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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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Why Beetlejuice 2 has much to live up to

18 August 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Plans are afoot for a sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. But what made the original so special, and where might the sequel go?

Last week, an extremely cautious Winona Ryder confirmed on Late Night With Seth Myers that a sequel to Tim Burton's beloved 1988 haunted house comedy Beetlejuice was finally in the works. Ryder will be reprising her role as Lydia Deetz, with Burton back behind the megaphone and Michael Keaton, fresh from a career-resurrecting turn in Birdman (2014), again starring as 'the ghost with the most'.

Ryder's announcement was met with the inevitable woops and cheers from Myers' studio audience, but fans of Burton's breakthrough feature will be seeking reassurances that the forthcoming follow-up will remain true to the spirit of its predecessor.

For those who've never seen it, Beetlejuice tells the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a happily married couple living »

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Zach Galifianakis Will Take on The Joker as 'Lego Batman' Finds Its Villain

13 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We already knew Will Arnett and Michael Cera would be joining forces to take down baddies as the voices of Batman and Robin, respectively, in The Lego Batman Movie, but we didn't know who the blocky yellow pair would be trying to take down -- until now. According to The Hollywood Reporter Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice The Joker in Warner Bros.' forthcoming spinoff, which means my idea of turning the movie into an "Arrested Development" reunion and having David Cross or Tony Hale voice The Joker is all but dead, but it's okay, life goes on. I've grown a bit sour on Galifianakis in recent years, given the mostly one-note comedic range he has displayed since breaking out in 2009's The Hangover, but I liked him quite a bit in Birdman and I'm hopeful he can turn this role into something fun. The good news is »

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Lego Batman movie: Zach Galifianakis to voice The Joker

12 August 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Will Arnett's Batman will do battle with Zach Galifianakis' Joker in the upcoming Lego Batman film...

Work continues on building the Lego movie universe, and some fresh casting has been announced for The Lego Batman Movie.

We already know that Will Arnett will be reprising his voice work for Batman himself (he remains one of the absolute highlights of The Lego Movie), whilst Michael Cera has signed up to lend his tones to Robin.

Now we learn that Zach Galifianakis is in talks to bring his take on The Joker's voice to the screen. No more details than that have been revealed, but then to be fair, that pretty much explains the latest casting anyway.

Seth Grahame-Smith has penned the script for The Lego Batman Movie, and Chris McKay - animation supervisor on The Lego Movie - is directing this one. More on the film as we hear it. »

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Zach Galifianakis Is the Joker in 'Lego Batman Movie'

12 August 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one month after Michael Cera signed on to provide the voice for Batman's sidekick Robin, The Lego Batman Movie has found its main villain. Variety reports that Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice The Joker in this animated adventure. Will Arnett reprises his role from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie as The Dark Knight.

No specific plot details have been released yet, but producer Chris Miller said in November that this animated superhero movie will span every era of Batman filmmaking. With that being said, it's certainly possible that practically every Batman villain could be featured in this animated spinoff. It isn't known what other classic Batman characters are being eyed for The Lego Batman Movie, but there certainly are plenty to choose from.

Chris McKay, who served as the animation co-director and animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is directing from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith »

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Lego Batman Movie Casts 'The Joker' And It's Definitely Not Who You're Expecting

12 August 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to bring a brick version of the Clown Prince of Crime to life in Warner Bros.' Lego Batman movie. With Will Arnett reprising the role of the Caped Crusader from The Lego Movie, it's clear that they're going for comedic actors when it comes to building this world as Michael Cera was recently chosen by WB to play Robin. Galifianakis is an interesting choice for The Joker though, but as he's no stranger to playing somewhat unhinged characters, he should fit right in here. The movie is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, while Chris McKay is directing from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Are you looking forward to the Lego Batman movie? Let us know below »

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The Lego Batman Movie May Have Found Its Joker In Zach Galifianakis

12 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hangover and Birdman star Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to voice The Joker in Warner Bros.’ upcoming spinoff, The Lego Batman Movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Should the deal proceed as planned, the part would have him star opposite Will Arnett and Michael Cera for the animated feature, who are on board as crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin, respectively. Buoyed by the success of last year’s surprise hit, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will all return to oversee the anticipated spinoff, which will help flesh out The Caped Crusader’s role in WB’s burgeoning, blocky universe.

