Archive for the ‘Remakes’ Category
Will Smith To Produce & Star In Remake Of Sam Peckinpah Western ‘The Wild Bunch’
May 14th, 2013 at 10:35 pm | |
Seth Grahame-Smith Producing ‘Gremlins’ Remake For Warner Bros.
According to sources, Will Smith is in negotiations to both produce and star in a remake of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah classic western, The Wild Bunch, which followed a group of aging outlaws setting out for one last big score in 1913 as the ways of the old west are dying and the new ways are settling in.
Instead of using this premise, it’s said that Smith’s version—which will be through his Overbrook Entertainment along with Jerry Weintraub, who worked with him to produce the Karate Kid remake—would be modern and follow a disgraced DEA agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune. [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 3:00 pm | |
Back in January we reported that Warner Bros. was in negotiations with Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment to remake Joe Dante‘s 1984 holiday horror-comedy classic Gremlins. The negotiations must have worked out because the studio is moving full speed ahead on the remake and they have already tapped a well-known name in the horror genre to take on producing duties.
Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will produce the Gremlins reboot alongside David Katzenberg. Most recently Grahame-Smith adapted Vampire Hunter into a feature film released last year and worked on the script for a Beetlejuice sequel that Tim Burton may still direct. Burton, who produced Vampire Hunter for director Timur Bekmambetov, also collaborated with Grahame-Smith on his Dark Shadows movie that belly flopped at the box office last May. The writer was also retained by Fox to rewrite their long-gestating Fantastic Four reboot that Josh Trank is still on board to direct [...]
From Iron Man To The Man Of Bronze: Shane Black Making ‘Doc Savage’ Movie Next
May 13th, 2013 at 12:15 pm | |
The “S” Marks The Spot In This New ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster
In less than a month, Iron Man 3 has grossed over $800 million worldwide. Not only does this continue to bode well for the future of Marvel Studios’ theatrical output, but it also means that director Shane Black, who rose to prominence in the film industry for writing some of the most entertaining action movies of all time and for also writing and directing the utterly brilliant 2005 neo-noir spoof Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (which first teamed him with Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. and is totally wild and hilarious and WHY THE HELL AREN’T YOU WATCHING IT RIGHT F***ING NOW?!), can now pretty do whatever his twisted genius heart desires.
With that in mind, Black is finally getting to make that Doc Savage movie he has been attached to since long before he signed on to make the latest installment in Marvel’s first movie franchise [...]
May 11th, 2013 at 6:41 pm | |
Luke Evans Becomes The Latest Star Of ‘The Crow’ Reboot
Oh wait, it’s not an “s”. It’s the Kryptonian symbol for hope. My bad.
The latest – and most likely final – poster for Man of Steel has been released. You can check it out here below.
It’s big, loaded with celebrity names, and is awe-inspiring. It also unsurprisingly recalls the iconic theatrical release for 1978′s Superman: The Movie, which featured the classic “S” shield displayed against a cloudy backdrop with a red, blue, and yellow streak blasting through it. The Man of Steel poster has Big Blue soaring to the top, but in the 1978 poster we already knew who was responsible for that rainbow-colored streak of life and light [...]
May 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm | |
The long-in-development reboot of The Crow has gone through a vast number of attached talent in its pained journey just to get the end of pre-production, including stars Mark Walhberg and Bradley Cooper, screenwriter Nick Cave, and first assigned director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). The latest director on the project is F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and most recently it looked like Tom Hiddleston of Thor and The Avengers was in talks to star in the title role, as was Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood fame.
Well, the news of either Hiddleston or Skarsgard’s imminent casting seems to have been little more than wishful thinking on the part of many because it appears that the role has been filled by Welsh actor Luke Evans, soon to be seen in Fast & the Furious 6 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans, who recently also signed on to star in Universal Pictures’ summer 2014 release Dracula Year Zero, could previously be seen in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans as well as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and the 3D re-do of The Three Musketeers [...]
