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Zack Snyder to television? But is this the right property to do so?
Fans of Watchmen should be thrilled as Collider reported on Thursday that HBO and director Zack Snyder have had discussions on doing a series based on the graphic novel. The original movie came out in 2008 and starred Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Don’t think this is set in stone, Collider says, but there is some momentum towards a series happening.
“Preliminary discussions regarding ‘Watchmen’ have occurred but we have no additional information and no deals are in place”
Snyder directed Watchmen prior to becoming the head over the DC superhero universe with Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v. Superman and Justice League. It is still unclear if Snyder would do any work outside of producing, but it is definitely an ambitious project to attempt. »
- Zach Dennis
Horror films are a classic part of the film industry. What would we do if we couldn.t drown our real-world fears in a cinema seat while sucking down a giant soda and mixing candy into our popcorn buckets? Ever since one of the genre.s masterworks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, was remade in 2010, people have been wondering if the series remakes would continue. And, fans have also wondered if Jackie Earle Haley would return to his role in the next remake or if, possibly, Robert Englund would return to the role. Well, in a Twitter post recently, Englund states that that would be unlikely. Just for the record, I will Not be starring as Freddy in any new Nightmare projects, real or fictional. Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) September 29, 2015 So, what prompted this emphatic tweet from the former star of the frightful franchise? Well, an earlier article from Bloody »
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Reports have suggested that Englund could be tempted back to the role for the latest upcoming remake after he made comments about wanting to make some sort of return to the franchise.
Englund clarified his comments via his official Twitter account…
Just for the record, I will Not be starring as Freddy in any new Nightmare projects, real or fictional
— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) September 29, 2015
- Tom Beasley
Last month, we reported that New Line Cinema is looking to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street once again, just five years after their failed 2010 incarnation starring Jackie Earle Haley, which made just $63 million domestic from a $35 million budget. The project is still in very early stages of development, with no producers, writers or directors attached yet, but the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, doesn't think the studio should be remaking the iconic horror franchise again. Bloody-Disgusting discovered two videos from a recent Comic Con, where Robert Englund shared his thoughts about what he would like to see next from the franchise.
"You don't do remakes! I would do 'Freddy 9', you know? Or I would do 'Freddy vs Michael Myers'. Or I would do a prequel. I'd like to see 'Nightmare in the Hood'! I would! I think it'd be really interesting to do a line of, like, »
Britain-set action sequel London Has Fallen has been dealt another blow as its release date in the USA has been postponed for the second time.
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The sequel to 2013 blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen was initially set for a release in autumn of this year, but was subsequently moved to January 2016.
This would position the film at a similar time to the release of its predecessor, which became a surprise hit after grossing nearly $100m in the Us alone.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. »
- Tom Beasley
Originally dated for October 2015, Gramercy Pictures had already pushed bombastic action sequel London Has Fallen back into early 2016, and today the studio has confirmed that Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning won’t be dispatched for his mission in the English capital until March 4, 2016.
Reprising his role as the highly skilled and ruthless Secret Service agent, Butler’s sophomore outing will have his agent, as the title suggest, make the jump across the pond to thwart a new terrorist attack. When the British Prime Minister falls, it isn’t long before the city follows suit, as the enemies look to captialize on all of the world leader’s coming together in the worst way imaginable.
Keen to retain the same roster as 2013’s sleeper hit Olympus Has Fallen, director Babak Najafi’s has ensrued that Robert Forster returns as General Edward Clegg, while Sean O’Bryan and Radha Mitchell are also »
- Michael Briers
Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Wes Craven
A Nightmare on Elm Street has a special place in my heart. It was not only the first horror film I had ever watched, but it was the first film in which I took notice of a film’s director and its stars. Prior to A Nightmare On Elm Street, perhaps the only director I was familiar with was George Lucas. A Nightmare On Elm street was my gateway into the world of cinema, and I owe Wes Craven for that. For those who dare dismiss it as trash, I give you 2060 words as to why you are so very, very wrong.
Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was a »
Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. »
There was a lot of hoopla this year over “The Sound of Music,” but that isn’t the only musical celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Beatles’ “Help!” opened on Aug. 25, 1965, and the general consensus at the time was that it was the second-best Beatles movie ever made.
When the quartet made their film debut in 1964 with “A Hard Day’s Night,” Beatlemania guaranteed box office, but artistic expectations were low. Whenever rock-pop acts had previously hit the bigscreen, they were often in quickie exploitation fare, such as “Don’t Knock the Rock” (featuring Bill Haley & the Comets and Little Richard) and “Twist Around the Clock” (Chubby Checker) or the dozen Elvis Presley movies (with Col. Tom Parker bragging that each film was completed in 15 days).
