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Title: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: modage on March 05, 2005, 10:02:37 AM
for all your remake news and boy, is there a lot of it.

Brad Anderson in Talks for The Crazies
Source: Fangoria March 5, 2005

Scott Kosar, screenwriter of Paramount's The Crazies, tells Fangoria that the studio is in talks with Brad Anderson to direct the remake of George Romero's horror-thriller. Anderson and Kosar last teamed-up for The Machinist, which starred Christian Bale.

"I don't know if it's going to happen just yet, but they're talking about it," said Kosar, "My producers really loved 'The Machinist' and Brad is super-talented, and they think we have good creative energy together, which we do."

The film will update the storyline of the 1972 original, in which inhabitants of a small Pennsylvania town are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply.

Kosar's credits include New Line's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and MGM/Dimension's upcoming remake of The Amityville Horror.

Nicolas Cage's Next is The Wicker Man
Source: Variety March 4, 2005

Nicolas Cage's next picture will be director Neil LaBute's remake of 1973 thriller The Wicker Man, with Millennium Films, Equity Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films producing, reports Variety.

LaBute adapted the screenplay, in which a sheriff investigates the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island off the coast of Maine. His hopes of unraveling the girl's disappearance become increasingly uncertain when he discovers evidence of pagan rituals.

The movie will begin production July 15 in Vancouver. Cage is currently shooting comic book adaptation Ghost Rider in Melbourne.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 05, 2005, 10:50:58 AM
All I want is for Neil LaBute to come back to form. In just two years, he made 2 of the best films in the 90s and hasn't gone nowhere near an equivalent since. I have hope for this one, but I also have a tendecy to think it won't really accomplish the job.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: modage on March 05, 2005, 11:09:24 AM
if you've seen the original Wicker Man... its pretty nutty to say the least.  i can only imagine what he and Cage will do with it.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: ono on March 05, 2005, 11:48:07 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
for all your remake news and boy, is there a lot of it.

Why not in this thread (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=402)?

Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
In just two years, he made 2 of the best films in the 90s and hasn't gone nowhere near an equivalent since.

Do you actually think In the Company of Men (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=158895#158895) is one of them?
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: modage on March 05, 2005, 12:56:23 PM
Quote from: ono mo cuishle
Quote from: themodernage02
for all your remake news and boy, is there a lot of it.

Why not in this thread (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=402)?

because that includes all general "i cant believe how dumb this movie sounds" news like Snakes on a Plane, and this is only to show the staggering number of remake news that comes up.  and because i have a special hatred of them on the whole, hence the title.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on March 10, 2005, 02:10:48 PM
HAIRSPRAY Digs Crystal
If negotiations go as planned, Billy Crystal could take on the role of Wilbur Turnblad in New Line's updated Hairspray feature. Source: FilmStew.com

Billy Crystal married to John Travolta? It could happen on the big screen if Crystal completes negotiations to play Wilbur Turnblad in New Line's new film version of Hairspray. John Travolta is reportedly in talks to play Edna Turnblad, a role played on Broadway by Harvey Fierstein and Bruce Vilanch.

Crystal is currently starring on Broadway in his autobiographical play 700 Sundays.

Dick Latessa won a Tony Award in 2003 for his performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the Broadway musical.

In addition, it's reported that Aretha Franklin is in negotiations to play R&B record shop owner Motormouth Maybelle. But New Line says no official casting decisions will be made until writer Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire) finishes the script. Shooting on the film could begin as soon as September.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: cowboykurtis on March 10, 2005, 02:36:25 PM
The Wicker Man seems like a very odd choice for labute -- an ill-conceived choice in my opinion. His directing sensibilties do not fit with this story. There are certain films you dont remake - this is almost as bad as the rumored straw dogs remake. Who do these guys think they are?
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: GoneSavage on March 11, 2005, 11:40:15 AM
I'll never be in full support of remakes but after the last few years I've just learned to call off my guns and accept the fact that this is something that I need to get used to.  I love The Crazies and I love the Wicker Man even more.  Christopher Lee was in top fucking form for that.  I will probably see the new Crazies but not The Wicker Man unless I get some strong recommendations for it.  Nothing is sacred and nothing is off limits.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: cowboykurtis on March 11, 2005, 02:17:55 PM
Quote from: GoneSavage
Nothing is sacred and nothing is off limits.


It's fortunate that you are wrong
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: GoneSavage on March 11, 2005, 04:36:50 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
Quote from: GoneSavage
Nothing is sacred and nothing is off limits.


It's fortunate that you are wrong

We'll see.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on March 18, 2005, 02:09:32 AM
Blair, Serbedzija, Davis Roll in for 'Fog' Remake

Selma Blair has signed on for the remake of John Carpenter's classic horror-thriller "The Fog" for Revolution Studios.

Also joining the cast are DeRay Davis and Rade Serbedzija.

Rupert Wainwright is directing the film. Cooper Layne is writing the script, based on the 1980 film's screenplay by Carpenter and the late Debra Hill.
 
"Fog" is set in a Northern California town near where a ship sank about 100 years earlier under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. The ghosts of the deceased mariners return from their watery graves to seek revenge. Tom Welling and Maggie Grace also star.

Blair is stepping into the role of a DJ and owner of a lighthouse, originally portrayed by Adrienne Barbeau , who was married to Carpenter at the time.

Davis plays Welling's best friend, and Serbedzija is a priest.

Blair's upcoming films include "Pretty Persuasion" and "The Alibi." She will shoot "Hellboy II" after she completes "Fog."

Davis, who appeared in "Barbershop" and "Barbershop 2," will soon begin a recurring role on HBO's "Entourage."

Serbedzija's credits include "Mission: Impossible 2," "Snatch," "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Before the Rain."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Gamblour. on March 25, 2005, 01:50:25 PM
Quote from: Slimepuppy had a premonition in the oldboy thread and
I live in eager anticipation of the inevitable, crap, Americanized and sanitized remake


Has anyone noticed this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425320/

I mean, for fuck's sake.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Cecil on March 25, 2005, 06:10:05 PM
why isnt anyone remaking Triumph Of The Will?
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Ravi on March 26, 2005, 12:10:29 AM
"Trivia: The original version was a Korean language film based on a Japanese comic book, will be remade by Taiwanese director from Orange County, California."

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why isnt anyone remaking Triumph Of The Will?


Just watch Fox News.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: modage on March 31, 2005, 09:03:38 AM
Glen Morgan to Remake Black Christmas
Source: Variety , The Hollywood Reporter March 31, 2005

Copper Heart Entertainment has announced that 2929 Productions has picked up the right to the 1974 horror film "Black Christmas" with James Wong and Glenn Morgan, creators of "Final Destination", to produce the film. Morgan will write and direct the remake after the duo finishes up "Cheating Death: Final Destination 3", which is currently filming in Vancouver. Previously, Morgan had directed the 2003 remake of the '70s horror film "Willard" with Crispin Glover.

The original "Black Christmas" was directed by Bob Clark ("Porky's") and starred Olympia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder. It was a precursor to the slasher flicks like "Friday the 13th" and "Halloween" as it showed what happened when a sorority house was terrorized by a killer over Christmas break.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 01, 2005, 12:21:38 AM
McGraw, Lohman Ride 'Flicka'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Fox 2000's "My Friend Flicka" update is heating up as Tim McGraw, Alison Lohman and Ryan Kwanten have signed on to the picture.

Based on the novel by Mary O'Hara, "Flicka" is set against the backdrop of a modern-day ranch in Wyoming. It tells the story of Katie (Lohman), a teenager who dreams of running her family's ranch, much to the dismay of her father (McGraw); his hopes are pinned on her older brother. In the tale, Katie finds a wild horse she names Flicka and claims it for her own.

Theater-turned-film director Michael Mayer ("A Home at the End of the World") will direct from a script by Larry Konner and Mark Rosenthal. "Flicka" was made into a feature film in 1943 and hit the small screen in 1956.

Kwanten, who will play Katie's brother, stars in the WB Network drama series "Summerland." An Australian native, he plays the title role in the feature "America Brown," which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the audience award for best film at the 2004 Montreal Film Festival.

Lohman's recent credits include "Matchstick Men" and "White Oleander." She next appears in "The Big White."

Country singer McGraw recently appeared in "Friday Night Lights."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 05, 2005, 12:53:35 AM
Horror Sequel & Remake Talk
More Chainsaws, Amityville and The Hitcher?
 
The producers of the new, improved Amityville Horror, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, were all smiles at the recent junket about their upcoming projects. The first thing they informed us about was the fact the there would indeed be another Texas Chainsaw Massacre. "It's a prequel." And on whether R. Lee Ermey would reprise his role, "We don't know if he'll do the prequel, but we would love to have him again."

Since this producing team has the Midas touch for remaking classic horror films, one would think they would be the go to guys to remake all of them, but not them. "We don't really want to be the "Horror" guys, but if there was another horror classic we would want to do, it would be The Hitcher." So does this spell the end of an Amityville sequel? "If the studio wants us to do another one, we will."

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Affleck-Damon Collaborator to Direct 'Devil' Remake

Producer Chris Moore, who got his start collaborating with actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, will make his directorial debut on "Race With the Devil," the remake of a 1975 horror thriller.

The original, released by 20th Century Fox, centered on two couples who head off to Colorado for skiing and dirt biking. Along the way, they witness a satanic sacrifice, but when they call the local authorities, all evidence disappears. They resume their vacation but find themselves shadowed by a cult.

Peter Fonda and Loretta Swit starred in the original.

The film is being updated for the production outfit Regency Enterprises by writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan.

Moore had been partners in the LivePlanet production venture with Affleck, Damon and Sean Bailey. Among Moore's producer credits are the "American Pie" movies, the "Project Greenlight" movies, "Joy Ride" and Affleck and Damon's breakout hit "Good Will Hunting."

When LivePlanet reupped with the Walt Disney Studios this year, Moore left to pursue a directing career, a move he said was about four years in the making.

"I didn't wake up at 12 and have a Super 8 camera in my hand," Moore said. "I'm the kind of guy who learns by being around people who are doing it, and I've been around a lot of sets with experienced directors and first-time directors. I got into the movie business to tell stories, and I think directing is really the ultimate storytelling job.

"I feel like I have enough experience now that I might be able to do a good job. I went through the drill with a pad and paper and asked, 'Would I hire myself?' And you know, I decided that on genre pictures and things of small budgets, I would hire myself. Maybe after I do it a few times, I'll do bigger movies."

Swan and McWeeny, who also writes under the name Moriarty on the Web site Ain't It Cool News, are writing the John Carpenter-directed episode of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" anthology. They also wrote "Dread" for Fox and "The Final War" for Revolution Studios
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 08, 2005, 12:55:40 AM
Fox Searchlight batting 'Eyes'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"The Hills Have Eyes," a remake of the 1977 Wes Craven horror cult classic that Alexandre Aja is directing, has landed at Fox Searchlight. The Fox specialty division beat out several suitors for the project, which was in turnaround from Dimension Films. Craven, who directed and wrote the original, is producing with Marianne Maddalena along with original producer Peter Locke. "Eyes" tells the tale of a vacationing family that takes a wrong turn, accidentally going through an air-testing range. When they get stranded in the desert, they become the targets of a cannibalistic, feral group of people. The original movie was part of the 1970s wave of cutting-edge horror films and helped establish Craven's reputation as a horrormeister. The project will be overseen by Lawrence Grey, who brought the project into the studio, and Jeff Arkuss for Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice. Aja, who directed and co-wrote the French horror film "Haute Tension" (High Tension), also will write the remake with his "Tension" co-writer Gregory Levasseur.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 01:15:00 AM
Taking "cult classic horror films" and remaking them is terrible.

Dawn of the Dead's remake was kind of good. KIND OF.

The original Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorite movies though. I kind of have an obsession with zombie movies in general.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: modage on April 08, 2005, 09:40:10 AM
wow.  fox searchlight getting into the 'lets make some money, too' game already.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: mogwai on April 08, 2005, 10:00:14 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
wow.  fox searchlight getting into the 'lets make some money, too' game already.

yes, sorta. but when george lucas takes notice of this he'll whip an inch of every staff's lives.

or option two: yes, but foxlight searchfight is also pretending to be indie all along.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 11, 2005, 01:38:12 AM
'Crazies' talk: Anderson on Par remake
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Brad Anderson is in negotiations to direct a remake of George A. Romero's "The Crazies" for Paramount Pictures. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris of Paramount-based Penn Station are producing. Romero will serve as an executive producer on the update of his 1973 film, which was set in a Pennsylvania town where the military attempts to contain a killer man-made virus. Scott Kosar is writing. Ally Shearmur and Andrew Haas are overseeing for Paramount. Anderson's directing credits include "The Machinist," which also was penned by Kosar and stars Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Anderson's other credits include "Happy Accidents" and episodes of TV's "The Shield" and "The Wire."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 12, 2005, 01:14:29 PM
Sommers on WORLDS Remake
Paramount Pictures plans a big budget remake of When Worlds Collide with Stephen Sommers at the helm.
Source: FilmStew.com

Helmer Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) has signed on to direct a remake of the 1951 sci-fi film When Worlds Collide for Paramount. Sommers will also produce with Bob Ducsay, his Sommers Co. partner.

Sommers will also write the script for remake about scientists discovering that another planet is veering dangerously close to Earth and making plans for a small group of humans to leave the planet before the inevitable deadly collision.

The budget for the project is expected to be huge, on the scale of a somewhat similar remake, War of the Worlds, from Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, also at Paramount.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 13, 2005, 12:09:41 AM
West on call to remake 'Stranger'

Simon West is in negotiations to direct a remake of the cult horror flick "When a Stranger Calls" for Sony's Screen Gems division. Jake Wadewall is writing the script for the redo of the 1979 film, which was released by Columbia Pictures. Ken Lemberger is producing. The studio also is developing a sequel called "When a Stranger Returns." Stacy Cramer is overseeing the project. The original film starred Carol Kane as a high school student traumatized while baby-sitting, after she receives calls she thinks are coming from the parents asking her to check on the kids. The calls turn out to be coming from inside the house. West's credits include "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "The General's Daughter" and "Con Air." He also is set to direct "RPM."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on April 19, 2005, 12:26:16 AM
Columbia trying 'Experiment' with Edwards thriller
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Columbia Pictures is planning a remake of Blake Edwards' 1962 thriller "Experiment in Terror."

Screenwriter Robert Pucci has been hired to pen the script for producers Lou Pitt and Matt Baer, with Edwards serving as executive producer.
 
The original "Experiment," directed by Edwards and starring Lee Remick, Glenn Ford and Stefanie Powers, was set in San Francisco and based on the novel "Operation Terror" by Gordon Gordon and Mildred Gordon, who adapted it for the screen. It told the story of a woman (Remick) who is terrorized by a criminal using her to help him steal money from the bank where she works, threatening to kill her teenage sister (Powers) if she doesn't comply. She enlists the aid of an FBI agent (Ford) to thwart the criminal.

"When people think of my movies, they tend to think of comedies, but the thriller has always been one of my favorite genres, and I'm thrilled to be working with Columbia on this new take on one of my favorite films," Edwards said.

"Blake Edwards is a living legend, and we're excited to be working with him, Lou Pitt and Matt Baer as we contemporize 'Experiment in Terror,' " said Doug Belgrad, a president of production at Columbia.

Jonathan Kadin will oversee development of "Experiment" on behalf of the studio. No casting has been set for the project.

Pucci's previous credits include "The Corruptor" and "The Spider and the Fly."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Tryskadekafobia on May 08, 2005, 06:17:30 PM
Back in Bowl
Source: Variety

New Line is getting possessed by "All of Me."

Mini-major is planning a remake of the 1984 comedy starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin and set scribes Brent Goldberg and David Wagner to write a modern take on the story.

Studio is aiming to cast Wanda Sykes in the Tomlin role of a dying heiress who tries to transfer her soul to a young woman but instead finds herself possessing the right side of the body of her lawyer, played by Martin in the original.

Sykes has held initial meetings with the studio but is waiting to see a final version of the script before attaching to the project.

Endeavor-repped writers are planning to keep the conceit and spirit of the original but update the technology involved and comedy, as well as give it a more hip sensibility.

"We're trying to pay homage to the original, but with all new set pieces, and make the woman someone younger who will play off a man who's more of a milquetoast," said Wagner.

Goldberg and Wagner most recently penned "The Other Guy" for Disney with Adam Shankman attached to direct. Other credits include "The Girl Next Door" and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder."

New Line execs haven't yet made any decisions about a male lead or helmer for "All of Me."

Original was scripted by Phil Alden Robinson and helmed by Carl Reiner.

Mark Kaufman, Matt Moore and Luke Ryan are overseeing for the studio.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on May 16, 2005, 11:27:51 PM
Remade in the USA
Hollywood loves to do 'em again, even if they weren't so great the first time. New ideas? That's foreign territory. Source: Los Angeles Times

In order to enjoy a movie like, say, "Charlie's Angels" or "Starsky & Hutch" as nature and Hollywood intended, a viewer needs to be both simultaneously steeped in and ironically removed from trash and celebrity culture. That is, he or she must be able to appreciate that Snoop Dogg is Huggy and not mind that Huggy is Snoop Dogg all at the same time. (This isn't nearly as hard as it sounds.) Nora Ephron's upcoming "Bewitched," for example, piles on so many referential layers, the premise alone could topple over in a light breeze.

In the old TV show, an irascible ad executive did his best to cope with a beautiful, clever stay-at-home wife, who happened to be a witch. In the film, which stars Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, a dimming movie star is cast in a remake of the old TV show and hires as his costar a beautiful, clever actress, who happens to be a witch. Basically, it's a movie about a movie star whose life begins to imitate an old TV show after he starts remaking it. Who can't relate?

Big studio movies don't talk about life anymore, they talk about other movies and TV. And in some ways, remakes cop to this practice more honestly and openly than the standard-issue formulaic action flick. Both set out to conform to set expectations — remakes just do it by embracing staleness, thereby cleverly deflecting accusations of staleness. From a strictly critical perspective, this is not necessarily a bad thing, seeing as how these movies tend to result in the kinds of products whose pleasure resides principally in the act of taking them apart. Still, there's something deflating about staring down yet another long list of déjà vu titles, no matter how relevant or well cast.

By the end of 2006, somewhere on the order of 60 remakes, updates and "reimaginings" will have been released in the preceding 24-month period, barring scheduling problems or production delays. And that's not even including sequels or adaptations of books and plays. Has Hollywood's repetition compulsion finally crossed the line into treatable pathology? Frankly, I'm not up to the math. The data entry alone would be a massive undertaking. The practice is so ingrained, even complaining about it feels like a rehash.

EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE

THE saying about not trying to be all things to all people doesn't really apply anymore in America, where "premarketability" is now not only a word but apparently a very attractive quality in a product. No matter how imaginatively or how spectacularly remakes depart from their original sources, their power to surprise will always be safely circumscribed within familiar parameters.

Even films that lift no more than a title and a few broad character strokes from a well-known source are more inherently marketable, in a neat inversion of logic, than movies nobody has ever heard of. No wonder camp classics and cheesy kids' movies and sitcoms are so popular as fodder — they provide the perfect vehicle for narcissistic nostalgia trips and the ideal opportunity, when dutifully hip-ified, to correct previous lapses in political correctness, hair and clothing styles, or pre-ironic earnestness.

Also perennially popular are remakes of sci-fi or otherwise effects-heavy classics whose early technology can be shown up by the digital tools of today; remakes of foreign hits, from which all offending foreignness has been expunged; and politically "relevant" remakes that wish to comment on current events without risking the ire of Fox News pundits. Like Steve Zaillian's upcoming remake of "All the King's Men" — which tells the story of a Southern governor who rises to power thanks to his talents for corporate deal-making and "feel your pain" empathy, slides into cynicism and womanizing, and is eventually impeached — they usually sound like a great idea. But experience teaches us not to expect much from this category, either.

Two of the most potentially interesting remakes last year, "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Stepford Wives," though perfectly timed, didn't nearly live up to their potential. "The Manchurian Candidate," while fair, declined to draw out obvious parallels between the McCarthy era and today's. "The Stepford Wives," which could have been a great post-feminist coda to the proto-feminist camp classic, was a hash of focus-tested political correctness and controversy avoidance.

The bulk of Hollywood's recent and upcoming recycling efforts seems to be concentrated on such twinkly objects as "Bewitched," "Herbie: Fully Loaded," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "The Honeymooners," "The Longest Yard," "The Pink Panther," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Shazam!," retooled to flatter current sensibilities.

In the "Love Bug" sequel "Herbie: Fully Loaded," for instance, Lindsay Lohan plays the daughter of the crash derby driver of the original, a sexy, sassy power-teen (Britney-bred audiences demand it) who takes control of the wheel to help out her dad.

Consider the differences, for instance, between the remake of "Freaky Friday," which was not a bad movie, and the original, which was not a particularly good one. The original took its cues from observable life. The remake took them from InStyle, Oprah and MTV. Annabel, as the original central character was called, was in the school band; her modern counterpart, Anna, is in a rock band. (Posting her comparison on a message board, a fan of the remake expressed her disbelief, after seeing the original, at witnessing Jodie Foster on screen with braces and a bad haircut.) Annabel's mother, played by a frazzled and loopy Barbara Harris, is a harried, married housewife with a cigarette habit and a beef with her daughter's inability to appreciate how easy she has it. Anna's mother, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is a self-made, semifamous psychiatrist and author whose charmed life includes TV appearances; a handsome, romantic, supportive fiancé; and apparently limitless credit.

God forbid we be expected to identify with an unaccomplished mommy and a dorky kid. It used to be that Hollywood specialized in escapist fantasy portrayals. Now it provides aspirational ones. Either we're clamoring for fantasy portrayals we can use, or we're all remakes now.

As Hollywood gives itself over to its role as global purveyor of fantasy, escapism, familiarity and comfort and bombastic "event films" so ritualized they're practically Kabuki, the job of speaking to our contemporary global, social, political, sexual, religious and economic realities — whether in drama, comedy or satire — has been left almost entirely to world cinema. To watch small, human stories from places as diverse as Iran, Korea, Kurdistan, Mexico, China and Brazil is to experience a small shock of recognition — not with the culture or the language or the surroundings but with their unvarnished representations of human experience, their empathy, their humanism.

CREEPING ISOLATIONISM

It's also to realize how deeply alienating our own mainstream cinema has become, even when it operates under the guise of realism. Remakes are nothing new, but the new breed of remakes seems to reflect a widespread indifference to the world around us, even a self-defeating narcissism, encouraged by marketers and embraced by consumers who would rather be included than surprised, flattered than transported.

Not to suggest American cinema doesn't have filmmakers attuned to the particularities of American life. Alexander Payne and Richard Linklater (who has just finished remaking "The Bad News Bears") are among the best known, and small, gem-like films crop up regularly on a smattering of screens (such as Phil Morrison's upcoming "Junebug," in which a cosmopolitan Chicago art dealer visits her new husband's parents' home in North Carolina, where she's met with quiet wariness by his small-town family).

In the early '90s, I worked for a video game company that made live-action videos and aspired to make interactive movies. One day, one of the managers, a man prone to sudden enthusiasms, grabbed me in the hall: "What if you could direct your movie?" And me, ever the surly underling: "Uh, I'd ruin it?"

I suspect it's this sort of thinking, more than anything else, that has shaped the tone and sensibility of so many mainstream American movies, leaving the stories of American life mostly untold — or at least largely unhyped and unseen.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: w/o horse on May 26, 2005, 04:25:08 PM
Killer Tomatoes Remakes?
Source: ComingSoon!

Bloody-Disgusting received a scoop from a radio interviewer who attended The Longest Yard red carpet at the premiere Wednesday and got quotes from Adam Sandler about a possible Killer Tomatoes remake. Here's a clip:

"Sandler also talked about remakes, saying one of his favorite remakes was the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. I asked him if he had considered doing a remake of a horror movie and he said "We actually talked, still do, about Killer Tomatoes. I think we should do that one - lots of gore, but lots of laughs too. Robby's in. That's a classic man....we definitely goin to look at that again soon." Asked what he's got coming up he said he's going to be doing a film with Tarantino called "Glorious Bastards" and a movie with Christopher Walken that's "very, very funny"."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: jtm on May 26, 2005, 04:37:49 PM
Adam Sandler? Killer Tomatoes?... i'd watch it.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Sleuth on May 26, 2005, 04:49:33 PM
I will only watch it if Adam insists that the writers make him charming and a man of the people
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 26, 2005, 05:34:11 PM
Quote from: Jay Tee Em
Adam Sandler? Killer Tomatoes?... i'd watch it.


It's that mentality that allows this market of remakes to thrive.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: jtm on May 26, 2005, 06:48:03 PM
um, no.  remakes don't bother me as much as it seems to bother other people. if it's good, it's good.  if it's not, whatever.  it doesn't diminish the original to me at all..... besides, is Attack of the Killer Tomatoes considered too "sacred" to touch? i don't think so.

you peeps take stuff too seriously sometimes.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: MacGuffin on May 26, 2005, 08:34:09 PM
Day of the Dead Remake in the Works
The zombie craze continues.
 
A few years ago, there wasn't a zombie movie anywhere in sight. Now, in 2005, the walking dead are just about everywhere you look at the local multi-plex. Director Danny Boyle reinvented the genre with fast-moving corpses in 28 Days Later and Zack Snyder followed suit with a remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Shaun of the Dead parodied the lumbering dead of Romero's work and now, later this summer, Romero himself returns with Land of the Dead.

Now, combining the current trend of remakes with the popularity of zombie films, Romero's Day of the Dead has been pegged for a reworking. This week it was announced in Variety that Avi Lerner's Millenium Films will finance and distribute a remake of Day along with Taurus Entertainment and Emmett/Furla Films. Paul Mason and Jordan Rush brought the project to Emmett/Furla.

This is the second time Emmett/Furla and Lerner have worked with Mason after setting up Amityville at Dimension. That film went on tremendous success, grossing more than $80 million worldwide to date.

No details yet on director or cast for Day, but IGN FilmForce will bring you those details as they come to light.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 06, 2005, 08:11:58 PM
Four boarding Warners' new 'Poseidon'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

After a long search, Warner Bros. Pictures finally has its crew for Wolfgang Petersen's big-budget remake of "The Poseidon Adventure."

Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum and Mike Vogel have boarded the picture, while Andre Braugher is in negotiations to join the cast.
 
Like the 1972 original, the story follows the survivors of the S.S. Poseidon, a cruise ship which is capsized by a tidal wave. The survivors, trapped inside, are forced to work their way to the surface of the upside down ship through the hull.

Russell is playing an ex-fireman and mayor who is traveling with his daughter (Rossum) and her boyfriend (Vogel). Dreyfuss plays a gay man whose relationship breaks up just before departure.

Braugher would play the ship's captain.

Petersen is producing with Mike Fleiss and Duncan Henderson. Executive producing are Jon Jashni, Kevin Burns and Sheila Allen.

The screenplay is by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman and is based on Paul Gallico's novel.

Shooting is scheduled to begin June 18 on the Warners lot.
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Post by: modage on June 07, 2005, 07:59:45 PM
Chiller Films Bites Piranha Remake
Source: Variety June 7, 2005

Chiller Films has set up a deal to remake the 1978 Joe Dante-directed horror film Piranha, says Variety.

Chuck Russell is rewriting the script, using elements from spec script Killer Fish by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger plus the original's script by John Sayles. The film is based on a story by Richard Robertson.

In the original Piranha, a prehistoric strain of the feisty fish is unleashed by a subterranean tremor in Arizona's Lake Havasu just as the college crowd shows up to frolic in the lake.

Russell (The Mask, Eraser, The Scorpion King) will decide whether or not to direct the film after he completes the rewrite. The movie will go into production this fall.

Chiller Films first project is George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, which Universal will release June 24.

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Stiller and Coogan are The Persuaders
Source: Variety June 7, 2005

Ben Stiller and Steve Coogan will star in a feature remake of 1971 British TV series The Persuaders, with DreamWorks Pictures, Hyde Park and Granada America partnered on the film, reports Variety.

Stiller will play the role originated by Tony Curtis, and British comic actor Coogan will take on Roger Moore's part.

The series, which aired in the U.S. on ABC and in the U.K. for a season, revolved around the adventures of two rich playboys. Curtis was the street-smart millionaire from the Bronx, Moore the upper cruster.

They mingled in exotic locales, romancing women and righting wrongs along the way.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 14, 2005, 11:34:05 PM
Mostow finds shelter with Dis' 'Robinson'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"Swiss Family Robinson" is heading back to the big screen with Jonathan Mostow at the helm. Mandeville Films CEO David Hoberman and president Todd Lieberman are producing for Walt Disney Pictures.

The deal also includes an arrangement for Mostow to rewrite a script by Greg Poirier. Mostow came to the project after six months of negotiations, which resulted in the company heading for a 2006 production slot in Australia.
 
"We are very excited about the project," said Hoberman, who called Mostow cold to pitch him the project only to run into a little serendipity with the director. Hoberman said Mostow called Disney's 1960 feature version his favorite childhood film. Ditto for Hoberman, who came on board to produce through Mandeville after the project had been laying fallow at Disney for some time.

"This is going to be a priority for us," Lieberman said. "This is a big tentpole movie, and it's rare that you get someone like Mostow who makes such cool movies combined with such a classic property."

The original book was written by Johann David Wyss and published by his son, Johann Rudolph Wyss, in 1812. Loosely based on "Robinson Crusoe," the story follows the Robinson family after it washes ashore on an uncharted tropical island following a shipwreck. On the island, the family builds a home in a giant tree and battles the forces of nature.

Disney's version of the film starred John Mills and Dorothy McGuire. The property also has spawned several television series, including one from the mid-1970s starring a young Helen Hunt. Another "Robinson" series was produced for Canadian television a year later.
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Post by: modage on June 15, 2005, 02:20:39 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Mostow finds shelter with Dis' 'Robinson'

from that headline i expected it to be a black 're-imagining' a la the new honeymooners.  Dis Family Robinson!
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Post by: Tryskadekafobia on June 15, 2005, 07:30:08 AM
Dis remaking shit is getting out of hand.
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Post by: Ravi on June 15, 2005, 02:30:07 PM
Di agree.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 15, 2005, 04:32:37 PM
a truly depressing thread
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Post by: modage on June 16, 2005, 12:33:25 AM
thats why i started it.  just wait till it grows longer than any thread on xixax.  it'll happen.  THAT will be depressing.
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Post by: Ravi on June 16, 2005, 07:33:28 PM
Indian movie opening this week that sort of sounds like Daredevil and has fight choreography that is copied from other films (http://nowrunning.com/trailers/trailer.asp?movieNo=2060&trailerNo=501)
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 16, 2005, 10:40:21 PM
From The Movie Blog (http://www.themovieblog.com/):

It had been rumored for a long time, and it seems the female version of The Lost Boys will finally make its way to the big screen as Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes have penned a script for Absolute Angels, a teenage horror-comedy following a lonely goth girl who gets invited to join the high school cheerleading team only to learn the cheerleaders are actually a pack of vampires.

***

Not that there's a point in most remakes, but I REALLY don't get this.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 17, 2005, 12:25:46 AM
Quote from: ranemaka13
From The Movie Blog (http://www.themovieblog.com/):

It had been rumored for a long time, and it seems the female version of The Lost Boys will finally make its way to the big screen as Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes have penned a script for Absolute Angels, a teenage horror-comedy following a lonely goth girl who gets invited to join the high school cheerleading team only to learn the cheerleaders are actually a pack of vampires.

***

Not that there's a point in most remakes, but I REALLY don't get this.



