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  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • Are 'Ghostbusters' Reviews Embargoed Until Opening Day?

    07/08/2016 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 130 replies
    Tech Times ^ | By Robin Burks | 7 July 2016, 1:37 pm EDT
    Review embargoes are usually a sign of a movie worried about bad publicity, which is often a sign of a bad movie... (It is being reported that) the new Ghostbusters will have a review embargo, with reviews banned until after the movie opens on July 10.... "We have recently learned that the review embargo got extended from Monday morning to Monday evening to when the movie opens... this is because many reviews from established outlets are mixed to negative, so they want to keep a lid on it. Only select fans who they know will say positive stuff are allowed...
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • 'Rocky Horror' TV Remake In Works At Fox With Gail Berman & Kenny Ortega

    04/10/2015 3:27:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Deadline | Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    As we mark the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is prepping a remake of the cult classic. The two-hour taped event special, which is in development with a cast-contingent order, is executive produced by Gail Berman of The Jackal Group; the 1975 movie's producer Lou Adler; and Kenny Ortega, who is set to direct and choreograph. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing.
  • Tim Burton to direct Disney's new Dumbo movie starring a mix of computer generated and live [tr]

    03/10/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    Tim Burton is to direct Disney's live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo. The iconic cartoon will be remade as a live-action movie with computer generated characters playing the big-eared elephant and his family. To bring the movie into the 21st century, a family story will be added to reflect dumbo's journey.
  • The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)

    08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 135 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 2, 2012 | Barry Koltnow
    With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes... Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...
  • Tom Cruise attached to MGM's 'Magnificent Seven': Remake project still seeking writer, director

    05/25/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jeff Sneider
    As MGM prepares to start production on "RoboCop" and "Carrie" later this year, the studio is going back to the vault again to develop a remake of John Sturges' 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" with Tom Cruise attached to star.
  • SHOCKER! Disney Halts 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp And Gore Verbinski

    08/13/2011 3:37:26 AM PDT · by tlb · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline ^ | August 12, 2011 | By MIKE FLEMING
    In a stunning development, Disney has shut down production on The Lone Ranger, the Gore Verbinski-directed period Western that was to star Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and the script is by Justin Haythe. I'm told this all just happened, and Disney pulled the plug because of the budget. I've heard the filmmakers were trying to reduce the film's cost from $250 million (some even say $275 million) down to $232 million. The Lone Ranger was scheduled to be released December 21, 2012, smack up against The Hobbit: An...
  • Is CBS Bewitched? Network Plans to Remake the Classic TV Series

    08/11/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT · by tlb · 112 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Aug 9, 2011 | Hanh Nguyen
    Between the coven on True Blood and The CW's upcoming teen witch drama, The Secret Circle, don't we have enough witches on TV? CBS thinks not. The network has ordered a script for a remake of the classic TV comedy Bewitched, Variety reports. The recent success of certain reboots such as CBS' Hawaii Five-0 continues to keep networks and studios interested in the remake biz, despite poor box-office numbers or viewer backlash. ABC is reimagining Charlie's Angels for the coming fall season.
  • First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

    08/04/2011 10:02:12 PM PDT · by tlb · 33 replies
    Slashfilm ^ | August 4th, 2011 | Germain Lussier
    With all the unofficial set photos that have been popping online from the sets of The Dark Knight Rises and Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has jumped the gun and provided our very first, official, look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the June 14, 2013 film. Check out the full, high-resolution version, after the jump. Choosing this image, Superman protecting a smokey safe, as our first official look at the film says a lot about what Snyder is going for here. What does it say exactly? That’ll I’ll leave to you all to discuss. Superman’s hair is...
  • The Thing (2011) (PREQUEL to the 1982 version)

    07/22/2011 4:59:17 AM PDT · by tlb · 44 replies
    imdb ^ | July 22, 2011 | imdb
    Release Date: 14 October 2011 At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. Written by IMDb Editors Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this...
  • Hollywood kowtows to China (animated Taiwan take on the "Red Dawn" remake)

    03/22/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies ^ | March 21, 2011 | NMATV
    "Red Dawn" was one of the definitive films of the 80s. In the film, American teens fight off a Russian invasion. Hollywood has decided to remake "Red Dawn", but times have changed. The enemy is no longer the Soviet Union, but China. In the movie, the mighty Chinese army invades a small town in the US. The only ones who could stop them are a group of plucky high-school students. But when they considered the Chinese box office, the execs got cold feet and changed the baddies from Chinese to North Koreans digitally in post-production.
  • Cloud Ten Plans for Bigger, Better 'Left Behind' Remake..

