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June 30, 2009

Couples Retreat trailer online

The trailer for Couples Retreat is online. The comedy has a pretty good cast including, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Kirsten Davis. Four couples head to a retreat where one of them wants to work on their marriage. The others aren't so interested though....

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New French Inglourious Basterds trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Inglourious Basterds, and it has a totally different feel to the previous trailer we've seen and a totally different feel to the film we've heard of that was seen in Cannes. This is the one for Quentin Tarantino fans, it's chock full of explosions,...

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British studio plans bold leap

Pinewood Studios is famous throughout the British Film Industry and has played a pivotal role in some major British films. Known as the home of James Bond, it has been involved in hundreds of films in various capacities from 1932, the Group behind it is also one of the largest...

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Don't be Afraid of the Dark details and cast

Guillermo del Toro does have his hands full of late, and he's about to produce one of his protégés direct a script he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins, a script that is also close to gaining a pretty interesting cast with a strong actors about to join, and if they do...

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Unstoppable stopping?

The next Tony Scott film called Unstoppable, about a runaway train and starring Denzel Washington in the lead once again, is hitting problems it seems, and surprisingly it's over budget. I say surprisingly as Tony Scott directing a film led by Denzel Washington would usually raise excitement galore and would...

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Star Trek deleted scenes revealed

The original script for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (Filmstalker review) has been read and there are are some major reveals in the sections that weren't filmed. One thing appears to be that there's a lot more development of characters and plot, particularly development of the bad guy, Nero, and that...

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Assassination of a High School President trailer online

We've already seen some clips for Assassination of a High School President back in January of 2008, yes that long ago, but we've not seen a proper trailer for the film until now. Of course that doesn't mean we're about to see the film, in fact there's still nothing mentioned...

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June 29, 2009

Oldboy remake still on

A couple of weeks ago we heard that the Oldboy remake planned by Steven Spielberg and Will Smith, might have hit a stumbling block. The publishers of the original manga, were suing a production company over the film rights. We thought that might slow things down. But it looks like...

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Closed: Win Bronson on DVD

Filmstalker has been given three copies of Bronson on DVD to giveaway, and that's to giveaway for free. All you have to do is answer a simple question, and simple it certainly is. Bronson is the controversial film that was receiving great reviews when it was on general release and...

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Duncan Jones talks Mute

Duncan Jones has been talking about his next project after the superb Moon (Filmstalker review), and while it might be considered in the realm of science fiction again, there's a lot more to it and it intends to be very different from Moon. Jones has been getting a lot of...

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Animator talks Toy Story 3

The Toy Story franchise has taken a bit of a back seat of late, as new characters like Wall-E have taken over. The third film in the series is being worked on as we speak though. And one the animators has been talking about what we can expect. Sounds like...

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An American Werewolf in London remake?

There's a rumour hitting this morning that the superb An American Werewolf in London is set to be remade as John Landis has just sold the rights. If it's true then it marks another nail in the coffin for good film as the studios head after that target thirteen year...

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June 28, 2009

More Inglourious Basterds?

Quentin Tarantino often talks about sequels to films, which he then never actually makes. That means we should probably take the following news with a pinch of salt. Harvey Weinstein says there may be a sequel to Inglourious Basterds....

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Schrödinger's Girl

Film Three Stars
I took a real chance watching Schrödinger's Girl and it surprised me. From the opening scenes you could tell that the budget was really low, the effects were basic and the acting on occassion a little raw. It took me a lot not to dismiss it immediately, and that would...

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Drake's Fortune to become a film

There is another console game to film adaptation on the way. This time it is Drake's Fortune getting the feature file treatment. With elements of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, it won't exactly be conquering new territory....

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June 27, 2009

Gamer international trailer online

There's an international trailer online for Gamer, the Gerard Butler led film about death row prisoners who are placed in a real life game, remote controlled by members of the public, and fight to the death. If they win thirty games in a row, they are free. The trailers we've...

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Bay on familiar I Am Number Four

The news that Michael Bay is to produce and possibly direct a film based on a six book franchise, should the DreamWorks deal to purchase the rights come through, doesn't sound all that exciting to me. That's not just because Michael Bay directing means the standard formula of shaky camera...

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The Invention of Lying trailer online

The trailer for The Invention of Lying is online. Ricky Gervais stars in the comedy, set in a world where no one can lie. That is until he invents it. The trailer is inside, and doesn't look too bad at all....

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Stalked: Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey, Zac Efron

Daniel Craig might be in Dream House. Four actors have joined Kevin Spacey. And Zac Efron is branching out....

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June 26, 2009


Film Four Stars
I had not heard about Pontypool until the Edinburgh International Film Festival screened it, and the few words I looked up to decide whether or not to see it were very complimentary, and rightfully so. It's billed more as a psychological horror and/or thriller, and rightly so, for this is...

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Film Two Stars
Salvage sounded like a great film when I read the blurb, and what's more is that it's British and the trailer looked pretty good too. All in all this was looking like a surprisingly good horror film and free from the current run of comedy horror that Britain is thriving...

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The best singers turned actors

In a little nod to the passing of Michael Jackson this week I thought that we could have a look at singers who have turned to acting, since this site is all about film it seemed the most sensible topic for a feature. While Michael Jackson shouldn't really make it...

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J.J. Abrams on Star Trek sequel

J.J. Abrams has been talking about the Star Trek sequel. It still isn't confirmed that he will direct it, but he sure sounds excited about it all. The writers recently talked about how they could really go anywhere with the story, and Abrams agrees. The villain of the next film...

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Corman and Dante on horror trilogy

The deal here is not to get too excited, the idea of Roger Corman and Joe Dante working together on a horror trilogy is exciting, but it's not going to be three feature length films, in fact it's going to be three short films, of under ten minutes each, but...

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Amelia trailer online

We have a trailer for Amelia, starring Hilary Swank as the famous female pilot. As with most films based on real life, we all know how this one will turn out. Looks like it might be quite a good film though....

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Daybreakers trailer online

A trailer for Daybreakers is online. A vampire film with a difference, where vampires have taken over the world. They face a supply problem though when it comes to blood. Ethan Hawke and William Defoe are amoung the stars. The trailer is inside....

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June 25, 2009

Hollywood doesn't want Farenheit 451

Frank Darabont has been trying to sell his script for Farenheit 451 around Hollywood and he's been encountering a few problems, except studios are liking the script. So what's going on? The story seems to be that the script is too intelligent for Hollywood, and while the executives tend to...

