cowboy bebop cast

Every western neo-noir needs a doomed ingenue, and the beautifully tragic Julia is that to John Cho‘s grizzled bounty hunter Spike Siegel in Netflix’s upcoming Cowboy Bebop adaptation. The live-action remake of the acclaimed anime series created by Shinichiro Watanabe has found its Julia in Elena Satine, best known for her roles in Twin Peaks: The ReturnStrange Angel, and Revenge. Satine joins the Cowboy Bebop cast four months after Cho was announced as the lead in the 10-episode Netflix series.

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sudden death remake

Remember Sudden Death? It was a 1995 Die Hard knock-off set in an arena during a hockey game. Jean-Claude Van Damme played a firefighter who has to take on a group of terrorist – lead by Powers Boothe! – holding the entire arena hostage. Oh, and the Vice President is at the hockey game, too. It was pretty damn dumb and featured a scene where Van Damme stabbed a guy in the neck with a chicken bone. And now the movie is getting a remake! The Sudden Death remake is called Welcome to Sudden Death and will add a “comedic twist” to the proceedings.

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st. elmo's fire tv series

NBC is turning on the lights and opening up the bar again for a St. Elmo’s Fire TV series remake. The 1985 coming-of-age classic, which cemented stars Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy,and Mare Winningham as core members of the ’80s “Brat Pack,” is being developed into a modern-day remake by NBC, which has tapped Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) to pen the script and executive produce.

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Mortal Kombat cast quartet

Update: THR now reports that in addition to Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl), Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok) and Australian newcomer Sisi Stringer as Jax, Raiden, and Mileena, respectively. Our original report follows.

From one video game martial arts-fighting character to another, it looks like Ludi Lin won’t have to change up his outfits anytime soon. The Power Rangers star, who recently appeared in the Black Mirror episode “Striking Vipers,” is in talks to join the Mortal Kombat cast in the role of Liu Kang. The New Line Cinema adaptation of the popular video game franchise is already assembling quite a cast, including The Raid star Joe Taslim. Read More »

the little mermaid harry styles

Last month, word broke that Harry Styles was being sought to join The Little Mermaid remake cast as Ariel’s love interest Prince Eric. Yesterday, numerous outlets started claiming it was a done deal, and Styles would indeed be part of the cast. Not so fast! It looks like these reports were incorrect, and Styles is not in the movie after all. The singer-turned-actor has declined the role, which means The Littler Mermaid is going to have to find itself a new prince.

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aladdin clip

Before Aladdin was released theaters earlier this year to the tune of $1 billion worldwide, it seemed odd to pair director Guy Ritchie with the remake of the Middle Eastern-set Disney animated classic. But once the star Mena Massoud started crooning the lines to “One Jump Ahead,” it all immediately became clear. The stylish filmmaker, best known for his rapid-fire dialogue and editing combined with artful slow and fast-motion, put all of his techniques on display in the sequence for “One Jump Ahead,” which follows the titular street rat as he and an undercover Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) evade capture through the streets of Agrabah.

/Film has an exclusive Aladdin clip showcasing the techniques in this sequence, ahead of the film’s upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release. Watch the Aladdin clip below.

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nightmare alley update

When word came out back in 2017 that Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro was working on a remake of an old noir film called Nightmare Alley, I thought the same thing I always think when a new del Toro project pops up: I’ll believe it when I see it. I love most of his movies, but so many of his projects end up floundering that it’s hard to get too excited until something concrete starts to form.

But Nightmare Alley is moving forward, and he recently hired a spectacular cast that’s going to be led by Bradley Cooper. And in a new interview, del Toro has given a few more details about his remake, including its intended rating and the fact that there will be no supernatural elements at all. Read his comments below.
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lady and the tramp remake

You can scrub the memory of the photorealistic lions out of your mind with the upcoming Lady and the Tramp live-action remake, which stars some very good real-life doggos. The canine cast of the Disney+ film is made up exclusively of rescue dogs, voiced by Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Janelle Monáe, and more. See the Lady and the Tramp remake first look images.

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disney fox reboots

With its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has thousands of titles in its arsenal to pad out its upcoming streaming platform Disney+. But rather than simply offer an archive of classic titles stretching back decades, the House of Mouse is going to slap the Disney brand on 20th Century Fox’s most family-friendly hits with reboots and “reimaginings” of titles such as Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and more.

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Rick Famuyiwa Boards Uptown Saturday Night Remake

A remake of the classic buddy comedy Uptown Saturday Night starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby has been in the works since 2012. The original iteration of the project would have had Denzel Washington and Will Smith taking the lead roles, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Vice) behind the camera, and Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) on the script. But now the project has Kevin Hart in one of the lead roles, and a new director has just signed on. Read More »