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Drive-In Dust Offs: Magic (1978)

14 May 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s the eyes, isn’t it? Wide like saucers and twice as deep, they’re impenetrable. And the wooden leer of the wide open maw betrays them, separate and with its own agenda. Of course I’m referring to ventriloquist dummies, and the eerie spell they cast upon the viewer. The horror viewer, specifically; we’ll seek out anything that gives us a sense of unease. Which brings us to Richard Attenborough’s Magic (1978), a wryly creepy tale of encroaching madness and showbiz folly. (Aren’t they the same thing?)

Produced by 20th Century Fox and Joseph E. Levine (Carnal Knowledge) and released by 20th Century, Magic opened in November of ’78 in the U.S. and rolled out to the rest of the world in early ’79. Grossing nearly $24 million U.S. against a $7 million budget with positive reviews to boot, Magic was an unqualified success – with one of the »

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Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake

11 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.

Red Granite International’s Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri have begun sales here on Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam.

The film is styled as a contemporary and gritty re-telling of Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 classic that starred Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière, a petty criminal sent to the notorious Devil’s Island penal colony in French Guiana after he is unjustly convicted of murder.

Charrière befriends a counterfeiter who offers to fund his escape in return for protection.

Danish director Michael Noer is lining up to start production outside the Us this summer from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. CAA represents Us rights to the classic adventure story.

Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi produce, while Dimbort and Mercuri are among the executive producers with David Koplan, Yan-Fischer-Romanovsky, Joshua D. Mauer, Terrence Chang and Martin Hellstern. »

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Movie News: Charlie Hunnam Touted for 'Papillon' Remake; 'Independence Day' Director Wants 'Battle of Midway'

5 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam (Crimson Peak, above) is eyeing the starring role in Papillon, a remake of a prison escape drama. Based on an autobiography by Henri Charriere, the 1973 original starred Steve McQueen as an unjustly convicted man sentenced to life imprisonment on a harsh South American prison island. He plots to escape with the help of a timid fellow prisoner (Dustin Hoffman). Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) wrote a new screenplay; Michael Noer is attached to direct. [Deadline]   Battle of Midway: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence) wants to make a movie about the historic Battle of Midway. The battle between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy took place over four days in June 1942 and proved to be a decisive victory for the U.S. armed forces...

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Charlie Hunnam is being eyed for the lead in Michael Noer's Papillon remake

5 May 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned that Charlie Hunnam is in talks for the lead role in a remake of Papillon. Hunnam is being eyed to take on Steve McQueen's role in the classic prison escape flick as a man "unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison." Papillon is aided by a counterfeiter (played by Dustin Hoffman in the original 1973 movie)... Read More »

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News Briefs: Charlie Hunnam Touted for 'Papillon' Remake'

4 May 2016 8:44 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam (Crimson Peak, above) is eyeing the starring role in Papillon, a remake of a prison-escape drama. Based on an autobiography by Henri Charriere, the 1973 original starred Steve McQueen as an unjustly convicted man sentenced to life imprisonment on a harsh South American prison island. He plots to escape with the help of a timid fellow prisoner (Dustin Hoffman). Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) wrote a new screenplay; Michael Noer is attached to direct. [Deadline]  ...

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Are You Ready for a Remake of 'Papillon' with Charlie Hunnam?

4 May 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline is reporting that Charlie Hunnam is attached to star in a remake of Papillon

The original starred Steve McQueen as "a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman co-starred) who finances Papillon’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison."

The remake is being produced by Wolf Of Wall Street's Red Granite. Michael Noer will direct from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), with shooting expected to begin in the fall.

Hunnam is perhaps best known for his role as Jax Teller on FX's Sons Of Anarchy.  Since the hit series ended he's been trying to transition into film, with middling results. His biggest film to date was in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, which, although loved by del Toro's faithful, wasn't the hit it was expected to be. »

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Charlie Hunnam Tapping Inner Steve McQueen In ‘Papillon’ Remake?

4 May 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: You could have imagined Steve McQueen playing prodigal existentially conflicted biker gang leader Jax Teller in Sons Of Anarchy, so it doesn’t seem a stretch to envision Charlie Hunnam taking on the role originated by McQueen in the 1973 classic prison escape drama Papillon. Wolf Of Wall Street producer Red Granite is putting it together for a fall shoot with Danish director Michael Noer attached to direct a script by Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski. I hear… »

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Charlie Hunnam To Lead "Papillon" Remake

4 May 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is in talks to take on the role made famous by Steve McQueen in a remake of the legendary 1973 prison escape drama "Papillon" for Red Granite.

McQueen played a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman) who finances prison escapes in exchange for protection. Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. penned the Franklin J Schaffner-directed original.

Danish director Michael Noer is attached to helm the remake from a script by "Prisoners" scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi will produce and filming will begin this Fall.

Hunnam has completed shooting both Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Knights Of The Roundtable" and James Gray's "Lost City of Z".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: The Blob

25 April 2016 12:18 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our series on big-screen remakes continues with a cult horror film that kickstarted the illustrious career of Steve McQueen. This week, Cinelinx looks at The Blob (1958 vs. 1988).  Come inside to see how these two films stack up.  

The original version of The Blob was a low-budget monster film made for $110,000. The titular creature was originally supposed to be called The Molten Meteor Monster, which then was changed to The Mass, which turned into The Glob, and Finally The Blob. The film's tongue-in-cheek title song was written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David, which became a hit. The movie was directed by Irvin Yeaworth who specialized in directing motivational educational and religious films, so this was a departure for him. The film was a moderate success, grossing over $4 million, although the critics weren’t overly kind. It has a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite its cheesiness, its reputation has grown over »

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