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July 31, 2009

Captain Blood in space!

Peter and Michael Spierig are set to direct a modern version of Captain Blood, a 1935 film from the legendary Errol Flynn that itself was adapted from a novel by Rafael Sabatini (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). The original story told of a doctor convicted of treason and sold in to slavery....

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Tron Legacy director's Oblivion

The director of the hugely anticipated Tron Legacy is to bring to life the first film project he started when he became a director some four years ago. Not only is he making it into a film but also a graphic novel. The production company behind the dual deal is...

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Jesus Christ Superstar the musical remake

Jesus Christ Superstar was a phenomenon in the seventies with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber making the stage musical become a big success and then just a year later it made it to a film musical from Norman Jewison. It garnered controversy and was very much a product of...

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Musical director on Pirates of the Caribbean 4?

There's a crazy rumour going around just now that the director for Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has almost been found, it's a rumour indeed but we do know that the film has started to move forward. We heard just last week that the film was moving forward, from the...

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The Other Man trailer online

A trailer has arrived for the 2008 film from Liam Neesom The Other Man which is still awaiting worldwide release. It stars Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney, and it gave me a little surprise, not least that I haven't seen a trailer for it yet. Reading the blurb I thought...

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Alien prequel gains Ridley Scott

It's hard to believe but it's actually happening, Ridley Scott has taken the role of director for the new Alien prequel. Like Michael Schumacher returning to Formula 1, he hinges some the good parts of his career on this return to familiar ground, for what people remember and love about...

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July 30, 2009

Fantastic Mr Fox trailer online

The trailer for highly cast adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel The Fantastic Mr. Fox has arrived online, and it looks like a laugh and a half indeed. Little did I give credit to the huge cast list including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Helen McCrory, Bill...

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Update: Zombieland red band trailer online

The trailer for Zombieland trailer has arrived online. Well it's not the official trailer, the quality is terrible and there are unfinished shots throughout, but the trailer is officially superb. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray, Amber Heard, Emma Stone, head up the film about two men who...

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The Unborn

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The Unborn is a film from David S. Goyer, the man who wrote The Dark City, the Blade series, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and is hard at work with X-Men Origins: Magneto, and also directed The Invisible, an instant eyebrow raising list, for Goyer is known for his...

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Spielberg for Matt Helm

Steven Spielberg is producing a film version of Matt Helm, not the comedy version that Dean Martin once played, but a serious adaptation of the original novels from Donald Hamilton, some twenty seven in all. While he's producing the speculation has begun that he might also direct. That sparked something...

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Howard directing Ludlum novel

Now here's a great match up, Ron Howard is set to direct Robert Ludlum's novel The Parsifal Mosaic, and if you think of his work to date, giving him a strong paranoid political type thriller to direct is perfect, especially when it's a novel he can get about and change....

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The Echo director on new film

Yam Laranas wrote and directed the excellent Sigaw (Echo) (Filmstalker review) and was quickly recognised as a director with lots of talent for filming dark, tense, intelligent stories and bringing them superbly to the big screen. So he was immediately picked up for the American remake of his own film....

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Michael Sheen in Tron Legacy

In all the casting news that has poured online today I think the most unexpected has to be that of Michael Sheen joining the cast of the new Tron film, Tron Legacy as it is now called. Sheen hinted at it himself a little while ago, but today Disney have...

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Captain Jack for Captain America?

John Barrowman, the man who plays Captain Jack in BBC's Torchwood, has put himself up for the role of Captain America at this year's Comic-Con, and the crowd went wild. Of course we don't know how big the crowd is, but it doesn't really matter for the idea is now...

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Sin Nombre international trailer online

An international trailer for Sin Nombre, a cracking film from this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, has arrived online and it has a great brooding feel to it. The film tells the story of two teenagers who try to escape their lives in Mexico and flee on the top of...

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District 9 featurette online

The marketing for District 9 is going well, there's plenty of it to keep the studio happy and the buzz going around the film, and yet the trailers don't seem to be giving away too much or indeed anything that would suggest a reveal of something that shouldn't be. That...

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Coen Brothers A Serious Man trailer online

There's a trailer online for the Coen Brothers A Serious Man, and I have to admit although it's well edited, makes great use of sound and builds up the tension well to a moment where you expect the story, and the character, to explode, but it never comes. Although I...

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July 29, 2009

Anderson developing Warded Man epic

Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt have bought the rights to a new British novel that has the potential to become a franchise in both novel and film format, The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett. The novel tells the story of a future world that is attacked nightly by...

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Blood Simple remake

It was a while ago when we heard that the superb Blood Simple was being remade, and remade in China, now there's some more information revealed about the film as well as a surprise about the backing, proving that this is going to be something more than a quick release....

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Wolf Man and Repossession Mambo in trouble?

The Wolf Man and The Repossession Mambo look to be in a little bit of trouble over at the studio as The Wolf Man has had another release date change, this being the third, and Repossession Mambo is moved out to an as yet undecided date in the fourth quarter....

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Stalked: Charlize Theron, New Moon: Eclipse, The Lorax

Charlize Theron is creating a role for herself. Bryce Dallas Howard is taking over someone else's role. And Dr Seuss' The Lorax is to be made into a film....

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July 28, 2009

New King Arthur film

Warren Ellis has revealed that he's just completed a script about the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, although his currently untitled script focuses more on the Knights being brought together to make up core of the great legend. Ellis tells us that the script is...

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Lombardi kicks off Pre-Super Bowl films

ESPN and the NFL, the American National Football League, have joined forces for more than just the broadcasting of games, they are now going to be producing feature films, and presumably feature films about sports. The partnership idea is to develop an NFL related film which would be marketed throughout...

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Steven Seagal in Machete?

I can hardly believe this is true, but Machete is turning into another exciting ensemble film following on from others such as The Expendables, and the latest name to be rumoured to be joining the cast is Steven Seagal. Oh yes, that's what I thought. We know that Danny Trejo...

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I Sell the Dead trailer online

Here's an interesting film that I hadn't heard of until now, I Sell the Dead, a film that seems to be rapidly gaining a following, and would you be surprised considering the plot and the names involved. Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman and Larry Fessenden are the leads in the film...

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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Red Band trailer online

A red band trailer has arrived for The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard online and it's looking like it has a little more to offer than the usual adult Hollywood comedy filled with swearing and body function jokes, although it does have a few. There's some interesting twists on the...

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Updated: St Trinian's (not The Legend of Fritton's Gold) trailer online

I can't tell you how cringeworthy and awful this looks, well actually it's not that bad, but it is very poor. St Trinian's: The Legend of Fritton's Gold is the follow up to St. Trinian's and looks painful to watch. Note that this is actually the trailer for St Trinian's,...

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Goyer says Batman 3 not on

When Gary Oldman revealed at Comic-Con that filming was to begin for Batman 3 next year, everyone was excited, for up until then all those who could be assumed to be involved in the film from the writer through the cast to director had all said that it was up...

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Kato found for The Green Hornet?

