Fresh off of one high-profile remake, Antoine Fuqua is already circling another. The Magnificent Seven director is reportedly in talks to direct a remake of Scarface. Like the 1960 Like the 1960 Magnificent Seven, the 1983 Scarface — the one everyone knows with Al Pacino — is itself a remake. The original original Scarface was a 1932 drama from Howard Hawks and Howard Hughes, and that, in turn, was an adaptation of a 1929 novel. Read More »
The story behind Relativity’s The Crow remake is practically as full of struggle and hardship as the plot itself. For a while it was a revolving door of talent, unable to hold on to a director or star long enough to actually start shooting. Then, just when it looked ready to take flight with director Corin Hardy, it was crippled by Relativity’s financial woes.
But now the film could finally get off the ground, with still on board and a new leading man at the forefront. Jason Momoa, the former Khal Drogo and the current Aquaman, is reportedly closing in on a deal to play the undead vigilante at the center of the Crow remake. Previous actors considered for the role include Jack Huston and Luke Evans. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
CBS will present a panel on their new MacGyver series later today and we have an interview with creators of the new series, James Wan and Peter Lenkov. In his executive session beginning the day of Television Critics Association panels, CBS President of Entertainment Glenn Gellar addressed troubles and delays with the pilot. There is currently not a pilot available to screen, and the show premieres this fall.
“Look, I’ll say it this way,” Gellar began. “Every pilot goes through a retooling. Admittedly, this pilot probably went through a little more retooling than most do.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Just a few days after the reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig hit theaters, Sony Pictures made quite the confident claim that a sequel would likely be happening. At the time, Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony Pictures, said:
The ‘Ghostbusters’ world is alive and well. I expect ‘Ghostbusters’ to become an important brand and franchise. While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen.
It’s a good thing nothing was officially announced, because with a projected loss of $70 million or more when all is said and done, the prospects of a Ghostbusters sequel actually happening aren’t looking too good. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Fox presented a panel on The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Television Critics Association. While not a live musical like their Grease Live!, the televised feature adds a new layer. Since its 1975 release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played midnight screenings with audience participation. The Fox version incorporates an audience watching the performance and performing along themselves. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
For years now Paramount Pictures has been trying to make a Friday the 13th reboot, but so far all they’ve really had to show for it are a string of missed release dates. The project was originally going to open in 2015, and then 2016, and now they’re hoping to release it in 2017. But today it’s actually taking a big step forward. Breck Eisner (The Crazies) is reportedly in talks to helm the latest installment of the long-running horror series. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
A new version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is in the works, with a gender-swapped twist. Rebel Wilson will lead the new take on the 1988 comedy that was directed by Frank Oz and starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as a pair of con artists. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The normal human reaction to hearing the news of another movie getting remade is to moan and groan and fling your keyboard across the room before shouting at the sky and demanding to know why Hollywood is out of ideas. And then you begrudgingly leave your home to go buy a new keyboard.
However, I cannot imagine anyone on the planet needing a new keyboard after hearing the news that the 1988 horror movie Pumpkinhead is getting remade. In fact, Pumpkinhead is the exact kind of movie that should be remade! Why waste everyone’s time producing new versions of beloved films (yeah, yeah, title recognition, etc.) when you can take a movie with a great premise and mixed execution and give it another shot?
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The folks behind the Papillon remake faced the massive challenging of finding an actor worthy of succeeding Steve McQueen in the lead role, and eventually they decided Charlie Hunnam was the guy to do it. Now they’ve moved on to filling the Dustin Hoffman role, and this time they’ve got their eyes on a small-screen standout. Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek is reportedly looking to join the film being directed by Michael Noer (Northwest) from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
We were initially disappointed to hear that the upcoming revival of The Tick would not have Patrick Warburton returning to the lead role. But by the looks of it, Peter Serafinowicz should be a more than worthy successor. A batch of new The Tick stills have been revealed, showing more of Serafinowicz in that musclebound blue suit, plus Griffin Newman as Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror, Brendan Hines as Superian, and more. Check out the latest The Tick images below. Read More »