Logan's Run reboot

Hollywood has been trying to remake the science fiction film Logan’s Run for a long time now. So long that we’ve written about it over 20 times on /Film over the past 10 years.

X-Men series helmer Bryan Singer was originally on board to reboot the concept in 2005 , before dropping out for Superman Returns. Commercial director Joseph Kosinski briefly entertained the idea of directing the film before finding Tron Legacy over at Disney. Carl Erik Rinsch was developing the remake with Sunshine/28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, but moved on to 47 Ronin. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn developed the project as a Ryan Gosling vehicle for a year and a half with two writers (Andrew Baldwin and Will Beall). After Gosling and Refn dropped out, Bioshock creator Ken Levine was hired to get the long-in-the-works reboot on track.

In July, Simon Kinberg was the latest person to be brought on board to try to get the project going again. Kinberg, who already has his hands pretty full with the Star Wars and X-Men universes, is writing a treatment for the sci-fi remake, which he hopes to produce alongside Joel Silver (who has been on the project from the beginning of this whole development cycle). Kinberg reveals his vision for a Logan’s Run franchise and gives an update on the search for a director, after the jump.

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wages of fear remake

Henri-Georges Clouzot‘s The Wages of Fear is one of the best thrillers ever made, a despairing, sentiment-free, white-knuckle road trip into a nightmare. When it comes to powerful portraits of shattered masculinity barely surviving in the shadow of capitalism and existential dread, cinema pretty much peaked in 1953. So it’s actually kind of insane that William Friedkin‘s 1977 remake, Sorcerer, is also a masterpiece, although you’ll find two dedicated camps debating over which version is superior.

Now, a third take on the material is on the day. Ben Wheatley, the twisted genius behind Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England, is in talks to remake The Wages of Fear and we’re oddly cool about it. After all, things worked out pretty well the last time a genius filmmaker decided to remake this movie, and here’s a hot take for you: Wheatley is a brilliant talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as Clouzot and Friedkin. He’s one of the few filmmakers working today who deserves a “remake whatever the hell you want” pass.

Find everything we currently know about the Wages of Fear remake after the jump.

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Memento

Like an amnesiac widower trying to piece together the events of his wife’s death, the movie biz is retracing its steps. A remake of Christopher Nolan‘s Memento is now in the works, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi‘s AMBI Pictures. More details on the Memento remake after the jump.  Read More »

Slimer Cameo

Even though the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot doesn’t have any narrative ties to the original franchise, there will still be plenty for original fans to sink their teeth into. All of the surviving Ghostbusters (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson) have cameos along with a couple other cast members (but not Rick Moranis). But one more cameo from a familiar Ghostbusters face might be on the table.

A new rumor says that a Slimer cameo will be brought into the Ghostbusters reboot, but one conflicting, key source has created some doubt as to whether that will actually happen. Find out more below! Read More »

Secret in Their Eyes (6)

Did Juan José Campanella‘s Secret in Their Eyes really need to get remade in English? Eh, probably not. But it happened anyway, so all we can really do now is hope for the best. At least there’s reason to be ever-so-slightly optimistic: Chiwetel EjioforJulia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman head up the new cast, and Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) directs.

That’s a solid lineup, if you can look past how very unnecessary this project seems to be in the first place. So what will the new version have to offer that the old one didn’t? Maybe the new Secret in Their Eyes trailer will have some clues. Watch it after the jump.  Read More »

The Crow

Much like its hero, Relativity’s The Crow reboot has been badly beaten. Fortunately, also like its hero, it has a real knack for not staying dead. The project looked doomed last month, as Relativity ran into money troubles and director Corin Hardy eyed the exit. But now it’s back and healthier than ever, with an imminent start date and everything. Get the latest on The Crow reboot after the jump.  Read More »

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According to a new report, Bullock will lead an all-female Ocean’s Eleven film, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) directing. Clooney, for his part, doesn’t seem to mind — he’s helping produce it. Read about the female Oceans Eleven movie after the jump.  Read More »

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From cosplay to homemade replicas, fans have come up with some pretty creative ways to recreate costumes and props from some of their favorite movies. But one group of young fans is taking things to a new level with their meticulous real life recreation of Andy’s room from Toy Story 3. Yes, they’ve recreated his entire bedroom.

Before you think this is just some creepy place to hold somebody prisoner so they think they’re lost inside of a computer animated movie, this has all been done as part of a live-action, shot-for-shot recreation of Toy Story 3 with real toys and real people. And their recreation of Andy’s room will really play tricks on your mind. Read More »