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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, »
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 20th Century Fox is planning a reboot of the 1988 sci-fi film Alien Nation, with Iron Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway signing on to develop the script.
Alien Nation starred Mandy Patinkin as the first alien police officer, who found himself partnered up with a reluctant, racially insensitive veteran detective, played by James Caan. The movie went on to spawn a TV series, along with five made-for-tv movies and a selection of comic books and novels.
Plot details for the reboot are being kept under wraps, but it is said that the movie will explore how and why the alien race came to Earth, with Fox envisioning it as the first chapter of a franchise.
- Gary Collinson
The 1980s sci-fi movie Alien Nation looks like it's next to get the remake treatment...
The plans to bring Alien Nation back to the screen we thought had died a quiet death. The Sci-Fi Channel, as it was then known, was considering a reboot back in 2009, but since then, we've heard barely a whisper.
Given that everything else seems to have been remade and/or rebooted, that's something of a surprise. Not least because there are themes in the original movie and subsequent TV show that have hardly lost their relevance.
Perhaps that's why the remake is now back on, although it seems to be a cinema project this time around. 20th Century Fox has hired a pair of writers to come up with a screenplay for a new Alien Nation film, and it's recruited Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who co-penned the first Iron Man. They also worked on »
After offering an assist on the upcoming Ant-Man, Marvel reportedly wants to get Adam McKay into the director chair for one of their upcoming movies with speculation the likely film is Inhumans. Latino Review Sony Pictures Animation has announced an Untitled Animated Smurfs movie will be released globally on March 31, 2017 with Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) directing. Asbury added on the film's production blog, "Since this new film has no connection to the previous live-action hybrids, we have a whole new world to create and it is critical to me and my crew that we deliver a movie that will enchant families and fans worldwide for years to come." Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are set to write a script for a reboot of the late 1980s sci-fi feature Alien Nation for 20th Century Fox. THR Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series "Robotech »
- Brad Brevet
It's likely that one day we will see remakes of every single genre movie released in the 1980s, and apparently the next title in line for a modern update is the Graham Baker-directed sci-fi flick Alien Nation. A new version of the story is now in development at 20th Century Fox, and the studio has hired two new screenwriters to help make the feature a reality. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Fox has given the job to Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the screenwriters best known for penning the first Iron Man movie all the way back in 2008. Right now, very few details are available about the Alien Nation remake, but the trade does mention two interesting tidbits. For starters, the movie is being looked at as the launching point for a franchise not unlike the one that has grown out of the rebooted Planet of the Apes. »
Depending on your personal sway when it boils down to remakes, you may be jumping for joy at today’s news or shrugging your shoulders in apathy. The next property mined from the back catalogue of Films That Are Fine As They Are hails from The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose 1988 movie Alien Nation has been selected for renovation.
A sci-fi buddy cop movie with a heavy social conscience, the plot revolved around a future Earth recently beset upon by aliens. In an attempt to get along, humans and aliens – who look like people with shoddy prosthetics – integrate and begin to live somewhat harmoniously. James Caan starred as a prejudiced cop whose new partner, played by Mandy Patinkin, is an extraterrestrial called Sam Francisco. A reasonable success at the time, it managed to inspire a short-lived TV series, a brief comic run and several TV movies.
Now, 20th »
- Gem Seddon
According to reports, the studio is looking to replicate the success of their recent "Planet of The Apes" relaunch...
...with an origin story of "...how and why the aliens came to Earth..."
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- Michael Stevens
There's another remake of an 80s sci-fi property on the way to the big screen. THR reports the Alien Nation, the film from Aliens and "The Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd, will get the remake treatment from 20th Century Fox. As of now, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who wrote the first film in the Iron Man franchise, launching Marvel Studios cinematic universe, will write the film, but there's no director or producer on board just yet. The original film took place in the near future at a time when humans and a race of aliens are forced to co-exist, though people of Earth treat the visitors like second class citizens. The aliens are segregated and not given the same rights as people. But the story focuses on the first alien police officer (Mandy Patinkin) who is paired with an insensitive partner (James Caan) who is not keen on working with his species. »
- Ethan Anderton
So far it seems like the buddy cop element isn't the focus this time around
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- Christopher Campbell
Add Alien Nation to the long, long list of ’80s properties slated for a modern makeover. 20th Century Fox is developing a remake of the 1988 sci-fi film, with a new script by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. More details on the Alien Nation remake after the jump. THR reported the news. […]
The post ‘Alien Nation’ Remake in the Works at Fox appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
The original film was set in 1991, when alien refugees had come to Earth three years before and were now attempting to integrate into Los Angeles.