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In terms of script, Seth Grahame-Smith returns from The Lego Movie to help shepherd the spinoff to the finish line, while animation supervisor Chris McKay will be back behind the scenes.

Having lent his vocal chords to Bob’s Burgers and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots, »

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Zach Galifianakis Is The Joker In 'Lego Batman'

12 August 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, Mark Hamill... Zach Galifianakis? Well, the actor is certainly making the lineage of those who have taken on an iconic Batman villain pretty interesting. THR reports that Galifianakis has joined "Lego Batman" as The Joker. That's right, if the live-action DC universe wasn't big enough for you, there's an animated one too. He joins Will Arnett, who is reprising his role from "The Lego Movie," and Michael Cera (as Robin) in the superhero tale penned by Seth Grahame-Smith ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") with Chris McKay ("Robot Chicken") directing. This one is still a long way off — February 10, 2017 — but so far, looks like its keeping the same irreverent tone as its predecessor. »

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‘Lego Batman’ Casts Zach Galifianakis as the Joker

12 August 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice Batman’s enemy the Joker in Warner Bros.’ “Lego Batman.”

Galifianakis joins Will Arnett, who’s returning as the gruff voice of Batman from “The Lego Movie” and Michael Cera, who was recently cast as Robin.

“Lego Batman” will open on Feb. 10, 2017 — three years after the original. Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on “The Lego Movie,” is directing from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing.

Galifianakis starred in the “Hangover” trilogy, “The Campaign,” “Birdman” and the upcoming “Masterminds,” which has been delayed due to Relativity’s bankruptcy filing. He also did voice work on “Puss in Boots.”

He’s repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

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Zach Galifinakis To Voice Lego The Joker

12 August 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Hangover" trilogy scene stealer Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice Batman's enemy The Joker in the "Lego Batman" movie at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Galifianakis would join Will Arnett who is returning as Batman from "The Lego Movie" along with the recently cast Michael Cera as Robin. No word on what other villains we might expect from the upcoming film.

The film is currently targeting a February 10th 2017 release. Chris McKay helms from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Source: Variety »

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Beetlejuice 2: Winona Ryder set to return

11 August 2015 10:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Winona Ryder is set to rejoin Michael Keaton for Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2...

Just because we've not heard anything on the project for a little while, it doesn't mean there hasn't been progress. Plans remain afoot for Beetlejuice 2, which Tim Burton may well be getting to after he's finished directing his current project, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

Michael Keaton is set to reprise the title role for the new movie, which is being penned by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. And now Winona Ryder too has confirmed she's set to return for the movie.

"I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview", she said on Late Night With Seth Meyers in the Us.

"It was very hush-hush, top secret", she said, "and then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'oh yeah, »

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Winona Ryder confirms she'll be in Beetlejuice 2 with Michael Keaton

11 August 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Earlier this year we heard that Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was set to pen the upcoming Beetlejuice 2, and at that time seemed content with the "less is more" approach to Michael Keaton showing up in much of the film's runtime. Given that Keaton would be the major draw, I don't really see that happening, but he's not the only player to return. Director Tim Burton... Read More »

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Winona Ryder Thinks Beetlejuice 2 Is Still Happening

11 August 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Beetlejuice 2 has been a long time coming. Director Tim Burton has blown hot and cold on the project for the guts of a decade, although late last year, whilst out on the road with Big Eyes, he seemed more optimistic than usual.

Now, in an endearing interview with Seth Meyers, Winona Ryder has stated she thinks it’s going to happen. Other than expressing relative confidence regarding the sequel’s future, the actress doesn’t give much away, but her enthusiasm for and love of the material are palpable. Check it out below.

Beetlejuice is 26 years old, and deserves its reputation as one of the great, edgy PG-13 flicks of yore. Michael Keaton (now the most popular he’s been since 1993) gave a memorable turn in the titular role, whilst a younger Burton sat perfectly at home with the film’s macabre, off-beat sensibility.

