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November 30, 2010

Frankie and Alice trailer shows Berry best

Frankie and Alice is a film I hadn't really heard of until today but was surprised to see that it stars Halle Berry and Stellan Skarsgård and looks to feature a strong performance from Berry. The film is about a woman who is suffering from multiple personality disorder, more than...

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Nielsen's last film in trouble

Leslie Nielsen's last film might never get seen, and not because he's died leaving the film unfinished, but because the producers didn't have the money to finish the film after he'd completed his voice work on it. The Waterman Movie is an animated film from Bryan Waterman who wrote and...

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The Dark Knight Rises to feature Ledger's Joker?

We've seen this question/comment rise up time and time before, ever since Heath Ledger died in fact, will the Joker return to the Christopher Nolan directed Batman films, but now there's an extra twist, will Heath Ledger return? Obviously it would be similar to the Brandon Lee return to the...

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November 29, 2010

Update: Hank Williams biographical film trailer online

I'm a little confused about this Hank Williams film, for we first heard about a biographical film of the legendary Country and Western singer/songwriter back in August of 2009, and it seemed as though it might cover similar territory, but nothing seems to connect that with the trailer for The...

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Bay reveals new 3D techniques for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Michael Bay has been defending Transformers: Dark of the Moon, although to be fair to the director there seems to be no need as he's addressing one of the most annoying things on the Internet, the "inside source" rubbish. However while he was addressing the story in his usually open...

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Closing Credits: Irvin Kershner

Irvin Kershner has died aged eighty seven. While that name might not spark instant recognition in everyone, for those fans of the Star Wars saga it should, Kershner is the man who directed The Empire Strikes Back. Not only did he direct the darkest and some would say best in...

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Closing Credits: Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen the actor and comedy dead-pan genius, has died aged eighty four. He is undoubtedly best known for his comedy roles in Airplane! and The Naked Gun series, but there is a lot more to him than that, and when he started out in acting he was very much...

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November 28, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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So to the first part of the end for Harry Potter, or perhaps the end for Voldemort, if like me you haven't read the books then we have no idea, although we can surely guess. Let's not get ahead of ourselves though this is part one for a reason, there's...

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November 26, 2010

Thatcher biographical film gains funding and controversy

The planned biographical film of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain who is remembered for the high points of her time in office and the low, has just received a rather large sum of money from the UK Film Council, just as the current government shut the...

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November 25, 2010

New Catfish trailer online

We aren't really sure what Catfish is trying to be, reality make believe horror, a simple cautionary tale, or a more bizarre thriller? If you haven't seen the film or had it spoiled then you're with the rest of us, you don't know until you've seen it, we just know...

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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I was lucky enough to receive some tickets to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire back to back in preparation for the release of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third and final in the original trilogy of films based...

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Reading the blurb of Possession there's a definite direction the film seems to take, and from the words and your imagination it begins to feel a little like like Cronenberg and Lovecraft coming to the same story, and that's a good thing, and it some aspects that does come through....

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November 24, 2010

Wahlberg confirms Uncharted: Drake's Fortune rumours

Mark Wahlberg has dropped a lot of information today about the adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the biggest one being that he's actually starring in the film, as long as the current director stays in charge. The other big news is about that rumour of Joe Pesci...

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Brody holds up Giallo release

What's funny about this story is that Adrien Brody is holding up the release of the horror film Giallo not because it's rubbish, but because he didn't get paid for aforementioned rubbish. I guess we should applaud him for not getting hung up on if a film looks damaging to...

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Hop teaser trailer isn't a trailer

It's becoming more of a standard practice with animated films these days to release what looks like the character test animation footage as a "trailer", even if it is preceded by the word teaser. Hop continues the tradition that is rather pointless and feels like a huge let down. The...

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November 23, 2010

Blomkamp's teaser for science fiction web series?

Apart from a teaser trailer there's very little to go on for Neill Blomkamp's latest venture, if it indeed is a venture, for there's no word of if it's a film, television or web based project, and even if there's any more than this intriguing teaser. The excitement is over...

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Jolie's Bosnian war film has two versions

It seems really quick to be talking about Angelina Jolie's directorial début already, but it appears as though she's raced through the production. For she's already revealed that there are two versions of the film, one in English and one in the actors native language. Not only that but she's...

