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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Review By:Sandwichjohn

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Review By: Sandwichjohn
The Lightning Thief is loosely based on the book of the same title. It is the first book of the series by Rick Riordan. If this film does well, which it looks like it will, then we can expect more of the series to appear in the theaters. The film is directed by Chris Columbus who also directed the first two Harry Potter films. This has led to many comparisons by critics to the Harry Potter films with Harry Potter coming out on top. I did not draw these same comparisons. While both movies deal with magic and magical creatures, they are based on two entirely different magic worlds.

Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is a pretty normal kid with academic issues until he is attacked by a Fury disguised as a substitute teacher while on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is saved by one of his teachers, Mr. Brunner (Pierce Brosnan), and his best friend, Grover (Brandon T. Jackson). He soon discover…

Ca$h The Film Demand It In Your City

Ca$h The Film Demand It In Your City

This is on my list of upcoming films to watch this year. I love independent films, they are more about story then Ca$h. Get it.

We as filmgoers need to support independent films like this one. It is an outlet for film makers and stars to tell a story that Hollywood might be scared to tell.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth(soon to play Thor) and Sean Bean(Boromir in The Lord of the Rings and National Treasure). And the film is directed by Stephen Milburn(South Central) Anderson, one of the great directors.

I am really hoping that this film gets the wide release that it deserves, but you never know with these smaller films. That is why Eventful is running this awesome contest to get a Free screening in your town and for you to pocket $2,500 in cold hard Ca$h. Click HERE to enter.

And be sure to stop by The official Ca$h Facebook page and become a fan and let them know SandwichJohnFilms sent you.

More news about the film to come later this week.

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Amazing Kick-Ass Red-Band Trailer #2

Amazing Kick-Ass Red-Band Trailer #2

If you haven't heard or know anything about this film, then u must have fallen off the planet.

I know I don't mind a new trailer to the upcoming film Kick-Ass. This trailer is even better then the first one they have put out.



Official Plot Synopsis: The film tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

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Scream 4 Wes Craven On Board & To Begin Filming in May

Scream 4 Wes Craven On Board & To Begin Filming in May

I am a huge fan of the Scream franchise, when they came out they were a fresh of breath air to horror films and with news that Scream 4 will begin shooting in May is only good news.

Craven recently finished “My Soul to Take,” which is scheduled for release sometime this year. And in May, he starts on “Scream 4.”

Wes craven talked to the LA Times about film making recently:

My goal is to die in my 90s on the set, say, ‘That’s a wrap,’ after the last shot, fall over dead and have the grips go out and raise a beer to me.

This means that Wes in on board for the next film, which can only make it a good thing. And it looks like the original cast of Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette are on board and so is original Scream trilogy writer Kevin Williamson.

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Flash Gordon Film Update By Director Breck Eisner

Flash Gordon Film Update By Director Breck Eisner

This is great news to hear about the upcoming Flash Gordon movie. I have been a life long Flash Gordon fan since the first time I saw it on Beta in the early 80's, and as you can tell by the picture with Flash himself Sam Jones, this was a huge day in my life and about 60lbs heavier.

He promises it will be in 3-D.

"It's a movie that is in no way a remake or a re-imagining or a reboot of the '80s version or the serial version," "No Queen [music]. It is not camp in any way. I actually enjoyed the campy 80's film.

We're going back to the original Alex Raymond [comic strip] scripts and imagining if he were living today, what would those strips be like?"

Eisner is moving forward on his new movie version of the classic sci-fi story. "Flash Gordon is a movie I've been pursuing for years, and I finally was able to orchestrate it going to Sony from Hearst,"

Eisner added: "We hired writers a y…

Owen Wilson Finds Some Wood

Owen Wilson Finds Some Wood

Owen Wilson is attached to star in the new Woody Allen movie that will shoot this summer.

As with all the writer-director’s film work, Allen is keeping the untitled feature’s story line and characters hush-hush, and it’s not clear how big Wilson’s role is. In November, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France’s first lady, mentioned that Allen had seduced her into taking a role in the film, though the writer-director’s camp would not confirm.

The UTA-repped Wilson most recently voiced a supporting role in Wes Anderson’s animated “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The actor has also voiced the title role in the Fox comedy “Marmaduke,” which hits theaters in June.

Beyond that, Wilson will appear in December release: “Meet the Fockers” sequel coming from Universal.

