Hollywood director Oliver Stone is grateful to be given the chance to work on upcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER after a string of box office flops. The controversial film-maker suffered professionally when a number of his projects were received badly by the critics and the public, none more so than the 2004 epic Alexander, starring Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell. His run of commercial disappointments looks set to end after producers Michael Shamberg and Stacy Sher took a chance on the director's latest offering based on the tragedy of 9/11. Stone says, "Alexander was a cold turkey in this town. I think unfairly, but it was, and I took a hit. Nobody's your friend, nobody wants to talk to you."