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Stalked: No Crow for Wahlberg, Bernal playing Roberto Durán, Plot revealed for Underworld 4: New Dawn, Closing Credits: Ingrid Pitt

No Crow for Wahlberg... Bernal playing boxing champion Roberto Duran... Plot revealed for Underworld 4: New Dawn... Closing Credits: Ingrid Pitt......

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DiCaprio in JFK assassination film

Leonardo DiCaprio is not only going to produce a film about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but he's also going to star in it as an undercover FBI Agent who hears the confession of a Mafia boss that they ordered the assassination of the President. What's more is that...

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Cruise handing Mission: Impossible over?

There's been a lot of rumour about Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, all of which so far has either not come true or turned out to be false. Indeed so far we've only really seen the title change and there's the suggestion that this film isn't following the timeline of...

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Buffy gains a remake and rebuttal from Whedon

Unsurprisingly Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set for a remake in Hollywood in film version. What's getting people excited is that Joss Whedon has nothing to do with the project, but then with most of the remakes that are happening in Hollywood just now the original talent isn't being involved....

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November 22, 2010

Is this the end for Lohan?

The Linda Lovelace biographical film Inferno that has been talked about for some time and was standing staunchly by it's chosen lead actress Lindsay Lohan has finally dropped the star and replaced her with another actress. It seems that they've departed from their view of being 100% behind her and...

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Wahlberg criticises The Happening, not his performance

Mark Wahlberg has openly criticised the M. Night Shyamalan film The Happening, and while it's a clear attempt to come out looking good from the film there's something he's clearly forgetting, he was awful in it. I remember the opening scene with him in the school trying to teach and...

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Complaints about nothing cost Bosnia, not Jolie

Angelina Jolie has cut short her filming in Bosnia and Herzegovina for her feature directorial début which was set to film for about ten days, taking the film set during the Bosnian war to the actual locations and bringing with it jobs and much funding. However that's now been cut...

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November 21, 2010

Filmstalker Film Club Round 6

After last round's special we return to the usual format. One of us chose three films which are connected in some way, the readers vote on which they want us to watch, and that we do. What follows is a discussion of the film good and bad, as well as...

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Source Code trailer online

I missed the fact that Duncan Jones' Source Code trailer had arrived online, but now that I've caught it I'm delighted. It's a cracking trailer which adds so much to the original blurb that we heard for the story, and doesn't Jake Gyllenhaal look like he's going to deliver a...

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Brighton Rock remake trailer

Brighton Rock has been remade, if you haven't been following the stories about it, although to be fair before the film it was a novel by Graham Greene, but the 1947 film directed by John Boulting from a screenplay by Greene himself and Terence Rattigan with the legend that is...

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The Lincoln Lawyer trailer

The trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer looks a little odd, and the way the main character is described in the blurb seems the same, a lawyer who practices out of his old Lincoln sedan. Strange, but then the film does come fro the novel by Michael Connelly (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com),...

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New The Green Hornet trailer

I've not been blown away by the idea of the film version of The Green Hornet for various reasons, really it all started getting a little dodgy when Seth Rogen was involved and the ups and downs of Stephen Chow from director to star to exiting. From there things didn't...

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November 19, 2010

Gambit remake gets director

I had thought that we'd first heard about the remake of the Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine led film Gambit ages ago, but actually the first time it really had any substance was at the start of the year when we heard the Coen Brothers were on the project. Since...

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November 18, 2010

New 13 trailer online

The remake of 13 Tzameti from writer and director Géla Babluani has another trailer, and this one's a lot better than the previous. It's dark, brooding and builds the tension and mystery well, and could turn out to be a strong remake. The reason for that is most undoubtedly down...

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TRON: Legacy, another trailer?

I'm not entirely sure if this is a new trailer for TRON: Legacy, as with all the footage I've seen so far it looks like I've seen just about everything in it, although some of the lines spoken do seem new in places. This international trailer looks to be heavy...

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Soderbergh and Clooney on Man from U.N.C.L.E.?

Six years from the first announcement of the current Man from U.N.C.L.E. film and some twenty years since the whole idea of a big screen version of the television series began, and we could finally be seeing some positive movement towards the film adaptation with two big names being rumoured...

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The Swarm remake?

We always say that some films could be remade and that some deserve a remake, well The Swarm could definitely be remade, but does it deserve it? The question would really be would a remake of the film work these days? Well the answer appears to be yes as a...

