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September 30, 2010

Myst video game to become a film?

Now here's something difficult to pull off, adapting the Myst video games into a film. If you don't know about these games they are the most successful selling video game franchise of all time. The player is presented with wonderfully intricate and atmospheric environments, given complex puzzles to solve, and...

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Closing Credits: Tony Curtis

The iconic actor Tony Curtis has died at his home aged 85, an actor who was part of the old, classic Hollywood and marked so many great films. He'll always be remembered for a number of great performances namely Some Like it Hot and The Defiant Ones in a career...

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September 29, 2010

New Skyline trailer in HD with screen captures

The feature trailer for Skyline has arrived online and the effects are looking fantastic, another epic alien story and this one looks like it really has humanity on the run. An alien race arrives, begins harvesting humans, and defeats all our attempts to destroy them, and then they land. Not...

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I Am Number Four trailer and hidden featurette

The trailer for I Am Number Four has arrived and it looks quite good, even if you are thinking back to the television series of Roswell or the television series that totally destroyed all memories of Superman, Smallville. Not only is there the new trailer to have, but if you...

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Wolf Creek 2 in development?

A few years ago Greg McLean, the writer and director of the excellent horror film Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review), spoke about the possibility of a sequel. He seemed like he liked the idea but he was a concerned that if he tried it he would end up with an unsellable...

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Carell going serious?

To be honest when I see a story about Steve Carell I usually switch off, and why not? His comedy films are lacklustre and dribble on the same humour that most of Hollywood does, sex, bodily functions and slapstick, oh and the bumbling, stammering character. This time though I read...

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Sherlock sequel gains Moriarty

...and the casting is, quite frankly, perfect. On the Filmstalker Facebook Page I posted the other day that Stephen Fry announced he was set to join Sherlock Holmes 2 as the character, Mycroft and that there was no news of who would be playing Moriarty. Previous rumours had suggested that...

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Star Wars to get 3D conversion

The marketing god of George Lucas has moved forward once again and decided there's another opportunity to drop a festering nail in the heart of the Star Wars franchise by converting them all to 3D and then releasing them one per year in 3D cinemas, presumably followed by a new...

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September 28, 2010

The Equalizer gets scriptwriter

Not just any scriptwriter, Paul Haggis. Suddenly the idea of Russell Crowe playing the character Edward Woodward made isn't sounding so wrong. The first time I wrote about the film was early 2006, but the project had been going on for a lot longer than that but there never seemed...

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Dante and McKay predict Hollywood dry spell

I would actually argue that the dry spell is upon Hollywood already and that the odd shower of refreshing quality and ingenuity is getting more and more obscure, but Joe Dante, most famous for Gremlins but currently known for The Hole 3D, has been speaking out about how Hollywood has...

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Zuckerberg thinks Social Network is Hollywood

Mark Zuckerberg, you know the guy who created Facebook and according to The Social Network trailers, might have had a little help, has talked about how he feels about the film and he's rather gracious about it, although he's not entertaining it. In an interview on the Oprah show discussing...

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Superman directing rumours, who next?

These rumours of who could be up for directing Superman seem to be completely crazy, and they've just gotten even stranger. Just a few days ago we were hearing that the list of potential directors ranged from the unusual choice of Tony Scott to Zack Snyder, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman...

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Verbinski directing The Lone Ranger

It was May 2007 when we first heard that the writers behind The Pirates of the Caribbean were setting out to write a film adaptation out of The Lone Ranger, and then it was in September 2008 when we started hearing that Johnny Depp was set to take a role,...

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Jovovich and Khabensky in Russian romantic comedy?

Well apparently they are, and this trailer is actually a romantic comedy trailer, yes really. It actually starts off teetering on the edge of either a thriller or a supernatural horror, and the music that starts off is pretty dark to say the least. However the latter stages do resemble...

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True Grit trailer online

Some of us thought we'd never see the day, a John Wayne film being remade, but to be fair this isn't so much a remake of the John Wayne film as a new version of the original story from Charles Portis novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). However different the film version...

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September 27, 2010

How different is Mission: Impossible IV?

