I first got the chance to talk to Jeremy Kasten a few years back when he did a little movie I was obsessed with seeing called Th
Though we have our own wish list of who should direct the long-discussed remake of Last House on the Left (there are some directors out there with a real vision for a new version), Wes Craven is circling one man in particular to get behind the remake.
Though it’s a bit slow by today’s standards, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is still seen by most as one of the most terrifying movies they’ve seen, be they hardcore horror fans casual moviegoers.
This came up yesterday, but for some reason I skipped right over it when I found it. Strange since The Wolfman remake is one of my most anticipated movies of next year.
So how about this for weird? The other day we reported the odd news that Alexandre Aja would be stepping behind the camera for a remake of Joe Dante’s horror/comedy Piranha (read it here if you don’t remember).
Man, why can’t they leave the Larry Cohen movies alone? Though I admit the original It’s Alive left much to be desired in terms of effects, the film itself was damn fine and indicative of the timeframe in which it was set; far from timeless, It’s Alive is a snapshot of a very specific period in history that just can't be duplicated. Now a new picture is being taken and something tells me its being done with a cheap-ass Polaroid.
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?
Everyone who starts their filmmaking career off with a low budget interpretation of what they see as a grand concept wishes, at one point or another, that they could just go back and remake it. Not in the George Lucas sense of more or less ruining the original film necessarily, but I’m sure all filmmakers have wished their first works were closer to their true vision.
Now this is the kind of smart thinking I like to hear from the world of Hollywood; Brad Fuller, one of the producers at Platinum Dunes, told the folks at B-D last night that there are absolutely no plans for another Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Finally, someone admits they don’t want to create a trilogy.
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We knew it was only a matter of time before the Filipino horror hit Sigaw would find its way into the hands of remakers, and of course the primary force behind it is Vertigo Entertainment.
The other day we reported the great news that J. T. Petty had been signed on to bring new life to the long-thought-dead Faces of Death franchise. We dropped a line to J. T. to find out just what he thought about the project and what he hopes to see happen with it.
Wow, it’s been a while since I heard anything about this possible remake. The biggest issue with switching sites as much as we have is you lose all those old news stories that would be great to reference in situations like this. I can tell you we last made mention of it in May of 2005 cause that’s when Ain’t It Cool caught the first scent of a whole new Death.
The trades are reporting this morning that the final specifics of a long-gestating deal between Michael Bay’s remake machine production house Platinum Dunes and the Universal spin-off studio Rogue Pictures have finally been settled, and the deal is in place.
Remakes, remakes, remakes … They are everywhere, aren’t they? Some have been done right like 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, and some like this year’s Omen had many seeing red long after they left the theatre. So what can we say so far about the retelling of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead?