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Certain things in history are just fact: the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066, President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, and Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.
The study of other parts of history can be open to interpretation though. For example, some people argue that King Richard III was an evil tyrant, while other believe he was no better or worse a monarch than any of his predecessors or successors. Alternatively, some historians argue that the Treaty of Versailles and the “failed peace” following the Great War made the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and the subsequent onset of World War II “inevitable”, while others believe the two global conflicts are not as intertwined as this.
But this does not present a problem in itself, because history is a discipline that is intended to forge debate, research, argument and measured reasoning. It »
- Chris Waugh
A cast of eclectic characters come together with bloody results in the official trailer for Bastard. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details on Joe Kelly's graphic novel, Bang!Tango, as well as four new T-shirts from Fright Rags, including one that showcases Dr. Decker from Clive Barker's Nightbreed.
Bastard follows newlywed, hitch-hiking serial killers, a brother and sister on the run, and a trigger-happy suicidal cop as they get caught in an increasingly bizarre series of murders committed by a masked killer near a mountain-town bed and breakfast."
Bang!Tango: Press Release - "Vinnie’s years in the mob have him constantly looking over his shoulder, on the run from The Jock, a sadistic mob boss, and his gang. Vinnie has finally »
- Derek Anderson
There’s been a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” movement with the Gremlins reboot, but things finally seem to be getting back on track. Attempting to firm up the production team, Warner Bros. has hired Carl Ellsworth to write the script. Fingers crossed, this hopefully means the studio is close to naming a director. The news of Ellsworth’s involvement was first reported by Deadline. He has already written a lot in the horror genre, including Disturbia with Shia Labeouf, The Last House On the Left with Garrett Dillahunt, and Red Eye with Rachel McAdams. More recently, he wrote the script for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. So this won’t be his first time writing stories about creepy critters. Christopher Columbus wrote the script for the original Gremlins in 1984, and »
Some kind of Gremlins do-over has been threatened for years. I can even remember a time when it came up and the prospect of CG Gremlins brought to mind nothing more convincing than the dancing baby from Ally McBeal.
Do we need a remake of Gremlins? No, not really. But neither did we ‘need’ a sequel, and Joe Dante managed to make Gremlins 2 into one of the strangest, most unpredictable and idiosyncratic summer blockbusters I have ever, ever seen.
Will Ellsworth’s script deliver such riches? Well, I won’t hold my breath, but maybe it will. I hope he at least feels free to go a little wild. Gremlins should not be tamed. »
- Brendon Connelly
Carl Ellsworth, who has written the upcoming Goosebumps film, is a consistent writer in Hollywood and has penned the scripts for films such as Disturbia and the remake to The Last House on the Left. He will work from a previous draft by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
A mooted remake/reboot of Gremlins has been mooted for many years, with many rumours at one point or another pointing to a sequel rather than a remake, but now it seems Warner’s are set on refreshing the franchise which has laid dormant since 1990’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
- Scott J. Davis
The last we heard, the long-mooted Gremlins reboot was on hold.
The new addition to the film series created by the great Joe Dante was being written by Seth Grahame Smith, but in January, he revealed that the project had "run out of steam" - producers Christopher Columbus (who wrote the 1984 original) and Steven Spielberg were, he said, busy on other projects.
"I think we just ran out of steam", he said. "It's one of those things where everybody got so busy doing other things. It's something I would love to come back to, but right now, Steven's making two movies back to back and Chris Columbus is busy [making Pixels]. We're all taking a five-minute break on that".
We're now hearing that Grahame-Smith, the writer of »
There have been rumblings of a remake of the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins developing at Warner Bros. with last year bringing a rumor that Chris Columbus would be producing the remake. Now Deadline confirms that the studio is indeed working on reviving the original film from Joe Dante with a new version that will be scripted by Carl Ellsworth, who recently wrote the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps horror book series, as well as Disturbia (which is basically a remake of Rear Window) and remakes of Last House on the Left and Red Dawn. Steven Spielberg will also be producing this one too. If for some reason you're not familiar with the silly little horror flick, it took place in a small town where a young man came into possession of an odd little animal called a Mogwai. And this adorable little guy had some rules to take care of him, »
- Ethan Anderton
Ellsworth is the latest screenwriter to be attached to the horror comedy remake, Deadline reports.
30 years since Gremlins: Stars of the Christmas cult classic then and now
Gremlins looks to be progressing again after 'running out of steam' earlier this year.
Previous writer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the project wasn't moving ahead back in January.
Watch a trailer for the original Gremlins below: »
Christopher Columbus penned the original film about a cuddly creature named Gizmo who must not be fed after midnight or exposed to water, otherwise he spawns evil cousins that destroy everything.
Columbus and Steven Spielberg will both produce the reboot, but neither will direct. No word on who might take the helm yet.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Back in January, we reported that the Gremlins reboot is on "indefinite hold," with producer Seth Grahame-Smith claiming that the project simply "ran out of steam." Today, Deadline reports that the project is moving forward once again, hiring screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps) to pen the script. We first reported on the project back in May 2013, when both Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg were brought on to produce, but neither of them were mentioned in this new report, so it's possible that they may be off the project entirely.
