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November 29, 2012

Theron finally in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

In March of 2008 I wrote about the talented Charlize Theron set to produce and star in a remake of Chan-wook Park's Chinjeolhan Geumjassi, better known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Now, after four years and some months it looks like it might be happening. Not only has she been...

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New Star Wars films may not be a trilogy?

Previously we heard that Michael Arndt had written a treatment for a new potential trilogy carrying on Star Wars from where we left it in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and was hired to write the script for Star Wars: Episode VII. Hot on the heels...

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Will Vaughn direct Star Wars: Episode VII?

It has been looking likely that Matthew Vaughn has a pretty big project up his sleeve after he turned down the opportunity to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, especially when he did such a great job on X-Men: First Class, a film that could have completely gone the other...

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November 28, 2012

Singer casts old X-Men in Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer has revealed some important news about X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's news that reveals he's combining the old and the new of the franchise and revealing that X-Men: The Last Stand was not actually the last stand for some of the actors. Singer has revealed that he's...

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Is Man of Steel to lead into Justice League?

There's speculation galore about when the Justice League film is happening and people are keen as mustard that it's going to be just after Man of Steel, the next Superman film, the one from director Zack Snyder. Well he's been talking about his upcoming film and the pressure seems to...

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Star Trek Into Darkness plot revealed

The plot for the new Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, is out and reveals that it's going to be a personal battle for Kirk and the crew and they're coming back to Earth. Oh, and no, there's no mention of Khan or his wrath...or is there? Luckily by...

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Flight of the Navigator remake starts again

"You are the Navigator" - I always say that to my wife when she's giving me directions in the car, and I can't remember the last time I saw the excellent film Flight of the Navigator, but now I must for there's news that it's going to be remade. The...

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Second Michael Hutchence film in development

I talked about a Michael Hutchence film just the other day, actually I laid down the history of all the attempts at a Michael Hutchence film that I've talked about before and this latest attempt. With that latest news though came news of another film about his life "in the...

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November 24, 2012

Flicker (Flimmer)

Film Three Stars
I had little idea of what to expect from Flicker (Flimmer), the blurbs and screenings from the Edinburgh International Film Festival were returning quite the mix of opinion as to how enjoyable the film was and also what it actually delivered for the audience. I was uncertain as I sat...

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Flying Blind

Film Four Stars
What attracted me to the thriller Flying Blind is what should attract you to it too. It's a British thriller, and that immediately conjures up the thoughts of a film rich in character and story, less diving around foreign locations with a gun drawn and more thoughtful drama, but it...

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Blood of My Blood (Sangue do Meu Sangue)

Film Two Stars
I was initially dubious about the Blood of My Blood, or Sangue do Meu Sangue, because of the running time and the description of the film provided by the Edinburgh International Film Festival which suggested to me that this was going to be a slowly developed story with not that...

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November 23, 2012

Affleck discusses The Stand script

It's been a while since we heard that Ben Affleck has been working on The Stand, over a year in fact, and he's recently mentioned the project in an interview revealing why it has been taking so long, a fact which we really shouldn't be surprised about considering the length...

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Talk of Hutchence biographical film resurfaces

There is renewed talk of a biographical film about Michael Hutchence the lead singer of the fantastic band INXS and this time it's a little more than talk as a screenwriter reveals that he has a script written and a project ready to go. Mind you we've been hearing about...

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Stones director on Cobain biographical film

Despite denials it would seem that Courtney Love has been hard at work developing a film about Kurt Cobain for some time, although that shouldn't really come as a surprising considering we first heard in 2007 that she had purchased the rights to a biography about him and was in...

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November 22, 2012

Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX writers found

It looks like writers and producers have been found for another two episodes of the ongoing Star Wars series adding to the previous story that Disney had found a writer for Star Wars: Episode VII, so if this is true they would have a treatment spanning three films and now...

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Bond writers leave and reveal big name

We heard the rumour that John Logan who co-wrote the successful Bond film Skyfall (Filmstalker review) was set to return to write the next Bond film and perhaps even the one after that, well that's taken a fair leap forward with news that the two writers who have worked on...

