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April 29, 2011

X-Men: First Class new trailer online

At first I thought this new trailer for X-Men: First Class was the same as the foreign one that we saw release a few weeks ago, however it quickly changes and delivers a pretty powerful trailer for the film that should put to the side any doubts you might have...

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon new trailer

New trailers all round today as another one emerges this time for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. There's a lot more to this one than the teasers we've been seeing, the teasers that have all been about the discovery during the Moon landing. Now we're getting to see much more...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II trailer

Wow, the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II is intense and dark, it's definitely bringing us to a shattering conclusion, and for those of us who haven't read the books, there's everything to play for in this last film. It's funny though, this looks like...

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April 27, 2011

Immortals trailer looks like 300, so what?

Oh dear, some people are getting rather annoyed that the trailer for the much awaited Immortals from the superb director Tarsem Singh looks like 300 (Filmstalker review) as if it's a bad thing. So what? The trailer looks really good, and if you watch the trailer the story doesn't seem...

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Will Arnie return to the Terminator franchise?

It's almost too fantastic to believe, but the news is that Arnold Schwarzenegger's agency are what's called "shopping a package" to studios that includes Arnie as part of a new Terminator film. That sounds great, but the rights are still held by the hedge fund who shut down Halcyon, the...

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Stalked: Foster in Blomkamp's Elysium; Universal Soldier 4 with JCVD and Lundgren?; Crowe directing Ellroy; New Bourne star found; Incendies director on English Prisoners; Stone's Savages big cast; Zemeckis returns to live action

Jodie Foster in Neil Blomkamp's Elysium... Universal Soldier 4 with JCVD and Lundgren?... Crowe directing Ellroy film... New Bourne star found... Incendies director tackles English language Prisoners... Stone's Savages gains more big names... Zemeckis returns to live action......

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April 26, 2011

World War Z still getting made?

Just a few months ago the story was that World War Z was looking too expensive for the studios and it might not get made. That concerned me because apart from the obvious reason, the film shouldn't be such a high cost unless they were filming huge zombie sequences that...

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Another Ghostbusters star unsure of Ghostbusters III

We know that Bill Murray has been rather outspoken about Ghostbusters III and where it really is for him, and it stands as quite the contrast to the media courting that the production has been doing through Dan Aykroyd, a courting that sounds like someone talking about a production in...

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Life in a Day trailer

A trailer for Life in a Day has arrived while I was on my Easter holidays and I'm quite surprised at how quickly I connected with it, undoubtedly because these are all real people filming real moments in their lives that occurred on this one day. I just wish my...

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The Devil's Double trailer

Having just watched the trailer for The Devil's Double I'm curious about the age old dichotomy of film versus "based on a true story", a phrase which appears in the trailer after we've seen the action and drama packed trailer. This is the story of the son of Saddam Hussein,...

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Another Earth trailer intrigues

Another Earth looks like an interesting concept from the beginning, a small film that concentrates on a small number of characters and their relationships within a much bigger and dramatic story. Here, for some reason, another Earth has appeared in near space and efforts to communicate with them reveal a...

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30 Minutes or Less trailer

I'm not sure. Is Jessie Eisenberg playing the same character every time? Is this film going to be something more than the usual stuff from American comedy? Well both are answered to a degree in this trailer with the first being yes, and the second being no...for the most part....

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April 21, 2011

The Hobbit first production video arrives

The first production video from The Hobbit has appeared online, and while I tend to think that these things are far too marketing based and uninteresting, this one has plenty of interest to be had and a fair amount of the actors we are going to see throughout the film....

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New X-Men: First Class International trailer

There's a new trailer out for X-Men: First Class, and while it might not be completely new, it does provide for some new footage. There's not much more of the different mutants that will star in the film, the new footage is all around some of the action sequences, and...

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The Change-Up trailer brings everything I hate about American comedy

Line them up and tick them off as the trailer for The Change-Up progresses - jokes about bodily functions, preferably visual, check, and actually check three times with one from the opening scene, indiscriminate swearing for no reason, check, jokes about sexual functions, ermmm...I lost count. Okay there are some...

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Big names demand no more on demand

A group of twenty three producers and directors have signed an open letter to the major studios to stop a new video on demand service that allows films to be streamed into the home just sixty days after their release in the cinema. Reading the open letter I became more...

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April 20, 2011

Chris Morgan begins sixth Fast and Furious

Vin Diesel did hint back in January of last year that a draft script Chris Morgan had delivered for Fast Five was looking like it could be two more films rather than one, and now it seems that this is exactly what's happening as Morgan has been signed up for...

