Reports of the death of creativity in Hollywood are probably somewhat exaggerated, but it can’t be denied that there are a lot of reboots, remakes, adaptations, sequels, prequels, etc. in the pipeline. After the jump, updates on three we’ve got our eye on:

  • Jose Padilha describes his Robocop as being about “a man being turned into a product by a corporation”
  • Tomb Raider producer Graham King confirms that he has a completed script, and explains how he took inspiration from Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Dark Shadows star Helena Bonham Carter discusses what makes Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows such a tough sell

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Prince of Persia

Film Junk reminds us that a milestone has just been crossed: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has become the highest grossing video game movie adaptation of all-time. The film might be a bit of a finacial disappointment as far as Disney is concerned, but Jerry Bruckheimer does have bragging rights. The movie is on the verge of crossing the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office, beating Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which made $274 million in 2001.