Entertainment news over the past week has been dominated by one facepalm-worthy Brett Ratner remark after another, finally resulting in his stepping down from his Oscar-producing gig. But there’s no need to worry — everyone’s favorite walking PR blunder is doing just fine, with one ’80s remake in the works and another one about to hit theaters after a long delay.

In the midst of that Howard Stern interview during which he bragged about sleeping with a young Lindsay Lohan, Ratner also revealed his plans to remake the 1982 teen sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Meanwhile, the Ratner-produced Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980 Troma film, will finally be getting a North American release next year. More after the jump.

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Darren Lynn Bousman‘s brutally violent re-imagining of a Troma film of the same name, Mother’s Day, was originally scheduled for released on April 1. Suffice to say, that won’t be happening as we’ve yet to see an official trailer, poster, or anything for the horror film starring Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King and Shawn Ashmore. It played at Fantastic Fest 2010, was picked up for distribution by a small company called Gigapix Studios (which promised Bousman over 1,000 theaters for its release) and then vanished off the face of the earth. Bousman has since went on to shoot and sell a whole other movie, 11-11-11, while Mother’s Day is gearing up for release, both theatrically and on DVD, in other markets. But what about North America? Bousman spoke exclusively to Shock Till You Drop about the situation you can read his quotes below. Read More »

‘Mother’s Day’ Trailer

This isn’t exactly an official trailer, but Bloody Disgusting has stumbled upon your best look yet at Darren Lynn Bousman‘s horror/thriller/reimagining Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay, Jamie King and Shawn Ashmore. And as we wait for Bousman’s next film, 11-11-11, this one is scheduled to open on April 1. Check out the near 2 minute trailer, which was used as a sales promo in Germany, after the jump. Read More »

Darren Lynn Bousman‘s Mother’s Day premiered in the midnight movie slot at Fantastic Fest.

Bousman is a music video turned feature director who broke into the movie business on the Saw series sequels, and most recently helmed the low budget adaptation of the musical Repo! The Genetic Opera (which was dumped at the box office by Lionsgate and has since developed a cult following on DVD and through the midnight film circuit). A lot of non-horror critics like to bash Bousman, some people even call him a hack. I’ve actually stood up for the filmmaker in a few arguments with fellow film geeks.

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Another early promo poster I’ve discovered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival is for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s remake of Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay. Check out the full poster aftger the jump.

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Because there’s a lot of other stuff coming down the wire toady, I’m going to unceremoniously squish together two pieces of news here that are only tangentially related by title.

First, the Bong Joon-ho film Mother that played so well at Cannes and will soon be hitting TIFF now has distribution in the US. Variety reports Magnolia will be bringing the picture to the States; the company previously distributed his film The Host. Magnolia also picked up rights to Barking Dogs Never Bite, Bong’s debut film from 2000, which never got a proper US release. Mother will hit screens in early 201o. Ideal timing, since the movie is Korea’s entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar this year.

After the break, news about that Mother’s Day remake/reimagining directed by Saw’s Darren Bousman. Read More »

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Saw and Repo! The Genetic Opera director Darren Lynn Bousman twittered a confirmation recently of a load of new casting for his remake of the Troma grindhouse shocker Mother’s Day. “Ton’s [sic] of casting news… Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Shawn Ashmore, Jamie King Mothers Day is going to be INSANE!!!!” Read More »

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We’ve got a bunch of quick casting notes today for some projects about which there aren’t a lot of details yet. First up is Liam Neeson, who is continuing his genre-ish run with Unknown White Male. After Neeson finishes Clash of the Titans and The A-Team he’ll join this Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) picture about a doctor who is in a car accident only to wake up and discover his wife doesn’t recognize him. Worse, she’s living with another man who has taken his identity. Variety notes that the Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell script is based Didier Van Cauwelaert’s novel Out of My Head. Meanwhile, check out a new photo of Neeson as a funeral director in After.Life over at Bloody Disgusting.

After the jump, new projects for Lucy Punch, Woody Allen’s replacement for Nicole Kidman, and True Blood‘s Deborah Ann Woll. Read More »

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