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March 31, 2009

Raimi is writing Evil Dead 4

Sam Raimi has revealed that he's writing Evil Dead 4, and what's more he wants Bruce Campbell to reprise his role in the film. Apparently he and his brother Ivan have already written a number of pages. It seems that perhaps Evil Dead 4 is going to go ahead, despite...

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Murray in Ghostbusters 3

It's unbelievable but it may just be true, finally they've persuaded Bill Murray to return to the Ghostbusters franchise in Ghostbusters 3, the film that plans to hand over to a newer, younger Ghostbusters crew. That's probably the reason right there, as it had been said before that he would...

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Macdonald begins Ninth Legion film

It was back in May of 2007 that I wrote about Kevin Macdonald, the director who had made such a great impact with The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), looking to make a film about the Roman Ninth Legion, the most revered Roman Legion who were considered one of...

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Star Trek sequel begins

It's not unusual for a studio to start a sequel before the first film is even released, but it is a big sign that they have a lot of faith in the film and the franchise, and frankly why wouldn't you? Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and...

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3D glasses too expensive for studios

It seems that while some of the studios are happy to help pay the huge costs for installing digital projection systems across the U.S. they aren't so happy to help with the cost of 3D glasses for each of the films, and that cost is going to be handed back...

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Stalked: Emily Browning, Paul Bettany, Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone

Emily Browning is the new lead in Sucker Punch. Paul Bettany may be a Priest. Drew Barrymore is Going the Distance with Justin Long. And Emma Stone is hoping for an Easy A....

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March 30, 2009

Cronenberg talking Eastern Promises sequel

I find it hard to believe that David Cronenberg would consider a sequel to one of his films, but he is, and you can see why he's considering it when you think of the ending of Eastern Promises (Filmstalker review), the film which saw Viggo Mortensen playing a member of...

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Zombie talks Tyrannosauras Rex

There's an exclusive online today about Rob Zombie's upcoming film Tyrannosauras Rex, a film that we really haven't heard that much about, until now. Zombie himself has been talking about what to expect from the film, and more importantly what it's about. The big surprise is that it's not a...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Crank 2:High Voltage teaser, State of Play interviews, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Astro Boy trailer, Fame featurette

There are a ton of clips that have been scattered all across the weekend and I've gathered them together here for you. There's the first look at the Fame remake in the form of a featurette, there's the trailer for Astro Boy, an X-Men Origins: Wolverine teaser which delivers a...

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Monahan directing sea battle film

William Monahan has really been picking up the gigs, especially since his work on The Departed (Filmstalker review), his writing has been in high demand and now he's just been given his second, or perhaps third, directing role. The Essex is a film Monahan is set to write and direct...

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Clash of the Titans plot changes

Gemma Arterton has been talking about her role in the remake/re-imagining of Clash of the Titans and while she's talking about the story and how much it differs from the original film, she reveals a little about what the plot of the new film will be, and that it may...

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Robin Hood villain and plot revealed

The news on Robin Hood has been a bit all over the place of late, but Mark Strong was speaking at the Empire awards and revealed who he is actually playing, and it's not Guy of Gisborne the right hand man to the Sheriff of Nottingham. Also revealed is the...

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New Star Trek television advert online

There's a new Star Trek teaser online in the form of a slightly extended television advert, and although it doesn't manage to capture the heights of the trailer, it does have a few new moments of exciting footage, footage we haven't actually seen as yet. There's also a glimpse of...

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March 29, 2009

Stalked: Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rhys Ifans, Simon Pegg

Matthew McConaughey is The Lincoln Lawyer. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are planning on working together again. Rhys Ifans is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And Simon Pegg is in Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs....

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March 28, 2009

Ridley Scott's Forever War in 3-D

We heard towards the end of last year, that Ridley Scott would make a film of The Forever War. Along with Brave New World, that's two science fiction films from the man who brought us Alien and Bladerunner. Now he says that James Cameron's Avatar has inspired him to go...

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Harold Ramis on Ghostbusters 3

The last news we heard on Ghostbusters 3 was that filming may well be starting in September this year. Now another one of the original stars has talked about the new film. Harold Ramis who also co-wrote the first film, sounds positive about the next one. And he gives us...

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Stalked: Tony Scott, Tobey Maguire, Kathy Bates

Tony Scott could be Unstoppable. Tobey Maguire wants to become a Formula 1 driver. And Kathy Bates has joined The Blind Side....

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March 27, 2009

Good

Film Two Stars
Good is a film that sounds great on paper but didn't quite play out on its promises. The film stars Viggo Mortensen and is adapted from a stage play and has all the elements of an excellent drama that would look into how someone could be caught up in the...

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Outlander

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You have to be realistic about films when you see such a varied choice, for instance you can't watch an action film and compare it with Citizen Kane or even Magnolia. You have to set your expectations and appreciate the film as it stands alone, that's true of reviewing as...

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Houdini action film

After seeing Death Defying Acts (Filmstalker review) and Guy Pearce playing the enigmatic and largely unexplored, in film anyway, character of Houdini, I've been desperate to see a film made of his life and of the real man. With the announcement of a new film in development about Harry Houdini,...

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The Thing prequel gets complete rewrite

Ronald D. Moore is on a high from Battlestar Galactica in our eyes but perhaps not the studios, well not the studio who wants The Thing prequel, as it has been confirmed that Universal Pictures have ordered a complete rewrite of the script by different writers. That's how it goes...

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Game trailer online

The trailer for the new action film starring Gerard Butler has arrived online, albeit leaked. This version doesn't look that leaked though as it looks pretty great quality and action packed. The film looks like it might deliver a few interesting perspectives, although it's difficult to piece together a story...

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Bong Joon-ho's Mother teaser online

Since making the excellent The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) Bong Joon-ho has written and directed a segment of Tokyo! and is now working on Transperceneige and Mother. While Transperceneige is the story of a train containing the last hopes of human civilisation that is constantly travelling to avoid the effects...

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Marshall's Centurion behind the scenes

Okay, Neil Marhsall's Centurion is a hugely exciting project, not just because it says that Scottish people are some of the most fearsome warriors in the world ever, but that it's a genuinely interesting film and story, and the first footage from behind the scenes has appeared online with Marshall...