The site also reports that Chris Columbus, who wrote the 1984 original, will serve as a producer alongside original executive producer Steven Spielberg, but no story details were given on this reboot. Chris Columbus was at one time believed to be directing, although studio sources say that isn't happening at this point. It isn't known if a full screenplay was ever written before Carl Ellsworth came on board, »
Joe Dante's seminal horror comedy Gremlins celebrated its 30th anniversary last summer and its underrated sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, will have its 25th birthday this June. The anniversaries of these two memorable creature features may have many remembering the franchise and wishing for that third installment that never was. Though a Zach Galligan-starring Gremlins 3 sadly never came to fruition, a remake has been in and out of the works for quite some time and was recently presumed to be dead. But Warner Bros. looks to be resurrecting the project, as they've hired a writer to scribe the remake, one who has lent his pen to both the hardcore horror and horror comedy sub-genres.
According to /Film, Warner Bros. has hired Carl Ellsworth to pen the Gremlins remake, with Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg are producing the project. Many fans will remember that Columbus wrote and »
- Derek Anderson
Warner Bros.’ remake of its eighties monster classic Gremlins has been through the ringer, but its long, arduous path to the big screen has taken a giant leap forward today. Even though January brought word that the movie was effectively dead in the water, Deadline reports that the studio has hired a new writer to punch up the project. Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye) has been contracted to pen this contemporary take on the story, which will likely involve the cute mogwai Gizmo, an irresponsible owner and a batch of malevolent gremlins.
The report goes on to confirm that Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg will both team up to produce. Previously, we’d heard that Joe Dante, who directed the 1984 movie and its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch in 1990, was not interested in returning to the director’s chair. As that’s still thought to be the case, Deadline »
- Gem Seddon
Color me shocked: the Gremlins remake is gaining momentum once again. In an era where TV shows like Coach and Full House are being given the redo treatment, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. hasn’t given up on a new adaptation of Joe Dante’s 1984 classic. The most recent iteration of the project had Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) producing and bringing an idea to Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus—who scripted the first film—but he recently said the project “ran out of steam.” Well it looks as though Warner Bros. has found plenty more steam to throw into the property, as Deadline reports that Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the Gremlins remake, with Columbus and Spielberg producing. Ellsworth’s credits include the remakes The Last House on the Left and Red Dawn, as well as the upcoming Goosebumps, so his »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Warner Bros has set Goosebumps scribe Carl Ellsworth to write Gremlins, the remake of the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film about the cuddly creature Gizmo who must not be fed after midnight or exposed to water…or else he spawns evil cousins who’ll tear apart your hometown. The memorable original black comedy was scripted by Christopher Columbus, who’ll produce this along with Steven Spielberg, an exec producer on the original. It’s not surprising that Warner Bros… »
Though a lot of fans of the Gremlins films that originally seared the critters into our memories might want to add “don’t ever try to remake the original” to the famous list of rules for care of Mogwai, Warner Bros, Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus are nevertheless still pushing ahead with a reboot. Carl Ellsworth is the latest writer to take a crack at the script.Exactly what the studio wants from the new film is not yet clear, since it’s still deep in development. But chances are there will be a new take on the first film’s story – famously written by Columbus with Joe Dante marshalling the madness – set in a sleepy, quaint American everytown at Christmas that is thrown into chaos by the bolshie beasts.Spielberg (who produced the original) and Columbus are strictly on board as producers for now, and seem to have hired »
Despite Joe Dante having no involvement and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith saying the reboot was in a "holding pattern", Warner Bros is moving forward with their new version of Gremlins and have a new writer on board to script it. Deadline reports that the studio has selected Carl Ellsworth to write a new draft of the Gremlins reboot which is being produced by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus. Spielberg executive produced the original Gremlins and Columbus served as »
- Alex Maidy
The latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine was already shaping up to be a special one, with Slipknot's Corey Taylor guest-editing the issue, but it became an absolute dream for metal and horror fans when Taylor asked The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard to illustrate the cover and participate in an exclusive interview. We take a look at that cover (and the behind-the-scenes process of its creation) in our latest round-up, in addition to details on the feature film adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants graphic novel and Arrow Video's impressive limited edition Blu-ray/DVD release of Society.
Charlie Adlard's Metal Hammer Magazine: "Charlie Adlard – acclaimed illustrator from the Walking Dead comics – has designed Metal Hammer magazine’s special gatefold front cover with Exclusive artwork of every member of Slipknot. Trust us, it looks badass.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has taken over »
- Derek Anderson
Everyone knows Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, but did you know he was the king of set visits as well? A few videos have surfaced recently showing the legendary musician on the set of Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Richard Donner’s The Goonies and Chris Columbus’ Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The […]
- Germain Lussier
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s acclaimed comic book series I Kill Giants is set for a big screen adaptation courtesy of Oscar-winning director Anders Walter (Helium) and producer Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).
I Kill Giants revolves around a young girl who finds an escape from reality courtesy of a fantasy life filled with magic and monsters. Published by Image Comics between 2008 and 2009, the series was named one of the best graphic novels of 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and also picked up the Gold Award at the International Manga Awards.
“[I’m] overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, vision and sheer talent of the team we’ve assemble,” said Kelly, who will also write the script for the movie. “Chris and Anders understand the book on an instinctive level and will translate it into a hell of a film. »
- Gary Collinson
Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.
/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.
Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.
Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle. »
- Zach Dennis
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