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10 Films That Were Secretly Remade

4 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros

Hollywood has an unhealthy addiction to remakes, and it could very well be the death of them. The big studios didn’t used to be quite so brazen in their endless recycling of old ideas and expansions of lucrative franchises, mind. Nowadays we’re used to, say, the news that King Kong is going to be remade for a fourth time, not five years after Peter Jackson helmed his own three-hour epic rendition of the big dumb monkey film. What’s the point in hiding it? They know people will go and see it. Audiences are loyal to their brands, characters, and recognisable trademarks. It was a long time before tinsel town realised people were so receptive to obvious redos of previous movies, however. They used to try and hide it.

They used to go to great lengths to conceal their remakes, back in the day. Actually, there »

- Tom Baker

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Jungle Book: Origins Cast Rounds Out with Andy Serkis Directing

22 August 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Brothers and director Andy Serkis didn't accept any bare necessities when assembling the Jungle Book: Origins cast, made official today by the studio as the start of production creeps up.

Previously announced leads Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale headline the ensemble cast that will be tasked with extensive motion-capture work to bring their animal characters pulled from the pages of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book to life. Cumberbatch plays the tiger, Shere Khan; Blanchett the evil snake, Kaa; and Bale brings the panther, Bagheera, to life.

Other mo-capped roles include Andy Serkis as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Tom Hollander as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui; Naomie Harris as the female wolf, Nisha; Eddie Marsan as Nisha's mate, Vihaan; and Jack Reynor as Mowgli's Brother Wolf.

The lone human actor is young Rohan Chand (The Hundred-Foot Journey, »

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Get Ready for a 'Minority Report' TV Show, Brought to You by Steven Spielberg

22 August 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

One of the words most often used to describe this summer's terrific "Godzilla" reboot was "Spielbergian" and it looks like the bearded filmmaker was also a big fan. He's bringing aboard Max Borenstein, who was credited with the "Godzilla" screenplay (even though, if we're being totally candid, a small squadron of writers contributed to the screenplay, including Frank Darabont and Rian Johnson), to adapt his 2002 feature film "Minority Report" for the small screen.

The Wrap is reporting that Steven Spielberg and Borenstein will translate the sci-fi adventure, which starred Tom Cruise as a cop in the "pre-crime" division of a futuristic Los Angeles, who uses psychics to help stop violent acts before they occur, for Spielberg's Amblin Television. According to the report Spielberg is targeting a "name" actor to anchor the series, like he did for his summer CBS series "Extant" (he nabbed Halle Berry).

The new series will, presumably, »

- Drew Taylor

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Indie Spotlight

10 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »

- Tamika Jones

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Beast of Burden: Top 10 Human-Animal Combinations in the Movies

8 August 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It can be such a beautiful happening when the natural forces of humanity and the wild kingdom can get together and establish a sense of harmony in motion pictures. Also, it can be a compelling yet regrettable conflict as well when man and beast decide to collide in the interest of big screen entertainment. Whatever the case may be certainly does not matter because the concept of  beasts of all species (rather it be of the four-legged or two-legged variety) collectively clashing or cooperating sends a special message about triumph, tragedy and just plain tenderness.

In Beast of Burden: Top 10 Human-Animal Combinations in the Movies we will look at some of the best selections where man and animal co-exist whether it be in calmness or chaos. There is no doubt that one can come up with numerous top ten lists detailing their ideal man-animal themes in cinema. The struggle for »

- Frank Ochieng

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Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Snow Talks Noah, the Film’s Biggest Creative Challenges, the Evolution of VFX, and More

4 August 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The visually stunning global hit Noah, from director Darren Aronofsky, is now available on Blu-ray/DVD.  The film is an action spectacular with impressive visuals that could have only been brought to life through a collaboration between the visionary filmmaker and Industrial Light & Magic. Visual effects supervisor Ben Snow (who’s also worked on King Kong, Terminator Salvation, Iron Man 1 and 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and is currently working on Avengers: Age of Ultron) recently spoke to Collider for this exclusive phone interview about how daunting it was to take on the visual effects for a movie as epic as Noah, bringing the Bible to life in a respectful way, working on effects that are specific to the personality of each individual character, the biggest creative challenges on the film, how visual effects have most advanced in the last few years, and how difficult it is to distance yourself »