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Snow White and Huntsman sequel is happening

There was a rumour that a possible Snow White and the Huntsman sequel was dead and buried as bringing back the team for the first one was going to prove a little too awkward, or at least that was what was said at the time. Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sander's...

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Snitch trailer shows strong cast

Now I am a fan of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, I love action films and I think the man can act as well as be the perfect on screen action hero, so bear that in mind before reading on. When I first saw that Snitch was a film with...

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Möbius teaser trailer suggests dark European thriller

I have to admit that the teaser trailer for Möbius looks fantastic and not just because it shows Jean Dujardin and Tim Roth in it, nor because it also stars Cécile De France, John Lynch and Émilie Dequenne, but because the tone and the style just look so damned good....

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Does the Now You See Me trailer go too far?

I've just watched the rather glossy and fast paced trailer for Now You See Me, a film about a group of high end illusionists whose shows steal from the rich and give to the poor, or rather steal from the evil bankers and give to the good people who bank...

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Singer reveals Jack the Giant Slayer trailer

Bryan Singer has revealed the full trailer for his film reimagining the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Slayer, and the trailer really does pitch the film towards similar ground to something akin to The Princess Bride but with much more action, CG and budget, and the...

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November 17, 2012

McQuarrie for Mission:Impossible V?

Mission: Impossible IV aka Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was an excellent film and one of the best and most exciting of the franchise. It proved that there was life in the series and in Tom Cruise leading it, lots of life and lots of box office success. It seems...

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Goldman writing Pinocchio

Jane Goldman has really leapt forward in recent years starting with her co-writing with Matthew Vaughn beginning with the excellent Stardust then Kick-Ass, The Debt, X-Men: First Class, and then writing on her own for The Woman in Black. Now she's picked up a new project for herself that could...

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Steve Jobs biopic details revealed

There have been a few details revealed about the upcoming Steve Jobs biographical film but unfortunately to a patent lawsuit regarding the copyrighting of written words I can't talk about it. No, I am jesting, but the patent in-fighting between companies to try and protect their profit margins at the...

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution adaptation gains writer and director

The videogame adaptations aren't slowing, and despite the continuing failures of film studios working with games studios and the growing power of the games studios to independently produce films without the help of the film studios, Hollywood still seems to be trying to break in. The latest epic game that...

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Formula 1 documentary gets rework

Formula 1 is back in America this weekend with the first Austin Grand Prix, hopefully it's going to be an exciting race weekend for the U.S. fans and F1 is going to return to America for good. If that happens we're liable to get more exposure for the sport and...

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Any Day Now trailer, Cumming leads

Alan Cumming is superb. He's a great charismatic actor, he's Scottish, and I love so many of his roles, I particularly loved his stage performance of Macbeth he did recently but even as Eli Gold in The Good Wife he just oozes on screen charisma and charm and you can't...

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Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer lacks teen angst

I must admit I started watching the trailer for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones expecting some more Twilight based teen-angst but there seems to be a lack of that in this trailer, and hopefully the film itself, this looks tougher and darker and not concentrating on a story of love...

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Beautiful Creatures trailer, Twilight with bigger budget?

There's a lot of buzz about the film Beautiful Creatures and you can see why, it's Twilight with witches and wizards, a mix of Harry Potter and Twilight. It's all there with the romance up against the future of the world in the hands of the girl. Yawn. Well, not...

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The ABCs of Death trailer looks fantastic

Horror anthology film, that hasn't been a good phrase of late and even the first glimpse of what this film was going to offer wasn't filling me with hope for it. Now with the release of the new trailer I've had my mind changed, forcibly. This doesn't look like a...

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Love (Amour) trailer offers heartache

The trailer for Michael Haneke's new film Love (Amour) doesn't give away that much and I found was rather lacklustre until the moment of the piano playing scene which hits with quite the emotional weight. It's a saddening moment that probably sways the entire trailer. It really is a powerful...

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New trailer for Salles' On the Road

I wasn't all that taken with the first trailer for Walter Salles' On the Road starring Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, but this second trailer has drawn me more towards it as it reveals more of the stories and the main relationship between the two male leads. Salles...