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Stalked: Main Street, Ron Howard, Simon Beaufoy

Orlando Bloom has a leading lady in Main Street. Ron Howard may be taking on The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. And Simon Beaufoy is trying his hand at animation....

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Stalked: Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Five Killers, Zac Efron

Nicole Kidman is joining Woody Allen. Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise may be teaming up again. Tom Selleck and Catherine O'Hara have joined Five Killers. And Zac Efron is starring in The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud....

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March 26, 2009

Fast & Furious new footage online

There are some new teasers from Fast and the Furious online, and it's a fair mix showing some very different moments from the film, extending some of the smaller glimpses we've seen from the film and revealing some of the scale of what we have in store. I have to...

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Mark Millar waits for Superman

The Superman reboot seems to be going nowhere these days. Warner Bros don't seem to know what do with the Man of Steel. A little while ago, Mark Millar was touting around a three film Superman epic. But he also seems to be giving up hope....

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The Lightning Thief sees stars as Gods

A host of stars are set to appear as the Gods of Olympus in the film The Lightning Thief, the adaptation of the novel by Rick Riordan (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). This is the first in five novels that tell the story of Percy Jackson, Poseiden's half human son who starts...

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American Jesus film

Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar are discussing the possibility of adapting another of Millar's comics, he's just filmed Kick-Ass, American Jesus (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The story is simply this, Jesus is resurrected in modern day America as a twelve year old boy, and he has to begin his destiny to...

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Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock trailer online

The trailer for Ang Lee's latest film, Taking Woodstock, has arrived online and it's looking a hell of a lot of fun, and it has a rather amusing introduction from Demetri Martin – I love his stick figure drawings of the cast. There are some great cast members too, and...

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Forster turned down Bond 23

Marc Forster turned down Bond 23 apparently, and that's from the man himself. So what that means is that the studio were keen for the trilogy of the darker Bond films to continue, and for Bond to continue going after the shadowy financial organisation funding worldwide projects and bring down...

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March 25, 2009

Proyas talks about The Crow remake

Alex Proyas directed the original The Crow starring Brandon Lee, and he's been talking about the news that the film will be remade with a script from Stephen Norrington. While you might expect him not to be that bothered about it, you might not expect him to be angered, especially...

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The Three Stooges cast

The cast list for The Three Stooges is rather odd, but at the same time pretty huge. You'll not believe who the Farrelly Brothers have managed to secure for their big screen rebirth of the Stooges, and with this cast listing they just might make it work, really. To be...

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Verbinski's animated Rango revealed

We've heard a few titbits about the casting for Gore Verbinski's Rango already, and that it's going to be an animated tale about a household pet who thinks he's a cowboy living desert town and acting out a Western, and that although it's animation the actors will act out the...

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Where the Wild Things Are trailer online just

The trailer for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are is online, however you have to be rather patient in watching it and I've found intermittent results with different browsers. It seems to be downloading slowly, probably as there is so much demand to see it. The trailer has been...

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Chow not on Green Hornet?

It's always confusing in the lead up to projects when the media have access to a press friendly person such as Seth Rogen, but I'm not sure that pre-production is supposed to be as confusing as whether or not Stephen Chow is involved in the film or not. We first...

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Hanks continues to toy with space

Tom Hanks is continuing his film passion for space and the moon landings as news out today reveals that he's set to develop a film project based on a series of toys that came out as a build up to the real moon landings. Major Matt Mason is the character...

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Anthony Hopkins to play Hemingway

Now I might have this wrong, but this could be the third Ernest Hemingway film in development, or it could be the second one which has changed somewhat from the first, so far there's not enough detail to be sure. However one thing is sure according to reports, and that's...

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Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton

What another great piece of casting. Peter Morgan has completed another script about politics in our time, we've had The Deal, The Queen and Frost/Nixon (Filmstalker review) , and now The Special Relationship is set to tell the story of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton should the project get greenlit...

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs trailer online

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, aka Ice Age 3, has a full trailer online, luckily it's not in 3D as the rest of the film is and it's viewable by people with normal glasses on or just straight eyes! Something that surprises me about the series is how they...

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Stalked: Cameron Diaz, Amanda Seyfried, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave

Cameron Diaz is in Swingles. Amanda Seyfried looks to be off Sucker Punch. Freida Pinto has joined Miral. And Vanessa Redgrave is in Robin Hood, or whatever it's called....

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March 24, 2009

Let the Right One In remake

The remake of Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In) seems to be moving forward without a hitch, with Matt Reeves of Cloverfield (Filmstalker review) set to direct the film. Now one of the producers has been talking about the reasons behind the remake, and struggles even...

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Jade Goody biographical film?

With the passing of the reality celebrity Jade Goody, who lost her life to cervical cancer at the age of twenty-seven and lived the rest of it through gossip magazines and reality television, the news has arrived that there may well be a film about her life. She had already...

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Anne Hathaway as Judy Garland twice

Superb casting choice as we hear that the Judy Garland biographical film that was announced back in February has a lead, Anne Hathaway, and what a great casting choice she is for the role, not just looks wise but also how she is viewed within Hollywood and her acting ability....

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Efron leaves Footloose

I had high hopes when I read this, was the planned remake of Footloose off? No, not at all according to the studio, it's only that Zac Efron has left the lead role for reasons we aren't yet totally clear on, but could easily guess. Hollywood is remake central right...

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Richard Attenborough fit for film role

Richard Attenborough is indeed a legend of film, both in front of and behind the camera. Oh forget the dinosaur creator and discover that there's much more to the man than that. Well at eighty-four and with a few spells of ill health, you might be thinking that his career...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Fast and Furious, Blood the Last Vampire, Star Trek

There are a number of television adverts online today that I picked up, two for Fast and Furious and one for Star Trek. The Fast and Furious ones look damn good, and the Star Trek one tells us to forget everything we've seen before and concentrate on the new franchise...

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Singer directing Freedom Formula comic?

The New Regency company has bought the rights to the the comic series Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland and is looking at developing it as a film for Bryan Singer to direct. Singer's production company is involved in the development of the project. The comic has a strange story...

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March 23, 2009

Russell turned down The Expendables

I never thought that Kurt Russell would turn down the chance to star in The Expendables along with Sylvester Stallone and his pretty strong ensemble cast, but it seems that he has, and one of the reasons was the fact that it was an ensemble cast. It does seem strange...

