The new, long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King‘s It is currently (and finally) in post-production. Last year, the R-rated adaptation appeared in trouble after director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) parted ways with New Line Cinema over some creative differences, which was a definite blow to the project. Director Andrés Muschietti‘s (Mama) ultimately stepped in, reworked the script, and shot the horror film over the summer, and he shared plenty of images during the shoot, teasing locations and parts from the book. Now a couple more images of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) has been released.
Below, see the Stephen King’s It remake images.
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With Westworld being all the rage among critics and general audiences, it should come as no surprise that Universal Cable Productions is reaching back into sci-fi history for its latest miniseries project.
Right now Sam Esmail is at the top of his game after creating the hit USA series Mr. Robot, and a new report indicates he’ll be heading into full fledged sci-fi territory with a miniseries adaptation of Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 film Metropolis.
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As a filmmaker, Zach Braff has delivered two indie films with much different receptions. Garden State was a film festival darling that captured the hearts of many when it came out in 2004, but it has since lost some of its shine (though I will defend it and love it forever). Then Braff’s return behind the camera, his partially crowdfunded Wish I Was Here , wasn’t anything to write home about. Now Braff has decided to get behind the camera for something much different: a mainstream studio comedy remake.
Going In Style, a contemporary remake of the 1979 heist movie of the same name, follows a trio of geriatric longtime friends (veteran actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin) who decide to rob a bank. It doesn’t feel like a Zach Braff movie at all, and it looks like the kind of movie your parents and grandparents will love.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Yeah, we live in a reboot culture and yeah, it can get tiresome to see properties with familiar titles revived every few years like clockwork, but I can get behind a new version of Lost in Space because the core concept is so simple and sound. One family, stranded in outer space with some allies and frenemies, must find a way to survive and complete their mission. Apply the tone you desire.
While Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, it has picked up its fourth cast member in the form of Ignacio Serricchio, who will play the latest incarnation of Don West.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
How do you build a whole movie around a woman whose claim to fame is trying to kidnap cute little puppies so she can turn them into coats? We wouldn’t know, but apparently Alex Timbers does. The Broadway vet and Mozart in the Jungle co-creator has just been tapped to direct Cruella, a 101 Dalmatians live-action retelling starring Emma Stone as that “inhuman beast.” Read More »
The titular movie monster in Universal’s reboot of The Mummy is already drastically different than any previous incarnation because this is the first time the undead terror has been played by a woman. Sofia Boutella is the monster at the center of the movie, however, the original plan wasn’t going to be all that innovative. But thanks to a decision made by the X-Men franchise, the entire design of The Mummy was changed.
Director Alex Kurtzman sat down for a recent interview and revealed how X-Men changed The Mummy design, saying that the original design for the monster was a male. Find out why they changed the design after the jump. Read More »
In this edition of Westworld Bits:
- How many viewers watched season one and its finale.
- Actor Jimmi Simpson discusses the events of the series finale.
- Why HBO sees Westworld as one of their essential “building blocks.”
- Ed Harris‘ reaction to the Maze.
- Fanmade Westworld posters and more.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Greg Berlanti is currently busy masterminding The CW’s thriving DC superhero universe, but like all his superheroes, he’s got another gig on the side that’s got nothing to do with superhero-ing. He’s just been set to direct the remake of Little Shop of Horrors, Frank Oz‘s 1986 musical about a plant that eats people. Read More »
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Season one of Westworld only concluded last night, and we won’t see season two for a while, but co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are already fielding questions regarding the second season. Which characters are returning? Will the series stay in Westworld? What’s next for the hosts? The creators behind HBO’s hit remake of Michael Crichton‘s film answer these questions as honestly as you think they would.
Below, learn more about Westworld season two (SPOILERS for season one).
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Tom Cruise brings a lot of respectability to The Mummy. More than one would maybe expect from the first entry in the potential Universal Monster Movie Universe, partly because it’s following up the disastrous Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and, a movie erased from the new world of monsters, Dracula Untold. Universal has struggled to bring their iconic monsters back to the big screen in the past, but Cruise’s involvement in this universe, especially after seeing him in the solid trailer, inspires some confidence — and maybe because you know you’re usually in for a fun time with most movies starring Tom Cruise.
Below, watch The Mummy featurette, which features footage not shown in the trailer.
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