After all that talk it seems like the people behind The Green Hornet have seen sense, if this rumour is true, and are in talks to sign up an Asian actor for the role, at least they haven't recast him as some American comic actor which I really feared when...

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Smurfs film plot revealed

I find the idea of a Smurfs film hilarious. Not in the I want to watch it way, but in the what is Hollywood going to dredge up next kind of way. I know that the film will appeal to children, but the real question is how many are still...

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July 27, 2009

Bekmambetov talks Wanted 2 with Jolie

Okay I won't spoil the first film if you haven't seen it as yet, but Timur Bekmambetov has been talking about Wanted 2 at Comic-Con and he's revealed something important about Angelina Jolie's character Fox in the second film, and yes she is reappearing it would seem. He also said...

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Lord of the Rings Blu-ray double dipping

I do hate double dipping, that's the process where the studio release deliberately schedule multiple versions of a film for release, starting with the cinematic and usually ending with the super-duper Director's Special Edition Cut, and the Lord of the Rings Blu-ray release is no different. Let this be a...

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£45 zombie film released in UK

A British film made for a budget less than that set aside for a lead star's drink daily budget is set to be released in British cinemas after being picked up for distribution. Even the writer/producer/director is surprised. The film is a zombie horror film, recording the change of a...

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Stalked: Another 9 clip, The Host 2, Repo prequel and more

There's another extended clip for the film 9 online, and it features the characters fighting another strange creature or two… The Host 2 appears to be pitched at a higher level than we first thought as budget news comes through… There are plans for a prequel to Repo! The Genetic...

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Stalked: Jackson Horror, Legion sequels, Lohan in Machete, Burton's next

Some more titbits coming out of Comic-Con this year that don't really have enough to warrant their own articles, but you might find worth noting. Peter Jackson is set to return to horror during The Hobbit… Two leading actors are signed up for Legion sequels… Lindsay Lohan has a role...

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Dead Space gets film treatment

Dead Space looks like the next video game to be adapted for film, and what's more is that it looks like it's going to get more than a half decent adaptation. The game bears incredibly close resemblances to previous video games and adaptations, and with a quick look over the...

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Gears of War plot details revealed

Len Wiseman has been talking about the Gears of War adaptation and how he intends to approach it, and more importantly how he's not going to approach it. He also is keen to deliver a few details about the changes he's going to make to the film. Perhaps the most...

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King Kong sequel?

It seems there's still life in the King Kong film, despite multiple remakes of the same story, although to be fair this one is a sequel, not the same story of King Kong being brought to the mainland to run havoc through the streets. The film will be based on...

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Stalked: Black Panther cast, Black Swan casting, Keaton in Toy Story 3

A number of casting titbits have arrived today for a couple of films that are all worth taking notice of. There's the rumour that the Black Panther actor may have been found when once he was Lost… Natalie Portman's nemesis in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan may have been found… Finally,...

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Titanic in 3-D

More 3-D madness is coming your way. This time one of the highest grossing films ever, is being turned into a 3-D film. Yes, you will be able to watch Kate, Leo and the Titanic in glorious 3-D....

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July 26, 2009

Bardem for Brolin on Wall Street sequel

There has been a slight casting change when it comes to the Wall Street sequel. Javier Bardem had been due to play the villain of the piece, but he has passed on the role. No sooner has that happened though, than someone else is apparently in the running for the...

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Dambusters remake in 3D?

I struggle with this I really do, the very fact that there's a remake of Dambusters being considered is difficult enough, although the fact that Peter Jackson is behind it does give me some hope, but the possibility of it being in 3D just makes me wretch. What are we...

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Diaz ruins The Box?

Speaking at Comic-Con Cameron Diaz has let out some rather big spoilers for the story of The Box, the upcoming film from Richard Kelly that also stars James Marsden and Frank Langella. Now I do warn you, these are potentially huge spoilers for the film, and I say potentially because...

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Campbell for Scream 4?

Well it is amazing what talk of money can do, for the word from Neve Campbell before was that she just wasn't interested in doing another Scream film, and yet today the news couldn't be more different. Apparently she was caught at the première of Inglourious Basterds and said revealed...

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Cass new trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Cass (Filmstalker review), the film about Cass Pennant, the man who found acceptance in the fans of West Ham football club and became the leader of the one of the most infamous football gangs in Britain, then try to move on from his past...

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July 25, 2009

Priest director and star talk

The director of Priest, Scott Stewart, has been talking about the film adaptation of the comic book and he's joined by Paul Bettany, the lead of the film, and both make the film sound like it's going to be a strong and great fun adaptation, as well as holding true...

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Cronenberg delays Matarese Circle?

An announcement today reveals that, at the very least, the Robert Ludlum thriller The Matarese Circle is going to be delayed, or at the very most, they're looking for a new director. For David Cronenberg's next film will be Cosmopolis, the adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com)...

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Kurt Russell for Red Dawn?

Kurt Russell is talking about joining the remake of Red Dawn, a move that if it did happen would elevate my desire to see the film, a film I still don't understand how it'll work considering the might of the Soviet Union from the eighties is far from the enemy...

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Hot Tub Time Machine red band trailer online

There's a new trailer, if you can call it that, for Hot Tub Time Machine online, and I'm confused, it seems more like a few clips just pulled out at random, thrown together, and with a voice over introduction thrown in. In fact random is unfair, they have done their...

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Batman 3 filming next year?

Gary Oldman has revealed at his Comic-Con appearance for The Book of Eli that the sequel to The Dark Knight is filming next year. He does say that we all have to keep it quiet and not reveal that he's said anything, but considering it's all across the Internet already...

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World War Z loses director?

Has Marc Forster left the production of World War Z? Well rumour seems to have it that he has and that during Comic-Con Paramount Pictures revealed that they're looking for another director. This coincides nicely with the news that World War Z was heading for a rewrite after J. Michael...

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New Moon topless footage from Comic-Con

I laughed my head off, literally my head came right off with laughing, it rolled about the floor and I was falling over it, and it's all because of this The Twilight Saga: New Moon footage shown at Comic-Con and grabbed by some eager fans. Actually I lied, it's not...

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Where the Wild Things Are new trailer online

This is the new trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, the one I saw in front of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which had over thirty minutes of television and film adverts, something we don't always see in UK cinema. The trailer doesn't look greatly different, bit it...

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Dorian Gray trailer online

The trailer for Dorian Gray has appeared online, the film about the classic Oscar Wilde story of the an who never ages after his image is captured in a magical but cursed painting. I'm really not sure what to make of the trailer, and it looks like the people who...

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Update: Tron Legacy trailer from last year online in HD

This is clearly an abject lesson in how not to release your trailer for your film. Do not show it, have it leaked everywhere on the Internet and then sit back for a year before showing it again. What they should have done for the Tron Legacy trailer is released...

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July 24, 2009

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 details

It appears that the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean is going to be going ahead and that's without Gore Verbinski and with word that this will be a new trilogy that will concentrate on a core of characters, obviously to bring the costs down. However it does seem like Captain...