The action followed the partnership between a veteran cop (James Caan) and his newly assigned alien detective partner (Mandy Patinkin) trying to stop a businessman from selling a dangerous narcotic to the alien species.
The film spawned a TV spin-off the following year on Fox which lasted one season, several TV movies aired from 1994 to 1997, wrapping up the show's storylines. Gale Anne Hurd produced the original, but there's no word on who will serve as producer.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Alien Nation was a 1988 sci-fi/buddy cop movie directed by Graham Baker, and starred James Caan as a prejudiced police offer who reluctantly partners with an alien "newcomer" by the name of Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). It was a moderate success, spawning a TV series, novels, and comic books; and has attained something of a cult following over the years. Now THR report that a remake is in the works at Fox with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (best known for their work on the first Iron Man) writing the script. According to the site, the studio hopes to replicate the success of their recent Planet of The Apes relaunch. Though plot details are scarce, this first film will apparently begin by telling the story of "how and why the aliens came to Earth." »
Late 1980s sci-fi movie Alien Nation is to get a remake.
The original film was set in a near future where humans and aliens begrudgingly co-exist, with the new race being segregated without rights.
It focused on the first alien police officer, who is paired with a racially heartless partner. However, the pair soon learn to respect each other after joining forces on a new case.
Alien Nation had a TV spinoff in 1988, which lasted one season. There were also several TV movies, novels and comics. »
20th Century Fox is developing a reboot of the 1988 sci-fi movie Alien Nation, with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway coming aboard to write the screenplay. The project doesn't have a producer on board at this stage. The studio is envisioning a re-imagining of the original movie, with the hopes of starting a franchise similar to their rebooted Planet of the Apes movies.
The original Alien Nation was set in a future where humans and an alien race were forced to co-exist with each other, as the humans keep the alien species segregated from the general population with very little rights. The plot followed the first ever alien police officer (Mandy Patinkin) on Earth, who is paired up with a racially-biased cop (James Caan). Although they have their differences, a case comes up that causes them to form a mutual respect for one another. The original movie spawned »
Alien Nation, the late 1980s sci-fi movie produced by Gale Anne Hurd, is getting the remake treatment by Twentieth Century Fox. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, best known for their work on the first Iron Man movie, are writing the script for the project, which at this stage has no producer on board. The original was set in a near future where humans and a race of aliens are forced to co-exist, tenuously, as humans keep the newcomers mostly segregated and without rights. The story then told of the first alien police officer, who is paired with a
- Borys Kit
The remake train keeps chugging along (why are you saying that like it’s something surprising Kevin?) and the latest film to climb aboard could be the 1988 sci-fi/buddy cop film Alien Nation. THR just reported that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, two of the four credited screenwriters on Iron Man, have begun working on an Alien Nation script for Twentieth Century Fox. The original Alien Nation introduced the Newcomers, an alien race who landed on Earth and were forced to live »
- Kevin Fraser
Alien Nation arrived in cinemas in 1988, using a sci-fi concept of aliens integrating into human society to explore ideas of immigration, segregation, culture clash and slavery wrapped in a mismatched buddy cop action film starring James Caan as human cop Matthew Sykes and Mandy Patinkin as “Newcomer” detective Samuel “George” Francisco. The film spawned a TV series, which ran for a season and a few TV movies. Now 20th Century Fox is looking to revisit the idea with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.The story of the original saw Sykes dealing with his own prejudice towards the Newcomers, a sentiment shared by many humans wary of the outsiders, who have strange customs (they get drunk on sour milk, for example) and are largely forced to stay within their own communities.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plan is to re-envision the movie from the ground up in »
17 items from 2015
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