ROOTS, Levar Burton, 1977, slaves in shackles

Another small-screen classic is getting remade. A+E Networks announced a Roots remake is in the works, to air next year on History, A&E, and Lifetime. LeVar Burton, who starred in the original 1977 miniseries, will serve as co-executive producer. Get all the details on the Roots remake after the jump.  Read More »

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A ‘Cube’ Reboot Is on the Way From Lionsgate

Cube reboot

The end of every path for a genre property seems to be the remake. Cube, the small sci-fi puzzler that launched the feature career of director Vincenzo Natali in 1997, has already been followed by a sequel and a prequel. Now it is getting a reboot. Lionsgate is setting up a Cube “re-imagining” from producers Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts, and relatively new filmmaker Saman Kesh is set to direct. The Cube reboot is currently called Cubed, because I guess Cubes would sound too much like a toy movie or a direct sequel. Read More »

Fantastic Four posters

Want your best look yet at all the costumes from Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four? Of course you do. They’re here courtesy of four character posters as well as a cumulative banner, featuring stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan. The film opens August 7, check out the new Fantastic Four posters below. Read More »

new spiderman actor

Wednesday afternoon, a rumor began swirling that Sony and Marvel had narrowed down their choices to play the new Spider-Man to five actors. Now, thanks to The Wrap, we know who those actors are. They are Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James. Read more about the potential new Spider-Man actors below.

Update: In the days since this shortlist emerged, a new report says that Asa Butterfield is Marvel’s top choice for the role. Since Captain America: Civil War is shooting now and will feature the new Spidey, the actor has to be locked down soon. More details follow our original story.

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Adam Wingard to Direct ‘Death Note’

Death Note

After You’re Next and The Guest, Adam Wingard has found his next creepy movie premise. He’s signed on to direct Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga series. At the center of a story is a notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written in its pages. More on the Adam Wingard Death Note news after the jump.  Read More »

new Spider-Man movie title

In the comics, he’s been “Amazing,” “Spectacular,” “Ultimate” and more. Now, rumor has it for his next big screen incarnation, Spider-Man will be an Avenger.

A new rumor from former Latino Review scooper El Mayimbe says Sony and Marvel are currently toying with Spider-Man: The New Avenger as the title for the July 28, 2017 film, likely to be directed by Drew Goddard. The title – if true – makes a lot of sense. It echoes Marvel’s Captain America series, which started with “The First Avenger,” strongly positions the film as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to audiences, and differentiates itself from the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb movies. Read more about the possible new Spider-Man movie title below. Read More »

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Gremlins remake

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to talk to writer/director Chris Columbus about his upcoming film Pixels. That full interview will be posted next week, but for now I wanted to feature a short excerpt from the interview. Columbus talked about why they are rebooting Gremlins, and what got him interested in returning to the franchise. He also discussed whether or not we might see some of the characters and actors from the original film return.

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Wagner Moura in Elysium

Antoine Fuqua‘s Magnificent Seven is getting close to that lucky number. Wagner Moura (Elysium) has just been added to the cast, joining Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Luke Grimes. That’s seven cast members, but not all of them are part of the capital-S Seven. More on the Magnificent Seven Wagner Moura casting after the jump.  Read More »

Point Break header

Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have revealed the first look at Point Break, the Ericson Core-directed remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic. Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez are the new Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, or at least the new Johnny Utah and Bodhi. Do they live up to the originals? Get your Point Break first look after the jump. Read More »