    11/30/2010 6:09:34 PM PST · by TaraP · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 24th, 2010
    Cloud Ten Pictures plans on remaking the “Left Behind” movie series into a big-budget, wide theatrical release. After years of dispute over the rights of the movies, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, authors of the popular books, have finally allowed Cloud Ten Pictures – a Christian film company based in Ontario and New York – to make a Hollywood version of the New York Times bestseller series. LaHaye had filed a lawsuit against Namesake Entertainment and Cloud Ten Pictures in 1999, claiming the producers made a lower quality film than the contract demanded. The author was also dissatisfied with the...
  • Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Based On Original MGM Script

    11/17/2010 5:28:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 6:59pm EST | By MIKE FLEMING
    Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the The Wizard of Oz and plans to use the original script from the 1939 classic. Warner Bros owns the screenplay because Ted Turner bought it along with the MGM library before Warner Bros bought Turner’s empire. This latest Oz twist comes as Disney is trying very hard to mount The Great And Powerful Oz. Sam Raimi is developing that film...
  • Will Smith Attached to Remake of 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'

    10/21/2010 6:54:14 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 21, 2010 | Ethan Anderton
    It's been over three years since we last heard about Ron Howard's remake of the 1970 film Colossus: The Forbin Project, an adaptation of the 1966 sci-fi novel by Dennis Feltham Jones. But in the recent news about writer Jason Rothenberg scripting the adaptation of The Twilight Zone, Deadline included a second story unto itself. The writer is also adapting Colossus for Universal and Imagine Entertainment, but the real gem in the story brings news that Will Smith is attached to star in the story about the world's first-ever sentient computer and the misunderstood genius who gains power over the...
  • Studios 'court Glee creator' for Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

    10/19/2010 6:11:10 AM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 October 2010 | Ben Child
    It holds the record for the longest theatrical release in history, having never left cinemas since its 1975 debut. Now the Rocky Horror Picture Show could be set for a new lease of life after it was reported that studio heads are courting Ryan Murphy, creator of the TV series Glee, to take charge of a remake. Murphy has met with studio executives at Twentieth Century Fox offshoot Fox 2000 to discuss the project, but has not yet committed. He recently shot a Rocky Horror-themed episode of Glee, which is due to air in the US on October 26. The...
  • Wonder Woman Returning To TV As Series Written And Produced By David E. Kelley

    10/01/2010 11:13:34 PM PDT · by tlb · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Friday October 1, 2010 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    The Practice's David E. Kelley, has come on board to write and produce a new series project about the female superhero. The project, from Warner Bros. Television where Kelley is based, and Warner Bros.' DC Entertainment, will be taken out to the networks shortly. Kelley, who has created several female-centered shows, most notably Ally McBeal, had been interested in tackling a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon. Details on the reboot are being kept under wraps, and it is not clear if the new Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince will keep her signature powers and weapons, including her...
  • NBC, Bryan Fuller Remaking The Munsters

    09/30/2010 7:48:07 AM PDT · by tlb · 40 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Sep 30, 2010 | Joyce Eng
    NBC and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller are remaking the 1960s classic sitcom The Munsters, Entertainment Weekly reports. NBC has ordered a pilot for the project, described as "Modern Family meets True Blood," according to EW. (So, funny and full of unsexy sex scenes?) Director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is also said to be interested in a behind-the-scenes role.
  • Check out the new trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit

    09/28/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT · by MissTed · 74 replies
    Joblo ^ | 9/27/10 | Nikki Stephens
    Well, your wait, if you were waiting, is over. The trailer for the Coen Brothers' TRUE GRIT has been released. Thoughts? It's a good lookin' trailer. However, that song instantly drove me insane. The whole time I was like, "When will this fade out?" Maybe something instrumental would have been better? I might be alone in this thought. Other than that, it's really my only complaint. It also reminds me of how bad ass and manly John Wayne was. Then again, so is Jeff Bridges, who from the looks of this trailer slides comfortably into the role of Rooster Cogburn....
  • Judge Dredd returning to the big screen

