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The Goonies: Back in 2011, we asked director Richard Donner about possible sequels to any of his movies, and he said, "Maybe there is a possibility for The Goonies. We didn't try very hard to do one—we couldn't do the screenplay, and hopefully that means it lays where it lays." At the time, he was trying to mount a musical version of the movie. This weekend, however, he stated, "We're making a sequel" and "hopefully" bringing back the original cast, which include Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. No other details are available. [TMZ] Gremlins: We've heard talk about a reboot of Joe Dante's Gremlins for a long time, most recently last year, when Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was...
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Over the weekend, we heard the divisive news that a sequel to the 80s classic adventure The Goonies was in the works straight form director Richard Donner. In our report on that film, we recollected producer Frank Marshall's lamentation of remaking certain properties when a potential remake of Gremlins was said to be in the works. At the time, Marshall said that a remake of the director Joe Dante's 80s tongue-in-cheek horror couldn't move forward without permission from producer Steven Spielberg, and it sounds like maybe he's warmed up to the idea since AICN says the project is being fast-tracked at Warner Bros. More below! However, we should just chalk this up to rumor for the time being, because the source wasn't confident enough to make this story a scoop on its own and tossed it in with a single line at the end of their report on The Goonies 2. However, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros has fast tracked its Gremlins reboot.
The studio is "moving quickly" on the remake of Joe Dante's classic black horror comedy, according to Ain't It Cool.
Fellow '80s classic The Goonies was revealed last week to be receiving a sequel.
Director Richard Donner is hoping that the original cast from the kids adventure film will return for his next project.
A director and schedule for the project is yet to be announced.
Gremlins review: Fiendishly funny classic re-released for Christmas
Gremlins: The Top 10 Moments
Watch a trailer for Gremlins below: »
Following our report yesterday that The Goonies 2 is moving forward at Warner Bros., Ain't It Cool News reports that a remake of Gremlins has also been put on the fast track to production at the studio.
We reported in May that the Gremlins remake will be produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, although it isn't known if the studio has found a writer or a director at this time. However, the remake likely won't materialize without the involvement of Steven Spielberg, who served as executive producer on the original Gremlins.
Gremlins starred Zach Galligan as a young man who receives a gremlin as a gift from his father, which comes with three stringent rules: don't get them wet, don't feed them after midnight and don't expose them to sunlight. When these rules are broken, the gremlins replicate at an astounding rate and wreak havoc upon this small town. Hoyt Axton, »
Since Chuck ended a couple years ago, Zachary Levi has kept himself busy running The Nerd Machine, a company devoted to all-things-nerdly. Nerd Machine is currently planning the fourth year of Nerd HQ, the annual event held across the street from the San Diego Comic-Con which hosts sitdowns with geek luminaries. (A couple years ago, I saw the Nerd HQ talk with Damon Lindelof and Seth Grahame-Smith, and learned more than I ever wanted to about the travails of blockbuster screenwriters in Hollywood.)
Nerd HQ has raised over $400k for Operation Smile, and has also provided a nice counterbalance to »
- Darren Franich
Ff Comic book movie fans still have their Underoos in a bunch over the casting of the title superheroes in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot — Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch and Jamie Bell as the Thing — but at least they can rest easy knowing that a female actress won't be cast as Dr. Doom, as was rumored a few weeks ago. According to TheWrap, four male actors (with accents!) are on the short list to play the evil ruler of the fictional Eastern European nation of Latveria: Sam Riley (Maleficent), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor) and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd). The Fantastic Four reboot is slated for a June 19, 2015, release.
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Like it or not, Robocop 2014 happened and was an arguable success while it half-humanly, half-robotically stormed through the box office delivering justice. And with that justice comes another price: every ’80s movie and its sequel is continuing to get the reboot treatment while we all just wait around and see what sticks. Up next in the time machine is the 1983 Disney classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio is redoing its own material by taking the Ray Bradbury story and giving it to writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), who will make his feature directorial debut with the project. For those who said “I’m okay” after Fahrenheit 451 and haven’t familiarized themselves with other Bradbury novels, this one follows Mr. Dark, the evil owner of a traveling carnival (is there any other kind?). Dark gets his kicks by bartering with the residents of each town his carnival visits, their »
- Samantha Wilson
Ray Bradbury's classic 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes is set to be adapted into a feature film by Walt Disney Pictures. They've hired Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith to script the film. The guy can write fun novels, but so far his movie scripts haven't been that impressive.