Sounds like someone found a way to write off a bad Blockbuster night.
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Post by: Ravi on June 17, 2005, 02:16:45 AM
Its still going to be called The Lost Boys.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 20, 2005, 11:10:27 PM
Regency frames helmer Reyes for 'Doubt' redo

Franc. Reyes has been hired to write and direct the remake of "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" for Regency Enterprises. The original film was one of the last English-language films from writer-director Fritz Lang. It starred Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf and Ed Binns. The story centers on a newsman who intentionally frames himself for a murder he didn't commit in order to point out the dangers of circumstantial evidence and to expose an overzealous district attorney who has manipulated evidence in the past to gain convictions. Everything is going as planned until his friend, the one person who can exonerate him, is killed.
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Post by: pete on June 20, 2005, 11:41:01 PM
has anyone thought of remaking bad movies?  how about remaking some bad movies to make them better?
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Post by: Pubrick on June 21, 2005, 07:55:25 AM
Quote from: pete
has anyone thought of remaking bad movies?  how about remaking some bad movies to make them better?

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=5743&start=0
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Post by: picolas on June 21, 2005, 03:43:26 PM
supposedly ocean's 11.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 21, 2005, 06:27:52 PM
oceans eleven


titanic
solaris
.those are the only onees i can think off that are better.
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Post by: w/o horse on June 21, 2005, 08:20:29 PM
Woah woah.  You may prefer the Solaris remake, but the original was in no way a bad movie.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 22, 2005, 12:31:55 AM
neon u've earned a new rank..
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Post by: Stefen on June 22, 2005, 12:47:00 AM
haha, man, neon was having one of the most brilliant posting weeks in awhile, too. Granted, it's only tuesday, but then clampy grippers went and pulled a Cruise.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 24, 2005, 01:40:57 PM
HAIRSPRAY Put on Hold
With a production start date pushed back to spring 2006, helmers Jerry Mitchell and Jack O'Brien have left the feature project. Source: FilmStew.com

New Line Cinema is giving its new film version of Hairspray a major redo, saying goodbye to co-directors Jerry Mitchell and Jack O'Brien and pushing the start date from this fall to spring 2006.
 
Although no helming replacements have yet been selected, the short list of possibilities includes Rob Marshall (Chicago). Mitchell choreographed the stage musical, and O'Brien won a Tony for directing it. Marshall developed the stage version of Hairspray as director and choreographer. When he stepped out to do Chicago, O'Brien and Mitchell replaced him.

No release date has been selected either, but rather than Christmas 2006, summer 2007 is a likely possibility. The six-month delay was the apparent reason the helmers left. O'Brien had play commitments, including a Tom Stoppard trilogy slated for Lincoln Center, and Mitchell left with O'Brien.

New Line reported that the delay was caused by concerns that it would have to shorten rehearsal time in order to wrap before winter in Toronto. Instead, Hairspray will shoot in spring. Second-unit work will be done in Baltimore, where John Waters set the original film.
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Post by: hedwig on June 24, 2005, 03:31:55 PM
in an interview, John Waters says he'd like to see "Pink Flamingos: The Opera"...now maybe he was kidding, but personally, i think it's an awesome idea.
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Post by: Brazoliange on June 24, 2005, 03:57:44 PM
Quote from: Hedwig
in an interview, John Waters says he'd like to see "Pink Flamingos: The Opera"...now maybe he was kidding, but personally, i think it's an awesome idea.


yes.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 28, 2005, 01:40:47 PM
Original concept? Sorry, we'll pass
As multiplexes fill with an avalanche of remakes and sequels, attendance is headed to its lowest level since 1996.
By Patrick Goldstein, Times Staff Writer

Imagine a 23rd century historian, lounging in a cozy oxygenated yurt on the third moon of Jupiter, puzzling over one of the great enigmas of the early 21st century: Why in a time of so much dazzling technological innovation, from the iPod to the cellphone camera, were so many gifted filmmakers retreating into the past, devoting their time to remaking flimsy old TV shows and movies?

If you wanted to see something "new and original" this past weekend — and I can't stress the use of those quotes enough — here's what the studios had to offer. You could see "Herbie: Fully Loaded," a Disney remake of the 1969 comedy "The Love Bug." You could see "Bewitched," the Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman-starring remake of the popular 1960s TV show. Or you could see "George Romero's Land of the Dead," the fourth installment in Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" series.

And, boy, is there more to come. Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" arrives this week. On July 15 comes Tim Burton's reworking of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," followed closely by a remake of "The Bad News Bears" and "The Dukes of Hazzard."

It's impossible to pick up Variety without discovering a new remake heading for the runway. Since early May, the following remakes have been announced: "All of Me," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Adventures in Babysitting," "Day of the Dead," "Porky's" and "Swiss Family Robinson," plus two TV shows, "Underdog" and "The Persuaders."

Is it any wonder this avalanche of retreads has come at a time when theater attendance is headed toward its lowest level since 1996? Young moviegoers, who make up the bulk of film audiences, crave surprise, sensation and authenticity. So if the multiplexes are full of homogenized pop baubles, why wouldn't more people than ever be happy to stay home and fire up a DVD on their new plasma-screen TV?

The problem with remakes is that, for the most part, they are made by committee, ensuring that daring or subversive material rarely makes it onto the screen. When Scott Frank was hired to write the remake of 20th Century Fox's "Flight of the Phoenix," he took the story in a dark, character-driven direction. But the studio balked. "They said that kind of film wasn't salable," he explains. "They saw it as an action film about guys being attacked by Bedouins." Of course, the more "salable" version flopped anyway. If a movie ends up with a squishy-soft center, which seems to be the dominant aesthetic of Hollywood remakes — don't offend anyone, guys! We're making disposable entertainment here! — then why would anyone feel a pressing need to rush out and brave the crowds on opening weekend?

"You'd think it would be a given that you'd want to go to a theater and be surprised," says Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern. "But the studios are frightened by newness. And, more scarily, audiences seem to feel the same way. Most of the remakes are so ponderous and overblown that the foundations of the original film can't carry the weight. You don't walk out singing the theme song, you hear the studio's notes — make it louder, make it faster, let us hear the woofer's woof."

It's unfair to simply blame the studios for this impasse. Many of today's movie revivals are being directed by gifted filmmakers who presumably have the clout to avoid being dragooned into refurbishing a musty movie gathering dust in the studio vaults. Peter Jackson has a new remake of "King Kong" coming this Christmas. Michael Mann is remaking "Miami Vice," his old TV series. Before "Chocolate Factory," Burton remade "Planet of the Apes." Steven Soderbergh did "Ocean's Eleven" and its sequel, "Ocean's Twelve." Bryan Singer, after doing a sequel to "X-Men," is now directing "Superman Returns." Jonathan Demme did "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Truth About Charlie," a reworking of "Charade."

Trust me, I could go on — and on. It's the curse of our time. Civilization has miraculously survived into the 21st century only to expend most of its creative energy reliving the past. Hollywood is hardly the only corner of our culture infected with the remake virus. Broadway has been living off of revivals of old shows for years. Every time I turn on the TV there's another installment of "CSI" or "Law & Order." Pop music is overrun by "American Idol"-style covers of old hits while Alanis Morissette is remaking "Jagged Little Pill." Even the Gap is running ads with Joss Stone wailing "The Right Time," a hit nearly 30 years before she was born.

Have we really run out of fresh ideas? Or do we simply live in an era of cultural re-entrenchment, in which audiences prefer to be soothed rather than stimulated, tickled with feathers of familiarity instead of being challenged with unsettling visions? After all, the reason studios are scared stiff about making serious dramas today is because audiences have refused to go see them. To hear the studio chiefs tell it, remakes are a way to actually make films about subjects they care about.

"We're not doing this cynically," says Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Amy Pascal, who's made "Bewitched" and "Charlie's Angels," with a remake of "Fun With Dick and Jane" due this fall. "Remakes are the best kind of genre film. They allow you to say something without people feeling they're being hit over the head with a message. The core idea within 'Bewitched' is that love and magic are the same thing. It's a great way to tell a love story in a sly, witty way."

Disney production chief Nina Jacobson heartily embraces the studio's remakes of "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie." When I asked why she made the films, she quipped: "It's a very scientific process. They're all the movies I loved as a child." It scarcely matters that the originals were hardly cinematic classics. "I'd be hard-pressed to even tell you who the original filmmakers were," she says. "But the films each have a great idea that could be approached in a contemporary way."

Jacobson believes that critics — and people like me — are being unfairly snooty about remakes. "There's a certain snobbery about what's an appropriate source for a movie idea," she says. "It's fine if it's a book, but not if it's a movie. It's fine if it's a comic book, but not if it's a theme park ride. Everyone scoffed when we made 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' yet it turned out great. The crime is in making a bad movie — that's where you go to jail. There's nothing criminal in searching for the seeds of a good idea wherever you can find it."

Fair enough. If I were compiling my 100 favorite films, there would be plenty of remakes, from Howard Hawks' "His Girl Friday" to Don Siegel's "The Killers" to Brian De Palma's "Scarface." Alfred Hitchcock and Hawks remade their own movies all the time — in fact, Hawks remade "Rio Bravo" twice. But Hitchcock and Hawks' remakes came after decades of exploring original material. Today, too many gifted young filmmakers are recycling material right from the start.

Robert Rodriguez, for example, made "Desperado," his first sequel to "El Mariachi," when he was 27. Since then, he's made a third installment in that series as well as three entries in his "Spy Kids" series. His latest film, "Sin City," was such a numbingly faithful re-creation of Frank Miller's graphic novel series that it felt like a remake, not an original film.

Too often, today's remakes are a convenient means to plug a brand name into the studio's movie calendar, the entire process working backward from a coveted summer release date. Right now, Warner Bros. is cobbling together "The Poseidon Adventure," which is considered such a valuable remake asset that it already has a release date — May 5, 2006 — even though it hasn't started filming. So far the studio has thrown at least seven writers into the breach, ranging from big-shots like Akiva Goldsman and Paul Attanasio to hot newcomers like D.B. Weiss and Mark Protosevich. To make its release schedule, the studio plans to have director Wolfgang Petersen filming practically 24 hours a day in Mexico, with a second-unit crew shooting at night while the main production unit handles the daytime hours.

Hey, are they making a movie or building a Blue Line tunnel to LAX? Not every movie can be an artistic triumph, but moviegoers deserve better. They're already beginning to demand it. CNN did an online poll Friday, asking what movie people were most likely to see over the weekend. The new films "Herbie," "Bewitched" and "Land of the Dead" received 27% of the vote. The landslide winner, with 73%, was "None, I'd rather rent a DVD of something good."

Isn't it wonderful when a business has so many satisfied customers?
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Post by: Pubrick on June 28, 2005, 01:49:00 PM
i could tell u why this is all happening, but u'd never believe me..
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Post by: Ravi on June 28, 2005, 02:30:23 PM
Tell us.
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Post by: modage on June 28, 2005, 02:59:49 PM
Quote from: Amy Pascal
Remakes are the best kind of genre film.

I hate you, Amy Pascal.
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Post by: A Matter Of Chance on June 28, 2005, 05:36:25 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Amy Pascal
Remakes are the best kind of genre film.

I hate you, Amy Pascal.


(http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hollywoodreporter/photos/2003/10/pascal_amy170x156.jpg)
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Post by: thadius sterling on June 28, 2005, 11:45:03 PM
Did anyone see the Flight of the Phoenix remake?

I wonder if it wa the studio's idea to have a Breakfast Club style musical montage. I shit you not, "Hey Ya" by outkast plays while they dance and build a smaller airplane out of the bigger airplane. Insert shot of toasty sweat-glazed Dennis Quaid vibin to the beat!

Other awesome genius moments: when they see the sandstorm and someone suggests they turn back,

"no, I'm going to fly right into it, it's our only chance."

Relavant news: Dennis Quaid to be in remake of "Yours, Mine, and Ours" based on the book "Who Gets The Wishbone." The original starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Incidentally, my English teacher was a Beardsley, she was infact the last child born into the huge family.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on July 18, 2005, 01:54:23 PM
This really pisses me off:

Filmmakers Look Back in Anger at New 'Don't Look Back'

Plans to change numerous key elements in a remake of the classic 1973 British drama Don't Look Now have touched off an uproar among several of those connected with the original film. The London Sunday Telegraph reported that the producers of the Don't Look Now remake intend to eliminate the murderous dwarf who stalks the streets of Venice, set the film in summer rather than winter, and introduce additional love scenes. Viscountess Tessa Montgomery of Alamein, the daughter of Daphne Du Maurier, who wrote the short story on which the original movie was based, told the Telegraph that she thought the idea of a remake was pointless and that her mother would have been appalled by the idea of sex scenes being added to the story. Chris Bryant, who co-wrote the original screenplay, told the newspaper. "I don't accept this argument that you have to remake films for a new generation. ... After all, we don't keep repainting the Mona Lisa for every new generation that comes along." But Nicolas Roeg, who directed the first film, indicated that he would be interested in seeing how the story is reinterpreted. "An artist can also paint the same model over and over again and still find something new to say with each picture," he said.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on July 18, 2005, 04:14:41 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
The London Sunday Telegraph reported that the producers of the Don't Look Now remake intend to eliminate the murderous dwarf who stalks the streets of Venice


...and anything else that would make it remotely worth seeing.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 18, 2005, 04:21:38 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
This really pisses me off:


That's why I posted it here:
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=192308#192308
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 18, 2005, 11:01:00 PM
New Body Snatchers Coming
German director takes the challenge.
 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers began as a serial novel and became two well-known motion pictures: a 1956 film by Don Siegel and a 1978 remake by Philip Kaufman that starred the likes of Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, and Leonard Nimoy, as well as one lesser-known 1993 film, starring Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly and R. Lee Ermey. And now it appears we could have a fourth Invasion on our hands.

Production Weekly is carrying the announcement of the new Body Snatchers project. German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, Das Experiment) is set to direct the picture, and rookie screenwriter Dave Kajganich is writing the script. The story centers around a small town in which the inhabitants' personalities appear to be changing. Uncovering the conspiracy will be a female protagonist. Casting for the role would be mere speculation at this point.

Production is expected to begin in October, with filming primarily taking place in Baltimore. No release date has been set.
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Post by: modage on July 18, 2005, 11:05:36 PM
this seems like it might be the 'most remade film' ever.  does someone want to check that out?  it's going to get to a point where its like 'yesterday' is the most covered song and everyone just wants to remake this movie.
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Post by: Pubrick on July 19, 2005, 02:47:32 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
this seems like it might be the 'most remade film' ever.  does someone want to check that out?

i read sumwhere that dracula is officially the most remade movie.

in other news, u punks scared off thadius sterling.  :yabbse-angry:
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Post by: picolas on July 19, 2005, 02:54:46 AM
there are 30 Hamlet movies.
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Post by: modage on July 19, 2005, 10:40:50 AM
yeah but those are more famous books.  that doesnt count.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 20, 2005, 12:38:32 AM
Lucas Talks Poseidon Adventure
The remake will be different from the first film.
 
Hollywood's preference for sequels and remakes over original material earns a certain amount of derision from movie buffs and critics, and perhaps much of it is deserved. Given enough years in between, no movie is safe from reinterpretation, the maritime adventure-survival film Poseidon Adventure being one more example of that trend.

But if an existing idea has room for improvement, why not improve it? Josh Lucas, who stars in Wolfgang Petersen's new Poseidon, explained to Empire Online that he felt Poseidon was an adventure worth doing over. Petersen's version won't be just a straight remake with new actors; it is, in fact, a whole new story sharing little in common with the 1972 original besides the title and basic capsized-cruise-ship premise.

"I would say it's a complete regenesis of that idea," said Lucas. "It's quite different, and I think that's one of the things that makes this particular movie ring true. The story is exactly the same story, in the sense that a cruise ship gets hit by a rogue wave and flips over, but every single character is entirely different, and the structure of the movie is very different."

Modern remakes are frequently an opportunity to show off with better special effects and larger production budgets. The new Poseidon will also benefit from advantages such as computer-generated effects and huge, lavish sets; and Lucas feels these will result in a stronger movie.

"The technology has moved on. You watch the original, and they jump over a chair like they're risking their lives, because they don't have the technology or the money in that film to do anything. But ...we're doing a lot of stuff where [we've] built these mind-blowing sets; basically huge chunks of an eight-storey cruise ship upside down. It's on hydraulics so the whole thing collapses and falls apart when you're actually on it. It's pretty spectacular."

So with all the other old films awaiting their return to the cinema, why choose The Poseidon Adventure?

"Honestly, why not remake it?" asks Lucas. "There's certain films where they're too creative to begin with, and why would you want to undercut it or put yourself in the line of fire, but I think Poseidon is a different story. Poseidon, to be honest, is a movie that can be quite a bit better than the original."

Not only is Lucas confident that there is a better Poseidon adventure waiting to be made, he also believes German director Petersen is the man to make it. And with great nautical films like Das Boot and The Perfect Storm to the director's credit, it's hard not to agree.

Poseidon is filming right now. It opens everywhere on May 4th, 2006.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 20, 2005, 08:05:58 PM
STOP FUCKING WITH CLASSIC HORROR FILMS!!!!  :evil:

Moore Omen
Director signed for apocalyptic remake.
 
John Moore, director of Flight of the Phoenix and Behind Enemy Lines, has signed to helm a big-screen remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. The film, according to today's Variety, will be entitled The Omen 666.

The original, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, was directed by Richard Donner. It centers around an American ambassador who learns, to his horror, that his son is actually the antichrist.

Variety says that the script for the new film will be penned by Dan McDermott, and that it will update the story for the present day.

20th Century Fox has put the project on the fast track and hopes to start production on October 3rd.
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Post by: modage on July 20, 2005, 10:46:59 PM
truly, it will never end.  anything with 'name recognition', it will be redone.  and then some.
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Post by: Pubrick on July 21, 2005, 12:12:19 AM
sumone needs to make a movie about how stupid remakes are.

if it's already been done, they should remake it.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 03, 2005, 12:59:52 PM
Thornton, Heder Are Scoundrels
Napoleon and Billy Bob set for Brit comedy redo.

Billy Bob Thornton and Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder will star together in a remake of the 1960 British comedy School for Scoundrels, according to today's edition of industry insider mag Variety.

The trade scoops that the picture, setup at the Weinstein's Dimension Films, will be written by Scot Armstrong and Todd Phillips. Phillips will direct. The pair, whose prior collaborations include Starsky & Hutch, Old School and Road Trip, have reportedly been trying to find an appropriate contemporary context for the comedy for several years.

Heder will play a down-on-his luck meter reader who takes  a confidence-building course to help him win his dream girl. However, the class turns into something very different when it becomes clear that his instructor (played by Thornton) has his eye on the same girl.

School for Scoundrels will film in New York and L.A. in October with a Spring 2006 release in mind.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 12, 2005, 02:35:07 AM
'Yakuza' redo on the map for Warner Bros.

Billy Gerber, hot off the success of "The Dukes of Hazzard," is remaking the 1975 film "The Yakuza" for Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be written by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell.

"Yakuza" was directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starred Robert Mitchum as a man who returns to Japan after a lengthy absence to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter, ensuing in samurai swords slashing and guns blazing. It was written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne. Leonard Schrader wrote the story.

The new version, which the studio is envisioning as a two-hander, will be set in contemporary times and also will reflect a more multiethnic Japan.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 19, 2005, 05:22:37 PM
Rififi Heist Remake En Route
Al Pacino will star in the caper.

Over 50 years since its original release, the French film Rififi remains a classic of the heist genre. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided up one-up it, and American filmmaking is on a bit of a caper streak thanks to hits like The Italian Job and Ocean's Eleven.

Variety reports that Al Pacino will have a leading role in the new Rififi. Harold Becker, who previously worked with Pacino in City Hall and Sea of Love, will be directing the remake.

Rififi is the story of a career thief who returns to crime after leaving prison and discovering his wife has left him. The movie was famous for a 30-minute heist sequence without a word of dialogue.

There's no suggestion yet as to when Rififi will go into production, nor whether it will keep the original name.
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Post by: killafilm on August 19, 2005, 05:45:28 PM
I'd be more into the remake if it had a French director attached.  One who has left France and settled in America.  Or even get Polanski to direct it and continue the streak of people leaving the states and making Rififi.
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Post by: w/o horse on August 19, 2005, 06:57:50 PM
With Don't Look Now and Rififi getting remade it's pretty clear that nothing is safe anymore.  I've heard that Universal in talking with David Lowery about remaking his catalogue.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 14, 2005, 11:24:19 PM
Trio to remake van Gogh

TORONTO -- Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Bob Balaban have signed on to direct U.S. remakes of three films by the late Dutch director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh was murdered in November in Amsterdam by Islamic radical Mohammed Bouyeri, who confessed to the slaying and was jailed for life. Van Gogh's murder followed a televised airing of his short film "Submission," which portrayed violence against women in Islamic societies. Van Gogh's final feature "06/05: The Sixth of May" has its North American premiere Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival. As a tribute to the filmmaker, the three U.S. actor-directors have agreed to helm remakes of three of his films -- "06," the 1994 Dutch foreign-language Academy Award submission; "Blind Date" and "Interview."
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Post by: Ravi on September 14, 2005, 11:46:00 PM
Why don't they just release the original films?
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 11, 2005, 12:58:14 AM
Farrow Gets a Bad 'Omen'

Mia Farrow is set to return to classic horror almost 40 years after she starred in Rosemary's Baby, following her decision to sign on to star in The Omen remake. Hannah and Her Sisters star Farrow will play sinister nanny Mrs. Blaylock in the project, which also stars Liev Shreiber and Julia Stiles as parents who adopt the devil's spawn when their own child is stillborn. According to website Moviehole.net, John Moore will direct the remake of the 1976 horror classic.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 18, 2005, 04:48:14 PM
Eye 2 Redo
Hollywood remake of Hong Kong horror sequel.

The Hong Kong horror film The Eye 2 is getting the Americanized treatment. Variety scoops that Gold Circle Films and Vertigo Entertainment are mounting a new version of the flick to be titled In Utero.  

Like the original, the movie will tell the story of a pregnant woman who has a near death experience and is left with the disturbing ability to seeing spirits of the dead.  Newbie scribe Todd Stein will reportedly write the script for the film.

The first movie in the Eye series is also being redone by Vertigo and Paramount Pictures. Similarly, it tells the story of a blind woman who undergoes a cornea transplant and begins seeing ghosts and having supernatural premonitions. The Ring Two director Hideo Nakata may be attached to direct that film.

No director has come onboard In Utero. It appears that the two remakes will be developed independently of each other.

The original Hong Kong version, by Peter Chan, has emerged as a popular franchise with a third film in the series currently in the works.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 20, 2005, 12:19:20 AM
Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Breck Eisner has been tapped to direct Universal Pictures' remake of "Creature From the Black Lagoon." Gary Ross, whose father, Arthur Ross, was a writer on the 1954 original, is producing via his Larger Than Life banner.

Part of Universal's rich legacy of black-and-white monster movies, the original "Lagoon" followed a scientific expedition searching for fossils in the Amazon that discovers a prehistoric creature able to breathe underwater. The creature, named Gill-Man, terrorizes the group and falls in love with the fiancee of a member of the expedition. The studio began developing updates of its creature features after the success of 1999's "The Mummy."

Ross wrote the current draft of the screenplay. Tedi Safarian also wrote a draft.

Eisner, son of Michael Eisner, met Ross at a dinner party thrown by William H. Macy. After some conversations, Ross sent Eisner the script to "Lagoon," and he wanted in.
 
"I've always been a fan of the original, but for this I would love to just update and modernize the film," Eisner said in an interview. "We see it as an aggressive sci-fi horror film in the vein an 'Alien' or like John Carpenter's 'The Thing.' We want to elevate the source material."

The studio plans to update the look and the technique of shooting and use a combination of CGI and some practical effects for the monster. Designing the creature is under way.

The studio is planning on a summer shoot in the U.S. as well as Central or South America.

Universal Pictures president of production Donna Langley and vp production Jeff Kirschenbaum are overseeing the project for the studio.

Eisner made his feature film directorial debut this year with "Sahara."
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Post by: squints on October 20, 2005, 12:32:20 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross
Source: Hollywood Reporter


when i first read this i was hoping for a remake of the Blue Lagoon starring Ally Sheedy and Kirk Cameron...
a weird fantasy of mine...one of the veggie tales characters is mixed in there too but that's different story
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Post by: hedwig on October 20, 2005, 12:39:06 AM
Hmm, I guess I'll need to check out Eisner's Sahara now. I'm a fan of the original "Creature from the Black Lagoon"; one of the greatest monster films of all time, I'd say. I'm generally annoyed by remakes (for the same reasons most of us are.) This is one whose release date I'll look forward to and dread simultaneously.
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Post by: Ravi on October 20, 2005, 01:43:43 AM
Quote from: squints
Quote from: MacGuffin
Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross
Source: Hollywood Reporter


when i first read this i was hoping for a remake of the Blue Lagoon starring Ally Sheedy and Kirk Cameron...
a weird fantasy of mine...one of the veggie tales characters is mixed in there too but that's different story


I thought it was a remake of Lagaan.
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Post by: A Matter Of Chance on October 20, 2005, 07:34:41 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Quote from: squints
Quote from: MacGuffin
Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross
Source: Hollywood Reporter


when i first read this i was hoping for a remake of the Blue Lagoon starring Ally Sheedy and Kirk Cameron...
a weird fantasy of mine...one of the veggie tales characters is mixed in there too but that's different story


I thought it was a remake of Lagaan.


I carry a very close personal attatchment to Lagaan, if anyone were to remake it would be .  . . terrible.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 21, 2005, 02:54:44 PM
Warner Bros. dusting off 'Creepshow' for remake

"Creepshow," the 1982 horror anthology movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, is getting the remake treatment from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Although in the original anthology the stories -- which were written in the 1950s EC Comics style -- were unconnected, the plan is to structure the new movie a la "Go," where stories will have linking characters and situations. A screenwriter has not yet been chosen for the project.

The original spawned two sequels, and the studio is viewing the remake as a way to kick-start a franchise.

"Creepshow" finds itself in the hands of production companies with well-established horror credits: Vertigo Entertainment and OZ LA, which produced both the original versions and English-language remakes of "The Ring" "The Grudge" and "Dark Water." James Dudelson, the original rights holder, also will serve as a producer on the new version.
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Post by: analogzombie on October 21, 2005, 08:35:50 PM
Unless the vignettes in the enw CREEPSHOW are the same as before Iw ouldn't exactly consider it a remake. I'm all for an ongoing horror anthology franchise, could be really cool.

But isn't Mick Garris (or whatever his name is) already doing something close to this by getting every horror master to write and direct a one hour short?
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Post by: modage on October 21, 2005, 11:44:16 PM
yeah, i read elsewhere that they're going to be new stories that dont seem connected but then end up being somewhat connected and not the stories from the previous Creepshow film.  BUT not wanting the 'negative connotation' of a sequel CREEPSHOW III, (like a remake is SOOO much classier) they are just calling it a remake.  WHICH is a cool idea, (no word on if Romero or King are involved but it's doubtful) though it's not often that anthologies work well as films.  i'm actually about to see the original Creepshow this week which i havent seen in years.

also: i'm kinda glad about the Creature remake though cause it could be great though i dont know anything about ol' Breck Eisner.  Peter Jackson shoulda done that instead of Kong.
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Post by: RegularKarate on October 23, 2005, 06:48:24 PM
From what I'm gathering, there will be both.

Creepshow III seems to be a done deal and there will also be a "remake" that's being called "a remake in name only"... so this will be a fourth Creepshow movie.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 04, 2005, 12:09:10 AM
Ayer wrangles Warners redo of 'Wild Bunch'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Writer-producer David Ayer is in final negotiations to direct an update of "The Wild Bunch" for Warner Bros. Pictures based on his own script. Jerry Weintraub is producing for his Warner Bros.-based shingle Jerry Weintraub Prods. Weintraub Prods.' Susan Ekins and Mark Vahradian are executive producing. Jessica Goodman is overseeing production. "Wild Bunch," originally directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1969, followed an aging group of outlaws looking for a last score in the fading American West. Ayer's update is described as a thriller involving heists, drug cartels and the CIA, set in contemporary Mexico.
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 04, 2005, 12:26:41 AM
That's truly a remake that has no reason to be made.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on November 04, 2005, 12:12:33 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
That's truly a remake that has no reason to be made.


Especially since Heat is a Wild Bunch update of sorts, if not in a literal sense, then definitely a thematic one.  This would be a retread of two great films instead of just one.  

$50 and my left nut says Clooney gets cast as William Holden's role.
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Post by: ono on November 04, 2005, 06:52:33 PM
Quote from: hacksparrow
$50 and my left nut says Clooney gets cast as William Holden's role.
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Post by: mogwai on November 05, 2005, 02:36:33 AM
i okay the wild bunch remake. because that means that a definitive dvd of the original will be released.
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 05, 2005, 02:37:34 AM
i okay the wild bunch remake. because that means that a definitive dvd of the original will be released.

New dvd already tapped for january 10th. Two disc-er. Part of a Peckingpah box set too.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 30, 2005, 10:16:02 PM
Christ, another classic ghetto-ized  :yabbse-angry::

Church Building Dream House
Sandman in the suburbs.

Thomas Haden Church, who will next be seen on the big screen as Sandman in Spider-Man 3, will co-star with Ice Cube in a remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, reports Variety.

The film, written by Hank Nelkin, is an update of the original which starred Grant and Myrna Loy as a couple who bail out of city life and sell their Manhattan apartment in order to build a big house in the suburbs. The fixer-upper they buy ends up being a nightmare.

The project, which will be directed by Steve Carr, is slated to start filming this May in upstate New York.

Cube plays Grant's role and Haden Church will play Chuck, a contractor who takes on the challenge of renovating the house.
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Post by: modage on January 12, 2006, 09:54:32 AM
Dimension Films Feeds Piranha
Source: Variety January 12, 2006

The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films has reeled in domestic distribution rights to Piranha, the remake of the 1978 genre hit that Chuck Russell will direct in spring, reports Variety. Dimension will distribute in all English-speaking territories.

The film is set at Arizona's Lake Havasu, a vacation hotspot that turns into an all-you-can-eat buffet when a phalanx of fish swim through a crack in a crater formed by a prehistoric eruption at the bottom of the lake.

Russell wrote the script, using elements of drafts by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, as well as the original John Sayles script that Joe Dante directed the first time around. That came from a story by Richard Robertson.

Canton and Toberoff will produce while Steve Barnett, J. Todd Harris, Vincent Maraval and Chako VanLeeuwen will executive produce.

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Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2006, 08:46:54 PM
Robbins Considers 1984
Actor finds the story's relevance to today "stunning."

Renowned actor Tim Robbins is considering another adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel 1984, reports Empire Online. No studio is officially attached to the project yet, but it's something Robbins things he'd like to do.

"I've got a screenplay of it, and now I'm starting the process of trying to put it together."

Robbins is in fact already involved at some level. He's preparing to direct a stage play based on the book in Los Angeles from February 11th until April. The actor-director, who is also vocal on certain political issues, feels that the story is as relevant now as ever.

"When we think about the authoritarian world that Orwell painted, the catchphrases are one thing, but when you read the book again, the specifics and relevance for now are stunning."

Nothing's firm, however, unless Robbins can get backing for a new 1984 film. "We'll see if there's an appetite for it. Orwell may have been 20 years off, but I know that I find it incredibly relevant."
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Post by: Gamblour. on January 13, 2006, 09:54:41 PM
Oh great, another movie to unite conservatives against the liberal cartoon that is Tim Robbins.
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Post by: pete on January 13, 2006, 11:50:40 PM
dude, you've got the weirdest disease ever: everytime your knee jerks, shit just comes outta yo mouth!
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Post by: Gamblour. on January 14, 2006, 07:03:21 AM
Obviously I'm not 100% serious, but still. Robbins is so notoriously liberal, this story is almost like a joke. It's like if Bill O Reilly wanted to adapt Brave New World to show how drugs and sex are now mandated by a liberal society gone awry, but I'm sure he would insert some sort of slippery slope scenario where the sex is entirely homosexual and beastial sex.
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Post by: pete on January 14, 2006, 10:23:57 AM
sorry, I just woke up.  It was late at night and I accidentally mistook you for neon.  I'm serious.  I totally did.  And I was all like, neon's a good sport and he can take one for the huge greasy neocon grease machine.
sorry man.
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Post by: Gamblour. on January 14, 2006, 06:26:35 PM
sorry, I just woke up.  It was late at night and I accidentally mistook you for neon.  I'm serious.  I totally did.  And I was all like, neon's a good sport and he can take one for the huge greasy neocon grease machine.
sorry man.
haha, if I weren't insulted you mistook me for neon, I'd forgive you completely.

just kidding neon, you greasy thug.
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Post by: Pozer on January 15, 2006, 01:24:42 PM
Don't you guys love Top Romin?
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Post by: MacGuffin on January 26, 2006, 09:55:28 PM
 :yabbse-angry:


Warner Bros. develops remake of classic 'Gaslight'

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a remake of "Gaslight," the 1944 thriller that starred Charles Boyer as a husband trying to drive his bride, played by Ingrid Bergman, insane, the studio said on Thursday.