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James Cameron Gives Advice For Spider-Man Reboot

James Cameron Gives Advice For Spider-Man Reboot

Director James Cameron, who raised 3-D filmmaking to new heights with Avatar, is downplaying reports that he is consulting with director Marc Webb about a rebooted Spider-Man movie.

Though Cameron's Avatar producing partner Jon Landau told MTV that the duo met with Webb, Cameron now tells MTV, "I never talked with them directly"

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Cameron added that he's happy to speak with Webb, who will be shooting the new Spidey movie in 3-D, but added, "It's not like I want to tell them how to do it. ... It's more like, just don't make the same dumbass mistakes that we made for 10 years."

As for what Cameron would like to see in a new, rebooted Spider-Man? (Remember that Cameron himself once wanted to adapt Spidey to the movies.) "I'd like to seem him reinvented in the same way that Batman got reinvented. ... That's very successful," he said.


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Christoph Waltz Playing A Circus Freak

Christoph Waltz Playing A Circus Freak

Hollywood is always looking for great villains. Now I’m told that Christoph Waltz, a frontrunner in the Best Supporting Actor race for his portrayal of the charmingly sadistic Col Hans Landa, will make a deal to star with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in "Water for Elephants,"the Richard LaGravanese-scripted adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel for Fox 2000. Francis Lawrence is directing. The role at first appeared to belong to Sean Penn who's been on a self-imposed big screen sabbatical, but the deal went south. Instead, Waltz will play the heavy in the Depression Era romantic triangle involving a veterinary medicine student (Pattinson) who joins a 2nd-rate travelling circus and falls for the star performer (Witherspoon). Waltz will play her husband, a dangerous paranoid schizophrenic animal trainer who is as mean to his wife as he is to the circus creatures.

Waltz was a journeyman German TV actor when Quentin Tarantino cast h…

“Tower Heist" Lands Ben Stiller And Noah Baumbach

“Tower Heist" Lands Ben Stiller And Noah Baumbach

“Tower Heist,” Brett Ratner’s next film, is going full speed ahead at Universal. I’m told that Noah Baumbach has just been signed to polish up the screenplay originally written by Ted Griffin.

Back then it was envisioned as a black “Ocean’s Eleven,” with Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock being talked about as the leads. (Indeed, Griffin wrote “Oceans.”)

But time does a funny thing to movie projects. “Tower Heist” now looks like it will star Ben Stiller overseeing a cast of guys that could be all colors — maybe even blue, considering recent events in film land.

The story has also changed somewhat, from being a pure heist movie to the story of a bunch of blue collar guys on a mercy mission. It turns out the main tenant of this Trump Tower-like building has bilked the employees’ pension fund in a huge Ponzi scheme. More details I don’t want to give away, but word is that Ratner, of course, would probably like James Caan to play that character.…

Kurt Cobain Coming Back To Life On The Big Screen

Kurt Cobain Coming Back To Life On The Big Screen

Seattle grunge music has left the scene, at least as far as I am concerned and now we get news that Oren Moverman wants to make a film about the life of Kurt Cobain and it will be on it's way into a theater near you soon.

They better get a move on before Courtney Love version is released, who has already optioned the film rights to the Cross book. Everything comes in pairs.

Oren Moverman (“Messenger”) is moving forward with movie, Moverman is in negotiations to rework the screenplay for Universal’s untitled Kurt Cobain project and direct it as well. Screenwriter David Benioff (“Brothers”) first took on the project in Fall 2007 for Working Title and Reveille.

Material on the life, music and 1994 suicide of the Nirvana singer-songwriter will come at least partially from Charles R. Cross’ 2001 biography, “Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain.” Universal originally purchased the life rights of both Cobain and his widow.

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Frank Miller's "Ronin" Graphic Novel Heats Up

Frank Miller's "Ronin" Graphic Novel Heats Up

First thing that came to your mind was the film that started Robert De Niro with the same title. But you are way off board on this one. No sequel here.

Sylvian White the man who is behind the upcoming film "Losers" gives us some insight to the adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel Ronin to be produced by Warner Bros. and the producers behind 300. "Ronin" was Miller's earliest work published by DC Comics in 1983, and follows a reincarnated Ronin (a.k.a. a samurai without a master) through a futuristic dystopian New York City that is suffering, unnervingly, from an unspecified catastrophic economic collapse. The Ronin’s quest is to destroy the demon who imprisoned his soul for about 800 years.

ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype spoke with White,

"Yeah absolutely," he responded. "That's something I had to let go of for a period of time while I was directing 'The Losers' but I&…

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Might Be Teaming Back Up In The Near Future?

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Might Be Teaming Back Up In The Near Future?

How do you like them apples? Looks like the two Boston kids might be teaming back up.

The actors, longtime friends who won the original screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, are negotiating to close a first-look producing deal at WB. Details are yet unknown on the new company's name or the length of the agreement, but the pact is likely to close within days.

While Affleck has lately focused more on his writing-directing career, Damon has balanced a consistently successful profile in front of the camera in movies such as the "Bourne" series with more fringe fare such as "Gerry," "The Brothers Grimm" and "Che: Part Two." As producers, the two actors shepherded the "Project Greenlight" films, while Damon has been an executive producer on the documentaries "Running the Sahara" and "The People Speak."

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International Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

International Trailer For Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

This trailer is different from the teaser trailer that came out a few ago. It focus more on the return of Gekko and the introduction of Jake (Shia Labeouf)



Director Oliver Stone has often reflected upon the nation's past in such films as Platoon,Born on the Fourth of July,JFK and Nixon. But, unlike history, he doesn't like to repeat himself. Until now, that is, when Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the sequel to his 1987 descent into the dirty business of corporate raiding, opens this spring.

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American Pie 4 In The Works

American Pie 4 In The Works. Do You Really Care?

Are you ready for another American Pie movie to hit a theater near you?

Universal think it might be time to bring back Jim, Stifler and the rest of the "American Pie" cast.

America was a huge hit when it first came out The original "American Pie" was released in 1999 and became a cultural and commercial phenomenon, grossing more than $200 million worldwide and spawning a booming market for R-rated summer comedies. "American Pie 2" and "American Wedding" followed at two-year intervals.

Then they continued the tradition with straight to DVD movies, With a host of direct-to-DVD titles then followed "Wedding" under the banner of "American Pie Presents," including "Band Camp," "The Naked Mile," "Beta House" and, this past December, "The Book of Love." Which I have never watched.

The guys behind "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" Scree…

Michael Jordan Wants A Piece Of The Charlotte Bobcats

Michael Jordan Wants A Piece Of The Charlotte Bobcats

Jordan soon could have a much different role: team owner.

Charlotte coach Larry Brown said Monday night that Jordan has told him he’s doing all he can to buy majority control of the Bobcats from owner Bob Johnson.

“He said he’s doing his best to put himself in a position to get the team,” Brown said after practice. “He wants it badly.”

Johnson is eager to sell the unprofitable club, and NBA commissioner David Stern said Saturday he expects a deal to be completed within two months.

Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and the first black majority owner of a major professional sports team.

Jordan, currently a part owner with the final say on basketball decisions, would have to put an ownership group together and agree with Johnson on a price. Jordan declined comment Monday through a team spokesman.

“I didn’t talk to him about the particulars,” Brown said of his conversation with Jordan last week. “He just told me don’t bel…

Little Fockers First Images Of The Film

Little Fockers First Images Of The Film

After marrying Pam, the daughter of a retired CIA agent, Gaylord "Greg" Focker now has five-year old twins. The film will revolve around the couple trying to cope with raising their children

The third film is being directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie and About a Boy)


In addition to Streisand, De Niro, Stiller, and Polo, Little Fockers stars Jessica Alba, Laura Dern,Harvey Keitel and Raven-Symoné.

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Don't Mess With George Lucas, Reshoots Of "Red Tails"

Don't Mess With George Lucas, Reshoots Of "Red Tails"

This film is a passion for George Lucas and with him not being happy with how the direction that film was going, looks like Mr. Lucas is stepping down from his producer chair and directing the re-shoots himself. You mess with the Bull you get the Horns.

The guys over at firstshowing have found out that Lucas was very displeased with TV director Anthony Hemingway's work, and is taking it upon himself to direct some massive reshoots. With these re-shoots come some hefty re-writes which I'm told completely change the main characters and their storylines.