I posted the casting news of the casting of the baddie in the new Mission:Impossible film on the Filmstalker Facebook Page just the other day, but there was something that caught my eye in the story that seemed to go against the comments from Hollywood about the new film. We've...

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Hobbit attacked by unions, Jackson responds

This is a complex situation and this will be but a summary and I do advise you to read all the information, however the summary is that the actor's unions from around the world are attacking the production of The Hobbit and threaten the production, perhaps not from starting, but...

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Kane & Lynch lynched?

Another director has left the Kane & Lynch film adaptation, that makes two now, and while that might seem strange to some of us we have to realise coming and going happens a hell of a lot in film production so it might not be the end of it. Simon...

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Gutierrez starts big name internet only film

Sebastian Gutierrez is taking on a rather demanding and potentially rather big film, not only in terms of the film itself, but of the impact on Hollywood. He's creating a film that will be distributed only across the internet. There aren't a great amount of details on how the distribution...

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September 25, 2010

Plot details for Wachowskis' Cobalt Neural 9

As we've been hearing, or rather not, the Wachowskis have been working on their new film in almost complete secrecy and there has hardly been any information leaking out about it, until now. I say that but of course this information from “insiders” could well be wrong, but the information...

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Superman: Man of Steel directors rumoured

According to the studio themselves, or at least "insiders" from the studio, we're waiting for some big news from Warner Brothers and DC Comics in the next few weeks, news on some of the biggest characters that the studio have, and that includes the next attempt at the Superman restart....

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The most powerful people in film?

Are these the top one hundred most powerful people in film? A new list has been published online that claims these people are, and in the various categories there are a few number ones. The top ten list is rather interesting too, and as you can see, the top place...

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September 24, 2010

Carlos trailer online

We saw the teaser trailer for Olivier Assayas' film Carlos starring the excellent Édgar Ramírez as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the man who became known as Carlos aka Carlos the Jackal, the internationally renowned terrorist. Now there's a full trailer for the film available, and it's in high definition. I'm not...

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Beckinsale confirmed for Underworld 4

So Kate Beckinsale is confirmed for Underworld 4, hold up, Underworld 4 is confirmed and without a director Beckinsale is returning to play Selene, there's a search beginning for an actress to play her daughter, and that means we're in for a sequel to Underworld: Evolution, time-line wise that is....

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The King's Speech trailer online

The King's Speech is the story of King George VI who becomes the British King when Edward abdicated in 1936. However he's not the King that his brother was. He carries a nervous stutter and he's due to deliver the speech of his life, and perhaps of many King's lives....

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The Dead full trailer online

I think this is the full theatrical trailer for The Dead, the zombie horror film from Africa that sees an American soldier aboard an evacuation flight as the only survivor after the flight crashes on the African coast. He must try and make his way back to America and teams...

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September 23, 2010

The Town

Film Five Stars
Gone Baby Gone made everyone sit up and take notice that Ben Affleck was more than just an actor, certainly films such as Good Will Hunting suggested there was something more than the actor we'd seen in the mixed bag of films that formed his career, and let's face facts,...

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Black Widow getting a film?

Superhero films are piling out ten a penny at the moment, and it's no longer the case that the leading and most known ones are getting a chance at film, it's now the fan loved ones and even ones that are so obscure that most people haven't even heard of...

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Jackboots on Whitehall new trailer online

I loved Jackboots on Whitehall, in fact a lot of the press audience at the EIFF did, there was laughter and a lot of positive buzz afterwards, the film was nominated for an award and received a special mention, and as I said I loved it. You can read my...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I trailer online

Actually the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has been online for an age, it's because Warner Bros. decided America should see it first and it was released at an hour where most of the UK were asleep. However we can see it now and it's...

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September 22, 2010

Pheonix in Eastwood's Hoover film

This is perhaps the reason that the truth had to be revealed about Casey Affleck's documentary I'm Still Here starring Joaquin Phoenix's faked year away from acting and mental meltdown, it's because he's accepted another acting role, or rather he may well be accepting, and this one's a cracker starring...

