13 items from 2015
In case last year’s 1984 Retrospective series didn’t confirm it, this writer is a huge fan of the Gremlins movies. The first film turned thirty (along with myself) last year and I spent pages and pages telling you all just why it is still so amazing today (it’s here if you missed it). With this all in mind it was quite obvious that when the lead actor from both movies, Zach Galligan, was announced for London’s Film and Comic Con, I seized the opportunity to interview him.
That being said, I had met Galligan at a previous London and Film Comic Con a couple of years previous. It was before my time at Thn and I hadn’t quite managed to reign in the inner fan girl and I fear I may have come across as rather excitable. »
- Kat Smith
May releases from Diamond Select Toys include Ghostbusters, Predator, and a zombified Jay and Silent Bob. Also in our latest round-up: 20 Seconds to Live, a Captain America vs. Iron Man infographic, and new Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World stills.
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- Derek Anderson
As it wasn't yet after midnight, Chris Columbus was allowed out of his cage to roam freely around CinemaCon last week, where he spoke to HitFix about the status of that planned Gremlins reboot. As Columbus reports, it's "in good shape," with a script he promises will be inspired by J.J. Abrams — in a good way. "I learned something from J.J. Abrams," he said. "You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past. Seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie, and seeing Harrison Ford and Chewbacca at the end of the [Star Wars] trailer ... we're going to apply that to Gremlins. We're not going to forget about the past." Zach Galligan is currently standing by his phone, trembling with anticipation. »
- Nate Jones
Chris Columbus may be more known now for his directing work, on the likes of Home Alone, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Mrs Doubtfire, but it was his writing that very much put him on the map in the 1980s. He penned Gremlins in 1984, and The Goonies in 1985, and he's thus involved in the planned reboot of the former, and The Goonies 2 as well.
If you were heartbroken to hear that Joe Dante's seminal holiday horror comedy Gremlins (1984) was on the track to being remade, you can cling to some hope that characters from the original film (perhaps both human and otherwise) will be involved in the new entry to the beloved franchise. In a recent interview, Chris Columbus—who wrote the original Gremlins and will produce the new film—shared details that hint at the Gremlins reboot being more along the lines of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and upcoming Star Wars movie in terms of mixing familiar faces with new characters. It sounds like this new Gremlins film could be more of a sequel than a remake.
Collider spoke with Columbus at CinemaCon about the Gremlins reboot, a project Warner Bros. recently hired Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps movie, Disturbia, Red Eye) to write. Columbus discussed revisiting the idea of a Gremlins »
- Derek Anderson
Several cast members from the classic 1985 film will mark its 30th anniversary at Showmasters London Film and Comic Con in July.
Also attending are Lea Thompson (Lorraine), James Tolkan (Strickland), Claudia Wells (Jennifer), Marc McClure (Dave), Harry Waters Jr (Marvin Berry), Donald Fullilove (Goldie), Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly in II and III), Frances Lee McCain (Stella) and Ricky Dean Logan (Data).
Fans will also be able to take photos with the 1885 clock tower, 1955 clock tower, Gibson amp and guitar, Doc Brown tombstone and, of course, the DeLorean itself.
The cast will take part in a special Q&A session with a moderator with questions from the fans.
Showmasters has also created an initiative titled Up to 88!, which aims to raise $88,000 to support the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. »
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
Carl Ellsworth, the scribe behind the Last House on the Left remake, as well as this October’s Goosebumps film, will pen the long-threatened remake of Gremlins. Directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbs, Gremlins saw a young man (Zach Galligan) receive a Christmas gift in the form of Gizmo, the unbearably cute Mogwai. Billy is given three rules as…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Maria and the von Trapp family are together again! Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and about half of the von Trapp children reunited on Thursday night in Hollywood for the 50th anniversary screening of "The Sound of Music," held at the Tcl Chinese Theater as part of the 2015 TCM Turner Classic Film Festival. While we all got to see Julie during the Oscars -- where she thanked Lady Gaga for her performance of a melody of songs from the musical -- it was great to see her alongside Captain von Trapp once again. The duo were joined on the red carpet by Kym Karath (Gretl), Heather Menzies (Louisa) and Debbie Turner (Marta). Unfortunately, none of the Von Trapp boys were in attendance. Other flashback stars in the audience included Jan and the T-Birds from "Grease," Zach Galligan from "Gremlins" and "Heidi" herself, Jennifer Edwards. The film opened 50 years ago earlier this »
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Director Chad Ferrin, from Someone's Knocking on the Door and The Ghouls fame, has released the first trailer for The Chair. The clip shows a sadistic prison warden and his many prisoners. Each undergoes a horrifying series of tortures. Starring Bill Oberst Jr., Zach Galligan and Roddy Piper, fans of horror can preview the film here. For more on the story, The Chair focuses on Richard Sullivan (Timothy Muskatell). He is sentenced to Death Row, despite being innocent. His fellow prisoners are used as victims of the warden, while he does his best to survive day to day. When the torture becomes too much, Richard turns on everyone around him. But, when his sanity begins to leave him, Richard begins to understand that there are things worse than death. The first trailer for the film shows some of the settings and characters. The film is shot mostly indoors, behind bars. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Walker Stalker Con is coming to Dallas March 14-15!
Steven Yeun (Glenn) and David Morrissey (The Governor) are among the actors from the hit show The Walking Dead scheduled to appear at Walker Stalker Con, to be held at the Dallas Convention Center on March 14 and 15.
Walker Stalker Con is a Walking Dead-centric convention founded by the team behind the Walker Stalker Podcast, and will tour seven cities throughout 2015. Events, panels, and zombie-themed experiences are held at each convention, and a number of celebrity guests attend and sign autographs.
In addition to Yeun and Morrissey, among the Walking Dead guests scheduled to appear at Dallas are Emily Kinney (Beth), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Tyler James Williams (Noah), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Emma Bell (Amy), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and over a dozen additional cast members. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Principal photography just wrapped up on the feature The Chair, based on a 2006 graphic novel of the same name. Stills can be seen here.
An innocent man on death row witnesses the murders of his fellow inmates at the hands of the psychotic Warden. To survive, he … Continue reading →
Back in May 2013, Warner Bros. hired Seth Grahame-Smith and his partner David Katzenberg to produce a Gremlins reboot. In April, the studio put the project on the fast track, although it was never confirmed if a writer or director had been attached. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the project is no longer moving forward and has been put on indefinite hold. Although, he does hope to revisit it sometime in the near future.
"I think we just ran out of steam. It's one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things. It's something I would love to come back to, but right now Steven (Spielberg) is making two movies back to back and Chris Columbus is busy. We're all taking a five-minute break on that."
While it isn't known if a full screenplay has been written, Seth Grahame-Smith did conceive a story, »
13 items from 2015
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