Red Tails, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II,

Principal photography wrapped in November last year with Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston starring in a fictional story of the historic and heroic exploits of America's first all black aerial combat unit in WWII. Whil…

"Zombieland" Writers Talking G.I. Joe Sequel. Get Ready For Some New Faces

"Zombieland" Writers Talking G.I. Joe Sequel. Get Ready For Some New Faces

I was always a fan of G.I.Joe's as a kid and was super excited when they announced they were going to be making a film,“The Rise of Cobra." But wow was that movie bad. I would have walked out the film if I hadn't paid money for the film. Best part of the film was Ray Park (Snake Eyes) action scenes.

I am hoping for a better film with the sequel and the only reason behind my joy is that we got Super talented guys penning the film.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick the guys behind "Zomibeland"

They assured us that their “G.I. Joe” sequel will be something closer to the roots of the toyline.

So much so, that Reese has already made his own G.I. Joe film… well, kinda. “My very first movie was a ‘G.I. Joe’ movie; I used the little ‘G.I. Joe’ action figures [as my actors],” he said, laughing. “I was like 9; the sad thing was that I figured I could do stop-motion with a video camera - and we kno…

True Blood Season 3 On It's Way Recap Time

True Blood Season 3 On It's Way Recap Time

The new season of True Blood is only a few months away and so get ready for a quick recap of season two and hold on tight for the new season.

How far off will the third season be from Book Three 'Club Dead' by Charlaine Harris? Will Michael Papajohn be getting a beefier role? And how will newcomer Dawn Olivieri (Heroes) affect the cast?

The third season of HBO’s True Blood airs in June 2010 and as always, HBO is keeping details tightly under wraps. The frenzy of True Blood mania however is as crazy as ever and fans and websites galore are offering personal thoughts and insider tips. Are they fact, fiction or just plain old wishful thinking? While only HBO truly knows what will come to pass, perhaps some scenarios are more likely than others.

True Blood Season Two Brief Conclusion

The conclusion of season two saw Maryann Forrester (Michelle Forbes), defeated by shape shifter Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), who turned into a bull and tore o…

Doug Liman To Roll Into "Attica" Film

Doug Liman To Roll Into "Attica" Film
Sounds like a werid combination to have Doug Liam and Geoffery Fletcher ( Percious ) screenwriter to be teaming up together.

They are moving forward with a film about the 1971 Attica prison riot, which is being independently financed.
Liman, is best known for directing the films "Swingers" and "Jumper" and he recently finished a Sean Penn thriller called "Fair Game" that will likely be at Cannes, makes a move in a gritty direction with the real-life story of hot-button guards and prisoners.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Going To "The Fields"

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Going To "The Fields"
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") will star alongside Sam Worthington in murder mystery "The Fields," with Michael Mann producing along with Michael Jaffe.
Morgan will star as a detective transplanted from New York, while the "Avatar" thesp will portray a local investigator probing a series of unsolved murders in industrial wastelands surrounding Gulf Coast refineries, where as many as 70 bodies have turned up over the past two decades. Together they wage a war against the unknown assailants.

"The Fields" -- which was originally called "Texas Killing Fields" -- will be directed by Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann, in a co-production between Bill Block's QED Intl. and Mann's Forward Pass shingle.

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Paul Feig Gets Some Apatow Power

Paul Feig Gets Some Apatow Power
"Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig is reteaming with Judd Apatow, who executive produced and was a writer and director on that series.

Feig will direct Universal's untitled wedding-themed comedy starring Kristen Wiig, who with Annie Mumolo wrote the screenplay about two women battling to plan their friend's wedding party.

Apatow will produce, through his Apatow Prods. banner, with Barry Mendel. Wiig and Mumolo will co-produce, with Feig serving as exec producer.

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Valentine’s Day Movie Review By:Windy

Valentine’s Day Movie Review
By:Windy

Make sure you stop by and let Windy know that she is doing a great service to all of us film lovers with her reviews.

“Valentine’s Day”, directed by Gary Marshall and starring…well…everyone, is a Robert Altman-like film in that it focuses on several different developing stories that are all somehow intertwined. However, the film is light-hearted and not meant to be taken as seriously as an Altman film.

Initial reviews of “Valentine’s Day” have not been positive. I, therefore, went into the film with low expectations. To my surprise, the film was entertaining.

Julia Fitzpatrick and Dr. Harrison Copeland, played by Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey, have “cutesy” on-screen chemistry. They are believable as a just-in-love goofy-acting couple. They might just be the best matched couple in the movie.

