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The Platinum Dunes Horror Remaking Continues

Yep, they love rebooting the classics…. that is Horror movies, rebooting our much loved scary movies. First off, ROR and PD are not connected in any way, no partnership, no deals. This is a hotspot page for highlighting what these guys get up to and to refer to any news hitting the blog.

Their specialty: Horror movie remakes…

Do you like scary movies…?

We love that line… Scream ignited all kinds of slashers, and Platinum Dunes have picked up the mantle in the explosion of horror movie remakes by skilfully bringing us back to our blood curdling cinema roots with great supernatural horror like ‘The Unborn”, rebirth of slashers such as ‘Friday The 13th’, and the phantom dream demon Freddy in ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’.

Cover of

Cover of The Unborn

All great movies, or do you feel differently?

Back in July, more light was shed on the sequel to Friday The 13th saying it hits the screen in 2015, though this does seem unconfirmed at present. How do you feel about PD taking us through the lineup of horror flicks from the 80s?

Any movies from PD that simply infuriated you to spatter blogs with venomous comments, or have you been impressed with the movies thus far?

Below are trailers from the recent series of horror movie remakes from PD. i will also be adding trailers for forthcoming PD movies.

The official PD facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Platinum-Dunes/108426449182341

Brad Fuller’s official blog is through Bloody Disgusting at http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/platinumdunes/

 

 

Platinum Dunes YouTube Video Blurb

Past Horror Remakes from Platinum Dunes, Our choices: Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hitcher, The Unborn, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Remakes For US and UK Visitors

 

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Kickboxer Remake will cast Georges St-Pierre

Guilty Viewing Pleasures: Kickboxer

Guilty Viewing Pleasures: Kickboxer (Photo credit: ikrichter)

Van Damme kicked his way to stardom in the 80s karate fest. Some time ago, I talked about the Kickboxer remake as whispers in the wind began about a potential remake. Since then, it is getting clearer on who is in the movie but not who is stepping into Van Damme’s kicking shoes.

George "Rush" St. Pierre

George “Rush” St. Pierre (Photo credit: scienceduck)

Georges St-Pierre may take on the role according to Jazo PR, a PR firm. There are rumours across rumour control of other WWE fighters. One whisper is of the leading role being taken by X Men stuntman and actor Alain Mousasi. At the Cannes Festival, the finance company The Exchange hunted for buyers.

It seems the only certainty as per various news items is the director chosen, Stephen Fung. You can read about his involvement and take on the remake at http://thedissolve.com/news/2211-tai-chi-hero-director-stephen-fungs-kickboxer-rema/.

 

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Disney Remakes: The Beauty and the Beast Movie Reboot

A frame from the famous "Beauty and the B...

A frame from the famous “Beauty and the Beast” ballroom dance sequence. Using Disney’s CAPS software, the traditionally animated characters of Belle and the Beast are combined with a rendered computer-generated background to give the illusion of a dollying film camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a time, I wondered if Disney was all about sequels and remakes though sometimes, it is nice to know a potential remake actually wants to do the original some justice. It is no surprise that Disney wants to capture fresh interest in their movies following the success of Maleficent.

No date as to the release of the Beauty and the Beast movie, of course, still being written by the Disney movie magic writers.
That said, initially, my concerns focused on how similar this Beauty and the Beast Disney movie remake would be. There are a few angles that can be taken but in the end, this is the story of the Beast and Belle and how they fall in love – just a few ways to succeed in holding the audience on the way to that conclusion. Though, the writers are looking for ways to refresh the story and not just make a reboot.
I have confidence in this. Why? Angelina Jolie gave us a very different view of the evil queen in Maleficent, taking us more into the reasons for condemning the princess to an eternal slumber. Not to mention her wicked portrayal of a ruthless ruler, something that Disney only touched on previously to avoid terrifying the little ones.
If it works, we will likely see more Disney remakes in the coming years.
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Horror Movie Remakes Coming To Get Ya… Lots Of ‘Em

No doubt, every year, we see a spate of beloved classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s getting the reboot treatment. The genre most targeted each year – horror. Why, easy, sells well to a large number of cinema goers needing some sharp shocks rather than another chick flick or a long draining biopic. Horror sells, so horror remakes are high on Hollywood’s radar.

