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March 30, 2012

Twins sequel Triplets with Eddie Murphy?

Seriously, has anyone watched an Eddie Murphy film of late? Thought not. Well he's not the comedian he once was, remember Beverly Hills Cop? Well that was 1984, twenty-eight years ago, and his run of films ended in the early nineties with a few exceptions of Shrek and acting prowess...

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House at the End of the Street trailer is odd but good

The trailer for House at the End of the Street is rather an odd trailer to watch, but at the same time it's rather good. It does show a little too much vest action for Jennifer Lawrence who, to her credit, does look genuinely scared, but it does look genuinely...

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Rise of the Guardians trailer from DreamWorks

Rise of the Guardians is the latest film through DreamWorks Animation and looks like a lot of fun as well as containing the usual DreamWorks style and magic. It also has some great voices with Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law and the young Dakota Goyo....

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March 29, 2012

Hardy versus Rourke for Thomas Rugby role?

A while ago it was reported that the story of the famous Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas was going to be made into a film, and what's more that his role was going to be played by Mickey Rourke, yes the fifty-nine year old actor would be playing the super...

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Safety Not Guaranteed trailer has some nice moments

I'd never heard about Safety Not Guaranteed, but then it looks like if you weren't at the Sundance Film Festival then you wouldn't have heard that much about it either. It's a written by Derek Connolly and directed by Colin Trevorrow that stars Mark Duplass, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni,...

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The Samaritan trailer could ruin the film

Samuel L. Jackson stars as a famous grifter who has just been released from prison and is determined to put his previous life behind him and move on, however the son of his ex-partner has other ideas and he has plans for a huge con, he just needs the best...

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March 28, 2012

I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK getting remade?

I've not heard of this before, but maybe I'm either forgetting it or missed it because the way in which it's mentioned as a by-line of another story seems that we all should know about the remake of I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK. According to the article there's a...

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Jack Ryan's return swaps hands

It looked for a while as though the return of Jack Ryan was down to Jack Bender, a director of some great television series. However that hasn't lived out as he has had to leave the project that was set to see Chris Pine as the new, younger Ryan due...

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Total Recall teaser drastically changes from leaked trailer

The previously leaked trailer we saw for the remake of Total Recall played out with scenes which were very much like the original in what they told but with heavily updated effects and looking a bit tougher and all together more modern. Now there's a new teaser trailer out, one...

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March 27, 2012

Bioshock joins Halo as Hollywood adapts the cheap

It isn't really a surprise to hear that the project to create a film from the videogame Bioshock has been put on hold. Just the other day another director left the project, not because they couldn't hack it or weren't any good, but because the studios wouldn't commit to the...

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Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) trailer has me worried

I saw Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) at the Glasgow Film Festival and I'm almost finished the review but seeing the trailer for the American release of the film does have me rather concerned. Firstly the quotes through the trailer are screaming quotes which seem more at home on The Raid:...

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Intouchables (Untouchable) trailer says great things

The Intouchables trailer looks fantastic and had me laughing out loud with its genuine humour a couple of times as well as really touching me quite easily it has to be said. Its trailers like these that really can make trailers something special, something more akin to the film itself,...

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March 26, 2012

The Traveller, the Fourth Realm Trilogy, joins the grid

The Traveller wasn't a bad book and delivered enough interesting hooks that put it in the back of my mind to read the rest of the series, I never have mind you but over at Warner Bros. they did and that's resulted in a deal to buy the rights and...

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The Host teaser, what's the point?

The trailer for The Host came out last week and I purposely avoided saying anything about it, after all the teaser told us next to nothing apart from the fact that The Host was being made into a film and people had funny eyes, oh and Saoirse Roman is in...

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March 24, 2012

The Raid: Redemption

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There have been some very strong comments about The Raid so far, a lot of praise has been heaped on the film, so much so that Hollywood have already decided to remake it for English speaking audiences and the writer/director has committed to making a sequel and even trying to...

