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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #225 on: May 31, 2007, 07:57:02 PM »
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'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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #226 on: June 15, 2007, 01:02:08 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #227 on: July 11, 2007, 11:28:48 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #228 on: July 11, 2007, 10:49:45 PM »
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WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #229 on: July 11, 2007, 11:26:48 PM »
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dude, they've already done that.

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footloose is 23 years old! i guess that feels like yesterday for you.
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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #230 on: July 12, 2007, 12:06:06 PM »
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WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #231 on: July 12, 2007, 04:26:06 PM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #232 on: August 09, 2007, 11:25:48 PM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #233 on: August 10, 2007, 12:46:12 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #234 on: August 14, 2007, 09:31:33 PM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #235 on: August 16, 2007, 01:13:05 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #236 on: August 21, 2007, 12:51:02 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #238 on: September 18, 2007, 05:32:05 PM »
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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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« Reply #239 on: October 02, 2007, 01:47:16 PM »
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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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