The team behind Gone Girl is going to give a modern twist to an old classic. Director David Fincher and star Ben Affleck are set to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. However, this version will be updated and simply called Strangers. Gone Girl author / screenwriter Gillian Flynn is in talks to write the script.
The title and concept change makes sense, because honestly who travels by train anymore? Here’s the twist: it’s basically “Strangers on a Plane.” Affleck will play an Oscar contender whose private plane breaks down. He’s then forced to catch a ride with a mysterious, wealthy stranger. From there, you can imagine what murderous twists and turns might be inspired by the 1951 Hitchcock film. Read more about David Fincher Strangers below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
After years of bringing us rotting undead people, AMC is planning to bring us some shiny synthetic people. The cable network has unveiled the first look at its new sci-fi drama Humans, based on the Swedish show Äkta människor (a.k.a. Real Humans, pictured above).
Humans takes place in a world where humanoid robot servants are all the rage. But as anyone who’s ever seen a sci-fi drama could have guessed, these “Synths” don’t stay docile and oblivious for long. Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Gemma Chan, and William Hurt star. Get your Humans first look after the jump. Read More »
If you grew up in the Eighties, Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting was one of your go-to films. It starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. The film did okay at the box office upon release but became a staple of sleepovers, parties, and TV viewing after that. For many, it’s one of the definitive kid adventure films of the Eighties.
Rumblings of a remake of the film has been around for the better part of the decade. On this very site, Peter got very, very mad about Raven Symone potentially starring in a film called Further Adventures in Babysitting back in 2007. Well, Raven has aged out of it but the idea stays the same and now that movie is actually happening. Disney has announced Further Adventures in Babysitting, an Adventures in Babysitting remake, will be coming soon to Disney Channel. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Could Elliott be in for a gory death in David Lowery‘s Pete’s Dragon remake? I mean, probably not, but with its latest addition you never know.
Dexter actor Michael C. Hall has just boarded the family adventure, joining Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Oakes Fegley. More on the Petes Dragon Michael C Hall casting after the jump. Read More »
It will come as a surprise to no one that Paul Feig is considering Melissa McCarthy as the likely lead for his all-female Ghostbusters team. Though McCarthy has been working for years, with a role on over 150 episodes of Gilmore Girls acting as her first major calling card, it was the Feig-directed Bridesmaids that really made her a major player. The pair have since done two more films: The Heat, and the soon to be released Spy. So McCarthy is at the top of Feig’s list — but scheduling and creative questions still have to be worked out before we’ll see Melissa McCarthy as a Ghostbuster. Read More »
The most recent film from director Rupert Wyatt was a remake of The Gambler, and now his own first feature is getting the remake treatment. The Escapist is Wyatt’s UK debut, in which Brian Cox played a prison inmate who assembles a group of fellow inmates in order to stage an ambitious break from the big house. Now Liam Neeson will star in a US version of The Escapist, backed by Studio Canal. Read More »
In less than two weeks we’ll get to see what the SyFy take on 12 Monkeys really has to offer. For now, you can watch the 12 Monkeys opening, as the first nine minutes of the pilot episode are online.
Most of this is material that will be pretty familiar to those who know Terry Gilliam’s 1995 movie — there’s a vision of the future (2043, to be exact) in which most of civilization has been wiped out, and there’s a 2013-set scene that sets up the interaction between time-traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and virologist Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull), who may or may not be able to help Cole save the future. Check out the footage below. Read More »
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For Cinderella, major things happen at midnight. The same happened for all of us last night as 2014 changed to 2015. It should be an amazing year of movies and, one of the biggest ones early on the calendar, is Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action Cinderella. Starring Lily James as the title character, a star-studded supporting cast will retell one of our most beloved fairy tales. To ring in the new year, Disney released a new Cinderella trailer and featurette. Cinderella opens March 13, check out the videos below. Read More »