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MTV’s Teen Wolf Trailer

16 November 2010 7:14 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

When it was first announced that MTV was producing a TV series based on the classic '80s comedy Teen Wolf, I think most of us knew where it was heading. Nonetheless, seeing the movie get the full Twilight makeover in this first trailer is still a bit of a shock to the system if you grew up with the original film. Thanks to the hunky Taylor Lautner, werewolves are hot, sexy and cool... they are no longer socially awkward geeks who struggle to come to terms with adolescence. There is no trace of the geeky charm that Michael J. Fox brought to the role, instead we have Tyler Posey in the lead role with the same chiseled good looks as every other teen heartthrob nowadays. I just don't understand why they even bothered to name it Teen Wolf. The title seems too innocent and goofy for this show, and »

- Sean

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MTV greenlights new versions of “Teen Wolf,” “Skins”

15 November 2010 9:58 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

MTV’s reinvention of the 1980s movie Teen Wolf is moving forward, says The Hollywood Reporter. The 1985 film starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who discovers he is a werewolf. The MTV version will be set in high school, draw from the horror genre to explore werewolf mythology and include a romantic plot line.

MTV is also remaking another show that not that many people are familiar with. Skins is a British series that follows a group of teenagers who do bad things like drugs, have sex, do more drugs, and have more sex.

Here is the press release:

Filled with suspense, horror and the struggle to discover one’s true identity, MTV puts a modern spin on one of the most popular classic films of the eighties, MGM’s Teen Wolf. The reinvention comes alive as a sexy thriller set against the drama of high school life with a forbidden, »

- Staff

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Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed Exclusive Interview Teen Wolf (MTV’s Reboot Airing in 2011)

19 October 2010 8:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new MTV original series Teen Wolf, from Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis, is a darker more dramatic version of the cult classic 80’s film, starring Michael J. Fox. The reboot combines friendship and love in the context of horror and high school, over 12 one-hour episodes, shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, that will air in 2011.

The story follows the life of often unnoticed lacrosse player Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who wishes he could just be popular. One night, when his best friend Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) convinces him to go out into the woods to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness and narrowly escapes an attack with a vicious bite in his side. When strange things start to happen, and Scott realizes that he has new powers and abilities, he quickly learns that his life will never be the same.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, »

- Christina Radish

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Will Audiences Take The Bait?

13 October 2010 9:19 PM, PDT | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

While they often make us a feel a little uneasy about going into the water, shark movies have always proven a hit with audiences. Fans of the genre may be excited to hear that shooting has just started on the Gold Coast for Bait 3D, a new shark action film shot in, uh, 3D.   The script was penned by Australian born Russell Mulcahy - director of 1986's Highlander, the Jesse Spencer/Geoffrey Rush starrer Swimming Upstream and more recently Resident Evil: Extinction - who was also originally meant to direct the film. However directorial duties were passed to Kimble Rendall, who finally follows up the Kylie Minogue and Molly Ringwald shocker, Cut (2000), in the meantime working as an assistant director on an impressive array of commercial hits including the recently shot actioner The Killer Elite, as well as Knowing and Matrix Reloaded. »

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Russell Mulcahy Leaves Bait 3D. Heads for Calmer Waters.

6 October 2010 12:00 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More director shifting going on, and sadly this one kind of stings. We've been reporting for a while now that Russell Mulcahy was hard at work to make his shark film Bait 3D a reality, but that's just not to be.

According to the Caleel Agency (and confirmed by us), Kimble Rendall will replace Russell Mulcahy as the director for Arclight Films' Bait 3D. On the casting side of the fence Jesse Spencer was originally attached to star with previous offers out to both Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Julian McMahon (Faces in the Crowd, "Nip/Tuck"). No word on if any of this has changed.

"In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs...

A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town.

Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Director Takes Arclight's 'Bait'

6 October 2010 11:12 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

According to the Caleel Agency (among a few other agency sources) Kimble Rendall will replace Russell Mulcahy as the director for Arclight Films' Bait 3D. Jesse Spencer was originally attached to star, with offers out to both Xavier Samuel and Julian McMahon, sources tell Bloody Disgusting. In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, the imprisoned band of survivors discover theyre not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths. As the waters rise they must overcome not only the threat of drowning, but another threat, just as deadly and far more bloodthirsty Packs of hungry tiger sharks. »

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Bait and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lose Their Directors

6 October 2010 10:43 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Anxiously awaiting to see Natalie Portman in a corset and fighting zombies? You’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Director David O. Russell, who was attached to helm the live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has jumped ship because of delays in the production, the culprit being star and producer Natalie Portman’s own busy schedule. O’Russell will now do something called “Old St. Louis” instead. Whatever the hell that is. Meanwhile, over at killer fish ways, director Russell Mulcahy has left the 3D killer fish movie “Bait”, and will instead be replaced by Kimble Rendall (“Cut”). “Bait” is set in a beach-community shopping complex that gets flooded when a tsunami hits, with the survivors terrorized by not only a crazed armed robber but a school of tiger sharks that invade the flooded building. Jesse Spencer of “House” fame is supposed to star, »