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Diesel as the Terminator?

Vin Diesel as the new Terminator? I think not. However Justin Lin did hint that it could be a possibility, even if the hint is a really remote one. We heard back in February that Justin Lin was being considered to take on the next Terminator film, and that was...

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Super 8 interactive game trailer

There's a lot of excitement going around about the Super 8 interactive game trailer that has been sold along with the videogame Portal 2, and while it's an interesting idea there's not a lot to actually do in the trailer, and I do wonder how much you can discern from...

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The Beaver International trailer

A new trailer for The Beaver has arrived online, and while this one has a voiceover that doesn't quite seem to fit with the tone of the film, it does help explain the story much quicker for audiences who might be looking at it and thinking "beaver puppet?". The trailer...

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Powerful Point Blank (À bout portant) trailer

Point Blank (À bout portant) comes from thriller director Fred Cavayé who co-wrote with Guillaume Lemans who together also worked on Pour Elle, otherwise known as Anything for Her, which was recently remade into The Next Three Days (Filmstalker review). I actually thought that the Paul Haggis remake was stronger...

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April 19, 2011

Hudson talks Lovelace

I have to admit I'm still amazed that Kate Hudson has taken the role of playing the famous porn star Linda Lovelace, the star of Deep Throat who went on to claim all sorts of abuse around the film, dropped her career in the adult industry and became an avid...

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Statham joins not so action thriller

Jason Statham is in talks to join Taylor Hackford's next film called Parker, adapted from the series of books by Donald Westlake, the story follows a thief who has an honour and code he works to, his word is his bond, and he only steals from the rich and...

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Branagh talks Thor

I've not heard much from Kenneth Branagh about Thor as yet, but he's just been speaking about why he took the job of directing Thor and about the casting of the lead character. As well as that we get a little glimpse of Chris Hemworth talking about the role, and...

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A Serbian Film unrated trailer online

An unrated, presumably in America, trailer for A Serbian Film has arrived online, and I'm shocked and surprised. Not at how shocking and upsetting the trailer is, which is what I expected from an unrated trailer from the film, but how much it isn't shocking or upsetting. In fact I...

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The Help trailer

A trailer for a film called The Help has appeared online. It's a film which looks to a time in the sixties when America was moving forward with civil rights and a small town was still caught up in the old beliefs of their "help" being second class citizens. Already...

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Fast Five cars driven

Fast Five is not far from our screens, and I've already missed the chance to see it early as it was just too expensive to get to the screening, however there may be some more exciting things to come on the topic soon, however in the meantime some of the...

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April 18, 2011

Gravity in post 3D

Alfonso Cuarón's finally has the cast with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, but we never really heard much more than that, until now. The producer David Heyman has been talking about the film and reveals some interesting information. The most interesting is that it won't be filmed in 3D, so...

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Rourke talks straight

Mickey Rourke does have a bit of a reputation for being a straight talker, but in this act of his career he's been very good and remained very professional. Now and again though he does just say it like it is and while at a Scream 4 party he revealed...

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Men in Black III filming

It looks like the filming for Men in Black III is most definitely on again, or else recent photos released online and the following behind the scenes videos are all before the production seemed to stop suddenly. Not only did Alec Baldwin leave the film, but there was word coming...

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April 17, 2011

Bitch Slap

Digital Three Stars
With the online LOVEFiLM streaming service on the PlayStation 3 I've been looking at a number of films I wouldn't normally bother with, that's also true for some television shows as well. it's simple and convenient and as you're flicking through the list not wanting to watch something too serious,...

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April 15, 2011

Sleeping Beauty trailer intrigues

Sleeping Beauty looks a very interesting film, coming from first time feature film writer and director Julia Leigh and starring Emily Browning it tells the story of...well, it's not entirely clear what the story will be. What we do know is that a university student needs extra money and so...

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Stake Land trailer surprises

Obviously the connections are going to be made, Stake Land to Zombieland (Filmstalker review), but looking at the trailer it's something very different. Oh sure, they share a similar title and the idea is a group of survivors band together to fight a creature that seems to have taken over...

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New Cowboys & Aliens trailer

Cowboys & Aliens has a new trailer and it's looking really good. This new trailer lets us see more of everything, except Olivia Wilde in the nude and the aliens themselves, however we get more story, more action, more of the "abductions" and a few glimpses of what it might...

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Daydream Nation trailer

The trailer for Daydream Nation has arrived, starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell and Josh Lucas in a film directed by Michael Goldbach that echoes slight shades of a number of films that we've seen before, and while some are happy to compare it to Juno, watching the trailer...