British filmmaker Joe Wright, who directed the recent big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice," is lined up to make his American directing debut on the "Gaslight" update, a Warner spokeswoman said.

Abi Morgan, the writer behind the 2004 British television miniseries "Sex Traffic," plans to write the new "Gaslight" screenplay, which will be set in contemporary California instead of gloomy Victorian London, the spokeswoman said.
 
The Time Warner Inc.-owned studio has acquired rights to the underlying source material for the film and given the go-ahead for development of a script. No money has been earmarked for production and no casting choices have been made.

The "Gaslight" development deal was first reported by Hollywood trade publication Daily Variety.

The 1944 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer classic, like the lesser-known 1940 British version that preceded it, was adapted from a 1938 British stage play by Patrick Hamilton.

The MGM picture, directed by George Cukor, starred Boyer as a sinister husband who systematically tries to drive his fragile young wife crazy, in order to gain control of her family's jewels.

The movie co-starred Joseph Cotten and Angela Lansbury, who was making her feature debut at the age of 17.

The popular phrase "to gaslight" someone -- meaning to manipulate someone's environment to trick the person into thinking he or she is insane -- was derived from the film's premise.

MGM's "Gaslight" garnered seven Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Bergman as best actress and for the film's art direction. Bergman also won a Golden Globe for her role.
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 23, 2006, 01:55:22 PM
Mangold and Konrad Walk to YUMA
Their Walk the Line scored five Oscar nods, and now the husband-and-wife team of James Mangold and Cathy Konrad will remake 3:10 to Yuma for Columbia Pictures. Source: FilmStew.com

James Mangold and his wife, Cathy Konrad, have plans after Oscar night. The director and producer, respectively, of Walk the Line have signed up to direct a remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford Western 3:10 to Yuma based on a story by Elmore Leonard for Columbia Pictures.

Principal Photography is scheduled to begin this summer, with no casting as yet. In fact, the team of Mangold and Konrad have a full dance card at present no matter which way the Academy Awards go next month. They've got a remake of the British thriller Mute Witness in the pipeline at Universal Pictures, as well as an adaptation of the novel The Rich Part of Life about a widowed Chicago college professor who wins a big lottery.that's at Fox 2000.
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 28, 2006, 01:40:48 PM
SKorean director to remake John Woo cult classic

Director John Woo's cult classic "A Better Tomorrow", which launched the career Hollywood star Chow Yun-fat, is reportedly to be remade with a South Korean director at the helm.

The remake of the violent 1986 gangster flick will be directed by "Marathon" director Jeong Yoon-Chul in a joint production between a Hong Kong and a South Korean film company, Apple Daily reported here.

The lead roles will be played by Hong Kong heartthrob Louis Koo and South Korean pop sensation Rain, real name Jung Ji-hoon.

The report said the Korean company will provide most of the investment in the movie which will be filmed mainly in Seoul but also in Hong Kong and mainland China.

The movie will cost about 100 million Hong Kong dollars (12.8 million US), and filming will begin this summer, the newspaper said.

The Hong Kong company, Mei Ah Entertainment, told the paper that the film will be in Korean although the project is currently at a preliminary stage.

"A Better Tomorrow", which swept the box offices in parts of Asia in the 1980s, tells the story of a reforming ex-gangster who tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother.
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Post by: squints on March 01, 2006, 12:11:58 AM
A made for television Network remake?

http://www.charleston.net/stories/?newsID=72635&section=artstravel

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"Network" will be remade for television by CBS. Although the rumor of such a project has been around for years, Les Moonves, CEO of the Tiffany Network, made it official at The TV Critics Convention in Pasadena a few weeks back.
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Post by: hedwig on March 01, 2006, 12:17:00 AM
A made for television Network remake?

http://www.charleston.net/stories/?newsID=72635&section=artstravel

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"Network" will be remade for television by CBS. Although the rumor of such a project has been around for years, Les Moonves, CEO of the Tiffany Network, made it official at The TV Critics Convention in Pasadena a few weeks back.

WHAT?! Fuck that shit.  :yabbse-angry:
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Post by: Pubrick on March 01, 2006, 04:10:18 AM
some guest on letterman should tell dave to tell les to stop this madness. it'd be their last appearance, but it'd be worth it.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 03, 2006, 03:16:14 PM
Travolta, Latifah Set for Hairspray
Musical casting announced.

John Travolta and Queen Latifah are confirmed for the big-screen redo of the Broadway musical Hairspray.  New Line says the pair have signed on the dotted line for the flick and will portray Edna Turnblad and Motormouth Maybelle respectively.

Hairspray is based on the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which was itself based on John Waters' cult 1988 movie of the same name about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show.

Adam Shankman (The Pacifier, Bringing Down the House) is directing with Marc Shaiman (Sleepless in Seattle) and Scott Wittman contributing songs to their existing Tony Award winning score.

The studio is currently conducting a nationwide casting search for a newcomer to play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the film. Production is set to get underway this Fall with a Summer 2007 release eyed.
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Post by: modage on March 03, 2006, 03:19:17 PM
i hope this is as good as The Producers (2005)!

i didnt actually see it, but c'mon.  you know?
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 15, 2006, 03:53:45 PM
Benicio Hungry Like The Wolf Man
Oscar winner in horror remake.

Variety reports that Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is set to star as the title character in Universal's remake of their 1941 classic, The Wolf Man. Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) is writing the screenplay.

Del Toro, reportedly a collector of Wolf Man memorabilia, will also produce the pic along with Scott Stuber, Rick Yorn, Mary Parent.

Universal hopes the project will start filming in early 2007 for a summer '08 release.

The trade reveals that the new Wolf Man, like the Lon Chaney original, "will be set in Victorian England. Del Toro will play a man who returns from America to his ancestral homeland, gets bitten by a werewolf and begins a hairy moonlight existence. Walker spent several months working on some frightening new twists to a familiar tale, adding several characters and plot points that take advantage of cutting-edge visual effects technology."
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Post by: modage on March 15, 2006, 07:35:03 PM
i thought Wolf was the wolfman update?  oh well, i will see this cause Wolfman rules. 
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Post by: Fernando on March 16, 2006, 12:13:11 PM
oh well, i will see this cause Wolfman rules. 

And that's why they keep remaking shit.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 16, 2006, 02:45:04 PM
Benicio's got nards!
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 30, 2006, 12:53:16 AM
The Remake That Wouldn't Fly

This might be fresh news to many of you, but apparently Fox Searchlight has its heart set on mounting a fresh remake of The Fly ... only they're not exactly sure what it is they want to re-make. Do they want to head back to the source and "re-imagine" the short story by George Langelaan? Maybe they'd like a "re-do" on Kurt Neumann's 1958 adaptation or (perish the thought) David Cronenberg's 1986 remake? Heck, there's even a bunch of lame-duck sequels (Return of the Fly ('59), Curse of the Fly ('65), The Fly 2 ('89)) that are perfectly worthy of cannibalization.

One man who's probably not all that interested anymore is newcomer Todd Lincoln, a guy who's currently banging out a flick called Hack/Slash for Focus -- and who also (along with his partner, Martin Schenk) penned the first screenplay for Searchlight's impending Fly retread. Over at Fangoria, Mr. Lincoln somewhat immodestly describes his script as "a dark, smooth mixture of Val Lewton, Don Siegel and Roman Polanski," before explaining that the plan was to do a new take on Langelaan's original story. No fly head on a man's body, no telepods, no Brundlefly. The guy's screenplay actually sounded pretty cool ... but wouldn't you know it? "Last I heard, the people behind the people at the studio had changed their minds again and are leaning toward a straightforward remake," says Lincoln.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 06, 2006, 12:44:44 AM
Director Joanou swimming with 'Sharky' remake

Phil Joanou is attached to direct a remake of "Sharky's Machine," a 1981 movie that starred Burt Reynolds as a vice cop who hunts down a group of brutal bad guys.

Reynolds also directed the original movie, which was based on a novel by William Diehl. The remake is set up at Warner Bros., which is looking for a new writer to execute Joanou's vision. Three scribes have already offered their input.

Joanou, famed for directing many videos for U2 as well as the band's 1988 documentary "Rattle and Hum," is in post-production on "Gridiron Gang," a sports drama starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Joanou's credits include 1999's "Entropy" and 1996's "Heaven's Prisoners."
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Post by: Ravi on April 06, 2006, 07:27:08 PM
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 08, 2006, 12:14:27 AM
Near Dark Remake
Who's writing the redo?

TheHorrorChannel.com reports that a remake of director Kathryn Bigelow's 1987 vampire cult classic Near Dark is in the works. The site claims that it was revealed during this week's premiere party for Showtime's Masters of Horror that screenwriter Matt Venne has been tapped to pen the remake. David Bixler and Amy Kaufman are producing Near Dark for Rogue Pictures.

In addition to scripting White Noise 2: The Light, starring Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff, Venne also wrote "Pelts," an episode of Masters of Horror directed by Dario Argento.

"Part of what I love about Near Dark is its combination of realism and poetry," Venne advised Fangoria. "The film is a gritty look at the life of this small group of people trekking through the Southwest—who also happen to be vampires. In combination with that realistic approach, though, there are images in the original film and in Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow's screenplay that are absolutely beautiful. Completely dreamy and captivating. Pure poetry. It's an incredible project, and I'm honored to be writing it."

No word yet on who might helm the new Near Dark.
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Post by: modage on April 08, 2006, 09:01:29 AM
JESUS CHRIST.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 14, 2006, 10:05:56 AM
Today's Remake: De Palma

I don't know if it's genius or pure insanity to direct a remake for your first feature, but that's what Douglas Buck is doing. After helming a couple of shorts, he rolled up to Hollywood and said "Hey man, gimme some De Palma." And the decidedly un-glamorous No Remorse Pictures said "Right on, brother! We'll produce that. Let's go to Canada!" Or, you know, something like that. What it comes down to is that Buck is directing a remake of Brian De Palma's 1973 film Sisters, a psychological horror movie about twin sisters. It's not universally loved at all, but the people who like it really, really like it, and are surely contorted with rage right now if this is the first they've heard of Buck's venture.

The film stars Stephen Rea as a shrink, Chloë Sevigny as a "nosey reporter" and French actress Lou Doillon, and is currently filming in Vancouver.
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Post by: ©brad on April 14, 2006, 10:09:40 AM
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 21, 2006, 12:14:56 AM
'Earth' to Fraser for Jules Verne redo

Brendan Fraser has boarded "Journey to the Center of the Earth," a contemporary, 3-D update of the Jules Verne classic.

The story revolves around a scientist who is stuck with his nephew as they embark on a trip to Iceland to check on a volcanic sensor. During a storm, they get trapped in a cave and the only way out is through the center of Earth.

Shooting starts June 10 in Montreal. Eric Brevig directs. New Line will distribute the project for "Narnia" producer Walden Media.

Verne's book has been adapted for the screen many times, most notably in 1959 with James Mason starring in an Oscar-nominated epic for director Henry Levin.

Fraser, one of the stars of "Crash," next appears in "Journey to the End of the Night," which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next week. He recently wrapped the ensemble crime drama "The Air I Breathe" and the romantic comedy-drama "The Last Time."
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 01, 2006, 12:47:15 AM
'Nerd' alert: Newman on Fox remake

Kyle Newman has signed on to direct Fox Atomic's "Revenge of the Nerds." McG and David Manpearl are producing the remake of the seminal teen comedy from 1984. The film reteams Newman with scribe Adam F. Goldberg, who is rewriting the latest "Nerds" incarnation. The pair worked together on Newman's upcoming "Fanboys," which will be distributed by the Weinstein Co.
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Post by: Ravi on May 01, 2006, 02:36:49 AM
Fox Atomic can kiss my ass.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 01, 2006, 11:22:26 AM
Today's Remake: Clash of the Titans

Today we get an update on another remake of a really, really old movie -- the original was made way back in 1981. Warner Brothers announced their plans to remake the cult classic, Clash of the Titans, in 2002, when writers were hired to re-do the film. But either that script didn't happen or it's been discarded, because they've just signed relative newcomer Travis Beacham (he wrote a film that's in post-production, and another that's been announced, but nothing has yet been released) to do the job. According to Beacham, his version of the story will adhere to the same basic plot as the original, but in "darker" and "more realistic" ways.

More realistic?! Wouldn't that sort of ruin everything? People love Clash of the Titans because it's cheesy, and because the stop-motion effects, though great for the time, are so dated! Remaking it realistically totally misses the point -- who the hell wants to see the story told with fancy CGI and some good actor who's not Harry Hamlin?
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 02, 2006, 12:58:02 PM
Red Sonja Rising
Big-screen return in the works.

Variety reports that the late Robert E. Howard's sword-and-sorcery literary icon Red Sonja is coming back to the silver screen.

Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films have acquired the film and ancillary rights to the character and intend on financing and producing the film.

Red Sonja was previously produced in 1985 for the screen with Brigitte Nielson and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead roles. Richard Fleischer directed it.

"The first movie was not a good one -- all the more reason to remake it. It is a great character and a great brand," Millennium Films' Joe Gatta told Variety.

The new Red Sonja movie is budgeted at $25 million.

In addition to appearing in the works of Robert E. Howard, Red Sonja has been published as a Marvel comic book. A new comic book version of the character is currently published by Dynamite Entertainment.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 17, 2006, 11:16:43 AM
Newman talks Revenge of the Nerds remake

“It’s all new characters, it’s only the spirit we’re keeping. It’s got a totally different modern spin on it.”

That’s writer/director Kyle Newman (“Fanboys”) talking to IESB and Collider.com about his plans for the “Revenge of the Nerds” remake.

According to Newman the film won’t feature the classic characters, Lewis and Gilbert, nor will it feature, even briefly, original leads Anthony Edwards and Robert Carradine.

From the beginning, Newman told the studio that he’s not “making nerds, as like the guys with the pocket protectors, the idea of a nerd has evolved. Nerds are even cool now, so we have to look at it in a whole different way. So, is Booger going to be in the movie? No”.

As for who will be in the movie, Newman says he’d like to cast some of the actors from his new movie, “Fanboys”, as well as some “totally new faces”.

Thankfully, it’ll be set around the same fraternities – including, yes, Lambda Lambda Lambda.

They’re going to shoot in the Summer.
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Post by: modage on May 18, 2006, 08:18:03 AM
Del Toro & Cuaron Team on The Witches
Source: Variety May 18, 2006

Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) is teaming with fellow Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) on an English-language adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1973 book The Witches for Warner Bros.

Variety says del Toro is set to direct from his screenplay; Cuaron will produce through his New York-based company Esperanto.

James and the Giant Peach and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were both based on Dahl stories.

Del Toro said his "Witches" adaptation would be "quite smaller but most likely very much designed," alluding to the eye-popping look of the previous films. He has written 70-plus of what he expects will be a 100-page screenplay.

British director Nicolas Roeg made a big screen adaptation of the book in 1989.

Del Toro has not determined the start of principal photography, but then, he has a lot of balls in the air.

Futuristic thriller Killing on Carnival Row is set up at New Line. A screenplay has been delivered, said del Toro, but with no budget nor cast, the project has still to be greenlit. Other major studios are reviewing Hellboy II, which was at Revolution Studios, as Sony has bowed out.

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Post by: MacGuffin on May 23, 2006, 08:36:51 PM
Fingerprint nabs rights to Woo pic

CANNES -- Korea's Fingerprint Pictures has picked up remake rights to the coveted John Woo actioner "A Better Tomorrow." Fingerprint founder Park Hyung Jun had been in rights negotiations with Hong Kong-based Fortune Star Entertainment for more than three years.

"We are thrilled and honored to have acquired the rights to remake one of the most prestigious films in Hong Kong's history," Park said. "This remake represents a landmark cooperation between the film industries of Hong Kong and Korea, and we look very much forward to bringing this wonderful story to new audiences everywhere."

Fortune Star Entertainment general manager Peter Poon said: "We are especially excited about the prospect of bringing this incredible story back to a new generation of viewers in Asia as well as the rest of the world."

Fingerprint Pictures is aiming for the remake to go into production before December 2007 for a December 2008 delivery date.

There had been a buzz recently over remake rights to the film, with several companies claiming to be going into production. Fortune Star was forced to take out public notices to refute claims.

"Tomorrow" was written by Woo, Chan Hing-kar and Chan Suk-wa and created a new era of glamorized gangster movies in Hong Kong cinema in the late ‘80s. The film also catapulted Chow Yun-fat to celluloid stardom.

The film won awards for best film and best actor (Chow) at the sixth annual Hong Kong Film Awards in 1986 and for best picture, best director (Woo), best actor (Ti Lung), best cinematography (Horace Wong Wing Hang) and best sound recording at the 23rd annual Golden Horse Awards.

The story revolves around two brothers, one a repentant gangster who finds it difficult to turn over a new life and the other an eager young cop who is devastated by the discovery of his brother's past.

Fortune Star, a subsidiary if News Corp.'s Asian satellite broadcaster STAR, will come on board as executive producer, while distribution and sales will be handled jointly by Fortune Star and Fingerprint outside of Korea.

"I think we will make things happen. Fingerprint is definitely looking at doing more business with them," Fingerprint head of international business Benjamin Kim said.

The remake deal was negotiated and closed by assistant vp business affairs Thomas Mok, head of distribution May Yip and Esther Hau for Fortune Star Entertainment; and Park Hyung Jun, Kim and Kang Tae-Woo for Fingerprint Pictures.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 29, 2006, 12:48:04 PM
Hong Kong action star set to lead in Japanese classic remake

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is set to lead in the Hollywood remake of Japanese classic "The Seven Samurai", alongside George Clooney and Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi, a film company said.
 
Yen met with Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein during Cannes film festival to discuss the remake of the 1954 action film directed by Japanese master Akira Kurosawa.

Weinstein has invited Yen to play one of the seven sword heroes in the film, according to Mandarin Films, which represents the actor.

"Donnie has met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes to discuss the project," a spokeswoman for Mandarin Films told AFP. "We don't know more details as it is still at an early stage."

She said Weinstein has also invited Clooney and Zhang to lead the film. It is not clear how much the project will cost.

Yen, 43-year-old actor, director and action choreographer, has starred in over 40 films, including "Blade II", "Seven Swords" and Zhang Yimou's "Hero".

The Seven Samurai tells a story of seven Samurai heroes' who battle with 40 bandits who try to control and constantly attack a small village.
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Post by: pete on May 29, 2006, 01:56:51 PM
is this a joke?  george clooney?
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Post by: JG on May 29, 2006, 05:50:27 PM
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Post by: ©brad on May 29, 2006, 07:10:25 PM
i tell yah, a good superhero power would be the ability to redlight movies in development.
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Post by: Ravi on May 30, 2006, 12:00:43 AM
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is set to lead in the Hollywood remake of Japanese classic "The Seven Samurai", alongside George Clooney and Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi, a film company said.

"For the last time, I'm not Japanese!"
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 30, 2006, 11:07:54 AM
Chris Tucker to Star in Bollywood Remake

Hollywood actor Chris Tucker is set to star in a Hollywood remake of a Bollywood hit about a mafioso who enrolls in medical school, an Indian newspaper reported Monday.

"Munnabhai MBBS" was a hit in India and among South Asians living abroad, and will be remade as "Gangster M.D.," the remake's director, Mira Nair, was quoted as telling the Mumbai Mirror newspaper.

"Chris Tucker will be playing the main character in the film," said Nair, adding that filming should begin after Tucker finishes making "Rush Hour 3."
 
Munnabhai MBBS tells the story of a mafia leader who pretends to be a doctor whenever his parents visit him from their village.

But when his cover is blown, he decides to better himself by trying to become a doctor which he hopes will also prove himself to the woman he loves and her father, a hospital superintendent.

Nair said she may cast some actors from the Bollywood original, and is on the lookout for an Indian woman to star opposite Tucker.

Nair, who splits her time between homes in New York and Uganda, has made movies including "Vanity Fair," "Monsoon Wedding" and "Mississippi Masala."

Her 1988 film, "Salaam Bombay!" about the city's street children was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film.
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Post by: Ravi on May 31, 2006, 04:09:57 PM
Gangsta MD was written by Jason Filardi (Bringing Down the House)  :yabbse-thumbdown:
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 01, 2006, 01:07:27 AM
Bean thumbs killer role in new 'Hitcher'

Sean Bean is thumbing his way to "The Hitcher," Rogue Pictures' remake of the 1986 horror film being produced by Platinum Dunes. Sophia Bush also is on board the film, which is being directed by veteran music video helmer Dave Meyers. The script follows a young couple driving across the country who become prey for a serial killer, who blames all of his murders on the young man. Eric Bernt wrote the current draft. Bean will carve out the serial killer role made famous by Rutger Hauer in the original. Bush (WB Network's "One Tree Hill") has been cast as the young woman; casting is imminent on the young man. Producing are Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller as well as Charles Meeker and Alfred Haber. Production is scheduled to start this month in Austin and Santa Fe, N.M. Bean, repped by CAA and ICM London, is shooting "The Outlaw," directed by Nick Love. The series of historical telepics produced in the 1990s that featured Bean in the star-making role of British army Lt. Richard Sharpe recently aired for the first time in the U.S. on BBC America. He is best known here for his appearances in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy as well as recent features "Flightplan" and "North Country."
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 06, 2006, 10:28:41 AM
The Stepfather Returns
Yet another horror remake in the works.

Variety reports that Screen Gems has snapped up the remake rights to the 1987 horror thriller, The Stepfather. Greg Mooradian and Maverick Films' Mark Morgan and Guy Oseary, the team behind Fox 2000's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, will produce.

The Joseph Ruben-directed original made a cult star out of Terry O'Quinn (Lost). The title character would go from state to state, marrying different widows.

He would later kill off his new families after they failed to live up to his psychotic standards of perfection. He then moved on in search of his next perfect family.

The original film was scripted by crime novelist Donald E. Westlake. It spawned The Stepfather II in 1989.

Screen Gems’ are doing a couple of remakes at the moment. They’re also currently working on bringing Alex Murphy back to the big screen – in a “Robocop” redo.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 07, 2006, 10:28:30 AM
Peter Filardi to script IT and WOLFEN remakes
Source: Fangoria

Peter Filardi is becoming the go-to guy for television horror adaptations. The FLATLINERS and THE CRAFT scribe cut his teeth on small-screen scares with 2004’s redux of ’SALEM’S LOT for TNT, and this summer he’s back with the network on THE ROAD VIRUS HEADS NORTH, one of eight Stephen King-based minimovies in the series NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES, which bows July 12.

During a panel discussion at Fango’s Weekend of Horrors in Burbank, Filardi dished a few details on some fresh projects he’s got in the works. On the King side, the writer told Fango he’s still developing a new televisualization of the author’s epic novel IT (previously done as a two-part ABC movie in 1990). Originally slated for TNT as a two-hour movie, IT has now caught the interest of the Sci Fi Channel, which wants to stretch it out (and rightfully so!) to a four-hour broadcast event. You may recall that early reports stated Filardi’s approach to the material would be to tell IT through the eyes of the character of Beverly Marsh.

Filardi also reveals another pair of scripts for TNT that are keeping him busy. The first is an adaptation of COLDHEART CANYON, Clive Barker’s lurid and supernatural tale of Hollywood decadence; the second is a new take on Whitley Streiber’s 1978 novel THE WOLFEN, which was previously brought to the big screen in 1981 courtesy of director Michael (WOODSTOCK) Wadleigh. That film, truncating the title to just WOLFEN, starred Albert Finney as a New York detective investigating a series of murders that appear to be animal attacks…furthermore, wolf attacks. Gregory Hines and Diane Venora co-starred.
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Post by: polkablues on June 09, 2006, 02:39:36 AM
"The Eye" (2007)  The remake... was penned by Sebastian Gutierrez, whose credits include "Snakes on a Plane" and "Gothika."


NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!




dammit.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2006, 02:22:01 PM
Oldboy Remake in Holding Pattern     

Lady Vengeance, the final installment of Korean director Park Chan-wook’s unofficial “vengeance trilogy,” may still be letting blood in domestic theaters, but it’s the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix-winning Oldboy, which grossed over $15 million internationally and caused an arthouse stir with its dark mix of sadism and surrealism, that Hollywood most has on its mind.

A strange and twisted tale that’s equal parts Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher and David Lynch, Oldboy centers on the quest for reprisal undertaken by a man held imprisoned for 15 years in a small efficiency apartment, and framed for his wife and daughter’s murder by someone he doesn’t even know. While cutting a bloody swath of revenge to and fro, he also tries to figure out the why behind his unusual punishment.

On the heels of the movie’s Stateside release last spring, Universal picked up the American remake rights, and rumors flew that Nicolas Cage was interested in starring in the film. Indie helmer turned studio hired hand Justin Lin, who has The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift set to drop next month, was bandied about as a possible director, and even contributed an unofficial story pitch that put him in the catbird’s seat. Unfortunately, that also put him squarely in the sights of vociferous, ankle-nipping detractors who want guarantees of a more idiosyncratic take on the project.

“The studio has it,” Lin recently told Now Playing magazine. “I’m still trying to…” Here he pauses judiciously. “We’ll see. It would really have to be the right situation. I know the situation I would like it to be, and if it’s not that, then they should find a great filmmaker to make it. It was one of those movies that blew me away. I have very strong opinions on it, and I haven’t come close to developing those to the point [where I’d] actually want to remake it yet. I’m very protective of that film.”

“There’s been lots of speculation out there, a lot of people trashing me,” Lin continues. “The terms would have to be right, and that’s an ongoing assessment. You don’t want to make a Xerox copy because the original is so brilliant. One day hopefully someone will cross that bridge, but right now nothing’s happening with it. If anything, it’s actually safely tucked away.”

Plotting its revenge, no doubt…
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 11, 2006, 02:43:52 PM
Screenwriter John Fusco (Hidalgo, Young Guns) has been tapped to bring a little bit of the American west to 16th Century Japan. Seeing as Kurosawa originally used the Western for inspiration during Samurai, this seems like a logical choice. Whether or not the remake should happen in the first place? Well, that's a debate I'm sure will heat up as time goes on.
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Post by: polkablues on June 11, 2006, 04:44:09 PM
Whether or not the remake should happen in the first place? Well, that's a debate I'm sure will heat up as time goes on.

I think debates, by definition, need more than one side.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 13, 2006, 11:43:12 AM
Have Rapper, Will Remake
Eminem under Par's Gun.

Variety reports that rapper/actor Eminem will star in a big-screen remake of the TV classic Have Gun – Will Travel for Paramount Pictures. The project will be a contemporary take on the 1950's Western series that starred Richard Boone.

Paramount reportedly has an 18-month option to develop Have Gun as an action drama for Eminem. Interscope/Shady/Aftermath Films will produce. Eminem may also contribute to some portion of the soundtrack or score.

"Concept will be updated to contemporary times and see Eminem playing a bounty hunter, " Variety claims. "Setting could be Eminem's hometown of Detroit, but those details have yet to be worked out."

The trade, citing Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg, claims Have Gun "will be revamped from the original, with some characters based loosely on ones from the series as well as nods to certain story points."

It would seem highly unlikely that Eminem's character will be a brandy-sipping, Shakespeare-quoting, chess player like Boone's Paladin.

Have Gun – Will Travel had long been developed as a period pic; John Travolta was once attached to star.

This won't be the first contemporized and not very Western-like feature remake of a TV oater: 1987's Wanted: Dead or Alive, a follow-up to the old Steve McQueen series, starred Rutger Hauer as the descendant of McQueen's bounty hunter.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 15, 2006, 11:33:52 AM
Conan's Comeback
Boaz takes on the Barbarian.

Variety reports that Warner Bros. has tapped filmmaker Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) to write and possibly direct a new version of Conan the Barbarian.

Yakin is said to be a lifelong fan of Conan, and his version will reportedly be closer to the story originated by author and Conan creator Robert E. Howard.

Irving Azoff, Jon Jashni, Richard Alexander and Akiva Goldsman are producing the film, which could go before cameras as soon as early 2007. Exec producing are Paradox Entertainment's Peter Sederowsky and Fredrik Malmberg.

Although Variety mentions the past involvement of the Wachowski brothers and Robert Rodriguez with the project, they entirely overlooked John Milius, who directed the first Conan the Barbarian and spent several years trying to bring the now-shelved King Conan: Crown of Iron to the screen.

Given the film's proposed early 2007 start date, it appears that (now Governor) Arnold Schwarzeneggar will not be reprising his role as the titular barbarian. The hunt is on then for a new actor to play Conan.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 21, 2006, 10:31:21 AM
Is Gwen Stefani a Baby Doll?
Source: Moviehole

She may be just a girl, but that don't mean Gwen Stefani can't also be a "Baby Doll".

According to Sky Showbiz, the budding actress (she had a small role in "The Aviator", you may recall) is in talks to front a remake of the 1956 drama "Baby Girl", playing the lead role of Baby Doll Meighan, previously played by Carroll Baker.

The film, written by playwright Tennessee Williams, fixes on a gorgeous young woman (Stefani) who makes a promise to her failed businessman husband that their marriage will be consumated a year from their nuptials. The husband, desperate to bed his wife, and dying to get his business going again, decides to burn down the plant of his arch-rival. His plan succeeds at first, as the rival must use the hubby's facilities to produce his cotton, but things start to go awry for him when the rival meets Baby Doll.

Interestingly enough, the original film found an enemy in The Legion of Decency, an organization of the Roman Catholic Church in the US, that condemned the film as immoral, and despite the efforts of director Elia Kazan, were able to get it withdrawn from release.
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Post by: Bethie on June 22, 2006, 12:36:13 AM
Stefani couldn't be reached for comment because she was in the studio mixing her own version of "Mouth." A 1997 hit for husband Gavin Rossdale's band, Bush. Stefani will retitle the song "yo mouf"
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 23, 2006, 09:20:01 AM
Sony no longer going to Yuma
Source: Moviehole

Remember the Eric Bana/Tom Cruise western “3:10 To Yuma”, that we waxed lyrical about a couple of months back?

Well, but a memory it may only be, with Sony deciding this week that they’re not interested in doing the film at present.

Variety reports that the film is in turnaround, signalling a case of déjà vu for director James Mangold, whose “Walk the Line” suffered a similar fate at Sony before it eventually got before a camera elsewhere.

Mangold can’t work out why the film has been called off, because it was a pretty economically priced pic. “This is a very middle-priced movie," Mangold argued. "I've never made a movie that has exceeded $60 million, and this one won't either."

It has been suggested that Russell Crowe was in talks for a role – it isn’t stated whether he was going to play the role intended for Cruise, or whether he was replacing Eric Bana – and that his fee may have left Sony with cold feet.

His defence? "Westerns have come to mean a kind of narcissistic, ponderous film - and that ain't what we're making," Mangold said. “We're making something with balls, taste and emotion. And I think it's something that's an answer to the kind of saturated, digital overload we're seeing on screens. This is about real people and real action. I have the utmost respect for Sony, Amy Pascal, Doug Belgrad, and I can't explain why it wouldn't fit into what they're doing. The only explanation I have is that when push came to shove it wasn't going.”