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Trailer for Alan Moore's film Jimmy's End

Alan Moore, the man who doesn't like any of his graphic novel work when it reaches a film adaptation, has decided to try his hand at making films, entering the very medium that he feels has treated his work so badly, something I don't really agree with. So Moore has...

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November 15, 2012

Splinter Cell gains big lead, finally getting made?

I really never thought it would happen, after all talk of a film based on the successful videogame series Splinter Cell started way back even before I first mentioned it in 2006 and has been on and off ever since along with talk of a Ghost Recon film, another successful...

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Original Prometheus script released

Well, when I say released it's more like it's been leaked, but the interesting news for fans of Alien who weren't fans of Prometheus is that the original Alien prequel script is out there and is downloadable and readable. It looks like places where it is appearing are disappearing but...

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Full Watchmen cut to finally get a release?

Apparently in America there was a period of time when you could get hold of the full release of Watchmen (Filmstalker review), that's the full uncut version from Zack Snyder with his Tales of the Black Freighter animation cut into the main film as the graphic novel portrayed it billed...

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New colourful Oz: The Great and Powerful trailer

A new trailer has arrived online for Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Wizard of Oz prequel from Sam Raimi and it looks pretty glorious. There's a great cast with James Franco as the magician that travels to Oz before Dorothy and encounters the amazing world and Raimi's imagination looks...

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Twins sequel, Triplets, gets twin writers

Despite all my hopes and the hopes of sane people everywhere it seems that the idea of a Twins sequel is going ahead and it is indeed going to be called Triplets with Eddie Murphy joining as the third brother. It's unbelievable to imagine it really will happen, especially when...

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The Host trailer arrives online

I've just watched the trailer for The Host and I have to say I've seen what I expected to see. The writer of Twilight wrote The Host, Stephenie Meyer, and so you'll expect the themes to be similar, judging from the trailer they are very similar and while the science...

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November 12, 2012

Star Wars: Episode VII gains writer

There's not much messing around on the new Star Wars film now that Disney has the franchise and the company behind it in their fold, but then it isn't actually true because it seems that work has been going on behind the scenes for some time. We heard that George...

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Warm Bodies trailer offers something new for zombies

Seriously, could you have imagined that there could be something new to come in a film, television show, book, anything zombie related really, after all pretty much everything has been covered already. Well not really, not now once you've seen the trailer for Warm Bodies. I was surprised at the...

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Empires of the Deep trailer shows epic Chinese film, perhaps

Now I've heard something about Empires of the Deep already, a project that seems to have gone rather awry and the stories behind the production are rather surprising, offering the idea of a project fallen apart at the seams and destined for cult status for being so disastrous. Well that's...

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Hitchcock new trailer gives more story

There's a new trailer online for Hitchcock, the film about the making of Psycho and the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his production partner and wife Alma Reville during the surprisingly difficult time to get the film made. The great thing about this is not just that we get the...

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Looper

Film Four Stars
If you've seen Brick (Filmstalker review) then you'll be like me, excited to see Rian Johnson's latest film Looper and I'm told that if you've seen The Brothers Bloom you won't be swayed away from the idea. Johnson has proven that he can deliver strong stories that are also visually...

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November 10, 2012

World War Z full trailer confirms teaser suspicions

There was still hope after the teaser trailer for World War Z suggested that this was going to be a complete out action film rather than the documentary interview style of the novel, perhaps it was just trying to sell the action side to those that weren't fans of the...

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Closed: Win Cosmopolis on DVD, Robert Pattinson for free!

Fancy owning the David Cronenberg directed film Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, Kevin Durand, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Mathieu Amalric and Jay Baruchel? Well you can with Filmstalker because I'm giving away free Cosmopolis DVD's, no catch and no hidden marketing. It's a big film for Pattinson moving away...

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Les Misérables International trailer sings its own praises

Les Misérables the big screen epic version is getting closer and there's a new international trailer to keep interest going for the film. Actually the trailer does more than just keep the interest going, it builds it fantastically well. There's quite an epic feel to the film but it keeps...

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November 8, 2012

The Last Stand new trailer shows he's back

A new trailer filled with new one liners, more characters, more story and more action has arrived for Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the action film leading role in The Last Stand, the film directed by Jee-Woon Kim, written by Andrew Knauer, and co-starring Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare, Harry Dean Stanton,...