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Weinstein on Inglourious Basterds editing rumours

There have been a few rumours about the editing of Inglourious Basterds. Well two to be exact. One where Universal wanted footage put back in, and one where The Weinstein Company wanted footage taken out. Not so on the last one, so says Harvey Weinstein....

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Spread trailer back online

The trailer for the Ashton Kutcher film Spread has arrived back online. I say back on-line because a version appeared back in January but was quickly removed as it wasn't cleared for public release. Now though the official trailer is here and it's on-line in high definition and it's definitely...

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Closing Credits: Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett has passed away at the age of 62. Most famous for her role in the TV series Charlie's Angels, she also starred in numerous films and TV shows. Fawcett was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2006, which went into remission. But the illness returned a few months later....

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Zak Penn talks The Avengers

Anyone who has the job of writing The Avengers, has quite a task on their hands. With at least four superheros to bring together, who have all had their own individual films, but who all need to come together at some stage The man who actually has that job is...

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Film Four Stars
Antichrist is a very hard film to review for upon first viewing you'll probably be drawn into all the hype surrounding three moments in the film, the sex scenes with one showing actual penetration and the other showing a woman masturbating a man, and the scene of female genital mutilation....

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Oscars Best Picture token gesture?

The news is that the Academy Awards is upping the number of nominees from five to ten for the Best Picture category, and my initial thought that this was a mere token gesture to the film fans who were more than outraged that The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) never got...

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Snyder talks 300 sequel

Zack Snyder has been talking about the possible sequel or prequel to 300 (Filmstalker review), and revealed where Frank Miller is with the story, and what some of the plans might be for the film. Reading his comments I'd say he's more than interested in going for the sequel, or...

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Update: The Box trailer online in high definition

The first trailer for The Box is online. It stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden, as a couple who receive a strange offer to solve their financial woes. Kind of a supernatural thriller/Indecent Proposal for the credit crunch generation....

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Facebook film is book adaptation

We heard yesterday that David Fincher was in talks to direct the Facebook film. With a script being written by Aaron Sorkin, it already has two big names linked to it. Now more details have emerged to what the film is all about. It is actually an adaptation of The...

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Watchmen Director's Cut cinema release dates

Watchmen: Director's cut was set for a cinema release a while back, which I would have happily gone along to and watched. But after the news that the number of cinemas was being reduced, they have announced exactly where the Director's Cut will be seen. Looks like a lot of...

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June 24, 2009

Another Predators director?

The rumour mill is going a little mad over the Predators film, and there's been talk of another director in the mix, in fact I believe the rumour right now is that there are seven possible directors, and this is just one. Last we heard it was Neil Marshall who...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival: Day Nine

The ninth day of the Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off with a missed bus and a panic thinking I wasn't going to get to my first screening, Pontypool. Luckily I made it, before my fellow colleagues who have been co-stalking the festival, and I was glad I did make...

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Two more pass on Moneyball

Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, was scrapped by Sony the other day. Leaving the film stalled, days before filming was due to start. Now another two studios have passed on the project as well, has Moneyball struck out already?...

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Aronofsky on or off RoboCop?

The rumours are rife, and if you saw Darren Aronofsky speak at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year you would know that the man doesn't really want to talk about it, nor really about any of his future work. However reports have been that he's on the RoboCop remake,...

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Clinton and Blair dropped for Bond?

Peter Morgan has reportedly dropped out of the HBO and BBC Films drama The Special Relationship which looked at the political and personal relationship between the U.S. President Bill Clinton and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Morgan was set to direct the script he had written, but now has...

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Footage seen of Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron and cast have been talking about Avatar at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam and while they were there they shared some footage of the film with the audience. James Cameron is still adamant that this is the future and that it will take over from normal pictures, and...

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Taken sequel begins

Production on Taken 2 had begun, at least at the very early stages, and that's from the company EuropaCorp themselves who reveal the news amongst some other announcements. There's still a big gap in the deal though, is Liam Neeson going to be taking up the role in the sequel?...

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Hitman sequel?

Hitman could be gaining a sequel, if the rumours are right, and the writer has been hired already. While many might think that there doesn't deserve to be a second Hitman (Filmstalker review) film, I disagree. Although there were a number of problems with the first film it was a...

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Fincher on Facebook Film

David Fincher has apparently started discussions to direct the film about the birth and rise of the Internet social networking site Facebook. There's no more information than that from the article, other than reciting the same old news about who is behind it, and so I find it hard to...

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Weaver leaves Ghostbusters 3 and talks Alien prequel

One person who we haven't heard much from on Ghostbusters 3, is Sigourney Weaver. The other three main actors and the director are waiting on a finished script they like. But Weaver sounds like she isn't that fussed for appearing in it at all. She also talked about the planned...

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June 23, 2009

No Johnny Depp for Don Quixote?

Early this year, Terry Gilliam said he was rewriting a script for Don Quixote. After a disastrous shoot saw his first attempt at making it fail, he was starting again. Albeit some nine years later. We weren't sure if Johnny Depp, would be interested in taking up the role he...

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Film Four Stars
Kirby Dick has delivered two of the best documentaries that I've seen, Twist of Faith (Filmstalker review) and This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Filmstalker review), and so there was absolutely no question of not seeing his latest documentary Outrage, especially with the material it's covering. Twist of Faith was...

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Update on Cruise and Raimi's Sleeper

Last August we heard that Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi were working on a comic book adaptation together. The Sleeper comic book series is providing the basis of the film, with Raimi and Cruise producing. And Cruise may also star in the film too. We now have an update as...

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Film Five Stars
I have to admit why I first wanted to see Surrogate, because people told me I couldn't. Not because the film was bad, or it was an obscene or disgusting story, not because the cinema was closed, but because money had come from official sources in Israel to pay expenses...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival: Day Eight

Day eight has passed me by, and it seemed so fast, perhaps it's because it's getting to the end of the third Edinburgh International Film Festival for me, or perhaps it's just because I spent all afternoon in the videotheque and there was no running from cinema to cinema. Today...

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Christian Bale on The Fighter

The Fighter has been in development for years now, but it could finally be ready to start filming. With Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and David O. Russell onboard, filming may not be too far away. Dare we hope?...

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Ponyo trailer online

A trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo is online. Already released in Japan as Gake no ue no Ponyo, it has had the Disney touch. Meaning a lot of American actors have provided the voiceover. You can see the trailer inside....

