Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring (Planet Terror) Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey; (Death Proof) Michael Bacall, Nicky Katt, Rose McGowan, James Parks, Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell
I guess the first bit of news that should be mentioned from AICN’s interview with Martyrs director Pascal Laugier is that an American remake of Martyrs is already in the works. It is, of course, not surprising in the least considering how well received the film has been since its festival debut, but it's a little disappointing nonetheless.
Though it’s now old news that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will be doing a page one rewrite on the script for the Hellraiser remake, which is still set to be directed by Inside team Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Variety finally got around to officially announcing it today.
This may seem a little confusing at first, but try to stay with me here. Koa Films is making a Piranha flick and Alexandre Aja is remaking the original Piranha (“New Piranha, Demons Remake!” – April 2007), OK? Two installments of the same film franchise were in the works, but Koa's was to be in 3D. Easy enough to follow, right?
Remakes, remakes, remakes ... they never end it seems. Have ideas run so dry in the movie business that anything and everything is worthy fodder for the retooling machine? Good thing we horror fans have Alex Aja on our side.
I still have very high hopes for Rob Zombie's Halloween regardless of what early reviews and even what our own staff have had to say about it. Zombie made a major comeback after House of 1,000 Corpses and even if the remake of Carpenter's classic isn't mind blowing, it can get by just by being fun to watch. Remember, you can't please everyone all the time.
The rumor’s been knocking about online for a few days now, but I guess since it’s in a trade paper, that must mean it’s official, right?
Starring John Jarrett, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips Directed by Greg McLean Released by Dimension Home Video