The book was previously adapted into a film back in 1983. It's been so long since I've seen it that I honestly don't remember if it was good or not. The story follows a character named Mr. Dark, the evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on the residents of a small town by bartering possession of their souls for the dreams each one has. Smith had this to say in a statement:
“I have been so crazy about this book, and it was such a formative title in my life that I actually »
- Joey Paur
Attention book lovers! A classic tale is being revived for the big screen, and with Disney backing the adventure, we know this is going to be a sure-fire hit!
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a Ray Bradbury book about a traveling carnival run by an evil man. He goes from small town to small town, gathering souls in return for giving the townsfolk what they dream of most.
Disney has picked Seth Grahame-Smith to make his directorial debut for Something Wicked This Way Comes, but don't worry, Seth has more than enough experience with the dark and sinister. He's worked on the sets of movies like Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so there's plenty of experience supporting this choice!
This isn't the first time Something Wicked This Way Comes has made the leap to the big screen, and Seth plans to include many of the elements that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave B.)
Since it doesn't seem like Seth Grahame-Smith will ever see his novel remix Pride & Preudice & Zombies hit the big screens, the author has found work with other big screen projects. While his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter wasn't exactly a treat, Grahame-Smith has worked on the script for the gestating reboot of Fantastic Four, is collaborating with Tim Burton on a sequel to Beetlejuice, and there have been rumors that he's involved with a reboot of Gremlins. Now Deadline reports the writer is slated to make his directorial debut with a new adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes at Disney. For those who aren't familiar with Bradbury's book, here's the official synopsis: The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, »
- Ethan Anderton
Despite being a bit of a flop in North America, the moderate worldwide success of this year’s “RoboCop” remake has apparently proven to Hollywood that redos of ‘80s movies are profitable. They may not be breaking the bank, but they’re definitely putting more cash into these studios’ wallets. So, why not make more of them, right? First up, screenwriter/novelist Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) has finally found a project to make his directorial debut with. He’s teaming up with Disney to remake the 1983 film “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” which is based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. The novel tells the story of an evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who takes advantage of small town residents by taking possession of their souls in exchange for the dreams each person has. Grahame-Smith wants to take the novel and make it relevant for a whole new generation. »
- Ken Guidry
Seth Grahame-Smith will be making his directorial debut with Disney's upcoming reboot of Something Wicked This Way Comes. He is also writing a treatment for the project with the studio hiring a writer to script the project.
Based on a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury, the story follows two young boys named Jim Nightshade and William Halloway. The pair have a nightmarish experience with a traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one day. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth because he feels as though he is too old for Will.
Here is what the director had to say about the project. »
In the long line of adaptations and remakes that will arrive in cinemas from now until the end of time, there are very few that actually seem necessary. One exception might be Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, which Disney made in 1983 and now plans to remake, with writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) penning a treatment for the adaptation and making his directorial debut on the film.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is the story of two young boys whose small town is invaded by a traveling carnival, lead by the malevolent Mr. Dark. The carnival offers wish fulfillment of a sort – a chance for the adults of the town to relive lost childhoods, and for the children to become the adults they dream of. But it all comes at a horrifying price, as the two boys discover. The book is nothing short of terrifying, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Something Wicked This Way Comes was one of the oddities of 1980s family films. This was when children’s films were dark and unpleasant, just look at The Dark Crystal. Based on the book by Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes tells the story of a carnival lead by Mr. Dark (alarm bells ringing), which arrives in small towns and has a sinister motive involving the transferal of souls for dreams. The 1962 book was first adapted by Disney in 1983, which Bradbury also scripted.
