Wow, this is unexpected; Mark Romanek (pictured, One Hour Photo) has left Universal’s long-anticipated remake of The Wolfman, which was ramping up production for the last few weeks.
I really hate it when actors who are starring in horror films make it very clear from the get-go that they don’t like horror films. Is it a personal thing? Do I feel attacked and defensive because of their wussiness? Is that even a word?
Ryan Rotten of STYD recently updated a story about our confirmation that Rob Zombie would be directing the C.H.U.D. remake ("Zombie to Redo C.H.U.D.!" - November 2007). According to STYD Rob may not be attached to the redux at all, "We got word from Zombie's management team that he is NOT directing the remake."
UPDATE: This just in! Spoke with Rob and he confirmed he WILL be helming the C.H.U.D. remake! Now this would be just plain weird ... But kinda cool at the same time.
All right, I was thoroughly annoyed enough by this rumor being posted all over the place that I had but two choices; ignore it or post it myself. For the benefit of you, dear reader, I chose the latter.
I really don’t know how I feel about this. You never know with some directors these days, but can Len Wiseman refrain from making another Underworld?
I’m sorry, I love the man’s work as much as the next guy, but how did John Carl Buechler manage to get the kind of budget to remake his 1986 film Troll on the scale of The Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia?
I believe if you check the "movies in need of a remake" meter you will find Troll sandwiched rather low down the scale somewhere between Eddie Macon's Run and Ratboy. But Bloody Disgusting is reporting an exclusive - a remake of the Charles Band-produced/John Carl Buechler-directed 1986 campy horror flick Troll is in the works.
It’s good to hear that Jamie Blanks (Urban Legend) is staying away from Hollywood for the most part; they seem to screw up the man’s work and turn it into nigh unwatchable tripe.
Finally, some movement on the Wolfman redux front has taken place, and thankfully it’s actually good news, not news that, say, Drew Carey has taken over the title role. Now that is scary.
Remakes can be a really mixed and sour bag. For them to work they need to bring something new to the table, and they need to be helmed by people who not only know what they are doing but are also true fans of the genre. Enter Adam and Jace, or as you will soon know them, Night of the Demons