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Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D gets director

Resident Evil: Afterlife, as the fourth in the series is currently being called, has just gained a director, and if the talk is true then it's a hell of a surprising choice. However there's more news appeared online about it, in that it's set to race into production, be the...

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Update: Saw VI red band clip, VII announced

I just posted the teaser trailer for the new film in the slightly tired franchise that promises never to die, just like Jigsaw himself, and it really didn't contain any footage at all. Well I can change that as we see that carousel trap brought to life in a rather...

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Alice in Wonderland trailer online in HD

I managed to hold onto the Alice in Wonderland footage since it was leaked, but now there's no need as the trailer is released in high definition for all to see, and I have to say there's not much more improvement. It looks more detailed and the colours brighter, but...

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Orphan trailer online

The trailer for Orphan, the latest child focused horror film, is online, and it comes with it a clip from some time ago that reinforces just how horrible the child really is. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and CCH Pounder, and the trailer looks pretty good, although there's...

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Tron sequel title, pictures and footage online

Tr2n, Tron 2.0, Tron 2. The new Tron film has been called every single one of these. Now though it has a new title, and to add to it there's some brand new pictures from Comic-Con of that redesigned light-cycle in model form and in the film. There are also...

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New Pandorum trailer online

Footage galore is coming out of Comic-Con, and the next to hit is Pandorum, the exciting looking film from Christian Alvart which stars Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid certainly has delivered some exciting teasers to date, and this one gets even better. Now we get to see some more concentrated...

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Avatar Comic-Con panel footage online

Want to hear James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington (although he's only on video) talking about the new Avatar film, then this is the footage to see. The Comic-Con panel footage isn't the whole event, but it does introduce some of the main actors in...

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Saw VI teaser trailer online

There's a teaser trailer for Saw VI online, although it doesn't actually have much to it, it does have a few well hidden clips and the promise of a Halloween 2009 release. This is more a CGI showcasing of a few small clips, but the clips are there none the...

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The Book of Eli trailer online

The trailer for The Book of Eli is online, and it's looking extremely stylish, and then something interesting happens, Denzel Washington turns into Neo from the Matrix. With the apocalyptic images, his rich voice over, and the proclamation that he is carrying the key to saving all of mankind, comes...

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July 23, 2009

The Green Hornet effects revealed

What I really love about the reveal of The Green Hornet car is that it seems to have obscured the real talk about the film, and it's talk directly from Michael Gondry about his plans for Kato and his special ability. It seems that they are going to get a...

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My One and Only trailer online

I really didn't see this film coming, possibly because I heard Renée Zellweger, the premise, and switched off, but there's a big saving grace, Kevin Bacon is involved too and Chris Noth. Maybe there could be something to it after all. Still, I'm not a fan of Zellweger, it's something...

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New Mystery Team trailer online

A second trailer for Mystery Team has arrived online, and while it's not rip roaringly funny, it does have a few amusing moments and some of the set-ups look pretty good, but a lot of them do fall flat. I'm sure this will appeal to many people, but I was...

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Unstoppable unstoppable after all?

Unstoppable was to reunite Tony Scott with Denzel Washington. The premise being a runaway train that is packed full of a toxic cargo. Things ground to a halt the other week though, due to the studio wanting the budget slashed. Washington left the project, but it looks like he is...

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Ninja Assassin trailer online

The trailer for Ninja Assassin is online. We've been waiting a while for this trailer, but it looks worth the wait. A former assassin walks away from his fellow killers, but that isn't the end of it. Head inside for a look at James McTeigue's film....

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Castlevania film returns

It appears that the Castlevania film, the adaptation of the video game to made by Paul W.S. Anderson with Sylvian White directing, isn't as dead as we were lead to believe. News today is that James Wan, one of the men behind the Saw franchise, and who directed Dead Silence...

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Wiseman making Shrapnel

Len Wiseman has picked up the rights to a graphic novel on the day it was released to adapt and direct it into a film. He was apparently browsing a comic store on the day that Shrapnel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) was released and started the process of buying the rights...

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Thurman in Stolen Angels true story

Uma Thurman is set to star in another smaller, independent and message filled drama called Girl Soldier which is based on Kathy Cook's book Stolen Angels (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which itself is based on real events. Not only that but she's playing a Nun, no don't start thinking it's a...

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Stalked: Saw to Abattoir, Black Sabbath film, The Colony, Badass, Sacred Prey, The Hunted

Saw to Abattoir: Darren Lynn Bousman is now set to direct Abattoir... Black Sabbath film: The Black Sabbath horror franchise is being challenged by Ozzy Osbourne... The Colony: Orphan writer on The Colony... Badass: British director on 80's action homage Badass... Sacred Prey: A clever hitman film... The Hunted: The...

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A Bittersweet Life remake gains lead

It's strange to me when a film gains a big name lead before it has someone at the head of it to direct, it usually reeks of a studio led money making scheme, and this one certainly sounds just like that. Denzel Washington, who has just been in the news...

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UFO gets a director and plot

The film adaptation of the live-action 1970's television series UFO from the excellent Gerry Anderson has announced that it has a director, a first time director, although his career has been heavily around the visual effects area so expect the film to look good. We also get to hear a...

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Whiteout new trailer online

There's a new trailer online for Whiteout and it looks completely unforgiving with some new footage that really sets the tone for the film. Oh and we have to see Kate Beckinsale in the shower don't we? That aside there's some great action sequences, and there's plenty that seems to...

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Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson interview

This is really pushing it in terms of film content because there's next to nothing other than a few mentions of film titles, but I have to say I had such a laugh listening to this and it goes to show that Gerard Butler is a damn nice, down to...

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July 22, 2009

Jami Gertz funds Two Little Words

The Lost Boys, Less than Zero, then Jami Gertz disappeared for me until Twister. Well she's back now and this time she's behind the scenes too as she's funding, almost entirely by herself, the film adaptation of Words ( / ). The novel by Ashley Rhodes-Courter are her memoirs of...

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Worthington's next big role

Sam Worthington is really making a name for himself, Terminator Salvation, Avatar and Clash of the Titans are all elevating him upwards from his humble roots as a bricklayer, and now he's set to lead a remake of a Danish thriller. The plot sounds very Hitchcock in its set-up, and...

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Update: Burton's Alice in Wonderland leaked trailer still online

The trailer for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was promised to be held off until Thursday when it would be premièred on the Facebook fan page that got the most fans, however that might just have been complete nonsense and there never was going to be such a move. However...

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Burton's Alice in Wonderland trailer due

The trailer for the Tim Burton and Disney version of Alice in Wonderland is due out on Thursday 23rd July at 16:00 PDT apparently, but before we get it leaked on the internet soon afterwards there's only one way to see it. In a clever piece of marketing the PR...

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Stalked: Gungrave, Lone Wolf, Magdalena, Ninja Turtles

This is a special comic edition of Stalked, and that's no surprise considering there's a Comic-Con under way, with news on four comic related films...well two with one video game and one game book series adaptation. There's news on a film of the Top Cow character Magdalena, of Gungrave the...

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Warcraft gets big name director

I wouldn't expect to find the appointment of a director to the film for World of Warcraft that exciting, except this morning the choice has been revealed and it's a big surprise, mainly because it strongly suggests that this adaptation is going to be huge, and it's another indication that...

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Romero's ...of the Dead is revealed

The plot and title for George A. Romero's latest zombie film, a genre that is getting well and truly covered from all areas these days, including the man who really made his mark as the master in the genre, is finally revealed. For some time it's been operating under the...

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July 21, 2009

Streets of Blood red band trailer online

The trailer for the New Orleans cop drama has arrived online, you know the one with Val Kilmer, 50 Cent, Sharon Stone and Michael Biehn, and quite frankly I'm not sure what to make of it. I had expected it to look complete rubbish, and it's close to that, but...

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Update: Clips 'n' Pics: Burton talks 9, new 9 clip, District 9 TV adverts

A couple of short clips have appeared online today, one for the fantastic looking animation from 9, and two more for the Neill Blompkamp science fiction film District 9. All look good, and for District 9 the footage is beginning to uncover a few darker secrets behind the original idea...

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Bruce Lee biographical trilogy

Another three films have been announced on the subject of the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, and while we've heard our fair share of films that have never come to fruition, including ones sanctioned by his family, these ones have an air of possibility about them. Previously we've heard about...

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Diaz, Cage in talks for Green Hornet

Things are going from bad to worse I think for The Green Hornet. I thought it was bad news that Stephen Chow was off the production, and worse news that they were looking for anyone to play Kato, not even someone who knew martial arts or was Asian, and that...

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Aniston goes serious again

Jennifer Aniston can act. I know I'm going to get a lot of flack for saying that and people are going to be up in arms, but pull away all that romantic clap-trap she's been drivelling out and look at something like Derailed (Filmstalker review). Yes, I know the film...

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Mr Nice Guy trailer online

The trailer for Mr. Nice has arrived, that's the film about Howard Marks, the infamous British so called drugs baron who had all sorts of adventures in his life including alleged dealings with the CIA. He wrote about his own adventures after spending six and a half years in prison...

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July 20, 2009

Miike's Thirteen Assassins shooting

Takashi Miike's Thirteen Assassins has begun filming in Japan with a new name being added to the cast. The film is a remake of the 1963 samurai film by Eiichi Kudo which is based on a true story of thirteen samurai's who band together to assassinate a man known as...

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DiCaprio's Twilight Zone gains writer

It's been a while coming but after we heard in July of 2008 that Leonardo DiCaprio's production company was out looking for a screenwriter for their Twilight Zone film, but finally there's a writer been announced on the project. This probably comes quite fast off the back of the rumour...

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Michael Jackson This Is It concert film

I did say that I thought the footage from Michael Jackson's rehearsals for the This Is It concert, the concert we never saw due to his untimely death, would end up becoming a film and it looks as though Sony might be the first ones to do it. They're apparently...

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The Green Hornet could go any way

Seth Rogen has been talking about The Green Hornet and has revealed that they're looking for anyone to play Kato and will even write the film around the role should they need to. It also reveals that Michael Gondry will be filming it in his own unique style, in fact...

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Stalked: Freeman and Willis, Bean leads fantasy epic, Viola with Roberts, Ahlgren's Discipline adapated

Morgan Freeman to join Bruce Willis in Red… Sean Bean is to play a good guy in a new fantasy series… Viola Davis is in talks for Eat, Pray, Love… Paco Ahlgren's science fiction novel Discipline is being adapted…...

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July 19, 2009

Nature's Grave (Long Weekend)

Film No Stars
I was rather incensed after watching this film that anyone would dare to compare it to Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review), or suggest that this is a continuing sign of the rise in Australian horror such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival brochure did. Under the British Sales of Goods Act...

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A Christmas Carol Italian trailer online

The trailer for Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol is online, and it's a bootlegged Italian version, so if you don't speak Italian then you won't get the audio, and because it's bootlegged it's not beginning to show off the quality of the motion capture that's being used, but it's an...

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Machete casting rumours

There's been a fair bit of speculation going on about the casting of Machete, a film based on a very short fake teaser trailer made up by Robert Rodriguez for the Grindhouse double bill, a teaser that had as much plot as an episode of Big Brother. However it's been...

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July 18, 2009

Aberdeen Film Festival goes live

The first ever Aberdeen City & Shire Film Festival is set to happen this year and with a great Aberdonian film opening the festival, One Day Removals (Filmstalker review). The festival is running from Friday 24th of July through to Saturday the 1st of August and will also feature a...

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Crowe for Master and Commander sequel

Russell Crowe is in negotiations for another Master and Commander film, and has revealed that a script has been written from another of the twenty novels in the Patrick O'Brian written series. Of course discussions are at a very early stage and I do wonder if Crowe was supposed to...

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct new international trailer online

Mesrine: Killer Instinct has a new trailer online and while it looks similar to the previous trailer for the film, it has some new scenes to watch, and no spoilers what so ever, something very unusual for trailers these days. The film is currently running under multiple titles, L'instinct de...

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July 17, 2009

The Greatest Comebacks

Actors come and actors go, and some do that within their own career. Of late the most notable example has been Mickey Rourke, he's come back with a vengeance, and it began before The Wrestler, but that's the film that's seen as cementing his return. However he's not the only...

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Beattie tries new Halo film

Stuart Beattie has been writing a speculative script to get a new Halo film off the ground, he's even sent it to Microsoft and seems desperate to have it made, yet he says he's not ready to direct. He's worked out a speculative script based on the Halo novel Fall...

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Jackson kills Hobbit rumours

Peter Jackson has already been talking about the rumours of who is going to be cast in The Hobbit films and he's been quick to point out that they're not going to be announcing any casting as they haven't even started thinking about it. Well there you go, I said...

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I Love You Phillip Morris French trailer online

There's a French trailer online, no subtitles so I think we just lost half of Hollywood, but there is plenty of new footage for you to get your hands on, and some serious Jim Carrey loving action, as well as some lingering moments with Ewan McGregor. The film is based...

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Star Trek Blu-ray has missing plot

Feel like anything was missing from Star Trek (Filmstalker review)? I certainly did, and I've talked about it before, there felt like there was a lot of plot and character development missing, not the bits forced into the middle of the action sequences because that's really the only place the...

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Resident Evil: Afterlife confirms locations

The news that Resident Evil: Afterlife is officially on isn't all the news to be had about this film, after all Milla Jovovich herself said that the film was happening in the previous story, live on video. No, the real story is where the film is taking place. Early rumour...

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Hobbit casting rumours

Why not? I might as well tell you about the casting rumours for The Hobbit 1 and 2. They are huge rumours and there's no substance to them what so ever other than someone in a big name site decided to write down a few names and throw them out...

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World War Z rewrite?

