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It looks there will be some midnight feeding going on over the next few months, as the long-rumored "Gremlins" remake could finally happen.
Warner Bros., which distributed the 1984 original, will apparently proceed with its plans to reboot the horror-comedy classic, this according to horror-movie news site Bloody Disgusting.
Seth Grahame-Smith, king of modern horror comedy, is attached to produce the effort with David Katzenberg. "Gremlins" won't mark the first time the duo has worked together, as they are the creators of the MTV comedy "The Hard Times of Rj Burger." Grahame-Smith made his first foray into film last year after penning the scripts for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" update and the movie version of his novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." He has also found fame with his satirical best-seller "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," which was recently resurrected for a big-screen adaptation with Lily Collins in a starring role. »
- Matthew Jacobs
A remake of Gremlins has been on the cards for some time. It’s going to happen, no matter how much your inner child repulses at the thought. Now, Bloody Disgusting reports that genre reboot maestro Seth Grahame-Smith has been tapped by Warner Bros to produce and he will team up with producer David Katzenberg for the kiddy-monster flick.
Whether this is speculation or not remains to be seen, as Warner Bros. have yet to release an official statement. Should it go ahead with the assembly of talent rumoured, it will mark a reunion for the two producers. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Grahame-Smith wrote and Katzenberg is producing the currently in-development Beetlejuice sequel.
No director for the project has been announced, but could original helmer Joe Dante take the job? He mentioned back in 2010 that he’s no interest in a Gremlins 3 but acknowledged that a reboot was inevitable at some point. »
- Gem Seddon
Hermione actor of Harry Potter series switches to the vain and amoral as celebrity-fixated Hollywood gangster
Were she a real person rather than one of the protagonists of the most successful film franchises in history, Hermione Granger would in all likelihood blanch at the latest movie role taken on by Emma Watson.
The 23-year-old actor, who played the bookish Hermione across eight instalments and 11 years, is now the star of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, a dazed and subtly disturbing tale of real-life burglary, privilege and celebrity which is heading this month for the Cannes film festival.
The picture tells of a gang of teenagers preying on the Hollywood homes of stars such as Paris Hilton (who was singled out for repeat visits), Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. From these figures they swiped more than $3m (£1.9m) worth of cash and goods using only chutzpah and the internet: once »
- Ryan Gilbey
Chris Columbus (above) can now add novelist to his skills roster. The Goonies writer and director of Home Alone and two Harry Potters has his first novel out, House of Secrets, a young-adult book co-written with Ned Vizzini. Starting as a screenplay, it turned into a novel because there was not “enough money on Earth to turn it into a film”. »
Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
As the last metallic shrieks of Iron Man 3 die away, movieland is getting ready for the next blockbuster to come hurtling down the pipe. Attention now turns to a little number called Star Trek Into Darkness, directed by someone named Jj Abrams.
Now, our Jj may have gone over to the dark side by signing up for the next Star Wars movie, but Into Darkness, screened for the press ahead of its world premiere tonight, has shown that the force is still with him. (Or is he living long and prospering? I'm confused.)
Anyway, we posted a call for questions to put to the Stid team; you'll be able to see the outcome next week.
Hillary Clinton biopic aimed at potential presidential campaign
Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award nominated cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt about being a teenage photojournalist, working with director Mike Nichols, the Oscars and the current state of filmmaking...
My sister is a painter and architect, my father was a doctor but he always wanted to be a musician, and my mother was interested in painting. I was surrounded by art in my childhood,” states Stephen Goldblatt who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of seven; four years later he became obsessed with photography and later as a teenager Goldblatt was hired to work for London Life Magazine owned by the Sunday Times. “I was working as a photographer when I was 18. The thing about old style film photojournalism was that you were telling a story in still pictures and not being digital, you tended to try to do »
Director Chris Columbus is king of the family film and now he's written a children's novel. Elaine Lipworth meets him
The new children's book House of Secrets was written by a first-time novelist but there are already predictions that it will be a runaway bestseller. The author, Chris Columbus, has had a firm finger on the pulse of pre-teens ever since Macaulay Culkin was left home alone to defend the house from bumbling burglars. Best known as a film-maker, Columbus directed that 1990 comedy as well as other blockbusters including Mrs Doubtfire and the first two Harry Potter films. He is the undisputed king of family films.