Objectively I’m open to a sequel, »

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'Beetlejuice 2': Winona Ryder Confirms Her Return as Lydia

11 August 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the original Beetlejuice hit theaters way back in 1988, die-hard fans have been demanding a sequel. In recent years, we've been getting closer than ever to Beetlejuice 2 coming to fruition, with screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith revealing back in January that the movie sequel may start filming by the end of this year. Michael Keaton has long been confirmed to come back as the title character, with Tim Burton set to direct, but we haven't heard anything definitive about his original Beetlejuice co-stars, such as Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, Winona Ryder confirmed that she is in fact coming back for Beetlejuice 2 as Lydia Deetz.

"I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview. It was very hush-hush, top secret, 'I don't know what may happen, I don't know,' and then he »

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Winona Ryder Set To Reunite With Michael Keaton For Beetlejuice 2

11 August 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in December, you may recall director Tim Burton stating that Beetlejuice 2 was “closer than ever” to entering production – finally! Well, almost eight months later, it seems Winona Ryder has all but confirmed that the sequel is indeed on the brink of development, and it’s one that will reportedly reunite her with co-star Michael Keaton.

Speaking during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the actress essentially reaffirms that the supernatural follow-up is incubating in the early stages of production, and that the script will set the return of Keaton’s ghost with the most.

“I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview,” Ryder told Meyers. “It was very hush-hush, top secret, ‘I don’t know what may happen, I don’t know,’ and then he was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes’ and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah, »

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Ryder Returning For "Beetlejuice 2"

11 August 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Appearing on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, actress Winona Ryder has finally confirmed that she will be reprising the role of Lydia Deetz in the upcoming sequel to 1980s comedy classic "Beetlejuice".

The film has long been in development, but in recent months there's been some genuine movement on it with director Tim Burton and frequent collaborator Seth Grahame-Smith having worked on a script with the project potentially being Burton's next film after he wraps "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". Ryder says:

"I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview. It was very hush-hush, top secret, 'I don't know what may happen, I don't know,' and then he was doing some press for 'Big Eyes' and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it and Winona's gonna be in it.' So can I say...? I mean if he said it. »

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Poltergeist Remake Director Gil Kenan to Helm Five Nights At Freddy’S

29 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan will instill life in the animatronic animals of Five Nights at Freddy's, the upcoming Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular horror video game of the same name.

Collider relays the news of Kenan taking on the director's chair for the Five Nights at Freddy's film adaptation. In addition to directing, Kenan will also write the screenplay with Tyler Burton Smith.

Producing the project are Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and David Katzenberg.

Five Nights at Freddy's was created by Scott Cawthon and debuted last August. Since then, the game's infectious fear has spread amongst gamers and three sequels have been released. If you'd like to know more about Five Nights at Freddy's, we have the original game's official synopsis and teaser trailer:

"Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, »

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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in April, we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (Monster House, City Of Ember, Poltergeist remake) is set to direct, and will also co-pen the film's script... Read More »

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Five Nights At Freddy's movie lands Poltergeist director

28 July 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gil Kenan is to direct the Five Nights At Freddy's movie, following his work on Monster House and Poltergeist...

It's been a few months now since Warner Bros picked up the movie rights to bring the videogame series Five Nights At Freddy's to the big screen. And it doesn't sound like the studio is messing about: it's found the director for the project.

Gil Kenan, who helmed this year's Poltergeist remake, as well as the excellent animated movie Monster House, is signing on the dotted line to direct the film. Furthermore, he'll pen the screenplay for Five Nights At Freddy's alongside Tyler Burton Smith.

The idea behind the game, if you've not had the pleasure, is to work as a security guard at a pizza restaurant. Er, a pizza restaurant where animatronic delights wander through the corridors, looking for victims. It's a simple concept, and one that's generated three games to date. »

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'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie Lands 'Poltergeist ' Director

28 July 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has closed a deal with director Gil Kenan to take the helm of their video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy's. We first reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. secured the rights to the popular video game series, created by Scott Cawthon, which launched just last year. The story takes place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it's much more dark and sinister than the setting may lead you to believe.

Five Nights at Freddy's centers on a group of people trapped inside a popular pizza restaurant named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is similar to the Chuck-e-Cheese restaurant chain. They begin to relaize that, at night, an animatronic animal, part of the house band, comes to life and starts killing people left and right. Users play as the people who are locked inside, as they try to find a way to survive and make it out of Freddy's alive. »

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