I’ll give Universal this much: they appear to be hellbent on ensuring that their upcoming Universal monster revivals are major events. The original films were B-movies in the classic sense of the word, produced for small budgets by clever filmmakers forced to work within the confines of a genre that many audiences and artists simply did not take seriously. Time has been kind to Dracula and Frankenstein and the rest of their cinematic siblings, but it took a few decades for the original run of classic monster movies to truly earn their place in the larger cultural canon.
And now, we’re looking at a possible future where Dwayne Johnson, one of the biggest movie stars in the world, is apparently being eyed to star in a new version of The Wolf Man.
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We all knew that a new version of the Ghostbusters theme was coming for the reboot hitting theaters this summer, but for the longest time, we didn’t know who would be behind it. Not too long ago it was revealed that punk pop band Fall Out Boy would be the primary artist on the track with Missy Elliott featured, presumably providing some kind of rap interlude. Now you can hear it for yourself.
Fall Out Boy has shared the full new Ghostbusters theme song online, and it’s honestly not too bad. It doesn’t compare to the old version, but it’s just a funky update of the original song. However, it does lose the signature “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” refrain from the original song and substitutes a variation on that line instead. Read More »
In just under a month, we’ll see if the new Ghostbusters have what it takes to lead a whole new franchise, one that supposedly has a narrative that is completely independent of the first two movies. But if you have kids who are too young to watch either the new movie or the 1984 original, there will be a way to tell them the story of the two paranormal comedies without scaring the daylights out of them.
Coming this fall, Penguin Random House will release Little Golden Book versions of both the original Ghosbusters and the reboot hitting theaters this summer. Each book, written by John Sazaklis, has some incredible illustrations by Alan Baston, resembling the classic books that we all grew up with for years.
Check out the covers for each of the Ghostbusters Little Golden Books after the jump. Read More »
It’s been a rough road for Paramount’s upcoming remake of Death Wish, which been the subject of a few behind-the-scenes creative clashes. The project was first announced in 2012 with director Joe Carnahan at the helm, but Carnahan departed a year later over those dreaded “creative differences,” which may or may have involved the director wanting Frank Grillo in the lead role and the studio insisting on Bruce Willis. Miss Bala director Gerardo Naranjo was the next to take the job, but he quietly stepped away. Things finally seemed to be on track just a few months ago when Big Bad Wolves directors Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales signed on, but they departed not longer after, citing creative differences over the Bruce Willis-approved screenplay.
But maybe fourth time is the charm, because Eli Roth is the next one up to bat.
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When production was halted on HBO’s television adaptation of the sci-fi feature Westworld, some were worried that the show was on shaky ground before it had even premiered on the cable network. Thankfully, J.J. Abrams came around to put a positive spin on the situation saying that executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy just needed more time to fine tune the final four scripts for the show’s first season. Now that a new Westworld trailer has debuted, it looks like this show will be worth the wait.
Over the weekend, HBO debuted a new Westworld trailer showing a whole bunch of new footage from the show that will explore artificial intelligence and consciousness in a future where an elaborate amusement park is brought to life by sophisticated androids. But what happens when these creations begin explore what it means to be human by testing the boundaries of their existence and significance, thereby threatening the humans who have controlled them for so long? Read More »
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The reboot of Ghostbusters is just under a month away, and Sony Pictures will see if they have a viable new franchise on their hands. Hopefully even the naysayers will give this movie a chance simply so they can have an opinion substantiated by seeing the movie instead of just bashing it based on the trailers. If the box office numbers turn out well, we’ll obviously be looking at Ghostbusters sequels, and Melissa McCarthy is ready to answer the call as many times as the phone rings.
Find out more about the possibility of Ghostbusters sequels after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
In Hollywood’s ongoing quest to revive any and every existing I.P., they’ve dug down deep and come up with an 88-year-old vigilante. Paramount is reportedly developing a feature adaptation of The Saint, which Gen Xers and older Millennials might remember as that 1997 thriller starring Val Kilmer, Boomers might remember as that 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore, and their parents and grandparents might remember as a series of books by Leslie Charteris, a radio program, and/or a series of movies. Read More »
Over two years ago, Steven Spielberg grabbed the attention of musical fans when news surfaced that he was interested in potentially remaking the classic West Side Story. The musical hit Broadway in 1957 and was turned into a feature film in 1961. Since then it’s been a staple of the stage, revived several times over the years with the most recent being in the last couple years in the United Kingdom. And now it appears Spielberg is making some progress in getting this new take on West Side Story off the ground, but with a packed schedule over the next few years, it might not happen anytime soon.
Find out the status of the West Side Story remake after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
James Wan has long hoped to direct a MacGyver reboot, and now he’ll finally get his wish. The Conjuring and Aquaman director has been set to helm the first episode of CBS’ upcoming series, on which he was already serving as executive producer. The show is a prequel, starring X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Lucas Till as a younger version of television’s most resourceful hero. Read More »