For those of you in the know, J. Michael Straczynski was adapting Max Brooks rather good World War Z novel into a film. Now he's a really well proven writer, let's not bother talking about the amazing work he's done on Babylon 5, but there's also Clint Eastwood's Changeling and...

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July 16, 2009

Official Triangle trailer online

The official trailer for Triangle is online, although to be honest I don't see that much that's different and it still seems to be giving away the entire film. The trailer for the film from Christopher Smith, Severance and Creep, was previously released on the internet but then quickly pulled...

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Straw Dogs female lead and story update

I know I've written about Straw Dogs already today for the announcement of Alexander Skarsgård as the bad guy of the remake, but there's another update this afternoon, and that's for the female lead of the film. Not only do we find out the actress set to take Susan George's...

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Wicker Tree filming in Edinburgh

The film formerly known as Cowboys for Christ is now filming in Edinburgh according to reports, so it's well underway. The Wicker Tree, described by the the director of both this and the original film Robin Hardy as the companion to the first film, had previously been called Cowboys for...

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Taken director on Pursuit

Pierre Morel has a new project, apart from Paris With Love and the one about the CIA Agent's last mission. The director of Liam Neeson's Taken (Filmstalker review) is signed up to deliver a film for Universal based on the life of the conflict photographer Jason Howe. The story follows...

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John Carter of Mars gains Antichrist

Andrew Stanton has moved on from lions and wardrobes to an altogether different story, the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars, and while we've been hearing some casting rumours about some bigger names, this could be the biggest announcement for the project yet, and the most promising....

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Straw Dogs gains lead protagonist

I still find it hard to believe that they're remaking Straw Dogs, but then part of me shouldn't find that surprising at all since Hollywood is busy eating itself over what it can remake next. So Straw Dogs is on the remake path for sure. We had heard that Sam...

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Sherlock Holmes international trailer online

The international trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes has arrived and it features more action and more of Sherlock Holmes than we've seen in the previous one. I think the differences start about one and a half minutes in when the cut takes a step away from the story and...

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Whip It! trailer online

Whip It! is the film from Drew Barrymore, her directorial début no less, and tells the story of a girl who doesn't really know what to do with her life but knows that she doesn't fit in with her mother's ideals, so when she discovers something she loves she goes...

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July 15, 2009

Tarantino talks soundtracks

Here's a great little piece for all those Quentin Tarantino fans out there, he's done an audiocast with the composer and film music historian Robert Ziegler where they discuss the music that has appeared in Tarantino's films. It's a two piece radio interview with the first half already online, although...

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Hurt Locker International trailer online

A new trailer for The Hurt Locker has appeared online, the international trailer no less, and while it begins to open with the same footage, that soon changes. I've seen The Hurt Locker (Filmstalker review) and I really loved the film, so if you're still waiting to see it I'd...

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District 9 International trailer online

Another new International trailer has arrived online today, and this one's for District 9, the film from Neill Blomkamp that shows what the world would be like should aliens really arrive on Earth. Well in this story what would really happen is we'd be wary, we'd segregate them, we'd be...

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Jackboots on Whitehall begins filming

It was way back in December of 2006 that we first heard about the idea for Jackboots on Whitehall, a film with a superb concept that sees England defeated by Nazi Germany during World War II (something that was closer than we like to believe) and now occupied with only...

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Aronofsky's Robocop looking doubtful

It would seem that Darren Aronofsky may not be directing RoboCop after all. Speculation and rumour is rising that he is almost ready to move ahead with his passion project called Black Swan, and that would push out his involvement on RoboCop. While immediate moves on Black Swan might allow...

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Ritchie not remaking Guys and Dolls

Apparently Guy Ritchie isn't, and never has had any intention of, directing a remake of Guys and Dolls. Now if you find that surprising then you haven't been reading any of the coverage of the rumours that I've been writing because from the very beginning I've doubted it all. Still,...

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief trailer online

A teaser trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief has arrived online and I have to say it looks superbly cool. There's not a lot to it, but there's sweeping camera moves, great tracking shots, superb lighting, and it really builds up a sense of scale and...

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Despicable Me trailer online

Despicable Me has a short teaser trailer online. At first I wasn't that interested since it seemed to be marketed almost solely on the Steve Carell billing, but then I saw the teaser and read the first half of the plot and I was excited. Note that for later though,...

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Another Bridget Jones, Boat that Rocked cut

I'm a bit lost by this one, but there appears to be another Bridget Jones film being developed, and we'll no doubt see Renée Zellweger gain some weight to play the role of a woman looking for love, failing, and falling into the arms of the usual suspects. That about...

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Stalked: The Fighter, The Hunter, Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt

The Fighter is finally filming. Stanley Tucci's The Hunter has three stars. Hugh Jackman is becoming an Avon Man. And Emily Blunt is in Adjustment Bureau....

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July 14, 2009

Harry Potter star for Manson's Cinderella?

I'm a little confused by this rumour, and let me heave the word rumour on there like a huge brick considering the sources it comes from, but it's an interesting one none the less. Apparently Emma Watson is in line to play a princess in a film from the rather...

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Update: Unstoppable budget problems now stopped

The news came that Denzel Washington left the Unstoppable film, the film that would see him reunite once again with director Tony Scott in a film co-starring Chris Pine about an out of control train filled with dangerous chemicals. Think Speed on, well, speed. It would seem that he left...

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Chow leaves The Green Hornet

Not only has Stephen Chow left The Green Hornet as director, but now it seems he's left it as an actor too, and the news from the production is that they are really dumbing down the requirements of the film. Back in September 2008 we heard that Chow was set...

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New Fame Harry Potter trailer online

Sounds a little confusing and I couldn't really figure out a good way to say it, but there's a new trailer online for the remake of the musical Fame and it's really pitching itself at the Harry Potter crowd since it starts off with footage akin to Harry Potter and...

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Roth off King's Cell

Eli Roth is no longer directing Stephen King's Cell, and what's more is that the story isn't going to become a film, it's now going to be made into a television mini-series, and what does that spell for it? Disaster. The script for the four hour long mini-series is now...

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Depp for Dean Martin?

Johnny Depp has been banded around a few times for the role of someone famous, I don't know why, but we once heard he was going to be leading the way for a biographical film of the lead singer of INXS, Michael Hutchence, a big rumour of course, and today...

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July 13, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince cast interviews online

There are tons, and I mean loads, of interviews online from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with all the major cast members and the director David Yates. There's Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright and Michael Gambon who also delivers a huge spoiler for...

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Aaron Sorkin rewriting Moneyball

Moneyball has turned into a bit of a nightmare for the studio involved. Script troubles led to Steven Soderbergh leaving the project. And Brad Pitt's involvement looked doubtful. Now the studio have turned to one of the best writers around today. Aaron Sorkin is trying his hand at producing a...

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American Shaun of the Dead

Gatekeeper is a new zombie film heading our way, and this one's being pitched as an American version of Shaun of the Dead, that in itself is quite horrifying, and then I saw the cast list. It's going to star some great names from the past as well as Hellboy...

