8 items from 2015
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, »
Hot off of directing one of the year’s biggest hits, James Wan is now looking to breathe new life into an age-old video game, Mortal Kombat. The Tracking Board are reporting that Wan is looking to produce the new movie, which is set up over at New Line and Broken Road.
Ttb report that Mortal Kombat: Legacy scripter Oren Uziel and The Expendables writer Dave Callaham are penning the screenplay that ‘centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as ‘Mortal Kombat’.’
- Paul Heath
Another week, another story of a movie reboot. This time it centres on the big screen take on the Mortal Kombat franchise. The videogame series continues to flourish, and New Line Cinema is planning to resurrect the reasonably successful line of movies too.
Oren Uziel and Dave Callaham are putting the script together, with the pair previously having worked on Mortal Kombat Legacy and The Expendables respectively. And we now learn that James Wan is set to oversee the movie.
Wan is currently working on directing The Conjuring 2, having seen his most recent film, Fast & Furious 7, become one of the biggest grossing movies of all time. He's set to direct Aquaman for Warner Bros and Robotech for Sony next. Thus, he's only taking a producing role on Mortal Kombat. »
It looks like there.s no fatality that can keep the Mortal Kombat film franchise down. While there have been attempts to get the movies going again we haven.t seen anything on the big screen since 1997. Now however, there.s a big name involved in rebooting the movies who has earned himself a lot of Hollywood credibility recently. Furious 7 director James Wan is on board to produce the new film. The Tracking Board has the details that Wan, who directed the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, should be able to bring some new life to the perpetually stalled project. The movie is being written by David Callaham (The Expendables) and Oren Uziel, who wrote the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which spawned the well-received web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The film will be a standalone reboot not connected to the previous films or the web series. »
New Line has been trying to get a new "Mortal Kombat" movie off the ground for years. Eventually, the studio settled for a web series that turned out to be successful. And now, there's a push to make the movie again. Today comes word that "Mortal Kombat" got a much needed boost by hiring James Wan (director of "Furious 7," "The Conjuring," "Insidious") to produce the film. The decision to bring Wan on board was due to the studio wanting "a departure from the mythology" with "darker, brutally real martial arts." The script is written by Oren Uziel ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series) and Dave Callaham (The Expendables). It centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, »
New Line Cinema's Mortal Kombat has been given a new lease on life, with the studio bringing aboard filmmaker James Wan to produce. The filmmaker is coming off of the massive Universal blockbuster Furious 7, which has taken in over $1.5 billion at the box office. The Tracking Board's report doesn't mention if the filmmaker will direct, but that seems unlikely, since he has a number of projects on his directorial plate, such as The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist and Aquaman.
The script is being written by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Dave Callaham (Godzilla). Oren Uziel wrote director Kevin Tancharoen's short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which served as a launching pad for the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that ran for two seasons. Kevin Tancharoen was actually attached to direct this movie reboot before he eventually dropped out back in October 2013. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, »
"Furious 7" and "The Conjuring" director James Wan has reportedly signed on to produce a reboot of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise in the works at New Line Cinema and Broken Road says The Tracking Board.
A few years ago choreographer turned director Kevin Tancharoen, who was coming off the popular web series adaptation "Mortal Kombat: Legacy," was slated to helm but announced in 2013 that he had opted out of directing. The project, first announced in 2011, boasts a script by Oren Uziel ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy") and Dave Callaham ("Godzilla").
The game itself followed a diverse range of fighters hailing from eighteen different realms who are pitted against one another in an epic tournament. Numerous sequels and reboots followed and it became famous for its gory violence and style.
The new one reportedly follows a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the inter dimensional tournament and begins to realize his true potential. »
- Garth Franklin
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, 2005
In 2013, The Rock was named the highest grossing actor of the year with his films pulling in a combined $1.3 billion. Things were not always this great for The Rock though. When he first started out his initial run of action movies in search of action stardom, he didn’t have much luck. The Rundown and Walking Tall, while perfectly fine action films on their own, both underperformed at the box office. Then came Doom, which was either going to be his third strike or his home run. It ended up being the former, causing two things to happen – The Rock’s action career disintegrated for 6 more years, and the belief that video game adaptations are unsuccessful was bolstered.
The film follows a group of marines led by Sarge (The Rock) who go »
- Dylan Griffin
8 items from 2015
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