According to Mangold, Crowe is still very much interested in doing the film, and he hopes to find it a new home. Wouldn’t be surprised if FOX snag it.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 12, 2006, 01:05:52 AM
Dis calls on Raven to baby-sit
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Raven-Symone is attached to star in the Walt Disney Pictures remake of "Adventures in Babysitting." At the same time, she has signed an acting and producing deal that includes a guaranteed pay or play on one movie, with an option for a second.

The original "Babysitting," an '80s cult favorite, follows a high school senior who gets stuck baby-sitting a bunch of kids. The dull night is interrupted when she gets a call for help from a friend stuck downtown, leading her and the kids into a night of misadventures. The original movie marked the directorial debut of Chris Columbus.
 
Lynda Obst, who produced the 1987 original with Debra Hill, is on board to produce the remake. David Stem and David Weiss wrote the script for the new "Babysitting." No director has been named yet.

Kristin Burr is overseeing for Disney.

It is uncertain whether "Babysitting" will fold into Raven-Symone's deal.

"Raven is a smart, funny and talented star who has the class and composure to go all the way," Disney production chief Nina Jacobson said. "The Disney Channel has made Raven into a household name, and we feel very lucky to be working with her to build a feature career."

Raven-Symone is the star of "That's So Raven," one of Disney Channel's highest-rated shows, and stars in the upcoming Disney telefilm "Cheetah Girls 2." She also is producing content for broadband and mobile phones.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2006, 01:05:56 AM
Nicole Kidman joins Witness remake

According to Coming Soon, Nicole Kidman is set to join Al Pacino in a remake of “Witness to the Prosecution”. Michael Radford, whose newest film is “Flawless” starring Demi Moore, will direct.

MGM has been working on the film – with Pacino attached from the get go – since 2004. At that stage, David E.Kelley was working on the script, and veteran director Robert Benton (“Kramer Vs Kramer”) was attached to direct.

Pacino plays the role of Sir Wilfrid Robarts - played by Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder’s 1957 original - a lead attorney in a case in which a wife appears as a witness for the prosecution against her husband.

No idea when the film will get underway, considering Kidman’s choca-bloc to-do list: She’s got about four of five films to do within the next year, including that long-awaited epic with Hugh Jackman, “The Lady from Shanghai”, and the comedy “Headhunters”. Apparently Chris Weitz is also eyeing the Australian actress for a role in “His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass”, the first of a series of movies based on the popular fantasy novels by Philip Pullman.
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Post by: modage on July 14, 2006, 09:11:36 AM
jesus christ nicole!  you are allowed to star in movies that have not already been made!!!
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2006, 09:29:43 AM
Keys to light up Candle

Singer Alicia Keys has signed a nice plum deal with Disney, with plans to develop and star in several projects for the house of Mouse.

This ain’t no Lindsay Lohan-style deal though, where the musician will headline a bunch of family-friendly fodder – nope, she’ll be doing some slightly (and I do stress slightly, because her first project is a little on the fluffy side). Her first film with the studio will be a remake of the Kim Novak starrer, “Bell Book and Candle”.

Keys will play the role of Gillian ‘Gil’ Holroyd, a modern-day witch who likes her neighbour but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Keys made her acting debut in 80s comedy hit “The Cosby Show”, and more recently appeared in the films “The Nanny Diaries” and “Smokin’ Aces”, but the Disney film will be her first lead.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2006, 03:07:57 PM
Today in Unnecessary Remakes: Sanjuro
Source: Cinematical

Japanese producer Haruki Kadokawa has announced plans to make a new version of Sanjuro. It will be directed by Yoshimitsu Morita and star Yuji Oda as Toshirô Mifune's unnamed ronin.

The film will hit Japanese theaters next year.
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Post by: bonanzataz on July 14, 2006, 09:42:07 PM
does anybody know anything about this???

http://imdb.com/title/tt0808279/


while it may have people remembering what happened to "the vanishing," i have faith in the man. i'm just a little...

fuck, what the hell...
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2006, 10:42:34 PM
does anybody know anything about this???

http://imdb.com/title/tt0808279/

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6103.msg225600#msg225600
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Post by: Pubrick on July 15, 2006, 01:22:22 PM
That's a .750 batting average by anyone's math.
whatever that means.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/simps/bobsyouruncle.jpg)
bob's your uncle, mate.
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on July 17, 2006, 11:28:48 PM
It was recently brought to my attention that "The Harder They Come" is now on that remake list.
This is a sad world, and it will never change.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 28, 2006, 08:15:47 PM
Burns & Sossamon Not Missing This Call
Source: Variety

Ed Burns and Shannyn Sossamon have signed on to star in One Missed Call for Alcon Entertainment, Intermedia and Kadokawa Pictures USA. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing the film, reports Variety. Eric Valette is directing the English-language remake of the Japanese supernatural horror hit by Takashi Miike.

The story revolves around a college student (Sossamon) whose friends begin receiving cell phone messages from the future in which they hear themselves being murdered. When she receives her own death message, the coed has three days to change her fate.

Burns plays a detective and filming is under way in Atlanta. The producers are Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Kadokawa's Jennie Lew Tugend and Lauren C. Weissman and Intermedia's Scott Kroopf. The screenplay was adapted from the original film by Andrew Klavan.
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Post by: modage on July 28, 2006, 10:26:47 PM
this reminds me.  remember when ed burns had a career?  what happened to that?  brothers mcmullen big indie hit, she's the one getting a little more high profile (aniston and diaz in the cast), uhh sidewalks of new york kind of a flop but atleast you were a little aware of it when it came out, then he did some movie with elijah wood called Ash Wednesday that i saw the dvd box of one day and had never heard of before.  and now he has some movie The Groomsmen which looks like it's getting the worlds smallest release, as in, i never heard of it till the weekend it was apparently in theatres.  man, plus he used to be in like real movie, like spielberg ones.  i guess i just wanted to say: what happened?
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Post by: squints on July 28, 2006, 10:30:22 PM
he was on the daily show a couple of days ago.
First time i had heard about The Groomsmen
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 01, 2006, 10:56:00 AM
Clooney Confirmed for Pet Sematary Redo?
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Back in early 2004 it was rumored that George Clooney would play Doc Cage in a remake of Pet Sematary, and now Bloody-Disgusting says it is indeed happening.

That same year, news was released that Paramount Pictures had hired horror specialist Dave Kajganich to write the Alphaville project. The Face/Off scripting team of Mike Werb and Michael Colleary wrote the first draft.

Pet Sematary is based on Stephen King's story of a family moving to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 02, 2006, 12:39:57 AM
Someone must have seen my avatar  :yabbse-angry: :

Corman Talks New Death Race

Legendary B-movie producer and writer Roger Corman told SCI FI Wire that he is involved with the much-anticipated remake of his classic 1970s cult film Death Race 2000. "I'm working with them a little bit, ... but not much," Corman said in an interview while promoting his latest projects at the recent Comic-Con International in San Diego. The original film starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone as drivers in a futuristic game in which motorists kill unsuspecting pedestrians for points.

The new film, Death Race 3000, is being written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil). Corman detailed his involvement. "Technically, according to the contract, I am executive producer," he said. "They send me each script; I have discussion and send my notes, but I don't spend that much time on it, because I don't believe I will have that much influence."

Reflecting on the popularity of the original, Corman said: "I like Death Race 2000 very much. It won a poll as the greatest B movie ever made. I think what made it work was the idea of killing the old lady and getting 10 points. And, also, we were talking really about the manipulation of society and the bloodlust that was in it. I thought if you go back to gladiatorial games—if you look at wrestling and these various things that are brutal—the audience loves it. You go to car races, and everybody wants to see the crashes. So it was partially that which led to Death Race 2000." Death Race 3000 is on target for a 2008 release in theaters.
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Post by: RegularKarate on August 02, 2006, 12:57:24 PM
Corman Talks New Death Race

Weird... this is so old that I thought it had already been made and forgotten about.
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Post by: bonanzataz on August 03, 2006, 10:58:36 PM
The new film, Death Race 3000, is being written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil).

haha, sweet. i don't think i've ever been let down by one of his movies (i even kinda liked AVP).

i just looked at his imdb page. apparently, he's doing a castlevania movie.
aaaand he's fucking milla jovovich????

you bet, chuck. you bet.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 09, 2006, 11:01:44 AM
Simpson Considering Becoming a 'Working Girl'
By WENN

HOLLYWOOD - Jessica Simpson is in talks to reprise Melanie Griffith's Oscar-nominated role in 1988 movie Working Girl.

The Dukes of Hazzard beauty is looking to take her first lead role, and believes playing Tess McGill, the cute-faced secretary with dreams of being the boss, is perfect for her.

Her representative tells the New York Daily News, "It is one of the scripts Jessica is considering."
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 17, 2006, 12:08:57 PM
Craven Left Remake
Source: Moviehole

The fine tradition of serving up warm sloppy seconds continues…

Hot on the heels of his “Hills Have Eyes” remake, Variety announces that another old Wes Craven film – in fact, the one that kicked off his career – is about to get the remake treatment. Yep, “The Last House on the Left” is about to get a contemporary makeover.

Rogue Pictures have assigned Craven, who wrote and directed the original, long-time partner Marianne Maddalena, and Sean S. Cunningham, producer of the original, to produce the remake – which starts filming in 2007.

Rogue will retain worldwide rights for the redo, which follows the same storyline. A pair of adventurous teen girls are kidnapped, raped and murdered by a gang of thugs. The killers unwittingly hole up in the home of one victim's parents, who, upon realizing what their guests did, devise gruesome revenge.

The same article mentions that Craven is also in talks to remake his – flops (!) – “Shocker” and “The People Under the Stairs”.
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Post by: Ravi on August 17, 2006, 01:17:24 PM
This thread is updated too often.
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Post by: modage on August 17, 2006, 01:17:53 PM
wow, they are remaking a 70's horror film.  what will they think of next?!  atleast the original sucked, but its not as if the premise was so good that it should be remade.
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Post by: matt35mm on August 17, 2006, 03:25:32 PM
Ingmar Bergman should remake The Last House on the Left.  I wonder what that would be like!

And isn't The People Under The Stairs less than 15 years old?  Remaking a 90s horror movie is a pretty interesting move.
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Post by: modage on August 17, 2006, 04:30:00 PM
Remaking a 90s horror movie is a pretty interesting move.
you wont be saying that in the 2010's...
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 27, 2006, 11:11:47 PM
Today's Remake News: Hitchcock's The Lodger
Source: Cinematical

The Production Weekly website reported earlier today that David Ondaatje announced his intentions to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film, The Lodger (based on a book by Marie Adelaide Lowndes). Though the story of the original Lodger was "about a fictional version of the Jack The Ripper killings," Ondaatje's version will (of course) be shifted to the present day. According to the PW piece, the film will examine a series of mysterious, Ripper-esque killings from two different points of view. The first is that a of a detective who is both trying to solve the case and dealing with the fact that he's one of the prime suspects in the killings; the second comes from a landlady, who becomes increasingly convinced that one of her tenants is the killer. I know I'm usually opposed to remakes and all, but this sounds sort of great -- or at least like fodder for a great novel. Whether Ondaatje's is a good enough writer and director to pull it off on screen remains to be seen.

If nothing else, Ondaatje will approach his subject with respect: He made a Hitchcock-inspired short called Waiting for Dr. MacGuffin, as well as a documentary, Undressing Hitchcock, which "studies the technical, cinematic innovations" of the director. Production on The Lodger is expected to begin in LA in early 2007.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 07, 2006, 01:13:47 AM
Branagh Directing the Sleuth Remake
Source: Variety

Kenneth Branagh will direct the remake of Sleuth, starring Jude Law and Michael Caine. Harold Pinter adapted the Anthony Shaffer play.

Financing was arranged by Castle Rock, and the film will shoot in January at Twickenham Studios in London.

It's the second time Shaffer's play is getting movie treatment, and the second time Caine is playing a major role in the drama that revolves around two men vying for the same woman.

This time, Caine will play a brilliant thriller writer and social fixture who's so upset at losing his wife to a young hairdresser (Law) that he hatches a complex revenge plan. Caine played the hairdresser in the original and Laurence Olivier played the writer.

Both got Oscar nominations for the 1972 original film, as did director Joseph Mankiewicz.

Law is stepping into a screen role originated by Caine for the second time, after Alfie.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 13, 2006, 01:03:39 AM
"Great Chefs" set to be killed again

Warner Bros. Pictures is going back into the kitchen to solve the mystery of "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"

The studio is remaking the 1978 comedy-mystery -- which starred George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Morley -- this time to be titled "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs?"

The film centers on an obese editor of a food magazine who decides the only way he can lose weight is to kill the cooks who have created his favorite dishes. That includes a gorgeous dessert chef, whose ex-husband is trying to win her back.
 
Oliver Platt, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Showtime's "Huff," is attached to reprise Morley's role as the ex-husband.

Veteran comedy scribe David A. Goodman, a writer-executive producer on "Family Guy," has signed to write the remake.
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Post by: Ravi on September 13, 2006, 01:09:03 AM
Veteran comedy scribe David A. Goodman, a writer-executive producer on "Family Guy," has signed to write the remake.

"Remember the time you had lunch with Wolfgang Puck on the moon?"
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 21, 2006, 11:53:13 PM
Clive Barker to Write Hellraiser Remake

Clive Barker has announced on Revelations that The Weinstein Company is developing a Hellraiser remake and has asked him to write the script:

"They're going to remake Hellraiser One with a lot more money and they've invited me to write it – the invitation came from Bob Weinstein – which I am going to do, on the basis that if I don't do it, it will be done in some way that I probably won't like!

"It's only that one that I really, really, really care about in terms of its remake value - and it'll be kind of fun to have the extra money to do the effects and all that cool stuff.

"So it puts me in the situation of writing both the beginning and the end of Pinhead at the same time – 'In my end is my beginning…' I'm not in the middle, as it were, I'm leaving out his middle age, I'm just dealing with his beginning and his end.

"I'm excited about it - actually it'll be kinda cool to revisit it once and see if there are things we can do to it which will make it significantly better."

Barker adds that he won't direct, but that he'll be producing as well.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 24, 2006, 01:22:45 AM
Marilyn Manson taking on Rocky?
Source: Moviehole

Prepared for a remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ starring Mr. Manson?

According to Bloody Disgusting – quoting the shock rocker’s words to E! – the gothic artiste has been asked by Twentieth Century Fox to headline a remake of the cult classic, simply titled “Rocky Horror”.

News of a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” remake first surfaced in 2002, with Stephan Elliot (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert”) apparently attached to direct a TV movie version. Thing is, that was supposed to air to coincide with the original film’s 30th anniversary - - and that has been and gone.

Around the same time, it was reported that writer Richard O’Brien had written a direct sequel to his “Rocky Horror” – and no, it’s not “Shock Treatment” – which would see Frank-N-Furter arising from the grave. No idea if that’s a floating duck, or still an alive idea. And well, no word on whether the ‘Manson’ movie is either of those projects, or the connection is to an all-new incarnation of the Time Warped classic.
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Post by: squints on October 24, 2006, 01:40:23 AM
every single post in this entire thread automatically evokes an "Oh my God. Please no."
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 27, 2006, 12:28:29 PM
Rogue will face 'Death'
Focus genre label to remake cult horror pic
Source: Variety
 
Focus genre label Rogue is developing "Faces of Death," a feature remake of the series of gory videotapes that became cult faves in the 1970s and '80s.
J.T. Petty is attached to direct.

It's unclear if Michael Carr will return as the aptly named Frances Gross -- who in the originals played the "Doctor" and narrated the deaths.

The first "Faces" tape came out in 1978; it wasn't immediately a mass hit but slowly caught on among young people.

The gonzo movies depicted the gruesome and varied ways people and animals can die via explicit footage that many viewers believed to be real, including a famous scene in which live monkey brains were served to diners at a restaurant.

Several movies followed, all continuing the theme and containing characters with credits such as "Leader of Flesh Eating Cult." John Alan Schwartz wrote and directed many of the pics, sometimes under pseudonyms.

Project had been in development by Angryfilms and producers Rick Benattar, Susan Montford and Don Murphy. Original "Faces" producer John Burrud will serve as exec producer.

Rogue declined to comment.

Producers aim to capitalize on the revitalized popularity of gory horror pics, as "The Grudge" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchises draw young audiences.

But filmmakers will face a more jaded horror audience that demands ever-higher levels of bloodiness.

Producers, however, hinted that the material would have requisite shock value. "In a world where you can see deaths everyday on the Internet, (fictional character Gross) is looking for a new challenge," Montford said.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 30, 2006, 01:23:52 AM
Time Bandits, the second coming?
Source: Moviehole

The insipid trend of remaking earlier, better films continues with Variety announcing a remake of Terry Gilliam’s 80s fave, “Time Bandits”. Like a slap across the ass with a weighty mallet, ay?

The new movie – assumingly being made with Gilliam’s contribution – will mostly likely be the same thing, just with a higher film stock. The original 1981 film, produced and directed by Gilliam (who created animations for Monty Python's Flying Circus) and written by Gilliam and Michael Palin, is one of the most famous of more than 30 theatrical features produced by Handmade Films, the London-based independent company backed in part by former Beatle George Harrison.

HandMade, headed by exec, Antony Rufus Isaacs, has been digging through the company archives looking for properties he can exploit. In addition to a redo of “Bandits”, he’ll be making a tardy sequel to “The Long Good Friday”.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 14, 2006, 01:22:32 PM
Affleck Doing Eastwood's "Misty" Remake?  
Source: Dark Horizons
 
One of the more surprising rumours this weekend that has emerged Ben Affleck is apparently in talks with Universal Pictures to produce and potentially direct a remake of Clint Eastwood's 1967 directorial debut "Play Misty for Me."

In the original, Eastwood played a DJ who is stalked by his ex-lover turned deranged fan who gets turned on by a song called "Misty". Jason Smilovic ("Lucky Number Slevin") is expected to pen the update, and Eastwood himself may also produce.

Affleck's own directorial debut "Gone, Baby, Gone", due out next February, has been receiving quite positive feedback from the footage screened so far.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 17, 2006, 02:22:45 PM
Thing Redo Planned
Uni plots Carpenter classic companion piece.

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment are hooking up to bring a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing to the big screen, reports Variety.

The script for the new movie will be written by Battlestar Galactica executive producer-writer Ronald D. Moore. Moore is a veteran of sci-fi TV, having written and produced numerous episodes of recent Star Trek series and Roswell.

Original producer David Foster will executive produce the new movie. Strike partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce and the company will co-finance the picture.

Producers are actually calling the newly planned film "a companion piece" to Carpenter's 1982 movie that deals with a shape-shifting creature from outer space that terrorizes researchers at an Antarctic facility.

Carpenter's film was itself an indirect continuation of the 1951 Howard Haws pic The Thing from Another World. Both movies were inspired by the John W. Campbell, Jr. novella "Who Goes There?"
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Post by: Pubrick on November 17, 2006, 08:44:24 PM
page 28:

Eyes Wide Shut Again
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 22, 2006, 12:58:06 AM
Fox Atomic can kiss my ass.

School's out as Fox Atomic flunks 'Nerds'

Fox Atomic has officially shut down its first production effort, the remake of the 1984 cult classic "Revenge of the Nerds," after the studio's production was halted this month when Emory University in Atlanta, where the film was shooting, balked at the raunchy nature of the project.

"Everybody has worked really hard on 'Revenge of the Nerds,' and we're all disappointed that we can't move forward," Fox Atomic president Peter Rice said.

Studio spokeswoman Isabel White said Atomic toppers John Hegeman and Rice remain believers in the project but that no adequate solution to restart production had presented itself.

"The whole production was standing by, and it was unlikely we were going to be able to get anything going until after the holidays," White said. "Given the pressures surrounding the film, it felt like we were trying to put a square peg in a round hole."

The $12.5 million film, from fledgling director Kyle Newman, had only been shooting for two weeks, and while Atomic still is assessing the losses on the project, the studio indicated that all members of the production team had been paid to date for their time.

Actor Adam Brody and director McG were producing "Nerds." Both declined comment.

Once the production was kicked off Emory's campus, "Nerds" moved to neighboring school Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., but the smaller college lacked the large-scale campus feel that the movie's producers felt it called for. Once production was halted, it became a challenge for the studio to find another location acceptable for shooting, while continuing to pay an entire production crew for their time.

The studio has released all parties from the project.

"There is little chance that this incarnation of 'Nerds' will come to be," White said.
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Post by: Ravi on November 22, 2006, 09:58:12 PM
Fox Atomic can kiss my ass.

School's out as Fox Atomic flunks 'Nerds'

Every studio in this thread can kiss my ass.  There, that should stop the remakes.
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Post by: 1976 on November 25, 2006, 09:50:17 PM
I think this thread needs a remake. It's getting too big.
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Post by: pete on November 25, 2006, 11:17:18 PM
things too big don't need remakes, you're talking about makeovers.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 28, 2006, 04:53:56 PM
Every studio in this thread can kiss my ass.  There, that should stop the remakes.

 :yabbse-angry: Try harder:

The Haunts Return in 'Poltergeist' Remake
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Read on for the update: In 1982 MGM released one of the scariest films of all time, Poltergeist, which was written and produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper. The film is of legend, being that it's not only extremely scary, but that it was rated PG (after an appeal from an R). Word has come down from various confirmed sources that the once titled "Poltergeist: Kayeri" is now being retooled as a remake of the original film. Poltergeist, which is about a family's home being haunted by a host of ghosts, is now looking to attach a director.


UPDATE: I've just received official confirmation that the original idea for "Kayeri" will NOT be used for the remake, instead the new film will be a straight-up remake of the first film... pretty much frame-for-frame. Just think Hills Have Eyes...

Although Clint Morris did write the original "Poltergeist Kayeri", it's not believed he is part of the new project.

In addition, I can also confirm that Zelda Rubinstein, Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams will not be part of the remake.

In the original, a young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 01, 2006, 02:38:52 PM
Columbia plots new 'Cleopatra'
Rudin brings Egyptian queen back to bigscreen
Source: Variety
 
Based on a 10-page proposal, Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to "Cleopatra," a new take on the life of the Egyptian queen that will be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff. Scott Rudin will produce the adaptation.

Schiff has made a seven-figure publishing deal for "Cleopatra" with Little Brown and will complete the tome in 2009.

The last time Hollywood tackled "Cleopatra" in a big way, the result was one of the most expensive films ever, a 1963 symbol of decadence best remembered for a torrid affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who were married to others at the time.

Schiff's proposal makes it clear she intends to dispel the movie myths that focused on pageantry and Cleopatra's skills as a seductress.

Book will present her as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony helped her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undid both of them.

While Rudin's deal is at Disney and Miramax, he is working with Columbia on period drama "The Other Boleyn Girl."Schiff won the Pulitzer for "Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)" and also wrote "Saint-Exupery: A Biography" and most recently "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America."
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 07, 2006, 01:11:43 AM
'Bunny Lake' remake on fast track
Witherspoon set to star in Carnahan-directed film
Source: Variety
 
Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct a remake of "Bunny Lake is Missing," a thriller that is fast taking shape as the likely next starring vehicle for Reese Witherspoon.

Deals are just getting under way, but Spyglass Entertainment is in talks to finance the picture, with Columbia Pictures to distribute domestically.

Spyglass partners Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber are producing with Mark Gordon and Type A's Witherspoon and Jennifer Simpson. Those producers joined forces on the project in 2003, when they set up the remake as a potential star vehicle for Witherspoon.

Based on the 1965 Otto Preminger film, pic surrounds the events that occur after a woman reports that her daughter Bunny Lake has gone missing. When police find no evidence that she even existed, they being to question the woman's sanity.

"Quills" scribe Doug Wright -- the Pulitzer Prize playwright of "I Am My Own Wife" -- is working on a rewrite of his own script with Carnahan.

Carnahan, who recently completed the ensemble drama "Smokin' Aces," hopes to helm "Bunny Lake Is Missing" before he directs George Clooney in "White Jazz." Latter pic, which Matthew Michael Carnahan adapted from the James Ellroy novel, is scheduled to begin production in early 2008 for Warner Independent Pictures.

Producer Gordon already has a close relationship with Carnahan through another project they have together, an adaptation of the Mark Bowden non-fiction book "Killing Pablo."
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Post by: gob on December 07, 2006, 03:19:29 AM

before he directs George Clooney in "White Jazz."


!!! Why wasn't I informed about this? That'd be superb.

Haven't seen the original Bunny Lake, although I'd like to. Could anyone have the cheek to remake Preminger? I really like Carnahan though so it doesn't offend me as much as the other remakes slated e.g. The Thing...  :shock:
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 07, 2006, 11:07:03 AM
!!! Why wasn't I informed about this? That'd be superb.

What you meant to say is, "!!! Why didn't I read this?"

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=1857.msg235053#msg235053
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Post by: MacGuffin on January 06, 2007, 01:03:35 PM
Tingler To Return In Remake

Columbia Pictures is developing a remake of Vincent Price's 1959 horror classic The Tingler, Variety reported. The studio, along with Neal Moritz's Original Pictures, has hired screenwriting team Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to update the script. The pair is best known for writing the horror film Feast, which was chosen as the focus of the third season of Project Greenlight.

In the original Tingler, Price plays a mad scientist who discovers a creature that attacks people from inside when they are afraid. He uses the creature to literally scare people to death. Columbia and Moritz started developing the remake in 2003, with Greg Pace on board as screenwriter. But the project stalled and was inactive before Melton and Dunstan were brought on board.
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Post by: modage on January 06, 2007, 07:58:52 PM
Moritz, Col put new fear into 'Tingler'

Neal Moritz is set to bring back the 1959 horror classic "The Tingler" for Columbia Pictures. Greg Pace is set to write the feature.

The original movie starred Vincent Price as a scientist who discovers an organism that grows along a person's spine when that person enters a state of extreme fear. One way to defeat the creature is to scream.
 
The movie was directed and produced by noted horror master William Castle, who was known as much for his gimmicks as his movies. For "Tingler," Castle wired theater seats so that when a scream occurred during the movie, audiences felt a jolt.

The new version will follow a scientist who, in the search for a medical cure for fear, unleashes the Tingler, an entity that kills its victims with fear.
it's weird that a year and a half later, this is news again.
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 06, 2007, 11:15:22 AM
Weirder Science?
Source: Moviehole

Another day, Another remake.

Remember how Robert Downey Jr mentioned that he thought remaking “Weird Science” - a film he did before he discovered the magic of mushrooms - would be a good idea?

They have listened. Thanks Rob.

Word is, Universal have tapped up-and-coming writer Johnny Rosenthal to pen the stencil for a redo of the John Hughes classic. No doubt it’ll follow the same storyline – two nerds create the ultimate woman on their computer, she comes to life, they envision a sandwich.

The original film, released in 1985, starred Ilan-Michael Smith, Anthony Michael-Hall and the abovementioned, Robert Downey Jr. The perfect female? Well, back then, she wore the body of Kelly Le Brock.

So who would we get now? If I were a casting director, I'd go Diane Lane... I'd love it if she spat out of my motherboard. Probably too old though, for teen-film standards - I bet they'll snag someone along the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar or Jennifer Love Hewitt to play the object of the boys affections.

Scott Bernstein, one of the producers of another upcoming remake “The Birds”, is also on board.
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 06, 2007, 01:11:50 PM
Then even more of a reason, why the fuck are they even doing this?? Didnt you ever see Emanuelle in Space on Cinemax??
No, but I totally might, now!
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 27, 2007, 11:15:42 PM
'Scanners' moves to new dimension
Bousman to direct horror remake
Source: Variety
 
Dimension Films has closed a deal to remake David Cronenberg's 1981 horror pic "Scanners."

Redo will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed "Saw II" and "Saw III" and is prepping the fourth installment. David Goyer will pen the script.

Story revolves around a scientist who infiltrates an underground movement of "scanners," whose telepathic abilities make them lethal weapons. The original was best remembered for an exploding head finale.

Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein has earmarked an early 2008 production start; aim is to release the film later that year.

Production prexy Richard Saperstein was a catalyst for the remake. He optioned the rights when heading production for Artisan Pictures in 2002, and when those rights lapsed recently, he and Weinstein pounced.

Saperstein said Cronenberg's original had a memorable paranoia theme. Advances in areas like gene manipulation and stem cell research make the concept more plausible.

Producing the film will be Rene Malo, Pierre David, Clark Peterson, Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The latter two produce and finance the "Saw" series through their Twisted Pictures banner.

Dimension made a two-picture directing deal with Bousman right after Lionsgate released "Saw II," and "Scanners" will be his first project for Dimension. Bousman starts production on "Saw IV" on April 15 and then will move directly into the rock opera "Repo" for Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate. Goyer will have the "Scanners" script ready when he finishes.

Dimension has kicked its genre business into high gear. Studio releases "Grindhouse" on April 6; the John Cusack-Samuel L. Jackson thriller "1408" just wrapped; Rob Zombie is about to begin production on "Halloween"; and Dimension just hired Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to adapt Stephen King novel "The Cell" for "Hostel" director Eli Roth.

Goyer penned the "Blade" series and co-wrote "Batman Begins."
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 16, 2007, 03:50:28 AM
Aja bites into 'Piranha'
Director to remake horror parody
Source: Variety
 
Dimension Films has hired French filmmaker Alexandre Aja to direct a remake of "Piranha," Joe Dante's 1978 dark parody of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" that was followed by a sequel from James Cameron.

Atmosphere's Mark Canton ("300"), IPW's Marc Toberoff and Gregory Levasseur are producing the stylized horror-comedy. Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg penned the script, with Aja planning a rewrite.

Aja, part of a group of up-and-coming horror filmmakers known as the Splat Packers, has a distinct vision in updating "Piranha," saying he wants to pay homage to all the "creature films that made me fall in love with the genre."

Updated story takes place at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a favorite destination for partying spring breakers. When a tremor causes the ground to open up beneath the lake, chaos and terror break out as ravenous piranhas are released.

"We will maintain the fun and thrilling aspects of the original film but look forward to upping the ante with a modern-day twist," Dimension's Bob Weinstein said.

Toberoff, along with IPW head of production J. Todd Harris, secured the necessary rights and took the project to Atmosphere. Exec producers are Harris, Alix Taylor and Chako Film's Chako van Leeuwen.

Aja was last in theaters with horror-thriller "The Hills Have Eyes" and is in pre-production with New Regency's "Mirrors."
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 19, 2007, 12:44:26 AM
Fallout takes on 'Dolemite' redo
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Fallout Entertainment has acquired the rights to remake the 1975 blaxploitation action comedy "Dolemite."

Company principal Bill Fishman is slated to direct from a screenplay being written by Jeff Hause and David Hines. The film will be produced by Warren Zide.

Dolemite -- inspired by a character created by comedian-writer-producer Rudy Ray Moore during the 1970s -- is an ex-con who, in attempting to regain control of his nightclub, is joined by a squad of "kung-fu fighting girls" and other allies as he goes up against all who stand in his way. Moore will executive produce and might have a role in the remake.

"I think there is a certain sincerity in the original that is kind of undeniable," Fishman said. "(Moore's) a cult figure and a luminary. ... He's an original.

"(We are) giving enough respect to the original and building on it," the helmer added. "We are going to use some of the original one liners. (Moore's) eminently quotable."

The production company is in the initial stages of casting and has had discussions with several stars of comedy and hip-hop, including Snoop Dogg.

Fishman hopes to begin production in the fall. The film is set in Los Angeles, but he said there are discussions about shooting in New Orleans.

"Dolemite" will be co-produced by Moore's longtime manager Donald Randell.

Hause and Hines, whose credits include "Once Bitten," also wrote an original screenplay titled "Exorcist Squad," a comedy that Fishman described as an "urban 'Ghostbusters.' " Fishman is seeking financing to get the film off the ground and has Charlie Murphy (brother of Eddie Murphy) and Wayne Brady attached to star.

Zide is perhaps best known for the "American Pie" and "Final Destination" films.