’21 Jump Street,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ Writer To Pen ‘Weird Science’ Remake
April 18th, 2013 at 8:00 pm | |
‘Invincible’ Director Ericson Core To Take On ‘Point Break’ Remake
Writer and actor Michael Bacall, who worked on the screenplays for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World with Edgar Wright, found footage party flick Project X, and the movie remake of the ’80s TV series 21 Jump Street, has been hired to pen the script for Weird Science for Universal Pictures.
The movie will be a remake of the 1985 comedy of the same name written and directed by the late, great John Hughes, which starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as a couple of nerds who accidentally create the perfect woman using a computer. What they end up with, however, is much more than they ever expected. The original also starred Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, and Robert Downey Jr. [...]
April 12th, 2013 at 1:14 pm | |
Movie Review: Maniac
A director has been chosen for Point Break, a remake of the 1991 action flick of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze.
It’s being reported that Ericson Core has been set to direct the remake. Core has worked as a cinematographer on movies like Payback, the original Fast and the Furious, and Daredevil, and made his directorial debut on the 2006 underdog movie Invincible, which starred Mark Wahlberg as a bartender who finds a way to try out and play for the Philadelphia Eagles. [...]
March 25th, 2013 at 10:00 pm | |
Director: Franck Khalfoun
Screenwriters: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, C.A. Rosenburg
Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, America Olivo, Jan Broberg
Rated R | 90 Minutes
Release Date: June 21, 2013
“Please don’t scream, you’re so beautiful.”
Psycho meets Drive in Maniac, Franck Khalfoun‘s remake of William Lustig’s 1980 horror film of the same name.
In this art-house slasher flick, Frank Zito (Elijah Wood) is a lonely schizophrenic who spends his nights prowling the streets of Los Angeles, stalking and murdering young women.
When he isn’t painstakingly restoring vintage mannequins, Frank is a professional serial killer. He scalps women and takes their scalps and clothing back to his dimly-lit abode, where he decorates his life-sized dolls as fucked-up trophies.
Once a mannequin has been gussied up to his satisfaction, Frank sleeps with his new girlfriend for several nights, using her to carry on one-sided conversations with his deceased mother, Angela (America Olivo), a rather negligent prostitute who subjected him to years of psychosexual abuse [...]
Watch Now: ‘Within The Woods,’ The Super 8 Short Film That Inspired ‘The Evil Dead’
March 11th, 2013 at 9:13 pm | |
Evil Dead, the remake we hardcore horror fans didn’t want at first but it’s starting to sound really good (check out our own FamousMonster’s review from South by Southwest here), is less than a month away from its theatrical opening. According to its director Fede Alvarez, the movie is essentially a reboot of the horror trilogy that made director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell (who both produced the new film) cult heroes and household names in the industry, but it takes place in the same universe and is set some years after the last time Campbell’s chainsaw-and-shotgun-wielding hero Ash took on the dreaded Deadites.
Alvarez’s film, which has withstood a full-force assault of derision from fans of the series and was originally slapped with the dreaded NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America before being edited down to an R (though if the early reviews are any indication the blood and gore content of this new Evil Dead didn’t take much of a hit), is the latest in a beloved franchise of balls-out horror-comedy extravaganzas that have spawned a mini-merchandising empire of video games, toys, T-shirts, lunch boxes, etc. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that the mayhem didn’t begin with the original Evil Dead, first released in 1982. It began with a short film shot on Super 8 film stock in the Spring of 1979 called Within the Woods.
You can watch Within the Woods in full here below [...]
Megan Fox Joins Michael Bay’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
February 21st, 2013 at 10:11 pm | |
‘RoboCop’ Set Photos Reveal ‘Combat Mode’ Armor and EM-208 Humanoid Drone
Well, it looks like Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is back on track as the studio has selected Transformers star Megan Fox as the film’s female lead, April O’Neil.
Directed by Jonathan Liebsman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is being produced by Michael Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes.
Bay revealed the casting news on his blog with a sentence: “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” Variety then confirmed that Fox would be playing April O’Neil, a character that actresses such as Jane Levy (Fun Size), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) were also considered for [...]
