One for "Killshot," which features an oddly hairdoed Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (!) as professional killers menacing Diane Lane and Thomas Jane (the film is based on an Elmore Leonard novel), here.
Via Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter, Doug Block‘s acclaimed autobiographical documentary "51 Birch Street" will be released by 2929 Entertainment’s Truly Indie, and will open in New York on October 18th.
Via the Guardian, Peter Jackson is going to produce a remake of 1954 British war film "The Dambusters," with Jackson colleague Christian Rivers set to direct. We’d get all offended on behalf of the original film, but we haven’t seen it.
Via Coming Soon, Susan Sarandon and Chris Evans are in talks to join the cast of "Battle in Seattle," a film about the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle that has Charlize Theron already confirmed to star. It’s to be directed by her boyfriend, actor Stuart Townsend, who has apparently tired of competing for sinister prettyboy roles with fellow countrymen Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cillian Murphy and decided to make his debut behind the camera.
Via Moviehole, Paul Fischer interviews Zach Braff and learns that we will have to wait another year for his next "Garden State"-ization of a European film: "The next thing I will do will be completely different, ‘Open Hearts,’ which is a Danish movie that I adapted. It’s a really dark drama about a car accident and the way the accident affects all the people involved in it. I was going to do it this summer, but since I couldn’t get my top people I’m waiting until next summer."
Via the AP, "Chinese director Lou Ye has been banned from making movies in his home country for five years because his film was screened at Cannes in May without government approval, state media said." The film in question is "Summer Palace," which Lou could not get approved by state censors in time for its festival premiere. Lou was banned from making films in China for two years in 2000 after he shot "Suzhou River" with official permission. "Summer Palace" hasn’t been approved for release in China; it will play at Toronto but currently has no US distributor.
And via Maria Aspan at the New York Times, Edward Zwick‘s upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle "The Blood Diamond" is already being countermarketed against by the diamond industry. The World Diamond Council has set up diamondfacts.org to assure everyone that these days the diamond trade fuels health care and educational improvements, and hardly ever pays for the waging of bloody civil wars anymore.
+ Trailer: Fur (Moviefone)
+ Trailer: Killshot (iKlipz)
+ Teaser trailer: Pan’s Labyrinth (CHUD)
+ "Birch Street" finally on the movie map (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Peter Jackson lines up Dambusters remake (Guardian)
+ Sarandon & Evans Joining Battle in Seattle (ComingSoon.net)
+ Interview : Zach Braff (Moviehole)
+ China imposes 5-year ban on director (AP)
+ The Good Side of Diamonds, Before a Movie Shows the Bad (NY Times)