Fishman's credits include "Car 54, Where are You?" and "Tapeheads."
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Post by: polkablues on March 19, 2007, 01:12:36 AM
Oh, no.  No, no, no, no, no.  No.
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Post by: squints on March 19, 2007, 03:28:30 AM
Dammit Grindhouse, what have you done?


"We are going to use some of the original one liners. (Moore's) eminently quotable."

It just won't have the same snap if I have to hear Snoop Dog or Charlie murphy say "Dolemite is my name, and fuckin up mother fuckers is my game."

fuck this.
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Post by: mogwai on March 19, 2007, 11:09:21 AM
this is bullshit.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 19, 2007, 11:54:21 AM
Dammit Grindhouse Starsky & Hutch, what have you done?

If this gets made, it might trump Gus van Psycho as being the most useless remake ever.  Everything that made the original entertaining had to do with its cheapness, both in terms of production value and taste.  Giving Dolemite big name stars, money, and a story that won't make studio execs worry about whether or not white people will like it will make it just another piece of shit instead of a classic, rewatchable piece of shit. 
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 10, 2007, 11:10:33 AM
Goyer Updating Scanners
Source: Sci-Fi Wire

Batman Begins writer David Goyer told SCI FI Wire that his updated version of David Cronenberg's classic SF-horror film Scanners will expand on the 1981 original and place it in the context of current events. "One of the ... things that's also great about Scanners was the fact that Cronenberg embeds so much subtext into his stories," Goyer said in an interview while promoting The Invisible, his upcoming supernatural film. "So we've tried to keep the spirit of that and kind of transpose that into a post-9/11 world, if you can imagine what Scanners would be involved in in that kind of world. That's what we're attempting to do here."

In the original low-budget movie, a couple of hundred telepathic and telekinetic humans, led by the particularly cunning and powerful Revok (Michael Ironside), plotted to take over the Earth, in some cases using their powers to literally blow people's minds.

"I'm a huge Cronenberg fan, and Scanners was definitely one of my favorite films as a kid," Goyer said. "What we're trying to do is take all the best elements of that. ... He obviously made it on a shoestring budget, so this time hopefully we can expand upon what he did." Goyer called Cronenberg "a genius."

Goyer is writing the new Scanners script for a film that will be directed by Saw II helmer Darren Lynn Bousman for Dimension Films; an early 2008 production start is envisioned.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on April 10, 2007, 11:55:10 AM
"I'm a huge Cronenberg fan, and Scanners was definitely one of my favorite films as a kid," Goyer said. "What we're trying to do is take all the best elements of that. ... He obviously made it on a shoestring budget, so this time hopefully we can expand upon what he did." Goyer called Cronenberg "a genius."

This doesn't seem TOO bad.  The cultists will complain and I don't blame them; I'm the same way about the Escape From New York remake.  But when the right people work with Goyer, like Nolan or del Toro, the results come out pretty good.

Goyer is writing the new Scanners script for a film that will be directed by Saw II helmer Darren Lynn Bousman

Fuck this movie.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 17, 2007, 02:20:26 PM
MGM gets another shot at 'Fame'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

CANNES -- MGM is backing a remake of the 1980s musical "Fame" with "300" producer Marc Canton and Lakeshore Entertainment, MGM COO Rick Sands said here Tuesday.

Sands also said that Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner's United Artists is "weeks away" from concluding a $500 million film financing fund with Merrill Lynch.

"We're just finalizing the paperwork," Sands said. Press reports had suggested that Merrill Lynch was struggling to deliver a partner to fund the estimated $100 million equity portion of the debt-driven fund, but Sands dismissed the report as "just wrong."

The $25 million "Fame" remake is slated to hit theaters in summer 2008 and will be based on the Alan Parker film set at the New York Academy of Performing Arts, which starred Irene Cara and Debbie Allen and launched a generation of wannabe performers.

Sands said MGM has hired a writer and director for the project but offered no further details. Casting has not yet begun. He said the studio plans to retain many of the musical elements of the original movie that also launched a global television hit and international stage show.

"We'll update it, (but) we'll still keep some of the songs. The script is being written right now, but we are keeping it under wraps. There will be a strong musical component, though," Sands said.

Speaking at a lunch at the Riviera-side market, Sands said MGM aims to launch a European version of its movie download deal with Apple's iTunes as early as the end of the year but was being held up by music rights clearance hurdles.

Last week, the studio signed a deal for a limited amount of library products to be available on iTunes in the U.S. but said that repeating the deal in Europe will take time.

"The big issue for all studios is getting the music rights cleared for all these movies," Sands said. "We have a really big staff working on rights clearance, but there's still a lot of work to be done."
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Post by: bonanzataz on April 18, 2007, 01:25:04 AM
i was just noticing...

i hate that this thread is 16 fucking pages long
 :doh:
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Post by: modage on April 18, 2007, 08:34:08 AM
one day this will be the longest thread on xixax. 
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 18, 2007, 10:17:09 AM
one day this will be the longest thread on xixax. 
It's become so popular that we MUST make another! and another!! and another!!! and another!!!! and another!!!!! and another!!!!!!
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 20, 2007, 03:13:39 PM
"All Quiet on the Western Front" Finds A New Voice
Ex-Washington Post managing editor takes a journalistic approach to a new big budget feature film based on the classic anti-war novel

/24-7PressRelease/ - LOS ANGELES, CA, April 16, 2007 - The sentiments of the classic World War One anti-war novel "All Quiet On The Western Front" are as applicable today as they were more than 75 years ago when it was first published. That is why writer-producers Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson have optioned the world famous book with the intention of making it into a big budget sweeping Hollywood epic.

Stokell, for many years a managing editor and journalist with The Washington Post organization, believes that, for a new interpretation to work, the new screenplay requires a gritty, journalistic approach.

In writing the brand new script, Stokell/Paterson are taking a bold stance by using the novel only as a starting point.

Said Paterson, "By creating new storylines ourselves, we believe this modern rendition will encompass greater depth and historical context, but still remain congruent with the spirit of Erich Maria Remarque's work."

Stokell/Paterson plan on producing the film through their own production company, Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment Inc.

While a large emphasis will be on recreating the brutality and day-to-day horror of the trenches for the ordinary German infantryman, the intention is also to add substantially to the development of the main characters.

For Stokell/Paterson, realism is the key. Towards that end, they have already attached ex-US Marine Captain Dale Dye to the project as Senior Military Advisor to bring the harshness of life in the trenches to the silver screen. (Captain Dye was Senior Military Advisor on Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" and Oliver Stone's "Platoon" and "Alexander".)

The only time the novel has been made into a U.S. theatrically released film was in 1930, as one of the first "talking pictures," when it won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

Added Stokell, "However, modern audiences are more cinematically sophisticated than those of 1930. As a result, while we plan on recreating the spectacular visual ambience of trench warfare - miles and miles of desolate, bombed out and cratered landscape - we also intend to add more texture and emotional layering to the overall story."
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 26, 2007, 01:17:31 AM
'All' in: Latifah, Shankman, NL

Queen Latifah and Adam Shankman are reteaming to do a remake of the Steve Martin-Lily Tomlin comedy "All of Me" for New Line Cinema.

Latifah is attached to star and will exec produce, while Shankman will produce with his Offspring Entertainment partner Jennifer Gibgot. He is not attached to direct at this time.

Released by Universal in 1984, "All of Me" was one of the comedies Martin did with director Carl Reiner. One of the better entries in the body-switching genre, the story centered on a dying spoiled heiress (Tomlin) whose soul ends up in the body of a lawyer (Martin). She controls the right side of his body while he controls the left, which causes friction and comedy.

The new take would see the movie set in the world of politics, where a female Jesse Jackson-type finds herself in the body of a conservative.

The project is out to writers.

Ira Posansky, who held the rights, also is producing. Latifah's partner-manager Shakim Compere of Flavor Unit Entertainment also is exec producing.

Posansky set up the project at New Line, which then turned to Offspring.

"When New Line told us that they wanted to remake it with an African-American actress in the role, we said it's got to be Latifah," Gibgot said. "Adam adores her and thinks she's great with physical comedy, and as it happens, she wants to go back to doing physical comedy."

The project marks Latifah and Shankman's third project together. Latifah is starring as Motormouth Maybelle in Shankman's adaptation of "Hairspray," which New Line releases in July. Their first collaboration was the 2003 hit comedy "Bringing Down the House," which also starred Martin.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 27, 2007, 12:34:43 AM
Kidman, Fox married to 'Millionaire'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Nicole Kidman is going to the altar with 20th Century Fox for a remake of "How to Marry a Millionaire."

The actress will produce the project through her Fox-based Blossom Films shingle as a potential starring vehicle.

Sacha Gervasi, who wrote Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal," has been tapped to pen the screenplay, which will be a contemporary-set reinterpretation of the Marilyn Monroe classic. The original, a Technicolor comedy that was released by Fox in 1953, vaulted Monroe to stardom.

Plot details for the updated "Millionaire" are being kept under wraps, but it is described as a complete overhaul of the original story.

Fox's Lisa Ellzey is overseeing the project for the studio, while Per Saari is shepherding for Blossom Films.
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Post by: bonanzataz on April 27, 2007, 07:53:58 PM
Sacha Gervasi, who wrote Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal," has been tapped to pen the screenplay

ugh...
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Post by: Pozer on April 28, 2007, 01:43:49 PM
should change the subject of this thread to: Nicole Remake Fucking Kidman
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Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on May 10, 2007, 08:11:43 PM
has anyone heard about this? It's french...


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0795370/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0795370/)
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 16, 2007, 01:20:42 PM
Anderson Helming Good Friday
Resident Evil director to redo Brit gangster classic.

Filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) has been tapped to direct the remake of the 1980 British gangster classic The Long Good Friday. Handmade Films has hired Anderson to helm the remake, which will be a contemporary retelling set in the U.S. rather than London. Production is set to begin in Miami next year.

Blade II's Luke Goss was rumored to be starring in a Good Friday follow-up back in 2003; no word yet if he remains attached.

Handmade chairman Patrick Meehan told BBC News, "The original was a highly praised classic and one of Handmade's most prized films, but its reach was limited primarily to the UK. Following continued interest from the US, we realised this remake could attract audiences worldwide with an updated setting and contemporary overtones."

Meehan added, "When Paul presented his creative vision for this project, we were instantly convinced that this is a story that could be successfully refreshed, yet leave the integrity of the original intact."

Anderson informed the BBC, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to put a new spin on this classic film which promises to reveal today's gritty underworld in an equally shocking fashion."

The original Long Good Friday is a character-driven thriller that remains as relevant for the current war on terror as it did when it debuted in 1980. Starring Bob Hoskins in his breakthrough film performance, this Barrie Keeffe-penned tale followed Harold Shand (Hoskins), a Cockney crime boss at the top of his game. Harold is trying to seal a lucrative London real estate deal with an American mobster when a mysterious foe starts killing his friends and henchmen, and bombs destroy his places of operation. Harold thought there was peace in the underworld. So who is out to get him and why? It turns out Harold's trouble is the result of his treacherous right-hand man who ripped off money from the wrong guys: the IRA. This revelation provides LGF with a provocative political subtext missing from other gangster films. No word yet if the remake will also include terrorists in its storyline.

The original film also starred Helen Mirren and marked Pierce Brosnan's screen debut.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 17, 2007, 04:22:18 PM
Fox taps Flowers for 'Taps' remake
Davis, Brenner to produce military drama
Source: Variety
 
Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency will remake "Taps," the 1981 military drama that launched the careers of Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton.

Frank E. Flowers will write the screenplay with an eye toward directing.

The film will be produced by John Davis; Robbie Brenner will exec produce.

In the Harold Becker-directed original, a group of loyal cadets seize control of their military academy just as construction crews arrive to tear it down and make room for condos. "The political climate and the psyche of the country make it an exciting time to tell that story," Flowers told Daily Variety. "When you are at war, kids are forced to make decisions normally reserved for adults, like fighting for your country and standing up for what you believe in."

Flowers, who last directed "Haven" and has been readying the Jamaica-set drama "The Gardens," will begin writing immediately.
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Post by: modage on May 18, 2007, 10:01:18 AM
Suspiria remake?
Source: JoBlo/Hollywood Reporter

Just as the legendary and influential 1977 horror flick SUSPIRIA is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Cannes Film Festival comes word that an English-language remake is in the works. David Gordon Green (ALL THE REAL GIRLS) is in talks to direct the film from a script by Scott Heim (MYSTERIOUS SKIN). For the uninitiated, Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA is a horror classic and follows a young girl who travels to Germany to study ballet. Upon her arrival she witnesses a number of mysterious deaths and begins to suspect all is not as it seems as her new academy. But don't just take my word for it - horror guru Arrow in the Head gives it 4 stars and Entertainment Weekly put it at #18 on their list of the scariest movies of all time. Green is currently finishing up the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and, if a deal is reached, could make SUSPIRIA his next film. So: a SUSPIRIA remake a good idea or tarnishing a legend?
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 23, 2007, 11:37:01 AM
I'm waiting for the Vertigo remake.


Kaufman, Roach project a fit at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up an original comedy project from Ken Kaufman, with Jay Roach on board to direct. Roach also is producing with his Everyman Pictures partner Jennifer Perini.

The project, described as an off-center comedy and bought as a pitch, follows two party-loving male friends who are as close as brothers. When one of them dies in a fluke accident, the other succumbs to grief, until he meets a stranger who eerily resembles his dead friend, only shorter and nerdier. He then sets out to corrupt him and refashion him (a la "Vertigo") into his lost buddy.

Greg Silverman is overseeing for Warners along with Elishia Holmes.

Kaufman's credits include Universal's "Curious George" as well as Columbia's "The Missing," directed by Ron Howard, and Warners' "Space Cowboys" for director Clint Eastwood.
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Post by: modage on May 23, 2007, 02:07:02 PM
I'm waiting for the Vertigo remake.


Kaufman, Roach project a fit at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up an original comedy project from Ken Kaufman, with Jay Roach on board to direct. Roach also is producing with his Everyman Pictures partner Jennifer Perini.

The project, described as an off-center comedy and bought as a pitch, follows two party-loving male friends who are as close as brothers. When one of them dies in a fluke accident, the other succumbs to grief, until he meets a stranger who eerily resembles his dead friend, only shorter and nerdier. He then sets out to corrupt him and refashion him (a la "Vertigo") into his lost buddy.

Greg Silverman is overseeing for Warners along with Elishia Holmes.

Kaufman's credits include Universal's "Curious George" as well as Columbia's "The Missing," directed by Ron Howard, and Warners' "Space Cowboys" for director Clint Eastwood.

apologies to Ken Kaufman but he needs to change his last name so headlines arent as startling.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 31, 2007, 07:57:02 PM
'Women' finally ready for makeover
Eva Mendes, Annette Bening join cast
Source: Variety
 
After more than a decade of trying, Diane English has a solid cast and an Aug. 6 start date for "The Women," the remake of the 1939 classic that she adapted and will direct.

Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen have either signed or are near committing to star in a contemporized version of the George Cukor-directed film, which Picturehouse will distribute domestically next year.

The project's less-than-$20 million budget has been financed by Inferno Entertainment, Picturehouse and soapmaker Dove, which will make "The Women" a major cog in a marketing campaign for its female-friendly brand. The financing was pieced together with an assist from the independent division of ICM, the agency that reps English.

Jagged Pictures partners Victoria Pearman and Mick Jagger will produce with English and Inferno's Bill Johnson, who brokered deals in Germany, Italy, Spain and other territories during Cannes. Johnson's Inferno partner, Jim Seibel, will exec produce.

While numerous remake attempts were made at MGM before the title sold with the MGM library to Ted Turner, the current version took root right after Turner bought New Line and set up "The Women" as a star/producing pairing of Julia Roberts and Ryan, with James L. Brooks planning to direct (Daily Variety, April 18, 1994).

English signed on to write the script shortly thereafter, at a time when she was the hottest writer on television thanks to "Murphy Brown." English became attached as the project's director in 2001 and is now in a position to reteam with that sitcom's star, Bergen.

The bitchy tone of the Clare Boothe Luce play lent itself perfectly to a 1939 original film that starred Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and others. Even though the property has always been catnip to actresses, skeptics felt the film was locked in its original period and would be difficult to remake. English, who weathered several near starts and watched actresses come and go, simply would not give up.

Her script maintains the arch spirit of the original, and the all-female cast, but the gals aren't as relentlessly catty this time around. Story follows a group of female friends when the one they envied most discovers her husband's cheating on her.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 15, 2007, 01:02:08 AM
RKO genre films get Twisted
'Bedlam,' 'Body Snatcher' remakes on horizon
Source: Variety
 
Evolution Entertainment's horror division Twisted Pictures has formed a joint venture with RKO Pictures and plans to remake four genre pics from the RKO library.

The companies will co-finance development and production of "The Body Snatcher," a 1945 Robert Wise-directed thriller that starred Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; the 1943 pic "I Walked With a Zombie"; and the 1946 Karloff starrer "Bedlam." They've yet to select the fourth title from the RKO vault.

Deal was hatched by Evolution co-presidents Mark Burg and Oren Koules and RKO Pictures chairman-CEO Ted Hartley. They are out to writers and directors, some of whom are expected to come from Evolution Management.

Burg, Koules and Hartley will produce each picture with Twisted Pictures prexy Carl Mazzocone, with Jonathan Marshall exec producing. Movies will be budgeted at $10 million-$20 million. No distributor has been set.

In Twisted, Hartley has found producers with cash and a track record. Burg and Koules self-finance most of their genre pics. That includes the highly profitable "Saw" series, the fourth installment of which is being shot in Toronto for a fall release.

"These guys are very good at making scary pictures, and partnering like this is a great way for us to maximize the use of the RKO library and grow our company," Hartley said.

Hartley most recently dipped into the library for "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," the Cary Grant comedy that was turned into "Are We Done Yet?," the sequel to the Ice Cube pic "Are We There Yet?" RKO was also a producer of "Curtains," the original Broadway musical that stars David Hyde Pierce and drew eight Tony nominations and a win for Pierce.

For Twisted Pictures partners Burg and Koules, entree to the library gives access to a wealth of titles they feel are still viable.

"We've thought a long time about how to update these classic titles to make them commercial," Burg said. "If these films go well, we hope it leads to more."
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 11, 2007, 11:28:48 AM
Paramount dancing to 'Footloose'
Efron to star in Ortega remake
Source: Variety
 
Paramount is plotting a musical remake of the 1984 film "Footloose" and will develop it for "High School Musical" star Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega. Dylan Sellers will produce.

Ortega is in negotiations to helm and choreograph, and Efron is in talks to play Ren McCormack, the rebellious newcomer (originally played by Kevin Bacon) in a town where dancing has been banned.

Original was directed by Herb Ross and scripted by Dean Pitchford.

Plan is to turn the project into a full-blown musical. "Footloose" was already turned into a Broadway tuner.

The 19-year-old Efron made his breakthrough with the Ortega-directed Disney Channel teletuner "High School Musical" and just completed an Ortega-directed sequel with the original cast; a third installment is in the planning stages.

Efron makes his feature debut in "Hairspray," which New Line releases Friday.
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Post by: Kal on July 11, 2007, 10:49:45 PM
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEXT THEY WANT TO REMAKE LORD OF THE RINGS AND FUCKING MOVIES FROM LAST YEAR!!
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Post by: Pubrick on July 11, 2007, 11:26:48 PM
dude, they've already done that.

insomnia
the ring
HULK

footloose is 23 years old! i guess that feels like yesterday for you.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on July 12, 2007, 12:06:06 PM
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEXT THEY WANT TO REMAKE LORD OF THE RINGS AND FUCKING MOVIES FROM LAST YEAR!!


Hollywood Plans Big-Budget Remake Of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/45370)
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Post by: Kal on July 12, 2007, 04:26:06 PM
it doesnt feel like yesterday but damnit, its not that old...

now they are gonna remake risky business, top gun, ferris buelers day off???

if i were to remake a film from that time i would go with neverending story (the original and no stupid sequels) or do a new flash gordon (which i think somebody was doing already)
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 09, 2007, 11:25:48 PM
Warners to remake 'Enter the Dragon'
'Shield's' Kurt Sutter to direct noir-style update
Source" Variety
 
Warner Independent Pictures has set "The Shield" exec producer Kurt Sutter to write and make his feature directing debut on "Awaken the Dragon."

Noir-style remake of "Enter the Dragon," the 1973 martial arts classic that made Bruce Lee a global star, will be produced by John Wells, Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller.

John Wells Prods. is based on the Warner lot, and Weintraub and Heller were producers of the original WB-distributed film.

Sutter said he's writing "Awaken the Dragon" as a contemporized drama about a lone FBI agent who pursues a rogue Shaolin monk into the bloody world of underground martial arts fight clubs.

Original film starred Lee as a martial artist who's drafted by law enforcement to participate in a martial arts tournament and infiltrate a drug smuggling operation run from the host's heavily guarded island.

"I'm a huge noir fan, and this plot lends itself to the film I want to make," Sutter said. "I wanted to set it in these underground fight clubs where the action is really raw and expose the brutality of Shaolin kung fu. This will be more 'Raging Bull' than 'Crouching Tiger' in its viciousness."

Sutter will look to discover a fight star in the role of the monk and cast an established American actor to play the FBI agent.

Sutter, who'll be a consulting producer for the final season of "The Shield," is writing the FX pilot "Forever Sam Crow," a drama set in the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs. He's completing the script to "Inland Saints," a Paramount Pictures drama to be directed Joel Schumacher and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
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Post by: Ravi on August 10, 2007, 12:46:12 AM
Warners to remake 'Enter the Dragon'

"I'm a huge noir fan, and this plot lends itself to the film I want to make," Sutter said.

Because that's why people like the original.  THE PLOT.

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Post by: MacGuffin on August 14, 2007, 09:31:33 PM
Wiseman eyes 'Escape' remake
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Len Wiseman, the director behind "Live Free of Die Hard," is in negotiations to helm "Escape From New York," New Line Cinema's remake of the cult John Carpenter movie.

The project was set up at New Line in March with Neal Moritz producing and Gerard Butler attached to star as anti-hero Snake Plissken.

Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") wrote the script, which will combine an origin story for Plissken merged with the story of the 1981 movie. The original film was set in a futuristic 1997, when Manhattan had been turned into a giant maximum-security prison. The U.S. president's plane crashed on the island, and Plissken -- incarcerated for robbing a federal reserve bank -- was coerced into a rescue mission.

Carpenter is executive producing. Sichler and Ron Halpern, senior vp international production and remake development at Canal Plus, will executive producing as will Original Films production executive Ori Marmur.

Toby Emmerich and Keith Goldberg are overseeing for New Line.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 16, 2007, 01:13:05 AM
Emmerich to captain 'Voyage'
Sci-fi guy embarks on redo
Source: Variety
 
Helmer Roland Emmerich is boarding a remake of the 1966 sci-fi pic "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox.

"National Treasure" scribes Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are in talks to write the script.

"Voyage" is about a scientist who is dying of a blood clot. His only chance for survival is for five scientist colleagues to be miniaturized in a ship, and injected into his bloodstream.

The original, directed by Richard Fleischer, starred Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence.

Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment partner Michael Wimer will produce with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.

It is Emmerich's second tour of duty on the project, after being attached a decade ago. The Wibberleys recently took a stab at a draft of "Voyage" that sparked the director's renewed interest in doing the remake.

"Fantastic Voyage" is the director's third large-scale film for Fox, after "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow."

Emmerich recently completed "10,000 B.C.," which will be released March 7 by Warner Bros. and Legendary.

The Wibberleys are among the dozen scribes in Writing Partners, the scribe collective which just sealed an unusual first-look deal with Fox for spec scripts. (Daily Variety, Aug. 15).That deal is reserved for original creations by those writers, so the "Fantastic Voyage" assignment doesn't apply.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 21, 2007, 12:51:02 AM
Warner Bros. Pictures is new runner for 'Logan'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"Logan's Run" is back up and running at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Commercial director Joseph Kosinski will make his directorial debut on the sci-fi thriller, which is being written by Tim Sexton. Joel Silver is producing through his Warners-based Silver Pictures.

"Logan's Run" is best remembered as the 1976 film starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett, though it was based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The premise sees a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a "runner" and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.

While details of the new take are being kept mum, it is known that it will be low-tech science fiction in a futuristic setting and hew closer to the book than the 1976 movie. The new film will tackle idea of the "greater good" and people devoting themselves to an ideology blindly, while keeping the novel's concepts of runners, Sanctuary and gangs outside the system.

The project had been set up at Warners since the mid-'90s but heated up in 2004 when Bryan Singer signed on to develop and direct with an eye toward a 2005 release. Singer had begun previsualization work on the project before he bolted to do "Superman Returns" for the studio. "Flightplan" director Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue were helmers that had been associated with the project, which eventually fell off the radar.
 
Kosinski is a former architect whose specs caught the attention of director David Fincher, a building buff who eventually convinced Kosinski to move to Los Angeles, where he joined the director at commercial house, Anonymous Content. Kosinski then moved quickly up the ladder, eventually directing award-winning spots for Nike, Apple and Nintendo using cutting-edge computer technology that erased the lines between reality and CGI.

Kosinski came into Warners with a presentation that included graphic art and animated previsualization that set the look, color, tone and style of the movie he wanted to make. The take jibed with Warners, now living in the post-"300" world where filmmakers can create realistic environments at more modest budgets.

Susan Downey and Navid McIlhargey are overseeing at Silver Pictures. Dan Lin is overseeing for Warners.

Sexton, nominated for an Oscar for his work on "Children of Men."
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Post by: w/o horse on August 24, 2007, 12:35:34 PM
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 18, 2007, 05:32:05 PM
Video Director Confirmed For 'Near Dark' Remake
Source: Bloody Disgusting     

Bloody-Disgusting has been scooped that Samuel Bayer will in fact helm Rogue Pictures' Near Dark remake for Platinum Dunes. Bayer directed music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Green Day, Garbage and many others. Matt Venne wrote the screenplay that follows a young man who reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group. This will be the next film from Platinum Dunes, which is headed by Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 02, 2007, 01:47:16 PM
Spyglass nabs Cronenberg’s 'Brood'
Film unit acquires rights to remake
Source: Variety
 
Spyglass Entertainment has acquired the rights to remake David Cronenberg's horror classic "The Brood." Cory Goodman has been tapped to pen the screenplay.

Based on a pitch by Goodman, the psychological/supernatural thriller centers on a woman who undergoes medical treatment that causes her inner rage to physically manifest itself.

Clark Peterson will produce alongside Spyglass' Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman.

The original "Brood," released in 1979, was one of Cronenberg's earliest pics. The Canadian helmer, whose "Eastern Promises" is in theaters, is enjoying something of a renaissance. A remake of Cronenberg's 1981 film "Scanners" is also in development, with Darren Lynn Bousman attached to direct for Dimension Films.

Goodman's writing credits include "Priest," which is set up at Screen Gems, and "Kung Fu" at Warner Bros., with Legendary attached to produce. The scribe also worked on "Killer's Game" for Intermedia.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 16, 2007, 01:47:27 AM
'Inside' men resurrect Pinhead
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Following the recent success of the "Halloween" remake, Dimension is moving ahead on reinventing "Hellraiser," setting Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo to write and direct the remake of one of horrormeister's Clive Barker's best-known creations.

Released in 1987, "Hellraiser" told the story of an unfaithful wife who attempts to assist her dead lover in his escape from hell. The movie introduced viewers to a race of demons called Cenobites, most notably one nicknamed Pinhead -- who became one of the most enduring horror characters of the decade -- who was summoned using an antique puzzle box.

Based on Barker's critically acclaimed novella "The Hellbound Heart," "Hellraiser" was written and directed by Barker and spawned a lucrative film franchise.

Dimension is aiming to make the movie pre-strike.

Senior vp production Matthew Stein will oversee the project on behalf of Dimension.

French filmmakers Maury and Bustillo come to the project off the strength of their supernatural thriller "Inside," about a pregnant woman who loses her boyfriend in a car crash and subsequently is violently haunted by a mysterious woman. The Weinstein Co./Dimension picked up the distribution rights to their film debut this year.

The filmmakers said they had the blessing of Barker to reappropriate his story and also had a playful message to any horror fans that were ready to trash the idea of a remake, "No tears, please; it's a waste of good remaking!"

Dimension's "Halloween" remake, directed by Rob Zombie, grossed more than $57 million.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 31, 2007, 12:42:41 AM
Toho to remake Kurosawa's 'Fortress'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

TOKYO -- Japanese film studio Toho is remaking Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress," famous for having large chunks of its story used by George Lucas in the original "Star Wars."

The new version, first reported Monday in the Japanese media, will be directed by Shinji Higuchi, responsible for last year's hit "The Sinking of Japan" but best known for his special effects work.

The 1958 film -- known as "Kakushi Toride no San Akunin" in Japanese, or "The three villains of the hidden fortress" -- is an action comedy starring Toshiro Mifune. Taking the Mifune role will be romantic comedy star Hiroshi Abe. Masami Nagasawa will take the role of princess Uehara.

In a move guaranteed to raise the eyebrows of Kurosawa fans, the parts of the two peasant refugees, the inspiration for R2-D2 and C-3PO, will be combined into a single character, Takezo, from whose perspective the story will be told. Jun Matsumoto of the boy band Arashi will take that key role.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in early November, with a ¥1.5 billion ($13 million) budget, and wrap by the end of the year. Release is slated for May 10.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 05, 2007, 12:40:53 AM
Stallone has 'Death Wish'
'Rambo' star, MGM have remake in crosshairs
Source: Variety
 
After a recent resurgence with sequels "Rocky Balboa" and the upcoming "Rambo," Sylvester Stallone is taking aim at an MGM remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson starrer "Death Wish."

Stallone is in talks to direct and star as an ordinary man who goes vigilante after his wife and daughter are attacked. Set to write the script are Michael Ferris and John Brancato, whose credits include "Terminator 3" and "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins."

Paramount Pictures controls some "Death Wish" rights and has an option to partner. MGM will make the pic whether or not Par opts in, and if a writers strike is settled in short order, MGM will try to start production before March. Stallone's partner, Kevin King, will be a producer.

Stallone showed surprising box office punch with "Rocky Balboa," which grossed $80 million domestic and $150 million worldwide. MGM distributed that film after splitting the $24 million production budget with Sony and Revolution Studios.

"Death Wish" fits squarely into MGM's long-term strategy of assembling tentpoles based on a 4,100-title library that encompasses post-1985 MGM fare plus UA, Orion, Polygram, Samuel Goldwyn and Cannon titles.

"We are looking at our library to determine which potential franchise properties make the most sense for us to produce, and 'Death Wish' was clearly one of that jumped out," said MGM chief operating officer Rick Sands. "We hope to get a deal done with Sylvester Stallone to direct and star, and like the 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' films, we see this as another potential franchise for him."

Stallone's deal is being made by WMA.

While offerings on the current MGM slate are coming from UA and output deals with financier-producers like the Weinstein Co., Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore, the company has placed a priority on generating its own event-sized staples, and is still on the prowl for outside production financing after an attempt to secure $1 billion was dented this summer by the credit crunch.

The gem is the James Bond series. Sony will distribute the 22nd Bond film that begins production in January with Marc Forster directing a Paul Haggis script, but MGM takes back distribution after that, and Daniel Craig is locked into a deal for the first three of those films. Studio is also counting on distributing two installments of "The Hobbit," with hopes that a thaw between director Peter Jackson and New Line over "The Lord of the Rings" will return that helmer back to Middle-earth. Also on the docket is a sequel to "The Thomas Crown Affair," and MGM is still waging a court claim for a stake in "Terminator Salvation."
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 19, 2008, 01:36:48 PM
Berg to direct 'Dune' for Paramount
Misher producing adaptation of sci-fi novel
Source: Variety
 
Peter Berg is attached to direct a bigscreen adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel "Dune" for Paramount Pictures.

Kevin Misher, who spent the past year obtaining the book rights from the Herbert estate, will produce via his Par-based shingle.