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November 17, 2010

Cowboys & Aliens trailer online

The first trailer for Cowboys & Aliens has arrived, and to be totally honest I'm surprised at just how good it looks. I shouldn't be surprised for not only is Jon Favreau behind the film but with names like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde starring, you...

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Oldboy director coming to Hollywood?

Is Park Chan-Wook coming to Hollywood? If the stories are true then he certainly is and he's looking set to direct Stoker, a film written by Wentworth Miller and in production by the Scott brother's company with Carey Mulligan and Jodie Foster starring. Now that would be an interesting prospect,...

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Your Highness rude trailer online

I totally avoided Your Highness when the news first came out about it, the reason was quite simply the expected usual dirge of American comedy, humour based on bodily functions and sexual acts. However there's a lot more to the film judging by the trailer, although that base humour is...

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Machete International trailer

A new trailer for Machete has arrived online and it's actually one that has caught my attention for the film, one that takes the story away from the pulp film style that it's been sold on so far and delivers a trailer closer to a standard film trailer than we've...

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Green Lantern trailer arrives

The trailer for the Green Lantern has arrived online, just a few days after those shots of Ryan Reynolds in the CG suit appeared online. I have to say that the photos weren't impressing me, and the shot of him in the suit does look like he's rather out of...

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Red Riding Hood trailer online

The trailer for the Catherine Hardwicke directed Red Riding Hood is here, and it looks rather delicious. With a strong cast of names which feature Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen and Julie Christie to name but the biggest, and some cinematography that makes some of the shots look gorgeous,...

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November 16, 2010

The Mechanic trailer online

Simon West is directing the remake of The Mechanic starring the strong cast list of Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland. The original saw Charles Bronson as a highly skilled assassin who takes on an apprentice, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, to take over his job when he's gone. However...

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Cars 2 trailer online

A trailer has arrived online for Cars 2, the sequel to, yes you guessed it, Cars. The film is due out in mid 2011 with John Lasseter and Brad Lewis co-directing and has a much larger story of international racing, spying and intrigue, if the trailer is anything to go...

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Pitt making Chilean miner film?

Could it be true that Brad Pitt is interested in making a film about the Copiapó mining accident? The story of thirty three Chilean miners who were trapped seven hundred metres underground after a mine collapse for sixty nine days? Well it would seem his production company is at least,...

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Martyrs Hollywood remake gains director

I do find this a little hard to understand how it will work out, but then I don't think that Martyrs was as difficult to watch as some believe, so a Hollywood remake won't be that difficult, as long as they don't try and make it a PG-13. Remade though...

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Aronofsky's Wolverine no sequel

Darren Aronofsky is directing the next Wolverine film, and for some time we've expected this to be X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, or instead of a number a nice colonic subtitle, and yes, I did mean that. However Aronofsky has revealed that his Wolverine isn't going to be a sequel, and...

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Hare delivering old school thriller?

David Hare is a respected playwright and scriptwriter and has scripts to his name such as Damage, The Hours and The Reader, and he's about to direct a film he's written that promises a return to the older generation of spy thrillers, when there was a reliance on story, characters...

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November 15, 2010

Logan's Run left without director

You could almost say that if Logan's Run were a Samurai that it was now a Ronin, master-less, and that's a play on the fact that the man who was set to direct Logan's Run has headed off to direct 47 Ronin instead, leaving Logan's Run once again stranded. Carl...

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Total Recall replaced Arnold Schwarzenegger

Well it was no surprise that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be replaced in the remake of Total Recall, but it was just a question of who, and the actor named as the lead in the film is rather surprising. Colin Farrell is the man to lead the new version of Total...

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Underworld 4 goes Swedish

Hollywood is a sucker for trends, and where one studio goes many others follow, but you can't really believe that it's a current phase of Hollywood to turn to Sweden for talent that sees the directors of Underworld 4 come from Sweden. Surely you have to believe it's about the...

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Chatroom gets English language trailer

Chatroom is Hideo Nakata's latest film, and if you don't know who that is then shame on you. He's the man responsible for the Japanese horror films Ring and Dark Water, and his latest film turns to the online world and the idea of others controlling and manipulating people in...

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune rumours for big cast?

Wow, I am surprised, and you might be too, but this could mark the biggest adaptation of a videogame to film that we've seen so far. Three names are being rumoured for the film adaptation, which I frankly struggle to believe will turn out to be true, mind you we...

