Hancock yet, but the word is that it's not so good. Well there's already talk of another one, albeit on strong caveats about how much the original makes. What's more interesting is that the rumour carries word that Will Smith doesn't like the finished film and that...

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Mutant Chronicles teaser trailer online

The teaser trailer for Mutant Chronicles starring such names as Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, Sean Pertwee, Shauna Macdonald and Devon Aoki is now online, and while the names and the story might suggest a lot, the trailer leaves a lot to be desired. Sure, it does manage to...

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Batmobile at Silverstone Grand Prix

The Panasonic Toyota Formula 1 Grand Prix team have an excellent film tie in with The Dark Knight this weekend as the marketing might of this film ploughs onward. They're bringing the Batmobile to the Silverstone race weekend. Not only will it be there but it will race around the...

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Hartnett playing Rain Main

Josh Hartnett is going to star in a stage version of the fantastic film Rain Man which starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Hartnett is set to play the lead role that Cruise did on screen, that of Charlie Babbitt. Apparently Hartnett has always wanted to head to the stage...

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Doomsday on DVD and Blu-ray

The official specifications for Doomsday (Filmstalker review) on DVD and Blu-ray have appeared online, and while there are loads of extras including a new unrated cut of the film, there's only an extra four minutes added to the running time. I am hoping that there's new footage and a good...

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Another Sherlock Holmes film?

It seems as though Sherlock Holmes is going to be revisited once again. First we heard that Buy Ritchie is taking the story back to the big screen and today we hear that there's going to be a comedy version from Etan Cohen and starring a few big names already....

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Murphy wants Beverly Hills Cop 4 done right

Eddie Murphy is saying that he wants Beverly Hills Cop 4 done just right, otherwise he's not doing it. Strange since I thought it was going ahead anyway. Well does doing it right mean that it's geared towards adults, and unlike the third film, that it's not just for the...

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Red Band Mirrors trailer

A red band trailer is out for Alexandre Aja's Mirrors. Kiefer Sutherland is starring in the horror, about mirrors which are a gateway to the other side. They seem to be able to make people do stuff they don't want to. It's not too gory for a red band, just...

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Stalked: Christian Bale, Josh Holloway

Christian Bale might replace Tom Cruise as the US President. Josh Holloway has joined Stay Cool....

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July 1, 2008

Tera Patrick for Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill?

There's been talk of Quentin Tarantino doing a remake of Russ Meyer's classic 1966 cult film Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! for some time now, and there have been various names attached, but in what sounds like self promotion there's a new name being linked with the project, or rather someone...

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Anderson to play Gellhorn

Always one to pick her roles carefully, Gillian Anderson has taken matters into her own hands. She has bought the film rights to a biography of female war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The last I saw of her was in the great Last King of Scotland, and obviously she has The...

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Philip Noyce to Direct "Salt"

Philip Noyce is close to agreeing to direct Tom Cruise in Edwin A. Salt. Peter Berg was the last director mentioned for the project, but now spy master Noyce could be the man. Philip Noyce directing a spy thriller, nice. Having directed a few of the Jack Ryan films it...

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Actors strike – complicated and messy

Something I haven't really covered much so far has been the Actor's strike and it could well be about ready to start, despite a last minute offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers to try and entice them back. However it's not quite as cut and dry...

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Anti-Muslim film sequel?

On Monday Geert Wilders was cleared of trying to incite hatred of Muslims by the Dutch Ministry after the release of his film Fitna which strongly criticised the Koran. Now the right wing politician is planning a sequel to the film which has been called anti-Muslim, not really a surprise...

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New Dark Knight trailer online

There's a new trailer online for The Dark Knight, the much hyped and anticipated Batman film starring Heath Ledger as the Joker and Christian Bale as Batman. It's a much darker trailer that really sees the Joker in control and Batman struggling with who he is. I have to say...

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Beverly Hills Cop 4 R rated?

Brett Ratner is now saying that the next Beverly Hills Cop will not be a PG rated film and that there will indeed be a fair amount of swearing in it, not that we're just wanting to see the swearing, but one of the attractions of the original film was...

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Cadaver (Sop)

Film One Star
There was a time I remember that a film like Cadaver, an Asian horror, wouldn't have been shown at the EIFF, much less attract the crowd it has for the press screening - an almost packed cinema at 10:30 in the morning, the night after a big press party. Now...

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Eddie Murphy retiring?

Eddie Murphy has been a bit short on box office hits for a few years now. And he recently agreed to star in a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film. But he's been quoted as saying he may be retiring from making films altogether. Considering some of the films he's been...

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