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Soderbergh wants Limey sequel?

Fresh from the news that Steven Soderbergh will no longer be involved in Moneyball, comes news that he may want to make a sequel to one of his earlier films. Soderbergh's wife says he wants to make a follow up to The Limey....

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Vegas Avengers hi-tech Top Gun

There's a piece of news today about a new script called Vegas Avengers that is about to start the long road to film, and reading the story I can't help but thinking this is a modernised Top Gun. Of course it all depends on how the latter half of the...

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Kung Fu Kid begins filming

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith have started the production of Kung Fu Kid, the remake of The Karate Kid with Chan taking over the role of the trainer and mentor played by Pat Morita, and Smith taking over the role of the young trainee once played by Ralph Macchio. I...

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Flock shows money matters

I love the story of how Flock came about, showing that money and the allure of Hollywood ensures that almost any argument can be tamed with the mere mention of a film deal. Producer Don Murphy was being argued with by a writer about one of his films, he decided...

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Hilton sued for Pledge This!

Paris Hilton is being sued for the film Pledge This! not doing better than it did, and the lawyers are saying that it's down to her not promoting the DVD that it didn't do so well. While her defending lawyers say that she did promote the film, the prosecuting team...

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Max Steel the movie

Another cartoon creation hits the big screen vying to pull in the audience it gained while playing on television and lure them into the cinema with the announcement that Max Steel is set to become a film. The story follows a nineteen year old who gets nanobots into his bloodstream...

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Hong Kong Phooey the film?!

There's going to be a Hong Kong Phooey film, something I never thought I'd see to be honest. The cartoon featured a walking, talking, crime fighting Kung-Fu trained dog, a very clumsy and haphazard one, but one none the less. It opened with those excellent titles that opened the musical...

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Watchmen deleted scene online

There's a deleted scene from Watchmen online to advertise the director's cut of the film released on DVD, and the scene looks superb. It's dripping with smooth cuts and references to the past of Watchmen and is an utterly wonderful scene to watch. I love this and think that it...

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Stalked: Casting for Losers, Dr. Death, Let the Right One In and Banking on Mr. Toad

The Losers has added Holt McCallany to the cast... The Dr. Death biographical film with Al Pacino in the lead has gained two big cast members... Let the Right One In may have found its male lead... Ioan Gruffudd is to play Kenneth Grahame, the creator of Wind in the...

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Stalked: Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Natalie Portman, Jason Statham

Mel Gibson is joining Jodie Foster in The Beaver. Danny Huston is joining Robin Hood. Natalie Portman is definitely in Thor. And in news we brought you earlier, Jason Statham looks like being in Blitz....

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July 12, 2009

The Dead Outside

Film Four Stars
If I'm being honest my hopes for the horror film The Dead Outside were low. Although Scottish film is seeing a bit of a rise in quality and intelligence of late, this did sound like a it had a very low budget and it was also horror, and we all...

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July 11, 2009

Boogie Woogie

Film One Star
Boogie Woogie boasts a great cast list and it's hard for you not to be drawn to the film. Starring Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Alan Cumming, Jamie Winstone, Heather Graham, Charlotte Rampling, Amanda Seyfried and Simon McBurney you would have to believe that it's...

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The Girlfriend Experience

Film Three Stars
Steven Soderbergh directing a film in a cinéma verité style, a style of documentary film-making that combines naturalistic techniques with stylised camera work and editing to take a provocative stance towards a topic, which stars a real life porn star as the lead character, a female escort who offers her...

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The Green Lantern chooses safe option

Ryan Reynolds has been named as the actor to play The Green Lantern. The actor who has played two superhero types and has been talked about with reference to a few others in the past few years has landed the role, and I'm sure it won't be his last. He...

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July 10, 2009

Wolf Man reshoots for more action?

Now reshoots aren't that uncommon, but when they happen on a big film that many are excited about seeing, a film that much was expected of, then people start getting concerned. So is it time that we should be getting concerned about the remake of Wolf Man from director Joe...

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I Am Legend team on City that Sailed

Will Smith and Francis Lawrence are set to team up once again but this isn't in the touted I Am Legend prequel, no, this is a more child friendly story. Andrew Niccol wrote the script called The City that Sailed, which tells the story of just that, a city that...

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Stalked: Motherhood, Furry Vengeance, Dale vs. Evil, Spider-Man 4

Motherhood starring Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards... Brooke Shields is joining live-action family comedy "Furry Vengeance with Dick Van Dyke... Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are starring in horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil... Spider-Man 4 gets a rewrite......

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Stalked: Columbus Circle, The Low Dweller, The Green Hornet, Michael Moore

Beau Bridges joins Columbus Circle... Director for DiCaprio's The Low Dweller... Cameron Diaz in The Green Hornet?... Michael Moore titles financial documentary......

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Stalked: The Experiment, Smurfs, Barney's Vision, Nightmare on Elm Street, Highness

Clifton Collins Jr. Signs Up for the 'The Experiment... Smurfs gain director, everyone clicks next... Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and Rachelle Lefevre are playing Paul Giamatti's wives in Barney's Version... Nightmare on Elm Street wraps filming... Zooey Deschanel joins Highness......

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John Wayne's unseen film released

Before now John Wayne's last film had never been released, and most believed it to be the superb The Shootist, one of my favourite films featuring the iconic actor which portrays an aged gunslinger knowing that he's dying of cancer and has little time left, a real reflection of Wayne's...

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Green Lantern has three choices

There are three choices for actors to play the part of Hal Jordan, the new Green Lantern who will be the next superhero to arrive in multiplexes, and in an unusual move the three have been announced, possibly to gain the opinion of the fans and see who they would...

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Tron sequel gains plot

There's an official plot outline arrived online for the sequel to the classic Tron, a film which I'm really starting to get concerned about, especially when I read the new plot. It reads like the remakes of many other great films of late, take the sole lead character and switch...

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Jennifer's Body official trailer online

If you've been too scared to watch the red band trailer for Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried then this is the trailer for you. It's the official studio released, green band version, that means the MPAA don't think it's going to rot your brain by watching it....

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British 3D horror Elfie and the Gammons teaser online

No sooner had we talked about the new British horror film that is set to go 3D and stars Jamie Winstone entitled Elfie and the Gammons, than the teaser arrives online, and it's rather interesting right from the opening scene. The film is set to follow a teenage private eye,...

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July 9, 2009

Beckinsale wins Barbarella libel case

I remember seeing the story that claimed Kate Beckinsale was dropped from the Barbarella film and deciding to rake a little deeper, and as I did I found that the newspaper behind the claim had taken upon itself to interpret one of its previous rumour stories as fact, and the...

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Gervais' Cemetery Junction footage online

There's some footage online for Cemetery Junction, the comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant set in the 1970's and focusing on some friends who are working together in an insurance company. The film draws on real life experiences, and listening to Gervais talk about the story in the video...

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy film remake

John Le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was made into a television series in 1979 starring the cinematic great Alec Guinness, yes he did do films other than Star Wars. Now the film is set to be remade by Hollywood into a feature film. What's more is the talent behind...