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day Seven

The seventh day already, and it was a bit of a manic day today, three films and a doctor's appointment, nothing too taxing there, but it is when you get your neck and back cracking into shape and your sore for the rest of the evening. Day Eight is going...

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The Last Airbender teaser trailer online

A teaser trailer for The Last Airbender is online. Based on the Nickelodeon cartoon series, it stars Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz and Dev Patel. Head inside for a look. And just think of the poor people who had to arrange all those candles....

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Stalked: Pete Travis, Michelle Yeoh, The Testament, Go Mutants!

A modern take on Macbeth is happening. Michelle Yeoh plans to work with John Woo. Another John Grisham book is heading for cinemas. And Go Mutants! Is too....

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June 22, 2009

Update: Halloween II full trailer online in HD

The full trailer for Halloween II is online. This is Ron Zombie's sequel to his first remake, from 2007. After the events of the first film, some people think that Michael Myers is dead. But I think we all know better than that. Don't we?...

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New Inglourious Basterds trailer online

We haven't seen another trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, since the first teaser trailer hit in February. Now a full second trailer is online. Brad Pitt leads a small group of soldiers on a mission to kill as many Nazi's as possible. An encounter with a cinema owner leads...

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Shia LaBeouf still wants Last Man

Sometimes you never know where you stand with these Hollywood types. Just recently Shia LaBeouf seemed to be suggesting that he would not be appearing in Y: The Last Man. He said he thought it was too similar to other characters he's played. Now he's saying he might, but not...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day Six

Day five was a washout for me, a problem with my mobile phone not working caused my entire morning to be shot, and after a relaxing late lunch it was decided to take the day off, so I did. Well, I wrote instead, so not totally off. Day Six was...

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Pitt's Moneyball scrapped

It was the end of last year, when Brad Pitt agreed to star in Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. A baseball film which was to be directed by Stephen Soderbergh. It has all gone a bit pear shaped though, the studio involved has pulled the plug. And...

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June 21, 2009

Writer talks Green Lantern film

The Green Lantern has been one of those films, which produces more speculation than news. Marc Guggenheim is writing the script for the film version, and he talked about what's happening. He covers where the script is, casting rumours and the fact they are creating a new Green Lantern....

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Rodriguez and Alba to make The Insiders?

Robert Rodriguez is fast becoming like Guillermo del Toro. He is signing up for a lot of projects, whilst actually filming very few. The next project he may be getting involved in, is a film adaptation of The Insiders. Jessica Alba has acquired the screen rights, with Rodriguez in tow....

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David Goyer updates Invisible Man

News on David S. Goyer's Invisible Man film has been thin on the ground recently. He has been kept more than busy with The Unborn. We do know he is planning on a slightly different take on the original story, but where is he with it exactly?...

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Film Three Stars
Jerichow wasn't on my list of must see films, and I just came across it when I had just watched Moon and discovered that my second film to watch wasn't available, then realised my videotheque list was on my phone, a phone which I wasn't allowed to switch on, and...

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Film Five Stars
Moon is a film from Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, and has been getting a lot of positive press since it was first seen. Starring Sam Rockwell as the sole occupant of an almost completely automated mining station working out his three year stint there. It almost sounds like...

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June 20, 2009

Cold Souls trailer online

Cold Souls stars Paul Giamatti playing Paul Giamatti, in a film by, well Sophie Barthes. Paul Giamatti decides to put his soul into storage, with strange consequences. And has difficulty getting it back....

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Ghostbusters 3 update

Well it's been a whole four days this time people. That's how many days since Harold Ramis was cornered about Ghostbusters 3. The next unfortunate soul is Ivan Reitman. He does however give us an idea of what is still to happen. And what to make of any casting rumours...

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New G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra trailer online

A new trailer for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is online. The film has been in the news recently, with all kinds of rumours about the director being fired. But now you can put that to one side and look at another trailer....

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Red Sonja update

It has been almost a year since we first heard that Rose McGowan would be starring as Red Sonja. Robert Rodriguez was producing, but not directing, and they planned on having it in cinemas this year. Not much news since then, but now the Executive Producer has given an update...

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Stalked: Common, Julianne Hough, Inception

Common and Queen Latifah are starring together. Julianne Hough will be getting her groove on in Footloose. And Inception has started filming in Tokyo....

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June 19, 2009

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day Four

Another near miss with a late bus and a slow driver, but foregoing my morning Costa I managed to race to the cinema in time to see the first film of the day and one of the Festival films I was most looking forward to, Outrage by Kirby Dick. After...

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Campbell says no to Scream 4?

Now I'm not sure about this rumour, although it does look some editing on Twitter has been carried out fast to ensure that this pieces of news wasn't caught up on, but apparently Neve Campbell has already said no to the Scream 4 film and the new franchise. How did...

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Das Experiment remake gains big cast

The remake of Das Experiment, a superb film that recreates the idea of the Stanford Prison Experiment and takes it a lot further, is moving forward and has just gained an excellent cast list. The original German film starred Moritz Bleibtreu and Christian Berkel, two great German actors, recreating the...

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Teen Wolf remake moves forward

We heard back in March of 2007 that Teen Wolf was going to be remade, and back then the wild haired rumour was that Tom Welling was being looked at for the role, a rumour which I thought was far too wild. Well the rumour is back, not of Welling,...

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Oldboy remake faces lawsuit

Late last year, we heard that the unlikely pairing of Steven Spielberg and Will Smith would remake Oldboy. Their plan is to make a film of the original manga material, as opposed to a remake of the first film. The plans have hit a snag though. A lawsuit is in...

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Updated: Terminator: Salvation actor in Conan?

The man who played a Terminator in Terminator: Salvation (Filmstalker review) looks set to play another Arnold Schwarzenegger role, I say that because he was the man who played the body of Arnold as the Terminator T-800/T-101 before they placed the CGI face of the younger man himself over the...

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Frank Marshall confirms Indiana Jones 5

Shia LaBeouf said just the other day that Steven Spielberg had cracked the story for Indiana Jones 5. Now producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that news. But although there might be an idea, a script is a different story. Well it's the same story, but you know what I mean....

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Zombieland trailer online

The trailer for Zombieland is online. In a world overrun with zombies, a few survivors try and stay alive. Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone star in the comedic look at the world of zombie slaying....

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Stalked: Stephen Gaghan, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Gilroy, Carey Mulligan

Stephen Gaghan is actually adapting Sonny Barger's Hell's Angels book. Sigourney Weaver is in Paul. Tony Gilroy is working on the Red Dawn script. And Carey Mulligan is in Money Never Sleeps....