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Picking Cotton to become a film

Picking Cotton is the memoir of Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, a woman who was raped, identified a man who was sent to prison for life, and released after eleven years due to DNA testing. The surprising thing was not that he wasn't guilty, but that he and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino then became friends...

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Gnomeo and Juliet trailer arrives

I'm really not sure about the idea of Gnomeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet with garden gnomes, but then something happened, the trailer, and you know what it doesn't look that bad. There's a cool set-up, very Toy Story like, and there's Elton John's music, not to mention names such...

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Morning Glory international trailer

There's undoubtedly a formulaic story right at the heart of Morning Glory, and you don't have to look at it hard to see it. You know how it's going to play out and what's going to happen from the first few seconds of any of the trailers, but that there...

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September 21, 2010

Broccoli's and Bollywood buying MGM?

Here we were all thinking that Spyglass Entertainment were going to save MGM, offering an equity deal for shares in the company to wipe out the debt as they took it over and ran it towards a profit. However news in today suggests that there's another deal about to be...

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Hayden Panettiere as Amanda Knox

Amanda who you might ask? Well if I told you she was the young woman found guilty and convicted of murdering her room-mate Meredith Kercher in the Italian town of Perugia, you might know now. The story was all over the news as the murder seemed to be quite torturous...

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The Roomate trailer

Single White Female with modern fast cutting and quick reveals to induce frights? Perhaps, but looking at the trailer there's maybe a little more, there's certainly some scary moments and a rising feeling of dread. I'd be keen to see a little more of this film from director Christian E....

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New Priest trailer online

A new trailer has arrived online for Priest, billed as the International trailer, it doesn't actually feel like one. Usually you find that the International trailers tend to focus more on the story and characters with the U.S. trailers going action, effects, set sequences and big faces. This trailer has...

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New Takers trailer online

Some of us are still waiting to see Takers, a film that seems to promise a great heist film with a strong cast including Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, and Michael Ealy. However the film has been getting some tepid reviews, and it...

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The Dilemma trailer, so what?

Oh dear me, I wonder if the only thing that could save this film is the fact that Ron Howard directed it and it stars Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder? Mind you that raises the question of why they would want to appear in something like this. It also stars...

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New Red Hill trailer online

Ryan Kwanten is best known for his role in True Blood, but I'm desperate to see his leading role in Red Hill which looks absolutely superb with great atmosphere, stylistic shooting, and a strong western type story line. The first trailer looked great, and this trailer is doing just a...

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September 20, 2010

Jack Ryan, does he need a reboot?

We've heard that Jack Ryan was getting a reboot, moving on again, looking for a new actor and a new franchise to kick him off, something that isn't really that much of a surprise as we've seen it happen a number of times before. However reboot doesn't just mean the...

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The Social Network new trailer

A new trailer has arrived online for The Social Network and features a little more footage from the film but a lot more concentration on the interplay of characters and the more dramatic part of the story. There's not much new to deliver with the trailer if you know the...

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Space Battleship Yamato teasers online

There are two new teasers online for Space Battleship Yamato, a film that probably not many of you know about. Set in the future it tells of a fierce attack on Earth from an alien race who, after years of bombardment, have polluted the atmosphere with radiation. Humanity is close...

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September 18, 2010

The Nutcracker in 3D gets a trailer

I'd forgotten about the live action version of The Nutcracker and so when the trailer hit today I was surprised to see it, surprised because it turns into a Peter Pan/action-adventure type film of quite epic proportion, and I'm sure that Tchaikovsky would be delighted that his Nutcracker is associated...

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Warner Bros. to exploit DC superheroes

An article appeared this week about how Warner Bros. are looking to really use their deal with DC Comics to not only produce films, but also reach out into other revenue streams, and as an example he tipped his hat to Disney as the cross-marketing leaders. Now read into that...

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September 17, 2010

Freddie Mercury biographical film confirms lead and gains writer

Every major musical artist since the dawn of time has been getting a biographical film announced about them, or maybe even five in some cases, however next to none of them actually get made because of song rights. You see the estate and/or the surviving relatives hold the rights to...

