Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Any time a classic gets remade, fans of the original tense up in fear that the new version will somehow “ruin” the original. Well, the jury’s still out on Gil Kenan and Sam Raimi‘s re-do of Poltergeist, but the first images, at least, look plenty creepy. Get your Poltergeist first look after the jump, plus details on the trailer release. Read More »
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Briefly: Roland Emmerich is rebooting the film Stargate, and his version of the story has a new set of writers. And, no, that’s not a typo — Roland Emmerich did direct the original 1994 film starring Kurt Russell and he is also going to direct this new reboot. Emmerich’s partner Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original film, is producing this time out.
THR reports the hire. Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are the Stargate reboot writers, and if those names sound familiar you might have heard them connected to another Emmerich news thread, concerning the upcoming Independence Day sequel. Woods and Wright have also been working on that sequel, after they came to Emmerich’s attention with an action thriller spec.
This new Stargate film is meant as the first chapter of a new trilogy. There’s no publicly available release date, cast or plotline at this point. The original press release said the upcoming film(s) will be “a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate.”
Briefly: Warner Bros. is beefing up its holiday film presence this week. The studio just dated and/or moved two of their heavy hitters. First up, the Ericson Core remake of Point Break has been pushed from summer to Christmas Day. More interestingly, though, the Ryan Coogler-directed Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, will be out even quicker. It’s currently filming but is now slated for release on November 25, 2015. [Box Office Mojo]
Superman‘s on-screen history is fascinating. There was the early TV show, the Christopher Reeve films, the rumored curse around the role, several failed reboots, including one that made it to the big screen, and now a successful reboot that’s playing into a bigger DC universe.
Adding even more myth to the role, the last two cinematic iterations of the character, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns and Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, each almost put on the “S” several years before. Both actors auditioned for one of the failed reboots, Superman Flyby, which was to be directed by McG from a script by J.J. Abrams. It’s a pretty fascinating coincidence and you can link to photos of their Superman Flyby auditions, including a very different Superman costume, below.
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Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
The Sleepless Night remake just got a jolt of much-needed energy. Open Road has just picked up the action-thriller and attached Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to star. Baran bo Odar will direct from a script by Andrea Berloff.
The original French film by Frédéric Jardin was a big hit with critics, if not the box office. To give you general sense of the tone, it’s been described as “a sort of Die Hard (in a nightclub) crossed with Taken.” More on the Sleepless Night remake after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
American audiences finally got the chance to dig into Black Mirror last month when the acclaimed British series hit Netflix. And now that we’ve acquainted ourselves with its excellence, we could be getting our own version of Black Mirror in the near future.
A U.S. take on the sci-fi anthology show is in in the works, as confirmed by production company Endemol. More on the developing Black Mirror US version after the jump. Read More »
The movie world shook on Tuesday when Sony Pictures and Paul Feig officially announced the cast for the new Ghostbusters movie. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are the new team we’ll meet on July 22, 2016.
One person who isn’t strapping on a proton-pack is Dan Aykroyd, the franchise’s mouthpiece for the better part of three decades and co-creator. However, the actor/producer/writer did have a comment on his modern day counterparts. Read the Dan Aykroyd reaction below. Read More »
Over the past couple weeks we’d started to get the idea that Luke Evans would not star in the remake of The Crow after all. Now the actor has officially backed out of the film, thanks to the departure of director F. Javier Gutierrez and the delays and expected script revisions that go along with a new director. Read More »
The Blob has been one of horror’s most enduring enemies for decades. The unforgiving, gelatinous destructor first oozed into the public consciousness in 1958. Thirty years later, it was remade. Now, nearly thirty years after that, The Blob is back for the 21st century.
Simon West, the director of Con Air and Tomb Raider, is attached to make a new version The Blob. Filming will start this summer. Get The Blob remake details below. Read More »