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June 18, 2009

2012 trailer online

The new trailer for the world disaster film 2012 is now online and it is looking rather spectacular. The film comes from Roland Emmerich, who'll you remember from such CGI films as The Day After Tomorrow and 10,000 BC, the former of which wasn't that bad. He's also directed Universal...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day Three

Today didn't go at all well, there was just so much going wrong you'd think it was a comedy farce. With missed buses, falling asleep for too long, squashed glasses on the bus (all okay) and not being able to help out a friend because I was too late, all...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day Two

Day Two of the underworld side of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the press side, went well. I had been planning on attending the screenings of Sin Nombre and Terribly Happy, but when I saw the array of films on at the Videotheque (still hate that word) and that they...

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No Transformers 3 for Michael Bay? Updated

Michael Bay is a fairly polarising figure in the film world. He certainly has a niche in the action market, some people love his work and others critise him fairly regularly. It sounds like they may have made their point. Michael Bay may have had enough, and says he may...

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Love Happens trailer online

A trailer is online for Love Happens. This one stars Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. Surprise surprise, it's a romantic drama with a bit of comedy. I think we are supposed to be rooting for these two to get together. I wish that's what I was thinking during the trailer....

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Donnie Darko 3 with Richard Kelly?

A sequel to Donnie Darko has already happened, thanks to Chris Fisher. One component missing from it was the brain behind the first, Richard Kelly. Rumour has it though that a Donnie Darko 3 is in the early stages, and Kelley might be involved....

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Hollywood, the "internet" isn't all bad

You know we've read about the Mission: Impossible IV story last week when I wrote about J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise getting together to produce the fourth Mission: Impossible story, but this announcement in the more official and traditional sources contains more guesswork, rumour and negativity on the story than...

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Thirst red band trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Thirst (Bakjwi), the vampire love story from Chan-wook Park which stars Kang-ho Song who has starred in Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok), Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (Filmstalker review) and The Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review). The trailer already looked good, and the concept...

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Bride of Frankenstein remake planned

Hollywood is reaching even further back than usual for it's next planned remake. We have seen Frankenstein remade before, and now it's the turn of Bride of Frankenstein. You have to wonder what remake will be next. Isn't it time someone remade Citizen Kane?...

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Shyamalan still wants Unbreakable 2

In September last year M. Night Shyamalan revealed he was thinking about a sequel to Unbreakable. Nothing has come of it since then, but now the idea has reared it's head again. Could we be seeing Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis back for more?...

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Stalked: Paul McCartney, Eliza Dushku, Reese Witherspoon, Danielle Panabaker

Paul McCartney's children's book is headed for cinemas. Eliza Dushku has been talking about Valediction. Reese Witherpoon is meddling with pharmaceuticals. And Danielle Panabaker is joining Amber Heard in a psychiatric facility....

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June 17, 2009

The Hurt Locker

Film Five Stars
Reading about The Hurt Locker it has the potential to fall into a number of categories of similar themed films, a film about the gung-ho over the top soldiers in Iraq, a "war is tough and terrible" film preaching to the audience, and so on. However The Hurt Locker is...

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The Stepfather trailer

The trailer for the remake of The Stepfather is online. I haven't seen the original, but this looks like the standard horror fare. A seemingly perfect stepfather takes a turn for the worse. You can see the full trailer inside....

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Frank Marshall on Jurassic Park and Bourne

Producer extraordinaire Frank Marshall has been talking about his upcoming projects. And that means news on Jurassic Park 4, Jason Bourne 4 and The NeverEnding Story 4. Actually that last one is just a remake. One of them is already happening, the other two are a while away. Some would...

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Van Diemen's Land

Film Two Stars
Van Diemen's Land had a lot of promise. Based on a true story of Alexander Pearce, a man described as Australia's most notorious convict, who in 1822 escaped with seven other convicts from one of the toughest prisons in the world. It's a great story to take from and sounded...

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Full Fame trailer online

A trailer that I would describe as my worst nightmare next. It's the full trailer for the Fame remake. Precocious kids, convinced of their own talent await you inside. Good to see things haven't changed too much since the original....

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Batman 3 might have no Nolan

Christopher Nolan is currently working on Inception, news of which we heard yesterday. However most Batman fans would quite like him to make Batman 3 at some point in the future. We shouldn't get ahead of ourselves though, as the latest news is it will be a long way off....

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Mesrine: Part 1 - Death Instinct (L'Instinct de mort) trailer online

Tomorrow I'll be watching Mesrine: Part 1 - Death Instinct (L'Instinct de mort) and Mesrine: Part 2 - Public Enemy #1 (L'ennemi public n°1), the two films starring Vincent Cassel in the true story of Jacques Mesrine, the notorious French criminal, and the trailer for the first film has just...

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How to be a Serial Killer trailer online

I should be writing reviews, but this trailer caught my eye and I couldn't help not posting about it. How to be a Serial Killer comes from writer and director Luke Ricci and tells the story of Mike, a man who is a charismatic and well educated man and also...

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Whiteout trailer online

A trailer has arrived online for Whiteout, I should say finally arrive because we've been hearing about this film for such a long time it's crazy. However it's here and Kate Beckinsale isn't seen too much in it despite being the lead, for the main part it's all about the...

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World War Z is delayed

The World War Z adaptation has been on the go for a while now. Mark Forster and J. Michael Straczynski are the people behind the adaptation. Mark Forster though says that things are moving pretty slowly. I don't think we should hold our breath on this one....

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Little Shop of Horrors remake news

Back in April we heard of yet another remake happening, this time it was Little Shop of Horrors. We haven't heard anything since then though. It's still on the go though, and Declan O'Brien has given an idea of what approach he is going to take....

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Stalked: Sean Penn, Red Dawn, Stephen Gaghan, Philip Noyce

Sean Penn is taking a sabbatical. Red Dawn has two new recruits. Stephen Gaghan is adapting Hell's Angels. And Philip Noyce is to direct Samuel L Jackson....

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June 16, 2009

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009: Day One

I feel like I should announce that in a heavy Newcastle accent, but then I realised I just did in my head, not that anyone out there will hear that! Anyway, that was day one of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009, and thanks to Louise for keeping the stories...

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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Film Four Stars
I must admit to being a little biased towards this film when I first heard about it, after all it leads with the gorgeous Robin Wright Penn backed by Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci and another surprising return for Wynona Ryder, and while watching it I have to admit to being...