- Nix

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No More Bait for Mulcahy

6 October 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In our second item of the day regarding a director stepping off a project (see our earlier Pride piece from this morning), it's being reported that Russell Mulcahy is no longer directing the 3D nature-run-amok film Bait . Mulcahy has been attached to the 3D thriller for quite some time. Fangoria says, however, that Kimble Rendall is now taking over. He has toiled in the 2nd unit trenches on The Matrix , Ghost Rider and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans . Bait is set in an Australian store that becomes flooded and is set upon by tiger sharks eager to munch on the trapped customers. »

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TV: Michael J. Fox Being Courted for Recurring Role in 'Teen Wolf'

27 September 2010 1:50 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Moviehole.net is reporting some very interesting news as they claim that Michael J.Fox is being courted by MTV to appear as a recurring character in the TV spin-off of Teen Wolf, based, of course, on the hit movie starring the then-young Canuck. Obviously, this is all speculation at the moment, but it could be something that forces me to tune in. Russell Mulcahy (Razorback, Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) directed the pilot for the new series inspired by the classic 80's comedy. MTV's take on the film, which starred Michael J. Fox as a high-school student who discovers he is a werewolf, is a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line. It revolves around Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack. »

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The Battle for Vampire Superiority: The Lost Boys vs. Near Dark

20 September 2010 11:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe presides over a showdown between the cult 1987 vampire flicks The Lost Boys and Near Dark...

The vampire has sucked his merry way through cinema history, from the silent era, to the R Patz (urgh!) era. We’ve seen many incarnations, many genres, from Christopher Lee to angsty teens, from horror to camp comedy. Perhaps the vintage year for the vampire film could well have been 1987. This was the year with the stylish, MTV inspired double whammy of The Lost Boys and Near Dark.

Both films would prove to be the ultimate launching pad for their respective directors. Joel Schumacher followed up the successful St Elmo’s Fire with The Lost Boys and from then on the rest is history. Similarly, Kathryn Bigelow really made her name with Near Dark.

Style over substance: Schumacher vs. Bigelow

The 80’s saw the dawn of MTV. Everything was over the top, larger than life, »

- flickeringmyth

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Move Over, Taylor Lautner! There Are Some New Hairy Beasts Coming to Town

17 September 2010 2:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Should Taylor Lautner be worried? Will the stars of MTV's upcoming Teen Wolf eclipse his Twilight wolf pack? Get ready for a Hollywood hottie wolf-off! Teen Wolf is a "reinvention" of the 1980s flick starring Michael J. Fox, says series writer and co-executive producer Jeff Davis. "It's a teen horror show," he tells me. "It's going to be scary, funny and hopefully sexy." So which are hotter—Twi-wolves or Tw's hairy high schoolers? "We told our makeup artist that we don't want so much a furry creature," director Russell Mulcahy says. "We want a werewolf you could kiss. Ours don't turn into dogs." Davis explains some more, "We »

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Weekend Box Office: 'Resident Evil 4' Dominates by Default

13 September 2010 7:03 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

One wonders how many of the millions of people who went to see Resident Evil: Afterlife this weekend actually have any investment in this woebegone franchise, and for how many the notion of a new Resident Evil film simply stands for something that they want, namely hyped-up, futuristic zombie-killing action. I mean, I've seen the first three films (not yet the fourth, though I will eventually go, against my better judgment), but I'll be damned if I have any idea where the saga of Alice, the Umbrella Corporation, et al., currently stands. All I remember is that the third movie was directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander), which at the time I found sort of humorously appropriate.

Anyway, Afterlife had the traditionally slow post-Labor Day weekend to itself, and it capitalized. Its $27.7 million take is a franchise record, and the film, shot in apparently gorgeous 3D, will surely turn a profit. »

- Eugene Novikov

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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Movie Review

10 September 2010 11:15 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Resident Evil: Afterlife” takes place after the events of Russell Mulcahy’s “Resident Evil: Extinction” (which Anderson also wrote). The film opens with Alice and her clones (from the last movie) invading the evil Umbrella Corporation’s Tokyo headquarters. They succeed, but fail to kill Umbrella’s current head honcho, Wesker (Shawn Roberts). And oh yeah, in the attack, all the Alice clones are killed, leaving the real Alice to stumble away from what was essentially a suicide attack created, one can assume, entirely to tie up loose ends from the last movie. (Yes, it’s a pretty shoddy way to get rid of the clone problem, but there you have it.) Plus, during her brief fight with a superpowered Wesker, Alice gets jabbed with a needle and is now no longer superhuman. Or, actually, no longer uber superhuman, cause the girl still seems to be »

- Nix

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Video Vault – Razorback

9 September 2010 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Razorback is a 1984 Australian film directed by Russell Mulcahy. The film could loosely be described as an outback horror and at at the center of the horror is a giant boar that supplies the film with it’s titular monster, the Razorback.

