Category Archives: Remakes and Reboots

Niki Caro to Direct Disney’s “Mulan” Movie, Taking Her Out of Contention for “Captain Marvel”

Niki Caro MulanOriginal Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.

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Coen Brothers Join “Scarface” Remake Starring Diego Luna, Director Search Narrows

Coens Brothers Scarface The Oscar-winning scribes have come on to polish the script as Universal narrows down its list of potential directors.

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“Halloween” Reboot Takes Shape With Danny McBride, David Gordon Green

Halloween 200 Kenny Powers gives you permission to freak out about this news!

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Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in “Toni Erdmann” Remake at Paramount

Jack Nicholson Kristen Wiig Toni ErdmannThose who feared that Jack Nicholson’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!

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“World War Z” Sequel, “Friday the 13th” Reboot Pulled From 2017 Release Schedule

Brad Pitt World War Z 2 In what amounts to the least surprising news in the history of premature movie release dates, Paramount has pulled Brad Pitt’s World War Z sequel from its release schedule — along with the latest Friday the 13th reboot from producer Michael Bay.

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Dominic West to Play Alicia Vikander’s Father Again in “Tomb Raider” Reboot

Dominic WestDominic West was the lead on The Wire, which is one of, if not the greatest television show of all time. As a loyal fan of The Affair, I was wondering just last week why we don’t see more of him on the big screen. Lo and behold, West was just cast as Lara Croft’s father in the Tomb Raider reboot that will star Alicia Vikander.

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The Beauty Inside (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAbout a man who wakes up in a different body each day and has to stay connected to the woman he loves.

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Tim Story to Direct “Shaft” Reboot, Will Try to Launch His Fourth Franchise

Shaft Tim Story After launching three franchises between Barbershop, Fantastic Four and Ride Along, director Tim Story is set to tackle a fourth with New Line’s “Shaft.” Can you dig it?

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White Men Can’t Jump (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo street basketball hustlers first try to hustle each other and then team up for a bigger score.

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Green Lantern Corps (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the origin story of the comic book character, the movie is being described as a Lethal Weapon in space, focusing on the relationship between Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two members of the Lantern Corps.

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Housebound (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young woman in a detention program is forced to return to her parent’s home in a small town, but even worse, she suspects there’s something evil in the house.

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An American Werewolf in London (Landis) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA remake of the cult classic 1981 horror-comedy film about an American man being turned into a werewolf while backpacking in England.

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Miss Granny (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 70-year-old woman transforms into a young woman in her 20s.

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Rambo: New Blood (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details being kept under wraps.

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Untitled Oliver Twist Remake (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but based on the Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.

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Willy Wonka Reboot (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but expected to focus on the early adventures of the Willy Wonka character.

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Disorder (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ex-French Special Forces soldier suffering from PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he is out of town.

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Naked (Wayans) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIrresponsible and unwilling to grow up, Rob Anderson knows the best thing in his life is his fiancé, the accomplished and beautiful Megan Swope. But when his wedding day comes along, he winds up repeating the same miserable few hours over and over again – waking up naked in a hotel elevator – until he learns his lessons.

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The Little Mermaid (Disney) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA live-action remake of the 1989 animated film.

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Tiger & Bunny (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn a futuristic city where superheroes fight crime, a veteran is forced to partner with a cocky rookie.

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Miss Bala (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young woman dreams of becoming a beauty queen but when she witnesses a gang hit in a nightclub, the mob rigs an upcoming pageant and she’s dragged into the world of drug cartels and corrupt cops.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo female con artists – one low rent and one high class – compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune.

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Pumpkinhead (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but a remake of the 1988 horror film of the same name.

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PAPILLON (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the memoirs of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere, who staged an epic escape from Devil’s Island, a notorious penal colony in French Guiana, South America.

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Splash (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline being kept under wraps, but a role reversal remake of the 1984 film starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.

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The Rocketeers (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet six years after the original, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

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Bethlehem (Wahlberg) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant that grows even more morally conflicted, when the young man learns his employers are plotting to assassinate his radical brother.

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Eddie Murphy And “Beverly Hills Cop” Returning With Directors Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah

directors croppedThe long-awaited fourth installment of Paramount’s iconic action-comedy franchise Beverly Hills Cop has landed directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role as Axel Foley – a role that helped catapult him to stardom in the 1980s.

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Witchfinder General (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but is a remake of the 1968 cult horror classic.

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Rashomon (Remake) (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps.

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