Posts Tagged ‘Remake’
And now there are some willing participants to help realize these bad ideas.
Firstly, on the Point Break front, that old remake rumor we nearly forgot about is now back to hunt us down, even if it also sort of loves us like a brother. After years of stagnation, now the film has a director, with Ericson Core reportedly taking on the undesirable task. He doesn’t have a lot of experience in directing, as his only feature directing credit to date is the 2006 Mark Wahlberg football drama Invincible. On the other hand, he was also the cinematographer on the original The Fast and the Furious, so he’s basically already done this.
Meanwhile, that The Shining prequel Warner Bros. hired the Shutter Island writer to pen now has a new writer in Glen Mazzara, Deadline reports. Mazzara has spent his career as a television writer, working on that Crash show and Nash Bridges before finding himself most recently running The Walking Dead. So who better to write a prequel to some horrific shit happening to people acting utterly irrational?
No stranger to either cloying pseudo-comedy or redoing things already huge in France, Patch Adams and Nutty Professor director Tom Shayac is reportedly coming out of retirement to direct an English-language remake of 2011′s The Intouchables.
Shadyac has been out of the Hollywood film scene since directing both Evan Almighty and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry in 2007. That experience somehow left him unfazed and fine with continuing down that path, but that same year, he did end up concussed by what would be a life-changing bicycle accident. The crash left him with months of headaches and light sensitivity, and he gave away most of his money and possessions–a journey that he chronicled in the 2011 documentary I Am. The Weinstein Company’s remake would bring him back into the narrative fold, just as it’s already brought him back into wanting to have a bunch of money again, as Shadyac’s negotiations are reportedly running long due to his wanting the kind of Liar Liar-sized paycheck he was used to.
The French original Intouchables was directed by Olivier Nakache
Éric Toledano, and starred François Cluzet and Omar Sy as, respectively, a quadriplegic and his reluctant new personal assistant. Forced to spend full days together, rich old whitey and servile black guy get completely Driving Miss Daisy‘d with mawkish, race-and-class-bridging friendship. The audience smiles sweetly.
Though he’s not signed, Colin Firth is reportedly circling the quadriplegic role, but Deadline notes there are still other actors chasing the part. Don’t yet rule out Eddie Murphy pushing around… Eddie Murphy???
Clint Eastwood still hasn’t been able to find a male lead for his A Star Is Born remake, and now both star Beyoncé and any and all references to how he “shoulda put a ring on it” have been lost on the director as well.
Though Beyoncé was long-attached to the project, Variety reports the singer-cum-actress has now dropped out of plans to play the talented young ingenue role–last played by Barbra Streisand in 1976′s A Star Is Born remake–due to scheduling issues. Or rather, a lack of scheduling to have issues with: the forever-delayed project still doesn’t have a shoot date, nor an actor to play the drunken mentor role, and having Eastwood’s face staring out of the Beyoncé calendar as a permanent question mark just became too much to handle.
The director is said to be interested in jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding now taking over the part, but he apparently won’t be offering it to her or anyone else until he finds the male co-star–which, as we’ve been following, hasn’t been going so well, with Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Christian Bale, Jon Hamm, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, and even Eminem all once rumored to have been offered or considered for the part, to no avail. Eastwood is definitely scowling about this right now.
The reminder of tragic, real-life death and destruction at least a few days behind us, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ have announced a release date for their long-planned Godzilla reboot: May 16, 2014. As previously reported, Monsters director Gareth Edwards is attached to direct, with a script from David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein. No one tell Matthew Broderick.
With the deadline looming on when they must start production on a Daredevil movie, lest the superhero’s rights revert back to Marvel, Fox is closing in on a director for their reboot. Unfortunately for them, they’ve now waited so long that they may be forced to decide between giving up the rights to either Daredevil or the Fantastic Four universe. This is our nerdiest Sophie’s Choice.