    09/27/2010 8:10:55 PM PDT · by tlb · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 11, 2010 | Stuart Kemp
    CANNES -- Judge Dredd will dust off his helmet for what promises to be a gritty return to the big screen. The $45 million project is being bankrolled by Reliance Big Pictures and Stuart Ford's international sales banner IM Global and DNA Films, the U.K. production house headed by Andrew Macdonald. DNA Films spent more than two years negotiating with rights-holders to the 2000AD comic book character -- created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra -- who first hit the big screen in 1995 with Sylvester Stallone in the title role. Filming is scheduled to take place this year in...
  • Death Wish (2011) (Starring Sylvester Stallone!)

    09/13/2010 7:16:23 PM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 1+ views
    IMDB ^ | September 12, 2010 | staff
    In Movie Theaters: TBA, 2011 (Development) Directed by: Sylvester Stallone Starring: Sylvester Stallone Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Genres: Action Adventure Remake Synopsis: An ordinary man goes vigilante after his wife and daughter are attacked. Additional Notes: Remake of the 1974 film.
  • First Look At David Tennant In Fright Night Redo (Yet Another Remake)

    09/05/2010 8:37:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 8 replies ^ | 2010-09-02 | Will LeBlanc
    Fright Night was released in 1985, had a few recognizable names as stars, took a decent $25mil (for the time), but only real horror fans recognize it. It wasn’t a great movie, undeserving of the classic status of the other 80’s slasher franchises like Nightmare, Friday, or Halloween. But since those have all been summarily ruined, particularly Nightmare, it’s time that a movie that can be improved upon and changed without offending the delicate sensibilities of too many people get a shot. David Tennant, replacing Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent. Vincent is a washed-up actor hosting Fright Night, a show...
  • 'Frasier' Spinoff? Kelsey Grammer 'Seriously Thinking About That'

    09/02/2010 5:38:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies
    t v squad ^ | Sep 1st 2010 | Jean Bentley
    The actor Tweeted last month about the possibility of catching up with a new generation of the the Crane family, the New York Post reports. "Maybe it is time for a Frasier reunion," Grammer wrote. "(It's) very interesting to say the least... maybe a Frasier reunion on like a new show seriously thinking about that !!!." Grammer solicited opinions from his Twitter followers about the possibility of a spinoff. "I'm now really thinking maybe a spin-off of Frasier?" he wrote. "How would u feel about that with like my son and (Frasier's fictional brother) Niles' sibling? Cameos by old cast?"
  • Iconic John Wayne Role Redone (True Grit remake)

    08/18/2010 7:17:49 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 164 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon. So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But...
  • COMIC-CON 2010: 'Captain America' director has different spin on hero: 'He's not a flag-waver'

    07/21/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 29 replies ^ | July 21, 2010 | Geoff Boucher
    The director of "Captain America: The First Avenger," the 2011 summer blockbuster that will coincide with the character's 70th anniversary, says that the screen version of the hero will be true to his roots -- up to a certain point. "We're sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers," said Joe Johnston, whose past directing credits include "Jurassic Park III" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." He's a guy that wants to serve his country but he's not a flag-waver. We're re-interpretating, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was."
  • Yes, Master? New draft, hope for an 'I Dream of Jeannie' movie

    04/23/2010 6:25:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 27 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 20, 2010 | Steven Zeitchik
    A number of years ago -- almost all the way back, it seems, to the birth of Jeannie herself -- there was a script by "National Treasure" writers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, who sought to offer a feature take on the Barbara Eden-Larry Hagman series. That didn't work out, so Sony brought on "Mulan" writer Rita Hsiao. That didn't make the grade either. "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha was signed on to direct at one point, then fell off. Linsday Lohan was on board to star as Jeannie. That one really didn't work out. At some point the...
  • Ryan Phillippe Confirms Role in Big Valley Remake (Susan Sarandon replaces Barbara Stanwyck)