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November 12, 2010

Battle: Los Angeles second trailer online

Lucky us, the marketing teams for Battle: Los Angeles have decided to hit the Skyline opening weekend hard, and with that they've released another trailer for the film. You can see the previous one in glorious high definition in the previous post, and this one differs in that it gives...

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Real life Hackers in film

Remember Hackers, well it looks like we're going to be returning to similar realms, although this time the film will be based in the reality of hacking and focussing on the catchphrase of cyber-crime. The film is going to be based on an article called Hackers Gone Wild: The Fast...

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder gets biographical film

Paul Watson, the founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which has become the star of the television series Whale Wars, and who also claims to be a founding member of Greenpeace is to have a biographical film made about him and the organisation. Watson left Greenpeace to found Sea Shepherd...

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Battle: Los Angeles trailer online

The trailer for Battle: Los Angeles has arrived online and it looks superb. There is a feeling of other Earth invasion trailers with the brief glimpses of aliens in the background and not too much of the ships, but I do like that feel to it. More than that is...

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Rumours of Dark Knight Rises female villain casting

The rumour mill is churning double time at the moment with the story of the alleged six actresses who are meeting with Christopher Nolan in order to be considered for two female roles in The Dark Knight Rises. It's all rumour at the moment, but while reading the story and...

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New epic Season of the Witch trailer online

For me, and I'm sure it's true of many of the film audience out there, Nicolas Cage had become a bit of a joke. His roles were laughable as were some of his performances, however of late he's really been picking it back up in both role choice and performance....

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Portman's first script in Hollywood

Natalie Portman is currently touting her first feature script around Hollywood, co-written by her friend Laura Moses and herself, it's a comedy, something I find rather surprising. When you look at the actress and her roles I don't think you necessarily associate comedy with her, and maybe that's why she's...

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November 11, 2010

Y: The Last Man may not become a film

We've heard that Y: The Last Man was getting made into a film, but it's been back and forth and quiet for a bit since we heard that Louis Leterrier was interested and rumoured as the next director. However he's been talking about the project and while he's keen to...

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Winnie the Pooh trailer

The new Winnie the Pooh trailer. No CG, no 3D, just hand drawn with lashings of heart. It looks absolutely gorgeous too. I dare you to watch this trailer and not feel a little warmth inside, a little light of recognition or happiness. It happened to me and I'm not...

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The Athena Project the female answer to Expendables?

The Athena Project is a novel by Brad Thor which tells of the American's elite counter-terrorism unit Delta Force and their latest programme. They've created a team of female operatives taking the top four of their female operatives and created The Athena Project. The book seems to be the start...

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Merlin, modernised for the big screen

There are two trends that can so often go wrong in television and film, and sometimes just shouldn't be allowed, one is the rewriting of the accepted history of characters and stories, often with younger versions of characters - see Smallville and Merlin on television as examples - and the...

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Little Fockers trailer online

Everything that I hate about American comedy is in this trailer. Alleged comedy about sexual acts, bodily functions, and juvenile repetition of swear words, in this case almost a swear word, a “joke” that wore thin on the first airing of the first trailer. Now we see more of this...

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November 10, 2010

The Eagle trailer online

The trailer for Kevin Macdonald's film about the story of the Ninth Legion of Rome's army who marched into Scotland and were never seen again. His version tells a very different one to the Neil Marshall film that was recently released, following the son of the commander of the Ninth...

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LOVEFiLM joins Mubi on PlayStation 3

Today the LOVEFiLM film rental service has joined Mubi in partnering with Sony's PlayStation 3 and users of the console, which is rapidly turning into an entertainment hub for the home, can now sign up and run their existing LOVEFiLM account through the PS3. What does that mean? Well you...

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Dark Moon dropped and then rescued

It was just a few days ago that we heard about the film Apollo 18 which was being produced by Timur Bekmambetov, a “found footage” film which would tell the story of Apollo 18, one of the cancelled space missions, except in that story it wasn't cancelled, it was a...

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The Tourist trailer in high definition

I'm not entirely sure that this trailer is knew, although watching it at 720p on my desktop I certainly caught snippets of scenes that I hadn't noticed in the previous versions. This trailer for The Tourist could be slightly different, but the overall story and feel is the same. What...

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Source Code revealed

There certainly is a techie joke in there, but let's concentrate on the film side of it, the fact that the plot for Duncan Jones' next film has been revealed online. Well when I say revealed, sure the plot has been announced, but it's not really anything we didn't already...

