nypd blue reboot 2

The future of TV will be made up of nothing but reboots of old shows, so you might as well get used to it. Case in point: a new NYPD Blue reboot is headed to ABC, featuring the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz. And over at Fox, you can expect a reboot of the ’70s sitcom Alice from Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof. Everything old is new again!

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Halloween Opening Scene

Donald Pleasence‘s tortured Dr. Loomis chased Michael Myers on screen for nearly 20 years in the many Halloween sequels, but in the new Halloween, things are different. All the sequels following the first movie are rendered null and void here, which asks a big question: what happened to Dr. Loomis after the end of 1978’s Halloween?

An early screenplay draft of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween offered up an answer: he was murdered by Michael Myers. Green and company originally planned to bring Loomis back in their Halloween opening scene, only to kill him off. Thankfully, original Halloween creator John Carpenter stepped in.

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wrong turn remake

Get ready to head back to the wilderness of West Virginia with a Wrong Turn remake. Alan McElroy, who wrote the original 2003 film, will return to pen the remake, which will presumably once again focus on unlucky travelers stumbling upon a family of inbred cannibals. The 2003 film resulted in two sequels and three prequels, and now here we are again. Back at the beginning. For some reason.

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dracula series

Get ready for (another) sexy, young Dracula. The creators behind BBC’s acclaimed series Sherlock are about to sink their teeth into the iconic vampire with a new Dracula series that will debut on both Netflix and BBC.  Read More »

Aladdin Remake Writer Unhappy

Last week, the first teaser for Disney’s live-action remake of their contemporary classic Aladdin arrived with middling reactions. With the exception of a few key establishing shots of the city of Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders, as well as the first glimpse at Mena Massoud as Aladdin reaching for the genie’s lamp, the teaser was rather lackluster.

And it turns out one of the original film’s screenwriters isn’t too happy with it either, but for an entirely different reason. Read More »

big trouble in little china remake

Dwayne Johnson is starting to make a habit of rebooting cult franchises with a shinier, brawnier semi-sequel. And after the massive success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it’s no wonder that he’s been eyeing another beloved film: Big Trouble in Little China.

Cast as the lead for the remake (or maybe sequel?back in 2015, Johnson has been pretty quiet about what the Big Trouble in Little China sequel will entail. But the director of the original film, John Carpenter, has a few choice words for the project.

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universal soldier reboot

Universal Soldier, the 1992 action film that launched a series of surprisingly good direct-to-video sequels, is the latest title to receive the inevitable reboot treatment. Richard Wenk, the screenwriter of The Equalizer, says he’s about to turn in a script for a “re-imagining” of the film, which focused on two dead Vietnam War soldiers (Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren) brought back to life to be super soldiers in the 1990s. More on the Universal Soldier reboot below.

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Rookie of the Year Remake

Another day, another beloved childhood movie from over two decades ago is getting a remake.

Rookie of the Year is a childhood favorite of plenty of kids who grew up in the early ’90s. The film followed Thomas Ian Nicholas as a young kid who breaks his arm after slipping on a baseball, only to have it heal with his tendons much tighter than they were before, giving him an incredible pitching arm. When he throws a foul ball into home plate from the outfield, the Chicago Cubs recruit him to be their new pitcher. Now the movie is getting remade. Read More »

aladdin remake poster

Your wish has been granted. Disney has released the first official poster for the live-action Aladdin remake directed by Guy Ritchie and set to star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith. The minimalist Aladdin remake poster teases the fan-favorite character of the Genie played by Smith, and confirms the film’s release date of May 2019.

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pet sematary set visit

Over the summer, I had the chance to head to the Montreal set of Pet Sematary, the new adaptation/remake of Stephen King‘s 1983 novel. What I saw there excited me beyond my wildest dreams. I’m a huge Stephen King fan, and Pet Sematary is my favorite King novel, immediately making me suspicious of any adaptation. What I came away with is the knowledge and confidence that the film is in excellent hands, and might just be the next great Stephen King movie adaptation.

(This Pet Sematary set visit report is as spoiler-free as possible. Check back with us closer to the film’s release for a more spoiler-centric report.)

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