- Christina Radish

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'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Begins Filming with James Bobin Directing

4 August 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.

Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” is produced by Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Jennifer Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”), Suzanne Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”) and Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Frankenweenie”). John G. Scotti (“Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Muppets”) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (“Maleficent,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) penned the screenplay. Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star ensemble »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass Kicks Off Production

4 August 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At long last, the sequel to Disney’s massively successful, if narratively weak, Alice in Wonderland is starting to roll cameras, with James Bobin replacing Tim Burton in the director’s chair. It took a suprisingly long time for this next chapter of the planned franchise to get off the ground, considering the first film broke $1 billion at the box office, but a press release indicates that filming is now underway.

Officially titled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, the follow-up finds the original actors returning to their roles, with a bevy of new stars joining both the live-action and voice casts. What the sequel is exactly about is still foggy, but the story is said to “revisit Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.”

Check out the official press release below:

Disney’S “Alice In Wonderland »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Begins Shooting in England

4 August 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll's beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland-and back in Time.

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is produced by Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland ) Jennifer Todd (Alice in Wonderland), Suzanne Todd ("Alice in Wonderland) and Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland). John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) penned the screenplay.

Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star ensemble cast includes:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen »

- MovieWeb

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Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Officially Starts Production

4 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney met with some success in their live-action version of Alice in Wonderland (with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter), and since the film released, talk of a sequel has been on-going.  Now, it's finally moved into production as the cast and crew have gathered together in anticipation of it's May 2016 release.  Disney announced cameras have started rolling with a new cast list confirming both old and new members of the cast coming to the production.  

I wasn't all that thrilled with Alice in Wonderland when it released.  Not that it was a bad movie, I just didn't find it all that special or great.  So it's tough to muster up much enthusiasm for this sequel, despite the impressive cast coming back for it.  From the press release: 

Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Huge Cast Lines Up For Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass

4 August 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) will direct.

The Disney movie revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.

Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass is produced by Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Jennifer Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”), Suzanne Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”) and Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Frankenweenie”). John G. Scotti (“Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Muppets”) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (“Maleficent,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) penned the screenplay.

Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star »

- Michelle McCue

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Why Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

4 August 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach believes Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Andy Serkis portrays Caesar, who in my opinion is one of the most human characters I have seen on screen to date. Despite this being a man playing an ape through motion capture, it does not take away the raw talent that Andy Serkis has as an actor. Just because CGI is used to create a different appearance does not change the fact that Serkis acted out all of these scenes.

Andy Serkis is best known for his roles in the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Gollum. He has gone on to play Kong in King Kong, Captain Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin and obviously Ceaser in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. »

- Thomas Roach

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Set for October 2016, A Year After Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

1 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has dated its live-action version of “Jungle Book: Origins” for Oct. 21, 2016 — a year and a week after Disney’s rival project opens.

Serkis will also produce with “Harry Potter” scribe Steve Kloves and with Jonathan Cavendish, Serkis’ partner at his London-based production company The Imaginarium. Callie Kloves wrote the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories about a young boy raised by wolves.

Disney’s own “Jungle Book” opens Oct. 9, 2015, with Jon Favreau directing and Idris Elba voicing the tiger, Shere Khan. Kipling’s original stories were published in 1894 and are in the public domain.

Disney recently cast newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli in “The Jungle Book.”

Warner Bros. has not yet started casting for its “Jungle Book: Origins.” It is the first feature directing gig for Serkis — although the actor was a second unit director on Peter Jackson’s two “Hobbit” movies, including the barrel chase »

- Dave McNary

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Peter Jackson Wants Guillermo del Toro To Direct Skull Island

1 August 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At Comic-Con, Legendary confused attendees quite a bit by unexpectedly unveiling Skull Island at the end of its Hall H panel, which also included Guillermo del Toro speaking about his upcoming film Crimson Peak. Due to the short nature of the tease and its proximity to del Toro speaking on stage about his Gothic horror project, many assumed that Legendary was telling us del Toro would direct the King Kong origin story.

