Posts Tagged: unnecessary remakes

ERICSON CORE

Ray Winstone Will Try To Fill Gary Busey’s Crazy Shoes In The ‘Point Break’ Remake

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The casting for the unnecessary 'Point Break' remake continues with Ray Winstone as the veteran FBI agent.

DAVE POSAMENTIER

Paramount Is Remaking 'Explorers' Because We Can't Have Nice Things

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Paramount wants to remake 'Explorers', the 1985 Joe Dante sci-fi movie about Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, and some other kid building a spaceship.

AMERICAN REMAKES

The Totally Unnecessary Remake Of 'The Raid: Redemption' Has A Director

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Screen Gems has tasked Patrick Hughes with the American remake of 'The Raid: Redemption,' which totally doesn't need to be remade.

ERICSON CORE

The Unnecessary ‘Point Break’ Remake Has Its Johnny Utah

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The casting for the totally unnecessary 'Point Break' remake is complete, as Luke Bracey will play Johnny Utah opposite Gerard Butler.

Crap

Kristen Stewart’s In A ‘Romantic’ Remake Of ’1984′ With Jennifer Lawrence’s Boyfriend

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Kristen Stewart is poised to bite her bottom lip and stare blankly ahead in 'Equals', an adaptation of an adaptation of George Orwell's '1984'.

MICHAEL STOKES

MGM is Remaking ‘Road House’ with the Director of ‘Alex Cross’ Because They Hate You

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For no reason other than CHA-CHING, MGM is remaking the 1989 Patrick Swayze cult classic Road House.

josh brolin

New red-band Oldboy clips offers glimpse at the hammer fight

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This new red-band clip from Spike Lee's US remake of <em>Oldboy</em> is short and sweet, but offers a short glimpse of what Lee's version of the iconic hammer fight sequence is going to look like.

CHAN WOOK PARK

TRAILER: Spike Lee steals Oldboy from a Korean

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Mild-mannered Korean shop owner Park Chan-Wook made the cult classic revenge movie Oldboy back in 2003, and ten years later, he turns his back for two seconds and Spike Lee comes along and steals it.

HOLLYWOOD UGLY

Trailer for the ‘Carrie’ remake: Chloe Moretz is a weird loner, okay, sure

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Carrie is a Stephen King story about the weird girl in school who gets teased and tormented mercilessly until her period unleashes the telekinetic power within, basically your typical uterine-sloughings-as-mind-bullets narrative.

DAVID AYER

In the upcoming remake, Scarface is Mexican now

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Brian DePalma's 1982 version of Scarface was a remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks film, updating the original Italian gangster based on Al Capone to a Cuban drug lord in Miami, to properly reflect the specific ethnic menaces of their respective times.

FEDE ALVAREZ

The Evil Dead Remake has a real trailer with gore and dub-step and stuff

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I posted the leaked New York comic-con footage from the Evil Dead remake last week and it caused quite a stir, judging by the nearly 4,000 Facebook shares, despite the crappy bootleg-quality video.

ADAM BERG

Universal remaking Videodrome with commercial director, Transformers writer

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Last we checked in on David Cronenberg – or Bronenberg, as I call him at our weekly poker games – he was <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/08/david-cronenberg-on-dark-knight-its-still-batman-running-around-in-a-stupid-cape">taking a big, stinky dump</a> on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the people who love those movies because we’re stupid for liking comic books, or something to that effect.

CHILDREN OF CELEBRITIES

The Red Dawn remake trailer will kill all the Koreans

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At long last, we have the trailer for MGM's remake of Red Dawn (directed by Bourne stunt coordinator Dan Bradley and actually shot in 2009), in which we reinvent a tiny hermit nation of starving Stalinists with a persecution complex as a massive invading force to avoid offending the Chinese (who, ironically for a Communist superpower, have too much money to risk alienating).

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

Trailer: Red Dawn remake brings Cold War paranoia to the 21st century

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In lieu of a regular trailer-trailer, our first look at the Red Dawn remake comes by way of an Entertainment Tonight segment with an announcer talking over the whole thing.

comic con

Here’s the three-boobed lady from Total Recall

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One of the biggest controversies surrounding Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake was whether it would include the three-boobed hooker like the original (yes, this is considered a controversy in the movie blog world.

MGM

Tom Cruise Is Remaking The Magnificent Seven

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For all the criticism that it has received, The Expendables was at the very least its own movie.

KORTZI

Holy Barf: A Van Helsing Remake with Tom Cruise Attached

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Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers 1 & 2, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, a million other things) get tired if they're not attached to twelve projects a month, and after <a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/peter-parker-gets-transformer-ed-alex-kurtzman-roberto-orci-to-pen-the-amazing-spider-man-sequel-20120424?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank">booking re-write duties</a> on Sony's Amazing Spider-Man sequel† (that's the sequel to the upcoming reboot, if you're keeping score at home), they needed something else to keep busy.

PRIVATE DICKS

The Rockford Files remake starring Vince Vaughn you always wanted

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As every studio exec knows, long ago the movie-going public spoke, saying, loudly and clearly "WE WANT REMAKES OF MEDIOCRE THINGS FROM THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES.

HAPPY MADISON

Adam Sandler is remaking Summer School? Well sunglass my dog.

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I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the 1987 Mark Harmon-starring Summer School, not because it was a good movie, but because it had a dog in sunglasses on the cover, which is always radical (he was sort of the proto-Marmaduke).


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