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Real Steel sequel already?

...or is it just another way of gaining some marketing traction on the competition? I'm not entirely sure, and I'd be inclined to side on that of a Real Steel sequel actually beginning before the first film is out. The film isn't being released in its first territory until October...

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April 14, 2011

Filmstalker's Films for April 2011

Oh dear, I'm running a little late with the films for April, but don't fret, there's still half the month to go and plenty of Bank Holidays in the UK to head off to the cinema if it's raining, and we just know we aren't going to get good weather...

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer online

The trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes has arrived. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, writer and director of The Escapist (Filmstalker review), and starring James Franco, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto and David Hewlett, the film presents a new version of...

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes teaser online

While there's a "livecast", i.e. a very lengthy video which you can't fast forward through now it's no longer live, online that features some non-ape footage from the film, concept art and interviews with people behind the film, it was very hard to sit through it all to find the...

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Abduction trailer shows teen Bourne

At first glance the trailer for Abduction, which everyone is overly excited about because it stars Taylor Lautner from bare-chested but never bare-bottomed Twilight fame, could well be described as a teen Bourne, and to be fair when you watch the whole trailer that's exactly what it is, but then...

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Evil Dead remake happening? Campbell read script?

According to Bruce Campbell himself, Evil Dead is being remade, he's read the script and it's awesome. Normally I'd hear something like this and put it down to them being hopeful or pimping the idea to the media so that someone will think it is a good idea to pick...

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April 13, 2011

Update: The Debt trailer online

The trailer for The Debt has just arrived and while it promises a lot I'm not entirely sure about it. The film tells the story of three Mossad agents who are looking back on a mission they carried out in 1965 to capture a Nazi war criminal, a man they...

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Priest new trailer

A new trailer for Priest changes the focus somewhat from the previous ones, less story orientated it concentrates far more on the scale of the vampire army and the creatures, plenty of effects shots and a fair amount of our gravelly voiced hero played by Paul Bettany. It does look...

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The Martian Chronicles begins production again

While we've already seen an adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles on the small screen, back in 1980 with Rock Hudson leading, the recent attempts to bring a new film to life have been unsuccessful, even with names such as Steven Spielberg involved. Now though the rights have lapsed...

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April 12, 2011

Sucker Punch

Film Four Stars
I was very excited to watch Sucker Punch, the latest film from Zack Snyder, after all he'd given us Watchmen (Filmstalker review) and 300 (Filmstalker review), both excellent films with a unique vision that delivered story, characters and action in equal amounts. Sucker Punch looked no different from the trailers;...

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TRON 3 plot reveal

Joseph Kosinski has been talking about TRON 3 and has revealed a little about the plot, and considering he's already told us that there's a script for a third film already, then we're getting an insight into what way the story is going. Previously we heard that it might focus...

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Cloverfield director tackles They Live

Matt Reeves is about to start work on a remake of John Carpenter's The Live, although to be fair he's not, it's just that one article claims he is while the other doesn't. Just like Let Me In the writer and director is going to be going back to the...

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24 film really is happening

I can hardly believe it but the last time Keifer Sutherland was talking about the 24 film he said that it was coming out next year, and then we heard nothing. To be honest I was just thinking that this was going to be another of his wishful comments. Not...

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April 11, 2011

Closing Credits: Sidney Lumet

12 Angry Men. It's almost all that this Closing Credits article needs to say for Sidney Lumet, and yet there's so much more. Sidney Lumet has died aged 86. The writer, producer but most importantly the director, a director who delivered one of the best thrillers of all time, a...

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Superman: Man of Steel chooses villain

Finally, we know, Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel has a villain and an actor to play the character, and both seem strong choices for the film, but what it does show pretty early on is that this isn't just going to be a new origin story that deals with...

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X-Men: First Class new International trailer

A new international trailer has arrived for X-Men: First Class, and while you might not understand the captions and subtitles shown it's all still in English and features a new impressive cut and some great new footage. This is a powerful and dramatic trailer and really puts the film in...

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Melancholia trailer online

Lars von Trier's end of the world film has delivered a trailer, and it's a nice mixture of Trier weirdness and story development from the film, I wonder how it's going to turn out? It's certainly hooked me enough to want to see it, particularly with the cast. Kirsten Dunst,...

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The Woman in Black teaser trailer online

This is the remake of The Woman in Black from director James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds and Janet McTeer, and the teaser trailer gives us next to nothing, and I really mean that, other than a taste of the tone for the film. I have to say...

