Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Borat) has been hired to write a remake of The Man Who Sued God, the 2001 Australian film that was a tidy hit in its home country when released almost fifteen years ago.
And while the decision hasn’t been made yet, Charles could end up directing as well, making it his follow-up to the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator. (He’s also done some television in the interim.) The original film starred Billy Connolly and Judy Davis in a story about a man whose fishing boat is destroyed by lightning. Angry at his insurance company’s refusal to cover his claim, which the company labels an “act of God,” the man files suit against the Creator himself.
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A “re-imagining” of Renny Harlin’s 1993 film Cliffhanger is in the works from producer Neal Moritz, and a new screenwriter has been hired to push the development forward. Joe Gazzam was given the nod to write the screenplay based on his new pitched take. Read More »
In a semi-shocking announcement, MGM and Warner Bros. revealed Roland Emmerich will direct a remake of his own 1994 film Stargate. Dean Devlin will be back to produce and the film is being developed with the hopes to be the start of a trilogy.
There’s no word on when this will happen, however, as the release says Emmerich will be shooting Independence Day 2 and Independence Day 3 back to back. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
MGM’s The Magnificent Seven is zeroing in on a director. Antoine Fuqua has reportedly been offered the Western remake, written by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Which is pretty good news for Fuqua in itself, but that’s not all. He’s apparently also eyeing the former Tony Scott project Narco Sub at Fox, and The Equalizer 2 at Sony. Hit the jump for the latest on all three potential projects.
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Patrick Hughes‘ remake of The Raid has been delayed. According to Variety, production was scheduled to start in September but that date has now been pushed to at least the first quarter of 2015. However, the film has not been put in turnaround, it just needs some time to get ready.
Read more about The Raid remake, including a list of actors rumored to be frontrunners for the film, below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
2012 Best Picture winner The Artist was a lighthearted and joyous celebration of cinema. But for their next project together, The Artist director Michel Hazanavicus and star Bérénice Bejo are foraying into much heavier, grimmer territory.
The Search is a remake of the 1948 film of the same title, with the setting changed from post-WWII Berlin to the Second Chechen War. At the center of the story are a young boy (Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev) and his older sister (Zukhra Duishvili), who try to find each other amidst the destruction.
Bejo plays an NGO worker who tries to help him out, and Annette Bening an orphanage director. Maksim Emelyanov rounds out the main cast as a young Russian Army recruit. Watch the first The Search trailer after the jump.
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Note: We’re bumping this review as the film is now in theaters.
Godzilla, the remake directed by Gareth Edwards, gives you everything you could want in a big summer monster movie. It just takes its sweet time getting there.
A reboot of the classic franchise, Godzilla was constructed with a clear eye cast back to similar monster movies, such as Jaws and Jurassic Park. Films, in other words, that build character and suspense by holding back the creature. In fact, in this film, we don’t see Godzilla himself for almost an hour. And while that very conscious decision will make some people uneasy, the work by actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others give the film a humanity and drive that keep it interesting until things get monstrous. Read the rest of our Godzilla review below. Read More »
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A glass slipper is the focus of attention once more this November in Disney’s live action Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Lily James (Downton Abbey) plays the title character whose evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) has it out for her. The girl sneaks to a Ball to meet a prince (Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden) and, well, you know the story. But you’ve never seen it like this.
Below, check out the first Cinderella trailer and teaser poster. It opens March 13, 2015. Read More »