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March 23, 2012

1984 to get Hollywood remake

It's hard to believe that the remake machine can keep going, actually that's not true I can believe it would keep remaking poor to middle of the range films, but it seems amazing to me that it would continue to look to remaking the classics. So while it's not really...

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Luther film version says author

There's not a lot of information to go on in this piece of news, but there is some hope for fans of the hugely successful Luther on BBC television, the series that sees Idris Elba's detective take rather dark and self-destructive route to his investigations, breaking the law, risking his...

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Cosmopolis teaser trailer

The trailer for the new film from David Cronenberg called Cosmopolis looks pretty insane to be honest, but at the same time it's exciting, and not just for us. For one thing it's going to get Robert Pattinson out of the shadow of the humdrum romantic middle of the road,...

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March 21, 2012


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Headhunters was by far the star of the Glasgow Film Festival this year for me. I have not read the Jo Nesbø novel from which the story is adapted and so I came to the film with no preconceptions or expectations for the film, but from what I had seen...

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Bay says Ninja Turtles from space, so what?

Seriously, are people up in arms because the core premise of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is changing from four turtles who were mutated from radioactive waste along with a rat that taught them how to fight like Ninjas, who named themselves after famous artists from the Renaissance...

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March 20, 2012

Show White and the Huntsman five minute trailer

The Rupert Sanders directed and Evan Daugherty written Snow White and the Huntsman has gained a five minute trailer to explain the story and set out the key players, not only that it shows that you do not mess with Charlize Theron when she's angry and that Chris Hemsworth isn't...

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Almost five minutes of Lockout online

Another film has decided to take the leap and release some extended footage online, this time it's the film Lockout, the James Mather and Stephen St. Leger written and directed film which is also written by Luc Besson. It stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stromare, Lennie James, Vincent Regan...

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Sound of My Voice first twelve minutes online

Sound of My Voice is a film that I'd never heard of until I was drawn in by the promise of twelve minutes of footage from the film in an interactive trailer. Now that I've seen the trailer and this extended footage I'm rather hooked on the idea of the...

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Chernobyl Diaries trailer hides terror

When I see the tag line "story from Oren Peli" I'm not as excited as most, Paranormal Activity (Filmstalker review) was not a great film, it was filled with the stock scares, characters making completely against type and human decisions and plenty of missed potential. However let's put this in...

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March 19, 2012

New Prometheus trailer reveals much more

A new trailer for Prometheus arrived and with it some new footage, couple that with some lines from the trailer and I think I may have the story for the film, the film which does come before Alien and does set up the more epic story on which Alien is...

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New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer

Let me correct something the trailer annoyingly highlights. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, written by Simon Kinberg and Seth Grahame-Smith who wrote the novel, and produced by Tim Burton. I do hate it when the producer credit is put before the people who wrote and directed...

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Dark Shadows trailer sets Witch against camp Vampire

Is Tim Burton back to his former glory? It looks like Seth Grahame-Smith might have given he and Johnny Depp some excellent material to try and get back up there and behind it there's an excellent cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee...

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March 15, 2012

Total Recall remake teaser trailer arrives

Well there is quite a lot to recognise in the teaser trailer for Total Recall the remake, but at the same time there's a fair bit that's new to it, and not just the faces. Mind you I have to say that there's plenty that isn't new, and I'm hoping...

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The Assault (L'Assaut) trailer hits hard

The Assault is a French film that tells the true story of the hijack of an Air France plane in 1994, the hostage situation that ensued, the political decisions behind the events and the French team, the GIGN, who stormed the plane to rescue those on board. The trailer looks...

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Another attempt to adapt Y: The Last Man

It shouldn't be a surprise that an original work takes a few attempts to get it made into a film, after all we see it all the time with new writers hired on projects, directors coming and going and even studios halting projects and putting them on the back burner...

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Bernie trailer has me thinking...

...could this film be any good? I'm not sure but the appearance of Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey and Richard Linklater as writer and director certainly says yes, so take a look at the trailer for Bernie and see what you think. For me the trailer doesn't seem...