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Coen's remake John Wayne's True Grit

It's hard to believe but the classic True Grit with John Wayne is going to be remade. However those that hate remakes might just have a little bit of interest in this as the remake will come from the Coen Brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen are planning on following the...

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Second McQueen biographical film gains writer

The second Steve McQueen biographical film that we heard about back in January has just been given a writer, and looks to be moving forward pretty well. This biographical film is the one that intends to cover his whole life and all his obsessions, so either it's going to condense...

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The Phantom becomes a mini-series

Bad news for fans of the comic superhero The Phantom who expected to see another big screen outing that was to make amends for the, not so bad as you think, Phantom film. The bad news is that the new version is going to be a mini-series. Actually is that...

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March 22, 2009

Terminator Salvation ending reshot

The ending of Terminator Salvation was revealed some time ago, not the origin of Marcus, and not what the Terminators are doing with humans, no something else, something bigger. When someone in the production did tell everyone about the ending and that ended up on the Internet – no Warner,...

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50 Cent replaced in The Expendables

Sylvester Stallone has made a fast casting change once again in The Expendables. One moment Forest Whitaker was taking a role, then he was gone replaced by 50 Cent, and then as soon as we heard about that Stallone is all excited the new cast member to replace 50 Cent....

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Stalked: Adrienne Shelly's last film, Point Break Indo, Agent ZigZag, Hardwicke's new films, Unknown White Male, Rites of Men, Coal River

Adrienne Shelly's last script to be filmed... Rick Otto joins Point Break Indo... Mark Bomback directing Agent ZigZag... Catherine Hardwicke directing If I Stay and Maximum Ride... Joel Silver is producing Unknown White Male... Rites of Men compared to Taken... Peter Horton adapts legal battle Coal River......

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Stalked: Bryan Singer, The Night Manager, Mary J. Blige, Johnathan Demme

Bryan Singer may be interested in Prisoners. Brad Pitt has The Night Manager. Mary J. Blige is in I Can Do Bad All by Myself. And Jonathan Demme has his eye on The Courage Consort....

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March 21, 2009

Stalked: Dark Shadows, Britney Snow, Saw VI, Little Fockers

Dark Shadows may not be filming until Autumn. Britney Snow is getting artistic. Saw VI has it's first cast member. And Little Fockers may finally have a director....

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Which franchises do we want to continue?

I was going to start another feature on a different subject today but as I was looking through the previous stories of the last few weeks something struck me, there are a number of trilogies being talked about being restarted and that led me to think which trilogies, or franchises,...

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March 20, 2009

Sorority Row trailer

The trailer for the next horror film remake is online. This time it is Sorority Row. A bunch of good looking young ladies are killed off one by one. Kind of reminds me of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Or does that remind me of the original Sorority...

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Stallone talks Expendables casting

Sylvester Stallone has written to a few internet sites with details of the casting for The Expendables, and he reveals the entire list and character names. While it's a great reveal and the list looks really exciting, there's a notable exception, a name missing that we hadn't already heard was...

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The Year One trailer online

The trailer for The Year One, the comedy of stone age tribes from Harold Ramis, is now online and right here to view. The film stars Jack Black and Michael Cera as two stone age men struggling to get along in life. They're lazy and always looking for the quick...

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine television advert online

There's a new television advert online for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it gives us a look at all the characters in the film, albeit for some these are very short glimpses and need some freeze framing action, and for a couple there's nothing really to see. What I didn't realise...

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March 19, 2009

Outcast set photos and videos

Just this morning I was writing about Outcast, the Scottish horror film from Colm McCarthy starring the talented and rather cheeky looking James Nesbitt. Well during the day I was directed to some set footage and photos from the filming in Edinburgh. While most of it is James Nesbitt there's...

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New Town Killers trailer online

I was mad that I missed New Town Killers at the Glasgow Film Festival this year, but the Richard Jobson film starring Dougray Scott and Alastair Mackenzie, has had a trailer online for some time and it's not too bad. The film tells the story of two private investment bankers...

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Nesbitt filming Scottish horror film

Edinburgh is rather excited at the moment as a Scottish horror film buzzes around the city filming at various locations with the much loved actor James Nesbitt. The film is called Outcast and is the story of a woman called Mary and her teenage son who both belong to a...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs trailer online

Now while I hate the idea that this is in 3D and things falling from the sky give the animators the perfect excuse to make things fly towards the camera, the idea of the film sounds rather interesting, and when you see the trailer you can't help but have a...

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Stalked: The Expendables, The Company Men, Justin Long, The Green Lantern

50 Cent could be replacing Forest Whitaker in The Expendables. Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones are Company Men. Justin Long is Going the Distance. And The Green Lantern has a filming date, but no star....

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Closing Credits: Natasha Richardson

The actress Natasha Richardson has died in hospital in New York, following a skiing accident in Canada. The accident originally happened on Monday, with a lot of specualtion about it since. But it has now been confirmed by various news outlets, that she has passed away. An accomplished stage and...

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March 18, 2009

Tyson trailer online, claims of lies

The trailer for the Mike Tyson documentary, Tyson, is online and it looks rather good, and that's coming from someone who isn't exactly a Tyson fan. This is the international trailer for the film by James Toback that has an unprecedented access to Mike Tyson and his life. Combining original...

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Cruise talks Mission: Impossible IV

It was back in 2006 that Tom Cruise was first talking about a Mission: Impossible IV film taking place in Tokyo, and while the original comment was a bit of a tongue in cheek reference to Mission: Impossible III (Filmstalker review), Cruise was still talking about it back then. Well...

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Pitt and Portman starring in "Artifacts"

Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman are to star together in a film adaptation of the book, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. Snappy title. But it does sound like an interesting book, if maybe a less...

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Moore talks The Thing prequel

Ronald D. Moore, the man associated with the stunning Battlestar Galactica (which is going a little Lost on us in the latter half of the last series) has been talking about his next piece of work, writing the script for the much talked about prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing....

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Stalked: Lost Boys 3, Bag of Bones filming, The Hunger Games, Eastwood's Mandella casting, Dante's Inferno film

Lost Boys 3 gains a writer and a Feldman... Stephen King's Bag of Bones struggles to film in Maine... Suzanne Collins futuristic novel The Hunger Games sounds like Battle Royale... Clint Eastwood has signed his son up for his Mandella rugby film... Dan Harris is set to adapt the video...

