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Filmism.net Dispatch June 22, 2009

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In big news for Australian fiction fans Stuart Beattie, the Aussie screenwriter who conquered Hollywood with films like Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean and 30 Days of Night, is popping his directing cherry on the first of a planned trilogy based on John Marsden's Tomorrow, When the War Began series. Let's hope it much more than Red Dawn meets The Year My Voice Broke, but the pedigree looks good. Still on an Australian theme, is Phillip Noyce missing the big budget thrillers he cut his teeth on before turning his back in Hollywood to return home for small, personal movies like Rabbit Proof Fence? His next film is said to be a Samuel L Jackson thriller and his name is also attached to a 2011 version of the film that made the name 'Errol Flynn' synonymous with Swashbuckling, Captain Blood. Cruise and Abrams are putting together Mission: Impossible 4. let's hope it's a bit better than the last one, which was little more than a TV-grade action thriller with a bigger budget and the world's most famous Scientologist in full self-worship mode. And in a first from the 'digital is changing movies' file, the government of Sweden plans to scrap the national film censor, one of the most tacit admissions that the authorities ' (sic) has lost control of film certification due to proliferation of distribution channels. Translation? We can ban stuff, but kids will get it over the net anyway. There'll be a new agency with a much broader mandate overlooking far more kinds of content, which means Sweden is taking the enlightened step of managing the media the way the populace consumes it – mashed up, all together and synergistically (to use managementspeak).

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