The director's literary debut is an adventure about a family who move into a spooky house once owned by a mysterious pulp-fiction author. The parents go missing and the children find themselves trapped inside a dangerous imaginary world. Written with a co-author, Ned Vizzini, »
- Elaine Lipworth
With writing The Goonies, and directing Home Alone and two Harry Potter films on his resume, Chris Columbus has serious experience when it comes to weaving stories that resonate with kids. Now the writer-director has released his first novel, House of Secrets, a young adult book co-written with Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story). The book, from HarperCollins, is the first in a planned trilogy, and follows the three Walker siblings as they go on an adventure to save their parents. Columbus tells The Hollywood Reporter the story began as a screenplay, but he decided to make it
- Aaron Couch
Another week has come and gone, and another bundle of brand new trailers have been released showing just what's in store for film fans in the coming months. From crime thrillers such as Only God Forgives and The Iceman to adventures like Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, there's something for everyone!
Digital Spy takes a look at the last seven days in trailers below...
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn team up again not long after the outstanding Drive for this brutal crime thriller. Gosling stars as Julian, a man on the run from the British authorities and is now managing a drug smuggling operation with his brother, with a Thai boxing club as cover. Visually stunning and featuring a goosebump-inducing score, Only God Forgives will be out later this year.
'The Iceman' trailer: ' »
Bill Bryson is one of America.s most interesting travel writers, able to weave together humor in with what it takes to be a human on Earth, instead of just listing locations and describing their histories. His frequent dabblings in science, history and language are just as interesting, but aren.t as easy to adapt. Robert Redford has been trying to get Bryson.s 1998 travel diary A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail produced for around eight years now, with directors like Chris Columbus and Barry Levinson coming into the fold and leaving without a lot of progress following those announcements. Let.s hope we aren.t being dragged down an Appalachian Trail of false hopes here, as the L.A. Times reports cult director Richard Linklater has taken the reins on the independently financed project, which Redford is still set to produce. Linklater is still »
Robert Redford is set to produce and star in the film which involves two boyhood friends who go their separate ways and come back later in life for an outdoor adventure - a walk along the Appalachian Trail.
Nick Nolte will co-star as the other friend and the pair make wry observations about life along their journey.
Redford has overseen a number of drafts of the screenplay, the most recent by Pulitzer-winning novelist Richard Russo. Shooting could begin as early as this Fall.
Source: The Los Angeles Times »
- Garth Franklin
Walk is “a comic tale with travel overtones and involves two boyhood friends who go their separate ways and come back later in life for an outdoor adventure. In Bryson’s tome, the writer and his pseudonymously named friend Stephen Katz try to walk the Appalachian Trail, in the process making sly observations about the world around them and their own lives.”
Personally I think this film is perfect for Linklater. If all goes as planned shooting will commence in the fall
What do you think?
Source: The La Times
- Philip Sticco
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte have signed on to star in A Walk in the Woods, which also has Richard Linklater attached to direct. The project had been stuck in development for many years, with other filmmakers such as Chris Columbus and Barry Levinson attached to direct at one point.
The project is based on the popular travel memoir by Bill Bryson, which chronicles his return home to America after spending over 20 years in England. The story unfolds as he goes hiking with an old friend on the Appalachian Trail. Robert Redford will play Bill Bryson, with Nick Nolte portraying his friend, Stephen Katz.