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Stalked: The Expendables, Transformers 3, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Adam Scott

The Expendables has a release date. Michael Bay doesn't see Transformers 3 coming in 2011. Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins are starring together. And Adam Scott has Amy Adams chasing after him....

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March 17, 2009

Branagh remaking more classic horror?

Kenneth Branagh is keen to remake Night of the Demon, a 1957 horror film which was based on a story from M.R. James. In fact it would seem that Branagh is actively trying to get this project going, and if he's ever to return to horror then that would be...

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Re-Animator on ice again

It's almost like He Said She Said, my rumour says this, no mine says that, and both saying they are official. You wonder why people believe anything any more other than hard facts, and even then who the hell knows? What am I talking about? Well there's news out this...

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Fast and Furious interviews and behind the scenes

There is a whole heap of footage online from Fast and Furious, the latest instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Not only is there a huge amount of behind the scenes footage but there's also interviews with all the two producers and the cast members – Vin Diesel,...

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Away We Go trailer online in HD

Sam Mendes' latest film Away We Go has a trailer, and unlike his previous, this is a comedy, and a quirky one at that judging by the trailer. It tells the story of a couple who are about to have a child and the mother's parents, the only people they...

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Hamilton completes Terminator Salvation

It's more than just talks that Linda Hamilton is in over Terminator Salvation, she's actually signed, and more than that she's just completed her work on the film. The question that was hitting my mind as I was reading the start of the story is what role would she be...

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Re-Animator remake casting

Yes it's really happening, Re-Animator is being...re-animated! I can't believe I just said that, sorry. However the story of Doctor Herbert West bringing the dead back to life is going to be remade, and the producers do acknowledge that this is a remake. More than that, they have two cast...

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Abrams producing diamond heist film

The announcement of some producers onto projects usually falls by the wayside, after all they can be doing little more than receiving a pay cheque, or as much as arranging the finances and each day's shooting. However the announcement of J.J. Abrams onto a project gets everyone excited, whatever the...

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Rihanna in Bodyguard remake?

You know it's not as inconceivable as it sounds, a remake of The Bodyguard starring a new pop icon that hasn't destroyed their life with drugs, and yet I can't help but think this story of Rihanna starring in the role Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner made famous sounds a...

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Stalked: Natalie Portman, Salma Hayek, Transformers 3, Chow Yun-fat

Natalie Portman may be joining the cast of Thor. Salma Hayek is teaming up with Adam Sandler. Transfomers 3 has a release date already. And Chow Yun-fat is to play Confucius....

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March 16, 2009

Chan-wook Park's Thirst trailer online

Chan-wook Park is best known for films such as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Filmstalker review) and OldBoy (Filmstalker review) and so when there was word of him doing a vampire story rightfully so fans were excited. Now the trailer for Thirst has arrived and it stars Kang-ho Song, from The...

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Closing Credits: Ron Silver

Ron Silver died on Sunday morning after battling cancer for two years. He was perhaps most recently known for his role in the superb series West Wing, although I particularly remember his roles in The Entity, Romancing the Stone, Blue Steel and Reversal of Fortune. For many I suspect he's...

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Raimi talks Spider-Man 4 with Dunst

Sam Raimi has been talking about Spider-Man 4, finally, and has revealed that he is working wit the writers and producers to see what the story will be. Now that's the first worrying piece of news about the project because you know who the producers are and what they are...

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MacGyver film in development

The television show MacGyver, which probably has more mentions in jest than in seriousness, is to be made into a feature film, and a serious adventure film at that. Was it really any surprise? Battlestar Galactica, V, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Starsky and Hutch, even CHiPs have all been through...

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March 15, 2009

Religulous

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I was attracted to Bill Maher's Religulous the same way that any straight forward, intelligent person would be. However let it be said that if you have an ounce of faith in you, a faith for something you can't substantiate with proof, then you may want to turn away from...

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Stranglehold not a Hard Boiled sequel

Not so fast on the talk of a sequel to John Woo's Hard Boiled. Although the previous story we had about the film adaptation of Stranglehold suggested that they were also making it a sequel to Hard Boiled, it's not going to be according to a producer. Now it seems...

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The worst trilogies

Following on from the feature The Best Trilogies, which was to celebrate the third birthday of Filmstalker, I thought we could segway nicely into the worst trilogies. Now we'd already hit a stumbling block in the first feature about what really does constitute a trilogy, but let's go with the...

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Management trailer online

We have a trailer for Management. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson. And yes Jennifer Aniston's presence does mean that it's a romantic comedy. Looks like it might be one of the better ones though....

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Stalked: Tyson clip, Hardy is cage fighter, more Crazies, Rourke's Passion Plays, Owen's Smith and Jones

There's a revealing clip of the Tyson documentary online... Tom Hardy will be playing a cage fighter next... Danielle Panabaker and Joe Anderson join The Crazies... “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Charisma Carpenter join The Expendables... Mickey Rourke has joined the dramatic film Passion Plays... Owen Wilson is still working...

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Stalked: Alexander Aja, Columbus Short, Penelope Cruz, The Strangers

Alexander Aja is taking on The Contractor. Columbus Short is a Loser. Penelope Cruz may be heading to Sarajevo. And The Strangers is getting a sequel....

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March 14, 2009

Filmstalker's 3rd Birthday

Wow, who would have thought that Filmstalker would have become so big and even been alive after three years? Not me that's for sure, and it's been an amazing ride, particularly this last year. It's been this last year that has been the toughest for me, and consequently the site,...

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Matt Damon confirms Bourne 4

After pretty much saying he wouldn't do another Jason Bourne film, Matt Damon has been attached to a fourth one for a while now. Now we have finally heard from Damon himself that he is confirmed for the next film. Looks like it is just a case of scheduling now....

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Keira Knightley on Pirates and My Fair Lady

Keira Knightley has been talking about one role she's not planning on taking up again, and also about one she's hoping to play. Yet again she is saying she's had enough of Pirates of the Caribbean, but My Fair Lady isn't moving quick enough for her....

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Jon Favreau to direct The Avengers?

