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Microsoft To Produce Tv Shows For Xbox

15th August 2013

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...

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Casino Royale Director To Helm Blake's 7 Remake

9th April 2013

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...

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Daniel Craig's Layer Cake Role Won Over Bond Director

9th July 2012

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...

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

22nd March 2012

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...

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Green Lantern To Take $60m Despite Critical Mauling

17th June 2011

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...

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

14th June 2011

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...

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Campbell Slams Bond Bosses

27th May 2011

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...

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Green Lantern Director Opposes 3d Release

27th May 2011

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...

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Ryan Reynolds Only Man For Green Lantern Role

20th May 2011

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...

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Ryan Reynolds Needed Green Lantern Breaks

19th May 2011

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...

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Ryan Reynolds In Green Lantern Promo Shots

14th April 2011

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...

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Ryan Reynolds 'Green Lantern' Pics Hit The Web

14th April 2011

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...

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Ryan Reynolds 'Beaten Up' On Green Lantern Set

7th April 2011

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...

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Green Lantern Movie Official Trailer Hits The Web

22nd November 2010

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...

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Ryan Reynolds' Lantern Suit Issues

28th July 2010

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...

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Blake Lively: 'Green Lantern Is Unique'

27th July 2010

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...

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Campbell Defends Gibson

26th July 2010

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...

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The Things They Say 15162

26th January 2010

"Obviously, we discussed the controversies and then we dismissed it. We felt lucky to get him." Moviemaker MARTIN CAMPBELL on working with headline-grabbing MEL GIBSON on new movie EDGE OF DARKNESS.

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De Niro Quits Campbell Project

5th September 2008

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...

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The Things They Say 7665

19th March 2008

"I heard (ALFRED) HITCHCOCK would actually throw the birds at TIPPI HEDREN. I don't know if it's true but it sounds like something true; I bet you he was that kind of guy." NAOMI WATTS...

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The Things They Say 7635

17th March 2008

"I heard (ALFRED) HITCHCOCK would actually throw the birds at TIPPI HEDREN. I don't know if it's true but it sounds like something true; I bet you he was that kind of guy." NAOMI WATTS...

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Fascinating Fact 3876

5th September 2007

KATE WINSLET, DENZEL WASHINGTON and director MARTIN CAMPBELL will all be honoured at BAFTA/LA's 16th Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on 1 November (07)....

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Duris Rejected Bond Role

6th July 2007

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...

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Tarantino's Bond Grudge

23rd March 2007

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...

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Campbell's Pirate Disappointment

2nd February 2007

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...

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Bond Director Considered Making M Gay

15th November 2006

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...

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Branson Landed Bond Cameo For Donating Plane

8th November 2006

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...

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Craig Cast After Mcgregor Turned Down Bond

23rd October 2006

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...

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Bond Footage Screened In Amsterdam

30th June 2006

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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Tiger Woods' New Resort To Feature In Bond Film

10th June 2006

The Bahamas estate recently bought by golfers TIGER WOODS and ERNIE ELS is to play a leading role in the new JAMES BOND film, CASINO ROYALE. Secluded Albany House in New Providence, became one of...

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