    03/20/2010 12:47:48 AM PDT · by tlb · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    Screencave ^ | March 19, 2010 | Krystal Clark
    IMDB only has Sarandon, Phillippe, Bruce Dern and our very own Jason Alan Smith from Do Not Disturb listed as the attached cast, but in Phillippe’s latest interview he revealed that there’s more people involved… According to Phillippe, “I think I’m doing a Western in May, with Susan Sarandon, Billy Bob Thornton, Richard Dreyfuss [and] Bruce Dern,” he said. “It’s called The Big Valley, which was a [television] series in the ’60s, and so it’s sort of based on that.”
  • 'Gilligan's Island' headed to the bigscreen

    03/03/2010 1:50:47 AM PST · by tlb · 83 replies · 3,126+ views
    Variety ^ | Mar. 2, 2010 | DAVE MCNARY
    The seven castaways of "Gilligan's Island" have found a home at Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment. The studio and production company have begun development on a feature film based on the iconic CBS sitcom, which generated solid ratings during its three seasons between 1964 and 1967 and then found something close to eternal life in syndication. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are onboard to produce for Atlas, with Brad Copeland penning the screenplay. Original show producer Sherwood Schwartz is aboard to exec produce along with son Lloyd Schwartz. Plans are for a contempo take on the well-known premise and characters,...
  • Red Dawn Keeps American, Patriotic Feel of Original

    01/30/2010 8:14:45 PM PST · by Karma Police · 53 replies · 1,659+ views
    MTV Movies Blog ^ | 01/27/10 | Eric Ditzian
    "Call it "a live-action 'Call of Duty.'" Call it "fast, smart, hard." Call it a remake, a reimagining, whatever. The new "Red Dawn" is high on our list of action flicks that have us pumped about the 2010 cinema schedule. And while the updated version will make some key changes to the 1984 flick's storyline, the original's red, white and blue center will stay just the same."
  • Spielberg drops 'Harvey' remake

    12/04/2009 5:46:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 778+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/09 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning US director Steven Spielberg has dropped plans to remake the Hollywood classic "Harvey" after failing to find the right star to take on the lead role made famous by James Stewart. Initially, Spielberg had wanted Tom Hanks to take on the role of the gentle, mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd, who just happens to say his best friend is an invisible giant rabbit. But the industry daily Variety said Friday that Hanks was not that enthusiastic about the prospect of stepping into the legendary Stewart's footsteps.
  • Swamp Thing actor dies as Warner Bros plans new 3D remake (pancreatic cancer fells 6ft5inch Marine)

    10/19/2009 7:37:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 794+ views
    The Geek Files ^ | 9/28/09 | David Bentley
    THE ACTOR who played the DC Comics character Swamp Thing in two films and a television series has died at the age of 72. Dick Durock, a 6ft 5ins former Marine, passed away at his home in Oak Park, California, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his official website. Durock wore a latex bodysuit and make-up to play the monster in 1982's Swamp Thing directed by Wes Craven; its 1989 sequel The Return of Swamp Thing; and a subsequent Swamp Thing series that ran for 71 episodes from 1990 to 1993. The actor appeared in dozens of...
  • Upstairs Downstairs returns to BBC

    10/10/2009 5:32:40 PM PDT · by tlb · 16 replies · 869+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Oct 2009 | Neil Midgley
    Upstairs, Downstairs, the classic television saga of a Belgravia family and its servants, will return next year in a new version on BBC One. The show originally ran on ITV from 1971 to 1975, spanning the fictional life of the Bellamy family from 1903 to 1930, and was the brainchild of actresses Dame Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh. Dame Eileen did not appear in the original series, as filming would have clashed with her burgeoning career in the theatre. She is however likely to take a prominent role in the new version, as one of the wealthy and connected Holland...

    08/02/2009 11:17:31 PM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 1,390+ views
    Variety ^ | August 02, 2009, | Mike Fleming
    Steven Spielberg has committed to his next film, and it will be an adaptation of the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Harvey,” which will be done as a co-production between 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks. It is the story of an amiable eccentric, Elwood P. Dowd, and his friendship with a six and one-half foot tall invisible rabbit, and how it affects every member of his family and community. The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944, and was previously turned into the 1950 Universal film that starred Jimmy Stewart and Josephine Hull. While DreamWorks has several pictures that Spielberg...
  • Tom Cruise's Butch plan Tom Cruise is to remake ˜Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.