"A Walk in the Woods is the kind of movie that has something to say but »
Robert Redford might have been able to bring the Sundance Film Festival to life, and snag a job overseeing the tricky organisation that is S.H.I.E.L.D., but his cinematic white whale appears to be Bill Bryson’s A Walk In The Woods. Now Redford might have the right man for the director’s chair, with Richard Linklater set to come aboard.Adapting Bryson’s beloved travelogue about two childhood friends – the writer and his pal Stephen Katz, who try to walk the Appalachian trail while trading observations about life in general and their own in particular – has been a passion project for Redford since at least 2005.He originally planned it as a reunion with Butch Cassidy/The Sting co-star Paul Newman, an effort curtailed by Newman’s death in 2008. Nick Nolte is taking over the part, but development has proceeded at a glacial pace with writers »
"Tell me those aren't sharks."
Back in 2010, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief opened in theaters, ready to capitalize on the popularity of Harry Potter — Christopher Columbus, the director the first two Harry Potter movies, was at the helm. Like Potter, it told a story of a young kid who finds out he has extraordinary powers and is actually the son of an extraordinary parent (in this case, Poseidon). Though critics were mixed, the movie made enough money for a sequel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, which will put the Percy Jackson movie franchise to the test this summer.
Next Showing: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters opens August 16th
Link | Posted 4/3/2013 by Ryan
- Ryan Gowland
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters has premiered its first trailer online.
The fantasy sequel, based on Rick Riordan's book The Sea of Monsters, sees Logan Lerman's titular hero unite with Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Clarisse (Leven Rambin) and Tyson (Douglas Smith) to go in search of the mythical Golden Fleece.
Previous Percy instalment Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was released in 2010 and grossed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office. »
Parents who sought out Chris Columbus’ 2010 Percy Jackson adaptation likely are looking forward to the sequel, because the original was a fun and fast-paced family adventure that tapped into a rich mythology, provided by author Rick Riordan’s books. Percy, who was played by up-and-coming talent Logan Lerman, learned he was a demigod … a son of Poseidon, the God of the Sea. The movie did Ok at box offices, but 20th Century Fox realized the franchise potential, and went ahead with an adaptation of the second novel, The Sea of Monsters. And that’s exactly what you get in the first official trailer, which made its debut on MTV. The clip has a Cyclops, speeding cabs, a gigantic whirlpool and Nathan Fillion. Amazing! Percy Jackson:...
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In 2010 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief grossed $88.7 million domestically and added an additional $137.7 million internationally on a $95 million budget, which isn't exactly the greatest return on investment... at least not theatrically. I'm sure the result was positive after TV rights and home video, but releasing a sequel three years later when no one was really discussing the first one seems a bit odd... to me at least. Additionally, the first film was directed by Chris Columbus, director of the first two Harry Potter films and the two Home Alone features, the upcoming release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is directed by Thor Freudenthal whose credits inclue Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Hotel for Dogs, which I guess suggests the kind of audience Fox is looking to attract. That said, the first Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters trailer has now premiered in advance of its upcomign August »
- Brad Brevet
The first trailer Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters has been released. The first Percy Jackson received mixed critical response and lukewarm box office, but the sequel seems to be retaining the same tone even though Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) has replaced Chris Columbus at the helm. Hopefully, the sequel will have a better plot, but since this trailer appears to give away a lot of the movie, it already looks overcrowded with the best moment belonging to Nathan Fillion, who plays Hermes. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Stanley Tucci, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Missi Pyle, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Mary Birdsong. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters opens in 3D on August 16th. Click over to MTV to watch in HD. »
- Matt Goldberg
In 2010, the young adult fantasy flick "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" was released to little fanfare and adequate box office, notable if only for the fact that former "Harry Potter" overseer Chris Columbus directed it and that it featured a host of big name actors. Apparently, though, it was a sizable enough hit to warrant a sequel, which is what we're getting this summer in "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters." It even has a snazzy new trailer! The first film revolves around the titular character (Logan Lerman), who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon and that there are other kids like him who have similar mythological Greek backgrounds. It was sort of like "X-Men" but with Greek myths in place of comic book heroics. This movie has Percy and his buds trying to save the world from an insidious plot that has them venturing into the »
- Drew Taylor
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