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Emmerich's low budget invasion film canned?

I am shocked. Shocked that Roland Emmerich can deliver films with such hulking budgets seemingly without issue, but when it comes to a low budget invasion film he's thrown in the towel. The Zone was to be delivered on an incredibly low budget, in comparison to his other films, and...

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Jane Eyre trailer gets Hollywood treatment

All it needed was the voice over man reading the text appearing on screen. Charlotte Brontë's classic novel has gotten the Hollywood treatment, although I'm sure the film, which sports an exciting cast, doesn't reflect the way the trailer plays out. Jane Eyre is a great story, and when you...

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November 9, 2010

The 39 Steps remake gains director

The classic Jon Buchan novel is to get another film adaptation, this would mark its fourth film outing which started with the classic Alfred Hitchcock version in 1935 starring Robert Donat, followed by the 1959 version from Ralph Thomas starring Kenneth More, and the 1978 version from Don Sharp starring...

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Dune to be rushed to the cinema?

We've been hearing about the possibility of a new Dune film for some time, but so far the only two adaptations of the epic Frank Herbert novel have been the three part mini-series from John Harrison and the feature film from David Lynch, the much argued about film. However with...

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New TRON: Legacy trailer online

There's a new trailer on the go for TRON: Legacy and it contains a lot of the footage I saw in the special preview I wrote about online, but it also contains a lot more. There's new footage of things we haven't really seen yet, flying vehicles and the young...

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Alice Creed director burns Chicago with Nolan brother?

The man who wrote and directed The Disappearance of Alice Creed, J Blakeson, is in negotiations to direct a new film that sounds like he's being catapulted towards Hollywood all of a sudden. The film is about the great fire of Chicago and the writer none other than Jonathan Nolan,...

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader new trailer

I have to admit to having a great apathy for this film and I'm not totally convinced I know the reason why. Much of it stems from the fact that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader isn't being marketed that well and everything I see about...

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Oldboy remake still on?

Everyone's talking about it but really there's no news. Oldboy was being talked about by Steven Spielberg and Will Smith as a potential project some time ago. Their plan was to go to the original manga (comics) and take the story directly from there, for the film version was altered...

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Are remakes being made too early? Are they harming the originals they remake?

The director of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film and it's two sequels has hit out against the Hollywood remake machine and brings forward a very interesting point about the idea of remaking a film while its shelf life is still very much alive, in fact while...

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November 8, 2010

Silent Hill 2 moving forward

People have a go at films based on videogames partly because they don't think videogames are worthwhile, and partly because they don't realise that some of them have some incredibly in-depth stories. Some modern videogames carry a wealth of back story comparable to a novel, and they are just as...

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Mark Verheiden's views on Paranormal Activity 2

I really do like reading Mark Verheiden's blog, he's the man who wrote Timecop, some Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, My Name is Bruce, Heroes and Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, he's also a producer of various films and television projects too, and his commentary on other films can be rather amusing. This time...

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Last Night trailer starring big cast

This film seems to have totally passed me by until now, and watching the trailer it looks like a strong relationship film that throws up some key moral questions about people in relationships, and at the same time looks like it could feature some strong performances. Last Night stars Keira...

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November 7, 2010

Bekmambetov producing opposing found footage space film

Timur Bekmambetov is the man responsible for bringing us the visually exciting and huge Russian epic, the Watch trilogy, Night Watch: Nochnoi Dozor, Day Watch, and...and a huge big stall, and that big stall looks set to continue as his Hollywood career gets in the way of finishing the series...

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Update: Escape From New York remake finds new Snake?

I had thought that the remake of Escape From New York might just have been shelved after all those rumours of Gerard Butler replacing Snake Plissken faded through the interflab's digestive system, however it appears not and the project is still on the go, more than that it seems that...

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Strange Banraku teaser online

We've heard a bit about the film Bunraku in the past, Bunraku is a style of Japanese storytelling that uses these four foot puppets and the blackly dressed puppeteers, and when we heard about the film styles such as papier-mache, CGI, Hitchcock, Michael Gondry, and four foot tall Japanese puppets...

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Hilarious Friends with Benefits red band trailer

Talk about hilarious, the new trailer for Friends with Benefits features just the two leads, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, but that's not a bad thing, for the two of them and some strong scripting provide for a few genuinely funny moments. Often when I see trailers like these for...