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Paradise Lost loses and gains director

John Milton's famous poem Paradise Lost was first talked about being adapted in 2007, when the rumour arrived that perhaps Daniel Craig was set to play the devil in the film version, a film version that had been pitched for quite some time before there was any movement on it....

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Affleck reveals Pheonix film hoax

Finally Casey Affleck has acknowledged that the documentary he made with Joaquin Phoenix called I'm Still Here, was and is a hoax. It's been a long time coming as both online and offline media have been speculating for some time that the film was just that. It became evident this...

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Paranormal Activity sequel not Paranormal Activity 2

Confused? Well the sequel to Paranormal Activity (Filmstalker review) isn't actually Paranormal Activity 2, the sequel which we just saw a new trailer for the other day. In fact the sequel is actually going to be a film made in Japan called Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night, and it seems to...

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Millar begins filming Miracle Park

Mark Millar has seemingly begun filming his Scottish superhero film called Miracle Park and some pictures of the on-set filming have been revealed online. Not only that but he has revealed a little more about the story and what to expect. Apparently principal photography will be completed by the end...

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September 16, 2010

The Tourtist trailer online

The first trailer for The Tourist has arrived online, the film from director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and written by a mixture of talented writers, Julian Fellowes, Christopher McQuarrie, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and some revision work by William Wheeler. It stars Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Dalton...

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The Fighter trailer online

Now here's the trailer of the day for me, David O'Russell's The Fighter, written by Scott Silver from the real world story of a boxer who went through a very real Rocky-esque career and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. It certainly looks like a powerful...

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Casino Jack new trailer online

We're already seen a great trailer for Casino Jack directed by George Hickenlooper and written by Norman Snider and starring Kevin Spacey as the lead character Jack Abramoff in a dramatised version of the real life story of the “super lobbyist” who could demand tens of millions of dollars from...

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For Colored Girls trailer

There's a trailer online for the film For Colored Girls, the adaptation of the 1975 stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange which has been on and off Broadway, a book, a television film, and now gains a theatrical film...

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Paranormal Activity 2 new trailer

A new trailer has appeared online for Paranormal Activity 2, the trailer has some new footage apparently, but the new footage is all hidden and with it being a flash trailer in a flash web player it's very difficult to pause it on the screens. To do so you would...

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The Social Network interactive trailer

The Social Network isn't a film that's getting a new trailer right now, but it is getting an interactive trailer, that's one of those trailers where you're invited to select the screen during different scenes and you get further information and links about the film. With The Social Network this...

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Tangled (Rapunzel) bloke's trailer online

A new trailer for the Disney film Tangled (Rapunzel) has arrived online and it's really trying to turn around perceptions of the film. Rapunzel is a fairy tale and one that's about a beautiful princess being rescued, every little girl's dream. Not a film for bloke's really. Well, it wasn't...

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September 15, 2010

The A-Team

Film Four Stars
This is a milestone for me. Over four years ago I wrote my first online article about a film that was just starting an adaptation process from television to the big screen, that was The A-Team. It’s been a long and ever changing process to get to this point, but...

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The Last Seven

DVD Two Stars
The Last Seven is one of those films that grabs the attention right from the blurb with the idea that we may well be about to see the story of the last seven people left alive in London if not the world. A disparate group of people who have no...

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Salt

Film Three Stars
I’ve not been keeping up with cinema visits, but there are a few films that I really wanted to see before they move away from the big screen, and Salt was one of them. I was spurred on by the less than excited reviews I was seeing for it, especially...

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Terry Jones new film with Monty Python colleagues?

Former Monty Python team member Terry Jones, who co-wrote and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and co-wrote and directed both The Meaning of Life and The Life of Brian, has signed up for another film called Absolutely Anything. The exciting part of the story is not the talking...

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Fast Five (Fast and the Furious 5) synopsis online

The synopsis for Fast Five, the fifth in the Fast and the Furious series which seems to drop the franchise name somewhat, has arrived online so we finally know how they're going to stretch out the story once again. Oh I'm being overly harsh because I do love these films,...

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Chain Letter trailer online

A trailer from another era that flashes by so fast you'll have wondered what you just saw. That's what I heard the voice over guy saying in my head after I, well I can't really use the word watched, but I guess I did see something. Chain Letter is a...