Herbert's 1965 novel is a sweeping, futuristic tale set on the remote desert planet Arrakis, which produces the interstellar empire's sole source of the spice Melange -- used for distant space travel. An empirewide power struggle ensues over the control of the spice. Berg would be the latest helmer to take a crack at the property, which spawned a 1984 David Lynch film as well as a 2000 Sci Fi Channel miniseries starring William Hurt.

New Amsterdam's Richard Rubenstein, who produced Sci Fi's "Dune" and sequel "Children of Dune," is also producing alongside Sarah Aubrey of Film 44, Berg's production banner. John Harrison and Mike Messina exec produce.

The project is out to writers, with the producers looking for a faithful adaptation of the Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning book. The filmmakers consider its theme of finite ecological resources particularly timely.

Paramount envisions the project as a tentpole film.

Berg and Misher enjoy strong ties dating back to Misher's executive days at Universal Pictures. Misher also produced Berg's second directorial outing, "The Rundown."

Actor-turned-helmer Berg most recently directed the upcoming Will Smith starrer "Hancock." His directing credits include "The Kingdom" and "Friday Night Lights."
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Post by: RegularKarate on March 19, 2008, 01:59:02 PM
Berg to direct 'Dune' for Paramount

This will probably suck


[spoiler]I will definitely see it[/spoiler]
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 09, 2008, 12:06:09 AM
'Red Dawn' redo lands director, scribe
MGM will remake the 1984 action drama
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
"Red Dawn" will be redone.

Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been hired to recraft the ultimate homeland invasion story about a new generation of besieged high schoolers.

Dan Bradley, a second unit director and/or stunt coordinator on "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Spider-Man 3" and the forthcoming "Quantum of Solace," will move into the director's chair for the update. Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce.

MGM toppers Harry Sloan and Mary Parent announced the remake -- along with a big-budget rebuild of "RoboCop," which director Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss -- in May at the Festival de Cannes. As the studio regroups, its executives have realized that the strong MGM library has numerous classic and cult properties it can exploit for a new audience.

"The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in," says Ellsworth, who was 11 when the original was released. "As 'Red Dawn' scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?"

Ellsworth will be working from a story written by Jeremy Passmore. Vincent Newman ("A Man Apart") is also acting in a producer capacity.

The original "Dawn" was the Cold War brainchild of writer-director John Milius, who devised a World War III invasion of America by the Soviets and Cubans. The film followed the scrappy insurgency of a group of Midwestern teenagers who take on their high school mascot name -- "Wolverines!" -- as a rallying cry of resistance.

The 1984 action drama was the first film released in theaters with the newly devised PG-13 rating because of its intense subject matter and violent content.

Ellsworth, who is repped by ICM and the Shuman Co., most recently handed in an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's comics series "Y: The Last Man" to New Line. He also wrote "Red Eye," co-wrote "Disturbia" and rewrote the screenplay for the "Last House on the Left" remake, produced by the original film's writer-director, Wes Craven. Rogue Pictures will release it early next year.
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Post by: hedwig on July 09, 2008, 11:16:57 AM
As the studio regroups, its executives have realized that the strong MGM library has numerous classic and cult properties it can exploit for a new audience.

DIE.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 24, 2008, 08:36:34 AM
MTV readies 'Rocky Horror' redux
Network to remake 1975 cult classic
Source: Variety
 
MTV is doing the time warp on a remake of 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Lou Adler, exec producer of the original film, is partnering with BermanBraun and Fox Television Studios on the new rendition.

Two-hour remake will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.

Helmer and casting decisions have yet to be announced.

Fox is sin discussions with BSkyB and Sky Movies to co-finance and distribute the telepic abroad.

Timetable for the start of production hasn't been established yet but the partners aim to move forward quickly once the final elements are in place.

"I'd like to see it shown a year from this coming Halloween, but that's up to MTV," Adler said.

BermanBraun principal Gail Berman will exec produce the project along with partner Lloyd Braun. Berman has been attached to a "Rocky Horror" remake dating back to her tenure as Fox programming chief (Daily Variety, July 1, 2002).

The original "Rocky Horror," starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf, has grossed $140 million in domestic box office over the years, primarily from the wallets of youthful audience members who have shown up for midnight screenings over the past three decades.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: SiliasRuby on July 24, 2008, 09:28:53 AM
So fucking pissed off about this.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Bethie on July 25, 2008, 01:56:27 AM
but you'll buy it.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 23, 2008, 01:25:52 AM
'Rashomon' remake finds a Harbor
New version will take place in modern day USA
Source: Variety

Los Angeles-based Harbor Light Entertainment and Tokyo-based Lotus have assembled an international consortium to remake helmer Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic "Rashomon."

Action will be moved from ancient Japan to contempo America, where a court must decide the facts about the rape of a woman and the murder of her husband.

Harbor Light and Lotus will be joined by L.A.’s Lexicon Filmed Entertainment and Singapore’s Upside Down Entertainment on the English-language project, "Rashomon 2010."

Harbor Light announced a "Rashomon" remake in 2001, but struggled to get the pic greenlit.

The partners are also gearing up to make "The Masque of Black Death," a feature toon based on an unproduced Kurosawa script penned in 1977.

The partners plan to have the remake and the toon in theaters in 2010 as part of a 100th anni celebration of Kurosawa’s birth.

Kurosawa planned to have Japanese anime auteur Osamu Tezuka make the pic, but the project never got off the ground before Kurosawa’s death in 1998.

Set in Russia in the early 20th century, "The Masque of Black Death" depicts a disease that kills most of the population.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 01, 2008, 09:20:27 PM
Trio developing 'Angel Heart' remake
De Luca, Rosenzweig, Gaeta producing thriller
Source: Variety

Michael De Luca has partnered with Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta to develop a bigscreen remake of the 1987 Mickey Rourke supernatural thriller "Angel Heart."

Producers optioned remake rights from a private U.K. firm, which owns the rights to the original film, which was produced by Carolco and distributed by TriStar. De Luca, Rosenzweig and Gaeta also optioned the underlying book rights to William Hjortsberg's novel "Falling Angel," from which original film was adapted.

Original film, which caused a stir for its steamy sex scenes, was written and directed by Alan Parker and also starred Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet.

Novel follows the exploits of Harry Angel, a New York detective hired by a mysterious client to track down a once-popular performer indebted to him. While pursuing this seemingly routine investigation, Harry encounters dark and supernatural forces.

De Luca, whose recent producing credits include "21" and "Ghost Rider," said he has long been a fan of the novel. "It's a great blend of genres with a great Faustian bargain, compelling, universal themes and a rare combination of literary and commercial appeal," he said.

"Angel Heart" remake was brought to De Luca Prods. by exec Josh Bratman, who will executive produce.

Producing partners Rosenzweig and Gaeta recently teamed with Adam Shankman to set up the Disney comedy "Matadors," which is based on the true story of the Chicago Bulls' 14-member troupe of male dancing cheerleaders.
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on October 08, 2008, 05:25:31 PM
I just found out that The Red Circle is in for a remake...
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 28, 2008, 05:46:17 PM
Paramount fast-tracks 'Footloose'
Zac Efron close to mid-seven-figure salary deal
Source: Variety

After watching Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega deliver a $42 million opening weekend for "High School Musical 3," Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked "Footloose," hoping to get the film ready for Efron and Ortega to start production next spring.

The studio has brought on "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" director Peter Sollett to rewrite the Jon Hartmere script and hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to join Dylan Sellers as producer.

Unlike "HSM3," "Footloose" will aim for an older teen and adult demo. Efron is just about set in a deal that will pay him a mid-seven-figure salary and give him script approval.

Zadan and Meron are established producers of musicals "Chicago" and "Hairspray," the latter of which was Efron’s first feature. Zadan also was a producer of the original 1984 "Footloose." They join Sellers, who has put two years of work into the musical with Ortega.

While Sollett rewrites the Hartmere script, the studio is working on new songs that will complement some of the memorable original tunes. Though the Herb Ross-directed film wasn’t a musical, screenwriter Dean Pitchford wrote lyrics for songs that included the Kenny Loggins title song as well as "Let’s Hear It for the Boy," "Almost Paradise" and "Holding Out for a Hero." At least some of those tunes are expected to be in the new movie.

"Footloose" spawned one of the biggest-selling soundtracks of its era and made a star of Kevin Bacon.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 30, 2008, 01:08:39 AM
Samuel L. Jackson vs. the 'Dragon'
He's set to star in the remake of the 1985 cult classic
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
It's another heavy role for Samuel L. Jackson.

Having most recently played a dirty cop in "Lakeview Terrace," Jackson is set to star as a bad guy again in Columbia Pictures' remake of Berry Gordy's 1985 cult classic "The Last Dragon."

Jackson will play Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry, whose spiel included asking ego-driven questions like "Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?" Each time his gang of thugs answered, "Sho 'nuff!"

Davis Entertainment's John Davis and Gordy's son Kerry Gordy are producing.

Penning the screenplay as well as producing is Dallas Jackson, who heads up the urban family label DJ Classicz with Davis. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA is co-producing.

The updated plot will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as the Last Dragon. Those who achieve the high ranking possess the Glow, making them the greatest fighter alive.

The project, announced by Columbia presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, will take a new look at "Last Dragon" coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Motown next year.

"We're thrilled to be working with Kerry Gordy as he continues his father's legacy, and we're confident that he along with John and Dallas are the perfect team to develop the project," Belgrad said. "They will capture everything that people love about the original while also bringing a fresh edge to the remake."

The original, which also starred one-namers Taimak and then-Prince protege Vanity, was released in March 1985 by TriStar Pictures and received lukewarm reviews by critics like Roger Ebert, who gave it 2 1/2 stars and said it was a "great near-miss."

Despite the reviews, "Last Dragon" did well at the boxoffice, grossing nearly $26 million. It soon became a cult classic for scenes like Bruce Lee follower Green remaining so loyal to the martial arts star that he eats his popcorn in a movie theater with chopsticks.

"I'm a huge fan of the original and look forward to bringing Sho'Nuff into the 21st century," Jackson said.

Jackson, repped by ICM and Anonymous Content, made a surprise cameo in the summer blockbuster "Iron Man" and the sci-fi action film "Jumper." He also stars with the late Bernie Mac in "Soul Men," which opens Christmas Day, and Frank Miller's upcoming "The Spirit."
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Post by: squints on October 30, 2008, 11:59:38 AM
god dammit. god dammit. god dammit. quite fucking with my childhood.

Julius Carey just died and now they're pissing on his grave.

i really think i hate this thread more than anything else on this board. Its always brimming full of the worst news possible.
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Post by: Stefen on October 30, 2008, 12:07:10 PM
THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!

I always laughed whenever someone else's childhood got raped, but now that mine is, I'm steaming!
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 30, 2008, 12:12:03 PM
I wouldn't mind my childhood being raped. Haha, for me it means the original would be due to get a brand new dvd transfer and release to pump up the promotion of the new film. I know lots of films I liked when I was younger that are hard to find new in decent condition that could get pissed on and remade for my benefit.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 05, 2008, 12:02:03 AM
Winstone, Liotta join Babluani's '13'
Remake stars Riley, Rourke, Statham, 50 Cent
Source: Variety

Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, Jason Statham, Sam Riley, 50 Cent and Ray Liotta will star in "13," an English-language remake of the 2005 French pic "13 Tzameti."

That psychological thriller won the grand jury prize for world cinema at the Sundance Film Festival.

Gela Babluani, who wrote and directed the original, has penned the script and will direct a film that begins production in New York on Nov. 20.

Riley ("Control") plays the title character, a young man who stumbles into an underground competition where the wealthy gamble on human beings in a Russian Roulette-like competition.

Rourke, who is starring in his first film since drawing acclaim for Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," will play a convict in a Mexican prison who is sold into the competition. Winstone, who just starred with Mel Gibson in the Martin Campbell-directed "Edge of Darkness," will play a competitor who has been sprung from a mental institution to participate; 50 Cent ("Righteous Kill") will play an employee assigned to escort Rourke's character to the bloody game.

Statham, who next appears in "Transporter 3," plays a wealthy British man who bets on the competition and has a peculiar interest in one of the competitors. Liotta, who's wrapping "Youth in Revolt," will play a cop on the trail of the illegal game.

The thriller will be produced by Rick Schwartz and his Overnight Prods. label; Barbarian Films' Aaron Kaufman; and Valerio Morabito.

The film is being financed by Barbarian. Offshore territories will be sold by Paramount Vantage, and Endeavor is representing the film. A domestic distribution deal is expected by the time production begins.
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Post by: Kal on November 06, 2008, 08:29:02 PM
Jack Black in Gulliver remake

The funny man is set to star in Fox's remake of the classic story, Gulliver's Travels.

The film will be directed by Rob Letterman.

It will center around the travel writer Lemuel Gulliver, played by Black, who is on assignment in Bermuda.

He then finds himself as a giant among the tiny inhabitants of the secret island, Lilliput.

Filming will start next March.

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I'm actually looking forward to seeing this...
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 08, 2008, 12:22:39 AM
Chris Rock rolls with 'Funeral'
Comedian set to star and co-write remake
Source: Variety
 
Chris Rock is set to star and co-write "Death at a Funeral," a re-imagining of the 2007 comedy, for Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Aeysha Carr will write the script with Rock for a comedy inspired by the SKE-produced original, which was written by Dean Craig and directed by Frank Oz.

Plan is for an ensemble comedy about a funeral ceremony that leads to the digging up of shocking family secrets, as well as misplaced cadavers and indecent exposure. While the original was set in Britain, the new film will take place in an urban American setting.

Sidney Kimmel and William Horberg will produce with Rock, Share Stallings and Laurence Malkin. Screen Gems and SKE are out to directors and plan to begin production next spring.

Jim Tauber and original scribe Craig will be executive producers.

"Death at a Funeral" is SKE's first film since the company began transitioning from a specialty film focus to films with a greater commercial appeal. The company has financed, developed and produced 17 films since Kimmel founded it in 2004.
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Post by: hedwig on November 08, 2008, 01:22:09 AM
hey, somebody go make a film that viciously satirizes the hollywood trend of making black versions of white movies.. or, uh, relocating the story to "an urban American setting."  this is the most ridiculous example yet. the fucking movie came out in 2007.. SHEEEESHHH.

if they're only gonna wait a year before getting started on the black version, why do the studios wait at all? they might as well just start releasing two versions of every movie they produce.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: pete on November 08, 2008, 04:37:35 AM
1) tell me more about this trend.
2) tell me why you're particularly outraged by remakes that star black people, aka "black versions".
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Post by: hedwig on November 08, 2008, 11:41:50 AM
i'm not particularly outraged by remakes that star black people. i'm annoyed by the obvious calculated decision to relocate a story to an "urban setting" to appeal to a demographic. obviously that's the biggest motivation behind the remake. i find it pretty condescending to moviegoers. i used the term "black version" facetiously to reflect the thought process of the remakers.

the truly outrageous thing about remaking Death at a Funeral is that the original came out last year.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 08, 2008, 09:02:12 PM
Japanese get a taste for "Sideways"     

Fox Japan and the Fuji TV network have announced the details of their joint Japanese remake of the hit 2004 Alexander Payne drama "Sideways."

The pic, which is already shooting on location in California's Napa Valley, stars Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel"), Kyoka Suzuki, Fumiyo Kohinata and Katsuhisa Namase.
 
Kohinata, a much-in-demand character actor, is essaying the Paul Giamatti role of the wine expert, while Katsuhisa takes on the Thomas Haden Church college buddy part . Suzuki and Kikuchi play roles originated by Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, respectively. The best known of the main cast internationally is Kikuchi, who was nommed for a supporting actress Oscar for her perf in the 2006 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu drama "Babel."

Cellin Gluck, the pic's first-time helmer, has worked in various capacities on several Japanese pics, including post-production producer on the 2007 thriller "Midnight Eagle." He has also worked as an assistant director on many Hollywood pics, most recently on "Transformers."

Fuji has produced a long string of hit pics, including the smash "Bayside Shakedown" franchise, but this is its first co-prod with Fox.
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Post by: 72teeth on November 08, 2008, 09:13:27 PM
hey, somebody go make a film that viciously satirizes the hollywood tokyo trend of making black Japanese versions of white movies.. or, uh, relocating the story to "an urban American extremely structured Japanese setting."  this is the most ridiculous example yet. the fucking movie came out in 2007 2004.. SHEEEESHHH.

if they're only gonna wait a 4 year(s) before getting started on the black Japanese version, why do the studios wait at all? they might as well just start releasing two versions of every movie they produce.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 19, 2008, 12:26:26 AM
Universal, Verbinski redo 'Host'
Bond to direct, Poirier to write film
Source: Variety

Universal Pictures and Gore Verbinski will remake the 2006 Bong Joon-ho-directed Korean thriller "The Host," with commercials director Fredrik Bond making his feature helming debut and Mark Poirier ("Smart People") to pen the script.

Story follows a town terrorized by a giant mutant squidlike creature hatched by toxins that flow into a nearby river from a military base. When the creature grabs a little girl, her dysfunctional family must band together to rescue her.

Verbinski will produce with Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison, along with Paul Brooks.

The film, originally titled "Gwoemul," did record-breaking business in its theatrical run in South Korea.

Bond has directed campaigns for Nike, Adidas and Levi's. He and Verbinski had been looking for a project to do together, and Bond said he embraced the opportunity to mix a larger-than-life monster with a heartfelt family drama.

"It processes a few genres together, and visually it feels close to the stuff I've made over the last few years in commercials, the tonality of humor and the scale," Bond said.

Verbinski set up the project through Blind Wink Prods., the company he formed at Universal, where he is developing to direct an adaptation of the vidgame "Bioshock."
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Post by: pete on November 19, 2008, 03:13:49 AM
Roy Lee sucks.
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 04, 2008, 12:26:13 AM
'Romancing the Stone' remake in works
Fox taps Daniel McDermott to pen screenplay
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Fox is bringing "Romancing the Stone" to the big screen again, swinging into development a remake of the 1984 adventure movie and tapping Daniel McDermott to write it.

The original movie helped launch Robert Zemeckis as a director, turned Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito -- then best known for their TV work -- into film stars and established Kathleen Turner as a romantic lead.

Written by Diane Thomas, "Romancing" told the story of a repressed romance novelist who travels to Colombia to find her missing sister only to meet up with an American soldier of fortune. The two embark on a cross-country adventure involving a map, a jewel and a private police force. Thomas wrote the script while working as a waitress in Malibu. It turned out to be her only produced screenplay; she died in a car crash the year after the film's release.

No producers are attached to the remake.

McDermott, a former head of DreamWorks Television who segued to screenwriting, most recently co-wrote the DreamWorks thriller "Eagle Eye." He is developing a contemporary adventure movie for Tom Cruise at UA titled "Adventurer's Club" and working on a remake of "Soylent Green" for Warner Bros.

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'They Live' to be reincarnated
John Carpenter's 1988 film gets remake
Source: Hollywood Reporter

John Carpenter's cult 1988 film is getting the remake treatment from Universal and studio-based Strike Entertainment, which are in negotiations to acquire the film rights with rights holder Les Mougins.

Strike's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce, while Shep Gordon of Les Mougins and Carpenter will serve as executive producers.

The original film, part sci-fi thriller and part social satire, told the story of a down-on-his-luck construction worker (Roddy Piper) who discovers glasses that let him see aliens walking among us and controlling humanity. The man races against the clock to find a way to stop them.

The movie is known for a fight scene that lasts 51⁄22 minutes and for the line, "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass ... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

No writer is on board.

Gordon, an entrepreneur and music impresario who worked with Alice Cooper and Blondie, holds the rights, having financed the film as part of a multipicture deal with Carpenter that also included "Prince of Darkness" and "Village of the Damned." Universal distributed the film as part of an output deal Gordon constructed.

Strike, whose credits include "Bring It On" and "Children of Men," had success in the remake arena with 2004's update of "Dawn of the Dead." Strike is also working on a remake of Carpenter's "The Thing."

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Russell Brand eyeing 'Arthur' redo
Actor could star in remake of 1981 comedy
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Russell Brand might soon be caught between the moon and New York City.

The British comedian is developing a remake of "Arthur," the 1981 comedy that starred Dudley Moore, for Warner Bros. as a potential starring vehicle.

Brand is meeting with scribes to write the screenplay, which will be produced by MBST's Larry Brezner, whose credits range from "Good Morning, Vietnam" to HBO's recent "Little Britain USA."

The original movie followed a boozy playboy rascal who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love.

Moore was nominated for an Oscar as was Steve Gordon, the film's writer-director. John Gielgud, who played the valet, won the best supporting actor Oscar, and the movie's theme song, "The Best That You Can Do," won for original song.

Sarah Schechter is overseeing for Warners.

Brand already has a rascally reputation, not only for his past sex-, drugs- and alcohol-infused lifestyle but also for on-air radio pranks that recently led him to being suspended by the BBC. He subsequently resigned.

American audiences got their first taste of Brand in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," in which he played a rock star lothario. He next appears with Adam Sandler in "Bedtime Stories," which opens on Christmas Day. The Endeavor-repped actor is filming Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and will reunite his "Marshall" co-horts for "Get Him to the Greek."
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Post by: Gamblour. on December 30, 2008, 09:37:23 AM
After watching the amazing The Lives of Others, I typed it into IMDb and almost clicked on THE FUCKING REMAKE slated for next year or whatever. This is one that really bothers me, like I felt hurt in my bones. Just watch the goddamned original!! How are they going to remake fucking East Germany AGAIN? WHY BOTHER?

This one really hurts. This thread will be an incredible source of chronology when the uprising against remade movies begins when they start remaking the remakes until one year's slate of films is completely unoriginal. This is providing a good history. Remakes have been around forever, yes, but when did THIS really start? Gus's Psycho?

I want authors to start remaking books. I want only cover bands.
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Post by: MacGuffin on January 28, 2009, 10:14:16 PM
Universal bringing back 'The Thing'
Van Heijningen to direct horror film
Source: Variety

Universal will add a new chapter to "The Thing," lining up another take on the paranoid horror classic most recently brought to the screen by John Carpenter in 1982.

Studio has set "Battlestar Galactica" exec producer Ron Moore to write the script and commercials director Matthijs Van Heijningen to direct the re-imagining.

New project borrows heavily from the John W. Campbell Jr. short story "Who Goes There," the basis of the Carpenter film and 1951 Howard Hawks original "The Thing From Another World."

It is set in a Norwegian camp and chronicles how the shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp. Strike Entertainment's Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing. David Foster will be exec producer.

Van Heijningen has shot blurbs for brands including Toyota, Pepsi, Heineken, Bud Light and Visa. He is also developing "Army of the Dead" at Warner Bros. with producer Zack Snyder, who also crossed from commercials to features by directing the Strike-produced "Dawn of the Dead" remake.
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Post by: diggler on January 28, 2009, 11:43:32 PM
always thought that would be a cool story to tell, but it seems scarier not knowing. besides, it's pretty obvious how it all went down in carpenters "thing"

of course all the norewegians will speak english now
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 03, 2009, 01:27:15 PM
Parisot skates to 'Slap Shot' remake
Universal sets director for update
Source: Variety

Universal Pictures is ready to drop the puck on its "Slap Shot" remake, setting Dean Parisot to direct the redo of the 1977 hockey comedy classic.

Peter Steinfeld ("21") is penning the script; Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

The original starred Paul Newman as the fading player/coach of a minor league hockey team. Trying to hype the Charlestown Chiefs for a possible move South, the coach ramps up interest by turning his team into a group of brawling thugs.

When Steinfeld took the writing job and spoke about it last summer, Internet pundits were critical of the notion of updating a favorite sports film. Yet such nostalgic resistance certainly did not hurt "The Longest Yard, remake, a global hit that grossed far more than the original.

Parisot last helmed a remake of another comedy "Fun With Dick and Jane."
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 26, 2009, 01:16:28 AM
'Total Recall' ready for revival
Col eyeing contemporary version of 1990 sci-fi flick
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
"Total Recall" is totally coming back.

Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films banner are in final negotiations to develop and produce for Columbia a contemporary version of "Total Recall," the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven.

The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

The movie explores one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream. Either way, the movie grossed a very real $261 million worldwide.

Carolco was behind the original movie, which was distributed by TriStar. Dimension picked up the rights for a reported $3.15 million with the aim of developing a sequel. Columbia secured the rights from Miramax, which retained them when Harvey and Bob Weinstein left to start their own company.

Calling Dick's story "prescient," Moritz said he hoped the advancements in technology and state-of-the-art visual effects can help tell the "Recall" story in a fresh way.

Toby Jaffe is overseeing on behalf of Original Film. Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman oversee for Columbia.

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'NeverEnding Story' gets new beginning
Leonard DiCaprio's company among those mulling reboot
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"The NeverEnding Story" might keep going.

Warner Bros. and a pair of top-tier production banners are in the early stages of a reboot of the 1980s children's fantasy classic.

The Kennedy/Marshall Co. ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") and Leonard DiCaprio's shingle Appian Way are in discussions with Warners about reviving the 25-year-old franchise with a modern spin. The studio recently acquired rights to the property, clearing the way for a potential remake.

Born out of a German-language novel by Michael Ende, the film centers on a boy named Bastian Balthazar Bux who discovers a parallel world in a book titled "The NeverEnding Story." As the boy, a loner, delves deeper into the book, he increasingly finds his life intertwined with the plot of the novel, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

The new pic -- which original producer Dieter Geissler also will produce and Sarah Schechter and Jesse Ehrman will oversee for Warners -- will examine the more nuanced details of the book that were glossed over in the first pic.

Wolfgang Petersen directed and Neue Constantin produced the original for Warners, which earned a respectable $20 million when it was released in 1984. The film has had a long life on home video and an even larger influence on popular culture, prefiguring Harry Potter and other present-day children's fantasies.

A sequel directed by George Miller came out in 1990 and earned $17 million; a third movie followed in the U.S. in 1996 but quickly went to video.

Those familiar with the project emphasize that it is in its early stages and that writers have not been attached.

Still, the interest highlights the frenzy among big entertainment players to develop revivals or sequels of dormant '80s and '90s franchises, which has reached fever pitch with the success of reboots like "Friday the 13th" and the fast-track development of a new version of "Robocop."

"NeverEnding" came out long before the fantasy genre was seen as a springboard for a Hollywood blockbuster -- the movie's cast, anchored by Barret Oliver and Noah Hathaway, wasn't composed of superstars -- but Warners is said to see an opportunity in the first-generation children's fantasy. The studio has had success under the current regime producing and releasing the Harry Potter series, which has earned more than $4.5 billion worldwide during the course of its first five pictures.

Appian also is developing another remake of an '80s fantasy, a live-action version of the 1988 anime tale "Akira." Kennedy/Marshall, known for more adult pictures, also has produced youth-oriented fare, including 2006's environmental tale "Hoot."
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Kal on February 26, 2009, 02:17:56 AM
SHIT.

Well, the Neverending Story is one of my favorite films from when I was a kid. I must have watched that movie 1000 times at least, and the last few times I saw it being older I thought it would have been cool if it was updated without fucking up the story. Now I don't think so anymore.


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Post by: MacGuffin on February 27, 2009, 11:56:49 AM
Carrey, Gyllenhaal do 'Yankees'
New Line taps actors for adaptation of musical
Source: Variety

New Line Cinema is playing ball with Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal on "Damn Yankees," attaching both actors to star in a contemporized film transfer of the classic musical.

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are set to write the script.

The musical is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the duo behind New Line's musical "Hairspray"; a sequel to that film is in the works.

"Damn Yankees," which bowed on Broadway in 1955 and won seven Tony Awards, focuses on Joe Boyd, a happily married middle-aged man whose devotion to a hapless pro baseball team prompts him to make a Faustian bargain with the devil to help the team. He's transformed into slugger Joe Hardy, in exchange for Boyd's soul. Boyd can break the deal, but the deadline occurs during the World Series. For good measure, the devil engages Lola, a gorgeous lost soul, to seduce the slugger and seal his fate.

The plan is for Carrey to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each.

The producers tried but struck out on a version of "Damn Yankees" five years ago at Miramax, where they made "Chicago." The rights lapsed after Harvey Weinstein exited that studio. After two years of rights negotiations, "Damn Yankees" is moving forward with Toby Emmerich's New Line.

The trick is finding a balance that retains the show's classic tunes like "(You Gotta Have) Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants," while injecting a contemporary feel on a musical that is firmly rooted in the 1950s. The intention is to get a script from Ganz and Mandel before meeting directors, and actresses who'll want to play Lola.

The original was directed by George Abbott and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by Abbott and Douglass Wallop. "Damn Yankees" was turned into a 1958 Warner Bros. film that was directed by Abbott and Stanley Donen, with Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon re-creating their stage performances, and Tab Hunter playing the slugger.

Carrey is coming off "Yes Man" and "I Love You Phillip Morris," the latter of which premiered at Sundance and is in distribution discussions. Carrey also plays Ebenezer Scrooge and several other roles in "A Christmas Carol," which Robert Zemeckis directed for Disney in performance capture digital 3-D animation. Carrey also plans to star for director Jason Reitman in "Pierre Pierre" for Fox Searchlight.

Gyllenhaal recently completed the David O. Russell-directed "Nailed," the Jim Sheridan-directed "Brothers," and he plays the title role in the Mike Newell-directed "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer.
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Post by: picolas on March 01, 2009, 09:05:04 PM
The plan is for Carrey to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each.
cough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJej6kCgxVM&feature=related)
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Post by: SiliasRuby on March 01, 2009, 09:08:21 PM
The plan is for Carrey to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each.
cough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJej6kCgxVM&feature=related)
Well, that was a musical sequence.
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Post by: picolas on March 01, 2009, 10:03:09 PM
i know. i want to post it at every opportunity.
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Post by: SiliasRuby on March 01, 2009, 10:06:02 PM
understandable.
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Post by: pete on March 01, 2009, 11:55:06 PM
I remember when I first saw the movie I VHS I must'd rewound 20 times to see the FBI agent dancing for that brief second.  It still makes me laugh every single time.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 30, 2009, 12:12:45 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.cinematical.com/media/2009/03/sidewaysjapan.jpg)


Paul Giamatti Kinda Trashes Japanese Remake of 'Sideways'
Source: Cinematical

Evidently, nothing disturbs an Academy Award-nominated actor more than being offered a cameo role in a foreign-language remake of a movie in which he starred. Reportedly, Paul Giamatti was "stunned" when he was offered a small part in the Japanese remake of Alexander Payne's Sideways. "I don't know what I was going to play," the actor said, according to WENN.com. "I said no. I felt my career hasn't hit that low yet. I thought, 'What am I gonna play - the sushi chef or something?'" Giamatti was also none too pleased with the actor chosen to play Miles, the wine snob he made semi-famous: "They got a strange, little troll to play me."

We wrote about the remake last November. At the time, I noted that California wine imports in Japan had significantly increased, and also observed that a popular, wine-themed comic was credited with sending wine sales skyrocketing across Asia. A recent article in the New York Times cited those same points, and also reports the low-budget remake eliminates 'merlot bashing' while adding plugs for Napa Valley wineries, restaurants, and tourist spots. Sideways did not do much box office business in Japan; that, combined with its "international travels (and the cultural dislocations) of its main characters" made it potentially apealing to the late 30/early 40s audience the Japanese producers are targeting.

I can understand Giamatti not wanting to do a cameo role, though I don't understand why he would trash another actor for his looks. Was he joking? The actor Giamatti reportedly called "a strange, little troll" is named Fumiyo Kohinata. We've posted a publicity still from the movie above, so you can decide for yourself; he's second from the left. Who's the troll?
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Post by: Kal on March 30, 2009, 01:24:44 PM
LOL. That's funny.

I cannot believe this thread has 20 pages already.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 27, 2009, 01:00:23 AM
Universal to remake 'Videodrome'
David Cronenberg-directed thriller gets redo
Source: Variety

Universal Pictures will remake the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed thriller "Videodrome," with Ehren Kruger set to write the script and produce with partner Daniel Bobker.

