high fidelity canceled

Add this to your list of top 5 heartbreaks. The High Fidelity remake, which starred Zoe Kravitz in the role originated by John Cusack in the 2000 adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel, has been canceled by Hulu after one critically acclaimed season.

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Pinocchio Remake Tom Hanks

Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake might be a reunion for Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks. Zemeckis is attached to helm the film and now a report states that Hanks is being courted to play old Italian puppet-maker Geppetto. This isn’t the first time Hanks’ name has been floated for the part – when the project was first announced, Paddington director Paul King was set to helm and Hanks was being considered for the Geppetto role then as well.

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man from nowhere remake

John Wick director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad are re-teaming for more action. Stahelski will produce and Kolstad will write a remake of The Man from Nowhere, inspired by the 2010 South Korean action film which is, according to /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, pretty much “120 minutes of knife fights.” Sign me up.

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mulan release date delayed

Update Aug. 5: The purchase of Mulan on Disney+ will not be for a one-time rental, but viewers will be allowed to access the movie on the service whenever they wish. A representative confirmed that “Once purchased, Disney+ subscribers will have continuous access to the film for as long as they remain subscribers to the service.”

Update: Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained that the company’s distribution approach for Mulan is being viewed as “a one-off” tactic instead of “some new business windowing model.” I’ve added his full statement below our original article, which begins below.

After delaying the release of Mulan several times, the Walt Disney Company has made an unprecedented announcement about the future of its latest live-action remake. The film will be released on Disney+ on September 4, 2020 – but you’ll have to pay $29.99 to rent it. Read More »

The Parent Trap Reunion

It’s been 22 years since director Nancy Meyers remade the classic Disney movie The Parent Trap. The cast of the beloved 1998 comedy hasn’t gotten back together since the movie premiered, but since everyone has plenty of spare time in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, reporter Katie Couric was able to get all of the main cast members back together for a little virtual reunion.

Lindsey Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, and even Simon Kunz got back together with writer/producer Charles Shyer and director Nancy Meyers for a nostalgic look back at the movie, including a glimpse at some of the early screen tests and a tribute to the one cast member who couldn’t be with them for the reunion. Read More »

Home Alone Reboot Cast - Chris Parnell and Kenan Thompson

Just because production on Hollywood movies and TV is shut down right now doesn’t mean studios have given up on developing projects that were in the works before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Though it’s not clear when production might resume, Disney+ is rounding up more cast members for the Home Alone reboot in the works for the streaming service.

The Home Alone reboot will star the charming Jojo Rabbit supporting actor Archie Yates in the lead role, and a new report confirms that he’ll be joined by Saturday Night Live alums Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell, Toy Story 4 voice star Ally Maki, and a few more funny people. Get the full roster of new Home Alone reboot cast members below. Read More »

fletch reboot

Jon Hamm is stepping into the shoes of Chevy Chase for a Fletch reboot. Hamm will star in a modernized take on the character, created first in novels by Gregory Mcdonald, and made even more famous by two films starring Chase. For a long period of time, Kevin Smith was trying to mount a remake starring Jason Lee. Later, Smith was replaced with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. Now, Superbad helmer Greg Mottola will helm the project.

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scarface remake update new

Hollywood has been trying to say hello to a Scarface remake for a few years now, and it recently found an interesting, if surprising, new director in the form of Luca Guadagnino. Working with a script by the Coen Brothers, the Call Me By Your Name filmmaker is tackling the remake of the 1983 Brian De Palma movie starring Al Pacino, itself a remake of a film from 1932. While the ’32 Scarface was set in the 1920s, and the ’83 Scarface took place in 1980, Guadagnino says his Scarface is going to be “very timely.”

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The Princess Bride remake scene

Last year, we heard rumblings that Hollywood was considering tackling a The Princess Bride remake. Frankly, that sounded like an awful idea because Rob Reiner’s 1987 movie managed to strike a perfect balance of tones and it seemed unlikely that any new version would be able to recapture its spirit – especially without original writer William Goldman on board (Goldman died in 2018.) Then, a few weeks ago, Jason Reitman (Juno, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) announced that he had recruited an A-list cast for a Princess Bride remake for Quibi that was shot in everyone’s backyards during the coronavirus quarantine, all to help raise money for the World Central Kitchen charity. How could anyone be mad about that?

Now Quibi has released a lengthy clip from the homemade version of the movie on YouTube, so keep scrolling to see an all-star cast recreate the movie’s memorable sword fight, the Man in Black’s confrontation with Fezzik, and the hilarious battle of wits. Read More »

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Scenes from a Marriage remake

HBO is developing a limited series remake of Scenes From a Marriage, the 6-episode Swedish television series directed by master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in the 1970s. Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) are set to star in this new version, which will be written, produced, and directed by Hagai Levi (The Affair). Read More »