Just when you thought the latest 'Friday the 13th' reboot news had beaten a dead horse into dust, TV is hockey-masking up for a few shots, as well. 'Friday the 13th' is officially moving forward with a new hourlong TV series set across "multiple time periods," with 'Terminator' and 'Avatar' writers on board to bring Jason Voorhees to life once more.
Too often Hollywood wants to remake perfect movies. When they redo films like 'Halloween' or 'Pyscho' the quality level has virtually only one place to go. So it's always exciting to hear that they want to take a flawed but fascinating film and give it a new spin, which is why it's good to hear that 'Explorers' is the latest film to get the remake treatment.
Seems there is no moratorium on sequels as, just in time for the holidays, comes news that the Jimmy Stewart classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' is getting a sequel. Nope, not a remake, but a sequel, since apparently we didn't get the full story the first time around. The new film, titled 'It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story' (original!) will follow the grandson of Stewart's character.
'Jurassic Park 4' was initially set for what seemed like an unrealistic 2014 launch, as the film had a release date before it had a director. But now the Colin Trevorrow-helmed sequel has a new title and release date. 'Jurassic World' has just been scheduled for June 12, 2015.
It's been almost a year since Len Wiseman was announced as the director of the new version of 'The Mummy,' and there hasn't been much news about the project since. So it's no surprise that Wiseman is now off the project, and the producers are looking for another helmer.
For the last couple years we've seen almost all of the classic horror films of the 1970's and 80's get the remake treatment. 'Gremlins' was one of the rare holdouts, but it looks like its defenses are failing as the latest rumors suggest we may get a new 'Gremlins' film.
'Safety Not Guaranteed' director Colin Trevorrow was being buzzed about recently as a possible helmer for 'Star Wars Episode 7.' He recently said he was out of the running (and we may know who the director is), but it's not like he isn't moving on to bigger things. He's now attached (with writing partner Derek Connolly) to Disney's 'Flight of the Navigator' remake.
If you’ve ever watched the classic 1989 film ‘Steel Magnolias’ and thought to yourself, “You know, I wish a cable channel would remake this with an all African-American cast,” your wish has apparently been granted.