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March 14, 2012

The Muppets in modern Roger Rabbit

That's the first thing I thought when I saw the concept image from the pre-production of the new Henson Studios film to be created with Muppet characters living alongside humans, for it's going to be a murder-mystery in the style of a film noir, and the similarities to Who Framed...

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Famous Five (Fünf Freunde) trailer

I wrote about this on the Filmstalker Facebook page as I couldn't think of much else to write about it at the time but now that the new Famous Five film has a full theatrical trailer I thought it was about time to mention it, and remind you that it's...

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Battleship trailer shows Transformers at sea

Well here's another Battleship trailer, and this one looks and sounds more like Transformers than ever. This is a big event film inspired by Michael Bay's classic work more than anything, and that isn't a bad thing considering it is a big event summer film. Still, it's enough to make...

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March 13, 2012

The Dark Tower continues

It's not surprising to be hearing that a project which was once dead has been brought back to life at another studio, we hear it all the time in the run up to projects entering a real production phase but when it's the story of The Dark Tower fans ears...

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British actors to play Nelson and Willie Mandela

The story of Nelson Mandela is one which should have you wondering why it hasn't been immortalised in film, well it's fair to say it's a complicated one of good and bad and that it has so much to tell that so far only mini-series have really explored his story...

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[REC] 3: Génesis no language trailer hits

A lot of people seem to be calling this the English language trailer, but when no one says anything in it I'd prefer to call it the no language trailer for [REC] 3: Génesis, unsurprisingly the third in the [REC] series and the penultimate one. This sees a wedding party...

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March 12, 2012

4D cinema arrives in Scotland, at a price

Not content with the increased revenue from the higher ticket prices for 3D cinema the multiplexes have decided to take 4D into the cinemas of Scotland, bringing with it a massively increased ticket price and a new experience to shake you, and the people around you, right out of the...

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More Formula 1 films planned

With the success of Senna and the upcoming Rush from Ron Howard and Peter Morgan as well as the attempt to bring Formula 1 to America once again with two new races arriving in the country, it would seem that F1 is seeing a little bit of a resurgence in...

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March 9, 2012

Headhunters remake going the wrong direction?

It's ironic, if you get that sort of thing, that I was just writing about Headhunters and the fact it hasn't got a U.S. release because it'll probably be remade, something I've said before about the film since I saw it at the Glasgow Film Festival, and sitting in my...

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Whedon wants smaller Avengers sequel

Joss Whedon has been talking about his desire for the next Avengers film, and it's an interesting comment which really doesn't go far enough to tell if he's talking about the cast as well, but he's certainly talking about the scale of the action and the focus of the story...

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March 8, 2012

Goddard says Cloverfield 2 a different beast

We've heard a lot of talk about Cloverfield 2 and none of it has really come to fruition and one of the problems is now that Cloverfield four years ago and hand held footage films have been pouring out ever since, the shine has gone from the style. So if...

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Update: New trailer for excellent thriller Headhunters

A new trailer has arrived for the adaptation of Jo Nesbø's novel Headhunters, and this one has a nice quirkiness to it that also runs through the film itself. I was lucky enough to see the film at the Glasgow Film Festival and I have to tell you that it's...

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March 7, 2012

New Cabin in the Woods trailer

The Cabin in the Woods is the Drew Goddard directed film which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon, and already I can hear gasps of excitement from fans out there as the pairing does sound interesting. Add to that some names like Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Chris Hemsworth and a...

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The Tunnel sequel and new audience funded film

The makers of the horror film The Tunnel are at it again, first they are making a new audience funded film called Airlock, and secondly they're working on a sequel to The Tunnel with a film that carries a traditional funding model and won't be distributed for free. For those...

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Venom film gets director?

Last we heard on the possible Venom film, well positively heard anyway, was that Gary Ross was going to write and direct the film, which at the time was an interesting choice as he was about to write Spider-Man 4. Oh how time changes Hollywood rumours. Well now there's new...

