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Liam Neeson Done With Superhero Films

Liam Neeson will never star in another superhero film.The 67-year-old actor previously appeared in 'Batman Begins' as villain Ra's al Ghul - a role he reprised in a cameo capacity in 'The Dark Knight Rises'...

Liam Neeson To Star In Memory

Liam Neeson is to star in 'Memory', a new thriller directed by Martin Campbell.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Taken' star will play expert assassin Alex Lewis who, when he refuses to complete a job...

James Bond In Concert Coming To London

'Casino Royale' is to be screened with a live symphony orchestra at a 'Bond in Concert' event at London's Royal Albert Hall.The movie was the 21st film in the 007 franchise and was the first...

Isabella Rossellini Joins Across The River And Into The Trees

Isabella Rossellini has joined the cast of 'Across the River and Into the Trees'.The 64-year-old actress has signed up to the film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name, to be directed...

Pierce Brosnan Joins Goldeneye Director To Adapt Ernest Hemingway Novel

The former James Bond actor is set to take on the lead role with Campbell at the helm for the project, which tells the story of an American soldier serving in Italy after...

Microsoft To Produce Tv Shows For Xbox

Microsoft is stepping up its competition with Netflix and Amazon to create original online entertainment principally aimed at users of its Xbox game console. The London Financial Times reported today (Thursday) that Microsoft has agreed...

Casino Royale Director To Helm Blake's 7 Remake

Casino Royale filmmaker Martin Campbell is set to direct a reboot of cult British sci-fi Tv show Blake's 7.The hit Bbc series, about a band of renegades fighting criminals in the future, originally ran in...

Daniel Craig's Layer Cake Role Won Over Bond Director

Actor Daniel Craig's turn in Layer Cake convinced director Martin Campbell to vote for him to play James Bond in Casino Royale over rival Henry Cavill.The stars made it to the final two to take...

To Dive Or Not To Dive? For Cameron, It's Both

On the same day that it was announced that James Cameron would be replaced by Martin Campbell as director of The Dive , reports emerged that Cameron was himself poised to embark on a dive...

Green Lantern To Take $60m Despite Critical Mauling

Green Lantern, the new big-budget superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, looks set to shine at the box-office this weekend despite taking a critical mauling following its preview shows. Green Lantern is scheduled to take between...

Campbell Not A Fan Of Forster's 'Messy' Quantum Of Solace

Former Bond moviemaker Martin Campbell has branded the last 007 adventure, Quantum Of Solace, a "lousy mess".The director relaunched the Bond franchise with Daniel Craig as the superspy in Casino Royale - but was left...

Campbell Slams Bond Bosses

Filmmaker Martin Campbell has criticised bosses of the Bond franchise by blasting Quantum Of Solace as "lousy".Campbell directed Pierce Brosnan's debut outing as the suave superspy in 1995's GoldenEye before returning to helm Daniel Craig's...

Green Lantern Director Opposes 3d Release

Green Lantern director Martin Campbell opposed releasing the blockbuster in 3D as he is convinced the effect ruined Clash Of The Titans.The DC Comics adaption, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, is set to...

Ryan Reynolds Only Man For Green Lantern Role

Ryan Reynolds was the only person Martin Campbell wanted to play the lead role in 'Green Lantern.'The director knew he wanted to work with the Canadian actor straight away because he is "physically terrific" and...

Ryan Reynolds Needed Green Lantern Breaks

Ryan Reynolds needed regular breaks while filming 'Green Lantern'.The Hollywood hunk frequently needed to take time out to rest whilst on set filming the action project, because he felt nauseous from hitting his head so...

Ryan Reynolds In Green Lantern Promo Shots

Ryan Reynolds - The 34-year-old actor Ryan Reynolds features as superhero 'The Green Lantern' in a series of new promos shots released today, reports Los Angeles Times. Reynolds stars as the eponymous crime fighter in...

Ryan Reynolds 'Green Lantern' Pics Hit The Web

New pictures showing Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern have hit the internet.The new CGI-enhanced images show the 34-year-old star in action dressed as the superhero.After some trepidation from hard-core fans about how the costumes...

Ryan Reynolds 'Beaten Up' On Green Lantern Set

Ryan Reynolds was "beaten up" by 'Green Lantern' director Martin Campbell. The 34-year-old actor - who plays Hal Jordan, a man who is bestowed superpowers by an intergalactic order known as the Green Lantern Corps...

Green Lantern Movie Official Trailer Hits The Web

The official trailer for the upcoming superhero movie 'Green Lantern', starring RYAN REYNOLDS has official been released, sparking a flurry of online activity with fans anxious to see what the latest DC Comics adaptation has...

Ryan Reynolds' Lantern Suit Issues

Ryan Reynolds' suit in 'Green Lantern' is "the most aggravating" he has worked with.The 33-year-old actor - who plays the titular superhero in the movie - confesses he had difficulty working with the motion-capture costume...

Blake Lively: 'Green Lantern Is Unique'

Blake Lively thinks the setting for 'Green Lantern' is "unique". The 'Gossip Girl' star - who plays fighter pilot Carol Ferris in the comic book-adaptation - believes the moving of the story between Earth and...

Campbell Defends Gibson

Director MARTIN CAMPBELL has come to the defence of beleaguered actor MEL GIBSON insisting his former colleague is a "terrific guy".The Braveheart star has been at the centre of a media storm since his split...

De Niro Quits Campbell Project

ROBERT DE NIRO and former JAMES BOND director MARTIN CAMPBELL have fallen out over "creative differences". The actor has quit Campbell's Edge of Darkness, less than a month into shooting and just days after arriving...

Duris Rejected Bond Role

French actor ROMAIN DURIS turned down a dream role starring alongside DANIEL CRAIG in CASINO ROYALE - because filmmaker MARTIN CAMPBELL made him take numerous English tests. The 33-year-old auditioned for the part of the...

Tarantino's Bond Grudge

QUENTIN TARANTINO has attacked JAMES BOND movie bosses for stealing his idea to remake CASINO ROYALE, and not giving him the credit. The PULP FICTION director pitched the idea of making the movie with PIERCE...

Campbell's Pirate Disappointment

CASINO ROYALE director MARTIN CAMPBELL was left fuming after buying a pirate DVD of the movie in China and discovering his name missing from the credits. The New Zealand film maker was stunned to be...

Bond Director Considered Making M Gay

CASINO ROYALE director MARTIN CAMPBELL considered making DAME JUDI DENCH's spymaster M a lesbian in the new JAMES BOND movie. Campbell wanted to give Dench's character a raunchy side and also considered showing her in...

Branson Landed Bond Cameo For Donating Plane

SIR RICHARD BRANSON landed cameo roles for himself and his son in the new JAMES BOND movie after he helped to save movie dollars by providing a plane at the last minute. A lifelong Bond...

Craig Cast After Mcgregor Turned Down Bond

DANIEL CRAIG only won the coveted role of JAMES BOND after EWAN MCGREGOR turned it down, says the director of new 007 movie CASINO ROYALE. Film-maker MARTIN CAMPBELL claims Scottish MCGregor decided against playing the...

Bond Footage Screened In Amsterdam

Twenty minutes of footage from upcoming JAMES BOND movie CASINO ROYALE was screened at the Amsterdam Cinema Expo this week (ends02JUL06), leaving journalists impressed with DANIEL CRAIG's gritty portrayal of the superspy. The glossy edge...

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