Xena reboot

Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert hired Lucy Lawless to play Xena in their ’90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which led to her starring role in the original TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. When the pair pulled Lawless into their new show Ash vs Evil Dead, we wondered if a new Xena series might not be far behind. And, yep, here’s news of the early stages of a Xena reboot, with likely involvement from Lawless, Raimi, and Tapert.

Update: Lucy Lawless says this news is “just a rumor,” more below.

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Sword in the Stone live-action movie remake planned

That helpful guide to Disney’s animated remakes, spin-offs and sequels we reblogged over this weekend is already outdated. Walt Disney Pictures is developing a live-action feature film remake of their 1963 animated fantasy film Sword in the Stone with Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogman working on the screenplay.

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Gremlins reboot update

Chris Columbus wrote both Gremlins and Goonies before he segued into directing, and he is involved in reboots of both those films. Both, particularly Gremlins, have been the object of a great deal of talk for several years, with (thankfully) no concrete results to show for the development efforts.

With the new Columbus film, Pixels, hitting theaters this coming week, the director is out on the press circuit saying that both ’80s reboots are fill in full swing, at least on the development side. The good news is that the process is a very slow one, so we probably don’t have to worry about either film arriving for a while yet. Read More »

Fantastic Four TV spot

Superheroes always end up getting misunderstood, feared and taken to task by the government for the potential threat they pose to humanity. Superman has to go to court in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Avengers seem to be sidelined a bit in Captain America: Civil War, and now we know the Fantastic Four get locked away for a little bit.

A new TV spot for Josh Trank‘s comic book reboot has just surfaced online with some new footage from the film bringing Marvel’s first family back to the big screen. There’s a new shot of Dr. Doom, and a couple quick shots of the Fantastic Four displaying their new powers. Watch the new Fantastic Four TV spot after the jump! Read More »

new Ghostbusters character names

Director Paul Feig has been revealing quite a bit from his forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot that’s currently shooting in New York City. We’ve already seen the new proton packs (with added specs to help cosplayers), the new Ecto-1, and a shot of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up and ready to bust ghosts.

But we still didn’t know what characters the ladies were playing. That changed yesterday when Feig replied to a request to reveal the character names on Twitter from a Ghostsbusters fan and charity organization. Find out the new Ghostbusters character names after the jump! Read More »

Freaks and Geeks reunion in Vacation

Late July brings the reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. This time it’s Ed Helms leading the new take, simply called Vacation, playing a grown-up Rusty Griswold bent on taking his own family on a trip to Walley World in an effort to bring them closer together.

There are plenty of little references to the original flick, including appearances by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, but something else that we were looking forward to in the movie was a mini Freaks and Geeks reunion.

The cult classic NBC series starred a young John Francis Daley, who is now a successful screenwriter with writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, and the two actually make their directorial debut on Vacation. Last fall, Daley said that fellow geeks Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) and Samm Levine (Selfie) would be appearing with him in cameos. But it turns out those cameos didn’t end up in the final cut.

Find out more about the axed Freaks and Geeks reunion in Vacation after the jump! Read More »

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It movie director

Warner Bros has been trying to remake Stephen King‘s It for over six years now. The project, now at New Line, was most recently going to be directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), but the filmmaker left the project after clashing with the studio. But now New Line has found a new filmmaker for their It adaptation: Andrés Muschietti (also known as Andy Muschietti), the director behind the Universal horror hit Mama.

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Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters cameo

Since Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters doesn’t have any narrative ties to the original franchise, we won’t be seeing any characters from the iconic films popping up. But that doesn’t mean some of the stars of the 1984 Ghostbusters are out of the running.

In fact, Dan Aykroyd has just announced that he was on the set of Ghostbusters today shooting a scene with Kristen Wiig. And there are even details as to what kind of character he’s playing in the movie. Find out more about the Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters cameo after the jump! Read More »

The Last Straighter

It seems like almost every movie from the 1980’s is getting remade these days., but not The Last Starfighter. Several filmmakers and writers, among them Star Wars anthology writer Gary Whitta and actor/writer/director Seth Rogen, and word has it that Steven Spielberg himself couldn’t get the Last Starfighter remake rights. But it appears a reboot of The Last Straighter will happen, but it won’t be on the big screen, it will be on television. Hit the jump to read about The Last Straighter tv reboot.

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