So “Hard Day’s Night” took everyone by surprise, even earning two Oscar nominations. That set the bar awfully high for “Help!” Critics and audiences »
- Tim Gray
'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »
- Zac Gille
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...
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, »
If there’s but a few things in life that are certain, it’s death, taxes and reboots of popular horror franchises. That’s how the old saying goes, right? Just as Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Leatherface are all set to return to their own respective series after absences of varying length, so too has the re-emergence of the Bastard Son of a Hundred Maniacs has been announced.
To say things didn’t go so well last time they tried to remake A Nightmare On Elm Street would be an understatement, so it’s with some trepidation that we approach this news. One can only hope that lessons have been learned and that the team behind this redo have the savvy to build on past mistakes to make it a New Nightmare worth having.
Accepting that there’s nothing we can do about this film being made, »
- Joel Harley
Iconic horror characters don't stay dead for long, and it was only a matter of time until Freddy Kreuger returned to haunt audience's dreams. It's been five years since the decently successful but critically maligned reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley, and even longer since Robert Englund's turn in "Freddy vs. Jason," so the time has come for a new actor put on the razor gloves. The Wrap reports that New Line has tapped David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan,” "Red Riding Hood," "Wrath Of The Titans") to write the screenplay for the new 'Nightmare,' though there's no word yet on what the approach might be. It's probably safe to say the basic mechanics of the long-running franchise will be in place. Is there more than can be done with Freddy? Share your thoughts below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Dreams turned reality. Horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will be getting a reboot more than 30 years after the release of Wes Craven’s original, according to The Wrap. The film, which first terrorized audiences’ imaginations in 1984 and spawned four sequels, made a comeback in 2010 with director Samuel Bayer’s remake. It starred Rooney Mara, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over as Robert Englund’s famed villain, Freddy Krueger. Critics largely panned the new film. According to The Wrap, the new Nightmare script will be penned by David Leslie [...] »
Five years on from the Platinum Dunes remake with Jackie Earle Haley, studio New Line is planning to resurrect Freddy Krueger again, with another new Nightmare On Elm Street. Toby Emmerich will be among New Line's producers, while David Leslie Johnson will write the screenplay.A Nightmare On Elm Street, of course, arrived from horror icon Wes Craven in 1984, making an instant star of Robert Englund and an unlikely, wisecracking pop culture juggernaut of undead child-murderer Freddy. Five sequels of variable quality followed, plus an anthology TV series and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, in which the director tried to take back his character and make him frightening again. Englund's final scrape of the glove was in 2003's Freddy Vs Jason, mashing up the franchise with Friday The 13th, basically as a splatstick comedy.The Michael Bay-produced 2010 remake turned a profit but enthused nobody, even though Haley made a decent fist of it. »
One, two, another reboot coming for you. Three, four, the more franchise movies the better. Five, six, you get the point. Over at the Tracking Board, they're reporting that New Line Cinema is ready to try again with A Nightmare on Elm Street. Just a few years ago we followed very closely the most recent remake that came out in 2010, directed by Samuel Bayer starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy. And, once again, since that remake didn't end up doing so well they're simply going back to the drawing board and restarting because of course it's a successful name-brand horror franchise so they can restart and it still has a fanbase. Here's all the information Tracking Board has about the new version - which is currently being scripted. Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy »
- Alex Billington
New Line Cinema has started developing a new “A Nightmare On Elm Street” film and has hired David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan”) to write the script, TheWrap has learned. Burned boogeyman Freddy Krueger will return once again to haunt characters’ dreams. The role was made famous by Robert Englund before Jackie Earle Haley slipped on the razor glove in 2010, though the slasher role will likely be recast with a younger actor this time around. The 2010 movie was killed by critics, though it grossed $115 million worldwide, turning a bloody good profit for the studio. Also Read: Kurt Russell Horror-Western 'Bone Tomahawk'. »
- Matt Donnelly and Jeff Sneider
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Rumor has it that New Line Cinema is planning to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street -- again. Jackie Earle Haley starred as the iconic Freddy Krueger in a 2010 remake (above) that failed to find much favor with critics or audiences. The new version will be written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who recently signed on to adapt Dungeons and Dragons for the big screen; he's also working on a sequel to The Conjuring and Disney's new version of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [Tracking Board] Fantastic Beasts: Colin Farrell (True Detective, above) has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise. Farrell will play a supporting role, a wizard who meets...
- Peter Martin
Why concentrate on establishing new horror franchises when you can just recycle old ones? That’s the plan at New Line anyway, as A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is in the works. Freddy Krueger was last seen in the disappointing 2010 movie starring Jackie Earle Haley. That terrible reboot will be ignored by this one though, and David Leslie
- Josh Wilding
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