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Directed by Paul Hyett.
A train full of passengers must band together to fight off a pack of bloodthirsty wolf-like creatures.
Two new werewolf movies released in the same month? Must be close to Halloween. But while William Brent Bell’s Wer is an intelligent twist on the werewolf legend, Paul Hyett’s Howl goes for a more traditional approach. Not that there’s anything wrong with traditional because after seeing so many filmmakers try something new with the formula over the past few years it’s actually quite refreshing to have a new film that goes back to basics and doesn’t try to be anything other than a creepily good time.
There are two main positives that work in Howl’s favour, namely relatable (but not necessarily likeable »
- Amie Cranswick
Having carved out a successful career on television, co-creating Homeland and Tyrant, Gideon Raff is now setting his sights on getting back to the movies. He's already attached to adapt Alice Laplante's novel Turn Of Mind for Fox, and he's now also sold his treatment for Operation Brothers to the same studio. Raff will write, produce and direct the film, based on the true story of the evacuation of Jewish Ethiopian Civil War refugees from from Sudan to Israel in the late 1970s and early '80s. On the orders of then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Mossad set up a secret base in a deserted Sudanese holiday camp, and orchestrated the mass extraction by sea and air. It's Argo meets Exodus, is no doubt the pitch somewhere. Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is producing.Raff was an assistant to Doug Liman on Mr. & Mrs Smith before going on »
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, »
3 items from 2015
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