Category Archives: Reboots

Battlestar Galactica Gets A Film Reboot: To Be Set In Show’s New Universe?

With “Anonymous” Writer John Orloff … … signed to pen the screenplay, it looks like the film reboot of everyone’s favorite space opera could be set in the continuity created by Ron Moore, and not the discotastic continuity of the … Continue reading

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Anime Classic “Akira” Remake Gets The Greenlight.

Unbelievable. Warners has green-lighted a live-action, English language remake of the legendary Japanese anime flick “Akira,” Cinema Blend reports. My friends and I used to watch the flick obsessively during our undergraduate years, committing whole sections to memory, even as … Continue reading

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Anne Hathaway To Star in New “Les Mis.”

So This Is Pretty Cool … … Anne Hathaway has signed on to play Fantine in a new filmed version of Victor Hugo’s novel about post-Revolution era France. Slashfilm has the skinny: “We’ve been hearing rumors for a while, but … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must-Read.

Two Questionable Remakes … … couldn’t topple “Real Steel” from its perch atop the box office heap. Nonetheless, box office receipts were down nearly 8 percent over the weeekend, a suggestion that filmgoers weren’t too excited with the flicks on … Continue reading

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Critical Mass: “Footloose” Reviewed.

Here’s What The Critics Are Saying … … about the inexplicably enduring 80s musical about a young man who teaches the squares to love rock-and-roll. I blame “Footloose” for many things. But I do not blame it for giving Kenny … Continue reading

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Christopher Nolan To Enter “The Twilight Zone?”

“Dark Knight Rises‘ director Christopher Nolan is apparently on Warner Bros’ wishlist to direct a new reboot of the venerable film and TV franchise “The Twilight Zone, Empire reports this morning: “But unlike the 1983 film, they wouldn’t all be … Continue reading

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Lionsgate Acquires Rights To “Dead Island.”

Lionsgate Studios has acquired the film rights to smash video game “Dead Island,” Nerd Repository reports this morning. Here’s the text of the press release the studio put out yesterday: Santa Monica, CA, September 27, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows Set Pix Revealed.

Via ComicBookMovie, here’s a few pix of the Johnny Depp-starring reboot of the 1960s vintage horror soap. The English film mag Empire has a feature on the movie, directed by Tim Burton and set for a May 2012 release. The … Continue reading

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There Can Be Only One “Highlander” Director.

But right now, they don’t even have that. English movie mag Empire reports this morning that director Justin Lin has jumped off the Summit Pictures’ reboot of the adventures of the ageless Scottish warrior who keeps his immortality as long … Continue reading

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Lionsgate Confirms “Dirty Dancing” Reboot.

Someday, historians will look back on the benighted day of August 9, 2011 and record that it was the day that Hollywood officially ran out of ideas. From Access Hollywood: “Dirty Dancing” is getting the reboot treatment, Lionsgate announced on … Continue reading

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