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It's going to be a colourful bank holiday week with Adam Sandler and The Lorax, but things are going to get a little darker on Premiere before summer really kicks in. Which is only bad news if you're undead, as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter begins his campaign for the abolition of all things abominable alongside his running mate Milla Jovovich, back for her fifth term as Hollywood's most tenacious zombie killer in Resident Evil: Retribution. The thrill ride doesn't end there as Jeremy Renner's superspy picks up where Matt Damon left off in The Bourne Legacy and Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows us his pedal power in Premium Rush. »
Although technically apt, the title of the dry Supreme Court drama “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” refers not to any of the boxer’s bouts in the ring, but rather to his legal battle for recognition as a conscientious objector. Helmer Stephen Frears splices in archival footage of Ali at his articulate, charismatic best, but really, the main dramatis personae are Eight Grumpy Men from the Supreme Court (one, Thurgood Marshall, recused himself) as they argue around a conference table. Result is a worthy but faintly dull civics/history lesson that’s well suited to broadcast by producer HBO, but doesn’t have the muscle mass for theatrical distribution.
An opening credits montage unspools choice clips of Ali battling in the ring, bragging oncamera and then announcing his conversion to the Nation of Islam. Explanatory subtitles help crisply establish how Ali was convicted of draft evasion in 1967, at the height of his career, »
- Leslie Felperin
He is listed on IMDb in the role of Dr Kafka. In comics continuity, Dr Ashley Kafka is the female founder of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane.
It is yet to be confirmed whether Csokas will appear in the gender-switched role.
Csokas portrayed the elven king Celeborn in Lord of the Rings. The New Zealand actor also featured in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will debut on May 2, 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - All the pictures: »
In the upcoming Antoine Fuqua-directed big-screen adaptation of “The Equalizer”, Denzel Washington will play a former CIA killer who has retired to a life of loneliness, reading books, drinking in coffee shops, and working at the Home Depot. Then Russian pimps get under his skin and it’s asskicking time. Watch out, Russian pimps! New Zealand actor Marton Csokas (Celeborn from the “The Lord of the Rings” films) has now joined the cast of “The Equalizer” as the film’s villain, described as “a vicious fixer for the Russian” mob. Besides the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Csokas was also in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (though he’d probably love you to forget about this one), and will be playing Damian Lord in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (a potentially more memorable role — or at least, compared to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
We’ve known for quite some time now that Denzel Washington would lead the big-screen remake of cult 1980s series The Equalizer. A few months ago Antoine Fuqua was finally confirmed to reunite with his Training Day Oscar-winner and named the director after both Nicolas Winding Refn and Rupert Wyatt’s failed to agree terms in negotiations. Less than a week ago we learned Chloe Grace Moretz would portray the teen hooker needing the desperate help of Washington’s retired operative Robert McCall, previously played by the late, great Edward Woodward.
Well, we now know the sadistic villain of the piece will be a member of the Russian mafia, with New Zealander Marton Csokas taking on the role. The actor is best known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings, The Bourne Supremacy and The Debt. He was most recently seen in the under-loved yet enjoyable Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
- Craig Hunter
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall, a former intelligence officer who now lives a solitary existence while holding down a job at Home Depot. He is forced to spring back into action when an act of kindness towards a teenage prostitute (Chloe Moretz) lands him in hot water with the Russian mafia. Marton Csokas will play a deadly fixer for the Russian mob.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2), which is based on the CBS TV series The Equalizer starring Edward Woodward that ran from 1985 to 1989. Production is scheduled to begin this summer in Boston.