How many are coming in 2014?

I could be quick, and just say – rather a lot!

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thankfully a good writer on about.com compiled a long list. Some are:

American Psycho: In December 2011, Lionsgate announced that it was developing a remake of the cult fave serial killer movie. Noble Jones, was been tapped to write and make his feature film directorial debut on a “micro-budget” remake of American Psycho. There has been little movement since then, and word in September 2013 of am American Psycho TV show may put the movie in jeopardy.

Cover of "American Psycho [Blu-ray]"

Cover of American Psycho [Blu-ray]

An American Werewolf in London: In June 2009, it was announced that Dimension Films was developing a remake of the classic 1981 werewolf tale, although at the time, no writers, director or stars had been decided.

Angel Heart: In September 2008, the remake rights to the supernatural noir mystery were acquired by producers Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta, but no further progress has been reported.

Anguish: Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures announced in February 2009 that it will remake this 1987 English-language Spanish film with a unique movie-within-a-movie concept about a killer stalking moviegoers watching a horror movie.

Art of the Devil: At the end of April 2008, Cerenzie-Peters Productions (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) bought the remake rights to this hit franchise from Thailand. Although each of the three entries thus far has featured a differennt storyline, the remake will focus on the second film’s plot about a teacher who exacts gruesome supernatural revenge on students who expose her infidelity and kill her lover. Expect a 2010 release.

At the End of the Spectra: It was reported in August 2007 that Nicole Kidman was on board to star in this remake of the Colombian film Al Final del Espectro, about an agoraphobic woman who isolates herself in her new apartment, only to discover that it might be haunted. Remake specialist producer Roy Lee was on board to produce, but there has been no discernible movement since then.

Cover of "American Werewolf in London Spe...

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: In March 2008, it was announced that the creators of askaninja.com were writing a script for this remake of the low-budget 1978 horror-comedy, but no further movement has been reported.

That is not even half way through the list, so take a peek at the rest. You may squirm, spit or shout in anger, but if you love horror movies, you might as well know about it, here they are: http://horror.about.com/od/upcomingmovie1/a/horrorremakes.htm

 

 

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Sci-fi movie reboots to watch out for

Hollywood is giving us geeks plenty to look forward to over the next couple of years. Here, in association with  the Sci-Fi collection brought to you by Sky Movies, we take a look at the most exciting upcoming sci-fi flicks.

Godzilla (2014)

Given that Ishirō Honda’s 1954 movie is a much-loved classic, and that Roland Emmerich’s 1998 effort was heavily derided by both critics and cinema-goers alike, Gareth Edwards is a brave man taking on the King of Monsters.

The 2014 blockbuster will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston battle the iconic monster in an “epic rebirth” of the original film.

But the director insists it will be a film worthy of its title, telling Shock Til You Drop: “I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right.”

 

Read about more sci-fi remakes on MSN at http://movies.uk.msn.com/features/sci-fi-movie-reboots-to-watch-out-for

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren’t Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They’re releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren’t sequels, remakes or prequels.

Note: There’s no way we could possibly include every movie that fits into this category here. Please suggest other upcoming films that aren’t franchise pictures in the comments!

Big-Budget to Medium-Budget Films

Transcendence

Logline: Don’t upload Johnny Depp to the cloud, or you’ll unleash an A.I. apocalypse on the world, as he becomes an artificial superbeing. Seriously, don’t! This film is the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer, Wally Pfister.

Rover

Logline: Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson star in this near-future Western, set after the collapse of civilization, where a man is chasing the gang that stole his last remaining possessions.

Earth to Echo

Logline: A “found footage” version of E.T., in which a group of kids track down a weird alien named Echo, and help him escape from the authorities and maybe find his way home.

Read about the rest of this list from io9 http://io9.com/upcoming-genre-movies-that-arent-sequels-remakes-or-r-1550568313