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March 6, 2012

Men in Black III trailer arrives

The trailer for Men in Black III has arrived, and thankfully it looks like its capturing everything that was good about the first film and ignoring everything that was bad about the second. The third film sees an alien invasion, a missing Agent K, played by Tommy Lee Jones, Agent...

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Ouija back from the dead

There were some stories recently about the gluck of Hasbro game based films being pulled, some hoped that this was because the ideas were just too silly, but then Battleship has come to fruition and perhaps that's proven to studios that there is mileage in an old board game. Ouija...

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Now is Good trailer shows huge tearjerker

Ouch. I just watched the trailer for Now is Good and realised that this is not going to be a film that delivers much in the way of happiness. Well that's not true, depending on how you look at it. The story of a girl who realises she's going to...

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Ice Age: Continental Drift trailer surprises

I thought another instalment of the Ice Age animated films might just be one too far, indeed I wondered if they had gone too far already but there's still an audience for them and they're still being made. So I had a look at the trailer for the latest in...

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March 5, 2012

Ghostbusters III is dead, real fans should rejoice

I do feel as though I've already written this article, saying that Ghostbusters III isn't happening and commenting on the fact that Bill Murray is once again holding out and saying no to the return to the franchise putting the entire film in doubt. What we'd expect now is for...

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John Carter ten minutes online

Finally we see something about the John Carter film that isn't about CG, big yeti creatures and a man with super powers fighting them. This ten minute clip begins on Earth and in the period of the young Edgar Rice Burroughs as he receives a journal of his Uncle John...

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The Osterman Weekend remake looking for new director

It was way back in 2007 that we heard about a remake of the Sam Peckinpah directed thriller The Osterman Weekend adapted from the Robert Ludlum novel and it took another three years for the next piece of news on the project, two years later comes the next interesting update...

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March 4, 2012

New Extraterrestial (Extraterrestre) trailers

I saw Extraterrestial (Extraterrestre) at this year's Glasgow Film Festival and I took Mrs Filmstalker along for the trip which she rarely does, amazingly she's not such the fan of film that I am and when she comes to see films she's rather selective with her choices. I was surprised...

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The Avengers latest trailer

While I was away on holidays there have been a lot of trailers hitting the internet, and one of the big releases was for The Avengers. I have to admit I'm not wholly convinced that the film will work, after all there are a lot of big characters to fit...

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John Carter final trailer

The final trailer for John Carter has arrived and although it still concentrates on the big creature fight, there's a lot more of the other battles included, but I can't help wonder in all of the build up where the story trailer has gone - have I missed it? The...

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Prometheus viral video: Peter Weyland talks at TED2023

There's been a lot of talk about the viral video teaser promoting the coming Prometheus film, and again this cements a clear connection with the Alien films from the past. Here we have a mocked up TED Talks introduction released on the internet from the year 2023 and featuring a...

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Project X American red band trailer

The new trailer for Project X is a red band and that means there's adult naughtiness in it, but putting that to the side for the moment there's more than that, this trailer goes to the beginning of the story rather than concentrating on just how wild the party will...

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Frankenweenie trailer

Frankenstein with a boy and a dog is the quick description of the Frankenweenie and the trailer backs that up, but it does look like it could be a lot of fun especially with the little references to the original story - watch for that nice Bride of Frankenstein moment....

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Neighbourhood Watch teaser trailer doesn't impress

The blurb for Neighbourhood Watch might suggest an Attack the Block story U.S. style, but the trailer suggests something different, in fact it looks eerily like a mix of other American comedies we've seen with the final scene seeming as though it's just out of the 21 Jump Street trailer....

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Piranha 3DD trailer teases

Well I had no desire for the remake of Piranha, after all it was a made for 3D film that took advantage of cheap scares and cheap thrills of all types with a focus on 3D and breasts. So what does Piranha 3DD do? Well you can tell by the...

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