Often written off simply as ‘that Australian giant pig film’, Razorback was popular on VHS but unfairly treated by the format. It’s also still not widely available everywhere on DVD. This is a genuine shame as one of the most striking aspects of the film is the visuals, which are better accentuated by watching the film in DVD or in a theater in a widescreen presentation (the various VHS releases were mostly poor quality pan and scan). The impressive cinematography would surely look even more impressive if a restoration was undertaken and I’m sure a Blu-Ray release would be well received.

The film begins with the »

- Craig Skinner

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Becomes The Courier

12 August 2010 2:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan set to star in The CourierWatchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on for the lead role in the upcoming action film The Courier, according to Deadline New York.

Morgan will play the title character, a renegade courier who takes on near-impossible missions and yet has never failed. When he's given a job to deliver a briefcase to a shady crime lord that can't be found, he finds himself being pursued by everyone from crooked cops, shady federal agents and underworld rivals to the mysterious crime boss.

Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) is directing the film from a script by Wanted writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt.

We reported way back in 2008 that Adrien Brody was starring in the film and Russell Mulcahy was directing and now the project seems to be moving forward with this new star and director. The site reports that filming will start next month in New Orleans. »

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Highlander and Highlander 2 Coming to Blu-ray

10 August 2010 10:10 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing Highlander and its time traveling sequel, Highlander 2: The Quickening, to Blu-ray Disc on November 2.

Both films star Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery and will be presented in 1080p video and presumably, though unconfirmed, 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Also appearing on both releases are deleted scenes and some other bonus features as outlined below.


Director's cut Deleted scenes Audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy and producers Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer

Highlander 2

Enhanced and re-imagined visual effects Four featurettes Alternate ending Original Cannes film festival promotion reel Original theatrical trailer

The Srp for each Highlander film on Blu-ray is $19.99 and they will only be available individually. I'll share the cover art for each as soon as Lionsgate sends them over.

Pre-Order Highlander on Blu-ray for $13.99 at Amazon.com.


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Tarantino Sees His 'Shadow'? Johnson Out of 'X-Men,' Kosinski's 'Oblivian' and 'M:i 4' News

6 August 2010 6:57 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've got a long list of updates and rumors for you today and perhaps the most interesting of which comes courtesy of Pajiba, which has it from a source that Quentin Tarantino is either "being discussed or already attached as the future director of The Shadow." Should this rumor prove true it would also mean Tarantino would serve as co-writer.

Sam Raimi and David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) had previously been attached to direct the movie, based on a crime fighting vigilante who began popping up in serial radio programs and magazines in the 1930s. Alec Baldwin starred in the most recent film adaptation, a 1994 release directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction).

It should be noted that an official Tarantino representative has told MTV News there is no truth to the story, but this type of pulp crime story sounds like it would be right down his alley. »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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Quentin Tarantino To Direct and Write The Shadow?

4 August 2010 3:47 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Hey guys, check out the latest Hollywood rumor! Quentin Tarantino is attached to co-write and direct a Fox’s reboot of The Shadow!

And if this is something that already sounds familiar to you, let us remind you that the last time we heard anything about the project Sam Raimi was attached. But we guess that’s no longer the case…

So, nothing is official yet, but according to Pajiba: “…The person that is now attached to the project is none other than Quentin Tarantino, who is also attached as co-writer….

Maybe he loved the original radio show and the pulps (which do seem up Tarantino’s alley), and maybe he saw Siavash Farahani’s script and decided that, if anyone could erase the memory of Alec Baldwin’s atrocity, it’d be him.”

Let us remind you that Russell Mulcahy directed a film adaptation in 1994 with Alec Baldwin as the lead, »

- Fiona

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Quentin Tarantino to Direct The Shadow?

4 August 2010 7:59 AM, PDT | Superherohype | See recent Superherohype news »

And possibly co-write the new version as well

Pajiba is reporting an interesting rumor that Quentin Tarantino is now attached to direct and co-write a new version of The Shadow at 20th Century Fox. The site says:

The Shadow is likely one that may be passed around to a few directors before it ever gets made — as of the moment, it's not even a huge priority over at Fox. In fact, it's currently out for a rewrite... However, the person that is now attached to the project is none other than Quentin Tarantino, who is also attached as co-writer... Maybe he loved [the] original radio show and the pulps (which do seem up Tarantino's alley), and maybe he saw Siavash Farahani's script and decided that, if anyone could erase the memory of Alec Baldwin's atrocity, it'd be him. Maybe Tarantino just loves the challenge. Or maybe he’s just »

- editor@comingsoon.net (SuperHeroHype)

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Ali Larter Interview Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

3 August 2010 11:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In the last Resident Evil film, Alice (Milla Jovovich) met a survivor of the virus infection, named Claire Redfield (Ali Larter). In the fourth installment of the franchise, Claire has found a way to survive the very traumatic experience she went through, but she has lost some of her memory and is trying to figure out who she can trust again. There is even the introduction of Claire’s brother from the video games, which presents even more issues, as she figures out if he is who he is.

While at Comic-Con, actress Ali Larter spoke at a roundtable about how much she loves doing action and stunts, what it was like to work with the 3D technology and how much fun it is to play such strong women. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

You’ve reinvented yourself throughout your career, in a way that few actors do these days. »

- Christina Radish

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