The producers tracked down the rights to Canadian distribution vet Rene Malo, who will be exec producer. Universal distributed the original and had first refusal on a remake, and the studio snapped up the opportunity.

The original "Videodrome" starred James Woods as the head of Civic TV Channel 83, who makes his station relevant by programming "Videodrome," a series that depicts torture and murder that transfixes viewers.

The new picture will modernize the concept, infuse it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.

Cronenberg has no role in the film as yet. He is prepping for MGM "The Matarese Circle" as a starring vehicle for Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington. Since Cruise appears likely to next star in the DreamWorks drama "Motorcade" and Washington has committed to the Fox drama "Unstoppable," "Circle" doesn't appear likely to get under way until later this year or 2010.

Bobker/Kruger Films recently set the thriller "Dream House" at Morgan Creek and is producing, with Matthew Stillman, "The Keep" for Rogue. Kruger co-wrote the June 24 Paramount/DreamWorks release "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
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Post by: SiliasRuby on April 27, 2009, 11:57:40 AM
No, No, Nooooooooooo!
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 28, 2009, 02:25:22 AM
Universal remaking 'Drop Dead Fred'
Pic being resurrected as starring vehicle for Russell Brand
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Universal is resurrecting "Drop Dead Fred," this time as a starring vehicle for Russell Brand.

Dennis McNicholas, one of the writers of Universal's upcoming "Land of the Lost," will pen the remake. Marc Platt is producing via his studio-based Marc Platt Prods. along with Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

The 1991 original starred Phoebe Cates as a wallflower who loses her job and husband during the course of a lunch hour. Forced to live back home, she's reunited with her childhood imaginary friend (Brit actor Rik Mayall), who promises to help but causes more havoc.

Produced by PolyGram and Working Title, the first "Fred" was critically drubbed and commercially unsuccessful. But it did achieve a certain cult status and is considered a film that fell short of its full potential.

The take for the new "Fred" is to make a film in the tone of "Beetlejuice," building a universe around the concept of imaginary friends. Brand would play the trouble-making pal.

Brand seems to making Universal his American home. The comedian and former BBC host made his U.S. screen debut with the studio's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and is rehearsing for the Judd Apatow-produced "Get Him to the Greek," which shoots in May.

Brand also appeared in Disney's "Bedtime Stories" and is attached to star in Warner Bros.' remake of "Arthur."

McNicholas, a longtime writer on "Saturday Night Live," is scripting the feature version of "H.R. Pufnstuf" for Columbia. He and Brand are repped by Endeavor.

Platt is producing "Scott Pilgrim," Universal's adaptation of the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley now lensing in Toronto.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: polkablues on April 28, 2009, 02:34:29 AM
They are scraping very close to the bottom of the barrel.  Pretty soon they're going to be announcing remakes of "Shakes the Clown" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane".
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Gamblour. on April 28, 2009, 07:04:03 AM
We should really start a pool to see who can predict what will be remade next. A hefty percentage of the pool goes to Xixax, the rest to the correct winner (or split amongst winners).

This way it'll sting twice as much when they decide to remake Jaws or when they remake the remake of Psycho.
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 28, 2009, 11:32:33 AM
I have a special place in my heart for the original and the great premise so I am weary of this....it COULD be amazing, probably won't be though....
Title: Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
Post by: Bethie on April 30, 2009, 12:54:12 AM
aw, Drop Dead Fred. I remember HATING when he cut her hair off.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2009, 01:15:08 AM
'Fright Night' remake in works
New version will keep comedy-horror tone
Source: Hollywood Repoter

Vampires continue their bloody winning streak as DreamWorks is in the process of picking up a remake of "Fright Night."

Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films are producing along with Michael De Luca. Rosenzweig, who also is setting up remakes of "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" and "Angel Heart" with De Luca, brought the project to him.

DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian is overseeing for the studio, which has rarely foraged in the horror genre for material. Its most recent two outings -- "The Uninvited" and "The Ruins" -- grossed just $29 million and $17 million, respectively. But its remake of "The Ring" and its sequel grossed $390 million worldwide.

The original "Fright Night," written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985, was a horror comedy about a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires. No writer has been hired, but the updated version will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.

The CAA-repped De Luca also is producing "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt, at Columbia, and has the drama "Brothers," directed by Jim Sheridan, coming out this year.

Rosenzweig recently did business with DreamWorks and Sourian on "Nonstop," a sci-fi action thriller from screenwriter Michael Gilvary that Patrick Tatopoulos is directing and Len Wiseman is producing for the studio.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2009, 01:32:52 AM
StudioCanal remounts 'Cliff'
Studio teams with Original Film for reboot
Source: Variety

Storming into Cannes with an ever-more muscular international slate and standout financial results, Gallic mini-major StudioCanal has announced that it will be teaming with Neal Moritz's L.A.-based Original Films to reboot "Cliffhanger."

A big-budget international action-adventure thriller set in a big mountain milieu, the makeover of Renny Harlin's 1993 pic will center on a group of young climbers.

"Just as they rebooted 'Star Trek,' we're going to do the same with 'Cliffhanger,' " said Moritz, who will produce. Unlike the original, where Italy stood in for the Colorado Rockies, the new redo looks set to feature multiple cliff-face locations.

Moritz ("Fast & Furious") and StudioCanal are looking to attach a screenwriter.

Aiming for a 2010 shoot, the makeover forms one of "a half-dozen or so projects" linking StudioCanal and Moritz, said StudioCanal chairman Olivier Courson.

Moritz is already producing an $80 million-plus  remake of "Escape from New York" for Warner Bros.-New Line and StudioCanal. And Universal and StudioCanal are co-financing the Moritz-produced narrative remake of docu "The Complete History of My Sexual Failures," with Jay Roach attached to direct.

Owned by Vivendi paybox Canal Plus, StudioCanal will fully finance "Cliffhanger."

"The Cliffhanger" announcement comes as StudioCanal looks to drive with ever more force into U.S., international and local movie production. It's also upping the number of international pictures it's producing per year to around five.

Despite the global economic downturn, StudioCanal has just released eye-catching financials with total 2008 sales of E400 million ($532.8 million), up 7.5%, and $74.6 million operating profits, up 22%.

But the Gallic studio wants more. Its production investment in 2008 was at $200 million. According to Courson, StudioCanal will now approach investors to raise complementary financing -- targeting specific slates -- pushing yearly production investment beyond $270 million a year.

StudioCanal has international production relationships with a slew of high-profile companies: Original, Montecito (on "Chloe"), Spyglass (the Charlize Theron-starrer "The Tourist"), John Woo and Terence Chang's Lion Rock Prods. (for Kim Jee-woon's "Max and the Junkmen") and Media Asia -- where it co-finances Johnnie To's $40 million "The Red Circle," from a script by "Eastern Promises" director Steve Knight.

"Circle" begins to shoot in early fall, Courson said.

Taking world rights outside the U.S., StudioCanal also co-financed thriller "Soon the Darkness," Argentine Marcos Efron's debut feature, with Amber Heard ("The Rum Diary"), and  Karl Urban ("Star Trek").

On Thursday, StudioCanal will showcase first footage from Ben Stassen's "Around the World in 50 Years," Europe's biggest digital 3-D movie to date, which StudioCanal will distribute directly in the U.K. (via Optimum Releasing), Germany (via Kinowelt) and France; StudioCanal will also handle international sales.

"The idea is to be the leading European studio, a credible alternative to Hollywood's majors, at the level of, say, Summit or Mandate, in production and international sales," Courson said.

Currently pushing hard into U.K. production, StudioCanal has the base, and the will.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 26, 2009, 12:54:13 AM
'Buffy' in for feature relaunch
Players meeting with writers for new take on the franchise
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
A new incarnation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" could be coming to the big screen.

"Buffy" creator Joss Whedon isn't involved and it's not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.

While Whedon is the person most associated with "Buffy," Kuzui and her Kuzui Enterprises have held onto the rights since the beginning, when she discovered the "Buffy" script from then-unknown Whedon. She developed the script while her husband put together the financing to make the 1992 movie, which was released by Fox.

Kuzui later teamed with Gail Berman, then president of Sandollar Television, bringing back Whedon to make the TV series, which was produced by Fox TV and launched on the WB in 1997. Kuzui and Sandollar received executive producer credits on "Buffy" and its spinoff, "Angel."

The new "Buffy" film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching "Star Trek."

One of the underlying ideas of "Buffy" allows Vertigo and Kuzui to do just that: that each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it. The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential.

The parties are meeting with writers and hearing takes, and later will look for a home for the project. The producers do not rule out Whedon's involvement but have not yet reached out to him.Speaking from Tokyo, Fran Kuzui said the company is constantly approached not only about sequels but theater, video games and foreign remakes for "Buffy." When Vertigo's Lee contacted them, they were intrigued.

"It was Roy's interest in taking Buffy into a new place that grabbed us," she said, noting that original exec producer Sandy Gallin also was consulted. "It was based on our respect for what he does, and his particular sensitivity to Asian filmmakers, that we wanted to work with him."

Kuzui, who is prepping do direct a movie in Japan in the fall, added: "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this."
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 26, 2009, 10:16:02 AM
"Navigator" taking flight again at Disney

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney is readying a relaunch of the 1986 sci-fi adventure movie "Flight of the Navigator." It has hired "Wild Hogs" scribe Brad Copeland to write the remake.

The original movie told the story of a 12-year-old boy (Joey Cramer) who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.

The movie, which also featured Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens, grossed only $17 million theatrically, but was later rediscovered on VHS, becoming a cult hit.
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Post by: polkablues on May 26, 2009, 06:10:57 PM
I watched that movie so many times as a kid.  I used to have a recurring nightmare about coming home and discovering that I had been missing for years and everyone had aged except me.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 03, 2009, 01:13:23 AM
'Valley Girl' redux set
Jason Moore signs on to direct
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"Shrek: The Musical" director Jason Moore has signed to helm MGM's re-imagining of "Valley Girl" as a musical feature. Amy Talkington's updated screenplay spurred studio head Mary Parent and the first-time filmmaker to move on it quickly.

Idealogy's Sean Bailey and Matt Smith, who are producing, pitched MGM last summer on their fresh approach to revamping the 1983 cult comedy, which starred Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman in a romance that bridged the '80s punk scene and suburban San Fernando Valley culture. MGM exec Becky Sloviter is shepherding the project for the studio.

"Valley Girl" has been recast as a "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired musical built around the movie's new wave soundtrack (think Modern English, Sparks and the Psychedelic Furs). Martha Coolidge directed the original script written and produced by Wayne Crawford and Andrew Lane.

The '80s archeology is part of MGM's strategy to repackage classic catalog titles for new audiences in novel ways. The first product of this effort, "Fame," dances into theaters Sept. 25. "Red Dawn," "RoboCop," "Poltergeist" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" are in development there.

The UTA-repped Moore has directed episodes of "One Tree Hill," "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters." He directed the $24 million Broadway production of "Shrek: The Musical," which is nominated for eight Tony Awards including best musical and won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for outstanding musical.

He also has directed "Steel Magnolias" and "Avenue Q" on Broadway. "Valley Girl" will be his feature debut.

Talkington, who is repped by UTA and the Arlook Group, was a music writer before becoming a filmmaker. She wrote and directed the indie comedy "The Night of the White Pants" and adapted "The Devil in the Junior League" for Fox 2000.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 04, 2009, 12:27:53 AM
'Short Circuit' gets 'Robot' touch
Dan Milano to write remake of 1986 comedy
Source: Variety

Dimension Films has tapped Dan Milano to script "Short Circuit," the remake of the 1986 pic.

The original was about an armed robot that acquired a personality after a lightning strike, and sought the help of humans to prevent its destruction by its makers in the military.

Milano, who aside from writing and providing voices for the Adult Swim cartoon "Robot Chicken" and co-creating and playing the title character in "Greg the Bunny," figures to bring a subversive edge to the original film scripted by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock.

David Foster, who produced the original and is back to produce the remake with Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde, said that Milano first watched the original while he was in high school, and sparked to updating the concept.

"We're bringing Number 5 into the 21st Century and taking advantage of the improvements in robotics that are so massive that robots are now performing heart surgeries in hospitals," Foster said.

The producer said the robot's visual look won't change, even though Foster said Pixar's "Wall-E" is a dead ringer for the original "Short Circuit" protagonist.

"We think of 'Wall-E' as an extended trailer for our film, because it's the same face," Foster said.
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Post by: squints on June 04, 2009, 01:06:39 AM
Short Circuit anyone?

six hours later.

'Short Circuit' gets 'Robot' touch
Dan Milano to write remake of 1986 comedy
Source: Variety

Dimension Films has tapped Dan Milano to script "Short Circuit," the remake of the 1986 pic.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 30, 2009, 12:59:57 AM
'Werewolf' redo in works
Dimension remaking John Landis' 1981 horror-comedy
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Dimension Films has set its sights on remaking John Landis' 1981 cult classic horror "An American Werewolf in London."

Dimension has picked up the rights from Landis in what was described as a competitive environment.

Overture execs-turned-producers Sean and Bryan Furst are on board to produce.

Landis wrote and directed the comedy-horror film, which starred David Naughton and Griffin Dunne as two American backpackers hiking in the Yorkshire moors attacked by a mysterious animal who turns out to be a werewolf. Naughton ends up terrorizing London while Dunne is a reanimated corpse suggesting ways for Naughton to kill himself and stop the curse.

No writer or director is on board but Dimension and the producers hope to make an elevated genre picture that will keep the fun comedy elements of the original as it seeks to be relevant to contemporary audiences.

Landis, repped by Gersh, will act as an exec producer and possibly consult.

Bloody-Disgusting.com initially broke the news of the remake.

The remake falls in line with Dimension's penchant for picking up horror titles with hopes of relaunching money-making franchises. The company is releasing "Halloween II" at the end of August and is developing a remake of "Hellraiser."

The Fursts, who count "The Cooler" and "The Matador" among their credits, are developing a remake of the Icelandic thriller "Jar City," which they hope to have before cameras by year's end.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 19, 2009, 01:14:59 AM
'Outland' remake in works
Michael Davis to direct update of 1981 space Western
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"Outland" is in.

Warner Bros. is resurrecting the 1981 space Western in an incarnation to be written by Chad St. John and directed by Michael Davis. Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari is producing, with the company's Craig Flores exec producing.

The original, which drew comparisons to "High Noon," starred Sean Connery as a marshal on one of Jupiter's moons who is investigating mysterious deaths. He's forced to take on the colony's corporate administrators alone when the rest of the colonists refuse to help. It was written and directed by Peter Hyams.

The new take expands the concept, making it tentpole-sized, while keeping the original's theme. The story takes place in an orbiting city around the moon, where a cop uncovers a murderous conspiracy endangering the entire city. With a week before his retirement back to Earth, our hero has to choose between walking away with his wife, or taking on a private army with his overachieving ex-partner and wife's former boyfriend.

Lynn Harris and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing for Warners while Oliver Kramer shepherds for Hollywood Gang.

Hollywood Gang's upcoming productions include "Everybody's Fine," with Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore, and Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island." Both are being released this fall.

St. John, repped by ICM, wrote time-travel sci-fi spec "The Days Before," which is set up at Warners with Hollywood Gang to produce. He has a blind deal with Warners, which resulted in "Motor City," a thriller to which Joel Silver is on board as producer.

Davis, also repped by ICM, is a storyboard artist-turned-helmer who is best known for writing and directing "Shoot 'em Up," which starred Clive Owen.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 27, 2009, 10:03:23 PM
Zombie Remakes `The Blob'
Source: Variety

After reviving the `Halloween' franchise, Rob Zombie will next reinvent `The Blob.'

Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic that launched the career of Steve McQueen. Production will begin next spring.

Zombie’s deal to make `The Blob' his next film comes as Dimension opens `H2,' the Zombie-directed sequel to his 2007 hit “Halloween.”

In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, his version will be much different.   

`My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that’s the first thing I want to change,' Zombie said. `That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. I have a totally different take, one that’s pretty dark.'

Zombie will produce with Genre Company’s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten, original `Blob' producer Jack H. Harris, and Judith Parker Harris of Worldwide Entertainment Corporation.

Saperstein, the former Dimension Films president who developed a relationship with Zombie while they worked on `Halloween,' said that funding is in place to make an R-rated film that will cost around $30 million. The film’s budget model is similar to recent fright fare like `Cloverfield' and `District 9,' and they will likely lock in a studio distributor before production begins. Genre Company is in pre-production on the independently financed Darren Bousman-directed remake `Mother’s Day.'

For Zombie, the appeal of taking on `The Blob' as his fifth directorial outing was a chance to broaden his range.

`I’d been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space,' Zombie said. `I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is, I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to. Even more than `Halloween,' where I had to deal with accepted iconic characters like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. `The Blob’ is more concept than specific storyline with characters, so I can go nuts with it.'

Zombie has begun writing. While he’ll follow the release of `H2' with a new album and tour this fall, he’ll complete the script at that time.

`I usually follow a movie by putting out a record and going on tour, and I write the script during that tour,' he said. `The tour will take me through Christmas.'

Though Zombie is once again tackling subject matter considered iconic to fright mavens, he’ll repeat his `Halloween' strategy of not being overly reverential.

`I feel good about `H2’ in that it’s far superior to the first film I made, and has no relationship to anything that came before it, or that was in the John Carpenter film,' Zombie said. `My job as director is to carry out my vision. I won’t be pushed around or persuaded in any other direction, and I tell them if that doesn’t work, save the heartache and fire me right now. When you’re out there shooting at 4 AM, you can’t remember notes you got from somebody months ago. What I’m told is, we want you to do your thing, so go for it.'
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Post by: modage on August 28, 2009, 09:39:30 AM
fuck you, Rob Zombie. :finger:
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 01, 2009, 10:46:57 PM
Paul W.S. Anderson tackles 'The Three Musketeers'
Paul W.S. Anderson is going from the future to the past.
Source: Hollywood Reporter

The filmmaker known for the “Resident Evil” series and “Alien vs. Predator” is bringing the classic tale of “The Three Musketeers” back to the big screen, this time in 3D.

Anderson is producing with Impact Pictures partner Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film. Constantin, with whom Impact has a joint venture, will finance the production.

The 1844 Alexandre Dumas tale tells of d’Artagnan, a young man who leaves home to become a member of the fighting force of the French king’s royal household. Along the way, he makes friends with three of the force’s best — and most disgraced — members: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, whose creed of friendship is “All for one and one for all!”

Anderson penned the script with Andrew Davies, whose credits include the films “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “The Tailor of Panama” and a television adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.” The two have known each other since their days at England’s University of Warwick, when Anderson was a student and Davies a tutor. Anderson sought out Davies, knowing the project needed a script that was strong in character and romance to complement the action.

The intent is for the film to have a contemporary feel, though that does not mean ditching the period setting.

“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” said Anderson, who hopes to shoot in France and Germany. “But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.”

A shoot next year with a 2011 release is being eyed. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing.

“Musketeers” has proved to be a potent tale to recount on the big screen, with versions going back as far as 1903. The more noteworthy adaptations include the 1948 version, with Gene Kelly, Lana Turner and Vincent Price, and Richard Lester’s 1973 all-star swashbuckler that starred Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Faye Dunaway.

In 1993, Disney produced an incarnation that starred Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O’Donnell. That film also boasted a No. 1 single by Bryan Adams, Sting and Rod Stewart.

Constantin, which partnered with Anderson on the “Resident Evil” series, next releases “Pandorum.”
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Post by: polkablues on September 01, 2009, 10:49:29 PM
"The 3-D Musketeers". Lord help us.
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Post by: Kal on September 02, 2009, 12:16:15 AM
WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING. This is really terrible. Not only they are remaking every shit they can think of, but now they are remaking the shitty remakes in 3D!!! Everything is in 3D!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 22, 2009, 04:01:52 PM
'Furious' director takes 'Highlander' gig
Helmer Justin Lin boards redo; Neal Moritz producing
Source: Hollywood Reporter

"Fast & Furious" helmer Justin Lin and producer Neal Moritz are signing on to Summit's reboot of "Highlander."

Lin and Moritz, reppd by CAA, will direct and produce the pic, respectively. The Summit project, first announced in the spring of 2008, offers a new take on the story of immortals who battle for supremacy while living seemingly normal lives in the contemporary world.

Fox released the original "Highlander" in 1986, with the Sean Connery starrer earning just $6 million at the boxoffice but becoming a cult sensation and a hit on DVD. A television series eventually materialized as well, with French giant Gaumont selling it into syndication in the U.S. in the early 1990s.

"Iron Man" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Hollaway were previously tapped to pen the screenplay for the Summit reboot, while Peter Davis will also produce.

Summit aims to turn the movie into an action tentpole. Studio co-chair Patrick Wachsberger, who has been shepherding the project, noted that Lin and Moritz "have proven more than once that they can deliver an entertaining and exciting blockbuster."
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Post by: polkablues on September 22, 2009, 07:09:10 PM
Remember back when people were calling Justin Lin this bold, fresh young cinematic voice? Yeah, that was hilarious.
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Post by: MacGuffin on November 12, 2009, 01:07:08 AM
Marti Noxon to pen 'Fright Night' redo
1985 comedy-horror was written, directed by Tom Holland
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Can you dispatch a vampire with a martini and cigarette smoke?

"Mad Men" writer-producer Marti Noxon has been hired to pen DreamWorks Studios' revamp of the 1985 horror comedy "Fright Night." Before her work on AMC's "Mad Men," Noxon was a writer-producer on the bloodsucker series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," so fangs and stakes are in her blood.

Producers Michael De Luca, Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig set up the "Fright" project in May. DreamWorks executive Mark Sourian is overseeing for the studio.

The original "Fright," released in 1985, was written and directed by Tom Holland and starred Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale. Ragsdale played a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires.

The new version will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.

The WME-repped Noxon also has been a writer-producer on ABC's "Private Practice" and "Grey's Anatomy" and Fox's "Prison Break."
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Post by: RegularKarate on November 12, 2009, 12:07:01 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it's pointless to get mad about remakes and I usually brush them off and accept their existence, but fuck this in the terrible idea asshole.
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Post by: MacGuffin on January 04, 2010, 09:02:22 PM
Pierre Morel to direct 'Dune'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Pierre Morel has signed a deal to direct “Dune,” Paramount’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel.

Kevin Misher is producing the adaptation, which he set up at Paramount back in May 2008 after a year of pursuing the rights from Herbert’s estate.

Pete Berg was attached to helm but left the director’s chair to take command of “Battleship” for Universal, for whom he will also make “Lone Survivor.”

Herbert’s “Dune” was an epic futuristic tale set on a desert planet named Arrakis, which produces a spice called Melange, a source for space travel. The book, which explored the many fiefdoms and families vying for control of the natural resource, became a best-seller and an awards-winner in 1965 and helped launched a series that his son and author Kevin J. Anderson continued after Herbert’s death in 1986.

David Lynch helmed a previous adaptation, which was released by Universal in 1984. The movie didn't find success on the domestic front, neither critically nor financially, though was well-received abroad.

Paramount is undertaking a search for a writer to pen the new adaptation.

Morel, who has several projects in development around town since the release of his hit “Taken,” is repped by WME Entertainment.
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Post by: Pas on January 05, 2010, 09:39:08 AM
Pierre Morel has signed a deal to direct “Dune,” Paramount’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel. [...] Morel is repped by WME Entertainment.

Wow if a wrestler plays Paul Atreides the ironic crowd will have a good meal there.
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Post by: polkablues on January 05, 2010, 05:13:14 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/Drdog-hipsterdog.jpg)

Hipsterdog hasn't read Dune, but he carries a copy around with him wherever he goes.
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Post by: RegularKarate on January 06, 2010, 11:59:36 AM
HA!

That dog is too genuinely happy to be a hipster.  I love him.
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Post by: MacGuffin on January 07, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
Warner Bros. to Remake Mr. Vengeance
Source: Variety

Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired remake rights to Chan-wook Park's Korean film Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Brian Tucker (Broken City) will write the script.

In the film, the women two different men love most are murdered, and the men set out on violent quests to punish those responsible. Trouble is, they themselves are the ones responsible and only one of them will have vengeance.

The movie will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at di Bonaventura Pictures; CJ Entertainment's Miky Lee and Ted Kim; and Room 101's Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity).
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 05, 2010, 06:39:11 PM
Fox Developing Daredevil Reboot
Source:Deadline Hollywood

In order to keep the movie rights to Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" under their belt, 20th Century Fox and Regency are looking to develop a reboot of the sightless superhero with News Corp VP Peter Chernin producing and David Scarpa (The Day the Earth Stood Still) writing a script, according to Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood.

The original movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson and starring Ben Affleck in the title role (and his current wife Jennifer Garner as Elektra) was released almost exactly seven years ago and grossed $179.2 million worldwide.

This probably shouldn't come as too big a surprise as there has been talk of some sort of reboot ever since Disney bought Marvel last year, but this is the first confirmation that one is being actively developed.
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Post by: Pubrick on February 08, 2010, 07:18:14 AM
so, let's recap the reasons movies are remade or franchises are rebooted:

1. first film was a success but not in english.. oldboy, let the right one in.

2. first film made lots of money but is not considered a success, so it's reason to try again.. HULK

3. first film was sort of a success in that it made money but not ENUFF money to immediately greenlight a sequel, that is until the rights are almost up for grabs and studios start acting like GOLLUM or some kind of crazy hoarder who can't throw anything away or more accurately like a little baby who doesn't want the ball until you start playing with it.. daredevil.

..more?

understanding the psychology behind studio decisions is an important first step to making sense of this madness and maybe eventually ending it.
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Post by: pete on February 08, 2010, 11:57:20 AM
comicbooks have formed film studios that are pushing their own franchises anyway they can and are bringing the comicbook business mindset to filmmaking, which involves pushing an infinite number of variations on the same product.  it hasn't failed yet.  that genre seems to big to die, but give it time, it's gonna die.
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Post by: MacGuffin on February 08, 2010, 02:03:33 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Also Being Rebooted?
Source: New York Magazine

New York Magazine's Vulture* is reporting that the 2005 20th Century Fox action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith that brought together Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (in many more ways than one) is being given the reboot treatment by Regency, one of the development arms of Fox, with Akiva Goldsman attached to produce.

The original movie showed what happened when a married couple, both working undercover without the other one's knowledge, end up on the opposite side of the world of espionage having been hired by competing agencies to kill the other. According to the story, the new movie would involve a pair of 20-something secret agents who are set up in a fake arranged marriage as covers after graduating the academy. Although it's thought that these would be different characters and not exactly a prequel to the earlier film, it would allow Fox to continue it as a franchise without paying the hefty sum Pitt and Jolie would want for a sequel. As mentioned in the article, this tactic is similar to the mindset that created the comedy prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd a number of years back.
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 09, 2010, 04:30:14 PM
Ugh, fuck. "reboot" now?

Hollywood needs to reboot itself.
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Post by: matt35mm on February 09, 2010, 08:46:37 PM
CTRL + ALT + DEL
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Post by: Pas on February 09, 2010, 10:16:59 PM
how is that a reboot... whatever stupid news about a stupid movie bound to make stupid money
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Post by: Stefen on February 10, 2010, 05:03:17 AM
Reboot Reboot Fucking Reboot.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 05, 2010, 03:32:09 AM
'Police Academy' remake on patrol at New Line
Source: Hollywood Reporter

New Line is looking for recruits for a relaunched "Police Academy" movie.

Original producer Paul Maslansky is back for the new iteration, which has no writer or director attached.

"Academy" was a seven-film Warner Bros. lowbrow comedy series that saw a city throw open the doors of its police force to any recruit, much to the chagrin of its serious officers. The misfit officers band together and, of course, save the city.

The first film, released in 1984, starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, a repeat offender who is forced to enter the academy and emerges as the group's leader. Other notable characters included Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), gun-crazy Tackleberry (David Graf), mousy Hooks (Marion Ramsey) and sound effects-spewing Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow).

Bobcat Goldthwait joined the cast for the second movie in 1985. The series, which included Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone as romantic leads, ended with the 1994's "Mission to Moscow." All told, the franchise took in about $240 million worldwide and inspired a pair of TV series.

"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky said. "It's going to be a new class. We hope to discover new talent and season it with great comedians. It'll be anything but another movie with a numeral next to it. And we'll most probably retain the wonderful musical theme."

The early entries in the series featured sexual humor, but later films became more kid-friendly. Details of the tone of new movie, which would take the story to its beginnings with new characters, were unavailable.

This time around, corporate parent Warner Bros. has sister company New Line taking the title out of its library, as it recently did with the "National Lampoon's Vacation" series.

Sam Brown is overseeing.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 17, 2010, 11:44:40 PM
WORD OF MOUTH: Remaking foreign-language films in English
Foreign-language films don't tend to do well at the U.S. box office, but Hollywood is happy to remake them.
Source: Los Angeles Times

Hollywood loves foreign-language films -- as long as it doesn't have to release them.

American studios, producers and filmmakers are pursuing remakes of several prominent foreign titles -- including "Let the Right One In," "Tell No One" and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" -- even as most domestic distributors steer clear of everything with subtitles.

"It's funny how many remakes there are," says producer Rick Schwartz, who recently completed an English-language version of France's "13 (Tzameti)" and is developing a Nicole Kidman-starring remake of Colombia's "At the End of the Spectra." "It really is a huge business."

But not necessarily for the brave souls still committed to releasing the overseas movies in U.S. art houses. The original "13" grossed just $121,000 in domestic release; "Spectra" never made it to American theaters.

Of the nearly 1,000 foreign-language films released in the U.S. since 1980, only 22 have grossed more than $10 million, with more than 70% of them taking in less than $1 million, according to boxofficemojo.com. Attendance for overseas product has fallen by as much as 40% over the last five years, according to one estimate. It's hard to say if the collapse is being driven by audience indifference, specialized film distributor downfalls (Miramax, Picturehouse, Paramount Vantage, Warner Independent and ThinkFilm all have vanished), unrealistic box-office expectations or a combination of the three. What's undebatable is that, to some distributors these days, overseas imports are about as attractive as dramas about the Iraq war.

"They were treating these films as Hollywood fare, and it had a negative effect on everybody," says Jonathan Sehring of IFC Films, which with Sony Pictures Classics and Music Box Films is among the most dedicated distributors of foreign fare. "The advances that were paid to the sales companies were out of whack, and the marketing costs were out of whack with what the return on investment was," Sehring says.

"The cost of releasing these films is expensive, and people don't want to put up the money to market them," says Gloria Feldman of Circle Associates, who represents foreign distributors and producers. "They also play to a small art house circuit, and mainstream exhibitors don't see enough money in return to exhibit them."

Adds Glen Basner of the independent production and international sales company FilmNation Entertainment: "One of the biggest issues with foreign-language films is that they don't qualify for pay TV deals, and that's a key engine for U.S. distributors."

Graded on a slight curve, there are nevertheless some recent success stories.

The 2008 Swedish vampire story “Let the Right One In” grossed more than $2.1 million domestically, while the 2006 French thriller “Tell No One” grossed $6.2 million. If Sweden's 2009 crime drama “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” which opens in L.A. theaters this week, attracts a tenth as many American patrons as it has in Europe, it could join those minor hits.

The Niels Arden Oplev-directed adaptation of Stieg Larsson's crime novel about disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and quiet but fearless investigator Lisbeth Salander looking into a decades-old disappearance already has grossed more than $100 million globally. Those eye-popping returns are consistent with the blockbuster sales for the late author's "Millennium" trilogy, which also includes "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."

The first novel was released here in September 2008, debuting at No. 4 on the New York Times bestseller list in early October (there are more than 1.6 million copies of the book in print, and the paperback version hit No. 1 by the end of 2009). "The Girl Who Played With Fire" went on sale in July, and became the first translated work in 25 years to hit the top spot on the hardcover list. (The third book arrives in the states on May 25.)