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Shia LaBeouf on Indiana Jones 5

Talk of another Indiana Jones film, began almost as soon as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released. Now Shia LaBeouf says the story has been created, and it's all moving into gear....

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Star Trek writers on sequel

Not a huge surprise that a Star Trek sequel was given the go ahead. J.J. Abrams's reboot did rather well at the box office. The problem for the writers now is where they go from here, and they know what the main dilemma they face is....

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Michael Sheen to play Blofeld?

Daniel Craig's stint as James Bond got off to a pretty good start with Casino Royale. And then Quantum of Solace took some of the shine off. After a fairly lackluster villain in Quantum of Solace, could they be bringing back Blofeld for the next one? And is Michael Sheen...

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News on Rosemary's Baby and The Birds remakes

More news on horror remakes from Brad Fuller. Last we heard The Birds was happening, but Rosemary's Baby wasn't. But now they seem to have swapped status. The one that we thought was dead isn't after all, and one that we thought was going ahead might not be after all....

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Harold Ramis updates Ghostbusters 3

It's that time again, where someone attached to Ghostbusters 3 is asked where it is and what is happening with it. The hapless soul this time is Harold Ramis, mostly because he is promoting Year One. Could he put us out of our misery, and just tell us if it's...

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Brad Fuller on Friday 13th sequel

The Friday the 13th reboot/remake proved a bit of a hit when it was released in February of this year. Which led to news of a sequel to that film coming not long after, with the same writing team as the first. Now an idea is being banded around about...

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Stalked: The Karate Kid, Inception, Christine Jeffs, Stuart Beattie

The Karate Kid has a new writer. Christopher Nolan's Inception won't be cheap. Christine Jeffs is doing Wonderful Tonight. And Stuart Beattie is making an Australian action film....

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Stalked: Leonardo DiCaprio, Fantastic Four, The Lone Ranger, Natalie Portman, You Again

Leonardo DiCaprio is headed down Cost Rica way. The Fantastic Four and The Lone Ranger will be here in 2011. Natalie Portman looks to be in the Black Swan. And You Again has an expanding cast....

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June 15, 2009

Danny Trejo on Expendables and Machete

Danny Trejo has been talking about two projects, one he is involved in and one he isn't. He will be appearing in Machete and a lot sooner than we thought. However he has confirmed he isn't in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables....

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DVD Three Stars
I had heard a lot said about Martyrs, the French horror film that was being described as incredibly brutal and horrific, and the comments I'd read about it were suggesting it was a tough and harrowing experience. Since I love cinema that makes you feel something, even if it is...

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Roy Rogers film trilogy?

It seems crazy to think that a Roy Rogers film could work in this day and age, but the studio executives do as they've just announced that the property is to be mined for a film trilogy, animated series, game and various other merchandising deals. There's not much more on...

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American Akira remake dead

It would appear that the planned remake of Akira, which would see the city of the story uprooted and placed in America, has been scrapped and even the might of Leonardo DiCarprio producing can't save it. Ruairi Robinson was set to direct the project and has now left, and to...

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June 14, 2009

Terminator Salvation

Film Three Stars
I may be a little late with this review but this is one of these reviews I really wanted to do for myself because I've been through quite a roller coaster of excitement levels about this film, from the lows of the third, the announcement of McG directing, and the...

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Howard directing Stretch Armstrong?

I find this one hard to believe, but the word is that there's a huge director signed up for the film version of the toy Stretch Armstrong, and considering how the toy adaptations have been going of late I'm not so sure this is really going to work that well....

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Bekmambetov talks Wanted 2

Timur Bekmambetov has been talking to the press in his native country about Wanted 2 and has revealed a huge casting decision and something that's really going to turn the story from the first film around. It's something we've actually hear before, back in July of 2008, so perhaps this...

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Stalked: John Carter of Mars, Michael Cunningham, Akira

John Carter of Mars may have another cast member. A Pulitzer Prize winner is turning his hand to horror films. And the Akira remake looks to be going nowhere....

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June 13, 2009

Non-Hollywood scenes

I can't remember who mentioned it, and they can let us know in the comments, but someone mentioned the idea for a feature of scenes in films that really do go against the norm for Hollywood. What they and I mean by that are when you expect one thing in...

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Closed: Win Ghostbusters on Blu-ray!

I'm hugely excited to have been given four copies of Ghostbusters on Blu-ray to give away to UK Filmstalker readers for free, and all you have to do is answer a very easy question. Ghostbusters is released on Blu-ray on the 15th of June to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

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Trailer for new Michael Moore documentary

A teaser trailer for Michael Moore's next documentary is now online. This time it is the collapse of the global economy that has his interest. Quite a strange teaser trailer though, it looks like we are in for more of Moore's humour. The teaser trailer is inside....

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Reynolds says Deadpool will be authentic

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has spawned it's first spin off, with a Deadpool film already happening. They are planning on forgetting some aspects of that film though. Not a surprise considering what happens to Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds has given an update on where the film is, and he is saying all...

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The Time Traveler's Wife trailer online

The trailer for The Time Traveler's Wife is online and looking good. It stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams as the couple trying to make things work, while he is absent for long periods. They look like they work well together. Head inside for a look at the trailer....

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Stalked: John Carter of Mars, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Theroux, James Franco

John Carter of Mars has two stars. Todd McFarlane wants Leonardo DiCaprio. Justin Theroux is to try his hand at directing. And James Franco is to star in In Praise of Shadows....

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Del Toro talks Hobbit plot and casting

Guillermo del Toro has been talking about The Hobbit films that he's working on and that we're eagerly awaiting, and he has a few casting reveals to give us for the films, although there's nothing too surprising to be had. He does say something intriguing though, something about what's not...

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June 12, 2009

Original RoboCop writer talks on remake

Ed Neumeier, screenwriter and co-producer of the original RoboCop has spoken about the remake, or whatever it is, and it's an interesting and very guarded set of comments. Actually, it's not guarded at all when it comes to the final few words. RoboCop is heading for a remake, or reboot,...

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Antichrist is uncut in UK

Antichrist, the film from Lars von Trier that has raised quite a lit of controversy in Cannes for scenes of sexual imagery including a brief scene of genital mutilation, but in the UK we're going to get the film uncut, so to speak. The BBFC, one of the more level...

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Creation trailer online

It does strike me as very odd that a film about Charles Darwin writing his world famous book On the Origin of Species should be called Creation, very odd indeed. However it is, it's not called Evolution as you might think, and now the trailer is here. ...and the trailer...