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November 6, 2010

Sucker Punch new trailer online

A new trailer for Sucker Punch popped up while I was away and it is getting a lot of criticism about the amount of CG in the film, something which I can't understand and just makes me wonder what these critics are expecting from the film. Let's remember what this...

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Scream 4 trailer online

Finally they've released the official trailer for Scream 4, unfortunately I was away while it was, but I'm back and I've just taken a look, and I can't see anything different from the one that was bootlegged. So why didn't they just release the original? To begin with I thought...

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No Strings Attached trailer online

The trailer hit for the film No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Asthon Kutcher arrived online over the last few days to a great furore. It seemed that everyone was excited that it was a film that had a topic about sex and that Portman was in it having...

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The Way Back new trailer online

Peter Weir brings a wealth of film-making experience to the screen and some cracking films, for me stand out moments are Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Witness, Dead Poets Society, Fearless and The Truman Show, however there are many more notable films to his directorial career. Now he's responsible...

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The Dilemma new trailer online

I'm not sure about The Dilemma, for me the film is picking a tight line between the average current day Hollywood comedy and something a little more intelligent from Ron Howard and Allan Loeb and a strong cast to boot. Okay so there's Vince Vaughn leading who has really settled...

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Carlos the Jackal DVD/Blu-ray trilogy trailer online

I'm still not convinced about this idea of chopping a three part film down into one feature release, especially when every single trailer I've seen just makes the film look more and more powerful and intense, and the latest trailer is no different. The film tells the story of the...

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November 3, 2010

The Losers

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When I heard the story of The Losers being adapted to a film I decided to head out and get hold of the comic books to read before the film came out. The idea behind the story had me excited, as had the thought of Peter Berg directing, even more...

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Aardman's CG Arthur Christmas gains cast

The news that Aardman Animations is looking to CG is rather surprising since they pulled back from that direction and have been known for standing steadfast with their clay modelled films with Wallace and Gromit. However news comes that they are indeed developing a CG film, and what's more is...

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Henry V the apocalypse starring Michael Caine?

Sounds like a bizarre concept, and there's more than one big name star to associate with the project, and the idea of Henry V modernised isn't new at all, in fact I've seen a few of Shakespeares plays adapted for different, more modern times. Macbeth in World War II by...

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November 2, 2010

DiCaprio to play first American serial killer

It's not quite true, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes was one of the first documented serial killers, but before that you can bet that there were more and more, however he was one of the first actually recognised as being a serial killer, confessing to twenty seven murders, of which nine...

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Wolf Creek 2 plot revealed

I'm really dubious of Wolf Creek 2 and I've said it before. Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review) was a great film that had some terrifying moments in it, unlike the stock musically reliant scares of films like Paranormal Activity (Filmstalker review), Wolf Creek really hit home and tapped into some powerful,...

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Doug Liman's Moon colonisation film

Doug Liman's untitled film about the race to colonise the Moon is till on his production plate, although not given the go ahead as yet, he's still hammering away with the project and has been talking more about the potential film. From the way he's talking about it I'm not...

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November 1, 2010

Richard Branson the film

The life and times of Richard Branson, the man who founded the huge company that is Virgin, is going to be made into a film from his own autobiography. Losing My Virginity (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and is already giving interviews to the production for the film. It's a pretty amazing...

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Emmerich doing low budget invasion film

Roland Emmerich is more synonymous with huge budgeted epic world destruction films, think Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC, or 2012, but you don't think of a film that's running in single figures...okay, well we're still talking millions, but Emmerich, with a mere US $5 million budget?...

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Monahan's London Boulevard trailer online

The writer of Kingdom of Heaven, The Departed (Filmstalker review), Body of Lies, and Edge of Darkness has directed his first film which he also wrote, London Boulevard, and it carries a great cast and a strong trailer. It stars Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel,...

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British Blitz trailer online

No, this isn't about the war, Blitz is a film we heard about a little while ago which sees a killing spree started against London policemen by a killer who calls himself simply Blitz. The film stars Jason Statham, David Morrissey, Aidan Gillen, Luke Evans and Paddy Considine, already a...

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Carpenter to make Darkchylde film

Now I wouldn't have thought to pair these two names together, but it does look like John Carpenter is going to be making the film version of the comic character Darkchylde. The story of Darkchylde is about a gorgeous teenage girl called Ariel Chylde who carries a curse that allows...

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