Jon Favreau was many people's choice to direct The Avengers. But the timing of the Iron Man sequel seemed to put an end to the chances of that happening. But now that Marvel have moved the released date for The Avengers, it looks like Jon Favreau could be the man...

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Rosario Dawson on Sin City 2

The never ending saga of Sin City 2 is continuing, but at least the news confirms what we have heard previousy. Rosario Dawson says that the script is finally finished, and filming is still planned for this year. Could this film finally be made?...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Máncora, Pandorum, Sleep Dealer, X-Men: Origins: Wolverine all in Quicktime HD

There are a couple of trailers online for films that I've reviewed, that we've seen before in non-high definition, and for films we're waiting to see, namely Máncora (Filmstalker review), Pandorum, Sleep Dealer and X-Men: Origins: Wolverine. Although we've seen the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer before, it's worth picking up...

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Battle for Terra trailer online in HD

There's a problem with Battle for Terra straight off, it's “in real 3D”, which does annoy me, unless this is a 3D technology that doesn't need me to wear anything over my face between me and the big screen. However there are some interesting things about Battle for Terra. One...

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Diesel talks Fast and Furious 5, xXx 3, Hannibal the Conqueror, and Chronicles of Riddick 3 or 2

Wow, what an update. Vin Diesel was talking at the press conference for Fast and Furious, and mainly about the Fast and the Furious film, but some questions got him onto the subject of sequels, and sequels to just about everything he's done in a franchise already - Fast and...

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March 13, 2009

Assassination of a High School President assassinated?

I've been waiting for Assassination of a High School President for ages, literally ages, it was first seen at Sundance on the 17th of January 2008, and again at South by Southwest on the 14th of March of the same year. Now it's 2009, a year later and we still...

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24 film to be in Europe

A 24 film has been in the wings for quite a while now. And at the end of last year, Kiefer Sutherland said a film version would be a few years away. And he also said it wouldn't happen until after the TV show had finished. Now he has a...

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Riddick sequel gains plot

Well, when I say plot I actually mean opening scene, but the idea of the opening scene gives you, or certainly me, a hell of a lot of hope for the third The Chronicles of Riddick, and it comes from the mouth of Vin Diesel himself. Of course he'll have...

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Eclipse director not chosen

Sometimes the answer just stares you in the face. A few days ago I wrote about the rumours for the Eclipse director, and that the media and internet were going crazy over every rumour and vague murmur for someone directing the film. Then I pointed out that we should hold...

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Stephen King's It adaptation

Sometimes remakes sound like a good idea, and the idea of remaking Stephen King's It (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) for the big screen is a good one, although let's face it this isn't so much a remake as an adaptation as what came before was a very long mini-series, too long...

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Wonder Woman film returns?

There's a story out today that suggests that a Wonder Woman live action film could be back in the works, and with a change of executives at Silver Pictures last year, the project of Wonder Woman is being spearheaded by the new head, Andrew Roma. Those pesky "sources" are at...

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Stalked: Marvel release dates, Robin Hood, The Expendables, Thor

Marvel have moved the release days of their future films. Robin Hood has it's release date set. The Expendables cast is expanding. And could Josh Hartnett have a role in Thor?...

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March 12, 2009

Closed: Win the British horror The Children on DVD

Competition time again on Filmstalker, and I know you love these competitions, but this one's rather special, it's the British horror film from the writer and director of WAZ (Filmstalker review), Tom Shankland who adapted and directed from the screenplay by the man behind London to Brighton, Paul Andrew Williams....

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Rourke and Johansson in Iron Man 2

After many rumours of differences over pay and cast member being contracted elsewhere, two cast members of Iron Man 2 have been confirmed. Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson have both been confirmed as starring in the sequel....

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Clips 'n' Pics: Fireflies in the Garden and Faubourg 36 trailers online

I caught a couple of trailers today, for Fireflies in the Garden and Faubourg 36. Fireflies in the Garden is film from writer and director Dennis Lee and is based on a poem from Robert Frost. It tells of a family torn apart after a tragedy strikes them. Faubourg 36...

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More Fast and Furious teasers

There are a couple of television adverts for Fast and Furious online and you can see them here. There's more footage of the car action and of the characters getting involved, and actually I think these two are far better than the trailer we've seen for drumming up what the...

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Should we have to watch Watchmen a second time?

Watchmen's latest screenwriter David Hayter who has spent a large portion of his life bringing the comic book to script form, is asking for us to go and see the film a second time on it's second weekend release otherwise Hollywood might not make any more films like this again...

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Bekmambetov's Black Lightning teaser online

Timur Bekmambetov has shown his mettle with the Russian Watch series, so far Night Watch and Day Watch, and also the Hollywood Wanted, and whatever you think of the films you have to admire the vision and the cinematography throughout. Apart from finishing the Watch series with Twilight Watch, he...

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Taken sequel?

I enjoyed Taken (Filmstalker review), like most people who saw the film, however I did think there were some pretty poor sections like the final action scene was predictable, and the forgotten killing of foreign politicians, bodyguards, foreign delegates, not to mention all the other people that he mowed his...

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March 11, 2009

Raimi's Drag Me To Hell trailer online

Sam Raimi has returned to the lower budget, smaller scale horror film with his latest Drag Me to Hell and the trailer has been dragged online. The story starts with a loan officer trying to seek promotion at her job and refuses a loan extension to an elderly woman who...

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New Let the Right One In trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) a superb horror film from Sweden that tells the story of Oscar, a young boy who is bullied and avoided by others his age, then he meets a girl his age called Eli and...

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Watchmen opening credits online

The opening credit sequence for Watchmen (Filmstalker review) is damned impressive, and along with awards for trailers, I think there should be awards for opening credits, and this one should definitely win the award for the best credit sequence. It's been on and off for a while now, but this...

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Cadillac Records seven minutes online

Cadillac Records is the story of a record label that rose to great heights producing some of the biggest names in music at the time, some names that went onto become timeless legends. Following the story of Chess Records and it's head Leonard Chess, the story looks at the legends...

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DeVito directing Crazy Eddie fraud film

Danny DeVito is to direct a film about Eddie Antar, otherwise known as the owner of the Crazy Eddie discount electronic stores who was jailed for six years for skimming profits and falsifying inventory in order to inflate the stock value. Peter Steinfeld, who adapted 21, is set to write...