While the studio is reportedly looking at The A-Team‘s Joe Carnahan to takeover for a departing David Slade to direct their Daredevil relaunch, the production is already facing more troubling problems than fierce loyalty to Ben Affleck. Namely, they have to actually be shooting the film by October 10–just a hair over two months from today–to keep the rights to the character, and that’s pretty much impossible unless they plan on doing it improvised and with a Satan costume from Halloween USA.
Marvel has generously offered up a solution for the time crunch, though: they’ll give some time leniency on Daredevil, but in exchange, they want to be able to play with some other Fox-owned characters–specifically, the world-devouring Galactus and his chrome messenger, the Silver Surfer. It seems like a pretty fair deal for Fox, who really has nothing to leverage against but the threat of rushing out a terrible movie, but insiders are reportedly saying the studio isn’t willing to part with those characters either, as it was jussst about to finally use those, hiring Chronicle‘s Josh Trank to direct a new Fantastic Four. With talks seemingly hitting a standstill, a near-tears Fox clutching its comics to its chest and vigorously shaking its head, negotiations are expected to continue later in the week, when a few more days will have passed without any progress at all on a Daredevil movie.
UPDATE: Deadline has clarified that Fox is definitely never giving up its Galactus, adding that any further talks are likely over whether Disney could co-finance Daredevil.
And 48 Hrs. director Walter Hill is going to be the one remaking it.
Having just finished work with Sylvester Stallone’s veins in Bullet to the Head, Hill is now teaming with The Aldrich Company to write and direct a new version of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, which starred Joan Crawford as a Hollywood star who, after an ambiguous car accident, is basically held captive and tortured by her jealous sister (an Oscar-nominated performance by a horrifying-looking Bette Davis). Sort of a gothic, one-sided Step Brothers, I believe is how AFI describes it.
Discussing the project, Hill expressed his desire to “make a modern film without modernizing the period” such that it would “resonate the golden age of Hollywood” and probably not involve the internet, however tempting it will surely be to make Baby Jane a former YouTube sensation. Anyway, despite still wanting to remake What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? for some reason, Hill does at least seem to understand what it is that’s made it such an enduring thriller, as the director noted, “The two equal leads demand great performers — that is a given.” Which sounds to me like as good excuse as any to get Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte back together.
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Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but a remake of Dirty Dancing is fine to shove out of the way for a couple years.
Reportedly owing to the “casting reasons” inherent in trying to replace Patrick Swayze with anyone who is not Patrick Swayze, and has therefore likely not torn a dude’s thrown out just because he could, Lionsgate has put Dirty Dancing remake they started planning back in 2009 in the metaphorical corner, pushing back the July 2013 release date “at least until 2014.” Hopefully by then the studio will have wiped away half its casting problems by finding the guys who have Jerry Orbach’s eyes to trade-out playing Jerry Orbach.
Continuing his relationships with masked, oddly-voiced defenders of violent cities, Gary Oldman has signed on to give MGM’s Robocop remake a little more dignity for the posters.
With The Killing Joel Kinnaman playing the bionic policeman himself, Oldman will reportedly play Norton, “who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.” Life was so much easier when he was just doing periodic antivirus updates.
Elite Squad‘s José Padilha is directing the long-delayed remake, which now has a tentative Summer 2013 release date. Prepare some chicken in advance.
- Ryan Reynolds is reportedly now the frontrunner to take over the Christopher Lambert role in the long-developing remake of Highlander. Great news for everyone who saw Wolverine and thought, “That was great and all, but could I please see Ryan Reynolds in just one more terrible film involving swords and beheading?”
- Writer/director Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones will star Liam Neeson as a former drunk cop turned recovering unlicensed P.I. on the hunt for the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. Hey, I bet I know what particular set of skills he will use for this job!
- Morgan Freeman has joined Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas on Last Vegas, a comedy about a wild Las Vegas bachelor party that will be amusing because the cast is familiar and very old. There’s still a fourth old, familiar lead to be cast; try to act surprised when Al Pacino inevitably gets that.
- Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke are in talks to join Marble City, a film about a just-released convict on the hunt for revenge. So that should have a fun press junket.