It doesn’t get much better than David Cronenberg’s The Fly, the 1986 remake of the scifi classic. That’s a film that works in so many ways, it’s silly to think anyone could do better. But if you had to try, a filmmaker who just made a movie about magic would be a good place to start.
Nowhere is it more obvious that Highlander is immortal than in Hollywood. The town has been trying to remake the film for the better part of a decade and the thing just won’t die.
After “categorically denying” that he was working on a remake of An American Werewolf in London back in August, it looks like Max Landis (son of the original film’s writer-director, John Landis) has revised his position. Deadline just reported that the film is officially a go, and the younger Landis will write it.
The 13th Friday the 13th movie has been lurking in the shadows so long we’d almost given up on it. But it’s still a go—and in a recent interview, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form spilled a few vague/tantalizing details on the forthcoming reboot from director Breck Eisner. Here’s what we learned.
In 1984, The Toxic Avenger put a little company named Troma on the map. The company spent the next several decades launching careers, staying independent and grossing out even the most steel-stomached film fans. Now, their greatest creation is making a comeback.
Nicolas Winding Refn is clearly a serious B-movie fan—an influence that’s shown in the style and content of his own works, like Drive and Only God Forgives. And now his interest has expanded to producing remakes of some of the genre’s classics, with a new title, 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange?, joining…
Yesterday, we learned that the Nicolas Winding Refn-produced remake of legendary B-movie Maniac Cop was zooming full steam ahead. And now the Danish filmmaker is throwing his weight behind a remake of 1968 British historical horror film Witchfinder General. What’s next? Shriek of the Mutilated? Food of the Gods?
If you grew up in the ‘80s, Starman is one of those movies you watched a lot. It was basically on all the time, and told a great story about an alien and woman falling in love while on the run. That simplicity and familiarity mean only one thing: it’s time for a remake.
The main reason Hollywood loves to remake movies is name recognition. If they remake a movie that was already popular, they hope you’ve heard of it and will turn out. But sometimes, they remake movies that aren’t as recognizable. Movies like Flatliners.
The reboot factory is rolling out yet another old television favorite: Xena: The Warrior Princess. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to see Lucy Lawless reprise her role as the former warlord-turned-hero. “I really couldn’t live that life,” Lawless said during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual…
Netflix is apparently super close to inking a deal to reboot Full House, everyone’s favorite family-oriented sitcom about a grieving widower, his children, and his fuckup adult permanent houseguests leeching off his benevolence and remarkable real estate in San Francisco. And you know what? Uncles Jesse and Joey…
Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston, who also made for a convincing Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings, has been cast as Eric Draven in the upcoming adaptation/remake of The Crow. This is not exactly new news, but the percolating rumor has now been confirmed.
The Blob is back (again). Get ready to fear this slowly moving, gelatinous villain! We cannot wait.
After a reportedly very long and competitive bidding process, Fox has emerged the victor and has secured the rights to remake Escape From New York.
Today's unconfirmed/tantalizing/"but whyyy?" Hollywood rumor for all the once and future teen witches out there: There may be a reboot of 1996's The Craft in the works.
Here's a tidbit to make horror fans who have sworn off remakes reconsider for a hot second: Bloody Disgusting picked up the news that Jason's mother, played in the original Friday the 13th by the inimitable Betsy Palmer, might be a character in the 13th Friday the 13th installment (touché!), due in 2015.
There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made.
When a remake of a TV show or movie falls short, it often fails spectacularly. But what is it that makes a reimagined version of a story resonate with an audience or miss the mark?
The Robocop remake is out today — but it might not be the only re-working of the original movie's world.
We still have some misgivings about the new RoboCop remake, but at least this brand new trailer looks crazy fun. Largely due to the insane supporting cast, like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley, all of whom are hilarious here.