Given the books' popularity -- coupled with their often gothic violence and unforgettable characters -- it was little surprise that American companies wanted a piece. The English-language rights ultimately went to producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures, with "Schindler's List" screenwriter Steven Zaillian adapting. Among those rumored to be interested in the American version: directors Sam Raimi and David Fincher, and actress Natalie Portman as Salander.

The foreign-language remake fetish is understandable.

In addition to looking for movies that have pre-sold awareness, studios also are searching for stories that already have been tested: There's such an inherently good plot in the 2002 Hong Kong police drama "Infernal Affairs" that it didn't take a huge leap to imagine it as 2006's "The Departed." Future remakes include Chloe Moretz in "Let Me In" (from "Let the Right One In"), Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist" (France's "Anthony Zimmer") and Russell Crowe "The Next Three Days" (France's "Anything for Her").

But the distributors of the foreign films aren't banking that every ticket buyer will wait for the versions without subtitles.

"There is such great product out there," says William Schopf, whose Music Box is releasing "Dragon Tattoo" and also handled "Tell No One." He first watched the Larsson adaptation over the Internet, and even though the picture was tiny its impact was huge. Music Box soon made a deal to release all three of the Millennium films. "I was fascinated by it. It grabbed me," Schopf says. The film will debut in about 30 cities on Friday, with more markets added in the coming weeks.

Roy Lee, one of the most active producers of foreign-language remakes ("The Departed," "The Ring," "The Grudge") tried to buy the U.S. rights to "Dragon Tattoo," calling Larsson's book "as compelling a read as 'The Silence of the Lambs.' " But he worries that the film's huge overseas sales could crimp the international returns of the subsequent American version. "It's a reason you might not want to make it," he says.

Music Box's Schopf says all the "Dragon Tattoo" remake attention is a nice compliment. "But I sure hope people see the film," he says, "rather than just send e-mails about which actress should be in the remake."
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Post by: matt35mm on March 18, 2010, 12:45:32 AM
Of the nearly 1,000 foreign-language films released in the U.S. since 1980, only 22 have grossed more than $10 million, with more than 70% of them taking in less than $1 million, according to boxofficemojo.com. Attendance for overseas product has fallen by as much as 40% over the last five years, according to one estimate.

 :shock:  I didn't know it was that bad!
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Post by: pete on March 18, 2010, 01:04:26 AM
to be fair, the pre-crouching tiger/ life is beautiful foreign films have all been movies that never would've made any money regardless of the spoken language.  few distributors have began importing foreign blockbusters until the last 10 years or so.  and those have done alright - b13 and amelie and the host and whathaveyou...still no hollywood money but at least successful in the indie/ arthouse context.
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 06, 2010, 03:31:31 PM
This just shameless:

Hollywood Bad Idea Dept: 'Real Genius' & Brett Ratner Produced 'House Party' Remakes On The Way (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/04/hollywood-bad-idea-dept-real-genius.html)
via: The Playlist

Hollywood never has a shortage of bad ideas, but with news of two of them arriving in one day, we're guessing the few people left with taste at the studios were probably intentionally locked in the bathroom while meetings for these projects took place. Pajiba's The Hollywood Cog has revealed that 1985's "Real Genius" and 1990's "House Party" are being readied for the remake treatment. Hooray!

In case you were too young to remember, "Real Genius" is "about the youngest kid to be accepted into a program for geniuses who teams up with his roommates to develop a high-powered laser, which is stolen by the military and used as a weapon." It was made during the height of the Cold War and was a satire of the era's paranoia. However, given that the audience that we saw "Hot Tub Time Machine" with were pretty much non-responsive to the character of Blaine and his love of "Red Dawn" we're not sure how exactly a remake is going to resonate. That said, with a second draft of a script now out to writers we're sure it'll change into your standard teen comedy. The only way you could make us interested in this is if you got Val Kilmer to reprise his role as a teenager.

So what does Brett Ratner do when he's not busy repeatedly proving himself to be one of the worst directors in Hollywood? He's watching shitty movie vehicles for novelty music acts and even worse, he's turning them into contemporary vehicles. Under his appropriately named producing banner Rat Entertainment, the auteur is producing the remake of the Kid 'N Play "comedy" "House Party." The film, which actually sort of unbelievably spawned two sequels took the mainstream idea of hip hop popularized in "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" and made it even more ridiculous. This is such a bad idea, we don't even have any suggestions on how to make this better. And we swear to god, if Chris Tucker comes near this thing we might just have aneurysm.
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Post by: ©brad on April 06, 2010, 05:02:26 PM
Okay now I really want the terrorists to win.
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Post by: Fernando on April 07, 2010, 12:00:53 PM
good lord.

wouldnt surpprise me if ratner at some point 'updates' his shitty 1st film money talks, because and I quote "at that time I didnt have the money to do it right".
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Post by: matt35mm on April 07, 2010, 01:15:47 PM
 :(

House Party is a good movie (95% positive on Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/house_party/)).  Ratner's remake will be terrible, sure, but why'd the Playlist have to shit on the original?
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Post by: children with angels on April 07, 2010, 01:34:10 PM
we swear to god, if Chris Tucker comes near this thing we might just have aneurysm.

Oh, and he most certainly will. He'll play the dad or a cop or something.

As for the original - I haven't seen it, but I do have an old vhs of it I've been meaning to watch: maybe this can serve as the excuse I've been waiting for! Pleased to you say it's genuinely fun, Matt, and not purely an early 90s curiosity.  
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Post by: matt35mm on April 07, 2010, 02:43:22 PM
I love the movie!  It's actually based on the writer-director's Harvard short/thesis film, and was among the first to portray black kids who were into hip hop as nice, friendly, fun, complex, normal teenagers.  It was a very low-budget film and feels pretty raw at parts, but in a good way.  Some of the style and energy reminds me of Do The Right Thing.  It's actually more Spike Lee and not so much like "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."  It's also really funny.

It's not perfect--it's a bit clunkily paced at times, and the acting's not brilliant, if I remember correctly--but I think it's a good film and don't know why anybody would slam it like The Playlist did.  Perhaps they were too influenced by how crappy the sequels were.
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Post by: tpfkabi on April 07, 2010, 02:53:58 PM
:(

House Party is a good movie (95% positive on Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/house_party/)).  Ratner's remake will be terrible, sure, but why'd the Playlist have to shit on the original?

Wow, I had no idea the reviews were that positive. Maybe people just haven't dug hard enough to find the bad ones since it came out before RT was around?

I made myself watch HP4 on BET on day. It had that Marcus singer guy in it.
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Post by: Pubrick on April 07, 2010, 03:10:26 PM
House Party is excellent! it's like the De La Soul of movies, just nice to watch and probably not all that clever but when everyone else was starting to go way into hardcore drugs and violence this movie just kept it real in a totally positive and harmless way.

then again i havn't seen it since i was a kid so maybe it's actually a piece of shit. but at least i've seen it! i don't know how anyone who grew up in the 90s could hav missed it, i thought it was a staple reference like Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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Post by: children with angels on April 07, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
i don't know how anyone who grew up in the 90s could hav missed it, i thought it was a staple reference like Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Yeah, not sure how it passed me by - clearly I am a some sort of dweeb.
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Post by: tpfkabi on April 08, 2010, 10:08:04 AM
i don't know how anyone who grew up in the 90s could hav missed it, i thought it was a staple reference like Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Yeah, not sure how it passed me by - clearly I am a some sort of dweeb.

I certainly knew about it and Kid n Play - especially the famous leg holding dance move thing - but I've never seen the whole thing. Seen bits on cable I think.

I don't remember it being played as much as the Friday series have been.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 29, 2010, 11:30:17 PM
Fox To Remake Famed Schwarzenegger Pic
By MIKE FLEMING; Deadline Hollywood
 
EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox is going Commando again, setting David Ayer to write and direct a reboot of the 1985 film that became one of the building blocks that transformed Arnold Schwarzenegger from bodybuilder to superstar. Erwin Stoff and John Davis will produce the new version.

Ayer is the former Navy soldier who wrote Training Day and moved into directing with the dark dramas Harsh Times and Street Kings. He will put his own real-world spin on this original premise: a retired elite special forces operative sees his daughter kidnapped and is told she’ll die unless he gets on a plane and kills the rival of a nasty exiled dictator. In the original, Schwarzenegger jumped off the plane before takeoff, and killed everyone involved in the kidnap plot, in a real beefcake turn that followed Terminator. Ayer’s protagonist will be less brawny, but more skilled in covert tactics and weaponry. Hopefully the new version will hang onto some of the fun spirit of the original, the first of several film collaborations between Schwarzenegger and producer Joel Silver where they blew up everything in sight. Rae Dawn Chong played the flighty flight attendant who became the commando's reluctant accomplice, Dan Hedaya played the diabolical dictator, and a young Alyssa Milano played the kidnapped daughter.

It's the second big reboot of an Arnie action film for Fox. The studio has a July 9 release date on Predators, a new chapter of a franchise launched by Predator, the 1987 Schwarzenegger classic.
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Post by: pete on October 09, 2010, 11:20:59 AM
http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/upcoming-movie-remakes/

50 upcoming remakes
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Post by: tpfkabi on October 10, 2010, 12:07:28 AM
read recently there is a 3D remake planned for wes craven's deadly friend.
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Post by: 72teeth on May 17, 2011, 12:20:38 AM
Oh, come the fuck on!!!  :yabbse-angry:

Seth Macfarlane to remake The Flintstones (http://www.badassdigest.com/2011/05/16/remember-the-time-the-hugely-awful-cartoon-showrunner-rebooted-the-flinstone)
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Post by: Ravi on May 17, 2011, 12:08:11 PM
^ Hey, Fred, remember that time blah blah blah insert recreated scene from Star Wars?
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Post by: Stefen on May 17, 2011, 06:11:54 PM
^ Hey, Fred, remember that time blah blah blah insert recreated scene from Star Wars?

Haha.
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Post by: Reelist on November 25, 2011, 03:08:23 PM
Paramount fast-tracks 'Footloose'

Whyyyy did Craig Brewer decide to do this? He had such a good thing going with 'Hustle and Flow' and 'Black Snake Moan'. He was geared up to be the next Tarantino, way to ruin it with a fuckin' remake. Your ass better use the money to make something that'll really blow us away next time.
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Post by: 72teeth on November 25, 2011, 03:11:06 PM
Holy shit, that was him!? Anyone see it, any signs of him?
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Post by: Reelist on November 25, 2011, 03:13:51 PM
Paramount fast-tracks 'Footloose'
Whyyyy did Craig Brewer decide to do this? He had such a good thing going with 'Hustle and Flow' and 'Black Snake Moan'. He was geared up to be the next Tarantino, way to ruin it with a fuckin' remake. Your ass better use the money to make something that'll really blow us away next time.
Holy shit, that was him!? Anyone see it, any signs of him?

No, but I'm listening to the Smodcast (http://smodcast.com/episodes/tuesday-october-4-2011/) with him. He's got some 'splainin to do..
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Post by: Pozer on November 25, 2011, 05:26:32 PM
I sent him a message on MySpace earlier this week asking him what the fuck he was doing.

He replied to me today with, "An auteur's gotta eat."

I swear to god this happened.
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Post by: Reelist on November 25, 2011, 06:52:07 PM
Your ass better use the money to make something that'll really blow us away next time.

The next thing he's working on is a reboot of Tarzan, so apparently not. I suppose I could get into that story but it's not gonna get me to pay $10 for a seat, like Black Snake Moan did. Or even like disney's Tarzan did when I was little. Who the fuck is going to want to see that movie? He's quickly headed into David Gordon Green territory..

S.R. talked to him about it here (http://screenrant.com/craig-brewer-talks-tarzan-rothc-136895/)
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 03, 2012, 03:41:46 PM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Developing 'Little Shop of Horrors' as Acting Vehicle (Exclusive)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright behind Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," is coming on board to write the script.
Source: THR

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing with an eye to star in Warner Bros.’ remake of Little Shop of Horrors.

Marc Platt, the producer behind Broadway’s Wicked and such films as Wanted and Legally Blonde, is producing the redo, to which Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright behind the Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, is coming on board to write the script. There is no director set.

Little Shop originally was a quirky 1960 movie from Roger Corman that featured a milquetoast florist who discovers success with a human-eating plant. It was turned into an off-Broadway musical, which led to a second movie in 1986, directed by Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.

If the project comes together in an ideal fashion, Gordon-Levitt would play Seymour, the nerdy florist who is forced to feed the beast in order to keep his fame and popularity rising.

Gordon-Levitt, who has developed a following at Warners after key turns in Inception and this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises, is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
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Post by: 72teeth on May 03, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
OG ENDING OR GTFO!
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 03, 2012, 04:18:18 PM
JGL OR NEGL!
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 07, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
Juliette Lewis to Star in 'Night of Cabiria' Remake
The new movie, "The Days of Mary," will be helmed by director Brad Michael Gilbert.
Source: THR

Federico Fellini’s Nights in Cabiria is getting a contemporary re-imagining, one that will star Juliette Lewis and be titled The Days of Mary.

The original movie, written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaino and Tullio Pinelli, followed a prostitute looking for love in Rome but finding only heartache. It won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1958. The movie was remade as a Bob Fosse musical starring Shirley MacLaine in 1969 titled Sweet Charity.

The new movie, being directed by The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond helmer Brad Michael Gilbert, moves the action to Reno, Nevada. Gilbert also wrote the script play with Meg McGarry.

Constellation Entertainment acquired the rights to the Cabiria screenplay from the Fellini estate. Mike S. Ryan, who produced Teardrop Diamond, will produce along with Gilbert. Brandy Lewis will co-produce.

Executive producing is Robbie Little (The Last Station). Little’s outfit, The Little Film Company, is handling international sales for Days of Mary and will introduce the project to foreign buyers for the first time in Cannes.

Lewis's recent credits include comedies The Switch and Due Date and was a member of the cast of NBC's The Firm.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 24, 2012, 12:52:49 PM
Exclusive: Martha Marcy May Marlene Director Preps Exorcist for TV
Source: Vulture

What an excellent day for an exorcism! Nearly 40 years after The Exorcist became the first horror movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, Hollywood has again become possessed with William Peter Blatty’s best seller.

Sean Durkin, the writer-director of last year’s excellent but criminally underseen Elizabeth Olsen thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, is adapting the fiendish classic into a ten-episode television series, this time backed by Morgan Creek and produced by Roy Lee, the executive producer of films like The Departed and The Ring.

Unlike the iconic 1973 film, Durkin’s version of The Exorcist follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it: In short, not well (really, after you start seeing stuff like this, can you blame them?), and when medical and psychiatric explanations fail, the desperate family turns to the church, with Father Damien Karras finally brought in to attempt the exorcism.

The Exorcist TV series won't be formally shopped to networks for another two weeks, but executives are already calling seeking meetings to inquire about landing the Durkin update.

Meanwhile, Transformers and Real Steel producer Don Murphy and Susan Montford’s Angryfilms are developing their own TV series that deals with the eviction of unwanted demons, The Exorcist Handbook. "This is an original series, not another remake,” said Murphy, in an interview with Vulture. “It's all about the main character, who [only] became an exorcist to help the woman he loves. It's going to be intense and scary.”

Murphy did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University and, accordingly, his Handbook has hired on a Jesuit priest who is an actual exorcist as a consultant. Take that, unclean spirits!
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Post by: Reelist on May 24, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
(http://sharetv.org/images/the_shining-show.jpg)

don't fuck with the classics
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Post by: Pubrick on May 24, 2012, 09:34:10 PM
What are you talking about? That's a tv mini series adaptation made 15 years ago.

Stephen king made it in response to the film as it was based on his teleplay and stuck closely to the book.

Kubrick's film remains the definitive version of the story. Recently even king himself has come round to admitting that.
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Post by: Reelist on May 24, 2012, 10:49:27 PM
just an example of making a miniseries out of something when the movie was already great has totally sucked balls.
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Post by: Pubrick on May 25, 2012, 01:03:35 AM
Oh I see. I didn't read the post before you. I thought it was a weird thing to suddenly bring up unless you thought it was new or something.

I think remakes are mostly useless but I've come to the conclusion that they are also mostly harmless.

If the remake improves on the original then great, we're treated to a better movie and it can sit side by side with the old one or maybe supercede it. If it sucks, then it will be promptly forgotten and the status of the original will remain not only unsullied but possibly cemented even stronger.
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Post by: diggler on May 25, 2012, 01:33:40 AM
I had forgotten what a great movie the original Taking of Pelham 123 was until the Denzel remake came along. Didn't care much for the remake, but the original holds up extremely well.
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Post by: Reelist on May 25, 2012, 02:53:33 AM
my favorite remake is Let Me In. Got everything right, but doesn't detract from the experience of the original.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 11, 2012, 05:26:44 PM
Rapper/Actor Common To Star In Remake Of Francois Truffaut's 'The Man Who Loved Women'
Source: Playlist

Perhaps we should all agree the term “urban update” should be kept as far away from studio pitches as possible? The descriptor -- besides sounding like a mandatory software patch -- just does not do the film it's touting any favors whatsoever, but that hasn't stopped the latest remake to be deigned as such from picking up a charismatic leading man in rapper/actor Common, and worthy source material in Francois Truffaut's 1977 film “The Man Who Loved Women.”

Shadow and Act report the film, which comes after a pretty dismal Blake Edwards remake starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Andrews, will transplant the original film's Paris location to Buenos Aires, where Marc Guiness (Common) decides to pen a memoir about the myriad relationships throughout his life. First-time feature director J. Kevin Swain, who has 'til now made a name with music videos and, er, “Being Bobby Brown,” will helm the project, and is pursuing a high profile cast for the leading ladies, with names such as Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Frida Pinto and Eva Marcelle being thrown into the mix/pursued/wishlisted.

Truffaut's original film, starring Charles Denner and Brigitte Fossey, ranks as one of the director's more minor efforts for sure, with the featherweight plot barely held together by some amusing dialogue and visual gags, so a remake is not the worst thing to happen to the film's legacy (although Blake Edwards' version came close). Common remains a solid choice though, as he was compelling week-to-week on FX's western series, “Hell on Wheels,” and his dynamic with Queen Latifah in the romantic comedy “Just Wright” saved that film entirely. Let's just hope those behind this new project transcend the ridiculous label they've slapped on the film to advertise with.
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 22, 2012, 01:28:15 AM
Exclusive: Disney’s The Rocketeer Being Reloaded
Source: Vulture

Now that Disney’s troubled movie studio is under new management, our spies tells us that, curiously, one of the first properties to be developed for a feature film is a reboot of 1991’s thirties-set adventure film, The Rocketeer.

We say ‘curiously’ because while the property was actually a flop at the time, its similarity to the current Disney-Marvel cash cow Iron Man is more than a little striking: In it, a racing pilot named Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) discovers a rocket-pack prototype in his stunt plane, hidden there by the gangsters who stole it from Howard Hughes; Secord tries it out, and, like Tony Stark, quickly discovers that a) flying without a plane is SO cool, and b) you gotta fight the bad guys (including Timothy Dalton, who two years prior had starred as James Bond for the second time) and save the girl (a luminous Jennifer Connelly).

While both properties are based on comic books, Iron Man actually arrived on the scene first: The Rocketeer was first published in 1982 by tiny (and now, sadly, defunct) Pacific Comics, and was conceived by artist Dave Stevens as an homage to the serial action heroes of the thirties. By the time Disney released The Rocketeer in 1991, Pacific had already been liquidated for half a decade. Stevens lost a battle with leukemia in March 2008 – just two months before Marvel’s adaptation of Iron Man was released.

We’re told the studio will soon be meeting with various writers to come up with a take. But its reappearance at Disney now, of course, begs the question: Why? What is new studio chief Alan Horn up to? It could be an early sign that the former Warner Bros. chief doesn’t just view his new job at Disney Studios as that of a mere portfolio manager, content to make sure acquisitions like Marvel, The Muppets, and Pixar, which keep churning out their own properties as Disney’s brand withers. That would be good news, indeed.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 06, 2013, 10:20:06 PM
POLTERGEIST Remake to Be Directed by Gil Kenan
Source: Collider

With news that Gil Kenan (Monster House) will be directing MGM’s reboot of Poltergeist, you can finally put to rest the rumors of Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) sitting in the captain’s chair.  Raimi will still be behind the scenes as a producer on the remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic horror film.  Written by committee, the most recent adaptation has seen work by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful), Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Juliet Snowden (The Possession), Stiles White (Boogeyman) and Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).  That’s quite the mix of horror writers in there, with Lindsay-Abaire holding it down for the familial aspect of the story that centers on a suburban home possessed by spirits.

Deadline reports that Kenan will indeed be directing the Poltergeist reboot, but few other details are available.  Kenan, best known for his Oscar-nominated feature Monster House, only helmed one other feature in his career: 2008′s adaptation of the Jeanne Duprau novel City of Ember.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 18, 2013, 03:43:11 PM
Universal, Joel Silver To Remake John Hughes Comedy ‘Weird Science’
BY MIKE FLEMING JR | Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and Silver Pictures will remake Weird Science, the 1985 ultimate nerd wish fulfillment comedy that was written and directed by John Hughes. The film will be produced by Joel Silver, who made the original with Hughes at Universal. Michael Bacall will write the script. He scripted the sleeper hit Project X for Silver Pictures and wrote the script for 21 Jump Street, another 80s-centric property that became a hit for Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

Now, the knee-jerk reaction would be concern about messing with any film by Hughes, who made this comedy right when he was in that wheelhouse of transitioning from screenwriter of Mr. Mom and National Lampoon’s Vacation to director of teen-angst comedies like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club (which preceded Weird Science) and Pretty In Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (which followed Weird Science).

This film will attempt to carve out its own identity by being redrawn as an edgier comedy in line with 21 Jump Street and The Hangover, which were R-rated; the studio says the rating for Weird Science is not certain at this nascent stage. The original starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as brainy nerds who attempt to create the perfect woman to fulfill their heavy-breathing adolescent fantasies, only to find she is something more than a sex object. The original also starred Bill Paxton and Robert Downey Jr, with Kelly LeBrock playing the bombshell creation. It was later turned into a TV series for USA Network.

Silver Pictures’ Silver and Andrew Rona will produce, while Alex Heineman will be exec producer. Uni’s Scott Bernstein will oversee the pic. Bacall is repped by CAA and Jeff Shumway.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2013, 02:17:43 AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Talks to Star in ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)
Source: Variety

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in the new “Toxic Avenger,” but he’s no Toxie. He’s in negotiations for another lead role in the reimagining of the 1980s cult pic.

International Film Trust, the sales outfit launched last week by Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment, is pitching  Steve Pink’s reboot of the campy 1984 action comedy in the run-up to Cannes. New project has been described as an action adventure geared toward mainstream auds.

Schwarzengegger is talks with the producers to star.  “Hot Tub Time Machine” helmer Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell penned the script while Elysium Films is attached to produce, along with Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein, Charlie Corwin and Michael Benaroya.

Pic is one of several testosterone-laden projects targeted to appeal to older teens and adults at this year’s market. Others include Sean Penn starrer “The Gunman” and “Candy Store” with Robert de Niro.

Troma Entertainment’s Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman directed the original 1984 pic, which initially flopped before gaining cult popularity through midnight screenings. “Avenger” went on to spawn three sequels, a musical and a cartoon.

Story centers around Melvin Ferd III, a 98-pound weakling who gets transformed into a superhuman crime-fighting creature after falling into a vat of toxic waste.

Schwarzenegger has been keeping busy since his Governatorship ended in 2010. He most recently appeared in Lionsgate’s “The Last Stand” and wrapped production on David Ayer’s action thriller “Ten.”
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 19, 2013, 02:41:48 PM
MGM In Talks With Timur Bekmambetov To Steer Chariot On ‘Ben-Hur’ Reboot
BY MIKE FLEMING JR; Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: I can’t say definitively that the negotiations are going to work out, but MGM is in talks with Wanted helmer Timur Bekmambetov to helm Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, which in its time outsold every book but The Bible until it was eclipsed by Gone With The Wind. This all got set in motion after MGM bought a Ben-Hur spec by Keith Clarke (he scripted the Peter Weir-directed The Way Back), a package that came with Sean Daniel and Joni Levin attached to produce, and Clarke and Jason Brown exec producing. This happened last January, right after MGM got new funding and was flush with proceeds from the 007 pic Skyfall and The Hobbit. I have been chasing the possible deal with Bekmambetov for the past two weeks, and it seemed intriguing enough as another Biblical epic moving forward that I felt it was worth noting despite the fact they haven’t reached financial terms and I don’t know for certain that they will.

MGM actually released the 1959 Charlton Heston-starrer Ben-Hur, as well as the 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. MGM sold the Heston film to Ted Turner in the 1980s, but the book is public domain. The studio’s decision makers, Gary Barber and production president Jonathan Glickman, loved a spec that is faithful to the book and carves out an identity that is different than the 1959 William Wyler film that focused on the adult blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur (Heston) and Messala (Stephen Boyd).

This film will tell the formative story of the characters as they grew up best friends before the Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem. Judah Ben-Hur was a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector. After the latter leaves to be educated in Rome for five years, the young man returns with a different attitude. Messala mocks Judah and his religion and when a procession passes by Judah’s house and a roof tile accidentally falls and hits the governor, Messala betrays his childhood friend and manipulates it so that Judah is sold into slavery and certain death on a Roman warship, with his mother and sister thrown in prison for life. Judah doesn’t die, and vows revenge on Messala which, like in the films, culminates in the famed chariot races. There is another way the script differs from the movie, in that it will tell the parallel tale of Jesus Christ, with whom Ben-Hur has several encounters which moves him to become a believer in the Messiah, and which culminates in Christ being sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate. Intertwined in all this is the lifelong struggle between Ben-Hur and Messala.

Bekmambetov, who last directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is repped by WME.
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 25, 2013, 08:09:15 AM
Clive Barker writing Hellraiser remake
Doug Bradley will return as Pinhead
Source: Total Film

Good news for fans of ‘80s horror, as legend of the genre Clive Barker has announced he is set to pen a remake of Hellraiser for Dimension Pictures.

The original film told the story of a mysterious puzzle box, the opening of which unlocks the gateway to another dimension, where the fiendish Cenobites lie in wait…

“The idea of my coming back to the original film [was to tell] the story with a fresh intensity,” says Barker. “Honouring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film.”

Better still is the news that original star Doug Bradley will return to reprise his role as Pinhead, the fearsome S&M demon from the original franchise.

“I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,” continues Barker, “and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed.”

Barker also confirmed that the film would still be dependent on practical effects, saying, "it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first Hellraiser."

Looks like Fifty Shades Of Grey will have some competition in the sadomasochistic stakes…
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Post by: polkablues on October 25, 2013, 03:49:31 PM
I support this. The Hellraisers were memorable for their imagery and sense of dread, but they were always pretty terrible as actual movies. There's a great Hellraiser film that's always been waiting to be made and nobody's ever done it.
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Post by: jenkins on October 25, 2013, 04:31:41 PM
they can make hellraiser better and the idea asks for it. let's see them do it!!(?)
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Post by: polkablues on October 25, 2013, 07:14:16 PM
The one hurdle is that, thematically, the original Hellraiser was very specifically a product of its era. The whole concept of unrestrained hedonism, of the "me" generation pushed past its logical conclusion, the film was practically a companion piece to Wall Street (which came out the same year), just with its preoccupation shifted to sex rather than wealth. A remake would likely automatically be a better movie simply by virtue of being better-made, but without figuring out how to relate the themes of the story to the culture of today, no amount of better-made would prevent it from being instantly disposable.
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Post by: jenkins on October 25, 2013, 07:36:29 PM
i'd hire you
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Post by: Reelist on October 25, 2013, 07:50:33 PM
Don't go making empty promises now, he's had his heart broken enough.
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Post by: classical gas on January 02, 2014, 09:11:38 PM
Hmm.  This makes me kinda sad cause I really love the original.  Maybe it will be okay?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

It's the director's first movie too.  He's an American.
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Post by: Alexandro on January 03, 2014, 02:09:54 AM
Hmm.  This makes me kinda sad cause I really love the original.  Maybe it will be okay?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

It's the director's first movie too.  He's an American.

why not just make a new, different movie that is kind of the same?? (you know, like the great beauty to la dolce vita). even if the social context is cleverly updated, and unemployment, economic hardships and other elements of the original come into play here, umberto d. is still a corner stone of italian neorrealism, which is to say that the film has a weight to it that goes beyond just the story, it's a fucking school of cinema...I don't know why they even bother.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 29, 2014, 10:16:08 PM
Climb Toward ‘Cliffhanger’ Reboot Moving Forward; Joe Gazzam Set To Write
   
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Neal Moritz and StudioCanal are ready to move forward with Cliffhanger, a re-imagining of the 1993 Renny Harlin-directed mountain climbing film that starred Sylvester Stallone. They’ve set Joe Gazzam to write the screenplay after he was among a group of screenwriters who pitched their take on a movie that still holds up as a guilty pleasure. The original was made by Carolco before that company crashed, and TriStar distributed it. StudioCanal ended up with the rights. There is no domestic distributor in place, but since Moritz’s Original Pictures is Sony-based, that studio should get a first crack at the project. Sony already has a mountain climbing project in Everest, the Doug Liman-directed film that has Tom Hardy attached to play Sir Edward Mallory, the British mountaineer who tried to be first to summit the world’s highest mountain. Cross Creek, Walden and Universal financed another film called Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes starring in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed film about a disastrous attempt to summit the mountain in 1996 when the climbers were hit by a blizzard.

The original Cliffhanger revolved around a traumatized mountain climber forced back into an expedition after a plane crash leaves a lot of stolen cash and bad guys strewn on the Rocky Mountains. Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce for Original, and StudioCanal’s Ronald Halpern is in the middle of the whole thing too. Gazzam was in the right place at the right time. He has been working with Original on his spec Shadow Run, which Sony bought as a spec several months ago and is fast tracking the project and looking for a director. When Gazzam pitched a Cliffhanger take that sparked Moritz, he got a job a lot of writers wanted. Gazzam is repped by Paradigm and Industry Entertainment.
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Post by: pete on May 30, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
I'm betting ten dollars on the new hero having some type of ex-marine background to explain why he's so good at fighting.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 30, 2014, 12:48:33 PM
Terminator,’ ‘Basic Instinct’ Producer Piecing Together ‘Audition’ Remake
Source: Deadline
   
EXCLUSIVE: Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was, of course, adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.
Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition after filming wraps on his current project, thriller Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa. He also helmed and produced the Justin Long crime thriller The Lookalike, which Well Go USA is releasing this summer.
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Post by: 03 on June 30, 2014, 07:45:07 PM
why has no one attempted 'in the miso soup' by ryu murakami? the premise is a male japanese business escort whose job is to entertain male clients by taking them to whorehouses and the best clubs during their stay while they pursue business with his employer, and then finds out that his current client might be a serial killer. that sounds like a great fucking movie that could be played with and adapted all sorts of ways.
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Post by: pete on June 30, 2014, 07:59:21 PM
I think the problem with a lot of these remakes is that we have producers buying rights and putting together movies that belong to directors.
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Post by: Mel on July 01, 2014, 04:06:48 AM
A Second "The Omen" Reboot In The Works
via Dark Horizons (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32734/a-second-the-omen-reboot-in-the-works)

20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are teaming again for a second reboot of 1976 horror classic "The Omen" which is in very early stages of development.

No filmmakers have been attached at this time. Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles starred in the John Moore-directed 2006 remake.

The news comes a month after it was revealed that Lifetime is developing a TV series adaptation of the original movie, with former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara writing the pilot script and executive producing.

That series essentially ignores the "Omen" sequels, opting to explore a now adult Damien Thorn who is haunted by his turbulent past and coming to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting (http://bloody-disgusting.com/exclusives/3300752/damien-born-omen-re-remake-exclusive/)
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Post by: wilder on July 01, 2014, 04:13:37 AM
That series essentially ignores the "Omen" sequels, opting to explore a now adult Damien Thorn who is haunted by his turbulent past and coming to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist

That sounds hilarious