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September 14, 2010

Evidence that Bond and Hobbit are moving forward?

The deal between Spyglass Entertainment and MGM looks like it might just happen and save the company, that's what the "insiders" and the people "in the know" are saying, and it's certainly gone further than any other attempt to keep the company going. What does that mean? Well it definitely...

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Pacino, Pesci interested in De Niro, Scorsese true life mob film

We heard back in 2008 that Robert De Niro was teaming up again with Martin Scorsese, thankfully, in a film called The Irishman, once called I Heard You Paint Houses, about Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran, a mob assassin who is rumoured to have committed over 25 murders and apparently admitted...

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September 13, 2010

Closing Credits: Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, most known for his film role in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, has died aged 96. He first made his mark on stage, but his appearance in a small science fiction film in 1956 made him widely recognisable and become the defining point of a career...

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Rourke confirmed for Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

Mickey Rourke has been confirmed for the film Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer which we first heard about back in March 2007 and first heard of his possible involvement in September 2009. He'll be playing Richard “Iceman” Kulinski, the alleged hitman for the Gambino crime gang, in...

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Jovovich says Resident Evil V is happening

You have to be surprised at the growing strength of the Resident Evil from film to film, originally it wasn't viewed very well at all, although I do think that the first film was a rather good video game adaptation. However it seems that this latest Resident Evil, Resident Evil:...

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September 11, 2010

Lynch's Hisss gains new trailer

Jennifer Chambers Lynch's new film, the Bollywood horror Hisss, has a new trailer. This one is a lot slicker and more cinematic than the previous one, plus there's a lot less of the gore element. The story is based on the legend of a woman who can turn into a...

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Eastwood's Hereafter trailer online

Clint Eastwood's new film Hereafter, written by Peter Morgan and starring Matt DamonBryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr, Richard Kind and Cécile De France, has a new trailer online and in glorious high-definition, and it does look glorious. The thing that strikes me the most about the trailer is how some...

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September 10, 2010

Joaquin Pheonix and I'm Still Here, what's going on?

It struck me while I was reading the latest story about Joaquin Pheonix and Casey Affleck's film I'm Still Here, his apparent retirement from acting, and the is it or isn't it question for if the film is fake or not, just what affect this is all having on the...

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Update: Never Let Me Go trailer online

Never Let Me Go is the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, directed by Mark Romanek, adapted by Alex Garland, and starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. It reads as quite a line-up, and the trailer looks emotional and...

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Saw 3D trailer selling 3D not Saw VII

The trailer has arrived for Saw 3D, and while it starts off well showing that the scope of the plan has expanded to a very public setting, what happens next is reminiscent of the days when 3D first came around and my worst nightmares about 3D in cinema. Everything becomes...

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Megamind trailer reveals wrong bits

Okay, time to lay into another trailer. Actually I have really liked the look of Megamind so far, and I've been excited by the concept shown in the trailers previously, but this trailer has neutered the feeling and understanding of the film we've seen so far in trailers, and that's...

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Priest trailer online

One trailer today that I can write about and say I enjoyed, actually there are two good and two bad, however let's get back to Priest, the adaptation of the graphic novel starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Stephen Moyer, Mädchen Amick, Christopher Plummer, Brad...

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September 9, 2010

Filmstalker Film Club: Round 5

Welcome to Round 5 of the Filmstalker Film Club Audiocast. This round we're moving onto Steven's choices, actually his first round of choices, and we're treated to three very different films to choose from. In this audiocast you can listen to myself, Mark and Steven discuss the film we've chosen...

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The Dark Tower gets film trilogy and television series

This is big news, and it's getting Stephen King fans and Dark Tower fans everywhere excited. I'm both, and although I ducked out of King's works for a good while, The Dark Tower drew me back in. I read every book as it was released and I actually cried when...

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Let Me In international trailer

The latest trailer for Let Me In, the remake of Let The Right One In (Filmstalker review), arrived online yesterday and it's pretty damn good. I'm over half way through the book and I've seen the original film and there are plenty of scenes and lines that I recognise from...