Now it will be the turn of ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ author and Dark Shadows screenwriter, Seth Grahame-Smith to take on the classic tale as he takes to the director’s chair for the first time. Seth Grahame-Smith is currently working on a treatment, but the final script will be taken on by another, allowing Grahame-Smith to concentrate on directing.
Discussing the project, Grahame-Smith had this to »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Having released a film version of Ray Bradbury's dark fantasy novel Something Wicked This Way Comes in 1983, Disney has now hired Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith to direct a remake, just as soon as he finishes that Beetlejuice sequel he's making with Tim Burton. First Cary Fukunaga plans to make a new version of Stephen King's It, and now this. Why not remake every movie that freaked us out as children? At this point, it's not like we were going to make clowns fun and wholesome again anyway. »
- Halle Kiefer
"Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" scribe Seth Grahame-Smith is set to make his feature directorial debut on a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's thriller novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" for Disney Pictures.
The story follows Mr. Dark, the proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on a small town by making deals for the townsfolk's souls in exchange for the dreams that each one desires.
Disney previously adapted the property back in 1983 which Bradbury himself adapted, but later expressed disappointment that much was lost in translation.
Grahame-Smith says he plans to ignore the film and return to the book, including some of the classic scenes missing from the previous film.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Seth Grahame-Smith came in for a high level of opprobrium thanks to the disappointing one-two punch of his scripts for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which he adapted from his book) and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. It doesn’t seem to have done his career too much hard, however. He’s still busy writing the Beetlejuice sequel and is now set to direct a new version of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes for Disney.The Mouse House has form adapting this book, having brought it to screens back in 1983. Now, though, a new generation may get to be terrified by Mr. Dark and his travelling carnival, trading unspoken dreams for the awful price of small town residents’ souls.According to Grahame-Smith, it’s something he’s long dreamed of working on, and he went to Disney with an idea to distil the book more successfully »
Disney will remake their 1983 film, Something Wicked This Way Comes, itself an adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel of the same name. While the studio's resident screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith will set to work writing a treatment for the film, Disney will then hire a screenwriter to pen the actual script. Why not let Grahame-Smith handle those duties? Because he'll be making his feature directorial debut on this picture. Hit the jump for more. As Deadline reports, Disney is revisiting the creepy carnival tale of Something Wicked This Way Comes. The tale tells of a traveling carnival led by the mysterious, tattooed Mr. Dark, and two fourteen-year-old boys who have a harrowing encounter with the man. Though Bradbury scripted his own adaptation for the 1983 film, Grahame-Smith felt the movie left out a lot of the novel. “I have been so crazy about this book and it was such a formative title »
- Dave Trumbore
The 1983 film based upon the book by Ray Bradbury entitled Something Wicked This Way Comes should be a staple of required viewing in your household every Halloween. It celebrates everything fun about the wondrous time of year!
In case you've forgotten about it, Disney is looking to give you a reminder!
According to Deadline, Disney is making a new version of the classic thriller. The studio has set Seth Grahame-Smith to make his feature directorial debut on the project. He will begin work immediately writing a treatment, and the studio then will hire a writer to script the project. Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith Productions will be the producing banner, and Katzenberg will produce the film.
The novel tells the story of Mr. Dark, the evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on the residents of a small town by bartering possession of their souls for the dreams each one has. »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: Disney is making a new version of the classic Ray Bradbury thriller novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio, which turned Bradbury’s novel into a 1983 movie, has set Seth Grahame-Smith to make his feature directorial debut on the project. He will begin work immediately writing a treatment, and the studio then will hire a writer to script the project. Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith Productions will be the producing banner and Katzenberg will produce the film. The novel tells the story of how Mr. Dark, the evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on the residents of a small town by bartering possession of their souls for the dreams each one has. Grahame-Smith said it was his favorite book as a child, but he doesn’t feel the movie is sacrosanct. Although the late Bradbury wrote the script, he later lamented that the movie lost a lot of the book. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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