Archive for February 23, 2011
Another day, another remake. This time it’s the Korean film Hello Ghost that’s been targeted for an American update. The original film tells the story of a young man whose botched suicide attempt yields an unexpected side effect – the ability to see and communicate with ghosts.
Deadline reports that Next Entertainment World, the production company responsible for the original Hello Ghost, has partnered with Chris Columbus for the remake. Columbus has made a name for himself with popular family fare like Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter movies, and Mrs. Doubtfire. He also wrote two of the most endearing films from my childhood – Gremlins and The Goonies.
Lately, Columbus’ track record hasn’t been so stellar. 2009′s I Love You, Beth Cooper was a critical and commercial disappointment, and last year’s Percy Jackson ...
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Jake Gyllenhaal is a man on an unusual mission in this spring’s Source Code, the new sci-fi thriller from Moon filmmaker Duncan Jones. The first U.S. theatrical trailer and international preview for the film were in part quite effective as they immediately plunged both viewers and Gyllenhaal’s character into a strange situation with no explanation in advance.
The latest Source Code trailer tries a different tactic and focuses foremost on expository dialogue that sets up the basic premise of the film, which is part Groundhog Day, part existential mind-bender.
Jones made a name for himself back in 2009 by releasing the acclaimed low-budget drama Moon, a philosophical sci-fi piece that recalls Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in terms of both its themes and style. However, whereas Moon was based on an original story ...
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Despite recent reports that 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo might direct The Crow reboot, Fangoria is reporting that there is in fact another Spanish director who may land the job: F. Javier Gutiérrez.
If you don’t know the name Gutiérrez was responsible for writing and directing the sci-fi thriller Before The Fall (Tres Días), which examined how one family tried to survive the end of the world (and all the hell that rains down on them).
Though Gutiérrez’s resume may be short (he has directed two short films, Before The Fall is his only feature), the director made enough of an impression to at least warrant him a shot at The Crow reboot. Gutiérrez is also a rising star, with multiple films on his slate of in-development projects, ...
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Last week, we reported that cult-classic TV show Firefly was getting a new run of its first and only season on Science Channel. After the news broke, star Nathan Fillion waxed poetic, saying that he’d buy the rights to the series and start it up again if he won the lottery. Die-hard Firefly fans – never ones to let a lost cause die quietly – have begun a grassroots movement to raise the money for him.
Speaking to an Entertainment Weekly reporter, Fillion said that “If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.” ...
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David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg are seemingly on their way to becoming the next Scorsese/De Niro (or Scorsese/DiCaprio) of director and actor duos. Their most recent collaboration, The Fighter, is gunning to walk away with at least one, possibly two, acting awards at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, and the pair look set to work together again on the Uncharted movie adaptation.
Now comes word from Russell himself about another project with Wahlberg, titled Cocaine Cowboys – one that may come to fruition before these fellows begin production on their video game flick.
Cocaine Cowboys is based off a 2006 documentary of the same name, and was at one point set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, with Peter Berg (Hancock) in the director’s chair. The pic tells the tale of Jon Roberts, a New ...
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