I have learned that Cinematographer Larry Fong has been hired as cinematographer for Shane Black‘s The Predator. This is great news for the upcoming reboot/sequel to the iconic 1987 sci-fi film Predator. More details on Fong and the production, after the jump.
The tragic saga of Relativity’s The Crow reboot continues, this time with an unexpected twist: it’s not actually Relativity’s The Crow reboot anymore. The project has left its longtime nest at the studio, landing now with Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow.
Edward R. Pressman, who produced the 1994 movie starring Brandon Lee, remains on board to produce the new film. However, it’s unclear what this means for director Corin Hardy and star Jason Momoa, who are the latest in a long, long line of director/star combos who’ve tried to get The Crow off the ground. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
This week brought the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and fans of the original animated movie from 1991 couldn’t wait to see how it turned out. In fact, so many of them watched the trailer in the first 24 hours that it ended up breaking a world record. But we’ll get to that after the jump.
In addition, one of the fans who can’t wait to see the new Beauty and the Beast decided to take the trailer and line it up with footage from the original animated movie. After you watch it, you’ll see just how perfectly the live-action movie emulates the modern classic.
Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer comparison and find out what record the trailer broke after the jump. Read More »
Paul Verhoeven Does Not Endorse the ‘Starship Troopers’ Remake, Says It Would Fit in With a “Trump Presidency”
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I used to think about Starship Troopers every single day because it’s one of my favorite movies and I quote it often and I find its satiric look at a fascist future society both hilarious and chilling. It put a babyfaced Neil Patrick Harris in a Nazi SS uniform. It’s director Paul Verhoeven‘s scathing masterpiece.
But now I think about it every hour or so, not just because it’s being remade as version that will be more faithful to Robert Heinlein‘s original novel, but because the current state of American politics has me pondering Verhoeven’s cynical, authoritarian vision of the future (see: his other genre masterpiece, RoboCop). And it turns out that Verhoeven is inviting comparison himself, explaining that Starship Troopers without the satire “would fit very much in a Trump Presidency.”
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past couple of weeks, Disney’s been showing us more and more of Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast, the latest live-action fairy tale remake from the Mouse House. Today all that culminates in the unveiling of the first real Beauty and the Beast trailer.
Though we’ve seen teasers and images from the film already, the Beauty and the Beast trailer gives us our first real look at the sweeping fantasy romance in action. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens lead the cast as Belle and the Beast, with Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Lefou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, and Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza. Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Penélope Cruz is the latest actor to sign up for Kenneth Branagh‘s star-studded remake of Murder on the Orient Express. The cast already includes Dame Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Peña, and Johnny Depp. We already know the characters they’re all playing, but Cruz’s role is currently unknown.
Below, learn more about the Murder on the Orient Express cast.
Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
If the recent video from the set of Ghost in the Shell featuring one of the numbskulls from Entertainment Tonight asking Scarlett Johansson stupid questions didn’t give you the behind the scenes glimpse of the movie you were hoping for, we have something better today.
A new Ghost in the Shell featurette has been released that features the director of the original anime, Mamoru Oshii, paying a visit to the set in New Zealand. And since this is official publicity material, he obviously has some nice things to say about the movie’s vision for adapting his work.
Watch the Ghost in the Shell featurette after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Recently we’ve been learning a lot more about Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. For starters, the film will feature original songs by Oscar winner Alan Menken not heard in the Broadway Production of Beauty and the Beast or the 1994 Disney film. Speaking of the classic animated movie, the new poster for Condon’s remake pays tribute to it.
Below, check out the new live-action Beauty and the Beast poster.
Over five years ago, director Chris Columbus‘ production company, 1492 Pictures, secured the remake rights to André Øvredal‘s Troll Hunter, an entertaining and imaginative found footage monster movie. It had been a while since we heard anything about the remake, and Øverdal has now confirmed it’s no longer moving forward.
Below, learn more about the squashed Troll Hunter remake.
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features three new ballads from composer Alan Menken. Menken, who recently wrote “The Great Beyond” for Sausage Party, collaborated with the late Howard Ashman and lyricist Tim Rice on the original animated film’s tunes. 25 years later, he’s now working on director Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast, which will feature new songs sung by Belle (Emma Watson) and Beast (Dan Stevens), in addition to a song performed by Tony Award winner Audra McDonald.
Below, learn more about the new Beauty and the Beast songs.