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9 International trailer online

There's a new trailer online for 9, the unique animated tale that features nine rag doll creatures brought to life after the end of humanity. The film comes from Shane Acker and carries with it a glowing cast, almost as glowing as this story rich trailer for the film. I...

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Clooney, Jack Ryan and Tom Clancy

I avoided all the hype about George Clooney wanting to take over the role of Jack Ryan, although I mentioned it on the Filmstalker Facebook Page, I looked at it as the usual piece of self marketing – a leaked from a source comment suggests that Clooney is being considered...

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Da Vinci Code sequel in Washington

The new Dan Brown novel will undoubtedly be bought up and made into a film, whether it is with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks may not be the case, although I think it definitely will be, but it will make it to the big screen that's for sure, especially considering...

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Funny People trailer online

Is this trailer for Funny People really R-rated? I didn't see any violence, murder, gore, blood, etc. However what I did notice is that there are a number of moments that could have been plucked right out of various other comedy films before, a lot of buddy moments. However there...

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Hilary Clinton replaced in Special Relationship

Despite losing Peter Morgan as director, The Special Relationship has been hit by another change, this time to Hilary Clinton. The film that tells the story of the relationship that American President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair shared has lost Julianne Moore from the role of Hilary...

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July 8, 2009

Full District 9 trailer online

There's a new trailer online for District 9, the film directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson that we keep hearing so much about in a very strong viral marketing campaign. Blonkamp, you'll remember, was going to deliver the Halo film along with Jackson, and when that fell...

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Barker's Book of Blood red band trailer online

Clive Barker's Book of Blood has had a new trailer released online, a red band trailer. While the original trailer release was somewhat close to a red band it wasn't, and to be perfectly frank neither is this. When I think of Clive Barker, one of his books with the...

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Statham and Considine in Blitz

Unlike a lot of people I think Jason Statham is a cracking actor, he's just hidden behind an action star, and that acting talent looks like it's going to get an outing when he joins with Paddy Considine in an extremely interesting adaptation of a novel by Ken Bruen called...

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Winstone in first British 3D Horror

Jamie Winstone is set to star in another British horror film, and this one is apparently set to make history by becoming the first British horror film to be shot in 3D. Ryan Andrews, who wrote and directed the short comedy Making of a Featurette, is set to direct the...

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Mortal Kombat 3 in development?

There have been rumours for some time about another Mortal Kombat film and the news I carried two days ago about Warner Bros. buying Midway and their game franchises seemed to call into question a number of projects based on their games that have been running in the background for...

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Stalked: Captain Nemo rewrite, Nighy in Deathly Hallows, Miserable Excuse for a Hero, Beastly, Father of Invention

Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is getting a rewrite from the man who wrote We Were Soldiers and Braveheart… Bill Nighy is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows… You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero is being adapted by the man who wrote Grosse Point Blank...

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Maguire in black comedy

I think Tobey Maguire is really beginning to work hard at separating himself from Spider-Man, probably because he's set to return to the role once again, and perhaps his role in the upcoming Brothers is the film that's really going to showcase his talent. Now he's picked up another interesting...

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Kilmer for MacGruber?

What is happening to Val Kilmer's career? It's all over the place, and the latest news is that he could be joining the film version of Saturday Night Live's comedy sketch MacGruber, a take off of MacGyver, itself always touted to be made into a film but never making it....

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July 7, 2009

The Cottage brings more horror

Paul Andrew Williams, the writer and director of The Cottage and London to Brighton and the story creator for Tom Shankland's The Children, is to tackle non-comedy horror for himself, not just creating the story. Cherry Tree Lane is the name of the film that will see Williams embrace the...

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Coco Before Chanel trailer online

The trailer for Coco avant Chanel aka Coco Before Chanel, has arrived. Starring Audrey Tautou as the famous Coco Chanel from her humble beginnings to the rise of her standing within the fashion world. Audrey Tautou not only looks the part but she's also a fantastic actress, and if there's...

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The Collector red band trailer online

Marcus Dunstan co-wrote a Saw trilogy from the fourth film onwards, the Feast trilogy, and now has co-written and directed The Collector. His co-writer is Patrick Melton, and together they are bringing us the story of a man caught within a series of fiendish traps, sound familiar? Read on though,...

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Big Fan trailer online

I hadn't heard much about Big Fan until I saw this trailer, in fact I hadn't heard anything about it. Then this morning I watched the trailer and realised that this has a huge potential to be something very strong. Some are comparing it to the classic Taxi Driver, something...

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Baywatch film gains writer/director

It seems unbelievable to me that so many television shows are making it through to the big screen, especially when they seem to go through years of "in development", The A-Team, The Equalizer, CHiPs, Magnum, and so on. Even Baywatch has been talked about since 2006 when it was rumoured...

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The Crow remake is not a remake

We heard back in December of last year that The Crow was being remade, well today we hear from the writer that it's not a remake, it won't feature the original character of Eric Draven, and it won't feature the original style, that makes me wonder why they're calling it...

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[REC] 2 trailer online

The trailer for [REC] 2, or Rec 2, or whatever you want to call it has arrived online and it's rather underwhelming as we've seen most of the footage released already. I had thought that they might just hold back some footage for the trailer and leak a little for...

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Les derniers jours du monde (This is the End) trailer online

I hadn't heard about this film until today and I have to admit to being rather intrigued. A French final days of humanity film which looks at how people behave given all the freedoms, no constraints, and a stamped finality to life, through the eyes of one man's journey to...

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Blade spin-off for Deacon Frost

What was great about the Blade films, think hard now and tell me honestly, the top three things. For me it was Blade, Whistler and the idea of the vampires and their council. Sure the other characters like Deacon Frost, Quinn, Dragonetti and Racquel were all cool, but good enough...

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July 6, 2009

Gatchaman first teaser online

The first footage has appeared for Gatchaman, otherwise known as Battle of the Planets or G-Force, and although it's been captured from a screening at the 2009 Anime Expo, it's still not too bad quality. There are a couple of scenes which fly by, but it's well worth watching to...

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Japanese G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra trailer online

There's a new trailer online from Japan for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, and this one shows some more action as well as a little more from some of the main characters and something of the suits. However it still fundamentally gives the same look and feel for the film,...

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Midway games to become films?

There's a fair degree of speculation in this story, but here are the facts. Midway Games assets were up for sale in bankruptcy court, for the obvious reasons, they were bankrupt, and Warner Bros. have just bought a large amount of them for their own purposes. Following on from that,...

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Woo, McQuarrie and Cruise on Flying Tigers?

John Woo has given a press conference in China talking about his next film which is a co-production with China and the U.S. with a US $100 million budget which will tell the story of The Flying Tigers, the American volunteers or mercenaries who joined the Chinese Air Force to...

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T.J. Hooker the film?

