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Das Boot Author Dies

LOTHAR-GUENTHER BUCHHEIM, the author of German war novel DAS BOOT died of heart failure on Thursday (22FEB07) at the age of 89. Buchheim's most famous work detailed the life on World War II Nazi submarine...

23rd February 2007

Kruger Fills Out For Mandela Movie

German beauty DIANE KRUGER is ditching her stunning looks for her new role as the ageing wife of NELSON MANDELA's racist prison guard. The actress, who shot to fame as HELEN OF TROY - reputedly...

21st June 2006

Petersen Slams Poseidon Original

POSEIDON director WOLFGANG PETERSEN has slammed the original THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE as "terribly over-acted". The German film-maker insists his latest blockbuster - starring KURT RUSSELL and RICHARD DREYFUSS - is not a remake of the...

31st May 2006

Rossum Faces Up To Water Fears For Poseidon

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA star EMMY ROSSUM had to face up to her biggest fear on the set of new disaster film POSEIDON - swimming underwater. The actress took on the role in the sinking...

9th May 2006

Lucas Injured On Poseidon Set

Movie star JOSH LUCAS hopes he never has to film another adventure movie like POSEIDON because the shoot left him injured and in immense pain. The SWEET HOME ALABAMA star felt sure the experience...

15th January 2006

Troy's A Hit For Marlins Pitcher

Movie maker WOLFGANG PETERSEN was so thrilled to hear that top baseball star DONTRELLE WILLIS prepares for games by watching scenes from TROY, he sent him his own signed copy of the DVD. FLORIDA...

23rd June 2005

Poseidon Remake To Be A Star-studded Spectacular

Director WOLFGANG PETERSEN is remaking classic 1972 movie THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE - and a bevy of stars are lined up to appear in the screen spectacular. The big-budget film will star movie legend KURT...

8th June 2005

Owen Thrilled At Wolfgang Offer

British actor CLIVE OWEN is celebrating after landing the lead role in WOLFGANG PETERSEN's eagerly awaited remake of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE. The CLOSER star will play the heroic priest Hollywood actor GENE HACKMAN portrayed...

28th February 2005

Wahlberg's Agonising Perfect Storm

MARK WAHLBERG was in agony for two weeks on the set of THE PERFECT STORM after an earplug was pushed underneath his eardrum during a high seas scene. The movie hunk had to have...

16th November 2004

Bullitt Back With A Bang

TROY director WOLFGANG PETERSEN is reviving STEVE McQUEEN's classic movie BULLITT, with a little help from the acting legend's son. The movie-maker plans to recreate McQueen's famous cop character FRANK BULLITT, who thrilled audiences...

15th June 2004

Pitt's Troy Dominates Box Office

BRAD PITT's ancient epic TROY is sat atop the American box office, after raking in $45.6 million (GBP25.3 million) during its opening weekend. Although Troy fell short of the $50 million (GBP27.7 million) benchmark...

17th May 2004

Petersen Asks Men To Bare All While Women Stay Clothed

Acclaimed filmmaker WOLFGANG PETERSEN has served up a treat to women in his new movie TROY - there are more naked shots of hunks like BRAD PITT and ORLANDO BLOOM than the movie's female stars....

10th May 2004

Pitt's Injury Wrecked Lighting Sequence On Troy

BRAD PITT's Achilles tendon tear could not have come at a worse time for his TROY director WOLFGANG PETERSEN, who is convinced eagle-eyed film fans will spot the epic's continuity problem. Petersen filmed Pitt's...

9th May 2004

Troy Was An Epic Struggle For Wolfgang

Movie maker WOLFGANG PETERSEN hopes people turn out in droves to see his summer blockbuster TROY - because the project was a massive undertaking that left him struggling with disasters. The director faced one...

5th May 2004

Skinny Orlando's Body Worries

British movie star ORLANDO BLOOM spent the first two weeks of shooting TROY working out like a madman after realising he's look like a skinny weakling next to co-stars BRAD PITT and ERIC BANA....

4th May 2004

Troy Director Unworried By Pitt Injury

TROY director WOLFGANG PETERSEN was unconcerned when BRAD PITT tore his Achilles' tendon whilst filming the lavish new epic - because he was so confident about the movie. Pitt was out of action for...

22nd April 2004

Burrows Praises Petersen

Movie actress SAFFRON BURROWS is confident forthcoming blockbuster TROY will wow audiences - because she believes veteran director WOLFGANG PETERSEN has crafted a masterpiece. The British beauty, who stars alongside BRAD PITT and ORLANDO...

10th February 2004

Troy Expectations Hanging On Pitt

Hollywood superstar BRAD PITT is so worried about the reaction to his upcoming epic TROY that he has appealed to the Greek gods for help. The FIGHT CLUB hunk is proud to be part...

11th January 2004

Pitt's Leg Replacement?

Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT has reportedly had shots of his legs replaced on new historical drama TROY - because they didn't have that "GLADIATOR look". According to London newspaper THE EVENING STANDARD, producers on...

14th July 2003

Brad Pitt.s Troy Beaten By Cable Tv Station

BRAD PITT and director WOLFGANG PETERSEN's big screen epic TROY has been beaten to the post - by a cable TV version of the mythological tale. America's USA NETWORK is set to premiere the...

17th April 2003

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