    04/06/2009 7:00:08 PM PDT · by tlb · 88 replies · 1,995+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2009 | BANG Media International
    The ˜Valkyrie' actor started plans to produce the 60s western - which is about two lovable bank robbers - last year and hopes to star in the with his close friend John Travolta. A source said: "It has been a pet project of his that has been on the back-burner for years. But now he's ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands." When the movie goes ahead Tom will revive the role of Sundance - previously played by Robert Redford - and John, 55, is expected to play Cassidy. A friend...
  • It's Official! Get Ready for "MacGyver" the Movie!

    03/17/2009 7:52:26 PM PDT · by tlb · 34 replies · 2,316+ views
    imdb ^ | 16 March 2009 | Manny the Movie Guy
    It's official! New Line is developing a feature film based on "MacGyver." The daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis, is producing the film through her Raffaella Prods. And Mister Laurentiis is taking the role of executive producer. According to a recent poll, "MacGyver" beat "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "24" as America's favorite TV action hero! So can "MacGyver" be a global franchise? New Line's Richard Brener says, "We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise."
  • Battlestar Galactica Movie Happening, But Not The One You Want (Remake the original version)

    02/21/2009 5:56:47 PM PST · by tlb · 65 replies · 1,698+ views
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 2009-02-20 | Josh Tyler
    Battlestar Galactica is nearing the end of its run on television and it seems natural that someone out there might consider transitioning this thing to the big screen, especially considering the show’s rampant popularity among both fans and critics. So HR reports that Universal Pictures is working on a Battlestar movie. Except they aren’t using the version you saw on TV as the film’s basis. Nope, instead they’ve hired Glen Larson, the guy responsible for the original, extremely cheesy 80s version to make the film. Larson has had very little to do with the new, much more popular version of...
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 remake)

    09/20/2008 7:21:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies · 635+ views
    Coming this December 12. Keanu Reeves takes over the Klaatu role from Michael Rennie. Extended clip (this may get pulled)IMDbOfficial movie siteWikipedia article
  • DiCaprio Bringing Akira To Life

    02/27/2008 12:57:40 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 21 replies · 165+ views
    DiCaprio Bringing Akira To Life Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Warner Brothers to produce a live-action film based on the Japanese manga and anime film Akira, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ruairi Robinson has been hired to direct what would ideally be a two-part epic. The film would mark the first full-length feature for Robinson, whose animated SF comedy short Fifty Percent Grey was nominated for an Oscar. Gary Whitta is writing the adaptation, which DiCaprio will produce through his production company, Appian Way. Akira originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and...
  • 'The Earth Stood Still' for Keanu Reeves

    08/28/2007 9:21:59 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 190 replies · 1,813+ views
    Zap2It Movie News ^ | 8-28-07 | Bender2
    Variety is reporting that Keanu Reeves will star in 20th Century Fox's remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
  • Batman Sequel Title and Casting Confirmed!

    08/01/2006 7:46:19 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 12 replies · 352+ views ^ | August 1
    Batman Sequel Title & Casting Confirmed! Source: Warner Bros. Pictures August 1, 2006 As a follow up to last year's blockbuster Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight, written by Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan. Additionally, Christian Bale will resume his role as Bruce Wayne and Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has been cast as The Joker. The announcements were made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Christopher Nolan...
  • Stiller gets the Itch (The Heartbreak Kid to get remade)

    04/29/2006 12:24:47 PM PDT · by twippo · 14 replies · 906+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 28, 2006 | CANOE
    Ben Stiller is in final talks to work with the Farrelly Brothers again, this time in Seven Day Itch, Variety reports. The comedy, a loose remake of The Heartbreak Kid, is about a man (Stiller) who hastily weds a woman, but then falls in love with another while on his honeymoon. The Farrellys directed Stiller in 1998's There's Something About Mary. Stiller is currently shooting the action-comedy The Night At The Museum with Ricky Gervais. *********************************************** Also see
  • King Kong: The Greatest Remake Ever Made (Political Satire)

