The Hercules trailer is upon us. Directed by Brett Ratner, someone known more for comedic action than epic mythological stuff, it features Dwayne Johnson doing what Dwayne Johnson does best – kicking butt and taking names with his shirt off.
With this adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Ratner and Johnson are aiming to bring the mythic hero to the big screen on a scale we’ve never seen before. Did they succeed? Watch the first Hercules trailer below. Read More »
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The latest Scarface remake might have found its director. Pablo Larraín, director of No, is in final talks to remake the 1983 Brian De Palma gangster classic, itself already a remake of a 1932 film by Howard Hawkes. Written by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco), this version of Scarface will combine elements from both films in modern day Los Angeles as a Mexican immigrant works his way up in the drug trade. Producers are hoping to cast a bicultural, bilingual Latino actor in the lead. Read More »
Remake creators will often proclaim that any given remake is a new take on material, and that it won’t look much at all like a previous film. And yet the first materials released always seem to look quite a lot like that original film. Take Rosemary’s Baby as an example. The NBC mini-series adapts Ira Levin’s original novel with Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs starring in the tale of a young woman who begins to suspect that her pregnancy has been controlled by neighbors with nefarious intentions.
Here’s our first look at Rosemary’s Baby via two photos, and the echo of Roman Polanski’s original film is definitely in one.
Update: We’ve got better versions of these images, and a new poster to go along with them.
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The Grudge has been around for a good while. It’s nearly at the fifteen-year anniversary mark. (If you count the very first short installment, actually, we’ve passed that milestone.) So now it’s evidently time to reboot The Grudge in the US.
Well before producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert recruited Takashi Shimizu to direct the first American Grudge installment, there were four in Japan. Shimizu directed all: two Ju-on films for television and two theatrical versions. (The first theatrical one was loosely remade as the first US film.)
Then there are additional sequels, a video game, and novel and manga adaptations. There are the two American films, also directed by Shimizu, and a little-seen third US film released in 2009. The series remains popular, so naturally efforts are now afoot to re-do the series for American audiences.
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This second Brick Mansions trailer, for the the Banlieue 13 remake that is also one of the late Paul Walker’s final films, relies on a moody cover of ‘Stand by Me’ to give it a little oomph. Not that the trailer really needs it, as the action (also featuring RZA and original B13 star and parkour pioneer David Belle) looks to be pretty hard-hitting and high-flying.
Luc Besson, who produced the original, scripted this remake, which opens in April. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
The awesome marketing for Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla continues with a brand new, action-packed Godzilla international trailer. The tone of the jaw-dropping last trailer remains. Here those elements are combined with new shots of mass destruction, the impressive cast and a snappier pace. Check it out below. Read More »
Whenever I stop to think about it, I’m always fairly amazed that the original Something Wicked This Way Comes doesn’t have a more enthusiastic pop-culture following. The Disney film, released in 1983, has a few big problems, sure. Yet it boasts a chilling autumnal atmosphere and an early performance from Jonathan Pryce. Furthermore, its story of a father/son pair, a dark carnival magician, and hidden desires given wing in a small town features several harrowing scenes that have always stayed with me since that first viewing in ’83.
Neither Disney nor the pop-culture machine have done much with the original, but the studio is handing the Ray Bradbury novel to Seth Grahame-Smith to adapt anew. He’ll draw up an outline for a Something Wicked This Way Comes remake before handing it off to a writer. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Joe Dante‘s Explorers flopped upon its initial release in 1985, but has since gained enough of a following to be considered an ’80s classic today. And like all ’80s classics these days, it’s now getting a 21st century makeover.
Paramount’s low-budget Insurge label is getting the ball rolling on an Explorers remake, with some help from the talents behind Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Better Living Through Chemistry.
Get all the details on the Explorers remake after the jump.
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