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Last Russian Tsar film

The fictionalised account of the final days of the last Russian Tsar and his family when they were exiled and murdered, is to be made into a film. The novel The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is to be adapted by...

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Schwarzenegger talks Terminator Salvation and Expendables

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about his cameos in the two films Terminator Salvation and Expendables, and his differing answers to the two films reveal something very interesting about his attitude to both films, particularly his attitude to the continuation of the Terminator franchise. His reluctance to appear in Terminator...

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Cage resigned from The Wrestler

This story made me look back and wonder what The Wrestler would have been like with Nicolas Cage in the lead, perhaps a bit like the old rumour of Cage being Superman, rubbish. However the reason that Cage says he resigned from the film, which we heard of way back...

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Eclipse director rumours

The rumours about directors for Eclipse, the third in the series of films from the from Stephenie Meyer that started with Twilight, have been going mad of late. There's been Drew Barrymore, Paul Weitz, and now another name is being mentioned, Juan Antonio Bayona, a protege of Guillermo Del Toro's....

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March 10, 2009

Chow Yun Fat as Confucius

Chow Yun-Fat, an absolute legend of Hong Kong cinema, is about to play another type of legend, that of the Chinese philosopher Confucius in a biographical film of the figure's life. It seems that this is a bit of a change for the actor, and although he's had his more...

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Martyrs remake in Hollywood?

It appears that Hollywood has picked up another foreign horror for a remake, and this one isn't an Asian horror, no it just happens to be one of the most disturbing and violent ones we've seen for some time. The French horror film Martyrs. Now I didn't know that this...

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Pang's The Eye gains another sequel

The Pang Brothers haven't really managed to capture what they once were, for me what that meant was defined by two films, The Eye and Bangkok Dangerous. While Bangkok Dangerous has been remade with the disaster that is Nicolas Cage, The Eye has seen sequels that have just dropped and...

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Shane Black says Lethal Weapon 5 is dead

Efforts to make a fifth Lethal Weapon film, have been teetering on the edge of failure for a while. First Richard Donner was off it, then Mel Gibson wasn't interested. Now Shane Black, who had written a script for it, says that a fifth one will never happen....

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Alexander Skarsgård to be Thor?

Other than Captain America, one of the most eagerly awaited casting decision is that of Thor. With Kenneth Branagh directing, the whole project is looking exciting, and now a new name has been added to the list of possibilities. Could Alexander Skarsgård be Thor?...

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Brand talks Pirates of the Carribean 4

Last year there was a rumour that Russell Brand could be starring in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. The idea being that he would play Johnny Depp's character's brother. Brand has given a slightly more serious response to the question than last time he was asked....

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Robin Hood gains cast and tradition

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood once sounded very non-traditional, taking the fable of Robin Hood and turning it on its head, making Hood the man who was also the Sheriff, now how would that have worked is anyone's idea. However with the latest casting announcements it's obvious that the film is...

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Riddick sequel moving forward?

If Vin Diesel's comments are to be believed then there's more movement on a Riddick sequel than we thought. Following on from the very good Pitch Black we had the not so good Chronicles of Riddick, and that film introduced a whole universe of possibility for the character, however the...

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New Surveillance trailer online

Jennifer Chambers Lynch has come out with a new trailer for her film starring Julia Ormond and Bill Pullman as FBI agents on the trailer of a serial killer who are investigating the three survivors of the killer's latest spree. Each of them give different accounts of the story and...

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Ayer to direct Last Man

Let's try that again. Apologies to all I totally messed up that story. The actual story is that David Ayer is about to direct a science fiction film called Last Man. Judging from his previous films it's going to be dark and rather brutal at times. Consider Training Day, Dark...

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Stalked: Sean Penn, Milla Jovovich, Elisabeth Moss

Sean Penn is taking on cartels. Milla Jovovich is in Mile Zero. And Elisabeth Moss is assisting Sarah Jessica Parker....

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March 9, 2009

Fantastic Four remake?!

Can you believe that they are remaking The Fantastic Four? Well 20th Century Fox want a remake apparently, and they've imaginatively decided what they want for the new film, it's something you won't believe and would never guess. It's one word, begins with “d” and ends in “arker”. Guessed it?...

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Romero denies Crazies involvement

George A. Romero has revealed that he has no idea why he's listed as an Executive Producer on the remake of The Crazies, although he has just recently read the script and was rather impressed. I would think that the involvement is purely in order to pay him some of...

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Clough's family ignore The Damned United

The film The Damned United tells the story of Brian Clough's forty-four day run as manager of Leeds United, however his family want nothing to do with the film, mainly because they want nothing to do with the book on which the film is based. However those behind the film...

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Woo’s Hard Boiled gets sequel

Is it any surprise really that John Woo’s classic film Hard Boiled is going to get a sequel? Not really in the current climate of Hollywood, although there should be some surprise that it’s a sequel and not a remake. Apparently the Stranglehold video game, which is the official sequel...

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Documentary maker using false eye camera

You might be wondering about the title of that story, but believe me it really is true. A documentary maker who has a false eye is having a new prosthetic eye made that contains a video camera which he will use to film a documentary. It does sound insane doesn’t...

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Chan's The Shinjuku Incident trailer online

The first trailer for Jackie Chan's latest film The Shinjuku Incident has appeared on-line and it's not what fans of the Hollywood Chan would be expecting, something that I think is a good thing. Here he's playing the role for drama, and there are no laughs and no wild action...

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Is Anybody There trailer online

In Is Anybody There Michael Caine stars as a man who is slowly letting the last moments of life slip by him in a retirement home, however the story focuses on a young boy who is growing up in the home that his parents own, and how he is letting...

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The best trilogy

Today it is officially Filmstalker's third birthday, and what a three years it's been. This is officially the fourth year and in terms of yearage, the trilogy is over, but the franchise continues, just without the box office takings! So with the end of the trilogy it got me thinking,...

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Stalked: Nick Nolte, Malin Akerman, Ryan Phillippe, Julia Roberts, Little Fockers

Nick Nolte is in Warrior. Malin Akerman is in The Bang Bang Club. Julia Roberts is producing Jesus Henry Christ. And we should expect everyone back for Little Fockers....