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Tony Scott on The Warriors remake

Tony Scott's remake of The Warriors has been many a year in the making. But even with other projects on his plate, Scott still sounds excited about this one. Whilst promoting The Taking of Pelham 123, he has given an update on where the film is. The script it proving...

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Bond 23 gains three writers

Now I know writers often work in pairs but they mostly work on all their projects together and there's often multiple writers working on a script, but they tend to write on separate drafts one after the other. Not so with the next Bond film it would seem as word...

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Joss Whedon offered Buffy reboot

News of plans to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer, minus Joss Whedon, haven't gone down particularly well with Buffy fans. And it sounds like the people behind the idea have been listening, if a little too late. Turns out that they have offered the job to Joss Whedon, but he...

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Predators director found?

Wow, there's a name being banded around as being on the Robert Rodriguez written and produced Predators, the so called sequel to Predator, and it's an interesting name to be thinking about. Neil Marshall. The man who brought us Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday is being said to be...

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Conan director found

Brett Ratner hasn't been set to direct Conan for some time but there's been no real word of a replacement just a few rumours. Well there's another here today, and it's a good choice if you're looking for raw, visceral action in the film, Marcus Nispel. Nispel is responsible for...

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra rumours

Wow, after writing about the anonymous comments made on the Transformers Producers board about Stephen Sommers leaving the film and the alleged "worst test screening performance ever" there's been a rash of differing stories about what's really going on, all claiming that their source or their insider is the one...

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June 11, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra director fired, editor salvaging

It's hard to believe that G.I. Joe even got made for me, it's like making an Action Man film, it works for the audience who played with the figures, but not for anyone else, and that means that the G.I. Joe films don't really have a huge worldwide coverage, and...

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Mission Impossible 4 or IV starts production

Yes, it's happening, Mission: Impossible IV is going to be made and Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have the idea behind the film already. Not only that but Abrams has been invited back as a producer on the film, and at this early stage that means he could still be...

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Lance Armstrong biographical film gains writer

It looks like the long talked about biographical film of Lance Armstrong could actually be happening as we finally hear that there's a writer on board to get the script going. It's not the same writer as The Flying Scotsman (Filmstalker review) unfortunately, but it's Gary Ross. Who's he? You...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 being written

Not only did Jerry Bruckheimer reveal that pirates of the Caribbean is currently being written by the original writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, but he's been discussing the possibility of Gore Verbinski returning to direct the fourth, just how interested Johnny Depp is, and where this new story is...

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Shutter Island trailer online

The trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island is online. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow. The trailer looks like powerful stuff. Take a look inside....

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June 10, 2009

Battlestar Galactica star talks film

Could a Battlestar Galactica film be possible? Would there even be a need to see one? Considering where the new series left the story I don't think there's anywhere it could go. Well maybe not in the sequel sense, there's perhaps room for something? Universal do, and we heard in...

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Kick-Ass 2 begins

Before Kick-Ass has even been punted to anyone outside of the production in anything resembling a clip or a trailer, the man behind the story is talking about the sequel already, and it's not just a passing comment or two, no, this is serious stuff, he's planning it with a...

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Shia LaBeouf ditches The Last Man

Shia LaBeouf must be a popular guy these days, and with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen due out it's sure to stay that way. However one role he won't be playing is that of the Yorick in Y: The Last Man. He's decided to pass on this one after first...

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Jaime King as Bridget Bardot?

The word is that Kyle Newman is going to create a biographical film of Bridget Bardot, the iconic French actress who starred in some forty-eight films being propelled to stardom for her role in And God Created Woman. However in later years her life has become a little tainted, with...

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Runaways gains band members

The film that will chart the success of the female rock group The Runaways, has completed its casting for the lead band members, and it's an interesting line-up. Not only have they raced ahead with getting their leads together, but they also start shooting very soon, hardly giving the actresses...

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Commando remake?

Why not, they're talking about remaking, rebooting or developing a sequel to just about every other Arnold Schwarzenegger film from Total Recall to Predator and they've just done Terminator, so why the hell not? It's a big rumour just now of course, but it's a good one, and I'm a...

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Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

Jon Favreau has been tweeting fairly regularly during filming of Iron Man 2. And today he has posted the first look at Mickey Rourke as Whiplash. Head inside to see what they have come up with....

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Ridley Scott for Alien prequel?

The more I hear about the Alien prequel the more I think it's just not going to happen. Originally the Scott brothers were talking about bringing on board a brand new, first time director, and I actually thought that might work well. Now the word is that the studio don't...

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Inglourious Basterds in editing hell?

It was just after the showing in Cannes that we heard the mixed reviews for Inglourious Basterds were resulting in a return to the editing room, but there was something different here, it was the studio requesting that the film be edited with more footage and the time increased. So...

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xXx 3 and Diesel dropped by Cohen again?

It looks like Vin Diesel and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage have been dropped once again by Rob Cohen. After he already killed the character once, it seems his chance to make amends with Diesel and resurrect Xander Cage for another outing is over as he turns his attention...

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June 9, 2009

Doghouse unrated trailer

What a difference a trailer makes. There are now three trailers online for Doghouse, the latest British horror film which seems to be ever so close to Lesbian Vampire Killers, except they aren't lesbians, or vampires, they're all sexes of zombies. To be fair the opening ten minutes we saw...

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Three DeLorean biographical films

It doesn't seem too strange that a film about John DeLorean might be made, however three? Well that's the number that's currently being looked at, and while a few of them come from way back, it seems that there's a race on for DeLorean's life on screen. John DeLorean is...

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Ghostbusters 3 doesn't have cast signed

We're all getting so excited about Ghostbusters 3, me included, and we're dying to hear how the story is going to turn out, will it involve the old stars for a cameo, how big will the new team be, etc. However there's a piece of information we've just taken for...

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Danny Boyle heads for Maximum City

Ever since Slumdog Millionaire, we have been wondering what Danny Boyle would do next. A couple of rumours came to nothing, but it looks like Boyle will be heading back to Mumbai. He is to adapt Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. A book which provided him with inspiration during...

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Rodriguez talks Predators

Robert Rodriguez has been talking about Predators, well when I say he's been talking about Predators he's actually been having a dig at "online news", apparently if it's not online its okay and online news is bad, and quashing the rumour that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been contacted to possibly return...

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Tarantino and Pitt to remake Swedish film?

After working together on Inglourious Basterds. Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino could be looking for more opportunities to collaborate. Rumour has it the two are trying to get the rights to make a film, based on the first of a trilogy of books by Stieg Larsson. The Millenium trilogy though...