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Reign of Assassins gets second trailer

Reign of Assassins has so much more going for it, produced by John Woo and Terence Chang, with a cast list headlined by Michelle Yeoh and written by Chao-Bin Su who co-directs with John Woo. Now that sounds good doesn't it? Well just have a look at the trailer and...

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September 8, 2010

Closed: Win The House of the Devil on DVD

Ti West's The House of the Devil is a strong horror film that captures the eighties horror feel wonderfully, not just in locations and costumes, but also in cinematography, score and style. Plus it's genuinely creepy. I have three copies of The House of the Devil to give away, and...

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Ronald Reagan biographical film

There's been talk of a film about the life of Ronald Reagan before, first when his diaries were published and then when a film was planned about one of his most historic moments as President, but nothing has come to the screen as yet. Today news arrives that a film,...

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September 7, 2010

Closed: Win Johnnie To's Vengeance on DVD

I've been lucky enough to be given three copies of Vengeance on DVD to give away to lucky Filmstalker readers, and it's easy for you to win, just answering one of those super easy competition questions you see every day, no marketing, and just an email, perfect. Vengeance is the...

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Alien prequels with Ripley replacement?

There's news today of a British actress who is set to meet Ridley Scott and discuss the possibility of appearing in the Alien prequels. Now while that is exciting in itself, and the actress is a great choice, it brings to mind something else. Are we just going to see...

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Gravity actress decided, more plot revealed

It looks like since Angelina Jolie turned down Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity film twice, and a choice couldn't be made on a whole range of actresses who were supposedly looked at for the role, a possible choice has finally been made. Maybe. What's interesting is that they're back to one of...

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Time Bandits remade in 3D?

I find it hard to believe that Terry Gilliam would consider remaking one of his own films, much less that he would turn to 3D to do it, but from his own comments that's something he's actually considering right now. Speaking about he financial problems he's been facing trying to...

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September 6, 2010

Closed: Win The Last Seven on DVD

The Last Seven is a British film which features an empty London and seven lone survivors of some event, an event that none of them can remember, in fact none of them can remember anything before waking up in the deserted city. I'm just about to complete the review of...

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Microsoft announces Halo film is still alive

It's no real wonder that Microsoft have announced to the world that there's still work ongoing on a Halo film following a week when Blizzard announced that StarCraft was still on their radar and Irrational Games were announcing BioShock wasn't dead. It's especially current as Microsoft and Bungie are about...

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Zhang Ziyi's live action Mulan project gains director

Zhang Ziyi has been pushing for a live action version of the Disney animated film Mulan for a long time and finally it looks like she's getting her wish as a strong action/adventure director joins the project. There's already a script awaiting and Ziyi is set to play Hua Mulan...

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The Hunger Games, the American Battle Royale?

Since the Hollywood remake of Battle Royale didn't manage to get off the ground, despite the claims, it seems that a writer has taken the lead and built an American version of the story called The Hunger Games, or at least that's what it sounds like from the blurb of...

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Judge Dredd reveals more details

The company selling the new Judge Dredd have revealed a few more details for the new version of the character on screen, and while there aren't any huge revelations it seems the standard formula for superheroes on screen, which Christopher Nolan proved, is being followed. Dark, visceral, and more like...

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September 4, 2010

Are films too reliant on big name stars?

The other day we learned that Gravity, the film from Alfonso Cuarón that was set to co-star the big name of Robert Downey Jr. but showcase the talents of a leading Hollywood actress, was struggling and might not get made at all. Why so? Was the studio in difficulty? Downey...

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Alien prequel secrets revealed

Ridley Scott has been talking about his Alien prequels and revealed some interesting facts about the film, and especially about the relationship between the huge alien we see in the first film sitting in that chair and all those Alien eggs in the ship. When I first saw that film...

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The Wicker Tree teaser trailer online

Well if we forget the silly nonsense of the Hollywood version of the wonderful 1973 The Wicker Man then we can go straight to the latest news from The Wicker Tree, written and directed by Robin Hardy, the director of the original film. The teaser trailer has arrived from the...

