9 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, »
The Hollywood Reporter reports that principal photography will being in March 2016 at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. Zorro Reborn will be set in the near future with a masked hero taking on bad-guys, very much like the original legend.
The story of Zorro heralds from 1919, a creation of New York–based pulp writer Johnston McCulley. He was first seen as Don Diego de la Vega in “The Curse of Capistrano”, serialized that year in five parts in the magazine All-Story Weekly. Since then the character has been seen in countless European, Mexican and American films, with Antonio Banderas featuring as Zorro in the last »
- Paul Heath
The new reboot of the Zorro films, Zorro Reborn, will see the next movie set in the near future.
Lantica Media and Sobini Films have between them picked up the rights to the planned Zorro movie reboot. It's been 17 years since Martin Campbell's excellent The Mask Of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas, and ten years since the not so impressive sequel, The Legend Of Zorro. 20th Century Fox had been overseeing a remake/reboot these past few years, and at one stage, it was a project interesting Bryan Singer. But now Zorro has a new home, it's speeding towards production. Singer is no longer involved, as you might expect given his X-Men commitments.
Zorro Reborn will be produced by Mark Amin, and it's set to shoot in the Dominican Republic starting in March 2016. The new film is being described as a "post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro". It's set in the near future, »
We haven’t had a Zorro movie since 2005’s universally derided The Legend of Zorro, but in a cinematic climate dominated by masked vigilantes it’s no surprise to hear that his return could be imminent.
Apparently a reboot is readying itself to begin production sometime next year, with a fresh twist on the legend. Most prior incarnations of Zorro have played out in 19th century California, but this upcoming version, entitled Zorro Reborn, would unfold in a post apocalyptic setting.
Zorro Reborn isn’t exactly a new property. It’s had a bunch of talented people attached (chiefly director Bryan Singer and writers Gary Whitta and Justin Marks) in the past, yet nothing ever stuck. But now media company Lantica have suggested they’d like to get Reborn in-front of cameras by spring 2016, meaning a big-screen bow could be reasonably estimated for 2017.
Zorro’s an iconic character, »
- Daniel Kelly
Another reboot is on the cards for the masked do-gooder Zorro. THR has the scoop on this latest iteration, which is more accurately an update on a long-gestating project previously set up over at Fox. Lantica Media and Sobini Films now have guardianship of the film, with an eye to principal photography on Zorro Reborn kicking off early 2016 at Pinewood Studios in the Dominican Republic.
According to THR, the outlined proposal for the movie is “a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro, the pulp hero created in 1919. The traditional stories cast Zorro as a hero of peasants and farmers who fought against corrupt and brutal officials of Spanish-held California. Reborn is set in the near future but keeps the idea of a masked and caped stranger taking on tyrants.”
- Gem Seddon
Following the reveal of a teaser poster earlier in the week, the first trailer for the Dad’s Army movie has now been released online.
Check out the trailer below – and don’t panic.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted. »
- Luke Owen
Dad’s Army Teaser Poster: First look at the upcoming comedy starring Bill Nighy and Toby Jones, which arrives in cinemas in February 2016. Dad’s Army Teaser Poster gives us our first look at the upcoming comedy
It’s been a bit quiet of the Dad’s Army movie front of late. The film is well in the can ahead of its February release in the UK, but don’t panic, as today we can bring you the first teaser poster for the film, which is based on the popular TV show of the same name.
We’ve also got an official synopsis for the film, which you can read below.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol »
- Paul Heath
The first teaser poster has arrived online for Dad’s Army, the upcoming big screen revival of the classic British sitcom…
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
- Gary Collinson
The prolific Oscar winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash at the age of 61. (June 22, 2015). Variety confirmed the news Monday evening.
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015
Listen to samples of his genius. James Horner will be profoundly missed.
From James Horner’s bio (Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency):
Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world’s most celebrated film composers.
He earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for »
- Michelle McCue
9 items from 2015
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