January 20th, 2013 at 3:14 pm | |
“You better pray that unholy monster of yours doesn’t screw up.” – Dick Jones, RoboCop
We’ve yet to see a teaser trailer or any official stills from José Padilha‘s 2014 remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 classic, RoboCop. That’s kind of weird, right? I mean, we’re talking about a movie that began filming in September – is it too much to ask for an 8″x10″ glossy of Alex Kinnaman as RoboCop?
You would think, with as much negative feedback as the film has been getting regarding the re-design of the RoboCop suit, the marketing team behind this remake would want to release some official images and try to stir up positive buzz, but alas, nothing but amateur set photos showing elements of the film out of context, forcing us to evaluate the film’s worth based on a handful of blurry iPhone pictures.
With that being said, a few more set photos have leaked that make me simultaneously nervous and (slightly) intrigued. First, there’s the EM-208 Humanoid Drone. Essentially, this is RoboCop 1.0 – a prototype for the technology that will ultimately resurrect Alex J. Murphy as a cybernetic law enforcer [...]
‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer & Director Set To Take On ‘Flight Of The Navigator’ Remake
November 28th, 2012 at 3:37 pm | |
Watch Now: ‘Carrie’ Remake Teaser Trailer
It was way back in 2009 when we first heard that a remake of the 1986 family-friendly sci-fi flick Flight of the Navigator was being developed at Walt Disney.
At that point, Wild Hogs writer Brad Copeland was working on the screenplay, but if the three-and-a-half-years since have indicated anything, it’s that that attempt did not go so well.
Now comes word that Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly will team up to rewrite the Flight of the Navigator remake, with Trevorrow possibly directing as well. [...]
October 15th, 2012 at 11:04 pm | |
NYCC 2012: ‘Carrie’ Remake: Chloe Moretz Urges Everyone To ‘Call Carrie’
At New York Comic-Con on Saturday, attendees got a sneak peek at the teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) as Carrie White.
The teaser trailer has now been released online, so you can watch it here below.
Also released this week is the first poster for the film, which sees the title character covered in blood (at the NYCC panel, Moretz talked about the gallons of fake blood dumped on her throughout production) [...]
October 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
NYCC 2012: Bruce Campbell Dominates ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Panel
Carrie, the Stephen King novel which was originally made into a film directed by Brian De Palma in 1976, is being remade for a Spring 2013 release next year and had a panel on Saturday at the IGN Theater at New York Comic-Con.
The original stands as a cult classic and is the ultimate revenge of the nerd story in which a red-headed shy, wallflower teenager, imbued with telekinesis, throws her wrath of vengeance and revenge on the residents of small town in which she lives who have always shunned and mocked her.
The new version finds Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) in the role of Carrie White, originally played by Sissy Spacek. Moretz, along with celebrated actress Julianne Moore stepping into the role perfected by Piper Laurie in the first film as Carrie’s chillingly disturbed mother, director Kimberly Peirce, and producer Kevin Misher made up the panel at NYCC at the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan [...]
October 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Evil Dead, one of the greatest contemporary horror franchises of all time, gets a reboot in the guise of a remake which is set to debut in theaters in the Spring of 2013. The panel for the film at New York Comic-Con on Saturday was without a doubt one of the highlights of the day, thanks to the appearance of the original portrayer of Ash, the wacky, cartoony, yet tough and gruff protagonist in the original trilogy of Evil Dead films, the one and only square-jawed Bruce Campbell.
Director Fede Alvarez (handpicked to helm the remake by the original director Sam Raimi), Jane Levy who plays a female version of the Ash character named Mia, and Campbell made up the panel. Campbell came out to the first standing ovation of the day. Decked in a cherry red suit and exhibiting every ounce of his goofy, wonderfully distinguished personality and graying at the temples, Campbell spoke of the crowds’ fetish with the original films and how the remake will be amazingly as good as the first trilogy. Campbell owned the room, as the witty, off-kilter style he’s best known for shone through like a beacon in the hall [...]