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September 3, 2010

Buried International trailer online

Thrillers are my favourite kind of film, they are the ones that most readily pull you in and affect you emotionally, they're the ones that get your heart pumping with the characters, have you backed into a corner and uncertain about what's going to happen next, and when they're done...

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Due Date trailer screams Automobiles, automobiles and automobiles

Well there didn't seem to be any trains or planes in the trailer, but Due Date, judging from the trailer that has just arrived, does make me think of Planes, Trains and Automobiles with a vengeance. Although the content does look harder, faster and tougher. Or is that just more...

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Locksmith trailer online

I don't know why I watched this trailer to begin with, but I did, and it surprised me and the brief moments we get with the character drew me in. There's not nearly enough to have me racing to the cinema but there's enough to have me intrigued, especially with...

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September 2, 2010

Jolie passes on Gravity again

Angelina Jolie passed up on the chance to lead Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming film Gravity and so the film went looking for another strong female lead. Originally the story was going to show a female astronaut surviving a terrible accident in space and heading home to Earth on her own, kind...

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A sixth DeLorean film in development?

We're all losing count with the number of films about John DeLorean and his work that are on the go at the moment, and news comes through that there's another one to add to the pile. As with a number of other projects about the man a family member is...

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Details of Levinson's Isopod and title change

Isopod was previously a bit of an unknown project from Barry Levinson, but now some more details have leaked out and it seems that it's going to incorporate all manner of real life video and audio channels and is now known as The Bay. No it's not about Michael, it's...

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13 Tzameti remake trailer online

The first trailer for the remake of 13 Tzameti from writer and director Géla Babluani has arrived. It's called simply 13 and has been remade by the original director for Hollywood featuring a big name cast and a Hollywood style, certainly to the trailer. Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Statham,...

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Cameron and Canton argue 3D

There's a little spat of words broken out across the media between James Cameron and Mark Canton, James Cameron the first person to show that 3D can be used non-obtrusively within a film to deepen the environment and draw the viewer into the film, and Mark Canton who has produced...

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September 1, 2010

Sayles' Amigo gains a trailer

John Sayles has a new film coming out called Amigo, and it looks like it's going to draw some controversy for the parallels it makes with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and yet it's based in the 1900's when the U.S. occupied the Philippines. I'm not entirely sure about the...

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The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman trailer

Did you ever see Stephen Chow's excellent Kung Fu comedy called Kung Fu Hustle (Filmstalker review)? No? Well you need to see it immediately, it's innovative and funny and really does entertain. Now there's a new film on the go that's being touted as very similar, The Butcher, The Chef...

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BioShock still talking about film

When we heard that Gore Verbinski left the BioShock film because of escalating budget I didn’t think there was a chance we would see a BioShock film. Then we heard that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of 28 Weeks Later was to take over the reins under Verbinski’s tutelage. Still,...

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Blizzard want Cameron for StarCraft film

It’s funny that the games industry seems to be holding out against the desire of making every game into a film and they’re the ones really concerned about quality whereas the studios really just want to snap up the property and sell to an already made audience. So chalk StarCraft...

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Clooney gains cast for Farragut North

In 2007 the news came in that George Clooney was perhaps involved in Farragut North, an adaptation of the stage play by Beau Willimon about his time working political campaigns for Howard Dean in 2004. Now word comes that Clooney is set to direct the film and starting early next...

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Battle of Midway 3D

Bruce McKenna is the creator, writer and co-producer of the successful mini-series The Pacific and is setting his sights on another big moment in World War II history, the Battle of Midway. The naval battle happened in 1942 and was a significant fight between America and Japan, some six months...

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Another alien invasion film

It is fast becoming a new trend within Hollywood to make alien invasion films, but at least the studios are learning to leap on a bandwagon and add something to it, and that's what's happening with the latest invasion film called Transmission. The film is set to star Bob Hoskins,...

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More Ghostbusters III official rumours?

There are a number of stories appearing online about Ghostbusters III, a film much rumoured by those apparently behind it, but one that has never really passed the scripting stage, hasn't been greenlit and hasn't even managed to secure the actors. However that doesn't stop the people behind the film...

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