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April 9, 2011

Schwarzenegger is returning to action

Thank the heavens, Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t just becoming a comic character in the rather silly Governator, which is something I was starting to worry about despite all the talk of him reading scripts galore. The rumours have begun and there are apparently two projects that he’s likely to do next,...

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April 8, 2011

Warrior trailer has Hardy versus Edgerton

Gavin O'Connor has been quiet for a while, after the star cast Pride and Glory from 2008 marks his last outing as writer and director, but now he's back with a film about mixed martial arts, and the coming together of two great fighters in a championship that pits the...

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Emmerich's tackles Shakespeare in Anonymous trailer

I don't mean that Roland Emmerich is actually adapting a Shakespearean play, but as we heard way back, he's creating a film around the possibility that William Shakespeare was not the playwright that history might claim. The trailer is a little light on explanation, but it does deliver the usual...

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Crazy, Stupid, Love trailer welcomes Carell the actor

There's a new actor arrived on the scene, if the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love is anything to go by, and that's Steve Carell. I've never seen this actor before, and here he's looking rather interesting, I think he's a name that we could all come to remember in the...

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Johnny English Reborn trailer online

Hearing about a Johnny English sequel I was rather disappointed, of all the things that the great Rowan Atkinson could have done this was the second least interesting for me, the least being another Bean film. However watching the trailer for the film, entitled Johnny English Reborn, I was rather...

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April 7, 2011

Hangover Part II sells childish controversy

Apparently Warner Bros. didn't properly check the trailer for The Hangover Part II that was heading out to be played in cinemas and the MPAA has thrown it back at them for some juvenile, blink if you miss it, doesn't feature anything upsetting, and is typical of the "anything vaguely...

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Kosinski talks Horizons and TRON 3

A little while ago we heard that Joseph Kosinski, the man who brought us TRON: Legacy (Filmstalker review), was working on a graphic novel adapted film called Oblivion which has now changed titles to Horizons. He was going to be making the film with Disney, however that's fallen through and...

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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D gains names

Casting doesn't usually excite me too much, and if I have time I'll throw it into a stalked article, but now and again it surprises me and raises a point of interest, like the casting news for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. We already knew that Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and...

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Update: Three new 13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) trailers online

There are two three new trailers for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) online and they're both looking damn good too. For those of you screaming that the release date has passed, not so, not in Singapore and the UK, 28th April and 6th May respectively, so go see...

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April 6, 2011

Bill & Ted sequel really happening

It seems hard to believe that the recent talk of a third Bill & Ted film has been nothing more than rumour and the continuing musings of an actor wanting another film from the series, something we see from actors answering leading questions regarding sequels all the time, however it...

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April 5, 2011

The Sweeney gains second lead

I'm surprised but the news is that The Sweeney is going ahead and Ray Winstone is still on board to play Jack Regan. More exciting than that is who will be playing the role of George Carter next to him in the adaptation of the British television series that starred...

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Trailer for the Governator, a 3D film to follow?

I struggle with the whole concept, and seeing the trailer for the cartoon series that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to launch into isn't full of hope, it's a standard cartoon filled with borrowed set-ups and moments, nothing original at all apart from the fact that it stars Arnie himself. Why...

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Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Hit List trailer

Remember Cuba Gooding Jr.? He won an Oscar way back for his Supporting Actor role in Jerry Maguire and since then has appeared in totally forgettable films that seems to have just gotten worse and worse. I really don't understand why he faded away so quickly. Nothing too much seems...

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April 3, 2011

TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer

Here's a film I never knew anything about and when I heard what TT3D stood for, I was sold, now that I've seen the trailer there's just no way I can miss this. Why? Well the TT stands for Tourist Trophy in the Isle of Man TT, the title of...

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Four minutes of Green Lantern footage online

I have to admit I was very unsure of the opening of the Green Lantern footage when I started watching it, and there are moments where the CG isn't what I'd expect from a major title such as this, but there are others where it looks great and really pulls...

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Black directing not writing Iron Man 3

I'm disappointed by the news that Shane Black isn't set to write the script for Iron Man 3, after all he's an excellent writer and you just have to think of the Lethal Weapon film, their characters and relationship, and the excellent Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Filmstalker review). The good...

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Martin Luther King film dropped

The film about Martin Luther King from writer and director Paul Greengrass entitled Memphis seems to have hit some troubles as Universal Pictures have turned around their plans to finance and distribute the film. Memphis was set to cover the final days of Martin Luther King's life as it led...

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