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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #255 on: October 30, 2008, 11:59:38 AM »
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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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« Reply #256 on: October 30, 2008, 12:07:10 PM »
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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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« Reply #257 on: October 30, 2008, 12:12:03 PM »
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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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« Reply #258 on: November 05, 2008, 12:02:03 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #259 on: November 06, 2008, 08:29:02 PM »
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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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« Reply #260 on: November 08, 2008, 12:22:39 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #261 on: November 08, 2008, 01:22:09 AM »
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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.

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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #262 on: November 08, 2008, 04:37:35 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #263 on: November 08, 2008, 11:41:50 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #264 on: November 08, 2008, 09:02:12 PM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #265 on: November 08, 2008, 09:13:27 PM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #266 on: November 19, 2008, 12:26:26 AM »
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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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #267 on: November 19, 2008, 03:13:49 AM »
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Roy Lee sucks.
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« Reply #268 on: December 04, 2008, 12:26:13 AM »
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'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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Re: Remake Remake Fucking Remake
« Reply #269 on: December 30, 2008, 09:37:23 AM »
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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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