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March 7, 2009

Stalked: Rogen on Green Hornet, Gellar's Possession, Sonnenfeld Korean remake, Silent Thunder, Welcome to Hoxford

Seth Rogen has been talking about The Green Hornet... Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in a Korean horror film remake called Possession which is about to be released... Barry Sonnenfeld is set to direct a remake of the Korean film Scandal Makers... Silent Thunder will tell the story of the first...

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Watchmen

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The Watchmen has been described as the un-filmable graphic novel/comic book. It's been through a number of failed attempts with Terry Gilliam and Paul Greengrass coming ridiculously close to getting it made. Now though comic fans are rejoicing because the man who brought 300 (Filmstalker review) so successfully to the...

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Stalked: Dakota Fanning, Death at a Funeral, Tintin

Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart will be seeing a lot of each other. Chris Rock has some more guests for Death at a Funeral. And Steven Spielberg is nearly finished filming for Tintin....

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New Up trailer online

Disney/Pixar have released a new trailer for Up. There's some new footage for you in this one, including some talking dogs. Well, it wouldn't it be a Pixar film without something talking that shouldn't. Can Pixar keep up their usually high standards? Head inside for a look....

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March 6, 2009

Zack Snyder on his Watchmen changes

Watchmen is finally out there for us all to see, you can read Richard's review here. I for one, thought it was awesome. Now that it has been released, Zack Snyder has been talking about what his favourite additon is, and the omission he'd rather not have had to make....

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Blood: The Last Vampire full trailer online

The full trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire, the manga adaptation, has arrived online, and it looks more gore-filled, more action packed, and a bit more over the top than the previous teaser. Watching the trailer there's definitely plenty of scope for some serious samurai sword action and some great...

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Star Trek new trailer online

A brand new trailer for Star Trek has arrived, somewhere between me going to see Watchmen at midnight, arriving home for sleep at four in the morning, and getting ready for work some three hours later. Right now though you have me at a disadvantage, I can't watch the trailer...

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Stalked: Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Dinner for Schmucks, Dwayne Johnson

Mark Wahlberg is going al vigilante. Matt Damon's Adjustment Bureau is under way. As is Dinner for Schmucks. And Dwayne Johnson is doing another kids film....

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March 5, 2009

Watchmen vs. The Incredibles

I just had a big surprise today. As I sit here about to get ready for the midnight screening of the Watchmen film from Zack Snyder, I read a rather negative piece about the film describing one man's reason why he won't go and see the film. Now I totally...

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Proyas adapting inspiration for Dark City

Alex Proyas is going to be adapting the 1942 Robert A. Heinlein story The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) for film, and what's so interesting about that is that, in some ways, it was the inspiration for Dark City, and those are Proyas' own words. The novella...

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The Limits of Control trailer online

There's a trailer just arrived online for Jim Jarmusch's new film The Limits of Control starring a huge cast list of Isaach De Bankolé, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Gael García Bernal and John Hurt, and it's in high definition too. The film tells the story of a strange loner who...

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Update: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen plot spoiler?

I'm not so sure that this really is a big plot spoiler for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, although spoiler it is and almost certainly not one of Michael Bay's faked stories to the press. It could reveal something major about the film, or it could reveal a little surprise...

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Danny Boyle for My Fair Lady?

Fresh from BAFTA and Oscar glory, Danny Boyle was apparently asked to direct the next James Bond film recently. An offer he doesn't intend on taking up. Now it looks like he also won't be taking up a remake of, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. But he may be taking on...

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Mad Max 4 to be a 3-D anime

We're heard from George Miller occasionally on the subject of Mad Max 4. Last we heard he hadn't given up hope entirely of Mel Gibson being involved. Seems the penny has finally dropped though. Miller is now planning on making it as a 3-D anime feature, without Mel Gibson at...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince new Internet trailer online

There's a new Internet only trailer online, although I'm sure it will be seen elsewhere, it contains a much more explanatory opening than the trailers we've seen so far. It takes its time and builds some tension before hitting the action shots, a few of which we've seen already. However...

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Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kreuger?

One of the many, many horror remakes on the go is A Nightmare on Elm Street. It now has a release date to aim for, but no Freddy Kreuger. With Robert Englund not likely to reprise his role, fans are getting behind someone else. Could Jackie Earle Haley take over?...

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine full trailer online

This looks like it could be the full and final trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it's looking quite good. I say quite good because there are a number of points that have me a little worried about the film and what it's trying to do. I do have a...

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Stalked: Chinese deadliest earthquake, Heard in Darkness remake, Bassett to direct, Sleapless in Seattle the musical

The deadliest earthquake in Chinese history is to be immortalised in film... Amber Heard and Odette Yustman are set to star in the remake of a 1970 thriller... Angela Bassett is going behind the camera... Sleepless in Seattle is getting the musical makeover......

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Stalked: Downsizing, McG, The 28th Amendment

We have more information on Downsizing. McG may be going Medieval. And Tom Cruise may yet be the President....

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March 4, 2009

High School Musical 4 starts all over again

You know I wouldn't normally be that interested in anything about High School Musical, but there's something here that is so endemic of Hollywood that it's worth discussing. You see after a successful three High School Musical films with merchandising galore set to squeeze every last penny out of the...

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Public Enemies full trailer online in HD

The high definition trailer of Public Enemies is now online. What film you ask? Well it's the new film from Michael Mann which looks to the legendary 1930's bank robber and gang leader John Dillinger and the rise of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover's control through the tracking and...

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McG talking Terminator V already

While sites are reporting that McG would love Robert Patrick to make an appearance in a future Terminator film and even has a possible idea of how to pull him into the storyline as a human, I find myself wondering something different, something a bit bigger for the future of...

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My Sister's Keeper changes shock ending

The ending of My Sister's Keeper has been changed from the novel for the big screen, and while that might not mean much to those of us who haven't read the book yet, to those of you who have I believe it's going to be quite a surprise and something...

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Clip 'n' Pics: 500 Days of Summer full trailer and Public Enemies promo

The full trailer for 500 Days of Summer has arrived online and it's looking better than the teaser, giving us a lot more information on what the story is actually about. Add to that there's a promotional teaser for Entertainment Tonight's show which will give us more footage and information...