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Rodriguez gets Jetsons moving

Robert Rodriguez is a busy man these days, he has at least four films on the go. And now one that we heard about a while ago has reared it's head again. After two years of nothing much happening, Rodriguez is planning on bringing the Jetsons film to life....

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Paul screenplay reviewed

The screenplay for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's film Paul has apparently been read and reviewed, and the reviews are glowing, actually they are gushing, but then you might well expect that from the men that brought us Hot Fuzz (Filmstalker review) and Shaun of the Dead. What is most...

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A-Team casts Hannibal and Face

The A-Team film version moves forward again, and this time with some solid casting, and not just solid casting but some big name casting too. The question is will this one make it? Well I'm actually inclined to believe it, especially with Joe Carnahan behind it - can't you just...

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Dallas Howard writes Originals

Bryce Dallas Howard has co-written a script with Dane Charbeneau called Originals which is being reported as possibly bring picked up by her father Ron Howard to direct, although I personally don't think that would happen, but the possibility is there. The story is about a group of adults in...

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June 8, 2009

Craven confirms Scream 4 casting

Wes Craven has confirmed that Scream 4 is going ahead and he's also been talking about who's going to star, and who itsn't. What's more is the surprise of who wants to direct it, and believe me this is a surprise to say the least, and it might not be...

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Phantom Legacy update

Remember Billy Zane's Phantom? Not really bad, but not that great. Well we heard some time ago that Phantom Legacy was set to remake all that and bring us something new, and finally we hear something from the writer of the new script Tim Boyle. There's not much to compare...

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Puss in Boots details revealed

It was Antonio Banderas himself that revealed Puss in Boots would be an origin film, and that passed many of us by, after all the whole idea seems completely mad, especially the expectation that the Puss character can carry an entire film, something that I think is stretching the character...

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The Da Vinci Code

Blu-ray Four Stars
The Da Vinci Code has been earning money hand over fist and also helping Dan Brown sell books galore. When it came out in the cinema it did really well, but perhaps not as well as the studio would have wanted. However films can gain new lives on DVD and...

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Cameron joins Heavy Metal

James Cameron is seemingly joining Heavy Metal as one of the segment directors according to an interview with Kevin Eastman, current owner and publisher of the comic. Already we heard that Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski and David Fincher were set to direct a segment each for the film, so this...

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Duncan Jones talks Mute and Escape From the Deep

Duncan Jones, director and story creator of Moon, has revealed two of his next projects. Escape From the Deep and Mute. The first is based on a real story of a World War II submarine that was stranded on the bottom of the ocean, while Mute is a science fiction...

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June 7, 2009

Closed: Free cinema tickets for Sunshine Cleaning!

Filmstalker has teamed up with SeeFilmFirst to offer our UK readers an exclusive invitation to see Sunshine Cleaning for free! Yes, totally free, not a single catch and the competition is open to all those in the UK. Sunshine Cleaning is a comedy starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin,...

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June 6, 2009

Downloading Nancy clips online

There are a number of clips online for the film Downloading Nancy, a really interesting sounding film starring Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell and Amy Brenneman which follows the fate of a depressed and self-harming woman who decides to hire someone over the internet to kill her, but then...

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Moon clips online

There are some clips online for Duncan Jones' Moon starring Sam Rockwell, a film that follows an man assigned to a three year shift of a mining station on the moon, sending parcels of a rare material back to Earth which is helping to solve the Earth's energy crisis. However...

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Barbarella casting rumours: The real story

There are rumours abounding regarding the casting of Barbarella, despite the fact that a new director has just been heard of and there's no script, it seems that the gossips and inside sources are claiming a new actress had been found and is now dropped again. What's more is that...

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Schwarzenegger's Terminator Salvation appearance online

The latest trailer for Terminator Salvation is showing off the appearance of the computer generated Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800/T-101 Terminator, and it's not just a brief glimpse either, he's been given two scenes to show him off. This continues the trend I hate in Hollywood of showing far too...

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Who's directing Ghostbusters III?

There's been a bit of a question mark about who is going to direct Ghostbusters III, we've heard that Ivan Reitman is too busy with his production work, and that's come from Dan Aykroyd himself, and that has meant they're looking to Harold Ramis as a second choice. However the...

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Spider-Man 4 producer talks villain

There are a number of updates for the upcoming Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man 4, and details are light at the moment, indeed we haven't really been sure about some of the major casting, in other words Kirsten Dunst, until now. There's also a little news addressing the rumours about Mary...

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June 5, 2009

The Final Destination 3D trailer online

The trailer is online for, hopefully, The Final Destination, the last of the Final Destination series and in glorious 3D. Well when I say glorious, I really don't mean that at all. I mean cheap gimmick in order to throw things towards the audience and make them jump because that's...

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The Steam Experiment trailer online

The Steam Experiment is a bizarre concept that seems to be very silly, and that silliness is carried through into the trailer. Despite having Val Kilmer, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts, this film just screams daftness from the opening idea, and the trailer doesn't do it any favours whatsoever....

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Closing Credits: David Carradine

David Carradine, best known for his appearance in Kill Bill and his long running television show Kung Fu, has died aged seventy-two. He was filming in Thailand on a film called Stretch. His film career is long and varied, although he's never really had the higher end exposure that came...

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Blade Runner web series heralds film?

While the news stories are running about the Blade Runner web series lead critics to talk about the intent to move film-makers to explore a new channel of creativity – new being web, where we've been seeing web series for a very long time – I wonder if there's something...

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Hellraiser loses director

There seemed no other director who was so close to what was required for a Hellraiser remake than Pascal Laugier, after watching Martyrs you could see some serious similarities and connections, and even if you didn't know about the remake you could see a similar tone. Now though, that appears...

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June 4, 2009

Schwarzenegger offered Predators role

Rumour has it that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been offered a role in Robert Rodriguez's Predators film already, and that means one thing, it has to be connected to the original film in some way, that goes against the reboot/remake thing we've been hearing. It's being touted as a sequel to...

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New [Rec] 2 teaser trailer online

There's a new teaser trailer online for [Rec] 2, the Spanish sequel to [Rec], not to be confused with the Hollywood remake Quarantine or it's own sequel, Quarantine 2. What's interesting about the teaser is the style they've gone for and the approach the film will take. This is all...

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The real Exorcist story gets adapted

Apparently the real story behind the Exorcist is going to be made into a film. For those of you who don't know, William Peter Blatty wrote the story of The Exorcist after reading newspaper articles about a real case of supposed possession and based many of the scenes of the...

