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 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)


STARGATE---writer/director Roland Emmerich is developing a reboot trilogy to his 1994 movie which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot... and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start." The original movie was planned to be the first of a trilogy but the two sequels can't be made now because "the actors look totally different."
Emmerich also said Will Smith may return for the INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 sequel, "I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn't want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen."

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---reportedly, Ksenia Solo (BLACK SWAN ) is a candidate to play the daughter of Princess Leia and Han Solo. Also, Liam McIntyre (SPARTACUS) has auditioned for the role of a Jedi Knight.

THE COWBOYS---remake underway of the 1972 Western movie that starred John Wayne and Bruce Dern. Tommy Lee Jones is the writer/director.

BREAKING BAD---the series will be included in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 for "Highest-Rated TV Series" (current) after it scored a 99 out of 100 metacritic score on

MACHETE KILLS---new photos of Mel Gibson and Amber Heard.

THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU---the sixth movie based on the HG Wells novel is underway at Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. The last version was John Frankenheimer's 1996 movie which starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.

ROBOCOP---new photo from the remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven movie that starred Peter Weller. The remake stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD---first official photo from the reboot movie starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Three weeks of re-shoots are scheduled in Sydney.

THE FALL GUY---Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to star in the movie remake of the ABC tv series about Hollywood stuntmen who moonlight as bounty hunters. The tv series starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. McG is in talks to direct the movie.

TERMINATOR 5---Alan Taylor (GAME OF THRONES, THOR: THE DARK WORLD) is in talks to direct the reboot movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

ALONE---Damien Lewis (HOMELAND, BAND OF BROTHERS) will star in this sci fi movie about a lone astronaut on a space station who must save Earth.

GONE GIRL---Kim Dickens (DEADWOOD, TREME) and Tyler Perry (MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) have joined the cast of the David Fincher movie based on the novel. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star.

DARK PLACES---Drea de Matteo (THE SOPRANOS, SONS OF ANARCHY) has joined the cast of the movie based on the novel. Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Christina Hendricks also star.

SHIVERS---remake of the 1975 David Cronenberg horror movie is underway, "a genetically-engineered strain of parasites that turn people into violent, compulsive sex-addicts is released into a self-contained luxury apartment complex. The resident doctor attempts to find a cure before the infected, nymphomaniac inhabitants spread their legs – and the parasites.The new Shivers will be updated for today’s social and sexual realities. In a post-HIV world, where people interact through screens rather than skin, the parasite breaks down those digital barriers."

DOMINION---Syfy pilot sequel to the 2010 movie LEGION which starred Paul Bettany and Adrianne Palicki in which God sent angels to destroy mankind. The pilot is set 25 years after the war with a soldier discovering he is mankind's savior. Chris Egan (KINGS) stars.

THE SECRET SERVICE---Sophie Cookson (MOONFLEET) beat out Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote for the lead female role in the British spy movie starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA---movie underway about Vikings trapped in enemy territory in Scotland and must escape to a Viking settlement while King Alba's mercenaries are in pursuit. Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD) and Tom Hopper (MERLIN) star.

MARVEL STUDIOS---a female superhero movie may be in the future according to director/producer Louise D'Esposito, "There's obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero… [W]e have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there's an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?"

 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"THE COWBOYS---remake underway of the 1972 Western movie that starred John Wayne and Bruce Dern. Tommy Lee Jones is the writer/director"
While I absolutely LOVE the original (it's probably one of my Top 5 favourite Westerns, due in no small part to John Williams' stunning score) I'm a bit concerned about ANY remake of it, but Tommy Lee Jones is a no-nonsense director and he will probably hire Marco Beltrami to write the score, which could be interesting. Colour me torn.

 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm so tired of reboots! I want sequels or prequels to make the respective film universes work as a 'whole'; as "one big story". So what if the actors "look different"? Can't one just use that to their advantage?

 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

For once I actually agree with Thor. OMG!

Screw the reboots, remakes, revisionings. I want that third Stargate: SG1 TV moive which didn't happen a few years ago. And I also want MacGyver to go to a MacGym first. It looks like he ate two or three people. Watch Continum again -- notice how they try to hide it.

 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

Reboots, sequels, prequels and more reboots...

Can't we have at least a little more 'originality' in the mainstream please? frown

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Sequels and remakes (let's call a spade a spade for once -"reboots" are basically remakes under another name) have been with us for all but the earliest days of cinema. The good news is that non-sequels/remakes are still in the minority, even if it doesn't seem like it.

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

...The good news is that non-sequels/remakes are still in the minority, even if it doesn't seem like it.

Good news? Can I take it you meant 'majority'?

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

So the new Mad Max film is in black and white huh!? wink

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So the new Mad Max film is in black and white huh!? wink

We could only be so lucky. Looks like sepia. One bland monochromatic color scheme. What else is new in bankrupt Hollywood. roll eyes

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

the scary thing for me is that the money men making the decisions dont seem to see the bigger picture.

Lets be honest westerns have been seen by the majority as uncool since about 1976.

Equally the power of The Cowboys came from the history John Wayne brought to the role.
Bearing in mind the Bruce Dern moment, the shock of it.

Apart from maybe Eastwood I dont think there another actor left out there alive that could bring that western history to the role. Even Eastwood's C.V doesnt have the same gravitas and power that Wayne brought.

To redo it without that element misses the whole point of the original, does it not??

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