Movie News: Remakes/Reboots

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Platinum Dunes Will Attempt To Reboot The ‘Friday The 13th’ Horror Series For A Second Time

fb.indiewire.com – If at first you don’t succeed… There have been twelve films in the “Friday The 13th” franchise thus far. You know what Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes horror shingle did in 2009? They acquired rights to the series (like they have with horror franchises of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “The Hitcher”) and basically hit reset, rebooting the series with “Friday The 13th” directed by Bay-reboot favorite Marcus Nispel (who helmed the “Conan the Barbarian” reboot for Millenium). 3 days 1 hour ago via jetli
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‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Eyes ‘V/H/S’ Director David Bruckner (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Genre veteran David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment of “V/H/S,” is in negotiations to direct the “Friday the 13th” reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes, TheWrap has learned. Paramount had no comment. Platinum Dunes principals Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing with Michael Bay. 3 days 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Gremlins Reboot May Be Back On Fast Track At Warner Bros.

cinemablend.com – Next to superheroes, nostalgia fuels the current blockbuster climate. Younger versions of the Ghostbusters are expected to suit up. Richard Donner swears they are doing a Goonies sequel. And if Hollywood gets its way, Gizmo and his evil "step" brothers, the Gremlins, could be returning to theaters. Buried in its story about the Goonies sequel, AICN casually tosses off in one line that they believe the long-gestating Gremlins reboot is back on the fast track to production. 1 week 4 days ago via jetli
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David S. Goyer Is Interesetd in ‘Green Lantern’ Movie

variety.com – With the highest grossing Warner Bros. and DC Comics superhero movies already under his belt, writer David S. Goyer has his sights set on one of the studio’s least successful adaptions — “Green Lantern.” Goyer, who wrote the screenplays for Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” is currently working on... 2 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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MGM To Make New Live-Action/CG ‘Pink Panther’ Movie

deadline.com – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated “Pink Panther” character, it was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio’s motion picture group. 2 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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MGM Taps ‘Simpsons’ Director to Helm Rebooted ‘Pink Panther’ movie

variety.com – MGM’s is looking to reboot “The Pink Panther,” tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic. This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but rather on the animated panther that appeared in the opening credits and eventually had its... 2 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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The Curse Continues: 'The Grudge' Gets Rebooted By Sam Raimi

fb.indiewire.com – About a decade ago, for a very brief moment, Hollywood was in love with Asian horror cinema. Countless movies were snatched up for remakes, and some efforts even crossed the pond and had successful arthouse runs. But at the centre of it all was "The Ring" and "The Grudge." And when it comes to the latter movie, Hollywood is hoping they squeeze a few more bucks out of it. 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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The Grudge Reboot Still Exists, Now Has A Screenwriter

cinemablend.com – You, our wonderful readers, are familiar with how Hollywood works, right? Then it should come as no surprise that the industry is now making headway on a reboot to a film franchise that was a remake in the first place. The convoluted webs they weave! Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe are going forward with a complete reboot of The Grudge series, which was already arguably one of the most disappointing remakes of the last decade or so. 4 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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TAPED Director To Remake THE BIRDS For Michael Bay

feedproxy.google.com – Variety is reporting that Diederick Van Rooijen has been hired to direct a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The Birds, to be produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures for Universal.Van Rooijen is probably best known for his Dutch thriller Taped, which played at Fantastic Fest in 2012, and follows a young Dutch couple holidaying in Argentina, who go on the run from the local authorities after witnessing a cop commit murder. 5 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Michael Bay to produce remake of Hitchcock's The Birds

theguardian.com – The horror returns as Transformers director revealed as man behind new take on Hitchcock's 1963 frightener, with Naomi Watts set to take Tippi Hedren role• More on Michael BayAlfred Hitchcock's film The Birds told the story of a rustic seaside town that finds itself menaced by hellish flocks of seagulls and crows. 5 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Paramount to Remake 'Explorers' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier will write the remake, which will be produced by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec ("Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol"). 5 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Disney, Seth Grahame-Smith Making New Film Of Ray Bradbury’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Disney is making a new version of the classic Ray Bradbury thriller novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio, which turned Bradbury’s novel into a 1983 movie, has set Seth Grahame-Smith to make his feature directorial debut on the project. He will begin work immediately writing a treatment and the studio will then hire a writer to script the project. 5 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Sony Animation Shelves ‘Smurfs 3′ For New Origin Tale In Franchise Reboot

deadline.com – Sony Pictures Animation is planning a new take on its Smurfs franchise, tapping Shrek 2 and Gnomeo & Juliet director Kelly Asbury to helm an all-animated film with new designs and environments that will focus on the origins of the little blue creatures. The new take will be closer to creator Peyo’s original artwork, and it has been targeted for the August 2015 release date that had been dedicated for Sony’s third installment of its hybrid live-action/CGI franchise that has grossed a combined $910 million worldwide. 5 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Spielberg Remake of West Side Story…Really?

hollywood-elsewhere.com – Remaking West Side Story for the screen is a bad enough idea on its own. The original Oscar-winning 1961 original is easily accessible, and with more and more of the viewing today happening on big-screen TVs who needs to see a new musical version in a megaplex when the old one will more or less suffice? 6 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Fox Revives ‘West Side Story’ For Steven Spielberg As Town Ponders Stacey Snider Move And DreamWorks’ Future

deadline.com – ANALYSIS: Even though the Robert Wise original musical West Side Story is about as sacred a cow movie as you are going to find, Fox has unlocked that movie title for a remake specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it. No writer has been set yet and Spielberg hasn’t done anything more than register his interest, which traditionally has always been enough to get a studio hot and bothered. 6 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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