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Sunshine on Leith, the Proclaimers musical, to be filmed

The Proclaimers seemed an unlikely group to follow the Abba model with a musical based on their songs but it happened and Sunshine on Leith took to the stage to surprising success. Now the man who wrote the stage musical, Stephen Greenhorn, has adapted it for a screenplay and a...

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Amped follows Robopocalypse to film

After reading Robocalypse which I turned to knowing that it was set to be made into a film, I decided to read more of Daniel H. Wilson and turned to his novel Amped. I really enjoyed it and wanted to read more about the ideas and the characters and when...

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A Dark Truth trailer shows strong cast

While the trailer for A Dark Truth or simply The Truth, does show a great cast it is getting a release on iTunes before a release in American cinemas and nowhere else so it might suggest that it's not up to scratch for a full cinematic release. Mind you, while...

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Maniac red band trailer is really gory, but does it make it good?

I wasn't that excited about seeing a remake of a classic slasher film, all I thought we would get would be a modern day teen based horror film with no real horror as it meets that all important pre-teen cinematic audience group. However it surprised me when Elijah Wood was...

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Lincoln trailer shows more story

I don't tend to keep writing about every trailer iteration that appears online for films because they don't tend to offer us anything new, but sometimes there are some films that do and each new trailer gives us something more about the film than the last, and I don't just...

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World War Z teaser reveals more zombie action

Everyone who has read World War Z (Amazon.co.uk) by Max Brooks has been looking forward to the film version especially when we heard that J. Michael Straczynski was adapting the novel for the screen and the talk was that they were adapting it as per the book, that is not...

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November 5, 2012

Formula 1 documentary to mark sport's US return

A new documentary about Formula 1 is getting a special showing to mark the return to the U.S. of the sport. On November 15th, just before the weekend of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, a special screening will show the film titled simply, 1. It tells the...

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Castle Wolfenstein Returns again?

I've read a few reports today about the Castle Wolfenstein film that immediately go to the old "videogame adaptations are rubbish" conveniently forgetting Lara Croft, Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Hitman (Filmstalker review). Oh you may not have liked the films but they were way more successful and gained a...

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Point Blank (À bout portant) gets double remake

The French thriller Point Blank (À bout portant) (Filmstalker Review) is getting a Hollywood remake, not surprising really considering that Hollywood has a record of remaking strong European thrillers but what's interesting is that it fits the mould of Anything for Her (Pour Elle) which was a really good thriller...

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New West of Memphis trailer

I must admit that I'd almost forgotten about West of Memphis as I first saw a trailer for the film back in January, finally it's getting an American release on Christmas day, unfortunately though nowhere else, as yet. To start the run towards that there's a new trailer for the...

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Soderbergh's Side Effects trailer

Steven Soderbergh's next film is Side Effects and is a psychological thriller starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum, a good cast with a fantastic director and to add to that the writer is Scott Z. Burns - Pu-239, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant! and Contagion. So...

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New G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer

You have to wonder how some films get made. The fact that G.I. Joe was made as big as it was and that it managed to make so much money, although it may not have even broken even, is a surprise in itself but the fact that there's a sequel...

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November 1, 2012

Craig denies two part Bond

Daniel Craig has come out and denied that there will be a two part Bond film to follow Skyfall despite the recent story that John Logan pitched his idea of a two part sequel to the production team and that they appear to have said yes. Of course no one...

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New JFK film to tell the truth

There's another John F. Kennedy film on the way and is aiming to be released on the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. The film is going to be looking at many, if not all of the conspiracy theories behind his assassination and blows them out of the water. Well, it...

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Singer directing X-Men: Days of Future Past

Latest news is that Bryan Singer is indeed going to be directing X-Men: Days of Future Past, a rumour that we thought was coming our way just a few days ago when Matthew Vaughn moved to produce after helping to deliver the script. It's interesting that Vaughn has done this...

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Lucas revealed new trilogy before Disney buy out

We heard the big news of the Lucasfilm sale and of Disney's plans to deliver a new Star Wars film in a few years and perhaps another few films after that, and for Disney to bleed the franchise until it's releasing films direct to DVD and Blu-ray never to be...

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