Weird things happen to comic book characters when they're adapted for the big screen. Sometimes a studio can nail it (Batman Begins), and sometimes, well, sometimes we get crap like Spawn and even worse Faust. Hopefully the powers-that-be can get Bloodshot right!
Another remake of a foreign film is on its way from Columbia Pictures, and we have all the details you need right here in case you just don't wanna go looking for the original.
A live-action feature adaptation of the R.L. Stine book series Goosebumps has been kicking around Columbia Pictures for months (if not years), and the last we heard Carl Ellsworth (co-writer of Red Dawn and Disturbia) had come aboard to write the screenplay. But things have changed, and now Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Killer) is starting over from Page One.
I'll never forget the first time I watched Flatliners, dumbfounded by the stupidity of Julia Roberts' character leaving her bra on during a crucial scene. Now that word has come of a remake of the film to be written by Source Code scribe Ben Ripley, we can only hope the new version doesn't follow the same silly path.
Ghost House & Universal Diving into Two New Frankenstein Projects; Summit & Columbia Working on Two More!
As a confirmed and proud Frankenstein fanatic, it always warms my heart when more tellings of the legendary tale go into production. Such is the case with the upcoming adaptations of the Peter Ackroyd novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein and the Kenneth Oppel novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.
Now this ... this is what we call fantastic news! Bryan Cranston, Emmy-winning star of AMC's incredible series "Breaking Bad", is in negotiations to play the villain in Columbia Pictures' remake of Total Recall.
There's a slew of ladies reading for the lead in Len Wiseman's upcoming 2012 redux of Total Recall, and we've got the scoop on who is on the shortlist! Dig it!
It's funny. Not ten minutes ago we were talking about the original Total Recall, and boom, a release date comes across our desks for the remake. Should we be worried? Does this weird coincidence somehow affect the space time continuum?
Hollywood is bleeding out the last of its news before the holiday break, and this latest tidbit shows that Len Wiseman's remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Total Recall is set to go before cameras in Canada in late March.
Ever since Ghost Rider opened in 2007, it seems like the only person clamoring for a sequel has been Nicolas Cage. Now word is coming out that Columbia is so desperate to get a Ghost Rider sequel into production before the franchise rights revert back to Marvel's new owners, Disney, that they may rush it into production with a skull not Cage's bursting into flame.
Here's one we didn't see coming. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud isn't exactly what you would call an A-list movie getting the remake treatment; however, there's some big time A-list talent behind this retelling.
Last we heard about Ghost Rider 2, David Goyer said he hadn't signed on yet but plans were already under way to base the sequel on a script he had written previously. Now today comes word that he is confirmed as a producer for the next installment and will polish his nine-year-old screenplay (including reworking its hard R-rated nature for a PG-13 rating), and while the continuity won't necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a story about Ridley Scott adapting Little Red Riding Hood (imagine that), but rather a police procedural thriller that Scott will direct from a Steven Zaillian script for Columbia Pictures.
Nicolas Cage has been talking about a Ghost Rider sequel for over a year now (see an earlier story by Foy from 9/4/08) and nobody paid him much mind, but now the trades are getting into the act and throwing around David Goyer's name to boot.
This morning Variety reports that Emma Stone has joined the roster of those who will be fighting alongside Woody Harrelson in the upcoming zomcom Zombieland, which begins shooting down in Atlanta, GA next month.