Movie News: Remakes/Reboots

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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. 3 years 38 weeks 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. 3 years 38 weeks 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. 3 years 39 weeks 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. 3 years 39 weeks 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"). 3 years 39 weeks 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. 3 years 39 weeks 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. 3 years 39 weeks 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? 3 years 40 weeks 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. 3 years 40 weeks ago via brucelee
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WWE Studios to Remake French Comedy ‘Queens of the Ring’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – After partnering with Warner Bros. on the French production “Les Reines Du Ring,” which was released theatrically in the country last summer, WWE Studios has acquired U.S. distribution and worldwide remake rights to the comedy. Jean-Marc Rudnicki directed the film about a mother attempting to reconnect with her estranged son who is a passionate WWE... 3 years 41 weeks ago via brucelee
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George Clooney, Grant Heslov to Produce Remake of 'Pioneer' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Sony is picking up the remake rights to the Norwegian conspiracy thriller. 3 years 43 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Joel Silver Says 'Escape From New York' Reboot May Be A Trilogy, Concept Inspired By 'Arkham City' Videogame

fb.indiewire.com – Nigh-on a year ago,we brought you the questionable word that Hollywood nexus Joel Silver, producer of “Die Hard,” “The Matrix,” "Sherlock Holmes” and a dozen or more major blockbusters, had got his hands on the rights to remake John Carpenter's 1981 classic “Escape From New York,” one of the more hellaciously fun films ever made. 3 years 43 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Silver Talks "Escape from New York" Remake

darkhorizons.com – One of the few remakes of a 1980s movie property that seems to have stalled is that of the "Escape from New York" reboot. Attempts have been made to update John Carpenter's 1981 dystopian sci-fi film, but they have never progressed beyond some name attachments. The likes of Gerard Butler, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Statham and Tom Hardy have all been linked to Kurt Russell's iconic role of Snake Plissken at different times, but none of those versions came to fruition. 3 years 44 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Berlin: CJ Entertainment Joins Gaumont for Korean Remake ‘The Target’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Backed by Korean powerhouse CJ Entertainment and France’s leading studio Gaumont Distribution, “The Target,” the Korean makeover of Fred Cavaye’s high-voltage action thriller “Point Blank,” is getting ready to hit the market. Korean star Ryu Seung-ryong, whose credits include local B.O. hit “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” and Lee Jin-uk, from the TV show “Nine:... 3 years 44 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Elton John’s Rocket Pictures Plans Animated Take On ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

deadline.com – Captain Fantastic, meet Joseph. Elton John‘s Rocket Pictures has pocketed film rights to Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first produced musical penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Rocket plans to team with the Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to produce an animated feature from the show, which started as a pop cantata written for schools then became a concept album before reaching the West End and eventually Broadway. 3 years 44 weeks ago via donnieyen
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