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Pandorum trailer online

The trailer for Pandorum, the science fiction film directed by Christian Alvart, the man who directed the excellent Antikörper (Antibodies) (Filmstalker review), and starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, has arrived online and you can see it right here. The story is about two men who wake up on a...

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The Haunting in Connecticut second trailer online

I wasn't really that excited by the idea of The Haunting in Connecticut when I saw the first trailer and thought it was pretty standard fare, but then I decided to look at this second trailer and it really did surprise me. There are some great scenes in here and...

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Stalked: Thirteenth Hour, Alfred Molina, Ghostbusters 3, 11 Minutes

Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are adapting The Thirteenth Hour. Alfred Molina is playing an evil magician. Judd Apatow is not involved in Ghostbusters 3. And 11 Minutes has three cast members, including Mickey Rourke....

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Stalked: Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox, Sucker Punch, The Crazies

Leonardo DiCaprio is starring in Inception. Megan Fox is confirmed as Fathom, and will be in Jonah Hex. Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch cast is expanding. And The Crazies has two new cast member....

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March 3, 2009

Catholic League to attack Angels & Demons

The Catholic League are about to attack another film, with Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Filmstalker review), The Golden Compass and The Da Vinci Code (Filmstalker review) in its wake, the group are setting their sights on the next Ron Howard adaptation of a Dan Brown novel, Angels & Demons. Meanwhile...

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Watchmen interactive trailer online: New footage

There's an interactive trailer online for Watchmen and it contains tons of footage, if you can reveal it that is, and a lot of footage that we've not even seen yet, but soon will. Through the voice and interactions with Rorschach we get to meet the other characters in the...

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Strong reveals Sherlock Holmes ending

Although Mark Strong has been openly talking about the ending of Sherlock Holmes, he's not really given away anything we wouldn't have already guessed, and I imagine that Guy Ritchie is just fine with it being talked about, he has discussed the final scene of the film. When you read...

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Danny Boyle to direct James Bond? Updated

Danny Boyle is still experiencing the post Oscar popularity honeymoon. And it has led to a rumour involving him and one of the biggest film franchises around. Rumour has it he has been offered the chance to direct the next James Bond film....

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Tennant's stage Hamlet filmed

The current stage run of Hamlet featuring an injury free David Tennant is set to become a film, although not in the way you might expect. It doesn't look like it will be translated to a film version for release, rather it looks like the stage performance will be filmed...

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Zwick's whale revenge film

Yes that title does sound strange, but Edward Zwick is set to tackle the true story of a whaling ship in the 1800's that was hunted and destroyed by a sperm whale. Now that instantly sounds like a superb story and something to combat the Hollywood remake industry. The idea...

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Terminator Salvation new trailer and image online

Oh if only I'd checked my news feeds last night when I was up late instead of going to bed, now I have to wait until lunchtime before I can view the new Terminator Salvation trailer while you lot have probably already seen it or can go and take a...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Watchmen characters, Public Enemy promo, Terminator Salvation behind the scenes

There are some new videos online for Public Enemies and Terminator Salvation and some new character photos for the Watchmen characters, and they're right here on Filmstalker for you to see. It has to be said thought that the Public Enemies footage is pretty poor quality, and the Terminator Salvation...

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Stalked: Kevin Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld, Narnia

Kevin Smith is to direct a Couple of Dicks. Barry Sonnenfled is remaking Scandal Makers. And The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has a release date....

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March 2, 2009

Tron 2.0 story revealed?

So far we haven't heard that much about the plot or story for Tron 2 aka Tr2n aka Tron 2.0, all we've really heard, or rather seen, is that teaser trailer. Now though, if the usual sources are to be believed, we have some information leaking out about the film,...

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McG reveals some Terminator Salvation spoilers

McG has been talking a lot about Terminator Salvation lately, and this interview has some big reveals about the film, the direction and the actual plot, not just talking about characters naked on screen, no this is the real thing. Some of it sounds rather juicy, and there are some...

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Ridley Scott reveals Monopoly

It's all happening today, Ridley Scott has been talking about his upcoming film Monopoly, the film that we all thought, and think, is sounding incredibly daft. He doesn't though, and he's been talking about his take on the film, as has the head of Hasbro. Now there's not that much...

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One Day Removals Glasgow Film Festival Q&A

After the screening of One Day Removals (Filmstalker review) at the 2009 Glasgow Film Festival, a screening to a sold out cinema packed with an enthusiastic and a laughed out audience, we heard from the writer and director Mark Stirton and producer Kerwin Roberston - a man whom I remember...

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McG markets topless scene in Terminator Salvation

Marketing takes many forms, but perhaps the most effective is sex, or at least the promise of one incredibly sexy woman being topless on screen. So that’s just what McG is promising for Terminator Salvation, if it gets the chance to shoot for an R rating rather than a PG-13....

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Malick's Tree of Life new details

Terrence Malick's upcoming film Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn is somewhat of an engima at the moment. While the official blurb says little more than a normal story, a conversation with an effects artist suggests that there's something rather surprising set to be in the film....

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Rourke in Rambo V?

There's enough truth to this to make it a possibly true rumour, but at the same time the source is incredibly unreliable and the project for the new Rambo in such early stages that we couldn't even be sure that there's a part for Mickey Rourke. However that said, an...

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Stalked: Keira Knightley, Jason Bateman, Rape: A Love Story, Downsizing

Keira Knightley is in a new film, without a corset in sight. Jason Bateman is George Clooney's boss. Maria Bello, Abigail Breslin and Samuel L Jackson are all in Rape: A Love Story. And Downsizing may have a great cast, if it's all true....

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March 1, 2009

Fifty Dead Men Walking trailer online

I missed the second trailer arriving for the film about the true story of the IRA member working deep undercover for the British Army, but it's here and it looks rather interesting. However there are a couple of things I think aren't going to help it in the marketing department....

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Romero drops zombies for virtual reality

George A. Romero seems to be pulling away from zombies for his next film, something that perhaps his hardened zombie fans (is there a joke in there?) would be rather annoyed at. Not only is he not doing zombies, but he's looking at something that's rather far removed from his...

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J.J. Abrams on Cloverfield sequel

The idea of a Cloverfield sequel isn't a new one by any means. It's been much talked about but nothing has materialized. J.J. Abrams has been asked what's happening with it, and he's saying all the right things....

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