The last time I saw Marton Csokas was 2011s The Debt. The last thing you might have seen him in was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter unless you saw Pawn. The only beef I have with him is 2005s Aeon Flux. To be fair, that was a hell of a thing to adapt to the big screen and while the animated series is one of my favorites it just was not destined for life beyond MTV's Liquid Television. But my beef lies in the fact that he was in no way, shape or form Trevor Goodchild. If anything, he should »
- Niki Stephens
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are going to be two movies about "The ABCs of Death." A sequel to the creepy anthology is on the way, and filmmakers are promising a leaner and meaner set of horrors. You remember how this works: each director creates a short based on a theme related to a letter of the alphabet, and of course, death. Alex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton have already signed on to direct, plus there will be another competition to find the 26th filmmaker. The sequel is planned for a 2014 release, so you have plenty of time to break out your camera and get to work.
We're Officially Getting a 'Gremlins' Reboot
- Alison Nastasi
Get the look of a chestburster without all the blood and body modification necessary to have an actual alien burst out of your chest. The chestburster is hand-cast in pewter by artist Luis Alberto Cayo whose day job is working in VFX on films like Riddick and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It's one of those things that you can't believe hadn't been made before this.
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- Alyse Wax
When it comes to gremlins, there are certain hard and fast rules one should keep in mind at all times: Never expose them to direct sunlight, never get them wet, and never, ever feed them after midnight.
But nobody said anything about never doing any remakes with them.
Which is either a very good thing or a grave oversight depending on your point of view, because according to Bloody Disgusting, the 1984 cult classic "Gremlins" is indeed being remade — and Seth Grahame-Smith is going to be producing it.
Grahame-Smith, of course, is best known to most movie fans not as a producer but as a writer, thanks to the screenplays he wrote for "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was adapted from his own novel of the same name.
Both of those movies were box office bombs. And they were both savaged by critics. So while we're a bit »
- Scott Harris
Bloody Disgusting reports that Warner Bros is officially moving forward with their remake of the 1984 classic, Gremlins.
Although no director has been announced, writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will produce, along with David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of Rj Berger). It is unknown if Grahame-Smith will write the script.
The plot details for the Og Gremlins changes depending on who you ask.
Synopsis’ for Gremlins (1984)
IGN: A bunch of little monsters seek out some fun.
Comcast: A cute little “mogwai” spawns demented demons when his young owner disregards the advice given by its previous owner. Somewhat dark and a lot of fun!
IMDb: A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
WB: A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings »
- Alex Corey
This just in from our friends at Bloody Disgusting: Warner Bros. has apparently abandoned a much-hyped plan to produce a new Gremlins sequel (23 years after Gremlins 2: The New Batch left theaters) in favor of a straight-up remake of the original Steven Spielberg/Joe Dante classic. Yes, you read that right; not even the adorable Gizmo and his demonic spawn are safe from the mighty studio remake machine. According to Warner, Seth Grahame-Smith, best known as the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and screenwriter on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (he's also working on the script for a pending Beetlejuice sequel), is lined up to co-produce the remake with David Katzenberg, but it's yet to be confirmed whether he will be writing the script. We're not sure where this might be going, but rest assured there's more news to come, so get ready »
- Gregory Burkart
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Warner Bros. was looking to remake the classic 1984 family horror film Gremlins. I never had a good feeling about this remake, as the first Steven Spielberg-produced and Joe Dante-directed film is a classic.
This movie should never be touched, but according to Bloody-Disgusting the Gremlins remake is officially moving forward and the studio has brought in Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows) to produce the movie alongside David Katzenberg. Smith also recently completed a draft for the studio’s Beetlejuice remake. I assume he'll write Gremlins as well, but it's not confirmed. I thought Dark Shadows had a terrible script, so I'm not the biggest fan of Smith's screenwriting skills. Just because he's written a couple of silly books obviously doesn't mean he's a good screenwriter. I'm not confident in his abilities.
The original story follows a boy who gets a pet Mogwai. »
- Joey Paur
There's been talk of a remake of Gremlins for some time now, and it sounds like this project is now ten steps closer to happening. Read on for the latest on the remake, and pray this doesn't turn into a G-rated crapfest!