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Terminator Salvation, talking Terminators?

There are two scenes from Terminator Salvation online, and they look pretty good, apart from one thing that has me wondering. Are those Hydro-Terminators making little squeeking and clicking sounds? I'm desperate to see the film but yesterday, and a bit today, I'm not feeling well and so I've missed...

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Short Circuit remake gains Robot Chicken writer

So the Short Circuit remake/sequel/reboot/reimagining/buzzword-of-the-day-which-means-remake is still happening and the film has gained a writer, Dan Milano the writer behind the television show Robot Chicken. Now I admit I've never seen Robot Chicken...scrap that I've just watched clips of the Star Wars episodes and I think I just wet myself,...

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June 3, 2009


Blu-ray Three Stars
Although this is the review of the Blu-ray version of the film, let me open with the summary from the DVD review. Notorious B.I.G. has become a legend after leaping to the top of the rap scene with the help of P-Diddy, or whatever he's calling himself these days, and...

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DVD Three Stars
Notorious B.I.G. has become a legend after leaping to the top of the rap scene with the help of P-Diddy, or whatever he's calling himself these days, and then being murdered by an unknown gunman before his second album could be released. Some fifteen days after he was murdered that...

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Hamlet as young suspense thriller

Well it's always said that the classic stories are always being remade for film, so is it any surprise that Hamlet is about to be adapted as a suspense thriller with some young Hollywood stars? Perhaps not, but something like Baz Luhrmann's or Kenneth Branagh's adaptations come to mind, not...

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Video games and Hollywood: Who's adapting who?

When those who comment on film talk about the film adaptations of video games they always do so with a little bit of negativity, in fact most will claim that all video game adaptations are rubbish, forgetting that they deserve to be rated against film, not lumped into one unique...

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Scream reboot has Arquettes?

Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette are apparently in discussions for the new Scream trilogy due to arrive from the original writer of the series, Kevin Williamson. It's a restart that we've heard lot's about from a fourth film in the series to a restart with a new trilogy, and...

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Spacey's Shrink trailer online

There's a trailer out for Shrink, the film led by Kevin Spacey which sees a psychiatrist to the stars having a few problems of his own and finding out that he too needs help. It looks kind of funny and probably filled with big messages and pathos, but I wonder...

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Wimmer writing Total Recall

Kurt Wimmer is set to write the remake for Total Recall, now while that might worry some as images of Equilibrium and Ultraviolet appear before their eyes I have to remind you that the news is that he's set to write the film, not direct it, and when you look...

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June 2, 2009

Wall Street 2 casting and plot revealed

Wall Street 2 has secured the remaining two key players for the film, and with that the full plot has been revealed. Not only is Michael Douglas returning for the lead in the Oliver Stone directed sequel, but Javier Bardem and Shia LaBeouf have joined the cast of the film,...

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Odin cast in Thor?

The father of Thor may well have been cast in the upcoming and much anticipated comic book adaptation by Kenneth Branagh. It's rumour for now, but it seems like an almost perfect fit at the same time. The word is that the man who is destined to play Odin is...

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Britain's Got Talent winners in 3D film

Already the winners of Britain's Got Talent are leaping onto the big screen with the winners, Diversity, and one of the runners-up, Flawless, set to appear in a British film about street dancing, with the previous year's winner, George Sampson, is also expected to star. It seems quite a line-up...

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The Expendables: Lundgren talks and Murphy walks

If there were a ranking of anticipation factor for films, I think The Expendables is sitting pretty high up, alongside the big summer blockbuster names for sure, and not because it's a big blockbuster, but because of the cast it's bringing together. Dolph Lundgren is one of the cast members...

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First ten minutes of Doghouse online

The first ten minutes of Doghouse, the latest British horror comedy has been released online, and it's quite an opening for a film of this type and might just be setting itself apart from the rest occupying this area. However it is in good company and it's not as though...

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Life in One Day (Het Leven Uit Een Dag) trailer online

There's a trailer for a film called Life in One Day (Het Leven Uit Een Dag) online that shows us that there's still space for some unique stories, Hollywood take note, but please don't interpret that as “we need to remake this”. The story is simple, humans only live one...

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra clip online

An all out action clip from G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra is online on a site who likes to show them to an international audience, and it's looking pretty damn cool. I couldn't really believe that a story based on the all-American action figures could really produce something good,...

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Barbarella gains new director and studio?

It's all happening for Barbarella. Recently we heard that Robert Rodriguez had pulled out of the project after the budget constraints had meant that the studio wanted to film in Germany and Rodriguez didn't want to leave home – does that sound familiar? Gore Verbinski is thinking the same thing...

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Verbinski leaves Bioshock?

The last we heard was that Bioshock had been stopped due to an ever escalating budget that the studio just wasn't happy paying for, despite this property being another huge video game with a a wealth of story and characters behind it. Now the news gets even worse, it looks...

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June 1, 2009

Bryan Singer to direct Magneto?

After the less than stellar X-Men: The Last Stand, and the less than stellar X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it's Magento up next. But after rumours that David Goyer could be directing Magneto. Could we yet see Bryan Singer make a return to X-Men?...

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Anthony Head on Buffy reboot

The recently announced news that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer film was in the works, had one thing missing. That was Joss Whedon, who was the brains behind the TV show. Now one of the stars of the TV series has given his opinion of the new film. Turns out...

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Die Hard prequel

It's happening everywhere in Hollywood, prequels are the new sequels, and with studios busy eating their own back catalogue for breakfast it's no surprise that word has come through that Die Hard is the next to receive the prequel treatment. What's more amazing is that Bruce Willis looks set to...

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Thor's bad guy talks

Tom Hiddleston is the man set to play Loki, the bad guy to Thor in the upcoming comic book adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh no less, and he's been talking about his character and what's in store for us. He reveals a little about the powers of Loki and what...

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon teaser online

I'm not sure if this is really meant to be a trailer or a teaser, I'd be inclined to think it's more of a teaser to be honest, however it does set-up the entire film quite well, even if Edward seems to totally abandon Bella to her certain death. You...

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Clips 'n' Pics: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

There are a few interesting clips online today from a variety of sources. There's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and some behind the scenes footage for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Some of the clips are rather interesting, and some are rather dull to...

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New Grace trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Grace, the horror film that tells the story of a mother whose unborn baby dies during a car accident and yet she decides to take it to term. When she gives birth a miraculous thing happens, the baby comes back to life. However it's...

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