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31st October 2014

Portishead star Geoff Barrow has teamed up with composer Ben Salisbury to create the score for The Beach writer Alex Garland’s directorial debut, sci-fi thriller Ex MAChina.

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The Beach To Be Transformed For Tv

7th August 2012

Danny Boyle's hit 2000 movie The Beach is to be adapted into a TV series.The film, based on Alex Garland's bestselling novel, starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the tale of a group of tourists who set...

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Ewan Mcgregor Still Angry With Danny Boyle Over The Beach Snub

11th July 2011

Ewan Mcgregor refuses to end his decade-long feud with filmmaker Danny Boyle because he still feels sore about the way he was axed from The Beach in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio.The pair formed a close...

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Boyle Hopeful Of Mcgregor Reconciliation

3rd April 2007

Director DANNY BOYLE is still hopeful he can persuade EWAN MCGREGOR to star in an adaptation of IRVINE WELSH book PORNO, despite the actor not wanting to speak to him. MCGregor, who starred in Boyle's...

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Boyle Makes Better Films On Home Soil

16th March 2007

British director DANNY BOYLE hates working abroad - because he makes better movies filming in his homeland. The TRAINSPOTTING filmmaker, who moved back to England after working on THE BEACH in Thailand in 2000, is...

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Thai Officials Urge Rambo Not To Destroy The Environment

28th October 2006

Thai film officials have asked SYLVESTER STALLONE to reassure villagers and environmentalists that bombing scenes in his RAMBO comeback won't harm local nature sites. Stallone will shoot RAMBO IV: IN THE SERPENT'S EYE in the...

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Kruger Slams Split Reports

6th December 2005

German actress DIANE KRUGER has slammed reports she has split from French husband GUILLAUME CANET, insisting they prefer to live separately. TROY star Kruger, 29, and THE BEACH hunk, 32, were reported to have...

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Universal And Fox Win Halo Rights

25th August 2005

MICROSOFT CORPORATION has signed a two film deal with Hollywood studios Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox for rights to its hugely popular space-based videogame series HALO. The studios have both agreed to...

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Carlyle Wants Trainspotting Sequel

18th August 2005

ROBERT CARLYLE is desperate for EWAN McGREGOR and director DANNY BOYLE to settle their feud, because he would love to star in TRAINSPOTTING sequel PORNO. Anxious Trainspotting fans have been eagerly anticipating the...

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Mcgregor: 'Boyle Betrayed Me With The Beach'

5th July 2005

Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR refuses to forgive director DANNY BOYLE for casting LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in 2000 movie THE BEACH instead of him. McGregor garnered international acclaim by appearing in Boyle's films SHALLOW GRAVE, TRAINSPOTTING...

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Garland Combats Writer's Block With Cannabis

9th March 2005

THE BEACH author ALEX GARLAND overcomes writer's block by smoking cannabis to free his mind from the restraints of closed thinking. The 28 DAYS LATER screenwriter refuses to become frustrated with the affliction commonly...

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'Devastated' Dicaprio Donates To Tsunami Victims

6th January 2005

Hollywood heart-throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has made a donation to UNICEF after being "devastated" by the shocking 26 December (04) tsunami in Asia. DiCaprio has been watching the news in horror since the dramatic events,...

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Dicaprio And Beckham To Visit Tsunami Zone

4th January 2005

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and DAVID BECKHAM are to pay separate visits to the area left devastated by last month's (DEC04) Asian tsunami, in an effort to boost morale in the region. DiCaprio filmed his hit...

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New Musical About John Lennon

16th September 2004

A musical about the life of former BEATLE JOHN LENNON is set to open on New York's Broadway next summer (05), in time for the 25th anniversary of his murder. The show, titled LENNON...

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Garland's Film Fury

16th August 2004

British author ALEX GARLAND has disowned a new movie version of his novel THE TESSARACT after producers changed the film's location. Garland's book was set in the Philippine capital Manila - but the movie,...

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Dicaprio's Back On The Beach

20th July 2004

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to become a surfing professional after his production company, APPIAN WAY, bought the rights to the biography of American surf legend MICKEY DORA. Dora, who sparked Malibu, California's wave-riding sub-culture...

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Cooper's Riders Beats Bridget Jones As Top Read

27th June 2004

JILLY COOPER's RIDERS has been crowned British women's favourite holiday book, beating BRIDGET JONES' DIARY and HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE to the top spot. Women in the poll conducted by TESCO.COM chose...

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Swinton Responds To Tarantino's Brit Film Comments

13th May 2004

British actress TILDA SWINTON hit back at QUENTIN TARANTINO's comments about the UK film industry at the opening of the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL yesterday (12MAY04). The KILL BILL director upset many Brits when he...

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Ewan For Trainspotting 2?

21st August 2003

Superstar EWAN McGREGOR could be heading for the lead role in the follow-up to TRAINSPOTTING, according to his pal JONNY LEE MILLER. The STAR WARS hunk made his name with the original 1996 film,...

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Ewan's Trainspotting Dilemma

8th May 2003

EWAN McGREGOR is reluctant to appear in a sequel to TRAINSPOTTING - because he was less-than impressed with the follow-up novel. The Scottish actor shot onto the Hollywood A-list after starring in the groundbreaking...

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