horror remakes terrified

You want horror remake news? We’ve got horror remake news for you, baby! Get it while it’s spooky! First: Guillermo del Toro has confirmed he’s working on an American remake of the scary Argentinean horror film Terrified. Then, Halloween director David Gordon Green expresses interest in remaking either Critters or Ghoulies (maybe, he could be joking). And finally, a look at Rob Zombie‘s abandoned remake of The Blob.

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Kingsman 3

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Clubber Lang was almost in Creed II.
  • John Wick 3 has wrapped shooting (both his guns and the movie).
  • M. Night Shyamalan is finally done working on Glass.
  • No, Kurt Russell won’t be in the Big Trouble in Little China reboot.
  • The LEGO Movie 2 will have its own video game,
  • We’re getting both a Kingsman prequel and a Kingsman 3.

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powerpuff girls short film

If you were itching for a dark and gritty reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, you’re in luck. No? You never wanted one in the first place? Well too bad, because Adi Shankar has made it part of his “Bootleg Universe” which includes the likes of his famously violent Power Rangers fan film, and the The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, which brought Thomas Jane back into the role. Now, the cheery children’s show The Powerpuff Girls gets the dark and modern treatment in a 20-minute short film titled Powerpuff Girls: The Long Way Back.

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Tom Hanks Playing Pinocchio

Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for The Lion King remake raking in millions of views over Thanksgiving weekend, Disney is plotting a big move to make another upcoming remake quite the anticipated affair.

Pinocchio is a classic tale brought to life in animated form by Disney in 1940, and it’s getting remade by Paddington director Paul King. It’s the story of a master woodcarver named Geppetto who longs for a son of his own. His dream suddenly comes true when he makes a wish upon a star for a wooden boy puppet he crafted to become a real boy. While the titular role is yet to be cast, a new report says Tom Hanks is in early talks to play Pinocchio’s surrogate father Geppetto. Read More »

west side story remake rita moreno

When it comes to the entertainment industry, there are legends and then there are Legends with a capital “L” and some italics. Rita Moreno is the latter. Over 50 years after she won an Oscar for her work in 1961’s West Side Story, the legendary triple threat will return for the new version being helmed by fellow Legend Steven Spielberg. And if you’re racking your brain trying to remember a role in the original movie appropriate for an 86-year old woman, stop trying. Moreno will be playing a new character created specifically for the remake.

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Candyman reboot director

The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot has found its director. Nia DaCosta, who helmed the 2018 indie film Little Woods, will bring Candyman back to life with a new film that will both reboot the character and serve as a spiritual sequel. The original Candyman, released in 1992, was inspired by a short story from Clive Barker. Bernard Rose directed that take, starring Tony Todd as the hook-handed Candyman, and Virginia Madsen as a grad student studying the Candyman legend.

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lion king cast amy sedaris

The cast for Disney’s remake of The Lion King is already very impressive, but we’re apparently not done learning about additional members of the ensemble. The latest: Amy Sedaris, who has some experience voicing animals through BoJack Horseman, will play a new part in Jon Favreau live action-esque remake of they Disney classic. Sedaris’ character is described as “an animal brand new to the kingdom.”

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child's play remake website

The Child’s Play remake launched its official website today, and folks, it’s a lot to take in. The official site is made up to look like a mock advertisement for the film’s evil Buddi Doll, and reveals that the new killer toy has received a major upgrade – complete with wifi, smart phone programming, and more. One thing is clear: this Child’s Play is going to be very different from what fans are used to.

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The Lion King Trailer Comparison

While everyone was feasting on Thanksgiving food last week, Walt Disney Studios decided to drop the first teaser trailer for the upcoming “live-action” version of The Lion King, giving a photorealistic makeover to the animated classic from 1994. Not only is the teaser quite breathtaking, especially when it comes to the incredible visual effects used to bring the animals to life, but it’s now the second most watched teaser trailer debut in the first 24 hours.

The Lion King teaser trailer recreates the opening moments from the original film, and you can see just how loyally the remake sticks to the visuals of its animated predecessor, which is both impressive and a little disconcerting. Check out The Lion King trailer comparison below. Read More »

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the lion king trailer

It’s the circle of life: Disney will eventually remake all their classics. The Lion King is the latest film to receive the treatment. But unlike recent Disney remakes, the new Lion King can’t really be classified as “live action.” Instead, it’s being billed as a “live-action styled” film, with director Jon Favreau using virtual cinematography technology. The first The Lion King trailer has arrived to give us a glimpse at what Favreau is cooking up, and you can see it below.

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