Jamie Foxx provides the regular comic relief in the film, with barely a single serious moment in his scenes. He perfectly plays the role of the scoop-se…

James Cameron Talks To Marc Webb About Upcoming Spider-Man Film

James Cameron Talks To Marc Webb About Upcoming Spider-Man Film

Following the smash success of “Avatar,” James Cameron is Hollywood’s new guru of greatness. It’s no surprise, then, that filmmakers looking to master the complexities of 3-D, science-fiction and state-of-the-art special effects are seeking him out for guidance as if he were a bearded man sitting atop a mountain.

Now, in a new development that should thrill fans of our friendly neighborhood webslinger, MTV News has learned the name of the latest filmmaker to meet with Cameron: "Spider-Man" director Marc Webb.

“Last [week] we met the director of [the next ‘Spider-Man’ film],” Cameron’s producing partner Jon Landau revealed to us when he stopped by the MTV studio, explaining that the “Avatar” filmmaker and Spider-Man’s new gatekeeper compared notes Wednesday evening. “[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3-D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible.”

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Al Pacino Slides Into "Son Of No One"

Al Pacino Slides Into "Son Of No One"

Al Pacino is slipping into the shoes vacated by Robert De Niro in "Son of No One," the police thriller starring Channing Tatum being directed by Dito Montiel.

Hannibal Pictures is pacting with Nu Image/Millenium Films to co-produce and co-distribute the movie, which begins shooting in New York on March 22.

The script, written by Montiel, centers on a young cop (Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family.

Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes are in various stages of dealmaking to join the cast.

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New Defendor Trailer Looks Bad Ass

New Defendor Trailer Looks Bad Ass

Defendor is an upcoming Canadian comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Stebbings, and starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings and Sandra Oh. The story tells of a regular man who adopts the persona of a superhero named Defendor on a quest to find his arch enemy. Defendor, Stebbings' feature film debut, was written in 2005 and filmed in January 2009 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, and is slated for release in 2010.







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Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein" Coming To Life

Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein" Coming To Life
Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick are developing a 21st century Frankenstein, acquiring feature rights to Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein" through their 1019 Entertainment banner.
Project places the doctor -- a socially prominent and successful businessman -- and his super-human original creation Deucalion in modern-day New Orleans. Winter and Botwick are aiming to launch a franchise. "These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come," the duo said.

The story centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of "engineered" humans.

Three titles in Koontz's series have been published, with the fourth scheduled for release in June.

"Frankenstein" will be produced by Winter and Botwick along with 1019 Entertainment exec Whitney Thomas.

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Dracula Film Has Found It's Screenwriter

Dracula Film"Vlad" Has Found It's Screenwriter
As we reported back in December that Actor Charlie Hunnam Wrote a script titled "Vlad" which would be produced by Summit, here is some more news to come out about the film. And some help it will be getting.

Scott Kosar has been brought on to work on the screenplay for Summit Entertainment's "Vlad."
Actor Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") wrote the original script, which takes an action-oriented look at Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, as a young prince. Music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler recently came aboard to direct the project and will shepherd Kosar's work on the screenplay.

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through their Plan B shingle. Summit president of production Erik Feig and vp production Meredith Milton are overseeing the project. Jeremy Kleiner is shepherding for Plan B.

Kosar is well-drenched in macabre storytelling. He wrote the script for the 2003 &qu…

Young Conan Cast For Upcoming Film

Young Conan Cast For Upcoming Film
The young man from G.I.Joe who played young snakes eyes in the flashback scenes in the film.

It will be 12 year old Leo Howard.

This is a pretty good part for the young man and will definitely boost his career

Jason Momoaplays the adult Conan the rest of the film.

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De Niro And Scorsese Teaming Up Again

De Niro And Scorsese Teaming Up Again

The 67-year-old movie maker was at the Berlin film festival for the premiere Saturday of his latest picture "Shutter Island," his fourth collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio.

"Bob De Niro (and I) are talking about something that has to do with that world," Scorsese told reporters after a press screening of Shutter Island, where the audience reaction was decidedly muted.

"There's no doubt about that. We're working on something like that, but it's from the vantage point of older men looking back, none of this running around stuff."

Rumors that Scorsese may be reviving one of film's most successful collaborations have been rife for years, as fans look back with nostalgia to classics such as "Raging Bull," "Taxi Driver" and "Cape Fear."

The Hollywood heavyweights last worked together on "Casino" in 1995.

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