According to Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. is officially moving ahead with a remake of Amblin’s 1984 Gremlins instead of the long talked about sequel. The hunt is on for a director, and Seth Grahame-Smith has been tapped to produce alongside David Katzenberg. Smith wrote Dark Shadows for Tim Burton and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Fox. He recently completed his draft for the studio’s next Beetlejuice flick.
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- Uncle Creepy
Warner Bros. is moving forward with a remake to their 1984 classic Gremlins, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg coming on board to produce. The studio is currently seeking a director, but it is not known who will write the screenplay at this point.
Back in January, we reported that the studio was planning the reboot, with Steven Spielberg possibly returning to executive produce. His involvement with the remake has not been confirmed as of yet. That report said the remake would likely not move ahead without Steven Spielberg coming on board.
Joe Dante directed the original Gremlins, which starred Zach Galligan as a young man who receives a mogwai as a gift from his father, with three explicit rules: do not get them wet, do not feed them after midnight, and do not expose them to bright light. When these rules are broken, the gremlins begin to reproduce and create havoc upon this sleepy town. »
Remember all that buzz about a Gremlins reboot from not too long ago? It’s one step closer to reality with today’s revelation that Warner Bros. has selected a producer and charged him with the task of bringing Gizmo back to the big screen. Bloody-Disgusting reveals that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith has been brought aboard to make sure that someone manages to feed the Mogwi after midnight. This is the latest in a series of fairly high profile projects boasting Grahame-Smith’s involvement. He recently finished a draft of the screenplay for the remake of Tim Burton’s beloved Beetlejuice. There’s currently no word as to whether or not Grahame-Smith will also pen a script for the Gremlins reboot, but it would make sense given...
- Mike Bracken
Warner Bros. Pictures are reportedly moving ahead with a remake, rather than another sequel, to Amblin's 1984 classic "Gremlins".
Joe Dante helmed the original about a young man (Zach Galligan) who inadvertently breaks the important rules concerning his new pet Mogwai, unleashing a horde of malevolent mischievous monsters on a small town.
Source: Bloody Disgusting »
- Garth Franklin
When we last reported on the possibility of a Gremlins remake/reboot, the status was basically, "Sure, anything's possible, but don't count on it any time soon." Today, that status remains mostly unchanged except Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of Rj Berger) have reportedly signed on to produce. According to Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. is "officially moving ahead", but production likely remains at a very early stage since Steven Spielberg, who executive produced the original through his Amblin Entertainment, still has to give the green light. No director or writer is attached, although I assume it's possible that Grahame-Smith could pen the flick. Grahame-Smith recently completed a draft for a sequel to Beetlejuice, so he's experienced with trying to resurrect 80s movies that should best be left alone. »
- Matt Goldberg
You might have forgotten or blocked it from your memory, but earlier this year news surfaced that Warner Bros. was in negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to reboot "Gremlins." Why? Just because and probably because it's a property that people know and has yet to be scorched and fully exploited for all its franchise potential. Rumors of a "Gremlins 3" had been floating for years and Joe Dante shot them down, but at any rate, it looks like they're just gonna go down the do-over route, though the name they've enlisted to help produce doesn't exactly inspire confidence. The guy behind "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," writer Seth Grahame-Smith will now produce this effort alongside David Katzenberg. Hooray? Grahame-Smith may be a buzzy name around Hollywood, but his CV so far -- 'Vampire Hunter' and "Dark Shadows" -- won't have "Gremlins" fans exactly screaming for excitement. But taking on old »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Don’t get too excited, or indeed pissed off with that headline, as nothing is really set in stone at this stage, but my old mate Brad Miska over at Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Warner Brothers are pushing ahead with a remake of the classic 1984 Amblin Entertainment classic, Gremlins…
The word on the street is that Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is to produce alongside David Katzenberg. I repeat, produce, not write. There isn’t a director or indeed writer attached as yet, but the hunt is apparently on with a sense of urgency attached to it.
That’s all we have, but how so we feel about another eighties classic being shoved into the reboot grinder?
Source: Bloody Disgusting
- Paul Heath
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