That doesn’t appear to have actually been the case, seeing as Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) has reportedly been offered the movie, but we’re not the only ones who think del Toro would be a terrific choice. Peter Jackson, the director of 2005′s King Kong, recently gave his two cents on Skull Island, voicing enthusiasm for a del Toro-directed version:

“I don’t know anything about it. I’m hearing it from you, for the first time. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Peter Jackson Thinks Guillermo del Toro Should Direct 'Skull Island'

1 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the surprising but also confusing Skull Island announcement by Legendary Pictures at Comic-Con last week, news surfaced that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish has an offer to be at the helm of the next monster film from Universal Pictures, telling a new origin of King Kong. While there's no indication of whether Cornish will take the gig (he already turned down Star Trek 3), director Peter Jackson, who brought the giant gorilla to life in his 2005 remake of the 1930s classic, thinks that Guillermo del Toro should be the one bringing Kong back to the big screen. But that's just one opinion. Here's what Jackson told Collider when asked about the surprise project: I don’t know anything about it. I’m hearing it from you, for the first time. I would look forward to it. If Guillermo did King Kong, that would be great. That would be fantastic. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Peter Jackson Briefly Talks "Skull Island"

31 July 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Almost immediately following Legendary's "Skull Island" announcement at Comic-Con, a wild rumor began to swirl that Guillermo del Toro was involved with the project despite the filmmaker's commitment to "Pacific Rim 2". Understandably the rumor didn't pan out as a few days later came word that Joe Cornish had been offered the gig.

Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis, who directed and starred as the title character respectively in 2005′s "King Kong," were asked about the del Toro rumor during the convention. Their answers to Collider might surprise you - seems they learned about the movie at the same time as everyone else. First up, Jackson:

"I don't know anything about it. I'm hearing it from you, for the first time. I would look forward to it. If Guillermo did King Kong, that would be great. That would be fantastic. I'll be there on the first day, and will help him with anything he needs. »

- Garth Franklin

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Peter Jackson Would Love to See a Guillermo del Toro-Directed 'Skull Island'

31 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With the announcement that there's going to be a new King Kong feature, "Skull Island," due in theaters in 2016, many have wondered who will sit in the director's chair. Some people think it should be Guillermo del Toro -- and so does Peter Jackson.

Speaking during a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con about his latest flick, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson was asked for his thoughts on the revived "King Kong" brand, and del Toro's presumed -- though unconfirmed -- involvement in the project. While Jackson said he hadn't heard anything about the production, he had nothing but praise to heap on his friend and fellow filmmaker.

"I would look forward to it," Jackson told reporters. "If Guillermo did 'King Kong,' that would be great. That would be fantastic. I'll be there on the first day, and will help him with anything he needs. »

- Katie Roberts

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Peter Jackson Wants Guillermo del Toro For New King Kong Movie, Skull Island

31 July 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two things to know before starting to get into this article. First: some artists out there are just besties for life, so if you ask one about the other, they'll automatically get warm and cuddly, no matter the context. Second: if you're a movie executive, you're probably not going to get Guillermo del Toro to make your movie, since the guy is busy from now until Ragnarok. It's just how it is. All that said, it's not a huge surprise that when a juicy Peter Jackson-related vacancy in the directing game opens up, he's totally going to talk up his buddy Guillermo as a candidate. The vacancy in question today is Skull Island, the new Legendary Pictures-backed King Kong revival that was recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con... much to the surprise of King Kong director Peter Jackson. And since it only made sense that frequent Legendary »

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Peter Jackson Recommends Guillermo del Toro To Direct Skull Island

31 July 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two things to know before starting to get into this article. First: some artists out there are just besties for life, so if you ask one about the other, they'll automatically get warm and cuddly, no matter the context. Second: if you're a movie executive, you're probably not going to get Guillermo del Toro to make your movie, since the guy is busy from now until Ragnarok. It's just how it is. All that said, it's not a huge surprise that when a juicy Peter Jackson-related vacancy in the directing game opens up, he's totally going to talk up his buddy Guillermo as a candidate. The vacancy in question today is Skull Island, the new Legendary Pictures-backed King Kong revival that was recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con... much to the surprise of King Kong director Peter Jackson. And since it only made sense that frequent Legendary »

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Comic-Con: Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom Talk The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

31 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third in a trilogy of films that bring the masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, to life.  It is an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, who have reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, but have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.  And there are even greater dangers ahead, as darkness converges on their escalating conflict, and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must either unite or be destroyed while the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom spoke to press at a conference, in which they talked about why the title of the third film changed, the progression of the tone, »

- Christina Radish

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