Film News — Thursday, 28th April 2011

Nick Frost, Attack the Block

  • The Guardian has an exclusive new trailer for Attack the Block, opening in the UK 11th May, and someday here in the States (no official date announced yet).
  • Also from The Guardian, a trailer for Third Star, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, opening in UK theaters 20th May. Also from The Guardian.
  • Henson favorites Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal are set to premiere for the first time in HD on HDNet in the US on Memorial Day. The films will be airing for the first time on television in 10 years on the eve of celebrating their 25th and 30th anniversaries, respectively. From The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Scott Pilgrim and Inception both get nominations at the Hugo Awards. From SFX.
  • Steve Coogan has confirmed that work has finally begun on a script for the long awaited Alan Partridge film, and expects filming to happen “sometime next year.” From NME.
  • Antonio Banderas is a name familiar with American audiences, but his latest project The Skin I Live In looks to be a Spanish film helmed by director/writer Pedro Almodovar, based upon a French novel. It will make its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, with an August UK release to follow. From Digital Spy.
  • In what is sure to cause widespread controversy (especially in the States), Bollywood director Suresh Kohli has announced plans to make a documentary entitled From President to Prisoner about Saddam Hussein — specifically the last years of his life, and how he “stood up and fought against the double standards of US foreign policy”. Also from Digital Spy.