    01/01/2006 6:22:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 994+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/30/2005 | By Red Square
    King Kong: The Greatest Remake Ever Made Author: Red Square, Location: Karl Marx Treatment Center Posted: 12/30/2005, 6:37 pm The huge popularity of our original King Kong review has prompted us to do an immediate remake. Progressive critics (do we get to read any others?) hail Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong for many good reasons - except for the real ones. Those can only be discussed among the Party elites (and The People's Cube readers, of course). The strongest subliminal message this movie sends is that of the moral bankruptcy of America 's culture of greed and commercialism and...
  • Hollywood's Brave New Era of Remakes (Political Satire)

    12/30/2005 4:25:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 669+ views
    The People's Cube - The Broom of Truth ^ | 12/29/2005, 10:48 pm | By Red Square
    Hollywood's Brave New Era of Remakes By Red Square This year's remake of King Kong has brought Hollywood's vibrant Era of Remakes to a supreme climax. It easily beats such recent remakes as The Mummy, The Producers, Planet of the Apes, War of the Worlds, Phantom of the Opera, House of Wax, Dukes of Hazzard, Dawn of the Dead, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Time Machine, The Longest Yard, The Manchurian Candidate, The Stepford Wives, The Italian Job, The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Bad News Bears, The Ring, The Musketeer, The Honeymooners,...
  • Movie Remakes (current and scheduled for next year and beyond)

    12/29/2005 10:08:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 90 replies · 5,872+ views
    Sequelogue ^ | ongoing | staff
    A list of remakes of previously-released films. We have editorially decided to narrow this list to remakes of popular movies produced in the United States. There is a slew of American remakes of foreign films, but those can be more appropriately considered "adaptations" rather than pure remakes. We may create a separate list for these adaptations in the future if there is enough demand. Feel free to contact us or post a message to the forum.
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • Summer: Raunchy Remake Season - (Dukes of Hazzard, Bad News Bears...smut rules, these days)

    07/28/2005 9:33:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 1,131+ views
    The easiest way to get a "green light" for a movie in Hollywood these days is to steal someone else's old idea. That old idea, however, must be updated. With Hollywood there's just one formula: cinematic remakes of vintage TV shows or old movies are almost always made sleazier -- more sexual, more violent, more obscene and more cynical -- than the original. According to Hollywood's calculations, today's young audiences will be disappointed if there isn't an over-the-top raunchy moment every two minutes or so. This is the mandate to be "modern," to avoid the stench of appearing -- watch...
  • More Hollywood Remakes Cast Minorities

    06/08/2005 2:32:24 PM PDT · by hattend · 23 replies · 577+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8 JUNE 2005 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    More Hollywood Remakes Cast Minorities By ERIN TEXEIRA, AP National Writer 1 hour, 14 minutes ago NEW YORK - When Jackie Gleason was growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in the 1930s, many of his neighbors resembled his family, Irish and working-class. Today, the residents remain mostly working-class, but almost all are black. Perhaps, then, it makes sense that a film remake of Gleason's classic TV comedy "The Honeymooners" would feature a mostly black cast, with Cedric the Entertainer as the new face of loudmouthed Ralph Kramden. The film, which opens in theaters Friday, reflects a growing trend...
  • Renowned Strategist Warns of Dire Threat from China

    05/31/2005 5:49:51 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 48 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | Friday, May 27, 2005 | William R. Hawkins
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. The new book "China: The Gathering Threat" by the late Constantine Menges deserves to become a best seller. Menges first presents a well documented history of the last half-century of U.S.-China relations, showing how Beijing has expanded its ambitions as its economy has grown, until it now plans to dominate not just Asia, but events globally. Dr. Menges then turns his attention to the situation in Russia, where out of national weakness and anger over the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Vladimir Putin has aligned with Beijing, even though China...
  • Movie Vampire to Be New Kolchak - Stuart Townsend new Night Stalker???)

    05/19/2005 9:04:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies · 1,391+ views
    FilmForce ^ | March 4, 2005 | Staff
    Stuart Townsend, previously seen as Anne Rice's vampire protagonist in Queen of the Damned and as Dorian Gray in the film adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has been tapped to play Jeff Rice's intrepid reporter that faces the supernatural, Carl Kolchak. The new pilot for The Night Stalker is being produced by former X-Files Executive producer, Frank Spotnitz, and was commissioned by ABC, who is eager to find the next big supernatural franchise. The evidence of tinkering with the concept is evident just by the casting notices: Kolchak has been given a "partner" to be played in the...