Some shocking news today that hardly makes any sense, and I'm still reeling from the possibility, but apparently T.J. Hooker is going to be adapted for the big screen. My first reaction is what's different? A film about an older cop mentoring a younger generation? Haven't we seen the announcement...

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Giallo trailer online

Giallo turned out to be a terrible film according to some of my colleagues who went to see it in the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Despite carrying "previous Oscar winner" Adrien Brody and coming from the "master of horror" Dario Argento, the audience were laughing at moments they shouldn't be,...

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Update: Cowboys for Christ starts filming and changes name

Back in April of last year we heard that the film Cowboys for Christ had stopped production due to problems with the budget, just when it had started to mobilise local businesses in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. Now the word is that Robin Hardy's film has gained the necessary...

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Malice in Wonderland footage online

The first footage has appeared for Malice in Wonderland has appeared online and I really am surprised. Why? Well it doesn't look as snappy and sharp as I thought it would. It does lead me to believe that maybe this is a real early trailer that's been released before its...

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Jennifer's Body trailer online

The first trailer has arrived for Jennifer's Body, and it looks pretty good. There's fun, serious moments of horror, naughty bits, and girls kissing with one of them being Megan Fox. Strangely I think that this might just be a hit. On the serious side it also stars Amanda Seyfried,...

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July 5, 2009

Soderbergh off Moneyball

Moneyball was supposed to see Steven Soderbergh and Brad Pitt teaming up. That was until the project was pulled a few days before filming. Now it looks like Soderbergh is off the film for good. And Brad Pitt might be too....

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July 4, 2009

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen bad blood

There's some bad blood flowing between Michael Bay and Megan Fox, and speculation is growing as to whether or not she'll be on the third film, never mind if he will. While Fox has commented on the action fuelled films of Bay, he has returned with some rather churlish and...

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Ong Bak 2 trailer online

There's a superb new French trailer for Ong Bak 2 that cuts right to the heart of the film and doesn't try and deliver every strong point of the film. This is a real action based trailer, and it works a treat. Ong Bak 2 has gone through it's fair...

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Producer talks The Last Airbender trilogy

It looks like the desire is most definitely there for a trilogy from Avatar series beginning with The Last Airbender, and if the producer is really clued into the plans from the studio it would look the trilogy is flying ahead. Already it would seem that M. Night Shyamalan is...

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July 3, 2009

Tron sequel script reviewed

The script for the TRON sequel, we think called TRON 2 or TRON 2.0. thankfully no longer TR2N, has been reviewed. However right up front I'll let you know that the script appears to be a very early draft and should be rather different to the one we finally see...

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Brothers trailer online

The remake of Susanna Bier's Brødre (Brothers) by Jim Sheridan also called Brothers has released a trailer on the internet, and it definitely seems to be sticking close to the original story. Brødre starred Ulrich Thomsen, whom I really do like as an actor, Connie Nelson and Nikolaj Lie Kaas,...

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View-Master film!

We're hearing that Hollywood is set to remake another eighties toy, no they aren't only going after videogames, this one's something completely different, it's going to be a story about View-Master. Yes, View-Master is set to be the next big thing for the film merchandising people, and the script is...

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Heathers director talks sequel

The director of Heathers, Michael Lehmann, has been putting the record straight about a Heathers sequel it seems, and according to his comments there is no Heathers sequel and there probably won't ever be one, despite what Wynona Ryder says, and she says a lot. She does keep talking about...

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Michael Jackson This Is It documentary?

It wasn't going to be too long before we started hearing about a Michael Jackson film in some form or another, and it's not going to be stopping at one either. The first could be a documentary about his preparation for the This Is It tour, a documentary that has...

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July 2, 2009

Shane Meadows' horror film

After watching Le Donk at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009 it surprised me to remember that he's been talking about doing a horror film. So after films link Le Donk, Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England, he's still talking about making a horror film, Beware the Devil, a...

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Planet 51 trailer online

The first full trailer for Planet 51 has arrived online, it had a very distinct feel then and looked fantastic. Now the trailer changes the focus somewhat and it goes from something a little quirky to a little more stock, but don't write it off, it's looking really good and...

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Asteroids the film!

I firmly believe that video games can provide great material to make superb films just as books do. The problem is that either poor original material is chosen, just like with books, or that the adaptation process is rubbish, just like any other source material. However that argument holds no...

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Closing Credits: Karl Malden

Karl Malden, aged ninety seven has died in his sleep, at home on Wednesday night. Although he doesn't have a rolling list of credits to his name, his face and distinctive voice will make you remember him immediately, and if you were ever a fan of the television show The...

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Resident Evil 4 the final chapter confirmed

We already heard that plans were afoot for a fourth (or fifth if you count the CGI film Resident Evil: Degeneration) and where the film will take place, that special effects teams have been hired and the script is being written, but nothing concrete. Today more rumours are out suggesting...

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Predators gains director

Predators has its director, and it's one of the names that's already been banded around, Nimród Antal. You might be thinking who's he? Well let me say Control (Filmstalker review), Vacancy (Filmstalker review) and Armored. Okay you may not have seen Armored as yet, but I can tell you I...

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July 1, 2009

Official Carriers trailer online

The trailer for Carriers was online back in January but was quickly pulled, now it's back and it's been re-edited. Focussing more on the thriller and psychological horror aspect of the story it seems stronger than ever. It also gets to capitalise on the notoriety of Chris Pine now that...

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Scottish travelling outdoor Film Festival

Scotland is to gain a new Film Festival, a travelling one that is set to visit some great Scottish locations and show some wonderful films. Fancy seeing Akira Kurosawa’s Throne Of Blood, a film inspired by Macbeth, actually shown in Cawdor? How about Peter Watkins’ film Culloden shown on Culloden...

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Timberlake in Ritchie's Guys and Dolls?

First up, please put your gossip tainted ridiculous glasses on and treat this "story" with the respect it deserves, for it's hard enough to believe that Guy Ritchie is seriously considering a remake of the classic musical Guys and Dolls, much less the cast that the gossip papers have been...

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Glasgow lifts 29 year ban on Life of Brian

Monty Python's The Life of Brian has been effectively banned in Glasgow Scotland for some twenty nine years since the first request to screen it in 1980 resulted in the Glasgow licensing committee giving it an X-certificate despite the BBFC assigning an AA certificate to it at the time. However...

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Jackman in The Bodyguard remake?

It's amazing to imagine that there's going to be a remake of The Bodyguard, but apparently there is, even if the original sources were the rumour filled sites, there was still quite a trend to suggest that it was actually happening. However it looks like it's just come true, and...

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1 Day, British hip-hop musical trailer online

A British hip-hop musical isn't exactly the kind of trailer I imagined I would be watching today when I clicked on 1 Day, but that's exactly what it is, and what's more is that it's set in Birmingham and filmed entirely with non-actors and using local musical talent. Written and...

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The Informant Trailer online

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh's latest film The Informant has arrived online, and while it might not be telling us the whole story, after all it's good that trailers don't reveal the whole truth and nothing but the truth, it is looking very interesting and funny to boot. I actually...

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