Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
2002’s The Ring was a genuinely unsettling experience, one that slowly dug itself under your skin and lingered there long after the credits had rolled. But its sequel, 2005’s The Ring Two, was nowhere near as effective. And now its threequel, Rings, seems to be struggling even to get to the theater. Originally slated for a 2015 opening, Rings has just been pushed back again, this time all the way to fall 2016.
Meanwhile, also shuffling up and down the release calendar are Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some, which will arrive a smidge earlier than anticipated, and an as-yet-untitled Universal Monsters movie, which will drop a tiny bit later. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
In a way, The Ring was its own prequel — much of the plot was devoted to figuring out the origins of the killer tape, and uncovering Samara’s tragic childhood in the process. Then the 2005 sequel revealed still more of Samara’s backstory. But apparently there’s still more to her tale that needs to be told.
A new report indicates the upcoming Rings will be a prequel. F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing the new film with Matilda Lutz starring. Learn more about The Ring prequel after the jump. Read More »
Few projects cycle through as many publicly-known director attachments as The Crow remake, which is set to star Luke Evans (above) as a murdered man who finds his . F. Javier Gutiérrez was most recently attached to direct the remake, but has moved on to The Ring 3D. Now Corin Hardy will be the Crow remake director, reportedly thanks in part to a recommendation from Edgar Wright. Read More »
The second Ring film, a sequel to the remake of the Japanese movie Ringu, opened in 2005. That’s nearly a decade ago, which in Hollywood terms means we’re long overdue for another sequel. Now a third Ring film, which we’ll unofficially call The Ring 3, has been announced. It’ll be directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, a Spanish filmmaker who has long been attached to direct The Crow remake. His only previous film, Before The Fall, opened in 2008 to some critical acclaim. Read More »
Briefly: The Crow is one of a few reboots that has had a very halting development process over the last few years. The James O’Barr comic, about murdered musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to avenge his killing, and that of his young wife, will reportedly star Luke Evans when cameras finally roll under the direction of by Spanish helmer F. Javier Gutiérrez.
A new rumor, from Schmoes Know, now says that The Walking Dead and Boondock Saints actor Norman Reedus is now set to play a guy named James in the reboot. Who is James? Good question! Given the roles that Reedus often plays, it’s easy to suspect he’ll be among the crew of malcreants that Draven faces upon his supernatural return to the land of the living. But given the dark world of the story, he could end up doing just about anything. And, frankly, given the number of times The Crow has faltered in the past, until an official start of production announcement hits there might not be much reason to ponder the question too deeply.
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Let’s say you’re working on a remake of a fan-favorite project — one with such a faithful audience that the very notion of a remake is unwelcome. The best way to make everyone happy is (obviously) to make a good movie, but one strategy to manage the project’s image at an early stage is to get the original creator on board. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell did a lot of stumping for the Evil Dead remake, for example, which definitely helped fans accept the project.
Now Relativity Media has hired The Crow creator James O’Barr as “creative consultant” on the company’s new adaptation of O’Barr’s ’90s comic series. The film hasn’t yet started shooting, and won’t until next year, but O’Barr, along with director F. Javier Gutierrez, will give comics fans a hint of their plans in just a couple weeks at Comic Con in San Diego. Read More »
Relativity Media’s reboot of The Crow has been a long time coming. Back in 2009 Stephen Norrington (Blade) was writing and set to direct. Nick Cave eventually rewrote the script, and Mark Wahlberg might have starred. But Norrington moved on, and thus began a cycle of new directors and actors being linked to the project. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo almost made the movie with Bradley Cooper starring, and then F. Javier Gutiérrez signed to direct, with Jesse Wigutow writing.
Actors from James McAvoy to Tom Hiddleston have been linked to the lead role since, but now we have a definitive choice to play murdered musician Eric Draven, who is brought back to Earth to avenge his death, and the murder of his fiancé. No, really. This one is going to happen. Read More »
The remake of The Crow — which has director F. Javier Gutierrez attached — has gone through a few iterations over the past couple years. Stephen Norrington and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have been in talks to direct, and actors such as Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg have been attached to play the lead role, but eventually fell away. Neither guy seemed right to play musician Alex Draven, given supernatural life after death in order to avenge the murder of he and his girlfriend.
Now there’s a report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class, Trance) is in talks to play the lead role. He’s certainly a much more suitable choice than other actors we’ve heard. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
Now that Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have resolved their legal dispute over the remake of Alex Proyas‘ The Crow, it looks like the companies aren’t wasting any time getting the ball rolling. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s resolution announcement comes news that F. Javier Gutiérrez has been tapped to helm the project, while Jesse Wigutow is on the verge of closing a deal to write the script. More details after the jump.
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